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About Allegany Allied Arts

Headquartered in Cumberland, Maryland, Allegany Allied Arts is dedicated to staging and supporting arts-related events and productions. We book, produce and promote events at a variety of local venues.

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., is a Maryland nonprofit corporation, and a tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The mission of Allegany Allied Arts Inc. is arts and entertainment exhibition, performance, and education. It is our purpose to stage and support arts related events and productions for public benefit by putting the entertainment back in arts and entertainment, and for the benefit of our community, staff, and volunteers by exposure to and involvement in allied arts entertainment and education.

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From L to R: Wayne Wolters, Eve Soliz, Amanda Mangan, David Rorabaugh

ALLEGANY ALLIED ARTS WELCOMES THE NAKED COWBOY AND RON ISRAEL TO CUMBERLAND

Allegany Allied Arts is pleased to welcome The Naked Cowboy to Cumberland for a two day visit. More details and related appearances to be announced soon.

Born Robert John Burck December 23, 1970 in Cincinnati, OH, The Naked Cowboy is an American Busker who has claimed worldwide fame in association with New York City’s Times Square. He wears only cowboy boots, a hat, and briefs with his registered Trademark “Naked Cowboy” hand painted on his butt in red and blue. He can be seen on any given day in Times Square regardless of rain, sleet, snow, terrorist or assassin threats with his guitar strategically placed to give the illusion of nudity.

Burck began busking as Naked Cowboy Christmas Day in 1997 where Naked Cowboy first appeared on Venice Beach in Los Angeles. He discovered that he earned much more money after a friend suggested to him that he dress only in his underwear in order to generate higher earnings. Burck has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati.

Although he is best known as a fixture of New York City’s Times Square where tour guides on passing buses point him out, Burck is also a regular in the streets of the French Quarter during the New Orleans Mardi Gras season. He also makes appearances in his hometown of Cincinnati, at the Memorial Day weekend Taste of Cincinnati festival and the Riverfest Labor Day Festival. He also can be seen annually at events in Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest Music Conference, Nashville, TN during Country Music Association’s Fanfare and he travels internationally on a regular basis for corporate events and has visited such countries as Germany, Japan, Australia and Ireland.

Sunday evening November 5, The Naked Cowboy will be appearing at Mezzos for “An Evening With The Naked Cowboy” from 6pm-10pm. A selection of merchandise and photo opportunities will be availble. More info about An Evening With can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/129626374359428/

The Naked Cowboy is accompanied by his personal Videographer, Ron Israel. Ron and Naked Cowboy will also be appearing Monday, November 6 at Oscar’s for “The Film Lab” with an emphasis on videography and production, in addition to other topics. Ron Israel’s career has ranged from his early days as “Dentist of the Stars” whose patients included Mink Stole and Edith Massey of John Waters fame, to teaching video editing and production at Coppin State College, to personal videographer for Robert Burck (aka “The Naked Cowboy”).

Be prepared for a wide ranging discussion, drawing on Ron’s extensive experience recording and producing theatre events, operas, dance concerts, and documentaries. Hear behind-the-scenes stories from his days producing film festivals, fashion shows, and cabaret theatre. Maybe even a few bits of gossip from his time as a public relations director who has worked with lots of national celebrities. More info about The Film Lab can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/109199176457334/

INTRODUCING “The Film Lab” — A COLLABORATION BETWEEN QCFF & THE MOVIE BREWDIO

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., is pleased to announce a new collaboration between the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) and The Movie Brewdio, “The Film Lab.” “The Film Lab” will be a monthly gathering bringing together film professionals, patrons, and fans. Each meeting will feature a guest speaker and a short screening block. Every first Monday* from 6-9pm (speaker at 7pm) at Oscar’s Restaurant, 1103 E Oldtown Rd, Cumberland, Maryland 21502.

These are the dates for “The Film Lab” at Oscar’s:

Monday, February 6, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
*TUESDAY, September 5, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
​Monday, Dececember 4, 2017

For the first gathering on February 6, we will be introducing Allegany Allied Arts and the team behind the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), and The Movie Brewdio and the team behind The Movie Brewdio Podcast with JW & Karl.

