Carroll Night Out: Carroll culture expands beyond Peeps

For those who've already seen all there is to see at the PEEPshow, Carroll's got even more to its artistic culture than marshmallow sculptures. This week, residents have the opportunity to hear folk music by Catie Curtis, who has performed at Presidential Inaugurations; take in a trio of classical and jazz performances at Carroll Community College, or they can be the first to see the artists of tomorrow at McDaniel College's juried student exhibition.

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Catie Curtis

Folk singer/songwriter Catie Curtis has performed throughout the country, including at the White House and Carnegie Hall, for more than 20 years. With 13 albums to her name, as well as a grand prize award from the 2006 International Songwriting Competition, Curtis is a staple in the folk music scene. In the past, Curtis has worked with Kris Kristofferson, Ani DiFranco, Melissa Ferrick and more.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31

Where: Baldwin's Station, 7618 Main St., Sykesville

Cost: $22

For more information: Call 410-795-1041 or visit www.baldwinsstation.com

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Carroll Community College concerts

Carroll Community College is hosting a trio of musical events this week. On Thursday, bassist Ethan Lee Greene will present "The Transience of Life and Happiness," a performance featuring the works of Johannes Brahms, Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. Greene will be accompanied by Joanna Jones and guest artist Sammy Huh. Guitarist Carl FIlipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band will visit the campus Saturday to perform original music and jazz standards in their unique style of contemporary jazz. Finally, the Jon Seligman quartet will perform original pieces as part of a guest concert on Tuesday.

When: The Transience of Life and Happiness, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Jon Seligman Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.

Where: Theater in the Scott Center, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Ave., Westminster

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit www.carrollcc.edu.

Kathryn E. Wentz juried undergraduate exhibition


Each year, McDaniel College opens up its exhibition space to all students who may submit of to five pieces of art they've completed while attending the school. Their work is then judged by visiting artists, this year, Zoe Charlton and Tom Doud, with winning pieces announced during the exhibition's opening ceremony, Thursday, April 7. Work exhibited features paintings, scultpures, photography and more.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 through Thursday, April 7

Where: Peterson Hall, Rice Gallery, McDaniel College 2, College Hill, McDaniel

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit www.mcdaniel.edu