UMES drama director Della Dameron-Johnson is set to stage one last play before retiring after 38 years.
Credit UMES Office of Public Relations
PRINCESS ANNE, MD –
– University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s drama director is set to stage one last play—as a full-time professor and director, that is—before retiring after 38 years. The play by Vernel Bagneris slated for UMES’ annual Dinner Theater is appropriately named, “One Mo’ Time”.
Dameron-Johnson describes those years as a dream.
“Coming to work every day to teach, direct and perform never felt like a job to me,” she said. “I love my students, first and foremost, and my colleagues on campus. I’ve had a good run.”
“Coming Home,” an exhibit of oil paintings by Berlin artist and UMES alum (Class of 75) Patrick Henry, opens Feb. 7 at the Mosely Gallery in the Thomas/Briggs Arts and Technology Center. The opening features a lecture at 4 p.m. followed by a reception and book signing.
NEW YORK -- Music Rising, the award winning post-Katrina music initiative founded in 2005 has expanded its mission to rebuild music programs impacted by natural disasters within the entire US. The initial donation being made by the new, nationwide Music Rising program is $250,000 to help rebuild school music programs in the tri-state area that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.