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December 17, 2001- FOURTH ANNUAL "WINTER LIGHTS: A CELEBRATION OF CHESAPEAKE BAY LIGHTHOUSES " TO BE HELD AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

December 7, 2001 - J.C. LORE & SONS OYSTER HOUSE DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK

November 24, 2001 - PIANIST & SONGWRITER KEVIN KLINE TO PERFORM AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

October 5, 2001 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST HALLOWEEN CRUISES ABOARD THE HISTORIC WM. B. TENNISON

October 3, 2001 - NEW AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM:  OPEN SPACES - PRESERVING HABITAT HIGHWAYS.  Art Exhibit sponsored by The American Chestnut Land Trust

September 13, 2001- PATUXENT RIVER APPRECIATION DAYS COMING TO CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

September 5, 2001 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM’S CRADLE OF INVASION EVENT RAISING FUNDS FOR  WWII VETERANS MONUMENT

September 5, 2001- CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM PRESENTS SONGS AND HUMOR OF THE SEA AND SHORE ABOARD WM. B. TENNISON

August 28, 2001- CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST CALVERT CLIFFS LECTURE

August 2, 2001 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM OFFERS DINNER CRUISE ABOARD HISTORIC WM. B. TENNISON

July 30, 2001 - “CRADLE OF INVASION 2001” COMING TO CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

July 26, 2001 - RELIVE HISTORY AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM’S “CRADLE OF INVASION 2001” EVENTS

July 17, 2001 - “GODFATHER OF SOUL” JAMES BROWN TO PLAY CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

July 20, 2001 - “WHY SPAM SHOULD BE THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL FOOD”, Lecture & Cooking Demonstration to be held at Calvert Marine Museum

July 9, 2001 - HISTORIC WM. B. TENNISON AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER SERVICE

July 3, 2001 - TEE OFF AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM’S WORLD WAR II AMPHIBIOUS TRAINING BASE MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

July 2, 2001 - NEW EXHIBIT SPOTLIGHT: “OUTBOARD MOTORING IN AMERICA: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS”

July 2, 2001 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST SHARK DAY!

May 23, 2001 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST “MUSIC OF COLONIAL MARYLAND”

May 17, 2001 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST DINOSAUR LECTURE

May 17, 2001 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM PRESENTS LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM: "MARGARET BRENT OF MARYLAND"

 February 20, 2001 - CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST DESSERT & CELEBRITY FASHION SHOW - 300 YEARS OF MARYLAND FASHION

February 20, 2001- BLUES GUITAR ARTIST THE TOM PRINCIPATO BAND TO PLAY CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

January 5, 2001- BLUES ARTIST DEANNA BOGART TO PERFORM AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

January 5, 2001- P.R.A.D., INC. TO AWARD GRANTS TO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS  


CMM-PR-01-24

December 17, 2001

For Immediate Release Please include in Community Calendar

FOURTH ANNUAL "WINTER LIGHTS: A CELEBRATION OF CHESAPEAKE BAY LIGHTHOUSES " TO BE HELD AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

Follow the lure of the lighthouse on January 19, 2002, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to Calvert Marine Museum's (CMM) fifth annual "Winter Lights: A Celebration of Chesapeake Bay Lighthouses." Designed to honor and appreciate the beauty and diversity of Chesapeake Bay lighthouses, "Winter Lights" is an all day festival featuring displays and information on area lighthouses, tours of the newly acquired Cove Point Lighthouse, living history presentations, book signings with lighthouse authors, as well as activities for children and adults. Museum admission is required to participate in some activities.

Participating lighthouses and agencies include Cove Point Light, Old and New Cape Henry Lights, Piney Point, the United States Lighthouse Society Chesapeake Chapter, the New Jersey Lighthouse Society, Hooper Strait Light, Point Lookout, Thomas Point, Lighthouse Depot, and our host Drum Point Light.

Lighthouse lovers won't want to miss a variety of lighthouse-related book signings and lectures, including Pat Vojtech, author of "Lighting the Bay," and Candace and Mary Louise Clifford, authors of "Women Who Kept the Lights," and "Nineteenth Century Lights."

From 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., living history interpreters will take visitors back to the year 1918 and recreate what it was like "at home" in Drum Point Light during its time of active duty. Constructed in 1883, Drum Point Light is one of only three remaining cottage-type screwpile lighthouses in the Chesapeake Bay. Acquired by the Calvert Marine Museum in 1975, the lighthouse was painstakingly and lovingly restored to the treasure it is today. Museum admission is required to tour Drum Point Lighthouse.  Visitors may also take the opportunity to visit Cove Point Light, the oldest continuously working lighthouse in Maryland, via shuttle buses running throughout the day. Tours are $3.00 each. Built in 1828, Cove Point Lighthouse has served mariners in the Chesapeake Bay for nearly 170 years. In addition to the light tower and keeper's house, other buildings at the Cove Point station include a brick building housing an automated fog horn and emergency back-up equipment, a two-bedroom cottage, and a historic fog signal building. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, it was officially automated on August 16, 1986.

"Winter Lights" also marks the kick off of the Cove Point Light "Buy A Brick" campaign. Make a lasting impression with your $75 personalized brick purchase and help the preservation efforts going on at Cove Point. Call Vanessa Gill at 410-326-2042 x 18 to "Buy A Brick" and take your place in Cove Point Lighthouse history.

Calvert Marine Museum acknowledges the valuable support received from both the Calvert County Board of Commissioners and the taxpayers of Calvert County. For additional information on Calvert Marine Museum's Winter Lights celebration, please contact Karen Stone at 410-326-2042 x 32 or email at stoneke@co.cal.md.us. Visit CMM on the web at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Related Links: CMM Lighthouses, Lighthouse Links


CMM-PR-01-25

December 7, 2001

For Immediate Release

J.C. LORE & SONS OYSTER HOUSE DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK

The J.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House in Solomons, Maryland received a National Historic Landmark designation from the Secretary of the Interior on August 7, 2001. Operated by the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM), the J.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House was found to possess national significance in the history of the United States.

