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FSU Lecturer to Speak on How Hip Hop is Using Social Media to Change Music Industry PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Friday, 25 March 2016 08:12

How have hip hop artists like Drake, Future and Kendrick Lamar converted their social media game to international fame?

Savvy hip hop artists have learned to be their own brand by leveraging the power of Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and other social media platforms to build audiences and communicate directly to their followers in lieu of traditional channels.

Learn how these artists and others are changing the industry through a presentation by Dr. Marcus Hill, a lecturer in Frostburg State University’s Department of Communication, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, in Dunkle Hall room 218. The event is free and open to the public.

Hill’s research interests include construction of race, gender and sexuality in mass media and society; black ...

FSU Center for Literary Arts Word and Image Project Now Accepting Submissions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 19:27

Frostburg State University’s Center for Literary Arts is open to submissions for its fourth annual Word and Image Project. Regional artists are invited to submit visual art that incorporates some or all of the text of a poem.

The Word and Image Project features a juried art exhibition, which will be on display on Sunday, April 10, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Dante’s Pub and Arts, 14 W. Main St., as part of the annual Rock ’n’ Read event. The show will be juried by CLA Center Director Gerry LaFemina.

Submitted work should be artistic prints of individual poems or any visual representation of poetic text. Art may include paintings, drawings, illustrations, photographs, sculpture and more.

Community members ...

Hooley Pub Crawl Set for Saturday March 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steven Leyh   
Monday, 07 March 2016 10:08

opencontainer According to the dictionary, the term “hooley” is defined as a noisy, merry party.  And that’s what Downtown Cumberland and the surrounding area turn into on Saturday, March 12, as Cumberland celebrates the 18th annual St. Paddy’s Day Hooley Pub Crawl.

“The Hooley was the brainchild of the Shanty Irish and was an immediate success.  They are still an integral part of the celebration”, commented Jennifer Light with the Downtown Development Commission “and it just seems to grow in popularity every year.

This year’s Hooley has several participating restaurants, clubs, bars and pubs.  The Hooley Trolley will be available to transport crawlers from place to place from 2 to 8 p.m.

Six Trolley stops will complete the loop: 1. Downtown ...

Allegany Arts Council Hosts Poetry Readings PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Heidi Custer   
Thursday, 03 March 2016 17:30


Jonathan Treece will read his collection of poems created for the exhibition "The Piedmont Project" on Thursday, March 10th

 at 6:00pm in the Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery. 

The poems, thirteen works in all, are the result of the poet's visit to Piedmont, WV. "What I found there startled me; burned out buildings yet to be razed...and a dead quiet. There was no one on the street, but then I wondered where they would be going if there were. ... From this experience, I began writing; and what I've sought to capture is more than specific scenes; I've tried to expose the heart of what's going on in the lives and minds of the people who live there."

Jonathan Treece is an award-winning editor, poet and playwright currently ...

Frostburg Arts Walk Seeks Participants PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jessica Palumbo   
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 16:27

FArts Walk Frostburg’s Art and Entertainment District will host the Spring Arts Walk on Saturday, April 23, from 3 pm – 8 pm. Featuring live performances, gallery openings, literature, dancing, shopping, and dining on Main Street, Broadway, and Water Street, the Frostburg Arts Walk is a time for our community to showcase the talented artists, writers, and performers in our region.

FrostburgFirst is now collecting participant forms for interested artists, artisans, writers, performers, and musicians. If you would like to sign up, please visit to download the participant form. E-mail the form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or send it to FrostburgFirst, PO Box 633, ...


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