Parker’s ‘A Roadkill Opera’ Is Pure Punk

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In December 2013, Stephan Alexander Parker returned to Da Caruso, the store in Vienna, Austria, that had helped him identify music recorded from the radio in 1979 as Ferdinando Paer’s “Leonora.” Parker brought with him CDs of his studio recording for “A Roadkill Opera” that incorporates Paer’s music.

Throw away those images of thin young men with Mohawks listening to hardcore punk rock that just came to mind. That’s not what this opera by Gaithersburg resident Stephan Alexander Parker is about. In fact, Parker’s “A Roadkill Opera” pairs…

A Jolly June Offers Free Entertainment

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On June 8, the popular bluegrass band Seldom Scene takes center stage at Celebrate! Gaithersburg with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and Grand Ole’ Ditch. Fans of Latin music will enjoy performances from Afro Bop Alliance and Ola Fresca.

With pools open and grills sporting their first layer of hamburger grease, summer seems to have officially begun. Weekend concerts and children’s events are in full swing, with June bringing several unique events for the entire family. The 32nd annual…

Turf Committee Enlists Young Artist

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Phoebe Clark uses her artistic talent to educate kids about Kentlands’ organic turf management.

Phoebe Clark is the type of girl who would rather sit at the lake and draw than kill zombies on a screen at home. One day, a group of baby snapper turtles made their home in the Clarks’ backyard. Phoebe…

Around Town

5th Annual GBF Sets Attendance Record The Fifth Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival dawned cool and sunny on Saturday, May 17. Perhaps because of the picture perfect weather and a stellar lineup of authors that featured heavy hitters Tom Angleberger, author…

Painting the Town: Octogenarian Artist Does It All

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Artist Howard Cohen displays his work alongside that of his students at the Arts Barn Invitational Gallery through July 27.

By Ellyn Wexler Howard Cohen defies George Bernard Shaw’s often-quoted words. In “Man and Superman,” the playwright wrote, “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” The Lakeland Ridge resident, who will turn 90 in September, has painted since early childhood…

Arts & Entertainment

Kentlands Acoustic Jam Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m., Kentlands Farmers Market, and Tuesday, June 24, Kentlands Clubhouse (poolside), 6 p.m. Bring your acoustic instrument and voice to join in the jam session, or just listen. Fulks Corner Farmers Market…

Kentlands Day Draws Huge Crowd

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Bike Gaithersburg participated in the Kentlands Day parade with the theme “Dress Like Your Bike.”

The 6th Annual Kentlands Day drew thousands of local residents to a parade and festival on a sunny Saturday at the beginning of May. The parade, which featured more than 50 entries, included the Goddard School, Two Left Feet Dance…

Spring Into Summer Fun

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Seamus Kennedy performs Irish folk on Thursday, June 5, 6 p.m. in Olde Towne Gaithersburg.

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner it seems as though spring is almost over. You may have missed it going by; it looked suspiciously like winter. Marred by the continuation of frosty temperatures and frozen precipitation, spring made…