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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Off Track Art January 31, 2009

Off Track Art

January 31, 2009

“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in downtown Westminster, Maryland. We are dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.

Tentative Gallery Hours are:
Monday through Wednesday 12 - 6:00 pm
Thursday and Friday 12 - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10 - 5:00 pm
Grand Opening is scheduled for Feb. 13th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Off Track Art
11 Liberty Street – rear
Westminster, MD 21157

Vestal Abbott;
Sarah Abel-DeLuca, www.abelartist.com;
Melinda Byrd, www.byrdcallstudio.com;
Christina Collins-Smith, www.cdcsmith.net;
Kevin Dayhoff, http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/,
Mary Decker;
Gail Elwell
Judy Goodyear;
Charlotte Laslo;
Becki Maurio;
Wasyl Palijczuk;
Howard Riopelle
Cathy Sawdey
Bob Sapora;
Gordon Wickes;
Vladimir Tzenov, www.v-artstudio.com;
Linda Van Hart, www.tollhousestudio.com;
Robert Waddell,
Susan Williamson;
Pamela Zappardino

Kevin Dayhoff Art:
http://www.kevindayhoff.com/ (http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/) http://www.kevindayhoffart.com/ New Bedford Herald: http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/

Off Track Art

Off Track Art

January 31, 2009

“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in downtown Westminster, Maryland. We are dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.

Tentative Gallery Hours are:
Monday through Wednesday 12 - 6:00 pm
Thursday and Friday 12 - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10 - 5:00 pm
Grand Opening is scheduled for Feb. 13th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Off Track Art
11 Liberty Street – rear
Westminster, MD 21157

Vestal Abbott;
Sarah Abel-DeLuca, http://www.abelartist.com/;
Melinda Byrd, http://www.byrdcallstudio.com/;
Christina Collins-Smith, http://www.cdcsmith.net/;
Kevin Dayhoff, http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/,
Mary Decker;
Judy Goodyear;
Charlotte Laslo;
Becki Maurio;
Wasyl Palijczuk;
Bob Sapora;
Gordon Wickes;
Vladimir Tzenov, http://www.v-artstudio.com/;
Linda van Hart, http://www.tollhousestudio.com/;
Robert Waddell,
Susan Williamson;
Pamela Zappardino
Off Track Art logo by Melinda Byrd

20090131 OTA Brief desc with list of artists SDOSM and sidebar
Kevin Dayhoff www.kevindayhoff.net http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/

Kevin Dayhoff Art http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/

The Downtown Westminster Main St News

THE DOWNTOWN WESTMINSTER MAIN STREET NEWS – January/February 2009 by Stan Ruchlewicz

Downtown Westminster is on the Geocache Trail

The City of Westminster is one of 78 municipalities to be a stop on the state-wide Maryland Municipal League Geocache Trail. The Maryland Municipal League (MML) created the Geocache Trail to promote awareness of and visits to Maryland's cities and towns, with the goal of helping to stimulate tourism in Maryland's municipalities. This effort taps into the rapidly growing high-tech tourist trade that is not limited to any particular age group. Discovering a geocache is very much like going on a treasure hunt, except one uses a hand-held GPS (Global Positioning System) device to plot map coordinates to locate the treasure or "cache." A collectible, highly coveted geo coin will be given to the first 500 geocachers who locate a minimum of 22 municipal caches throughout the state. To be eligible for the coin, geocachers must pick up a passport at any participating visitor center, including the Carroll County Visitor Center at 210 East Main Street, use the stamp in each cache on their passports and write in the cache code word. After discovering at least 2 municipal caches in each of the 11 MML districts, geocachers may return to any one of the participating county visitor centers and have their passports validated to receive a collectable coin. The game went live on January 1st. For more information on the MML Geocache Trail, visit the following websites: http://www.mdmunicipal.org/ or http://www.geocaching.org/.


Maximus Thrashivus III Takes the Stage on January 3rd at the Carroll Arts Center

Threshold Productions and Carroll County Extreme Music Corps will present the area’s biggest, all-age, local music fest, Maximus Thrashivus III, at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, on Saturday, January 3rd, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Musical groups slated to perform include Another Reason to Hate Machines, Carbonstone, A Farmers Daughter, Upon a Throne of Lies, Crimson Orchid, Demolitia and My Ransomed Soul. Tickets are $10.00 at the door. For more information, go to www.myspace.com/ccemcconcerts.


Carroll County Arts Council Kicks Off Their First Thursday Art History Film Series with “Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist” on January 8th

The Carroll County Arts Council’s first presentation in the 1st Thursday Art History Film Series at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, is “Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist” on Thursday, January 8th. Learn about Cassatt’s fierce independence and the inspiration she received from her family. Discover how she became one of the most beloved French Impressionists despite her American heritage. The film will be accompanied by a lecture about Cassatt’s work and life from the Arts Center’s Visual Arts Coordinator, Susan Williamson. Showings of the film will begin at Noon and 7:00 p.m. All tickets for these events are $10.00.


Venture to Beyond the Pale at the Carroll Arts Center from January 8th through February 13th

The “Beyond the Pale” art exhibition in the Community Gallery of the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, from January 8th through February 13th features inspired paintings of lands separated by the Atlantic Ocean; from familiar scenes of Maryland to the beloved countrysides of Ireland and England. Original paintings by Emory Billings, Steve G. Raley and Bill Weaver will be presented.


Common Ground on the Hill Presents Folk Blues Legend Chris Smither at the Carroll Arts Center on January 10th

Common Ground on the Hill’s 2008-2009 Roots Music Concert Series continues its season with folk blues legend Chris Smither performing at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, on Saturday, January 10th, beginning at 8:00 p.m. For years, Chris Smither has released one gem of an album after another. His music draws as deeply from the blues as it does from American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers. Stereo Review says: "Smither recasts the folk blues in the ethereal language of the poet, projecting a kind of streetwise mysticism." Rolling Stone says: "Bathed in the flickering glow of passing headlights and neon bar signs, Smither's roots are as blue as they come. There is plenty of misty Louisiana and Lightnin' Hopkins in Smither's weathered singing and unhurried picking. So fine." Chris Smither's audience, which hails from all global regions, perfectly reflects the diversity of his sources. Guitar-heads are drawn to Smither's Lightnin' Hopkins/John Hurt derived fretwork; spiritual seekers nod in recognition at the hard-won knowledge casually tossed off in his lyrics. And just plain music fans who have come to Smither on their own - or have learned of his music from the multitude of artists covering his songs - return again and again. Tickets are $19.00 for adults and $17.00 for students with ID, children 12 years & under and seniors 65 years & over. For tickets or more information on the 2008-2009 Concert Series, call Common Ground on the Hill at (410) 857-2771.


