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March 2012

Covering Orange & Sullivan Counties & the neighboring hamlets of Milford, Dingmans Ferry, Beacon, Marlboro, Wallkill, Walker Valley & Ellenville

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Publisher’s Column

American String Quartet

For the third time in less than two years, our area was blessed with the NYC based American String Quartet (ASQ). Cultural Affairs at SUNY Orange, Middletown, brought them back for another of their aristocratic and august concerts. Also on that menu was a master class given by the ASQ violist, Daniel Avshamalov, after which he announced, “see you next year”. When I asked him if this was indeed fact, he seemed to indicate it merely as a possibility. So I am asking in print for all parties involved to make it happen. We classical music lovers deserve it! In this issue we list more wonderful classical music concerts scheduled, and the spring and summer will bring more world class musicians to our area.to perform for us, in addition to our own great local artists. We are so very favored in this category.

Last month we were treated to storytelling in Monroe at the newly re-opened Arrow Park as part of Orange County’s first Arts and Ag event. In this issue is a growing list of performances in that category - in Florida, Callicoon, Greenwood Lake and Hurleyville - a very welcome increase in that form of entertainment. There is much to do for everyone as the arts continue to thrive in our Valleys. So get up, get out and enjoy!

Listen to them on Youtube!

one of those exciting experiences have recalled its presence and similarity. Cardamis, himself, has called that portion of the music Religious Music of the New Millennium. The concert is streamed online from Art Music Coffeehouse in Stroudsburg PA (www.artmusiccoffeehouse.com) on March 2 at 8:00pm. For information call 570-476-6307.

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Live Greek Music In Your Own Home

Well, though I said above “get up get out....”, there is a new way to save on gas when our local artists perform out of this area. Well known and highly loved folk, Greek and classical soprano Julie Ziavras is performing with Spiro Cardamis in Stroudsburg, PA and you can watch them in the comfort of your home. Cardamis is an extraordinary keyboardist and composer in both traditional Greek and contemporary "New Age" styles, and a virtuosic poet at the piano. He composes by a process he calls “composing on the spot” where the listener experiences the music as it is being created. In doing so he brings back ancient times where the performer was the composer and music was recognized for its healing power. A lot of his music has been likened to a near death experience and listeners who have had

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Visit TheCatskillChronicle.com for Barry Plaxen’s reviews of operas in the Live from the Met in HD Series and Sullivan classical music concerts, in addition to other Sullivan County news in this interesting and informative online newspaper.

advertiser’s Tidbit Steve Schwartz of Steve’s Music Center in Rock Hill (see ad on page 14) and WJFF program host Antoine Magliano have formed a new guitar duo. They Antoine Magliano plays will make their the guitar during his radio d e b u t show "Strings Attached” performance at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street in Hurleyville on March 3, 6:00pm-9:00pm. Highlighting the program which is hosted Steve Schwartz and presented by Woodsongs Coffee House, is the Carl Richard's Band, performing acoustic rock, old country, originals and blues. For information: 845-434-8044.

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Newburgh Chamber Music Music in Central Valley Saint Patrick’s Day Events Greater Newburgh Symphony Orch. Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Holistic Living West Point Band Opera News Rock Tavern News Livingston Manor News SUNY Orange Middletown Port Jervis News Tina Piaquadio’s Rock Music Column

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Calendars

Music Calendar Category Calendar March 2012 Calendar Art & Photography Calendar Children & Teen’s Calendar

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Destinations

Destination: Chester/Sugar Loaf Destination: Cornwall Destination: Ellenville Destination: Florida Destination: Goshen/Campbell Hall Destination: Greenwood Lake Destination: Milford Destination: Monroe Destination: Montgomery Destination: Newburgh Destination: Walden Destination: Wurtsboro

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It’s Gypsy & Jazz for Newburgh Chamber Music by Derek Leet For the second concert of its 2011-2012 season, Newburgh Chamber Music is featuring Gypsy and Jazz-inspired Music, with works by Fritz Kriesler, Johannes Brahms, Henry Martin, George Gershwin and Jerome Kern, performed by the Innisfree Trio and jazz pianist, Vincent Martucci. Edouard Remenyi, one of the 19th century's most famous violin virtuosos, was so technically proficient that he was pronounced "the Liszt of the fiddle." Liszt himself proclaimed Remenyi to be "the sole surviving possessor of the esoteric spirit of gipsy [sic] music...his heart is with the Hungarian melodies, which he plays with deep feeling." When Brahms was 20, he went on a carefree summer tour of Northern Germany with Remenyi. Through that association, Brahms became familiar with the “alla zingarese style and csardas dances, elements

of Hungarian folk music” that later were to inspire his compositions. Of all the great early to mid 20th century American tunesmiths, George Gershwin is the most familiar “face” at classical music Johannes Brahms & concerts and at Edouard Remenyi classical/jazz concerts. The music of Kurt Weill (his A m e r i c a n compositions), Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin Jerome Kern and others of that LP album cover period are also often heard in jazz and jazz/classical concerts.

The least likely music of that ilk to be heard in those genre of concerts is, in my experience, by Jerome Kern. With the exception of, arguably the greatest American art/pop song, All The Things Henry Martin’s music deftly combines jazz, You Are, Kern is not pop, & classical played as often as together, generally the other composers. within classical forms. Perhaps it is because The resulting mix is of his highly lyrical “melodic & accessible.” melodies, perhaps because his music is more difficult to “pick out” when it comes to playing by ear, as the chords in the B sections of his songs are unusually inventive; Kern is THE master of modulations and a great innovator of key changes and chordal progressions in “old” pop music. Performing Kern is Vincent Martucci,

mimic sounds she heard during her time composing at the MacDowell Colony. Kauder was born in Czechoslovakia and lived in Vienna until 1938 when he emigrated to the USA. Confronted with the rise of atonal music, Kauder tried to go back to fundamentals BUT with the inclusion of his own new ideas of tonality which contain similarities to Oriental music. The concert is free, donations are welcome, and is at the Central Valley United Methodist Church, 12 Smith Clove Road. For more information call the Church at: 845-928-6570.

The Yarnslingers next FREE storytelling event is on March 25 at 4:00pm at Cafe Devine in Callicoon. The theme is The Nature of Youth, true stories written in first person. “There will be nine storytellers,” explained Yarnslinger Ramona Jan. “It's free and there

New Paltz Trio in Central Valley

The New Paltz Trio is Valentina CharlapEvans viola, Joel T. Evans oboe, and pianist Ruthanne Schempf. This remarkable and popular Hudson Valley trio has come up with a fascinating program of rarely played works for producer Janice Nimetz’ popular Music in Central Valley series:Chamber Music for a Winter Afternoon (though, based on this year’s weather conditions, one would suspect the event date March 18 at 3:00pm will be a lovely spring afternoon.) Compositions by Bach, Charles Martin Loeffler, Benjamin Britten, Amy Beach and Hugo Kauder will be presented by this interesting trio configuration. Loeffler was born the son of an agricultural scientist in the Alsace region of France and emigrated to America in 1881. His compositional style is both a product of American influence and of his own unique French Impressionism. Hermit Thrush Songs by Amy Beach

Innisfree Trio: Carole Cowen, violin; Sylvia Buccelli, piano; Susan Seligman, cello

pianist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator. He currently teaches at SUNY New Paltz. It will be interesting to this Kern afficionado to see / hear what Kern tunes Martucci selects for jazz adaptions. The concert is on March 25 at 3:00pm in St. George's Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. For reservations: 845-564-3499.

Storytelling in Callicoon

is great food - sandwiches, wraps, soups, lattes, coffees and healthy shakes of all kinds.” For more information email yarnslingers@yahoo.com or call the Cafe , 33 Lower Main Street at: 845-887-3076.

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St. Patrick Visits Sugar Loaf.....

St. Paddy’s Day calendar Rhythm of the Dance Celtic Extravaganza ..........................Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf, Mar 4, 3pm “Irish Night for Families” dance, music, storytelling ................Monroe Library Mar 7, 7pm FREE Taylor’s Traditional Irish Cabaret........................................Railroad Playhouse, Newburgh, Mar 7, 8pm St. Patricks’ Day Concert Dylan Foley, fiddle................................Ellenville Library, Mar 11, 2pm FREE St. Patrick’s Day Parade......................................................Begins at Gov’t Center, Goshen, Mar 11, 2pm Danny Quinn Irish & American music ..............................Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 15, 7pm FREE “A Morning in Old Ireland” ages 4-11, Tim Jennings & Leanne Ponder.............................................. Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 17, 11am FREE Tim Jennings & Leanne Ponder Celtic music and stories............Monroe Library, Mar 17, 2pm FREE Aisling Celtic band............................................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 17, 7pm “Shorts and Sweets for St. Patrick’s Day”......Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Mar 17, 7:30pm “A Musical Journey through the Stories of Ireland” Bairbre McCarthy & Frank Orsini ...................... Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 25, 1pm FREE Brian Conway & Brendan Dolan Celtic music ..............................Cornwall Library, Mar 25, 3pm FREE

On Sunday, March 4th the National Dance Company of Ireland will take the stage in the energetic and ever popular “Rhythm of the Dance” extravaganza at the Lycian Centre just in time to kick off St. Patrick's Day celebrations!

...and then Strolls Over to Newburgh

Railroad Playhouse in Newburgh has its Special St Patrick's Day Event Taylor's Traditional Irish Cabaret, a showcase of Irish entertainment at its very best, with a unique blend of music, song, laughter and dance. The show is produced by one of Ireland's foremost producers, Stuart O'Connor, a well established dynamic and highly successful producer of Irish musical theatre

and cabaret under the auspices of Spotlight Productions. Inventively choreographed by national dance star Ciarán Keating, the show features dazzling dance routines performed by some of Ireland's most talented dancers who will thrill audiences as they tap with exuberance to the musical accompaniment of the accordion, uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes) and piano. The musical ensemble is led by Pat Marnane. The prestigious Irish cabaret, which has entertained audiences from every corner of the globe for the past 35 years, is at the Railroad Playhouse, 27 South Water Street on March 7 at 8:00pm. Visit www.rrplayhouse.org.or call 845565-3791 for more information.

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Martinez & Noonan Take You to Italy

Artist Laura Martinez-Bianco

“Self Portrait” by William Noonan

Artists Laura Martinez-Bianco and William Noonan have been hosting a successful artist's retreat in Perugia, Italy for five years. Laura’s medium is pastels and William’s is oils. You can join them as they guide a week long painting workshop in Umbria on the outskirts of Perugia, the capital city of the

region of Umbria in central Italy. It covers a high hilltop and part of the valleys around the area. The teaching duo will get you started or guide you to the next level in your painting and you can work in any medium you choose. The 2012 trip runs from June 23 to June 30. E-mail williambn@yahoo.com for info and reservations.

