Steven C. "Bo" Eckard, a member of the music faculty at McDaniel College, where he was senior lecturer of music and founder of the Electric Bass Ensemble, died Aug. 24 of undetermined causes at his Westminster home. He was 58.
As part of Artscape Gallery Network, Galerie Myrtis offers provocative exhibit "To Be Black in White America" of works by Larry Cook, Linda Day Clark, Jeffrey Kent and others that confront racism, violence and perception.
Guitarist Pierre Bensusan will take the stage Saturday, April 11, at the Carroll Arts Center as a part of the Common Ground on the Hill Westminster Concert Series, which aims to bring global musicians to local stages.
At 62, blues musician Guy Davis is coming off the busiest year of his life. Some might be surprised by the constantly touring pace Davis keeps, but the Bronx, N.Y., resident is not. If you ask him, it is merely a prediction coming to fruition.
Scott Robinson, of Columbia, was already a member of the Mid-Atlantic Paranormal Research Team when he claimed to have seen an apparition while driving through Sykesville Main Street in January. A ghostly image of a middle-aged, well-dressed man garbed in Victorian style clothing passed in front of his car then disappeared. He dubbed him the dandy.
Common Ground on the Hill has returned to Westminster. For 20 years, musicians, dancers, writers, filmmakers, artists, artisans and activists have gathered in early July at the college on the hill, now McDaniel College.
Common Ground on the Hill will look back at one the festival¿s most prominent supporters Monday, June 30, and July 7. Following keynote speeches at 8 p.m., ¿Remembering Pete Seeger -- a Musical Tribute¿ will take place in Alumni Hall Theater.
Westminster residents traveling past McDaniel College for the next two weeks may hear the muffled sounds of banjos, African drums, dulcimers and jug bands during Common Ground on the Hill¿s Traditions Weeks.
The throaty sigh of fiddles, the humming twang of banjos and the silvery twinkling of hammered dulcimers will soon fill the grounds of the Carroll County Farm Museum with the coming of the 43rd Annual Deer Creek Fiddlers¿ Convention.