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By KAUSTUV BASU | | August 15, 2013
Scores of area residents flocked to the University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown on Thursday night to enjoy an evening of jazz and dance. “A Night of Jazz” was presented by the Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum, the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the city. The concert featured Hagerstown's OTB Jazz Band and another group called ReFreshed Band from Princess Anne, Md. Phillip Doc Martin, a saxophonist, was also scheduled to play.
August 9, 2013
Gospel in the Park , Forgiven will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Park's band shell, off Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Marlowe Assembly of God , Falling Waters, W.Va., Brenda Braswell will be in concert at 11 a.m. Sunday. Call 304-274-2474.
August 7, 2013
Name of business: ThunderRoad Bar & Grille Owner: Jason Provard Address: 15124 National Pike, Hagerstown Opening date: May 4, 2013 Products and services: Thunder, Jack, Caution, Pit Stop and Rookie burgers; Back Fire Chili; cream of crab and chicken corn soups; chicken tenders; fries; full bar Target market: 30 and older; anyone who wants good food. How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? I always wanted to open a restaurant that serves everyone, offers low prices, quality food and good music.
August 5, 2013
 The Thurmont Thespians will hold open auditions for their fall production of “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” a mystery-spoof by John Bishop, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, and Monday, Aug. 19, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 15 N. Church St., in Thurmont.   The cast needs five women and five men of various ages to fill the roles. Auditions will involve reading from the script. Advance copies can be obtained by contacting director Mike Brown at 443-841-9064 or    Despite the title, “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” is not a musical and there are no real singing roles in it. The show is suitable for all ages.      Production dates for “Musical  Comedy Murders of 1940” are for the first two weekends in November - Friday, Nov. 1, to Sunday, Nov. 3; and Friday, Nov. 8, to Sunday, Nov. 10. Performances are at the American Legion Auditorium Stage on 8 Park Lane in Thurmont. 
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | July 31, 2013
It's a musical filled with revenge, murder and human-stuffed meat pies. Hagerstown Community College's Robinwood Players will stage Stephen Sondheim's “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” The show opens Thursday, Aug. 1, at Kepler Theater on HCC's campus, east of Hagerstown. Cast as the blood-thirsty barber Sweeney Todd is Colt Smith. Smith, 27, of Hagerstown is an HCC student majoring in radiology and foreign language. “Sweeney Todd is a vengeful man who was wronged when he lived in London.
By HOLLY SHOK | | July 27, 2013
Sprinkles had some speculating Saturday night that the outdoor amphitheater at City Park in Hagerstown was no place to be in a summer storm, but the promise of bluegrass had the crowd braving the threat of rain. Some shared umbrellas and others sat under trees during the Music by the Lake summer concert series at the Peter Buys Band Shell, where West Virginia-based bluegrass band The Hillbilly Gypsies played Saturday night. “It ain't that old yelling stuff. Bluegrass is good music.
July 26, 2013
Maria Christina Garcia, 66, of Boonsboro, Md., died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her home.  She was the daughter of Catherine E. (Craver) and the late Osmario Garcia. Maria is survived by many relatives and friends. Maria was born Jan. 6, 1947, in Frederick County, Md., and lived in Brazil as a child, speaking Portuguese. Maria was a part of the ARC of Washington County day and home program for 25 years. She loved music and music boxes, played the keyboard, sang for company and enjoyed life.
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | July 17, 2013
The Music by the Lake concert series will continue Saturday at the City Park band shell, starting at 7 p.m. The concert series features a variety of regional acts.  The concerts are co-sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council and the City of Hagerstown.   Storyfest in the Park Washington County Free Library will host Storyfest in the Park Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m.  at the band shell in City Park in Hagerstown. The afternoon of storytelling will feature storytellers Ann Griffith, Diane Macklin and Jon Spelman.
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