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What’s Up? Media’s Bridal Expo + More!

Jan 07, 2016 04:00PM ● By Melissa Lauren
You’re invited to What’s Up? Media’s Bridal Expo on Sunday, January 17th at Chartwell Country Club in Severna Park from 1-4 p.m. Diverse music at Rams Head On Stage delivers! Plus, it is museum season. Check out the Editor’s Picks for Must-See Museums!

You’re Invited to What’s Up? Weddings Bridal Expo 2016 – The Premier Bridal Show!

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Be Dazzled! See all the latest bridal attire in our fashion show. Be Showered! Enter to win amazing bridal door prizes. Be Done! Talk with local experts that will complete your wedding plans. A perfect event for all of you brides-to-be ready to take action. Browse and talk to the best local vendors that can help from start to finish of the big day. From the venue, to the invitations, cake and catering, photography, and honeymoon travels – we have you covered all in one location! Oh, and not to mention, there will be complimentary champagne, appetizers, and raffle giveaways to add some fun to your planning. Get your tickets now for Sunday, January 17th, 1-4 p.m. at Chartwell Country Club in Severna Park. Tickets are $15 in advance and available online at  For more information contact Melanie Quinn, or call 410-266-6297, ext. 132. 

Diverse Music at Rams Head On Stage Delivers!

That’s A Wrap! What’s Up? Re-Cap: Robert Glasper’s Other-worldly Notes Soar

Photo courtesy of Robert Glasper
Robert Glasper played a packed house at Rams Head On Stage Monday, December 21st. Grammy Award-winning Glasper is an accomplished musician, composer, musical director, and jazz pianist who pushes the limits of musical experimentation. Upon hearing his musical creations, ears were awestruck! Robert Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz and the other in hip-hop and R&B. He’s worked extensively with living hip-hop legend, Q-Tip. Glasper’s extensive knowledge of music makes for a fascinating listen. The audience enjoyed being surprised as he dropped musical references, quoting famous classical and jazz composers. He uses a musical reference as a launching pad to create a variation on a theme that expands into Glasper’s otherworldly unique style. It’s not a gimmick. It’s an experiment in electro, neo-soul, hip-hop, and jazz-funk.
Photo courtesy of Robert Glasper
Everyone enjoyed the show even the die-hard fans lined up in seating against the back wall. Don’t miss Glasper the next time he performs in Annapolis. He is truly a phenomenal musical genius! His new album Covered is out now, which features songs by John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, and a stirring collaboration with legendary singer/activist Harry Belafonte. – Melissa Lauren

Freedy Johnston and Jeffrey Gaines

Rams Head On Stage, Sunday, January 10th, 7:30 p.m.
Give a listen to both captivating artists who play real music. Freedy Johnston is a gifted songwriter whose lyrics paint portraits of characters. He established himself in the early ‘90s as a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter. Jeffrey Gaines has been heralded for his soul-searching lyrics and powerful performances.

Stay Tuned to the What’s Up? Events Blog and E-Newsletter for Details on Your Chance to Win Tickets to See SWV at Rams Head On Stage!

SWV (Sisters with Voices) is one of the world’s top selling female R&B groups. With their 1992 RCA debut, It’s About Time, the all-female trio SWV scored a string of top ten R&B hits such as “I’m so into You”, “Right Here”, “Downtown”, “Weak”, and “You’re Always on my Mind”. Among their list of honors were 11 Billboard Music Award nominations, and nominations for a Grammy, American Music Awards and The Source Award in 1993. Additionally, they won a Children’s Choice Award and a BET “Best of Video Soul” Award. Their fifth album Still will be released Friday, January 15th. They play Rams Head On Stage on Tuesday, January 19th at 8 p.m. Check out next week’s Events Blog & E-Newsletter for your chance to win tickets! To purchase tickets visit Rams Head On Stage.

It is Museum Season. Check out the Editor’s Picks for Must-See Museums!

January is a wonderful time of year to go museum hopping! We are so lucky to have such spectacular exhibits on display in the nation’s capital as well as Baltimore. Have an adventure! Learn something new that sparks your interest while stimulating your senses. Explore editor’s picks of must see museums for you to enjoy while you’re out and about. 

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