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Frostburg State University Presents Wind Ensemble in Concert PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Saturday, 26 November 2016 09:22

The Frostburg State University Department of Music will present the FSU Wind Ensemble in concert on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center.

Conducted by Dr. Philip Klickman, the ensemble will open the program with “American Overture for Band” by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins. Next, an enchanting winter’s day comes to life in “A Winter’s Dawn” by rising star composer John Fannin. The ensemble will then play “Doctor Who: Through Time and Space” by Murray Gold in memory of the late FSU physics professor, Dr. Steven Luzader.

Several works by Percy Grainger will follow: “Handel in the Strand,” an arrangement by Edwin Franko Goldman; the composer’s masterpiece, “Lincolnshire Posy,” a ...

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Downtown Cumberland Events and Activities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Saturday, 26 November 2016 09:16

What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

Annual Downtown Cumberland Tree Lighting – November 25

Shop Small Saturday – November 26

Moonlight Madness – December 8

Home for the Holidays – December 10

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Annual Holiday Tree Lighting – Friday, November 25. Join the Downtown Cumberland businesses – shops, banks, restaurants in our annual Tree Lighting and the arrival of Santa Claus. Entertainment begins at 6 pm, tree lighting is at 7 pm.

  • The Kensington
  • Check out all the special sales and events at many of the Downtown Cumberland stores
  • The Allegany Museum will be having an opening reception ...
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Downtown Cumberland Events and Activities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Friday, 04 November 2016 12:38

What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

Veteran’s Day – Friday, November 11

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Big Dawg Homecoming Dance – Friday, November 4, 7:30 -10:30 pm at Windsor Castle Events Centre, 210 S. Centre Street. Who's the Big Dawg this year? Fort HillAllegany? Enjoy the music of Chinese Bandits and some good old fun rivalry. Sponsored by the Allegany County Animal Shelter and Windsor Castle. Tickets are $10/advance and available at The Book Center or $12/door. Must be 21 or over. Be sure to wear your school colors and get your picture taken with the Red Big Dawg or Blue Big Dawg, compliments of US Cellular.

 

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Frostburg State University’s Puppet Maker Saves “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:38

Spider Puppet When the curtain rises and the lights come on for the Frostburg State University production of “James and the Giant Peach Jr.,” children throughout Western Maryland will accompany James and his six loveable insect friends on their magical, musical adventure across the Atlantic Ocean in an overgrown peach.

When the insects first appear onstage, they are in the form of six puppets, a prop challenge that director Mairzy Yost-Rushton feared would break the bank.

As Yost-Rushton, a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, began researching the play, she began to suffer from sticker shock. One production of “James” in Ohio had used metal puppets, which she could rent for more than $1,000. Then she solicited bids for custom-made puppets.

“Two guys ...

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Blick Resident Artist to Lecture on History of Oil Color PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Heidi Custer   
Monday, 24 October 2016 07:34

Joe Gyurcsak is an Utrecht Brand Manager and the current Blick Resident Artist. He is an art materials expert and a nationally recognized artist in his own right. Joe is a practicing artist for over 4 decades and has lectured and demonstrated throughout North America to more than 150 major art institutions. 

This lecture covers the historical beginnings of oil color all the way up to modern day; as seen through the eyes of chemists, toxicologist, conservators, manufacturers and artists. Audience members will be educated on how to evaluate oil colors and their properties so that they may make wise decisions in regards to archival art. Color theory exercises and a hand mulling color demo will be explored as students are invited to participate. A discussion of media such ...

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