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August 2017

Publisher’s Column by Barry Plaxen On page 7 of our July 2017 issue, we had an incorrect photo caption for the “Ambitious Barn Exhibit at Liberty Museum” article. The “Shawangunk Ridge Barn” photo was taken by photographer Nancy Isseks. Apologies, Nancy! August vocabulary lesson: Dystopian: relating to or denoting an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one. Synchronicities of the month: An August 6 performance of August 6th by Shinji Eshima in Warwick, and...

We welcome New Hampton Dinosaurs for kids in Liberty, back into CANVAS. Since Eclipse in Huguenot, Spiritquest Healing Center Middletown and Newburgh, relocated to North Carolina a possibly the First string quartet few years ago we haven’t had ever written, in Warwick, any event listings or stories for Gospel in Newburgh, that hamlet. Taking Spiritquest’s Haikus by inner-city high place is a different type of healing school students, center, located on a large holistic farm and education center. X-rated comedy in Marlboro For August, we’ve got the A friend of mine from Sugar (see calendar), whole gamut of events for you in Loaf and I enjoying the Dog Young musician’s in Milford, Days of Summer, 2016! your hands, from... and photo by Mary Endico Animals for kids in Ellenville, Nick Zungoli’s Wonderland Bach, Beethoven & Brahms in various exhibit in Sugar Loaf. locations, Read on and marvel at what’s happening in Revolutionary Camp in New Windsor, our neck o’ the woods!

With such an enormous wealth of art news to cover, it was a great surprise to read about three very important Warwick art programs and projects in the July issue. Thank you for keeping your audience aware of the Warwick Summer Arts Festival, now in its 17th year; DUSKLIT

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Interactive Art Bazaar, presented as part of the Warwick Summer Arts Festival; and announcing Orange County’s new art studios and theater the Warwick Center for the Performing Arts. And that cover photo! Thank you for recognizing how hard these curators, volunteers, directors and board members work to keep the arts alive in our community! - Phyllis Emmerich

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Thanks so much brother Barry for all you do within this Mid-Hudson Valley region. Your article on Hugh Brodie was very well written and accurate. Much appreciated! - Christopher Dean Sullivan

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Letters to the Editor Thanks very much to Chef Douglas Frey for letting us know how Pizza Margherita got its name. I always knew pizza was fit for a queen, but now I’m sure of it. And many, many thanks to J. A. Di Bello for his sensitive and sympathetic article about Florence Foster Jenkins. He raises the question of whether she knew how bad she was. There’s a hint of an answer in a comment she made toward the end of her life. “People can say I didn’t sing well,” she said, “but they can never say I didn’t sing!” Whatever you might think of her voice, you’ve got to admire her spirit. - Judith Wink, New York City

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On The Cover NACL Theatre’s

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Amity Gallery, Warwick�����������������������5, 21 Andrew Trombley, bassist�����������������������25 Artists’ Market, Shohola��������������������������26 B-Ville Jazz, Barryville����������������������������19 Bethel Council of the Arts�����������������������31 Bethel Woods�����������������������������������������31 Caffe ala Mode, Warwick������������������������26 Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor.12,21,24 Confabulation, Warwick��������������������������30 Cosmic Communityfest, New Hampton��29 Country Voices Poetry Group�����������������12 Crawford Library, Monticello�������������12, 18 Dead End Cafe, Parksville����������������������10 Deerpark Museum, Huguenot����������������27 Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg���������6 Delaware Valley Opera���������������������21, 29 Downing Film Center������������������������������ 11 Downtown Barn, Liberty�������������������������12 Ellenville Library�������������������������������23, 30 Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf��������������� 11 Forestburgh Playhouse��������������������13, 31 Goshen Art League�����������������������������������6 Goshen Art Walk & Street Concert�����������6 Grey Towers Festival of Wood, Milford�����8 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival 2017����������22

Please email submissions for classifieds to Nothing in this publication may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Hurleyville Arts Centre������������������������������3 Hurleyville Maker’s Lab������������������������� 26 Janet Howard-Fatta, artist��������������������� 26 Jazzmosis, Rock Hill���������������������������������4 Karpeles Museum, Newburgh��������������� 19 Kindred Spirits Arts, Milford��������������� 8, 10 Liberty Library���������������������������������������� 27 Livingston Manor Library����������������������� 21 Maybrook Wind Ensemble, Walden����������4 Milkweed, Sugar Loaf�������������������������������9 Mt. St. Mary College Desmond Campus��9 Music Institute of Sullivan & Ulster�������� 30 NACL Theatre, Callicoon Center����������� 28 New Windsor Cantonment��������������������� 31 Newburgh Gospel Series����������������������� 10 Newburgh Jazz Series������������������������������4 On the Lawn Concerts, Sugar Loaf����������4 Pacem in Terris, Warwick������������������11, 20 Parksville USA Music Festival 2017������ 10 Parting Glass Band, Port Jervis����������������4 Peter A. Kopher, photographer�����������������6 Phillipsport Community Center�������������� 20 Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor�����20 Robert Breur, sculptor�������������������������������5 Robert Milby, OC Poet Laureate������������ 20 Serenade Quartet, Warwick��������������������11 Shadowland Stages, Ellenville�����������������5 Shandelee Music Festival�������������������������7 Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra����� 25 Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville���� 21 SUNY Orange, Middletown�������������� 10, 27 SUNY Orange, Newburgh��������������� 24, 27 Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg���������������� 29 Vivien Abrams Collens, artist����������������� 24 Wallkill River School, Montgomery�������� 23 Warwick Summer Arts Festival�������������� 29 Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh 20 Wurtsboro Art Alliance������������������������������9 Wurtsboro Board of Trade������������������������4

Hurleyville Arts Centre: “Cherie Dre” Cherie Dre is a work-inprogress solo performance about the showgirl alter ego of playwright Sacha Yanow’s grandmother who suffered from bipolar disorder before the invention of modern treatments. Set in the 1950’s, the performance unfolds in two places simultaneously: her grandmother’s bedroom in the Bronx and a ballroom at the Concord Hotel in the Catskills. The artist embodies her own imagining of Cherie Dre through covers of the Yiddish pop songs by the Barry Sisters, dance routines, monologues, and “dialogues.” As with Yanow’s previous work, this piece weaves together personal experience with broader social histories through physical storytelling and queer embodying. Specifically, Cherie Dre excavates the artist’s relationship to gender and femininity, magical thinking, gambling, and performing,

The playwright’s grandmother. photo:

Sacha Yanow in “Cherie Dre”

alongside the history of the Borscht Belt and Jewish entertainers. Yanow, who has been developing the piece for the past year, will spend one month in residence at Denniston Hill to continue her research by gathering personal histories from local relatives and community members as well as mining the archives of Sullivan County’s historical records. The performance will take place at the Hurleyville Arts Centre, 12 Railroad Avenue, Hurleyville, on August 19 at 6:00pm in their new stateof-the-art 150 seat theater. The production will be followed by a Q&A session and reception with Yanow. This project is made possible in part with funding from a Sullivan County Arts & Heritage grant funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. For info: 845-707-8047.

May I Have A Word With You ... Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky POETREE Born in 1886 in New Jersey, Joyce Kilmer is widely known for his short poem TREES which ends: Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree. Less well known, is that Kilmer was a Columbia University graduate, editor of the Episcopal newspaper The Churchman, and in 1913 became a staff member of The New York Times. As a family man, Kilmer was not required to join the armed services but enlisted when the United States entered World War 1 in 1917. He was killed by a sniper Joyce Kilmer the following year at the Second Battle of the Marne. Kilmer was survived by his wife, the poet Aline Murray, and four children. LEDERER-TURE For a time, word scholar Richard Lederer taught English at an overcrowded, inner city high school in Philadelphia; no diversity, no lunch breaks, no socializing - but magic when the students composed Haiku to give voice to their anguish:

Why have I risen From the bosom of life into this world of hatred? ********************************* I am lost in a river, The river of prejudice. What am I doing here? ********************************* The birds sing with beauty, Blood stains the turning earth. What does it all mean? BRIGHT LIGHTS OF BROADWAY BON-BON: A 2000 watt spotlight directed on the face of a performer. A BABY SPOT: A small spotlight usually of 750 watts. LIGHT LADDER: A steel or iron ladder used to hang numerous lights, also called luminaires. HOUSE LIGHTS: Lighting provided for the audience area, not the stage. HARD LIGHT: Illumination that produces sharply defined shadows. FILL LIGHT: Illumination used to reduce shadows. CROSSLIGHTING: Illumination from two sources shining on opposite sides of the subject.

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The Maybrook Wind Ensemble, an intergenerational community wind band under the direction of Kevin Scott, will present its final concert for the Wooster Grove Summer Concert Series on August 2 at 6:30pm in Wooster Memorial Park, 89 East Main Street, Walden. The program will include Dvorak’s concert overture My Home, selections from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, Verdi’s Triumphal March from Aida, John Moss’ American Visions, Johann Strauss’ Radetzky March, and additional music by Alford, Heywood & Gimbel and Stephen Schwartz. Refreshments are provided by Hannaford Supermarket. Admission is free. Bring along your lawn chair! For info: 845-239-4009. Port Jervis: Riverside Park

A free summer concert at Port Jervis’ Riverside Park, 4th Street and Railroad Ave., will feature the Parting Glass Band on August 2 at 7:00pm. The band consists of Al Gessner on button accordion, flute, and vocals, Patti Gessner on tin whistle, vocals, percussion, and guitarist and vocalist Tom Gessner. The owner of Al’s Music Shop in Port Jervis, Al has played with The Bearded Lady and Green Velvet, and has done many sessions with Jim & Mary Coogen. Patti says, “My roots are from Cork. I am a teacher, shopkeeper, pianist, mother of 4, and


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wife of Al. I have sung Irish music my whole life. This is my first official band outside of the band I raised!” Al & Patti’s son Tom started as their guitarist since the band’s inception in Spring of 2008. After moving on to other ventures for a few years, he is back with the band! Wurtsboro: Veterans Memorial Park

6:30pm. On August 17, jam to the five-piece roots & rock’n’roll band, The Greyhounds! Together since 2001, these seasoned musicians realized their shared interest in back-to-basics, rhythm-driven rock’n’roll and joined forces to form one rockin’ unit. Blending rockabilly and rhythm & blues with the twang of classic country and the drive of 60’s beat and surf, they have developed a loyal following with their frantic marathon performances tearing up the clubs and festivals from Upstate, NY to Washington DC. See ad on page 26 for full schedule!

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August 3: Chiku Awali African Drumming

Rock Hill: Farmers Market Park The Wurtsboro Board of Trade’s Music in the Park is held on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm at Veterans Memorial Park on Sullivan Street. Enjoy listening to the Manaklin Brothers on August 10. The Manaklin Brothers play a variety of music from originals to new and old country, 50’s, 60’s, to rock & roll. Lead singer Al Mann, keyboardist and vocalist George Perna and lead guitarist and vocalist Joe Conklin have opened for Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Stephanie Bently among others. Drummer Tom Pendergast has played in several local bands and bass player Jamie Mann has performed blues music for many years. See calendar for August 24 concert. Don’t forget to bring blankets or chairs! Visit for details. Sugar Loaf: On the Lawn

Organized and produced by Richard & Susan Logothetis, On the Lawn is a free summer concert series held every Thursday at

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August 10: Neil Alexander & NAIL

The Rock Hill Summer Concert Series takes place Wednesdays at 6:30pm at Farmers Market Park, 223 Rock Hill Drive. Groove to smooth jazz by Jazzmosis on August 16 at 6:30pm. “While the Skywalker album by the jazz rock quartet Jazzmosis grabbed me from minute one of track one, the winsome third track, Summer Night, announced in no uncertain terms that these guys have IT. You don’t have to dig into the musical structure and the technical skills right away to know that there’s an IT coming to your ears. You know it when it’s happening. You dig into the structure and technique in a second instance, in order to understand the music whose exceptional quality came to you in a flash. “The quartet is an egalitarian crew, with a sort of logistic home base at guitarist Steve Schwartz’ music shop in Rock Hill, Steve’s Music Center (see pg. 3). Mike Cervone is the drummer, Greg Fiske plays both acoustic sax and an electronic wind controller, and Tom Volpe takes care of the bass.” - Philip Ehrensaft, CANVAS columnist, Jan., 2013.

The The Newburgh Jazz Series series will once again offer world class jazz concerts on the Newburgh waterfront during Aug. 24: Eric Person & Metafour August. The Newburgh Jazz Series 2017 jazz artists line-up (incl. Latin Groove on Aug. 17) was selected because they are professional musicians that call the city of Newburgh Aug. 31: The Christopher home, all depicting Dean Sullivan Quartet a remarkably diverse cross section of jazz idioms. Other performers include the Walker Valley Marching Band and Obi Kaye & Those Gypsies, both also on Aug.3. Set with the beautiful Hudson River as the backdrop, the concerts are held in People’s Waterfront Park at the foot of Washington Street, Thursdays in August, from 6:30pm8:30pm. (See Gospel Series, page 10). Bring your chair or blanket! Visit for info.

“The Sculptor Within The Sculptor”

Words and Music at Shadowland Stages

Sculptor Robert Breur viewed from all sides but has a fascination with fine often must be touched to details, and what they be fully appreciated, and describe to him, as like he encourages his viewers clues to the inner workings to do so. of his subjects and their A one-man show of motivations both physical Breur’s works takes place and emotional in his art. weekend afternoons Breur portrays his throughout the month people in completeness as of August at Amity the living masterpieces he Gallery. “This will be a believes them to be from FIRST one-man show for birth to maturity. He further me and probably my last, describes in sculpture the so I want it to be my way intricate relationships of presenting myself for “Sculpting to capture people’s ‘inner they have had with their all my twenty plus years message’ is a bit of a stretch of life experiences, their the imagination for most people to of studying and creating present surroundings and grasp. But that is exactly what I am sculpture. Throughout always trying to do!” - R. Breur people in their lives from the entire time I’ll be brief encounters to family members and life spontaneously offering mini demonstrations partners. upon request, such as ‘how did you sculpt He uses wet clay as a completely free form this part of that sculpture’ or ‘how could material, shapable directly with his hands, to you sculpt this or that part of me right now, capture all that he can of what his subjects standing here’? At the same time, with the few express to him, and then finalizes each piece exceptions of my never-to-part-with works, all with a texture in clay or a hand rubbed finish the retail prices will be entirely negotiable.” to wood gain. He prefers to use a minimum of Meet Breur at the opening reception on coatings to focus on solid inner material rather August 5 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Amity than cover and conceal it. His work is both Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick. intricate in detail and graceful in pose, each For information: 845-258-0818. with a singular all-inclusive message portrayed Visit for more information from head to foot. Not only must his work be about Breur.

pathologically shy Brit, is from a foreign land, THE PLAY Following its premiere at Milwaukee speaks no English and should be left alone. But Repertory Theater, The Foreigner opened at Charlie begins to overhear more than he’d like NYC’s Astor Place Theatre in 1984 where it and is soon in the center of a battle that will rock the foundation of a ran for 686 performances. small Georgia town. The opening night cast The Foreigner is included playwright directed by Brendan Larry Shue and the Burke, Shadowland legendary Sudie Bond Stages’ Producing Artistic (original Grandma in Director, and stars Edward Albee’s The Christopher Daftsios American Dream). The who created gales of play eventually won laughter when he starred two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle “The Foreigner” stars Christopher Daftios as in Boeing Boeing at Awards. Shue died in a Charlie, a shy Brit whose search for solitude Shadowland in 2013. ends in hilarious misunderstandings. The Foreigner runs plane crash the following through August 13. year, not living to see the continued popularity of his play. In 2004, a Roundabout Theatre THE MUSICAL Company revival opened for a ten-week run at Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two the off-Broadway Laura Pels Theatre. It starred a drop-dead funny murder mystery musical Matthew Broderick and the also-legendary with a twist: one actor investigates the crime; Frances Sternhagen. the other plays all the suspects - and they both “There’s no better way to beat the summer play the piano! heat than the hilarity of Larry Shue’s lauded With book & music by Joe Kinosian and comedy The Foreigner,” states Bradley book & lyrics by Kellen Blair, Murder for Two Diuguid, Shadowland’s new Executive is a zany blend of classic musical comedy and Managing Director. “An inventive tale that madcap mystery, a 90-minute whodunit, highly will keep you laughing, it has become one of theatrical “duet” loaded with killer laughs. the most beloved comedies of all time!” The show runs August 18-September 10. In an effort to ensure his solitude at a hunting Shadowland Stages is located at 155 Canal lodge, it’s explained to the locals that Charlie, a Street in Ellenville. Box office: 845-647-5511.

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Goshen: Two Exhibits, Artwalk & Street Concert!

Animal Art: Goshen Music Hall Animals have a variety of personalities and characteristics, and art has a unique and powerful way of expressing these diverse qualities. The Goshen Art League’s (GAL) exhibit Paws, Claws, Hooves, and Fins: Animals in Art presents more than 30 works by over 30 league members. Cute cats and dogs, strong horses, majestic and fun birds, fierce tigers, flamboyant alpacas and much more are included in this menagerie of artwork. Pieces range from acrylics, pastels, oils, watercolors, ink, photography, to hand cut paper and more. The show runs July 25-September 25 at the Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main Street. A reception is scheduled for August 24 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Artwalk & Concert: August 4 Artworks by about 25 local fine artists will be on display and for sale on Goshen’s West Main Street for the Goshen Art Walk & Street Concert on August 4, from 6:00pm9:00pm. Victor Caruso and Friends will be playing jazz music, offering the opportunity to enjoy music and street dancing! The art ranges widely in styles and media including realistic, impressionistic, and abstract works in oil, watercolor, photography and much more. In addition to visual art and music, Magdalen Radovich will provide her poetry on demand. The


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“Waiting” by Julia Tighe

Magdalen Radovich, poet

“Picture Wall” by Peter Kopher

of-the-ordinary details that many people may not notice. Abstract shapes of shadows and objects, for example, the shadows in sand, steps of a staircase, and wood boards of Julia Tighe buildings form abstract discusses her work with customers. lines and shapes that bring Photo by Tobinelli Studios into focus intriguing views of the world. The work expresses the beauty of landscapes as Peter A. Kopher: Berkshire Bank A solo exhibit of photography by GAL well as the interesting angles and perspectives member Peter A. Kopher is on display Kopher notices when searching for a special through September 29 in the Berkshire image. “Photography has been defined as ‘drawing Bank, 2 South Church Street, Goshen. “I was elated by the excitement the bank employees with light.’ My preference as a photographer exhibited while my fifteen photographs were is to recognize these pre-existing drawings, and render them as aesthetically pleasing being installed!” said Peter. The photographs are a mix of buildings, images,” explained Kopher. Visit for info. abstracts, and landscapes and include outart walk is organized by the GAL in collaboration with the Goshen Chamber of Commerce, Village of Goshen, and Illuminate Goshen. Rain date: August 11. Visit goshenartwalk. for info.

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Yarchuk’s Map Art

“I have always been fascinated with maps and satellite photos,” says Dorian Yurchuk who has been collecting and drawing maps since childhood. Yurchuk was born and raised in NJ, and has been coming to Narrowsburg for “Freshwater Passage” by Dorian Yarchuk as long as he can remember. He currently works as an architect specializing in historic exteriors. “Whether climbing scaffolding in NYC or wandering upstate, I prefer to be outdoors,” he says. The Errant Cartographer, an exhibit of paintings by Yurchuk, opens with a reception on August 4 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Delaware Arts Center’s Loft Gallery. Yarchuk will show several large scale, colordense acrylic on plywood paintings, many of which are comprised of multiple panels. The work evokes superimposed and intertwined maps, referencing a wide range of topics such as urban unrest, environmental damage or cross country skiing. The exhibit runs through August 26 at the Loft Gallery, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. Call 845-252-7576 for more information.

