Hairspray Sing-A-Long 4/25 (2pm doors) at Windsor Caste

Come sing along with your favorite John Waters musical as pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

There will be a costume contest before the show, so doll yourself up and put on your best outfit. Patricia Golden from Industrial Ballroom (http://www.ballroomsweetie.com/) will lead a participatory dance demo before the feature presentation.

117 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. Doors open 2pm, feature presentation 3pm.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hairspray-the-musical-sing-a-long-tickets-15485057223

Allegany Allied Arts announces Meet and Greet / Volunteer Recruiting Events

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., is pleased to announce three upcoming Meet & Greet / Volunteer Recruiting events, scheduled for Saturday, January 31 (1-4pm), Saturday, February 28 (1-4pm), and Saturday, March 21 (1-4pm). Stop by and meet the people from Allegany Allied Arts. We’ll be recruiting volunteers for the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) and other cinema events, dancers and variety performers for Folies d’Arts: The Queen City Cabaret, as well as technical and administrative volunteers. Whether you’d like to become a screener for the film festival, event staff or tech crew, or assist us with program development and community outreach — stop by and meet us and get involved!

These events will be held at the Queen City Creamery, 108 E Harrison Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502.

January 31: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667655190128547
February 28: https://www.facebook.com/events/908776009134703
March 21: https://www.facebook.com/events/851835171545932

The following is a partial list of positions we are recruiting for:

Administrative
     Grant Researcher/Grant Writer
     Web Site Administrator
     Volunteer Coordinator
     Hospitality Coordinator
     Community Outreach Coordinator
     Street Team
     Researcher
   
Event Staff & Tech Crew
     Technical Lead
     Lighting Operator
     AV Tech/Projectionist
     Stage Crew
     Audio Producer
     Video Producer
     Photographer/Archivist

QCFF
     Screeners
     Judges

Cabaret
     Dancers
     Variety Performers
     Choreographer
     Dressers/Costumers

Headquartered in Cumberland, Maryland, Allegany Allied Arts is dedicated to staging and supporting arts-related events and productions. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts or contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

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ALLEGANY ALLIED ARTS ANNOUNCES QUEEN CITY FILM FESTIVAL (QCFF) 2014 AWARD WINNERS

QCFF 2014 was held October 2-5, 2014, at the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, Maryland. Of 1,747 submissions received, 61 were selected and screened. Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., is pleased to announce the following awards:

Cult Short: Monsura Is Waiting
Cult Feature: M Cream
LGBT Short: Electric Indigo
LGBT Feature: Ladybeard
Horror Short: O Jantar
Horror Feature: Phobia
Music Short (TIE): 1776 and Serpent Street
Music Featre: Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz
Documentary Short: Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey
Documentary Feature: Last Stop, Flamingo
Foreign Language Short: A Bhadralok’s Adventure
Foreign Language Feature: Parallel Maze
Appalachian: Richlands
Kids Short: Sophie’s Fortune
Kids Feature: Hydro
Audience Award Short: Start A Revolution
Audience Award Feature: LowerTown Paducah
Most Artistic Completion of the Submission Form: Past Their Prime
We would like to thank everyone who attended, especially our guest filmmakers who came to present their work. We expect to announce confirmed dates for QCFF 2015 shortly, along with a revised submission and announcement schedule for 2015.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)

Moving to Windsor Castle Events Centre for 2014, Allegany 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 guest Scarlet Highman.

Saturday, October 25, 2014. 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.

100 minutes. Rated R. Under 17 not admitted without parent or guardian. Beer and wine will be available for sale to those 21 and over. No Silly String. No Super Soakers. Approved props only. General Admission $8. A limited number of “Survival Kit” grab bags will be available for $5 each.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1477746042445203/

Folies d’Arts: The Queen City Cabaret event poster

Rocky Horror Picture Show event poster

QUEEN CITY FILM FESTIVAL (QCFF) 2014 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS AND SCHEDULE

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., and the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) are pleased to announce the Official Selections for the 2014 Queen City Film Festival, listed by title, director/submitter, and category: 

