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By MARIE GILBERT | | 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.
Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | March 7, 2011
Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. will hold an all-you-can-eat oyster feed Sunday, March 27,  from noon to 5 p.m. at its special events building. Tickets cost $35 per person. For more information, call Charlie Mundey at 301-331-6483. FBLA fundraiser Clear Spring High School FBLA will host a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Pick up coupons from students or the main office at the high school to present when ordering so that the organization gets credit for the purchase.
February 9, 2011
' Southern Hospitality' Fayro, Texas, is disappearing and it's up to the Futrelle sisters to save it. Friday, Feb. 11; Saturday, Feb. 12; Sunday, Feb. 13. Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W.Va. Tickets cost $8 to $17. Call 304-725-4420 or go to 'Candide' A musical comedy adventure with music composed by Leonard Bernstein. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, and Saturday, Feb. 12; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. Shepherd University's Frank Center Theater, off W.Va.
February 4, 2011
Valentine's Day variety show Tim Rotz and others present music by Elvis, Frank Sinatra and a touch of country. Opens at 6 p.m. today and continues Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Feb. 19. Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Road, south of Funkstown. $29; $27 for ages 60 and older. Call 301-797-7999, e-mail or go to Comedy show A comedy show presented by Comedy Central featuring Michael Aronin, Mark Matusof and Mike Diesel.
BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | | February 2, 2011
 Nothing says "baby, I love you," like porkchop sideburns and a white jumpsuit. "For me, Elvis of the '70s is what Elvis is all about," said Tim Rotz, who will impersonate The King during Antietam Recreation's Valentine's Special. The variety show debuts Friday, Feb. 4, at the camp's facilities south of Funkstown, and continues Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Feb. 19, with special shows on Sunday, Feb. 13, and on Valentine's Day, Monday, Feb. 14. Rotz, the show's director, described a program of half country and half Elvis, with some Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé on the side.
By CHERYL WEAVER | December 27, 2010
Minstrel show seeks entertainers The Clear Spring Lions Club will present its 60th Minstrel/Variety Show titled "Years Gone By" March 18 to 20 in the Clear Spring High School auditorium.   Rehearsals will begin Sunday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ in Clear Spring. Rehearsals will be each Sunday until the date of the show.  Rehearsals usually last about two hours. The Lions Club is searching for singers who sang in the show during the past 60 years, and for anyone who likes to sing and has never taken part in the show before.
May 31, 2010
The Tri-State Civitan Club presented its annual spring variety show recently at Potomac Center on Marshall Street in Hagerstown. The club brings this event to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Students from Marshall Street School, Job Development Center and Star Community were among the crowd. Brian Squires from Job Development Center was beaming as he mastered the spinning plats from Kevin the Clown. John Dodge brought his magic along with Jack Stanton playing his guitar as a pirate.
December 28, 2009
Beth Grims is all smiles as she tries on Kevin the Klown's hat at the holiday variety show sponsored by the Tri-State Civitan Club for students at Marshall Street School, Job Development Center, 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 the audience and Kevin the Klown's antics delighted the crowd. Tri-State Civitan Club is thankful for the donations from residents and businesses who make the event possible.
By HEATHER KEELS | December 9, 2009
Hancock to be more conservative in salting roads HANCOCK -- Hancock's public works staff will take a more conservative approach to salting roads this winter due to a change in state policy that requires the town to pay to replenish the salt it uses, Hancock Town Manager David Smith said Wednesday. In the past, the Maryland State Highway Administration has provided salt for the town at no charge, but a new policy requires the town to pay to replace any salt it uses at a cost of $75 per ton, Smith said.
By CHRIS COPLEY | October 17, 2009
You have to give Jonathan Richard Cring credit. The singer, songwriter and screenwriter has been on tour nearly 300 days, bringing original music and humor to an audience that Cring said is hurting for fresh material. His audience? Small-town churches. "I think people have abandoned the church as a center of creativity. We're bringing back a wave of that," Cring said this week by phone from central Pennsylvania. "We're trying to bring the blending of inspiration and entertainment.
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