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There are some terrific things to do around town, we'll share some of them here and remember you can add events to our calendar.

The Grascals and Friends

Jan 17, 2011 ● By Anonymous

If you are a blue grass enthusiast and enjoy stamping your foot to the sounds of the banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass, and fiddle played by expert musicians, you’ll want to get your hands on the latest CD just out from The Grascals entitled “The Grascals and Friends.”

Art with Attitude

Jan 13, 2011 ● By Anonymous

The building is old, with seasoned oak floors and tall plastered ceilings, but the exhibits are fresh and controversial—designed to compel thought and conversation. The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore has remained true to its mission to produce thought-provoking exhibitions and innovative programs since its founding in 1989. During its first 10 years of existence, the museum had no permanent home, yet coordinated and produced events and exhibits in temporary locations. During this period, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Historical Society, Walters Art Museum, and Peabody Conservatory all housed exhibits on behalf of the Contemporary Museum. In 1999 the museum secured a permanent location in the historic Mount Vernon district, next door to the Walters Art Museum.

Plein Air Easton! The Tradition Continues

Jan 13, 2011 ● By Anonymous

“Capturing the moment,” explains Easton  artist Nancy Tankersley,  “is the essence of Plein Air painting.  Usually done out-of-doors without the use of a camera, the subjects are done from life.”

2010 Award Winners Announced for Best of the Chesapeake Show at McBride Gallery

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

McBride Gallery proudly announced the winners of their Third Annual Best of the Chesapeake Show this past weekend. An awards ceremony was held on Sunday, September 12th, at the gallery’s show opening. The Best of the Chesapeake Show is an exhibition of paintings and sculpture featuring the Chesapeake Bay area, held annually in September. Although this is the third year of the show, it’s the first year that awards have been presented.

Easton’s Promise Opens Art Gallery

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

“Art for your life.” The newly minted motto for Easton’s Promise Art Gallery largely reflects the shared philosophy of its founders, husband-and-wife duo Pete and Carla Howell. The two have owned and operated Easton’s Promise Bed and Breakfast since 2003, and just recently made the decision to convert the bed and breakfast’s public spaces, namely the living room, dining room, and hallway space, into an exhibit area for the sale of local artwork.

Walters Art Museum Jewelery Show This Weekend

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

General admission is $10, which includes the entry fee to the Jewelry Fair for the entire weekend. Tickets to Friday’s “Jewel Box Breakfast and Fashion Show” are $35. An “Opening Night Cocktail Party” will be held Friday evening in the Sculpture Court, 6–8:30 p.m.; tickets are $75. And all proceeds from admission sales will go back to the Walters many education programs. For all ticket inquiries, call 410-547-9000 x305 or visit the Women’s Committee website at

Mac Castelli: The Art of the Waterman

Jan 12, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Chesapeake watermen are often sentimentalized as picturesque additions to the scenery, or quaint pieces of local color. Alternately, they are vilified as despoilers of the Bay, overfishing in the face of innumerable regulations intended to “save the Bay”—but not to save the watermen. Even efforts to preserve the watermen’s culture do not always extend to sustaining their economic viability.

The Second City Does Baltimore

Jan 07, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Premiering this month at Centerstage

Elizabeth & The Catapult & Concert Previews

Jan 04, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Rams’ Head in Annapolis has announced a host of shows to start the new year (hey, it’ll be here before we know it). The under-40 set will not likely pick up on this one, but Al Stewart ( takes the stage on March 3. Rahsaan Patterson ( plays on March 5. If you’re not ready to admit that the holidays are quickly approaching, and you feel like heading to Dewey on October 2, Elizabeth & The Catapult ( will play the Rusty Rudder mere days before touring with Aimee Mann. The syncopated beat of “Race You”, the lead single from the forthcoming The Other Side of Zero instantly catches the listener. In fact, the track was recently used in a Google advertisement. Since Google knows just about everything else you’re doing, you may as well buy in and listen to the music they suggest, too. MTV has given the video for “Race You” airtime and you would be smart to give Elizabeth & The Catapult a listen. The pop sensibility of the band is ever-present on the Rilo Kiley-esque “Momma’s Boy” from their debut album, Taller Children, but the band is versatile enough that they pulled off a beautiful cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows” on the same record. If you are just now picking up on Florence & The Machine after the VMAs, or if you are tired of the same old indie-pop, this ought to tickle your fancy. Elizabeth & The Catapult will also play in Easton on November 4 at the NightCat.

John Butler Trio Comes to Baltimore

Jan 04, 2011 ● By Anonymous

John Butler Trio is an Australian jam band formed in 1998 led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. Their genre ranges anywhere from eclectic roots to blues and funk rock. Although their genre is hard to describe, their awards and recognitions speak for themselves. Since forming in 1998, the band has released 7 albums, two of which went platinum in Australia.



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