February 17, 2012
1. A concert for 'My Girl' The Temptations will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb 23, at Shippensburg University's H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. Tickets cost $30 to $45. Call 717-477-7469 or go to www.luhrscenter.com . 2. You say you want a revolution? The documentary "How to Start a Revolution" will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Shepherd University's Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, 213 N. King St., Shepherdstown, W.Va.
December 7, 2011
The 30-member chorus of the Falling Spring Chapter No. 2840 of AARP will perform around the area. Under the direction of John Shearer, the singing group will present a one-hour variety show of religious and secular music. Each year the chorus puts together two singing programs, one for spring and one for Christmas - and presents these programs to residents of area nursing homes, senior centers, and retirement villages. 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab Center, 210 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Chambersburg Senior Center 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Menno Haven Thursday, Dec. 22, at Manor Care.
June 13, 2011
Doug Demarco got a lesson from Kevin the Klown on how to twirl a pie plate at the variety show sponsored by Tri-State Civitan Club for students at the Marshall Street School, Job Development Center, and individuals from Star Community and other groups. John Dodge the Magician, ventriloquist and leader of the group, is well-known for entertaining children in hospitals. Jack Stanton played his guitar and sang with audience participation, and Kevin the Klown's antics delighted the packed audience.
June 1, 2011
The Hancock Arts Council will present a variety show Friday at 7 p.m., in the Performing Arts Auditorium at the Town Hall and Community Center, 126 W. High St. This is in celebration of the Arts Council’s 10th anniversary and of completion of major improvements to the performing arts space in the building. Grants totaling more than $100,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Division and the Community Partnership of Washington County, along with donations from the public have allowed for renovations, including refinishing the floor, installation of a new heating and air- conditioning unit, and the purchase of stage lights, a curtain and a new sound system.
April 14, 2011
OK, I confess, I always wanted to be a rock star. But the chances of that happening are nil. Never mind that I'm way too old and definitely don't have the look to break into show business. I also have no musical ability. None. Nada. And I'm not exaggerating. But it's not from lack of trying — or practice. When I was younger, my sister and late brother-in-law used to liken me to "Nick the Lounge Singer," a character played by Bill Murray in the early days of "Saturday Night Live.
March 28, 2011
A spaghetti dinner and variety show will be held Sunday at Valley Grace Brethren Church, 17310 Gay St. in Halfway. The Valley Grace Youth Group invites the community to the spaghetti dinner followed by a variety show performed by the youth. Tickets are available for 4 and 6 p.m. dinner, with a 5 p.m. show performance. Tickets cost $8 for those ages 12 and older, $5 for those ages 5 to 11, and are free for those younger than 5. Proceeds will support the youth conference trip.
March 18, 2011
The Top Five Variety show The Clear Spring Lions Club will hold its annual minstrel show. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 19; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20. Clear Spring High School auditorium, 12630 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. $5; $3, students; free for children too young for school. Food sold before each show. Call Burma Miles at 301-573-1930. ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ The Potomac Playmakers will present “Driving Miss Daisy.” 8 p.m. Fridays, March 18 and 25, and Saturdays, March 19 and 26; 3 p.m. Sundays, March 20 and 27. The Academy Theatre Banquet & Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St., off the central parking lot in downtown Hagerstown.
March 14, 2011
Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, at 14615 Fairview Church Road, will hold a ham and chicken slippery potpie supper Saturday, March 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. Baked goods will be available. The church is handicapped accessible. The public is welcome. Library news Here’s what’s happening at Clear Spring Library: On Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m., author Bob O’Connor will give a talk on Ward Hill Lamon. O’Connor has written a book about Lamon, Abraham Lincoln’s personal bodyguard, and edited a book penned by Lamon.
March 11, 2011
When Burma Miles performed with The Baltimore Symphony some years ago, she might not have thought one of the highlights of her music career would be participating in a small-town variety show. But today it ranks near the top. What could be more fun than a little singing, a little dancing and some comedic skits? she asks. And it's all for a good cause. For the past 17 years, Miles has directed the Clear Spring Lions Club's annual minstrel and variety show. It's been a rewarding job, the musician said, made easier by "a wonderful group of people who volunteer their time and work hard to raise money for their community.