May 29, 2017
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    • Professor Henry Higgins stumbles upon the homeless flower peddler Eliza Doolittle in Compass Rose Theater’s production of “Pygmalion,” now playing through May 21.Photo courtesy of Stan Barouh
      Professor Henry Higgins stumbles upon the homeless flower peddler Eliza Doolittle in Compass Rose Theater’s production of “Pygmalion,” now playing through May 21.

    Compass Rose’s “Pygmalion” Packs A Punch

    By Dylan Roche
    If I told you there was this great love story that went a little something along the lines of “boy meets girl, boy gives girl a makeover, girl decides she’s too good for the boy and is no longer putting up with any of his nonsense,” would you be interested?
    Before you dismiss the...
    • Ron Pivarnik (left) came up with the mural concept designed by Joe Puskas at Firehouse Subs in Severna Park.
      Ron Pivarnik (left) came up with the mural concept designed by Joe Puskas at Firehouse Subs in Severna Park.

    Firehouse Subs Mural Pays Homage To Severna Park’s Past And Present

    By Zach Sparks
    Patrons at Firehouse Subs in Park Plaza often come with an appetite for food, but before they examine the menu, they’re often captivated by a vivid wall mural depicting fire stations, a train and emblematic sports figures.
    The mural was created by artist Joe Puskas, who brought to life the...
    • Ralph Crosby, author of “Memoirs of a Main Street Boy,” has spoken at venues around Annapolis promoting his memoir, which weaves personal memories with Annapolis history.Gracie Fairfax
      Ralph Crosby, author of “Memoirs of a Main Street Boy,” has spoken at venues around Annapolis promoting his memoir, which weaves personal memories with Annapolis history.

    “Memoirs Of A Main Street Boy” Reflects On Local History

    By Gracie Fairfax
    In a third-floor apartment above 183 Main Street in 1930s downtown Annapolis lived a young boy named Ralph Crosby. Crosby was born in Annapolis in 1933 and left only for his college years to study journalism at the University of Maryland and for work commutes to Baltimore and Washington, D.C.,...
    • Because “Personal Shopper” is so introspective, Kristen Stewart must carry the show and deliver a performance full of grief, malaise and anxiety without the support of many other characters.Photo courtesy of Les Films du Losange
      Because “Personal Shopper” is so introspective, Kristen Stewart must carry the show and deliver a performance full of grief, malaise and anxiety without the support of many other characters.

    “Personal Shopper” Accurately Depicts The Anxieties Of The Modern World

    By Audrey Ruppert
    When “Personal Shopper” was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, the credits incited boos from the audience; it was one of the most divisive films of the festival, and it’s not hard to see why. “Personal Shopper” left me feeling disappointed once the credits rolled,...

    ASGT’s Upcoming Season Appeals To Contemporary Tastes

    By Dylan Roche
    “Sister Act,” “Full Monty” And “In The Heights” Will Liven Up The Outdoor Theater Experience
    A quick look at this year’s lineup of productions at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre shows that the downtown-based nonprofit organization knows how to keep up with...
    • The enchilada chatas, served with beans and rice, comprised corn tortillas layered with chicken and green tomatillo sauce, topped with sour cream and a perfectly ripe avocado.Sharon Mager
      The enchilada chatas, served with beans and rice, comprised corn tortillas layered with chicken and green tomatillo sauce, topped with sour cream and a perfectly ripe avocado.
    • The zucchini enchiladas were filled with spicy chicken, tomato-based sauce and melted, bubbly cheese.Sharon Mager
      The zucchini enchiladas were filled with spicy chicken, tomato-based sauce and melted, bubbly cheese.
    • The Broadneck sampler appetizer platter boasted beef nachos, cheese quesadillas and chicken-stuffed jalapenos.Sharon Mager
      The Broadneck sampler appetizer platter boasted beef nachos, cheese quesadillas and chicken-stuffed jalapenos.
    • A traditional vanilla cake soaked in three types of milk, the irresistible tres leches cake was dense and not overly sweet.Sharon Mager
      A traditional vanilla cake soaked in three types of milk, the irresistible tres leches cake was dense and not overly sweet.

