Blues-Brothers

Flying Dog Movie Series

The Blues Brothers (1980) – Flying Dog VIEWER’S CHOICE

The Flying Dog Movie Series VIEWER’S CHOICE SELECTION

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Director: John Landis

Starring: James Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Cab Calloway

Runtime: 133 minutes

Rating:  R for language. Very light R-rated movie. 13+

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit “The Penguin”, the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their “mission from God” they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time?

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series
January 29, 2015 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
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MAXIMUM ENTERTAINMENT & ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY

Ivy + Bean, the Musical

Presented by Maximum Entertainment & Atlantic Theater Company
Book, music and lyrics by Scott Elmegreen
Based on the books by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Based on the New York Times best-selling children’s book series by author Annie Barrows and Illustrator Sophie Blackhall, Ivy + Bean, The Musical is the story of an unexpected friendship between two very different second graders. The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they would never like each other. Bean is loud and wild and goofy. Ivy is quiet and full of ideas. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, and needs a place to hide, Ivy comes to the rescue. When the two become a team, there’s mischief and laughter at every turn—along with lessons to be learned about the challenges and joy of family, friendship and love.

Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Click here to view the official Ivy + Bean website.

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, FAMILY Series, Musicals
January 31, 2015 3:00 pm Buy Tickets
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Frederick Reads

Frederick Reads presents Kay Ryan

THE C. BURR ARTZ POETRY SERIES WELCOMES 
UNITED STATES POET LAUREATE KAY RYAN

Kay Ryan, United States Poet Laureate (2008-2010) and Pulitzer Prize-winner, was born in California in 1945 and grew up in the small towns of the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert. She received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from UCLA. Since 1971, she has lived in Marin County in Northern California.

Ryan has published several collections of poetry, including The Niagara River (Grove Press, 2005); Say Uncle (2000); Elephant Rocks (1996); Flamingo Watching (1994), which was a finalist for both the Lamont Poetry Selection and the Lenore Marshall
Prize; Strangely Marked Metal (1985); and Dragon Acts to Dragon Ends (1983). A re-issue of her 2002 collection, Believe It or Not!, poems inspired by stories from the newspaper cartoon Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, has recently been re-released and re-titled as The Jam Jar Lifeboat & Other Novelties Exposed, (Red Berry Editions 2008). Ryan’s first European collection, Odd Blocks: Selected and New Poems was published in England in August 2011. Her most recent collection, The Best of It: New and Selected Poems, was nominated for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in April, 2011.

Ryan’s awards include the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a
Guggenheim fellowship, an Ingram Merrill Award, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Union League Poetry Prize, the Maurice English Poetry Award, four Pushcart Prizes, and the MacArthur “Genius” Award. Her work has been selected four times for The Best American Poetry and was included in The Best of the Best American Poetry 1988-1997. Ryan’s poems and essays have
appeared in The New Yorker,The Atlantic, Poetry, The Yale Review, Paris Review, The American Scholar, The Threepenny Review, Parnassus, among other journals and anthologies. Ryan was elected a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets in 2006. In 2008, Ryan was appointed the Library of Congress’s sixteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.

This is a free event. Tickets are not required.

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Announcements, FREE Event
February 1, 2015 2:00 pm No tickets are Required for this Event
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THE LIVE SERIES

In the Mood – 1940s Big Band Song & Swing Dance Revue

To the delight of Hepcats, Lindy Hoppers and lovers of Swing Jazz, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, IN THE MOOD is coming to Frederick in celebration of 20+ years of touring.

Hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and you’ll soon be “In the Mood” to hear some great musicians “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Much more than just a concert, IN THE MOOD is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and the big band greats of the ’40s. Complete with authentic costumes and choreography, In The Mood pays homage to America’s greatest generation, when people listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the swing, the rhythm and the jazzy, brassy, patriotic, sentimental music of this pivotal time in America’s history.

IN THE MOOD has a cast of nineteen on stage with the hypnotic String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra plus the six-member In the Mood Singers & Dancers with sizzling choreography, sassy costumes and over forty unforgettable hits – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B), Tuxedo Junction, Well Get It, Lili Marlene, On The Sunny Side of the Street and many more.

Now in its 21st season of sold-out performances across the United States, Canada and England, IN THE MOOD wowed Australia and New Zealand with a 16-city tour during August and September of 2011.

