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On stage in Downtown Silver Spring with Black Box and Highwood Theatres

IMG 8458 copy highwoodThe cast of the Highwood Theatre production of “Into the Woods.” COURTESY PHOTO BY HIGHWOOD THEATRE   Downtown Silver Spring has become a hub of activity, featuring stores, restaurants, and various forms of entertainment, ranging from a skating rink to movie theaters to outdoor concerts.

It’s also the home of two live theatres.

The 140-seat Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, located at 8641 Colesville Road, is home to four theatre groups, which perform there regularly as part of the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring. But the community-owned building also rents out space for one-night engagements and limited runs, giving the opportunity to new artists and arts organizations to put on fare as varied as plays, set lists, improv comedy, open-mic and dance concerts, said Jonathan Ezra Rubin, managing director of the Consortium. There’s even a pole-dance competition on August 12, produced by the Titans of Pole.

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Silver Spring to get new extended stay hotel

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8600 Rendering 2-17Artist's rendering of the new Silver Spring hotel.  

Developers will start construction in December on an extended-stay Residence Inn by Marriott hotel at the corner of Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.

The site, now occupied by a Gulf gas station, is directly across from Discovery Communications, two blocks from the Silver Spring Metro station, three blocks from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and near the heart of downtown Silver Spring.

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