Founded by Joseph C. Lore Sr. at the height of the Chesapeake oyster industry in 1888, J.C. Lore & Sons of Solomons was one of the largest and most successful seafood packing companies in Southern Maryland. The company specialized in packing and shipping Patuxent River fish, crabs, and oysters. Three generations of the Lore family and hundreds of local workers made it possible for people as far away as Cincinnati and Chicago to enjoy fresh Patuxent River seafood.

Dating from 1934, the oyster house building sits on a huge pile of oyster shells discarded over the years by both the Lore company and the neighboring H.M. Woodburn packinghouse. Facing the Patuxent River and backing onto the Narrows of Back Creek, the oyster house was ideally situated for the Lore's lively, year-round seafood business.

J.C. Lore & Sons closed in 1978, falling victim to the Chesapeake Bay's troubled oyster industry. In 1980, with assistance from the Maritime Heritage Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Calvert Marine Museum purchased the building and the packing equipment. In the years following, the oyster house was restored and fitted to feature interior exhibits showcasing watermen history.

Occupying the ground floor of the oyster house, "Seasons of Abundance, Seasons of Want: Making a Living from the Waters of the Patuxent," is an exhibit of artifacts and photographs detailing the history of the Patuxent region's commercial seafood industries. Distinctive to the exhibit is its emphasis on people who experienced the river's bounty and decline first-hand. The words of watermen, packinghouse workers, and lifelong residents of the region are used to vividly portray the history of the fisheries and to revel their occupational skills and techniques.

The exhibit begins with a videotape presentation shown in the oyster house's cold-storage room, which has been converted to a 20-seat theater. The program depicts the oyster house in full operation in 1950, as well as watermen harvesting a variety of local seafood between the 1930s and 1960s. Examples of the real tools and gear shown in the program are on display throughout the exhibit, which is organized according to the seasonal round of watermen's work, with sections on fishing, soft-shell clamming, eeling, crabbing, and oystering.

The purpose of a National Historic Landmark designation is to identify and recognize national significant sites and to encourage their owners to preserve them. Landmarks are chosen after careful study by the National Park Service. Calvert Marine Museum is planning a spring dedication ceremony honoring the J.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House National Historic Landmark designation. The museum will receive a bronze plaque to commemorate the property's designation.

The J.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House is open weekends and holidays, May through September, and daily, June through August. Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the oyster house is free. For more information, please call the Calvert Marine Museum at 410-326-2042 or visit the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

 

Related Links: Museum page for J.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House


CMM-PR-02-21

October 29, 2001

For Immediate Release To Be Included in Community Calendar

PIANIST & SONGWRITER KEVIN KLINE TO PERFORM AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

Ralph’s Dodge-Jeep and Cumberland & Erly, LLC present Waterside 2001: An electric evening with pianist and songwriter Kevin Kline on Saturday, November 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) auditorium. Tickets are $15.00 and are available beginning November 9 at the Museum Store or through phone charge at 410-326-2042, ext. 16, 17, and 18. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Drinks will be available.

A native of Southern Maryland, Kevin Kline has been playing the Baltimore, Washington music scene for nearly ten years. Opening for the likes of Spencer Davis & the All Stars, Ben Folds Five, and Kool & the Gang, Kline has turned heads with his fast and hard style piano playing often compared to the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis and Dr. John. 

In 1999, Kline finished work on his first recording project. Reviews following its release compared Kline to Elton John and Billy Joel, while radio rotation in the country’s 5th largest market raised eyebrows from industry executives in both Nashville and New York. Kline recently received “Best New Song” at the 17th Annual Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Awards Gala for his single “Let it Rain.” In addition to playing some of the region’s top venues, Kline was featured in showcases for BMI and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. 

“Kevin Kline is a talented musician and musically is the American comparison to Elton John, or a young Bruce Hornsby,” said Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun columnist and host of an ABC Sunday morning television show. 

While touring the country promoting his new CD, Kline’s down to earth and outgoing personality always wins over his audience. His goal is not to be just compared to music legends...but to someday be put along side them in music history.

Kevin Kline plays Calvert Marine Museum on November 24. For more information, please call 410-326-2042 x 16, 17, or 18, or visit the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Sponsors for Waterside 2001 are Ralph’s Dodge; Cumberland & Erly, LLC; Solomons Landing; Coors, Coors Light, and Killians (Bozick Distributors); Century 21; RadioShack - Charlotte Hall, Dunkirk, and Prince Frederick; Red Hot & Blue; Colonial Printing; Holiday Inn; Bay Weekly; Comcast; Main Message Center; Southern Maryland Newspapers; SMECO; 98.3 Star FM; WKIK 102.9; and Mom’s in the Kitchen Catering. All Waterside outdoor shows are performed on the Washington Gas Pavilion. Calvert Marine Museum also receives support from the Calvert County Board of Commissioners and the taxpayers of Calvert County.

Related Links: Concerts


CMM-PR-02-19

October 5, 2001

For Immediate Release To Be Included In Community Calendar

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST HALLOWEEN CRUISES
ABOARD THE HISTORIC WM. B. TENNISON

Trick or Treat?! Calvert Marine Museum invites you to be treated to a night of spooky fun aboard its Halloween cruises on the historic Wm. B. Tennison.

On Wednesday, October 31, from 4:30-5:30PM, set sail on the Monster Mash Cruise for "little goblins." Prizes will be awarded, so wear your best costume for this fun-filled cruise around Solomons Harbor. Adults, $5.00; Children 5-12, $3.00; and Children under 5, $2.00.

Boo! From 6:00-7:30PM, "older goblins" take to the water for an eerie Halloween Ghost Cruise. Costumes are welcome, so don't be shy! Adults, $10.00; Museum Members, $9.00.

Reservations are required for both cruises. Please call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 for information or to reserve space for this 'ghostly' good time.

For information on Calvert Marine Museum, please call 410-326-2042 or visit online at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Related Links: CMM's Wm B. Tennison Page


CMM-PR-02-18

October 3, 2001

For Immediate Release Contact Information: Mimi Lacouture 410-535-3183

ACLT Office: 410-586-1570

 

NEW AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM:
OPEN SPACES
- PRESERVING HABITAT HIGHWAYS

Art Exhibit sponsored by The American Chestnut Land Trust

October 3-22, 2001
Calvert Marine Museum
Solomons, MD 20688
Artist Reception
Saturday, October 13: 7-9 PM

The American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT) will be sponsoring the art exhibit, Open Spaces - Preserving Habitat Highways at the Calvert Marine Museum from October 3 through October 22, 2002. This year's art exhibit is inspired by Maryland's landmark preservation program GreenPrint.

