James O'Hara's «Shenstone Blues»


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James O'Hara's former Detonators were named after their explosive live performances. Their music was an enthusiastic and refreshing melting pot of Blues, R&B, Swing and Funk. This unique band featured the great talent of James O'Hara, whose guitar playing, showmanship and voice earned him enormous respect throughout the Blues scene.

Born 1970 in Yorkshire, England, James O'Hara formed his own Blues band "The Detonators" in 1992.


Gail O'Hara Photographress


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Born in Washington, D.C., Gail O'Hara cofounded Chickfactor Magazine in 1992 and has since become a prolific portraitist ... Gail's photos have appeared in Chickfactor, the New York Times, the Times Sunday Magazine (London), the Washington Post, Time Out, Time Out New York, the Washington City Paper, and many more.


Shannon O'Hara's Irish Haven


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Originally from Mississippi, Shannon O'Hara worked as a professional ballet dancer with the Houston Ballet. In New York he studied at the International Center of Photography and the School of Visual Arts and assisted some of the top photographers in New York. He specializes in food and product photography. His personal work is an example of how his style and vision can be applied to advertising, editorial or corporate assignment.

This photograph from Shannon's Irish Haven (Brooklyn) series.

John O'Hara's Study at Penn State


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The reconstructed study of novelist, playwright, and columnist John O'Hara (1905-1970) is virtually an O'Hara museum, with memorabilia from every stage of his life. It contains O'Hara's National Book Award, His Gold Medal for the Novel, and a whole series of certificates recognizing his achievements in theater and film.


Recent Messages (Database here!)

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Edward Gordon: my G.G Grand mother was a Mary O'Hara from Drumbo N.I. Her father was a blacksmith called Arthur O'Hara April 11, 2014
Phyllis O'Hara: looking for Harrison O'Hara-Greensburgh Latrobe, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania areas April 7, 2014
Susan Lynn Bethel: convict named Gabriel(le) O'Hara sent to Australia in the 1800s April 3, 2014
Teresa Ebel: looking for the biological parents or siblings of Kathleen O'Hara born on August 25, 1949 in Buffalo, New York March 4, 2014
Sally Laver: I am trying to trace John O'Hara who I believe was born in Waterford and lived in Stepney, London, in the 1960s February 27, 2014
Terrance O'Hara: the family historical background of the O'Hara Mill Homestead & Conservation Area in Madoc, ON February 13, 2014
Valerie Cichanowicz: my great, great grandfather came to the U.S. in 1848 aged about about 15 years. His name was Martin O'Hara February 6, 2014
Tom Lamey: my great grandfather was James Foley son of Briget O'Hara and Patrick Foley February 1, 2014
Lee Webber: my great grandmother was Sabina O'Hara Hurley of Connecticut. Her son was former governor Robert Augustine Hurley January 26, 2014
Jamie O'Hara: I am from Marin County, CA, the daughter of Lori Cecilia O'Hara and granddaughter of Thomas J. and Coral O'Hara January 26, 2014
Moira Leila O'Hara: my father Joseph Patric O'Hara II gave me 12 brothers and sisters January 17, 2014
James Peffall: my mother-in-law's family is from New Zealand; her father's family immigrated there from County Antrim January 16, 2014
Margaret Birtwhistle (nee O'Hara): my father and grandparents originated from the same village (Stonepark, Foxford, Co. Mayo) and with the same surname O'Hara (O'Hora) as another contributor here November 23, 2013


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