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Your FREE Monthly Arts, Entertainment & Buy Local Guide

April 2013

Covering Orange & Sullivan Counties, Milford, Dingmans Ferry, Beacon, Marlboro, & Ellenville

art • cinema • dance • festivals • holistic living • music • opera • poetry • theatre


PUBLISHER’S COLUMN

by Barry Plaxen

With Livingston Manor in the news (their local newspaper Manor Ink, run by Manor high school students, received the $5,000 Innovation Award by the Sullivan Non-profit Summit, and the announcement of Catskill Art Society’s new Executive Director (see page 28), CANVAS would like to thank and congratulate the outgoing E.D., Ann Manby for a job well done. “Gallery traffic and event attendance increased during the Society’s 40th anniversary year, and we

CANVAS WRITERS’ TIDBITS Visit TheCatskillChronicle.com for J.A. Di Bello’s and Barry Plaxen’s opera reviews and many other Sullivan County articles and news in this informative online newspaper. CANVAS Poetry Calendar provider Robert Milby is reading his poems at Beacon Yoga on April 17 and for the Poetry Café at the Florida Library on April 19.

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also raised nearly $30,000 to make our building more heat efficient,” Ann told me. Ann has “retired” to Brookside Farmhouse, a Sullivan vacation rental getaway, to Red Fern Interactive, which offers a full range of marketing services and public relations, and to Sugar Blossom Flowers, a service that creates fresh flower arrangements featuring locallygrown flowers in season, and domesticallygrown flowers all year, with a Summer Flower Share Program, similar to a CSA farm program. Suggarblossomflowers@gmail.com. Along with artist Kate Hyden and Sarah and Kirk Madison of Madison’s Main Street Stand, Ann often went out of her way to help keep our coverage of Livingston Manor events thorough and up to date. All of us at CANVAS wish Ann much joy and happiness in her new journey.

!ERRATA! Oops! Our apologies to the Washingtonville Arts Society! In our March 2013 issue, we incorrectly stated that the Group Show was April 3. It is actually on April 5! The first Friday of the month! DUH!

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Dear Editor, I do thank you so much for using my image on the cover last month. A lot of people are pleased by it over here in Milford - our beloved Gifford Pinchot. I hope you keep abreast of the activities at Grey Towers this year - it's 50th anniversary of becoming home to the US Forest Service. Again, thank you so much for the honor. Marie Liu Artist

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Dear Barry, Loved your last issue. This paper gets better all the time. I saw “Francesca da Rimini” at the Met - I loved it. I agreed with your writer that this work has everything an Italian opera should have, and it deserves to be better known. My favorite article, though, was the one about MISU. What a wonderful organization, and how much good it does for people! I hope it does well in its new headquarters. Judith Wink New York City

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STORIES BETHEL WOODS ..................................31, 32 CATSKILL ART SOCIETY ........................28, 33 CATSKILL FLY FISHING MUSEUM ..................33 CHAMBER MUSIC AT ST. ANDREWS..............31 CLASSIC CHORAL SOCIETY ........................34 CORNERSTONE ARTS ALLIANCE ..................35 CRAWFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY ......................28 DELAWARE VALLEY ARTS ALLIANCE ............32 DOWNING FILM CENTER ............................15 ELLENVILLE LIBRARY ................................30 HIGHLANDS PHOTOGRAPHIC GUILD..............26 HOWARD GARRETT, VOLUNTEER ................21 HUDSON VALLEY JAZZ FESTIVAL ..................6 IN MEMORIAM: MARTY SABOWITZ ................3 JESTER’S COMEDY CLUB..............................6 JEWISH BROADWAY & TIN PAN ALLEY ........27 KINDRED SPIRITS MUSIC ............................26 MUSIC IN CENTRAL VALLEY ........................34 NFA ARTS ACADEMY ..................................15 OCAC ALL COUNTY DANCE 2013 ..............36 PARKSVILLE USA FESTIVAL..........................4 PIKE COUNTY ARTS & CRAFTS ....................5 POETRY ................................................6, 27 POTLUCK CONCERTS..................................24 SUGAR LOAF GUILD ....................................6 SULLIVAN: SAVOR THE ARTS ......................32 SUNY ORANGE MIDDLETOWN ..................5, 13 SUNY ORANGE NEWBURGH ........................14 TRESTLE INC., ..........................................14 TUSTEN THEATRE ......................................29 UPPER DELAWARE WRITERS COLLECTIVE ....29 WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL ..........................23 WOLFGANG GALLERY ................................23


On the Air: Radio news and profiles In Memoriam: Marty Sabowitz March 21, 1934 ~ December 21, 2012

In late 1992, Muriel Goldrich and Marty Sabowitz went to WJFF Radio in Jeffersonville “to help out”. They were soon given their own show which, after a short time, morphed into Music of the Stage. Muriel & Marty played “mostly” original cast albums (among some other fun items) every Tuesday at Noon. Their love of the music and knowledge of theater was apparent to anyone who tuned in, whether Broadway fans or not. Listeners got swept up into Marty and Muriel’s enthusiasm for what they presented and soon found themselves humming show tunes for the rest of the afternoon. In July and August their program was usually devoted to the musical that was opening that night at Forestburgh Playhouse.

The original The King and I started Marty’s long history with Broadway. He caught the musical bug and continued seeing shows by playing hooky from school with his friends to go to matinees. Marty was a huge advocate for live performances. As he said, “Theater is a living thing. You’ll never see the same show twice.” His personality and voice were unique. He would often be recognized at shops and restaurants when people heard him speak. Marty & Muriel retired from being WJFF’s Broadway DJs just prior to their relocation to Florida and becoming snowbirds. Thank you, Marty, for all those afternoons of wonderful music, the world’s greatest lyrics and keeping the talents of the Great White Way alive and well during your journey at WJFF.

The Air Pirates Seize New York City!

KUDOS! For the sixth time, CANVAS’ friends at the Air Pirates Radio Theater were voted the “Best Theater Troupe” in the Hudson Valley by the Times Herald-Record Readers Poll for 2013. Now they are getting their act together and taking it on the road to New York City. “We had the opportunity to move now and as any Pirate would, we seized it,” said Paul Ellis, Producer and Director. Orange County’s unique repertory company is presenting two performances at the Underground Theatre on West End Avenue and 107th Street in Manhattan on April 13 and 20 . As always the Air Pirates Radio Theater will be broadcasting the two New York City showcase performances live on WTBQ on those dates at 8:00pm. The Air Pirates Radio Theater cast includes: MaryLee Shorr, Brian Nieves,

Meet WJFF DJ Steve Vanbenschoten by Derek Leet Boomp. Da-dah’-da, Da-dah’-da, Da Daaaah’ dada-dah’... In case you don’t recognize those musical sounds translated into words, they represent a very famous Allegro Vivace. Every Thursday at Noon you can hear those opening strains of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony (the 4th) as with great spirit, great vigor and a flurry of elan, WJFF classical DJ Steve Vanbenschoten introduces his new weekly music program, appropriately titled Classics Con Brio. For sometime now, Vanbenschoten has entertained WJFF audiences with his “RetroRadio” program, playing both old radio comedy shows and music from the 30s, 40s and 50s. To fill the void left by the recent passings of WJFF’s classical music DJs Walter Keller and Cecily Fortescue, he is branching out. “I have been a fan of classical music since high school, and I have a huge LP, CD and tape collection including a few 78s. WJFF

produced three classical music programs and I felt we should have another after losing two.” And he befittingly dedicated the first edition of his new program to Walter and Cecily. “I gear it toward the lighter side for the most part - kind of a pop show. I realized “pop classical” is not enough for 2 hours and for 52 weeks, so I program a mixture of pop things, and also try to get a spectrum from the 18th century into 20th - a bit challenging. So it’s pretty eclectic.” Vanbenschoten comes from a theatre background - Yale drama school, a degree in acting, then regional theatres then Broadway. “I did Grease longer than I was in Hisgh School. I’d be in it - would leave for regional theatre and come back, leave, return again.” “Classics Con Brio is a last bastion for classical music that reaches a lot of people, and an opportunity to promote live classical music in the area; I will make announcements of upcoming live performances,” he concluded. The program is also easily “hear-able” on the WJFF archives. Visit www.wjffradio.org.

The Air Pirates; Paul Ellis on the right

Alan Andrews, Kate Brannan, and Lindsey Graham - and of course, as many know, the audience. (see also page 9) Go to www.wtbq.com on both those two dates and click on the Listen Live logo, upper right. (It takes a NY minute to connect.) For more information: 845-469-7563.

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Parksville USA Festival: The Lyric Quartet Now that the US Government has spent a few millions of your tax dollars for the I-84 (Route 17) Parksville bypass, it will take you all of one minute less to travel to Parksville from Liberty, or all of two minutes less from Livingston Manor, to enjoy the first Parksville USA Music Festival. The brainchild of Tom Caltabellotta, the Festival is dedicated to the memory of his wife, Michele Koury Caltabellotta, who always championed the development of Parksville. Together they managed Parksville’s Dead End Café for almost twenty years, where they served up ambrosial food and scrumptious music. And now...down the road from the Dead End Café is the Parksville Methodist Church, a beautiful jewel box of a church, and the new home of The Lyric Quartet, which will share the Festival’s eight concerts with Latino-Cuban Jazz and Klezmer ensembles and a string quartet. Three faces (and voices) familiar to Sullivan audiences and Dead End enthusiasts make up 3/4ths of The Lyric Quartet. In addition to Caltabellotta, there is mezzo Leslie Swanson and tenor Mariano Vidal. These three talents sing everything: opera, operetta, traditional folk, art songs and Broadway. “We’ll sing old songs from the American West, a little Broadway, Mexican classics, and even Disney standards (as Ed Sullivan would say, “for the youngsters out there”), said Caltabellotta. They will be accompanied by Cory Battey, a new “face” to Sullivan audiences. Caltabellotta has been singing since his teen years. His first singing lessons were a revelation. He knew he was entering a strange world when his teacher kept her window closed during lessons so that no one would “steal” her vocal exercises. He has sung over 70 roles with numerous New York and regional opera companies, including the Delaware Valley Opera. “I am confident that the Festival will encourage Michele’s dream of a Parksville renaissance of prosperity”, he stated. “Speriamo!!” Swanson preforms regularly with The Bronx

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Leslie Swanson, Mariano Vidal, Tom Caltabellotta & Cory Battey Opera, among others, and is an international least one selection by both Wagner and Verdi. recital artist. She has performed locally in Frost This year celebrates their 200th anniversary,” Valley (Claryville), The Liberty Museum and, Caltabellotta concluded. of course, the Dead End Café. Join them April 7 at 3:00pm for the Vidal was the Dead End Café’s resident tenor. inaugural concert in the series of ‘First Sunday’ He also has performed with the Delaware Valley musical events, with surprise guest artists: a Opera and he and Caltabellotta performed for mezzo and cellist. The Church is at 1 Star Road. For tickets and a list of upcoming concerts CANVAS’ Sammy Fain Cabaret for the Sullivan County bi-centennial. He is known for call 845-747-4247. Tickets are also on sale at Floyd & Bobo’s Bakery, the official Parksville his leading roles in numerous zarzuelas. Both artists are second-homers in the USA Festival box office, 89 North Main Street, Liberty, next to the government center. Sullivan-Delaware area. Another quartet, The Minerva String Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Battey is a pianist, vocal coach and accompanist. He has Quartet, follows on May 5. For pre and post concert dining options in performed and coached with various opera programs throughout the US including the Ferndale (pre-only), Liberty and Parksville, see Opera in the Ozarks, Shreveport Opera and most ads below. Coming from the North? For a quickie snack - try Madison’s Main Street recently, with The Bronx Opera. “Each of the quartet concerts will feature at Stand in Livingston Manor, see ad page 33.

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Parksville Exhibit

A collection of art by local and international artists, titled Spring Chill, is on display thru June 2 at the Rolling River Café Gallery Inn where people eat, drink, relax, talk, listen to music, and enjoy or buy art. The exhibit features works by artists Sergei Goloshapov, Bagram Ibatoulline, Aleksey Nuzhnov, Vladimir Radunsky, Miriam Rayevsky, Rob Rayevsky, Les Stone, and Pietro Spica (see photo). The Café is located a few yards from the Parksville USA Festival site, just past the Parksville Post Office.

Dining Out: Parksville area


Pike County Arts & Crafts Demonstration with Pagano

Pike County Arts and Crafts (PCAC) in Milford is pleased to announce the First Sunday art demonstration of the 2013 season with Cynthia Harris-Pagano painting a still life in oil. Cynthia, a specialist in oil and pastel, works out of her North Light Studio in Otisville. After study at Vassar College and the Art Students League, NYC, she completed studies at the Ridgewood Art Institute with John Osborne. Still-Life by Cynthia Harris-Pagano Her commitment, as will be reflected in her She emphasizes light from one source, demo, stems from the classic/impressionist natural light if possible. In still-life, the tradition developed at the Barbizon school, objects are steadfast in their reflection of France (plein air), and the Academy Julien, light, and the artist has a fine opportunity to Paris. interpret that very light.

Originally the philosophy of still-life developed from the Vanitas, paintings that remind the viewer of the transitory nature of life. Skulls were sometimes used. The 17th century Dutch used luxury items and even edibles: meat, fruits, and vegetables. “In creating still-life, we go to the very bones of painting.” The public is invited to this free event to enjoy learning about the process and techniques of making art and meet Cynthia and the members of PCAC while enjoying refreshments, at Milford Borough Hall, 109 Catherine Street, on April 7 at 1:30pm. www.pikecountyartsandcrafts.org

When and why do we go to war? Is there an alternative to protecting ourselves and to resolve conflict? WHY: to look deeply at whether war is always wrong. Can war be justified? Will war always be part of the human experience? Is non-violent resistance effective in the case of a Hitler? Terrorists? Is there a fair and sensible way to wage war, or is it all hopeless? What are our rights and responsibilities, when our society makes the move to go to war? SPEAKERS: Mark C. Johnson (top photo), is a writer, facilitator, and organizer for transformational social change. He was a

Dr. Martin Luther King gave his historic antiwar speech in NYC, Beyond Vietnam, and 1968, his assassination in Memphis. This event, free and open to all, is on April 4 at 7:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 9 Vance Road in Rock Tavern. If able, bring some finger food to share or refreshments and a can of food for pets or people. A good will offering will be taken to defray expenses. Questions: call Verne M. Bell, 845-5698965 or Alice McMechen, 845-986-3227.

A Forum Discussion: War - When & Why in Rock Tavern conscientious objector in the Vietnam War doing alternative service in Lebanon between 1967 and 1974. Dr. Lucian Mott was born into a military family. He has been an integral part of the Mount Saint Mary College West Point program since 1997 where he has taught, recruited, and advised soldiers and their families. REMEMBERING April 4th: 1967 when

Yiddish Language & Culture at SUNY O

Dr. Miriam Hoffman (see photo) is a journalist, Columbia University professor and a scriptwriter/playwright with ten Yiddish plays to her name, produced and performed at the NY Shakespeare Festival and the Joseph Papp Theater, off-Broadway at the Astor Theater, the John Houseman Theater, the 92nd Street Y, and in major American and European cities. In 1992 Hoffman won a Tony Award for her English-to-Yiddish translation of Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys. For the last 20 years, as columnist and feature writer for the Jewish Forward, Hoffman has published over two thousand articles. Dr. Hoffman explains the significance of Yiddish in Jewish history and culture on April 25 at 11:00am at SUNY Orange’s handicapped-accessible Orange Hall, Room 23 in Middletown. For further information, call SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891.

