Community

Excitement Afoot for K25 Symposium, June 20-21

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Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, founders of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, the architects and planners of Kentlands, will lead a walking tour of Kentlands on Saturday, June 21.

When architect and Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ) partner Marina Khoury looks back over the past 25 years, she finds it remarkable how “Kentlands changed the (development) discussion. Kentlands was not a resort town. Yet it had alleys and narrow…

Attendance High at Autism Night Out

According to the nonprofit Autism Speaks, each year, approximately 200 people go “missing” in Montgomery County. Of these individuals, a large proportion have autism. Autism Night Out was designed to address this issue. I am the mother of a child…

Around Town

Rain Slows Retaining Wall Repairs Installation of 28 helical piers to stabilize the retaining wall on Quince Orchard Road, as well as the two affected townhomes, has been slowed by inclement weather, according to an email forwarded by Neil Harris,…

Arts & Entertainment

Fulks Corner Farmers Market Thursdays, 1-6 p.m., Rt. 355 & Fulks Corner Avenue, Olde Towne Products available for purchase include fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, herbs, flowers and plants, honey, cider, fruit butters, baked goods and meats. www.gaithersburgmd.gov Mel…

Paint Out With Art Alfresco

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During his morning walk around Inspiration Lake, Hugh Lynch stops to admire artist Jaree Donnelly’s work, created during the first Art Alfresco en plein air workshop.

On a beautiful June morning that followed an afternoon and evening of soaking rain, Art Alfresco took to the lakes for the inaugural meeting of the community’s new plein air group, founded and led by Arts Barn Resident Artist Jaree…

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…