November 5, 2015 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, November 6 – November 8 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the calendar: Friday, November 6 The First Annual Doctors & Nurses Ball to raise funds for MobileHealth4All takes place in Bethesda tonight. Rockville Musical Theatre presents Footloose at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville at 8 p.m. Montgomery Playhouse’s production of Painting Churches opens tonight […]

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July 9, 2015 | Staff Writer

July “Recompose” Exhibit at BlackRock Features Works by Maryland Artists

Recompose, an exhibition featuring four Maryland artists: Elizabeth Burger, Eric Celarier, William Peirce, and Karen Schulz, will be featured in an exhibition at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown during the month of July. The meet the artists reception is scheduled for July 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by a free summer outdoor concert […]

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July 6, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, July 6, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, July 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Fatal Accident: A Damascus teen died over the weekend when the car he was driving struck a telephone pole. 2. Check out the Libraries: There is a long list of things going on at the local libraries in Montgomery County today. 3. Historic Match: […]

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July 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, July 2, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, July 2, in Montgomery County: 1. Holiday Closing: Check out this list of what is open and what is closed for the holiday weekend. 2. Sick and Safe Leave: County Executive Isiah Leggett is scheduled to sign the Sick and Safe Leave legislation at 12:30 p.m. at the […]

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March 5, 2015 | Krista Brick

BlackRock Names Main Gallery After Receiving Unprecedented Gift (PHOTOS)

The BlackRock Center for the Arts is naming its Main Gallery- The Kay Gallery- at a reception Sunday after getting an unprecedented gift from Upper Montgomery County residents Lauren and Rick Pollin. The Kay Gallery will be named in memory of Lauren Pollin’s parents Jack and Ina Kay. The Kays were great supporters of Jewish, […]

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June 16, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

photo of BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown

Montgomery County to Host Juneteenth Celebration

A celebration will take over BlackRock Center for the Arts as Montgomery County holds a public ceremony recognizing Juneteenth in their 18th annual event. The ceremony commemorates June 19, 1865, the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take possession of the state and enforce the emancipation of […]

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April 30, 2014 | Staff Writer

Jane Lindsay Named Teacher of the Year

An eighth-grade teacher at John Poole Middle School is the 2014-2015 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Teacher of the Year and will now compete for Maryland Teacher of the Year. Jane Lindsay was named the Teacher of the Year on April 29 at the 12th annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration at the BlackRock Center […]

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April 29, 2014 | Staff Writer

Folk Trio The Stray Birds at BlackRock (Video)

Pennsylvania folk trio The Stray Birds perform at the BlackRock Center for the Arts on May 2 at 8 p.m. Outstanding songwriting and soaring three-part harmonies, combined with the raw resonant sounds of wood and strings, have made this trio one of the most promising bands on the folk circuit today. The group will perform […]

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April 12, 2014 | Staff Writer

Grace Kelly Quintet at BlackRock (Video)

Multiaward-winning jazz and saxophone virtuoso Grace Kelly will perform with her quintet at the BlackRock Center for the Arts April 12 at 8 p.m. Grace Kelly is a well-known singer/songwriter on the jazz scene and had been described as a “Music Fusion Master.” Her performances mirror the uniqueness of today’s young jazz artists and since […]

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April 1, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Tiempo Libre at BlackRock (Video)

Tiempo Libre perform at the BlackRock Center for the Arts April 5 at 8 p.m. Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, the members of three-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre are true modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba. The Miami-based group is celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba music, an irresistible, […]

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