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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | June 7, 2007
FAIRPLAY - There are problems when they don't book '70s-era country crooner Billy "Crash" Craddock for the Fairplay Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival, Paul Brown said. "When we don't have him, I get a lot of people calling me saying, 'You're going to have a lot of mad people showing up at your carnival,'" said Brown, carnival chairman. Good thing Craddock will be there this year. Craddock - known for his version of "Knock Three Times" and the single "Rub It In" - will perform two nights in a row at the Fairplay Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival, an annual fundraiser that generates between $10,000 and $20,000 each year for the company . The carnival starts Monday, June 11, and will run through Saturday, June 16, with carnival rides (think Ferris wheel and carousel)
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | April 2, 2009
One plays jazz guitar, the other plays rock, but Steve Herberman and Tobias Hurwitz have a lot in common. They both started playing rock music as youngsters. They both taught themselves before they took formal lessons. And their passion for the instrument goes well beyond the music. On Saturday, Herberman, 42, of Chevy Chase, Md., and Hurwitz, 45, of Towson, Md., will lead workshops at the Hagerstown Community College Guitar Mini Fest. They were interviewed separately -- Herberman about his interest in jazz guitar and Hurwitz about rock guitar.
OPINION
August 28, 2012
“I appreciate the Health section in The Herald-Mail. It's very informative. Also, by reading Health, we get a read on what so many people are dealing with due to illness. The Health section educates us, keeps us aware of our own health, personalizes someone else's battle with illness, and better yet, can teach empathy.” - Clear Spring “The next time there's something negative about teachers in the Washington County school system, I want you to think about the teachers at Salem Avenue school, who visit the children they're going to teach this year.
NEWS
August 2, 2013
Music by the Lake Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition will perform the final concert in the series. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. City Park's Peter Buys Band Shell, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132. Rock the Forge Music festival schedule includes May Weather, Audiostrobelight, shown, Stillglow, Hometown Heroes, The Stolen and others. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Right Choice Ministries, 20204 Old Forge Road, Hagerstown. $10. Call 301-797-8157. Army Signal Corps demo Civil War living historians will join members of the modern U.S. Army's 114th Signal Battalion to demonstrate the practices of the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Civil War and today.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2011
1. In tune with the Tenors Hagerstown Community Concert Association presents The American Tenors in concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $25; $10 students. Season tickets $50. Tickets will be sold at the door. Call 301-790-0980 or go to www.hagerstownliveonstage.com . 2. Here's your sign Comedian Bill Engvall will perform 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. Tickets cost $45 to $65. For tickets, call 717-477-7469 or go to www.luhrscenter.com . 3. Giving back to veterans Rock, Wrap 'n Roll will be held Friday, Nov. 11, at Next Dimensions, 132 Old National Pike, south of Funkstown.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | January 8, 2009
Members of Hagerstown-based foursome TwoFace, come from all walks of rock for a single cause: 1980s hair metal. "We're a weekend warrior cover band," said drummer Pat Henson, 39, of Waynesboro, Pa. Henson has been playing in bands since he was 14. He chatted with The Herald-Mail days before the band's Saturday gig at The Peach Pub, where, Henson said, they plan to do covers of '80s rock music. Why rock of the long-haired, '80s head-banger variety? "It's fun," Henson said.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | September 27, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- There was music coming from the Washington County Free Library, but not what you would expect. No singing puppets or songs about B-I-N-G-O. This was rock 'n' roll, with screaming electric guitar licks and relentless drum pounding. Libraries -- quiet. Rock 'n' roll -- loud. Saturday afternoon, opposites did attract. The lower parking lot of the downtown library was the setting for Teen Band Fest, which also included solo acts and dancers. This is the first year the library has sponsored the event, said Lisa Key, the library's circulation manager and teen activities coordinator.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | September 28, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - There was music coming from the Washington County Free Library, but not what you would expect. No singing puppets or songs about B-I-N-G-O. This was rock 'n' roll, with screaming electric guitar licks and relentless drum pounding. Libraries - quiet. Rock 'n' roll - loud. Saturday afternoon, opposites did attract. The lower parking lot of the downtown library was the setting for Teen Band Fest, which also included solo acts and dancers. This is the first year the library has sponsored the event, said Lisa Key, the library's circulation manager and teen activities coordinator.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | April 17, 2008
Still hot off the success of their 2006 album, "Comatose," members of Christian rock band Skillet are showing no signs of cooling off. But they are a band at a crossroads. "There's a lot of pressure to keep it up," said frontman John Cooper days before the band's Sunday night gig at North Hagerstown High School. The North High show is part of Skillet's spring "Comatose" tour, the band's largest headline tour since it debuted in 1996, Cooper said. The tour comes after a long jaunt with Fly Leaf, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace and Mercy Me. After two albumless years and spending much time on the road, Skillet will be making its way back to the studio in September to start a new album.
LIFESTYLE
By COURTNEY BRADFORD | Special to The Herald-Mail | March 23, 2013
For Mark Andrew Cook, music is more than notes on a page. "With music, it's all about the journey and the learning experience," said Cook, 57, director of music theory and composition at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown.  And for Cook, his journey in music started in elementary school. Back then and his friends would get together and play rock music in a band. But his official music career started in his middle school days as a trumpet player for the school band. His band director was his inspiration to pursue music.
