GOP Governor Supports Fracking Ban in MD! CCAN Statement PDF Print E-mail
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 Action Network, stated:


"Governor Hogan's decision to support a permanent fracking ban in Maryland has created a day of historic importance for the entire nation. Hogan has joined a statewide bipartisan effort to prevent this dangerous drilling technology from ever polluting Maryland’s water, air, climate, and childhood health. In short, he has done the right thing. Most importantly, on climate change, Maryland is now poised to keep a dangerous pool of fossil fuels in the ground forever. Scientists say this is what states across America and countries around the world need to do to solve global warming. Instead of fracking, we need more solar energy. Instead of coal, we need wind power. Instead of oil, we need electric cars. Larry Hogan just took a big step for Maryland and the nation in moving us toward that goal."

 
FSU’s Department of Music to Host the Lyra Ensemble PDF Print E-mail
Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 16 March 2017 19:03

The Frostburg State University Department of Music will present the Lyra Ensemble as part of its Woodwind Quartet-a-Month series on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Members of the ensemble are Dr. Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart, on flute, alto flute and piccolo; Ellen Fisher-Deerberg, on flute and bass flute; Anna Meyer, on flute and piccolo; and Dr. Elivi Varga, on flute.

The quartet will begin with “Sinfonia” from “The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This will be followed by five modern pieces, beginning with “An Gaelic Tiodhlac” (“A Gaelic Offering”) by Catherine McMichael, which consists of four Gaelic pieces in traditional style – rowdy, raw and rambunctious when fast, and achingly personal when slow. The ensemble will then perform “Four ’Scapes” by Cynthia Folio, consisting of “Cityscape,” “Seascape,” “Landscape” and “Escape” and “Trois Pièces pour quatre Flûtes en Ut” by Eugène Bozza, a French contemporary composer and violinist and a prolific composer of chamber music for wind instruments.

After intermission, the group will continue with “Urban Ragas” by Till Maclvor Meyn, which is reminiscent of ragas, the scales and modes of Indian music; “Quatuor de Flûtes” by Jean-Michel Damase; and “Steeley Pause” by Jennifer Higdon.

Bacchiocchi-Stewart is the owner and founder of The Flute Academy in Bergen County, N.J. She is principal flute with the Ridgewood Concert Band. Bacchiocchi-Stewart has served on the faculties of Union College, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, FSU, Ithaca College and Schenectady County Community College. She teaches for the Marina Piccinini International Summer Master Classes at Peabody each summer.

Fisher-Deerberg is a well-respected freelance artist in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has performed in a wide variety of instrumental ensembles in the U.S. and Germany. She has taught flute for more than 28 years and has been on the faculty of Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, N.J., since 2005. Fisher-Deerberg is the principal flutist of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra.

Meyer recently took second place in the 2015 Myrna Brown Competition in Dallas and is currently a listed substitute for many regional orchestras, including the Delaware Symphony, Opera Philadelphia and the Allentown Symphony. She also maintains a private studio out of her home. She is a founding member of the Lyra Ensemble.

Varga performs as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra member throughout the Philadelphia area. She teaches flute at Settlement Music School, Community College of Philadelphia and Friends’ Central School and maintains a private flute studio. Varga’s recently released CD, “Silver Tunes: Music for Flute and Organ,” includes world-premiere recordings of music by American composers Lowell Liebermann and Augusta Read Thomas. Her articles on music have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer and elsewhere.

For more information, contact FSU’s Department of Music at 301-687-4109 or visit www.frostburg.edu/concerts.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
Embassy St. Patrick's Day Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kara RogersThomas   
Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:40
CUMBERLAND, MD - Embassy Theatre will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with its "St. Paddy's Day With the Fly Birds" on Friday, March 17
 
The theatre is located on the Downtown Cumberland Mall at 49 Baltimore Street, and the evening's music will include Ben Childs, Ally Norris and the Fly Birds.
 
Ben Childs is an 18 year old singer-songwriter from Frostburg, MD. His music covers a wide variety of genres, from hip-hop to folk. He often performs his original songs, drawing influence from artists like Ed Sheeran and Twenty One Pilots. He hopes that through his music, he will be able to connect to listeners' hearts and souls. 
 
Ally Norris is a 14 year old original singer-songwriter from Cresaptown, MD. Her influences are Lzzy Hale, Pat Benatar, Slash, Orianthi, Carrie Underwood, Paramore, Shinedown, Evanescence, and Led Zeppelin. She has several songs that she has written, and she will be showcasing some of these at events. Her songs have a rich, youthful glow enveloped in country, pop, and rock. Enjoy!
 