January 13th’s Box Lunch Talk is about Cockey’s Tavern: From Grande Dame to Derelict and Back Again

Since its construction in the early 1820s, the building at 216 East Main Street in Westminster has undergone many changes. Join Jonathan Herman, President of Herman Construction Inc., as he gives an inside look at what faced his team a year ago as they sought to uncover and retain the integrity and beauty of this historic building through its most recent renovation at the Tuesday, January 13th Box Lunch Talk. Presented by the Historical Society of Carroll County (HSCC), The Box Lunch Talks are a monthly lecture series on topics relating to local history. The talks are held the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at Carroll Post #31 of the American Legion at the corner of East Green and Sycamore Streets. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert are provided for all. Admission is $1.00 for Historical Society members and $4.00 for non-members.


The Movie “The Sins of the Fathers” Premieres at the Carroll Arts Center on January 16th

The movie “The Sins of the Fathers” will be premiered at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, on Friday, January 16th, at 7:30 p.m. with an additional screening on Saturday, January 17th, at 7:30 p.m. The Sins of the Fathers is a feature film shot entirely on location in Carroll County. It is a suspense drama based on actual events. The story centers on a woman who begins to experience disturbing visions, dreams, and temptations shortly after moving into an old house in Uniontown. The question is: Is what she’s experiencing real or just imagination? Is it a psychological issue or a spiritual one? All tickets are $8.00.


The Carroll Arts Center to Host Free Movies on January 19th in Honor of Martin Luther King Day

On Monday, January 19th, the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, will host two free movies in celebration of Martin Luther King Day. At 11:00 a.m., the animated film “Our Friend Martin” will be shown. Although it is not rated, this 1999 film is ideal for children ages 4 to 12. The film tells a story about kids who travel back in time to meet Dr. King at various points in his life. The animation of the film is intertwined with actual footage of his speeches and various marches. At 2:00 p.m. that afternoon, the acclaimed 2007 film, “The Great Debaters” will be shown. This is a powerful drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College in Texas, who in 1935 inspired his students to form the school’s first debate team. They end up becoming the first African American team to ever go up against the famed Harvard team in the national championships. The movie stars Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker. Both films are free. Tickets are not required. Refreshments will be sold. For more information, call (410) 848-7272.


Join Carroll County’s Birthday Celebration at the John Street Quarters on Monday, January 19th

Join the Historical Society of Carroll County for their annual celebration of the establishment of Carroll County on Monday, January 19th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the John Street Quarters of the Westminster Fire Department, 28 John Street. This year the Historical Society is pleased to present Findings from the Site of the 1830s Log House Owned by Elizabeth Lowry and Family. Go back in time to learn about an intriguing local historic site, as the Historical Society of Carroll County celebrates the founding of Carroll County on January 19, 1837. This 1830s log house on the outskirts of Westminster was built and owned until the 1860s by Elizabeth Lowry and her family, free African Americans. The house later became the Clubhouse for the Ladies Aid of Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren. Join Lynn Jones, archaeologist from John Milner Associates, Inc., as she reveals the findings from historical research and archeological excavation of this unusual property. The event is free and open to the public with birthday cake and refreshments served.


The Presidential Inauguration to be Shown Live on the Big Screen at the Carroll Arts Center on January 20th

The Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, will open its doors from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20th, to show live television coverage of the Inauguration of Barrack Obama as the 44th President of the United States on its big screen. Admission is free, but advance tickets are required to ensure seating for everyone. Refreshments will be sold to benefit the local chapter of the NAACP.


The South Carroll Covenant Keepers present Pollyanna at the Carroll Arts Center on January 23rd

On Friday, January 23rd, the South Carroll Covenant Keepers Drama Program will present two performances of Pollyanna on the stage of the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The play by Eleanor H. Porter was adapted for the stage and directed by Michele Field. When Pollyanna's father dies, she moves in with her strict Aunt Polly. But Pollyanna doesn't seem to notice how stern her aunt really is. Instead, with her characteristic optimism, she simply plays her "glad game," finding a silver lining in every cloud. Pollyanna brightens the lives of everyone in town, until a terrible accident changes everything. Will the town be able to renew her shattered spirit? Pollyanna is wholesome entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. Tickets are $5.00 per person up to a maximum of $20.00 per family.


Spend an Evening with Elvis at the Carroll Arts Center on January 24th

Come spend a fun evening with local Elvis Tribute Artist Joe Forrester as he presents a Las Vegas style show complete with audience interaction and Elvis Memorabilia. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. All tickets are $15.00. For tickets and more information call (410) 259-3455.


“The Counterfeiters” to open the 6th Annual Foreign Film Festival at Carroll Arts Center on January 30th

Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) will be hosting the 6th annual Foreign Film Festival at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, in Westminster. The Foreign Film Festival will run five consecutive Friday evenings beginning January 30th. All of the films will start at 7:30 p.m. Per tradition, the Festival will start with the previous year’s Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film. The film, The Counterfeiters (die Falscher), is an intriguing true story of a counterfeiting operation during World War II operated by an unscrupulous Nazi officer and a Jewish concentration camp prisoner. It is a story of conflict within the Jewish concentration camp prisoners to do a good job in order to survive, and at the same time, wanting the operation of counterfeiting currencies to fail. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for Arts Council members, seniors 60 years & over and students 18 years & under. Series prices are $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for Arts Council members, seniors and students. For more information, call (410) 848-7272.