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...and Ambles up to Marlboro...

Aisling (Aisling is Gaelic for "dream vision") is a Celtic band playing pan-Celtic music including traditional and contemporary Irish and Scottish music. A group of inspired musicians from upstate New York, Aisling has been performing Celtic music in the Hudson Valley for the past 10 years, combining vocals, guitar, Scottish pipes, fiddle, harp, bass and percussion in their music. They will bring their happy sounds March 17 at 7:00pm to The Falcon, 1348 Rte 9w in Marlboro, sharing the bill with Molo Myled Mancuso Band Phone: 845-236-7970.

...ending up in Hurleyville

Debbie Palmarini, Lynn Reno, Carol Smith, DeLois “Cookie” House, Carol Montana

Holiday Treats are back thanks to Big Sky Productions. The Big Sky thespians, Carol Montana and DeLois “Cookie” House, are performing Irish short stories and jokes, Shorts & Sweets for St. Patrick’s Day, at the Sullivan County Historical Society in Hurleyville. This time, for Shorts and Sweets, they are being joined by musicians to feature Irish music by Debbie Palmarini, and by the band Little Sparrow, which is comprised of Carol Smith,

Aldo Troiani, Lynn Reno and Lester Wilson, with special guest guitarist Jim Stickler. Admission for this alcohol-free alternative includes homemade desserts provided by the members of the Sullivan County Historical Society in the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street in Hurleyville on March 17 at 7:30pm. Call Carol Montana at 845-985-7783. Museum phone: 845-434-8044.


Destination....................................................................montgomery Nelson Pantoja’s Powerful “Toothpick Art” Returns

“Fallen Angel” by Nelson Pantoja donated to the Graffiti of War traveling exhibit

“To me, art is the insanity of raw emotions being expressed,” Nelson Pantoja After recent showings at the Wurtsboro Art Alliance, the powerful “Toothpick Art” of Nelson Pantoja comes to Montgomery

from March 9 to April 3. “I’ve been doing toothpick art for over 35 years. I’ve always done cute things...trees, spaceships. Never really taking it seriously. Then we got attacked on 9/11, 2001. I remember all the rage, hate, fear, sadness.

All these raw emotions at the same time, art to me was no longer important...so I thought! Fast forward 7 years the war is still going on. My nephews-neice-brothers-in-law are all enlisted - unemployment is out of control - Wall Street bankers - corperations - oil companies millions in bonus, they're raping America - jobs being shipped over seas - California voting down same sex marriage...Are you kidding me?! Birth of the 60$ Movement. What about Darfur? Again we watch like we did with every other atrocity....Remember the Holocaust 8 million Jews! Why?! Bail outs!? Bail me out! Domestic violence rampant pedophiles...I am pissed. I have to say something, do something. Occupy Wall Street...I am the 99%!” The exhibit will be held at Mikey Teutel’s Wolfgang Gallery, 40 Railroad Avenue. An opening reception will be held for Mr. Pantoja on March 10 from 6:00pm 9:00pm. For more information about the artist and this exhibit, call 845-769-7446.

Artist Nelson Pantoja surrounded by his toothpick art work

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The Color of Light: Technique & Discipline Thomas Bolger is a mostly self-taught painter who lives in Cragsmoor. He believes that the discipline of painting is 10 percent technique and 90 percent the desire to record the subject on canvas. He is always searching for new techniques, as a constant student waiting to record the next image. “Art is an adventure that takes me on the constant journey of direct observation, and this I believe is the tool needed to be a painter and accomplish the task of being a recorder,” Bolger states. Susan Wilson (see photo far right) is a deeply spiritual artist, and describes her work as “my impression of God’s creation.” Much of Wilson’s inspiration comes from the beauty of the Shawangunk Mountains in the Hudson Region, where she has lived for many years. She is endlessly inspired by nature, blooming flowers and grassy fields that she renders with botanical perfection. She is most known for her miniature paintings also called “artist’s trading cards” which she sells hundreds of online. Wilson is primarily self-taught. Her style is one of both controlling the paint and allowing the paint to control her, changing her own ideas of what a painting should become as she

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“Walker Valley Farm View” by Tom Bolger

engages in the creative process. Wilson enjoys trying new materials, styles, and techniques and has recently begun working on scratchboard; a subtractive medium where ink is literally scratched away to create intricate artwork. An exhibit featuring Bolger, Wilson and Gloria Detore Mackie’s (see story on right) work entitled The Color of Light will be on view at the Wallkill River School, 232 Ward Street (Route 17K) from March 1-30. The public is invited to attend a wine and cheese reception on March 3, from 5pm-7pm. For information, phone 845-457-ARTS.

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Create Art & Effectively Lower Stress!

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Travel the roads and paths of Orange County New York and you are rewarded with rich vistas and historic sites. Residents of this region can still find lush forests, waterfalls, rivers, streams and wildlife habitats in state parks, preserves, and privately owned lands. Yet, many of us are too stressed in our daily lives to enjoy what surrounds us. Researchers have proven that the serious side effects of stress impact the quality of our work, our relationships, and our health. However, also proven is that engaging in creativity can effectively lower the levels of stress in anyone. In The Color of Light, visual artist and licensed clinical social worker, Gloria Detore-Mackie consciously embraces her two careers. Detore-Mackie practices psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Center for Stress Reduction in Goshen. Her patients benefit from both her medical knowledge and her love of color. As a world traveler, she has experienced the colors of Egypt, South

Gloria Detore Mackie holding her work alongside emerging artist Susan Wilson

America, the defused lighting of France, and the luscious hues of the Hudson Valley. She consciously infuses her pastel work with a quality of serenity that has the potential to re-establish connections to the inner workings of your heart, which is essential to living a low stress existence. She shares with the viewer that making art is a wonderful way to pour out your feelings without the burden of finding words to represent them. Responding creatively to the moment and one’s environment has been well documented in educational and research institutions.

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.........................................................................................Montgomery Motets & Madrigals & Masses in Montgomery. Oh My!

The earliest motets began in the 13th century. The word “motet” was preserved in the transition from medieval to Renaissance music, but the character of the composition was entirely changed. In essence, motets were sacred madrigals. A madrigal is a non-religious composition, of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras. Traditionally, madrigals are unaccompanied, and the number of voices vary from two to eight, most frequently from three to six. Madrigals originated in Italy during the 1520s. In the madrigal, the composer attempted to express the emotion contained in each line, and sometimes individual words, of a celebrated poem. The madrigal originated in part from the frottola, in part from the resurgence of interest in vernacular Italian poetry, and from the influence of the French chanson and polyphonic style of the motet as written by the Franco-Flemish composers who had naturalized in Italy during the period. After the 1630s, the madrigal began to merge with the cantata. With the rise of opera in the 17th century, the aria gradually displaced the madrigal. No finer early a capella music group can be found in the Hudson Valley than Kairos: A

montgomery calendar sponsored by Di Bello Gallery

Art & Photography Exhibits Mike Jaroszko luminist James Hiller photography James Douglas Gallery, ongoing Nelson Pantoja Toothpick Art Wolfgang Gallery, Mar 9-Apr3 Thomas Bolger, Gloria Detore Mackie, Susan Wilson, Mar 1-31 Reception: Mar 3, 5pm-7pm “Love” thru March 14 Wallkill River School

Music - Classical Kairos: A Consort of Singers Senior Center, Mar 18, 3pm Kairos: A Concert of Singers will perform at the Senior Center on March 18 at 3pm

Concert of Singers led by Dr. Edward Lundergan. They will perform Renaissance and Baroque (mostly Renaissance) music for unaccompanied chorus for the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series. The centerpiece of the program will be the Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd, an unaccompanied liturgical mass. It is one of the three masses written by Byrd, comprising the words of the Order of Mass.

The Mass for Four Voices was composed for liturgical use in the Catholic church. At the time, Elizabeth I was queen and the celebration of the Catholic mass was forbidden. The Queen herself enjoyed the ceremony of the Catholic mass and also enjoyed Byrd's music which led to the mass performed at the queen's private chapel. In all other situations, the mass had to be performed in secrecy.

.“We will also include a set of English madrigals by Thomas Greaves, John Wilbye and Thomas Morley,” Dr. Lundergan informed us, “and Italian madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi, a group of sacred motets by Tomas Luis de Victoria, excerpts from the Lamentations of Jeremiah by Thomas Tallis, and Hear my Prayer by Henry Purcell.” The free concert will be held at the Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street on March 18 at 3:00pm. For more information call 845-457-9867.

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Destination...................................................................................................... Bucky is Back!

Bucky Pizzarelli returns to the Ritz Lobby with 7-string guitar master Ed Laub on March 10 at 8:00pm. For more than half a century Pizzarelli has been a part of the fraternity of musicians who have kept mainstream and traditional jazz alive. Laub has been playing the guitar for over 50 years. The Ritz is at 107 Broadway. Phone: 845-784-1199.

“Bill Yost: A Retrospective”

The Ann Street Gallery’s newest exhibition is Bill Yost: A Retrospective. This first major gallery exhibition devoted to the full scope of the artistic career of multimedia artist William Yost (1944-2011) focuses on the diverse body of his work from the 1960's to 2011. Yost was the director of Eisenhower Hall Theatre in West Point for many years. In this retrospective exhibition, we get a unique look at the types of work in his rich and divergent oeuvre. Works from the artist's family and private collections are brought together for the first time and will occupy the entire gallery “Blue & Yellow” by Bill Yost space. The gallery is located at 104 Ann Street. The exhibition is on view through April 21 For information phone 845-784-1146 or visit and was curated by Virginia Walsh, Director of www.annstreetgallery.org. the Ann Street Gallery.

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“Energy Recital”

The works of artists Martha Zola and Stuart Sachs will be on display in an exhibit entitled Energy Recital in Kaplan Hall, Orange County Community College from March 30 through May 4. Zola has had numerous shows of her work in the Hudson Valley region, including most recently at City Hall, Newburgh. She is currently an adjunct teacher of art at Orange County Community College. Zola earned her Ph.D. at Hofstra University, where she developed a statistical model to identify the gifted in art. Her research was published in Studies in Art Education. The show includes nine of her major new paintings, and they encompass abstract and generic observations about life's movement,

growth, and exploits. The artist attempts to comfort the viewer by acknowledging the singularity and also the ultimate isolation of each life. Color is saturated and images are flowing and energetic. For information call 845-341-4891.

Trestle, Inc., Newburgh’s public art project that was initiated by Reverend William Scafidi, is having a benefit that is “lots of fun”, the promo states. It is Mohegan Sun Extravaganza, a trip to the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, in Wilkes-Barre, PA on March 24. The benefit donation is $40 and you get

free slot play and food coupons, plus bus transportation. The bus leaves Newburgh at 9:00am and returns at 6:30pm. Seats are limited and reservations were supposed to be made by February 29, so call ASAP to see if there are any seats available. Call Angie at 845-565-0844.

