November 12, 2018
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    • The Annapolis Dragon Boat Club is composed of both cancer survivors and supporters.
      The Annapolis Dragon Boat Club is composed of both cancer survivors and supporters.
    • In its first semester, the Annapolis Symphony Academy accepted 22 students.Photo Provided
      In its first semester, the Annapolis Symphony Academy accepted 22 students.
    • Melissa Gryder, an Arnold resident, painted the view of the sunset from Jonas Green Park on her violin.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Melissa Gryder, an Arnold resident, painted the view of the sunset from Jonas Green Park on her violin.
    • Netanel Draiblate, academy director and founder, personally works one-on-one with students.Photo Provided
      Netanel Draiblate, academy director and founder, personally works one-on-one with students.
    • The painted violins will be on display throughout Anne Arundel County through December to be raffled on, and all proceeds go to the Annapolis Symphony Academy.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      The painted violins will be on display throughout Anne Arundel County through December to be raffled on, and all proceeds go to the Annapolis Symphony Academy.
    • Elijah Simon and Netanel Draiblate have met up several times while discussing Elijah’s donation to the Annapolis Symphony Academy.Photo Provided
      Elijah Simon and Netanel Draiblate have met up several times while discussing Elijah’s donation to the Annapolis Symphony Academy.

    Painted Violins Project Raises Funds For Annapolis Symphony Academy

    By Maya Pottiger
    After the Annapolis Symphony Academy kicked off in September, the Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (FASO) decided to rejuvenate a former fundraiser: raffling off painted violins.

    Ten local artists were given refurbished violins deemed no longer usable for students by Anne Arundel...

    • Severna Park native Joan Herder has drawn horses since she was 5 years old.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Severna Park native Joan Herder has drawn horses since she was 5 years old.
    • Joan Herder paints the occasional moose, heron, bison or crane in different environments, but she’s always drawn back to the ponies.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Joan Herder paints the occasional moose, heron, bison or crane in different environments, but she’s always drawn back to the ponies.
    • Joan Herder paints the occasional moose, heron, bison or crane in different environments, but she’s always drawn back to the ponies.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Joan Herder paints the occasional moose, heron, bison or crane in different environments, but she’s always drawn back to the ponies.
    • Joan Herder paints the occasional moose, heron, bison or crane in different environments, but she’s always drawn back to the ponies.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Joan Herder paints the occasional moose, heron, bison or crane in different environments, but she’s always drawn back to the ponies.

    After Seven Decades, Artist’s First Love Is Still Her Favorite Subject

    By Judy Tacyn
    Mystique and legend surrounding Chincoteague ponies originated long before Marguerite Henry’s “Misty of Chincoteague” series, written in 1947, captivated children of all ages. Did these stocky horses arrive at Assateague Island after surviving wrecked Spanish vessels in the 16th...
    • The Wayward Locals, a teenage jazz/rock band, is composed of students from Severna Park High and Broadneck High schools.Photo by Isabel Gonzalez
      The Wayward Locals, a teenage jazz/rock band, is composed of students from Severna Park High and Broadneck High schools.

    Severna Park Talent Featured In Band Called The Wayward Locals

    By Isabel Gonzalez
    “Just imagine cords everywhere, cables and a big hunk of furniture that we moved into a corner to make room,” said guitarist Nate Stanley of The Wayward Locals’ basement practice space.

    The band’s approach to practice is similar to its approach to everything else:...

  • “The Predator” Is Interesting But Fails To Engage Its Prey

    By Audrey Ruppert
    The problem with “The Predator” is it doesn’t quite know what it wants to be, but I don’t think it entirely deserves the severe criticism it received.

    “The Predator” is the latest film in the “Predator” franchise. If you haven’t heard of the...

  • Ballet Theatre Of Maryland Prepares For 40th Season

    By Elizabeth Spearman
    The Ballet Theatre of Maryland starts its season in October with the premiere of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and throughout the season, it will celebrate its 40th anniversary.

    The ballet will also perform some shows picked by the audience. “It’s nice to see what...

    • Perfectly seared Cape May scallops were served with grilled baby root vegetables, mushrooms, Granny Smith beurre blanc (an apple puree), crispy beets, and shaved Grana Padano.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      Perfectly seared Cape May scallops were served with grilled baby root vegetables, mushrooms, Granny Smith beurre blanc (an apple puree), crispy beets, and shaved Grana Padano.
    • The pumpkin risotto was piping hot and had a delightful blend of flavors.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The pumpkin risotto was piping hot and had a delightful blend of flavors.
    • The cacao cheesecake tasted as good as it looked — rich, dense and delightful.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The cacao cheesecake tasted as good as it looked — rich, dense and delightful.
    • Crispy Brussels was a savory, hearty appetizer that could be a meal in itself.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      Crispy Brussels was a savory, hearty appetizer that could be a meal in itself.
    • The corn chowder had fresh kernels and walnuts in a rich broth.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The corn chowder had fresh kernels and walnuts in a rich broth.

