Wed April 25, 2012
Theater-The Normal Heart

Broadway cast members return to 'The Normal Heart'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Broadway cast members from Larry Kramer's play "The Normal Heart" are returning to the production as it opens a national tour this summer in Washington.

Arena Stage announced Wednesday that Luke MacFarlane of TV's "Brothers & Sisters" and Patrick Breen from "The Good Wife" will return to the show after it closed last year on Broadway. They are joined by Christopher Hanke, whose credits include "Big Love" and "Brothers & Sisters."

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Tue April 17, 2012
UMES dinner theatre

Hot tickets still available—UMES Dinner Theater

Scene from the 2011 performance of "The Color Purple."

PRINCESS ANNE, MD-- Enjoy dinner and a show April 19 and 20 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Dinner Theater production, “Do You Remember?: A Musical Revue.”  Tickets are still available.

Seating begins at 6 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center ballroom.  Students and faculty of the Hotel and Restaurant Management program will present an expansive gourmet buffet dinner.  Curtain time for the UMES Drama Society’s musical revue is 8 p.m. and includes a dessert-filled intermission.

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Tue March 27, 2012
Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts

Md. museum wins grant to digitize medieval books

BALTIMORE (AP) — The National Endowment for the Humanities is awarding the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore a $265,000 grant to digitize, catalog and distribute 113 medieval Flemish manuscripts, including a collection of prayer books adorned with gold.

The three-year grant announced Tuesday will digitize 45,000 pages of text and over 3,000 pages of illumination from the 13th through the 16th centuries in present-day France and Belgium.

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Mon March 26, 2012

250-year-old Japanese paintings to be shown in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Japan's cultural treasures, a 30-scroll set of paintings from the 1700s, is being shown together outside of Japan for the first time in a rare display in Washington.

The paintings of birds and flowers on silk, created more than 250 years ago by artist Ito Jakuchu, will go on view Friday at the National Gallery of Art. The four-week exhibition marks the centennial of Japan's gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the U.S. as a symbol of friendship.

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Fri February 24, 2012
free concert-chris english

Free Concert Series: Chris English

Chris English in performance at the 3rd Annual Jazz and Blues Bash held in Berlin, Maryland in 2010
Brian Daniels WESM

Chris English performs original and traditional blues at the Wicomico Public Library (Main Branch) as part of  its free concert series. Show time is 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15th.

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