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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2012
Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins is known best for being one-third of the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band Nickel Creek. In 2007, the band decided to take a break. But Watkins' career was by no means on hold, and decided to launch her solo career. "It wasn't hard at all (to go solo) and I love it," she said during a telephone interview while stopping in Philadelphia for her tour. "Largely, if you're in one band, you should be in two bands. You should have something else that you can jump into.
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NEWS
December 1, 1999
Alison Krauss & Union Station When : Friday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m. Where : The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown Tickets are $30, plus $2 service charge, and are available at 301-790-2000 . Alison Krauss - fiddle, vocals Barry Bales - acoustic bass, vocals Ron Block - banjo, acoustic guitar, vocals Jerry Douglas...
NEWS
February 22, 2013
Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting More than 100 waters from all over the world will be judged. Saturday. Berkeley Springs Inn Best Western Conference Center, 1776 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Call 800-447-8797 or go to www.berkeleysprings.com . Fiddle music Wes Merchant will serenade visitors with popular and traditional fiddle selections. Museum open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | October 21, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The sounds of the Emerald Isle will color Jefferson County, W.Va., green this weekend. And that's no blarney. Upper Potomac Irish Weekend workshops, concerts and jam sessions in Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown, W.Va., will showcase Irish music and dance from Friday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 24, director Joanie Blanton said. "It's going to be a blast. You can't help but have a good time around Irish music," she said.
NEWS
August 13, 2010
FEB. 12, 1913-AUG. 10, 2010 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Samuel F. Ashelman Jr., 97, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., founder of Coolfont Resort and Conference Center and the Coolfont Foundation for the Arts and Environment, passed away Aug. 10, 2010, at Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Berkeley Springs. Born Feb. 12, 1913, in Port Carbon, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel Freas Ashelman DDS of Port Carbon and Eliza Scott Ashelman from Philadelphia. Ashelman graduated from Swarthmore College in 1937, having worked his way through college partly by running a travel agency.
NEWS
May 18, 2005
Entertainer: Kenny Chesney. Male vocalist: Keith Urban. Female vocalist: Gretchen Wilson. New artist: Gretchen Wilson. Single: "Live Like You Were Dying," Tim McGraw. Song: "Live Like You Were Dying," Tim McGraw, writers Craig Wiseman and Tim Nichols. Album: "Be Here," Keith Urban. Vocal group: Rascal Flatts. Vocal duo: Brooks & Dunn. Vocal event: "Whiskey Lullaby," Brad Paisley (featuring Alison Krauss). Video: "Whiskey Lullaby," Brad Paisley (featuring Alison Krauss)
NEWS
September 25, 2008
Barrage 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 Main Arena, Cordts PE Center, Frostburg State University, 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, Md. Tickets cost $7 to $18 with discounts available. The high-octane, Canadian, fiddle ensemble boasts six violin players, as well as a guitarist, a bass player and a drummer performing music that fuses many cultures and musical styles. For tickets, call 866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137, or go online to http://involvement.frostburg.
NEWS
August 15, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport High School graduate Patrick White will perform when the U.S. Navy's Country Currents Band performs Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the band shell at Byron Memorial Park. White, who joined the Country Currents Band in January 1995, plays fiddle and mandolin and is a vocalist. A native of Williamsport, White toured the United States with the Hazel River Band. In addition, he is the chief in charge of the Music in the Schools trio. White is a 1989 graduate of Williamsport High School.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2012
1. Rosin up your bows Fiddle Retreat Concert will be 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. Concert features retreat staff  including Lisa Gutkin, pictured, and is followed by a jam. Admission costs $8 to $15. Call 304-263-2531, email updf@earthlink.net or go to www.fiddleretreat.info . 2. A night of Indie folk Uncle Bengine and the Restraining Orders will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | September 6, 2010
Stubborn. Pigheaded. Those were some of the descriptions people used Sunday, with smiles on their faces and love in their hearts, to describe their basset hounds. The love was returned Sunday as several of the short-legged, long-eared breed put up with wearing costumes, had their earspans measured, and had to turn around to show judges their back ends for the butt contest. At least one person put herself in the basset hounds' place by getting down on her hands and knees to participate in the pie-eating contest, alongside about eight basset hounds.
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