Lectures - Demos - Master Classes - forums “Conservation and Restoration of a Threatened Species” (Blanding’s turtle) Erik Kiviat.. SUNYO Middletown, Gilman Center, Apr 3, 7pm “The Short Bloody History of Fort William Henry” Frank Salvati ...................................... Neversink Valley Museum, Cuddebackville, Apr 3, 7:30pm “Wolves of America” Russell Brust ........................Greenwood Lake Library, Apr 4, 6:30pm FORUM “War”......................Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern, Apr 4, 7pm “Personal & Professional Perspectives on Women & Heart Disease” .................................. Kathleen W. McNicholas SUNYO Middletown, Gilman Center, Apr 4, 7pm DEMO Rhio’s Raw Food Demo ..................Twenty-Seven Gallery, Port Jervis, Apr 6, 6-9pm “All About Salamanders” Carl Heitmuller ..Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall, Apr 7, 10am

DEMO Cynthia Harris Pagano still life painting .................................................................... Pike County Arts & Crafts, Milford, Apr 7, 1:30pm MASTER CLASS Joan I. Siegel “Poetry in the Making” ...................................................... SUNYO Middletown, Hudson Hall, Rm 209, Apr 9, 8am “College Finances for Parents”Anthony Nappo Thrall Library, Middletown, Apr 11, 6:30pm “Nuances in Nature - Native Plants & Their Habitats in the Wild” Dan Segal.................... SUNYO Middletown, Gilman Center, Apr 11, 7pm DEMO Glass Blowing........................Gillinder Glass Factory, Port Jervis, Apr 13, 10am-3pm FORUM “17th Celebration of Being a Woman” ..........SUNY Sullivan, Apr 13, 10am-3pm MASTER CLASS Joanne Zipay “Playing Shakespeare” ...................................................... SUNYO Middletown, Orange Hall Theatre, Apr 15, 2:30pm “History of Middletown Slide Show” Peter Laskaris..................Thrall Library, Apr 16, 7pm “Who Are We?” Donald “Doc” Baynes ................Greenwood Lake Library, Apr 18, 6:30pm “Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson and Hank Greenberg; Ethnic Heroes in Baseball’s Melting Pot” William Simons ..........Josephine-Louise Library, Apr 22, 7pm DEMO “Cooking with John Moultrie” ................................Newburgh Library, Apr 27, 1pm Science Cafe: “Epigenetic effects of environmental estrogens” Catherine Klein ................ Diana’s Restaurant, New Windsor, Apr 24, 7pm Miriam Hoffman “Yiddish Language and Culture” ................................................................ SUNYO Middletown, Orange Hall, Apr 25, 11am TBD Stephen Skye......................Neversink Valley Museum, Cuddebackville, May 1, 7:30pm April 2013

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Destination...................................................Chester / Sugar Loaf CANVAS’ spotlight: Sugar Loaf Guild

Happy Blissful 2nd Birthday! Sugar Loaf Guild member, Bliss Women’s Cooperative, celebrates 2 years this April! Happy Birthday Bliss! Stepping into Bliss is an experience unto itself. From floor to ceiling, the shop is adorned with an array of colorful and unique handcrafted items, everything from origami earrings to purses woven from recycled plastic bags and clocks made from liquor bottles. It’s a literal cornucopia of one-of-a-kind crafts. Bliss, located in Romers Alley, is a women’s art cooperative and is the brainchild of owner Dana Anders, who is also one of the shop’s featured artists. A certified horticulturist, Anders’ second passion has always been making crafts, but she didn’t consider turning it into a profession until about six years ago, when she was pregnant with her son, and started making her own birth announcements. This eventually snowballed into an entire line of handmade greeting cards, which she began to sell in various stores in the area, including Romers Alley. When a space opened up in Romers Alley, Anders decided to take the plunge and open up her own shop in April of 2011. “The idea of me having my own store of just cards was nearly impossible,” Anders said. “But the idea of being able to have a store with

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Exhibits Mary Endico watercolors, Endico Studio Bliss Co-op, photo taken by M. Endico Micro Gallery Exhibit, Utopian Direction different artists - to be able to find artists, and Nick Zungoli photography, Exposures Gallery

have artists that come to you - it’s really neat. It’s really neat just to see how much different stuff is out there.” The art cooperative is entirely made up of artists who are women. Anders said she chose to focus exclusively on women artists because it makes more of a statement. “It gives meaning to the store a little bit more, plus it’s a good support mechanism,” Anders said. “I don’t want to say it could be harder for a woman to do a business, but we can all relate with each other, whether it’s kids, or family. It’s just something to sort of give us our own.” Bliss is located at 1371 Kings Highway, in building 4b of Romers Alley. For information, call 518-772-5477 or visit www.blissco-op.com.

Laughing with Laney at Jester’s

Poetry on the Loose

George Searles has published many poems in small quarterlies, along with three volumes of literary criticism from university presses and five editions of a widely-used writing textbook. Arkansas native, Christi Shannon Kline is a New York based poet, playwright and actor. Poetry on the Loose presents Searles on April 6 and Kline on May 4, at 3:30pm in the Seligmann Studio, 23 White Oak Drive. For more information, see ad on back page. Delaware & Hudson CANVAS

Cinema Surrealism Film Series Mar 29, 7:30pm. Seligmann Center for the Arts,

Michael Somerville Apr 6 Rodney Laney, Gene Trifilo Apr 13 Tom Daddario, Mark DeMayo Apr 20 Mike Burton, Joe Zimmerman Apr 27 Sara Contreras, Mike Gaffney May 4 Jesters Comedy Club, 8pm

Rodney Laney began his career in London on the BBC’s The World 1988 when he took the stage for the Stands Up. first time while stationed at Wright “Determination may be Rodney’s Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, biggest asset - according to his credit OH.. His professional career began in report, his only asset. He is ambitious, 1997 in clubs and colleges from New professional, and determined. I could York to California. Rodney has go on and on about me, I mean him, completed pilots for Comedy Central, but I have reached the end of the MTV, A&E and has been seen on page.” HBO, Fox News Channel’s Red Eye, Rodney takes the stage at Jester’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, Comedy Club, 109 Brookside Avenue on April Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and in 13 at 8:00pm.. For information: 845-345-1039.

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Music Greater NY Wind Symphony “All Gershwin for the Brave” Sugar Loaf PAC, Apr 13, 8pm Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Fundraiser Seligmann Center, Apr 21, 4pm

Poetry & Prose Reading George Searles Apr 6, 3:30pm Christi Shannon Kline May 4, 3:30pm Poetry on the Loose Seligmann Center for the Arts

Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Fundraiser Musicians Chris Persad, Rick Savage, Bill McCrossen, Dave Smith, Bob Rosen, Gabriele Tranchina, Joe Vincent Tranchina, and special guests will be joining with Hudson Valley Jazz Festival producer/drummer Steve Rubin for the first 2013 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival fundraiser. “We are in the process of setting up our status as a non-profit and during this time tax exempt donations are available,” Rubin explained. “Our education program will include private study and a student performance during this summer’s festival, which will be August 8-11. This program will be headed up by music educator Bob Rosen. We’re looking to include a larger section of Orange County and The Hudson Valley and bring additional venues into the fold.” The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival was voted “Best Music Festival” of 2012 by readers of The Times Herald Record for the third consecutive year. The Jazz Festival Fundraiser will be April 21 at 4:00pm at the Orange County Arts Council in Sugar Loaf. For more information, call 917-903-4380 or visit www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org.

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Holistic Happenings Sponsored by Alternative Counseling

And This Just In...New Practitioners!

“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. “When did you stop dancing?” “When did you stop singing?” “When did you stop being enchanted by stories?” “When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?” (Gabrielle Roth) Richard Malz is bringing his expertise in Rhythm Therapy and Shamanic Healings to the Mind, Body Spirit Connection Expo in Matamoras on April 7. “I have been a musician all of my life,” he states. “I have integrated rhythm into my healing work. Music can transform and uplift us; taking us where we need to be. It is a less invasive way to do healing work. A session begins with an energy reading. Then, with percussion, I use rhythm to balance the energetic fields throughout the mind, body, spirit system creating harmonious flow. This will leave you feeling balanced, recharged, and energized”. Also recently added to the day’s events program are the following practitioners:

Kieran & Michka - The Village Shaman Spiritual Guidance, Energy Balancing, Herbal Medicine, & More! Rena Esposito - Acupressure Acupressure is a blend of acupuncture and pressure, derived from acupuncture. Pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices. Neuroimaging research suggests that certain acupuncture points have distinct effects that are not otherwise predictable anatomically. Jaclyn Seitz - Trigger Point Massage The term “trigger point” was coined in 1942 by Dr. Janet Travell to describe a clinical finding with the following characteristics: “Pain related to a discrete, irritable point in skeletal muscle or fascia, not caused by acute local trauma, inflammation, degeneration, neoplasm or infection.” Palpation of the trigger point reproduces the patient’s complaint of pain, and the pain radiates in a distribution typical of the specific muscle harboring the trigger point. The pain cannot be explained by findings on neurological examination. Lucia Chiarelli - Reiki. Join them on April 7. See ad on right.

Lisa Ann Enthralls Well-known area “sensitive” Lisa Ann of Spiritquest Healing Center can introduce you to “past life experiences” through stories which will include tips on using your past to improve your present. “I take you to a ‘positive’ childhood memory, enabling you to get familiar with how the regression will work. It also gives me the chance to see how you are recalling your information (by sight, sound, feelings, thoughts, etc),” she explains. Lisa Ann will be at Thrall Library, 11-19 Depot Street, Middletown, April 16 at 7:00pm with a free “past life” introduction. For more information call 845-341-5483.

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Destination.........................................................................wurtsboro “Anything Goes” at Wurtsboro Art Alliance

“Triptych” by Sandy Spitzer

Stained Glass photo by Ron Weathers

When members of the Wurtsboro Art Alliance (WAA) were planning their annual spring show, they wanted to keep the theme as wide open to interpretation as possible. Hence the theme, Anything Goes, was agreed upon. You can’t get much more open to creative interpretation and artistic license than that. Anything Goes, an exhibit which promises an eclectic offering of imaginative and original works of art created by WAA members, will be presented by the WAA April 6-April 28. The WAA is a non-profit community arts group founded in 2006 to encourage and promote art and artists from the regional area. Inquiries and new members are always welcome. Ron Weathers of Bloomingburg is one of

WAA’s newest members. “I just joined WAA a month ago and love the group and my new hobby, photography. I have been photographing for about six years since my wife went out and bought me a digital camera to give me something to do because I was retiring.” Anything Goes is the second WAA exhibit to include Ron’s work. “I am also an active member of the St. James Camera Club in Goshen,” he said. “We meet in St. James Church. One of the workshops we had included taking pictures of the stained glass in the Church.” The Opening Reception is on April 6, from 2:00pm-4:00pm at 73 Sullivan Street. Refreshments will be served. For information, visit www.waagallery.org.

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Holmes’ “Trav’lin” Travels to Texas

Trav’lin is the brainchild of playwright Gary Holmes, co-owner of Wurtsboro’s Canal Towne Emporium. As a teenager, Gary was a friend to J.C. Johnson (see photo right) in the last decade of his life. Trav’lin is a musical featuring Johnson’s music, with a new book co-authored by Gary. Johnson’s works have also been heard on Broadway in Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Me

and Bessie. Fats Waller (who was Johnson’s best friend), along with George Whiting and Nat Schwartz among others, all collaborated with J.C. Johnson on the songs in Trav’lin. After a fully-staged developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Trav’lin is receiving its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth’s Jubilee Theatre, April 5-28. Congratulations Gary!


Destination..............................................................................pine bush The Pine Bush UFO Festival & Parade is Back on April 27!

The following events are confirmed for the Pine Bush UFO Festival & Parade 2013, April 27 (Rain date: April 28) on Main Street, 9:00am - 4:00pm: Sgt. K. Von Ronn Memorial 5K Race (9am), Eye Spy an Alien scavenger hunt, quality craft vendors, UFO novelty vendors, entertainment and dancing at the Bandstand/Gazebo (Swing, Big Band, 60’s), a surprise performance midday that you can’t miss!, Kids Corner with interactive children’s activities, Musical Munchkins performances, local Student Art

Show, carnival food, local restaurant food, prize tent, pony rides, professional face painting, balloon twisters, and lots of fun surprises! At the Library:Linda Zimmermann will be speaking about her book, In the Night Sky: Hudson Valley UFO Sightings from the 1930s to the Present. Felix and Sarah Olivieri speaks about their film, In the Night Sky: I recall a UFO, a documentary film based on Zimmermann’s book. Thomm Quackenbush presents his Night

Dream series. The third book in the series takes place in part, at the Pine Bush UFO Fair. Renée Pearce and Kaylin Ruffino, Author and Illustrator of the Children’s book; Jackson & Auggie; Adventure in the Hudson Valley. The book is about the history of the Hudson Valley and UFO activity in the Pine Bush area. 10:00am-2:00pm, at Pine Bush HS: Back by popular demand: Out of this world Car Show! 3:00pm: the now infamous alien and UFO themed parade! 4:00pm: vendors close and roads re-open but

the fun continues. At 4:15pm, check out the premiere of the documentary film, In the Night Sky: I Recall a UFO, at the Town of Crawford Government. Center, 121 State Route 302. After that, why not stay in town for dinner? (See Chinese & Mexican options below left) Follow it all up with a hilarious interactive radio show at 7:30pm, Pine Bush Village Center, 65 Main Street with the Air Pirates Radio Theatre performing their version of War of the Worlds! Take part in the interactive performance and be part of the show!

And the Winners are in!

Congratulations to the winners of the Pine Bush Area Arts Council’s March 2013 Taste of Pine Bush event! 1. White Barn (above) by Lana Privitera 2. March Air (top right) by Rebecca Cornell 3. Time to Smell the Flowers by Ray Schuettich

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Destination....................................................................... Made in Walden

by J. A. Di Bello The twelfth annual Local History Day will be celebrated on April 6 in conjunction with a memorial service to honor Col. Thomas Bradley, (1844-1920). Quite appropriately the event has been subtitled Made in Walden, an organized tribute designed to recognize the industrial prowess that was Walden’s. Beginning at Noon, a graveside tribute to Col. Bradley will be conducted at the Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden. Bradley arrived in Walden as a young twelve-year old immigrant (1856). He worked the bench in Walden’s knife factory, sharpening and polishing knives. In 1862 he enlisted in the Orange Blossoms as a private in the 124th regiment of the Union Army to fight the forces of an armed rebellion. His valor and service to the country is well known, as he was decorated with the Congressional Medal of Honor. Following the memorial service and beginning at 2:00pm, the Historical Society of Walden and the Wallkill Valley (HSWWV) in conjunction with the Josephine-Louise Public Library and the Village of Walden will present a fascinating and frequently side-line portion of Walden's Manufacturing prowess, titled The Textile and Garment Industries of Walden, NY.

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The eagerly anticipated event will be held on the third floor of the Walden Municipal Building in the Bradley Assembly Room. Refreshments will be served, complements of the Walden Thruway Markets. Highlights of the afternoon are expected to reference the promoters of the Village who freely advertised Walden as the village with “Unlimited Water Power” and an abundance of skilled and unskilled labor. Industrialists heeded the call for manufacturing in Walden. Several garment manufactures took advantage of Walden’s labor and power. A trend setter in Walden was the Wooster Manufacturing Company. It was the first garment manufacturer in this country to construct heavy, reliable pants and overalls for working men. Interestingly, Walden was also notable for manufacturers that specialized in women’s underwear. These highdemand products were produced by the Gutman Bros. Company and the Cupid Underwear Company. The Walden Garment Manufacturing Company was located in the Trolley Terminal Building. As above, quantities of impressive information on this topic are available in a publication easily accessed on the website of the HSWWV, Walden, New York: Hub of the Beautiful Wallkill Valley. (Info: 845-778-6632)

The Ghost Whistle For I had before me hay bales, hounds, and crazy little kittens. I flew recklessly through fields of grain and sailed ships on streams and ponds, and I wished upon a Harvest Moon to forever be A Farmer's Child.

The HSWWV will host Robert H. Score at its April 17 meeting at the Jacob T. Walden House on North Montgomery Street. Following a brief business meeting at 7:30pm, there will be a reading and sale of Score’s just published The Ghost Whistle, a tale inspired by real people, real events, and a real place. The people are the grandparents of the author, Harry and Martha Score, and some of their friends and relatives who lived through the frightening and tragic human firestorm remembered as World War I. The events are but a few of several, drawn from a long series of tales from “years and years ago,” and told to Robert by his grandfather, Harry. Score’s account is a tribute to a generation that endured and triumphed over the “War to End All Wars,” the Great Depression, and the Second World War; the generation that defined America. It is also a personal, adoring homage to Robert’s grandfather, Harry John Score, who like no other human being, defined Robert as a farmer’s child. For information: 845-778-6632.


........................................................................................................walden Meet Professor William Simons - Author With the sincerest of apologies, author and humorist Joseph Dorison once parodied the Gershwins with the following tribute to his heroes of baseball: The way you swung the bat The way you tipped your hat The memory of all that No, no! They can’t take that away from me! Growing up in America is a stroke of fortune that cannot be duplicated. The blessings are too numerable to count. One blessing many will recall is the love of the all-American game, baseball. Total preoccupation, and hero worship coupled with feel-good emotion were a part of it and for many it was limited to that brief period of childhood known as the developmental years. A fortunate few have retained the ability to caress the game even more fondly as adults. Lucky too are those who recall arguments with peers about who was the best center fielder in New York. Was it Mays, as in the Say Hey Kid, or Mantle at the House, Yankee Stadium? Or peer across that other river to Ebbets Field,

was it Snyder? The Duke! Excitement and worship in the New York’s corner of the world revolved around nine athletes on a grassy diamond. For a peek at the phenomena of heroes and the game take a look at Pete Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson and Hank Greenberg Hamill’s Subway Series. The reality of the sports' world and the world considered a distinct and separate ethnic group in general is a cruel and unforgiving habitat for by immigration authorities and bore the brunt of its greatest heroes, especially those whose ethnic slurs. During the war, Joe DiMaggio ethnicity was not main stream American or served in the U.S. Army, while his parents were WASPy enough. Professor William Simons of classified as enemy aliens by the War SUNY Oneonta is a prominent scholar and Department and were restricted to an area specialist in the area of baseball studies. He defined by a radius of five miles from their currently serves as the Managing Director of the home. On the other side of the river, another baseball Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and legend and hero was causing a commotion. In American Culture. Consider Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio. Born the spring of 1947, Jack Roosevelt Robinson, to Sicilian immigrants he and his brothers son of a Georgia sharecropper became the first worked their father’s fishing boat in the San Black American to play professional baseball in Francisco Bay. Southern Europeans were the United States of America since 1880. The

trial was fierce and the confrontations bitter. Robinson, however under the direction of Dodger owner Branch Rickey, was able to shut up and take the insults, while demonstrating his athletic prowess, i.e., his superiority on the athletic field. Hyman Greenberg was born in Greenwich Village to Romanian-born Jewish immigrant parents. He became the first outstanding, professional Jewish baseball star and was known as Hammerin’ Hank or sometimes the Hebrew Hammer. Frequently ridiculed for his religious practices, he was the first major league baseball player to publicly welcome Jackie Robinson to the major leagues. What’s recorded here is a pre-game warm up for the troves of information and fascinating memorabilia to be found in Professor Simon’s dugout. On April 22, 7:00pm, he will present an informative program at the JosephineLouise Public Library in Walden detailing the issues that confronted three of the New York area’s greatest ethnic heroes as each battled the barriers of blatant ignorance in baseball’s melting pot: Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson and Hank Greenberg?