Iron Ridge: Traditional Bluegrass Live in Concert at the Carroll Arts Center on January 31st

Back by popular demand, the high-energy traditional bluegrass band, Iron Ridge, will perform a live concert at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, on Saturday, January 31st, at 7:00 p.m. The 6-piece band is one of the region’s premiere country music ensembles and they are dedicated to the preservation of old-time traditional bluegrass in the style of Bill Monroe, Dr. Ralph Stanley and others. The band performs at numerous fairs and festivals throughout the northeast and has a loyal local following. Their toe tapping, hand clapping music has infectious rhythms and natural harmonies. They play a variety of traditional country and gospel favorites. They have won numerous awards for their music, including the coveted top award at the Fiddler’s Convention. Tickets for the concert are $14.00 for adults and $12.00 for Arts Council members, seniors 60 years & over and students 18 years & under. The snow date for the concert is Sunday, February 1st, at 2:00 p.m. For more information, call (410) 848-7272 or visit http://www.carr.org/arts to purchase tickets on-line.


First Thursday Art History Film Series Presents “Jacob Lawrence: Over the Line” on February 5th

The Carroll County Arts Council’s February presentation in the 1st Thursday Art History Film Series at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, is “Jacob Lawrence: Over the Line.” Explore the life and work of this important African-American artist who gave voice to the black experience and made visible the struggle for freedom, dignity and social justice. The film will be accompanied by a lecture about Lawrence’s work and life from the Arts Center’s Visual Arts Coordinator, Susan Williamson. Showings of the film will begin at Noon and 7:00 p.m. All tickets for these events are $10.00.


The Dragon Awakes in the Tevis Gallery from February 6th through April 4th

An art exhibition entitled “The Dragon Awakes” will be presented in the Tevis Gallery of the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, from February 6th through April 4th. The exhibiting artists of The Dragon Awakes are inspired by nature’s simplicity of form, beauty in imperfection, life cycles, calligraphy and iconic symbols. These styles transcend oceans and seas from Asia to America and combine traditional flowing spontaneity with modern artistic trends. Sumi-e painting, bold abstracts, sculpture, collage and human hair intermingle for a bold evocative exhibit. Artists for this exhibition include two local favorites, sculptor Sung Hee Moon of Westminster and sumi-e painter Jing Jy Chen of Laurel, MD. The opening reception for this exhibition will be from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 6th.


FLICC presents “Indochine” as part of the 2008 Foreign Film Festival on February 6th

The second installment of the 2009 Foreign Film Festival, presented by Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC), at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, will be “Indochine” on Friday, February 6th, at 7:30 p.m. This 1992 French film is described as a French “Gone with the Wind.” It is a sweeping epic set in colonial Vietnam starring the elegant Catherine Deneuve. It is a story of romance and separation, told against the backdrop of a ruinous war. It follows a French plantation owner (Deneuve), her adopted Vietnamese daughter and the daughter’s son, who is raised by Deneuve after the mother becomes a revolutionary. The cinematography is breathtaking. The 2009 Foreign Film Festival runs Friday evenings through the end of February. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for Arts Council members, seniors 60 years & over and students 18 years & under. For more information, call (410) 848-7272.


Common Ground on the Hill Presents Simon Shaheen and the Near East Music Ensemble at the Carroll Arts Center on February 7th

Common Ground on the Hill continues its concert season with a performance by Simon Shaheen and the Near East Music Ensemble at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, on Saturday, February 7th; beginning at 8:00 p.m. Simon Shaheen is one of the most significant Arab musicians, performers, and composers of his generation. Mr. Shaheen dazzles his listeners as he deftly leaps from traditional Arabic sounds to jazz and Western classical styles. His soaring technique, melodic ingenuity, and unparalleled grace have earned him international acclaim as a virtuoso on the 'oud and violin. In 1982, The Near Eastern Music Ensemble (NEME) was formed by Simon. NEME consists of seven extraordinary musicians who have gathered from around the Arab World to preserve and perform this rich and elaborate music repertoire and to increase the awareness and appreciation of Near Eastern music through concerts, recordings, workshops, and lecture demonstrations. They perform the full repertoire of Near Eastern music—from traditional classical and folkloric music to new works by living composers of contemporary and innovative Near Eastern music. Tickets are $19.00 for adults and $17.00 for students with ID, children 12 years & under and seniors 65 years & over. For tickets or more information on the 2008-2009 Concert Series, call Common Ground on the Hill at (410) 857-2771.


Sex and the Civil War is the Subject of February 10th’s Box Lunch Talk at Carroll Post #31 of the American Legion

“Sex during the Civil War era was not much different than it is today, although our society's views on sex have dramatically changed since that time period,” notes George Wunderlich. Join George, the Executive Director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland, as he examines sex in the Civil War era at the Box Lunch Talk on Tuesday, February 10th. Presented by the Historical Society of Carroll County (HSCC), The Box Lunch Talks are a monthly lecture series on topics relating to local history. The talks are held the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at Carroll Post #31 of the American Legion at the corner of East Green and Sycamore Streets. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert are provided for all. Admission is $1.00 for Historical Society members and $4.00 for non-members.


FLICC presents “The Syrian Bride” at the 2009 Foreign Film Festival on February 13th

The third installment of the 2009 Foreign Film Festival, presented by Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC), at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, will be “The Syrian Bride” on Friday, February 13th, at 7:30 p.m. This 2004 Israeli film is about a woman who lives with her family in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights and is making plans to marry a Syrian man from Damascus. The wedding must take place at the border and once married, she will cross into Syria and never be able to return home. It is a poignant look at the crossfire of tribal, national and gender struggles. The 2009 Foreign Film Festival runs Friday evenings through the end of February. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for Arts Council members, seniors 60 years & over and students 18 years & under. For more information, call (410) 848-7272.


Swing to the Sounds of the Blue Sky Five: Live in Concert on Valentine’s Day at the Carroll Arts Center

Remember the days when Swing was King? Whether you do or do not, it really does not matter. Just come listen to and see the Blue Sky Five in concert at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, on Saturday, February 14th, at 7:30 p.m., and you will know what we mean. This band authentically captures the era’s style and sizzle while performing music made popular by Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. Classic American Swing combined with champagne and sumptuous sweets at intermission make this a perfect Valentine’s destination! Tickets for the concert are $17.00 for adults and $15.00 for Arts Council members, seniors 60 years & over and students under 18 years of age.