The GreenPrint program is designed to preserve more than two million acres of natural areas across the state. This program will provide funding to help create a network of green hubs - large amounts of ecologically significant interior forests, wetlands, rivers and streams - and strips of land to link them, providing migration corridors "natural highways" for plants and animals.

The artists in this year's exhibit were asked to interpret their vision of this program using the greenways and waterways of Southern Maryland as their subject matter and inspiration. The work varies from found object sculptures that wind you through a pathway of fanciful birds and animals to paintings with breathtaking views of natural waterways.

The ACLT has preserved more than 800 acres of land in the Parkers Creek and Governors Run watershed. Landowners, including The Nature Conservancy and the State of Maryland, have independently protected as open space more than 1,800 additional acres in the two watersheds. ACLT now manages close to 3,000 acres.

Visitors are welcome to explore the Land Trust's twelve miles of walking trails, consisting of hilly woodlands, rising to 185 feet just inland from the Chesapeake Bay's Calvert Cliffs. If you have any questions about the American Chestnut Land Trust or would like to learn more about future events, including several canoe trips up Parkers Creek, please call the ACLT at 410-586-1570 or visit our website at www.acltweb.org.

For information about Calvert Marine Museum, call 410-326-2042 or visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Related Links: Exhibits


CMM-PR-02-17

September 13, 2001

For Immediate Release

PATUXENT RIVER APPRECIATION DAYS COMING TO CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

Don’t miss out on Calvert County’s Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD), coming to Calvert Marine Museum on October 6 & 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Held each year on Columbus Day Weekend, PRAD is designed to draw attention to and promote interest in the Patuxent River, Maryland’s largest intrastate waterway. Admission is free.

In 2001, PRAD’s special focus or theme highlights the oyster and the work being done towards its recovery in the Patuxent River. Weekend festivities include science and history exhibits, children’s activities, a craft fair and food court, an open house at the Calvert Marine Museum, special programs at the JC Lore Oyster House, a 5K Run/Walk for cancer at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and a parade at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Free harbor cruises will be offered on board three historic vessels: the 102 year-old bugeye, Wm. B. Tennison; the 70 year-old, Solomons-built yacht Lady Patty; and one sailing skipjack, the Nathan of Dorchester. Musical performances include The European Wind Ensemble of Richmond, Virginia; Tom & Chris Kastle of Chicago, Illinois; Tom Lewis of British Columbia, Canada; and The Portsmouth Shanty Men of Portsmouth, England. Local performers include Patuxent High School’s String Orchestra, the group Cross Eyed, and the Southern Maryland Concert Band.

In addition to events at Calvert Marine Museum, activities will be Island-wide, including a “Meet the Artist” at Carmen’s Gallery, a chance to tour the Pride of Baltimore, a waterman’s exhibit, and live music in the boardwalk pavilion. Cross Eyed performs on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday features the Patuxent High School Chamber Ensemble at 1 p.m. A special parade viewing area just for kids is being set at the JC Lore Oyster House on Sunday, and will include pre-parade entertainment, such as magicians.

Transportation for the event will be provided via free shuttles. Ride the museum’s draketail or take a county bus. Financial support for PRAD is provided by the Calvert County Government, and funds raised by the food court and craft show booth fees. Excess funds are returned to the community in the form of grants. Past projects funded through PRAD grants included the Calvert Farmland Land Trust’s purchase of endangered waterfront property; Appeal Elementary School’s building of a nature trail; and a local Eagle Scout’s building and mounting of osprey nesting platforms.

PRAD, Inc., the governing body of the festival, is composed of representatives from Calvert County Government, Calvert Marine Museum, the American Legion, Patuxent River Naval Air Station, S.M.I.L.E., the Pa-Po-Peake Shriners, the Calvert County Watermen’s Association, Solomons Business Association, Solomons Island Yacht Club, and the Solomons Optimist Club.

For additional information on PRAD, please contact Karen Stone at 410-326-2042, ext. 32 or email at stoneke@co.cal.md.us.  For museum information, visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-02-14

September 5, 2001

For Immediate Release To be included in Community Calendar

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM’S CRADLE OF INVASION EVENT RAISING FUNDS FOR 
WWII VETERANS MONUMENT

In 2001, Calvert Marine Museum’s Cradle of Invasion event began raising funds to create a monument dedicated to the WWII veterans who trained at the Solomons Amphibious Training Base.

Active from 1942-1945, the nation’s first amphibious training base trained over 68,000 sailors, marines, coastguardsmen, and soldiers, as well as employing many of the local Solomons population. Those trained here formed the major components of the amphibious forces that served in both the European and Pacific Theaters of War. Without public and corporate support, this part of American history could be lost forever.

Plans are underway to construct a monument of a sailor overlooking the sea at the former site of the Solomons Amphibious Training Base, the current Calvert Marina. Matt Gambrill, owner of the property, has graciously donated the land. About $150,000 is needed to complete the project.

Celebrations of World War II, including monuments, tend to focus on the European, rather than the Pacific Theater. Since Amphibious Training Base, Solomons, sent as many people west as it did east, the monument serves as an instrument for commemorating both theaters and the amphibious units work throughout the war.

For additional information, or to make a contribution to this project, please contact Karen Stone at 410-326-2042 ext. 32 or email at stoneke@co.cal.md.us. For museum information, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-02-13

September 5, 2001

For Immediate Release To be included in Community Calendar

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM PRESENTS SONGS AND HUMOR OF THE SEA AND SHORE ABOARD 
WM. B. TENNISON

On Friday, October 5, Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) invites you to experience “Songs and Humor of the Sea and Shore on the Wm. B. Tennison.” From 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., enjoy an evening with Canada’s Tom Lewis and the Portsmouth Shanty Men from England.

Prices for this great musical journey are $10 for adults, $9 for museum members, and $7 for children. Reservations and payment are required by October 3, 2001. For more information, call 410-326-2042 x 41.