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Destination..................................................................................walden Somewhere Over the Wallkill Although the diminutive river town of Walden refuses to lie prone on the Kansas plain, it does, as does Kansas, proudly stand as a symbol of Middle America, a place where “skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.” “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” (Colin Powell). A pragmatic advocate of that handy, little bromide is Dee Tabitha Wright, director/choreographer of the Hudson Valley POPS' recent production The Wizard of Oz at the New Rose Theatre. To this writer, the names most closely associated with The Wizard of Oz are L. Frank Baum, the author of immortal children’s tale, and of course the legendary Judy Garland of the 1939 avant-garde film of the same name. Now to this short list of theatrical dreamers add the name of Dee Tabitha Wright. Clearly she was inspired by the story of Dorothy and that silly little dog, Toto. There are, other Ozophiles, too, i.e., people that walk about Walden, inquisitive people, mumbling, “This doesn’t look like Kansas!” True perhaps, but under the gifted hand of Ms. Wright, one can experience Kansas, the Emerald City, Munchkin land, flying monkeys and the never-to-be-dismissed Wicked Witch. All are in Walden brilliantly staged at the New Rose Theatre’s black box by Ms. Wright. Dorothy’s adventure remains America’s greatest fantasy. As many know, children’s theatre is most difficult. As an American fairy tale this play is classified as children’s theatre. The difficulty with children’s theatre is that significant numbers of children remain innocently clueless of theatre etiquette or what many would simply consider good manners. The concept is foreign and their attention has to be earned, earned by a cast willing and able to devote mind and body to the production of good theatre. Such was the case at the New Rose Theatre as the actors and

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dancers follow the direction of the production’s director and choreographer, Dee Wright. What seemed to be hundreds of brownies and cubs sat attentive and slack jawed as the magic of captivating theatre unfolded before their eyes. Consider first those elements that caused this production to stand above others. One must initially concede to the acting, keeping in mind that those on stage are not professional Equity actors. To articulate and gather the attention spoken of earlier, a perceptive Ms. Wright employed a combination of mime and the flickering actions associated with silent motion pictures of an earlier time. The staccato type motion of those films was largely due to the various speeds of the hand-cranked camera as opposed to an acting technique. But who cares? It works! Now, everyone is paying attention and “We’re off to see...” as the story begins its journeys. To complement the visual aspects of the production. an ambitious, unique sound track was created by the multi-talented Ms. Wright. Various affects and creative voice-overs were combined in a manner that aided the understanding of dialog and progression of the plot, as it moved from Aunt Em’s Diner to Munchkin Country and on to the great Emerald City. A deep, raspy voice issuing proclamations from the mouth of the smallest of the small munchkins supplied a comedic and irresistible element of viewer satisfaction. The various dance ensembles were a reflection of Ms. Wright’s stage experience, as well as attention to discipline and detail. The young, well-trained dancers who carry the action are too numerous to mention as individuals, but it can be said with ease the humorous Munchkins, sweetened Poppies,

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Citizens of the Emerald City and the frightening Monkeys are a theatrical delight. Commanding additional attention however was the dance ensemble that became a raging, violently rotating column of air, i.e., the fearsome Tornado! The visual aspects of the action appropriately represented a pivoting point as the plot changed direction. Also, as noted is Ms. Wright’s acute attention detail, in this case to meteorological terminology. The choreographic design of the on-stage tornado, technically a cyclone, rotated correctly in an ominous counterclockwise direction. Well done! It is difficult to isolate contributing members, since the charm and glory of this production is the obvious result of close team work. But Rebecca Patsalos as the geeky Kansas-bred girl with her dog, Toto, displayed the perfect characteristics needed to portray Middle America. Caroline Joy as Aunt Em, Keely Wright as Miss Gulch and Zachary Kiernan as Professor Marvel depicted their respective characters with an admirable level of theatrical maturity. The play’s thematic Triumbrant of a brain, a heart and courage were respectively brought to life by the performances of three marvelous actors, Sydney Amen as the Scarecrow, Taylor Rosenberger as the Tin Man and Claire Beebe as the friendly Lion. Three others earning commendation attention for diligent contributions to the success of Ms. Wright’s production are Angelina Arrison as the Head Monkey, Briana Dileo, Queen of the Poppies and Sarah Ward as the Gate Keeper. With all of the above written and displayed, the theatrical binding that successfully causes Ms. Wright’s adventurist interpretation of

Baum’s timeless classic work as a stage production to develop into a unified whole are Keely Wright as the unrelenting wretched, wicked Witch and Zachary Kiernan in the title role as the Wizard. Keely’s ability to handle the athletic requirements of the choreographed interpretation of the Witch is a high energy technical accomplishment and literately one not designed for the weak of heart. It’s exhilarating to watch her routine, as she remains so expert. Zachary Kiernan, as is the custom, wears many hats at the New York Conservatory of Music and this production, despite its size is no exception. Zachary portrays two principle characters, assists with the choreography, designs the costumes and advises their construction. In the second half of what must be Zachary’s thirty-two hour day, he prepared for and delivered a magnificent wizard. The utilization of shadow lighting was impressive as it served to demonstrate the dominance of the Wizard in his Emerald City. This production at the New Rose Theatre was not a text-book type approach to the creative process. It is the juices of innovational fiber joining with the practical experience and knowledge of a director/choreographer able to demonstrate leadership. That combination is not easily found, but when it pops up it will consistently produce good theatre. Talent is one thing, but putting them all together on stage is quite another. And oh, yes, recall the Yellow Brick Road. There is one in this river town. It trails off into the blaze of a setting sun, bound for places unknown and adventures yet to be scripted. But follow carefully the steps and strides taken by a talented director/choreographer as she charts her path. Good theatre is never an accident. Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high There’s a land that I've heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream, Really do come true. (Lyrics by Huguenot resident, E. Y. Harburg)


Community Building Through The Arts

Students Transform SUNY Orange with Art

with Susan Handler Inclusion Matters at SUNYO The Civil Rights Act of 1964 solidified the legal status of Affirmative Action. The action was designed to counteract discriminatory institutional barriers faced by ethnic minorities, women and other underrepresented groups. The goal was to foster diversity, to improve employment and educational opportunities, and to compensate for the ways such groups have historically been excluded. However, the promise of social justice and equal educational opportunity for All is still an elusive dream for many in our society. The concept of Affirmative Action is a breathing, living entity that requires ongoing awareness and participation. For this reason, College and University campuses across the country have formally set in action methods to address this topic. At Orange County Community College (OCCC) the Committee for Institutional Diversity and Equity (CIDE) serves as a forum to discuss and act upon issues pertaining to diversity and equity, and makes suggestions

regarding strategies on how to resolve such issues. OCCC members are committed to infusing diversity and equity into all aspects of campus life, both academic and non-academic. If OCCC is to affectively reach its student body, the school must be prepared to address the substantial diversity in experiences students bring with them to school - the wide range of languages, cultures, learning styles, talents and intelligences that in turn require an equally rich and varied repertoire of teaching strategies. Jina Lee is the CIDE Campus Coordinator. In her efforts to create an environment of inclusiveness, she facilitates workshops and events for faculty, staff, and students. “I have invited speakers, from poets of underrepresented groups to disability awareness advocates to LGBT voices.” Over this past year her OCCC colleagues have photographed these events, celebrating what it means for an educational institution to place diversity at front and center of the learning experience. During April, a photographic documentary, Diversity at Orange County Community College, may be on display at SUNY Orange. Email cultural@sunyorange.edu for updates or phone 845-341-4891.

Using symbolism, Cloud Nine is a metaphorical place of great joy or euphoria. It came about because the International Cloud Atlas of 1896 gave the cumulonimbus cloud the number nine out of a list of ten. When playwright Caryl Churchill was creating her play, Cloud Nine, she and the actors turned to their own lives for inspiration. They discovered that many of them were raised with social and sexual values that were so out of date they might have come from another century. In the exhilarating, time-travelling world of Cloud Nine, age, gender, race and sexuality are defined and redefined, always with comedic bravura, not to mention the occasional burst of song. The first act, directed by Cabot Parsons, is

set in the nineteenth century in an African country ruled by Britain, and Churchill satirizes the repressive nature of the Victorian family, the rigidity of narrowly prescribed gender roles, and the phenomenon whereby oppressed peoples in colonized countries take on the identity of the colonizers. Act two, directed by David Cohen, takes place in London one hundred years later with mostly the same characters, who have aged only twenty-five years. In this act, topics like women’s liberation, gay liberation, and the sexual revolution, all of which were prominent social movements in Britain as well as the United States in the 1970s, are explored. For dates, times and how to purchase tickets, see ad below.

One Play, Two Casts, Two Directors

Collage by Kathryn Haggerty

“Lighthouse” by Crystal Warms

Springtime is such an appropriate time for displaying the artworks students have been creating throughout the year. It is a time of rebirth, change, and challenge. That theme is conveyed through the exhibit title: Transformations - the 9th Annual SUNY Orange Student Art Exhibition. The exhibition will demonstrate how the students have conceptualized and then brought to fruition their ideas through the 300+ artworks on view in a variety of media: acrylic & pastels; drawings in pencil, charcoal, and conte; digital and traditional photographs; sculptures, and three-dimensional pieces and display projects; collages of mixed media; computer graphics; design and web design; video; jewelry made from recycled materials and theatre puppets. Orange Hall Gallery is the venue where the

works are displayed April 1 through May 1. The exhibition, which is sponsored and produced by the Arts and Communication Department with the cooperation of Cultural Affairs, is being coordinated by Susan SlaterTanner, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History. The Opening Reception, which is free and open to the public, will take place on April 2 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. This is a great opportunity to speak with the artists and instructors and enjoy some refreshments while listening to music played by several talented musicians. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange. Questions may be directed to 845-341-4787.

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Destination...................................................................................................... The Poné Ensemble For New Music

Founded in 1974 by Gundaris Poné (1932 1994) and Karen Poné (1935 – 2005), the Poné Ensemble for New Music is dedicated to the performance of contemporary chamber music. The Ensemble has long consisted of a core of musicians playing bassoon (Jeffrey Marchand), cello (Susan Seligman), piano (Ruthanne Schempf), viola (ValentinaCharlap-Evans), violin (Emily Faxon), oboe and English horn (Joel Evans), flute and piccolo (Marcia Gates) and clarinet (Larry Tietze). Other instrumentalists or voices are invited as needed for particular repertory.

Joining them for their next offering is guest saxophonist Lois Hicks-Wozniak “I’ll be performing the piece Come Down Heavy! by Evan Chambers for alto saxophone, violin and piano”, she told Lois HicksCANVAS. Wozniak The concert will be at in Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, Newburgh campus, corner of Grand and First streets on April 19 at 7:00pm. For information, call at 845-341-9386.

Armand A. Assante Art

One of the most distinguished artists in the Hudson Valley, Armand Assante is a long-time resident of Cornwall. His work from the 1940s through the 1980s will be shown from April 4 - May 31 at The Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 94 Broadway. For information, visit www.karpeles.com.

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Trestle, Inc. Repairs Mural

If you go down to the Newburgh waterfront before the first or second week of April you will see muralist (and original artist) Garin Baker and his assistant, artist Peter Cody, keeping the mural project alive. They are repairing three of the five murals in the trestle arches which were heavily damaged by water. This project, the largest work of public art along the Hudson River, was initiated by Reverend William Scafidi and brings tourism to the city. So the community organization Trestle, Inc. has asked Baker to do what can be done

to save the murals because of their value to the City and their beauty to the beholders. Sadly, the “wall prep” moisture inhibitor used by a private contractor did not prevent the moisture from seeping from the inside out. “Three murals can be repaired, if not fully restored”, said Baker. “Two murals are beyond repair and will be removed. We hope to finish the first or second week of April, weather permitting.” Cody was on Baker’s original design team as well as the construction team, and can be seen working in the photo above.


.................................................................................................newburgh “Bowled Over” by The Newburgh Free Academy’s Dance Performance by Susan Handler Many of our readers may not know that the Publisher of CANVAS, Barry Plaxen, attended the NYC School of Performing Arts, now known as the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. This high school is famous for the 1982 television show Fame, however what is important to note is that this was the first school in the nation to provide a free, publicly funded arts program that specialized in meeting the needs of gifted and talented students in music, dance and drama. So, when Barry shared his excitement about a Newburgh Free Academy (NFA) dance performance, all ears perked up. In December he attended a holiday performance choreographed by Amanda Clifford (see photo) from the Dance Department at the NFA Arts Academy. Instead of the usual seasonal high school performance of The Nutcracker, 170 students performed Romeo & Juliet to Sergei Prokofiev’s music. Imagine 170 Newburgh students, most for the first time, dancing to such an evolved composition. Barry wrote, “I was bowled over by the performance.” He is looking forward to their spring production of Aida. Ms. Clifford has taught at The Arts Academy

since 1999. “I saw that I could blend teaching and appreciation for the arts, as well as present quality dance instruction.” During her undergraduate college experience at Marymount Manhattan College, she began developing dance curricula. Through the MMC Arts Education Department she taught these courses at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, learning first hand how the arts can work and flourish within the public school setting. Ms. Clifford went on to earn her Graduate Degree in Dance Education. As a dance teacher, she wants her students to feel part of the global community by introducing them to dance from around the world. Motivated by imparting a strong work ethic in the students, she is teaching them that showing up is not enough. Step by step she develops a caring community in her classrooms, resulting in students forming bonds and collectively feeling a responsibility and motivating each other. Parents are supportive of the Dance Program. Marian Goldin’s three teenagers have taken classes with Ms. Clifford. “Mandy Clifford is such an inspiration to the students interested in

Community Hosts Downing Screening

4 Women’s Justice, a multisexual assault in the U.S. military, agency collaboration of Planned one of our country’s most shameful Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley, the and best kept secrets: the epidemic Rape Crisis Program at Mental of rape within our US military. Health Association in Orange The special feature addressing the County Inc., Safe Homes of Orange Systemic Inequalities from Racism County, and YWCA Orange County and/or Sexism is being shown on standing united for women's April 15 at 7:15pm. Downing Film equality, dignity, freedom, and Center is at 19 Front Street. safety, are hosting a screening of Admission is free, donations are The Invisible War at Downing Film Center. welcomed. Shot by filmmaker Kirby Dick (see photo), For those interested, a Talk-Back will this groundbreaking investigative follow the screening. documentary is a vital and frank exposé on For reservations: 845-561-3686.

The spring production of Aida will be performed on April 12 & 13 at 7:30pm and on April 14 at 2:30pm at NFA located at 201 Fullerton Avenue. Tickets can be reserved by calling the NFA Bookstore at 845-563-5413 or: www.aida.newburghschools.org. Seating is reserved. While at the performance audience members will have the opportunity to learn more about the Disney Ears on the Arts Program and the fundraising events the students are holding to raise the $20,000 needed to made this NFA’s Aida rehearsal: Aida and Radames educational trip a reality. For information about dance and acting at NFA. Her passion and the program email Amanda Clifford at commitment to the school and community is aclifford@necsd.net. evident in the outstanding productions she directs.” Editor’s Note: Thank you, Susan. The program has been so successful that this What impressed me most, was Clifford’s ability to year 45 seniors from Ms. Clifford’s dance choreograph for her 170 students in such a manner classes will be participating in the Disney Ears that each and every individual was given dance for the Arts Program from July 5-10. The teens movements to fit their level of skill, and the way the will be performing, and taking classes in resume countless levels of ability were so unselfconsciously building, presentation, and going through mock incorporated into one cohesive choreographic piece auditions. The national competition to enabling each and every student to “shine”. That was participate in this program is extremely most remarkable to me, her ability to do that. I should have guessed she might have taught at my competitive. Tim Hill, Director of Disney Youth high school, created by Dr. Franklin J. Keller who had Programs writes, “It takes confidence, character previously created NYC’s vocational high school and camaraderie for an ensemble to be able to program. His vision has now become a norm with the come together and perform in front of an proliferation of public arts high schools all over the international Disney audience.” world, such as the NFA Arts Academy.

Sounds of the Sax at The Wherehouse

Eric Person is setting a new standard in sound. For over twenty years, Eric has been committed to composing, recording and performing contemporary American music. He plays the alto and soprano saxophones and flute and is featured as a leader and sideman on more than 30 recordings. Eric studied at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and has been active in the New York and international jazz scene for decades. His broad range of experience with Dave Holland, Chico Hamilton, the World Saxophone Quartet, and John Hicks, have all contributed greatly to his mature alto and soprano sound.

Roman St. James of jazzreview.com stated, “If you've never heard Eric Person, I urge you to get him in your ears.” Get Eric “in your ears” when he performs at The Wherehouse, 119 Liberty Street on April 27 from 9:00pm -Midnight. Phone: 845-561-7240. Visit www.ericperson.com for more on Eric.

