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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | September 24, 2006
Sitting in his office at The Maryland Theatre, Executive Director Brian Sullivan is listening to classical music, but has papers with band names such as Dashboard Confessional and The Fray on his desk. Sullivan said he's hoping to bring those bands and others frequently featured on MTV and VH1 to the theater. He said he wants the area's young people to be regular ticket holders. "Now, it's my job to go find the bands," he said. Sullivan took over the role of executive director of the downtown Hagerstown theater more than six months ago and said his goals include bringing good, affordable programming to Hagerstown.
By DAVE MCMILLION | | October 23, 2011
There was a decidedly different feel to the  music when the Maryland Symphony Orchestra took the stage Sunday. With Nick Kendall on violin and a drummer sitting at a kit in the middle of the orchestra at The Maryland Theatre, the music took on a funky beat before fans who were anxious for the change. Kendall started his performance at the front row of the spectator section down from the stage. He looked out at the audience at one point and said, “I just need a hug.” “Here,” said MSO Music Director Elizabeth Schulze, welcoming Kendall into her arms.
By HEATHER KEELS | March 10, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Hundreds of small faces stared up at the figure on The Maryland Theatre stage as he delivered his first line: "Dear Uncle. Something terrible has happened. A madman has moved into our house! His name -" The young man in early 19th-century garb paused "- is Ludwig van Beethoven. " Behind him, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra punctuated the declaration, launching into Beethoven's Fifth Symphony with a thunderous "Duh-duh-duh-DUM. " It was actor Andrew Redlawsk's first time playing the role of Christoph, a 12-year-old boy who befriends the eccentric composer in "Beethoven Lives Upstairs," but Redlawsk had no fear of forgetting his lines.
October 4, 2000
Euge Groove By KATE COLEMAN / Staff Writer When Tina Turner takes to the stage of the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., Saturday night, she'll be backed on sax by one of Hagerstown's very own. continued The sold-out concert is part of Turner's "Twenty Four Seven Millennium Tour 2000. " Joe Cocker will be there. And so will Steven Eugene Grove, a 1980 South High grad. How did he get from here to there? And how in the world did he come to be known as "Euge Groove" with a self-titled debut CD?
By MARLO BARNHART | April 29, 2010
CLEAR SPRING -- Little did Beth Smith realize the impact that a performance of "Camelot" at Wolf Trap years ago would have on her life. That performance pointed her in a direction that brought her back 10 years ago to Clear Spring High School, her alma mater, as drama teacher. "Art and music are so important for kids," Smith said. "For some kids, high school is their last chance for such an experience. " Smith fiercely strives to maintain a high level of such activities for her students in the wake of budget cuts in art and music nationwide.
February 8, 1997
By Kate Coleman Staff Writer North Hagerstown High School students Stephanie Hummel and Henry O'Neill will celebrate their first anniversary of dating Valentine's Day. Although there will be no time for a movie or romantic dinner, the couple will be making beautiful music together - on the concert stage. Stephanie and Henry will join 196 students from all over the state to perform as the Senior Maryland All State Chorus at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Md., Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | March 15, 2007
Blues music usually comes down to two people feeling kind of sexy, explained blues guitarist Don Oehser. "It's not an ethereal thing. It's not a heady thing like classical music, where it's all in your head. (Blues is) all about the feeling of it," said Oehser. "And usually that feeling comes down to a man and a woman. " On Sunday, Oehser will perform at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts as part of a program called "Grace and the Blues on This Sexy Planet," which will wed the blues with poetry.
by ERIN JULIUS | November 10, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Sydney Tooley, 13, started taking harp lessons because her mother wouldn't let her play the drums. She listened to a tape of harp music and decided the harp was a pretty instrument, she said. Sydney, 13, started playing the classical instrument in August and by Christmas was performing concerts for the candlelight tour of historic churches in Frederick, Md. She is performing again this year for visitors to Frederick's historic churches. Sydney also is one of 15 harpists in the Tri-State Harp Ensemble directed by Sally Lay that will be featured Saturday in a concert at Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church.
November 14, 2012
Andrew Rolland Strock of Hagerstown, Md., entered into God's eternal care Nov. 14, 2012. Born Aug. 28, 1948, he was the son of the late Edgar Rolland Strock and Helen Moore Strock. He graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1966 in the top 1 percent of his class; from the University of Rochester in New York in 1970; and the Roosevelt School of Psychology of the University of Chicago in 1973 with a master's degree in clinical psychology. He worked for Elgin State Hospital of Psychology for two years in Chicago, Ill. He was vice president of Roman & Strock Inc. Neon Signs from 1965 to 1978.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | January 8, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - When Laura MacKenzie performs traditional music, she's most at home in a small, intimate venue. The comfy atmosphere keeps in line with the theme of traditional music, which has its roots in Ireland and Scotland, and with musicians who shared their music in an informal way. MacKenzie will perform in such a venue when she takes part in the Upper Potomac Pipers Weekend in Shepherdstown. She'll share the stage with other bagpipers, including Bob Mitchell, Jerry O'Sullivan, Eliot Grasso and Dick Hensold, and with fiddler Elke Baker at 8 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall.
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