EASTON, Md. -- The Chesapeake Film Festival brings outstanding narrative, comedy, documentary and short films to Easton along with outstanding filmmakers from atound the world. CFF screenings include Q&As with most filmmakers as well as engaging expert panels on current issues that remind us we all share in humanity. The Eastern Shore of Maryland and surrounding areas enjoy the benefits of CFF's Watch*Think*Disucss mission to use films as a way to entertain, enrich and inspire audiences. 2012 marks their 5th Anniversary Festival and builds on the successes of the past four years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery director is stepping down at the end of May due to health reasons.
The museum announced Monday that Martin Sullivan will take on the new role of senior scholar at the Smithsonian beginning June 4. Sullivan has led the National Portrait Gallery since 2008. Previously he led Historic St. Mary's City Commission in Maryland.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian American Art Museum is retracing the tremendous changes the 20th century brought to African Americans through a new exhibit in Washington.
"African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond" features works from 43 black artists. It includes paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs exploring the struggle for equality, the power of music and images of rural and urban life.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The historic Senator Theatre in north Baltimore will be closed for several months to undergo $3 million in renovations.
The landmark 1939 movie house on York Road closed Thursday for the work. James "Buzz" Cusack, who runs the theater with his daughter, tells The Baltimore Sun (http://tinyurl.com/7n748yk ) that the theater will be closed for six to nine months.
Cusack says the theater will reopen with three screens and a restaurant.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com