Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The key to making the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert.
Pie is the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert. In our family, we usually have two different kinds: pumpkin and apple. We usually also have pecan and mincemeat as well, but as bite-sized tarts instead of whole pies, since not everyone is fond of mincemeat and a big ol' slab of pecan pie can be cloying. I know, it's crazy to offer so many desserts but Thanksgiving dinner is all about the pies! If you like making your own pie but just can't make good pie crust, you can always use the frozen pie crusts already in the pan or the rolled up premade pie crusts, such as Pillsbury. If you use the frozen pie crusts already in their own pan, I strongly advise removing the frozen crusts from their wimpy aluminum pie tins and putting the crusts in your …
Friday, October 12, 2012
A pregame show featuring the entire Broadneck feeder system will involve more than 250 talented young musicians.
Broadneck High School is preparing to host one of the largest marching band tournaments in the state this Saturday. More than a dozen high school bands from all over the state will compete during the annual Bands by the Bay USBands marching tournament on Saturday, starting at 5 p.m. The event will feature a preshow performance music students from the entire Broadneck feeder system, including over 250 elementary, middle and high school students performing together on the marching field. The USBands organization was formed in the fall of 1988 to provide high school band programs with a competitive circuit featuring the best musicians from across the continent. Participating high schools in this year's competition include: The competition …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Students from across the county will don the roles of Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 in the Children's Theatre of Annapolis' presentation of "Get Smart," premiering in October.
Students from across the county will don the roles of Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 in The Children's Theatre of Annapolis (CTA) presentation of Get Smart, premiering in October. Get Smart, a comedic spoof based off of the classic television spy series of the 1960's, will premiere on October 12 with repeat shows throughout the month. The show is directed by Jose de la Mar, and centers on bungling secret agent Maxwell Smart, also known as Agent 86, played by Zachary Roth of Glen Burnie. His experienced female partner is Agent 99, played by Meghan Dickey of Arnold. Nick Brice of Annapolis takes on the role of Chief, the long-suffering head of the spy agency named CONTROL. The show is based on the plot of the first episode in the TV series, …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Yo ho, yo ho—it’s a pirate’s day for you!
You can walk the plank—but can you talk the talk? International Talk Like a Pirate Day, falling annually on Sept. 19, is one of the most spirited Internet-based holidays out there, where you can really let the Capt. Morgan, parrot and peg leg jokes fly. One might wonder what the thought process was behind the holiday—and the truth is, the people who created it are just as fun and wacky as the holiday itself. Creators John Baur and Mark Summers were playing racquetball one day in 1995, and their groans and cheers during the game quickly turned into pirate slang. After many jokes, the idea for International Talk Like a Pirate Day was born. They pitched their idea to Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry, who eventually featured it in …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Maryland governor entertained a crowd of DNC attendees with his band O'Malley's March.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
By David Gutman, Capital News Service For one night at least, one of the busiest men at the Democratic National Convention set politics aside. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, flanked by his seven-piece band O'Malley's March, played a rollicking concert of electric Irish folk music late Wednesday night at BlackFinn Saloon in Charlotte. See a video of O'Malley singing in Annapolis this summer. O'Malley's March, a Celtic rock band, played a 13-song set, lasting well over an hour, that had a normally buttoned-down group of delegates, politicos, staffers and hangers-on dancing, cheering, and generally cutting loose. At one point O'Malley, eschewing the week's uniform of dark suits for an un-tucked black button-down, had to turn down a shot of …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Magician Joe Romano entertained kids with magic, skits and music—all to get them excited to read at the Broadneck library in June.
Kids loved the magic on display at Dreams and Magic, performed by magician Joe Romano at the Broadneck Library on June 26. The magic will continue at a Pasadena library this week. The show will be performed at the Riviera Beach Library at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Monday. See also: PHOTOS: Kids Go Wild for Magic at Broadneck Library
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Radio station WMZQ, 98.7 FM, is hosting a battle of the bands. To be a contestant submit your band's video by noon on Friday.
The country music station WMZQ, 98.7 FM, is hosting a Battle of the Bands contest that ends at noon on Friday. To enter, submit a YouTube link to a video of your band to the contest site that is no longer than four minutes. Be sure to read the rules. "Six bands will be chosen to perform on May 3rd or May 17th at Growler's in Gaithersburg and compete for the chance to open the day at WMZQ Fest on June 3rd!" according to the contest's website. Read more, including the contest rules at the WMZQ contest page. From the looks of the Facebook comments, a Maryland band called The Sam Grow Band, which frequents such establishments as The Whiskey in Annapolis, seems to be a popular contestant so far. The accompanying video features the 2011 Battle…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Shirley Brewer, a Charles Village poet, is keeping busy and hopes to expand her business based on verse.
Former Pasadena resident and Anne Arundel County educator Shirley Brewer works almost like a journalist when she’s crafting a poem for a client of her business Poetic License. Brewer, a Charles Village resident, will interview a client for about an hour, talking about the subject of the poem. Brewer looks for the details of a person’s story that helps her connect with the subject, which will in turn help her piece resonate with the subject and their loved ones. "I have a lot of empathy for people, and so I think that helps me create these poems. Most of these people I don’t know, but I pretend that I know them because 'this sounds like my aunt so and so,'" Brewer said. Click here to see samples of her poetry. Now Brewer is trying to get …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
In Patch’s final interview about the show, Northeast High School teacher and musical director Sarah Jester shares her thoughts on the performance.
All week Patch has been sharing interviews with the cast of Northeast High School’s Hairspray. In the final interview, Patch sat down with director Sarah Jester to hear what she had to say about the opening night performance, her favorite parts of the show, and her thoughts on it being the last show performed in the Northeast auditorium. Hairspray opened at Northeast on Thursday, March 1 and ran through Saturday, March 3. Don’t forget to watch Monday’s video with senior Jessica Settineri; Tuesday's video with junior Daniele Alexander; and Wednesday's video with junior Erin Brooks.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Galilee Lutheran Church will host Naval Academy Band pianist Todd Simon.
The Galilee Lutheran Church will host US Naval Academy Band pianist Todd Simon at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, according to a press release from the church. As a part of Galilee’s Fine Art Series, Simon will play romantic tunes for the Valentine’s Day season, as well as melodies from Broadway shows. At the Naval Academy, Simon also plays in the concert band, Next Wave jazz ensemble, Superintendent’s Combo and marching units. The Peabody Conservatory of Music graduate is also active in the local jazz scene. The Galilee Fine Arts Series is presented as a service to the community. There is no admission charge, but freewill donations are accepted to help cover expenses. A reception will follow the concert, providing opportunity for concertgoers …