Project Title, Director or Submitter, Submission Categories
Hard Way Home, Kori Feener, Appalachian
Herb Key: Nurturing American Hertiage, Rebecca Jones and Jim Lloyd, Appalachian
Richlands, Keith Finnerty, Alastair Crombie, M Blaine Hand, Appalachian
Through the Woods: An Appalachian Adventure, Jed Anderson, Appalachian
M Cream, Agneya Singh, Cult
Monsura is Waiting, Kevin Newbury, Cult
Parallel Maze, Ya Hua, Cult
The Animal Project, Ingrid Veninger, Cult
The Flowerpot, Sönke Hahn, Katarina Sengstaken, Cult
Utoe, David Buob, Cult
We Each Have Our Armies, Bobby Del Rio, Cult
Freedom From Choice, Tim Delmastro, Documentary
Hydro the film, Xavi Tello, Rafa G. Sanchéz, Documentary
Last Stop, Flamingo, Georg Koszulinski, Documentary
LowerTown Paducah, H. Paul Moon, Documentary
Past Their Prime, Becca Friedman, Documentary
Straight Up; Tennessee Whiskey, Eric Byford, Documentary
The ring, ESTRAGNAT Sarah-Laure, Foreign Language
Phobia, Rory Abel, Horror / Science Fiction
The Dinner, Luis Zeferino, Horror / Science Fiction
A Gentleman’s Adventure, Aastha Singh, Kids
A New Hue, Jennifer Hardy, Stephen Tucker, George Rigby, Kids
Cartoon Away, Augusto Bicalho Roque, Kids
God by the Neck, José Trigueiros, Kids
Into Spring, Udo Prinsen, Kids
LOOK!, Udo Prinsen, Kids
my heart, Yaser Talebi, Kids
Paperboat Sailor, Nihar Desai, Kids
Sophie’s Fortune, Chris Cronin, Kids
The beauty and me, Román Reyes, Kids
The Heebie-Jeebies, Todd Slawsby, Kids
Becoming Flirty, Mian Bond-Carvin, LGBT
Between Us, Ping-Wen Wang, LGBT
Ladybeard, David Smith, LGBT
Obama is/and me, Stevan Lee Mraovitch, LGBT
Electric Indigo, Jean-Julien Collette, LGBT 
Happy Ending, Marco Fettolini, LGBT 
A Band Called Death, Mark Covino, Jeff Howlett, Music
Agradecimento, Diego Akel, Music
Back to nowhere, riccardo sai, Music
Chaos, emanuele giusto, Music
DEVILSKIN – START A REVOLUTION, Dimi Nakov, Music
Fender Heist – Fighter, Christian Schüssler, Music
God’s name in vain, Alli Sadegiani, Music
Joe and the Jungle – 1776 (Official Music Video), Brian Edwards, Music
Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz, Kay D. Ray, Music
Loop, Michał Socha, Music
Metalhead, Ragnar Bragason, Music
Mr Illich, GABRIELA MARTINEZ, JON FERLOP, Music
Ode to Bali, Alex Vignes, Music
Papaya Make Some Noise!, Goran Vlajic, Music
Paths of Light, Nelson Fernandes, Music
Serpent Street, Arthur Mountaniol, Music
The Hat Song, Malcolm Mistry, Music
Yom Shishi (Friday) – Hadag Nahash, Eran (Shushu) Spanier , Music

QCFF 2014 SCHEDULE

The (Third) Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) will be held Thursday, October 2 through Sunday, October 5, at the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, MD.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
12:00  – 2:00 PM FILMMAKERS/MEDIA RECEPTION
2:00  – 4:00 PM EDUCATIONAL PANEL
     2:00 PM “Defining Appalachia” and “Pop Culture and Appalachian Stereotypes”
4:00  – 7:00 PM APPALACHIAN BLOCK 1
     4:00 PM Hard Way Home
     5:30 PM Through The Woods : An Appalachian Adventure
7:00  – 9:00 PM APPALACHIAN BLOCK 2
     7:00 PM Richlands
     8:00 PM Herb Key: Nurturing American Heritage
9:00  – 10:00 PM MUSIC: ALL-ACOUSTIC APPALACHIAN JAM
10:00  – 12:00 AM OPENING NIGHT PARTY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
12:00  – 2:00 PM FILMMAKERS/MEDIA RECEPTION
2:00  – 4:00 PM EDUCATIONAL PANEL
     2:00 PM Allegany Museum Intro
     2:15 PM Allegany Museum Film Selections
     2:30 PM Our Town: Cumberland
4:00  – 6:00 PM MUSIC DOC FEATURE
     4:00 PM Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz
     5:20 PM Monsura is Waiting
6:00  – 8:00 PM MUSIC BLOCK (HAPPY HOUR)
     6:00 PM Papaya Make Some Noise
     7:00 PM Back to Nowhere
     7:04 PM Yom Shish (Friday)
     7:09 PM Serpent Street
     7:17 PM Paths of Light
     7:22 PM Chaos
     7:26 PM 1776
     7:30 PM Start a Revolution
     7:34 PM Agridecimento
     7:38 PM Mr. Illich
     7:42 PM Fender Heist – Fighter
     7:46 PM The Hat Song
     7:51 PM Loop
     7:54 PM God’s Name In Vain
8:00  – 10:00 PM CULT FEATURE
     8:00 PM The Animal Project
10:00  – 12:00 AM DOC FEATURE
     10:00 PM Freedom From Choice