    The Newly Renovated Café Mezzanotte Keeps Tradition Of Offering Great Dining Experiences

    By Mary Cobbler
    We eagerly headed to Café Mezzanotte, located at 760 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park, on a rainy Tuesday evening at dinnertime thinking it would be a light crowd on a quiet night — nope! The restaurant was packed, and that speaks to the incredible food and service.

    Mezzanotte...

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    • “Oak Bones” is about a woman carved from wood and her experiences in the outside world.Photo Provided
      “Oak Bones” is about a woman carved from wood and her experiences in the outside world.
    • The World War II action short “Does the Owl Fly” will premiere at the Adirondack Film Festival this October. A historical fiction piece, it is based on two women who worked undercover.Photo Provided
      The World War II action short “Does the Owl Fly” will premiere at the Adirondack Film Festival this October. A historical fiction piece, it is based on two women who worked undercover.

    Severna Park Filmmaker Aims To Engage And Inform

    By Zach Sparks
    Fantasy And Symbolism Are Hallmarks Of Lindsay Corriveau’s Work

    As a child, she was enamored of the tale of children stumbling through a wardrobe to find a mythical world plagued by perpetual winter. Then came the story of a wizard with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. And later,...

    • (L-R) Barbara Burns, Carolyn Councell, Janice Hendra and Joan Machinchick are some of the Annapolis Watercolor Club members participating in “A Brush With Color,” an exhibit at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church from August 26 to September 23.Photo by Zach Sparks
      (L-R) Barbara Burns, Carolyn Councell, Janice Hendra and Joan Machinchick are some of the Annapolis Watercolor Club members participating in “A Brush With Color,” an exhibit at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church from August 26 to September 23.
    • Joan Machinchick submitted her piece “June Riches” for the Annapolis Watercolor Club’s “A Brush With Color” exhibit.Photo Provided
      Joan Machinchick submitted her piece “June Riches” for the Annapolis Watercolor Club’s “A Brush With Color” exhibit.
    • For the Woods Church exhibit, Janice Hendra entered her painting called “A Wave of Color.”Photo Provided
      For the Woods Church exhibit, Janice Hendra entered her painting called “A Wave of Color.”

    Watercolors At Woods Church Introduce “A Brush With Color”

    By Zach Sparks
    A peacock, an Indian villager and a flowerpot walk into a church.

    OK, this isn’t the start of a bad joke but rather a taste of the diversity people will find at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church from August 26 to September 23 as the Annapolis Watercolor Club presents a new exhibit titled...

    • “Blackkklansman” manages to brilliantly weave racial activism, humor, and a gut-wrenching call to action into a compelling period piece.Photo courtesy of Focus Features
      “Blackkklansman” manages to brilliantly weave racial activism, humor, and a gut-wrenching call to action into a compelling period piece.

    “Blackkklansman” Is Funny, Poignant, Powerful And Present

    By Audrey Ruppert
    I wasn’t exactly sure how a Spike Lee and a Jordan Peele mashup would turn out, but let me tell you, it was a thing of beauty. Just as there were black authors with different voices (Maya Angelou, James Baldwin), black activists with different viewpoints (Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois...
    • A former member of the Rockettes, Michelle Smith is a co-owner of The Dance Collective in Millersville.Photo Provided
      A former member of the Rockettes, Michelle Smith is a co-owner of The Dance Collective in Millersville.
    • Classes offered include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, and stretch and flex.Photo Provided
      Classes offered include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, and stretch and flex.

    Professional Dancer Calls Severna Park Home

    By Jillian Amodio
    A Maryland native with a unique history when it comes to dance, Michelle Smith has known since about 6 years old that dance needed to be a major part of her life, whether she was performing or behind the scenes.

    “I love to dance,” she said, “but I love to work with people more...

    • JJ Galloway’s career has taken her to places like New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago.Photo Provided
      JJ Galloway’s career has taken her to places like New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago.

    Bon Appétit: JJ Galloway Serves Up Food-Inspired Art

    By Jillian Amodio
    JJ Galloway has been a Severna Park resident since the mid ‘90s, but she is leaving her mark at galleries and shows throughout the country with her food- and beverage-themed art.

    Because her mother and grandfather were both hobbyists, Galloway has been surrounded by art her entire life....

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    • The Engineer arrived warm and packed with turkey, Swiss cheese and sautéed mushrooms. A tasty sandwich, it was “fully involved,” served with deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion and a kosher dill pickle.Photos by Sharon Mager
      The Engineer arrived warm and packed with turkey, Swiss cheese and sautéed mushrooms. A tasty sandwich, it was “fully involved,” served with deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion and a kosher dill pickle.
    • The Hook & Ladder sub was stuffed full of Virginia honey ham and turkey breast and topped with Monterey Jack.Photos by Sharon Mager
      The Hook & Ladder sub was stuffed full of Virginia honey ham and turkey breast and topped with Monterey Jack.