Built in 1899 on Crabb Island, Maryland, the Wm. B. Tennison is the oldest Coast Guard-licensed passenger vessel on the Chesapeake Bay and carries National Historic Landmark designation. Over the years, the Tennison has engaged in the coasting trade and oyster industry, before being purchased by the museum in 1978 as a tour boat and floating exhibit.

For museum information, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-02-12

August 28, 2001

For Immediate Release To be included in Community Calendar

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST CALVERT CLIFFS LECTURE

On Saturday, September 22, Calvert Marine Museum presents “The Evolution of the Salisbury Embayment: The Geology and Paleontology of Calvert Cliffs,” a lecture by Dr. Buck Ward, Department of Paleontology - Virginia Museum of Natural History. Free to the public, the lecture begins at 2:30 p.m. in the museum auditorium.

During the Miocene epoch (23-25 million years ago), the Salisbury Embayment was a vast basin covered by an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. At times during the Miocene, sediments carried by rivers flowing from the Appalachians accumulated in this basin. These fossil bearing sediments now form Calvert Cliffs.

“The Evolution of the Salisbury Embayment: The Geology and Paleontology of Calvert Cliffs,” will look into the origin of the sediments that entomb the fossils found along Calvert Cliffs. What environmental and geographic conditions led to the accumulation of such vast quantities of sediment and marine fossils of shellfish, shark teeth, whales and dolphin bones, to mention a few?

Anyone interested in Calvert Cliffs and its geological and paleontological history won’t want to miss this free lecture.

This event is hosted by the Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club and sponsored by the Clarissa and Lincoln Dryden Endowment for Paleontology. For more information, please call Dr. Stephen Godfrey at 410-326-2042 x 28. For museum information, please call 410-326-2042 or visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-02-10

August 2, 2001

For Immediate Release Also to be included in Community Calendar

 

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM OFFERS DINNER CRUISE
ABOARD HISTORIC WM. B. TENNISON

On Sunday, September 9, let the calm blue Patuxent waters ‘take you away’ on Calvert Marine Museum’s relaxing dinner cruise aboard the historic Wm. B. Tennison. From 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., enjoy the cool maritime breeze while you dine on your choice of crab cake or grilled chicken sandwich. Prices for the dinner cruise are $22.00 for adults; $20.00 for CMM Members; and $15.00 for children. Reservations are required no later than Wednesday, September 5, 2001. Cruise participants should meet under the Drum Point Lighthouse on museum grounds.

Built in 1899 on Crabb Island, Maryland, the Wm. B. Tennison is the oldest Coast Guard-licensed passenger vessel on the Chesapeake Bay and carries National Historic Landmark designation. Over the years, the Tennison has engaged in the coasting trade and oyster industry, before being purchased by the museum in 1978 as a tour boat and floating exhibit.

For more information or to reserve space on the cruise, please call 410-326-2042 x 41. For general museum information, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the museum’s website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-02-9

July 30, 2001

For Immediate Release Also to be included in Community Calendar

“CRADLE OF INVASION 2001”
COMING TO CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

From Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12, Calvert Marine Museum presents the Cradle of Invasion 2001: The Return of the ships, a program honoring the navy’s first amphibious training base, established in Solomons in 1942. In order to meet the urgent demands of World War II, the base trained thousands of marines, soldiers, sailors, and coast guardsmen for service throughout the European and Pacific theaters. Although the base closed in 1945, it left its effect on the Solomons community. The fourth annual CRADLE OF INVASION commemorates this little known, but highly important training facility and the men and women who served here.

On Friday, August 11, shuttle to Baltimore to cruise on the historic liberty ship, the John W. Brown. The Baltimore to Solomons cruise begins at 10:30 a.m. and goes until 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets are required. Friday’s events also include a day on the greens at the Amphibious Training Base Memorial Golf Tournament at Chesapeake Hills; and a Walking Tour of 1940s Solomons at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday highlights begin at 9:00 a.m. with a two-hour Wm. B. Tennison cruise of the World War II route. The narrated cruise takes visitors from the museum to the Amphibious Training Base site, to Drum Point, and to Cove Point. At 10:00 a.m., an opening ceremony begins on the museum’s west lawn. Following the ceremony, activities include a Leonard Hall Jr. Naval Academy Drill Team Performance at 11:00 a.m.; a Slide Talk on SPAM: The War’s “Favorite” Food Stuff at 12:00 p.m.; a SPAM cooking demonstration at 2:00 p.m.; a USO Show at 3:00 p.m.; and a Dinner Dance at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are required for the USO show and Dinner Dance.

On Sunday, enjoy Tennison WWII cruises; Battle Talks at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.; a Fashion Show and Tea from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Asbury-Solomons; flame thrower and weapons demonstrations at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; and a free concert by The Frankie Condon Orchestra at 4:00 p.m.

Both days will include a living history camp, Cove Point Lighthouse tours, John W. Brown tours, exhibit booths, membership vendors, history displays, and food court. A special exhibit will be on display in the Lower Gallery on the history of the Amphibious Training Base. This exhibit showcases photographs and other memorabilia featuring the former Amphibious Base.

The Calvert Marine Museum also receives valuable support from the Calvert County Board of Commissioners and the taxpayers of Calvert County. For more information and to make reservations, call Karen Stone at 410-326-2042, ext. 32. Information is also available on the museum’s website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-02-7

July 26, 2001

For Immediate Release To be included in Community Calendar

RELIVE HISTORY AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM’S
“CRADLE OF INVASION 2001” EVENTS

 

Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) in Solomons, Maryland, invites you to take a trip down memory lane at its 1940s style Dinner-Dance on Saturday, August 11, at Riverside Restaurant; and its 1940s Tea and Fashion Show on Sunday, August 12, Asbury Solomons. Both events are part of CMM’s Cradle of Invasion 2001: The Return of the Ships.

On Saturday, August 11, clean up your dancing shoes and get ready for CMM’s 1940s Dinner Dance at Calvert Marina’s Riverside Restaurant, site of the original Naval Amphibious Training Site used during World War II. Fun, food, and dancing moves begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40.00 per person and must be purchased in advance.

