October 2, 2006
KEEDYSVILLE - More than 30 years after serving in Nigeria, one former missionary still tears up when he talks about the people he met. For retired pastor Roger Burtner of Keedysville, who took part Sunday in a benefit to ease world hunger, poverty is personal. At a talent show to raise money for CROP Walk, Burtner struggled to speak without choking up as he read poems. Afterward, he spoke of the disparity he had seen as a missionary. "And, I had seen so many, many people walk for food, for water, to escape the enemy.
February 15, 2007
Talent will range from a 10-year-old songstress to an 80-something stand-up comedienne complaining about the dating scene, said organizers of The Apollo Civic Theatre's third annual talent show. Scheduled for Saturday, the show will feature 22 acts, with a grand prize of $200 and other prizes, said Dorothy Keyes, a producer for the show. Keyes said there also will be prizes given out to best male and female vocalist, best dance performance and best band or musical act. "This is one of the biggest fundraisers for the theater," Keyes said.
August 23, 2007
WILLIAMSON, Pa. - Contestants vied for their chance at $50 through singing, dancing and comedy at the Franklin County Fair Talent Show on Wednesday, Eleven-year-old Claire Martin was the first to hit the stage in the musical category for youths, ages 13 and under. "It was pretty scary, but when I'm up there I just smile and think about the right things," said Martin, who sang "My Life Is In Your Hands. " Martin is no stranger to competing in singing contests. She has sung in karaoke contests in Mercersburg, Pa., and at Rouzerfest in Rouzerville, Pa. She also performs in Waynesboro's Children's Theater.
January 14, 2013
Herald-Mail Media is searching for HM Stars for an upcoming talent show. Can you sing or dance, does your dog do tricks, do you juggle? A variety of talent is being sought. Casting call/audition dates are noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19 and Feb. 2, with call backs from 3 to 4 p.m. each day. If you make the cut, you will appear on HMTV6 and could win a spot on the live grand finale. To register, go to www.herald-mail.com/talent .
December 1, 2010
The spirit of Robert Edward Herr II lived on Tuesday night in the hearts of 13 young people who gave it their best in a talent show named in honor of the late teacher at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown. Herr, a social studies teacher at the Potomac Street school, died Nov. 7 when the 2008 Suzuki Boulevard motorcycle he was operating west on Alternate U.S. 40 struck a curb at Ivy Hill Drive in Middletown, Md. Before the crash, Herr, 53, had been working with students on a talent show at the school, teachers and students said Tuesday night.
July 30, 1999
photo: MARLA BROSE / staff photographer WILLIAMSPORT - Twenty Tri-State area musicial acts took the Williamsport Redmen Lodge stage Thursday, vying for a chance to be considered the best country act in the region. The True Value-Jimmy Dean Country Showdown has highlighted the talents of country singers and bands across the United States for the past 18 years. A regional competition has been held at the Lappans Road club for the past several years, according to Deanna Steven, spokeswoman for radio station WYII, which sponsored the local event.
January 30, 2012
Talent show at South to be held Wednesday The Student Government Association of Washington County Public Schools is presenting a student talent show on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School. Inclement weather forced a change in the original scheduled date, Jan. 21. Talents that include singing and performing music, dancing, a drum solo and a performance by a band from Hancock will be on display by middle and high school students. A panel of judges will rate the performances and the top three finishers earn cash prizes.
February 24, 2013
Monday, Feb. 25 E. Russell Hicks Middle - Department meeting, 2:30 p.m. Pleasant Valley Elementary - Good citizens luncheon Smithsburg Middle - Eighth-grade parent information night, 6:30 p.m.; talent show rehearsal, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 Pleasant Valley Elementary - Chess Club, 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 Bester Elementary - Citizen of the month celebration; Jump Rope for Heart during Encore...
April 13, 2012
Alpaca Farm Days Seven local farms will be on hand with alpacas and products. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Kennel Palace, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-393-5878. Book singing Hard-cover book signing with Nora Roberts, Ruth Langan, Sophia Nash and others. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Turn the Page Bookstore, 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro. Free tickets available at 10 a.m. Call 301-432-4588.
April 19, 2013
The Waynesboro Area Middle School came alive with music last Saturday night. Waynesboro Communities That Care (CTC) hosted the fourth annual Waynesboro “You Have Talent” talent show and 19 contestants sang and danced for the audience. Four dance groups performed, including one solo dance act, and seven singers took the stage. Music ranged from ballet numbers to One Direction songs. Participants were judged in four categories: Grades kindergarten through five, grades five through eight, and grades nine through 12 for individuals; and a group category for other performances.