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NEWS
August 2, 2013
Music by the Lake Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition will perform the final concert in the series. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. City Park's Peter Buys Band Shell, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132. Rock the Forge Music festival schedule includes May Weather, Audiostrobelight, shown, Stillglow, Hometown Heroes, The Stolen and others. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Right Choice Ministries, 20204 Old Forge Road, Hagerstown. $10. Call 301-797-8157. Army Signal Corps demo Civil War living historians will join members of the modern U.S. Army's 114th Signal Battalion to demonstrate the practices of the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Civil War and today.
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LIFESTYLE
By COURTNEY BRADFORD | Special to The Herald-Mail | March 23, 2013
For Mark Andrew Cook, music is more than notes on a page. "With music, it's all about the journey and the learning experience," said Cook, 57, director of music theory and composition at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown.  And for Cook, his journey in music started in elementary school. Back then and his friends would get together and play rock music in a band. But his official music career started in his middle school days as a trumpet player for the school band. His band director was his inspiration to pursue music.
OPINION
August 28, 2012
“I appreciate the Health section in The Herald-Mail. It's very informative. Also, by reading Health, we get a read on what so many people are dealing with due to illness. The Health section educates us, keeps us aware of our own health, personalizes someone else's battle with illness, and better yet, can teach empathy.” - Clear Spring “The next time there's something negative about teachers in the Washington County school system, I want you to think about the teachers at Salem Avenue school, who visit the children they're going to teach this year.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2012
Faced with a large price tag on a government mandate, the town of Williamsport is trying to raise money through an all-day rock concert. Counties and municipalities across the state are trying to figure out how to pay for a new state Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) to help protect the Chesapeake Bay by reducing nitrogen and phosphorus discharges. The plan is expected to cost Washington County and its municipalities $1.1 billion in the next 13 years in stormwater, wastewater and septic measures.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2011
1. In tune with the Tenors Hagerstown Community Concert Association presents The American Tenors in concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $25; $10 students. Season tickets $50. Tickets will be sold at the door. Call 301-790-0980 or go to www.hagerstownliveonstage.com . 2. Here's your sign Comedian Bill Engvall will perform 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. Tickets cost $45 to $65. For tickets, call 717-477-7469 or go to www.luhrscenter.com . 3. Giving back to veterans Rock, Wrap 'n Roll will be held Friday, Nov. 11, at Next Dimensions, 132 Old National Pike, south of Funkstown.
ENTERTAINMENT
By TAYLOR ECKEL | taylor.eckel@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2011
Phil DiMercurio, 14, loves the drums. "Every time I listen to music all I can think about is what the drums are doing," he said.  "I've had an interest in drums since I was very little - for as long as I can remember," Phil said. "They're loud and it's kinda a thing that catches people's attention and I like the attention. " Phil, the son of Salvatore and Jean DiMercurio of Hagerstown, has taken private lessons, played in several bands, and participated in camps run by the Cumberland Valley School of Music in Chambersburg, Pa. Phil said he taught himself to play on a small electric drum kit when he was 10 years old. "He would take that thing with him wherever we went and would drive us crazy," said mom Jean DiMercurio.
NEWS
May 25, 2010
"I don't have any proof, but there's no doubt in my mind whatsoever that the problems in the Gulf, the tornadoes in Oklahoma, and more than likely, the torpedoing of a South Korean ship by North Korea, is the Bush administration's fault. No doubt in my mind. " - Hagerstown "Republicans are always screeching about how they want to take 'their' country back. Good for them. Democrats, however, want to move 'our' country forward. " - Waynesboro, Pa. "Washington County Roads Department, take the 30 mph sign on Eastern Boulevard at the turn near the Y, and the 'No turn' sign on Chartridge, and put them someplace where you have intelligent people that know what they mean.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | April 2, 2009
One plays jazz guitar, the other plays rock, but Steve Herberman and Tobias Hurwitz have a lot in common. They both started playing rock music as youngsters. They both taught themselves before they took formal lessons. And their passion for the instrument goes well beyond the music. On Saturday, Herberman, 42, of Chevy Chase, Md., and Hurwitz, 45, of Towson, Md., will lead workshops at the Hagerstown Community College Guitar Mini Fest. They were interviewed separately -- Herberman about his interest in jazz guitar and Hurwitz about rock guitar.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | January 8, 2009
Members of Hagerstown-based foursome TwoFace, come from all walks of rock for a single cause: 1980s hair metal. "We're a weekend warrior cover band," said drummer Pat Henson, 39, of Waynesboro, Pa. Henson has been playing in bands since he was 14. He chatted with The Herald-Mail days before the band's Saturday gig at The Peach Pub, where, Henson said, they plan to do covers of '80s rock music. Why rock of the long-haired, '80s head-banger variety? "It's fun," Henson said.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | September 28, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - There was music coming from the Washington County Free Library, but not what you would expect. No singing puppets or songs about B-I-N-G-O. This was rock 'n' roll, with screaming electric guitar licks and relentless drum pounding. Libraries - quiet. Rock 'n' roll - loud. Saturday afternoon, opposites did attract. The lower parking lot of the downtown library was the setting for Teen Band Fest, which also included solo acts and dancers. This is the first year the library has sponsored the event, said Lisa Key, the library's circulation manager and teen activities coordinator.
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