The 2009 Foreign Film Festival presents “Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot)” on February 20th

The fourth installment of the 2009 Foreign Film Festival, presented by Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC), at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, will be “Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot)” on Friday, February 20th, at 7:30 p.m. This 1953 French film is a Peter Sellers’ style farce set in a picturesque seaside resort town in the south of France in the dog days of summer. It follows the misadventures of the slightly dimwitted Mr. Hulot (played by Jacques Tati), as he interacts with a wide cast of resort visitors trying to escape the summer heat. The 2009 Foreign Film Festival runs Friday evenings through the end of February. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for Arts Council members, seniors 60 years & over and students 18 years & under. For more information, call (410) 848-7272.


The 2009 Foreign Film Festival concludes with “Central Station (Central do Brasil)” on February 27th

The fifth and final installment of the 2009 Foreign Film Festival, presented by Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC), at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, will be “Central Station (Central do Brasil)” on Friday, February 27th, at 7:30 p.m. This 1998 Brazilian film is the story of an unmarried woman who writes letters for illiterate people, and a boy searching for a father that he never met after his mother is killed in an accident. It is a wonderful transformation of a self-centered bitter old woman who is transformed by her relationship with the young boy. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for Arts Council members, seniors 60 years & over and students 18 years & under. For more information, call (410) 848-7272.


Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: Live in Concert at the Carroll Arts Center on February 28th

Grammy Award-winning children’s artists, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, will present a fun-filled concert for the whole family at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, on Saturday, February 28th, beginning at 2:00 p.m. This talented duo has entertained at folk fests throughout the world as well as at the White House! Billboard Magazine calls their music “flawless Bluegrass!” Catch them live in Westminster! Tickets for the concert are $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for Arts Council members, seniors 60 years & over and students under 18 years of age.


Downtown Business Happenings:

Great Things to Check Out in Downtown

Dena Rooney and the folks at Rooney’s Corner Café, 172 East Main Street, once again present Chasmo & Cassandra performing their rollicking, acoustic folk rock, roots music on Saturday, February 7th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. During these tough economic times, Rooney’s is offering 20% off the entire bill every Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for everyone regardless of age as well as free coffee for seniors with the purchase of a breakfast item Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. For more information on these new deals or future entertainment at Rooney’s Corner Café, call (443) 293-7098.

A Little Bit of Tuscany, 84 East Main Street, will be hosting a wine dinner beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13th and live jazz from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17th. For more information on these events, call (410) 857-4422.

Culinary delights continue at Giulianova Groceria & Italian Deli, 11 East Main Street, with cooking classes once again occurring in January and February. The January culinary experience will take place on Thursdays, January 15th and 22nd and will feature “A Night of Soups.” Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Chef Billy Schroeder will show the class how to prepare four wonderful soups - cream of crab; Tuscan sausage, potato, and leek; minestra maritata - Italian wedding soup; and pasta fagioli. The cost of the January classes is $25.00 per person. Beginning in February, in response to his customers’ requests to hold one of his 2 cooking classes of the month on an evening other than Thursday, Billy will present his cooking classes on back-to-back evenings – Wednesday, February 18th and Thursday, February 19th. Chef Schroeder will present “The Art of Scampi” by showing you how to prepare shrimp scampi over basil pasta; roasted garlic chicken scampi and scampi butter and fresh mozzarella foccacia. As always, the classes will begin at 7:30 p.m. The cost for these classes is $30.00 per person. To sign-up for these classic culinary events, call Billy at (410) 876-7425.


O’Lordans Irish Pub at 14 Liberty Street will have live music on Saturday nights from 9:00 p.m. to Midnight during January and February. For the current performance schedule and updated information, go to http://www.olordansirishpub.com/. Also, don’t forget that traditional Irish music sessions are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The sessions are open to all levels and all traditional Irish and Celtic musicians and listeners. So bring your Tin Whistle, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, or Accordion if you wishing to join in the 'CRAIC' or just yourself if you just want to sit with a good pint and enjoy the music.

Beginning on Sunday, January 11th, Johansson Dining House, 4 West Main Street, will offer a Sunday brunch buffet for $19.95 per person from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The buffet will include an omelette station, fresh fruit, salads, steamed shrimp, raw oysters, a carving station, bacon, sausage, homefries, fresh fish du jour, pasta, bagels, lox, Danishes, sweets, coffee, tea, juice, sodas and brunch beverages – Champagne, Bellinis, Bloody Marys, Mimosas and more.


Dirty dancing at Rafael’s, anyone? Come learn Latin Dancing with Valery at Rafael’s, 32 West Main Street, beginning Tuesday, February 3rd. For five weeks from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, you can learn to Latin Dance for only $60.00 per person. Also, you’ll receive 20% off your entire Rafael’s bill for the evening. This offer is not valid with any other coupons. Contact Valery at (410) 292-4012 or email her at Valeriya_Viner@yahoo.com to reserve your spot and heat up the winter nights.


Speaking of Rafael’s, they will be hosting an It’s an 80’s Party on Saturday, January 31st, from 9:00 p.m. to Closing. There will be a Best Dressed Contest, DJ Mark Forrest and $3.00 Coronas.


New Faces or Different Places

The law firm of Timchula & Smith P.A. has established its new practice on the first floor of 181 East Main Street.

Fine Acoustics, purveyor of quality acoustic guitars, has moved to a storefront location at 185 East Main Street.

Nomel Real Estate & Eagle One Appraisal Services have located their operations in Suite 101 of The Times Building at 63 East Main Street.

George Makoutz, along with Access National Mortgage and Enetainment Ventures, Inc., has located downtown at 100 East Main Street, Suite A.

The Susan Beverly Studio and Gallery for the arts and healing arts is now open at 101 East Main Street. During the month-long January Open House, Susan will introduce private lessons in drawing, painting, all genres of writing and publishing, piano, guitar and voice. The Studio also will have a featured poet every Friday and a featured musician every Saturday at 7:00 p.m. On Sundays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Studio will present a Sunday Cinema Series. A suggested donation for each event is $5.00. For more information on The Susan Beverly Studio and Gallery or to be a featured poet artist or musician, contact Susan by either emailing susanbeverly2003@yahoo.com or calling (443) 944-4762.


