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OPINION
May 29, 2013
I was riding my bicycle out in the middle of nowhere the way I always do, when a couple of Harley riders flagged me down. Bikers like to get off the beaten track, but generally not that far off the beaten track, so they were pretty sure they were hopelessly lost. They were trying to find a spot known as the Troubadour, which is maybe the region's last great honky-tonk still owned and operated by a member of the vanguard of country music artists who changed the genre following World War II. As it turned out, the Harley riders weren't lost at all - they had just given up a mile too soon.
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NEWS
May 24, 2013
Twin Bridges Campground , Chambersburg, Pa., Memorial Day gospel sing today at 6 p.m. Call 717-385-8901.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2013
Deadlines for Nightlife and karaoke, open mics, DJs, trivia listings is noon Friday for the next Thursday's edition. Send items to lifestyle@herald-mail.com . For more information, call Lifestyle editor Crystal Schelle at 301-791-7136. Today The Allstars Band Open jam session with guest host Ted C, 8 p.m. to closing, Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon, 116 Railway Lane, Hagerstown. 301-791-2611. ClearSpring Bluegrass, 7 p.m., Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, Md. 301-834-7178.
LIFESTYLE
By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | May 21, 2013
If you ask Eric Forrester, he will say barbecue is an art form. And Forrester, owner of Mason-Dixon BBQ Services near Greencastle, Pa., promised there will be plenty of art at the Memorial Day Pignic on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, at Fort Ritchie. The inaugural two-day event will feature its own arts festival, a music festival, and three barbecue competitions. “Barbecue is very American. That's why people enjoy it so much. There are very few American forms of culinary art,” Forrester said.
NEWS
Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville | May 16, 2013
There will be a gospel music concert by the Back Creek Valley Boys on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion Church, 14336 Greencastle Pike, Cearfoss. Admission is free and a goodwill offering will be taken for the group.  A basket will be placed in the front of the church for contributions for the cemetery maintenance fund. Refreshments will be served following the concert. Women's Club news • The Women's Club, at 31 S. Prospect St., will sponsor a house and garden tour in Hagerstown on Saturday, June 1. Eight houses will be on tour, including some on Oak Hill Avenue and South Prospect Street.
LIFESTYLE
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | May 14, 2013
Fill up on good food and fine art and music when downtown Hagerstown restaurants and art galleries host Taste of the Arts on Thursday, May 16. The annual moveable feast features samples of food from 12 restaurants, music performed by students with Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and art on display at Just Lookin' Gallery and Contemporary School for the Arts & Gallery. Karen Giffin, community affairs manager with the City of Hagerstown, said the organizers want to draw people downtown to have a good time.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2013
Apryll Walker wanted to be mom. Her husband, Brett, wanted to be an inventor. But they both shared a love of music that they couldn't ignore and now it's a family passion. For about a half-dozen years, the Walkers and their seven children have been traveling the United States, keeping hands clapping and toes tapping to the sounds of country, bluegrass and old-time mountain music. It wasn't the kind of life the couple pictured for themselves when they married and began a life together in Alaska.
NEWS
April 27, 2013
The Maryland Humanities Council will present David Hildebrand in a concert of “Music of the War of 1812 in America,” Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. in St. Mark's Fellowship Center, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro.  The War of 1812 spawned a huge variety of songs in America. From the early stirrings of party politics under President Adams, the traumatic effect of Jefferson's Embargo in 1807, the triumph at Fort McHenry to the last battle in New Orleans, Americans took pen to paper to tear at political opponents, to dramatize the great sea battles between huge frigates in full sail and to laud battle heroes like Hull and Perry.
LIFESTYLE
By KATE COLEMAN | katec@herald-mail.com | April 27, 2013
Maryland Symphony Orchestra Music Director Elizabeth Schulze has been artistic director and conductor of the Flagstaff (Ariz.) Symphony Orchestra since the fall of 2008. Earlier this month, Schulze learned that she is the winner of the first Sorel Medallion in Conducting from The Elizabeth & Michel Sorel Charitable Organization Inc. In the organization's board of directors' announcement, Schulze was cited for the work she displayed in the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM)
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