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Maryland Blues Master Phil Wiggins Selected as National Heritage Fellowship Recipient PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maryland Traditions   
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 15:22

phil wiggins2BALTIMORE, MD (June 20, 2017) – Blues harmonica master and Montgomery County resident Phil Wiggins has been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as a National Heritage Fellowship recipient. The fellowship, given annually by the NEA, is the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Wiggins is among nine folk and traditional artists from across the U.S. who will receive $25,000 at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in September.

“Folk and traditional arts are an integral part of our state’s unique heritage and we are proud that the National Endowment for the Arts has chosen Marylander Phil Wiggins for this prestigious honor,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “The work that Phil has done as a traditional artist and the art form that ...

 
Trees Cut, New Planting Planned on Frostburg's Main Street PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elizabeth Stahlman   
Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:57
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MCTA to Offer Traditional Appalachian Herbal Tonics and Wild Foods Workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Sunday, 09 April 2017 08:53

Mountain City Traditional Arts will host a workshop, Traditional Appalachian Herbal Tonics and Wild Foods," on Saturday, April 15th.

In this class, Andrea Lay of Hidden Hollow Farm will explore herbs and wild foods that grow in our region, and discuss how they have been traditionally used as spring tonics to rejuvenate us after a long winter. Workshop offerings include samples of Sassafras tea, Nettle tea, wild greens, and early spring roots. Medicinal uses, identification tips, and recipes will be shared.

Located at 25 E. Main Street, Frostburg, Mountain City Traditional Arts is a program of Frostburg State University dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region. For more information call 301-687-8040. 

 
GOP Governor Supports Fracking Ban in MD! CCAN Statement PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Denise Robbins   
Friday, 17 March 2017 17:27

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- Today, Republican Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland yielded to overwhelming scientific data and voter support by giving his support to a statutory ban on hydraulic fracking for gas in the state. He made the announcement at a press conference joined by Maryland Senator Bobby Zirkin, the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 740. The bill would place a statewide ban on the drilling practice. Hogan’s announcement almost certainly assures that a fracking ban will become law in the state. The House of Delegates passed a fracking ban bill last week with bipartisan support, and the Senate could now do the same next week. Maryland would then become the first state in the country to ban fracking by statute.


Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate ...

 
Old-TimeTrio April Verch Band to Perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 09 February 2017 12:27

April Verch 1The April Verch Band will bring its world-class talent and dynamism to Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg, on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $15.

This passionate and energetic old-time trio has performed across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and China. Their mastery of their instruments and stage presence has won over audiences worldwide.

April Verch has been deeply immersed in traditional music since she was a young child in Ottawa Valley, Canada. She has been touring full time since 2000, bringing her passion for her music to small rural communities as well as expansive concert halls. Verch has also held classes and lectures, performed at numerous festivals and ...

 
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