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A What's Up? Weekend 04/20/17

Apr 20, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Photo by Steven Sebring

LeAnn Rimes Takes It Personal on Newest Album, Remnants

Releasing her very first album, Blue, when she was only 13-years-old, LeAnn Rimes has continued to deliver a virtuoso mastery of harmonies, selling over 44 million albums and becoming the youngest Grammy-award recipient of all time.

Rimes’ 16th studio album, Remnants, released in early February 2017, presents many aspects of love, and weaves together her powerhouse vocals with a soulful mixture of musical genres. The album debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Independent Album Chart and peaked at No. 3 on iTunes overall charts.

Catch this award-winning artist at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Friday, April 28th, 8 p.m.  uring her Long Live Club Tour. Tickets range from $39–109. The night will open with a performance by Bumper Jacksons.

What's Up? had the opportunity to ask LeAnn Rimes a few questions before her upcoming show.

See what she had to say here

Taking Life’s Inspiration and Turning It into Great Music

From contemporary folk to the swinging tempo of jazz, singer-songwriter Laura Baron produces heartfelt and feel good music, stimulating listeners with her unique sound.

Head over to the Stoltz Listening Room for a Carole King-inspired evening with Laura Baron Friday, April 28th, 8 p.m. Accompanying Baron will be Pat Quinn on bass and Dave Ylvisaker on piano. Enjoy an evening filled with Barons award-winning music and some of Carole King’s greatest hits! Tickets are $25.

Check out our exclusive interview with Laura Baron here

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Maryland Heritage: East of the Bay Bridge Art Exhibit Artist Reception
Thursday, April 20th, 5:30 p.m.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County Exhibition Committee will judge the second exhibition in partnership with What’s Up? Media, Maryland Heritage: East of the Bay Bridge. Take a walk through What’s Up? Media’s second floor lobby to view original artwork highlighting the artists of Anne Arundel County at the meet the artist reception Thursday, April 20th, 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The exhibit will be on display now through July 14th, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Don’t miss the chance to see original photographs, water colors, oil paints, and acrylic paints by local artists. For more information call 410-266-6287 or visit

Walk for Wishes 
Thursday, April 20th, 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Be a superhero for local children at Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic’s 2017 Walk for Wishes at the Annapolis Towne Centre. Join this community-wide celebration and use your superpowers to grant the wishes of local kids battling life-threatening medical conditions. The Walk for Wishes superheroes unite to raise awareness and funds to make local wishes come true. 

In the Light Fundraiser
Saturday, April 22nd, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Scout & Molly's is pleased to show their support for "In the Light", a fundraising event at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. This concert supports both The Musical Autist, a local nonprofit, and the AACPS performing and Visual Arts program. Young artists from both organizations, as well as professional artists from the greater Annapolis area, will be featured in this dynamic and exciting performance. 15% of all proceeds will be donated to benefit initiatives to build a Musical Autist Coffeehouse and to air condition the PVA Theatre at Studio 39.

Annapolis Bay Bridge Boat Show 
Friday, April 21st–April 22nd, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday April 23rd 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Ever wonder why so many families choose to spend their weekends out on the Chesapeake Bay? Bring your family to the Bay Bridge Boat Show and find out! Come on Friday and stay for the free BBQ Bash and see more than 300 boats of every size and style imaginable including fishing boats, center consoles, trawlers, express cruisers, pontoon boats, luxury cruisers, jet skis, jet boats, ski boats, bowriders, bass boats, inflatables, kayaks, SUPs, and canoes.

Innovations 2017 
Friday, April 21st, 7:30 p.m.
From the passionately dynamic Tango Dramatico to the classically vibrant, Don Quixote pas de deux to Borodin's sensitively beautiful, lyrical Nocturnes, Innovations 2017 will engage you with a diverse range of works that will explore emotions and themes relevant to all of us. Journey, a new work set to New York composer Kevin Keller's vivid score from La Strada, and a new work by returning guest choreographer, Meagan Stuckel, round out the program displaying the richness and beauty of Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s talented professional dance.

