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June 12, 2006
On May 9, piano students of Barbara Peters performed in a recital at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown. The recital began with a guest performance by Justin Furnia, playing the first movement of Mozart's Sonata in B-flat Major, K333, for piano. For the past four years, Justin has been one of Peters' students, until October, when she took him to Hood College, where was accepted as a student of Noel Lester, head of the music department. Justin has since played in two honors recitals at Hood.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | April 1, 2008
View the slideshow WILLIAMSPORT -- Although she has been playing the piano for most of her 98 years, Ethel Irvine admitted to feeling a little nervous Monday before she gave her first concert in many years. Since moving to Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport a year ago, Ethel has made it her practice to slip down to a recreation room in her Hilltop building to play the piano for her own pleasure. She is no stranger to performing. Ethel said that in the 1930s, she played sheet music in a music store window, taking requests from customers who wanted to hear what the songs sounded like.
NEWS
By JOE CROCETTA/staff photographer | March 18, 2009
Abigail Duvall, 8, plays the violin while her sister, Rebekah Duvall, 7, plays the piano during a practice session Tuesday night at the Cumberland Valley School of Music in Chambersburg, Pa. CVSM instructor Julie Emig, at piano, is coaching the sisters for their April recital.
NEWS
February 8, 2013
Harmony United Methodist Church , Falling Waters, W.Va., Neil Weston will present an organ and piano dedication concert at 4 p.m. Sunday. A reception will follow.
NEWS
January 20, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Cumberland Valley School of Music faculty member will begin teaching private guitar lessons at Fairview Avenue Brethren in Christ Church on Wednesdays. Registration is under way for the spring semester of music lessons, which begin Jan. 26, according to a news release. Faculty member Eric Fisak has a bachelor's degree in music and plays electric guitar with the Shackeltons. Also teaching private music lessons at the church are Pamela Wert on piano and David Shearer for piano and voice.
NEWS
August 9, 2007
Hancock Senior Site 126-128 High St., Hancock, Md. Gere Shoemaker, Manager 301-678-7183 Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Today - "How to prepare for a doctor's visit" and exercise with Helen House, 10 a.m.; Bingo, noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 - Hymns on Piano with Shirley Divelbliss, 9:30 a.m.; Balloon Volleyball, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 13 - Hospice bingo with Lisa, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 14 - Needlework, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, noon...
NEWS
January 27, 2008
In the photo collage, Nathanael Miller, a senior at Boonsboro High School, shares some of his talents at the second annual "Boon" Stock on Jan. 3. Nathanael sang "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and "In this River," played guitar, played piano and rocked it on the drums! Jeremy James and Cody James, brothers who attend Boonsboro High School, were a crowd favorite when they joined together to sing at the event.
NEWS
December 13, 2007
Hancock Senior Site 126-128 High Street, Hancock 301-678-7163 Dec. 13 - "Fruitopia" and exercise with Helen House, 10 a.m.; Christmas party; Bingo, noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 14 - Hymns on piano with Shirley, 9:30 a.m.; Words of inspiration: "Taking a Risk," 10 a.m. Dec. 17 - Quilting, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 18 - Needlework, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 19 - Pokeno, 10 a.m. Dec. 20 - "Water,...
NEWS
April 11, 2007
Ashley Estep James Buchanan Soccer Junior What's your favorite food? Chinese Who is your favorite cartoon character? Tinkerbell and Eeyore What is your biggest ambition? I want to be successful in whatever I do, hopefully get a college degree and a good job that I love to do. Three people I'd like to have lunch with: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance Who's your favorite musical group or artist? Rascall Flatts The best thing about my school is: All my friends The worst thing about my school is: People fighting about stupid things My classmates would probably name me 'Most likely to ...': Be caught playing the piano One place I'd most like to visit: Australia If a genie gave you three wishes, what would they be?
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OPINION
July 15, 2013
“I'm calling up about the bike week ... in the city of Hagerstown. Well, there's more than that, than just inside of Hagerstown. There's a motorcycle race up at Hagerstown Speedway that provides the best motorcycle riders in the country from the AMA series. And there was not one coverage on that in the newspaper, advertisement all over the place for it, but there's more sports going on than just a ball game in Hagerstown. ... There's other sports going on in Washington County.” - Cearfoss “I read in today's July 8 Herald-Mail that the piano music was missed from the Saturday morning farmer's market.