Shandelee Music Festival’s World Class “Sunset Concert Series” The Shandelee Music Duo Siqueira Lima, Festival is celebrating its (Cecilia Siqueira and 24th year of presenting Fernando de Lima) internationally renowned performing the music classical artists from of Domenico Scarlatti, around the world in its Debussy, Piazzolla, Villamuch acclaimed Sunset Lobos, César Camargo Concert Series. Mariano (b.1943) and Opening Night 2017 Dominguinhos (1941kicks off with the Fred 2013). Fred Moyer Jazz Trio Moyer Jazz Trio on Composer Mariano August 5. Moyer’s farhas worked with an reaching interests have international array of allowed him to contribute giants, from Yo-Yo Ma to to classical music in Blossom Dearie; he has unique ways. His Trio also composed a wealth of (Peter Tillotson, bass soundtrack music for film The Verona Quartet & Bob Savine, drums) and TV. performs note-for-note Dominguinhos was a transcriptions of such jazz Brazilian accordionist pianists as Oscar Peterson, and composer. Bill Evans and Erroll Other chamber Garner, bringing this great musicians for the 2017 American music onto festival include the classical music stages. Manhattan Chamber Classical concerts Players (MCP) follow from August performing music of Duo Siqueira Lima 10-19 with world class Schumann, Ravel and musicians, beginning with the Verona Dvorak. MCP is no stranger to the area, Quartet: violinists Jonathan Ong & Ken having performed before for Shandelee and Hamao, violist Abigail Rojansky and for Pacem in Terris in Warwick. This year Warren Hagerty, cello, who recently at Shandelee, MCP musicians perform on thrilled a Milford audience with their music piano, cello and violin, in trios and a duo. making. “All the members of our collective have Hailed by the New York Times as an impressive independent careers - as soloists, “outstanding ensemble of young musicians”, members of professional string quartets the Verona Quartet is a winner of the 2015 or other chamber groups, but we all share Concert Artists Guild Competition, and a desire to come together and perform the in just three years, has earned a stellar great chamber repertoire as often as we have reputation for delivering a “sensational, the opportunity,” explained MCP founder, powerhouse performance” (Classical Voice violist Luke Fleming. America) every time they take the stage. For its Rising Young Artist Concert, Musical America recently selected the group Shandelee’s Artistic Director Lana Ivanov as “New Artists of the Month” for May 2016, brings us the talented solo pianist, Ivan further setting the Verona Quartet apart as Vihor, performing music of Bach, Chopin, one of the most compelling young quartets in Scriabin, Liszt and Handel, including Liszt’s chamber music. They will perform the music Sarabande and Chaconne, an arrangement of Beethoven, Shostakovich and Ravel. of music from Handel’s opera Almira. An Evening of Guitar Duo features Born in Rijeka, Croatia in 1997, Ivan

started his formal education at the age of 6 at a music school in his hometown. After he completed his piano graduation exam with honors, he enrolled in the Conservatory Gaetano Donizetti (Bergamo, Italy) Luke Fleming into the class of professor Marco Giovanetti with whom he completed his Bachelor of Music Degree with the highest honors. Ivan made his orchestra debut at the age of 10 Borislav Strulev performing Bach’s Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056, #5 with the Orchestra Sinfonica del Festival di Chioggia under the direction of Pietro Perini. He has performed in concerts at numerous prestigious halls throughout Europe. Chamber music ends the Festival with another Evening of Chamber Music featuring cellist Borislav Strulev and pianist Irina Nuzova, performing music by Bach, Debussy, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Massenet and his (Massenet’s) contemporary David Popper (1843-1913). Popper was born in Prague, and studied music at the Prague Conservatory. He was a prolific composer of cello music, writing four concertos, and a Requiem for three cellos and orchestra (1891). His shorter

showpieces were written to highlight the unique sound and style of the cello, extending the instrument’s range with pieces such as his Hungarian Rhapsody. Popper is also known for his Ivan Vihor High School of Cello Playing, Op. 73, a book of cello études that is widely used by advanced cello students. The Festival grounds are nestled on seventy-five acres Irina Nuzova of tranquil natural beauty “up the mountain” from Livingston Manor at 442 J. Young Road. Visit or phone 845-439-3277 for further information and tickets. For concert details visit www.shandelee. org or see CANVAS calendar page 15. MEET OUR ADVERTISERS Sarah & Kirk Madison, owners of Madison’s Restaurant, a 60-seat dining room at 49 Main Street, Livingston Manor, have a basically rotating menu: Soup of the Day, salad, a half dozen or so appetizers and just under a dozen entrees. Pastas, fish, shrimp, lobster, chicken, veal. Drinks available. Dinner begins at 4:00pm. Going to Shandelee? Madison’s is only 10 minutes away! See ad below for more info.

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Classical Music Celebration in Milford

Family-Friendly & Free: Festival of Wood

Highlighting the Brass Quintessence from everlasting value of Middletown; and the classical music and Romantic Rose Trio from outstanding features of Newburgh. Milford, promoting area Watch out also for musicians and visiting spontaneous street artists, Kindred Spirits performances by local Arts is bringing back its music students throughout (2016) successful Classical the day! Music Day. The 7:15pm Gala Ivani String Quartet Back by popular Presentation at the demand, musicians will Milford Theatre includes perform in venues and performances by all the outdoor spaces (weather participants above, a special permitting) on August 5 appearance by Hanna Q from 1:00pm-7:00pm Dance Company, and in the historic district of a semi-orchestral grand Milford. Small ensembles finale featuring the beloved on covered porches, in music of Edvard Grieg! Englewood Ensemble front of businesses, on the This free event was village green, etc. during made possible in part by the day. All performances a generous grant from The will be free for the public. Dime Bank of Honesdale, Featured performers and by other sponsors and playing the music of partners. Chopin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Be sure to visit Edward MacDowell, the website: www. Brahms, Pachelbel, Sousa, or Brass Quintessence Mozart, Handel, Bach, Schubert and others, call 570-409-1269 for more information. include: Ivani String Quartet from Boston; MEET OUR ADVERTISERS Englewinds Ensemble from Teaneck; TriFor dining options, see Apple Valley and State Chorale under Matthew Rupcich; WaterWheel ads below.

New this year: a number of Goods from the Woods is wood craftsmen have been the focus of the 13th annual added to the show, with unique, Festival of Wood at Grey one-of-a-kind wood items for Towers National Historic sale, and walks and talks will Site in Milford. This familybe offered each day. friendly event offers a variety Craftsmen and artists from of activities and events that throughout the region will demonstrate the many ways exhibit, sell and demonstrate we use and enjoy wood in our their crafts, all made from everyday lives. wood. Co-sponsored by the Children’s activities include Pocono Arts Council, the games and toys using wood and other craft activities. A A demo by the Chainsaw Chix crafts component illustrates how beautiful objects that we cross-cut saw activity and use in our everyday lives are visits from Smokey Bear created from wood. and Woodsy Owl also are The Festival takes place planned. Educational exhibits August 5, from 10:00amand informational handouts 5:00pm and August 6, from on such topics as beekeeping, 10:00am-4:00pm. All three chestnut trees, and regional floors of the historic Grey conservation initiatives will be Towers mansion are open for ongoing. Free music with wood visitors both days ($5 fee will instruments will be provided, be charged). demonstrations on tree pruning Grey Towers National and a portable sawmill, and a free wildlife show are planned. Rocking Chair by Doug Starry Historic Site is located at 122 The Chainsaw Chix, an international team of Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. Free parking, female performance carvers that focus on the a free shuttle and free admission. Refreshments will be available for sale. ever growing population of female chainsaw For information, call 570-296-9630 and be sculptors, will demonstrate chain saw carving three times each day during the festival sure to visit to download a schedule and map of the Festival activities. weekend.


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A First for Milkweed: Classical Music

Milkweed is a community space dedicated to local artists, thinkers, collaborators, educators, movers & shakers. A space to connect, share, create and celebrate! Since its opening in February 2016, Milkweed has brought art and spirituality in many forms to the public: exhibits, workshops, poetry readings, meditation classes, discussions, folk, funk, rock and jazz performances. Now, for the first time, Milkweed will host a classical music concert,

MCC: Master of Chat & Ceremony & Paramount Chamber flutist, Dan Teare

Classical Conversations with the Paramount Chamber Players, an intimate evening of classical music. The group comprises two woodwind trios formed from musicians who play with the SUNY Orange Community Orchestra. Pull up a seat and join the Classical Conversation at Milkweed in Romer’s Alley on Kings Highway in Sugar Loaf, opposite the Barnsider parking area on August 5 at 7:00pm. Suggested donation: $15/per person.

An Evening of Literature in Wurtsboro Bizzy Coy’s short humor writing regularly appears in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s and Splitsider. She is the recipient of a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellowship and is also an awardwinning advertising copywriter. Sullivan County resident Rebeca Mary Greene Bizzy Coy R. Rivera-Robayo C. Rivera-Robayo is a writer, poet, Writers Collective, which sponsors classes, and teacher. Her first chapbook, City Doodles, was published in 2011 and her work publications and events. On August 12 at 5:00pm, the Wurtsboro has been featured in the Manhattan Times and Bronx Times. She is currently pursuing her Art Alliance will present an Evening of Literature at the John Neilson Gallery, 73 doctoral degree. Mary Greene received her MFA in Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, with the above writers Poetry from Brooklyn College. She is sharing their work. Free and open to the public, founder and director of the Upper Delaware donations will be accepted at the door.

Wurtsboro Art Alliance: “The Blues” “Now if your baby or featuring a variety leaves ya, and ya got a of images and media tale to tell, just take a employing the many walk down lonely street hues of the color blue! to Heartbreak Hotel!” When you stop in at even Elvis knew all about the WAA’s John Neilson “Da Blues.” Whether Gallery at 73 Sullivan it’s BB King, Stevie Ray Street, you will note “Soaring Blue Jay” by Wattana Bounthong Vaughan, Muddy Waters, renovations to the middle Janis Joplin or some of the gallery compliments of artistmany musicians and artists member Steve Duffy and who never achieve popular his committee - a wall being recognition, The Blues are removed and new carpeting a significant musical thread installed to make our small rippling through the fabric of gallery more attractive and our nation. useful! The musical expression of Meet the talented artists and human angst may literally enjoy refreshments during the be older than the Egyptian opening reception on August Pyramids as we can easily 5, from Noon-4:00pm. imagine workers or slaves The exhibit runs through singing to their tasks while August 27. building the marvelous public August classes for adults works of antiquity, while and children at the WAA “Dry Hydrangea” toiling in the fields, or while will culminate in a show by Cynthia Harris Pagano manning the oars aboard an ancient galley. where participants will get to exhibit their The Wurtsboro Art Alliance (WAA) own creations at the John Nielson Gallery members were tasked with expressing their on August 26, from 9:00am-Noon. Classes interpretation of The Blues for the August include creating a ceramic pot, painting on show theme. It will be interesting to see what glass, and making a mixed media artwork. the almost 50 artist-members of the WAA For class dates (class sizes are limited!) call come up with referencing The Blues musically, 845-888-0184.

Korean Art & Industrial Achievements A documentary that illustrates Korean history and culture, Exploring Korea: Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Korea’s Industrial Achievements will be shown at Mount Saint Mary College’s Desmond Campus. The documentary aims to introduce Korea through showing her past and present achievements that are not well known to the world. While the ancient artifacts from the first film will demonstrate the incredible devotion and perseverance of the artisans at the time, the second film will

illustrate how such characteristics have transformed the country into the seventh largest export country in the world. Korea now leads the world in I.T., electronics, construction, and shipping industries. The films are presented by the Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project. Watch it on August 9 at Noon and enjoy traditional Korean refreshments with Y. Shin, host. MSMC’s Desmond Campus is located at 6 Albany Post Road, in the Balmville section of Newburgh. For info: 845-565-2076.

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Parksville USA Music Festival: Lyric Quartet

The brainchild of Dead End Cafe owner/basso Tom Caltabellotta, the Parksville USA Music Festival is now in its 4th year. Listen to the Lyric Quartet when they bring you Beautiful Music M. Celentano from Around the World on T. Caltabellotta E. K. Naydeck D. Strassman Griffin Candey with OperaRox Productions August 6 at 3:00pm. Joining Tom and tenor Michael Celentano at the legendary Stonewall Inn. Pianist Danielle Strassman is a 2011 will be soprano Emily Kate Naydeck who most recently performed with the Bronx Liberty High School graduate and music Opera for their 50th Anniversary season as major at SUNY New Paltz. A former resident artist of Tri-Cities Opera Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff and Anne Page in Binghamton, tenor Michael Celentano in Vaughan Williams’ Sir John in Love. Naydeck was a Caramoor Bel Canto received his Masters of Music in Opera at Apprentice Artist, where she performed SUNY Binghamton University. A complimentary buffet follows the Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rossini’s Ciro in Babilonia. This past concert. The Dead End Cafe is located at 6 July, she performed in the highly anticipated Main Street, Parksville. Call 845-747-4247 NYC premiere as Kate in Sweets by Kate by for reservations and more information.

Newburgh Gospel Series 2017

The Newburgh Gospel Series is back this year with two performances: Just Voices, The Cathedral at The House Of Refuge International Ministries Choir, Newburgh, lead by Bishop Jeffrey C. Woody on August 23, and Alexis P. Suter (see photo) & the Ministers of Sound on August 30. Alexis P. Suter is the owner of that big, booming voice you can hear roaring out of Brooklyn into the heart of North America and beyond! When the great Bluesman B.B. King first heard Alexis sing, he was visibly impressed and said so after her opening set for him at BB Kings in New York C. Shaking his head in wonder in his characteristic way, he remarked, “It’s a rare thing to share the stage with great talent like that young lady.” Miss Suter and her powerful and unique


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ensemble artfully blend the lines between blues, soul, roots and rock music. Her voice ranges from a pained passion to explosive and soul bearing. The free concerts are at 6:30pm in the People’s Waterfront Park at the foot of Washington Street in Newburgh. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket and family and friends!

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Multi-Media Works at SUNY Orange

art professor Polly The State University of Giragosian of Wurtsboro. New York is celebrating During September, the New York Foundation October, and November, of the Arts awarding grants more NYFA fellows will and fellowships during be showcased on both the last thirty years. The SUNY Orange campuses Mid-Hudson is the first at a solo show, poetry region of New York State readings, theatre and art to schedule events which workshops and a film will continue two years hence on SUNY campuses “Domestic Tranquility” by Angela Basile screening. NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are all around the state. To that end, SUNY Orange Cultural administered with leadership support from Affairs has organized Innovator and Activist New York State Council on the Arts with the Visual Artists: SUNY Celebrating New York support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, a multi- the New York State Legislature. Orange Hall is located at the corner of media exhibit on view August 24-October 3 in Orange Hall Gallery. The works by nine Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues), Middletown. (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue) artists represent very different styles. For information, call 845-341-4891. The show is being curated by artist/adjunct

Americana Comes to Milford

Singer-songwriter Kelley McRae teamed up with up with guitarist Matt Castelein, and the duo traveled extensively across America performing hundreds of shows and finding inspiration for new songs along the way. The duo has since gone on to tour in eleven countries, including shows in London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin.

They will perform for Kindred Spirits Arts on August 18, at 8:00pm at the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry and on August 19, 5:30pm at Grey Towers in Milford. Visit the website: www. or call 570-409-1269 for more information.

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Pacem: Music, Magic & Improv! Oh My!

James Macdonald’s of Martha. Conleth new production of Hill matches her every Edward Albee’s inch of the way as her landmark play Who’s seemingly ineffectual Afraid of Virginia husband, George. Woolf? will be broadcast Watching the two of live to cinemas from the thempummeleachother Harold Pinter Theatre, senseless in a threeLondon. The production hour verbal slugfest stars Imelda Staunton, may be exhausting but Conleth Hill & Imelda Staunton Conleth Hill, Luke is ultimately uplifting Treadaway and Imogen Poots. and cathartic.” - The Guardian “This is one of those rare occasions when The production will be shown Live in HD play, performance and production perfectly as part of the ongoing live London theatre coalesce. Imelda Staunton, having portrayed production viewings at Downing Film Center, one of the sacred monsters of the American 19 Front Street, Newburgh, in August. Visit for the musical in Gypsy, now brilliantly embodies Edward Albee’s campus Medusa in the shape date, and also for the date for Peter Pan in HD.

“It’s a Serenade Quartet Magical Mystery Tour,” explains Pacem in Terris co-Artistic Director Krista Bennion Feeney. Daniel Haskins Jessica Troy K. Dieffenbach K. Bennion Feeney John Feeney “Magician/percussionist Daniel Haskins, the first performance in this country with the will be joining us in magical demonstrations originally intended bass instrument - usually (hopefully manifesting the missing Pacem in it is performed with cello - that’s how it’s Terris bat!) and improvising with the Serenade published.” Percussionist Daniel Haskins is currently Quartet in J. Strauss II and Bartok.” the principal percussionist of the Opera Composer Shinji Eshima, born in Berkeley, Orchestra of New York and Stamford CA and a graduate of the Juilliard School, is a Symphony, timpanist of the American double-bassist in the San Francisco Ballet and Classical Orchestra, and percussionist in the San Francisco Opera Orchestras. He is on the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra. faculty at San Francisco State University and Daniel performed for many years as a the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. percussionist with the Radio City Music His instrument is the Plumerel bass (1843) Hall Orchestra playing for the Christmas (featured in the painting The Orchestra of Spectacular, Easter Extravaganza, and other the Opera by Degas). In 2012, the city of shows at the iconic venue. Along with his Berkeley named December 6th Shinji Eshima performing duties, Daniel is also personnel Day, in his honor of his contributions to the manager for the Opera Orchestra of New arts. For the August 6 concert, “We will be York. The Serenade Quartet members are performing August 6th by Shinji Eshima, violinists Krista Bennion Feeney and Keats in addition to Die Fledermaus Overture Dieffenbach, Jessica Troy, viola; and John by Johann Strauss ll, Bartok’s Rumanian Feeney, violono. Dances and Telemann’s Sonata for two The August 6, 5:00pm concert takes place violins, viola and violono, which may be the at Pacem in Terris, 96 Covered Bridge Road, first string quartet ever written. The violono Warwick. For information: 845-986-4329. is a bass instrument, yet, this is very likely

A “Wonderland” in Sugar Loaf

magical nights. It is very “Wonderland is rare to spend only two an apt name for this days and come away phantasmagorical place. with such a treasure trove It is desert landscape of images,” explains of twisted trees and master photographer balanced boulders Nick Zungoli. under an enormous sky. Nick’s Wonderland: Timing is everything Joshua Tree National in photography Park exhibit runs during my visit I was a “Nighy Sky Starburst” by Nick Zungoli through December at fortunate witness to an extraordinary bloom of spring wildflowers his Exposures Gallery, 1357 Kings Highway, with surrealistic clouds, beautiful light and Sugar Loaf. For information: 845-469-9382.

