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|Dec 12||Vienna Boys Choir <I>"...bright, light voices through the centuries..." </I>- The New York Times <I>"The angelic voices of this most famous vocal group are ageless." </I>- Salt Lake Tribune Cultural Events Series at Frostburg State University presents the Vienna Boys Choir on Thursday, December 12, at 7:30PM in the Pealer Recital Hall, FSU Performing Arts Center. For over 500 years, the Vienna Boys Coir has charmed audiences with their celestial voices. The celebrated choir is known worldwide for fine choral music that is full of glorious harmonies and angelically pure tone. Throughout the centuries, great composers such as Mozart, Cluck and Bruckner have worked with the choir and Franz Schubert was himself a chorister. To rejoice in all the wonder and magic that the holiday season has to offer, CES welcomes the return of these youthful Austrian prodigies to the mountains of Western Maryland. Their extraordinary voices will soar throughout the Pealer Recital Hall with the joy of the holiday spirit, including traditional Christmas carols, popular holiday favorites, Gregorian chants and other songs from across the world. "Theirs are the voices of Christmas, as pure as angels, as clear as the winter light," says critic Charles Passy of <I>Ovation</I>. This special holiday occasion for the family is not to be missed! Tickets are $30/adult; $25.50/under 17/FSU Staff; Group prices available. For tickets and more information call 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137 or visit <A href="http://ces.frostburg.edu" target=_blank><B>ces.frostburg.edu</B></A>. <I>The Cultural Events Series is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, and is sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.</I>|
|Dec 14||Cumberland Holiday Historic Home Tour One of Cumberland's best-loved events is returning again in 2013. The tour is sponsored by the Western Maryland Heritage Association, which includes all the museums in Allegany and Garrett counties. The purpose of the tour is to raise money for the Association. To date, the Association has produced a walking tour of Cumberland that includes podcasts so the visitor can download a 2 minute information piece on each of the featured attractions. The group is also working with County Tourism and Allegany College of Maryland to revive the motor coach tour business back to our area. They have created 10 bus tours and have been marketing them to tour operators. All our efforts are designed increase tourism to our area and make Allegany County a destination for heritage tourism. Please visit their web site for more information www.CumberlandHistoryTours.com. The tour will feature a free trolley shuttle between these featured houses: The Gilchrist Gallery and Museum - 104 Washington St. The Gordon-Roberts House - 218 Washington St. Roslyn and John Balch - 404 Washington St. Terry Murphy - 412 Washington St. Tom Hartsuch - 522 Washington St. Ray Shields - 112 Washington St. Donna and Allan Lewis - 750 Washington St. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the Book Center, Allegany Museum or Gordon-Roberts.|
|Dec 31||New Year's Eve Ball Drop Celebrate New Years Eve Downtown with the Ball Drop to ring in 2013! Festivities will take place on December 31 from 10 p.m. midnight. Visit the downtown restaurants and pubs for New Years Eve refreshments! Its a little NYC right here in Downtown Cumberland - watch the ball drop at Times Square South!|
|Jan 25||21st Annual Tri-State Photography Exhibition The Allegany Arts Council's Saville Gallery is pleased to present the 21st Annual Tri-State Photography Exhibition. Additional details will follow....|
|Mar 29||Broadway's Next H!T Musical The Cultural Events Series at Frostburg State University presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical: Live at StarScape. Performances are Saturday, March 29, at 8PM and Sunday, March 30, at 3PM in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of the FSU Lane University Center. <I>"At last! A musical of, for and by the people... That's entertainment!"</I> - Time Out NY <I>"Hilarious!"</I> - The New York Times You suggest the song title. They create a whole new musical! It's the world's first unscripted theatre awards show musical, created anew each time with suggestions from the audience. <I>Broadway's Next H!T Musical</I> combines musical theatre, comedy and improvisation and allows the audience in on the creative process. With <I>your</I> input, the actors improvise every lyric, every melody, every flashing set of "jazz hands" and every crazy plot twist to create a show that is sidesplittingly funny. It's never the same show twice! Your fun-filled evening begins when the performers improvise original songs suggested by the audience. One of these songs that gets the full theatrical treatment and becomes a musical production before your very eyes. It's a musical comedy you are bound to love. Why? Because you are part of the creative team. You may even with a PHONY Award! <I>Broadway's Next H!T Musical</I> has been seen recently at The Triad, The Tribeca Film Festival and the New York Musical Theater Festival and on its tour all over America. Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffman and Deb Rabbai, <I>TheatreWeek </I>has hailed the show as "brilliant" and <I>The New York Post</I> declared it to be "remarkable." Don't miss the next great American musical! Tickets are $20/adult; $17/under 17/FSU Staff; Group prices available. For tickets and more information call 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137 or visit <A href="http://ces.frostburg.edu" target=_blank><B>ces.frostburg.edu</B></A>. <I>The Cultural Events Series is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, and is sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.</I>|
