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Maryland Traditions Presents 2018 Heritage Awards

Maryland Traditions, part of the Maryland State Arts Council, presented their 12th Annual Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards. The event was held at the Proscenium Theatre at UMBC on December 1. The Sensational Royal Lights, a gospel quartet with roots in Dorchester County performed, and won the award in the person or people category; Curtis’ Coney Island Famous Weiners of Allegany County won in the place category; and stuffed ham, a long-standing St. Mary’s County specialty, won in the tradition category. The event also featured performances by Meki Toalepai Sr. and Jr. of Anne Arundel County, recipients of a 2019 Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Award for Tahitian drumming, and bluegrass musicians Jay Armsworthy and Woody Norris of St. Mary’s County. Congratulations to all the winners.

Pictured: Maryland Heritage Award winners The Sensational Royal Lights perform at Saturday’s awards ceremony. Photo courtesy of Remsberg Inc.