“Biotext” by artist Martha Zola

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Art & Photography Exhibits Peter Cody & Barbara Smith Gioia Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, thru Mar 16 Bill Yost “A Retrospective” Ann Street Gallery, thru Apr 21 Linda Richichi Transitions Ritz Theatre, thru April Martha Zola, Stuart Sachs, Meadow “Energy Recital” Kaplan Hall, OCCC, Mar 30-May 4

Cabaret “Taylor’s Traditional Irish Cabaret” Railroad Playhouse, Mar 7, 8pm

Cinema Disabilities Film Festival Downing FIlm Center, Mar 11 & 25, Noon

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Music Bounce Method The Wherehouse, Mar 2 Full Armor Christian Rock Mar 8, 7pm Aquinas Hall, Mount St. Mary College

Music - Classical Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Newburgh Free Academy, Mar 10, 3pm Newburgh Chamber Music Innisfree & Vincent Martucci, guests St. George’s Episcopal Church, Mar 25, 3pm

Music - Jazz Bucky Pizzarelli with Ed Laub Ritz Theater Lobby, Mar 10, 8pm

Andy Pitz, Nick Griffin RR Playhouse, Mar 17, 8pm

Lectures “Crime Scene Forensics” Tom Martin Mar 6, 2pm Dr. Benilda Armsted-Jones Mar 15, 4pm Kaplan Hall, SUNYO

Magic The Amazing Kreskin Ritz Lobby, Mar 24, 3pm & 8pm

Museum Exhibit “Continental Congress Presidents” manuscripts

Karpeles Manuscript Museum, thru Apr 29

Poetry Reading Hudson River Poets Newburgh Free Library, Mar 1, 7pm.

Theatre - Play” “Just For Laughs” 7 short plays Mohonk Mountain Stage Company Kaplan Hall, SUNYO, Mar 13, 6:30pm SUNY Orange Students “Fissures” Railroad Playhouse, Mar 30, 8pm & 31, 3pm & 8pm

GNSO Welcomes Soprano Yunah Lee

It’s Mozart and Schubert on March 10 at 3:00pm at the Newburgh Free Academy High School auditorium, 201 Fullertoin Avenue, when Woomyung Choe and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra treat us with selections by Mozart that are among his most beautiful and melodic compositions, and Schubert's majestic Symphony No. 9 in C Major, "The Great". Snow date is March 17 at 3:00pm. Lyric soprano Yunah Lee has thrilled audiences and garnered rave reviews in the U.S., Europe and Asia in leading operatic roles and as a concert singer. And she is going to thrill this audience in the two Mozart selections to follow. Recent performances in the title role of Madama Butterfly were met with high praise. Other roles have included Mimi in La Bohème and Micaëla in Carmen at the New York City Opera. Her concert repertoire is vast, and a few of her many appearances have been with the Pablo Picasso Orchestra in Malaga, the Beijing National Symphony, and the New York Oratorio Society at Carnegie Hall. Lee will peform two Mozart masterpieces. Sacred music occupied a good deal of the young Mozart's attention. His motets are mostly bright, extroverted works, expressing a resplendent effervescence rather than an intense personal faith. Undoubtedly the most wellknown sacred piece from his early years is the solo motet Exsultate Jubilate, K. 165, written when he was just 17. This exuberant work was not for a female singer, but for the famous Roman castrato, Venanzio Rauzzini. In modern times, the motet is usually sung by a soprano. The finale, the brilliant Alleluja, is a favorite of sopranos, concertgoers, and worshipers the world over. Et Incarnatu est, K. 417 from Mozart's Great Mass in C minor, K. 427 may be

Mozart & Schubert

one of the most lovely soprano arias ever, pure and purely Mozart. Franz Schubert is one of the most frequently performed composers. Sadly, he never heard his masterpiece 9th Symphony performed. When his epic romance novel of a symphony finally made it into the concert hall in 1839, championed by Robert Schumann and conducted by Felix Mendelssohn, the musicians declared it unsuitable to perform. Today, its length and the musical hurdles it poses for musicians are no longer novel, but it still remains immensely challenging. The “Shacklett Preview” at 2:00pm. is a preconcert introduction to the music by Gordon Shacklett. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved. at 845-913-7157 or www.newburghsymphony.org.

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Destination....greenWood Lake Destination.......................FLORIDA Music Makers Concert Series

Music Makers concert series presents Irish and American Folk Music from the Heart featuring singer/songwriter Danny Quinn on March 15 from 7:00pm 8:30pm at the Greenwood Lake Public Library located at 79 Waterstone Road. Join Quinn for an evening of authentic Irish and American folk music from the heart where he will sing original, folk, and Celtic tunes. Come to Greenwood Lake and celebrate the Irish! Quinn is a singer/songwriter who has been performing for over thirty years both nationally and internationally. He has released over fourteen albums, both as a solo artist and as a member of two different groups including, The Mighty Quinn and Stoutheart, which was a group

sponsored by Guinness Stout. Registration is required for this free FAMILY program either in person or by telephone at 845477-8377 ext. 101. Seating is limited; early registration Danny Quinn highly suggested. For further information about Danny, visit www.dannyquinn.com.

Stories and Snakes in Florida

Eileen Stelljes, Madelyn Folino, Anne Hanson and Debra Weber. Photo by Cecelia Lillard, courtesy of Strauss News

Stories for Adults This project is made possible, in part, Florida Public Library's Black Dirt with individual donations from members of Storytelling Guild members (see photo) tell the community. “themed” stories. All story-lovers aged 16 & up are invited to join them, to tell a story or Greenwood Lake calendar just listen at open mic sessions every second Magic: The Gathering teens Weds 7pm All events are at the Greenwood Lake Library Thursday at 7:30pm. Abandoned is the theme Do-It-Yourself Crafts grades 5-12 Thurs eves Book Discussion Story Time & Pajama Story Time ongoing for March 8. Free admission for all. Book Lover’s Club Mar 27, 7pm Mom & Tots Playgroup Weds 10am The GuIld also holds a Storytelling Cafe Cinema on selected weekends where stories from Storytelling w/Music “The Colors of the Mountain” Mar 13, 7pm around the world, personal and historical “A Musical Journey through the Stories of Ireland” tales, are offered. Coffee and desserts are Bairbre McCarthy & Frank Orsini Mar 25, 1pm Exhibits served. The next scheduled cabaret is March “A Morning in Old Ireland” ages 4-11 Collectibles Series changed bi-weekly Tim Jennings & Leanne Ponder Mar 17, 11am 30 at 7:30pm.

Helen Nicole Hill March Artist-of-the-Month, Patrick Gardiner (7 yrs) "A Little Bit of Luck” Budding Artist Gallery, Mar 1-25 Helen Hill Mar 1-25 Celebrate Girl Scout Month Mar 1-27

Lectures & Demos “Healthy Living: Food for Thought" Darleen Haupt Mar 20, 7pm “How to Start a Vegetable Garden" Mar 24, 7:30pm

"Global Gourmet: Irish Food" Sara Cox & Jennifer Fierro Mar 29, 7pm

Music - Folk Danny Quinn Irish & American Mar 15, 7pm

Recreation Game Night adults first Tues 6:45pm

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Snakes for K-5 kids A Snakeman's Snake Show is where you can learn about snakes and their place in the balance of the environment . There is much participation including touching nonvenomous snakes! For kids in K-5 only. March 10 at 2:00pm. Book Discussion for All Pick up a copy of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan and join the Page Turners Book Club for a casual discussion Light refreshments and/or simple dessert will be served on March 22 at 6:30pm. The Library is at 4 Cohen Circle.


Holistic Living sponsored by Linda Richichi

Hypnotheray Offers Hope for Healing by Patricia Quinn

Hypnotherapy offers hope for healing and improving quality of life. Whenever someone predicts that some endeavor is going to go badly or denounces their own capabilities, I cringe inside. This is due to my awareness, since becoming a hypnotherapist, of the strong influence of our thoughts and words. We see this played out in financial reports every day, where expectations of how the market will perform and cause the Dow Jones Report to go up and down. And, as with the Dow, a few words on the TV can radically change our perception and the direction of our behavior in the market. Beliefs deeply held can be altered quickly by outside influence Hypnosis uses this principle in a focused and purposeful way to achieve a desired change, whether it is to reduce pain, insecurity, effects of trauma, phobias, negative habits, indecision, or to attain our goals. I initially trained in hypnosis to help people recover from trauma, and discovered its varied other uses. I had distrusted the idea of hypnosis, due to Movies like The Manchurian Candidate, about the military using hypnosis to "brainwash" people. However, I learned that hypnotherapy is

really a self-motivated way of learning to improve our lives When people come for help they are already in the process of selfdirected change. And whether they choose to go deeply under, or remain very alert, but relaxed, tremendous learning and change happens. I discovered that guided imagery, focusing therapy and positive affirmations are all forms of hypnosis. All use the power of the imagination, which ironically is downplayed in our culture in favor of factual knowledge. But this reliance on facts alone overlooks our subjective experience, and perception. Hypnosis utilizes the tendency of the mind to make these kinds of associations, either automatically, or by suggestion. It operates along our belief system and our highest values, so it is very helpful for making difficult decisions and for understanding the meaning behind events. Hypnotherapy is a highly creative modality. In fact, it is multi-modal as it engages visual, kinesthetic, and aural memory, and engages our integrity, intuition and visceral learning abilities all at once. Hypnosis shows expanded capabilities of the mind, and its science offers many techniques that are safe and fun to experience.

Mind, Body, Spirit Connection EXPO

Presented by Tina Vesely and sponsored by All Better Central of Matamoras, this year’s EXPO will take place on April 1 from 11:00am to 6:00pm in the Best Western, Hunts Landing. Partial proceeds are being donated to the Humane Society of Port Jervis / Deerpark in memory of “Moe Vesely” (see photo). Visionaries and creators from all over the Moe Vesely tri-state area will be offering Aura Photography, Astrology Charts, Psychic Readers, Healers, Chair Massages, Demonstrators from various modalities, Vendors, Crystals & Gem Dealers, Paranormal Investigators and Organic Products. All workshops are included with paid admission. A sample listing follows: Tina, a sixth generation Psychic Medium, delivers evidential messages from the Other Side in a gallery-style demonstration. Channeling the Word by author Paul Selig, a channeled workshop that supports participants in awakening to their own Divine Potential through an energetic attunement and includes practical application and hands on experience in working directly with the energy for the purpose

of healing the self and others. Multidimensional Transformation is a newly emerged and growing system of healing that addresses various aspects of life. The technique & description of this healing system will be introduced Tina Vesely in this workshop by Masha Levina, CNN Nutritionist, Energy Healer and owner of All Better Central. Crop Circles & New Realities by Alan Steinfeld. The Mayan calendar, crop circles, and UFOs are all key factors in expanding the potential of what we are emerging into. This lecture is about shifting consciousness and letting emerge new realities. Paranormal Investigations by The Ghost Gathering, a group based in Northern NJ that conducts paranormal research and investigations. Why Organic? by Stacy DeYoung with Labels and Understanding what's in Organic Products by Tansy Morgan. Free gift bags to the first 250 guests! For additional information, contact Tina Vesely 570-832-2120.

