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BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | February 16, 2011
Shepherd University alumna Carolyn Malachi went from being an unemployed event production coordinator to a Grammy-nominated songstress. Malachi's single "Orion" was nominated in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category and was up against Janelle Monae, Bilal, Eric Roberson and Cee Lo Green— who won the award. "My profile has definitely been raised," said Malachi, 26, of Mitchellville, Md., who chatted with The Herald-Mail about life after the Grammys. "I went to the Clive Davis party.
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by KATE COLEMAN | September 25, 2003
katec@herald-mail.com The Mountain Stage NewSong Festival at the historic 350-acre Claymont Court estate near Charles Town, W.Va., is a three-day celebration of song and songwriting. Beginning Friday, Sept. 26, for the second year in a row, the festival will showcase songwriters in a variety of genres - including folk, country, pop, blues, alternative and roots music. The performance lineup includes the Grammy-winning folk trio Nickel Creek; Grammy winner Jesse Harris and his band The Ferdinandos; Tim O'Brien; roots and blues-inspired performer Corey Harris and 5X5; and multiple Grammy winner Kathy Mattea.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | March 5, 2009
BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Fresh out of the "Backwoods," flatpicking guitarist Larry Keel is headed to Pennsylvania for a sold-out solo show Sunday at Unique Bar and Grill. Northern Virginia-based folk rockers Herb & Hanson are the opening act. Keel and his bluegrass ensemble Natural Bridge have been touring in promotion of their latest album "Backwoods," a collaborative effort between Keel and Keller Williams, a bluegrass buddy from his childhood. Still, Keel said sometimes he likes to perform solo.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2013
1. Award-winning music Evolution Rock School will present "Grammy," a concert honoring Grammy award-winning and nominated musicians and a few others. 50/50 raffle to benefit the rock school scholarship fund. Snacks will be sold. Show is at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $7.50; free for those 5 and younger. Call 240-285-3526 or email evolutionrockschool@gmail.com . 2. Classical tunes Terra Voce, consisting of flutist Elizabeth Brightbill and cellist Andrew Gabbert, will perform "Scotch Aires" by Francesco Geminiani, "Pajaros del Mar" by Graham Lynch and other selections.
NEWS
January 6, 2000
By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer Bennett Rubin was a "shoe"-in for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra board's top job. The Hagerstown resident, who will take his post as MSO president in July 2000, has a past steeped in music, basted by business and flavored with charity. He produced Grammy-nominated jazz albums and headed a Hagerstown-based shoe company before retiring in the early to mid-1990s to pursue charitable interests from his office at 82 W. Washington St. Rubin is a trustee on the boards of the Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Community Foundation of Washington County and Goodwill Industries of Hagerstown, he said.
NEWS
December 5, 1996
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer Hagerstown resident Barry Cohen and his wife bought tickets six months ago for his first chance to see Crystal Gayle live. Wednesday night's show at the Maryland Theatre was well worth the wait, he said. "I was pleasantly surprised with the music of the saxophonist. It was just excellent," said Cohen, a longtime fan of the country music star. "She's got a fantastic backup. It really makes the show. " Gayle, who burst onto the music scene as "Most Promising Female Vocalist" in 1976, delighted about 600 people with songs from her new album "A Crystal Christmas" and "Someday," which was nominated for a Grammy this year.
NEWS
November 23, 2006
Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Concert, "Silver Bells" 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown Tickets cost $20 for adults and $12 for ages 12 and younger. The MSO with Hagerstown Choral Arts, a local handbell ensemble, soprano soloist Morgan Harmison and Potomac Classical Youth Ballet Company. For tickets, call the MSO box office at 301-797-4000 or stop by the box office at 13 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. concert Saturdays.
ENTERTAINMENT
By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | August 21, 2011
Ty Herndon is pretty relaxed. While sitting in Kansas City, Mo., on a recent Tuesday morning enjoying a cup of coffee and waiting for a flight to Dallas, where he was scheduled to perform the following night, he took a few minutes for a telephone interview. “There was a time when I didn't even know where I was (performing). But those days are no more,” Herndon said. The country singer says he lived in Dallas for 15 years, and has many good friends there that he plans to visit while on his stop.
NEWS
January 27, 1999
By KATE COLEMAN / Staff Writer George Carlin doesn't really tell jokes. He tells you what he's thinking, and he seems to be thinking - about almost everything - all the time. He'll be "Doin' It Again" - that was the title of one of his HBO concert shows - Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7 and 9 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. The 61-year-old comic-philosopher was born in New York City and has been in show business for more than 40 years. [cont.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | November 28, 2003
Editor's note: This is one in a series of occasional stories examining "Lifescapes" - scenes from everyday life that help define the character of where we live. julieg@herald-mail.com It is a little after noon as a more than 18-pound turkey in Pam Clemmer's lower oven continues to roast in its fourth hour. Clemmer, with help throughout the afternoon from her mother and mother-in-law, is preparing Thanksgiving dinner for her extended family. This year, that includes her and husband Andy's three sons, both sets of grandparents, Pam's grandmother and Ed Ramirez, a 20-year-old visiting from Paraguay as part of an exchange program.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | July 13, 2013
It was seeing Michael Jackson perform the moonwalk that changed everything for a young Baltimore boy. “It was something about that moment that was kind of magical,” said SisQo during a telephone interview from his Maryland home. He had just gotten back from performing in Kuwait and Dubai.  Raised in Baltimore, SisQo was 4 years old when he saw Jackson perform the dance move during the 1983 “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever” television special.  “The way I felt when I saw him do that, I knew that's what I wanted to do, make somebody have that same feeling,” he said.
