July 17, 2018
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    • Rafael Rider crafted a teal Stratocaster for his senior capstone project as a Broadneck High PVA student.Photo Provided
      Rafael Rider crafted a teal Stratocaster for his senior capstone project as a Broadneck High PVA student.
    • Ryan Hagler gave his Stratocaster a tobacco-brown finish.Photo Provided
      Ryan Hagler gave his Stratocaster a tobacco-brown finish.
    • It took five or six months for Ryan Hagler to build his custom Stratocaster for the PVA capstone project.Photo Provided
      It took five or six months for Ryan Hagler to build his custom Stratocaster for the PVA capstone project.

    Runnin’ Down A Dream: Broadneck Grads Are Ascending Guitarists

    By Zach Sparks
    Jimi Hendrix was 24 years old when he capped a 45-minute performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in California by picking guitar strings with his teeth, playing the instrument behind his back and sacrificing his Fender Stratocaster in a miniature pool of flames.

    Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy...

    • Although still an enjoyable summer blockbuster, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has an incredible number of plot holes and inaccuracies that will drive paleontologists and animal enthusiasts mad.Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures
      Although still an enjoyable summer blockbuster, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has an incredible number of plot holes and inaccuracies that will drive paleontologists and animal enthusiasts mad.

    “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Is Nothing New, But Still Fun

    By Audrey Ruppert
    As the owner of my own tiny dinosaur (I own a little blue parrot, or rather, she owns me), I was ready to see the new “Jurassic World” installment, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” The result was what we expect of summer blockbuster fare: fun and forgettable.

    In this...

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    • “Masterpiece Robot and the Ferocious Valerie Knick-Knack” is about a little girl who takes an everyday afternoon in her backyard and turns it into an adventure as a superhero.Photo Provided
      “Masterpiece Robot and the Ferocious Valerie Knick-Knack” is about a little girl who takes an everyday afternoon in her backyard and turns it into an adventure as a superhero.

    Severna Park Resident Rebecca Evans Takes Her Paintings From Home To The Bookstore

    By Kerrigan Stern
    Children begin exercising their imagination at a young age — daydreaming of all the sports they’ll play when they grow up, about each and every detail of their future family, and what career they may possess once they reach adulthood. Unfortunately, many of them do not realize the...
  • Thriller Novelist John Fenzel To Visit Broadneck

    By Zach Sparks
    Annapolis Resident Discusses Writing, Military Service And More

    John Fenzel has worked in the White House and served in command and staff positions around the world. Now, he’s the author of three novels that explore faith, friendship and threats both foreign and domestic.

    Voice...

    • Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.Photos courtesy of John Altdorfer
      Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.
    • Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.Photos courtesy of John Altdorfer
      Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.
    • Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.Photos courtesy of John Altdorfer
      Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.
    • Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.Photos courtesy of John Altdorfer
      Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.

    Artscape Returns July 20-22

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    Billed as America’s largest free arts festival, the 37th annual Artscape is set for July 20-22 near Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street in Baltimore.

    Hours are 11:00am to 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday and 11:00am to 7:00pm on Sunday, with Artscape After Hours taking place Friday...

    • Homemade tomato basil bisque nicely complemented the vegetable quiche.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      Homemade tomato basil bisque nicely complemented the vegetable quiche.
    • The croissants are luscious, flaky and warm. The salad was served with homemade honey mustard dressing with just the right mix of sweet and tanginess.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The croissants are luscious, flaky and warm. The salad was served with homemade honey mustard dressing with just the right mix of sweet and tanginess.
    • The caramel apple torte was perfectly sweetened with just the right cinnamon and spice.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The caramel apple torte was perfectly sweetened with just the right cinnamon and spice.
    • The mini pave packed a lot of flavor in a few bites — chocolate cake topped with white chocolate buttercream icing.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The mini pave packed a lot of flavor in a few bites — chocolate cake topped with white chocolate buttercream icing.

    Cakes And Confections Bakery Café Is A Sweet Find

    By Mary Cobbler
    Looking for a new breakfast or lunch spot? Try Cakes and Confections Bakery Café at 342 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. It’s a bit hidden in a strip center but worth the brief search.

    Leaning toward quaint, the café has cheery yellow walls, wood tables and a tile floor....

    • A cast of (l-r) Frank Antonio, Ronnie Schronce, Joe Rose, Nicholas Garvey, Tyler White and Blaise Shunk will present “Damn Yankees” at Anne Arundel Community College on the weekends of July 13 and July 22.Photo Provided
      A cast of (l-r) Frank Antonio, Ronnie Schronce, Joe Rose, Nicholas Garvey, Tyler White and Blaise Shunk will present “Damn Yankees” at Anne Arundel Community College on the weekends of July 13 and July 22.

