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UMES alum to deliver spring 2016 commencement address

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. –– Gregory A. Thomas, a nationally known criminal justice and public safety executive, will be the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s spring 2016 commencement speaker. Thomas, who graduated from UMES in 1982, will be the second alumnus to deliver a spring commencement address at his alma mater in the post-World War II era. Dr. Earl S. Richardson, class of 1965 and former president of Morgan State University, was the first. Two respected Maryland health educators – Dr....
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The White House Correspondent's Dinner-industrial complex has grown exponentially over time. Besides the dinner itself, the most high-profile annual social event in Washington, D.C., there are days of "nerd prom" events planned throughout the District — before and after the main event.

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River City Arts Jam to benefit Downtown Salisbury, Md., Apr. 30

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Boney James, Marsha Ambrosius @ Filene Center Aug. 31

With influences from Earth, Wind & Fire to producer Quincy Jones, four-time Grammy nominee Boney James captivates audiences with his pop and R&B-tinged jazz, highlighting his spectacular sax playing.

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