    Broadneck Grill & Cantina Offers High-End Food In A Neighborhood Setting

    By Sharon Mager
    I’ve done a lot of restaurant reviews now for the Voice, and that means I’ve dined at some great places. None of them to date, however, have provided quite the level of outstanding customer service I received when I dined at the Broadneck Grill & Cantina in Cape St. Claire recently...
  • CTA Gives Audiences A Sweet Treat Of A Show With “James And The Giant Peach”

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    Roald Dahl’s weird and wacky story “James and the Giant Peach” came to life onstage at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis the weekend of April 28-30, featuring the talents of more than 30 young actors between the ages of 8 and 14. Audiences joined the lonely orphan James as he...
    • Jane Ferguson led her class in a color value exercise in which they first painted in grayscale.Gracie Fairfax
      Jane Ferguson led her class in a color value exercise in which they first painted in grayscale.
    • Linda Creech displayed a piece of art she painted in Ferguson’s class.Gracie Fairfax
      Linda Creech displayed a piece of art she painted in Ferguson’s class.
    • Pete Bishop displayed his completed color value exercise.Gracie Fairfax
      Pete Bishop displayed his completed color value exercise.
    • Betsy Bannat is a part-time tax lawyer who learned about art class through her friend Linda Creech.Gracie Fairfax
      Betsy Bannat is a part-time tax lawyer who learned about art class through her friend Linda Creech.
    • Jane Ferguson showed art student Gwen Smith a tool that enables artists to more clearly see shades of color in order to paint with proper color values.Gracie Fairfax
      Jane Ferguson showed art student Gwen Smith a tool that enables artists to more clearly see shades of color in order to paint with proper color values.

    Jane Ferguson: From Athlete To Art Teacher

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Jane Ferguson was always the athlete. When her sister suggested she try painting, she initially pushed the idea aside. But on a vacation in 2000, Jane’s sister gave her an art class.
    “I was terrible. However, I just loved putting oil on the canvas,” Ferguson said.
    Her sister...

    Color Your World With Light

    By Margaret Blunt
    Spring, the season of rebirth, is the time when we notice light because there is more of it as the days lengthen. We also observe color all around us — in the flowers, the sunshine, and in our homes! Light is closely connected to color and can change how our eyes see it. Here are some tips to...
  • “Beauty And The Beast” Is A Surprisingly Charming Modern Retelling

    By Audrey Ruppert
    I had no desire to see “Beauty and the Beast.” I’ve never been on the Disney train, as a feminist who realized in retrospect that many of my childhood favorites were littered with garden-variety sexism (“The Little Mermaid” being the most heinous example). Not to...
    • Five succulent jumbo shrimp came served crostini rounds in a bath of rich, flavorful butter garlic sauce.Shelley Allen
      Five succulent jumbo shrimp came served crostini rounds in a bath of rich, flavorful butter garlic sauce.
    • The cream of crab soup was everything that it should have been — generous lumps of crab meat and spicy Old Bay flavor.Shelley Allen
      The cream of crab soup was everything that it should have been — generous lumps of crab meat and spicy Old Bay flavor.
    • The Mediterranean’s grilled Peppadew peppers and soft melted feta worked well with the crunchy fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions.Shelley Allen
      The Mediterranean’s grilled Peppadew peppers and soft melted feta worked well with the crunchy fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions.
    • The risotto came with sautéed mushrooms and large chunks of sirloin.Shelley Allen
      The risotto came with sautéed mushrooms and large chunks of sirloin.
    • The fried cheesecake’s crunchy outside and creamy interior made a nice combination, but the taste was just a tad too sweet.Shelley Allen
      The fried cheesecake’s crunchy outside and creamy interior made a nice combination, but the taste was just a tad too sweet.

    A Sunday Afternoon At Primo Pasta Kitchen

    By Shelley Allen
    I had been to Primo Pasta Kitchen (8557 Fort Smallwood Road) once previously but had forgotten the cozy yet chic atmosphere that the restaurant offered. Roomy booths lined the windows facing out to Fort Smallwood Road, several tables were situated to the middle-left of the restaurant, and the...
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    • Lee Anderson and Patti White, founders of the Annapolis Film Festival, answered a few questions on the red carpet on opening night of the film "LBJ."Photo by Leslie Dolsak
      Lee Anderson and Patti White, founders of the Annapolis Film Festival, answered a few questions on the red carpet on opening night of the film "LBJ."

    Hollywood Meets Annapolis: Film Fest Draws Big Names And Retains Charm

    By Leslie Dolsak
    If the litmus test of a successful film festival is the five-year mark, the Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) earned it. Director Rob Reiner hit the red carpet in front of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts during opening night for his film “LBJ,” starring Woody Harrelson. The seats were...
    • Kelly Terranova, who has appeared on such programs as “The Today Show” and “House of Cards,” closed out the evening.Photo by Leslie Dolsak
      Kelly Terranova, who has appeared on such programs as “The Today Show” and “House of Cards,” closed out the evening.
    • Julie Fox, an alumna of CTA, opened the evening with jokes about what children’s theater was like when she was a kid.Photo by Leslie Dolsak
      Julie Fox, an alumna of CTA, opened the evening with jokes about what children’s theater was like when she was a kid.

