music

April 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Teacher Brings Music Videos with Students to Life as In-Person Learning Resumes 

Michael Doggett began recording hip hop and rap songs with help from his Hallie Wells Middle School students last year, when all Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students were learning virtually. Doggett, who teaches contemporary communications for all grade levels at the Clarksburg school, is keeping up with the videos in-person as school buildings reopen. […]

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April 8, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

MCM Members Presented Engaging Content in Spring Virtual Showcase

Early evening on Thursday, April 8, 2021, a small group of Montgomery Community Media (MCM) members gathered virtually for a quarterly showcase series that first started in December 2020. Intended to showcase completed media projects or works-in-progress, the space attracted presenters and audience members with the promise of feedback, discussion and possible entertainment. While open […]

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February 27, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Adventure Theatre to Host 30 Hour Stream-A-Thon on Sunday

The Adventure Theatre will be hosting its first ever Stream-A-Thon starting Sunday Feb.28 at 2 p.m. The event will feature students of the academy, local artists, and several guest appearances. With 30 hours of programming scheduled, the theater will be featuring performances in Broadway, film, and stage. Students and local artists throughout the community will […]

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February 20, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Lidl Hosts Grand Opening for New Wheaton Location

Lidl, a popular discount grocery store chain, plans to open a new location in Wheaton on Feb. 24. Lidl has been rapidly expanding across the DMV with stores opening in Oxon Hill, Takoma Park and, as of last week, Springfield, Va. Since establishing its headquarters in 2015 in Arlington, Va., Lidl has opened nearly 45 stores […]

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February 10, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery County Library Seeks Performers for Annual Vinyl Day

On Saturday, April 17, all music and vinyl lovers across the county are invited to Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) fourth annual “Just For the Record – A Vinyl Day.” MCPL describes the day as a “celebration of music, culture, art and sound.” From noon to 3 p.m., people of all ages can partake in […]

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November 19, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Guitar Center Files for Bankruptcy

Guitar Center filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reduce company debt by approximately $800 million, according to a company press release last week. The California-based company entered a comprehensive Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA). However, all previous agreements, financial obligations to its vendors, suppliers, and employees to maintain the course as daily business operations continue. The […]

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October 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Daryl Davis, Black Musician Who Works With KKK Members, Honored in Strathmore Exhibit 

Strathmore in North Bethesda is offering a campus-wide outdoor nighttime exhibit called “Monuments: Creative Forces” through Oct. 25. The purpose of the exhibit is to challenge norms about who monuments are made for, according to the music center. Australian artist Craig Walsh honors six artists who are alive and actively contributing to society. Video portraits […]

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October 6, 2020 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: La Marvela Represents the Musical Traditions of Colombia

Music lovers in the Washington DC metropolitan area have been out of sorts since the start of the pandemic as many local venues have had to close due to COVID-19. Performing artists have had to find creative ways to connect with their audiences. Many have been successful as some still struggle with the changes. Alison […]

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August 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Raskin Introduces New State Song: Maryland, My Maryland (The Free State Song)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who represents District 8, co-wrote a new state song for Maryland. Raskin wrote the song, called “Maryland, My Maryland (The Free State Song),” with Steve Jones of the D.C. Labor Chorus. According to The Washington Post, London Mevaa, a student at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, sings the song in the video. […]

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June 19, 2020 | Tori Bergel

‘Songwriter Circle’ in Takoma Park is Latest in Roadside Attractions Concert Series

The streets of Takoma Park are sure to get livelier Saturday as three local musicians take to the driveway for the latest in a series of curbside concerts. Joey Jenkins, Annette Wasilik and Bill Crandall will each perform an array of original songs between 4 and 5 p.m. at the corner of Carroll and Central […]

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