Patricia Quinn MS, NBCCH, LCAT, ATR-BC, CASAC is a diplomat in hypnotherapy with the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists. She incorporates hypnosis in her counseling practice, and is also a licensed, board certified art therapist and addictions counselor. Her office is at 10 Colonial Avenue, Warwick, NY. 845 649-0953.

Holistic Calendar UUC .............................................................................................................. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern

Psychic Experience Group w/Athen Drewes ......................................................UUC 1st Tuesdays, 7pm Message Circle ............................................................Spiritquest Healing Center, Slate Hill, Mar 9, 7pm Psychic Fair & Bake Sale......................................................Brid’s Closet, Cornwall, Feb 18, 10am-6pm Dinner and Reading w/Lisa Ann ..........................The Trestle, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Mar 18, 2pm-6pm “Healthy Living: Food For Thought” Darleen Haupt ..............Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 20, 7pm Healing EXPO ......................................................................Best Western, Matamoras, Apr 1, 11am-6pm

CANVAS FRIENDS DIRECTORY HEALTH & HOLISTIC SERVICES Patricia Quinn, MS, LCAT, NBCCH Art Therapy, Hypnosis & Healing 10 Colonial Avenue Warwick, NY 10990 845-649-0953

HOLISTIC & SPIRITUAL Crystal Connection Retail, Workshops, Events, Healing 116 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro 845-888-2547

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Destination...........................................Goshen / Campbell Hall One Taste Is Never Enough!

by J. A. Di Bello There are amorous myths and tantalizing tales surrounding chocolate and the power of confections concocted by expert chocolatiers. Several have weathered the test of time as causal relationships provide the truth. And, as one reads here, plans are in the works. Preparations have begun. "For what?" One innocent soul was reported to have asked. "Why, if you haven't heard, an expert chocolatier will arrive in Campbell Hall on Friday, March 30. A chocolatier promoting Health, Love and of course Chocolate." It seems these pronouncements are valid and on the day announced, Kate McAleer, owner and founder of Bixby & Co, will meet in-theknow patrons of the convenient, comfortable rendezvous known as the Noble Coffee Roaster's Café on route 207, Campbell Hall. The popular, gregarious proprietor of the café, Paul Deckaj will prepare single origin coffees, four to be accurate, to complement and accompany four distinct and unique confections prepared by McAleer. Included are the Whippersnapper, a blend of dark organic chocolate, dried wild Maine blueberries, walnuts and tellicherry black pepper. To the Nines contains a mixture of white organic chocolate, gojiberries, pistachios, almonds and

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cardamom. A third confection is The Knockout, consisting of organic milk chocolate, dried Bing cherries, peanuts and that special ingredient that makes the Knockout such a hit - chipotle peppers. Finishing the fine assortment of chocolates is the Heart's Delight. A new blend that harbors beneath its tempting surface of organic dark chocolate, dried strawberries, almonds and Ceylon cinnamon. The causes and effects of Kate's valiant quest are germane to Bixby Bar's history. "Kate faced one of the most significant challenges of her life when her mother was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. Determined to battle the disease

A Noble Exhibit

George Hayes began a career in art as a commercial artist in his hometown of Erie, PA. After serving in the Army during the Viet Nam era, he went on to study and receive a degree in Industrial Design. In 2008 he became involved with the Wallkill River School. There he began a life-long dream of painting - and plein air painting was his new passion. He also serves on the board-of-directors of the school. George's other interests are flying and riding and maintaining his classic motorcycle. “I believe it's never too late to explore those interests that call you. I enjoy nature and the

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with full resolve, her mother undertook an aggressive regimen of medical treatments. She also committed her family to an organic and natural foods diet, routine physical fitness, and the elimination of toxic soaps, shampoos, cleaning agents and plastics from the household. Kate's mother remains cancer free to this day. Her mother's courageous example greatly influenced Kate's mission. Health and love are the relevant themes of Kate's mission. She studied abroad for her junior and senior years of high school in France and China. She is a graduate of New York University and completed her graduate work at Parsons/Cooper. Passion is a driving force in Kate's life as she combined the culinary arts

with cultural history. Accordingly, she went on to earn degrees in pastry arts and culinary management from the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in Manhattan and from Ecole Chocolate of Vancouver. For a first-hand experience with the amorous myths and tantalizing tales surrounding chocolate, an encounter with McAleer at Noble’s, 6:30pm-9:00pm, March 30 promises to be a savored experience on several levels. Goshen/Campbell Hall Calendar

Art Exhibit George Hayes Pastels and oils Noble Coffee Roasters, Mar 1-31

Music Noble Coffee Roasters Cafe see page 14

Poetry Reading “Apples and Fruit” by George Hayes

wonders therein. I find great joy in painting and drawing and plan on continuing to explore, grow and share these interests with others," says George. George will be exhibiting his pastels and oils at Noble Coffee Roasters for the month of March. Noble Coffee Roasters is located at 3020 State Route 207 in Campbell Hall. For information, call 845-294-8090.

Laura Scribner Noble Coffee Roasters, Mar 1, 7pm Poetry at the Church Goshen Methodist Church, Mar 26, 7pm

Theatre - Play “Amelia Earhart: Taking Flight" Goshen Music Hall, Apr 14-29.

Kids Korner Kids Karaoke night 6:00 Noble Coffee Roasters, Mar 15, 6pm


An Historic Collaboration: NJ Ballet & the West Point Band by Staff Sgt. Philip Stehly The West Point Band and New Jersey Ballet are a pair of world-class organizations that have been delighting audiences for years. On March 17, they will collaborate with the production Ballet and the Band. The performance will be held in Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in downtown Newark. Lieutenant Colonel Jim Keene, the West Point Band’s Commander, will conduct. Sergeant First Class Sam Kaestner, a clarinetist in the West Point Band, conceived this collaboration last spring while attending a concert at Lincoln Center. “I came up with the idea for the New Jersey Ballet collaboration when my wife Kate and I were going to an opera at The Met. We were walking around Lincoln Center and looking at the posters for upcoming events at all of the various halls. Kate said that the City Ballet was doing Stars and Stripes,” said Kaestner. “I had never heard of the ballet, so I went home and did a little reading about it. I found that George Balanchine choreographed five Sousa marches and thought to myself that this was an opportunity waiting to happen. Doing

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Sgt. First Class Sam Kaestner

the program with the West Point Band seemed to be a natural fit.” “Last spring, we received a phone call from Sergeant First Class Kaestner, who asked if we would be interested in collaborating on a program with the West Point Concert Band,” said Nancy Hartmann, New Jersey Ballet’s Marketing Director. “The phone call was followed by a meeting and the rest is history.” It’s also history in the making. This performance marks the first collaboration of these two renowned organizations. “New Jersey Ballet has never before worked with a military band and the West Point Concert Band has never

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performed with a ballet company,” said Hartmann. “There is something very exciting about being part of an historic first time collaboration of this kind.” As this is their first performance together, extra preparation is required from each ensemble. The West Point Concert Band is one of the finest wind ensembles in the world. But its performance with New Jersey Ballet presents some challenges for Lt. Col. Keene and the band. The main issue will be adjusting tempi so that the music and dancing are synchronized. New Jersey Ballet had to figure some things out, too. “The special challenge of this program comes from the fact that it is music-driven; we had to build the program around works with scores for concert band,” said Hartmann. Jerome Robbins’ Interplay will feature Staff Sergeant Yalin Chi on piano, while Leonard Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs will showcase Sgt. First Class Sam Kaestner on clarinet. Other music includes selections from pieces by John Phillip Sousa. The rest of the production will premiere three ballets commissioned for this collaboration. The choreography for the commissioned ballets was done by Pedro Ruiz, Humberto Teixeira, and David Tamaki. Dancing and Sousa, ballet and band. For more information, visit www.njballet.org.

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Elysion Fields’ Metal in Middletown

Music - blues / country/ folk / pop / rock sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill FAL NCR PV UUC

Elysion Fields

In Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields serves as the final resting place of the heroic and virtuous men upon whom the gods have bestowed immortality. Enter five brave souls known as Elysion (sic) Fields. Their broodingly epic and melodic metal matches this philosophy. Guitarist Scott Georgeson explains, 'The idea behind Elysion Fields itself portrays a life after death. We want to give people music that will be enjoyed now and for the future to come.

Heavy machine gun drum patterns support dynamic soaring guitars, commanding vocals and relatable lyrics. Vocalist Tim Sheridan explains, "Our lyrical content never tends to give out an entirely positive or negative message, but gives our fans an outlet to which they can relate. The concert is on March 10 at 5:00pm at Sounds Asylum, 59b North Street in Middletown. Information: 845-290-7755.

Akie Bermiss is a Brooklyn native reared by former-activists in a musical household full of jazz and politics. He began singing in church, moved it to school for a while, and then took it up as a career. He flirted with Akie Bermiss going professional in high school but gave it up in the hopes of becoming a better musician. It was at Bard College, in 2001, that he began experimenting with form and function in music. He works as a jazz pianist and singer, teacher, and freelance journalist. Bermiss is also a composer (with pieces played by the American Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado String Quartet) and children’s book author He brings his jazz to The Falcon in Marlboro for brunch on March 18, 10:00am-2:00pm. Phone: 845- 236-7970.

Tim Hutchinson's Suns and Soul is an organic approach to Rock, Gospel and Blues. They call it Heavy Soul! Ohio’s Hutchinson brings the vocal grit of a Chris Robinson (Black Crowes), along with the rhythm, blues and gospel Tim Hutchinson of a Ray Charles. “Music is a powerful form of language and expression...but it's also a great way to connect with others. When a group of musicians connects for the first time, it is more than powerful...it's magical,” said Tim. Head on down to Bethel’s Dancing Cat Saloon on Route 17B for Hutchinson’s March 16 concert. For more information, call the Saloon at: 845-583-3741.

