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July 13, 2004
La VARA "Vay" JONES PAAL, age 71, died peacefully Sunday, July 11, 2004, at her home in Snow Hill. Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Paul Morgan Jones, Sr., and Evelyn Williams Jones. She is survived by her husband Michael William Paal, a son Robert Paul van de Graaff of Boston and a son Bruce Morgan Young of Snow Hill, a step son Rutland Beard Paal and his three children Skip, Ryan and Elizabeth all of Baltimore. Also surviving is her sister-in-law Helen Dryden Jones of Snow Hill and five nieces Carol Barr Bounds of Salisbury, Sue Barr Todd of Cambridge, Diane Elizabeth Jones of Houston, TX, Barbara Jones Pusey and Janice Jones Warren, both of Snow Hill.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
For its 33rd season, the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum is returning to its roots. The nonprofit, which has been bringing live music and other events to the area since 1982, will once again start holding concerts this September at North County High School, after 14 years at the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park. "It's a chance for us to get back to where we started," said Eloise Vaughan, a founding member who also serves on the group's board of directors. PAAL was created by several members of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, who were concerned about the lack of cultural activity in the region.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
For its 33rd season, the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum is returning to its roots. The nonprofit, which has been bringing live music and other events to the area since 1982, will once again start holding concerts this September at North County High School, after 14 years at the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park. "It's a chance for us to get back to where we started," said Eloise Vaughan, a founding member who also serves on the group's board of directors. PAAL was created by several members of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, who were concerned about the lack of cultural activity in the region.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2012
Traditionally, this is the time when we reflect on the past year's highs from a variety of stellar acting and musical performances by established local groups in Anne Arundel County. In 2011, we also welcomed two new theater companies of surprisingly high caliber and had a few more surprises that added excitement. A totally unexpected 2011 high was offered by Colonial Players at their biennial Promising Playwright Contest, won by playwright Evan Guilford-Blake. His "Uncommon Language," loosely based on the controversy surrounding Camille Claudel's contributions to the work of Rodin, was sensitively interpreted by a skilled cast of eight actors in a spellbinding reading.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Contributing Writer | August 27, 1993
The local concert-goers have always looked to the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum for an enjoyable slate of concerts, and the 1993-1994 season should prove no exception."
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 12, 1998
The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum (PAAL) has been awarded a $1,950 grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, allowing it to sponsor a workshop for public school string players, according to Jo Barker, association president.Virtuoso violinist Daniel Heifetz and members of his Classical Band will conduct the workshop for string players in grades five through 12 on March 13 at North County High School, 10 E. First Ave. in Ferndale.Heifetz is the founder and artistic director of the Heifetz International Music Institute, dedicated to performance and career development of young musicians.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 18, 1997
Three of the five performances featured in the 1997-1998 concert series of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum showcase local talent."PAAL has from the beginning striven to present local talent," said incoming association President Jo Barker.The series begins Sunday with an Annapolis Opera production. A narrator will weave a "love won and lost" theme that will be illustrated by favorite arias from such composers as Verdi, Puccini, Bizet and Offenbach.Sopranos Laura Vicari and Marcia Platt Treece, tenor George Aud and baritone Stevin Goodman will sing.
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By Elise Armacost and Elise Armacost,Staff writer | August 27, 1991
The people of North County have no shortage of music in their lives,because they have Eloise Vaughan.For the last 10 years, this 62-year-old grandmother from Linthicum has worked more hours than she can count to bring symphonies, choirs, dance troupes, ragtime ensemblesand concert pianists to the area.In 1981, at the urging of two Andover High School art teachers who saw no reason why Annapolis should have a monopoly on culture, Vaughan founded the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff writer | May 14, 1991
Agents for performing artists call Eloise Vaughan from New York or Boston. They write from California and New Orleans.They're lookingto book their clients -- musicians, singers, dancers. For 10 years, Vaughan's been the one to call.The chosen few get a chance in the spotlight. Others end up amonghundreds of names in Vaughan's files.The Linthicum resident isn't the booking agent for Carnegie Hall -- she's president of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum.Linthicum? Home of the arts?