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THe canvas beat with Tina Piaquadio

Cross Over to Newburgh and Monroe for The Crossroads Band

The Crossroads Band is a Mid-Hudson Valley based group of seasoned musicians that offers a variety of original songs, as well as a long list of covers to please any venue, special occasion, or private party. Their deep-rooted country sound is undeniable in everything they play. They have not only catered to settings across the Hudson Valley, but also Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Pennsylvania, and throughout the New York Tri-State area. The Crossroads Band has performed at prestigious venues such as The Crystal Awards, and for such dignitaries as the Mayor of New York City, as well as the Governor of New York State. Their professional approach always provides satisfaction and good times for any audience. Formed back in 2000 by lead singer / acoustic guitarist Tony Merando and drummer Claude LeHenaff, the complete Crossroads Band consists of five players altogether. Lead guitarist Ben Ribble finds his influences in classic rock guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Keyboardist Tom Ayers is more of an R&B type, a fan of Ray Charles - and also the likes of Steely Dan. Bassist Pierre LeHenaff attributes his style to Tom Kennedy and Jaco. All the players have about 40 years of experience in music. Claude LeHenaff and Tom Ayers are both accredited to three Billboard Top 40 hits on

The Crossroads Band

Millennium / RCA with the group Frankie and The Knockouts, including a top #10 with the song Sweetheart. Claude is also accredited to Crazy Joe and the Variable Speed Band’s Eugene album on Casablanca / Polygram. The July 2008 release of Heading South received recognition for both the songs Crazy For Loving You, which won runner’s up in The Song Of The Year competition and Heartbroke and Busted, earning the band a score of nine out of ten from the Nashville Songwriters Association. The song Free Man on their first, self-titled release, Crossroads, received great reviews, radio airplay, and won the band The West Coast Songwriters Competition for Best Blues Song. The song also airs on ABC television’s One Life to Live. See The Crossroads Band live on Friday, April 19 at 8:00pm to 11:00pm at Gail’s Place on Rt. 17K in Newburgh. For information call 845-567-1414 They are also playing Saturday, May 4 at 10:00pm to 2:00am at The Captain's Table on Rt. 17M in Monroe. For information, call 845-782-4080 For contact information and samples of their music, visit www.crossrdsband.com.

Jazzmosis at the Catskill Distilling Co.

Jazzmosis is based in Sullivan County, and exemplary of the many first-class musicians who have chosen to settle in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, rather than the Big Apple. The quartet is an egalitarian crew, with a sort of logistic home base at guitarist Steve Schwartz’ (see pg 3) music shop in Rock Hill, Steve’s Music Center . Mike Cervone is the Check out Jazzmosis when they perform at drummer, Gregg Fiske plays both acoustic sax and an electronic wind controller, and Tom the Catskill Distilling Company in Bethel on April 20 at 8:00pm. Phone: 845- 583-3141. Wolpe takes care of the bass.

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Music - blues / country/ folk / pop / rock/ Latin sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill

Concerts Ed Palermo Big Band ‘eddie loves frank” ....................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 6, 7pm JB’s Soul Jazz Brunch w/Myles Mancuso & Lee Falco ........The Falcon, Apr 7, 10am-2pm Michael Torsone’s Hammond B3 Bash jazz/r&b/blues ..The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 7, 7pm Jeff Ballard Fairground ....................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 8, 7pm Alexis P. Suter Band roots/blues/soul..............................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 12, 7pm Skollie w/Blondie Chaplin/Keith Lentin/Anton Fig......The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 13, 7pm The Compact ..........................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 14, 10am-2pm A Tribute to Roy Orbison and Others ......................Newburgh Library, Apr 14, 2pm FREE Jason Casterlin, The New Lazy Boys ............................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 14. 7pm Roland Vazquez Band Afro Latin jazz ............................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 15, 7pm Arlen Roth Band, Lexie Roth ........................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 19, 7pm The Felice Brothers folk/country/rock ........................................Bethel Woods, Apr 20, 8pm Gustafer Yellowgold & Rachel Loshak ................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 21, 10am-2pm Mike + Ruthy folk ............................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 26, 7pm Vito Picone & the Elegants, Cleveland Stills & The Dubs doo wop ...................................... Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Apr 27, 7pm Ken & Julie folk ..................The Dominion House B&B, Blooming Grove NY, Apr 28, 2pm The Funk Junkies ............................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 28, 7pm Eliza Gilkyson folk ............................................Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh, May 3, 8pm Steep Canyon Rangers ..................................................................Bethel Woods, May 3, 8pm

Open Mic & In-house music Open Mic w/Bob Keegan ................Brian’s Backyard Barbecue, Middletown, Tues & Weds Open Mic w/Eric Callari ....................................Eddie’s Roadhouse, Warwick, Wednesdays Open Mic w/Mike & Ed ............................Castle Fun Center, Chester, Wednesdays, 7-10pm Open Mic ......................................................................Mountaindale Inn, Wednesdays, 8pm Open Mic......................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Apr 18, 6pm-9pm Musicians Gathering Stacy & Friends ........Dancing Cat, Saloon, Thursdays, 7pm-11:30pm SC Squared folk ................................................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Saturdays, 3pm Steve Wells guitar ....................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Apr 4, 7pm-10:30pm Gene Focarelli et al ..................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Apr 6, 7pm-10:30pm Karaoke Night ................................................2 Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Apr 6, 7:30pm Murali Coryell guitar, blues ....................................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Apr 6, 8pm Dan Brother Band funk, blues, soul ......................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Apr 12, 7pm The Black Dirt Band..............Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Apr 12, 7pm-10:30pm Joe Frazita ..............................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Apr 13, 7pm-10:30pm The Crossroads Band ........................................Gail’s Place, Newburgh, Apr 19, 8pm-11pm Music for Humanity ..............Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Apr 20, 7pm-10:30pm Jazzmosis jazz, rock....................................Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel, Apr 20, 8pm The Black Dirt Band ........................National Hotel Bar & Grill, Montgomery, Apr 20, 8pm The Bloom Boys ....................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Apr 26, 7pm-10:30pm The New Kings ..........................................Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel, Apr 27, 8pm Sojourn “Elvis” ......................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Apr 27, 7pm-10:30pm The Crossroads Band ................................The Captain’s Table, Monroe, May 4, 10pm-2am

Eliza Gilkyson Celebrates Ritz’ 100th

Grammy-nominated Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singersongwriter, who has become one of the most respected musicians in folk and Americana music circles. Eliza’s songs have been recorded and performed by such greats as Rosanne Cash, Tom Rush and Joan Baez, whose Grammy nominated CD covered Eliza's songs Requiem and Rose of Sharon. In celebration of 100 Years of Theater at The Ritz Theater, Eliza will perform on May 3 at 8:00pm. Tickets include a reception with the musicians immediately following the concert. The Ritz Theater Lobby is at 107 Broadway, Newburgh. For tickets call 845-784-1199.

Eliza Gilkyson to perform at The Ritz!


CANvas category calendar sponsored by Hudson Valley Planning and Preservation, Monroe

ART TOURS / walks Second Saturday in Beacon Beacon Galleries ......Downtown Beacon, Apr 13, all day to 9pm Art After Dark....................................................................Milford Galleries, Apr 13, 6pm-9pm

Cinema Monday Night Movie “Anna Karenina” ..................Newburgh Library, Apr 1, 6:30pm FREE Reel Eclectic Film Series ..................................Thrall Library, Middletown, Apr 4, 7pm FREE “Taking Woodstock”..........................................................................Bethel Woods, Apr 6, 2pm Afternoon Movie..............................................Thrall Library, Middletown, Apr 17, 2pm FREE Surrealism Film Series..................Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf, Apr 26, 7:30pm ”Sarah’s Key” ................................................................................Florida Library, Apr 28, 1pm “UFO Sightings in the Hudson Valley” ......Wallkill River School, Montgomery, Apr 27, 7pm “Abraham Lincoln” silent ..............Neversink Area Museum, Cuddebackville, May 1, 730pm “Some Like It Hot” Lemmon, Curtis, Monroe & Joe E. Brown....Bethel Woods, May 4, 2pm

Circus Traces ........................................................................Eisenhower Hall, West Point, May 5, 3pm

Comedy Open Mic ............................................................Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, second Friday, Michael Somerville ................................................Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Apr 6, 8pm Gabriel Iglesias ........................................................Eisenhower Hall, West Point, Apr 11, 8pm Rodney Laney, Gene Trifilo ................................Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Apr 13, 8pm Tom Daddario, Mark DeMayo ............................Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Apr 20, 8pm Mike Burton, Joe Zimmerman............................Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Apr 27, 8pm Sara Contreras, Mike Gaffney ............................Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, May 4, 8pm

dance All County Dance Celebration Orange County Arts Council ..Sugar Loaf PAC, Apr 28, 3pm

West Pt. Concert Band Young People’s Concert......Eisenhower Hall Ballroom, Apr 21, 3pm FREE

Alexander String Quartet................................Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, Apr 21, 4pm Potluck Concerts “April in Paris” ..................Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Apr 26, 7:30pm Bergen Symphony Orch. & Artur Kaganovskiy violin ....Baker HS, Tuxedo, Apr 27, 7:30pm American Boy Choir........................................................................Bethel Woods, Apr 28, 3pm Classic Choral Society & Orch. ..Grace United Methodist Ch., Newburgh Apr 28, 4pm FREE & Grace Episcopal Church, Middletown, May 4, 7pm FREE SUNYO Orange Community Orchestra ..........Paramount Theatre, Middletown, May 4, 8pm Karen Gomyo violin & Dina Vainshtein piano ..............................Bethel Woods, May 5, 3pm The Minerva String Quartet ....................................Parksville Methodist Church, May 5, 3pm

Music - jazz Sunday Brunch with the Jazz Cats ......................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Sundays 11am Art Lande Quartet ................................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 4, 7pm Joanna Morton Gary with the Jazz Cats ..................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Apr 5, 7pm Stryker/Slagle Band ..............................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 5, 7pm Peppino D’Agostino guitar ....................................Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh, Apr 6, 8pm Mike Jackson Trio Music Makers Concert Series ........Greenwood :Lake Library, Apr 7, 2pm David Haney/Marvin Bugalo Smith Group......................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 10, 7pm Myles Mancuso Band ..........................................................The falcon, Marlboro, Apr 11, 7pm Jazz Knights, WP Glee Club & Hunter Choir ..Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point, Apr 14, 3pm

Purchase Jazz Orchestra ....................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 17, 7pm Pablo Aslan Quintet jazz-tango ..........................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 18, 7pm Piet Koster ................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Apr 19, 7pm-10:30pm BANN w/Seamus Blake, Jay Anderson Oz Noy, Adam Nussbaum ........Falcon, Apr 20, 7pm Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Fundraiser ............Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Apr 21, 4pm Kenny Werner & Benjamin Koppel..................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 24, 7pm The Ali Ryerson Quintet ....................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 25, 7pm Werner/Koppel Jazz Duom Kindred Spirits Arts ..................Milford Theatre, Apr 26, 7:30pm Erik Lawrence Trio ..................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 28, 10am-2pm Gypsy Jazz Quintet jazz-swing-gypsy ....................Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, May 4, 8pm

festival Earth Day Celebration......Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, Apr 20, 10am-4pm

Spring Soup & Dessert Festival & Craft Fair .......................................................................... Storm King Firehouse, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Apr 20, 9am-3pm Earth Day Celebration ..................Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, Newburgh, Apr 22, 9am-1pm 23rd Annual Kite Festival ......................SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, May 4, 10am-4pm

holistic UFO Support Group ..................................Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1st Wednesdays, 7pm Mind, Body & Spirit Connection Expo ..............Best Western, Matamoras, Apr 7, 11am-6pm Past Life Experiences w/group regression Lisa Ann ..............Thrall Library, Apr 16, 7:30pm Message Circle ............................................Spiritquest Healing Center, Slate Hill,Apr 19, 7pm

museums Sculpture Exhibits Imi Knoebel, Walter De Maria ..................................Dia:Beacon, ongoing Conan Doyle & Houdini “Spiritualism” ..................Karpeles Manuscript Museum, thru Apr 3 Mastodons: Ice Age to Discovery ..........HHNM Education Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson “Unpacked and Rediscovered” ..........Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh, Apr 17-Oct 27

Music - broadway - opera - operetta - TIN PAN ALLEY -etc. The Lyric Quartet & Guests ....................................Parksville Methodist Church, Apr 7, 3pm Greater NY Wind Symphony “All Gershwin for the Brave”....Sugar Loaf PAC, Apr 13, 8pm Three Mo’ Tenors opera jazz b’way ........................Eisenhower Hall, West Point, Apr 13, 8pm Broadway Concerts Direct “Songs of Spring” ..Wurtsboro Community Church, Apr 20, 8pm

Music - Celtic - greek Brian Conway & Brendan Dolan Celtic ..........................Cornwall Library, Apr 7, 4pm FREE Julie Ziavras Taverna Night” Greek ............The Greek Cafe, Middletown, Apr 20, 8pm-11pm Vishtèn Celtic/Arcadian ..........................................Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, Apr 21, 2pm

Music - Classical Jennifer Koh violin & Benjamin Hochman piano ..........................Bethel Woods, Apr 7, 3pm James Mellichamp organ .................................... West Point Cadet Chapel, Apr 7, 3pm FREE Till Fellner piano................................................Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, Apr 7, 4pm West Point Brass Quintet “Illustrating the Civil War” ......Jewish Chapel, Apr 14, 3pm FREE The Poné Ensemble for New Music ................SUNYO Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Apr 19, 7pm Musicians of Ma’alwyck Music in Central Valley ...................................................................... Central Valley United Methodist Ch., Apr 20, 7pm FREE Aaron Cush Solberg cello..........................................................Ellenville Library, Apr 21, 2pm

opera - livecast “Giulio Cesare” Handel............................Sullivan County Community College, Apr 27, Noon

opera - video “Tosca” Puccini, w/Behrens, Domingo ..........................Cornwall Library, Apr 21, 1pm FREE

poetry & PRose reading Hudson River Poets ........................................................Newburgh Library, Apr 4, 7pm FREE Adrianna Delgado host, Robert Milby ......Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Apr 4, 7pm Will Nixon, Lucia Chercui Calling All Poets ........Howland Cultural Ctr., Beacon, Apr 5, 8pm George Searles Poetry on the Loose ........Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Apr 6, 3:30pm FREE Teresa Marta Costa Poetry in the Gallery ........................Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Apr 7, 8pm Joan I. Siegel..................................................SUNYO Middletown, Morrison Hall, Apr 9, 7pm SUNY Orange Faculty Poetry Reading ........SUNYO Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Apr 15, Noon Jim Eve, Mike Jurkovic, Robert Milby ..........................................Beacon Yoga, Apr 17, 7pm Florence Lenhard-David Messineo-Robert Milby ..Poetry Cafe, Florida Lib., Apr 19, 7pm FREE

Poetry at the Church ..................................................Goshen Methodist Church, Apr 29, 7pm Joan I. Siegel ..............................................................................Thrall Library, Apr 30, 6:30pm Christi Shannon Kline Poetry on the Loose ..Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, May 4, 3:30pm FREE

recreation Country Western Line Dancing............................Jesters Restaurant, Chester, Thursdays, 7pm Savor the Arts................................................................Sullivan County locations, Apr 20 & 21 Brigade of the American Revolution Encampment .......................................................... New Windsor Cantonment, Apr 20 & 21, 10am-4pm, Demos at 2pm “High Fashion, High Tea” ..............................Krause Recital Hall, Narrowsburg, May 5, 2pm

Storytelling Black Dirt Storytelling Guild “Rich Man, Poor Man” ....Florida Lib., Apr 11, 7:30pm FREE

Theatre - Musical “Vaudeville in the Catskills” ........................................Sullivan County Museum, Apr 13 & 14

Theatre - Play “Civil War Shorts” two one-act plays ..........................................Goshen Music Hall, Apr 6-21 “Alfred Steiglitz Loves O’Keeffe” Mohonk Mountain Stage Company.................................... SUNYO Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Apr 9, 7pm “On Golden Pond” Creative-Theatre ..........Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe, May 3-19 April 2013

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April CTMW DAC EHT FAL GLL

= Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players, Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe = Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg = Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point = The Falcon, Marlboro =Greenwood Lake Library

GMCM HCC MSM NCR NFL

= Grand Montgomery Chamber Music, Montgomery Senior Center = Howland Cultural Center, Beacon = Aquinas Hall, Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh = Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall = Newburgh Free Library

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Poetry Reading ..................Hudson River Poets ..................NFL 7pm Poetry Reading ....................Adrianna Delgado....................NCR 7pm Open Mic...Musicians Gathering Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 7pm Cinema ..............................Reel Eclectic Films ....................TL 7pm Recreation ..............Country Western Line Dancing ........JCC 7pm Music - Jazz ......................Art Lande Quartet....................FAL 7pm Music - Jazz...Jazz Trio ..Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, 8pm-11pm

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Music - Jazz......................Stryker/Slag

Music..................................Steve Wells Prose Reading..1st Friday Contempora

Poetry Reading ..............Will Nixon, Luc

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Music-Jazz Favid Haney/ Marvin Bugalu Smith Group FAL 7pm

Cinema Afternoon Movie TL 2pm

Poetry Reading Jim Eve, Mike Jurkovic Robert Milby Beacon Yoga, 7pm

OC Ballet Theatre photo by Stan Goldblatt See page 36

Still life by Cynthia Harris-Pagano

Storytelling...Black Dirt Storytelling Guild ..Florida Library, 7:30pm Music Fundraiser...MUSE Early Music Open Mic..Musicians Gathering ..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 7pm Theatre - Play ....................“Civil War S

Recreation ..............Country Western Line Dancing ........JCC 7pm Music - Roots-Blues-Soul..........Alexis Music - Jazz ....................Myles Mancuso Band ................FAL 7pm Music ................................The Black D

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Music - Jazz-Tango ..........Pablo Aslan Quintet..................FAL 7pm Music-Jazz ..............................Piet Kos

Open Mic....................Open Mic Night ......................NCR 6pm-9pm Poetry Reading ........................Poetry C

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Music-Jazz ....................The Ali Ryerson Quintet ..............FAL 7pm Open Mic..Musicians Gathering ..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 7pm Music - Jazz...Jazz Trio ..Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, 8pm-11pm

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Open Mic..Musicians Gathering ..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 7pm Music..............................Steep Canyon

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= Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf = Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center (formerly Lycian Centre) = Kaplan Hall, SUNYO Orange, Newburgh = Morrison Mansion, SUNYO Orange, Middletown = Orange Hall, OCCC, SUNY Orange, Middletown

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= Thrall Library, Middletown = Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg = Wurtsboro Art Alliance = Wolfgang Gallery, Montgomery = West Point Jewish Chapel

SUNDAY Music ........................JB’s Soul Jazz Brunch..............FAL 10am-2pm Music - Jazz......The Jazz Cats........Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel 11am

Cinema ............................“Taking Woodstock” ..........................Bethel Woods, 2pm Holistic.....Mind, Body & Sprit Expo....Best Western, Matamoras, 11am-2pm

azz Cats ..Dancing Cat Saloon, 7pm

gle Band ..........................FAL 7pm

s guitar............NCR 7pm-10:30pm

ry Writers.Narrowsburg Lib. 7:30pm

cia Chercui........................HCC 8pm

Poetry Reading...........George Searles Poetry on the Loose ................SLG 3:30pm Theatre - Play ....................“Civil War Shorts” ..Goshen Music Hall, 2pm Theatre - Play ....................“Civil War Shorts” ....................Goshen Music Hall 7pm Music - Jazz ......................Mike Jackson Trio ..........................GLL 2pm Music ..............Ed Palermo Big Band “eddie loves frank”..........................FAL 7pm Music - Bway-Opera-Folk..The Lyric Quartet...Parksville Methodist Ch., 3pm Music ................................Gene Focarelli et al............................NCR 7pm-10:30pm Music - Classical..Jennifer Koh & Benjamin Hochman Bethel Woods, 3pm Music - Jazz................Peppino D’ Agostino guitar ........Ritz Lobby, Newburgh, 8pm Music - Classical..James Mellichamp organ.West Point Cadet Chapel, 3pm Music - Blues....................Murali Coryell guitar ....Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 8pm Music - Classical ..................Till Felner piano............................HCC 4pm Comedy.......................Michael Somerville ......Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, 8pm Music - Celtic....Brian Conway & Brendan Dolan ..Cornwall Library, 4pm Music ................Michael Torsone’s Hammond B3 Bash ..........FAL 7pm Poetry Reading ................Teresa Marta Costa ........................WAA 8pm

....Ritz Lobby, Newburgh 6pm-9pm

Shorts” ..Goshen Music Hall, 7pm

P. Suter Band..................FAL 7pm

Dirt Band ..........NCR 7pm-10:30pm

er Band Dancing Cat Saloon, 8pm

Art Walk..................Second Saturday ..................Downtown Beacon, all day

Music ........................The Compact ....................FAL 10am-2pm

Art Walk ....................Art After Dark..................Downtown Milford, 6pm-9pm

Music - Jazz....The Jazz Cats ..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel 11am

Theatre - Play ....................“Civil War Shorts” ....................Goshen Music Hall, 7pm Poetry Reading ..............SUNY Orange Faculty ........SUNYO-KH, Noon Theatre - Musical ......“Vaudeville in the Catskills” ..................................SCM 7pm Theatre - Musical ......“Vaudeville in the Catskills” ................SCM 2pm Music ......Skollie w/Blondie Chaplin, Keith Lentin, Anton Fig ..................FAL 7pm Theatre - Play ....................“Civil War Shorts” ..Goshen Music Hall, 2pm Music ........................................Joe Frazita ..................................NCR 7pm-10:30pm Music.................... A Tribute to Roy Orbison & Others ............NFL 3pm Music - Gershwin...................Greater NY Wind Symphony ....................SLPAC 8pm Music - Classical ..........West Point Brass Quintet ................WPJC 3pm Music - Opera-Jazz ............Three Mo’ Tenors ............................................EHT 8pm Music - Jazz ....Jazz Knights, Glee Club & Hunter Choir ........EHT 3pm Comedy..........Rodney Laney, Gene Trifilo ......Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, 8pm Music ..................Jason Casterlin, The New Lazy Boys............FAL 7pm

Recreation ..............Savor the Arts ..........Sullivan County locations, all day

Festival..Soup, Dessert & Craft Fair ....Storm King Firehouse, Cornwall-on-Hudson, 9am-3pm Recreation............Savor the Arts ..........Sullivan County locations, all day

Shorts” ..Goshen Music Hall, 7pm Festival ..........................Earth Day Celebration ............................PEEC 10am-4pm nsemble ..............SUNYO-KH 7pm Recreation..................Revolution Battle Demos ....New Windsor Cantonment, 2pm Music - Classical...Musicians of Ma’alwyck...Central Valley United Methodist Ch., 7pm d, Lexie Roth....................FAL 7pm Theatre - Play ....................“Civil War Shorts” ....................Goshen Music Hall, 7pm ster..................NCR 7pm-10:30pm Music - Jazz ................................BANN........................................................FAL 7pm Cafe ................Florida Library, 7pm Music ................................Music for Humanity ..........................NCR 7pm-10:30pm Music - Jazz-Rock ....................Jazzmosis ..Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel, 8pm Gail’s Place, Newburgh, 8pm-11pm Music - Folk-Country-Rock.......The Felice Brothers....................Bethel Woods, 8pm Comedy..........Tom Daddario, Mark DeMayo ..Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, 8pm Music - B’way-etc......Broadway Concerts Direct ....Wurtsboro Community Ch., 8pm Music - Greek..Julie Ziavras “Taverna Night” ..The Greek Cafe, Middletown, 8pm-11pm

Music............Gustafer Yellowgold & Rachel Loshak ......FAL 10am-2pm Music - Jazz......The Jazz Cats ............Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel 11am Opera - Video ......................“Tosca” Puccini ........Cornwall Library, 1pm Recreation...Revolution Battle Demos..New Windsor Cantonment, 2pm Music - Celtic -Arcadian ..............Vishtèn ......................................TT 2pm Music - Classical....Aaron Cush Solberg cello ......Ellenville Library, 2pm Music - Classical ..........West Point Concert Band ....EHT Ballroom, 3pm Music - Classical ..........Alexander String Quartet ....................HCC 4pm Music - Jazz ....Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Fundraiser ........SLG 4pm Music - Jazz ............Erik Lawrence Trio ....................FAL 10am-2pm

Opera - Livecast.................“Giulio Cesare” Handel ..................SCCC Noon Music - Jazz......The Jazz Cats ......Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel 11am Music ......................Sojourn “Elvis” ..............................NCR 7pm-10:30pm Cinema ........................“Sarah’s Key” ................Florida Library, 1pm m Boys ............NCR 7pm-10:30pm Music - Doo Wop...Vito Picone & the Elegants, Cleveland Stills & the Dubs....PT 7pm Music - Folk.....Ken & Julie........Dominion House B&B, Blooming Grove, 2pm Cornwall Presbyterian Ch., 7:30pm Music - Classical..Bergen Sym. Orch. & Artur Kaganovskiy Baker HS, Tuxedo, 7:30pm Dance ..........................All County Dance Celebration................SLPAC 3pm Music.........................The New Kings ..........Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel, 8pm Music - Classical..............American Boychoir ..................Bethel Woods, 3pm Duo ........Milford Theatre, 7:30pm Comedy..........Mike Burton, Joe Zimmerman ..Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, 8pm Music - Classical..Classic Choral Society..Grace United Meth. Ch., Newburgh, 4pm Music................................The Funk Junkies ....................................FAL 7pm lm Series ..................SLG 7:30pm Festival ................23rd Annual Kite Festival ........................SCCC 10am-4pm Recreation ............“High Fashion, High Tea” ....................DAC 2pm Cinema ......................“Some Like It Hot” ............................Bethel Woods, 2pm Poetry Reading................Christ Shannon Kline ....................................SLG 3:30pm n Pond” ......................CTMW 8pm Music - Classical..Karen Gomyo & Dina Vainshtein Bethel Woods, 3pm Theatre - Play ....................“On Golden Pond” ........................................CTMW 8pm n Rangers ......Bethel Woods, 8pm Theatre - Play ....................“On Golden Pond” ......................CTMW 3pm Music - Classical...Classic Choral Society ..Grace Episcopal Ch., Middletown, 8pm Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh, 8pm Music - Jazz-Gypsy-Swing.............Gypsy Jazz Quintet..................................TT 8pm Circus ..........................................Traces ....................................EHT 3pm Music - Classical................SUNY Orange Community Orchestra ................PT 8pm Music - Classical....Minerva String Quartet ......Parksville Methodist Ch., 3pm Comedy..........Sara Contreras, Mike Gaffney ..Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, 8pm

Ruthy ................................FAL 7pm

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CANvas category calendar sponsored by The Wurtsboro Art Alliance & The Wallkill River School of Art ART exhibits CAS ..........................................................................................Catskill Art Society Arts Center, Livingston Manor DAC ............................................................Alliance Gallery & Loft Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg SUNYO-KH ....................................................................................................SUNY Orange Newburgh, Kaplan Hall SUNYO-OH........................................................................SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall Gallery & Loft

Carolyn Duke pottery................................................Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Lisa Strazza paintings ............................................................Strazza Art Gallery, Warwick, ongoing David & Joann Wells Greenbaum potter, paintings ................BlueStone Studio, Milford, ongoing Jacqueline Schwab, Mikey Teutul....................................Wolfgang Gallery, Montgomery, ongoing Kelly Patton ..............................................................................Caffe Macchiato, Newburgh, ongoing Jules Medwin outdoor sculpture ......................Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf, ongoing “The Neversink River in Winter” River Valley Artists Guild ........Deerpark Town Hall, thru Apr 1 Len DeVirgilio watercolors ........Desmond Campus, Mount St Mary College, Newburgh, thru Apr 2 14th Annual Quilt Show Calico Geese Quilting Guild ............................Liberty Library, thru Apr 3 “A Season in Bloom” group show ..................................Wolfgang Gallery, Montgomery, thru Apr 3 Lydia Strawbridge “The Harlequin Series” ............................New Windsor Art Gallery, thru Apr 6 “Near and Far” Judith Meyerowitz, Gordon Gilbert, James Carney, Kalika Stern ..........CAS thru Apr 7

“A Fresh Perspective 2013” Delaware Valley HS Students ............The ARTery, Milford, thru Apr7 Linda Puiatti “Evening Light” ............................................RiverWinds Gallery, Beacon thru Apr 7 Laura Gurton abstract paintings ....................................Hudson Beach Gallery, Beacon, thru Apr 7 Ellen Cibula “Symmetries” paintings ....................................................................DAC thru Apr 13 “Abstractions: New Modernism” ..................................Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Apr 13 “Night” members group show ................................Wallkill River School, Montgomery thru Apr 14 William Noonan ......................................................................................Elant at Goshen thru Apr 15 “Primavera” Pine Bush Area Arts Council................................Crawford Gov’t Center, thru Apr 18 John Kruppa ....................................................Healing Arts Gallery, Ellenville Hospital, thru May 3

New art Exhibits Linda Koeckel landscapes......................................................Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Apr 1-29 Mitchell Saler & Katharine Gray, Robert Score ......................................................WRS Apr 1-30 Di Bello Gallery Artists ..........................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Apr 1-30 Joan Lesikin “Bodyscapes” ..............................................Gallery Link, Ellenville Library, Apr 1-30 “Transformation” 9th Annual SUNYOrange Student Art Exhibition..SUNYO-OH Apr 1-May 1 Group Show ....................................................UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Apr 4-May 31 “Across the Board” group show....................................Wolfgang Gallery, Montgomery, Apr 4-May Armand Assante ..........................................................Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Apr 4-May 31 Arts WAVE Open House ......................................................ArtsWAVE, Ellenville, Apr 6, 2pm-4pm Group Show Washingtonville Art Society ........................Weathervane Clubhouse, Apr 6, 5pm-8pm “Anything Goes” Wurtsboro Art Alliance Members......................Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Apr 6-28 “Chrysalis” New Hope Community Artists ........................................................CAS Apr 11-May 15 Sullivan County HS Art Show ............................................................................CAS Apr 13-May 5 Nancy Reed Jones paintings ........................Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, Apr 13-May 31 Len Berger ................................................................................................Elant at Goshen, Apr 15-29 Madelon Jones “Facets” ....................................................................................DAC Apr 19-May 11 Lynne Digby “America the Beautiful”..............................Cafe a la Mode, Warwick, Apr 28-Aug 31 Joan Sayer paintings & photography ..................................Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, May 1-31 Josh Mayfield Washingtonville Art Society ....................Weathervane Clubhouse, May 3, 5pm-8pm Group Show ................................................................Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, May 3 thru summer “Audubon and Friends Too” art & photography ..Wulff Gallery, Livingston Manor, May 4-Jun 16

photography exhibits HPG ..............................................................................................................Highlands Photographic Guild, Milford

“Early to Rise: Working Farms in Orange County” Cornell Cooperative Extension, Middletown John Strazza ............................................................................Strazza Art Gallery, Warwick, ongoing Nat Baines ”Photography Around the World” ..................Wolfgang Gallery, Montgomery, ongoing Delaware Valley HS Students ....................................................................................HPG thru Apr 7 Francois Deschamps Studio Mali ..........................................Fovea Exhibitions, Beacon, thru Apr 7 Briana Cox “Craft”........................................Newburgh Brewery Company, Tap Room, thru Apr 30

New Photography Exhibits Linda Bock-Hinger “Travels Through Tuscany”..............................................HPG Apr 13-May 10 James Luciana “Memento Mori - Missing Moments” ........................................................................ SUNYO CenterArts Gallery, Newburgh, Apr 11-Jun 14 Barbara Ward-Blank, Kathy Lambert, Robert Tuttle “Moments” ..Liberty Mus., Apr 19-May 19

Sullivan County HS Art Show ................................................................................CAS Apr 13, 1pm-4pm Linda Bock-Hinger “Travels Through Tuscany” ..................................................HPG Apr 13, 6pm-9pm Madelon Jones “Facets” ........................................................................................DAC Apr 19, 7pm-9pm Nancy Reed Jones paintings ............................Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, Apr 20, 1pm-4pm Barbara Ward-Blank, Kathy Lambert, Robert Tuttle “Moments” ........ Liberty Museum, Apr 20, 4pm-6pm

“Across the Board” group show ................................Wolfgang Gallery, Montgomery, Apr 20, 6pm-9pm Group Show........................................................UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Apr 20, 6pm-9pm “Chrysalis” New Hope Community Artists ..................................................CAS Apr 25, 4:30pm-7:30pm Lynne Digby “America the Beautiful” ..........................................Cafe a la Mode, Warwick, Apr 28, 5pm Josh Mayfield Washingtonville Art Society Weathervane Clubhouse, Washingtonville, May 3, 5pm-8pm “Audubon & Friends Too” art & photography ........Wulff Gallery, Livingston Manor, May 4, 4pm-6pm Joan Sayer paintings & photography ..............................Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, May 4, 4pm-6pm Group Show......................................................................................Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, May 3, 4pm

books Book Lover’s Club............................................Greenwood Lake Library, Fourth Tuesday, 7pm Discussion “Eat, Pay, Love” w/Lynn Houston........Thrall Library, Middletown, Apr 2, 6:30pm Discussion “My Name is Memory” by Ann Brashares ................Cornwall Library, Apr 3, 7pm Discussion “Tenth of December” by George Saunders ........Monticello Library, Apr 9, 7:30pm Scholars Book Discussion ................................................................Newburgh Library, Apr 17, 7pm Tuesday Book Discussion..........................................................Newburgh Library, Apr 23, 2pm Discussion “The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots”..Cornwall Library, Apr 25, 7pm Great Books Discussion ............................................................Newburgh Library, Apr 26, 11:30am “UFO Sightings in the Hudson Valley” Linda Zimmerman Wallkill River School, Apr 27, 7pm

clubs Chess Club..................................................................................Ellenville Library, Wednesdays, 4pm Friday Night Chess ......................................................................Narrowsburg Library, Fridays, 6pm Knit and Stitch ..........................................................................Narrowsburg Library, Mondays, 6pm Knitting “Chain Gang Knitting Club” ..............Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, Tuesdays, 9am Knitters & Crocheters “Crochety Knitters” ..............................Liberty Library, Tuesdays, 10:15am Knitting Club ......................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Wednesdays 2:30pm Knitting Stitch & Bitch ....................................Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Wednesdays, 7pm Knitting Group................................................Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Tuesdays, 6:30pm Knit/Crochet Club......................................................................Wallkill Library, Thursdays, 6:30pm Knimble Knitters ........................................................................Ellenville Library, Saturdays, 10am Knitting Circle ....................................................................Florida Library, Apr 15, 10:30am & 6pm Laurel & Hardy Sons of the Desert Int’l Org ......Last Sundays, Ellenville, ray@themtharhills.org The Music Lovers Guild ..............................3rd Thurs, 7:30pm FREE, Montgomery 845-457-9867 Photography Club Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop.................................................................... St. Paul’s Episcopal Ch., Chester, 2nd Monday, 7:30pm Calico Geese Quilters Guild ..................Cornell Cooperative Extension, Liberty, 2nd Monday, 7pm Country Quilters Guild Stitch & Bitch ................................Walker Valley School House, Mondays Scrabble Mania ..............................................................................Ellenville Library, Tuesdays, 6pm Trivia Night ..............................................................2 Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Thursdays, 8pm Woodcarving Guild ....................................................Valley Cabinets, Harriman, Wednesdays, 7pm

School & COnservatory “Water” photography exhibit, NFA Photography Club Fundraiser ..Newburgh Academy thru Apr 12 SUNY Orange Apprentice Players “Cloud Nine” ....Orange Hall Theatre, Middletown, Apr 12-21 SUNY Orange Student Poetry Marathon ............Campus Plaza & Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Apr 18, 11am-2pm

SUNY Orange Jazz Ensemble ................................Orange Hall Theatre, Middletown, Apr 27, 8pm SUNY Orange Student Chamber Ensemble ....................Morrison Hall, Middletown, May 5, 8pm

Children and teens calendar HHNM ..........................................Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall HHNM-CoH ................................Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Education Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson PEEC ........................................................................ Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry

Drumming-Dance Kofi & Sankofa Drum & Dance Ensemble, all ages ............................Bethel Woods, Apr 14, 2pm

opera “Cendrillon” (Cinderella) Massenet - K-6 ..........................................Bethel Woods, Apr 12, 11am

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Art & photography receptions “Transformation” 9th Annual SUNYOrange Student Art Exhibition ....SUNYO-OH Apr 2, 2pm-4pm “Anything Goes” Wurtsboro Art Alliance Members..................Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Apr 6, 2pm-4pm Arts WAVE Open House ..............................................................ArtsWAVE, Ellenville, Apr 6, 2pm-4pm Linda Koeckel landscapes..................................................Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Apr 6, 4pm-6pm Mitchell Saler & Katharine Gray, Robert Score ..................................................WRS Apr 6, 5pm-7pm Washingtonville Art Society..........................Weathervane Clubhouse, Washingtonville, Apr 6, 5pm-8pm James Luciana “Memento Mori - Missing Moments” ......SUNYO CenterArts Gallery, Newburgh, Apr 11, 5pm-7pm

Joan Lesikin “Bodyscapes” ......................................Gallery Link, Ellenville Library, Apr 13, Noon-2pm

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Meet the Animals .. ..........................................................HHNM-CoH Saturdays & Sundays 2:30pm World of Bees and Brook Trout Exhibits..........................HHNM-CoH, Fri, Sat & Sun, Noon-4pm Eco-Zone! ............................................................................................PEEC Apr 7, 13, 21, 1pm-4pm

music Palooza Teen Concert ......................................Montgomery Senior Center, Apr 12, 6pm-10pm

Recreation Maple Sugar Tours ........................................................HHNM Sat & Sun, 10:30am to 3:00pm

theatre “Othello” Shakespeare - grades 6-12..............................................Bethel Woods, May 3, 11am


Destination.....................................Montgomery Howard Garrett Named Volunteer of the Year!

by Joan Buck Smith The Town of Montgomery’s Senior Independence Project has named Howard Garrett, of the Village of Montgomery, as the Volunteer of the Year 2013. For six consecutive years the Senior Independence Project has hosted the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner to celebrate the memory of Charter Member Ruth Gardner. A festive evening is planned with a sitdown pot roast dinner provided by Catered by Ceil and entertainment for the evening will be provided by Side by Side with Darryl Wilbur. All the volunteers who freely surrendered time and labor to better the lives of the town’s seniors will be recognized. There are volunteers who provide transportation to the offices of local doctors, handle banking and shopping and make friendly home visits while completing light chores for Montgomery's homebound. Howard Garrett is a man dedicated to a noble purpose. He does not tilt windmills as his wife, Judy, is an accomplished pianist and composer. But he is a dedicated,

unrelenting romantic, righting unrightable wrongs. As a sensuous, sensitive romantic he spreads the words of Confucius G. “The Love of Great Music is one of the Main Courses of a Delicious Life.” His purpose, understandably, is to provide people of the Wallkill and Hudson Valleys with quality Sunday afternoon concerts. Accordingly, twenty-five years ago, Howard, with the able assistance of Judy (see photo), initiated The Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series. At the helm for two and a half decades, the series has grown in scope and reputation. “I feel music is the highest form of art and it

should be available to people, even if they’re not wealthy,” Howard recently commented. The event will be held at the Maybrook Senior Center on Homestead Avenue, Maybrook, April 24 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The community is invited to help honor the volunteers by attending the dinner at $20 per person or by being a sponsor. Call Dinner Chair Joan Buck Smith for information/reservations at 845-457-3457. For more information on this project or to receive assistance or become a volunteer, call 845-457-4138. (TOMSIP hotline)

Black Dirt Band Jams at Noble

The Black Dirt Band performs at Noble Coffee Roasters Café (see ad pg 23) on April 12 at 7:00pm. Their website boasts: “Whether its blues, rock, soul or country, this band can do it all!” (www.blackdirtband.com) Can’t make it? See them at the National Hotel Bar & Grill, 73 Clinton Street, Montgomery on April 20 at 8:00pm!

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Destination...................................................................................................... Colden Day: April 21, 2013

Colden Mansion, 1979

Colden Mansion 1942

Dining out and in!

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Art & Photography Exhibits

Book Signing & Cinema

“Night” thru Apr 14 “Back & White” Apr 15-May 14 Mitchell Saler & Katharine Gray, Robert H. Score Apr 1-30 Reception: Apr 6, 5pm-7pm Wallkill River School

“UFO Sightings in the Hudson Valley” Linda Zimmerman Wallkill River School, Apr 27, 7pm

Jacqueline Schwab, Mikey Teutul, Nat Baines ongoing, “A Season in Bloom” thru Apr 3 “Across the Board” Group Show Apr 4-May 1 Reception: Apr 20, 6pm-9pm Wolfgang Gallery

photo by Gail Yeaple

Ruins site into a The public is invited heritage park, through to celebrate the preservation of the establishment of a natural and built new Society whose environment, including Mission is to raise the Colden Mansion public awareness and Ruins, Colden Family promote the Cemetery and Colden appreciation of the Canal. history and legacy of Colden Mansion 1999 A provisional charter Cadwallader Colden, Lt, Governor of Provincial New York, and application has been submitted to the State family; and to develop the Colden Mansion Education Department.

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Music Steve Wells Apr 5, Gene Focarelli Apr 6 Black Dirt Band Apr 12, Joe Frazita Apr 13 Open Mic Apr 18, 6pm, Piet Koster Apr 19 Music for Humanity Apr 20 The Bloom Boys Apr 26, Sojourn Apr 27 Noble Coffee Roasters, 7pm-10:30pm

Poetry Reading

Di Bello Gallery Artists Noble Coffee Roasters, Apr 1-30

Adrianna Delgado Noble Coffee Roasters, Apr 4, 7pm

The Societgy is annoucuing the first annual Colden Day at the Ruins on April 21 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. It will be held at the site of the Colden Mansion at the corner of Stone Castle Road and Route. 17K in Coldenham, across from I-747. Tours of the stabilized ruins will be conducted by Historians Suzanne Isaksen and Robert Williams. Under-the-tent

displays will include the mansion photo timeline, the Colden family and other occupants, the Colden Cemetery, Jane Colden’s Native Plant Sanctuary bulletin and plant samples, Colden Family descendents, and the natural history of the site. There will also be a children’s table with children's crafts and coloring materials. Visit www.coldenpreservation.org.

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..........................................................Montgomery “Inspiration Abounds” at the Wallkill River School

“Old MacIntosh” by Katherine Grey

“Solo Hummingbird” by Justin Soudant

April at the Wallkill River School (WRS) will feature Mitchell Saler and Katherine Grey exhibiting in the Devitt Wing, with Emerging Artist Justin Soudant in the Workshop Room, from April 1-30. Mitchell Saler was born and raised in Middletown. His works emphasize vastness, dramatic lighting, and atmospheric effects. His large-scale, oil paintings convey overwhelming natural forces, grandeur, and seemingly impossible phenomena in nature. He is influenced by the Hudson River School and fantasy stories, and is a member of the Orange County Arts Council, the Middletown Art Group, the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the Wallkill River School. Katherine Grey states, “I hope you will enjoy

my artwork. I am primarily a watercolorist. I thrill when painting plein air landscapes and seascapes, particularly along the rocky coast of Maine, but I also enjoy more complicated studio paintings, making abstract compositions of “close-ups of reality,” incorporating the patterns of shadows. Pastels and oils and mixed media are fun, too. “I have earned juried memberships in many art organizations, most significantly the National Association of Women Artists, the American Artists Professional League, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc., in New York City, the North East Watercolor Society, the New Jersey Water Color Society, and the Philadelphia Water Color Society. Photographer Justin Soudant is a newly

“Across the Board” at Wolfgang Gallery

Art by Edwin Korlander

“Fence Shadows” by Marylyn Vanderpool

Across the Board is the title for an exhibit of photography and paintings at Wolfgang Gallery. Artists featured are: Elizabeth Castellano, Erik Boettcher, James Townsend, Amanda LaHanko, Nelson Pantoja, Marylyn

Vanderpool, Marge Morales, Chris Townsend and Edwin Kurlander. An opening reception is scheduled for April 20 from 6:00pm-9:00pm and the exhibit runs until May 1. For more information, see ad on pg 22.

“Florida Sunset” by Mitchell Saler

aspiring photographer. He is the founder of Soudant Photography, a small business that specializes in creative landscape, candid, and automotive photography. In addition to photographing for business, he has a passion for capturing moments that satisfy his artistic endeavor. He has won several online photography contests given by prominent photographers within Orange County. His inspiration for art and photography is grounded in a unique ability to portray what is considered common in a stylistic manner. Opening Reception on April 6 from 5:00pm7:00pm at 232 Ward St. (Route 17K). For information, call 845-457-ARTS.

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Destination.............................................................................cornwall Potluck’s “April in Paris”

Barbara Hardgrave

Sarah Tusch

It’s France in Cornwall-on-Hudson for Potluck Concerts’ April In Paris theme this month. Producers Ruthanne Schempf and Emily Faxon (see page 14) are serving us a plate of area musicians who will perform a Gallic gala with music by French composers. The planned, multi-varied program includes some well known and some not so well known pieces. (With Potluck, things can change.) The former includes music by Ravel and by the French language’s most popular song composer, Gabriel Faure (Barbara Hardgrave), and by “Monsieur Prolifique Lui-meme”, Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 2 in b minor (Sarah Tusch). Not so well known includes Satie’s Three Pieces in the Form of a Pear for four-hand piano (Schempf and Margaret Small), which he composed as a witty response to criticism that his music had no form.

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Dr. Margaret Small

John Parrette

Glenn West and Chris Eberle

And did you know that Saint-Saens also wrote a clarinet sonata (John Parrette)? Adding to the happy evening, West Point Band musicians, bassoonists Glenn West and Chris Eberle, will perform bassoon duets, known at press time as To Be Announced. Potluck, refers to the musicians and program, but there is always coffee, tea, ice cream and home baked cakes served during the reception, as on April 26 at 7:30pm. See ad below right for location.

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Reed-Jones Exhibits at Leo’s Restaurant

Nancy Reed-Jones works in oils and acrylics and teaches at the Wallkill River School in Montgomery. She has used art therapy to help people in recovery from addiction, holds an ongoing acrylic workshop and teaches the absolute beginner to the advanced painter. Relaxation techniques and soothing music are used in her workshops to help with stress reduction. Originally from Long Island, Nancy studied at the Huntington Art League. The April exhibit at Leo’s Restaurant will feature Reed Jones’ work from April 13 thru May 31. There will be an artist’s wine and cheese reception provided by Leo’s on April 20 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Visit www.nancyreedjones.com for more about Nancy. See ad below for more on Leo’s.

Landscape by Nancy Reed-Jones


Whispering Pines Corner Succulent Asparagus Spring is here...well, hopefully! and the first thing to pop up out of the ground is asparagus! Asparagus are a good source of vitamin A and C and vital minerals. You should pick only spears with tight, compact heads that are dark purple. The asparagus can be stored for up to three weeks if the ends are trimmed and set into a container of water in the refrigerator. Asparagus are best grown from 1-year-old plants or “crowns” planted in January or February. Buds arise from the crown when conditions are favorable and develop into edible spears. Harvest spears when they are 4 to 10 inches long. The following recipes are from my family;

Cooking with Douglas P. Frey, Executive Chef Combine eggs and cheese, whisking. that have been handed down Add basil, oregano, garlic, salt & pepper and from either my mom or my bread. grandmother, as you can see Pour into a 12” cast iron skillet or other heavy the Italians never wasted pan, the olive oil to almost smoking point. anything. The soup was Add egg mixture and reduce heat to low. made out of the tough stems In 8-10 minutes, when edges start to firm, cut from the stalks that were invert the frittata onto a plate and slide back into used in the frittata. the skillet to finish cooking. Nana's Asparagus When done, (approx. 20 min) invert onto Frittata plate, cut into wedges and drizzle with olive oil • 12 eggs, scrambled • 1c and salt. Serve! Loccatelli grated cheese • 4 grated hamburger buns • 1½ lbs asparagus, ends Mom's Cream of Asparagus Soup • 1½ lbs asparagus, including reserved stalks trimmed (save ends for soup) • salt & pepper • ½t basil • 1/4t oregano • 1 garlic clove • 1/4c • 1/4c onion, diced • 2t minced garlic • 1T butter • 2T flour • 3c chicken stock • ½c milk • 1/4c extra virgin olive oil heavy cream Trim tips from asparagus, set spears aside. Simmer the asparagus in boiling water for 5 Cook the tips in boiling salted water until minutes, drain.

Ken & Julie Bloom in the Grove

Ken and Julie return to the romantic setting of their wedding reception, singing their acoustic folk classics for Songs we Love: A Victorian Parlor Concert to benefit Washingtonville’s The Country Kids Food Pantry. The Fundraiser is hosted by Kathy & Jo Spear, in their Dominion House B&B, dating from 1880, on April 28 at 2:00pm at 50 Old Dominion Road, Blooming Grove. The afternoon will include culinary treats and refreshments. A $15 donation plus a nonperishable food item is requested for the concert and brunch. For information call 845-496-1826. Julie can also be found at the Greek Café (731 Route 211 East, Middletown) performing Taverna Night, An Evening of Acoustic Greek Song, on April 20 from 8:00pm-11:00pm She will accompany herself on classical guitar and be joined by bouzouki player Chris Papadopoulos. Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. Call 845-673-6040.

tender, transfer to ice water. When cool, remove and set aside, to be used for the garnish. In a pot, cook onions and garlic in butter over low heat until onions are tender. Add flour, stirring until the mixture starts to turn golden, about 4 minutes. Add chicken stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer just until asparagus is tender enough to easily puree. Using an immersion blender, puree soup until smooth. Strain through sieve to remove any asparagus strings. Stir in milk and adjust seasoning with salt & pepper. When ready to serve, whip heavy cream to medium peaks. Ladle soup into soup bowls and garnish with 1 teaspoon of whipped cream and 2 reserved asparagus tips. Enjoy! Questions? whisperingpinescaterers@gmail.com.

The Civil War in Music at West Point

The West Point Woodwind Quintet has been a staple ensemble for many years, and continues to be an important musical emissary of the West Point Band and the United States Army. The Quintet is Illustrating the Civil War April 14 at 3:00pm in the Jewish Chapel Admission is free. Phone: 845-938-2617.

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Destination.................................................................................milford Werner & Koppel Jazz Up Milford

Pike county calendar sponsored by Irene’s Tailoring and Prime Time Meats

Kenny Werner is a jazz pianist whom Quincy Jones has described as “Perfection. 360 degrees of soul and science in one human being”. Reviewing a performance, the New York Times reviewer Peter Watrous wrote, “When he solos there’s wit everywhere, with clichés dragged out of the closet to poke fun at.” In addition to having performed with the fabled Village Vanguard Orchestra and jazz stars like Toots Thielemans and David Sanchez, Werner’s book about improvisation, Effortless Mastery, has influenced jazz artists everywhere. Danish saxophonist and composer Benjamin Koppel doesn’t only perform with Werner; the two are also the co-directors of the Valby Summer Jazz Festival. The duo’s music ranges from lush ballads to up-tempo exuberance. A Washington Post review of one of their recordings, “along the way there are...skittishly

animated performances.as well as arrangements that take advantage of the gift these musicians share for creating hauntingly atmospheric interludes.” Kindred Spirits is presenting The Werner/Koppel Jazz Duo at the Milford Theatre, 114 East Catherine Street, on April 26 at 7:30pm. Tickets can be obtained by calling 570-4091269 and at www.kindredspiritsarts.org.

Delaware Valley HS Students, thru Apr 7 Linda Bock-Hinger “Travels Through Tuscany Apr 13-May 10 Highlands Photographic Guild

Linda Bock-Hinger loves to travel and record people and places around the world. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions, juried art and photography shows, public buildings and museums, private homes, corporate offices, and several publications. Her international photographs have won many awards and prizes. Bock-Hinger explains, “It starts with opening

the mind and heart along with the eye to capture a feeling, then I catch it with my camera.” She has photographed Masai tribes in East Africa, villages in the Middle East and China, ancient ruins in Cambodia, temples in India, labyrinth souks in Morocco, wild animal safaris on the Serengeti, dancers in Bali, pyramids in Egypt, fishermen on the Amazon River, and Native

Americans at PowWow. Her photographs aim to make the viewer feel a connection to her subjects and thereby experience their lives and places in the world. Linda’s work will be shown at the Highlands Photographic Guild, 224 Broad Street, from April 13 thru May 10. For more information call 570-296-2440.

