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A What's Up? Weekend 03/09/17

Mar 09, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

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Ann Wilson of Heart Takes Her Powerhouse Vocals on Solo Tour

By: Nicole Gould

In a time when the Rock n’ Roll industry was dominated by men, Ann Wilson took her powerhouse vocals and created a truly impressive career as the lead singer of Heart.

The group released their first album in 1976, containing two hit singles, “Crazy on You”and “Magic Man,” rising up to No. 7 on the Billboard Charts. Their second album, Little Queen, featured their hit single “Barracuda,” which led to the Wilson sisters’ cover on Rolling Stone magazine.

After four decades rockin’ out with Heart, Wilson has decided to build on her personal career with a 20–date cross-country solo tour, which kicked off in Seattle and will wrap up in Rhode Island.

Ann Wilson will stop at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, presented by Rams Head, on Sunday, March 26th, 8 p.m. as part of her Ann Wilson of Heart solo tour. Tickets range from $85–115.

Check out our interview with Ann Wilson here.

Peter Cincotti Brings Jazz into the Modern Era

By: Aaron Kilbourne

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Peter Cincotti began playing piano as a young child and his passion for it has yet to cease. Being a tenacious born and bred New Yorker, Cincotti spent much of his childhood playing night clubs while attending school. One night, legendary music producer Phil Ramone walked into the same club and saw the talent overflowing from Cincotti onto the piano. This discovery would lead Ramone to produce Peter’s self-titled debut album which reached No. 1 on the Billboard jazz charts, making 18-year old Cincotti the youngest artist ever to do so.

Now Cincotti is set to release his fifth album, Long Way from Home, later this year. ​Fans should be especially excited for this release as Cincotti has taken it upon himself to write, arrange, and produce the album. This level of focused creation is sure to yield a musical experience that is purely Cincotti.

Peter Cincotti will be performing at Rams Head On Stage Friday, March 10th, 7 p.m. Tickets are $29.50.

Check out our interview with Peter Cincotti here.

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Annapolis Irish Week 
Thursday, March 9th–Friday, March 17th, times vary
Grab your friends, and maybe a Guinness, and join the luck of the Irish at Annapolis Irish week Saturday, March 4th through Friday, March 17th in Downtown Annapolis. Irish week is still going strong and is full of events including Irish history dinners, Irish coffee competitions, St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving to help find a cure to Children's Cancer, Perfect Pint competitions, and finally St. Patrick's Day itself!

AACC College Fair 
Thursday, March 9th, 6-8 p.m.
Don’t miss Anne Arundel County’s largest spring College Fair! Meet with representatives from more than 140 colleges. Check out colleges you may not have considered, learn more about those on your short list, reconnect with admissions representatives with whom you’ve had contact, learn how AACC degrees transfer to both Maryland and out-of-state colleges, explore AACC programs of study that lead to a four-year degrees or immediate job training, and find out how to get a jump start on college classes while you’re still in high school.

Concert of Tastes 
Sunday, March 12th, 6–9 p.m.
The 2017 Concert of Tastes, presented by Friends of the Annapolis Symphony (FASO) will be held at St. John's College. The theme for this year is "Music Rocks the Soul“ and will feature the best restaurants in Annapolis, including new and old favorites. There will be live music by the Rob Levit Duo, a Golden Chance raffle, and special auctions items will round out the evening. Tickets are $85 per person. All proceeds will go to the Annapolis Symphony’s education and outreach programs.

Fourth Annual Hockey for Heroes 
Friday, March 10th, 6 p.m.
Join the 24-hour, 'round-the-clock exhibition tournament to raise awareness and provide financial support to USA Warriors Ice Hockey, Wounded Warrior Project, DAV, Truckin4Troops, and Paws4Vets. Join the Navy Youth Hockey in thanking America's military veterans for the great sacrifices they have made to protect our country and our freedom. Special Guests: USA Warriors standing and sled hockey teams, local and regional youth teams, high school and adult league teams.

An Evening of Jazz
Saturday, March 11th, 6:30 p.m.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is hosting their only major fundraising event of the year at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. This extravaganza includes professional entertainment by New Orleans Jazz Band, dancing, silent and live auctions, and a dinner prepared by celebrity chef, Rock Harper, winner of Hell’s Kitchen. The money raised from the event helps to support funding for Anne Arundel arts organizations, Arts in Education, arts scholarships, and arts programming. Tickets are $150 per person. Semi-formal attire.

