Join Horton the Elephant, JoJo, the Cat in the Hat, Mayzie, Gertrude and other beloved Dr. Seuss characters as they take a bite out of hunger in the benefit performance of Seussical, Jr. at 2 p.m. March 16th at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Downtown Frederick.100% of the proceeds will go to benefit the Frederick Community Action Agency’s food bank program.The Maryland School for the Deaf and the Banner School will also perform in this benefit event, sponsored by Friends Meeting School in Ijamsville, MD.
Tickets are $7 for students and seniors, $10 for adults, plus a canned and boxed food item, and are available through the box office at 301-600-2828.Community groups interested in joining in this event to help the local needy, and those interested in group ticket prices, can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The music of soul legends like Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, and Sam and Dave gave rise to the Southern Soul music explosion that began in the 1960s. Born from a couple of ramshackle studios located in the deep south, the music was created by an amazing and diverse collection of singers and musicians that came together to create the grittiest, most soulful hit records ever made. Now, half a century later, more than 30 of the greatest talents in the Washington D.C. area will take part in this very special tribute, featuring performances by Julia Nixon, the Soul Serenaders featuring Bill Price & Tommy Lepson, Tom Principato, Daryl Davis, Patty Reese, King Soul, Eric Scott, Jon Carroll, The Hardway Connection, Little Margie and Eddie Jones.
Benefits Children & Families in the Hillcrest/Waverly Communities
The YMCA of Frederick County is proud to announce the 5th annual Comedy & Magic Spectacular! Coming to the Weinberg Center on Saturday, March 29th for one show only at 7:00 p.m., the show offers excitement, fun, variety, clean comedy, magic, joy, juggling, music, wonder and a chance to be with the family. This year’s show features: Mark Hayward, Howard Mincone, Jason Hudy, and Duane Laflin.
Mark Hayward has been a variety arts performer since 1990. He is a World Class yo-yo Champion, a member of a World Champion Juggling Team and a Spintop Champion. Mark has traveled the world with a yo-yo on his finger, well mostly in his pocket.
This self-described large 5 year old on too many energy drinks is an entertainer who is a mixture of physical comic, juggler and emcee with a lightning-fast wit. With his very engaging and hilariously clean performances, Mincone is fast becoming known from North America to China as one of the most popular entertainers available.
Like most magicians, Jason started magic as a hobby while just a young person. After years of practice and hard work, Jason has become one of the busiest magicians in the USA today, performing over 500 shows each year. Now he brings his unique mixture of illusions to you. Enjoy!
Duane Laflin, assisted by his wife March, has performed on five continents in eighteen countries, as well as in 47 of the 50 States. In South Africa, Duane was honored to be a special guest lecturer at the Siegfried and Roy College of Magic. In Mexico City, he received the “Illusionist” award. In Singapore, he was honored as a Star of Magic.
Duane Laflin will be the Master of Ceremonies for the show. This will be Duane’s first time emceeing for the show that continues to provide you with the world’s greatest entertainers each and every year!
Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash celebrates the release of her much anticipated new album, The River and the Thread (Blue Note Records). The album is a collection of new, original songs that connect and re-connect Cash to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors.
Cash follows her acclaimed GRAMMY Nominated and Award-winning album The List (2009) with her own poetic survey of places and people of the South on these beautiful and varied songs written with her collaborator, musical director and husband, John Leventhal.
“THE SOUL AND RICHNESS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE MUSIC OF THE SOUTH RESONATES IN A PARTICULAR WAY FOR ALL OF US. IT’S A DEEP CONNECTION,” says Cash.
Cash will be joined onstage by John Leventhal for this remarkable concert event at the Weinberg Center on Monday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Immediately following the concert, join us for a private meet-and-greet reception with Rosanne Cash on the Weinberg stage. Proceeds to benefit Frederick Reads.
Click on the “buy tickets” button at the top of this page to purchase tickets to the March 31 concert and the private meet-and-greet.
On Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m., Rosanne Cash will return to the Weinberg Center for a discussion of her work followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience and a book signing. During this event, Cash will be interviewed by David Dye, creator and host of World Cafe, which is produced by WXPN celebrating its 23rd year in syndication to more than 250 National Public Radio stations nationwide.
The April 1 event is presented by Frederick Reads and is free for the public to attend. Tickets are not required to Cash’s April 1 speaking engagement.
FREDERICK READS WELCOMES AMERICAN SINGER-SONGWRITER AND AUTHOR ROSANNE CASH
There are few contemporary singer-songwriters who have enjoyed as much critical and commercial success as Rosanne Cash. After thirty years as a performer she continues to release albums notable for their intelligence and risk taking, and for their richly resonant lyrics. Not surprisingly, Cash is also an accomplished prose writer, and in her long-awaited memoir, COMPOSED, she shares her memories of growing up as Johnny Cash’s eldest child and coming into her own as a performer, daughter, and mother. COMPOSED is an unforgettable self-portrait written with intelligence, compassion, humor, warmth and truth showcasing her unflinching strengths, remarkable talents, and incredible professional and personal growth.
Cash will be in Frederick for a series of appearances and book signings, reaching diverse audiences of all ages.
Cash’s appearances include:
Tuesday, April 1
11 am at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick
7:30 pm at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street, Downtown Frederick
Both events are free and open to the public, and there are no tickets. Cash will discuss the themes within her writings and music and answer questions from the audience. She will be interviewed by David Dye, creator and host of World Cafe (r), which is produced by WXPN celebrating its 23rd year in syndication to more than 250 National Public Radio stations nationwide.
The Tampa Bay Times describes their music as “rich storytelling, repeat-worthy melodies and a modern mashup of traditional bluegrass, folk, country and rock influences.” Named “Best Band” at Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the group continues to showcase their progressive roots-rock twist on traditional bluegrass.
Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon and New York Times Best-selling Author
Ben Carson’s remarkable journey from tough, inner-city youth to history-making neurosurgeon celebrates and illustrates the power we all have to excel and influence others.
As the son of a single mother in a tough urban neighborhood, Carson was running with the wrong crowd and failing in school—and feeling as though he had no way out. He could easily have spiraled downward, but he chose another path. Driven by a passion for science and helping those less fortunate, Carson pursued medicine and ultimately became one of the most respected neurosurgeons in the world.
His riveting presentation inspires audiences to take charge of their lives, no matter what obstacles confront them. Soft-spoken yet charismatic, Carson commands the stage. He captivates people with a compelling presentation that shares the keys to turning great challenges into still greater triumphs. Carson had to take his own advice recently when an aggressive form of cancer struck, and his focus turned to survival and recovery. It was just the latest chapter in Carson’s life, once again proving the power of the determined mind.
Carson’s life is chronicled in the original TNT movie, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, starring Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. He is author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great. This summer, after 40 years of medical endeavors, Carson retired and today serves as Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University. He also writes a weekly opinion column for The Washington Times.