Monday, November 12, 2012
Musical adaption of the children’s book hits the stage at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at BlackRock Center for the Arts.
Team Jacob? Team Edward? Nah. We’re on team Bunny. Bunnicula, a family-friendly musical based on the beloved book, bounces into to BlackRock Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 17, with matinees set for 1 and 3 p.m. The story is told through the household pets who suspect they may be dealing with a vampire rabbit when the vegetables in the house slowly become drained of color. The hour-long show is ideal for children age 5 and older. If you go … What: Bunnicula When: 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 Where: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown Cost: $14 More: For further ticket information, call the BlackRock box office at (240) 912-1058 or go to www.blackrockcenter.org.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Roots rock artist performs Thursday, Nov. 15, as part of the Third Thursday Bistro series
Washington-area roots rocker Patty Reese will head to Germantown next week for monthly music series at BlackRock Center of the Arts. Reese’s Thursday night show Nov. 15 is part of the venue’s Third Thursday Bistro series. The venue is touting her as a local favorite and her 11 Washington Area Music Association awards—“Album of the Year,” “Artist of the Year” and “Roots Rock Vocalist of the Year”—add to her local roots rock resume. Tickets cost $26 and are available online and at BlackRock’s box office. Call 240-912-1058 for details. Show time is 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Showtime is 8 p.m. Saturday at BlackRock Center for the Arts
On Saturday, it pays to be young at BlackRock Center for the Arts. The Germantown venue is offering $15 tickets to patrons younger than 30 for jazz bassist Ben Williams' concert on Saturday. Tickets for all others cost between $29 and $32, according to Laurie Levy-Page, a spokeswoman for the theater. Williams, a Washington, DC native, won the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition in 2009. His quintet, Sound Effect, includes Marcus Strickland on sax, Matt Stevens on guitar, Gerald Clayton on the keys and John Davis on percussion. Prior to the performance, Ben Williams & Sound Effect will lead a free workshop for jazz and string students of all ages, from 3 to 4 p.m. Attendees should bring their instruments; …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Steven Dobbin’s mixed-media show incorporates nearly 1,000 paint cans, a metaphor for his work as a special education teacher
Frederick County sculptor Steven Dobbin will create site-specific installations for an exhibit at BlackRock Center for the Arts. The mixed-media show, “Remnants,” opens Oct. 10 and continues through Nov. 3 at Blackrock’s main gallery. The public can watch Dobbin create the installation on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9. According to BlackRock, “Remnants” is a metaphor for Dobbin’s work as a special education teacher in Frederick County, MD. According to organizers, Dobbin began examining paint cans during a job-site painting projects and began to correlate the cans with the students he worked with, “students once cast aside, students whose possibilities could only be realized with time, energy, and effort.” As a result, organizers said, Dobbin …
Ronald Gregory’s work will be on view Oct. 10–Nov. 30
Work by fine-art photographer Ronald Gregory will be on view at BlackRock Center for the Arts’ Terrace Gallery, which showcases work by local artists. The exhibit—which runs from Wednesday, Oct. 10 through Friday, Nov. 30—will feature photos that take on the quality of abstract expressionist paintings, according to organizers. Gregory described his close up photos of rust as catching a glimpse of “how nature and time peel away cultural surface layers of manmade objects.” If you go … What: Photography exhibit with works by Ronald Gregory Where: Terrace Gallery at BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown When: Wednesday, Oct. 10-Friday, Nov. 30. Open Monday–Saturday; check website for exact hours Cost: Free …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition continues through Oct. 4.
An exhibit of watercolor paintings opened at BlackRock Center for the Artson Aug. 29. The show, 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, continues through Oct. 4. An artist reception is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
John Hammond booked for 2013 show.
Grammy-award winning bluesman John Hammond has booked a 2013 date at BlackRock Center for the Arts, as part of a tour coordinated by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. The Jersey City acoustic blues guitarist is scheduled to perform April 26, 2013, the Mid Atlantic Foundation announced Friday. Hammond is a 2011 inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame. His most recent release, Rough & Tough, earned him a 2010 Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album. He was one of several artists featured on Blues Explosion, the 1984 Grammy Award winner for Best Traditional Blues Recording. Other artists on the Mid Atlantic Tour program include Red Baraat, a North Indian rhythm out fit set for a Nov. 30, 2012 show at Prince Geoerge’s Publick …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Krista Rimple Bradley says she wants to make the arts venue more accessible, more visible
Some of what Krista Rimple Bradley hopes to accomplish as BlackRock’s new executive director involves recreating a 1970s theater experience, how she felt seeing Ben Vereen perform in “Pippin” at The Kennedy Center. “Magic” was the word she used to describe it. “I am the first person to say I love TV. I watch ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and I'm totally into pop culture,” Bradley said. “But you can’t reproduce being in the dark, seeing magic happen and sharing it with people who you might not even know. There is something really powerful about that shared experience of seeing live performance. “I don't think that power changes over time.” Bradley officially began her duties as the executive director of BlackRock Center for the Arts on Monday. “…
Monday, May 14, 2012
Regional dance companies performed Saturday at BlackRock Center for the Arts' indoor and outdoor stages for its inaugural Community Dance Day.
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