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Country Voices Winners Read Poems Country Voices Poetry Group, established in 2014, will announce the winners in the Dream America contest for which poets’ submissions followed the theme Power, Culture & Diversity, addressing social justice, freedom, cultural identity, climate shift, protest and current news. The public announcement of the winners will take place at the Crawford Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello, coinciding with a Dream America reading on

Country Voices Poetry Group’s Tracey Ranze reading at Crawford Library, Jan., 2016

August 10 at 6:00pm. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, along with 3 honorable mentions. For further information, email Will Conway at This project is made possible in part with funding from a Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grant funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. It is fiscally sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County.

Catskill Art Society: Meet Sally Wright The Catskill Art Society (CAS) welcomes Sally Wright as their new Executive Director. Wright comes from Dia Art Foundation in New York City, where for the past three years she has been Manager of Special Events and Corporate Sponsorship. In this role she has managed and executed the foundation’s patron programs, cultivation and fundraising events, as well as solicitation and stewardship strategies to build and strengthen the pipeline of supporters for Dia. Sally’s work extends to corporate relations strategies for Dia’s major fundraising events, exhibitions, and other special projects as well as necessary marketing and PR

programs. During this time, she has developed an impressive knowledge of the contemporary arts world and programming for arts organizations. Sally and her husband Sam (who works for Catskill Mountainkeeper), have a house in the Lew Beach area and are now in the process of moving upstate full time although they will keep their apartment in New York City. Wright joined the CAS formally on July 18. “I know she can count on all our board members, advisors and supporters in her challenging new role as leader of the CAS Arts Center and Catskill Art Society,” said David Barnes, President of the Board of Directors.

Music Lovers Rejoice for Downtown Barn! Downtown Barn is a small event space in the center of Liberty that takes you back to the turn of the 19th to the 20th century and honors the craftsmanship and rustic beauty of a classic post and beam constructed barn. This relic of a bygone era has been tastefully outfitted with a state of the art sound system and is now poised to feature a variety of musical artists and other performers from near and far. The emphasis will be on good old-fashioned Americana acoustic music such as Bluegrass, Folk, Roots Rock, and Blues. When musicians take the stage at Downtown Barn, they will be standing on hardwood tongue and groove planks that came right out of, and were reclaimed from, one of Max Yasgur’s farm silos. The silo, which was formerly situated on Shore Road in Bethel, towered over masses of concertgoers at Woodstock in ‘69! It now graces the floor at Downtown Barn 12

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August 4: Cold Flavor Repair

August 5: Mountain Wave

Aug 11: Rick Rourke & Lost Wages

August 12: Cathy Paty

and ensures good karma to this intimate new entertainment space! If karma and the natural fine acoustics of a century-old barn aren’t enough, the musician and music-lover alike will appreciate the professional house sound system including a full complement of speakers, mics, mic stands, monitors, amp and 24 channel sound board. What this means to musicians is that they don’t have to lug their gear to a performance at the Barn! What it means to the listener is that they are in for a performance with the finest quality sound a local small venue has to offer! Grab a few friends and head over to the barn for some good music - you will not be sorry! Concerts begin at 8:00pm. Visit www.downtownbarn. com for the full August schedule or see calendar page 14. Downtown Barn is located at 14 Darbee Lane, Liberty. Phone: 845-747-9665.

Meet Abbey Sierakowski: Actor, Director, Vocalist, Choreographer “Which way to the stage?” - Rent If one is able to capture the attention of Abbey Sierakowski for a period longer than intermission at a one act play, there’s a treat in store. Abbey’s story has a seductive undertone as gentle as an alluring whisper: “Come on along and listen...” she seems to say. It is in fact a captivating invitation to learn of love, family and the ability to focus on goals, especially Abbey’s goals, in a precarious but rewarding profession: The Performing Arts. And no! Abbey is not from Allentown. She calls Baltimore home, a place most dear, as it is a place of family and the nurturing atmosphere that’s a near requirement for those who strive in full view, those who stand uncovered and those whose joys sing of “The hip hooray and bally hoo.” The dearest memories of Abbey revolve around a downtown dance studio where eager students were taught to understand and practice multiple ways of how a narrative can be told and comprehended through the art of dance. Instruction, understandably, involves the detailed elements of pantomime and types of ballet as means of expression. As an early and impatient vocalist, Abbey was attracted to aspects of the America Sings

Program, a non-profit organization that encourages young performers to use their time and talents for community service. Not one to stand idle, Abbey initiated and became responsible for the creation of her own show choir. The group, as a part of America Sings, became intimately involved in the inclusive concept of community service. Developmentally, emotional support is essential to all during the formative years and beyond. For Abbey’s benefit, both mom and dad were involved to some extent in the performing arts. Mom had been a dancer and dad had, at a young age, been a percussionist. That background is essential, for it served to assist her parents to comprehend the depth and sincerity of Abbey’s fifth grade proclamation! “I want to be a Broadway star.” To that end Abbey’s high school provided opportunities for its students to excel academically, as well as artistically. There were the usual dance groups, the school play and musical, but also a full range of Advanced Placement (AP) classes, college-level curricula, which allow colleges to grant credit to students who achieve sufficiently high grades on AP examinations. Abbey, one who is not likely to allow an opportunity to pass, seized the occasion and

was promptly rewarded by Ryder University with college credit in several areas, allowing her to satisfy basic liberal arts prerequisites and concentrate her energy on the performing arts. At the conclusion of Abbey’s junior year at Ryder, she wisely auditioned for the prestigious 16-member Resident Company (Resco) at the Forestburgh Playhouse. “Prestigious” is used in this context with deliberate emphasis. Nearly a thousand actors audition each year for an opportunity to be a part of the Playhouse’s Resco. She was accepted, an event that can be accurately described as a bellwether of challenge and subsequent reward. “Forestburgh became my home,” Abbey notes with an appealing naturalness. Speaking with students, i.e., performing arts majors, from schools as diverse and distant as Emerson and UCLA, one learns quickly that Forestburgh Playhouse is considered one of the most demanding, high quality, most sought after work/training programs in the country. As is true of individuals with special interests and abilities, they frequently feel a tad out of place or on the social/intellectual fringes with others their age. Self discovery as a concept is something Abbey did not give a lot of conscious attention to until it was over and happened. She

notes with excitement, “In Forestburgh, people accepted me!” She has made life long friends and developed skills and determination needed as a quality performer. Living in New York City, Abbey remains close with her Resco friends from the past. Kerstin Anderson and Marina Laurendi are two multi-talented vocalists and dancers and each was a part of the 2014 group at Forestburgh. As vets, they continue that special bond - an understanding. They know. They performed as an acclaimed trio for the opening of this year’s Cabaret season at the Forestburgh Tavern. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Ryder, Abbey returned to Forestburgh for a second summer and now fortuitously is in the Forest for an additional summer (her 4th) and fall. As stated, Abbey opened the Cabaret season with her appealing trio, and continued in an expanded role. She was the Assistant Director for Disney’s Little Mermaid, and in Newsies, she delivered with pizzazz the role of that turn-of-the-century, brassy Vaudevilliain star Medda Larkin. For the upcoming Bye Bye Birdie, she will be that highly anticipated production’s choreographer and in October will play the part of Magenta in the Rocky Horror Picture Show. In between waitressing and callbacks seemingly ad infinitum, and as a result of auditions etc., Abbey’s callbacks have been fruitful. She has been contracted by Big League Productions for a month-and-half tour of China. The group is scheduled to depart the first week in December. As a young artist, Abbey Sierakowski is representative of a young and vibrant generation, a dominate characteristic of Franklin Trapp’s celebrated Resco at the Forestburgh Playhouse: a group most capable of creating fantasy and make believe, but governed by hard-nosed, slapyour-face reality. They are from a generation tagged with entitlements and social bromides. Abbey, as well as her colleagues from the Resco know the truth. It’s all a part of the lullaby that eases Abbey to rest at night, it’s a beckoning call, it’s the “Lullaby of Broadway!”

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MSM-DC������������������������������������������������������ Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh PEEC�������������������������������������������������������������Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry SUNYO-AG����������������������������������������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Alumni Green, Middletown SUNYO-KH����������������������������������������������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh SUNYO-RCSE��������������������SUNY Orange, Rowley Center for Science & Engineering, Middletown

Music for Humanity folk���������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, 3rd Saturdays, 8pm Papa J and Mo’ Soul w/ Jason Rosen�����������������Farmer’s Market Park, Rock Hill, Aug 2, 6:30pm FREE The Parting Glass Band Irish��������������������������������������������� Riverside Park, Port Jervis, Aug 2, 7pm FREE Trading Ashes folk������������������������������������������������Run 4 Downtown Park, Middletown, Aug 3, 6pm FREE Free Shrimp Band���������������������������������������������������������������������Sugar Loaf Crossing, Aug 3, 6;30pm FREE Chiku Awali African Drumming & Dance, Obi Kaye��People’s Park, Newburgh, Aug 3, 6:30pm FREE Andy Stack’s American Soup pop������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 3, 7pm Shelley King blues�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 3, 7pm Cuboricua Salsa Band!��������������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 4, 7pm Ceesar r&r����������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 4, 7pm Eric Winter Band rock���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bullville Park, Aug 4, 7pm FREE Cold Flavor Repair��������������������������������������������������������������������������� Downtown Barn, Liberty, Aug 4, 8pm Elissa Jones�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Phoenix, Dingmans Ferry, Aug 4, 8pm Woodstock Festival���������������������������������������� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Aug 5, 2pm-10pm Annual “Grateful We’re Not Dead” Concert���������������Poplar Grove Cemetery, Phillipsport, Aug 5, 5pm Warwick Summer Arts Festival���������������������������� Veterans Memorial Park, Warwick, Aug 5, 5pm-10pm Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood w/Michael Allman Greg Allman Tribute�The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 5, 7pm Cold Flavor Repair funk����������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 5, 7pm Santana����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Aug 5, 8pm Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis swing, blues���������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 6, 10am Kings Of Leon rock���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Aug 6, 7pm Cheres! Ukrainian folk���������������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 6, 7pm Evolver�������������������������������������������������������������������Farmer’s Market Park, Rock Hill, Aug 9, 6:30pm FREE Hillbilly Parade�������������������������������������������������������������������Wooster Grove, Walden, Aug 9, 6:30pm FREE Dave Meyer duo blues�����������������������������������������Run 4 Downtown Park, Middletown, Aug 10, 6pm FREE Manaklin Brothers country�������������������������Veteran’s Memorial Park, Wurtsboro, Aug 10, 6;30pm FREE Professor Louis & the Crowmatics���������������������������������������Sugar Loaf Crossing, Aug 10, 6;30pm FREE Jerry the Bulldog�������������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Bandstand, Aug 10, 6:30pm FREE Florida Georgia Line, Nelly & Chris Lane country���������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Aug 10, 7pm Popa Chubby & Dave Keyes blues, rock������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 10, 7pm REO Speedwagon and Styx, w/Don Felder rock��������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Aug 11, 7pm Lindsey Webster r&b���������������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 11, 7pm Old Friends acoustic����������������������������������������������������������������������� Pine Bush Gazebo, Aug 11, 7pm FREE MSL + KYO punk, rock���������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 11, 7pm Rick Rourke������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Downtown Barn, Liberty, Aug 11, 8pm Cuboricua���������������������������������������������������������������� Main Street Events Stage, Jeffersonville, Aug 12, 7pm DeadGrass Garcia��������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 12, 7pm Rocktopia w/Hudson Valley Philharmonic����������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Aug 12, 8pm Twisted Cats rock, blues, reggae, Broadway������������������������������������������ Ritz Theatre Lobby, Aug 12, 8pm Scruffy Pearls������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Milford Theater, Aug 12, 8pm Cathy Paty��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Downtown Barn, Liberty, Aug 12, 8pm The Maverick Soul w/Tommy Maher���������������������Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel, Aug 12, 8:30pm Mojofoot & Moonshine Creek Americana� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Aug 13, Noon-5pm Hot Flash & The Hormones���������������������������������������������Wooster Grove, Walden, Aug 16, 6:30pm FREE Lakou Mizik!, Rootbrew Haitian, roots���������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 16, 7pm Vibe rock��������������������������������������������������������������Run 4 Downtown Park, Middletown, Aug 17, 6pm FREE Greyhounds�����������������������������������������������������������������������������Sugar Loaf Crossing, Aug 17, 6;30pm FREE Latin Grove Newburgh Jazz Series  �����������������������������������������People’s Park, Newburgh, Aug 17, 6:30pm FREE Midnight Image����������������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Bandstand, Aug 17, 6:30pm FREE DJ G “80’s Night in the Park”������������������������������������������ Riverside Park, Port Jervis, Aug 17, 7pm FREE Dylan Doyle Band Live Recording! blues, rock��������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 17, 7pm Hotflash and the Hormones vocals��������������������Run 4 Downtown Park, Middletown, Aug 18, 6pm FREE Sam Reider’s Future Folk Musik������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 18, 7pm Ian Flanagan CD Release Americana������������������������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 18, 7pm Midnight Slim w/Laurie Anne rock, blues������������������������������������ Pine Bush Gazebo, Aug 18, 7pm FREE Dead on the Tracks������������������������������������������������������������������������� Downtown Barn, Liberty, Aug 18, 8pm Kelley McRae Duo AmericanaPEEC Dingmans Ferry, Aug 18, 8pm & Grey Towers, Milford, Aug 19, 5:30pm Judith Tulloch Band world, Bennett Harris blues������������� Phillipsport Community Center, Aug 19, 7pm Ed Palermo Big Band rock������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 19, 7pm Teddy Kumpel LOOPestra rock guitar�������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 19, 7pm Goo Goo Dolls w/ Phillip Phillips��������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Aug 19, 8pm Chris Raabe������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Downtown Barn, Liberty, Aug 19, 8pm Sarah Potenza������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Aug 19, 8pm Willa & Co. blues, r&b�����������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 20, 10am Breakneck Annie�������������������������������������������������Farmer’s Market Park, Rock Hill, Aug 23, 6:30pm FREE Just Voices Newburgh Gospel Series �����������������������������������������People’s Park, Newburgh, Aug 23, 6:30pm FREE American Idol contestant; Tim Urban����������������������������Wooster Grove, Walden, Aug 23, 6:30pm FREE Poet Gold’s POELODIES spoken word, hip-hop. new music�������Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 23, 7pm Platt and McCormack acoustic guitar��������Veteran’s Memorial Park, Wurtsboro, Aug 24, 6;30pm FREE Hot Rod Band��������������������������������������������������������������������������Sugar Loaf Crossing, Aug 24, 6;30pm FREE Mazzstock Pre-Party! rock�����������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 24, 7pm KJ Denhert & The New York Unit folk, pop�����������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 25, 7pm Silencio Twin Peaks & David Lynch��������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 25, 7pm Upstate Rubdown���������������������������������������������������������������������������� Downtown Barn, Liberty, Aug 25, 8pm Red Goat Vandals��������������������������������������������������������������������Alice Court, Pine Bush, Aug 25, 7pm FREE Music Night Americana������������������������������������ Neversink Valley Museum, Cuddebackville, Aug 26, 7pm The THE BAND Band�������������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 26, 7pm The Reveries rock��������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 26, 7pm Lynyrd Skynyrd & Hank Williams, Jr., w/Aaron Lewis rock, country�������� Bethel Wood, Aug 26, 8pm Saints of Swing swing +����������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 27, 10am Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys zydeco��������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 28, 7pm Slam Allen������������������������������������������������������������Farmer’s Market Park, Rock Hill, Aug 30, 6:30pm FREE

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Lectures, demos

sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill and Al’s Music Center, Port Jervis

Delaware & Hudson CANVAS

August 2017

Lectures, Demos, Talks & Master Classes are FREE unless otherwise noted: (FEE)

lectures Hurleyville Maker’s Lab TOUR������������������������������������������Hurleyville Makers Lab, Tuesdays, 6pm Peace Lab: Non-Violent Communication DISCUSSION����� Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Tuesdays, 7pm “Insects and Spirituality” Nathan Rosenblum������������������������������������ MSM-DC Aug 2, 6:30pm FEE “Growing Up in Monticello: A Cooke Family Remembrance” George & Ed Cooke����������������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, Aug 3, 6:30pm “Star Party” Great American Eclipse, William Istone�����Harriet Space Park, Huguenot, Aug 4, 8pm “Nature at Night” WALK���������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Aug 5, 7:30pm FEE “The Ghosts of Undercliff” Eric Nelsen��������������������������������������������������� MSM-DC Aug 7, 1pm FEE Safe Harbors of the Hudson TOUR�����������������������������������������Safe Harbors, Newburgh, Aug 8, 9am “Zen Teachings of Cats & Dogs with Cary Bayer” Cary Bayer�����������MSM-DC Aug 9, 10am FEE “How a Network of Neversink Valley Reservoirs Kept the D&H Canal Wet” Steve Skye�������������� Neversink Valley Museum, Cuddebackville, Aug 9, 7pm FEE “Nature’s Architects” Animal Embassy����������������������������������������� Ellenville, Library, Aug 10, 11am “John James Audubon & The Birds of America” Kerry Dean Carso� MSM-DC Aug 14, 1pm FEE “The Murder of Stanford White” Leon DiMartino�����������������������������MSM-DC Aug 15, 10am FEE “Positive Aging” Diane Lang����������������������������������������������������������� MSM-DC Aug 15, 10:30am FEE “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” Janet Syvertsen����������������MSM-DC Aug 18, 10am “So Many Books, So Little Time” Joan Monk�������������������������������������MSM-DC Aug 19, 11am FEE Guided Nature WALK���������������������������������Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Bethel, Aug 19, 2pm “Fall Prevention” Lori Schneider����������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Aug 20, 10am FEE “The Cholesterol Myth” Toni-Jean Kulpinski�������������������������������������� MSM-DC Aug 21, 1pm, FEE “Solar Eclipse 2017: The Sun in Darkness” William Istone (Newburgh), Tom Blon (Middletown)�� SUNYO-AG, SUNYO-KH & SUNYO-RCSE 1pm-4pm “Independent Travel Skills” Sean Kelly���������������������������������������� MSM-DC Aug 22 & 29, 6pm FEE SCIENCE CAFE “The Science of Water Purification” James Beaumont���������������������������������������� La Casa Vicina, New Windsor, Aug 23, 7:15pm “Reminiscences of a Chief Executive for Four Major Motion Picture Studios” ����������������������������� David V. Picker Bethel Woods, Aug 25, 7pm Catskills Preservation/History Conference FORUM��Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Aug 27, 9am-7pm Demos & ARTIST TALKS Ben Halpern “On LivingstonManor, People and Place” documentary photographs slide show�������� CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Aug 3, 7pm Teresa Audet, Frid Branham, Allan Rubin, Walter Stevens artists talkCatskill Art Society, Aug 5, 3pm Sarah Hardesty artist-in-residence�����������������������������������������Hurleyville Maker’s Lab, Aug 11, 6pm Johnny Ciao inventive cuisine & stories�������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Aug 24, 6pm Liberty Jazz Festival Interviews���������������������������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Aug 25, 7pm OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC

Listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar.