Sterling Time, formerly located in a kiosk at the TownMall of Westminster, is now located at 2-B Bond Street. The shop sells watch batteries, body jewelry and baby clothes. The store’s hours are Monday through Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from Noon until Midnight.
Coming Soon to Downtown…

Wine Me Up, located at 61 ½ East Main Street, is expanding into 61 East Main Street to allow for more seating and a potential performance space. Both addresses are located in The Times Building.

Speaking of The Times Building, A Piece of My Heart Quilt Shoppe will open in the lower rear level of The Times Building at 63 East Main Street towards the end of January. The store will sell fabric, notions, batting, patterns and books, essentially everything you would need to complete a quilt. Use the entrance on Winters Street to get to the shop. Convenient parking is across the street in the Longwell Parking Deck. Store hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Elite Construction Services are presently renovating the space at 2-C Bond Street into their offices.

Off Track Arts, a co-op of 20 local artists featuring Gordon Wickes, and Kevin Dayhoff to name a few, will open a gallery in mid-February sharing space with Carousel Stained Glass at 11 Liberty Street. The grand opening is slated for Friday, February 13th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To enter the gallery, please use the door on the side of the Liberty Building that fronts the Sentinel Parking Lot at the corner of Main and Liberty Streets.


Ain’t That a Frame, 31 West Main Street, will soon have a new home. Beginning in March of this year, the business will be located at 99 West Main Street.


If you have a business happening you want to share with the Westminster Main Street Community, please feel free to email Stan Ruchlewicz at sruchlewicz@westgov.com with the information for inclusion in a future issue.


For the Good of Downtown

Have you caught new Downtown billboard on MD140 near Finksburg? The billboard, sponsored by the Greater Westminster Development Corporation, features the Clock Tower, promotes Downtown Westminster and provides a link to the Main Street website for further information. The billboard rotates on a monthly basis between locations on MD140, MD 26 and MD27.


HAVE A SAFE AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

20090116 The Downtown Westminster Main St News
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Slashdot: Google has unofficially announced the GDrive

Friday, January 30, 2009

According to Slashdot: An anonymous reader writes "Google has unofficially announced the GDrive by source code. In an in-direct way Google has publicly advertised the new much anticipated online storage drive called the GDrive.

If you take a look at the source code of some javascript within the Google Pack, you will clearly see the GDrive referenced. The code categorizes the GDrive as an 'Online file backup and storage' device.

It also provides the following descriptions; 'GDrive provides reliable storage for all of your files, including photos, music and documents' and 'GDrive allows you to access your files from anywhere, anytime, and from any device — be it from your desktop, web browser or cellular phone'"

Posted by
ScuttleMonkey on Friday January 30, @08:34PM from the more-than-speculation dept.

http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09%2F01%2F30%2F2358215&from=rss

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Moose Aboose


Moose Aboose - Ultimate Innocent Un dernier tango à VoTech

A feature length film starring Mr. Moose.

Rated Gee

By Kevin Dayhoff January 28, 2009

On September 17, 2008, Mr. Moose had the occasion to attend a community event which was held at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center in Westminster, MD.

It was there that he had the good fortune to run across two beautiful women:

Pam Zappardino and Susan Williamson…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCznmFT7V9c



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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Veggie Love" Banned Super Bowl Ad

"Veggie Love" Banned Super Bowl Ad

January 28, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wDE9XpmDHE

PETA's ad features a bevy of beauties who are unable to resist the powers of veggie love. Watch the video that was deemed too hot for Super Bowl XLIII and check out other PETA banned Super Bowl ads...



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“Vacation” by Kevin Dayhoff January 26, 2009


“Vacation” by Kevin Dayhoff January 26, 2009

Dayhoff Daily Art for January 26, 2009. I was dreaming of going on vacation when I did this piece. I’ve already had enough of winter.

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Fitzhugh was just what the doctor ordered in Carroll's medical past

Fitzhugh was just what the doctor ordered in Carroll's medical past

EAGLE ARCHIVE By Kevin Dayhoff Posted on http://www.explorecarroll.com/ 1/25/09

On Jan. 25, 1935, Dr. Henry Maynadier Fitzhugh, a well-known local physician, died at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore.

Today, the name Fitzhugh is barely known to most Carroll County residents -- except for those who are aware the hill overlooking Westminster on the western end of town is colloquially known as "Fitzhugh's Hill." This is in the area we now know as Ridge Road (off Old New Windsor Road).

So why is a hill in Westminster dedicated to local doctor?

Well, in a tribute to Fitzhugh written for the Historical Society of Carroll County by historian Jay Graybeal, it's noted in the introduction that the good doctor was "a leading figure in volunteer work" here in Carroll.

"Dr. Fitzhugh served as the chairman of the Council for Defense for Carroll County, an organization that coordinated all local civilian war work activity," Graybeal writes. "After (World War I) he became a leader in the fields of education and medicine."

Fitzhugh's obituary reports that he "had been the president of the State Board of Education since 1920, a member of the State Board of Medical Examiners since 1910 and its secretary and treasurer since 1924.

"He was the president of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty in 1930 and was a member of its council and one of its delegates to the American Medical Association at the time of his death.

"For the past year he had been the president of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States."

All noteworthy, but where does Fitzhugh's Hill come into play?

Long before Carroll Hospital Center was dedicated on Aug. 27, 1961 -- or even before its predecessor, the Carroll County War Memorial Medical Center, was dedicated on Nov. 11, 1952 -- folklore refers to two locations in Westminster that were considered for the location of a hospital.

Carroll Hospital Center officials Kevin Kelbly and Teresa Fletcher, speaking during an historical society luncheon just this past October, noted that there was talk of the need for a hospital as far back as the 1880s.

Records of the historical society, they said, also note that the local medical society spoke of the need for a hospital in 1916.

Then in 1917, three private citizens -- Dr. Henry M. Fitzhugh, Theodore Englar and Dr. Lewis K. Woodward Sr. -- offered to buy the Montour House on Main Street (in Westminster) and convert it into a hospital.

According to Kelbly, Fitzhugh "built his home and physician office ... on Ridge Road with the thought that this structure might some day become a Masonic Hospital."