On Sunday, August 12, the Tea and Fashion Show, held from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., will showcase volunteers from the Calvert Marine Museum and several veterans in their own uniforms modeling 1940s civilian and military fashions, from Colleen’s Dream in Leonardtown and the US Marine Corps Historical Company, respectively. Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon is Bay Weekly’s Alex Knoll. Tickets are $10.00 per person and must be purchased in advance.

The 40s Fashion Show and Dinner Dance events are part of CMM’s annual SOLOMONS: CRADLE OF INVASION celebration, honoring the navy’s first amphibious training base, established in Solomons in 1942. To order tickets to the Fashion Show or Dinner Dance, or for a complete itinerary of the August 10-12 festival, please call the museum at 410-326-2042 x 32 or email stoneke@co.cal.md.us. Additional information can be found on the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

The Calvert Marine Museum receives valuable support from the Calvert County Board of Commissioners and the taxpayers of Calvert County.


CMM-PR-02-5

July 17, 2001

For Immediate Release Also to be included in Community Calendar

“GODFATHER OF SOUL” JAMES BROWN
TO PLAY CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

 

“Jump Back” and prepare to break into a cold sweat! On September 1 at 7:30 p.m., Ralph’s Dodge-Jeep and Cumberland & Erly, LLC, present Waterside 2001 at Calvert Marine Museum with the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown. Blues favorite Deanna Bogart opens the show. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. for this energized performance on the Washington Gas Pavilion in Solomons, Maryland. Tickets are $45 for premium and $35 for reserved seating. Tickets go on sale August 8, and can be purchased by calling 1-800-787-9454 or by visiting the Museum Store during business hours. A limited number of tickets are available at Ralph’s Dodge in Prince Frederick. Food and drink will be available.

An only child of a backwoods family, James Brown was sent to Augusta, Georgia at age five to live with his aunt. While in the area, the young Brown entertained soldiers at the nearby Camp Gordon by singing gospel music and playing piano, drums, and guitar.

By 1952, Brown joined the Gospel Starlighters, a southern gospel quartet led by Bobby Byrd. Eventually, the band’s music evolved into a rhythm and blues outfit known as the Avons, and then the Flames. By 1955, the Flames had cut a demo record of an original tune titled “Please, Please, Please,” at radio station WIBB in Macon, Georgia. It was Brown’s impassioned lead and the group’s harmonies that led record producer Ralph Bass to sign the group to King Records. Released on King’s Federal label in March 1956, the single reached Number Five on the Billboard R&B chart.

Despite the band’s initial success, it would take another three years before their music found the national charts again. “Try Me,” released during the winter of 1958-1959, gave the band its first Number One R&B record and an opportunity to hire a regular backup band. James Brown’s acrobatic high-flying performances were highly accentuated by his band’s precision timing. Through every high-pitch scream, awe-inspiring split and groove-shaking shimmy, James Brown’s stage performance was quickly becoming the group’s trademark.

In the early 1960s, Brown decided to capture the mass hysteria of his on-stage antics by recording a live performance. Since King Records didn’t think the idea would sell, Brown used his own money to record a performance at the Apollo Theater in October 1962. A year later, Live At The Apollo hit Number Two on Billboard’s album chart and received unprecedented radio play usually reserved for singles. With the success of the album, fans couldn’t wait to get a peek of Brown in action.

In 1965, Brown scored his first Top 10 pop single with “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag.” Over the next decade, the hits continued and the gospel and blues style of early

records transformed into the popular sandpaper vocals and complex funk most associated with James Brown. During this time frame, funk, rock, disco, pop, and eventually rap were all influenced by Brown.

With more pop singles than anyone other than Elvis Presley, it’s no wonder James Brown maintains his status as the “Godfather of Soul.” In addition to being elected a charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Brown received a special lifetime achievement Grammy Award in 1992.

This summer, James Brown returns to action with an extensive tour and his first new studio album in three years, “Love Over-Due.” This self-produced record is classic James Brown funk and soul. With raw power in his voice, and rump-kicking punch in the band’s performance, James Brown proves he’s always in style. “I haven’t lost a step,” Brown said recently. “In fact, I might have picked up a few new ones.”

According to the New York Daily News, “The Great God Brown is Back.”

James Brown performs at the Calvert Marine Museum on Saturday, September 1. For recorded information, please call the Waterside information line at 410-394-6684. For additional information, call the Development Department at 410-326-2042 x 16, 17 , or 18. All sales are final. Please, no refunds or exchanges. The concert is a rain or shine event. No coolers or lawn chairs permitted. For additional information, visit the museum’s website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Sponsors for Waterside 2001 are Ralph’s Dodge-Jeep; Cumberland & Erly, LLC; Century 21; Solomons Landing; RadioShack; Coors, Coors Light, & Killians; Red, Hot & Blue; Comcast; Colonial Printing & Promotions; Main Message Center; 98.3 Star FM; WKIK Country 102.9; Southern Maryland Newspapers; Mom’s in the Kitchen Catering; Holiday Inn Select Solomons; Bay Weekly; and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative. The Calvert Marine Museum also receives valuable support from the Calvert County Board of Commissioners and the taxpayers of Calvert County.

For additional publicity info:

Universal Attractions Agency, Inc.
225 West 57th Street - Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10019
212-582-7575
FAX: 212-333-4508


CMM-PR-02-6

July 20, 2001

For Immediate Release Also to be included in Community Calendar

“WHY SPAM SHOULD BE THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL FOOD”

Lecture & Cooking Demonstration to be held at Calvert Marine Museum

 

SPAM- America’s “Miracle Meat!?” - You be the judge on August 11 as Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) presents, “Why SPAM Should Be The Official National Food,” a lecture and cooking demonstration with host Carolyn Wyman. Part of CMM’s WWII: Cradle of Invasion weekend, Wyman’s lecture will include SPAM’s often unexplored lifesaving role in World War II. The lecture begins at 12:00 p.m. in the CMM auditorium. A 2:00 p.m. cooking demonstration follows on the museum grounds.

The Spam legend began in Minnesota in 1937, when J.C. Hormel created his trademark luncheon meat. Whether you love it or are grossed-out by the mere thought of it, Spam is the all-time, undisputed canned food icon of American Culture.

