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Traditions and Transitions 2010-2011

A monthly cultural series in the newly-renovated Louise Cadby Studio Theatre

Posted on Monday, August 30, 2010


Chesapeake College celebrates the Eastern Shore with "Traditions and Transitions" a monthly cultural series in the newly-renovated Louise Cadby Studio Theatre. This series is made possible by a generous donation from M&T Bank. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 410-827-5825.

Explore the relationship between the cinema and regional culture when filmmaker Doug Sadler presents "A New Way of Seeing: The Interrelation of Film and Culture" on September 15. Sadler will share shares clips from his work and pivotal films of the past as he leads an illuminating exploration into how film impacts and reflects our changing society.

Join some of the newest immigrants to the area on October 20 for "The New Immigrant: Changing the Face of the Eastern Shore". The latest wave of immigrants hails from around the world. Representatives from Argentina, Haiti, Russia, and Vietnam and other countries will share their personal experiences.

Remember the activities that once defined the area on November 17 with "Vanishing Traditions". Featuring Rhonda Aaron, a Hooper’s Island native and champion muskrat skinner, and Janice Marshall, a sixth generation Smith Islander and founder of the longest running women’s co-op in the country. The discussion will be led by folklorist Elaine Eff, who is co-director of Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Tradition.

Visit another era through "Preserving the Past: Memories of the African-American Community of Talbot County" on February 16. A panel will use selected audio and video living histories to illustrate the rich heritage of this community.

Celebrate the region and Women’s History Month on March 16 when "Women and the Future of Agriculture" shows women leading the way in developing new markets and new techniques to preserve the land.

Learn about efforts to restore our beloved estuary when we present "Saving the Chesapeake Bay – What is the Latest?" on April 13 featuring Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker.

Experience the region’s beauty through music by the Tidewater Chamber Singers on May 18. The Cadby Series will end with a memorable concert by this accomplished choir led by William Thomas.


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