July 6, 2012
Sunday, July 8 Music by the lake The Retro-Rockets, a six-piece oldies band specializing in music of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and beyond, will perform as part of the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 10275 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. The band will play favorites by Chuck Berry, Etta James, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, the Drifters, Jimmy Buffet and more. Free. In the event of rain, the performance will be canceled. Call 410-715-3127 for updates.
April 10, 2012
Fiona Apple played a short series of promotional shows earlier this year to support her upcoming album. Now, she's launching a full tour for "The Idler Wheel is Wiser" that includes stops in Baltimore and Washington D.C. Apple's mini-tour, her first series of live performances outside of Los Angeles, started at South by Southwest and garnered near-ecstatic reviews from critics who said she was giving once-in-a-lifetime performances....
July 21, 2011
I've never liked being in the middle of large crowds. I don't care for loud noises, either, especially explosions. So I don't celebrate Fourth of July by attending fireworks displays. Around every Fourth of July, though, I do manage to find a field where nature is putting on a quiet light show with fireflies. Last summer a pair of fireflies apparently followed me home and camped out among our house plants. I took it as a promising sign. Legend has it that if fireflies get loose in a home, good fortune will shortly follow.
July 1, 2010
Shakespeare and the out of doors go together naturally — not surprising, given that many Elizabethans got their first exposure to his plays in an open-air amphitheater. For the better part of 15 years, Bard fans and fireflies have taken in the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival's al fresco season on the meadow behind the Evergreen Museum and Library. And, for nearly a decade, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has celebrated the greatest English-language playwright with performances given at the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute on a hilltop above Ellicott City.
July 6, 2008
The Howard County Conservancy will present fiddler and hambone artist Steve Hickman in a performance of fiddle music, rhythmic slapping and dancing with fireflies, "Fiddlers and Fireflies," from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 17 at the Conservancy's Mount Pleasant Farm at 10520 Old Frederick Road, between Bethany Lane and Woodstock Road, in Woodstock. Bring your own picnic and blanket or chairs. Admission is $5 a car. The performance will be held rain or shine. Information or to register: 410-465-8877 or visit www.hcconservancy.
July 25, 2006
A heat wave is the kids going to bed sweaty because you let them chase after fireflies in their underwear. A heat wave is sleeping on top of the sheets and under the fan. A heat wave is getting your morning caffeine fix from iced coffee. A heat wave is feeling like a wuss because you drank iced coffee. A heat wave is sweating even though the air conditioner is on high, because the sun is glaring in on your side of the car. A heat wave is some cheesy DJ playing "The Heat Is On" by Glenn Frey.