Londontowne Symphony Orchestra Rising Stars
Saturday, March 11th, 7:30 p.m.
Londontown Symphony Orchestra will feature the three winners of the LSO state-wide Young Artists Competition held last November in a “Rising Stars” concert at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church. The winning musicians are Sarah Kim, violin, Abigail Michaels, oboe, and Teddi Yoo, violin. Kim will play the first movement of Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3, Op. 61, Michaels will play the first movement of Mozart’s Concerto for Oboe in C Major, and Yoo will play Zigeunerweisen’s Gypsy Airs, Op. 20.

Eastern Shore

Sweet Megg and The Wayfarers 
Thursday, March 9th, 7:30 p.m.
Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers seamlessly incorporate New Orleans Swing, Harlem Swing, Parisian Cabaret, and Gut Bucket Blues into one charming performance. Bandleader and vocalist Sweet Megg imbues each song with her own blend of melancholy and euphoria; saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young and Charlie Parker blow side by side.

Eastern Shore Mission of Mercy
Friday, March 10th-11th 7 a.m.
The Eastern Shore Mission of Mercy will offer a free dental clinic for adults on Friday and Saturday at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Clinic treatment begins at 7 a.m. each day. Once the clinic is full, there will be no more admissions for treatment. The clinic is open to any adult 18 years and older on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments are not available and children are not permitted on the WY&CC grounds during the clinic. No insurance, income or geographic verification is required. Each patient will receive approximately one hour of professional dental care as evaluated by and provided by licensed Maryland dental professionals. Some health conditions may limit or prevent dental treatment.

Grand Opening – Tubman Visitor Center
Saturday, March 11th, 9-5 p.m.
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, a joint operation between the National Park Service and the Maryland State Park Service, will open to the public. Visitors are invited to enjoy a weekend of activities exploring the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman on the very landscape where she grew up, formed her ideals and strong family connections, escaped to freedom, and returned to lead her friends and family out of bondage.

17th Annual Eagle Festival 
Saturday, March 11th, 9-4 p.m.
Celebrate birds of prey at the home of one of the largest breeding populations of bald eagles in the eastern United States. All activities are free and include make-and-take crafts for kids, live bird programs with close-up looks at live eagles, owls and falcons, refuge tours, and eagle prowls.

Jim Fodrie 
Saturday, March 11th, 7:30 p.m.
With warmth, wit, and a soft, Southern drawl, Jim Fodrie delivers poignant, heartfelt tunes that will have you toe-tapping and soul-searching all at once. For the past five years, Jim has been playing with the local band, Mule Train. Join us as he takes on the Stoltz for a solo show with new originals and a sprinkling of influential covers. All proceeds from this performance will be donated back to The Avalon for its Outreach programs.

Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden Poultry Expo
Saturday, March 11th, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Come learn about raising poultry! There will be experts on hand to discuss equipment, nutrition, breeds, and exhibiting. Pre-order chicks for delivery between April and June. The order form can be found on their website. Enjoy feed and equipment specials and see live birds and baby chicks on display!


Maryland Home & Garden Show 
Friday, March 10th, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, March 11th, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., & Sunday, March 12th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Enough with winter chills! It’s time to start thinking about greens, gardens, flowers and arrangements. At the Maryland Home & Garden Show, plan your landscape, meet home improvement contractors and experts, and prepare to transform your garden into masterpieces. Former Chief White House Florist Laura Dowling will share tips and techniques for beautiful floral arrangements like those she created in Washington. She will be hosting live seminars the first weekend of the show. Other features at the show include over 300 improvement exhibits, spring craft show, orchid show, wine tasting, and more!

Thomas Rhett 
Friday, March 10th, 7 p.m.
Chosen as one of five CMT Artists of the Year and Grammy nominated for his hit single “Die a Happy Man”, Thomas Rhett brings his 2017 Home Team Tour to Royal Farms Arena featuring Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson, and Ryan Hurd. Rhett was recently honored as the iHeartRadio Country Artist of the Year.

Severn School Mini Makers Event
Friday, March 10th, 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Join Severn School for their Mini Makers workshops, designed to inspire creativity and a love of the Maker Movement. Severn School preschool teachers, parents, and children will spend each workshop in a hands-on exploration. If you have friends, neighbors, or family members who may be interested in attending with their children, please encourage them to register! Younger siblings of current students are welcome, too. Registration is limited to 15 children (ages 2.5–5) who are not currently enrolled at Severn.

Waterfront Partnership’s Sixth Annual Shamrock Shindig
Sunday, March 12th, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Head over to Pierce’s Park for a whole lot of family fun including live Celtic music by The Shamrogues, food trucks, beer and wine, Shamrock Alley for kids, strolling entertainment and more! Admission to the event is free and includes the entertainment. Following the event will be the St. Patrick’s Day parade, which kicks off at 2 p.m.

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