IN THE MOOD takes a look at the life and times of America’s Swing Era when everyone listened and danced to the same style of music. Swing music ranged from mellow intimate ballads to up-tempo big band rhythms, where the waltz and fox trot competed with the wild, acrobatic jitterbug and jive, and when boogie-woogie crazed hepcats crowded the dance floors.

www.inthemoodlive.com

Swing Music inspired America with a vision for the future filled with hope, promise and prosperity. The music moved the Nation’s spirit and helped to sustain the nation’s morale during World War II, the pivotal event of the 1940s. IN THE MOOD recreates the rhythmic, jazzy, brassy, sentimental, romantic and patriotic music of this important time.

Creator and producer Bud Forrest is a Juilliard trained pianist and conductor who served as accompanist for the Air Force chorus The Singing Sergeants. He compiled the greatest music from the swing era into a review that tells the story of the WWII years in a moving tribute to those who fought the war. IN THE MOOD captures the feel of the 1940s in part because of the involvement of the late Vic Schoen as the show’s primary arranger. Mr. Schoen created the musical arrangements for the entire career of the
legendary Andrews Sisters. He was one of the seminal creators of the swing-era sound which he imbued into IN THE MOOD.

The National Archives in Washington, DC brought IN THE MOOD to their audiences as part of their commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of WWII, and the response was extraordinary, with crowds lining up for hours before curtain time. Thousands attended an out-of-doors performance on Constitution Avenue, and many stayed to dance the night away. As a result, IN THE MOOD, in affiliation with the USO, began a series of tours which played to audiences across the United States during the 50th Commemoration of WWII.

The band and singers were selected to be part of the entertainment for the 53rd Presidential Inauguration Ball. IN THE MOOD was the National Touring Event for the celebration Spirit of ’45, a national project that recognizes the people who fought WWII and their legacy of a rebuilt Europe and Japan and The United Nations, and salutes those who laid the foundation for America’s peace and prosperity.

IN THE MOOD is constantly being revamped and updated. While there are a number of permanent Swing-Era songs in the show, many are rotated out and replaced with selections from the huge body of Swing-Era music. Bud Forrest greets the audience after every performance and is constantly taking suggestions from patrons of songs they’d like to hear in the show. Likewise, Mr. Forrest recently engaged stage director and noted Broadway choreographer Alex Sanchez to re-choreograph the show’s jitterbug dances and production numbers. Thus, IN THE MOOD maintains a fresh, dynamic, ever-changing perspective on the culture of the Swing Era. Patrons who have seen the show two or three times are never disappointed as the production constantly evolves.

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Announcements, Big Band, LIVE Series
February 4, 2015 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
February 4, 2015 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
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LIVE Series

Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant: 50th Anniversary Tour

His iconic album Alice’s Restaurant helped foster a new commitment to social consciousness and activism among the youth of the 1960s. Join Arlo Guthrie on the Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour and celebrate the song that changed a generation.

Artist Bio
Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other. He is the eldest son of America’s most beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie and gave his first public performance in 1961 at the age of 13. Guthrie’s career exploded in 1967 with the release of Alice’s Restaurant. Over the last five decades Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia winning a wide, popular following. In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, Guthrie is a natural-born storyteller whose tales and anecdotes feature prominently in his performances.

In 1991, Guthrie purchased the old Trinity Church from his popular song Alice’s Restaurant and established The Guthrie Center, a not-for-profit interfaith church foundation dedicated to providing a wide range of local and international services. The center’s outreach programs include everything from providing HIV/AIDS services to baking cookies with a local service organization.

www.risingsonrecords.com

Guthrie performs Alice’s Restaurant at Farm Aid:

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Classic Rock, LIVE Series, Music
February 5, 2015 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
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GFour Productions

Menopause The Musical

GFour Productions Presents
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®

Menopause The Musical® – COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD!

Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 13 years!

It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®

Group Rate: $8 OFF for Groups of 8 or more!  Call the Box Office to purchase at 301-600-2828.  

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Announcements, LIVE Series, Musicals
February 7, 2015 3:00 pm Buy Tickets
February 7, 2015 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
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Frederick Speaker Series

Dave Barry

Humorist, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working.

For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers and generated thousands of letters from readers who thought he should be fired. Despite this, Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, although he misplaced it for several years, which is why his wife now keeps it in a secure location that he does not know about. One of Barry’s columns was largely responsible for the movement to observe International Talk Like a Pirate Day every year on September 19. This is probably his most enduring achievement.