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NEWS
April 25, 2013
Contemporary School for the Arts  and  Gallery and Memorial Recreation Center are teaming to offer classes for young people in Hagerstown. On April 3, pianist/instructor Rob Earp taught the children at Memorial Recreation Center. The program has been available for the past six weeks for the youth in the community. “The young ladies are quick learners, and have learned scale, notes and are also learning to play songs on the piano,” Earp said. There will be a recital June 15 at the center to showcase the young musicians' skills.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 16, 2013
Seven-year-old Madison Hartman inched forward on the piano bench to reach the keys so she could play “Mulberry Bush” at Saturday's Performathon to benefit the Cumberland Valley School of Music. After giving a flawless performance, the young musician from Shippensburg, Pa., dashed off the stage at Wilson College's Thomson Alumnae Chapel while the crowd still was giving her a rousing round of applause. Playing in front of an audience wasn't a bit nerve-wracking for Madison. “I wasn't scared at all. I'm happy,” Madison said after her performance.
NEWS
February 8, 2013
Harmony United Methodist Church , Falling Waters, W.Va., Neil Weston will present an organ and piano dedication concert at 4 p.m. Sunday. A reception will follow.
OBITUARIES
January 26, 2013
Miriam E. Hubbard (nee James), 88, formerly of Indian Springs, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Barrington, Ill. Mrs. Hubbard was the daughter of Charles C. and Virginia James. She graduated from Clear Spring High School. She served as a hostess at the USO during World War II, where she met her future husband, Robert M. Hubbard. After studying piano at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, Va., she married Robert in 1946. Mr. Hubbard was an attorney with Amoco Oil Co. During his tenure with the company, the couple lived in Singapore for three years before returning to the Chicago area.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 9, 2012
The holiday rush slowed to a more relaxed pace inside the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday afternoon when a Maryland Symphony Orchestra recital offered the sounds of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. The MSO recitals at the museum began when orchestra was celebrating its 25th anniversary and the museum was marking its 75th anniversary, according to Sandy Wantz, chairperson of the museum's program and education committee. All musicians in the MSO are made aware of the recitals and musicians usually submit demos to be considered for the performances, said Wantz, explaining that the recitals started about five years ago. The piano quintet performing at Sunday afternoon's recital included Rebecca Racusin, Sarah D'Angelo, Dana Rokosny, Jessica Sammis and Berenika Schmitz.
LIFESTYLE
December 6, 2012
Shepherd University's Department of Music will hold a piano sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Frank Center McCoy Rehearsal Hall. The sale is open to the public. The selection includes baby grands, uprights, consoles, Yamaha Clavinovas (digital pianos), and Yamaha Disklaviers (interactive player pianos). The instruments are less than a year old and come with full manufacturer warranties. For more information, call 1-866-742-6673.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | October 28, 2012
“My choice in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.” Those words were spoken by Harry S Truman back in his day. Maybe he was on to something. Our election is coming down to the wire, and your vote is important. Our future awaits us at the fork in the road. Yogi Berra's advice: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Even if you believe that the election will be determined by the states of Ohio, Virginia and Florida; even if you believe your vote doesn't mean anything; and even if you agree with President Truman's analogy, you still need to cast your vote.
LIFESTYLE
By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | February 1, 2012
She will bring her cabaret-style "Stories with Piano" show to the Weinberg Center in Frederick, Md., at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. While Neuwirth might be a household name mostly for her role as icy Dr. Lilith Sternin on the hit NBC TV series "Cheers" and its spinoff "Frasier," she cautions those coming to see her in Frederick not to expect to see the character.  "I don't think an audience coming to see this show will see Lilith on stage. So if you're coming to see Lilith sing, you're going to be disappointed," she said during a telephone interview while cleaning up her kitchen after lunch in her New York home.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | April 11, 2011
Eric Kauffman, 20, has never taken a piano lesson in his life, but he plays with the confidence and energy of a well-seasoned musician. The Hagerstown native, who has the personality to match his talent, said he started playing 10 years ago on an electric keyboard. Since then, his grandmother has given him an organ, which he describes as “my best birthday present I had for 10 years.” Kauffman graduated from Williamsport High School in 2009, and attended Lincolnshire Elementary and Springfield Middle schools.
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