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Carroll Night Out: Musician Ethan Bortnick to perform with Carroll Live On Stage

Those who have enjoyed 14-year-old musician Ethan Bortnick on his appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Good Morning America" and "Oprah" will be able to see the entertainer at Carroll Live on Stage Wednesday evening at Westminster High School. If young musicians aren't your thing, Carroll will also be home to a pair of educational events, as art professor Larry Silver discusses a trio of Jewish artists and museum curator Andra Dennett discusses the history of Sykesville.

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Carroll Live on Stage

Musician Ethan Bortnick will perform as part of Carroll Live On Stage's September concert at Westminster High School Wednesday. A 14-year-old composer and pianist, Bornick was certified the "World's Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Tour" by Guinness World Records. Bortnick has toured throughout the world and has performed with Elton John, Beyonce, Reba McEntire, Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett.


When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16

Where: Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Rd, Westminster

Cost: $25 adults, $10 for students

For more information: Call 410-848-7123 or visit

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"Marked and Modern: 20th Century Jewish Artists"

McDaniel College's visiting scholar, Larry A. Silver, an art history professor at the University of Pennsylvania will present the lecture "Marked and Modern: 20th-Century Jewish Artists," Monday at McDaniel College. During the lecture, Silver will discuss the painters Marc Chagall, Ben Shahn and Mark Rothko, while detailing the artists' roles and influence as well as their distinctions from each other.

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14


Where: McDaniel Lounge, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster

Cost: Free

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The History and Secrets of Sykesville

Andra Dennett, curator of the Sykesville Gate House Museum, will present this tour of Sykesville's history at the Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library Saturday. Dennett will discuss the town's connections with Napoleon Bonaparte and other historical figures.

When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12


Where: Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library, 6400 West Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit or call 410-386-4460.