Jazz in Marlboro

Heavy Soul in Bethel

= The Falcon, Marlboro = Noble Coffee Roasters Cafe, Campbell Hall 845-294-8090 = Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills = Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 9 Vance Lane, Rock Tavern

Erol Ogut..........................................................................................................PV Mar 2, 4pm-7pm Your Friends and Neighbors: A Multimedia Musical Experience 2 Alices, C-o-H, Mar 3, 8pm Elissa Jones guitar................................................................................................NC R Mar 3, 7pm “An Intimate Evening with Jermaine Paul” ........................................................PV Mar 3, 7pm Ciarlante / Katz / Sharrad Organ Trio, David Kraai & Amy Laber blues-soul-rock-country .. FAL Mar 3, 7pm Multimedia Music Event ..................2 Alices Coffee Lounge, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Mar 3, 8pm Jeremy Baum Trio with Connor Kennedy & Lee Falco ..........................FAL Mar 4, 10am-2pm Joe Frazita ............................................................................................PV Mar 4, 2:30pm-5:30pm Full Armor Christian rock ..........Aquinas Hall, Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, Mar 8, 7pm Evan Teatum classic rock................................................................................PV Mar 9, 4pm-7pm Jim Weider’s Project Percolator blues, rock ......................................................FAL Mar 9, 7pm Elysion Fields metal ....................................................Sounds Asylum, Middletown, Mar 10, 5pm Park Ranger & Winterlog & Jamal Ruhe ..............2 Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Mar 10, 8pm Steve Wells guitar..................................................................................................NCR Mar 10, 7pm Foley Road ..................................................................................................PV Mar 10, 7pm-10pm The Smalltown Sheiks............................................................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Mar 10 Robert Schiff........................................................................................PV Mar 11, 2:30pm-5:30pm Kristin Diable Group ............................................................................................FAL Mar 11, 7pm Danny Quinn Irish & American Folk Music from the HeartGreenwood Lake Lbry, Mar 15, 7pm Cyro Baptista & Friends world ............................................................................FAL Mar 15, 7pm Jack Higgins ....................................................................................................PV Mar 16, 4pm-7pm Piet Aoster Trio ....................................................................................................NCR Mar 16, 7pm Tim Hutchinson........................................................................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Mar 16 Mojo Myles Mancuso Band blues-rock, Aisling Celtic ......................................FAL Mar 17, 7pm Hurley Mountain Highway ..........................................................................PV Mar 17, 7pm-10pm Music For Humanity Third Saturday ................................................NCR Mar 17, 7:30pm FREE Deep Chemistry................................2 Alices Coffee Lounge, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Mar 17, 8pm Mulligan Stew........................................................................................PV Mar 18, 2:30pm-5:30pm Club d’Elf with John Medeski jazz, hip-hop-rock, etc. ......................................FAL Mar 18, 7pm The Funk Junkies ..................................................................................................FAL Mar 22, 7pm Mighty Girl ........................................2 Alices Coffee Lounge, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Mar 23, 8pm Randy Niles......................................................................................................PV Mar 23, 4pm-7pm Evan Teatum classic rock ....................................................................................NCR Mar 23, 7pm Alexis P. Suter Band roots-blues-soul ..................................................................FAL Mar 23, 7pm Simone Felice Band folk-gospel ............................................................................FAL Mar 24, 7pm Nailed Shutt ..................................................................................................PV Mar 24, 7pm-10pm Kenny Vance & the Pianotones ........................Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Mar 24, 7:30pm Erol Ogut ..............................................................................................PV Mar 25, 2:30pm-5:30pm Brian Conway fiddle & Brendan Dolan piano, Celtic ........Cornwall Library, Mar 25, 3pm FREE Jim Campilongo Electric Trio with Stephan Crump & Tony Mason ..............FAL Mar 29, 7pm Robert Schiff....................................................................................................PV Mar 30, 4pm-7pm MiZ ............................................................................................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Mar 30 Sarah Morr guitar ................................................................................................NCR Mar 31, 7pm “No Soap Radio Band” ................................................................................PV Mar 31, 7pm-10pm The Parkington Sisters ........................................................................................FAL Mar 31, 7pm

Open Mic & Coffee House/cabaret Open Mic w/ Eric Callari ........................................Logan’s Well, Florida, Wednesdays, 9pm Open Mic........................................................................Mountaindale Inn, Wednesdays, 8pm Open Mic ..........................................Broad Street Coffee House, Milford, Fridays 7pm FREE Stacy & Friends Musicians Gathering ....The Dancing Cat, Bethel, Thursdays, from 7:30pm Open Mic over 21 only ....................................................................................PV Mar 1, 7pm-10pm “Taylor’s Traditional Irish Cabaret” ........................Railroad Playhouse, Newburgh, Mar 7, 8pm Sharon Goldman Hudson Valley Folk Guild Coffeehouse ..........................UUC Mar 10, 7:30pm Noble Coffee Roasters..........................................................................................NCR Mar 22, 7pm

museums Sculpture Exhibits Imi Knoebel, Walter De Maria ........................................Dia:Beacon, ongoing Sullivan County Museum Historical Museum & Archives ............................Hurleyville. ongoing Civil War Artifacts ....................................................................Museum Village, Monroe, ongoing “Coming of Age at Woodstock: Jason Laure” ............Museum at Bethel Woods, Mar 31-May 31 “Byrd/Skolnick: A Tale of Two Posters” ..........................Museum at Bethel Woods, Apr 1-Jul 22

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CANvas category calendar sponsored by Hudson Valley Planning and Preservation, Monroe ART TOURS / walks Second Saturday in Beacon Beacon Galleries ....Downtown Beacon, Mar 10, all day to 9pm Art After Dark Milford Galleries ................................Downtown Milford, Mar 10, 6pm-9pm

cinema Reel Eclectic Film Series ........................................Thrall Library, Middletown, Mar 1, 7pm FREE “Buck Privates” Abbott & Costello......................Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Mar 3, 7:30pm “Pursuit of Happyness” ........Harriman Hall 111 Film Theatre, SUNYO Middletown, Mar 7, 3pm Disabilities Film Festival..................Downing Film Center, Newburgh, Mar 11 & 25, Noon FREE “The Colors of the Mountain” ................................Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 13, 7pm FREE “Miss Representation” ........Sullivan County Community College, Loch Sheldrake, Mar 21, 6pm Afternoon Movies..................................................Thrall Library, Middletown, Mar 25, 2pm FREE

comedy Melvin George II & Robyn Schall ......................Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Mar 3, 9pm Jimmy Failla ......................................................Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Mar 10, 9pm Andy Pitz & Nick Griffin ..................................Railroad Playhouse, Newburgh, Mar 17, 8pm Mike Burton........................................................Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Mar 17, 9pm Johnny Watson ..................................................Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Mar 24, 9pm The Rising Star Comedy Showcase III ............Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Mar 30, 9pm Corey Ridrigues ..................................................Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Mar 31, 9pm

dance Rhythm of the Dance Celtic Extravaganza ................Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf, Mar 4, 3pm “Peter Pan” choreographed by Dee Wright ........................New Rose Theatre, Mar 23-Apr 1

Festival Equinox Extravaganza ..Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, Mar 17, 1pm

lectureS / DEmos / SymposiumS / Forums /Master Classes HHNM................................Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall HHNM-CoH ....................Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Education Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson PEEC ............................................................ Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry

Fossil Trail Hike ..............................................................................................PEEC Mar 3, 1:30pm Artist Talk with Ursula Clark and Naomi Teppich ........................................................................ Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, Mar 3, 2pm “Crime Scene Forensics” Tom Martin ....................Kaplan Hall, SUNYO Newburgh, Mar 6, 2pm “Evolution Everywhere: Seeing Evidence in Everyday Life” Warren Allmon.............................. Gilman Center, SUNYO Middletown, Mar 6, 7:15pm “The Fight for Storm King and the Birth of Environmental Law “ Al Nutzel ............................ Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Mar 6, 7:30pm Glass Blowing Demos ..................Gillander Glass, Port Jervis, Mar 10, 10:15am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm MASTER CLASS “Stories of Others, Stories of Ourselves” Kael Alford, photo-journalist ........ Gilman Center, SUNYO Middletown, Mar 12, 5pm “Race, Class and Violence: The New York Draft Riots of 1863” Durahn Taylor.......................... Gilman Center, SUNYO Middletown, Mar 13, 7pm “Lost Amusement Parks of the Hudson Valley” Join Barbara and Wes Gottlock ........................ Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Mar 13, 7:30pm Dr. Benilda Armsted-Jones Women’s History Month..........Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Mar 15, 4pm “Solar Electric Technology: the Status, Direction, & Impact on us all” Howard E. Aschoff, Jr Gilman Center, SUNYO Middletown, Mar 14, 7:15pm “The Obesity Epidemic in America” Dr. Y. Claire Wang .............................................................. Kaplan Hall, SUNYO Newburgh, Mar 16, 4pm Amphibian Search ..............................................................................................PEEC Mar 18, 1pm “Boatbuilding, Brickmaking, Icehauling and More: The Face of Work in the Hudson Valley” Russel Lange Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Mar 20, 7:30pm “Mycelium to Mushrooms” ....................Cornell Cooperative Extension, Liberty, Mar 21, 5:30pm “Sustainable Garden Practices” ....................Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Mar 22, 6:30pm ”How to Start a Vegetable Garden”............................Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 24, 10:30am "Global Gourmet: Irish Food" Sara Cox & Jennifer Fierro........Grnwd Lake Lib, Mar 29, 7pm Chef Demos ..........................................................Pine Island Farmer’s Market, Mar 31, Noon-3pm Plan Your Garden Day ......................................................................................PEEC Mar 31, 1pm

magic The Amazing Kreskin............................Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh, Mar 24, 3pm & 8pm

