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Friday, May 8, 2020

Music News: The Day the Music Died by Raychel Harvey-Jones

It’s the sound of silence that is haunting bars, clubs, theatres, and live music venues throughout the nation. When COVID 19 shut down the live music scene in Maryland in mid-March, musici…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Concert Review: ‘Tony Bennett’ at The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall by Raychel Harvey-Jones

More than six decades of music and 19 Grammy awards really sums up the icon that is Anthony Dominick Benedetto known to the world as Tony Bennett. A night with this charming crooner reminds …

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Sex With Strangers’ at The Colonial Players by Raychel Harvey-Jones

What else would I be doing on a wet winter night in February but heading out to experience “Sex With Strangers” at The Colonial Players in Annapolis? As you can imagine this show contain…

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney’ at Single Carrot Theatre by Raychel Harvey-Jones

Just minutes into “The Death of Walt Disney”  by Lucas Hnath, I questioned if this was the brilliant big-hearted man who brought us Mickey Mouse, Disney World, and a plethora of lov…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Concert Review: ‘Home for the Holidays’ with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Alison Buchanan by Raychel Harvey-Jones

It’s a sign that the holiday season is officially underway and somewhat a tradition in my house to attend a Christmas concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO). This year the con…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas’ at Olney Theatre Center by Raychel Harvey-Jones

  “A Christmas Carol” remains one of the most popular works ever written by Charles Dickens and the most popular ever penned in any language. It was written to be performed as “A …

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Annie’ at Olney Theatre Center by Raychel Harvey-Jones

“Annie” hit the stage at the Olney Theatre Center on Thursday for opening night. Get ready, this show will steal your heart. With its memorable songs and durable storyline casting, the …

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Festival Review: Maryland Irish Festival at Maryland State Fairgrounds by Raychel Harvey-Jones

The 44th Annual Maryland Irish Festival kicked off this past weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds and the Maryland Theatre Guide was there to witness the fun! The festival runs over thr…

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fringe Review: ‘HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr’ at Downtown Cultural Arts Center by Raychel Harvey-Jones

If any woman in history deserves a one-woman tribute show it’s Hedy Lamarr and if any actress is worthy of playing her it’s the exceptionally talented Heather Massie. Charm City Fringe k…

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Concert Review: Sergio Mendes at the Music Center at Strathmore by Raychel Harvey-Jones

Three-time Grammy Award and Oscar-winning Producer, keyboardist and vocalist Sergio Mendes hit the stage at the Music Center at Strathmore on Thursday night, and he didn’t disappoint. He m…

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Theatre Review: “Light Up The Stars” at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre by Raychel Harvey-Jones

The stars and the stage lit up on Friday night as the cast of “Light Up The Stars” took to the stage in the state capital. An enjoyable evening of familiar songs as the cast led me on an…

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Dreamgirls’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by Raychel Harvey-Jones

Don’t Blink and don’t wait to get your tickets for this enigmatic roller coaster of musical fun! From the second the cast of “Dreamgirls” hit the stage at Toby’s on Thursday night …

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre by Raychel Harvey-Jones

Spotlighters Theatre in downtown Baltimore is the perfect intimate setting for this musical- with its round stage and cozy atmosphere. Set in Germany in the 1980’s it’s a deep and at…

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Concert Review: Idina Menzel at The Theatre at MGM National Harbor by Raychel Harvey-Jones

Singer, actress and songwriter Idina Menzel known for her princess like Disney voice took to the stage at The Theatre at MGM National Harbor on Sunday and wowed the packed crowd. Like many, …

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Concert Review: ‘Star Spangled Spectacular’ featuring the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Oregon Ridge Park by Raychel Harvey-Jones

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) took to the stage at the Hubert L Snyder Concert Shell at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville on July 3rd for the “Star Spangled Spectacular;” and Sp…

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Sound of Music’ at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater by Raychel Harvey-Jones