    Pasadena Theatre Company Brings “Damn Yankees” To AACC Stage

    By Judy Tacyn
    Whether you are a Baltimore or Washington baseball fan, there is a strong likelihood that you have muttered “damn Yankees!” at some point every year between April and October. The expression was used in Douglass Wallop’s 1954 book “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant,...
    • Drew Fockler submitted “Pages” for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show at Benfield Gallery.Photo Provided
      Drew Fockler submitted “Pages” for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show at Benfield Gallery.
    • Jeanne Burton Fryer exhibited the painting “Bras d'Or Yacht Club, Cape Breton.”Photo Provided
      Jeanne Burton Fryer exhibited the painting “Bras d'Or Yacht Club, Cape Breton.”
    • Barbara Sause submitted one painting and two metal sculptures for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show.Photo Provided
      Barbara Sause submitted one painting and two metal sculptures for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show.
    • Barbara Sause submitted one painting and two metal sculptures for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show.Photo Provided
      Barbara Sause submitted one painting and two metal sculptures for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show.
    • Barbara Sause submitted one painting and two metal sculptures for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show.Photo Provided
      Barbara Sause submitted one painting and two metal sculptures for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show.

    Artists Pay Tribute To Richard Niewerth At Benfield Gallery

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    A teacher and student of art for more than 50 years, Richard Niewerth observes shopping malls, checkout lines and busy metropolitan streets, capturing people’s discomfort and intensified reactions when dealing with confinement. The Severna Park resident is a figurative artist.

    In addition...

  • Ed Sparks Hopes To Strike A Chord With Severna Park ResidentsExclusive

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    In 2017, guitar maker and performer Ed Sparks brought his custom guitars to Severna Park and Broadneck libraries, educating musicians and woodworkers about the creation process while also fielding questions from the audience. Those visits drew enough interest that Sparks will return to Severna Park...
    • The current lineup of Jimmie’s Chicken Shack will bring its 25th anniversary tour to Rams Head On Stage on June 8.
      The current lineup of Jimmie’s Chicken Shack will bring its 25th anniversary tour to Rams Head On Stage on June 8.

    Twenty-Five Years In, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack Still Isn’t Flying The Coop

    By Zach Sparks
    To the MTV generation, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack is known as the eccentric band that performed in a barn while feathers rained into the crowd, the band whose lead singer is a white guy with dreads. Frontman James Davies, known as Jimi HaHa, no longer has the dreads, but his act is also attracting fans...

    Kieran Shea Publishes “Koko Uncaged”

    By Elizabeth Spearman
    Described as a cyberpunk satire, “Koko Uncaged,” the third installment in a series by Severna Park author Kieran Shea, is set for release on June 5.

    The series, “Koko,” takes place 500 years in the future and follows ex-corporate mercenary Koko Martstellar, who is trying to rebuild her life. She...

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    • This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.Photos by Andrew Candella
      This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.
    • This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.Photos by Andrew Candella
      This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.
    • This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.Photos by Andrew Candella
      This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.
    • This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.Photos by Andrew Candella
      This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.
    • This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.Photos by Andrew Candella
      This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.

    Made In Maryland Returns For Second Installment

    By Maya Pottiger
    Think shopping local, but on a bigger scale. The second annual Made In Maryland Festival returned to Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 with more than 100 Maryland-based vendors.

    This year, about 2,500 people attended the festival to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.

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    • “Solo” gives all the standard reveals you’d expect from a prequel, none of which we really needed to know. We learn how Solo got his name, how he met Chewbacca, how Lando Calrissian became his friend, and how he became pilot of the Millennium Falcon.Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm
      “Solo” gives all the standard reveals you’d expect from a prequel, none of which we really needed to know. We learn how Solo got his name, how he met Chewbacca, how Lando Calrissian became his friend, and how he became pilot of the Millennium Falcon.

    “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Offers Nothing Interesting, But Nothing Egregious

    By Audrey Ruppert
    For the second time, I am amazed how a single line of dialogue or passing plot device from the original “Star Wars” trilogy has managed to become the driving force behind an entire new film. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” told the surprisingly complex tale behind the acquisition of the chip that...
    • Crabby tots consisted of a hearty portion of tater tots topped with melted jack cheddar cheese, crab and scallions.Photos by Mary Cobbler
      Crabby tots consisted of a hearty portion of tater tots topped with melted jack cheddar cheese, crab and scallions.
    • Jammin’ salmon featured grilled salmon topped with shrimp and béarnaise sauce over mashed potatoes.Photos by Mary Cobbler
      Jammin’ salmon featured grilled salmon topped with shrimp and béarnaise sauce over mashed potatoes.
    • A good portion of grilled chicken topped fresh greens in the Church Circle cobb salad.Photos by Mary Cobbler
      A good portion of grilled chicken topped fresh greens in the Church Circle cobb salad.
    • Choose the peanut butter pie when you visit! It's like fudge topped with chocolate on a brownie.Photos by Mary Cobbler
      Choose the peanut butter pie when you visit! It's like fudge topped with chocolate on a brownie.

