DeMatha composes new state song, ‘Maryland, Our Home’

February 8, 2019

By CHRIS McMANES — DeMatha Catholic High School has one of the nation’s finest music programs. Its students routinely perform with distinction and receive thousands of dollars in college scholarships. So it is little wonder that when the state of Maryland sent out its most recent call for [read more]

PHOTO: Jazz at the bookstore

May 9, 2016

BY CHRIS CURRIE — Hyattsville resident Jared Marx on piano is joined by Franklin Wade on trumpet and Danny Griffin on bass for an evening of jazz music on Friday, May 6, at Robert Harper Books in Riverdale Park Town Center. The store will have its official grand opening on Saturday, May [read more]

Local band Blue Plains says music flows organically

November 8, 2015

BY CAROLINE SELLE — Adam Ortiz and Lee Cain are environmental professionals by day and musicians by night—well, Tuesday nights. “Pretty consistently, Adam and I have played every Tuesday evening for three years,” Cain said. “Tuesday is the day we don’t schedule stuff.” No happy [read more]

Photos: Hyattsville Silent Disco Flash Mob

November 8, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — On Nov. 7, a small silent disco flash mob started on 39th Avenue near Madison Street and made its way down Longfellow Street. Participants each listened to their own soundtracks via headphones and danced to their own beats. The event was organized by local residents via [read more]

PHOTOS: DeMatha wind ensemble greets Pope on arrival

September 24, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — On Sept. 22, the DeMatha Catholic High School Wind Ensemble greeted Pope Francis when he landed at Joint Base Andrews.  ABC7 had more information about the band preparing for the performance. Photo courtesy James Brunner. Photo courtesy James Brunner. Photo courtesy James [read more]

Students in need of uniforms, supplies and instrument donations

September 10, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT  — According to Hyattsville City Councilmember Joseph Solomon (Ward 5), Rosa Parks Elementary School (RPES) staff reached out to him for help with donations of school supplies, uniforms and musical instruments for students in Head Start to 6th grade. “The school has a [read more]

ICYMI: Still time to get your summer on

July 12, 2015

BY NAOMI HARRIS — School is still weeks away, the weather is warm, and the sunscreen is in the bag. With so much to do around the Hyattsville area, both kids and parents have a number of fun options to enjoy this summer. Here’s a list of activities take part in throughout the summery months. [read more]

New music showcase kicks off at Vigilante Coffee

May 24, 2015

BY DIANE CONTRERAS — On May 9, Vigilante Coffee kicked off their first Music Showcase, known throughout the Hyattsville Arts District as Second Saturdays.  This new series will provide a variety of live music from local musicians in the Washington, D.C. region on the second Saturday of each [read more]
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