May 10, 2013
Spring Party The Columbia Foundation's annual Spring Party will be held beginning at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Tickets are $100. Information: 410-730-7840. Blue Star ceremony The Howard County Garden Club will host a dedication ceremony for a Blue Star Memorial Marker honoring service men and women at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, at the Howard County Welcome Center, 8267 Main St. in Ellicott City.
August 23, 2012
Editor: How interesting that The Aegis chose to publish Allan Vought's Aug. 3, commentary, "My string quartet salon vs. your turf field" in the Sports section, pitting the arts against athletics. As the Executive Director of the Center for the Arts and a former Harford County Public Schools physical education teacher and former coach of both field and individual sports, it is very shortsighted that a community as vibrant and educated as Harford County has to choose between the two. Or perhaps, since their earlier objections to the arts center have proven false, The Aegis was just trying another tactic to defeat the arts center by raising the ire of sports fans and parents by inventing a battle.
June 22, 2012
For years, one group of arts lovers has dreamed of building a "world-class" performance hall in Annapolis. And for just as long, a second group has wanted to renovate and expand the performing arts center the city already has. The future of those dreams may depend on the findings of a feasibility study that the Maryland Stadium Authority is launching this summer. Seeking the best way to support a thriving arts community in Annapolis, state officials have asked Crossroads Consulting Services LLC of Tampa, Fla., to look at options for accommodating local performing groups and their patrons.
November 17, 2011
If nothing else, state Comptroller Peter Franchot's objection to Bowie State University's purchase of 32 new Steinway pianos for the $79 million new performing arts center it will open next year shows the state's top financial watchdog has a tin ear for value. Who would spend that kind of money on a state-of-the-art music facility and then fill it with penny-whistle instruments? At a meeting of the state Board of Public Works on Wednesday, Mr. Franchot suggested the $553,264 price tag for the Steinway-designed pianos - a mix of concert, budget and entry-level instruments - was excessive at a time of fiscal austerity.
February 7, 2008
Formed in 1999, Soulive is the funky soul creation of brothers Alan and Neal Evans along with Eric Krasno. Having just completed its sixth studio album, No Place Like Soul, the band will perform at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on Sunday. With diverse musical inspirations, Soulive has toured with the likes of the Rolling Stones, the Roots and John Mayer. A chance to meet the artists will the follow the event. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7-$30. The center is at University Boulevard and Stadium Drive in College Park.
December 5, 2007
The proposed $60 million performing arts center at Park Place in Annapolis could host performances ranging from homegrown productions to national tours of Broadway shows. The design, which representatives of the Park Cos. have begun showing to city community associations, calls for a 1,200-seat theater and a smaller performance hall seating 250 inside the massive hotel, office and residential complex on 7 acres near Westgate Circle, said Jerome J. Parks, vice president of the company. "Literally, the sky would be the limit," he said.