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Patrice Drago

KA-CHUNK!! Records

The music scene in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is a well-established, seemingly low-key but intense amalgam of devoted musicians, music-lovers, and genre adventurers. One store in downtown Annapolis is an example of how deeply this passion is embedded. KA-CHUNK!! Records is for those who…

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Face Behind the Mask: Jemma Lehner of MTPA

STILL STANDING will be performed by Orange Grove Dance at MTPA's Stage One @ Park Place. Image courtesy of Orange Grove Dance. As part of our growing Face Behind the Mask series, we look at how MTPA's rising star, Jemma Lehner, is taking on the challenges of the pandemic head-on. MTPA- Maryland…

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BWI and Beyond - a Mecca for Art

Respective Perspectives in the International Art Gallery at BWI. Photo courtesy of BWI. There’s nothing like seeing really good art in unexpected places. Most visitors and residents of Anne Arundel County are familiar with the vibrant art scene of Annapolis. The net of exceptional art is actually…

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Quiet Waters Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Artist Joe Barsin created this commemorative poster for the 30th anniversary of Quiet Waters Park. Photo courtesy of Anne Arundel County. When I first started looking at houses in the area in 2002, the goal was to get outside the hectic pace of life inside the Washington Beltway. Our real estate…

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The First Sunday Arts Festival: Redefined

Aerial view of First Sunday Arts Festival on West Street. Photo courtesy of the Annapolis Arts District. The First Sunday Arts Festival, simply known as First Sunday to many, is one of those things Annapolitans have come to rely on and take for granted. Even for those who don’t set out to attend as…

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Auctions and Lotteries: Art in the time of COVID-19

Katherine Burke and Jay Fleming at the Annapolis Collection Gallery. Photo courtesy of Annapolis Collection Gallery. We are all in varying stages of transition on the path to whatever will be our new normal, and for many it's starting to take shape, however slowly. The Annapolis area galleries are…

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Annapolis Galleries Rally to Keep the Art Coming

Hello, art lovers! Are you missing your trips to the galleries and the fun exhibition events? In need of some quality distraction from the steady stream of news and info about what’s happening right now? Or perhaps you’ve gone down the Facebook rabbit hole of hysterical animal videos for hours on…

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Annapolis Mural by Kelsey Montague

Annapolis Towne Centre has added a gorgeous new accessory to their visual image: A beautiful mural by the international mural artist, Kelsey Montague. This was just another great move in a string of exceptional decisions that have gone into building a thriving community around the Annapolis Towne…

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Women Behind the Annapolis Arts Scene: Nicole Caracia

Nicole Caracia’s formula for success is passion and hard work. It is certainly paying off, to her advantage and for the benefit of the community served by the Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) in Brooklyn Park, Northern Anne Arundel County. Her new title of Artistic Director is one of many steps that…

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