Alas, the Fitzhugh home never did become a hospital, but the hill where he lived is a reminder of the man who, for a time, certainly "looked out" over the city's health. His obituary notes that "Dr. Fitzhugh's friends say of him he was one of the finest American examples of an old-fashioned family physician and friend."

Read more here: Fitzhugh was just what the doctor ordered in Carroll's medical past

http://explorecarroll.com/community/2150/fitzhugh-was-just-what-doctor-ordered-carrolls-medical-past/

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Recent Explore Carroll columns by Kevin Dayhoff


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January 27, 2009

Fitzhugh was just what the doctor ordered in Carroll's medical past
Published January 25, 2009 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
On Jan. 25, 1935, Dr. Henry Maynadier Fitzhugh, a well-known local physician, died at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. Today, the name Fitzhugh is...


Even when Carroll County was dry, it really wasn't
Published January 21, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
The Union Bridge Pilot carried a curious news story on Jan. 21, 1921, under the heading of "Local Items," about a gentleman "who had violated...


60 years ago, Davis opened the first chapter of the library book
Published January 16, 2009 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
Bob Allen's piece in last week's edition of The Sunday Carroll Eagle on the future of the Carroll County Public Library reminded me that it...


Martin Luther King and Marvin Gaye still show us the way
Published January 14, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
For those who remember the push-button, dashboard AM radios in your cars in the 1960s, you may want to sit down before your read another...


A connection of Biblical proportions and a few presidential pet projects
Published January 9, 2009 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
I'm excited about the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. It is quite a testimony to our great country to have overcome the yoke of...


There is no such thing as a 'simpler time'
Published January 7, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
It's the first week of 2009 and, by now, most of us are back to work with the extra pounds of the holidays and the...


New Year celebrations filled with joy, hope ... and great food
Published January 2, 2009 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
Well, The calendar on the wall tells me 2008 is now but a memory. Now we can look forward to the twists, turns and opportunities...


New beginnings, new hopes and new adventures of 2009
Published December 31, 2008 by Westminster Eagle
Happy New Year. It is not happenstance that the month of January was named for the Roman god, Janus, who is pictured with two heads....


Carrying a tune, and its words of harmony, into the new year
Published December 28, 2008 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
As the 2008 Christmas and Hanukkah holidays come to a close, I do hope everyone has recovered from the shock and awe of spending the...


As Santa hits the road, fire department is a driving force
Published December 24, 2008 by Westminster Eagle
Tonight's the night when all good little boys and girls go to bed and lay awake listening for Santa Claus. Last week I had the opportunity...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Ten Years After: 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain


Ten Years After: 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain

Released April 17, 1970 on their fifth album: “Cricklewood Green.”

"Sugar the Road" (Alvin Lee) – 4:06
"Working on the Road" (Alvin Lee) – 4:18
"50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain" (Alvin Lee) – 7:39
"Year 3,000 Blues" (Alvin Lee) – 2:27
"Me and My Baby" (Alvin Lee) – 4:18
"Love Like a Man" (Alvin Lee) – 7:32
"Circles" (Alvin Lee) – 3:59
"As the Sun Still Burns Away" (Alvin Lee) – 4:44

Alvin Lee - guitar, vocals
Leo Lyons - bass
Ric Lee - drums
Chick Churchill - organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugZU4ITYkuw





I want to know you
I want to show you
I want to grow you
Inside of me
I want to see you
I want to free you
I want to be you
Inside of me
Love me 50,000 miles beneath my brain
Love me 50,000 times and then again

Can you love me with a thousand eyes?
Can you see right through my bones?
Can you kiss me with a thousand lips?
Can you melt a solid stone?
Can you hear me from a thousand miles
When you're screaming at the stars?
Can you pull me up to Jupiter
When I'm all hung up on Mars?
Burn my eyes with your flame
Let your world spin free
Let it go, baby
I'll do the same
All depends on me
Let it go
It's all the same
What with jewels that you can't see
Love me, love me, love me, love me, love me, babe
Bring it on home to me...

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Off Track Art Grand Opening is scheduled for Feb. 13th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm


Off Track Art Grand Opening is scheduled for Feb. 13th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

January 12, 2009 – January 14, 2009

Grand Opening is scheduled for Feb. 13th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in downtown Westminster, Maryland. We are dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.

Tentative Gallery Hours are:
Monday through Wednesday 12 - 6:00 pm
Thursday and Friday 12 - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10 - 5:00 pm

Off Track Art
11 Liberty Street – rear
Westminster, MD 21157

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Off Track Art


Off Track Art

January 12, 2009 – January 14, 2009

Grand Opening is scheduled for Feb. 13th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in downtown Westminster, Maryland. We are dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.

Tentative Gallery Hours are:
Monday through Wednesday 12 - 6:00 pm
Thursday and Friday 12 - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10 - 5:00 pm

Off Track Art
11 Liberty Street – rear
Westminster, MD 21157

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Christina Collins-Smith bio and contact information

Christina Collins Smith bio and contact information

Original Photography, Digital Painting and Collage by Christina Collins-Smith

cdcsmith bio and contact information

Retrieved January 6, 2009


Christina Collins-Smith is an arts advocate, artist, poet, educator, and cultural events coordinator, who earned her BA and MLA degrees concentrating in Studio Art, Art History, Cross-Cultural Studies, and Writing at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

She is currently an adjunct faculty member of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts at Carroll Community College, serves on the Boards of Directors of Carroll Media Communications, and The Cumberland Cultural Foundation - C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, is the co-founder of Common Ground on the Hill's Roots Music & Arts Festival (now retired from that Board as a Director Emeritus), and is the Founding Director of OneTree Productions.

Christina can be reached by email at cdcsmith AT gmail.com, or by snail mail at P.O. Box 216, Cumberland, MD 21501.

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This site is designed and managed by cdcsmith/OneTree Productions ©2006-2008 cdcsmith - All rights reserved. Email: cdcsmith AT gmail.com

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ag Center Flags


Ag Center Flags

January 24, 20009

Flags at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster, Maryland.

http://www.ccag.biz/

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January 25, 2008
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Harry’s Main Street Grille


Harry’s Main Street Grille

Saturday, January 24, 2009

West Main Street in Westminster.

