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By DAN DEARTH | July 10, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- The Washington County liquor board agreed Wednesday to allow people who are 21 years old or older to consume alcohol in their seats during shows at The Maryland Theatre. Wednesday's decision came two weeks after theater officials and the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, met to discuss complaints from a handful of theater patrons who said people took alcohol to their seats during an April performance by Gaelic Storm, a five-piece Irish band.
August 18, 2013
Ballet and All That Jazz dancers recently completed another successful dance season. Nine high school seniors performed together for the last time in the dance school's spring recital May 18 at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. The dancers are Kristen Davis, Emily Fortney, Maggie Manspeaker, Moriah Garling, Ellen McQuaid, Akelah Taylor, Laura Meckley, Caroline Bradford and Emily Newmann. In June, dancers joined instructor Bonnie Slawson, learning contemporary, jazz and hip-hop dances at jazz camp.
July 18, 2006
People of all ages are invited to perform their talent every Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. No charge to perform; no admission fee to attend. Entertainment for the whole family. Call The Maryland Theatre at 301-790-3500.
April 11, 2013
The first night of the second annual Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown was capped off Wednesday at The Maryland Theatre when Tony Mendez was awarded the festival's first Mendez Award. Thomas B. Riford, president of the film festival's board of directors, said the Mendez Award will be presented at the festival every year as the event's top film award. Mendez thrust the award in the air after it was handed to him by Riford. Mendez had been invited on stage after the screening of the movie “Argo,” which depicts Mendez's actions in 1979, when he helped six Americans escape from Iran.
March 26, 2009
o View slideshow Joe Bonamassa, right performed with his band Thursday night at the Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. Between 900 and 1,000 people attended the concert.
April 30, 2010
The concert with radio show host and recording artist John Tesh originally scheduled for May 7 at The Maryland Theatre has been postponed to a later date to be determined. Norm Slemenda, general manger of Prettyman Broadcasting, made the announcement Thursday. Current ticket holders should contact the Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown at 301-790-2000 or online at for refunds. For more information regarding Tesh, the new Hagerstown concert date or "The John Tesh Radio Show" go to http://www.
June 19, 2013
The 2013 Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant preliminaries began Wednesday night at The Maryland Theatre. The Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Preliminary Talent award went to both Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen Taylor Ammons and Miss Annapolis Outstanding Teen Taylor Diggs. The Miss Maryland Preliminary Talent Award went to Miss Allegany County Sara Zeng, who received a $150 scholarship. The Miss Maryland Preliminary Physical Fitness and Swimsuit Award  went to both Washington County's Miss Western Maryland Christina Denny and Miss Potomac Ebony Sherrill, who received $100 scholarships.
July 23, 2013
A grand opening of the Miss Maryland Photo Gallery at The Maryland Theatre was held June 19. The photo gallery showcases the Miss Maryland winners for the last 37 years. The photos were donated by Mary Pat Kelly and Dale Swope of Dale's Photography. The framing was provided by the following: Bill Davis of Long Meadows Rotary, Barb Jacob, William G. Porter Foundation, Hamilton Family Foundation, Maccaferri Inc. and Ron Bowers.  This year marked the 42nd year that Hagerstown has hosted The Miss Maryland Pageant as well as the 78th anniversary of the pageant.
June 8, 2000
Festivities for the 65th anniversary Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant will get under way Sunday, June 11, when the 26 local representatives from across the state arrive in Hagerstown for a week of appearances, rehearsals and competitions. The Four Points Hotel on Dual Highway in Hagerstown serves as headquarters for the Miss Maryland Scholarship Organization and will be the host hotel for this year's contestants. cont. from lifestyle Opening ceremonies are set for Monday, June 12, at 1 p.m. at Valley Mall, featuring the pageant contestants and Miss Maryland 1999 Keri Schrader, who was third runner-up to Miss America last year.
November 18, 2006
Local arts representatives gathered Tuesday at the Arts Council's Gallery in Hagerstown to witness the awarding of more than $20,000 in grants from the Washington County Arts Council and to observe a brief celebration of the council's 39th year. Formed in 1967, the council is celebrating 39 years of serving the community through nurturing the arts. Grants were given to: the Potomac Classical Youth Ballet; the Appalachian Wind Quintet; Authentic Community Theatre; the Maryland Symphony Orchestra; the Hancock Arts Council; Hagers-town Choral Arts; the 12th annual Western Maryland Blues Fest; Augustoberfest; The Maryland Theatre; and more.
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