Carrie Underwood wins big at CMT Music Awards | arts-and-entertainment

Carrie Underwood wins big at CMT Music Awards |  arts-and-entertainment

Carrie Underwood was among the big winners at this year’s CMT Music Awards. The 39-year-old singer picked up her 24th and 25th CMT prizes of her career as she and Jason Aldean scooped the Video of the Year accolade for song ‘If I Didn’t Love You’ at the ceremony at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville … Read more

REVIEW | Asolo Conservatory’s ‘Twelfth Night’ is truth night | Arts and Entertainment

REVIEW |  Asolo Conservatory's 'Twelfth Night' is truth night |  Arts and Entertainment

William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” is now bending genders in the Asolo Conservatory’s final production for this season. The play’s title refers to the Feast of the Epiphany on the 12th day of Christmas. In the old Christian calendar, that’s the day Jesus revealed his divine identity to the three Magi. The reference is fitting for … Read more

Hagerstown Arts and Entertainment District plan gets approval

Above is a map showing the current Arts and Entertainment District in downtown Hagerstown and the proposed expansion of the zone.  The planned expansion shows an arm reaching to the north and taking in the planned site of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum on Pennsylvania Avenue.  An arm reaching to the south includes the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and the southern leg of the Hagerstown Cultural Trail.

The Hagerstown City Council will proceed with an expanded Arts and Entertainment District downtown, although tax breaks that had been considered for certain building projects in the district aren’t being expanded. Since the district is being expanded, council members and city staff decided to not adopt some of the higher tax breaks they had been … Read more

New Garfield Art Gallery exhibits local, regional artists, at-risk students in Colorado Springs | Arts & Entertainment

New Garfield Art Gallery exhibits local, regional artists, at-risk students in Colorado Springs |  Arts & Entertainment

The new Garfield Art Gallery is a space with multiple missions. Tucked into the base of Community Prep School, in the former, historic Garfield School downtown, the gallery will offer up three quarters of its walls to local and regional artists. Bryon Tryin is the founder of the new Garfield Art Gallery, in the former, … Read more

OKM Music Festival tickets now on sale | arts-entertainment

OKM Music Festival tickets now on sale |  arts-entertainment

BARTLESVILLE — OKM’s acclaimed Music Festival will be entering its 38th season and remains Oklahoma’s premier and longest=running music festival. Tickets are now on sale! This much celebrated event will run from June 9-13 featuring must see performances by award-winning artists and country star Josh Turner. The festival kicks off on Thursday, June 9, with … Read more

Jesse Tyler Ferguson pivots to baseball in a Broadway play | Arts & Theater

Jesse Tyler Ferguson pivots to baseball in a Broadway play |  Arts & Theater

MARK KENNEDY Associated Press NEW YORK — Earlier this month, Jesse Tyler Ferguson got a private tour of hallowed ground — Yankee Stadium. He and the cast of the Broadway revival of the baseball-themed “Take Me Out” got to walk on the grass and soak in the silent stands. “I wasn’t expecting to be as … Read more