Miss Caroline and I had a romantic dinner this evening. We ordered carryout hot dogs with everything, an order of fries, and a coke for dinner. Brought home and watched the news on TV. Life’s good.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Even when Carroll County was dry, it really wasn't


Even when Carroll County was dry, it really wasn't

Kevin Dayhoff kdayhoff AT carr.org Posted on http://www.explorecarroll.com/ 1/21/09

The Union Bridge Pilot carried a curious news story on Jan. 21, 1921, under the heading of "Local Items," about a gentleman "who had violated the Anti-Saloon League's ideals ..."

It seems that earlier in that week, this fellow "was found on the railroad tracks near town in the evening perfectly oblivious to the workings of the outside world, and particularly to the workings of a steam locomotive, one of which was due within a short time.

"When found he was lying crosswise of the track and, had not help reached him when it did, he would doubtless have continued to dwell in oblivion."

One can only imagine that he did not freeze to death because of the amount of "anti-freeze" in his system.

I thought of the Union Bridge Pilot article recently when the word "saloon" came up in a conversation with six artist friends. A group of us -- 20 artists in Carroll County -- have formed an art co-op called "Off Track Art."

After an organizational meeting, several of us adjourned to Wine Me Up, on East Main Street for pizza and conversation.

One of the conversations was about how to remember to spell words that are similar in sound; such as "desert" (as in the Sahara Desert) and "dessert" (as in ice cream and cake). I always recall that "dessert" has two s's -- as in "I'll have two desserts."

Another spelling rule that came up in the conversation was how to tell the difference in spelling "salon" and "saloon."

Of course, my mind drifted to the work of the "Anti-Saloon League" in Carroll County.

It was a national organization that existed from 1893 to 1933, and was quite active in Carroll County. As one can easily understand from the name, the Anti-Saloon League opposed the sale of alcohol and, by January 1919, had been successful in getting 75 percent of the states in our country to pass laws that prohibited the "sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors."

Locally, Mary Bostwick Shellman was noted as being determined to banish Westminster's 21 saloons, according to Nancy Warner's book, "Carroll County Maryland, A History 1837-1976."

Bear in mind that during this period, Westminster had approximately 3,000 citizens. That's about 140 persons per saloon.

Carroll County went "dry" in 1914. Six years later, on Jan. 29, 1920, prohibition took affect for the rest of the United States. The passage of the Volstead Act as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibited alcohol use except for when it was used in religious ceremonies.

No information is available as I write as to how many folks gained a renewed interest in religion as a result of prohibition.

And one wonders how it is -- or where -- the gentleman in the 1921 Union Bridge Pilot article found his religious elixir.

I should mention that according to an account that appeared in the Pilot on July 8, 1921, four stills, a quantity of corn whiskey and 150 gallons of mash were seized by police officers at a local church.

Deacon Willie Brown, in whose room the distilling was being carried on, was arrested. Brown admitted in police court that he had been tempted by the devil.

No mention was made in the article as to how popular Communion services were at the "Church of the Holy Moonshiners."


Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster. E-mail him at kdayhoff AT carr.org.

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Fitzhugh was just what the doctor ordered in Carroll's medical past
Published January 25, 2009 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
On Jan. 25, 1935, Dr. Henry Maynadier Fitzhugh, a well-known local physician, died at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. Today, the name Fitzhugh is...

Even when Carroll County was dry, it really wasn't
Published January 21, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
The Union Bridge Pilot carried a curious news story on Jan. 21, 1921, under the heading of "Local Items," about a gentleman "who had violated...

60 years ago, Davis opened the first chapter of the library book
Published January 16, 2009 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
Bob Allen's piece in last week's edition of The Sunday Carroll Eagle on the future of the Carroll County Public Library reminded me that it...

Martin Luther King and Marvin Gaye still show us the way
Published January 14, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
For those who remember the push-button, dashboard AM radios in your cars in the 1960s, you may want to sit down before your read another...

A connection of Biblical proportions and a few presidential pet projects
Published January 9, 2009 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
I'm excited about the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. It is quite a testimony to our great country to have overcome the yoke of...


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Off Track Art studio work in progress


Off Track Art studio work in progress

January 22, 2009

Do not lick this wire more than once

A ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzZap photo

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20090112 Off Track Art info

January 12, 2009 – January 14, 2009

Grand Opening is scheduled for Feb. 13th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective and gallery located off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27 – Liberty St in downtown Westminster, Maryland. We are dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.

Tentative hours: Monday through Wednesday 12 - 6:00 pm
Thursday and Friday 12 - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10 - 5:00 pm

20090122 OTA in Progress 003b

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Baron von Tollbooth / Your Mind Has Left Your Body


Baron von Tollbooth / Your Mind Has Left Your Body

Thank goodness it is Friday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbTBasAaFpA

Baron von Tollbooth & the Chrome Nun is an album by Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, and David Freiberg from Jefferson Airplane. The album was released at the same time as Thirty Seconds Over Winterland. All the members of Jefferson Airplane make an appearance on the album, but on most of the tracks Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead performs lead guitar and Chris Ethridge of the Flying Burrito Brothers performs bass.

Notes: The album was recorded during November and December 1972.

The original release had a single sheet insert with musician information for each song. The lyrics and credits information was on the inner sleeve. It is well worth searching out an LP copy of this album for the full size artwork on the insert and inner and outer sleeves.

Baron Von Tollbooth & The Chrome Nun were nicknames given to Kantner and Slick by David Crosby.

