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‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Through Dec. 20, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Arts Barn The classic animated television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of…

Urban Guru Robert Gibbs Shares Expertise

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Robert J. Gibbs, pictured here sitting on the rooftop of his office building in downtown Birmingham, Michigan, was on the team that developed the 2016 Birmingham Master Plan in 1996 to stimulate new commercial activity and spur residential growth.

Robert J. Gibbs, president of the award-winning Gibbs Planning Group in Birmingham, Michigan, could adopt as his tagline, “Pause for this commercial message.” An urban planning and development guru, Gibbs, who recently established his Urban Retail Institute, was the keynote…

From Russia With Love for Music

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Vladimir Fridman, who lives in Quince Orchard Park, is a classical guitarist, vocalist, composer and teacher.

It’s a good thing Vladimir Fridman loves what he does. In November, Quince Orchard Park’s classical guitarist and vocalist performed 28 concerts in 17 days. Add to that his customary daily two- to three-hour practices, perhaps some composition or improvisation, and…

Around Town

7th Annual Kentlands Tree Lighting Kicks Off Holidays The Kentlands Tree Lighting, organized by the Kentlands Downtown Partnership, returns on Dec. 4, 4 to 8 p.m. Come enjoy live music from the Kentlands Acoustic Jam, RCES Choir, Pritchard Music Academy…

Arts & Entertainment

‘Sacred Places’ Mixed Media Exhibit Through Jan. 1, Kentlands Mansion; call 301.258.6425 for viewing hours Various artists share their interpretation of spiritual places in both classic and contemporary styles. The artwork is created in a variety of media, including painting,…

CD Release Party Celebrates ‘Simple Gifts’

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Powerhouse Brass members Bradley Jones, Justin Tritinger, David Rea, Jacob Latour, and Michael Baniak practiced holiday tunes this summer in front of Pritchard Music Academy on Main Street.

Do you remember hearing Jingle Bells in July, or maybe other holiday tunes played in comforting and classy brass renditions, arising from Main Street and circling nearby stores, restaurants and neighborhoods? Perhaps you even saw the musicians of Powerhouse Brass—Michael…

UN Honors Kentlands

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Marina Khoury, architect and partner at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, accepts the United Nations Environment Programme and Global Forum for Human Settlement award on behalf of Kentlands on Oct. 29 at U.N. headquarters in Manhattan.

Marina Khoury accepted a United Nations Environment Programme and Global Forum for Human Settlement award on behalf of Kentlands on Oct. 29 at U.N. headquarters in Manhattan. The architect and partner at Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ) & Company has been the Kentlands…