Barry has written more than 30 books, including the novels Big Trouble, Lunatics, Tricky Business and, most recently, Insane City. He has also written books with titles like I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, which are classified as nonfiction, although they contain numerous lies. Two of Barry’s books were the basis for the CBS sitcom Dave’s World, which can probably still be seen on cable TV in certain underdeveloped nations.

Barry lives in Miami with his family and a dog that is determined to urinate on every square inch of North America.

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, FREDERICK SPEAKER Series, Speaking Engagement
February 11, 2015 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
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Tivoli Society DISCOVERY Series

Fredericks Brown

Six years ago, two girls traveled from New Zealand to New York in pursuit of their own music careers. But when their paths crossed in the East Village, they unearthed a shared passion for storytelling through song.

Soon after, Steph, a masterful songwriter and keys player, and Deva, powerful vocalist, songwriter and daughter of legendary blues musician Taj Mahal, came together to form Fredericks Brown.

Their rich cultural heritage, roots in blues and soul, and that sublime antipodean groove, results in a lyrical narrative that blends strength and vulnerability with startling honesty. And enables compositions that suggest both distance and intimacy.

Together, they have performed alongside Etta James, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, The Roots, Meshell N’Degeocello, Patti Smith, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jean Grae and more. They have worked with artists from Kanye West to Common, Fat Freddy’s Drop to Che Fu. And as part of the CAMI World Blues Tour, this year Fredericks Brown embarked on their very first national tour.

Their latest EP, Glass House Mountains, has been co-created with Brooklyn-based Fen Ikner, and is available now.

www.fredericksbrownmusic.com

Watch them live:

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Blues, Tivoli DISCOVERY Series
February 12, 2015 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
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LIVE Series

Spyro Gyra

Spyro Gyra is a jazz juggernaut who released their 30th album of new material, The Rhinebeck Sessions in 2013, whichJazztimes called “inspired.” Travis Rogers of the Jazz Journalists Association picked it for Jazz Album Of The Year. Something Else Reviews called it “Their finest album since their early 80s heyday” and made it a TopTwenty pick for the year. George Harris of the Jazz Weekly enthused, “I gotta tell ya, these guys still sound GREAT.”—not bad for a band observing its 40th anniversary in 2014.

Theirs is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has continued to reach an international audience over nearly forty years, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums and having played over five thousand shows on five continents.

They have accomplished this due to a forward looking approach combined with the work ethic of an underdog, always challenging themselves to do something new while never resting on past success. It has proven to be a recipe for longevity for this jazz group while music has gone in and out of styles in ever shorter cycles. 2014 marks forty years from their start in a Buffalo club where they were first known as Tuesday Night – Jazz Jam.

“My hope is that our music has the same effect on the audience that it does on me,” says group leader Jay Beckenstein. “I’ve always felt that music, and particularly instrumental music, has this non-literal quality that lets people travel to a place where there are no words. Whether it’s touching their emotions or connecting them to something that reminds them of something much bigger than themselves, there’s this beauty in music that’s not connected to sentences. It’s very transportive. I would hope that when people hear our music or come to see us, they’re able to share that with us.”

spyrogyra.com

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Jazz, LIVE Series
February 13, 2015 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
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Frederick Playlist

The Frederick Music Showcase

Ladies and gentlemen. Children of all ages. Come one, come all. Frederick Playlist is about to take the next step in its evolution (whatever that means) by organizing the first-ever Frederick Playlist Presents … Frederick Music Showcase. We are taking some of the best Frederick musicians/bands and putting them all under one roof for one night in February. And that one roof, friends, will be the roof of the Weinberg Center for the Arts.

In addition to the bands performing on the Weinberg stage, there will be live acoustic music going on in the lobby between acts. Thus, the music never stops.

The full spectrum of Monocacy Brewery Beers. will also be available for purchase. Each ticket holder will also be offered a commemorative pint glass. There will be a handful of events both leading up to the concert and immediately following the concert. You’ll have to check back to find out exclusive details as they become available. And, of course, free beer koozies for all.

THE LINE-UP

7-7:30: Hard Swimmin’ Fish

7:45-8:30: The Knolly Moles

8:45-9:30: Heavy Lights

9:45-10:30: Old Indian

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Announcements, Music, Special Event
February 19, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets