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On Re-Opening

By: Gillian Van Ditta The weather in Frederick is notoriously fickle in the spring. From the mountain peaks of Thurmont to the river valleys of the city itself, the weather can swing wildly from cool and sunny, to so humid the scent of your morning coffee sticks to your skin for hours. It is a […]

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Scrooged (1988)

By: Jef Cliber, Box Office Manager I have never been a big fan of the classic Dickens tale.  I suppose this morality tale struck me as very odd when I was younger.  I love spooky stories and the “3 Spirits” would have been better in my mind if they would have been scarier.  Maybe Ebenezer […]

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White Christmas (1954)

By: Jef Cliber, Box Office Manager I grew up listening to Bing Crosby at Christmas a lot and as a result, I watched “White Christmas” when I was still pretty young.  I am a WWII history buff so maybe that contributed to my interest in this movie.  As it turns out, this film is now […]

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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

By: Jef Cliber, Box Office Manager How do you prove Santa Claus is real?  What if you met a man that claimed to be him?  What if you were a child and you met that man?  And what if that child was aware of the multitude of “Mall Santas” that existed?  What would it take […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

By: Jef Cliber, Box Office Manager Another Holiday staple and tradition is watching “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  It seems to play on almost every TV in America multiple times throughout the Holiday season.  I don’t remember when I watched this film for the very first time, but I know I was young enough to wonder […]

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A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

By: Jef Cliber, Box Office Manager Most everyone has a Holiday tradition, something that really signifies that the Season is upon us once more.  Maybe it’s Frosty Friday in downtown Frederick?  Maybe it’s a visit to that favorite town you like to see decorated for the Holidays?  For me, it has to do with a […]

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Behind the Bar

by Sam Lister and Payson Silvio For many Weinberg Center patrons, no visit to the theater is complete without a stop at the bar to enjoy an adult beverage while waiting for the performance to begin. Patrons pass under the gigantic masks of Comedy and Tragedy, into the inner lobby and easily find their way […]

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Summer Days with Weinberg Executive Theater Manager John Healey

By: Deborah Afolabi, Weinberg Intern Ever wonder what goes on at the Weinberg Center during the summertime? Why is it so quiet? Executive Theater Manager, John Healey, discloses what’s really going on in these sunny months. As the Executive Theater Manager for the Weinberg Center for the Arts, Healey oversees the operations and programming for […]

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A Semester to Remember

By Sam Lister While searching for an internship for my final semester at Hood College, I was ecstatic to find an opportunity Weinberg Center. I knew that the Weinberg would be a fun place to work, but I never could have guessed how much I was going to learn. As a marketing intern, I have […]

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Challedon: One Cool Horse

By: Sam Lister One Cool Horse In the early 1940’s, the Tivoli Theater (Now the Weinberg Center) became the first air-conditioned building in Frederick, thanks to Challedon, a Thoroughbred racehorse from Maryland. On July 27, 1940, Jack Warner, head of Warner Bros. Studio attended the Hollywood Gold Cup Race at California’s Hollywood Park. Warner was […]

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