St. John's Croquet Match 
Saturday, April 22nd, 1 p.m.
A beloved Annapolis tradition celebrates its 35th anniversary this spring when St. John’s College and the U.S. Naval Academy battle for victory and bragging rights at the annual Annapolis Cup. This beloved community event is heralded as much for the friendly rivalry as it is for the elaborate fashions reminiscent of the stylish lawn parties depicted in books like The Great Gatsby. Event highlights include lavish picnics, nostalgic gowns and hats, serenades by the St. John’s Freshman Chorus, and swing music provided by the Naval Academy’s Trident Brass Band.

Maryland Avenue Earth Day Fest 
Sunday, April 23rd, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Rediscover Maryland Avenue and State Circle, the state’s oldest and most chic boutique shopping district. Celebrate the Earth with the shopkeepers, Green exhibitors, family fun, live music, and so much more!

Champagne Sunday 
Sunday, April 23rd, 4–6 p.m.
Join the Friends of Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (FASO) in welcoming spring at their annual Champagne Sunday Fundraiser at the William Paca House and Garden. This will be a beautiful setting to relax with friends, sip champagne, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and sweets. All proceeds will benefit the Annapolis Symphony’s music education and community outreach programs.

Saddle Up for Summit
Friday, April 21st, 7–11 p.m.
Calling all Cowboys & Cowgirls to Saddle Up for Summit, The Summit School’s casually elegant Jeans and Jewels event. Join them in the Unity Hall at Holy Family Church in Davidsonville. Enjoy an evening of gourmet cowboy cuisine, live music by The Southern Winds Band, line dancing lessons, a live auction, raffles, and more. All proceeds will benefit The Summit School’s unique program for bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences and the school’s new STEM Lab/Maker Space.

Riva 5K Run & Walk
Saturday, April 22nd, 9 a.m.
Don’t miss the third annual Riva 5K Run & Walk at the Annapolis Landing Kevin Reichardt Park. This event will be led by volunteers from Berkshire, Annapolis Landing, and Waterford to foster community bonds and to raise money for a local charity. All donations from the event will benefit the South River Federation in 2017. There will be a post-party and Kids Dash following the 5K.

Earth Day Expo 2017
Saturday, April 22nd, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Join in the fun at Quiet Waters Park and celebrate Earth Day with a day of activities, learning, and being out in the great outdoors. There will be children and adult activities, face painting and henna, live displays, environmental and science partnerships, park ranger-led programs, food from Caliente Grill, and more. Free park entry during the event!

Eastern Shore

The Illusionists 
Thursday, April 20th, 7:30 p.m.
Direct from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show is coming to Salisbury! This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists have shattered box office records across the globe and dazzled audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Check out a featured interview with anti-conjurer and member of the Illusionists, Dan Sperry, in our online Arts and Entertainment section.

State of the Rivers Party
Friday, April 21st, 5–7 p.m.
MRC will host its annual State of the Rivers Party and 2016 Midshore Rivers Report Card Release at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Researcher Walter Boynton, who hails from UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland will serve as honorary speaker for the evening. Boynton received the 2016 Mathias Medal recognizing his career of environmental stewardship. There will also be a wine and cheese reception!

Rock Hall Restaurant Week
Saturday, April 22nd–Saturday, April 29th, 5 p.m.
Rock Hall Restaurant Week is an annual event designed to promote positive publicity and additional business for the local restaurants in the Rock Hall area. Some of the finest food including signature seafood dishes are available in this region about one hour from the popular cities Baltimore and Philadelphia. Rock Hall Restaurant Week is designed to boost commerce in a traditionally slow period for business which is early spring. From Saturday to Saturday, each participating restaurant offers its own unique specials. The campaign, which spans across the entire small waterfront town boast nearly all of its restaurants.

Frances Luke Accord
Saturday, April 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
Frances Luke Accord are an independent Chicago-based duo hailing originally from South Bend, Indiana. Both dedicated multi-instrumentalists and meticulous songwriters, Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers distinguish their music with genre fluidity, buttery harmonies and acoustic ensembles. Although primarily a modern folk band, FLA sip copious inspiration from Americana, jazz, soul, and rock.

