Monday, February 11, 2013
The Maryland Chapter of the 501st Legion went all out on Saturday at the Broadneck Library, displaying their costuming skills for everyone in attendance.
The Broadneck Library was infiltrated by a cadre of Star Wars costumers over the weekend, and "the force" was strong with this group. The 501st Legion is a fan group dedicated to creating replica costumes of Imperial Stormtroopers and Imperial Officers from the Star Wars series. The Maryland Chapter of the 501st Legion went all out on Saturday at the Broadneck Library, displaying their costuming skills for everyone in attendance. It's an event for all ages that occurs each year, and this year saw more costumers than ever. See related articles:
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
This year's two-day festival is set to kickoff on May 18 at Sandy Point State Park, with money raised going to four local charities.
World-famous blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt will provide the opening and closing acts to this year's Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival at Sandy Point State Park, according to an announcement. This year's festival is set to kickoff on May 18. The festival is a two-day event to raise money for four local charities. “We are very excited to have Bonnie Raitt. She has been at the top of our wish list since the first year in 1998,” said Chesapeake Bay Events organizer Don Hooker. Raitt has nine Grammies and two Grammy award-winning albums: "Nick of Time" and "Luck of the Draw," featuring hits, "Something To Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me." She returned to touring after a brief hiatus in 2012, and the Broadneck-based festival will …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Paxton has accumulated numerous awards, including the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The next production of CTA will begin in April. Auditions start now.
The next production of the Children's Theatre of Annapolis (CTA) will take audiences under the sea. Auditions for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. CTA recently closed its teen production, Legally Blonde: The Musical, and is now offering younger performers the chance to share their talents. This weekend’s auditions are open to performers ages 8 to 14 looking to take the stage. There is no fee to audition but all auditioners must be members of CTA. Yearly individual ($10) memberships and family ($25) memberships will be available at auditions, according to a release. Auditioners are instructed to prepare a song that shows their vocal ability and bring along a …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Broadneck High School student-led bands Keyboard Comrade and Epic 4 Nothing will play live during the Saturday show.
The 15th annual Anne Arundel County Battle of the Bands competition is set to kick off Saturday night at Maryland Hall. The Capital Gazette recently provided profiles on each of the 12 bands performing, of which 11 will be in competition for the best of show. The winner of the competition will get studio time to record one of their songs professionally in Studio A of Wright Way Studios. Broadneck High School senior Ingvar Jacobson, 18, is the one-man electronic band in Keyboard Comrade, which will perform an exhibition on Saturday before the big show, but will not compete. The BHS student-led band Epic 4 Nothing is competing, and is composed of Marston Conti, 18, Alex Flynn, 16, Cooper Flynn, 17, Andrew Vasilchenko, 18. The following …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The video was posted on YouTube by a student, and features interviews with several fashion-saavy personalities.
A group of students and faculty at Broadneck High School talked on video about what they think the fashion of Broadneck is. The video was posted on YouTube by a student, and features interviews with several fashion-saavy personalities, all set to the tunes of the British indie band The XX. So, what are some of the recurring themes for what defines Broadneck's fashions in the winter? Boots, scarves, sweatshirts, yoga pants and of course UGGs. Fashion is an elective curriculum available at Broadneck High School through its art department. The Capital Gazette wrote an article on the impact of this relatively new curriculum on Anne Arundel County schools.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The 2013 festival will be held May 18-19 at Sandy Point State Park.
After some consideration, the operators of the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival have decided to bring the all-star concert back to Broadneck this year. After last year's concert, the event's organizer Don Hooker said he was considering other venues. But recently, the official festival website was updated with good news: The show will be back at the same venue this year. "It really is the best place in the world for a Blues Festival," Hooker said on the website. The 2013 festival will be held on May 18-19 at Sandy Point State Park. In May, the 15th annual Bay Blues Festival helped raise $30,000 for local charities, but that amount was considered "disappointing," according to a press release issued after the event. Other venues were being …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The tour showed elementary students the kind of music program they'll have access to in middle school.
Arnold Elementary's gymnasium boomed with brass and strings on Friday morning to the tunes of Katy Perry's "Fireworks." Severn River Middle School's chamber orchestra was on tour Friday across several Broadneck schools, starting with Arnold Elementary, and then on to Belvedere Elementary and Windsor Farm Elementary. Music director Mike Tayman told 5th grade students about the orchestra's trips this year across the county—from FutureCare to play for senior citizens, and to the Marley Station Mall to play for an even larger audience. They'll also be taking a trip to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg in the future. Tayman encouraged younger musicians to keep at it, as it only gets better. "What you find in music is that if you keep playing, …
Monday, December 24, 2012
A look at a fun and time-honored tradition of decorating holiday cookies for family gatherings or holiday parties.
One of my favorite childhood holiday traditions decorating cookies; the possibilities were endless. In the world of holiday cookies, you could have a purple reindeer with an orange Reese's Piece nose to guide Santa's sleigh. You could have a blue Christmas tree with red hots and chocolate chips for lights. In the imaginative world of the holiday cookie, anything is possible. Here are some to remember when decorating holiday cookies either at a party with friends or at home with family. If you choose to decorate your cookies before baking them, use decorations that are able to withstand the heat of baking. This includes nuts, dried fruits, colored/natural sugars and sprinkles. If you choose to decorate your cookies after baking them, first…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Broadneck and Severna Park High School students take star roles in the musical adaptation.
Elle Woods, her sorority sisters and the halls of Harvard are coming to the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis (CTA) in Broadneck this January in Legally Blonde: The Musical. Broadneck High School sophomore Colleen Coleman, of Arnold, stars as Woods, and Severna Park High School senior Austin Heemstra of Severna Park plays Emmett Forrest in the student-led musical which debuts locally on Jan. 11. The musical incarnation of the 2001 film tells the story of strong-willed sorority girl Elle Woods, who follows her college sweetheart—who has just dumped her—to Harvard Law School. The musical’s tunes include “Chip on My Shoulder,” “Positive,” and “Bend and Snap!” In addition to Coleman and Heemstra, the musical features: The production is directed …