At the Movies
Reviews for “Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie,” “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” and “Being Flynn” /C4
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Each week, Times features writer Brandon Oland provides a list of mustsee entertainment events for the week ahead.
One artist, one author, one musician
In the county
Common Ground on the Hill presents Grainne Hambly and William Jackson
Synopsis: The masters of the Celtic harp have solo careers that have them performing all over the world. They combine for this Two Sides of Celtic show. When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster Admission: $19 for adults, $17 for students and seniors Information: 410-857-2771 or www.commongroundonthehill.org
Synopsis: From the church that organized The Gospel According to Gaga: Jim Cabral, Tori Morse and Michael Poist perform country music covers. When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Crossroads Community Church, 895 Leidy Road, Westminster Admission: $10 Information: 443-487-4002 or www.crossroads140.com
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Artist Donna Yarish hangs her artwork at Birdie’s Cafe in Westminster Sunday. Yarish’s exhibit is part of a unique art opening Friday that also features an author and a musician.
Westminster trio with different focuses aligns for opening
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What: An evening of the arts featuring art by Donna Yarish, music by Lydia Bandy and a book signing by Stacey Coverstone When: 6-9 p.m. Friday Where: Birdie’s Cafe, 233 E. Main St., Westminster Admission: Free Information: www.donnasworldofcolor.com
discovered she was an author and invited her to be part of the unique arts evening. Lydia Bandy, a private piano instructor who recently released an album, completes the trio for the exhibit opening. “I just love networking,” Yarish said, “and I want to bring the arts to Westminster.”
In the regIon
Artist Donna Yarish arrived at McDaniel College’s Rice Gallery to gaze at Ryan Browning’s abstract paintings. She left having made a new friend and with an idea for a unique event of her own. Rather than simply display her abstract paintings, Yarish decided to organize a night of the arts from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Birdie’s Cafe in Westminster. In addition to serving as an opening for Yarish’s own gallery, Westminster author Stacey Coverstone will be on hand for a book signing and Westminster pianist Lydia Bandy will perform her original compositions. Yarish met Coverstone while visiting the Rice Gallery. Coverstone is McDaniel’s academic secretary for art and art history and works inside the gallery. Yarish struck up a conversation with Coverstone,
Her focus: After retiring from the corporate world five years ago, Yarish rediscovered a passion for abstract painting she had as an elementary school student. She took classes at Carroll Community College in Westminster and at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick. Her work: Yarish has exhibited at Eclecticity in Westminster, the Carroll Arts Center and the Carroll County Courthouse. Quotable: “There are no rules,” Yarish said, of abstract painting. “You just kind of do your own thing.” On the Web: www.donnasworldofcolor.com
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Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform a storyteller’s set with vocal, guitars and piano at the first Women of the World Baltimore Festival at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Artist Donna Yarish hangs her artwork at Birdie’s Cafe in Westminster Sunday.
WOW Concert featuring Mary Chapin Carpenter
Synopsis: The first Women of the World Baltimore Festival will feature Mary Chapin Carpenter performing a storyteller’s set with vocal, guitars and piano. The event is hosted by Rain Pryor and will also feature Maria Broom, the Baltimore City College Choir, Lea Gilmore and others. When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore Admission: $42-$55 Information: 410-783-8000 or www.bsomusic.org
western romance genre. She owns a horse and has always been intrigued by the cowboy lifestyle, so much so that she recently spent a week at a cowboys and cowgirls camp in New Mexico. Her work: She’s written eight novels, all in the western romance genre. She is currently writing a romantic suspense set in a fictional Maryland beach town. Her eighth novel debuts May 4. Quotable: “My husband I both like the western lifestyle. We have owned horses, I horseback ride, and I travel out west anytime I can.” On the Web: www.staceycoverstone.com
Her focus: Coverstone’s books are focused on the
‘Celtic Woman Believe’
Synopsis: With St. Patrick’s Day rapidly approaching, the all-female music ensemble returns. Celtic Woman was organized by David Downes, who previously served as musical director of Riverdance. When: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Hippodrome Theatre at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore Admission: $37-$69 Information: 410-547-7328 or www.france-merrickpac.com
in high school. After graduating from McDaniel College, she started her own practice and now has 55 students, both youths and adults. She also performs at venues throughout the area. Her work: Bandy composed and recorded “Piano Pearls” last year. The album features eight tracks of what she called easy listening mood music. Quotable: “I always enjoyed composing back in high school. I would perform in local coffee shops performing my own pieces. I decided to finally record my own pieces last summer.” On the Web: www.lydiabandy.com
Her focus: Bandy started teaching piano when she was
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Lydia Bandy is shown. Bandy is a piano player and composer who will perform at Birdie’s Cafe Friday.