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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | March 14, 2006
The band's name comes from the phrase Insha Allah, Arabic for "If God wills it. " "We thought of the name after our dad came back from Iraq," said Inshalla's lead vocalist, Mychael Wright. Mychael and his brother, Morgan, the band's drummer, said they weren't nervous for their father's life when he was sent to Iraq to cover the war. Their dad, Kelly Wright, is a reporter for Fox News Channel. He was sent to Iraq just before Saddam Hussein was captured, the boys said. Just as it might have been God's will for their father to return months later, it was probably fate for the boys to practice music.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | August 12, 2007
Keith Sylvester's got the round sunglasses, the dark shoulder-length hair, the soul patch, the bass guitar and most importantly a sound similar to Rush bassist Geddy Lee. Andrew Baker, 14, of Hedgesville, W.Va., knows Sylvester is not Lee. He saw the rock band Rush in concert at Nissan Pavilion in June. Still, "It'd be harder to find a closer match," Andrew said of Sylvester's Rush tribute band, Absalom, which debuted at Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Grill north of Hagerstown on Friday, Aug. 3. Sylvester, 36, of Falling Waters, W.Va.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 24, 2008
With an album already on wax, rock band Teach is ready to make its part-time cover band status a thing of the past. "The stuff that we're doing now is an evolution," said bassist Rob Adair. Teach, a four-man rock band from Hagerstown named for its frontman, Jason Teach, put the finishing touches on its first album, "Wake Up," nearly a year ago and has enough new stuff to make two new albums, Adair said. With the first record out of the way, the band has found its identity and hopes to be at a point where it can stop tossing in the obligatory cover song at local gigs and just play its own stuff.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 5, 2007
For a band that started off playing rock, Dead Men's Hollow might be hitting its stride as a bluegrass act. The Music by the Lake summer concert series in City Park had something to do with that, said Dead Men's Hollow singer Amy Nazarov. "He was one of the earliest supporters of our band," Nazarov said of Kevin Moriarty, who is head of the Washington County Arts Council, the group organizing the series. Music by the Lake will feature a concert by a regional band every Saturday at City Park, from July 7 through Aug. 25. Most of the bands fall in the bluegrass, country rock and Southern gospel genres.
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November 5, 2009
The top five things to do this week Murder, they spoke Chambersburg Community Theatre presents "Rehearsal for Murder," in which, as the mystery unfolds, the theater becomes the set for the play. The show opens at 8 Friday at The Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, Pa. Rockin' tribute Two bands pay tribute to their favorite rock-band legends at The Maryland Theatre. The Glimmer Twins , a Rolling Stones tribute band, perform Friday night, while Dark Star Orchestra , a Grateful Dead tribute band, performs Wednesday, Nov. 11. Dancin' in the Hangar An evening of dance and aircraft raises money for the Community Free Clinic of Washington County.
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By ERIN JULIUS | December 31, 2007
SMITHSBURG - A Smithsburg High School graduate will claim his status as a rock star tonight when his band, Course of Nature, performs in New York City's Times Square for New Year's Eve. Sean Kipe, 26, used to be a long-haired kid with a guitar, watching his favorite bands on MTV. He saw his favorite rock stars playing in front of thousands of people and knew he wanted to be a musician, he said. Kipe's only formal music training was playing the trumpet in elementary school.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 31, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Even with a record deal and some national exposure, The Shackeltons are still Chambersburg's homeboys. The Shackeltons, a five-man rock band from the 'Burg, will perform at The Capitol Theatre on Friday. They'll be joined by Skeletonbreath, a Brooklyn trio of drums, guitar and violin. The last time The Herald-Mail and The Shackeltons spoke, back in January, the band was geeked about write ups from Rolling Stone and Spin.com praising the band's self-titled album, released Jan. 29. Since then, it's been a flurry of cross-country tour dates and gigs at music festivals -- including South by Southwest in March.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 17, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. -- Let's just put it out there: Guitarist Mick Jones is the only original member left in Foreigner. This is a moot point, says Jeff Pilson, 51, bassist in the latest iteration of the Foreigner lineup. Pilson says regardless of whether a concert features the original band, "it's great to see a great band. " "I defy anyone to walk away from the show really unhappy," Pilson says. Pilson chatted with The Herald-Mail before Foreigner's upcoming performance Thursday, Sept.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | June 14, 2007
For lunch, Claire Zalawa had a little soul music with her salad. Thanks to a soulful crooner who goes by the name Sedalia (really, Chambersburg, Pa., singer/guitarist Tresa Paul), soul and vintage R&B were on the menu for Zalawa, 23, who is visiting Hagerstown from France, and about 35 others who came to University Plaza on Thursday, June 7. The afternoon show is the second in the 12-concert University Plaza Parties series, in which live acts will perform Thursdays at noon at University Plaza - the grassy park along West Washington Street in downtown Hagerstown between the CVS Pharmacy and the University System of Maryland-Hagerstown.
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by KAREN HANNA | June 6, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - An evergreen and a big white tent obstructed Jomar Tussing's view of the City Park Bandshell, but the obstacles couldn't color her enjoyment of Hagerstown's 10th Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest. "We always like to support it because we live in Hagerstown, and we always like to come out to make sure things like this continue," Tussing said before Mose Allison performed the last set of the weekend series. Thousands of people jammed City Park on Sunday for the free event.
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