Seventh Annual Kent Island/Annapolis Dog Walk and Fun Run 
Sunday, April 23rd, 7:30 a.m.
America’s VetDogs, a national New York-based non-profit that provides specially trained guide and service dogs free of charge to disabled veterans and first responders, is excited to host its Seventh Annual Kent Island/Annapolis Run, Dog Walk and Fun Run. Take part in a timed 10K or 5K race, a leisurely 2-mile family-friendly dog walk, or a 1-mile fun run. Event guests of honor include Army Command Sergeant Major Gretchen Evans, who received a hearing dog from the VetDogs program, and Charlie - NBC’s Today ‘puppy with a purpose’. All proceeds will benefit the VetDogs service dog programs.

An Evening with Rob Wood: Fine Artist and Illustrator
Thursday, April 20th, 7–9 p.m.
Rob Wood, fine artist and illustrator, has designed covers for numerous NY Times bestselling novels. He will be giving a lively presentation of his works and experiences with the publishing industry to Kent Island Federation of Arts members and their guests.


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Out of this World 
Thursday, April 20th–Saturday, April 29th. Times vary
Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun! Launch into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents: Out Of This World. Children of all ages can take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. Your entire family will be amazed by this cosmic voyage as you discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and humorous clowns.

Unified Community Connections 12th Annual Golf Classic 
Friday, April 21st, 11:30 a.m.
Unified Community Connections 12th Annual Golf Classic, presented by Dimensional Health Care Associates, is a day-long benefit which includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as well as contests and raffle drawings. All proceeds from this tournament will benefit children and adults with disabilities.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox 
Friday, April 21st, 7:05 p.m.
Head over to Camden Yards to support the Orioles as they play the Boston Red Sox. Enjoy yourself a crab mac and cheese dog, sandwich from Boog’s Barbecue, and a nice cold one!

Waterfront Spring Festival
Saturday, April 22nd, 12–6 p.m.
Head over to Rash Field in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for the Waterfront Spring Festival! This festival is family friendly including all the festival must haves: food trucks, vendors, a kid zone, live music, appearances by Ravens players, and hopefully lots of sunshine! Admission is free and open to the public.

ASPCA Held a Horse Day
Sunday, April 23rd, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Big Purple Barn will be hosting their semi-annual ASPCA Help a Horse Day fundraiser at the Purple Barn in Bowie. This is a free family oriented activity with the theme being "Unicorns and Rainbows". Come dressed for the occasion! There will be many activities for children and an opportunity to have pictures taken with ponies and horses. The Purple Barn is a nonprofit--501(c)3--organization that rescues horses, cares for them and uses these horses as outreach ambassadors and educators for the public. Please come and meet "The Herd".

Something Rotten! Broadways Musical Comedy Smash
Thursday, April 20th–Sunday, April 23rd. Times vary
Something Rotten! is a new Broadway hit! Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical!

The Imaginators
Friday, April 21st, 10:30 a.m. & Saturday, April 22nd, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
The Imaginators, written by Dwayne Hartford and directed by Lynne Streeter Childress, is the story of three children and the power of imagination. Anne and Tim have just moved to a new town. Anne refuses to play with her little brother, Tim, fearing that kids at her new school will see them and make fun of her. Then they meet the girl from next door, the fabulous Nina Frances Elizabeth Vanderhelden. Using moving boxes and other objects found in the garage, Nina takes an eager Tim and a reluctant Anne on a great make-believe adventure. The three battle the child-eating monster, the Mooklecratz. The children discover their own strengths, the value of cooperation, and the unlimited power of their imaginations as they figure out how to defeat the beast. The play encourages children and adults alike never to lose their sense of play and creativity.

"Maryland Heritage: East of the Bay Bridge" Meet the Artist Reception

Announcing What's Up? Media's 2nd Art Show! “Maryland Heritage: East of the Bay Bridge” Featuring original artwork from Anne Arundel County residents. Exhibit will run through July 14, 2017.

Meet the Artist Reception is Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at What's Up? Media Office // 201 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be available.


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