music

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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September 10, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Dianne Reeves Headlines the Silver Spring Jazz Festival Saturday

The 15th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival attracted thousands of music lovers to downtown Silver Spring Saturday night despite the rain. Dianne Reeves, five-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters award headlined the festival. Additional performances by Akua Allrich and the Tribe, Charles Wood Quintet, and local […]

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June 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Big Names to Play at 10th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival

Critically acclaimed bands will play alongside local artists at the 10th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival Saturday, June 16. Among the performers are local band Little Bit A Blues, fan favorite Moonshine Society, Biscuit Miller and the Mix, and Harried Americans. Little Bit A Blues received a WAMMIE nomination and a JIMI award for their […]

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May 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

10 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. Capital Bike Share Breeze around the county’s new bike lanes or rustic roads on a Capital Bike Share bicycle this summer. $2.00 for a 30-minute trip, $8 for a whole day.   2. Dentzel Carousel Ride on Glen Echo’s historic 1921 carousel this summer. The […]

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May 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

Free Outdoor Concerts Countywide this Summer

Enjoy free outdoor concerts all summer, wherever you are in the county! Bethesda Summer Concert Series | Thursday Evenings | Veterans Park at Woodmont Triangle | May 17- July 19 | Catered by local restaurants Rock Bottom, Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle, Hanaro Sushi, MOMO, and Smoke BBQ.   BlackRock Summer Concerts | Saturdays | 7 p.m. (most days) | BlackRock Center for the Arts front lawn | July 2-July 30   Brookside […]

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April 19, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Wootton Grad Talks About That Time She Was Almost a Rock Star

It wasn’t high school, and it wasn’t college. It was New Jersey, when — working an important if uncreative job — Stephie Coplan, formerly of Rockville, thought she could be a rock star. With bass player John F. Hebert and drummer Shane Considine, she formed Stephie Coplan and the Pedestrians. With a song in heavy […]

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