Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Also, Grammy nominees The Lumineers will play the following weekend.
Hot off their Best New Artist win at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Fun. recently announced a live performance July 20 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The indie rock band from New York City also won the Song of the Year Grammy for their catchy hit "We Are Young." At the Grammys, Fun.'s Nate Ruess, 30, joked, "I don't know what I was thinking writing the chorus for this song. If this is in HD, everybody can see our faces, and we are not very young," as the band accepted the award for Song of the Year. Tickets for Fun. go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. on Ticketfly. Tickets are $35 - $45. Also scheduling a summer concert at Merriweather this year is The Lumineers, a folk band out of Denver, that broke out in 2012 with their self-titled …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Find out what movies were rented most in Westminster this week.
Following are the top five most rented movies from Redboxes in the 21157 zipcode this week. 1. Pitch Perfect (Comedy, PG-13, 1:52) 2. Ted (Comedy, R, 1:47) 3. The Bourne Legacy (Action, PG-13, 2:15) 4. Looper (R, Action, 1:59) 5. The Possession (Horror, PG-13, 1:43)
Monday, January 21, 2013
See what the hottest movie rentals were in the 21157 zip code this week.
Redbox reports that these are the 10 most rented movies in Westminster over the past 7 days. Which of these movies are must see? Tell us in comments. 1. Ted (Comedy, R, length: 1:47) 2. The Bourne Legacy (Action, PG-14, length 2:15) 3. Pitch Perfect (Comedy, PG-13, length 1:52) 4. Looper (Action, R, 1:59) 5. The Possession (Horror, PG-13, 1:43) 6. Ice Age: Continental Drift (Family, PG, 1:28) 7. Diary of a Whimpy Kid: Dog Days (Family, PG, 1:34) 8. Dredd (Action, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, R, 1:43) 9. The Dark Knight Rises (Action, PG-13, 2:45) 10. The Watch (Comedy, R, 1:42)
Thursday, January 17, 2013
American Idol kicked off its latest season Wednesday night on FOX.
Could an Aberdeen singer become the next American Idol? Kriss Mincey hopes so. The local singer is currently competing on Season 12 of American Idol. "I'm originally from Baltimore, MD, by way of Aberdeen, MD," Mincey said in an introductory video. Watch the video, included with this post. "Nothing gives me more joy than being on stage," she said. Kriss is Los Angeles-bound after getting by the judging panel in New York. As of Thursday afternoon, her Facebook page had just under 800 fans. Check out more of her music on YouTube and Tumblr. TELL US: Are you an American Idol fan? Tell us in comments.
As the 2013 state champion, Liberty will be performing the play on the national stage in Lincoln, Nebraska in June.
Drama students from Liberty and Century High Schools received numerous awards at the Maryland State Thespian Festival on Jan. 11 and 12. Students competed for scholarships and the opportunity to compete at the National Theatre Festival. Liberty High School students Courtney Jarmush, Christy Czajkowski, and Emily Nupp each received a $32,000 scholarship from Rowan University. Bridget Lindsay won a $1,000 scholarship to the college of her choice in the Technical Scholarship Competition for her set design for “Tarzan.” Six students achieved ratings of superior in their individual events and are among only 15 students in the state who will advance to the national competition: Three of these students – Anne Devine, Christy Czajkowski, and …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Carroll Arts Council is getting a good freshening up this week.
The Carroll Arts Center will be closed through Sunday, Jan. 13 for cleaning and cosmetic improvements. Arts Center Executive Director Sandy Oxx said that the improvements include a "major cleaning and reorganizing" among other projects that include: Oxx said that in the spring they will focus on exterior projects, including repairs from water damage, fixing the marquee, and adding an overhang to the loading dock. "Without a doubt--it's not sexy stuff, and a lot of it the public won't even notice it, but it is very important maintenance," Oxx said. The updates are being paid for with Arts Council reserve funds, a Self Help grant from County Recreation & Parks and a Facade Improvement Grant from the city of Westminster, according to Oxx. …
Friday, January 4, 2013
This exhibit will present the works of seven women who create in various media and diverse styles.
The Tevis Gallery at the Carroll Arts Center will feature an exhibit entitled “Beautiful” from January 15 to March 15. The exhibit will highlight the work of seven female artists. According to a Carroll Arts Center news release, elegant formal portraits and classically inspired sculpture by Kateryna Dovgan will be juxtaposed next to the bold, painterly brush stroke figurative work of Sherrill Cooper. Lisa Sheppard’s masterful use of pastel and watercolor perfection by Lucille Kerns, and the oil masterpieces of Cris Wenderoth and meticulously acrylic vistas of Darlene Jones give viewers a look and landscape, cityscape and seascape. The bold color and shape in Felisa Flecker’s paintings provides an abstract interlude for the show. The …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Old or new, funny or serious, there are certain flicks we wait all year to see. What do you think are the best holiday movies?
Elf: Will Farrell dons a large green elf's outfit in this comedy that came out in 2003. The Grinch: Jim Carey is mostly naughty and a little nice in this fantasy-comedy version of Dr. Suess' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" that hit theatres in 2000. A Christmas Story: In this 1983 comedy, set in the 1940's, the audience watches 9-year-old "Ralphie" get through the holidays. Home Alone: Released in 1990, this comedy is about Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy, who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: This 1989 film follows the Griswold family, starring Chevy Chase, through their hilarious Christmas holiday. Scrooged: Released in 1988, Bill Murray…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Local artists are selling their wares at the Carroll County Arts Council through Dec. 22.
Looking for a gift that is both unique and creative but useful and handmade? Look no further than the Carroll County Arts Council where local artists will be on hand in a boutique-style shop through Dec. 22. The Carroll Arts Center continues the annual tradition by transforming their Tevis Gallery into the “Gallery of Gifts” during the holiday shopping season. This special cash-and-carry exhibit will resemble a boutique rather than a traditional gallery exhibit, as 30-plus artists will display their festive wares. There will be a wide variety of hand-crafted creations from inexpensive stocking stuffers, holiday décor and traditional arts and crafts to truly elegant special gifts. Local artists combine with regional artists for a distinct …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
This year's annual event raised more than $20,000 for Arts Council programs.
The Carroll Arts Center was abuzz with activity during its recent Festival of Wreaths. An estimated 2,500 people visited the event which featured 203 uniquely themed wreaths. The wreaths were created by individuals, businesses and clubs and were offered to the public in a week-long silent auction which raised $20,200 for the Arts Council. The public voted on their favorites and the winners are as follows: Grand Prize: “Puff the Magic Dragonfly” by Nick Vincent of Nathan’s Forge President’s Choice Award: “Count your Blessings” by the McHugh Family Director’s Choice Award: “Sprigs of Holly” by Jayma Martin Kessing Staff Favorite Award: “Hands of Hope” By Service Coordination and Ain’t That a Frame Sponsors Choice Award (Carroll County …