Local dancers ABM ‘Bring It’ for fans

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Rhonda Meekins Dancers and coaches celebrated in Jackson, Miss. after winning two categories in competition on the Lifetime Network show, “Bring It.” The episode aired on Friday evening.

JACKSON, Miss. — “Hard work and dedication will always pay off in the end,” About Being Motivated (ABM) dance and majorette team Coach Rhonda Meekins said. Looks like she was right. Coach Meekins and her performers have been soaking up the congratulations since Friday, when a long-awaited episode of Lifetime Network’s dance contest show, “Bring […]

Brown Box Theatre Project comes to DCA Dorchester

Brown Box Theatre founder Kyler Taustin

Save the date, Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to host Brown Box Theatre Project on May 25, for “Broadway Jukebox” in the George B. Todd Performance Hall. Showtime 8 p.m. Kyler Taustin, founder of Brown Box Theatre Project, grew up along the Eastern Shore of Maryland and witnessed firsthand the lack of accessible, […]

Late March happenings at DCA

Coffeehouse jam: Maris Wicker, Paul Harrison, Liz Fisher, Randy Welch, Terry White

From gallery to classroom and back again, DCA wraps March in the arts. March 23, “Smooth Melodies with Phil Kirkland” is the featured event for the Gallery Stage. 7-9 p.m. Admission is $10 for DCA members, $12 general admission. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Phillip E. Kirkland is a pianist, singer and songwriter who […]

An early-spring bloomer to yank out before it spreads

Fig buttercup, the early-spring flower you don’t want in your garden or anywhere near it.

Finally, early spring has arrived! Birds are calling from still bare branches, grass is turning green, a few yellow daffodils have emerged and the clumps of purple crocuses under my fig tree are expanding by the day. Amid the cheerful scene unfolding in countryside and towns, however, trouble is brewing. And it could come to […]

The Guest Artist Gala gears up at DCA

Maris Wicker, with sound tech Dylan Crosby

Preparations are underway for the 11th Annual Guest Artist Gala, to be held in the second floor George B. Todd Performance Hall at the Dorchester Center for the Arts on April 28, beginning at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Masquerade.” Guests can count on an entertaining evening of art and music, dining and dancing, […]

C-SD musical ‘Addams Family’ opens Thursday

The cast of the C-SD senior class play, "Addams Family, the Musical," will begin performances on Thursday.

CAMBRIDGE — The 2018 senior class of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School is excited to be performing the Addams Family Musical this upcoming March 8-11. This play is going to be a real treat for the audience due to the light-hearted and fun loving nature of the cast and the characters they portray. The Addams Family […]

NDHS play will be ‘Into the Woods’

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan The cast of North Dorchester High School’s 2018 Senior Class Play has been preparing for Thursday’s opening night. The students will present “Into the Woods,” a drama that combines characters from several fairy tales.

SHILOH – The curtain is ready to come up on North Dorchester High School’s 2018 Senior Class Play, “Into the Woods.” The play’s music and lyrics were written by Stephen Sondheim, combining the plots of several fairy tales. First performed in San Diego in 1986 and on Broadway in 1987, “Into the Woods” features characters […]

Community Arts Grants at DCA

Master chainsaw carver Marty Long, above and one of his creations on the right. He will be doing demonstrations during the National Outdoor Show Friday and Saturday.

In addition to service as a cultural arts center, DCA also serves as the designated county arts council for Dorchester. As such, DCA receives funding from the Maryland State Arts Council to advance the arts in the county and to support arts programming by other nonprofit organizations. Grants are provided through a competitive application process, […]

‘High Tide in Dorchester’ debuts March 9

Dorchester Banner/Dave Harp Tom Horton, Sandy Cannon-Brown, and Dave Harp are set to release their latest film, High Tide in Dorchester, to debut locally at 447 Race on March 9.

The film team of Horton and Harp is well known in this county. It seems like every month, you can see their names on MPT, or Delmarva Outdoors, crediting them with production of a short film on some aspect of the Eastern Shore’s waterline. The team, writer Tom Horton and photographer Dave Harp, and filmmaker […]

Save the Dates: March Arts at DCA

Master screen painter John Iampieri

It may still be February, but it’s not too soon to look ahead and save the dates for upcoming March activities. Ready to register? Call DCA at 410-228-7782 or stop by 321 High St. in downtown Cambridge. DCA is offering a new Home-Schooled Students Art Program beginning in March. This series will provide structured art […]