The Weinberg Center is a showcase for performing arts in Frederick that enhances our area’s cultural life. Frederick’s historic 1926 movie palace is home to year-round quality entertainment: professional music, dance, and theater; classic movies, and family entertainment. The season begins in September each year and concludes the following May. For a complete listing of events, please visit WeinbergCenter.org. Free backstage tours are offered on a regular basis; more information can be found at WeinbergCenter.org/Tours.
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This journalistic icon gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein broke the news of the Watergate scandal. The book they wrote, All the President’s Men, won a Pulitzer Prize. His current speaking tour delves into the state of the American Presidency. Woodward offers well-reported answers to questions about the Trump presidency, the Mueller investigation, North Korea, terrorism and the economy that audiences won’t learn from any other source. As he reported on previous presidents, for 46 years Woodward has immersed himself in their decision-making, scandals, wars, and economic policy like no other reporter. As a speaker, Woodward pulls the curtain back on Washington and its leaders to captivate audiences with stories that are sometimes surprising, at times shocking, and always fascinating. He blends stories that are both up to the minute and from the past (to provide historical context). Woodward speaks as he writes – crisp and concise – and helps people get behind the spin to understand what’s really going on in the halls of power in an age of 24-hour news, social media, and snarky politics. This event sponsored by the 1st Amendment Society
The greatest hits of CCR, the foremost celebrants of homegrown American music.
Classic Albums Live presents CCR Chronicle Vol. 1
A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.
The Last Waltz (1978)
Entertaining audiences with their unique combination of virtuosic brass playing and slapstick humor.
Mnozil Brass: CIRQUE
Step right up to the Cirque Mechanics world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust. Brings the spectacle of the vintage circus to life with this tribute to the classic one ring circus.
Cirque Mechanics – “42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels”
A captivating hybrid style rooted in jazz traditions of past generations, with elements of folk, rhythm & blues, classical and country.
René Marie and Experiment in Truth
Born in 1987 to actress Mia Farrow and filmmaker Woody Allen, Ronan Farrow achieved early notoriety as a child prodigy, skipping grades and starting college at age 11. He is a Yale Law School educated attorney and a member of the New York Bar. He also attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Farrow served as a State Department diplomat in Afghanistan and Pakistan and reported to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the United States’ first special advisor for global youth during the Arab Spring revolutions. He has served as an expert witness before the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Caucus. As an NBC News anchor and investigative reporter, Farrow founded and fronted the “Undercovered” series on “The Today Show,” combining traditional reporting with innovative crowd-sourced story selection. Farrow has written about human rights and foreign policy for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and other publications. His exposé of Harvey Weinstein in The New Yorker helped kickstart the #MeToo movement and earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2018. He also received the Point Courage Award in 2018 for his continued advocacy for the LGBTQ community.
Ronan Farrow | The Frederick Speaker Series
Winter Concert – featuring Sally McLain, Violin
Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra: American Music
An eclectic musical journey bound together with emotional vulnerability and technical violin wizardry.
Laverne Cox is an Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer best known for her work on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series “Orange is The New Black.” She is the first transgender woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. In 2017 she starred in “Doubt,” a CBS legal drama. The show was the first broadcast series featuring a transgender series regular character played by a transgender actor. Cox’s work as an actress and advocate landed her on the cover of Time magazine as well as an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.” She continues to break boundaries and make history with accolades including back-to-back SAG Awards for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series,” a Critic’s Choice nomination for “Best Supporting Actress” and consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.” She earned a Daytime Emmy Award for her groundbreaking documentary “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word,” exploring the lives of seven transgender youth across the country. Cox was one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year and was named one of the Top 50 Transgender Icons by The Huffington Post.
Laverne Cox | The Frederick Speaker Series
As both an actor and literacy advocate, Levar Burton has captured the admiration of both his audiences and his industry peers for three decades. He continues to enjoy rare longevity in the entertainment business. Burton launched his acting career as Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series “Roots,” which landed him on the cover of Time magazine at the age of 19. Shortly thereafter he achieved further global acclaim as Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” television series and feature films. From 1983 until 2009 he was host and producer of the beloved Peabody Award-winning PBS children’s series “Reading Rainbow.” He recently reimagined the iconic series through his company RRKidz. The all-new Reading Rainbow app is the number one educational app on iTunes, delivering hundreds of quality books and video field trips to hundreds of thousands of children. In 2014, Burton was at the helm of a record-shattering Kickstarter campaign that will soon bring Reading Rainbow home and school versions to the web. He has received 12 Emmy Awards, a Grammy and five NAACP Image Awards. Burton continues to produce, act and direct in addition to being an advocate for literacy and education.
Levar Burton | The Frederick Speaker Series
A self-described “feral child who was raised in libraries,” Neil Gaiman devoured the works of authors like C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allen Poe, and more at an early age. He began his writing career in England as a journalist then moved onto writing books and comics. His groundbreaking, award-winning series “Sandman” became the first comic ever to receive a literary award, the 1991 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story. Gaiman writes books for readers of all ages, including picture books for young readers. His books are genre works that refuse to remain true to their genres like his award-winning gothic horror work “Coraline,” originally deemed too frightening for children. He has authored many New York Times bestsellers including “Nowhere,” “Smoke and Mirrors,” “Stardust,” “American Gods” and “Fragile Things.” “American Gods” has been released in an expanded tenth anniversary edition and there is an HBO series in the works. “The Graveyard Book” received numerous awards and made Gaiman the first author ever to win both the Newberry Medal and the Carnegie Medal with the same book. He wrote the screenplay for the original BBC TV series “Neverwhere,” “Mirrormask” and co-wrote the script to Robert Zemeckis’s “Beowulf.”
Neil Gaiman | The Frederick Speaker Series
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