June 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Ten Things to Do in Montgomery County for $10 or Less

Don’t miss these ten activities under $10 if you’re spending the summer in beautiful Montgomery County! 1. Dentzel Carousel Ride on Glen Echo’s historic 1921 carousel this summer, through June. The carousel operates from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The carousel will be closed […]

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June 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Blues Festival Keeps Rolling Along

Downtown Silver Spring was singing the blues on Saturday but for all the good reasons. The 11th annual Silver Spring Blues Festival brought together local and national musicians to showcase and celebrate one of the oldest genres of American music. MCM was there to capture some of the sights and sounds.

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June 4, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Mosaics and Music: Promoting Mattie Stepanek’s Poems of Peace

Dozens of people gathered at Dawson’s Market in Rockville Sunday to witness the unveiling of a 5-foot mosaic that honors the life of Mattie J.T. Stepanek, a poet who died at the age of 13. The event was organized to raise money for Mattie’s annual Peace Day, where his foundation shares his poetry and visions […]

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May 24, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

The Maurice Johnson Trio Performs at MCM

Music from the community: The Maurice Johnson Trio plays jazz standards from the Great American Song Book with works by artists such as: Billy Strayhorn, Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke and Stevie Wonder along with works from Ira Gershwin’s classical black operetta, Porgy and Bess. The trios featured artists […]

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May 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Stedwick Elementary Students Have a Powerful Message in Their Music

The Legendary Acorns are third-grade students at Stedwick Elementary School, and they have a special message in their music. They call it “The Paradox of Real Life”, and it’s about the things happening in their lives. One thing that students want to get across is that young people can, and will change the world. Watch […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pritchard Music Academy Moves to Bigger Space in Kentlands

Pritchard Music Academy has moved down the street to a bigger location, where they’ll continue to sell all instruments. The music retail store is owned by husband and wife duo, Joe and Becky Pritchard. For almost 10 years, the Pritchard’s has been located on 325 Main Street in Gaithersburg. Now, Pritchard’s is located in a […]

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March 18, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Strathmore President and CEO Monica Jeffries Hazangeles

In honor of Women’s History Month, MCM is recognizing some of Montgomery County’s most notable women. Women who have driven change, fought for equality and provided representation for the many diverse parts of our community. Monica Jeffries Hazangeles, the president and first woman CEO of Strathmore, has helped the organization grow into a world-class arts […]

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March 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Potomac’s Maggie Rose Is Singing with Kelly Clarkson and Loving Every Minute of It

Potomac, Md native Maggie Rose takes time out during her country-wide tour to talk with MCM. Hear about sharing the stage with Kelly Clarkson, the inequity of radio play between male and female country singers, and how growing up in Montgomery County influenced her career on this episode of  MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff. […]

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February 7, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Blair High School to Offer Hip-Hop History Class

A new hip-hop history and culture course will be introduced to students at Montgomery Blair High School in the fall of 2019. This class is reported to be the “first of its kind” at Montgomery Blair and was created by social studies teacher Kenneth Smith. In this new course, Smith hopes to teach students about […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Lipsync Mom Breaks Internet at Maryland Game

The mom of the year award goes to Mandy Remmell, 29, who embarrassed her son at a Terrapins basketball game. During a timeout, the “fan cam” focused in on Remmel who was singing along to Kelly Clarkson’s 2004 hit song “Since U Been Gone.” As she “performed,” her son appeared to melt into his own […]

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