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OBITUARIES
April 22, 2013
Ann “Grammy” Herstine, 92, of North East, Md., died Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Myersville, Md. There will be a viewing Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crouch Funeral Home, North East, and the service will be Friday at United Methodist Church in North East.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2013
1. Award-winning music Evolution Rock School will present "Grammy," a concert honoring Grammy award-winning and nominated musicians and a few others. 50/50 raffle to benefit the rock school scholarship fund. Snacks will be sold. Show is at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $7.50; free for those 5 and younger. Call 240-285-3526 or email evolutionrockschool@gmail.com . 2. Classical tunes Terra Voce, consisting of flutist Elizabeth Brightbill and cellist Andrew Gabbert, will perform "Scotch Aires" by Francesco Geminiani, "Pajaros del Mar" by Graham Lynch and other selections.
ENTERTAINMENT
By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | August 21, 2011
Ty Herndon is pretty relaxed. While sitting in Kansas City, Mo., on a recent Tuesday morning enjoying a cup of coffee and waiting for a flight to Dallas, where he was scheduled to perform the following night, he took a few minutes for a telephone interview. “There was a time when I didn't even know where I was (performing). But those days are no more,” Herndon said. The country singer says he lived in Dallas for 15 years, and has many good friends there that he plans to visit while on his stop.
LIFESTYLE
BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | February 16, 2011
Shepherd University alumna Carolyn Malachi went from being an unemployed event production coordinator to a Grammy-nominated songstress. Malachi's single "Orion" was nominated in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category and was up against Janelle Monae, Bilal, Eric Roberson and Cee Lo Green— who won the award. "My profile has definitely been raised," said Malachi, 26, of Mitchellville, Md., who chatted with The Herald-Mail about life after the Grammys. "I went to the Clive Davis party.
NEWS
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | July 30, 2009
During its early years, Little Texas was known as the hardest-working band in country music, sometimes clocking in 300 gigs a year. Today, the work ethic is still there, but members of Little Texas are a little older and a little more judicious. Since returning to the spotlight in 2004 after a six-year hiatus, the band has made it a point to balance their passions. "We really structure our touring so we only do weekends," said Little Texas bassist and vocalist Duane Propes, reached by phone in Nashville, Tenn.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | March 5, 2009
BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Fresh out of the "Backwoods," flatpicking guitarist Larry Keel is headed to Pennsylvania for a sold-out solo show Sunday at Unique Bar and Grill. Northern Virginia-based folk rockers Herb & Hanson are the opening act. Keel and his bluegrass ensemble Natural Bridge have been touring in promotion of their latest album "Backwoods," a collaborative effort between Keel and Keller Williams, a bluegrass buddy from his childhood. Still, Keel said sometimes he likes to perform solo.
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ASHLEY HAYWOOD | April 24, 2008
Special to The Herald-Mail Two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz quartet the Yellowjackets will perform during the 34th annual Blue Ridge Jazz Festival at Smithsburg High School on April 25. The festival features competitive performances by middle and high-school bands from the four-state region. Joining Smithsburg's bands will be jazz bands from Northern Middle School and North Hagerstown High School of Hagerstown, Frederick High School of Frederick, Md., Musselman High School of Inwood, W.Va.
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By JANET HEIM | March 6, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Chris Kline of Hagerstown watched the Grammy Awards show on TV with more interest than most. He tuned in to see if the whistles ordered through the store he manages would be used during the show. The Grammy Awards were televised Sunday, Feb. 10, and featured Cirque du Soleil performances of portions of its Beatles "Love" Tour. The Las Vegas show celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles, according to Cirque du Soleil's official Web site. Kline said about 25 official British Acme police whistles were purchased for the show through Drums on Sale, the shop Kline manages.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 1, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Karen Brockington drove 90 minutes "in the cold" Friday night to see CeCe Winans perform for the first time at The Maryland Theatre. "I came from Hyattsville (Md.), just because I love CeCe," Brockington said of the Grammy award-winning gospel artist. "I think she's an awesome example in the industry. She's a true anointed woman of God," said Brockington, who has seen Winans perform "quite a few" times. Describing herself as "big supporter" of the singer, Brockington said she owns every compact disc the artist has made.
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