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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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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | October 23, 2008
Many tour bus miles and several albums later, Sister Hazel is backing away from the touring grind. They still rock. But the guys are married now and have kids. Instead of putting in work on the road, they're gunning for quality time with the family. "We try not to stay on the road more than five nights a week," said Drew Copeland, vocalist and guitarist. "We don't do the touring grind. " Sister Hazel performs Saturday as part of the Downtown Live! 2008 Music and Arts Festival.
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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 | December 11, 2008
It was more than 20 years ago, that five chums decided to form a wind quintet, thinking they'd do a show here and there. But that didn't happen. The Appalachian Wind Quintet has been going strong ever since, doing more and more shows, said Barbara Spicher, the quintet's flutist. In keeping with tradition, the Appalachian Wind Quintet will perform at the Festival of Lights Saturday at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel & Cemetery in Hagerstown. "The Appalachian Wind Quintet has been coming here for years," Brown said.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 19, 2010
While most students were getting ready for the first day of school, Williamsport High School senior Justin Parks was preparing for the biggest concert of his career -- opening for the rock band KISS. On Saturday, Parks and his bandmates from Dean Cramer's SO LOW will perform before KISS at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va., as part the "Hottest Show on Earth" tour. "I love KISS. I've always been a fan," said Parks, 18, of Halfway. "My favorite song as a kid was 'Shout it Out Loud.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | June 15, 2013
Following a dirt path off a quiet countryside road north of Hagerstown led the curious to an atypical sight Saturday, when an outdoor music festival cropped up in rolling fields normally reserved for cornstalks. The event was Hagerstock, a fundraiser benefiting the Washington County Community Mediation Center and a music fete that also featured food, souvenirs and massage vendors. The mediation center is a nonprofit that helps resolve disputes at no cost to Washington County residents, program manager D.J. Allen said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | October 21, 2012
Square dancing to Lady Gaga? Maroon 5? “Come Sail Away” by the rock band Styx? People who have not been to a square dance in the last 15 years might have thought they were in some strange musical dream when they went to the 55th anniversary celebration dance for the Gad-Abouts Square Dance Club Sunday at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. Hunter Keller, who was the caller for Sunday afternoon's dance, said there has been a trend over about the last 12 years of adding modern tunes to square dancing.
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September 28, 2007
Pacific Boychoir CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pacific Boychoir will perform classical works, folk songs, popular music, spirituals and show tunes. 7:30 p.m. today. Wilson College's Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave. Tickets cost $7 to $14; free for students. Call 717-262-2003 or e-mail specialevents@wilson.edu . Railroad museum Trains for children to operate, HO- and O-scale model railroads, historic train cars, local railroad artifacts, photos and more.
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By ROBERT KELLER / Pulse Correspondent | July 15, 2008
What is the difference between a Christian youth rally and any other rally? A Christian youth rally has bands that are all Christian and almost everyone who goes are Christians, and kids who go and who aren't Christian become Christian at the rally. I went to one of these rallies from Tuesday, June 24, through Sunday, June 29, called Creation Festival. I went with the youth group of New Life Christian Ministries in Clear Spring. Creation is the biggest Christian youth rally in the Northeast.
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by JOHN LEAGUE | March 26, 2004
I love my daughter, and I hesitate to criticize her in print. But she plays her stereo too loud, and I don't enjoy (a great understatement) much of the music she chooses. So when my wife started bugging me about two years ago to give symphony music another chance, I guess I was ready, if only as an antidote to today's popular music fare. I had attended Maryland Symphony Orchestra performances over the years, but usually as a husband's payback for dragging my wife to a football or basketball game.
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