The Fly Birds are a trio made up of Elizabeth Baker and Mary Dunlap of Winchester, VA on Banjo and Bass and Sarah Twigg of Barton, MD on the guitar. Their unique vocals as well as original style of folk music is topped off with tasteful songwriting skills and a charming presence on stage and record. The band was formed in April 2016 and plan to release their first record in 2017.
 
Check them out on Facebook to learn more about upcoming music releases and shows in your area!
 
"Cover for this St. Paddy's Day musical event is $10, which supports these outstanding musicians and their talents, as well as supporting our nonprofit theatre," adds executive director Jerard Puckett. Valid ID required for admission.
Music begins at 7 pm and continues until 1 am. Passport Cafe will be open in the lobby.
 
All events at Embassy Theatre are supported in part by the Allegany County Arts Council and the City of Cumberland.
 
For more information, contact Embassy Theatre at (240) 362-7183, or visit embassytheatrecumberland on Facebook.

 

 
 
Arts Council Galleries Feature WV Artists PDF Print E-mail
Written by Heidi Custer   
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 16:33

“South of the Border” in the Saville gallery from March 4-25, 2017, showcases the work of three West Virginia artists; woodworker Joshua Miller, ceramicist Audrey Taucher, and painter Robert Singleton.

For over 25 years, Josh Miller has been a maker and designer of furniture, timber frame buildings, and sculpture. His studio-workshop is located in Mathias, WV.  The exhibition in the Saville features sculptural pieces from his “Implement” series, in which he uses his fine craftsman skills to create wood sculptures of walnut and oak joined without a single nail. This series has been described as “rustic contemporary” and brings to mind tools used long ago.

 

Audrey Taucher, also from Mathias, began making wheel thrown pottery in 1999 and then in 2013 learned hand-building techniques. This new method of fabrication made her fall in love with clay all over again. Her pieces incorporate creative shapes and beautiful glazes. Many of these creations are designed with specific foods in mind so, of course, these are all food safe.

 

Robert Singleton is a renowned artist, especially of large landscapes. His paintings are included in private and corporate collections worldwide as well as in numerous museum collections.  After a hiatus from a long career of public exhibitions, Robert has in the last several years again taken up his brush. His single subject now is luminous cloud paintings. These works, some of which are quite large in scale, seek to convey a sense of peace and reverence; often capturing the ethereal and atmospheric quality of the interplay of clouds and light. Robert resides and works from a hilltop in Baker.  

 

The Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery hosts works by the painter Sandra Wright from March 11-25. Born in Colombia, South America, Sandra worked as a Math and Physics teacher before moving to the United States in 1998. She currently resides in West Virginia.

 

 Sandra has always considered painting and drawing to be her true love, despite her early professional career. Thanks in great part to the guidance of well-known artist Mary Ekroos of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Sandra has become a full time artist. Her media include oil, pastel, and pencil. 

 

Her work has been on display in numerous art galleries in Maryland and West Virginia She enjoys taking commissioned work for individuals, family portraits, and corporations.

The reception for both of these exhibitions is Saturday, March 11, from 6-8pm. It is free and open to the public. The Allegany Arts Council is located at 9 N. Centre St, in downtown Cumberland, MD. Call 301.777.2787 for more information.

 
St. Paddy's Day with the Fly Birds at Embassy Theatre PDF Print E-mail
Written by Trish Morgan   
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 16:24
spe3Embassy Theatre will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with its "St. Paddy's Day With the Fly Birds" on Friday, March 17
 
The theatre is located on the Downtown Cumberland Mall at 49 Baltimore Street, and the evening's music will include Ben Childs, Ally Norris and the Fly Birds.
 
Ben Childs is an 18 year old singer-songwriter from Frostburg, MD. His music covers a wide variety of genres, from hip-hop to folk. He often performs his original songs, drawing influence from artists like Ed Sheeran and Twenty One Pilots. He hopes that through his music, he will be able to connect to listeners' hearts and souls. spe1
 
 
Ally Norris is a 14 year old original singer-songwriter from Cresaptown, MD. Her influences are Lzzy Hale, Pat Benatar, Slash, Orianthi, Carrie Underwood, Paramore, Shinedown, Evanescence, and Led Zeppelin. She has several songs that she has written, and she will be showcasing some of these at events. Her songs have a rich, youthful glow enveloped in country, pop, and rock. Enjoy!
 