Music - Broadway - Film - Tin pan alley - Opera - Operetta

Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Mozart & Schubert........................................................ w/Yunah Lee, soprano Newburgh Free Academy, Mar 10, 3pm Kairos: A Consort of Singers................................Montgomery Senior Center, Mar 18, 3pm FREE The New Paltz Trio Music in Central Valley .................................................................................... Central Valley United Methodist Church, Mar 18, 3pm FREE Potluck Concerts “Grab Bag” ..............................Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Mar 23, 7:30pm Newburgh Chamber Music Gypsy & Jazz-Inspired ........................................................................ St. George’s Episcopal Church, Newburgh, Mar 25, 3pm

music - International Julie Ziavras & Spiro Cardamis Greek ....online @ www.artmusiccoffeehouse.com, Mar 2, 8pm

music - jazz Jazz Trio ..................................................Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, Thursdays, 8pm-11pm John Raymond Project ............................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 1, 7pm John Abercrombie Project........................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 2, 7pm Stephen Crump’s Rosetta Trio ................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 8, 7pm Stryker / Slagle Band ..............................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 10, 7pm Bucky Pizzarelli with Ed Laub ........................Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh, Mar 10, 8pm Erik Lawrence Organ Trio with Pete Levin & Lee Falco ..The Falcon, Mar 11, 10am-2pm JC Hopkins Biggish Band ......................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 16, 7pm Akie Bermiss..................................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 18, 10am-2pm Vic Juris & Don Miller Trio guitar concert & clinic..Hole in Wall, Ellenville, Mar 18, 3pm-6pm Saints of Swing ..............................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 25, 10am-2pm Dance Night with Saints of Swing..........................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 25, 7pm Adam Cruz ..............................................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 30, 7pm

opera - Video “Opera Arias” 1996 Covent Garden Gala ..........................Cornwall Library, Mar 18, 1pm FREE

opera - “livecast” “The Enchanted Island” Handel-Vivaldi-Rameau - Live From the Met in HD Series ................ Sullivan County Community College, Loch Sheldrake, Mar 10, 1pm

poetry & Prose readings Hudson River Poets ......................................................Newburgh Free Library, Mar 1, 7pm FREE Laura Scribner ................................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Mar 1, 7pm First Friday Contemporary Writers prose ................Narrowsburg Library, Mar 2, 7:30pm FREE Raphael Kosek & Tony Pena ..................................Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, Mar 2, 8pm Chris Wood Poetry on the Loose ..................................7 West Street, Warwick,. Mar 3, 4pm FREE International Women’s Day Celebration of Poetry seven poets...................................................... Morrison Hall Mansion, SUNYO Middletown, Mar 8, 7pm German Dada Poets William Seaton................Seligmann Homestead, Sugar Loaf, Mar 9, 7:30pm “When the fate of unborn millions hung in the balance: the Newburgh Addresses Crisis” ..... dramatic reading Knox’s Headquarters, New Windsor, Mar 11, 2pm Feature Poet & Open Mic....................................Bank Square Coffeehouse, Beacon, Mar 15, 7pm Third Thursday Poetry Series ................................Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 17, 3pm FREE Poetry at the Church ........................................................Goshen Methodist Church, Mar 26, 7pm Poetry Night..............................................................................Tuscan Cafe, Warwick, Mar 27, 7pm

Recreation (adults, Teens & Children - see also kid’s recreation page ??) Maple Sugar Tours departs every half hour ............HHNM Saturdays & Sundays, 10:30am-3pm “The Last Encampment of the Continental Army”........New Windsor Cantonment, Mar 4, 2pm B/W Photography Tour ............................................................................PEEC Mar 11, 9am-3pm

storytelling Black Dirt Storytelling Guild “Abandoned” ........................Florida Library, Mar 8, 7:30pm FREE Tim Jennings & Leanne Ponder Celtic stories & music........Monroe Library, Mar 17, 2pm FREE “Shorts and Sweets for St. Patrick’s Day” ..Sullivan Cty Museum, Hurleyville, Mar 17, 7:30pm “A Musical Journey through the Stories of Ireland” Bairbre McCarthy & Frank Orsini ............ Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 25, 1pm FREE Yarnslingers “The Nature of Youth” ..........................Cafe Devine, Callicoon, Mar 25, 4pm FREE

theatre-musical “The Blues Brothers” ......................................................Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf, Mar 16, 8pm “Women of Ireland” Dance, Music ..................................Eisenhower Hall Theatre, Mar 18, 3pm “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” ..................................Eisenhower Hall Theatre, Mar 25, 3pm

“A Midwinter Night’s Dream” Broadway Concerts Direct ..Wurtsboro Comm. Ch., Mar 17, 8pm

theatre - Play music - classical Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra & Cornwall HS Students ..Cornwall HS, Mar 3, 3pm West Point Band Percussion Ensemble ........................Egner Hall, West Point, Mar 4, 3pm FREE

“Just For Laughs” Mohonk Mountain Stage, 7 short plays............................................................ Kaplan Hall, SUNYO Newburgh, Mar 13, 6:30pm FREE “Herb Marks Freelance: Every Price Has Its Man” Air Pirates Radio Theatre.......................... Pavilion at Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf, Mar 17, 8pm March 2012

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Poetry Reading Poetry at the Church Goshen Methodist Church, 7pm

Poetry Reading Christopher Gazeent Tuscan Cafe, Warwick 7pm

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“Maine View” by George Hayes Noble Coffee Roasters thru Mar 31

Cinema “Pursuit of Happyness” SUNYO-HH 3pm

Please check the schedule for Gallery Art and Photography Opening Receptions

Music-Dance-Storytelling “Irish Night for Families” Monroe Library 7pm

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Cabaret ”Taylor’s Traditional Irish Cabaret” RR Mar 7, 8pm

The Amazing Kreskin Ritz Theatre Lobby March 24, 3pm & 8pm

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Theatre-Play “Just For Laughs” SUNYO-KH 6:30pm

Master class with Kael Alford at SUNYO in Middletown at 5pm

Cinema “The Colors of the Mountain” GLL 7pm

THURSDAY

= Noble Coffee Roasters, Camp = Newburgh Free Library = New Rose Theatre, 35, East M = Pocono Environmental Educa = Paramount Theatre, Middletow = Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mi

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Poetry Reading ................Hudson River Poets....................NFL 7pm Poetry Reading ....................Laura Scribner ......................NCR 7pm Cinema...Reel Eclectic Film Series ..Thrall Library, Middletown, 7pm Music - Jazz ..................John Raymond Project ................FAL 7pm Open Mic ..............................w/Jack Higgins ..............PV 7pm-10pm Open Mic...Musicians Gathering ..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 8pm Music - Jazz.....Jazz Trio ..Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, 8pm-11pm

Open Mic ....................Broad Street Coffee

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Music - Jazz ................John Abercrombie

Prose Reading.First Friday Contemporary W

Music - Greek..Julie Ziavras & Spiro Cardamis

Poetry Reading ..........Raphael Kosk & Ton

Music.......................Bounce Method ..........

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Poetry.....Int’l Women’s Day Celebration of Poetry SUNYO-MM 7pm

Music - Chirstian Rock ........Full Armor Band ....................MSM 7pm Music ......................................Evan Teatum

Music - Jazz ............Stephen Crump’s Rosetta Trio ..........FAL 7pm Music - blues-rock......Jim Weider’s Project

Storytelling......Black Dirt Storytelling Guild ..Florida Library 7:30pm Open Mic ....................Broad Street Coffee

Open Mic...Musicians Gathering ..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 8pm Poetry.German Dada Poets w/WIlliam Sea Music - Jazz.....Jazz Trio ..Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, 8pm-11pm

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= Howland Cultural Center, Beacon = Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall = Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester 845-345-1039 = Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts, Sugar Loaf 845-469-2287 = Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh = North American Culture Lab, Highland Lake

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Music ......................................Jack Higgins

Music ....................................Piet Aoster Tri

Open Mic ....................Broad Street Coffee

Music - Jazz-swing ......JC Hopkins Bigish

Theatre - Musical Revue ..“The Blues Broth

Music.........................Tim Hutchinson ........

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Dance ......................................“Peter Pan”

Open Mic ........................Noble Coffee Roasters ................NCR 7pm Music......................................Evan Teatum Cinema “Miss Representation” SCCC 6pm

Music ..................................The Fink Junkies ....................FAL: 7pm Music ......................................Randy Niles

Open Mic...Musicians Gathering ..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 8pm Open Mic ....................Broad Street Coffee

Music - Jazz.....Jazz Trio ..Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, 8pm-11pm Music - roots-blues-soul.........Alexis P. Sute

Music - Classical.....Potluck Concerts ..Cornw

Torch by Marge Morales Work by Ursula Clark Palaia Vineyards CAS, Livingston Manor March 1 - March 31

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Dance ......................................“Peter Pan”

Music.Jim Campilongo Electric Trio w/Stephan Crump & Tony MasonFAL 7pm Open Mic ....................Broad Street Coffee

Music - Jazz ............................Adam Cruz Photo-journalism master class with Kael Alford at SUNYO, March 12 at 5pm

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Comedy ............The Rising Star Comedy

Music ..............................................MiZ ......


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Main Street, Route 52, Walden 845-778-2478 ation Center, Dingmans Ferry wn ills

= Railroad Playhouse, Newburgh = Sullivan County Community College, Seelig Theater = Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg = Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville = Harriman Hall 111 Film Theatre, OCCC, Middletown 845-341-4891 = Kaplan Hall, SUNYO Orange, Newburgh

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Project........................FAL 7pm

e House..................Milford, 7pm

Writers ..Narrowsburg Lib. 7:30pm .ww.artmusiccoffeehouse.com 8pm

ny Pena ....................HCC 8pm

.....The Wherehouse, Newburgh

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Recreation ................Maple Sugar Tours............................HHNM 10:30am-3pm

Music - Classical.Greater Nwbgh Sym Orch & Cornwall HS StudentsCornwall HS, 3pm

Poetry Reading........................Chris Wood ......................7 West Street, Warwick 4pm Music ................................Elissa Jones guitar..............................................NCR 7pm Music ............“An Intimate Evening with Jermaine Paul” ............................PV 7pm Music - soul-blues-rock....Ciarlante-Katz-Sharrad Organ Trio, Karaai & Labor ............FAL 7pm

Cinema ................................“Buck Privates ..............................................PT 7:30pm Music.........................Multimedia Music Event ....2 Alices, Cornwalll-on-Hudson, 8pm Comedy..................Melvin George II & Robyn Schall ..................................JCC 9pm

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e House..................Milford, 7pm

aton Seligmann Homestead, 8pm

Art Walk ....................Second Saturday in Beacon ..............................Downtown Beacon, All Day Recreation ........................Maple Sugar Tours ..............................................HHNM 10:30am-3pm Opera - Livecast...........“The Enchanted Island” Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau ................................SCCC 1pm Music - Classical ............Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra..............Newburgh Free Academy, 3pm Music ....................................................Elysion Fields ..............................Sounds Asylum, Middletown, 5pm Art Walk ................................................Art After Dark ..........................................Milford Galleries, 6pm-9pm Music ................................................Steve Wells guitar ..................................................................NCR 7pm Music - Jazz ..................................Stryker / Slagle Band ................................................................FAL 7pm Music ......................................................Foley Road ................................................................PV 7pm-10pm Music - Folk ................Sharon Goldman Hudson Valley Folk Guild ........................................UUC 7:30pm Music - Jazz ............................Bucky Pizzarelli with Ed Laub ..............Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh, 8pm Music ................................Park Ranger, Winterlog, Jamal Ruhe ..........2 Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, 8pm Comedy ................................Melvin George II & Robyn Schall ......................................................JCC 9pm

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hers ..............................LC 8pm ......Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