    Make Firehouse Subs Your First Response To Hunger

    By Mary Cobbler
    Firehouse Subs is more than a sub shop. It’s an experience. From the red brick décor, the Dalmatian tabletops and firefighting gear to pictures of local firemen and a unique mural on the wall, the place screams for a flashing red light or a fire pole.

    The shop is roomy and has...

  • Amy Andrews Brings Musical Talents To Hatton Regester Green

    By Maya Pottiger
    When she’s not driving lengthy distances between shows, singer-songwriter Amy Andrews likes to unwind by trekking up and down the B&A Trail.

    “I spent so much time walking the trail,” Andrews said. “I love that trail so much. I don’t know what it is about it. It...

  • Harbor City Music Company Prepares For Fall Show

    By Monica Resa
    If you’ve watched the hit show “America’s Got Talent” this year, you know that a large and diverse choir called Angel City Chorale has made it to the finals. Well, watch out Los Angeles, because Severna Park has its own bit of musical diversity with Harbor City Music Company...
    • Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Derik Nelson & Family, including Derik Nelson (center) and siblings Dalten and Riana, have been performing together since childhood.Photo courtesy of Live On Stage
      Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Derik Nelson & Family, including Derik Nelson (center) and siblings Dalten and Riana, have been performing together since childhood.

    Anne Arundel Community Concert Association Opens Season With Derik Nelson & Family

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    Derik Nelson & Family's unforgettable vocal harmonies and multimedia program will be on display in a concert at Severna Park High School on Tuesday, October 2, at 7:30pm.

    Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Derik Nelson & Family (siblings Derik, Riana and Dalten) have been performing...

  • Auditions For “A Christmas Story” Start September 8

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    Pasadena Theatre Company is partnering with Julie and Pete Garvey at Stage & Screen Studios for a non-musical stage version of “A Christmas Story.” The two entities are looking to cast children and adults of all ages. All roles are open with the exception of Santa Claus. All...
  • “America’s Got Talent” Finalist “Catapult” Performs At Maryland HallExclusive

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    Save the date to see an “America’s Got Talent” finalist during “Catapult: The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dance” at Maryland Hall on Sunday, September 30, at 4:00pm.

    Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B. all voted yes, sending the group to the Vegas Round on...

  • Gallery 564 Opens In Severna Park, Features Local ArtistsExclusive

    By Judy Tacyn
    After 35 years in the custom homebuilding business, Michael Brown couldn’t shake his photography passion and the urge to pick up his camera again. For years, he exhibited and sold his work locally before deciding to renovate a family-owned storefront into a gallery.

    After months of...

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      Michael Bracco
    • Michael Bracco’s “The Creators” is about young people who bring their imaginations to life through drawings.Photo Provided
      Michael Bracco’s “The Creators” is about young people who bring their imaginations to life through drawings.
    • Lynne YoshiiPhoto Provided
      Lynne Yoshii
    • Wonder Woman by Lynne YoshiiPhoto Provided
      Wonder Woman by Lynne Yoshii
    • Mike ZeckPhoto Provided
      Mike Zeck
    • Released in the 1980s, “Secret Wars” featured several heroes and villains from the Marvel universe. It also introduced Spider-Man’s black costume, drawn by Mike Zeck.Photo Provided
      Released in the 1980s, “Secret Wars” featured several heroes and villains from the Marvel universe. It also introduced Spider-Man’s black costume, drawn by Mike Zeck.

    Baltimore Comic-Con Brings Talented Artists To Charm City

    By Zach Sparks
    Event Returns September 28-30 At The Baltimore Convention Center

    When Baltimore Comic-Con comes to the Baltimore Convention Center from September 28-30, attendees will have the chance to meet Zachary Levi, the soon-to-be superhero and protagonist in “Shazam!” and Mike Colter, who...

    • Anne Arundel Community College student Mark Rollamas uses some of his paintings to represent life’s struggles.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Anne Arundel Community College student Mark Rollamas uses some of his paintings to represent life’s struggles.

    Sight Unseen: Artist Mark Rollamas Brings The Abstract Into Focus

    By Zach Sparks
    When Mark Rollamas attempts to paint, he doesn’t approach his canvas with just a brush. He uses his mind, pondering how to render his subjects as symbols.

    One such acrylic painting, “Unknown Woman,” depicts a woman from behind, the muscles of her back and shoulders emphasized....

    • “Skyscraper,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is a movie best suited for those who love disaster films and the hero saving the day through several seemingly impossible feats.Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures
      “Skyscraper,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is a movie best suited for those who love disaster films and the hero saving the day through several seemingly impossible feats.

    “Skyscraper” Theatrics Prove Too Lofty For The Film’s Own Good

    By Audrey Ruppert
    As a member of the last generation to physically remember 9/11 (I was 5 years old), “Skyscraper” — a film about heights, fire and borderline terrorism — made me squeamish for half the runtime. As an intern now on my fifth week at a corporate law firm, all the damage...

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