    Laugh For A Cause

    By Leslie Dolsak
    Comedy Night At CTA Generates Funds And Awareness For Youth Arts
    Children’s Theatre of Annapolis (CTA) hosted its third annual Comedy Night on April 1. The full house was composed of parents, alumni and friends of CTA, who were all in stitches. Comedy Night is the nonprofit’s biggest...
    • The goal of “Godspell” is to bring unity and love to the community. “I hope they [the audience] feel the power the message of the gospel can bring into their lives and into the lives of everyone around them … I think the show will bring people closer together,” said the show’s director, David Merrill.Alena Carhart
      The goal of “Godspell” is to bring unity and love to the community. “I hope they [the audience] feel the power the message of the gospel can bring into their lives and into the lives of everyone around them … I think the show will bring people closer together,” said the show’s director, David Merrill.
    • The goal of “Godspell” is to bring unity and love to the community. “I hope they [the audience] feel the power the message of the gospel can bring into their lives and into the lives of everyone around them … I think the show will bring people closer together,” said the show’s director, David Merrill.Alena Carhart
      The goal of “Godspell” is to bring unity and love to the community. “I hope they [the audience] feel the power the message of the gospel can bring into their lives and into the lives of everyone around them … I think the show will bring people closer together,” said the show’s director, David Merrill.
    • The goal of “Godspell” is to bring unity and love to the community. “I hope they [the audience] feel the power the message of the gospel can bring into their lives and into the lives of everyone around them … I think the show will bring people closer together,” said the show’s director, David Merrill.Alena Carhart
      The goal of “Godspell” is to bring unity and love to the community. “I hope they [the audience] feel the power the message of the gospel can bring into their lives and into the lives of everyone around them … I think the show will bring people closer together,” said the show’s director, David Merrill.
    • The goal of “Godspell” is to bring unity and love to the community. “I hope they [the audience] feel the power the message of the gospel can bring into their lives and into the lives of everyone around them … I think the show will bring people closer together,” said the show’s director, David Merrill.Alena Carhart
      The goal of “Godspell” is to bring unity and love to the community. “I hope they [the audience] feel the power the message of the gospel can bring into their lives and into the lives of everyone around them … I think the show will bring people closer together,” said the show’s director, David Merrill.
    • The goal of “Godspell” is to bring unity and love to the community. “I hope they [the audience] feel the power the message of the gospel can bring into their lives and into the lives of everyone around them … I think the show will bring people closer together,” said the show’s director, David Merrill.Alena Carhart
      The goal of “Godspell” is to bring unity and love to the community. “I hope they [the audience] feel the power the message of the gospel can bring into their lives and into the lives of everyone around them … I think the show will bring people closer together,” said the show’s director, David Merrill.

    A Look Into Woods Church’s Production Of “Godspell”

    By Alena Carhart
    Woods Brings Teachings To Life With Its First Musical
    From the Bible to the stage, Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church is combining faith with passion in its production of “Godspell,” set for April 6 to April 9. With the goal of bringing a sense of community to the church, husband-and-...
  • M.D. Johnson To Talk History And Literature At Broadneck Library

    By Alyson Kay
    M.D. Johnson, author of the spy thriller series “The ISIS Project,” has always been a storyteller. “As a little kid, I always wrote stories and poems,” Johnson said. “I’ve been writing all my life.”
    As a student in England, Johnson wrote papers for her...
    • With clowns, wire-walking, flying trapeze maneuvers and contortionists, “Out Of This World” will come to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore from April 20 to 30.
      With clowns, wire-walking, flying trapeze maneuvers and contortionists, “Out Of This World” will come to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore from April 20 to 30.
    • With clowns, wire-walking, flying trapeze maneuvers and contortionists, “Out Of This World” will come to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore from April 20 to 30.
      With clowns, wire-walking, flying trapeze maneuvers and contortionists, “Out Of This World” will come to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore from April 20 to 30.
    • With clowns, wire-walking, flying trapeze maneuvers and contortionists, “Out Of This World” will come to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore from April 20 to 30.
      With clowns, wire-walking, flying trapeze maneuvers and contortionists, “Out Of This World” will come to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore from April 20 to 30.