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
12:00  – 2:00 PM KIDS/FAMILY SHORTS BLOCK 1
     12:00 PM Last Stop, Flamingo
     1:00 PM Paperboat Sailor
2:00  – 4:00 PM KIDS/FAMILY FEATURE 
     2:00 PM Hydro
     3:10 PM Past Their Prime
4:00  – 6:00 PM DOC BLOCK
     4:00 PM Lower Town Paducah
     5:15 PM Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey
6:00  – 8:00 PM HORROR/SCIFI BLOCK
     6:00 PM Phobia
     7:24 PM The Flowerpot
     7:32 PM The Dinner (O Jantar)
8:00  – 10:00 PM CULT FEATURE
     8:00 PM Parallel Maze
10:00  – 12:00 AM CULT FEATURE
     10:00 PM A Band Called Death

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5
12:00  – 2:00 PM KIDS/FAMILY SHORTS BLOCK 2
     12:00 PM The Gentlemen’s Adventure
     12:03 PM The Beauty and Me
     12:06 PM My Heart
     12:08 PM Utoe
     12:16 PM A New Hue
     12:18 PM Into Spring
     12:23 PM The Heebie Jeebies
     12:32 PM God by the Neck
     12:48 PM Fuga Animada
     12:52 PM LOOK!
     12:57 PM Ode to Bali
     1:00 PM Sophie’s Fortune
2:00  – 4:00 PM LGBT BLOCK
     2:00 PM The Ring
     2:08 PM We Each Have Our Armies
     2:17 PM Obama is/and me
     2:33 PM Becoming Flirty
     2:38 PM Happy Ending
     2:50 PM Boy at Shores
     3:00 PM Between Us
     3:10 PM Electric Indigo
4:00  – 6:00 PM LGBT FEATURE
     4:00 PM Ladybeard
6:00  – 8:00 PM FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE
     6:00 PM M Cream
8:00  – 10:00 PM MUSIC FEATURE
     8:00 PM Metalhead
10:00  – 12:00 AM AFTER PARTY

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, www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

The Allegany Museum is located at 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. For more information, visit http://alleganymuseummd.org, or contact info@alleganymuseum.org.

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ANNOUNCING FOLIES D’ARTS: THE QUEEN CITY CABARET

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., proudly presents Folies d’Arts: The Queen City Cabaret. Watch our beautiful ladies and entertainers as they cascade onto the Mezzos’ Crystal Ballroom stage, flourishing right before your eyes as the beautiful and talented flowers that they are. Accompanied by music, actors, and DJs in the classic Vaudevillian style of Burlesque. The show will offer food, drinks, and a full bar. Come take the journey into the past, present, and future with the ladies and entertainers of our Cabaret.

We are pleased to officially announce the first three performances of Folies d’Arts: The Queen City Cabaret, to be held at Mezzos on October 18, November 15, and December 13. Doors open 8pm, performances begin 9pm.

21+, General Admission, Tickets $12 in advance, $18 at the door. Advance ticket are on sale NOW for all three performances. Buy your tickets early and avoid the higher price at the door. Seating capacity for these events is limited.

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities Available!

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, www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/foliesdarts. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

Mezzo’s is located at 114 S Centre St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. Please visit www.mezzosbar.com, or www.facebook.com/mezzoscumberland. For more information, contact bernie@mezzosbar.com.

