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How Baltimore Musicales is Coping during Coronavirus

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Small businesses and non-profits are especially hard hit during the coronavirus outbreak. We get it! Baltimore Fishbowl is a small business, too. To help small businesses and non-profits, we will provide regular updates to let you know how they are coping. 

The following is an update from Thea Tullman Moore, Executive Director at Baltimore Musicales, on how they are adapting and coping during these times.

How have you altered your business to adapt to the quarantine?
To stay connected to our audience and our artists during quarantine, we are recording virtual performances of the music we love, beginning with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Recording from seven different homes has presented us with unique challenges, especially because we are used to collaborating closely and in person with our pianist and with each other, but we are learning to adapt and use technology to simulate the experience of ensemble singing. We look forward to premiering a longer virtual concert on July 12 at 6:30 PM on our YouTube channel. We may convert our fall programming to virtual performances or offer a mix of both online content and live performances, depending on this ever-changing situation.

BMA TO OFFER DIRECT SUPPORT TO LOCAL ARTIST COMMUNITY, LAUNCHING THREE NEW INITIATIVES IN JUNE 2020

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New Programs Evolve Vision of BMA’s The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) series,
Expanding the Museum’s Civic Role in Baltimore

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced that it is launching three new initiatives to provide direct support to Baltimore-based artists, galleries, and communities: BMA Salon, BMA Screening Room, and BMA Studio. The initiatives will provide some immediate financial relief to local artists and businesses, develop new platforms of visibility to ensure the longer-term success of Baltimore’s arts ecology, and extend participatory opportunities to populations that do not have ready access to digital content. The development of these programs stems from the BMA’s popular, ongoing speaker series, The Necessity of Tomorrow(s), which was established to imagine futures that embrace issues of social justice, equity, and creative practice. The BMA’s new initiatives actualize the series’ core principles and respond to the needs of the current situation through creative endeavors, furthering the museum’s role as a cultural collaborator and civic leader. More details on the programs, which are slated to launch during the first two weeks of June, are below.

The Park School of Baltimore Offers Summer Courses for Kindergarten – Grade 12

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Faculty members at The Park School of Baltimore are sharing their time and talents this summer, offering a variety of online courses and activities for a range of ages, Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Need Teacher Recertification? Get [email protected]

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This year, teachers’ mettle was tested as they were tasked to take classroom curriculum to online overnight due to the Coronavirus pandemic that closed schools nationwide.

While this school year may be coming to a close, a teacher’s work is never done. Summer will find many teachers taking the opportunity earn CEUs towards their recertification and CCBC will be there for them offering a wide variety of online options to help them fulfill those requirements.

In order to maintain their certification, Maryland teachers are required to take six-credits of instruction every five years. CCBC’s Teacher Education Program has multiple course options for teachers at the early childhood, elementary, middle school and high school level, as well as those working or interested in special populations.

JuneNique Wig Boutique: Coping with COVID and Standing Up For Racial Equity

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Small businesses and non-profits are especially hard hit during the coronavirus outbreak. We get it! Baltimore Fishbowl is a small business, too. To help small businesses and non-profits, we will provide regular updates to let you know how they are coping. 

The following is an update from Dominique Youngblood, Owner of JuneNique Wig Boutique, LLC, on how she is adapting and coping during these times.

How have you altered your business to adapt to the quarantine?

I have conducted virtual consultations to help women with natural hair tips during this quarantine, helping to educate them, and having open/fun discussions.

Orange Element Announces New Partnership with Baltimore-Based Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

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Orange Element is proud to announce a new partnership with Baltimore-based Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (CRJ). Cristo Rey Jesuit High School empowers Baltimore youth to succeed in college, career, and life, providing access and opportunity for students of religious, racial, and ethnic diversity. Their students excel through rigorous academics, a corporate internship program, extracurricular activities, and faith formation.

Orange Element brings its strong non-profit expertise to the partnership, with one of the first deliverables being a dynamic, modern, and comprehensive web presence for CRJ that serves both short- and long-term strategic needs. Accurately representing the vibrant student life of the school, bringing to life student success stories, and enhancing visibility to community partners is paramount in the new CRJ online experience.

“We are excited about our new partnership with Orange Element; they share our commitment to Baltimore. We truly value their innovative spirit and collaboration.” – Dr, Bill Heiser, President of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Summer Fun from the Comfort of your Home is only a Few Clicks Away!

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Summer 2020 is different than any we have experienced before, and new challenges call for innovative solutions! Summer at Friends has taken many of your favorite aspects of summer camp, including art, science, music, drama, and technology, and transformed them into exciting virtual options.

These Virtual Summer programs are designed with kids in mind, and are scheduled to make it easy for busy parents! Most programs are one hour long and feature a mix of instruction, time to share projects with friends, plus a few activities for children to enjoy throughout the rest of the day! There are plenty of options, and you can mix and match different classes to craft a schedule that is perfect for your child!

Explore Maryland Film Fest, Virtually – June 12 – 21

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The Maryland Film Festival rises from the ashes in an all-new virtual format for 2020 from June 12 – 21! Get ready for TEN DAYS of film fest extravaganza: the best of emerging, independent cinema in the world today at your fingertips with the brand new SNF Parkway Virtual Theatre. This Maryland Film Festival is going to be a little different – and a whole lotta fun. Tickets are on sale NOW!

These won’t be just any regular old online screenings. The SNF Parkway Virtual Theatre will be giving you the full Maryland Film Fest experience with:

– North American & World Premiere Films
– Exclusive Filmmaker Interactives
– Hosted Virtual Events & Afterparties
– Signature Short Film Programs
– And More!

Stages Music Arts Announces Virtual Concert to Benefit Baltimore Hunger Project

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Music lesson, recording studio and live event production company​ ​Stages Music Arts​ will host a virtual concert to benefit Baltimore Hunger Project​,​ ​which is dedicated to eliminating weekend childhood hunger, on Thursday, June 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert, which is free, will be raising money for Baltimore Hunger Project via GoFundMe.

The concert features some of the Baltimore area’s finest singer-songwriter talent, including hometown hero and nationally touring act ​Cris Jacobs, ​music scene veteran and Stages instructor ​Mitch Treger ​performing with Stages general manager​ Charles Simon​, and the raw, emotive ​Scott Siskind ​of Vinny Vegas. The concert also features Charleston, South Carolina-based one-man band ​Super Reggae Man, ​whose mesmerizing performances have him building songs by looping six live instruments.

The concert will be livestreamed from Stages Music Arts’​ ​Facebook page​.

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