    No Clowning Around: Performer Talks About Last Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus

    By Zach Sparks
    “Out Of This World” Closes Out 146-Year Tradition
    Near the end of the 19th century, five Ringling brothers traveled the Midwest via caravan, peddling their brand of entertainment to wide-eyed families; meanwhile, the competing Barnum & Bailey Circus flaunted ownership of Jumbo, the...
    • Joyce Edmonston held an artistic photo of her son, part of her art exhibit recently displayed at Brightview Senior Living.Leslie Dolsak
      Joyce Edmonston held an artistic photo of her son, part of her art exhibit recently displayed at Brightview Senior Living.
    • Joyce Edmonston recently exhibited samples of her work at Brightview Senior Living.
      Joyce Edmonston recently exhibited samples of her work at Brightview Senior Living.

    A Girl And Her Camera, Lifelong Companions

    By Leslie Dolsak
    A little girl’s toes curl with excitement as she peers into a camera’s viewfinder, and a small boy holds the camera steady for her to see. A small toddler seated, wearing only a diaper, savors an apple. A grandfather bent over, with a child between his legs, teaches the tot croquet....
    • In March, the Paul Reed Smith Band released “Time to Testify,” an 11-track album that feels like one long, foot-stomping jam session.
      In March, the Paul Reed Smith Band released “Time to Testify,” an 11-track album that feels like one long, foot-stomping jam session.
    • In March, the Paul Reed Smith Band released “Time to Testify,” an 11-track album that feels like one long, foot-stomping jam session.
      In March, the Paul Reed Smith Band released “Time to Testify,” an 11-track album that feels like one long, foot-stomping jam session.

    With New Album, Paul Reed Smith Band Declares That It’s “Time To Testify”

    By Zach Sparks
    Sitting in his Stevensville office, puzzling over the perfect description for the music performed by his Annapolis-based eponymous band, world-renowned guitar maker Paul Reed Smith raised an eyebrow at the term “Chesapeake gumbo.”
    “Chesapeake gumbo is the perfect term for it,...
    • Karen Crook’s artwork “One Way Traffic” is an elaborate pattern of circus and fantasy animals dressed in ornate gilded tapestries, brightly feathered birds, marine creatures, a jester, ballerina, drummers and even a vintage baby pram.
      Karen Crook’s artwork “One Way Traffic” is an elaborate pattern of circus and fantasy animals dressed in ornate gilded tapestries, brightly feathered birds, marine creatures, a jester, ballerina, drummers and even a vintage baby pram.

    Local Artist Teams With Benfield Gallery To Frame Unique TapestryExclusive

    By Judy Tacyn
    After two years of pinpoint precision, Anne Arundel County artist Karen Crook recently completed her latest cross-stitch artwork titled “One Way Traffic.” Although plenty of framing options exist in and around Annapolis, Crook took her masterpiece to Benfield Gallery, a place she’...
    • While they stayed in Maryland for their recent Baltimore performance, the Whiffenpoofs of Yale — comprising 14 members in total (two not pictured) — stayed in Severna Park at the childhood home of member Solon Snider (front right).Photo by Dylan Roche
      While they stayed in Maryland for their recent Baltimore performance, the Whiffenpoofs of Yale — comprising 14 members in total (two not pictured) — stayed in Severna Park at the childhood home of member Solon Snider (front right).

    Severna Park Graduate Returns To Maryland With World-Renowned Whiffenpoofs A Cappella Group

    By Judy Tacyn
    Severna Park native and Yale University student Solon Snider is a Renaissance performer and a natural onstage. He has acted in dozens of shows and played instruments in pit orchestras, school orchestras and the Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) orchestra. He has sung in choirs such as the vocal...
    • Christalene Karaiskakis juggles multiple projects between face painting, body painting for cancer patients, and an affirmations board outside her home that provides positive reinforcement to passersby.Photos by Zach Sparks
      Christalene Karaiskakis juggles multiple projects between face painting, body painting for cancer patients, and an affirmations board outside her home that provides positive reinforcement to passersby.
    • Crystalooneys Creative Arts owner Christalene Karaiskakis spends some of her spare time sharing affirmations with the Cape St. Claire community.Photos by Zach Sparks
      Crystalooneys Creative Arts owner Christalene Karaiskakis spends some of her spare time sharing affirmations with the Cape St. Claire community.

    Healing Through Art: Christalene Karaiskakis Sees Art As A Calling

    By Zach Sparks
    When Christalene Karaiskakis paints, she has to exercise caution. After all, skin can be an unforgiving canvass.
    The Cape St. Claire owner of Crystalooneys Creative Arts is adept at face painting and coloring the crowns of cancer patients. She has also endeared herself to neighbors for daily...

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