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Ben Dibble

Review: ‘Ben Dibble: Are We There Yet? Just a Little Father(hood Cabaret)’ at the Arden Cabaret Series

Ben Dibble might be as fine a cabaret performer as anyone in that field. He demonstrated that with the presentation of Are We There Yet? Just a Little Father(hood Cabaret), produced by the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Many excellent singers have failed in their attempts at that delicate art. Cabaret demands naturalism, which requires […]

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Review: ‘Silver Belles’ at Signature Theatre

I needed it. A lot. A musical that reminded me that “life is a gift.” A new holiday musical with heart, humor, and great new tunes. A most-welcomed and pleasant swift sleigh ride during these dark days and darker nights here in the nation’s capital. Directed with an easy-going style by Eric Schaeffer, have yourself […]

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Review: Don Henley at Wolf Trap

Seeing American icon in concert Don Henley is a must! He is Americana at its best! A musician to the core, his musical craftsmanship holds up to the test of time. A founding member of one of the most successful musical acts ever, The Eagles, his show mixes in music from his new solo album in […]

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‘9 to 5’ at Silhouette Stages at Slayton House

9 to 5 is based on the 1980 movie of the same name, with Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, and Book by Patricia Resnick. Parton not only was one of the stars of the movie (her costars were Jane Fonda and Lili Tomlin), but her song “9 to 5” became a huge hit. It’s still is […]

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Megan Hilty at The Barns at Wolf Trap

It was a “Smash”-ing evening at the Barns at Wolf Trap last night as Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty lit up the stage with some of her signature songs. Hilty’s vivacious and energetic stage presence, combined with her brassy Broadway vocals, have earned her legions of fans who were more than happy to brave […]

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Kristen Chenoweth at Wolf Trap

Kristin Chenoweth, well-known for her impressive Broadway, film, and television careers, took Wolf Trap by storm on Friday night. Met with an enthusiastic audience of theater-lovers and, as she joked “their spouses,” Chenoweth’s warm and honest humor paired with her incomparable vocal prowess delighted the full house. She was accompanied by a band comprised of […]

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‘Gone Country’ at Signature Theatre

Three accomplished performers are singing their hearts out in a real crowd-pleaser at Signature Theatre’s Gone Country cabaret, a short engagement conceived and directed by Walter Ware II. Maria Egler, Gannon O’Brien, and Bligh Voth team up with music director Howard Breitbart of Capitol Steps fame to bring country music to a rehearsal. The singers, dressed […]

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‘9 to 5 The Musical’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents 9 to 5: The Musical, based on the popular 1980 20th Century Fox movie, with Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton and Book by Patricia Resnick. Patti D’Beck directs and choreographs this production, with music direction by Jason J. Micheal. Scenic Designer Brian Barker sets the stage as a grand-scale office […]

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‘9 to 5: The Musical’ at Fairfax High School

  You Deserve a Break Today We’ve all heard those jokes about the corporation. In Taiwan, the translation of the Pepsi slogan “Come alive with the Pepsi Generation, came out as “Pepsi will bring your ancestors back from the dead.” 9 to 5 takes place at the grimly conformist Consolidated Corporation, where every man (or woman) […]

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Ryan Nicotra, Company Manager.

An Interview with BOOM Theatre Company’s Ryan Nicotra by Teresa McCormick Ertel

Thanks to the energetic and visionary direction of Ryan Nicotra, BOOM Theatre Company is quickly becoming Harford County’s premier spot for quality theater that is cerebral yet accessible. Ryan and company are delivering culture as well as infusing it into the community by providing free workshops to encouraging teachers and students to become part of the […]

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Rhonda Vincent. Photo courtesy of Rhonda's website.

Rhonda Vincent at Brunswick High School by Mike Spain

When you arrived at Brunswick High School on Sunday you knew you were at the right place with Rhonda Vincent’s Martha White tour bus parked in the parking lot. They had food inside including barbeque sandwiches, chili, sodas, all the bake goods you would find at a bake sale coffee and hot apple cider. A […]

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Howard Levy and Chris Siebold at Wolf Trap. Photo from Chris' facebook page.

Howard Levy with David Siebold at The Barns at Wolf Trap by Francine Schwartz

Friday night, The Barns at Wolf Trap hosted multiple Grammy Award winner, an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica. The man is a superb pianist, innovative composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, producer as well as a founding member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. The performance highlighted his versatility. Together with guitarist Chris Siebold he […]

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Rhonda Vincent. Courtesy of Rhonda's website.

An Interview with Blues Singer Rhonda Vincent by Mike Spain

Rhonda Vincent currently has the top album on Billboard’s Bluegrass Charts. She is known as the Queen of Bluegrass and after winning more awards than any other bluegrass artists it is easy to know why. Rhonda Vincent and her band the Rage are wrapping up their 2012 tour with a show in Brunswick, Maryland tomorrow Sunday […]

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Governor Ann Richards.

SILVERDOCS: ‘Ann Richards’ Texas’ by Bari Biern

Ann Richards was a whip-smart feisty feminist elected to govern the state of Texas. She was the second woman and the last Democrat to hold that office. Richards attained national prominence as the keynote speaker at the 1988 Democratic national convention, when she famously skewered Republican presidential candidate George H. W. Bush, “Poor George! He […]

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