Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts: An Exciting Future in the Making (E-95)


In 1978, people wondered what to do with the old Annapolis High School.  Over the next 40 years, that historic building became a hub for the arts scene in Anne Arundel County. With the vision and leadership of Linnell Bowen, operas, ballets, and symphonies were attracted to Annapolis.  After a giant renovation, Bowen passed the torch to Margaret Davis late last year in a most exciting time.

Davis is charged with continuing a legacy and leading Maryland Hall into the future. She has ideas, she has hit the ground running (she also is taking adult ballet at Maryland Hall but did not seem keen to talk too much about that), and the future is so exciting.

Listen in as we talk about the past, the present and the future of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

And, if you have not visited Maryland Hall recently…make some time this weekend to head over and take a peek at the galleries, the classrooms, the outdoor murals and art, the expansion, the renovation of the main theater, and the construction of the Bowen Theater on the lower level. Grab a snack at the cafe operated by students from AACPS’s CAT-South Culinary program.  There’s so much more than the regal facade of our old high school.

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Hello Parents! A conversation with AACPS’s Bob Mosier (E-71)

When he makes that call, Bob Mosier is a hero to 84,000 students, but the nemesis of parents who need to scramble.

But, as spokesperson for the Anne Arundel County Public Schools, it is a lot more than just making the call to cancel school for a snow day.

This week we talk about snow days, homeless students, the highs and lows of speaking for a community twice the size of the City of Annapolis!

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The Maryland Crabs Podcast is usually recorded at The Commons overlooking beautiful West Street in Annapolis. The Commons is the City’s first co-working space and it is an incredibly cool one…purely because we are there! Not really, but do check it out!

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He’s an Award-Winning Teacher in AACPS, Autism Advocate, and a BFF with John Gotti (E-61)

So, just how does a guy from Brooklyn end up in Southern Anne Arundel County teaching art to kids at Southern High School end up writing a book about his “other life” as an artist to the mob? Say what?

Yes, Michael Bell is an award-winning teacher in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Yes, Michael Bell is an advocate for Autism. Yes, Michael Bell is close friends with John Gotti, and you better believe he wrote a book about it all and how his lives have converged here in Maryland!

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Coming up….former County Executive John R. Leopold, Baltimore County Executive and Gubernatorial Candidate Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, Maryland State Delegate Nic Kipke if he will ever return my email, and a few more surprises!

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The Maryland Crabs Podcast is usually recorded at The Commons overlooking beautiful West Street in Annapolis. The Commons is the City’s first co-working space and it is an incredibly cool one…purely because we are there! Not really, but do check it out!

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How To Survive 13 Years in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools (E-44)

After 13 years of the same school, when graduation finally rolls around, you are ready to just get the heck out.

In this episode, The Maryland Crabs talk to two graduating seniors in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools to dish the dirt on their experiences over the past 13 years!

Ellie Pline is a graduate of Annapolis High School and is headed off to the University of Maryland in the fall. She offers one of the best tips for students to survive and thrive. At UMD, Ellie will be studying Music Education.(Sorry for the audio quality–we were at Bean Rush Cafe which is amazing, if not a bit too noisy–lesson learned, eat there first and then go someplace quieter to record)

Will Shartzer graduated from Southern High School and is off to Happy Valley and Penn State University in the fall. Will is the first member of his family to graduate high school, operates three fruit & vegetable stands with his grandfather, will be majoring in International Relations, and without a doubt will be appearing on an election ballot in the near future.

Both Ellie and Will discuss their experiences in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools from K to Graduation and what today’s student needs to do to come out ahead of the game!

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Looking ahead–A forum with the candidates for Mayor of Annapolis, Travis Pastrana, Congressman John Sarbanes,  an exclusive talk with Annapolis’ new police chief–Chief Scott Baker! And more!

If you are just joining us…. make sure you check out some (or all) of our previous episodes? You really should. They could change your life. Granted, your life would have to be pretty bad. But still, we have some gems you will want to check out!

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The Maryland Crabs: Larry Hogan and Labor Day, Annapolis Airbnb and taxes (E1)

mdcrabs_250x250Welcome to The Maryland Crabs!  We are the new kid on the block and want to give a shout-out to Scott MacMullan and The Annapolis Podcast for leading the way.

We’re not the same thing though–oh no no!  Every other week, we will be dissecting the stuff that matters most to you here in Maryland! Nationwide, statewide, or hyper local.

This week, we tackle Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s controversial (yet totally kick ass) Executive Order to require schools to start after Labor Day and finish before June 15th.  As predicted, most people love it, but the schools themselves (and their unions) are throwing hissy fits.  We also stir the pot on a hotel tax issue in Annapolis. Hotels pay a tax. Why don’t Air BnBs?  Good question brought up by Joe Tierney, the co-owner of Chez Ami Bed and Breakfast.

Before each podcast, we (Tim and John) meet for lunch and try to figure out what the hell we are going to do–this week’s episode is fueled by Little Italy Famous Pizza and Pasta … which we highly recommend.  Great new kid on the block!

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