Art & Photography Exhibits

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David Greenbaum pottery Joann Wells Greenbaum paintings BlueStone Studio, ongoing

“Riders of the Purple Sage” (1925) Apr 19, 7pm “Riders of the Purple Sage” (1996) Apr 21, 3pm

Linda Koeckel Landscapes Apr 1-29 Reception: Apr 6, 4pm-6pm Joan Sayer art & photography May 1-31 The Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley

Art Demo Cynthia Harris Pagano Pike County Arts & Crafts, Apr 7, 1:30pm

“A Fresh Perspective 2013” Delaware Valley HS Students The ARTery, thru Apr 7 Art After Dark Receptions All Galleries, Apr 13, 6pm-9pm

Linda Bock-Hinger’s “Travels Through Tuscany” at HPG

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Columns Museum

Demo

Museum Exhibits “Witness to History” Forestry ongoing Grey Towers

Music Werner/Koppel Jazz Duo Kindered Spirits Arts Milford Theatre, Apr 26, 7:30pm

Children's Activities EcoZone! Apr 7, 13, 21, 1pm-4pm Pocono Environmental Education Center


Songs from 2nd Avenue to Broadway, from Shtetel to Middletown Linda Dubin explains, “Last year I turned on the TV and found a great program. It was the musical made by Michael Tilson Thomas, the grandson of Bessie and Boris Thomashevsky, the founders of the Yiddish Theatre. I bought the DVD. It is one of the best Jewish musicals I have heard in years. Never knew about the Thomashevskys. “This got me in the mood to have a program of Yiddish music and ‘Jewish Broadway’ from Shtetl to Second Avenue to the Great

Bessie and Boris Thomashevsky

White Way.” Richard Cassell, BassBaritone, and Rebecca Stone, Mezzo-Soprano, will sing traditional favorites such as Tumbalalaika, popular songs, My Yiddische Mama, hits from the Yiddish Theatre, Bei Mir Bist Du Schon, and songs by some of the great tunesmiths of Tin Pan Alley, Jerome Kern, drawing by William Auerbach Levy i.e. Richard Rodgers and Jerome right: Richard Cassell and Rebecca Stone Kern, in an exciting medley of Richard Cassell, Director of Capitol Heights solos, duets and staged excerpts Lyric Opera, is a free lance cantor,an from Yiddish Films and Second experienced actor and holds a PhD from NYU. Avenue Musicals. Rebecca Stone studied voice and theater in

Poetry Month with Joan I. Siegel

Recipient of the New Letters Poetry Mansion, 115 South Street, Prize and Anna Davidson Rosenberg Middletown, on April 9 at 7:00pm Award, Joan I. Siegel is widely and will close Poetry Month with a published in over 50 publications reading at Thrall Library (11-19 including The Atlantic Monthly, The Depot Street) April 30, 6:30pm. American Scholar and The Gettysburg Siegel begins the month’s poetry Review among other periodicals and events with a master class on April 9 anthologies. at SUNY Orange at 8:00am in Siegel, an award-winning poet and Hudson Hall, Room 209. Poetry in Professor Emerita of English at SUNY Orange, the Making is a master class about the process, Middletown campus, will read from her original practical aspects, and work that goes into the works which are published in two collections of literary art of poetry. poetry, Light at Point Reyes and Hyacinth for For questions call 845-341-4891. the Soul, in the grand hall of Morrison Hall For Thrall Library: 845-341-5454.

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Paris before moving to New York City. Temple Sinai invites everyone to come to this light and very lively concert. “We know you will want to sing and hum along with the music, clap your hands Thomashevksy’s Grandson and even dance in the Michael Tilson Thomas aisles,” Linda concluded. Refreshments will follow the concert, May 5 at 3:00pm at Temple Sinai, 75 Highland Avenue in Middletown. For more information: 845-343-1861.

MUSE Fundraiser

David Messineo and Robert Milby (photos above) will be joined by Florence Lenhard for Florida Library’s Poetry Café Cafe on April 19 at 7:00pm at 4 Cohen Circle in Florida. For further information, call 845-651-7659.

A Special Silent Art Auction, Mini-Concert and Raffle Fundraiser to help supplement MUSE-early music chamber ensemble in raising funds for its two performances on June 22 and June 23 as part of Newburgh Illuminated, a City-wide celebration of Edison and the arts, is being held on April 12, 6:00pm-9:00pm in the Ritz and Cornerstone lobbies at 107 Broadway. There will be excerpts from MUSE’s upcoming vocal, instrumental and dance music concerts, food, gift basket raffles, greeting cards and items for sale. Contact Jonathan Dobin at 845-784-1011.

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New Leadership for Two Important Sullivan County Arts Venues by Tod Westlake

Monticello Library Taps New ED

organizational aspects, the finding of information for people, the story time. I just love the whole package.” “God bless my husband,” LangClouse says. “We have a couple of kids, Mary Lang-Clouse, and he went way Executive Director, above-and-beyond Crawford Library picking up the slack.” Lang-Clouse had been with the Crawford Library for about four years. When the position of director opened up, she was in the right place at the right time to apply for the post. “I interviewed for the job, and here we go,” Lang-Clouse says. She says that her immediate plans are to expand the library’s foreign languages section in order to serve summer residents in the Monticello area.

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello has a new director. The board recently appointed Mary Paige Lang-Clouse to the position, which she will formally start on April 1. Library sciences were not her first love, however. Lang-Clouse had previously earned a BA and an MA in sociology before starting her career in books. Eventually, after a consolidation of several smaller libraries, Lang-Clouse decided to formalize her training with an advanced degree in library science, something she would need in order to move into upper management. Lang-Clouse took the distance-learning option, and obtained her degree through the University of Southern Mississippi, a process that took a total of five years. “I relocated up here and was looking for work,” Lang-Clouse says, adding that she originally worked at the library in Catskill Art Society Taps New ED Narrowsburg before moving on to In another important local appointment, Monticello. It’s a career shift, says LangBradley Diuguid was recently named Clouse, which she is really enjoying. “I fell in love with the whole thing,” Executive Director of the Catskill Art Lang-Clouse says. “I love the community Society. Diuguid has an extensive background in involvement, the customer service, the

“Moments” at the Liberty Museum

the arts - he was a double major in Theater Arts and English at SUNY New Paltz, before earning an MA in Arts Education at Harvard - so he was an ideal candidate to lead the Livingston Manor multi-purpose arts group. “The Catskill Arts Society is a multi-arts center,” says Diuguid. “So, we present exhibitions, and showings and screenings of all different art forms.” The art forms you will see at the center include painting, mixed media, drawings, and photography, as well as “pop-up” performances, music presentations, and film screenings. Most importantly, perhaps, the society also hosts a broad range of arts classes in all of these art forms. “That’s part of our mission to educate and enlighten the public, as well as to serve our members,” Diuguid says, adding that the development and encouragement of emerging artists is always central to what the society does. Diuguid also feels strongly that the society has an ideal combination of professional and volunteer support, and that the board of directors is particularly encouraging. “The board is really incredibly supportive,” Diuguid says. “It is very active, it is very smart. They really value the expertise of people coming in...and they

The Liberty Museum & Arts Center, 46 S. Main Street, Liberty, opens it’s 2013 season with Moments, a photography exhibit. Moments features work by three local photographers: Barbara Ward-Blank and Kathy Lambert of Liberty, and Robert Tuttle of Livingston Manor. The exhibit runs from April 19 thru May 19, with an Opening Reception and Artists’ Talk on April 20 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. For information call 845-292-2394.

Greenwood Lake’s Art Extravaganza 2013

Crystal Sentry, A Cold Dawn Sunset in Lake Huntington by Robert Tuttle by Kathy Lambert

Art by Leila Noueihed

The Works of Art Gallery at the Greenwood Lake Public Library, (79 Waterstone Road) is hosting its annual public art exhibition, Art Extravaganza 2013 on April 28 from 12:30pm -2:30pm. For information: 845-477-8377 Ext. 108. 28

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Sonoma Falls Autumn by Barbara Ward-Blank

Bradley Diuguid, Executive Director, CAS photo by Jonathan Fox

have a real stake in what’s going on.” Diuguid wants to emphasize that the society is very open to new members, even those who are just learning about the arts; so he wants folks to feel encouraged to join and take advantage of all the society has to offer. For further information, visit www.catskillartsociety.org or see their ad on page 33.


Destination..................................................................Narrowsburg Upper Delaware Writers Collective Celebrates 20 Years

by Anna Lillian Moser When the Upper Delaware Writers Collective (UDWC) started 20 years ago, the art scene in Sullivan County barely existed and the idea of starting an organization for local poets was an altogether novel approach. Today, the UDWC is just one of many groups supporting and celebrating local artists. The UDWC got its start in 1993 when a group of five local writers started getting together to talk shop. “A group of us just got together to start discussing poetry and writing in general,” recalled Mary Greene, UDWC's director and founding member. “It was very informal. There was no leader really.” Greene was eventually approached by a fellow member who urged her to “move it up to another level” by creating an organization that was much more structured, and which Greene, who received her MFA from Brooklyn College, would oversee. “I was a little hesitant at first, but then I thought, ‘well, why not,’ and in 1993 the arts in Sullivan County were sparse to say the least. It was not the really good art scene

that’s going on now.” UDWC members started paying a small membership fee and Greene began creating and administering writing prompts, running it like a classic workshop setting, focusing on craft. Eventually UDWC became a not-for-profit in the mid-1990s in order to apply for grants. The collective is almost exclusively aimed at poets and poetry. Greene said she tried to workshop with other genres, but her MFA is in poetry, and so it’s what she knows how to teach and critique. “If half of the people are poets and the other half want to talk about fiction it doesn’t work because the fiction writers have ten pages and the poets have a page. I just felt it had to be two separate things, and I chose poetry because that’s what I know how to do,” said Greene. Dedicated to promoting the literary arts in the Upper Delaware region, the organization has grown steadily over the past 20 years, as has the Sullivan arts community. “It’s not to say there wasn’t anything going on. There was a lot going on, but it was always the same people. It wasn’t very big,” Greene

The Gypsy Jazz Quintet Jazz It Up at Tusten The Gypsy Jazz Quintet was formed in 2006 as a musical tribute to the 1930’s “hotclub” jazz of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and Parisian violinist Stephane Grappelli. Organized by guitarist/music arranger, John Curtin, the Gypsy Jazz Quintet has performed at music festivals, colleges, jazz clubs and resorts. This is the high-energy swing music played in the dance halls of Paris from 1934 to 1939. The band is made up of 5 players from very diverse backgrounds who came together to make this special music. On May 4, the Gypsy Jazz Quintet will perform as part of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance’s Salon Series at the Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, at 8:00pm. For information, call 845-252-7272.

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UDWC director Mary Greene, center, reading poetry with fellow UDWC members Cass Collins (left) and Dorothy Hartz at Sussex County Community College.

said. “There just wasn’t much compared to now where there’s lots of wonderful theatre and opera and music groups. Now there is the Dancing Cat where you can go and listen to live music, before there was nothing like that up here. If you wanted to listen to live music you had to travel to Warwick or something.” To celebrate the UDWC’s 20th anniversary the organization will be hosting two events, beginning with the April 19 River Rocks PoJam. This fundraiser, which runs from 7:00pm-9:30pm at the Cooperage Project on

Main Street in Honesdale, PA., will feature an open mic, followed by a poetry reading about Spring by members of the Collective, as well as a silent auction of goods and services from local merchants. Greene said the hope is that the April fundraiser will raise funds for the group’s May 18 event, The River Rocks Poetry Jamboree: Celebrating 20 Years with the Upper Delaware Writers Collective. “Over the 20 years we’ve had many members come and go. We’ve had two members who died. It’s been an experience for the longtime members and for me to see this group take shape, take one shape, then take another shape; to grow a little bit and shrink a little bit and then grow some more,” Greene said. “It's been the most wonderful experience for me professionally that I’ve ever had, to be the head of this group, and to be a founder of this group, and just to watch it grow and get to nurture it and nurture these writers.” Visit their facebook page at: www.facebook.com/pages/Upper-DelawareWriters-Collective. See May 2013 CANVAS for more on the Jamboree!

Celtic & Acadian Music: Three Performers, Ten Instruments

Hailing from Prince Edward Island’s Evangeline area and from Quebec’s Magdalen Islands, twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc and Pascal Miousse form Vishten. Their trademark blend of fiddle, guitar, accordion, harmonium, whistles, piano, bodhrán, jaw harp, moog, electric guitar and percussive dance make for a unique tour de force of traditional and contemporary sounds. Vishten brings their instruments to the Tusten Theatre on April 21 at 2:00pm. For information, call 845-252-7272.

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Destination.............................................................................ellenville Healing Arts Gallery

John Kruppa’s diverse paintings in acrylic, watercolor, and pen & ink, are currently on solo exhibition in the Healing Arts Gallery at Ellenville Regional Hospital, 10 Healthy Way, thru May 3. His artwork has by John Kruppa been seen in magazines and brochures, appearing in the NY State Conservationist Magazine in 1991 and 1994, and at the Salmagundi Club, in New York City. “I want to give my paintings life and energy, to capture and enhance the essence of the moment, that we can all relate to and remember,” said Kruppa. For information call 845-647-6400.

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Cragsmoor artist Joan Lesikin states, “I bring the fabric to the foreground. It is the primary focus. “This fabric is a metaphoric landscape of hills and valleys like the hills and valleys of my native landscape, the Rainbow Mountain Hudson River Valley. But the fabric also retains the suggestion that it covers a body like a coverlet or bed sheet. Each artwork, then, is a dual experience: an exploration of hills and valleys of a landscape and simultaneously of crevices and curves of the human form.” Lesikin’s Bodyscapes will be up thru April.at the Gallery Link in the Ellenville Library, 40 Center Street. The Artist’s Reception is on April 13 from Noon-2:00pm. For information call 845-647-5530.

Local Composer / Cellist at Library

and “a work of my own written for the concert itself,” he explained, “with a surprise guest artist!” The free concert is on April 21 at 2:00pm in the Ellenville Library and Museum on Center Street. For info: 845-647-5530.

All of Bach’s cello suites contain a great variety of technical devices, a wide emotional range, and compelling voice interactions. Ulster Heights composer and cellist Aaron Cush Solberg is playing Bach’s d minor Cello Suite

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Meet Our Advertisers - Matthews Pharmacy

Happy Birthday Ray! Ok, so who goes shopping at a pharmacy for birthday gifts? This writer does! Three generations strong and committed to their community, Matthew’s Pharmacy is the definition of prompt, personal and courteous service. And believe it or not, you can get TONS of gifts at this family owned pharmacy. From Russell Stover Candies and fine fragrances, to Carlton greeting cards. Are you shopping for a diabetic loved one? Matthew’s “Diabetic Emporium” features all kinds of sweets and baking mixes that are sugar free, low fat, cholesterol free and low sodium. From banana cake, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cake, gingerbread, to lemon cake - they even have sugar free frostings and pancake mixes, taffy, fudge and hard candies! Yes, you can get some birthday shopping done at a pharmacy! Both Ray and Ronald Matthews, and all of their employees, come from Ellenville. There is a sign on the pharmacy window that encourages the community to buy local. “We also shop locally. All of our dollars go back into this community including donations, organizations, churches, insurance and legal needs, and the purchase and servicing of cars. The reason I ask

people to shop locally is because the money truly stays in this community. We take great pride in that,” said Ray (who celebrates his birthday April 9! Happy Birthday Ray!) Ray feels there are good things happening every day in Ellenville. Ray jokes, “Who says there’s nothing to do in Ellenville? It's a wonderful town to live in. We also have a lot going on in the surrounding areas. Our children are thankfully exposed to the arts and participating in them. We appreciate being able to read about the arts and all the events in the CANVAS calendar,” added Ray. For more information about Matthews or to get a prescription filled, call 845-647-6222.


A Dialogue, an Operation & a Competition The Judgment of Paris (1700) is a Baroque opera by John Eccles and William Congreve. It will share the bill with a Cello and Harpsichord sonata by Bach (the ‘dialogue’) and La Tableau de L'Operation Kenneth Cooper de la Taille (1725) by Marin Marais, to-bebetter-known as “Portrait of a GallBladder Operation” (by A.G. Murphy) once keyboardist Kenneth Cooper and a talented Dorian Balis group of accomplished “Paris” singers and musicians introduce this unique musical offering as the opening concert of Chamber Music at St. Andrew’s 12th season. Congreve’s (see photo right) witty libretto for The Judgment unfolds Nadia Petrella the well-known story: “Venus” Mercury gives the shepherd Paris the golden apple of Discord, telling him to award it to which goddess he

finds most beautiful, Juno, Pallas or Venus. All vie for his attention, but Paris can only choose one. The result caused the fall of Troy. Remember Troy? Harpsichordist, pianist, and conductor (and “musicologist-humorist”) William Congreve Kenneth Cooper is one of the world’s leading specialists in the music of the 18th century. Renowned for his improvisations and his expertise in ornamentation and long-lost 18th century arts, he has revived countless musical works, lending them extraordinary authenticity as well as great vitality. The possessor of a PhD in musicology from Columbia University, Cooper is on the faculty there as well as at the Manhattan School of Music, where he is Chair of the Harpsichord Department and Director of the Baroque Aria Ensemble. This will be Mr. Cooper’s fifth appearance as featured artist with Chamber Music at St. Andrew’s. The free concert is on April 27 at 8:00pm, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 5277 State Route 42, South Fallsburg. Reservations are required; call 845-2928967 or email pcfriedman27@gmail.com.

