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    Ears, Eyes & Soul

    BY TODD COYLE   There are a lot of drummer jokes amongst musicians. Danny Tait doesn’t live up to any of them. Some drummers keep the beat, Danny keeps the time. His versatility, intelligence and  precision make him stand out. To read the full interview, please see the magazine.

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    Ed:Cetera — What Did You Do in the War, Dad?

    BY ED ZAHNISER   Write and edit newspapers in the United States and the Republic of Korea, a.k.a. South Korea—which latter place locates this bit of reportage on a journalistic trip to outlying batteries, i.e., units, of the 38th Artillery Brigade, Air Defense, meaning missiles, mostly Hawks with “conventional warheads” but some Hercs—Hercules missiles, which […]

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    Fiction: Names and Cigarettes

    BY KYLE ELLINGSON   It’s nicely blindsiding when someone whom you didn’t expect to remembers your name. It’s as if he or she is saying, We are equals. Now and then someone memorizes your name just to flatter you. Maybe he requires something in return. Maybe he wants to look like he knows you. Maybe […]

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    The Poetry of Anne Higgins

    Anne Higgins, a member of the Daughters of Charity, teaches English at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She has had about 100 poems published, in Commonweal, Spirituality and Health, The Melic Review, The Umbrella Journal, The Centrifugal Eye and a variety of small magazines. Garrison Keillor read her poems “Open-Hearted” and “Cherry Tomatoes” […]

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    Evan Boggess: Crashing Into Abstraction

    BY SHEILA KELLY VERTINO   Along one wall of Evan Boggess’s dining room, his current muses perch on small shelves — craggy mineral specimens stopping your gaze as you walk by. An established master of figure painting, Boggess describes his current work as “crashing into abstraction,” and credits graduate studies at the Hoffberger School of Painting at […]

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    Odyssey: The Photography of Dave Burns

    BY NANCY MCKEITHEN   For Dave Burns, vocation and avocation are the same thing: photography. Burns found his passion during college — “that one thing in life that doesn’t take energy from you because you get into a zone and you love it,” he says. A computer science major, he took photography courses for fun and to […]

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    “You Don’t Even Realize How Much You’ve Learned”: An Interview with Homer Hickam

    BY ZACH DAVIS   This interview was conducted by phone in October 2014. It will be readily apparent to the reader that Mr. Homer Hickam is passionate about his craft and is highly knowledgeable of a variety of topics. Distilling more than two hour’s worth of conversation is no small task, and there are—by necessity—some edits […]

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Art in the Region : Image of the Week

IMG_1671_150x215Original painting by RG Jones, acrylic and charcoal. Part of a solo exhibit of the artist's work at The Bridge Gallery through June 7th. Q&A by the artist on May 28th at the Gallery, 7 to 8 pm. Everyone welcome. Click on the title for a larger view of the image. Visit the artist's website here.

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Ricco Painting Exhibit Opens June 6

Ricco Accurso will show the results of years of painting in “Ricco Paints: A Debut Exhibit,” in his Shepherdstown gallery June 6–28. The show will open with an artist’s reception Saturday, June 6 from 5:30–7:30 pm. The gallery, located at 125 West German Street, is next door to The Press Room restaurant. “All of my […]

Shepherd’s CATF Makes List of 50 Essential Summer Festivals

Shepherd University’s Contemporary American Theater Festival is on the New York Times list of 50 essential summer festivals. The list includes festivals from across the country that feature music, dance and theater that the Times said are “potential cultural pilgrimages.” The article states, “Shepherdstown might not immediately spring to mind as a breeding ground for […]

Ears, Eyes & Soul

BY TODD COYLE   There are a lot of drummer jokes amongst musicians. Danny Tait doesn’t live up to any of them. Some drummers keep the beat, Danny keeps the time. His versatility, intelligence and  precision make him stand out. To read the full interview, please see the magazine.

Ed:Cetera — What Did You Do in the War, Dad?

BY ED ZAHNISER   Write and edit newspapers in the United States and the Republic of Korea, a.k.a. South Korea—which latter place locates this bit of reportage on a journalistic trip to outlying batteries, i.e., units, of the 38th Artillery Brigade, Air Defense, meaning missiles, mostly Hawks with “conventional warheads” but some Hercs—Hercules missiles, which […]

Fiction: Names and Cigarettes

BY KYLE ELLINGSON   It’s nicely blindsiding when someone whom you didn’t expect to remembers your name. It’s as if he or she is saying, We are equals. Now and then someone memorizes your name just to flatter you. Maybe he requires something in return. Maybe he wants to look like he knows you. Maybe […]

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