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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 ...

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 ...

CES’ On the EDGE Series to Host Step Dance Group Molodi Live PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 October 2016 07:29

Molodi 1CES at Frostburg State University will present the electrifying step dancers of Molodi Live in its next On the EDGE series performance. The show will take place on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8:15 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of FSU’s Lane University Center.

Using only their bodies as instruments, Molodi combines collegiate stepping, tap, gumboots, beatbox and poetry with guerrilla theatre. Interactive rhythms and crowd participation bridge the gap between the artists and the audience, who become essential participants in the performance. According to The Villager, “The soulful and energetically intense performance ... leaves the audiences in awe of their abilities to blend the traditional percussive dance forms.”

The On the EDGE series is an exciting ...

Book Group to Meet at Main Street Books PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fred Powell   
Monday, 24 October 2016 07:21
The book group of Main Street Books in Frostburg will meet on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 pm in the bookstore.  The Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen will be discussed.  New members welcome.  For additional information call 301-689-5605 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
October Events in Downtown Cumberland PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Monday, 17 October 2016 10:20

Downtown Cumberland Farmers Market – Every Thursday through October 13. The Downtown Cumberland Farmers' Market is a place where the community meets each week to buy the best locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, organic products, baked goods and so much more! The market sets up every Thursday from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm on Baltimore Street in Historic City Center from May to October. Baltimore Street is a brick pedestrian only promenade with shops, cafes and restaurants. Bring the whole family and find the best local farmers have to offer!


Technology at the Gap: Emerging Trends 2016, Friday, October 14, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Western Maryland IT Center of Excellence. Technology at the Gap is a one-day conference for web developers, system admins, network ...


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