In her recently-released book, SPAM: A Biography (July 1, 1999; Harcourt Brace), Carolyn Wyman presents the first-ever and long overdue true story of the world’s most popular luncheon loaf. Her search for the many facets of Spam culture took her on a journey from Spam’s birthplace in America’s Heartland to the typhoon-torn island of Guam; from the tropical paradise of Hawaii to the frigid Alaskan tundra. Her many conversations with millionaires, race-car drivers, famous poets, artists, writers, scientists, newspaper columnists, and prize-winning state fair contestants brought her Spam stories, trivia, recipes and folklore. Her discoveries further illustrate that Spam is a part of our cultural landscape that won’t go away.

Carolyn Wyman, author of I’m a Spam Fan and The Kitchen Sink Cookbook, has been widely profiled in the media, including CMM, The Rosie O’Donnel Show, Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. Her syndicated weekly column, “Supermarket Sampler,” which reviews new food products, is published in over 100 newspapers. She has also written for the Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, and the New Haven Register, where she is a staff writer. Wyman stashes her Spam in Middletown, Connecticut.

Both lovers and haters of Spam will be amused by Wyman’s lecture, “Why Spam Should Be The Official National Food,” and cooking demonstration. Who knows?!...you may even find uses for Spam you didn’t know existed.

Wyman’s lecture, “Why Spam Should Be The Official National Food,” is part of CMM’s annual SOLOMONS: CRADLE OF INVASION celebration, honoring the navy’s first amphibious training base, established in Solomons in 1942. For more information or for a complete itinerary of the August 10-12 festival, please call 410-326-2042 x 32 or visit the museum’s website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-02-4

July 9, 2001

For Immediate Release Also to be included in Community Calendar

HISTORIC WM. B. TENNISON AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER SERVICE

Charter Calvert Marine Museum’s bugeye Wm. B. Tennison, and set sail on a piece of American history.

Coast Guard inspected and approved for in-water use, the Tennison provides a unique outdoor gathering opportunity for group sightseeing, school field trips, business meetings, private affairs, religious and other social functions. Charter services are available May through October.

Built in 1899 on Crabb Island, Maryland, the Wm. B. Tennison is the oldest Coast Guard-licensed passenger vessel on the Chesapeake Bay and carries National Historic Landmark designation. Over the years, the Tennison has engaged in the coasting trade and oyster industry, before being purchased by the museum in 1978 as a tour boat and floating exhibit.

For more information or to reserve the Tennison for your next outdoor gathering, please contact Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042 x 41. For general information on the Calvert Marine Museum, call 410-326-2042 or visit the museum’s website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-02-3

July 3, 2001

For Immediate Release Also to be included in Community Calendar

 

TEE OFF AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM’S
WORLD WAR II AMPHIBIOUS TRAINING BASE
MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Fore! Summer is a great time for golfing, so get those clubs ready for Calvert Marine Museum’s (CMM) World War II Amphibious Training Base Memorial Golf Tournament. On Friday, August 10, challenge your skills with long drive and closest-to-the-pin contests at Chesapeake Hills Golf Course. Registration is from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Tee-time is at 9:30 a.m. Your $80.00 per golfer fee includes golf, refreshments, and lunch. Funds raised support the construction of the World War II Amphibious Training Base Memorial. Only 88 players can sign-up, so register early and prepare to ‘tee-off’.

For more information on joining the Training Base Memorial Golf Tournament, please contact Leslie King at 410-326-2042 ext. 19. Payment should be made to the Calvert Marine Museum, P.O. Box 97, Solomons, MD 20688 (attention Leslie).

The Amphibious Training Base Memorial Golf Tournament kicks off CMM’s Cradle of Invasion 2001: The Return of the Ships on August 10-12. Cradle of Invasion commemorates the former Naval Amphibious Training Base established in Solomons in 1942. As the nation’s first amphibious training base, this little known site played a major role in the United States’ accomplishments during World War II.

Weekend highlights include a USMC Historical Company Living History Camp; tours of the Liberty Ship John W. Brown; USO shows; amphibious landings at Solomons Complex Beach; flame thrower and weapons demonstrations; a dinner dance at the Amphibious Base site; a 1940’s fashion show & tea; and a free concert by The Frankie Condon Orchestra.

For more information on CMM’s Cradle of Invasion 2001, please call 410-326-2042 x 32 or visit the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-02-2

July 2, 2001

For Immediate Release Also to be included in Community Calendar

 

NEW EXHIBIT SPOTLIGHT:

“OUTBOARD MOTORING IN AMERICA: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS”

Calvert Marine Museum invites you to enjoy its latest temporary exhibit, “Outboard Motoring in America: The First Fifty Years,” now on display in the museum’s Upper Gallery.

“Outboard Motoring in America: The First Fifty Years” documents the development of the outboard motor industry between 1909 and 1959. Sixty of the early motors are displayed, along with paintings, advertisements, racing boats, and other artifacts from the period.

Prior to commercial development of low cost, portable outboard motors during the first decade of the twentieth century, few individuals had an opportunity to use the nation’s waterways for recreational purposes. Upper class citizens had large inboard engine cruises, while individuals of more modest means were restricted to rowing dinghies or small sailing vessels.

With the purchase of an outboard motor, however, the average person was able to spend more leisure time on the water. As Americans discovered many exciting uses for their outboard-powered boats, they began flocking to the nation’s waterways for recreational boating activities. In 1904, there were only 15,000 recreational boats powered by electricity, steam, or gasoline in the United States. By 1914, the number of recreational boats had jumped to over 400,000, with much of this increase due to the availability of small, portable outboard motors.

Technological advances in outboard motors during the first fifty years have taken recreational boating from an early emphasis on fishing from small boats, to an annual multi-billion dollar recreational industry for millions of individuals of all ages. From the unreliable, heavy and low-powered motors of old, to the refined, easy-to-operate motors of today, outboard motoring has contributed greatly to changes in leisure time use, land use patterns, and national demographics. For many Americans today, outboard motoring is more than just a hobby or past time, it’s a way of life.

Witness the impact of this life-changing industry by visiting the Calvert Marine Museum’s latest exhibit, “Outboard Motoring in America: The First Fifty Years.” The exhibit will be on display in the Upper Gallery through early 2003. For more information, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the museum’s website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

(Excerpts taken from “Outboard Motoring in America: The First Fifty Years”)


CMM-PR-02-1

July 2, 2001

For Immediate Release Also to be included in Community Calendar

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST SHARK DAY!