Recreation ..............Maple Sugar Tours ................................HHNM 10:30am-3pm Festival ..............................Equinox Extravaganza ....................................PEEC 1pm-4pm Stroytelling & Music ....Tim Jennings & Leanne Ponder ....................Monroe Libraqry 2pm Poetry Reading........Third Saturdays Poetry Series ............Wisner Library, Warwick, 3pm Music - blues-rock-Celtic......Mojo Myles Mancuso Band, Aisling..........................FAL 7pm Music ..............................Hurley Mountain Highway ....................................PV 7pm-10pm Storytelling..”Shorts & Sweets for St. Patrick’s Day” ....Sullivan Cty Museum, Hurleyville, 7:30pm Music ....................................Music for Humanity ............................................NCR 7:30pm Theatre - Live Radio ..............Air Pirates Radio Theatre........................Pavilion at LC, 8pm Music - B’way-Opera-Pop...Broadway Concerts Direct ............Wurtsboro Comm. Ch. 8pm Comedy ............................Andy Pitz & Nick Griffin ..............................................RRP 8pm Comedy......................................Mike Burtion ........................................................JCC 9pm Music ......................................Deep Chemistry............2 Alices, Cornwalll-on-Hudson, 8pm

= Morrison Mansion, OCCC Middletown = Orange Hall, OCCC, Middletown 845-341-4891 = Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg = Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern = The Wherehouse, Newburgh

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Music..Jeremy BaumTrio with Connor Kennedy & Lee Falco FAL 10am-2pm Recreation ........................Maple Sugar Tours ........HHNM 10:30am-3pm Music..The Piano Man Gary Mazz..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 1pm-4pm Recreation..”Last Encampment of Continental Army” New Windsor Cantonment, 2pm

Music ........................................Joe Frazita ..................PV 2:30pm-4:30pm Dance ..........“Rhythm of the Dance” Celtic Extravaganza..........LC 3pm Music - Classical.West Point Percussion Ensemble ..EHT Ballroom, 3pm

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Recreation......................B/W Photography Tour ..............PEEC 9am-3pm Music - Jazz..Erik Lawrence Organ Trio w/Pete Levin&Lee Falco FAL 10am-2pm

Recreation ........................Maple Sugar Tours ........HHNM 10:30am-3pm Music..The Piano Man Gary Mazz..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 1pm-4pm Dramatic Reading..”Newburgh Addresses”Knox’s Hdqrts, New Windsor, 2pm Music ......................................Robert Schiff ................PV 2:30pm-4:30pm Music................................Kristin Diable Group............................FAL 7pm

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Music - Jazz ............Akie Bermiss........................FAL 10am-2pm

Recreation ........................Maple Sugar Tours ........HHNM 10:30am-3pm Opera - Video...........1996 Covent Garden Gala........Cornwall Library 1pm Music..The Piano Man Gary Mazz..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 1pm-4pm Music ....................................Mulligan Stew ................PV 2:30pm-4:30pm

Music - Classical ......Kairos: A Consort of Singers ..............GMCM 3pm Music - Classical.....The New Paltz Trio ....Central Valley United Methodist Ch., 3pm

Theatre - Music - Dance.............“Women of Ireland ....................EHT 3pm Music - Guitar..Vic Juris & Don Miller Trio......Hole in Wall, Ellenville, 3pm Music - Jazz-hiphop,rock,etc....Club d’Elf with John Medeski ....FAL 7pm

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Music - Jazz ............Saints of Swing ....................FAL 10am-2pm, Recreation ............Maple Sugar Tours ........HHNM 10:30am-3pm ..................................NRT 7pm Music..The Piano Man Gary Mazz..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 1pm-4pm Dance ......................................“Peter Pan” ........................................NRT 3pm & 7pm , ................................NCR 7pm Dance ......................................“Peter Pan” ..................................NRT 2pm Magic ..............................The Amazing Kreskin ........Ritz Theater Lobby, 3pm & 8pm Cinema.............Afternoon Movies ............Thrall Library, Middletown, 2pm ............................PV 4pm-7pm Music ......................................Nailed Shutt ............................................PV 7pm-10pm Music ........................................Erol Ogut ....................PV 2:30pm-4:30pm e House..................Milford, 7pm Music - Classical..Newburgh Chamber Music ..St. George’s Episcopal Ch., 3pm Music - folk-gospel............Simone Felice Band ..............................................FAL 7pm Music - Celtic......Brian Conway, Brendan Dolan ....Cornwall Library, 3pm er Band ......................FAL 7pm Music ......................Kenny Vance & the Pianotones..................................PT 7:30pm Theatre - Musical...........Sandy Hacklett’s Rat Pack Show ........EHT 3pm wall Presbyterian Church, 7:30pm Comedy ................................Johnny Watson..................................................JCC 9pm Storytelling.........................Yarnslingers ........Cafe Devine, Callicoon, 4pm ices, Cornwalll-on-Hudson, 8pm Music & Dance ........Dance Night w/Saints of Swing ..................FAL 7pm Recreation ........................Maple Sugar Tours............................HHNM 10:30am-3pm

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..................................NRT 7pm Dance ......................................“Peter Pan” ........................................NRT 3pm & 7pm

e House..................Milford, 7pm Music ..................................Sarah Morr guitar ..............................................NCR 7pm ....................................FAL 7pm Music ..............................No Soap Radio Band ....................................PV 7pm-10pm Showcase III ............JCC 9pm Music..............................The Parkington Sisters ............................................FAL 7pm

Holistic Living.......Healing EXPO ....Best Western, Matamoras, 11am-6pm Music..The Piano Man Gary Mazz..Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 1pm-4pm Dance ......................................“Peter Pan” ..................................NRT 2pm

......Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel Comedy ..............................Corey Ridriguez ................................................JCC 9pm March 2012

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CANvas category calendar sponsored by Mary Evelyn Whitehill

ART exhibits CAG ..................................................................................................................Catskill Artists Gallery, Liberty CAS......................................................................................................Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor DAC ........................................................................................................Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg GLL ............................................................................................................................Greenwood Lake Library KMM..............................................................................................Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh NFL ................................................................................................................................Newburgh Free Library OSH..........................................................................................Old Stone House, Hasbrouck (Woodbourne) SUNYO ..........................................SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall Gallery & Loft 845-341-4891 SUNYO-KH..........................................................................................SUNY Orange Newburgh, Kaplan Hall UUC ......................................Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern Gallery 917-613-3489 WAA ..............................................................................................................................Wurtsboro Art Alliance WRS ..................................................................................Wallkill River School, Montgomery 845-457-2787

Carolyn Duke pottery ..............................................Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Mike Jarozsko luminist paintings ............................James Douglas Gallery, Montgomery, ongoing “Love is Everything”................................................................................................WAA thru Mar 4 Paint, Fabric & Found Objects ....................................................The ARTery, Milford, thru Mar 4 Joyce Pommer & Elisa Pritzker ..................................................Beacon Artists Union, thru Mar 4 Robert Ferrucci ..................................................................RiverWinds Gallery, Beacon, thru Mar 5 ORMC Inaugural exhibit ......................Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, thru Mar 8 Peter Cody , Barbara Smith Gioia paper & mixed media........................SUNYO-KH thru Mar 16 Joyce Ellen Weinstein “Denial” block prints ........................................................DAC thru Mar 17 North East Watercolor Society Members’ 2012 Show....................................SUNYO thru Mar 24 Hudson Valley 2012 Seed Pack Artwork ..................Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, thru Mar 27 “Arts in Public Places” Port Jervis Arts Council, 25 artists ...................................................... The Lynx at River Bend Golf Club, Port Jervis, thru March Calico Geese Quilting Guild ....................................................................Liberty Library, thru Apr 4 Bill Yost............................................................................Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Apr 21

New art Exhibits Helen Hill watercolors, Patrick Gardiner 7yrs old “A Little Bit of Luck” ..............GLL Mar 1-25 “Celebrate Girl Scout Month” uniforms, etc.............................................................GLL Mar 1-27 Marge Morales “Music in the Air” paintings ..............Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Mar 1-31 Debbie Frantz ......................................................................Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Mar 1-31 Thomas Bolger, Gloria Detore Mackey, Susan Dollard ..........................................WRS Mar 1-31 George Hayes oils & pastel ..................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Mar 1-31 Third Annual Exhibition of The Warwick Atelier ................Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 1-31 “Through The Eyes of Wendell M. Upchurch” ..................UpFront Gallery, Port Jervis, Mar 3-24 Ursula Clark & Naomi Teppich “Vernal Equinox” ............................................CAS Mar 3-Apr 8 Nelson Pantoja “Toothpick Art” ................................Wolfgang Gallery, Montgomery, Mar 9-Apr 3 “Expressions 2012” Sullivan ARC paintings ................Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, Mar 10-31 Delaware Valley High School Students ..........................................ARTery, Milford, Mar 10-Apr 8 Peter Greene “FAmily Matters” ..............................Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, Mar 24-Apr 14 “Water Reflections” ..........................................................................................WAA Mar 24-Apr 22 Martha Zola, Stuart Sachs, Meadow “Energy Recital”.................................................................... Kaplan Hall, SUNYO, Newburgh, Mar 30-May 4

photography exhibits FOV ........................................................................................................................Fovea Exhibitions, Beacon HPG....................................................................................................Highlands Photographic Guild, Milford

“Early to Rise: Working Farms in Orange County” ..................................................ongoing Cornell Cooperative Extension, Middletown James Hiller ..............................................................James Douglas Gallery, Montgomery, ongoing Harry L. Goldman “Fotography Plus”..................................Andromeda Gallery, Florida, ongoing “It Takes Two” HPG Members Show ......................................................................HPG thru Mar 4 “Occupy” Int’l Photojournalists ..............................................................................FOV thru Mar 4

New Photography Exhibits

Delaware Valley High School Students ..............................................................HPG Mar 10-Apr 8

Thomas Bolger, Gloria Detore Mackey, Susan Dollard..............................WRS Mar 3, 5pm-7pm Delaware Valley High School Students........................ARTery & HPG, Milford Mar 10, 6pm-9pm Nelson Pantoja “Toothpick Art” ......................Wolfgang Gallery, Montgomery, Mar 10, 6pm-8pm “Water Reflections” ....................................................................................WAA Mar 24, 2pm-6pm Martha Zola, Stuart Sachs, Meadow “Energy Recital” .................................................................. Kaplan Hall, SUNYO, Newburgh, Mar 30, 5pm-7pm

books & clubs Audubon Society First Sunday Field Trip ..............................845-744-6047 Goshen, 8am or 9am Book Lover’s Club ..........................................Greenwood Lake Library, Fourth Tuesday, 7pm Book Discussion “Bleak House” by Charles Dickens , w/Kevin McFadden .......................... Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Mar 21, 7pm Walden Chess Club all ages, all levels Josephine-Louise Library, Saturdays 10am, Mondays, 6pm Friday Night Chess ....................................................................Narrowsburg Library, Fridays, 6pm Knit and Stitch ........................................................................Narrowsburg Library, Mondays, 6pm Knitters & Crocheters Crochety Knitters ......................................Liberty Library, Tuesdays, 10am Knimble Knitters ..................................................................Ellenville Library, Saturdays, 10:15am Knitting Group ..................................................Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Feb 23, 6:30pm Knitting Circle ......................................................................................Florida Library, Feb 20, 6pm Knitting knitters and beginners “Stitch & Bitch” .............................................................................. Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Wednesdays, 7pm Laurel & Hardy Sons of the Desert Int’l Org ....Last Sundays, Ellenville, ray@themtharhills.org The Music Lovers Guild..............................3rd Thurs, 7:30pm FREE, Montgomery 845-457-9867 Photography Club Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop ................................2nd Monday, 7:30pm St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chester Science Cafe “Puzzles of Speech Perception” Dr. Navin Viswanathan ............................................ Diana’s, New Windsor, Mar 28, 7pm Scrabble Players ..............................................Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Thursdays, 6pm Scrabble Players............................................................................Ellenville Library, Tuesdays, 6pm Trivia Night ............................................................2 Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Thursdays, 8pm Woodcarving Guild....................................................Valley Cabinets, Harriman, Wednesdays, 7pm