Open Mic w/Steve Schwartz & Antoine Magliano���������������Dutch’s Tavern, Rock Hill, Mondays, 7:30pm Robert Kopec & Solo Bajo jazz������������������������������������������������ Dos Amigos, Fair Oaks, Wednesdays, 7pm The Parting Glass Band Celtic����������������������������Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm Open Mic poetry, music, spoken word, etc.��������Calabash Restaurant, Newburgh, 2nd Thursdays, 6:30pm Jake Lentz piano & Marilyn Kennedy vocals���������Giovanni’s Inn, Wurtsboro, Fridays & Saturdays, 6pm-9pm Marc Von Em soul, blues, funk���������������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford, Last Fridays, 8pm-11pm Joanna Gass and the Search & Rescue Orchestra��������������� Brew, Rock Hill, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm Songwriter Sessions Host: Jason Gisser��������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 2, 7pm Pat Collins���������������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Aug 4, 7:30pm Gene Focarelli���������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Aug 6, 2pm The Americana Music Sessions Hosts: Jacob & David Bernz��The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 6, 7 pm Tim and Paul�������������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Aug 11, 7pm Hurley Mountain Highway������������������������Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Aug 12, 7pm, FREE Roots & Blues Sessions Host: Petey Hop�������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 16 & 30, 7pm Jim & Michelle Iannucci������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Aug 18, 7pm Songwriters Anonymous open mic�������������������������������������������������Artists’ Market, Shohola, Aug 19, 2pm The Mighty Spectrum Band���������������������������������� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Aug 19, 7pm Jack Higgins & Friends����������������������������������������� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Aug 20, 2pm Bruce Unplugged�������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Aug 25, 7pm Feast of Friends - Doors & more Tribute�Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Aug 26, 7pm FREE Paul Binotto������������������������������������������������������������ Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Aug 27, 2pm Alexis P. Suter & Ministers of Soul Newburgh Christian & Gospel Series ������������������������������������������������ People’s Park, Newburgh, Aug 30, 6:30pm FREE Dan Brother Band ������������������������������������������������������������Wooster Grove, Walden, Aug 30, 6:30pm FREE Mighty Spectrum���������������������������������������������������������������������Sugar Loaf Crossing, Aug 31, 6;30pm FREE Hurley Mountain Band����������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Bandstand, Aug 31, 6:30pm FREE Latin Jazz Express Puente�������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 31, 7pm Lipbone Redding songs, stories & loops���������������������������The Falcon Underground , Marlboro, Aug 31, 7pm Side FX������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Pine Bush Gazebo, Sep 1, 7pm FREE Sting w/The Last Bandoleros & Joe Sumner rock���������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Sep 1, 8pm

Canvas category calendar

sponsored by Hudson Valley Planning & Preservation, Monroe; Matthews Pharmacy, Ellenville & Jeffersonville Hardware CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times.

ArtS Walks - Open Tours

Goshen Art Walk & Street Concert��������������������������������������� Main Street, Goshen, Aug 4, 6pm-9pm Newburgh Last Saturday�����������������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh, Aug 26, 4pm-8pm


“Time of My Life! 30 Years of Dirty Dancing!”��������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Aug 1-12 The Lyric Quartet Opera, Pop, B’way, Folk, ����������������������� Dead End Cafe, Parksville, Aug 6, 3pm “The Best of Broadway: 2013-Today”����������������������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Aug 15-26 Mark Nadler Bradstan Cabaret Series����������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Aug 20, 8pm “The Summer of ‘67”��������������������������������������������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Aug 29-Sep 2


“Martha Marcy May Marlene”��������������������������CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Aug 5, 7pm “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” Tracy, Hepburn, Poitier, discussion w/George Burke��������������� Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Balmville, Aug 8, 9:30am “Korean Art & Korea’s Industrial Achievements” Documentary��������������������������MSM-DC Aug 9, Noon “Dirty Dancing”����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Aug 14, 8:30pm “Fantastic Mr. Fox”����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Aug 28, 8:30pm


Comics at The Underground����������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 10 & 24, 8pm


Warwick Dance Collective “Patriotic Suite”����������Veteran’s Memorial Park, Warwick, Aug 5, 7pm International Dance Festival�������������������������������������������������������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre, Aug 26


1st Annual Liberty Festival���������Firemans Park Pavilion, White Sulpher Springs, Jul 29, Noon-9pm 1st Annual Cornwall Art Festival������������������������������������������������������������Cornwall, Aug 5, 10am-4pm Festival of Wood������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Grey Towers, Milford, Aug 5 & 6 Blueberry Festival���������������������������������������������������������� Liberty Square, Ellenville, Aug 12, 9am-4pm Peace, Love & Food Trucks Festival���������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Aug 19, 11am-6pm Harvest Festival�������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods. Sundays, Sep 3-Oct 1, 11am-4pm


Cragsmoor Free Library Summer Festival��������������������������������������������Cragsmoor, Aug 5, 9am-4pm Poplar Grove Cemetery “Grateful We’re Not Dead Concert”��������������������� Phillipsport, Aug 5, 5pm Food Bank of the HV Americana Afternoon��������.Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Aug 13, Noon-5pm Forestburg Playhouse dinner, auction, entertainment, etc.������ Forestburgh Playhouse, Aug 19, 4pm Black Bear Film Festival BBQ Dinner�������������������������� The Phoenix, Dingmans Ferry, Aug 19, 6pm Delaware Valley Opera vaudeville & cabaret����������������������� Western Hotel, Callicoon, Aug 26, 7pm

Holistic - Intuitive

Morning Meditation����������������������������������������������������������� Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Sundays, 10:30am Cosmic Communityfest����������������������������������������������������The Healing Farm, New Hampton, Aug 4-6 Psychic Cindy “Communicating with Spirit Guides & More”���� Crawford Library, Aug 17, 6:30pm FREE

Music - Band

Callicoon Center Band�����������������������������������Gulf Road, Callicoon Center, Wednesdays, 8pm FREE Pine Bush Community Band������������������������St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Bullville, Jul 31, 7pm FREE Maybrook Wind Ensemble���������������������������������������� Wooster Grove, Walden, Aug 2, 6:30pm FREE Walker Valley Marching Band��������������������������������People’s Park, Newburgh, Aug 3, 6:30pm FREE Benny Havens Band “Dancing Under the Stars”�Trophy Point Amphitheatre, West Point, Aug 5, 7:30pm FREE West Point Band “All American”���������Trophy Point Amphitheatre, West Point, Aug 12, 7:30pm FREE West Point Band�������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Bandstand, Aug 24, 6:30pm FREE West Point Band Labor Day Celebration����Trophy Point Amphitheatre, West Point, Sep 3, 7:30pm FREE

Music - Classical

Classical Music Celebration Kindred Spirits Arts������� Downtown Milford, Aug 5, 1pm-10pm FREE Paramount Chamber Players “Classical Conversations”�����������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Aug 5, 7pm The Serenade Orchestra����������������������������������������������������������Pacem In Terris, Warwick, Aug 6, 5pm Verona String Quartet�����������������������������Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor, Aug 10, 8pm Duo Siqueira Lima guitar������������������������Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor, Aug 12, 8pm MISU Community String Ensemble���������������������������������������Ellenville Library, Aug 13, 3pm FREE Manhattan Chamber Players�����������������Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor, Aug 15, 8pm Ivan Vihor piano��������������������������������������Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor, Aug 17, 8pm Tobias Steymans violin, Victoria Schwartzman piano������������������� Atlas Studios, Newburgh, Aug 19, 7pm Borislav Strulev cello, Irina Nuzova piano������ Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor, Aug 19, 8pm Akiko Hosoi violin, Mariko Furukawa piano, Andrew Trombley bass, “Sounds of Austria”��������� St. John’s Episcopal Church, Monticello, Aug 26, 3pm

Music - jazz

Live Jazz Brunch with The Jazz Cats����������������������������Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Sundays, 11am Thunderhead Organ Trio jazz-fusion��������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Thursdays, 8pm FREE Rhio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio������������B-Ville Jazz Club, Barryville, Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm, thru Sep 2 Eric Person Band�����������������������������������������������������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Saturdays, 8pm

NY Swing Exchange����������������������������������������������������Montgomery Bandstand, Aug 3, 6:30pm FREE Fred Moyer Jazz Trio ������������������������������ Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor, Aug 5, 8pm Jazz Sessions Host: Doug Weiss������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 9, 7pm Neal Alexander & NAIL Newburgh Jazz Series  ��������� People’s Park, Newburgh, Aug 10, 6:30pm FREE Ryan Keberle & Catharsis���������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 13, 7pm Jazzmosis���������������������������������������������������� Farmer’s Market Park, Rock Hill, Aug 16, 6:30pm FREE bigBANG�����������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Aug 17, 7pm Hudson Valley Jazz Ensemble HV Jazz Festival��������Railroad Ave., Warwick, Aug 17, 7pm-10pm FREE It Had To Be You gypsy jazz band, HV Jazz Festival�������������� Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Aug 18, 5pm, Robert Kopec & “Hand ‘em High” HV Jazz Festival��������The Green Onion, Chester, Aug 18, 8pm The Bill Pernice Group HV Jazz Festival��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Blooming Hill Farm, Blooming Grove, Aug 19, 11am-1pm FREE InnerRoute HV Jazz Festival����������������������������������������������������� Tuscan Cafe, Warwick, Aug 19, 2pm The Brian Kasten Group HV Jazz Festival�������� Exposure Gallery, Sugar Loaf, Aug 19, 4pm FREE Jazz Trio TBA HV Jazz Festival�������������������������������������� Stage Coach Inn, Goshen, Aug 19, 6:30pm Laura & Jeff Wurster Jazz Duo HV Jazz FestivalAnn Street Gallery, Newburgh, Aug 19, 6:30pm FREE The Gabriele Tranchina Group HV Jazz Festival������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Thomas Morahan Park, Greenwood Lake, Aug 19, 7pm-9:30pm FREE The Jeff Ciampa Group w/Lenny White, Alex Foster, Pete Levin, HV Jazz Festival��������������������� Warwick Valley Community Center, Aug 19, 8:30pm FREE The Dave Smith Group HV Jazz Festival��������������������Iron Forge Inn, Warwick, Aug 20, Noon-3pm Jazz Brunch w/Barry Scheinfeld HV Jazz FestivalDancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Aug 20, Noon-3pm Russ Kassoff’s tribute to Sinatra Tribute, HV Jazz Festival�����Warwick Grove, Aug 20, 4pm FREE Jeff “Tain” Watts Trio “Band of Tipsies”���������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 20, 7pm The Chris Persad Group HV Jazz Festival��������������������������������Limoncello’s, Goshen, Aug 20, 8pm Eric Person& Meta Four Newburgh Jazz Series  �������� People’s Park, Newburgh, Aug 24, 6:30pm FREE Liberty Jazz Festival�����������������������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Aug 26, 4pm Lillie Howard vocals�������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 27, 7pm Christopher Dean Sullivan Quartet Newburgh Jazz Series  ��People’s Park, Newburgh, Aug 31, 6:30pm FREE

Opera - Operetta

“Trouble In Tahiti” Leonard Bernstein, Delaware Valley Opera� Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, Jul 28-30 “The Mikado” Gilbert & Sullivan, Delaware Valley Opera�������� Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, Aug 12-20

Poetry Readings

Milkweed Poetry������������������������������������������������������������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Wednesdays, 6:30pm EXHIBIT “Raptor Rapture” Diane Bliss, poetry��������SUNY Orange Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, thru Aug 1 Mary Makofske & Samuel Claiborne��������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Aug 3, 7pm Hudson River Poets����������������������������������������������� Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Aug 5, 1pm FREE Dennis Bressack & Justin Bressack���������������������������������Montgomery Book Exchange, Aug 8, 7pm Country Voices Poetry Group�������������Ethelbert Crawford Library, Monticello, Aug 10, 6pm FREE “Poetry with Hamill, Herceg & Reis”������������������������������ Amity Gallery, Warwick, Aug 12, 4:30pm Bizzy Coy, Rebeca C. Rivera-Robayo, Mary Greene poetry & prose������������������������������������������������ John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Aug 12, 5pm FREE Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic Calling All Poets�����������Empowering Ellenville, Aug 11, 7pm Decora! spoken word, hip hop������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 12, 7pm Eva Strasser ������������������������������������������������������������������Phillipsport Community Center, Aug 13, 6pm Hudson River Poets����������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Aug 24, 7pm FREE Eva Strasser & Walter Worden������������������ Stillwater Gallery, Jones Farm, Cornwall, Aug 25, 7pm Poetry Slam��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Aug 25, 7pm “Lightning and Laureates/Peace and Poetry” Robert Milby, Laurie Byro���������������������������������������� Pacem in Terris, Warwick Aug 27, 5pm Robert Phelps Poetry at the Church�������������������������� Goshen Methodist Church, Aug 28, 7pm FREE


DUSKLIT After Dark Dance Party ���������������������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Jul 29, 9pm-12am Benny Havens Band “Dancing Under the Stars”Trophy Point Amphitheatre, West Point, Aug 5, 7:30pm FREE Stanky and His Cadets Polka Dance�������������������������� PLAV Pavilion, Pine Island, Aug 6, 2pm-6pm


Black Dirt Storytelling Guild�������������������������������������������������Florida Library, Aug 10, 7:30pm FREE

Theatre - Musicals

“Bye Bye Birdie”������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Forestburgh Playhouse, Aug 1-13 Sweeney Todd Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop�������� Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg, Aug 11-20 “Crazy For You” Gershwin����������������������������������������������������������� Forestburgh Playhouse, Aug 15-27 “Murder for Two”������������������������������������������������������ Shadowland Stages, Ellenville, Aug 18-Sep 10

Theatre - plays

“The Foreigner” by Larry Shue�������������������������������������� Shadowland Stages, Ellenville, thru Aug 13 “Keeners!” by William Burke������������������������������������ NACL Theatre, Highland Lake, Aug 5, 7:30pm “Confabulation” by Paul Ellis���������������������������������������Warwick Performing Arts Center, Aug 11-20 “Courage” NACL Theatre Company����������������������� Apple Pond Farm, Callicoon Center, Aug 18-20 “Cherie Dre” w/Sacha Yanow, w/Q&A������������������������������������ Hurleyville Arts Centre, Aug 19, 6pm “Murder at the Military Ball” The Killing Kompany, dinner theatreWest Point Club, Aug 25, 7pm “Assembled Identity” Bedi, Marting, & Newhard� NACL Theatre, Highland Lake, Aug 25, 7:30pm “The Graduate”������������������������������������������������������������������������ Forestburgh Playhouse, Aug 29-Sep 3 August 2017

Delaware & Hudson CANVAS


Augus 7FREE������������������������������������ Seven Freedoms Record Store & Music Cafe, Montgomery BW���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods CAS Catskill Art Society���������������������������������������������� CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor CAS-LK���������������������������������������������������������������������� CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor CTMW Creative Theatre Muddy Water Players�����Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe DCAT����������������������������������������������������������Dancing Cat Saloon & Catskill Distillery, Bethel

MONDAY Please check the schedule for Art & Photography Receptions, pg. 18



Cabaret & Dinner “Time of My Life! 30 Years of Dirty Dancing!” FT 6pm Theatre - Musical “Bye Bye Birdie” FP 8pm

DEAD�����������������������������Dead End Cafe, Parksville FAL���������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro FAL-U�������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro FP���������������������������������������Forestburgh Playhouse FT�������������������������� Forestburgh Playhouse Tavern GWL���������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library



Theatre - Musical “Bye Bye Birdie” FP 2pm & 8pm

Cabaret & Dinner “Time of My Life! 30 Years of Dirty Dancing!” FT 6pm Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm Music Papa J and Mo’ Soul w/Jason Rosen ROCK 6:30pm Music Maybrook Wind Ensemble WG 6:30pm Music - Irish Parting Glass Band Riverside Park, Port Jervis, 7pm Music Callicoon Center Band Gulf Road, Callicoon Center, 8pm


Movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” MSM-DC 9:30am Cabaret & Dinner “Time of My Life! 30 Years of Dirty Dancing!” FT 6pm

Tobias Steymans violin Victoria Schwartzman piano Atlas Studios, Newburgh. Aug 19, 7pm


Cinema “Dirty Dancing: BW 8:30pm

Music Callicoon Center Band Gulf Road, Callicoon Center, 8pm


Cabaret & Dinner “The Best of Broadway: 2013-Today” FT 6pm

Cabaret & Dinner “The Best of Broadway: 2013-Today” FT 6pm Theatre - Musical “Crazy For You” FP 8pm


Cinema “Fantastic Mr. Fox” BW 8:30pm


Delaware & Hudson CANVAS

Music Evolver ROCK 6:30pm

Theatre - Musical “Bye Bye Birdie” FP 8pm


Poetry Robert Phelps Goshen Methodist Church, 7pm

Cabaret & Dinner “Time of My Life! 30 Years of Dirty Dancing!” FT 6pm

Music Hillbilly Parade WG 6:30pm

Theatre - Musical “Crazy For You” FP 8pm


Theatre - Musical “Bye Bye Birdie” FP 2pm & 8pm

Poetry Dennis Bressack & Justin Bressack Montgomery Book Exchange, 7pm

Music - Classical Manhattan Chamber Players SHAND 8pm

e’lissa Jones Band The Phoenix Restaurant, Dingmans Ferry, Aug 4, 8pm


Cabaret & Dinner “The Summer of 67” FT 6pm

Theatre - Play “The Graduate” FP 8pm

August 2017

Music Jazz Sessions FAL 7pm


Theatre - Musical “Crazy For You” FP 2pm & 8pm

Cabaret & Dinner “The Best of Broadway: 2013-Today” FT 6pm

Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm Music - Jazzmosis ROCK 6:30pm Music Hot Flash & The Hormones WG 6:30pm Music-Haitian Roots Lakou Mizik, Rootbrew FAL 7pm Music Callicoon Center Band Gulf Road, Callicoon Center, 8pm


Theatre - Musical “Crazy For You” FP 2pm & 8pm

Cabaret & Dinner “The Best of Broadway:2013-Today” FT 6pm Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm Music Breakneck Annie ROCK 6:30pm Music - Christian Just Voices PEOPLE 6:30pm Music Tim Urban WG 6:30pm Spoken Word-Music POELODIES FAL-U 7pm Music Callicoon Center Band Gulf Road, Callicoon Center, 8pm


Theatre - Play “The Graduate” FP 2pm & 8pm Cabaret & Dinner “The Summer of 67” FT 6pm Music Slam Allen ROCK 6:30pm Music Dan Brother Band WG 6:30pm Music -Gospel Alexis P. Suter & Minsters of Joy PEOPLE 6:30pm Music Callicoon Center Band Gulf Road, Callicoon Center, 8pm


HAC�����������������������������������������������������Hurleyville Arts Centre JONES������������������ Stillwater Gallery, Jones Farm, Cornwall KARP��������������������������������������Karpeles Museum, Newburgh LM&AC�����������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center MAMA��������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro MONTBK����������������������������������Montgomery Book Exchange

MSM-DC�����Mount St. Mary College NACL�������������������������������������������������� NFL����������������������������������������������������������������� NOBL������������������������������������Noble C PACEM������������������������������������������������������� PEEC��Pocono Environmental Educ


Cabaret......“Time of My Life! 30 Years of Dirty Dancing!”....FT 6pm Music - Folk..................... Trading Ashes ........................ RUN4, 6pm Music..Walker Valley Band, Chiku Awali Drums & Dance .PEOPLE 6:30pm Music............................... Free Shrimp Band .......................SLX 6:30pm Music - Jazz......NY Swing Exchange .Montgomery Bandstand 6:30pm Poetry............ Mary Makofske & Samuel Claiborne......... NOBL 7pm Music - Blues...................... Shelley King .................................FAL 7pm Music.................. Andy Stack’s American Soup ...........FAL-U 7pm Theatre - Musical...........“Bye Bye Birdie” ........................... FP 8pm Theatre - Play.................“The Foreigner” ....................... SHAD 8pm