Hey kids, Shark Day’s coming to Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., so bring your family and learn more about the great ‘guardian of the deep’. Museum admission is required. Some activities require an additional fee.

Held annually in Solomons, Maryland, this fun-filled event features activities for the entire family. Festivities include T-shirt printing, fossil identifications, fossil prep lab demonstrations, children’s crafts, canoe rides, and games such as “pin the fin on the shark.” While enjoying the activities, don’t forget to compete in the “biggest bite“ contest to see who has the “jaws“ most reminiscent of this fierce predator. For an additional ‘shark-fix’, don’t miss videos and displays from the CMM Fossil Club or the exhibit, “Treasure from the Cliffs,” featuring a full-sized skeletal reconstruction of the giant fossil “megatooth” white shark.

For more information, contact Karen Stone at the Calvert Marine Museum at (410) 326-2042 x 32 or visit CMM on the web at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-01-45

May 23, 2001

For Immediate Release To Be Included in Community Calendar

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST “MUSIC OF COLONIAL MARYLAND”

Enjoy the music of yesteryear on June 7 as Calvert Marine Museum presents, “Music of Colonial Maryland,” with David and Ginger Hildebrand. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 for CMM members and $7.00 for the general public, and are available at the door. Grant support for this program provided by the Calvert County Cultural Arts Council.

Featuring music heard in Maryland during the 18th century, “Music of Colonial Maryland” treats listeners to vocal and instrumental music performed on period reproduction instruments, including harpsichord, violin, dulcimer, English flute, and Spanish and English guitars. In addition to patriotic and military songs, the program showcases drawing room music, ballads, theater songs, and dance tunes. Between selections, the Hildebrands offer commentaries illuminating the cultural context of music making in Maryland during the Colonial period.

Residents of Annapolis, Maryland, David and Ginger Hildebrand have been recreating both the serious and lighter sides of our nation’s historic music for over 20 years. These nationally-known performers appear regularly at Colonial Williamsburg and Mount Vernon, as well as at museums and historic sites throughout the east and mid-west. The Hildebrands have performed live on national television, and provided soundtrack material and consulting services for the PBS series Liberty! - The American Revolution, and C-Span’s American Presidents series. David holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in American musicology, and Ginger holds an M.M. in guitar performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

For more information on “Music of Colonial Maryland,” please call 410-326-2042 x 32. For more information on Calvert Marine Museum, call 410-326-2042 or visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-01-44

May 17, 2001 

For Immediate Release To Be Included in Community Calendar 

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST DINOSAUR LECTURE

On Saturday, June 9, explore the dinosaur world as Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) hosts the lecture, "Would You Eat a Horned Dinosaur for Breakfast?"(A New Ceratopsian Dinosaur from the Canadian Badlands.) Presented by Dr. Robert Holmes, Department of Paleobiology - Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Canada, this free lecture begins at 2:30 p.m. in the CMM auditorium and is open to the public. 

Features of the lecture include a look into a new dinosaur discovered by scientists in the basement of the Canadian Museum of Nature. Years ago, a horned dinosaur skeleton was quarried in the famous dinosaur badlands of Alberta, Canada, packaged and shipped to the nation's capital, Ottawa. Neglected, it sat for decades until and unusual sponsor funded the preparation work. As technicians began to remove the stone from around the bones, they soon realized that this was a new species of ceratopsian dinosaur...the famous oatmeal dinosaur! 

"Would You Eat a Horned Dinosaur for Breakfast?" is hosted by the Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club and sponsored by the Clarissa and Lincoln Dryden Endowment for Paleontology. For more information, please contact Dr. Stephen Godfrey at 410-326-2042, ext. 28. For more information on the Calvert Marine Museum, call 410-326-2042 or visit the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-01-43

May 11, 2001 

For Immediate Release To Be Included in Community Calendar 

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM PRESENTS LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM: "MARGARET BRENT OF MARYLAND"

On Tuesday, June 5, Calvert Marine Museum invites you to relive a part of American history as Mary Ann Jung portrays Margaret Brent of Maryland. Meet this amazing colonist who was the first female landowner in Maryland, as well as the first woman lawyer. Showtime is at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. 

Margaret Brent, the first woman in America to ask for the right to vote, was outspoken and educated, a rarity for women in the seventeenth century! Mistress Brent's lively account of her adventures in the wilderness is accentuated by audience members who play Governor Leonard Calvert, the Piscataway Indians, and their chief. Only Margaret Brent knows if the settlers and Native Americans become friends or enemies.

Appearing on television and newspapers throughout the world, Mary Ann Jung has deftly combined her degree in British History and acting ability to recreate some of history's most fascinating women. A nineteen-year performer of the Maryland Renaissance Festival, Jung has received numerous recognition for her work, including a 1997 nomination as one of Maryland's top Women in the Arts, and a 1998 citation from the Mayor of Baltimore for her work as Director of Family Performance and Street Theater at ArtScape.

Jung researches and writes her own programs, and performs in the authentic costumes, accents, and attitudes for her characters' time periods. Performing for nine years in the Mid-Atlantic region, her shows have been featured at the National Theatre of Washington, Port Discovery Children's Museum, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

For more information, please call Karen Stone at 410-326-2042 x 32. For more information on Calvert Marine Museum call 410-326-2042 or visit the museum's website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


CMM-PR-01-31

February 20, 2001

For Immediate Release To be included in Community Calendar

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM TO HOST DESSERT & CELEBRITY FASHION SHOW - “300 YEARS OF MARYLAND FASHION”

Local celebrities and public officials “work the runways” at Calvert Marine Museum’s (CMM) dessert and fashion show, “300 Years of Maryland Fashion,” on March 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Showcasing the years 1634-1934, 300 Years of Maryland Fashion invites visitors to travel through fashion history while meeting some of Maryland’s most famous citizens. Tickets, which are available at the museum, are $25 each and include desserts and beverages. Advance reservations are required. Seating is limited.