It wasn’t quite on ‘The Hill, ’ but very close to it as The Kennedy Center comes alive through July 15th with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.” This is wit…

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Bully’ by The Interrobang Theatre Company at The Strand Theater by Raychel Harvey-Jones

It’s every nightmare I have ever had when attending a group exercise class. This play was physically and mentally stimulating and draining all at the same time. 90 minutes that will keep y…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Stage Versus Screen as Kerry Cahill Scoops up Award for ‘Grounded’ by Raychel Harvey-Jones

You may remember back in November last year the Maryland Theatre Guide interviewed “Walking Dead” actress Kerry Cahill. Well, it seems the accolades just keep on gathering for Cahill as …

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Sister Act’ at Annapolis Summer Theatre Garden by Raychel Harvey-Jones

Foot tapping fun with some unforgettable deep belly laugh moments from this talented cast as “Sister Act” hit the stage at the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre. You will remember the …

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Music Festival Review: ‘Charm City Bluegrass Festival’ at Druid Hill Park by Raychel Harvey-Jones

Charm City Bluegrass festival kicked off on Saturday at Druid Hill Park, and the crowds gathered early to attend the festival that is celebrating its 5th year. Despite the festival’s name,…

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘A Short Reunion’ at Single Carrot Theatre by Raychel Harvey-Jones

Celebrating its 10th season Single Carrot theatre once again shows Charm city how diverse and creative it can be. What could be more enjoyable and entertaining than a pleasant stroll around …

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Chicago’ at The Kennedy Opera House by Raychel Harvey-Jones

“Chicago” was on fire–not literally when Brandy Norwood hit the stage on Thursday night as the show opened at The Kennedy Opera House. A story of murder, corruption, exploitation a…

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Concert Review: Cher at The Theater at MGM National Harbor by Raychel Harvey-Jones

Cher glittered onto the stage Las Vegas style with an entertaining show on Friday night proving that age is just a number. The Theater at MGM National Harbor is a fantastic venue fit to host…

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Women’ at The Spotlight Theatre by Raychel Harvey-Jones

A dynamic all-female cast hit the stage on Friday, March 3rd at the Spotlight Theatre in Charm City to look back at life as a woman in the 1930’s. Based in Manhattan, these women are the o…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Opera Review: ‘Women in the Dark’ by Peabody Chamber Orchestra at Theatre Project by Raychel Harvey-Jones

A rare opportunity to see three short women-centric one-act operas under the heading of “Women in the dark.” They explore the light, the dark, the journey and the transformation.…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Oklahoma!’ by Live Arts Maryland at Maryland Hall by Raychel Harvey-Jones

Sending echoes of decadent music through the Maryland Hall for only two performances the Annapolis Chorale accompanied by The Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and a plethora of talented soloists …

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Our Town’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Raychel Harvey-Jones

  Remember the days without cell phones and social media, without looking for love on a dating site. The days when you knew all your neighbors and no one worried about locking their doo…

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Showboat’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by Raychel Harvey-Jones

The sheer joy of watching so much talent on stage trumped a violent and destructive day in our nation’s capital as America inaugurated a new president. I favor harmony over politics. Har…

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Samsara’ at Single Carrot Theatre by Raychel Harvey-Jones

“My Sperm, your eggs and someone else’s uterus.” I should mention this show and review has an adult theme. Can a play about surrogacy make you laugh? “Samsara” is hilarious and hea…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Exit Pluto’ at the Strand Theater Co by Raychel Harvey-Jones

It’s a clear case of Metathesiophobia-the fear of change. As America makes a stand for change in the upcoming week welcoming a new president, it’s apparent off stage and in real life…

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Grey Gardens’ at Stillpointe Theatre by Raychel Harvey-Jones

  Wow! What a way to kick off the season a fantastic cast and a truly unforgettable show, pulling off a mixture of comedy, tragedy and regret. The Stillpointe may be one of the smaller …

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