Art Walk..Goshen A Music - Rock.......... Music..................... Music.................... C Theatre - Musical... Music.................Eli Music................Co Music - Jazz....Rhio Theatre - Play......... Cabaret..“Time of









Cabaret......“Time of My Life! 30 Years of Dirty Dancing!”....FT 6pm Music - Blues..................Dave Meyer duo ...................... RUN4, 6pm Poetry.....Country Voices Poetry Group..Crawford Library, Monticello, 6pm Music - Country.............Manaklin Brothers ................... VET 6:30pm Music.................. Professor Louis & the Crowmatix .........SLX 6:30pm Music - Jazz.............. Neil Alexander & NAIL .........PEOPLE 6:30pm Music............Jerry The Bulldog............ Montgomery Bandstand 6:30pm Music - Country.......Florida Georgia Line, Nelly & Chris Lane ..BW 7pm Music - Blues-Rock.........Popa Chubby & Dave Keyes .......FAL 7pm Comedy........................Stand-Up Comedy ......................FAL-U 7pm Storytelling.........Black Dirt Storytelling Guild.....Florida Library, 7:30pm Music - Classical........Verona String Quartet.................. SHAND 8pm Theatre - Musical...........“Bye Bye Birdie” ........................... FP 8pm Theatre - Play.................“The Foreigner” ....................... SHAD 8pm Cabaret......“The Best of Broadway: 2013-Today”...FT 6pm Music - Rock..............Vibe ................................. RUN4, 6pm Music - Guitar............ Platt and McCormack ................ VET 6:30pm Music.................................... Greyhounds ............................SLX 6:30pm Music.............................. Latin Grove NY ...............PEOPLE 6:30pm Music..................Midnight Image. ....... Montgomery Bandstand 6:30pm Music - Blues-Rock.........Dylan Doyle Band ......................FAL 7pm Music - Jazz......................... bigBANG ..............................FAL-U 7pm Music...DJ G “80’s Night in the Park”..Riverside Park, Port Jervis, 7pm

Music - Rock........R Music - Acoustic.... Music - R&B........... Music - Punk-Rock Poetry - Spoken W Theatre - Play........ Theatre - Play........ Theatre - Musical... Theatre - Musical... Music................Ric Music - Jazz...Rhio & Cabaret..“Time of

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Music - Vocals......... Music - Rock-Blues. Music....................... Music - Americana.... Music............Dead o Music - Americana... Music -Jazz.....Rober Music - Jazz...Rhio & Music - Jazz....Hudson Valley Jazz Ensemble..Railroad Avenue, Warwick 7pm Theatre - Musical.... Music-Jazz, Fusion..Thunderhead Organ Trio.Wherehouse,Newburgh,8pm Theatre - Musical.... Theatre - Musical........... “Crazy For You”............................... FP 8pm Theatre - Musical.... Theatre - Play................ “Confabulation” ......................... WPA 8pm Theatre - Play.......... Music - Classical............ Ivan Vihor piano....................... SHAND 8pm Cabaret............“The

Cabaret.........“The Best of Broadway: 2013-Today”..............FT 6pm Music...................................Hot Rod Band ...........................SLX 6:30pm Music - Jazz............ Eric Person & Meta Four .......PEOPLE 6:30pm Music...............West Point Band........ .. Montgomery Bandstand 6:30pm Poetry......................... Hudson River Poets ........................ NFL 7pm Music - Rock...............Mazzstock Pre-Party .........................FAL 7pm Comedy........................Stand-Up Comedy ......................FAL-U 7pm Theatre - Musical...........“Murder for Two” ...................... SHAD 8pm Theatre - Musical........... “Crazy For You”............................... FP 8pm Cabaret..................“The Summer of 67”................................... FT 6pm Music.......................... Mighty Spectrum ................................SLX 6:30pm Music - Jazz...........Christopher Dead Sullivan Quartet........ PEOPLE 6:30pm Music....................Hurley Mountain Band........ .Montgomery Bandstand 6:30pm Music - Jazz......................... Lipbone Redding .................................. FAL 7pm Theatre - Play........................“The Graduate”....................................... FP 8pm Theatre - Musical................. “Murder for Two” .............................SHAD 8pm

Music - Rock Music - Folk-P Music - Twin Peaks & Dinner-Theatre............ Poetry........................... Poetry........................... Theatre - Play............... Music......................... Music - Jazz................Rh Theatre - Musical...... Theatre - Musical....... Cabaret............... “Th

Music - Rock......... Theatre - Musical. Theatre - Play............ Music - Rock........Stin Music - Jazz....Rhio & Cabaret......................

t 2017

e, Desmond Campus, Balmville �������������������������������������������������� NACL Theatre, Highland Lake �����������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Free Library Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall ������������������������������������������������������� Pacem In Terris, Warwick cation Center, Dingmans Ferry

PEOPLE���������������������������������������������People’s Waterfront Park, Newburgh PHILL���������������������������������������������������������� Phillipsport Community Center PWO���������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills RITZ�������������������������������������������������������������� Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh RIV Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop���� Rivoli Theatre, So.Fallsburg ROCK���������������������������������������������������������Farmer’s Market Park, Rock Hill


Art Walk & Street Concert..Main Street, 6pm-9pm .........Eric Winter Band.............. Bullville Park 7pm .... Cuboricua Salsa Band.........................FAL 7pm Ceesar: Classic R&R Show.................FAL-U 7pm .........“Bye Bye Birdie” ........................... FP 8pm issa Jones.......The Phoenix, Dingmans Ferry 8pm old Flavor Repair...... Downtown Barn, Liberty, 8pm o & The Leigh Crizoe Trio..Barryville Jazz Club, 8pm .........“The Foreigner” ....................... SHAD 8pm My Life! 30 Years of Dirty Dancing!”.FT 10:45pm

Reo Speedwagon & Styx, Don Felder...... BW 7pm .............Old Friends..........Pine Bush Gazebo 7pm ........ Lindsey Webster..............................FAL 7pm k............ MSL + KYO..............................FAL-U 7pm Word......Open Mic.........Empowering Ellenville, 7pm ..........“The Foreigner” ....................... SHAD 8pm ......... “Confabulation” ......................... WPA 8pm .........“Bye Bye Birdie” ........................... FP 8pm ......... “Sweeney Todd” .......................... RIV 8pm ck Rourke................. Downtown Barn, Liberty, 8pm & The Leigh Crizoe Trio...B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm My Life! 30 Years of Dirty Dancing!”.FT 10:45pm

sy Jazz.It Had To Be You.Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm

ay..“Courage”...Apple Pond Farm, Callicoon Center, 6pm . Hotflash and the Hormones ................RUN4, 6pm .............Midnight Slim........... Pine Bush Gazebo 7pm ..Sam Reider’s Future Folk Musik...............FAL 7pm ..................Ian Flanagan ...............................FAL-U 7pm on the Tracks............... Downtown Barn, Liberty, 8pm .........Kelley McRae Duo ..........................PEEC 8pm rt Kopec & Hang ‘em High.Green Onion, Chester, 8pm The Leigh Crizoe Trio...B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm ............“Crazy For You”...................................FP 8pm ........... “Sweeney Todd” ............................. RIV 8pm ...........“Murder for Two” ......................... SHAD 8pm ...........“Confabulation” .............................WPA 8pm e Best of Broadway: 2013-Today”.......... FT 10:45pm

k..............Red Goat Vandals..Alice Court, Pine Bush, 7pm Pop.......KJ Denhert & The New York Unit .......... FAL 7pm David Lynch.......Silencio .................................. FAL-U 7pm .....“Murder at the Military Club”......West Point Club, 7pm .Eva Strasser & Walter Worden ..................... JONES 7pm .................Poetry Slam ........... Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm ........ “Assembled Identity” ........................NACL 7:30pm ...Upstate Rubdown...........Downtown Barn, Liberty, 8pm hio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio.......B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm ............ “Murder for Two” .............................SHAD 8pm . ........... “Crazy For You”...................................... FP 8pm he Best of Broadway: 2013-Today”.............. FT 10:45pm

. .................. Side FX.....................Pine Bush Gazebo 7pm ............ “Murder for Two” .............................SHAD 8pm .............“The Graduate”....................................... FP 8pm ng & The Last Bandoleros & Joe Sumner........ BW 8pm & The Leigh Crizoe Trio......B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm .........“The Summer of 67”............................ FT 10:45pm


RUN4��������������������������������RUN 4 Downtown Park, Middletown SHAD����������������������������������������Shadowland Stages, Ellenville SHAND��������������Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor SLGMN������������������Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf SLX On the Lawn Concerts�������������������� Sugar Loaf Crossing THRALL������������������������������������������� Thrall Library, Middletown



TROPHY����������������������������������� Trophy Point Amphitheatre, West Point TUST���������������������������������������������������������Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg UUC������������������������ Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern VET����������������������������������������������� Veteran’s Memorial Park, Wurtsboro WG��������������������������������������������������������������������� Wooster Grove, Walden WPA������������������������������������������������������Warwick Performing Arts Center


Fundraiser...Cragsmoor Library Summer Festival..Cragsmoor, 9am-4pm Festival..............1st Annual Cornwall Art Festival.....Cornwall, 10am-4pm Festival................Festival of Wood ..........Grey Towers, Milford, 10am-5pm Music - Classical............Classical Music Celebration.........Milford, 1pm-10pm Poetry.................Hudson River Poets........Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm Music - Swing-Blues.....Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis ..... FAL10am-2pm Music................................. Woodstock Festival ................... PWO 2pm-10pm Festival...........Festival of Wood .....Grey Towers, Milford, 10am-4pm Fundraiser...Grateful We’re Not Dead Concert..Poplar Grove Cemetery Phillipsport, 5pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch................ DCAT 1pm Music & Dance....Warwick Summer Arts Festival....Veterans Park, Warwick, 5pm-10pm Music - Classical..Paramount Chamber Players...Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 7pm Theatre - Play.................“The Foreigner” ....................... SHAD 2pm Cinema...................... “Martha Marcy May Marlene”...................CAS-LK 7pm Recreation........Polka Dance....PLAC Pavilion, Pine Island, 2pm-6pm Music - G.Allman.....Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood w/Michael Allman .FAL 7pm Cabaret - Opera - Pop.. The Lyric Quartet......................... DEAD 3pm Music - Funk....................... Cold Flavor Repair .............................FAL-U 7pm Recreation.................. ..”Dancing Under the Stars” ............TROPHY 7:30pm Theatre - Musical...........“Bye Bye Birdie” ........................... FP 3pm Theatre - Play.............................“Keeners!” ............................... NACL 7:30pm Music - Classical......The Serenade Orchestra................ PACEM 5pm Music........................................... Santana ..........................................BW 8pm Music - Rock.................... Kings of Leon................................ BW 7pm Music - Jazz...................... Fred Moyer Jazz Trio ........................ SHAND 8pm Music - Jazz....Rhio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio......B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm Music - Ukrainian Folk........... Cheres......................................FAL 7pm Theatre - Musical................. “Bye Bye Birdie” ................................... FP 8pm Theatre - Play....................... “The Foreigner” ..............................SHAD 8pm Cabaret.........“Time of My Life! 30 Years of Dirty Dancing!”....... FT 10:45pm


Festival........Blueberry Festival....Liberty Square, Ellenville, 9am-4pm Poetry..J. Hamill, K. Herceg, D. Reis.Amity Gallery, Warwick, 4:30pm Poetry & Prose..An Evening of Literature..John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, 5pm Music..............................Cuboricua.......Main Street Stage, Jeffersonville, 7pm Spoken Word - Hip-Hop...............Decora............................................ FAL 7pm Music - Garcia......................... ..DeadGrass ...................................FAL-U 7pm Music - Rock....Rocktopia w/Hudson Valley Philharmonic .............. BW 7pm Music.....................................West Point Band .....................TROPHY 7:30pm Music......................................Scruffy Pearls....................Milford Theater, 8pm Music - Rock-Blues-Raggae......Twisted Cats ..................................RITZ 8pm Music...............................Cathy Paty..................Downtown Barn, Liberty, 8pm Music - Jazz....Rhio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio.....B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm Operetta................................. “The Mikado” ................................ TUST 8pm Music - Classical............Duo Siqueira Lima guitar ..................... SHAND 8pm Theatre - Musical................. “Bye Bye Birdie” ................................... FP 8pm Theatre - Musical..................“Sweeney Todd” ..................................RIV 8pm Theatre - Play....................... “The Foreigner” ..............................SHAD 8pm Theatre - Play....................... “Confabulation” ................................ WPA 8pm Music....................The Maverick Soul w/Tommy Maher ......... DCAT 8:30pm Cabaret.........“Time of My Life! 30 Years of Dirty Dancing!”....... FT 10:45pm


Fundraiser..........................Americana Afternoon .............. PWO Noon-5pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch................ DCAT 1pm Theatre - Play.................“The Foreigner” ....................... SHAD 2pm Operetta...........................“The Mikado” ..........................TUST 2pm Theatre - Musical........... “Sweeney Todd” .......................... RIV 2pm Theatre - Musical...........“Bye Bye Birdie” ........................... FP 3pm

Music -Classical.MISU Community String Ensemble.Ellenville Library, 3pm

Poetry............................... Eva Strasser............................. PHILL 6pm Music - Jazz........... Ryan Keberle & Catharsis......................FAL 7pm Theatre - Play................ “Confabulation” ......................... WPA 8pm







Music - Jazz.Bill Pernice Group.BloomingHill Farm, BloomingGrove, 11am-1pm Festival..........Peace, Love & Food Trucks Festival ..................BW 11am-6pm Music - Jazz........................ InnerRoute .................Tuscan Cafe, Warwick, 2pm Theatre - Musical..........................“Murder for Two” ........................... SHAD 2pm & 8pm Music - Jazz....................Brian Kasten Group .........Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, 4pm Music - Americana.......................Kelley McRae Duo ..........Grey Towers, Milford, 5:30pm Theatre - Play..................................“Courage”...Apple Pond Farm, Callicoon Center, 6pm Theatre - Play...................................“Cherie Dre” ..............................................HAC 6pm Music - Jazz...................Laura & Jeff Wurster....... Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh 6:30pm Music - World-Blues.........Judith Tulloch Band, Bennett Harris.......................PHILL 7pm Music - Jazz.......Gabriele Tranchina Group...........Morahan Park, Greenwood Lake, 7pm Operetta..........................................“The Mikado” .......................................... TUST 8pm Music............................... Goo Goo Dolls w/Phillip Phillips.................................BW 8pm Music......................................Chris Raabe...........................Downtown Barn, Liberty, 8pm Music - Jazz.....................Rhio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio.......B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm Theatre - Musical...........................“Crazy For You”................................................FP 8pm Theatre - Musical.......................... “Sweeney Todd” .......................................... RIV 8pm Theatre - Play................................“Confabulation” ..........................................WPA 8pm Music - Classical..Borislav Strulev cello, Irina Nuzova piano......................SHAND 8pm Music - Jazz...Jeff Ciampa/Pete Levin Group WarwickValley Community Center, 8:30pm Cabaret........................“The Best of Broadway: 2013-Today”....................... FT 10:45pm

Dance.....................International Dance Festival........................................HAC Music - Classical......“Sounds of Austria”.......St. John’s Epis. Ch., Monticello 3pm Music - Jazz............ Liberty Jazz Festival................................LM&AC 4pm Art Tour.........................Newburgh Last Saturday...................Newburgh, 4pm-8pm Music....................................The THE BAND Band.....................................FAL 7pm Music - Rock.................................The Reveries .....................................FAL-U 7pm Music - Americana.........................Music Night.....Neversink Museum, Cuddebackville, 7pm Fundraiser.................................Delaware Valley Opera...........Western Hotel, Callicoon, 7pm Music.............................Upstate Rubdown.............. ...Downtown Barn, Liberty, 8pm Music - Rock-Country....Lynyrd Skynyrd & Hank Williams, Jr. ................. BW 8pm Music - Jazz...........Rhio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio......B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm Theatre - Musical..................... “Murder for Two” ................................. SHAD 8pm Theatre - Musical...................... “Crazy For You”.......................................... FP 8pm Cabaret................... “The Best of Broadway: 2013-Today”...................FT 10:45pm

Theatre - Musical...........“Murder for Two” ...................... SHAD 8pm Theatre - Play................. “The Graduate”............................... FP 8pm Music - Jazz...Rhio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio...B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm Cabaret....................... “The Summer of 67”.....................FT 10:45pm

Music - Blues-R&B................Willa & Co............................FAL 10am-2pm Music - Jazz................... Barry Scheinfeld................DCAT Noon-3pm Music - Jazz.Dave Smith Group..Iron Forge Inn, Warwick, Noon-3pm Theatre - Play..“Courage”...Apple Pond Farm, Callicoon Center, 2pm Theatre - Musical...........“Murder for Two” ...................... SHAD 2pm Theatre - Musical........... “Sweeney Todd” .......................... RIV 2pm Music - Sinatra.............. .....Russ Kassoff...........Warwick Grove, 4pm Theatre - Musical........... “Crazy For You”............................... FP 3pm Music - Jazz......Jeff “Tain” Watts Trio “Band of Tipsies”....FAL 7pm Cabaret.............................. Mark Nadler................................. BW 7pm Theatre - Play................ “Confabulation” ......................... WPA 8pm Music - Jazz........Chris Persad Group........Limoncello, Goshen, 8pm

Music - Swing +.................Saints of Swing.......................FAL 10am-2pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch................ DCAT 1pm Theatre - Musical...........“Murder for Two” ...................... SHAD 2pm Theatre - Musical........... “Crazy For You”............................... FP 3pm Poetry.....................Robert Milby, Laurie Byro............... PACEM 5pm Music - Jazz................ Lillie Howard vocals..........................FAL 7pm Poetry.....................Robert Milby, Laurie Byro............... PACEM 5pm

Festival.....................Harvest Festival.................... BW 11am-4pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch................ DCAT 1pm Theatre - Musical...........“Murder for Two” ...................... SHAD 2pm Theatre - Play................. “The Graduate”............................... FP 3pm Music............................ ..West Point Band ............. TROPHY 7:30pm

August 2017

Delaware & Hudson CANVAS


Canvas category calendar

sponsored by Catskill Art Society, Wallkill River School & Wurtsboro Art Alliance CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times.

