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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This birthday party begins smashingly

WASHINGTON, Pa. – The Washington Symphony Orchestra proved tonight that people will come to downtown entertainment in the city of Washington, Pa., when quality takes the stage.

The group of talented musicians conducted by Yugo Ikach drew an overflow crowd to a free concert that kicked off the small Pennsylvania city's bicentennial celebration. The turnout was a surprise to many local residents, who have been accustomed to festivals that typically bomb here.

It's a great beginning to four days of events in what apparently got off to a sluggish start in the planning stages, but is headed to become a smashing success thanks to generous donations from big local industries, which include Consol Energy, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino and Range Resources Corp.

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