300 Years of Maryland Fashion includes a cross section of “characters” from all over the state and from all walks of life. Special guest models include state politicians, county commissioners, tourism directors, media representatives, museum directors, as well as some of your favorite CMM staff. Don’t miss Calvert County Commissioner Linda Kelley “strike a pose” as Mary Surratt. Others scheduled to appear are Senator Roy Dyson as Father Andrew White; Representative Tony O’Donnell, as Francis Scott Key; Charles County Commissioner Murray Levi as Edgar Allen Poe; and St. Mary’s County Commissioner Joe Anderson as Governor Lloyd Lowndes.

Tickets are available at the Calvert Marine Museum. The price of each ticket includes a $15 tax deductible contribution to the Museum’s Education Department. For additional information, contact Karen Stone at 410-326-2042 x 32, or email at edcur@calvertmarinemuseum.com. For general museum information, call 410-326-2042 or visit the CMM website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

 


CMM-PR-01-31

February 20, 2001

BLUES GUITAR ARTIST THE TOM PRINCIPATO BAND

TO PLAY CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

Ralph’s Dodge-Jeep presents Waterside 2001: An energetic evening with Blues Guitar artist The Tom Principato Band on Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) auditorium. Tickets are available beginning February 23 at the Museum Store or through phone charge at 410-326-2042, ext. 16 and 17. Tickets are $15 and $13 for museum members. Drinks will be available.

Tom Principato comes to Calvert Marine Museum, in Solomons, Maryland, with the reputation of being a “musician’s musician.” Known for his ability to get audiences to collectively drop their jaws in amazement of his guitar talent, Principato thrives on the energy of live performances. In the early part of his career, Principato divided his time between his hometown of Washington, DC and Boston. While in Boston, he was the leader of the legendary band Powerhouse, known for their lively East Coast performances. Upon returning to DC in 1981, Principato joined forces with a number of artists, including Billy Price, Sunnyland Slim, and The Assassins, whose members also include guitarist Jimmy Thackery. While performing on two Assassins albums, Tom also launched his solo career, which featured a live album with the late guitar legend Danny Gatton, entitled Blazing Telecasters.

Since 1984, Principato has recorded seven solo albums; performed at clubs and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe; and received 14 Washington Area Music Association Awards (WAMMIES), including Best Blues Instrumentalist, and Best Males Blues Vocalist. His latest album, Not One Word, features homages to fellow guitarists who have influenced Principato over the years, including Carlos Santana, Danny Gatton, and Django Reinhardt. The Washington Post said about the recording, “...with the help of several Washington-based musicians, Principato succeeds in making this labor of love a pleasure to hear.” Concert-goers to Principato’s March 10 museum date will surely discover what Music Monthly already knows, “Tom Principato is a guitarist whose music speaks for itself. What he does, he does well.”

Sponsors for Waterside 2001 are: Ralph’s Dodge-Jeep; Cumberland & Erly, LLC; Roy Rogers; Coors, Coors Light & Killian’s; Woodburns of Solomons; Solomons Landing; RadioShack; Comcast; Main Message Center; Mom’s in the Kitchen Catering; Holiday Inn Select Solomons; Bay Weekly; and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative. For more information, please call 410-326-2042 x 16 or 17. CMM receives

valuable support from both the Calvert County Board of Commissioners and the taxpayers of Calvert County. For additional information, visit the museum’s website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

 


CMM-PR-01-26

January 5, 2001

BLUES ARTIST DEANNA BOGART TO PERFORM

AT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

Ralph’s Dodge-Jeep presents Waterside 2001: An energetic evening with Blues Artist Deanna Bogart on Saturday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Calvert Marine Museum auditorium. Tickets are available beginning January 26 at the Museum Store or through phone charge at 410-326-2042. Tickets are $15 and $13 for museum members.

With her piano, saxophone, and band in tow, Deanna Bogart proves her mettle with an honest, entertaining, energy-to-spare show. Deanna’s distinguished hybridized blues style was assimilated from many bands in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area including Cowboy Jazz from 1981-1986 and later with Root Boy Slim’s band, Capitol Offense. In 1990, Bogart’s first solo release, “Out To Get You,” captured Best R & B album at NAIRD and a Billboard Merit Award for the jazz instrumental featuring Danny Gatton. She has since released “Crossing Borders,” and “New Address,” and has earned 18 WAMMIES (Washington Area Music Awards). Bogart’s latest release, “The Great Unknown” is steeped in songs of life and love told with easy-to-relate to lyrics. Bogart’s strong performances give the songs a musical substance and maturity. The Washington Post may have best described Deanna Bogart with three words, “Luster, Sophistication, and Soul.” Her live performances are ones you don’t want to miss. She’s been the highlight of many festivals, including opening for blues legend B.B. King at the May 2000 Waterside concert.

“The goal when we play live,” says Bogart, “is to create a fusion with blues and boogie genuinely at the core.”

Sponsors for Waterside 2001 are: Ralph’s Dodge-Jeep; Cumberland & Erly, LLC; Roy Rogers; Woodburns of Solomons; Solomons Landing; RadioShack; Comcast; DM Group; Main Message Center; Mom’s in the Kitchen Catering; Holiday Inn Select Solomons; Bay Weekly; and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative. For more information, please call 410-326-2042 x 16 or 17. For additional information, visit the museum’s website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

 


CMM-PR-00-27

January 5, 2001

For Immediate Release

P.R.A.D., INC. TO AWARD GRANTS TO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

P.R.A.D., Inc., through proceeds from its annual October festival, makes grant awards to non-profit organizations providing educational programs or conducting research activities focusing on the Patuxent River or Patuxent River Basin.

Awards are made on a competitive basis by the P.R.A.D., Inc. Board and will not exceed $1,000 per organization in any one year.

To receive an application for a P.R.A.D., Inc. grant, write P.R.A.D., Inc., at P.O. Box 97, Solomons, MD 20688 or call Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042, ext. 41. You must provide the name of the non-profit organization, a contact person's name, a complete mailing address, and a daytime telephone number. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is March 17, 2001.

Patuxent River Appreciation Days is held annually at Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland. Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10am - 5pm. For more information on events and exhibits at Calvert Marine Museum, please call 410-326-2042 or visit the museum's website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.


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P.O. Box 97, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: (410) 326-2042 Fax: (410) 326-6691