August 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Entertainment Venue Leaders Concerned About the Future Amid Delta Variant Uncertainty

Live arts and entertainment venues have made major adjustments over the last 17 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations like Round House Theatre in Bethesda pivoted to digital content. Olney Theatre Center began outdoor performances. U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D) joined live entertainment and theater venue operators at Glen Echo Park to hear […]

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May 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Lifts Restrictions on Restaurants, Venues; Indoor Mask Mandate Remains

Effective Saturday, May 15, all Maryland indoor and outdoor dining establishments, including restaurants and bars, can resume normal operations, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday. The same goes for other indoor and outdoor venues. All outdoor entertainment, arts, and sports venues, as well as all indoor entertainment venues and conventions can resume […]

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February 22, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

MCM Youth Media Academy Participant Creates Media for the Kennedy Center

In the fall of 2020, Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences put out a call to young artists, ages 16-25. The asked youth to create short-form videos designed for a project called Art Under a Minute. These videos were to be  “brain breaks” – moments to interact and shift our thinking. The video makers who […]

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February 5, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Montgomery County Commission for Women Announces Logo Contest Winner

The Montgomery County Commission for Women announced the winner of their “Create Our New Logo” contest in a press release on Thursday. The winner is longtime Montgomery County resident Sheelagh Ortega, who is originally from Lima, Peru. The design features three women of a variety of colors, which was praised by judges as a “unique […]

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January 18, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: Season One of ArtsEnPower, Mondays at 4:30 p.m. on Channel 21

Valerie Baugh-Schlossberg is the program director of Story Tapestries, an arts-based nonprofit located in Rockville. Baugh-Scholssberg brings her theater training and youth-development background to Story Tapestries, an innovative nonprofit that helps individuals and organizations optimize their work with young people. In this episode of ArtsEnPower, Baugh-Schlossberg is interviewed by Karina G, a former participant in […]

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October 29, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Council Introduces Special Appropriation for Arts and Humanities Emergency Relief Funding

The Montgomery County Council approved a special appropriation of $334,500 for additional arts and humanities emergency relief funding on Oct. 27. Led by councilmembers Craig Rice and Evan Glass, the council unanimously agreed to provide more funding towards the Arts & Humanities COVID-19 Relief Fund. The council approved a special appropriation to create the Arts […]

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July 24, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Libraries Hosting Annual ‘Just for the Record-A Vinyl Day’ Event

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ “Just for the Record–A Vinyl Day” event is taking place over Facebook Live on Saturday, July 25, from 12 to 3 p.m. and will allow residents not only to watch musical performances, but to learn about and discuss vinyl records. According to its website, this is Montgomery County Public Libraries’ third […]

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July 2, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Montgomery County Recreation Opens Registration For Virtual Summer Programs

Montgomery County Recreation announced in a June 30 press release that they have opened registration for virtual summer programs and classes. All programs will begin the week of July 6. Have you heard? Registration is open for @MoCoRec's virtual summer programs for all ages. Programs will begin next week. Take a look at the activities […]

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June 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Strathmore Announces Five Big Events Despite Current Closures

The Music Center at Strathmore announced five events for 2020 and 2021, despite current COVID-19 closures.  The powerhouse arts center in North Bethesda plans on moving forward with the events. The first event is planned for Oct. 2-25, called “Monuments: Creative Forces.” Strathmore plans to use outside space to project the digital faces of six […]

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June 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

photo of Marin Alsop

County Council Members Considering $3.25 Million Allocation For Arts

The Montgomery County Council introduced legislation on Tuesday to allocate $3,250,000 to arts groups to help them recover from the effects of the pandemic when performing and visual arts, concerts and film venues were all cancelled. “From our largest venue to our smallest, all are hurting,” said Councilmember Craig Rice. A public hearing is set […]

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