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48th Annual Heritage Days Festival Brings Together History, Art and Entertainment PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Thursday, 26 May 2016 08:31

16 Heritage 8.5x11 flyerCumberland, MD – In a city loaded with history beginning long before the American Revolution, creating a festival to celebrate its heritage made sense in 1968.  Forty-eight years later, Cumberland’s official street festival, Heritage Days is still going strong and offers something for everyone from children to history buffs to arts and crafts collectors and those who just love festival food. This year’s festival is on schedule for Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12. Filled with arts and crafts, music and other street entertainment, a children’s carnival and plenty of festival food, Heritage Days is located on historic Washington Street, known for its magnificent Victorian homes and Downtown Cumberland.

 History buffs will enjoy visiting the ...

Appalachian Ballet Theatre to Present Lighthearted Comic Ballet PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Clare Buckle   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 16:47

Ballet Appalachian Ballet Theatre will present two performances of La Fille Mal Gardée on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 5 at 2:00pm at the Allegany High School, Cumberland Maryland.

La Fille Mal Gardée loosely translated means “The Wayward Daughter,” is a lighthearted comic ballet that takes place in France during the harvest season. The ballet is full of intricate and colorful folk and ribbon dances.

La Fille Mal Gardée is about a girl name Lise, and her widowed mother’s attempt to arrange her daughter's marriage to Alain, a very unusual, but extremely rich suitor. Alain is hopelessly shy. He is also fondly attached (more so than to his arranged fiancée) to a bright red umbrella that he always keeps close at hand. Lise isn’t interested in marriage, ...

Main Street Books to Host Book Signing with Local Children's Book Author PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara RogersThomas   
Monday, 16 May 2016 09:47
Boogerman A book signing with childrens' author Melanie Michael will be held at Main Street Books in downtown Frostburg on Saturday, May 21
from 1 -3 pm.  Michael's newest book, Billy Beakhorn and the Booger Man, is a delightfully icky story about kindness, courtesy, bravery and boogers.  
Melanie Michaels is the author of Nerfnerd and Lost in La La Land.  Additionally, her work has appeared in the Backbone Mountain Review.  The author lives in Cumberland with her daughter and is involved with working with children, her church and the arts community.
Main Street books is located at 2 E. Main St. in Frostburg.  For additional information call 301/689-5605 or e-mail Read more...
Frostburg's Palace Theatre to Screen "The Women" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Palace Theatre   
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 12:32
Women Take the Lead: Comedies from the 1930s-50s continues at Frostburg's Palace Theatre with the screening of The Women on Monday, May 16 at 7:30 pm.  With an all-star cast of women including Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell, this 1939 black and white film is directed by George Cukor.  The comedy follows the loves and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women and has a running time of 2 hours and 13 minutes.
Doors open at 7 pm with showtime at 7:30 pm.  The concession and bar start serving at 7 pm.  Tickets prices are the same for all ages. The Palace Theatre is located at 31 E. Main St. in downtown Frostburg.  For additional information, call 301-689-5606 or refer to their website at
Our Town Theatre to Present: Mom's the Word PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Our Town Theatre   
Sunday, 01 May 2016 09:00

Our Town Theatre will be presenting Mom's The Word: Go Ask Your Father!, an original production written by Garrett County residents. 

Join us for humorous look at the challenges moms and dads face every day. We are recommending this show for 13 and older as there is some mild language.  

Production dates May 13 & 14. The show will start at 8 pm and tickets are $5.00 each. Reservations may be made immediately online or by phone starting April 29 at 301.334.5640

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