Bethel Woods’ Sunday with Friends

Eileen Moon, Jennifer Koh, Benjamin Hochman, Karen Gomyo, and Dina Vainshtein

Eileen Moon is the Associate Principal Cello of the New York Philharmonic. Known locally for her creation of the Warwick Valley Humane Society, she is involved with other charitable causes for both animals and people. Earlier this year, she joined with Zarin Mehta, who spearheads the Bethel Woods Chamber Music Series, to become the curator for the 2013 Sundays with Friends, a delectable dish of early spring and late fall chamber music programs to be performed in the Bethel Woods Event Gallery. The five planned concerts are being offered as a subscription series, and individual tickets are also available. The first two offerings of the series are two different violin/piano duos, Jennifer Koh violin and Benjamin Hochman piano on April 7 and then Karen Gomyo violin and Dina Vainshtein piano on May 5. All four virtuosi possess world class skills and have concertized all over the globe. Koh is known for her special program, Bach and Beyond, which explores the solo violin repertoire from Bach through known solo works by Belgian composer Eugene Ysaye to Elliott Carter and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Hochman is currently on the faculty of Bard College and has performed with the NY Philharmonic, Americana Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic. Both he and spouse Koh have a continuous

presence at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. Hochman has a penchant for juxtaposing familiar works with the unfamiliar, so expect some Mozart & Bach along with contemporary pieces. Johannes Brahms For the May 5 concert, the performers will “double up” and perform Violin Piano sonatas by Bach, Debussy, Brahms (photo right) and other pieces including one of Astor Piazzolla’s Tangos. Subscribe to the series or purchase tickets by phoning 845-583-2060 or by visiting www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.

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Sullivan Savors The Arts for DVAA

“Facets”: Madelon Jones exhibits her art at the Delaware Arts Center, Apr 19-May 11

DVAA’s “The Tree of Supporters”

Every April members and friends of Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) host dozens of house parties around Sullivan County and the Upper Delaware River Valley to raise funds for DVAA’s programs and services. Arts Alive Fundraising House Parties and Savor the Arts: Restaurant Style involve people coming together for a common goal that will focus support for regional arts and the DVAA. It’s a day to dine out for the arts. Those familiar with the DVAA might invite friends to their home for dinner and extol the virtues of having DVAA in the community, thereby expanding the network of support. If you think this is a fun way to support your local arts organization and creative community, just call the DVAA office at 845-252-7576 and say you would like to host your own event.

Support materials are available. Fundraising parties may be as simple as barbequed beans and beer or as lavish as a champagne and caviar event at your home, place of business or public space. It is up to you. Be creative, have fun, and introduce DVAA’s outstanding record of over 35 years of service to your friends and neighbors. Savor the Arts will have a wide variety of events to choose from on April 20 and 21; a dinner, a movie, desserts, a distillery tour with tasting, and several regional restaurants are partnering with DVAA to host their special event. All registered events will be listed on DVAA’s website: www.ArtsAllianceSite.org For information on hosting, phone the DVAA at 845-252-7576.

The American Boychoir is regarded as the United States’ premier concert boys’ choir. Under the leadership of Fernando MalvarRuiz, Litton-Lodal, the American Boychoir offers a unique blend of musical sophistication, effervescent spirit, and ensemble virtuosity. Boys in grades 4-8, reflecting the ethnic, religious and cultural diversity of the United States, come from across the country and around the world to pursue a rigorous musical and academic curriculum at the school. Embracing all genres of music, the choir has performed with James Levine, Jessye Norman, Wynton Marsalis, Sir Paul McCartney, and at the Oscars with pop diva

Beyonce. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Shandelee Music Festival partners with Bethel Woods Center for the Arts to present the Choir on April 28 at 3:00pm. For tickets call 212-288-4152 or visit www.shandelee.org.

American Boychoir Performs April 28

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Paintings in Warwick’s Café a la Mode

The popular and attractively refurbished Café a La Mode, in the center of Warwick at 1 Oakland Avenue, will be the venue for an exhibition of paintings by the English-born artist Lynne Digby. The show is entitled America the Beautiful, and as its name suggests, the paintings in various media are all of locations in the United States. Ms. Digby’s work is in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain and in the corporate collection of McGraw-Hill, Inc. Several of her paintings have been used on the set of the HBO television show Sex & the City. Winner of numerous honors, including a scholarship for Best Oil Painting of the Year in Ontario, The Harness Racing Museum Award from the North East Watercolor Society, and the Best-in-Show award at the competition on Orange County Day in 2005.

Digby is a member of the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, and the Orange County Arts Council. Her work has been exhibited widely in juried and solo shows in the Hudson Valley. An opening reception will be held on April 28 at 5:00pm. The exhibit ends August 31. For more information, call 845-986-1223.

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra’s conductor Dr. Woomyung Choe (photo right) is on his way to Tuxedo, this time with The Bergen Symphony Orchestra & violinist Artur Kaganovisky, for an evening of Beethoven (Eroica Symphony) and Mendelssohn (Violin Concerto) on April 27 at

7:30pm in Baker High School, Route 17 and Tornado Drive, for the Tuxedo Performing Arts Group. Artur Kaganovisky To buy tickets, visit: bsobytpag.eventzilla.net. For further information, call 845-351-3473.

Art by Lynne Digby

Dr. Choe Brings His Baton to Tuxedo


Destination.......................................................Livingston Manor Wulff Gallery Opens at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum

On April 6, join Joan Wulff; Don Trump Jr., Sally Jesse Raphael, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum’s (CFFCM) Phelan family, for the 2013 Trout Season Opener. The Season Opener will be held on the Willowemoc Creek just upstream from the CFFCM bridge at 9:00am. Attendees are welcome to join in this Open Cast; bring waders and gear! Following the ceremony, everyone will return to the Museum for a hot cup of the famous Agnes Van Put’s soups and socialize in the museum while viewing the exhibits for 2013. On May 4 through June 16, the CFFCM will present their first art exhibit, Audubon and

Friends Too, in their new Wulff Gallery. The featured works of twenty eight artists, in conjunction with the Sullivan County Audubon Society, is curated by local Audubon member Kate Hyden, and will include bird, butterfly and wildlife paintings, sculpture and photography, in the media of watercolors, oils, acrylics, mixed media, pressed flowers, and encaustics. An Opening Reception will be held on May 3, from 4:00pm-6:00pm. The Wulff Gallery has been dedicated to the contributions and history that were made in fly fishing, by legendary Joan and Lee Wulff, two of fly fishing’s leading pioneers. The Gallery will house the library, and historical exhibits pertaining to the Wulff, exhibit paintings and sculptures, some focused

This year’s Sullivan High School Art Show exhibition at the Catskill Art Society (CAS) will present the work of High School students from component school districts and Sullivan County BOCES. CAS and its new Executive Director, Bradley Diuguid (see page 28), are anticipating 300 pieces of artwork in the ten media categories of Ceramics & Glass, Digital Art, Design, Black &

White Drawing, Color Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Black & White Photography, Color Photography, and Sculpture. An outside jury panel of artists and experts will award a first and second place ribbon in each category. Students will be invited to come to CAS to see the exhibition and vote on their The exhibit is on display from April 13 thru favorite works to select a Student Prize award May 5. The Opening Reception is on April 13 in each category. from 1pm-4pm. For info, call 845-436-4227.

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on fly fishing and others related to the outdoors. The museum is dedicated to preserving American Bald Eagle by Stephen Davis America’s fly fishing heritage, teaching its future generations of fly fishers, and protecting exciting to us,” said Executive Assistant to the Museum, Erin Phelan. its fly fishing environment. The CFFCM is located at 1031 Old Route 17. “This is a new venture for us. We know the For information and directions, call 845-439fishermen in the area, but extending this to other people who might not come here otherwise is 4810 or visit: www.catskillflyfishing.org.

300 Pieces of Sullivan High School Art Expected at CAS

New Hope Art

Above: work by Tri Valley student A. Dexheimer Left: work by Livingston Manor students J. Miller & M. Edwards

Chyrsalis is an exhibit of over 30 pieces from artists at Loch Sheldrake’s New Hope Community at Catskill Art Society, April 11 through May 15. The reception is on April 25 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. For further information: 845-434-8300.

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Ma’alwyck’s “Melange Music” Paris was a world center of great cultural achievement and artistic creativity during the reign of Louis XV, 1723–1774. Composers, instrumentalists and singers traveled from around Europe to establish themselves and perform at the Paris theaters, courts and salons. Yet, the virtuoso inventiveness and superlative craftsmanship of the period remain largely unfamiliar and under-appreciated today, overshadowed as they are by the tumultuous social and political events of the French Revolution of 1789. Fast forward to 2013: In residence at the Schuyler Mansion, a New York State Historic Site, and at the Schenectady County Community College, Musicians of Ma'alwyck is a flexible-size chamber music ensemble formed in 1999 by Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz. They are performing Melange Music of late 18th century Paris for Music in Central Valley: trios of Francois Devienne, August LeBrun, Giuseppe Cambini, as well as a wonderful set of variations by Jean Baptiste Breval and a solo flute work by the seminal flute composer Joseph Joachim Quantz. Devienne, a flutist, bassoonist and composer of great popularity and renown, was a fixture of the Parisian music scene in the 1790s. August LeBrun was an outstanding oboist of the late 1700s who often traveled to Paris to perform. His music shows the influence of the

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Norman Thibodeau, Petia Kassarova, Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz

Mannheim School. Though Italian born and trained, Cambini moved to Paris in 1773 and remained there for the rest of his career. Like Devienne, a prolific and popular composer, he wrote over 100 string quartets and is credited with being an important influence in the development of the genre. Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Bréval was a French cellist and composer. He wrote mostly pieces for his own instrument, and performed many world premières of his own works. Quantz wrote many pieces of music, mainly for the flute including around 300 flute concertos and 200+ sonatas. Melange Music will be on April 20 at 7:00pm in the Central Valley United Methodist Church, 12 Smith Clove Road. Free admission, donations accepted. For information call 845-928-6570.

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Chorale in Middletown & Newburgh

moved to America, As we know, composer Antonin and was premiered Dvorak (1841-1904) is known mostly at Dvorák's first for his symphonies, instrumental concert in New York concertos, chamber music and solo on October 21, piano music. An extremely prolific 1892. composer, he also wrote many tone The Mass in D, Antonin Dvorak poems, songs, and dabbled in opera. Besides writing some oratorios and Janiece Kohler (originally numbered as op.76, finally as op.86) was originally composed for cantatas (his Hymn: the Heirs of the organ, solo voices and small choir in White Mountain (1872) bought him his the year 1892. “Neither of our usual first public success, more as a promise Goshen and Blooming Grove venues of the future than “an achievement”), have instruments (organs) that can Dvorak is also the composer of four handle it,” explained Kohler, “so this major choral works: a Stabat Mater, year we will be performing in Requiem, Mass in D and Te Deum. The former two are large scale works Amy Goldstein Middletown and Newburgh.” Soprano Amy Goldstein has gained for chorus, soloists and orchestra and renown for her performances of are more often heard in concert than the cantorial chanting, opera, oratorio, latter two which are on a more intimate Broadway, and contemporary music. scale, even though, “the Mass requires Baritone Jeremy Moore. is a familiar solo organ in numerous spots face, having performed leading roles (this...unknown to me until the full for Orange and Sullivan opera scores arrived last week!),” explained Classic Choral Society conductor Jeremy Moore companies and the Taconic and Bronx Operas. Janiece Kohler. They perform on April 28 at 4:00pm in the The Te Deum, op.103, is a cantata for soprano and baritone solo, choir and orchestra to the Grace United Methodist Church, 468 Broadway Latin text of the famous hymn Te Deum (God, in Newburgh and on May 4 at 7:00pm in the we laud You). It was composed in 1892 and Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North Street in dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the Middletown. Admission is free, donations discovery of America, completed before Dvorák requested. For information; 845-783-6030.


Destination...........................................................GOshen / florida Sarah’s Key at the Florida Library

The Vel' d'Hiv Roundup was a raid and mass arrest in Paris by the French police in 1942, code named Opération Vent Printanier (“Operation Spring Breeze”). The name for the event is derived from the nickname of the Vélodrome d'Hiver ("Winter Velodrome"), a bicycle velodrome and stadium where many of the victims were temporarily confined. According to records of the Préfecture de Police, 13,152 victims were arrested and held at the Vélodrome d'Hiver and the Drancy internment camp nearby, then shipped by railway transports to Auschwitz for extermination. Although we have heard a lot of stories of the Holocaust, the roundup of Jews in Paris in July 1942 was not one of them, until the publication of the book Sarah's Key. Sarah's Key tells the story of young Sarah Starzynski who hides her younger brother in a locked wardrobe when the French Police take her and her parents to the Velodrome d’Hiver. Sarah's experiences in a concentration camp, her escape and then her good luck to be taken in by a French family and given a new identity, are always overshadowed by the memory of her baby brother in the locked

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wardrobe. The Vel d'Hiv roundup is uncovered when a journalist in Paris writes an article investigating this event. While doing research for the article, she discovers that her husband's family moved to an apartment in Paris right after the roundup of Jews. As she continues to investigate, she discovers a link between the apartment and Sarah, which changes her life. The Florida Public Library is showing the film, based on the book, for its 4th Annual Holocaust Program on April 28 at 1:00pm. Florida resident Linda Dubin will give a short presentation about the Holocaust and the Vel d’Hiv Roundup before the movie begins. The Library is located at 4 Cohen Circle. Admission is free. For information or to reserve a seat, call 845-651 7659.

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Q. So, Wanda...why the name “The Sell All”? A. “Well, we didn't have a name at first because I was initially selling items online for so long. When my husband Mike and I decided to open a store, I asked some people for ideas and they said, well, you sell anything and everything so why not ‘the sell all?’ And I thought that was perfect!” Q. How did the idea come about for the business? “We were selling random items on E-bay for the longest time...a friend came up with the idea that we should start buying and selling rather than just selling our own un-used items on Ebay. I looked into it because it sounded like a great idea…and did so, though it was still via the web...finally in January 2010 we opened up the retail space / store officially. Q. What exactly do you sell? A. It's generally gifts and novelties and a lot of accessories. We have scarves, necklaces, bracelets, handbags, toys, games, candles...I am constantly trying to adapt to what people are looking for. Customers will ask if we have a certain item, and I try to accommodate the customers and in turn, they give me ideas on what to buy! We do really well with the

personalized items that we create such as mugs, key chains and iPhone cases - which are really popular right now! We do personalized invitations too, integrated in a way where I could design a customer's invitation and then we can match their party favor with the style and color of the invitations...for instance, we can design wedding invitations, and then for wedding favors, we can design mugs or key chains or whatever item the customer is interested in, that match the theme/style/color of the invitations. Q. What is special about The Sell All? A. It's a great store to buy gifts that won’t drain your pocket! There are very few pieces that are over $20. I don’t want to sell expensive products. Even our invitations are reasonably priced. I want people to be able to buy things here...don't want them to break the bank in order to do so! And although the pieces are under $20, they are NOT dollar store quality. They are high quality products. I also try to buy things that you are not going to find - unique items that you can't really find in our area. I had these pendant scarves at one point - they were so pretty, with great designs like butterflies and owls...that people went crazy for! and now everyone has them! See ad below for more information!

The Cornerstone Arts Alliance is presenting Civil War Shorts: My Hands is Full O’Gifts by Edward Finnegan and The Curtain Falls, two plays that reflect on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. The first play revolves around the spirit of a soldier killed on a battlefield. The spirit shows up in the modern day world to see what has become of his efforts. The second play depicts a very specific moment in the life of actor Edwin Booth after his brother’s assassination of President Lincoln. The plays, directed by Justin Pietropaolo and Lisa DiBlasi, run from April 6-21 at 223 Main Street, Goshen. Call 845-294-4188.

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Orange County Arts Council's 2nd Annual All-County Dance Celebration

photo by Stan Goldblatt

Newburgh Free Academy’s Advanced Dance Company

The Orange County Arts Council (OCAC) invites all supporters and dance appreciators to celebrate dance as an art form and raise public awareness of the artistic beauty, local availability and fundamental benefits of dance. The All County Dance Celebration gives dancers who live in Orange County an opportunity to perform in a County-wide show that increases their visibility to the general public and provides an opportunity for selfexpression. All pieces presented will be choreographed and performed by artists living or working in Orange County. M’Lanie Hunter of M’Lanie Hunter Dance

in Chester states, “To celebrate dance is to celebrate life! I am looking forward to sharing the joy of creativity with fellow artists and to share our individual visions with community members. My hope is that our collaborative efforts will inspire more people to love dance.” “I dance because everything in my being moves to a rhythm I cannot tune out,” believes Dara Jenel of Volute Movement Dance in Campbell Hall. Joanne Thompson Ray of Warwick Dance Studio in Blooming Grove & Warwick concurs, “Orange County holds such talented and diverse dancers and this is a great event to showcase

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American Youth Ballet, Salisbury Mills

2012 Curtain Call: 190 Dancers total! photo: Diane Bollen, DragonFlyStudioCafe.com

them.” • Orange County School of Dance / Little Feet The All County Dance Celebration on April Dance Co., Monroe • Newburgh Free Academy’s Advanced Dance 28 at 3:00pm at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center coincides with National Dance Company, Newburgh • Newburgh Performing Arts Academy, Week. The event is sponsored by TD Bank and Newburgh Stewarts Shops. • Orange County Ballet Theatre, Newburgh The following participants will perform:

• Marya Kennett Dance Centre, Goshen • Volute Movement Dance, Campbell Hall • Northeast Dance Movement, Florida • Step It Up Dance Productions, Cornwall-on• High Definition Dance, New Windsor Hudson • New York Dance Center, Goshen • Mas Salsa Que Tu Dance Company, Goshen • Kerry Dance NY, Warwick • Joanne’s Dance Studio Inc, Blooming Grove & • M’Lanie Hunter Dance, Chester Warwick For tickets, call the Council at 845-469-9168 • The Dance Center, Port Jervis or email jen@ocartscouncil.org. • American Youth Ballet, Salisbury Mills

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