Art exhibits CAS������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor DVAA����������������������������������������Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg SUNYO-KH������������������������������������������������������������������������������ SUNY Orange Newburgh, Kaplan Hall SUNYO-OH����������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall WRS���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery

Group Show������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, ongoing Georgia Chambers etchings, paintings����������������Georgia Chambers Art Gallery, Callicoon, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints�������� Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork��������������� Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Carolyn Duke pottery�������������������������������������������������Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Inscribed Tibetan Prayer Stones�����������������Tibetan & Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, ongoing Lisa Strazza paintings, John Strazza photographs���������������������� Strazza Gallery, Warwick, ongoing Wurtsboro Art Alliance group show���������������������������� Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, ongoing Josiah Dearborn “Surface” handmade jewelry & objects, Artists of Excellence Series��������������������� SUNYO-KH thru Aug 1 Liza J. Smith-Simpson & Carol Margreither “Sea & Sky”����ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru Aug 1 Interim Members Show Crawford Arts Assn.����� Crawford Gov’t Center, Pine Bush, thru August 23 “Summer” Port Jervis Council for the Arts: Art & About series���������������������������������������������������������� Susan Miiller “Floral-Themed Oils” Bon Secours Hospital Cafeteria Joseph Petrosi color pencil drawings Port Jervis City Hall, Mayor’s Office Joan Kehlenbeck “Florals & Ocean Triptychs” Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot, thru Aug 31 June Moss and Tom Dillon: An Introspective paintings & drawings�Gallery 222, Hurleyville, thru Sep 1 “Season of the Witch”����������������������������������������������������������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, thru Sep 4 “Summer” group show������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS thru Sep 15 Janet Howard-Fatta plein air paintings������������������������������ Caffe ala Mode, Warwick thru mid-Sept. Summer Group Show������������������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, thru Sep 25


“Paws, Claws, Hooves and Fins: Animals in Art” Goshen Art LeagueGoshen Music Hall, Jul 25-Sep 25 Don Strausser, Cheryl Korb, Ben Halpern, Katarina Litchman “The Rural Art Show – Homegrown”������������� paintings, photographs, drawings, fiber arts CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Jul 28-Aug 27 Seniors Group Exhibit, Donna Fraser oils & drawings ���������������������������������������������WRS Aug 1-30 Batik & Dyed Fabric Crafts Exhibit����������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS Aug 1-30 “Art in Bloom” floral art��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� DVAA Aug 4-6 Barbara Zweig “(w)RECK/LESS, Dorian Yurchak “The Errant Cartographer”�� DVAA Aug 4-26 “The Blues” Wurtsboro Art Alliance��������������������������������John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Aug 5-26 Robert Breur sculpture�������������������������������������������������������������������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, Aug 5-27 Historic Doll Exhibition������������������������������������������������������ Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Aug 5-28 Teresa Audet, Frid Branham, Allan Rubin, Walter Stevens “Arboreta”�������������CAS Aug 5-Sep 4 James Dougher “Stations of the Cross” wood sculptures...........................................CAS Aug -Sep 5 Vivien Abrams Collens “Lines of Inquiry” paintings, drawings, etc.������SUNYO-KH Aug 7-Oct 15 Innovator and Activist Visual Artists: Celebrating New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships SUNYO-OH Aug 24-Oct 3 Elizabeth Castellano abstract paintings����������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Sep 1-Oct 27 Melinda Wallach paintings, Rodney White installation�������������������������������������������DVAA Sep 1-30 “Lakes & Streams” Wurtsboro Art Alliance������������������� John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Sep 1-30 Craft Artisans Exhibit�������������������������������������������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 2-Oct 14 ARTery Gallery, Milford

Photography exhibits

Catharine Bale����������������������������������������������������� Green Light Gallery, Cornwall-on-Hudson, ongoing William Gould “Hudson Valley Views & Beyond”�Leo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, Cornwall, thru July “Raptor Rapture” Steven Sachs, photography & Diane Bliss, poetry����������SUNYO-KH thru Aug 1 Austin McK. Francis “Catskill Rivers and Trails”���������Morgan Outdoors, Livingston Manor, thru Aug 21 Ben Halpern documentary photographs��������������������������������� Livingston Manor Library, thru Sep 20 Peter Kopher������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Berkshire Bank, Goshen, thru Sep 29 “Hudson Valley Landscapes” group show����� Storm King Tavern Restaurant, Cornwall, thru Sep 30 Nick Zungoli “Wonderland: Joshua Tree National Park”�� Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf thru Dec

NEW photography EXHIBITS

“Historic Catskills Hotel” photos & artifacts�������������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Aug 4-27 Monticello Central School Sports Photography Memorabilia Exhibit����������Crawford Library, Aug 31, 6:30pm

ART & Photography receptions

Barbara Zweig, Dorian Yurchak, Art in Bloom������������������������������������������DVAA Aug 4, 7pm-9pm “The Blues” Wurtsboro Art Alliance������������������John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Aug 5, Noon-4pm Historic Doll Exhibition������������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Aug 5, 2pm-4pm “Historic Catskills Hotel” photos & artifacts����������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, TBA, 5pm-7pm Teresa Audet, Frid Branham, Allan Rubin, Walter Stevens “Arboreta”������CAS Aug 5, 4pm-6pm James Dougher “Stations of the Cross” wood sculptures” CAS Aug 5, talk:3pm, reception:4pm-6pm “Women of Song” + Group Show Barryville Area Arts Assn. Artists’ Market, Shohola, Aug 5, 4pm-6pm Seniors Group Exhibit, Donna Fraser oils & drawings����������������������������������WRS Aug 5, 5pm-7pm Robert Breur sculpture������������������������������������������������������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, Aug 5, 5pm-7pm 18

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August 2017

“Paws, Claws, Hooves and Fins: Animals in Art” Goshen Art League���Goshen Music Hall, Aug 24, 6pm-8pm “Lakes & Streams” Wurtsboro Art Alliance�����John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Sep 1, Noon-4pm Melinda Wallach paintings, Rodney White installation������������������������������ DVAA Sep 1, 7pm-9pm Craft Artists Exhibit����������������������������������������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 2, 2pm-4pm Elizabeth Castellano abstract paintings����������������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Sep TBA Innovator and Activist Visual Artists: NY Foundation for the Arts Fellowships�SUNYO-OH Sep. TBA Vivien Abrams Collens “Lines of Inquiry”���������������������������������������������������� SUNYO-KH Sep. TBA

Children & Teens Calendar

HHNM���������������������������������� Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall HHNM-CoH������Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson PEEC������������������������������������������������������������ Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.


Teen Book Club�����������������������������������������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Fridays, 3:30pm “One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia, grades 4-7, w/pizza�������� Ellenville Library, Aug 16, 6pm Cinema

Teen Movie Night 11-17yrs����������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Wednesdays, 6pm FREE Teen Movie Matinee�������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, 1st Saturday, 1pm FREE Saturday Family Movie���������������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, 2nd-5th Saturdays, 1pm FREE “The Adventures of Price Achmed”�������������������������������������������Hurleyville Arts Centre, Aug 5, 2pm “The Iron Giant”�����������������������������������������������������������������������Hurleyville Arts Centre, Aug 12, 2pm “Nocturna”���������������������������������������������������������������������������������Hurleyville Arts Centre, Aug 19, 2pm Entertainment, Recreation & Lectures

Storytime 3-5yrs������������������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Mondays 10am FREE “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure”������Forestburgh Playhouse, Thurs. & Sat., 11am thru Aug 19 “Dinosaur Dig” w/Mike Straka, ages 5-11����������������������������������������� Liberty Library, Aug 3, 6:30pm Purple Heart Appreciation Day� National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor, Aug 6, 2pm FREE “Pond Explorers”���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Aug 12, 1pm “Frog Frolic”�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Aug 20, 1pm Butterfly Walk w/David Trently����������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Aug 27,10am Museums

Meet the Animals������������������������������������������������ HHNM-CoH Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm & 2:30pm Butterfly Weekend����������������������������������������������������������������������������HHNM Aug 12 & 13, 10am-2pm Eco-Zone Discovery Room���������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Aug 19, 1pm-4pm

Schools & Conservatories Budding Artists�������������������������������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, ongoing Desmond Campus Student Art Show��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Balmville, thru Aug 1

Museums Woodstock Festival History���������������������������������������������������������� Museum at Bethel Woods, ongoing Terwilliger House Museum������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Ellenville, ongoing “Tunnels, Toil and Trouble: New York City’s Quest for Water” and “Rondout-Neversink Story & Water and the Valleys” Time & The Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, ongoing Multiple Sullivan County Exhibits��������������������������� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, ongoing Pinchot Mansion Tours����������������������������������������������������������������������� Grey Towers, Milford, ongoing Knife-Making History................................................Wawarsing Knife Museum, Napanoch. ongoing “Unpacked & Rediscovered “��������������������������������� Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh, ongoing Railroad Museum���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Port Jervis Community Center “The History of Medicine”���������������������������� Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh, thru Aug 27 “Love For Sale: The Commercialization of the Counterculture”����������� Bethel Woods thru Dec 31 “Preserving the Past”historical newspapers 1850-1990����������������������������������������������������������������������� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Aug 5 & 6, 11am-4pm FREE “A Revolutionary Camp at Night at the New Windsor Historic Huts” �������������������������������������������� New Windsor Cantonment, Aug 5, 7pm FREE Purple Heart Appreciation Day��National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor, Aug 6, 2pm FREE “From Badge of Military Merit To Purple Heart”Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh, Aug 12, 2pm

“Turtle Dance Music” in Monticello On August 18 at 5:00pm the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello, will host musical group, Turtle Dance Music. Turtle Dance Music, whose mission is to “bring kids out of their shells,” performs a sensory friendly music and comedy act. They are sensitive to the various challenges for children with disabilities and

present a program perfect for all kids and families. Their playful beats and delightful comedy are sure to get even the most reluctant of kids dancing and singing along. This is a ticketed event and space is limited. Stop at the Library between August 11 and 18 to pick up FREE tickets. Call 845-794-4660 ext. 8 for information.

“The History of Medicine” at Karpeles No development in science has a greater impact on the human experience than those in the understanding and practice of medicine. Through August, the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is presenting a remarkable collection of original documents spanning centuries of discovery on our understanding and treatment of the human body. Included is pioneering material about anatomy, such as a handwritten page by William Harvey, author of the 1628 book establishing the circulation of blood in the human body. Another, more controversial, early specimen of documentation on medical practice included in the exhibit is a 1775 contract for treatment signed by Franz Mesmer (see photo) the developer of hypnotism as a form of therapy, who gave the controversial practice his name of “Mesmerism.” Many more modern historical documents on the science of medicine include a signed page from the 1967 autobiography of Christiaan Barnard, the South African surgeon who performed the first human heart transplant, describing that procedure, and a letter written in 1901 by Joseph Lister, the pioneer of antiseptic practice in surgery. Human nutrition

is also well represented in the collection by signed material from the early 20th-century discoverers of vitamins. There is a 1907 letter by Frederick Pavy, the doctor who discovered the nature of diabetes, and one from 1903 by the famous humanitarian doctor Albert Schweitzer in which he discusses a new drug for the treatment of leprosy in his legendary hospital in Africa. A letter signed by Theodore Roosevelt in 1904 to the U.S. Congress calls for support of an international convention on the cholera plague. Mental health issues are also addressed by such moving documents as an 1845 statement on the rights of inmates of insane asylums signed by the reformer and philanthropist Dorothea Dix (see photo). One of the most extraordinary items on display is a letter by Ernest Chain, co-winner with H. W. Florey and Alexander Fleming of the 1945 Nobel Prize for the discovery of penicillin, accompanied by a documented sample of the original mould produced in their laboratory. Admission is always free at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh. For info: 845-569-4997.

B-Ville Jazz Brings Back the Beat by Sharon McKane Tired of doing the same old thing night after night? Politics have you in a tailspin? Are you longing for “The good old days?” Well then, you might want to step out into the night and trip the light fantastic at B-Ville in Barryville! Rhio and the Leigh Crizoe Trio perform Rhio Leigh Crizoe at B-Ville every Friday and Saturday night at 8:00pm. This fabulous Mexican Restaurant group takes you on where, by the way, you a smooth ride down can get a Marguerita memory lane and into during the break! the future with songs Spice up your evening from Rhio’s new album, on August 17 for dinner Sunshine Girl. at Dos Gringo’s and a Rhio, of Hungarianshow at B-Ville. Rhio Cuban descent, is a will be performing some multi-talented artist B-Ville is also a radio station from which original songs from her who, as a vocalist, has Rhio & Leigh have their own programs. new album, along with appeared on radio and TV shows over fifty some jazz, blues, and rock. Let Rhio and the times. Rhio is also an author, as well as an Trio take you back to the hippest time in the investigative reporter in the area of health and Catskills when the mountains were filled with environmental issues. Her first book, Hooked music and laughter. So if you feel like doing on Raw, is about living a life more closely something exciting in a cozy venue with a aligned with nature by adopting a raw/live superb sound system and intimate lighting, food lifestyle. call B-Ville for a reservation: 845-250-2031. Jump in your car with some friends on a Tickets can be purchased at the door if Friday or Saturday night and take a scenic seating is available. drive along the Delaware River to B-Ville, B-Ville is open July-September. 3396 State Route 97, next door to Gringo’s Visit for information.

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Poetry at Pacem: Lightening & Laureates Laurie Byro’s short stories and poetry draw on myth, fairy tale and her experiences of foreign places in the years she worked as a travel agent. Published widely in literary journals such as Autumn Sky Poetry, Loch Raven Review, and Stirring, her work has been featured on The Guardian’s online workshop and has placed favorably in the Interboard Poetry Competitions. Laurie is head of circulation at a library in New Jersey where she facilitates a poetry circle. Orange County NY’s new Poet Laureate, Robert Milby has been reading his poetry throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond since March of 1995. The author of 5

poetry chapbooks, he has been published in several magazines. He currently hosts poetry series at Mudd Puddle Café in New Paltz, the Florida Public Library and Noble Coffee Roasters in

Campbell Hall. On August 27 at 5:00pm, enjoy Poetry at Pacem: Lightning & Laureates / Peace & Poetry at Pacem in Terris with Orange County’s 2017-19 Poet Laureate, Robert Milby and New Jersey Poet-in-Residence, Laurie Byro. $10 suggested donation. Bring a snack to share! Pacem in Terris is located at 96 Covered Bridge Road, Warwick. For information, call 845-986-4329.

Phillipsport: Blues, Ragtime, World Fusion Bennett Harris performs country Delta blues and ragtime music with his acoustic guitars and harmonica. Drawing on many sources, Bennett’s inspirations include Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, and Blind Blake, to modern masters such as Muddy Waters, Jorma Kaukonen, Bonnie Raitt, and even Irving Berlin. Bennett’s intricate fingerpicking guitar style is based on the Rev. Gary Davis method (as taught to Bennett by a Davis protege, the late Ian Buchanan.) This string weaving generates a carnival-like, upbeat sound of the ragtime era, providing a warm texture behind Bennett’s emotional singing and harmonica playing. The Judith Tulloch Band combines Brazilian, Latin/Afro rhythms, jazz and pop rock with vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, and world flutes. Judith and her band have warmed

up the stage as an opening act for Michael McDonald, Maria Muldaur, Pete Seeger, Paul Winter, Janet Hamill & Moving Star, Patti Smith, Levon Helm, and many others. Bennett brings his traditional finger-picking acoustic blues and the Tulloch Band bring their world fusion to Phillipsport for Monthly Music Night, August 19 at 7:00pm. The Phillipsport Community Center is located at 657 Red Hill Road. Admission is $2 at the door. Doors open at 6:00pm. Homemade food and desserts available for purchase.

The Badge of Military Merit National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Join the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor (NPHHH) on August 6 at 2:00pm to commemorate the 235th anniversary of General Washington’s order creating the Badge of Military Merit, predecessor for the modern Purple Heart. During the course of the afternoon an arts and crafts activity will be available for children to create their own Badge of Military Merit (to take home as a souvenir!) while they learn about the importance of the award. The program will highlight the history of the Badge and its relationship to the modern Purple Heart. The event also commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal, with a presentation that will include excerpts from personal recollections of the battle archived at the Hall of Honor. The Battle of Guadalcanal was America’s first offensive land campaign in the Pacific. Beginning with the landings on August 7, 20

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1942, the battle was a major turning point in the war against Japan: It served to burst the myth of Japanese invincibility, halted Japanese expansion and demonstrated American resolve and fighting ability. Free admission. Light refreshments will be served. The NPHHH is located at 374 Temple Hill Road (Route 300), New Windsor. Call if you are planning to attend: 845-561-1765. Washington’s Headquarters Go to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, 84 Liberty Street, Newburgh, on August 12 at 2:00pm for From Badge of Military Merit to Purple Heart and hear how and why General Washington created the Badge during the last days of the Revolutionary War. While at the site you are invited to make your own Badge to take home. The program is free with paid museum admission. For info: 845-562-1195.

Poetry at Amity Gallery, Warwick Janet Hamill’s poetry and short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. Her poem K-E-R-O-U-A-C was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her fifth collection Body of Water was nominated for the William Carlos Williams Award by the Poetry Society of America. Janet presently serves on the board of the Seligmann Center for the Arts in Sugar Loaf where she is founder and co-director of the Center’s literary program, MEGAPHONE. Karen Corinne Herceg has co-featured at major venues. She has studied with poets David Ignatow, Philip Schultz and author/novelist Glenda Adams and has published poetry, prose and essays in a variety of magazines and literary journals.

Janet Hamill, K. Corinne Herceg & Donna Reis

A published author and poet, Donna Reis’ first collection of poems, No Passing Zone was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Reis has taught poetry at the Northeast Poetry Center, College of Poetry in Sugar Loaf. Poetry with Hamill, Herceg & Reis takes place at the Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick, on August 12 at 4:30pm. An open mic will follow. For information: 845-258-0818.

Delaware Valley Opera’s Fundraiser Gala The Delaware Valley Opera’s annual fundraiser this year will be in the form of a Gala Vaudeville and Cabaret. “Come celebrate with us!,” invites DVO’s General Manager Carol Castel (see photo). “A variety of performers will participate in this “Vaudevillestyle” concert of operatic selections followed by an elaborate selection of nibbles

and drink to be enjoyed at tables while listening to American Songbook selections. Don’t miss this extraordinary entertainment event!” The fundraiser takes place in the Harmonie Hall Ballroom of the Western Hotel, 22 Upper Main Street, Callicoon, on August 26, from 7:00pm-9:30pm. $40 admission, $75 per couple.

“On Livingston Manor, People and Place” On August 3 at 7:00pm portfolio was ‘these images at the CAS Laundry King, 65 need to be shared’. They Main Street, Livingston Manor, collectively tell an important photographer Ben Halpern story of people, place, and time. will present: On Livingston They are universally appealing Manor, People And Place. yet also very intimate and Ben will present a selection specific to The Manor,” said of slide images made in and Livingston Manor Library around Livingston Manor over Director Kristin Fowler. Photo by Leni Santoro the past 35 years accompanied All are welcome to attend, by a brief talk about his time growing up in the especially Livingston Manor residents, both Manor, its history, and how he perceives the old and new, to share comments, recollections, changes that have taken place over time. and thoughts about Livingston Manor. “Ben’s photographs capture something so This presentation is an extension of Ben’s special, it’s actually difficult to describe. You’ll current exhibit of Agundas Achim synagogue feel an immediate connection to the portraits. photographs on display in the Manor Library My first thought, after looking through Ben’s through September 10. Info: 845-439-5440.