    Rams Head Dockside Offers Waterfront Outside Dining

    By Mary Cobbler
    The sun, the water, the palm trees — Rams Head Dockside, tucked in the Point Pleasant neighborhood (1702 Furnace Road in Glen Burnie), has just the right tropical vibe to liven up any lunch, dinner, happy hour or Friday party time. Inside, it’s clean and bright with a nautical theme. You can choose...
  • Hospice Of The Chesapeake Hosts 10th Annual Fashion For A Cause

    By Maya Pottiger
    “Doing Good Never Looked So Great”

    This year marks the 10th annual Fashion For A Cause, an event that benefits the Chesapeake Kids Program at Hospice of the Chesapeake.

    Every year, the event features the same theme: fun, fashion and fabulous cars, according to Christine Wilson, director of...

    • The $5,320 donation will put instruments in the hands of children and support American veterans through music therapy.Photo Provided
      The $5,320 donation will put instruments in the hands of children and support American veterans through music therapy.

    Charter Live Raises More Than $5,000 For Music Programs

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    With the support of more than 14 performers and 300 attendees at the inaugural Charter Live karaoke fundraiser at Cancun Cantina this spring, Charter Title raised $5,320 for Music 4 More. The donation will facilitate putting instruments in the hands of children and support American veterans through...
    • Sarah Pekkanen and her son, Dylan, visited Broadneck Library on May 17 for a discussion on writing and “The Wife Between Us.”Photo by Zach Sparks
      Sarah Pekkanen and her son, Dylan, visited Broadneck Library on May 17 for a discussion on writing and “The Wife Between Us.”

    Bestselling Author Sarah Pekkanen Greets Broadneck Readers

    By Zach Sparks
    “The Wife Between Us,” a psychological thriller by Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks, is a book about marriage and betrayal, a tale based on conflicting perspectives and assumptions.

    It’s not an assumption to say a crowd of 22 adults and a few children loved meeting Pekkanen at Broadneck...

    • Dierks Bentley performed the first concert in his 48-city Mountain High Tour throughout North America on May 18 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia.Photo courtesy of Mike Hall
      Dierks Bentley performed the first concert in his 48-city Mountain High Tour throughout North America on May 18 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia.
    • Brothers Osborne, a Maryland country duo from Deale, was part of the two-set warm-up act.Photo by Larry Sells
      Brothers Osborne, a Maryland country duo from Deale, was part of the two-set warm-up act.
    • Starting off the evening was LANCO, who played a set list that included their popular song “Born to Love You.”Photo by Larry Sells
      Starting off the evening was LANCO, who played a set list that included their popular song “Born to Love You.”

    Dierks Bentley Kicks Off Mountain High Tour At Merriweather Post Pavilion

    By Larry Sells
    Attending the Dierks Bentley Mountain High Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday night, May 18, was a great remedy for a bad case of cabin fever brought on by eight consecutive days of rain. Though the rain continued to pour, the Columbia venue was fully packed with concertgoers both under...

    Summer Concerts Outside The Park

    By Voice Media
    These musicians are coming to venues within roughly 30 miles of Severna Park this summer. Which concerts would you like to see the Voice preview? Let us know by taking the poll below.

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    • Justin Schlegel attributes his comedic style to three influences: the improvisational skill of 98 Rock’s Kirk McEwen, Doug “The Greaseman” Tracht’s affinity for sound effects, and the character work of Mike O'Meara of “The Don and Mike Show.”Photo courtesy of 98 Rock
      Justin Schlegel attributes his comedic style to three influences: the improvisational skill of 98 Rock’s Kirk McEwen, Doug “The Greaseman” Tracht’s affinity for sound effects, and the character work of Mike O'Meara of “The Don and Mike Show.”

    Get To Know 98 Rock’s Justin Schlegel

    By Zach Sparks
    Justin Schlegel’s got 99 problems, but arrogance ain’t one.
    The Cape St. Claire resident and his 98 Rock morning show companions bare all flaws on the air.
    “I think people want to laugh but they also want to identify,” Schlegel said. “They want to hear that someone...
    • In “Chappaquiddick,” Jason Clarke portrays a confused and weary Ted Kennedy who balances ethics with political gain.
      In “Chappaquiddick,” Jason Clarke portrays a confused and weary Ted Kennedy who balances ethics with political gain.
    • In “Chappaquiddick,” Jason Clarke portrays a confused and weary Ted Kennedy who balances ethics with political gain.
      In “Chappaquiddick,” Jason Clarke portrays a confused and weary Ted Kennedy who balances ethics with political gain.
    • Kyle Convissar served as co-producer for “Chappaquiddick.”
      Kyle Convissar served as co-producer for “Chappaquiddick.”

    Severna Park Native Jumps Into Chappaquiddick Debate

    By Zach Sparks
    Kyle Convissar Co-Produced New Film About 1969 Tragedy Involving Ted Kennedy
    Forty-nine years later, we still don’t know what happened.
    We know Ted Kennedy drove his Oldsmobile off a small wooden bridge, plunging into a pond on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts around midnight on July...

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