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Get Your Funk on at BlackRock

Photo | John Shore

The 12 members of Chopteeth have been affectionately referred to as “The Crazy Fools of Afrobeat.”

Chopteeth, a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra, takes the outdoor stage at BlackRock on Saturday, July 19, 7 p.m. Known for its distinctive and fun fusion of West African and American popular music, Chopteeth’s sound is based on Afrobeat, a big band…

Around Town

K25 Fourth Fun and Fundraising As part of the ongoing celebration of the 25th anniversary of Kentlands, this year’s Fourth of July parade featured floats for the first time. A panel of judges comprised of Gina Dropik, Bridget Edell and…

Arts & Entertainment

Photography Exhibit Display Through Aug. 8; hours are by appointment only, Kentlands Mansion The city of Gaithersburg presents an exhibit featuring the photography of Christine Darton, Terry Pellmar and Elsie Weinstein. Quince Orchard Park resident Christine Darton captures the beauty…

SCENE-chronized in Perfect Harmony

Photo | Michael G. Stewart

Kentlands resident Dudley Connell performs with his group, The Seldom Scene.

By Sharon Allen Gilder “Wait a minute. Was that Dudley Connell of the three-time Grammy-nominated bluegrass group Seldom Scene walking by just now?” Your eyes wouldn’t be playing tricks on you if that’s what you thought. Connell has lived in…