The Fly Birds are a trio made up of Elizabeth Baker and Mary Dunlap of Winchester, VA on Banjo and Bass and Sarah Twigg of Barton, MD on the guitar. Their unique vocals as well as original style of folk music is topped off with tasteful songwriting skills and a charming presence on stage and record. The band was formed in April 2016 and plan to release their first record in 2017.
 
Check them out on Facebook to learn more about upcoming music releases and shows in your area!
 
"Cover for this St. Paddy's Day musical event is $10, which supports these outstanding musicians and their talents, as well as supporting our nonprofit theatre," adds executive director Jerard Puckett. Valid ID required for admission.
Music begins at 7 pm and continues until 1 am. Passport Cafe will be open in the lobby.
 
spe2All events at Embassy Theatre are supported in part by the Allegany County Arts Council and the City of Cumberland.
 
For more information, contact Embassy Theatre at (240) 362-7183, or visit embassytheatrecumberland on Facebook.

 

 
 
CES to Present The Filharmonic PDF Print E-mail
Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:55

CES’ On the EDGE Series Presentation of The Filharmonic Rescheduled for April 20

Because of changes to the band’s tour schedule, CES at Frostburg State University will present the a cappella singing group The Filharmonic in an On the EDGE series performance on Thursday, April 20, at 8:15 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of FSU’s Lane University Center. The concert was originally planned for Thursday, April 6.

On the EDGE tickets are $15 and may be ordered by calling 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137 or by visitinghttp://ces.frostburg.edu.

CES is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. The CES 60th Anniversary season is supported in part by the city of Frostburg and the FSU Foundation.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
Author to Participate in Discussion of Her New Novel at Main Street Books PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fred Powell   
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 16:40

RunawayMidwifePatricia Harman, author of The Runaway Midwife, will participate in the upcoming book discussion of her new novel at Main Street Books in Frostburg on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30 pm.  Recently published by William Morrow, an imprint of  HarperCollins, Harman's new title is a fast-paced tale of a midwife on the run from a series of devistating events in her life.  Fleeing from West Virginia, she seeks solitude on a a remote island in Canada and tries to reinvent her life.

Harman is the author of four previous books, including The Midwife of Hope River and The Reluctant Midwife and two memoirs.  Earlier in the year, she published her first childrens book titled Lost on Hope Island: the Amazing Tale of the Little Goat Midwives.  Harman lives near Morgantown WV and is  recently retired from the field of midwifery after caring for woman and families for over 30 years.  This is the third visit Harman is making to Main Street Books to discuss her books.   The book group that has been meeting in the store since 1998.

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 .  New members and area book groups are welcome to attend.

 
Hooley Pub Crawl PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steven Leyh   
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 16:29

Open 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 11, as Cumberland celebrates the 19th annual St. Paddy’s Day Hooley Pub Crawl.

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 (Corner of Harrison & Centre Streets), 2. Woodchux (Greene Street), 3. Outdoor Club (Industrial Blvd), 4. Virginia Avenue (300 Block), 5. Patrick’s Pub (Rolling Mill), 6. Union & Park Streets (Post Office).

The festivities will kick-off at Noon with music, Irish food and libations at several locations.  The music entertainers include The Shanty Irish who will be performing throughout the event at a variety of locations.  Each participating location will be offering food and drink specials, live music or other entertainment

Through the cooperation of the Cumberland City Police, the Mayor and City Council, and the Downtown Development Commission, several downtown streets will be closed on Saturday for pedestrian use only. Those streets are Centre Street from Harrison to Frederick Street, Liberty Street from Frederick to Harrison Street, Pershing Street as well as Union Street in such a fashion that the parking garage will be accessible, but no thru traffic will be allowed. Merchants Alley Parking Lot will also be closed.

Centre and Liberty Streets will be closed at 4 p.m., with no parking after 3:00 p.m.  Merchant’s Alley Parking Lot and Pershing Street will be closed with no parking at noon. Open containers will be allowed in certain areas for patrons to enjoy the day from noon to 2 a.m.

PATRONS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING THEIR OWN COOLERS OR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND ALL GLASS CONTAINERS ARE PROHIBITED. As always, responsible and respectful behavior is expected to insure a safe and successful event that helps to kick off the Spring and Summer season in Downtown Cumberland.

While Downtown Cumberland is pet friendly, we kindly request that pet owners do not bring their pets to this event.  For more Hooley Pub Crawl Information and a complete schedule of events visit www.downtowncumberland.com

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