June 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Friday, June 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Kids Concert. The Thursday morning Kids Concert in Gaithersburg continues June 14. This week it’s Mark H. Rooney, an improvisational taiko artist, who teaches a dynamic form of full-body drumming based in Japanese tradition. 2. Cure for the Blues Downtown Silver […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Arts Infusion: Montgomery County Music Scene (VIDEO)

Michael Bobbitt hosts this episode of Montgomery Arts Infusion which focuses on the Montgomery County music scene and the musicians who call the county home. The first report goes behind-the-scenes with the Wammy Award-winning band Ruthie and the Wranglers as they record an original song for Takoma Park Radio. Next, meet The Sidleys, a Bethesda-based […]

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June 23, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra Prepares for First Recital (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The sounds of young musicians will fill The Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Monday, June 26. It will be the first public performance by the new Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra. The group started rehearsing at the supper club in April. The Supper Club’s owner Rick Brown established a foundation to support […]

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February 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Employees Celebrate Black History Month, Honor Parker Hamilton (VIDEO)

Montgomery County employees celebrated Black History Month with a special program at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville today. The 2017 program entitled, “An African American Musical Journey,” highlighted several genres of music. “We started with the beat over in Africa,” said Debra Jones, chair of the Black History Program Committee. “We are showing […]

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November 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Fifth Graders Experience Blues at Jazz Concert at Strathmore (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools fifth graders recently experienced the blues at a jazz concert at the Music Center at Strathmore. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.

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November 6, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

“The Nighthawks” Featured on “Made in Montgomery”

Cable County Montgomery’s show “Made in Montgomery” will feature local blues and rock band “The Nighthawks” on its latest episode. The show will explore the band’s 40-year history. “The Nighthawks” are somewhat of a legend here in Montgomery County. The band was founded in 1974 when the original line-up included Mark Wenner, Jimmy Thackery, Jan Zukowskim […]

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June 18, 2013 | Staff Writer

George Leventhal At Blues Festival (Video)

Taking the stage at the fifth annual Silver Spring Blues Festival, Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal gave an enthusiastic endorsement of Silver Spring Town Center Inc., a privately funded nonprofit, working to improve the quality of life in Silver Spring. Take a look.

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June 15, 2013 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Blues Festival (Photos & Videos)

Updated June 15 @ 8:20 p.m. Montgomery Community Media staff are filming some performers as well as the activities taking place today in downtown Silver Spring during the Silver Spring Blues Festival. The Silver Spring Blues Festival on June 15 is an outdoor street festival featuring national and regional blues stars playing acoustic and electric […]

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April 17, 2013 | Staff Writer

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John Hammond at BlackRock (Video)

Grammy Award winner John Hammond will perform on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown. Hammond is a premier blues artist who was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in May, 2012. Tickets are $32 and may be purchased by […]

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March 31, 2013 | Staff Writer

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BlackRock Presents Howard’s Afro Blue (Video)

Howard University’s vocal jazz ensemble, Afro Blue with the instrumental jazz combo Jazztet will perform at BlackRock Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m. BlackRock is located at 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown. Tickets are $23 to $25 and may be purchased by calling 301.528.2260 or online by visiting BlackRock […]

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