Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Governor Martin O'Malley touted job creation, tax credits related to film industry.
Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD) was on the set of House of Cards in Joppa Tuesday publicizing the benefits of a recently passed film tax credit, the results of which included job creation. House of Cards, the political thriller that was the first series produced by Netflix, filmed its opening season in Harford County last year. It provided 2,200 jobs for Marylanders and brought in more than $140 million for the state, O'Malley said in a prepared statement. Recent legislation provided a key role in the return of the series to Harford County in 2013, O'Malley said. "The passage of legislation to enhance and extend the Film Production Activity Tax Credit in the recently completed session of the General Assembly secured the second season of House …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The annual promotion starts June 3.
Harford County's restaurant week is coming back for a fourth annual helping. In an announcement last week, county officials said they're looking for restaurants interested in participating in the June 3 to 15 promotion. Owners and managers of interested restaurants are asked to call county tourism and marketing manager Wini Roche at 410-638-3059 or email email@example.com for more information. All restaurants must be a county tourism partner and provide a $25 gift card to be used as a contest prize. A list of participating restaurants will be available online by mid-May, according to the announcement. For 2014's restaurant week, changes include price flexibility, according to the county. Two of the prix fixe meals must start at $…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Dancing With The Stars features two performers with Baltimore ties.
Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones and partner Karina Smirnoff improved upon their debut performance on Dancing With The Stars Monday night. The pair earned a 20 out of 30, up one point from the week prior. The show also featured Baltimore's Dorothy Hamill, the Olympic and world champion figure skater. She and partner Tristan McManus earned a 15, as Hamill struggled through a back injury. The series airs on Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC. TELL US: Did you watch Monday's show? Who had the best performance? Leave a comment. Related articles:
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Check out some live music in the Baltimore area this weekend.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Dancing With The Stars debuted its new season Monday night, featuring the Ravens receiver and the Baltimore-based figure skating champion.
Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones broke out "the squirrel" with partner Karina Smirnoff in his first performance on Dancing With The Stars Monday night. The season premiere also featured Baltimore's Dorothy Hamill, the Olympic and world champion figure skater. Check out the video with this post for their performances. Jones earned a score of 19 out of 30 dancing to "Cha Cha Cha", while Hamill pulled in a 21 with her perfomance to "Tiny Dancer." The series airs on Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC. Jones was asked to perform on the program after his charisma and dance moves were on display during and following the Ravens' Super Bowl victory in February. Jones did "the squirrel" during the Super Bowl, and again during the team's celebration in …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Ballyhoo! gets accompaniment from four-legged friends.
Local ska band Ballyhoo! has songs that make people want to sing along, and now goats are chiming in too. The Aberdeen quartet that has gone on tour with Slightly Stoopid and other major acts released a new video with its song "Last Night" laced with animal interjections. The group, which hails from Aberdeen and whose members went to high school there, will return to Harford County on March 30 to perform at the Dark Horse Saloon in Bel Air.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Aberdeen Lioness Lions Club offers to dress girls for prom night, for free.
Community service is the fabric that makes up the Aberdeen Lioness Lions Club. Sometimes that means adopting a road, sponsoring a family or sending care packages to troops. In March, things get a bit more whimsical as the group members take on the role of fairy godmothers, ensuring all girls in the area have the perfect dress for the prom. So far, the group has collected more than 500 dresses for this year's prom dress giveaway event, which the group calls Cinderella's Closet. "These fairy godmothers know that every girl, no matter how economically challenged, deserves a chance to dance with her prince at the prom," the Lionesses posted on Facebook. The Cinderella's Closet giveaway takes place at the end of the month, and dresses are …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Catch hip-hop, metal, funk and classic rock in Baltimore and the surrounding towns this weekend.
Those looking to catch some live music this weekend have an eclectic variety of national and regional acts to choose from. If you're in the mood for hip-hop, head to Rams Head Live on Friday for Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def. If you're in the mood for metal, head to Hampden Saturday night for Necropsy. If you want to jam and dance, head to the 8x10 for Talking Heads Tribute The Psycho Killers on Friday, or Saturday for funk-rock band Subtle Hustle and electro-rock jamband Big Something. Here's what's on tap this weekend: Friday, March 1 Who: Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def Where: Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, Inner Harbor, Baltimore Time: Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. Tickets: $40, purchase here Who: Muddy River Blues Band Where: Tidewater Grille, 300 …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The event is scheduled for March 30 at Edgewood's Richlin Ballroom.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Aberdeen High School and University of Maryland alum Kriss Mincey got through to Hollywood.
Kriss Mincey is a relative newcomer to the music scene. At Aberdeen High School, Mincey—who grew up in Baltimore, Richmond and points in between—took up dance and came out of her shell. She never returned to that shell. It was in College Park where she really began to explore music. As a student at the University of Maryland, Mincey found her niche. Now, Mincey, 22, is on the world's stage as a contestant on American Idol. She's made it to Hollywood. Beyond that, she can't say much. She chatted with Patch during her visit to Aberdeen High, where she and her sister, Lydia, gave us a tour and a look back at her time as an Eagle. She even ran into two of her favorite teachers from her days in the Science and Math Academy at Aberdeen. » Check…