Your Mind Has Left Your Body;
Paul Kantner - 12 string guitar, vocals
Grace Slick - piano, vocals
David Freiberg - keyboards, vocals
Jerry Garcia - steel guitar
John Barbata - drums
Jack Casady - bass
Mickey Hart - gongs, water phones
Jorma Kaukonen - lead guitar




Paul Kantner Your Mind Has Left Your Body lyrics

Lyrics & Music: Paul Kantner
You have left your body be aware if you care
Your mind has left your body and for this one moment you are
Under the polar ice cap in a place we call home
How is it there white bear like that where you grow...
Now all of you come back to here and now elsewhen to there
Move on out the other way where...
Do you find yourself floating growing there

Chorus
Riders of the rainbow
Let it grow let it grow
You can exercise your mind on where you want to go
And y'can see the city lights flashin' two thousand miles below you
You can feel the sands of Zanzibar or pierce the nearest sun
Find out what and who you are and if you need to run

Chorus
Riders of the rainbow
Let it grow let it grow
There is one moment in your life and it can come at any time
And you remember all of what went on from the instant you were born
Thru your early years
And if you can fasten on that moment and expand thru the afterglow
You can reverse your mind in time and travel back to when
The earth was formed
The sky was born
And the universe began

Chorus
Riders of the rainbow
Let it grow let it grow
You have left your body
Return when you may
Save it for another day... beyond you

Paul Kantner Your Mind Has Left Your Body lyrics

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The Green Street bridge

The Green Street bridge

January 22, 2009

A view of the railroad tracks and the Green Street bridge, looking south from the crosswalk between the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Library and the Sentinel parking lot (at the southeast corner of Main Street and Liberty Street – between Liberty Street and the railroad track.)

The Green Street bridge has been built and rebuilt at least three times in history…

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Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
Relased February 1967
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quhj6PEboCU



One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall
And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
Recall Alice
When she was just small
When men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know
When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said:
Feed your head

In “Alice in Wonderland” the Hatter said that he could not remember what the Dormouse said.
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Obama Photo Mystery Solved! by James Danziger


Obama Photo Mystery Solved! by James Danziger January 19, 2009

After months of searching, I identified the photographer behind the picture that became the campaign’s most enduring image. Even he didn’t know he had taken it.

I believe that last week I solved the biggest photographic mystery of the 2008 election: I found the photographer who took the photo that was the source for Shepard Fairey’s iconic Obama HOPE prints.

My search began last fall, when I recognized that Fairey’s prints were becoming the definitive visual of the campaign, and I began asking everyone from Amanda Fairey, the artist’s wife, to Holly Hughes, the editor of Photo District News, if they knew who took the original photo. No one could seem to pin it down. Shepard Fairey was on record as saying it came from a Google Image search, but couldn’t (or wouldn’t) track it back to the source.

[…]

I immediately contacted Time.com picture editor Mark Rykoff, who was extremely helpful in trying to find the correct attribution. After investigating, he called me back and told me I was correct—the credit was indeed wrong. He fixed it, and pointed me toward who he now believed was the correct source, a Reuters photographer named Jim Young.

A call to Reuters left their Washington desk reeling, but they put me in touch with their Media Pictures person in New York, a woman named Nancy Glowinski, who was cool, calm and collected. She did some checking, and confirmed that Jim Young had indeed snapped the photo in question.

As soon as Time.com changed the photo credit and word got out, Young’s name swirled through the blogosphere. Tom Gralish, a photographer for the Philadelphia Inquirer who had also spent months trying to track down the photographer behind the HOPE poster, was the first to
blog about it. Reuters was initially—and understandably—put out that they hadn’t been credited as the original source of what turned out to be the presidential campaign’s most enduring visual image, but no laws had been broken.

Like it or not, Fairey's use of the picture is well within the parameters of what’s considered "fair use."

[…]

James Danziger was the Director of Photography at the London Sunday Times Magazine, Features Editor of Vanity Fair, and Director of Magnum New York. He runs the gallery Danziger Projects in New York and blogs at
The Year in Pictures.

Read the entire article here: URL: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-01-19/who-took-the-presidential-campaigns-most-famous-photo/p/

It is quite a fascinating saga. And be sure to read the comments. Many of them are relatively intelligent – for a change… At least they were the other day when I first found this article…

20090119 Obama Photo Mystery Solved by James Danziger
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Off Track Art studio work in progress


Off Track Art studio work in progress

January 22, 2009

Do not lick this wire more than once

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mike Schuh and the Jefferson Airplane: An ongoing investigation


Mike Schuh and the Jefferson Airplane: An ongoing investigation

The mystery remains – Schuh and the Jefferson Airplane: An ongoing investigation.

January 22, 2009 by Kevin Dayhoff

Mike Schuh, Jefferson Airplane and the Surrealistic Pillow album.

Although Mr. Schuh would have us believe that he graduated from Camel High School, in Illinois in 1979, our in-depth investigation reveals that he did, indeed, play with Jefferson Airplane in the 1960s.

(Coordinating and reconciling these disparate facts remains elusive. Of course, this could all be the manifestation of an over-imaginative writer on his one day off?)

Nevertheless, witness, proof-positive, that Mr. Schuh does appear on the album cover of the Jefferson Airplane February 1967 release of “Surrealistic Pillow.”

This was shortly after Grace Slick had joined the band in 1966. Numerous reports that Mr. Schuh was dating Ms. Slick at the time remain unconfirmed.

Yet, notice her smile as she stands beside Mr. Schuh on the album cover photo…

Perhaps, after all these years, Mr. Schuh, may finally want to comment?

Of course, another mystery that we may want Mr. Schuh to help us out with is whether it is true, or not, that Jerry Garcia played on the album?

Two of the more famous cuts off the album were “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love.”

However, three of the other cuts off the album, of which I have always liked; were “Embryonic Journey,” and Plastic Fantastic Lover,” and “How Do You Feel.”

It was always rumored that Marty Balin actually did not write “Plastic Fantastic Lover.” That it was actually written about Mr. Schuh and was indeed, written by Ms. Slick. Or at least inspired by a conversation with Ms. Slick in which she was elaborating on her alleged relationship with Mr. Schuh.

One can only wonder if that is true – or not. Only Mr. Schuh can help us out; and so far, he has remained silent. A point for which we can only admire Mr. Schuh – a man of integrity - he does not kiss and tell.

If I recall correctly, on a number of occasions, when Mr. Schuh interviewed me, in my all-too-distant-now, former life as an elected official; Mr. Schuh was humming “White Rabbit,” as he approached.

Could this be coincidence or yet another indication that Mr. Schuh does indeed, harbor a former secret life as a rock star, long before he became a star journalist with WJZ TV Channel 13, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Inquiring minds want to know.

January 22, 2009 by Kevin Dayhoff

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