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., produces the annual Queen City Film Festival (QCFF). Founded in 2012 and currently in its sixth year, QCFF 2017 will be held October 5-8 at The Venue At Mezzos, 114 S. Centre St. in Cumberland, Maryland.

David Rorabaugh is the President of Allegany Allied Arts, and also Festival Director for the Queen City Film Festival since 2012.

Eve Soliz is the Treasurer of Allegany Allied Arts, and has previously programmed shorts blocks in Kids/Family, Animation, LGBT, and Music.

The Movie Brewdio was created by Frostburg native and filmmaker JW Myers. In addition to producing Feature Films and Podcasts, Mr. Myers also teaches Film Acting Workshops, Advanced Improvisation Training, and Camera Acting for Children.

JW Myers grew up in Frostburg, graduated with a B.A. in Theater from Frostburg State University, and then spent the next two decades in New York and Los Angeles, writing, performing, and directing film and television. JW has produced and directed several feature films, including “The Pledge,” “A Christmas Tree Miracle,” “Special School,” and “Flamingo Dreams.” JW serves as Adjunct Faculty at Frostburg State University, teaching a class in Acting For the Camera. Locally, he also teaches Television Production for teens at MCCA (Mountain City Center for the Arts) in Frostburg, and “Improv with JW at Queen City Playhouse” in Cumberland.

Podcasting partner Karl Brubaker comes to The Movie Brewdio Podcast with a diverse set of skills and experience. A broadcast industry veteran, Karl has done everything from run morning-drive radio programming to director of news to writing and producing award-winning production for clients. Karl has extensive experience with marketing and public relations and specialized in working with nonprofit organizations. Karl is also a veteran of the stage, having acted and directed over twenty regional stage productions.

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., can be reached by mail at 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD 21502. Please visit us at www.alleganyalliedarts.org, or www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

The Movie Brewdio can be reached by mail at 23 High St.
Frostburg, MD 21532. Please visit them at
www.themoviebrewdio.com or www.facebook.com/TheMovieBrewdio. For more information, please contact jw@themoviebrewdio.com.

Introducing “The Film Lab”

Introducing “The Film Lab,” a monthly gathering bringing together film professionals, patrons, and fans. Each meeting will feature a guest speaker and a short screening block. Every first Monday from 6-9pm at Oscar’s Restaurant.

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Halloween Weekend Events at Windsor Castle

windsor castle aaa line artJoin Allegany Allied Arts for a weekend at Windsor Castle. Friday, October 30, we present a concert featuring People’s Blues of Richmond with Mixing Numbers With Sounds. Saturday afternoon, October 31, as part of the Downtown Cumberland Holiday Spooktacular, we will be showing the movie Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, right after trick-or-treating on the downtown mall. Saturday evening, October 31, as part of the Downtown Cumberland Ghouley Pub Crawl, we will be presenting a special 40th anniversary screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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Halloween Events at Windsor Castle

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Corpse Bride at Windsor Castle 10/31

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Join Allegany Allied Arts for the Downtown Cumberland Holiday Spook-Tacular.

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

77 minutes, Rated PG. Parental Guidance Suggested for children under 17. General Admission $8. Premium Table (for 6) $120. No alcohol will be served at this event.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show at Windsor Castle 10/31

rhps 2015 posterAllegany Allied Arts is pleased to present the cult favorite “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) with full audience participation encouraged. Hosted by our own Miss Iva Phetish with special guests to be announced.

October 31, 2015, Windsor Castle Events Centre, 210 S Centre St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. Doors open 7:30pm, “Virgin Games” pre-show and costume contest at 9:30pm. Feature presentation 10pm. A limited number of “Survival Kit” grab bags will be available for $5 each. Arrive early and don’t miss out.

100 minutes. Rated R. Under 17 not admitted without parent or guardian. $8 General Admission. $120 Premium Table (for 6) includes six admission tickets, six grab bags, and six t-shirts.

Please contact us for sponsorship and fundraising opportunities. Bulk ticket sales available, please enquire by email for 20+.

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Announcing People’s Blues of Richmond at Windsor Castle 10/30

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People’s Blues of Richmond
w/ Mixing Numbers With Sounds
$12 Advance, $15 Day of Show
21+ for admission
Doors open 7pm, music starts 8pm

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