“Preserving the Past” in Hurleyville Stop the presses! Historic Sullivan County newspapers return to life! Come to the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, for the rare exhibit, Preserving the Past. See copies of the dozens of weekly newspapers that recorded Sullivan County’s history from the 1850s to the 1990s! Hundreds of copies will be on display. Anyone and everyone who worked on a county newspaper (or read one) MUST beat a path to the Museum

for a reunion and Round Table Discussion on August 5. The exhibition continues on August 6. The exhibit is free and open to the public both days from 11:00am-4:00pm. Bring your papers, pictures, and memorabilia! Relate your stories, scoops and fond memories of the golden days of local journalism. For information, contact Myron Gittell at or by phone at 845866-6349. Visit


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The Eighth Annual Hudson Valley Jazz Festival by Philip Ehrensaft The Hudson Valley runs counter to the current ecology of American jazz. In earlier phases of jazz, musicians and their audiences were spread throughout the country. Now professional jazz musicians and their concert audiences are concentrated in a Robert Kopec Bill Pernice, Tony Jefferson & Cameron Brown Brian Kastan Billy Stein Gabrielle Tranchina Barry Scheinfeld Blooming Grove Sugar Loaf Goshen Greenwood Lake Bethel handful of big cities, New York Chester & Goshen is “non-sectarian” in choosing performers: on Saturday night at the Warwick Valley bassist Bill McCrossen are definitively that City above all. any of the multiple strands of jazz styles Community Center. Two nationally good. They perform on Saturday afternoon. Except for the Hudson Valley. Our small My final personal top three picks (out cities and towns host, in the aggregate, are welcome. He implicitly uses the Duke prominent Valley jazzmen, guitarist Jeff Ellington criterion to make choices: there are Ciampa and pianist/organist/electronic of 18, an impressive total!) is Thursday’s one of the world’s largest populations of two kinds of music, the good kind and the keyboard pioneer Pete Levin, invited top festival opener by the Hudson Valley Jazz professional jazz musicians. The Valley is other kind. Big Apple jazzmen to join them on stage: Ensemble. Steve Rubin has organized a “New York City’s 6th jazz borough.” Some Pricewise, this festival is a fine bargain: drummer Lenny White, saxophonist Alex network of 20 musicians from which he musicians commute to the Big Apple for ticket prices range from zero to a maximum Foster, and the bassist Ira Coleman. assembles an ensemble ranging from a trio to gigs, a necessity for becoming a household of $15. That’s because the festival is a As I write, I’m listening to the free improv a septet, depending on the occasion’s demands name in jazz. Others with equal chops focus nonprofit operation whose goal is inspiring InnerRoute Quartet’s CD, Fourmation. and musicians’ availability. Rubin will be on regional opportunities, because that’s how festival audiences to attend Valley jazz gigs Today’s dominant jazz neo-bop style typically joined by bassist John Arbo, saxophonist they prefer to live. throughout the year. begins with a header melody/harmony section Bob Rosen, violinist Gabe Valle, Mark This makes it possible for the director of Spreading festival concerts among different before moving to successive improvised Minchello on keyboard, and a festival the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, drummer Steve Rubin, to host class-act concerts towns is integral to that goal of building wider solos within those harmonic parameters. In newcomer, vocalist Lydia Pidusky. For the featuring musicians who mostly live within an Hudson Valley jazz audiences throughout the free improv, one musician leads by playing ‘nonsectarian’ festival, the sextet will play a hour or so drive from his office in Warwick. year. The original home base of Warwick whatever emerges spontaneously from his gamut of contemporary jazz styles. The local concert schedule can be viewed And vary the roster of high level Hudson has expanded to multiple towns in Orange or her mind. The other musicians then chime County, plus Peekskill on the east side of the in one by one, with everybody improvising in the CANVAS calendar, page 15, and on Valley musicians from year to year. Hudson River, Nyack in Rockland County, together. Musicians must be very, very good to the website: The eighth edition of the festival starts and Bethel in Sullivan County. pull this off. Pianist Joe Tranchina, drummer where you can also check out the Peekskill on Thursday evening, August 17 and runs The headliner, don’t-miss concert happens Joe D’Agostino, trumpeter Rick Savage and and Nyack gigs. through Sunday evening, August 20. Rubin


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Wallkill River School: Senior Artists & Veterans’ Exhibit Artist Louise McCutcheon’s “Tuesday Drop In” at the Wallkill River School (WRS) is free to seniors over 60 and veterans of any age. A represented artist at WRS, Louise works in watercolor and lends a helpful hand to seniors who are wishing to learn to paint, or “brush up” rusty painting skills. The welcoming and encouraging atmosphere, as well as the peer support provided by the students and instructor McCutcheon, have helped many senior artists Louise McCutcheon’s “Tuesday Drop In” pick up their brushes and get their exhibit, emerging artist back into painting after years of Donna Fraser will be holding idle time. These students have a solo exhibit of her works in become artists in their own oil and graphite. rights, many of them moving Emerging artist Donna on to have solo exhibits of Fraser is a long time WRS their own. The class itself has student, primarily working evolved beyond a simple drop with instructor William in - it has become a community Noonan. She earned her of friends and artists who degree in Art Education at support and encourage each SUNY New Paltz. Following other! There is no need to a career in high school art reserve a spot, just “drop in” at the WRS from 10:00am-noon Artwork by Donna Fraser education, she is now painting full time. Her last two summers included every Tuesday! Senior artists and veterans who participate plein air painting excursions in Italy. Donna’s work focuses on the play of light in the “Tuesday Drop In” will be holding a group exhibit, displaying works created and shadow in landscapes and still life. The during their free drop in class. In addition to primary media she uses are charcoal, pencil,

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and oil. Her work is currently in private collections and has been displayed at the Woodstock School of Art, Town of Crawford Government Center, WRS, and several private galleries. Both shows will be on display from August 1-31 with a reception on August 5 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. To compliment the works on display, original jazz will be performed by the Damien Jackson Trio during the reception. Jackson, a jazz-rock fusion guitarist from Middletown, studied privately with guitarists James Emery and Mark Dzuiba. He has been involved in many projects in the Hudson Valley such as The Tip, Breakfast for the Boys, Sekanjabin, Ideal Brain Tonic, and the Dylan Emmet Band. Come and Damien Jackson view beautiful art, a wonderful musical performance, and see what makes the WRS the “hot spot” for seniors! The WRS is located at 232 Ward Street in Montgomery. For information: 845-457-ARTS.

Founded in 2002, Animal Embassy is dedicated to exotic animal rescue/adoption and environmental education. Their outreach programming helps to foster appreciation and respect for the natural world. Specializing in hands-on, interactive, and entertaining educational experiences, their innovative programs reach audiences in preschool, elementary, middle and high school, as well as public and private audiences such as libraries, summer camps, special needs groups, nature and senior centers and community groups. Animal Embassy returns to the Ellenville Public Library for a program entitled, Nature’s Architects on August 10 at 11:00am. The Library will also host Pages and Pizza: a book discussion along with some yummy pizza! Get the kids ready for a chat about One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia on August 16 at 6:00pm. For kids in grades 4-7. The Library is located at 40 Center Street. For information, call 845-647-5530.


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Catskill Art Society: “Arboreta”

“Lines of Inquiry” in Newburgh

In the work of Teresa primitive expressiveness Audet, Japanese of magical thinking in a crafts deeply inspire 21st century of rational her aesthetic. Of all reason. materials, she loves Walter Stevens has wood the most. She finds developed a furniture the variety of hues and making technique he grains to be a blank slate calls “twig marquetry” open for manipulation in which he slices and interpretation. Her actual twig branches Work by Allan Rubin wall pieces question the into veneers and then lines between function and inlays them using marquetry aesthetics and encourage techniques. The effect is at thoughtful participation from once, rustic and refined. His the viewer. intention is to make branch Frid Branham’s work is patterns an integral part of born out of her perspective the furniture, not merely a as an architect reflecting on decorative addition. the conventions and history Each of these artists use or of everyday and home. She incorporate the medium of Work by Walter Stevens is interested in the subtle wood with a wide variety of differences of daily action and accumulation interpretations! - the imprint they leave, creating unique The Catskill Art Society (CAS) presents interpretations and physical spaces. Arboreta featuring the work of Teresa Audet, Allan Rubin creates painted sculptures Frid Branham, Allan Rubin and Walter made from oil on canvas that is stretched Stevens at the CAS Art Center, 48 Main Street, over wood constructions and found branches. Livingston Manor, August 5-September 3. Some are abstracts of human emotion, others CAS will host an Artist Talk on August 5 are “fetish figures.” The “fetish figures” are at 3:00pm, followed immediately by a free intended to capture his sense of their subjects’ opening reception from 4:00pm-6:00pm. All individual essence. His inspiration comes are welcome and light refreshments will be from tribal art and is intended to evoke the served. For information: 845-436-4227.

“Geometry, pattern, are large and small; color, line, and wall pieces and freeperspective have always standing. Also, the fascinated me,” states colors she chooses are award-winning artist very inviting. One goes Vivien Abrams Collens. away happy! The products of this Collens received a fascination will be on BFA at Carnegie-Mellon display in the SUNY University, Pittsburgh, Orange Mindy Ross and an MFA at Instituto Gallery and Foyer Allende, San Miguel de when she brings a large Allende, Guanajuato, variety of work for her Mexico. Her works are show, Lines of Inquiry: in many corporate and paintings, drawings, private collections and models, mixed media, “Molecule Man” by Vivien Abrams Collens have been in numerous & three-dimensional works. This exhibit group and solo shows in New York City, the opens the academic year at SUNY Orange mid-Hudson Valley, New England, Cleveland, and extends from August 7-October 15. The and other parts of the United States. works will be on display within the gallery as A reception and master class are being well as in the glass vitrine cases in the Foyer planned for September. The exhibit is free and of the Mindy Ross Gallery. open to the public. Viewers will be able to experience the The Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer are “playful dynamic approach” which Collens situated in the eastern section of the first floor says guides her in painting and creating 3-D of Kaplan Hall which is located at the corner works and models. Through her works she of Grand & First Streets on the Newburgh would like to convey to viewers her “curiosity- campus of SUNY Orange. Free, secure fueled thought process [which] is at the heart parking is available in Kaplan Hall parking of my artmaking process.” garage entered at 73 First Street. The artworks are engaging because For information, visit www.sunyorange. something new seems to come forth when edu/culturalaffairs or call Cultural Affairs at looking at them from different angles; works 845-341-4891/9386.

Catskill Art Society: “Rural Art Show” around his home. Cheryl The Rural Art Show: Korb masterfully depicts Homegrown features the details of rural life with work of Don Strausser, attention to depth and detail Cheryl Korb, Ben Halpern in her landscape paintings. and Katharina Litchman, Katharina Litchman is a part of a summer long Rural contemporary quilter and Arts Festival highlighting fiber artist who uses fabric the unique aspects of to create her compositions, pastoral life. Quilt by Katharina Litchman Included are photographs by Ben Halpern utilizing threads to “paint” details of her from his Farm and Field: Agricultural Heritage geometric and ecological scenes. These diverse views of art can be seen at of the Catskills Region exhibit, previously shown at the New York Folklore Society. the CAS Laundry King, 65 Main Street, Paintings by Don Strausser are applied to saws, Livingston Manor. By appointment only, slate shingles and shelf fungus from the woods through August 27. See ad below for info.


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SCCO’s Andrew Trombley: From Monticello High School to Mostly Mozart A Fast Ascent Up the Darwinian Classical Music Ladder by Philip Ehrensaft Within less than a decade, bassist Andrew Trombley impressively traversed a path starting from his freshman year at Monticello High School to being named the principal double bassist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Orchestra. From the vantage point of the economics of classical music, very few graduates of conservatories or college classical music departments land jobs with any kind of orchestra, ranging from smaller regional orchestras to plum jobs at major big city orchestras. Less than one in ten according to pre-Great Recession data. And very likely even fewer now, given an incomplete recovery from the 2007-9 downturn. Trombley’s ascent up the classical music ladder would have been exceptionally rapid had it occurred before 2007, and is even more difficult within the present economy plus cultural changes making life difficult for many orchestras. Before 2007, classical musicians, compared to other arts professionals, already averaged a combination of the lowest incomes and highest degree of education. But there are exceptions to the rule, and Andrew Trombley is a notable exception: he graduated from high school in 2008 and entered the crème de la crème Juilliard School

of Music. After graduating Juilliard, he combines a freelance career and completing a master’s degree at the Manhattan School in 2012. Then there was life as a freelancer, and landing a job as principal bassist in at the New Haven Symphony. This year, the Mostly Mozart Orchestra chose Trombley as its principal bassist. There were 30+ demanding auditions along the way to that plum job. These landmarks were achieved within a pressured classical orchestral sector. Longterm cultural trends plus the incomplete recovery dented the audience numbers and budgets of many classical music orchestras. In 2001, I published an article in La Scena Musicale entitled The Expanding Market For Orchestral Music. Using Orchestras America data, one observed a decline in sales of season’s tickets. But this was more than countered by an increase in sales of single performance tickets. There were well-publicized bankruptcies of some orchestras, but just about all of them revived. Now I would have to write an article called The Shrinking Market for Orchestral Music. How did Trombley ascend rapidly within

this difficult context? First, he chose a good set of parents. Music teachers David and Ann Trombley were and are part and parcel of making Monticello an exceptionally fertile place for learning music. Ann via running a model high school music program, David via both public school teaching (in Ellenville) and establishing the private Trombley Music Studio. Budding classical instrumentalists must also have parents like the Trombleys who are willing and able to help their offspring acquire expensive instruments. That’s on top of putting a kid through college. Second, Monticello High’s exemplary music program was reinforced by collaboration with Judith Pearce, founder of Sullivan County’s Weekend of Chamber Music (WCM). For a number of years, WCM musicians taught and performed periodically in the school program. For exceptionally talented youngsters like Andrew, the training program became part and parcel of the WCM to this day. In turn, Trombley devotes time and energy to advance music in his home town. He cofounded the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) with the violinist

Akiko Hosoi, his wife and fellow Juilliard graduate. They also partner with the Nesin Cultural Arts nonprofit organization on two Monticello-based programs: Aspiring Young Musicians and a Summer Music Academy. Eighty percent of the students receive financial support to learn and perform with professional classical musicians. There are many fine and disciplined graduates from Juilliard, Eastman, Curtis, etc. who don’t achieve the extent of Trombley’s rise. Speaking with Trombley, I sensed somebody who works hard and strategically on building his professional network. And credits his topnotch teachers for also teaching him how to network and helping him along the way. Most of all, I sensed that Trombley’s primary driver is simply a love for the music and the sonics of his bass fiddle. As a youngster, Trombley was instinctively deterred by sharp treble sounds and drawn to lower tones. There is nothing under the sun for Trombley like collaborating inside a large classical orchestra. For a musician of Trombley’s caliber, the intense lifelong work of mastering your instrument and parallel tasks of taking care of business are not a burden. They are the rewards of being paid to do what you most want to do in life. See ad below for SCCO’s first concert of the season, a chamber music performance.

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Images of Warwick at Caffe ala Mode Hudson Valley artist Drawing Group. and Warwick resident Janet will exhibit a Janet Howard-Fatta collection of plein air creates a variety of works paintings done of Warwick. from landscapes in oil “Home is where the heart depicting place and time, is...I consider Warwick to figurative works in wet my home because I raised and dry media. Light, color my family here. This and a love of nature are the series of work aims to driving forces behind her celebrate the beauty and work. She strives to create “Warwick Village Hall” by J. Howard-Fatta charm of Warwick, and a visual representation of what she experiences coincides with Warwick’s quicentennial,” through her senses. Painting events on- explained Janet. The exhibit also includes two location such as weddings and parties to create reproductions of Janet’s painting-on-location a keepsake and artistic experience has become events. The exhibit runs through mid-September at a main focus in her work. Janet is currently a board member of the Orange County Arts Caffe ala Mode, One Oakland Ave., Warwick. Council, and facilitates the Warwick Life For information: 845-986-1223.

Sarah Hardesty at Hurleyville Maker’s Lab weighted and grounded masses Sarah Hardesty’s drawings, and attempt to shift a situation. paintings, and installations have “They represent the strength been included in numerous and the effect of many. Wide exhibitions. She has been and blurry brush strokes cover awarded a Joan Mitchell abstracted environments of Foundation grant in conjunction deconstruction and memory of with Santa Fe Art Institute place. This abstracted narrative and a Leon Levy award for derives from deeper thoughts her residency at MacDowell of weightlessness, control, Colony. She received her MFA fear, safety and holding back/ in Painting from the University letting go. I intend to suggest of Arizona in 2005, and her BS both an elegance and a rawness in Studio Art from Skidmore and to incorporate tension and College in 1998. Born in Maine, emotion.” she currently lives and works in “Life Support” by S. Hardesty Sarah is the artist-inthe Washington DC area. “Overlapping, pulling, restraining, hiding, residence at the Hurleyville Maker’s Lab, pressing,moving,building,refining,continuing. 202 Main Street, Hurleyville, through August I have been using line, brush stroke, repetition, 15. She will give a presentation, open to the and open space to work through these ideas public, on August 11 from 6:00pm-7:00pm. For info: 845-707-8564. and thoughts. In some work, thin lines pull

“Women of Song” in Shohola The history of women in of the special challenges music is an embarrassment facing women composers. - not to women, but to male Throughout much of history, historians like the ones who women were expected to compiled the Concise Oxford perform and teach music, but History of Music. Clara not create it. Schumann is briefly mentioned, Women of Song will include a and not one other woman’s presentation of images tracing name appears in the entries! the history of women in music, “As we know from our the discussion of the special research on female artists, challenges facing women the lack of female names in composers, complimentary the history books does not refreshments, and a live mean women didn’t make performance by local singer/ Clara Schumann by significant contributions,” Franz von Lenbach, 1878. songwriters Mef and Angela. says Mef Gannon of the Barryville Area Women of Song takes place on August Arts Association (BAAA). “When we hear 5, from 4:00pm-6:00pm, at the Artists’ the name ‘Mendelssohn’ for example, most Market Community Center, 114 Richardson people think of Felix. Very few give a passing Avenue, Shohola, PA. thought to his sister, who wrote much of the Running concurrently is a Women of Song music he put his name on.” art exhibit by local artists. The exhibit runs BAAA is sponsoring Women of Song, an art through August 15. exhibit and event that includes a discussion For more information: 845-557-8713. 26

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Solar Eclipse in Huguenot, Newburgh & Middletown Huguenot - August 4

The Town of Deerpark Museum will have a return engagement of the Star Party at the Harriet Space Park, Route 209, Huguenot. Participants will experience a guided trip through our galaxy to see planets, double stars, star clusters, galaxies, and will learn about the upcoming August 21 solar eclipse. Dr. William Istone, adjunct Professor of Science and Engineering at SUNY Orange, will provide the narrative. He currently teaches astronomy and chemistry at the SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus and has been an amateur astronomer for most of his adult life. Weather permitting, you will see Saturn and possibly Jupiter. Professor Istone will provide a limited number of telescopes. You are urged to bring your own telescope or binoculars, if possible. Also bring a blanket or chair and snacks!

Kids: Dinosaur Dig!

The August 4 festivities, complete with refreshments, will begin at 8:00pm. Admission is free. For information, call 845-856-2702.

event. Come to SUNY Orange for Solar Eclipse 2017: The Sun in Darkness! Astronomy professors William Istone, PhD and Tom Blon, MA are celebrating the event Newburgh & Middletown - August 21 on the Newburgh and Middletown campuses, On August 21, the United States respectively, by setting up the will experience a trans-continental large telescopes equipped with sun solar eclipse. The total eclipse will filters. Eclipse safety glasses will be move from west to east along a 65 provided. mile wide swath entering North In addition, live-streaming along America at Oregon and leaving the swath where the total 100% at the South Carolina shore. For eclipse moves will be available Earthlings, a solar eclipse occurs for viewing on nine foot screens when the Moon passes between the A partial eclipse in Kaplan Hall (Newburgh) and Sun and planet Earth. Rowley Center for Science and This event has been described as Engineering (Middletown). the “Great American Eclipse.” The This opportunity to view the previous time a total solar eclipse partial solar eclipse with astronomy was visible across the entire professors to guide and explain contiguous U.S. was on June 8, plus the live-streaming is free and 1918, almost one hundred years open to the public. Attendees may ago! find free parking in the Kaplan In Orange County, a 70% Hall garage accessed at 73 First eclipse of the sun will happen. The Street (GPS), Newburgh, and Dr. William Istone time of the peak is 2:43pm. However, it will Orange Hall lot at the corner of Wawayanda start at 1:21pm and end at 3:58pm. Because & Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview the eclipse develops at the time of day when Avenue), Middletown. it normally is brightest, the gradual darkness For information, contact Cultural Affairs at will be obvious. 845-341-4891. For additional SUNY Orange Fear not! This will be a spectacular natural events:

The Liberty Public Library will be hosting a real, hands-on Dinosaur Dig on August 3 at 6:30pm. The program will start off with a 30-minute interactive fossil talk presented by Field Paleontologist, Mike Straka. Straka will cover how and where we find fossils and will show some fossil discoveries from the time of the dinosaurs to the time of the ice age. He will then assist children in digging for real dinosaur bones, identifying the bones and placing them on top of a Triceratops cut out. While this program is free, the hands-on dig workshop is limited to 50 participants, ages 5-11. Weather permitting; the dig will be set up outside the Library. After the dig, children will have an opportunity to spend time looking at the expanded fossil “museum” in the library. This program is free and open to the public. For information, call 845-292-6070.