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 7, 1999
Jo Barker, president of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, has good news this 18th season. For the first time, PAAL has more than 700 subscribers, and if that isn't cause enough for celebrating, writer-broadcaster John Tegler again played host for the season opener, attracting a number of his radio fans to the concert.Well known as a jazz authority -- he has a show on WEAA-FM 88.9 -- Tegler has a reputation for showcasing accomplished musicians in his re-creations of musical legends.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Sun | February 25, 2011
Live Arts Maryland delivered four splendid performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," this month, telling anew the story of the Austrian singing von Trapp family to justifiably enthusiastic applause and extended standing ovations. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis was filled to near capacity for four performances just before Valentine's Day, and the standing ovations were "deafening," says Performing Arts Association of Linthicum President Jo Barker.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2010
Three regional concert series are gearing up for their 2010-2011 season. South County Concert Association First up is the South County Concert Association, which opens its 35th season Sept. 21 with "The Great American Songbook," which is a celebration of Broadway productions. On Oct. 29, Frank Sinatra is represented as Steve Lippia offers his "Simply Sinatra" tribute concert. Next up is a special "Celebration of Christmas" concert by the Annapolis Chorale on Dec. 11. New Hampshire's "Ambassadors to the World," Rick and Ron Shaw, take the stage Jan. 14 with a blend of traditional, contemporary and original songs interspersed with humorous tales.
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July 13, 2004
La VARA "Vay" JONES PAAL, age 71, died peacefully Sunday, July 11, 2004, at her home in Snow Hill. Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Paul Morgan Jones, Sr., and Evelyn Williams Jones. She is survived by her husband Michael William Paal, a son Robert Paul van de Graaff of Boston and a son Bruce Morgan Young of Snow Hill, a step son Rutland Beard Paal and his three children Skip, Ryan and Elizabeth all of Baltimore. Also surviving is her sister-in-law Helen Dryden Jones of Snow Hill and five nieces Carol Barr Bounds of Salisbury, Sue Barr Todd of Cambridge, Diane Elizabeth Jones of Houston, TX, Barbara Jones Pusey and Janice Jones Warren, both of Snow Hill.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 7, 2003
How easy it would be for the good people of North County to attach themselves to the cultural coattails of the area that surrounds them and just leave it at that. Who could blame them? Baltimore's symphony, opera and theater scene are just minutes away. The Kennedy Center sits at the other end of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, while the cultural life of Annapolis beckons just a half-hour down the highway. But for more than two decades, the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum (PAAL)
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 20, 2000
The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum has announced that it will take part in the opening week celebration of the new Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts in January. As part of its regular series, PAAL will stage Johann Strauss' operetta "Die Fledermaus" on Jan. 20. Taking the new center's stage will be Maestro J. Ernest Green and the Annapolis Chorale performing as the operetta chorus along with a concert orchestra and eight talented singers in principal roles. Brochures announcing PAAL's complete 2000-2001 season with subscription renewal forms will be mailed out by next week, said Jo Barker, PAAL president.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 7, 1999
Jo Barker, president of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, has good news this 18th season. For the first time, PAAL has more than 700 subscribers, and if that isn't cause enough for celebrating, writer-broadcaster John Tegler again played host for the season opener, attracting a number of his radio fans to the concert.Well known as a jazz authority -- he has a show on WEAA-FM 88.9 -- Tegler has a reputation for showcasing accomplished musicians in his re-creations of musical legends.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 7, 2003
How easy it would be for the good people of North County to attach themselves to the cultural coattails of the area that surrounds them and just leave it at that. Who could blame them? Baltimore's symphony, opera and theater scene are just minutes away. The Kennedy Center sits at the other end of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, while the cultural life of Annapolis beckons just a half-hour down the highway. But for more than two decades, the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum (PAAL)
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 29, 1999
The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, a cultural beacon in North County, will conclude its 17th season at 3 p.m. Sunday with jazz saxophonist Rene Netto and the Sounds of New Orleans, a traditional jazz group that has appeared at jazz festivals across the country. The first notes of the concert haven't sounded at North County High School, and already PAAL has announced its lineup for next season. The season will open Sept. 25 with "A Salute to Duke Ellington" performed by a 13-piece band led by drummer Brooks Tegler and saxophonist Scott Silbert in honor of the 100th birthday this month of the great composer.
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