|May 10||FrostburgFirst Italian Fest Come celebrate the Taste of Italy! Featuring homemade Italian food, a kids' zone, entertainment, contests, wine tasting, and more. FrostburgFirst is dedicating this event to Al Via, the originator of the Italian Festival. The event takes place at City Place & CitySquare, 10 W. Mechanic Street, Frostburg. For more information, contact FrostburgFirst at (301) 689-6900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|May 22||DelFest 2014 The DelFest Bluegrass festival will be returning to the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD on Memorial Day weekend. The festival runs for 4 days/nights with late night shows, on-site camping, kids' area/activities, artist playshops, a bluegrass band competition, food and drink, and arts and crafts. For more information on the festival, or to purchase tickets, check out www.delfest.com. Sponsored by High Sierra Music.|
|May 27||2014 Mountain Maryland Plein Air Welcome to the 2014 Mountain Maryland Plein Air event! This sixth annual juried exhibition and art competition is sponsored by the <span class="red"><B><a href="http://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/static.php?page=11" target="_blank">Allegany Arts Council</a></B></span>, a non-profit organization that was established in 1975 to support and grow the arts in our community.<P>The 2014 Mountain Maryland Plein Air event will take place from Tuesday, May 27 - Sunday, June 15 throughout Allegany & Garrett Counties in Western Maryland. Only thirty (30) artists will be accepted to participate, and <B>over $7,500 in prize money</B> will be awarded, including $3,000 for Best of Show! Here is the <I>tentative</I> schedule of activities for the 2014 event:<UL><LI>Tuesday, May 27, 1PM: Check-in/Welcome Lunch for Participating Artists<LI>May 27-30: Artists paint throughout Allegany and Garrett Counties<LI>Friday, May 30, (time TBD): Sponsors & Patron's Preview Reception at the Saville Gallery<LI>Saturday, May 31, 10AM-Noon: Quick Draw event in Downtown Cumberland<LI>Saturday, May 31, 6-8PM: Public Opening Reception at the Saville Gallery<LI>June 1-15: Artwork remains on display in the <span class="generalinfo"><a href="/static.php?page=39" target="_blank"><b>Saville Gallery</b></a></span></UL>This year's juror and awards judge is <span class="red"><B><a href="http://www.DebraJoyGroesser.com" target="_blank">Debra Joy Groesser</a></B></span>, an accomplished painter from Ralston, Nebraska. Debra is best known for her impressionistic landscape paintings, particularly her plein air work. She is the President and a signature member of the American Impressionist Society, and signature member of both Plein Air Artists Colorado (PAAC) and American Plains Artists. She also serves on the PAAC board as national show chair. "Painting is such a spiritual experience for me. Nothing inspires me more than being out on location, capturing the subtle nuances of color, light and atmosphere that can only be achieved by painting from nature." Debra's ability to render emotion and mood and to capture the spirit of her subjects draws both private and corporate collectors worldwide to her work. "When I find a subject that triggers a strong emotional response in me, I know that's what I have to paint. My greatest satisfaction is when the viewer has that same emotional response I did."<P>Debra is also well known for her portraits and figurative works. Her most visible portrait commission to date hangs at Omaha's Holland Performing Arts Centera 4x6 foot portrait of Richard and Mary Holland, commissioned by Omaha Performing Arts. Debra has participated in countless juried and invitational exhibitions, including Oil Painters of America National and Regional Exhibitions, American Impressionist Society, Salon International, Plein Air Artists Colorado National Exhibitions, Laguna Plein Air Invitational (California), Carmel Art Festival (California), Door County Plein Air Festival (Wisconsin), and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Alabama). Debra's work has also been featured in several national art publications, including Art of the West, American Art Collector and Southwest Art. She is represented by SouthWind Art Gallery, Topeka KS, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel CA, Abend Gallery, Denver CO, and Art in Miniature, Tubac AZ.<P>For questions about the 2014 Mountain Maryland Plein Air event, or to have your name added to the mailing list to receive a 2014 prospectus (after the new year), please email <A href="mailto:email@example.com"><B>Emily Thomas</B></A>, or call her at 301-777-ARTS (2787).<P>Click here for:<LI><SPAN class=generalinfo><B><A href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151417229571814.1073741832.101804071813&type=3" target=_blank>Photos from the 2013 Mountain Maryland Plein Air "Quick Draw" event</A></B></SPAN><LI><SPAN class=generalinfo><B><A href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151420114566814.1073741833.101804071813&type=3" target=_blank>Photos from the 2013 Mountain Maryland Plein Air opening reception</A></B></SPAN>|
|Jul 4||Frostburg Derby Day This Independence Day, the Frostburg Elks will host the 38th annual Derby Day on Main Street. A fun-filled day of soapbox racing and good food and good company, the parade starts at 11:30 AM and races take place from 12:00 - 3:00 PM. For more information, call (301)689-6470.|
|Jul 12||Allegany County Fair & Ag Expo The Fair is fun for the whole family! Musical entertainment, rides, races, animals, fireworks and more.|