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Accolades to NACL Theatre for its “Courage” by Barry Plaxen On July 24, 2016 I had the privilege of witnessing a remarkable theatrical production, brilliantly produced and performed, that fused elements of various theatrical styles into one cohesive play, resulting in one of the most powerful experiences in my many years of theatre-going. NACL Theatre’s Courage is an immersive walking journey inside an imagined refugee camp occupied by a military on stilts, and populated by a host of characters that the audience encounters along the way. Courage is based on Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 anti-war classic Mother Courage and Her Children. NACL’s musical and spectacular version tells the story of a mother searching for her lost son, and looks at the struggle for equality and survival in a dystopian world, advocating for empathy and compassion in an era of fear, displacement, and crisis. Courage was performed throughout the Apple Pond Farm and the audience walked from scene location to scene location. Transportation between locations was provided for those for whom walking was difficult. The production is rife with not just clever, shrewd, crackerjack, brilliant, wondrous and inventive devices and happenings, but also with creative genius. After watching the production, one wonders “what are the lines between cleverness, inspiration and genius?” The audience is watching a play set in a refugee camp. The new arrivals to the camp become a chorus - literally (they sing) and figuratively (they comment on the action, doubling as a Greek chorus). Though I know Kowalchuk as one of the finest actor/directors of our time, I was not prepared for the acting depth and involvement of Yurika Sase, who rose to and complemented the deep and deft acting skills of Kowalchuk. “In Mother Courage, the daughter is mute; in our Courage I thought she would speak another language,” said Kowalchuk. “We already had the acting ensemble which included Yurika, and so the idea rose out of that.” Stilt walking is a tool for outside theatre,


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and NACL has its stilts corps. “What better way to utilize them than to be the army,” said Kowalchuk. The “lead” stilt walker (and only stilt-speaker) General Public (the army’s general) speaks through a machine on his chest, rather than with his body. For two reasons, said Kowalchuk: “theatrically speaking, when a stilt talks they lose magic, they become human and I wanted General Public to be canned, artificial, inhuman, very robotic.” Courage contains individual scenes, each in the style of either Brecht’s Epic Theatre, or Physical Theatre, or Greek Theatre (a/k/a the well-made dialogue-driven play). Epic Theatre present ideas and does not imitate reality. It encourages the audience to think and then make judgments and act. An epic play consists of scenes that exist on their own and don’t connect to the scene before or after it. Jerzy Grotowski’s Physical Theatre system produces actors of extraordinary physical and vocal skill. They develop a technique of movement which allows them to control every move they make, even the smallest in every detail. Greek/Aristotelian Theatre treats its audience as passive, unreachable, except through their emotions. Scenes are linked to each other. Aristotelian Theatre contains plot, character and thought, with regard to place and time, AND most importantly, catharsis. Often, there is a “Greek Chorus.” In the last act, Courage’s use of multiple styles all come together. It is brilliantly conceived and written, a combination integrating (for the first time, to my knowledge) the above three theatrical styles into one, beginning in the first

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scene with the characters Courage and Cook (masterfully portrayed by Bradley Diuguid) propounding on Brecht’s views of capitalism, giving the audience something to think about (Epic Theatre), while they are seen dancing as they speak (Physical Theatre) in a dialoguedriven seduction scene (Aristotelian Theatre). WOW! “There is often entertainment in refugee camps, as an army would say ‘to show how well they operate, how well they keep the camp’. So we decided on having the refugees perform a play in the second scene of the last act,” said Tannis. Another wonderful theatrical device, a play within a play. Having the residents of the camp put on a play for the guests! With all the inspiration, cleverness, skill, craft and imagination this remarkable ensemble used to create and present the play, nothing surpasses the last act’s third, climactic scene with its power and emotional impact. NOTHING! For me, the high degree of visual impact and emotion that I felt as I watched the Courage climax, which I found to have elements of creative GENIUS!, were as powerful as my memories of the climactic moments of great plays such as The Miracle Worker and Death of A Salesman. Directed by Tannis Kowalchuk, with music by Rima Fand, and text by Mark Dunau and Melissa Bell, Courage will once again be performed by a cast of 25 performers, and new for 2017: with actress/activist Debra Winger in a cameo role as Bertolt Brecht, a role she helped create using the collaborative and physical theatre techniques espoused by NACL. “Courage couldn’t be a more timely theatre project,” said Winger. “I am joining the

The 2017 cast of “Courage”

production because Tannis Kowalchuk and the work she is doing with NACL is exactly what communities come to the theater for: to understand more about the “real” world through timeless theater. The message of “Courage” is urgent and powerful. NACL is on the front lines of the fight to keep the arts as one of the foremost ways to lift people up out of a sea of despair to look around them and understand what we must do.” Following the performances of Courage in Sullivan County, NACL will move the performance to NYC for it’s city premiere on Governors Island, September 22-24. NACL performs Courage on August 18 & 19 at 6:00pm, and August 20 at 2:00pm at Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center. The cast includes actors Jessica Lopez-Barkl, Jessica Beverage, Bradley Diuguid, Brett Keyser, Oliver King, Tannis Kowalchuk, Nick Lopez, Keith McHenry, and Yurika Sase. Chorus members include Melissa Bell, Tracy Broyles, Rebecca Creshkoff, Rocky Davis, Rae Anne Handshy, Annie Hat, and Nancy Peterman; The Stilt Corps includes John Roth, Gregg Erickson, Adrianne Picciano, Jon Jon Thomas, Corinna Grunn, Brett Hughes, featuring musicians Sarah Alden, Zoe Christiansen, and Doug Rogers. Costumes are by Karen Flood, with props by Sue Currier. Stage Management by Aubrey Ellis & Brendan Dromozos. Technical Direction by Zoot, and Brett Keyser on Tech/web. Brad Krumholz is the co-artistic director of NACL. For reservations: and by phone at 845-557-0694. PEACE!

Delaware Valley Opera: “The Mikado”

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W.S. Gilbert’s plays inspired other dramatists, including Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, and his comic operas/operettas with Sullivan inspired the later development of American musical theater, especially influencing Broadway. Pish-Tish: Katisha: Nanki-Poo: Pooh-Bah: Yum-Yum: The idea for The Mikado first The Mikado: John Weidemann Janice Meyerson Cole Tornberg Amit Khaneja Nicholas Wuehrmann Marcelle McGuirk sprang into W.S. Gilbert’s mind “has been in constant production for the past when an old Japanese sword, which had been pointed satire of British institutions. The Mikado is a comedy that deals with 125 years”, citing its “inherent humor and hanging on the wall of his study for years, suddenly fell from its place. He took this as themes of death and cruelty. This works only tunefulness.” The title character appears only in Act II of an omen and was determined to leave his own because Gilbert treats these themes as trivial, country alone for a while and turn his biting even lighthearted issues. Gilbert wrote, the opera. Gilbert related that he and Sullivan satire instead towards the East. He did not “The Mikado of the opera was an imaginary had decided to cut the Mikado’s only solo have to look far to research the subject of his monarch of a remote period and cannot by any song, but that members of the company and exercise of ingenuity be taken to be a slap on others who had witnessed the dress rehearsal new play. Gilbert found all the material he wanted an existing institution. The Mikado was never “came to us in a body and begged us to restore in Knightsbridge, a little village of Japanese a story about Japan but about the failings of it”. The Delaware Valley Opera’s second immigrants within a mile of his own home the British government.” The Mikado opened in 1885 in London, production of the 2017 season will be in South Kensington. Here, he witnessed the strange arts, devices and lifestyles of this where it ran at the Savoy Theatre for 672 performed at the Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge performances. Before the end of 1885, it was Street, Narrowsburg, on August 12, 13, 19 & proud race. Setting his “play” in Japan, an exotic locale estimated that, in Europe and America, at least 20, with Music Direction/Piano by Violetta Zabbi, directed by Carol Castel, assisted far away from Britain, allowed Gilbert to 150 companies were producing the opera. The Mikado became the most frequently by Wayne Line. Matthew Rupcich is the satirize British politics and institutions more freely by disguising them as Japanese. Gilbert performed Savoy Opera, and it has been Chorus Master. Tickets can be purchased online at www. used foreign or fictional locales in several translated into numerous languages. It is one operas, including The Mikado, Princess of the most frequently played musical theatre or at the door. For more information: 845-887-3083. Ida, The Gondoliers, Utopia, Limited and pieces in history. A feature on Chicago Lyric Tusten Theatre Box office: 845-252-2772. The Grand Duke, to soften the impact of his Opera’s 2010 production noted that the opera

The Warwick Dance Collective will make its debut performance with Patriotic Suite at the Warwick Summer Arts Festival’s (WSAF) evening of dance and musical entertainment for the Warwick Sesquicentennial Celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of Warwick. A special guest performance finds local ballet dancer Pierson Hall (see photo) joining for the performance. Pierson has been studying dance since he was four years old. He has been training at the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center for the last six years, and has appeared in productions of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake and Harlequinade with the NYC Ballet. The WSAF Evening of Music (rock, hiphop, fiddle, etc.) and dance runs from 5:00pm to 10:00pm on August 5 at Warwick’s Memorial Park. Patriotic Suite will be performed at 7:00pm. For a complete listing visit www.

Cosmic Communityfest Spirited business partners Kai Cole and Sam Pollak are taking joy in the tedious preparations for their first ever Cosmic Communityfest, a weekend filled with celebration and healing. It is the perfect opportunity for being one with nature, participate in educational workshops centered on transformation & empowerment, consume and forage organic cuisine, express blissful creativity through writing, art, dance as well as new and ancient rituals to show our gratitude for the Land and Spirits. “The Cosmic Communityfest is one of our initial efforts to promote the healing of humanity. We seek to spread the message through education of how we can take care of the Earth who takes care of us,” said Kai. The Healing Farm, a 100-acre farm, is slated to be New York’s premiere resource for fresh-grown organic herbs and for healing education to support a holistic lifestyle. Pollak has owned the land for the past 32 years while silently ruminating on his vision for cultivating the land into a destination. “2017 is our inaugural year of operation and we would like to take the time to welcome everyone HOME,” said Cole. On-site venues include the charming Tea Barn, Community Garden, Greenhouse Lounge, Outdoor Stage, Petting Zoo and Tranquil Treehouse. Cosmic Communityfest is on August 4, 5 & 6 at the Healing Farm, 1384 County Road 12, New Hampton. Visit August 2017

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Confabulation: Stories of Warwick Valley by Sofia Papadopoulos People tell stories the way they want others to perceive them. This is how the play line of Confabulation: A Notation of a Small Town by playwright Paul Ellis came together. The tales created by residents of Warwick Valley from 150 years ago to this very day will be highlighted in the August 11-20 showings of Confabulation at the Warwick Center for the Performing Arts (WCPA). A confabulation, as informs us, is: 1. The act of confabulating; conversation; discussion. 2. The replacement of a gap in a person’s memory by a falsification that he or she believes to be true. This will be shown through the characters portrayed by Ellis’ Actors Workshop Ensemble. These “replacements of gaps in memory” are shown through the fables that people create from true events. Since December 2016, Ellis’ company has been hosting “story sessions” with the hopes of collecting stories from members of the community - past and present. The people who participated ranged from young to old; stories ranged from when the Native Americans were still on the land to the funny

Members of the Actors Workshop Ensemble in “Confabulation” running August 11-20.

conversation people had moments before. These stories have been transformed into Confabulation, a full length performance piece. The play will be shown in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Village of Warwick. When the railroad company connected Warwick Village to NYC, it allowed Warwick Village to transform from a self-sustaining agricultural community into the commercial agricultural community it is today. With better access to the City, the Village began attracting newcomers. Warwick’s citizenry has changed and is changing all the time. Ellis explains that the play is not a series of acted out storytimes, but the combination

of stories formatted into the main character’s plot line. Within the transformation of these stories, Ellis was able to see how strangers’ histories often line up. He explains that storylines end up being so similar that they can be fused and put into one. “These are not oral histories about Warwick. They are the stories that have been passed from generation to generation, not from textbook to textbook, and belong to the people. These stories could be about anything, and may or may not be factual.” The play will show how Warwick changes people, not necessarily how time changed Warwick. The Actors Workshop Ensemble includes Raymond Aponte, Paige Dillon, Fiona Hill, Isaac Kiernan, Chris Jones, Maylin Morales, MaryLee Shorr, Seth Thompson, Eliana Uloa and Sarah Wilson. Confabulation was made possible with funds from the Orange County Arts Council’s Ten Year Anniversary Grant Program and by the County of Orange and Orange County Tourism. The Warwick Center for the Performing Arts is located at 63 Wheeler Avenue, Warwick.’ For further information and reservations: 845-978-1776.

MISU in Ellenville The MISU Community String Ensemble performs A Summer Afternoon of Chamber Music with guest artist Joel Evans. Evans, the Hudson Valley’s preeminent oboist/English hornist, will perform Teleman’s Concerto in A Major on his magical oboe d’amore. “I’m looking forward very much to playing the concerto. This wonderful instrument (a minor 3rd lower than the oboe) is heard primarily in the works of Bach and Telemann, and it’s warm, sweet tone is more like the voice of an alto singer...a bit darker and burnished,” explained Evans. “Percussionist Chris Earley of SUNY Ulster will join us again,” said MISU Director Anastasia Solberg. “He will perform Symphonie Burlesque by Adolphe Blanc (1828-1885) a French composer of chamber music. And soprano Stefanie Backofen will join us to sing Cesar Franck’s beautiful and beloved Panis Angelicus.” The Ensemble is made up of professional and amateur adults and children as young as 7 years old, who will perform their 6th annual concert at the Ellenville Public Library, 40 Center Street on August 13 at 3:00pm. For information: 845-647-5530.



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Revolutionary Camp, New Windsor The New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site and National Temple Hill Association will present a night of Revolutionary War military drills, musket firings and other period activities on August 5, at 7:00pm. The authentically-constructed log huts were commissioned by the Town of New Windsor during the Bicentennial of the American Revolution to highlight the historic property, encompassing a large portion of the 1782-83 final winter encampment of the

northern Continental Army. This property is currently managed by the National Temple Hill Association (NTHA). The NTHA also operates the mid-18th century stone house owned by James Edmonston that was used for a short time as a headquarters by Major General Horatio Gates. For information call 845-561-1765 ext. 22. The historic huts are located on Causeway Road/Fisher Lane, off of Temple Hill Road (Route 300), New Windsor. Admission is free.

Bethel Woods: Come to the Cabaret! Mark Nadler is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist, tap-dancer and comedian. His off-Broadway hit, I’m a Stranger Here Myself (taken from a Kurt Weill song), has been honored with the 2013 Nightlife Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and two Broadway World Awards. The show was presented in Adelaide, Australia where it was nominated for the prestigious Helpmann Award. Additionally, Mark’s Broadway Hootenanny has become a staple

of the Adelaide Festival. Mark has played Town Hall and in almost every significant night-club in NYC and Los Angeles, notably, four seasons at Sardi’s (where a caricature of Mark hangs among the other famous faces). Mark cowrote, directed and starred in Schnozzola, a tribute to Jimmy Durante. Nadler performs Crazy 1961 for the Bradstan Cabaret Series at Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road on August 20 at 8:00pm. For tickets: 866-781-2922.

An Evening With A Hollywood Mogul The Bethel Council of the Arts is pleased to present an evening with legendary Hollywood studio chief David V. Picker on August 25, at 7:00pm in conjunction with Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts. Among Mr Picker’s notable studio films were the James Bond series, the films of Woody Allen, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Last Tango in Paris, and the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night and Help. His Oscar winners include Tom Jones, West Side Story, Ordinary People and The

Last Emperor. Two Roads Production; Lenny starring Dustin Hoffman, The Crucible, Juggernaut, Smile, and Steve Martin’s The Jerk, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid and The Man with Two Brains. The evening will include Picker’s reminiscences and film clips of his more than forty-year career in films during which he served as Chief Executive of four major motion picture studios: United Artists, Paramount, Lorimar and Columbia. For information: 908-202-6033.

Wellness Modalities - REIKI Reiki is based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - “Rei” which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and “Ki” which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” Like acupuncture, yoga and other once fringe practices, Reiki is now viewed by many as an effective, accepted alternative practice in mainstream America. A 2014 Washington Post headline read: “Reiki goes mainstream: Spiritual touch practice now commonplace in hospitals.... the energy healing is being woven into patient services and treatment programs for people with cancer, fibromyalgia, pain and depression.” A 2008 USA Today article reported that in 2007, 15% of U.S. hospitals (over 800) offered Reiki as a regular part of patient services, including these prominent academic medical centers: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia, Yale New Haven Hospital, Dana-Farber/ Harvard Cancer Center, and Johns Hopkins Hospital & Health System.

“Reiki sessions cause patients to heal faster with less pain,” says Marilyn Vega, RN, a privateduty nurse at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York. Reiki accelerates recovery from surgery, improves mental attitude and reduces the negative effects of medication and other medical procedures. Debra Sheafe of Innervision Wellness (see ad page 22) states: “Reiki is universal energy that flows into the hands and crown chakra with an attunement. Everyone is capable of holding the frequency of Reiki, some are just more drawn to it than others. The “Ki” flows from the hands and the third eye. “Hands can work on the physical body or within the auric field, responding to heat, cold, energy shifts and imbalances. They can be layed on the chakras or a place where there is pain or injury. The goal is to “allow” for the healing to take place between the client and higher universal source. “I use reiki in every session, it’s part of my frequency so it comes through even when I am massaging, much like the frequencies of Reconnective Healing and Matrix Energetics, all which access the universal life force. Basically it’s in my field and so then becomes in the patient’s field as we create a healing environment of trust and allowing.”

Fun at the Forestburg Fundraiser Join the folks at Forestburgh Playhouse (FBPH) for the annual fundraising event, Gala In The Garden: The Dream Continues. Your entry fee includes sumptuous fare and complimentary wine and beer. Plus, there will be a fabulous silent auction and raffle items including: VIP Yankees tickets, fine art, the FBPH platinum basket: dinner and a show with FBPH Producer Franklin Trapp (see photo) - and much more! Live entertainment will be provided by the FBPH’s talented Resident Company of actors, as well as celebrity hosts Gio Benitez

(ABC News Correspondent, Good Morning America, World News Tonight, 20/20) and Sam Champion (Peabody and Emmy Award winning journalist, ABC). Make your reservations today and help support music, theater and the arts in Sullivan County! Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the FBPH. The Gala is on August 19 from 4:00pm7:00pm at the Forestburgh Playhouse Gardens & Tavern, 39 Forestburgh Road. Visit or call 845-7941194 for additional information. August 2017

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