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Arts briefs

September 03, 2006

Theater recognized by Md.

On June 25, Potomac Playmakers was awarded a Maryland Senate resolution, recognizing the community theater organization's 80th anniversary.

The resolution was accompanied with a letter from Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Md. Munson extended his congratulations and honored Potomac Playmakers for continuously contributing to the quality of life in Washington County. He noted that, for nearly a century, Potomac Playmakers has "provided wonderful entertainment in a small theater setting, while bringing members of the community together."

Chorus holds auditions

Hagerstown Choral Arts is holding auditions for the fall 2006 season. Drop-in auditions will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown.

Hagerstown Choral Arts presents two full concerts per season, as well as smaller selections for local events and organizations. Gregory P. Shook conducts the group.

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Professor writes a book

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Dawne Raines Burke, Shepherd University assistant professor of education, has written "An American Phoenix: A History of Storer College from Slavery to Desegregation, 1865-1955," the first comprehensive narrative of Storer College, a post-Civil War institution in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Burke began her investigation into the history of Storer College in 1999 as part of her doctoral research at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

The cost of the book is $30 and it is available at the Shepherd University Bookstore and on the Web at www.shepherdbook.com.

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