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October 25, 2011


Bruce Casteel recital

Howard County guitar virtuoso Bruce Casteel will give a guitar recital Friday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m., in the Monteabaro Recital Hall at Howard Community College, The Columbia-based classical guitarist will perform all original compositions. Tickets are $17 general, $11 senior citizens and $6 for HCC students. Call 443-518-1500 or go to

Blue for you

A Rarely Mellow Blue will perform Friday, Oct. 28, 9 p.m., at the Second Chance Saloon (Columbia, 410-545-5844). The band plays a mixture of blues, rock, jazz and soul.

Rising Stars

Performer deadline nears

The deadline for entry applications for the 2012 Rising Stars Award is Tuesday, Nov. 1. The Howard County Arts Council established this award in 2003 to provide opportunities for emerging performing artists with roots in Howard County and to assist them in the development and practice of their art.

Selected applicants will be auditioned early next year; videos can be sent in lieu of physical presence. Each finalist will be committed to performing one piece at the arts council's annual benefit gala, which takes place March 24 at the Jim Rouse Theatre.

First prize may reach $5,000. Additional awards may be given based on the amount of money raised from the event. Votes will be tallied during the event and the winner will be announced on stage. Entry fee is $10. Call 410-313-2787 or email director Colleen West at for more details.

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