Watch this space for information about the
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Watch this space for information about the
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Entertainment will be provided by the exciting jazz quartet "Aire Lune."
Our partner will be the South Silver Spring Neighborhood Association.
Cash bar, but the rest of it is free!
8040 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: (301) 562-9090
The Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. (SSTCI) is sponsoring a series of community arts and entertainment events in
The New Civic Building and Veterans Plaza: What Do We Want? Drawing on voluntary contributions by local artists and local merchants, the SSTCI seeks to engage the Silver Spring community in a conversation about the new Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans Plaza.
These "Community Conversations" will provide opportunities for local artists to perform or exhibit their work to a wide audience in
Our goal is to foster greater appreciation for the arts and humanities, stimulate dialogue about the new building, foster networking among neighbors, and to support local businesses.
We want to develop key partnerships with local artists, performers and businesses so as to support the SSTCI mission of providing community based entertainment and educational program for the new
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
June 12 Panmasters of D.C. – steel drum band
June 19 Afro Bop
June 26 Jambulay – caribbean world beat
July 3 The Fabulous Bel Airs – oldies-50s & 60s
July 10 David Bach – world jazz
July 17 Andre Cristovam with Bruce Ewan – spanish/portuguese blues
July 31 Patrick Alban & Noche Latina – latin, rock
August 7 The
August 14 Elliot Levine – r&b, funk
Michael Baytop was born in
Over the next ten years, Baytop played many venues with many different local artists, but mainly with Archie Edwards, Richard Thomas, and Michael Roach, a local blues guitarist who now resides in
As President and performer for the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, he received the 2005 Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Education from The Blues Foundation. As a performer he has played at numerous festivals, including the Bull Durham Blues Festival, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Herndon Blues Festival (with Barrelhouse Bonnie), and Blues in the Burg. As both a featured artist and sideman, his recordings include Ain’t Got Me No Home, Blinds Of Life, and Archie’s Barbershop Blues.
Baytop has conducted lectures on blues and blues heritage as well as performance demonstrations at many educational institutions, including
CityDance Ensemble is a contemporary repertory dance company based in Washington, DC. Promising its signature power, passion, and purpose at every turn, the company performs athletic, challenging repertory by choreographers from the United States and around the world. Under the artistic direction of Paul Gordon Emerson and rehearsal director and choreographer in residence Christopher K. Morgan, CityDance Ensemble blends strong technique and physicality with a dynamic mix of energy, emotion, and humor to deliver performances full of integrity, expression, and life.
Since its inception in 1996, CityDance has grown from a group of part-time dancers to a professional company of nine full-time dancers, earning a reputation as "Washington's preeminent modern dance company” (The Washington Times). The company has been named as a “Top 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine (2003) and has won the DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist (2003) and Innovation in the Arts (2005). CityDance Ensemble is an Artistic Partner at the Harman Center for the Arts, performing a full season at the Center's Lansburgh Theatre in downtown Washington, DC. The company is a Partner at the Music Center at Strathmore, performing regularly there, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts and at other theaters in the DC metro area. The company tours both nationally and internationally, bringing its “breathlessly innovative” (Dancer Magazine) performances to audiences around the world.
CityDance Ensemble is a part of CityDance Ensemble, Inc., the parent organization that also includes CityDance Early Arts, an arts outreach program for youth; CityDance Education Centers, two facilities committed to excellence in dance training for youth and adults; and CityDance FilmWORKS, an award-winning creator and presenter of dance-on-camera.
The mission of CityDance Ensemble, Inc. is to advance the appreciation for and participation in the art of dance through excellence in performance, education, film, and artistic innovation.Check out their website at http://www.citydance.net/
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