Business, Entertainment, Politics

Governor Hogan announces $30 million in emergency relief for music, entertainment venues

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced $30 million in awards for more than 90 live music and performance venues, live entertainment promoters, and independently-owned local movie theaters whose operations have been impacted by COVID-19. “These awards will save hundreds of jobs and help many of Maryland’s entertainment venues sustain their operations until they can safely and fully reopen,” said …


Education, Entertainment, Events, Sci-Tech

BCPS, Creative Alliance performance series to continue with blues musician Jontavious Willis

TOWSON, MD—Blues musician Jontavious Willis will join with Baltimore County Public Schools students on Wednesday, January 20th. Details about how to access the virtual performance will be available soon. The musician will be featured as part of the new Homefront: World Culture in Context initiative. This unique program connects students to renowned artists from across the globe performing in the …


Parkville students recognized in 3rd Annual BCPS Composition Project

PARKVILLE, MD—The Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Music & Dance Education on Monday announced the Superior, Exceptional Honors, and Honorable Mention musical compositions for the 2020 BCPS Composition Project, which had the theme “BE BOLD.” One student from Pine Grove Middle School was recognized, as was a student from Parkville High School. Through the project, students in Kindergarten through …

PCBA cancels 2020 Spring Concert Series due to COVID-19 pandemic

PARKVILLE, MD—The Parkville Carney Business Association announced on Thursday that their 2020 Spring Concert Series would be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The PCBA Spring Concert Series usually takes place every Friday evening in May and in June. “We felt that cancelling the spring concerts was the safest course of action due to the current health crisis,” said PCBA …

BCPS music education program named Best Community for 15th consecutive year

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has once again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 21st year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement efforts to provide music access and education to all students. BCPS …

The Avenue announces 2020 outdoor summer concert series lineup

UPDATE: The Avenue has announced a revised summer concert series schedule due to the COVID-19-pandemic. Original story below… —— WHITE MARSH, MD—Live music returns to The Avenue at White Marsh this summer. The Avenue Live outdoor music series kicks off on Friday, May 22, 2020 and will continue every Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., through Saturday, August …

62 BCPS students selected for statewide music ensembles; PHHS student named to national honors ensembles

TOWSON, MD — Sixty-two Baltimore County Public Schools students were selected by audition to participate in the Maryland Music Educators Association’s Junior and Senior All-State Choirs, Bands, and Orchestras. These groups will hold showcase performances throughout the area in March 2018. “The selection to All-State Ensembles by so many of our students is in keeping with the rich musical tradition …

‘Shop and Eat to the Beat’ all summer long at The Avenue at White Marsh

Now that construction on the new plaza is complete, with a grand opening scheduled for Saturday, The Avenue at White Marsh is relaunching its summer concert series for 2017. “THE AVENUE LIVE! Shop and Eat to the Beat” will take place every Friday and Saturday from 7:00  to 9:00 p.m.  It will stretch from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day …