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QCFF EARLY SELECTIONS

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., and the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) are pleased to announce the following Early Selections for the 2014 Queen City Film Festival:

Serpent Street, Submitted by Arthur Mountaniol, Music
Joe and the Jungle – 1776, Submitted by Joe Reilly, Music
Devilskin – Start A Revolution, Submitted by Dimi Nakov, Music
We Each Have Our Armies, Submitted by Bobby Del Rio, Cult
Between Us, Submitted by Ping-Wen Wang, LGBT
The Dinner, Submitted by Luis Zeferino, Foreign Language
Straight Up; Tennessee Whiskey, Submitted by Caleb Watson, Documentary
Fender Heist – Fighter, Submitted by Espen Olsen, Music
Electric Indigo, Director:  Jean-Julien Collette, LGBT
Monsura is Waiting, Director:  Kevin Newbury, Cult
God’s name in vain, Director:  Alli Sadegiani, Music
Utö (Utoe), Director:  David Buob, Cult
Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz, submitted by Kay D. Ray, Music

Submissions remain open until September 3. Final selections and complete screening schedule will be announced September 15. The (Third) Queen City Film Festival will be held October 2-5, 2014, at the Allegany Museum.

FESTIVAL PASS DISCOUNTS

Effective with this announcement of Early Selections, we are pleased to announce that Festival Passes and Premium Festival Passes are being offered at a 25% discount from now until final selections and schedule are announced September 15.

Festival Pass (Regular Price $50, Sale Price $37.50): Individual admission to all scheduled festival events. Includes festival trinket. Includes unlimited re-entry.

Premium Festival Pass (Regular Price $75, Sale Price $56.25): Individual admission to all scheduled festival events. Includes swag bag. Includes unlimited re-entry.

QCFF 2014 Advance Sale tickets are available now via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-queen-city-film-festival-qcff-2014-tickets-12038869583


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, www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

The Allegany Museum is located at 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. For more information, visit http://alleganymuseummd.org, or contact info@alleganymuseum.org.

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ALLEGANY ALLIED ARTS ANNOUNCES (THIRD) QUEEN CITY FILM FESTIVAL (QCFF) 2014

Continuing the tradition that began in 2012 with the Queen City Independent Filmmakers Contest, and expanded in 2013 with the (Second) Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), Allegany Allied Arts is pleased to announce that the (Third) Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) will be held October 2-5, 2014, at the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, Maryland.

For QCFF 2014, Allegany Allied Arts President David Rorabaugh will reprise his role as Festival Director. We have openings for volunteers in many capacities, including (but not limited to): Fundraising & Sponsorship, Marketing & Promotion, Graphic Art & Design, Researchers, Screeners, and Event Staff. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.

The announced categories for the 2014 QCFF are: Documentary, Cult, LGBT, Music, Horror/SciFi, Foreign Language, Appalachian, and Kids. Additional categories may be announced. Short or feature entries are accepted. Entries outside of the official categories are welcome, but will not qualify for a category award if selected. Submissions open May 1, and close September 3. Early Selections will be announced August 20, and the full festival program will be announced September 15.

Here are the submission rules for the 2014 QCFF:

Films that have previously screened publicly in Cumberland, have aired publicly on US broadcast television, or are available for free online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible.

Films completed more than three years before the festival dates are NOT eligible. Works in progress are NOT eligible.

You must submit by mail on NTSC DVD or Blu-ray disc. No other formats will be accepted. Submissions will not be returned.

Please include a trailer (preview). Please include a press kit including full cast/crew credits. You may include a filmed introduction to the film, not to exceed 1/10th of the running length of the submission.

If your submission is not in English, English subtitles must be included (hard subs preferred).

You grant rights for royalty-free exhibition within the festival dates. You grant rights to royalty-free use of trailers.

Submissions should be mailed to Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., ATTN: QCFF 2014, 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD  21502.

Full submission rules and entry form will be available at www.alleganyalliedarts.org orwww.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contactinfo@alleganyalliedarts.org.

More information will follow, including announcements for educational panels, filmmaker and media receptions, opening and closing galas, lodging and accommodations, early selections, and full festival program.

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.orgwww.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

The Allegany Museum is located at 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. For more information, visit http://alleganymuseummd.org, or contactinfo@alleganymuseum.org.

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