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Maureen Chowdhury is a Multimedia Journalist with Montgomery Community Media. Her blog will cover everything music, including concerts and performances happening in Montgomery County. This blog will dive into the diverse sounds that are a part of the Montgomery County community. She can be reached at and on Twitter @MediaMaureen.

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November Concert Round Up (VIDEOS)

National Philharmonic performs Handel's Messiah at the Music Center at Strathmore

November is the official kick-off to holiday season, which also means there are a lot of concerts coming through our area. I’ve compiled a full list of the concerts that are happening at venues across the county and there is something for everyone. Strathmore    Nov. 17- Samuel James Nov. 17- BSO: Doc Severinsen and […]

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15 Songs to Add to Your Halloween Party Playlist (VIDEOS)

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Halloween is just around the corner and the best way to set the mood for a party is music. So, I’ve compiled a list of 15 songs to listen to during this spooky time of year. The list includes an eclectic mix of music, old and new.  Just the right mix to turn your average party into a […]

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Month in Music: Local Concerts Around the County (VIDEOS)

MCPS Students Visit Strathmore for a Music Lesson   YouTube

We may be more than halfway through the month of October, but there are still a ton of artists coming through Montgomery County this month. Musicians from various genres and backgrounds will be performing at local venues and the Sound Check blog is your one-stop-shop for a full list. The Fillmore Silver Spring:  Oct. 26- Switchfoot […]

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Week in Music: Fall Music Festivals (VIDEOS & PHOTO)


Fall is my absolute favorite season. The cooler weather means the leaves changing color, layered clothing and of course awesome music festivals! And this coming Saturday is jam packed with shows in and around Montgomery County. The Sandy Spring Museum is hosting its Route 108 Fall Music Festival this Saturday. The festival will feature bluegrass […]

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Week in Music: Upcoming Shows in the County (VIDEOS)

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We’re finally experiencing summer weather and concert season is in full swing. There are many outdoor concert series happening in Montgomery County from Silver Spring to Bethesda. For a full list of outdoor concerts happening in the County, check out the Visit Montgomery website. If you’d like to stay out of the heat, there are […]

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Artist Spotlight: Justin Timberlake Releases New Track (VIDEO)


Every summer there’s always that one song that sums up the season and Justin Timberlake just dropped a track that I’m pretty sure will be a staple in everyone’s playlist. I dare you not to dance to “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” It’s an upbeat song that you’ll find yourself singing along to the chorus almost […]

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Music Icon Prince Dies at Age 57

PHOTO | Wikipedia Commons, User, Magnus Manske

Millions all over the world continue to mourn the death of music legend Prince. He died at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota on April 21st, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson released a statement about Prince’s death. According to the news release, police […]

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Concerts to Check Out This Week: April 18 - 23 (VIDEOS)


Concert season is upon us and there are a ton of artists coming through Montgomery County this week. Musicians from various genres and backgrounds will be performing at local venues and the Sound Check blog is your on stop shop for a full list. The Fillmore Silver Spring will be hosting three concerts this week: Tuesday, […]

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Artist Spotlight: Molly Ringwald (VIDEO & PHOTO)

PHOTO | Molly Ringwald Facebook Page

Many know Molly Ringwald as America’s quintessential teen from the 80s. Her movies “Sixteeen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club” immediately pop into mind. But decades after her iconic roles, Molly Ringwald is back, but this time as a jazz singer. Ringwald released her debut album “Except Sometimes” back in 2013. She is now on tour […]

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Artist Spotlight: The Felice Brothers (VIDEOS & PHOTO)

PHOTO| The Felice Brother's Facebook Page

AMP by Strathmore will be featuring the musical styling’s of The Felice Brothers this Friday. The Felice Brothers hail from New York and  have opened up for acts like the Dave Matthews Band and performed at major music festivals like Coachella. If their music had to be described in one word, I’d say it’s quirky. It’s […]

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