School and Conservatory “Fractured” scenes, monologs, music - Wallkill Library Books Alive! students ...................................... Borden Middle School, Wallkill, Mar 10, 1pm & 5pm “Sock Hop Final Concert” classical American music from the 50s, vocal class...................................... NY School of Music, Walden, Mar 10, 5pm SUNY Orange Students “Fissures” short plays ................Railroad Playhouse, Newburgh, Mar 30 & 31

Children and teens calendar Lectures & recreation - adults & children, see page 13

cinema “Puss In Boots” ......................................................................................Florida Library, Mar 3, 2pm

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

Meet the Animals .. ......................................................HHNM C-o-H Saturdays & Sundays 2:30pm Brook Trout Exhibit ..........................................................HHNM-CoH, Fri, Sat & Sun, Noon-4pm Trout Weekend meet the live fish, feeding, crafts ..........HHNM-CoH Mar 31 & Apr 1, Noon-4pm

music Bossy Frog band ........................................................Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Mar 4, 2pm

Recreation EcoZone Afternoon ..........................................................................PEEC Mar 11 & 25, Noon-3pm Kids Karaoke Night........................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Mar 15, 7pm

Storytelling w/music

Art & photography receptions Third Annual Exhibition of The Warwick Atelier Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 3, 2pm-4:30pm Ursula Clark & Naomi Teppich “Vernal Equinox” ......................................CAS Mar 3, 3pm-5pm “Through The Eyes of Wendell M. Upchurch”......UpFront Gallery, Port Jervis, Mar 3, 3pm-7pm Debbie Frantz ..........................................................Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Mar 3, 5pm-7pm Marge Morales “Music in the Air” paintings ..Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Mar 4, 2pm-4pm

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“A Morning in Old Ireland ages 4-11, Tim Jennings & Leanne Ponder .............................................. Greenwood Lake Library, Mar 17, 11am

theatre - Musical “Alice in Wonderland” ......................................Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf, Mar 10, 10am & 1pm

theatre - play “Stuart Little” by E.B. White - Sign Stage on Tour ........................................................................ Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf, Mar 23, 9:45am & 11:45am


opera news sponsored by the New Windsor law office of Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd

Beacon Photographer in Rock Tavern

Cancelled Opera in Loch Sheldrake

The ‘livecast’ of the “new” opera in the Live From the Met in HD Series, The Enchanted Isle was cancelled due to the January 21 snowstorm. It has been rescheduled for March 10 at 1:00pm. This opera has an original libretto with music taken from Rameau, Vivaldi and Handel with a story drawn from A

CAS Welcomes Spring to the Manor

“Cactus Cocoon” by Naomi Teppich

Vernal Equinox, a two person exhibition featuring the three-dimensional environmental art of Ursula Clark and Naomi Teppich is at the CAS (Catskill Art Center) iArts Center, 48 Main Street in Livingston Manor from March 3 to April 8. Born in Germany, Clark lives and works in Brooklyn, where she creates site-specific installations using natural materials. Teppich was born and raised in New York City, and now lives and works in Galilee, PA. Both artists will present sizable three dimensional cocoon-like structures during and additional sculptures including ceramic pieces and three-dimensional works on bases, created by Teppich. On March 3 they also are giving an artists talk(s) from 2pm-3pm before the 3pm5pm reception. Light refreshments will be served. Call 845-436-4227.

Midsummer Night’s Dream. The all-star cast includes David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato and Placido Domingo and the opera will be shown in the Seelig Auditorium at Sullivan County Community College. For tickets and information phone: 845434-5750, ext. 4377.

Rock Tavern Welcomes Folk

Sharon Goldman is a New Jersey-based singer-songwriter whose heartfelt yet sophisticated folk-pop tunes have been hailed as "smart and sensitive" and whose vocals have been called "pure, simple, direct - 100% presence." A regular presence on the folk music circuit around the NYC metropolitan area, Goldman performed as part of the Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artists Showcase at the 2011 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and was nominated for the Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase at the 2011 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference. In addition, music from her four albums have been played on dozens of top folk radio stations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Goldman will be the featured performer at the coffeehouse of the Rock Tavern Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild on Saturday, March 10. at 7:30pm. The coffeehouse is held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, with open mic sign-up and refreshments available at 7:00pm. More information about Sharon is available: www.sharongoldmanmusic.com. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern is located in the Town of New Windsor at 9 Vance Road in Rock Tavern, off of Route 207. For information call: 845-978-5620.

“Dublin Slide” by Ronnie Farley

The Weekend Gallery at the UU Congregation of Rock Tavern is hosting a onewoman show of the Photos of Ronnie Farley March 10 thru April.30. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist and hear her speak on her work on Sunday afternoon March 18th at 1:30pm. Farley, a resident of Beacon, recently had an exhibit of her photos of Cowgirls at the Howland Center in Beacon. She is an author/photographer of three books; her work has been shown both nationally and internationally, and has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times and The Washington Post. Her photography has also appeared in many publications, including Rolling Stone, USA Today, Sierra Magazine, Western Horseman and The Sunday Times of London. Farley is the recipient of two NYSCA Decentralization Grants through the Schoharie County Arts Council. In addition to her photography, she has worked as a photo editor for the Associated Press in New York City, where she lived for twenty years. Farley currently divides her time between her

home in Beacon and on the road throughout North America, documenting water issues in indigenous communities. Ronnie Farley's photography is reminiscent of that of Dorothea Lange. Farley captures defining moments with her camera. Her portraits of agrarian women are inspired and insightful. Selections of what to shoot and how to compose her photos, shows Farley's artistry as a painter coming through in her photography. She shoots on film rather than digitally. "There's a depth and soul to film. The process of film is also tactile. I think the ability to create something and hold it in your hands is the most rewarding aspect of any kind of creativity. While digital gets the job done, it's more austere. It's all broken down into numbers, and there's no guarantee your image is going to survive in the form in which it was originally captured. Film is more true to the universal physicality of life - the waves and particles." The Gallery is in the UUCRT Meeting House at 9 Vance Road in Rock Tavern. For directions and a calendar of events, visit www.UUCRT.org or call curator Mike Landrum at 917-647-7893 for information.

In conjunction with the Orange County Developmental Disabilities Education and Training Consortium, Downing Film Center is viewing Monica and David on March 11 and Where’s Molly? on March 25, as part of a Disabilities Film Festival that also includes showings at SUNY Orange in

Middletown on March 3 and 17. Films will be shown at Noon and each screening is followed by discussion. Admission is free, seating is limited. Make reservations with Scarlett Pantoja at the Dept. of Mental Health at 845-291-2622. Downing is at 19 Front Street, Newburgh.

Downing Disabilities Festival

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Steve’s Music Center Musical Equipment and Lessons 248 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill 845-796-3618 stevesmusiccenter.com

BUSINESS SERVICES Dependable Maintenance Co. Lawnmowers, Tractors, Snowblowers Serving Orange County 845-374-2425

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Peggi's Place Over 30 years experience in Hair Care 238 Main Street, Cornwall 845-534-3351

General Practice Law 555 Hudson Valley Ave., New Windsor 845-561-0550

Hudson Valley Planning and Preservation Municipal & Private 845-893-0134 www.HudsonValleyPlanning.com

ORGANIZATIONS Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern Art Exhibits, Music Events, Discussions 9 Vance Road, Rock Tavern www.UUCRT.org March 2012

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SUNY Orange’s Impressive Winners Cellist Eric Bjorkman, of MonroeWoodbury High School (MWHS), and tenor Michael Kolb, from Newburgh Free Academy, were the featured soloists for the SUNY Orange Community Orchestra’s concert on February 25 at the Paramount Theatre in Middletown. As winners of the College’s 10th Annual Concerto/Aria Contest, Bjorkman and Kolb earned the opportunity to perform solos. Bjorkman performed the first movement of Joseph Haydn’s Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb while Kolb sang Comfort Ye My People and Every Valley Shall Be Exalted from Handel’s Messiah. SUNY Orange students and Orange County high school students are eligible for the annual concerto/aria contest, designed to provide a featured musical performance opportunity for outstanding young instrumentalists and vocalists from within Orange County. Bjorkman has studied cello for more than eight years. This past year, he has studied privately with Eileen Moon of the New York Philharmonic. Bjorkman performs in a variety of MWHS music ensembles including chamber

orchestra, voice ensemble, combined symphony orchestra and a string quartet. Bjorkman has been a member of the SUNY Orange Community Orchestra since 2006, is also a member of the Jubilate Youth Choir of Warwick and has sung Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at Carnegie Hall in 2010 and John Rutter’s Mass of the Children in 2012. He was a member of the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra, participating in concert tours in Beijing, China and most recently Prague, Czech Republic. In college, he plans to pursue a music education degree with a minor in history. Kolb has studied voice with Ron DeFesi for the past three years. He performs frequently with the Hudson Opera Theater, having had roles in Offenbach’s Orpheus and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. This spring Kolb will perform in a fully staged production of Verdi’s Aïda. He also plays piano and guitar, and composes. He plans to continue studying voice and will attend college in the fall. Kolb is also a member of his high school drama club, having acted in You Can’t Take it

Upchurch at UpFront

Discover an unforgettable look Through The Eyes of Wendell M. Upchurch on March 3 at UpFront Exhibition Space. This is the most complete series of his eccentric paintings ever shown in the Northeast. The works will displayed from Noon - 9pm with an opening reception from 3pm - 7pm. Upfront has acquired the rights to this complete collection and will offer this art for sale. Most have been stored away and not seen since his death 12 years ago in March, 2000. Wendell’s obsession for painting kept him sleep deprived for many years. He painted people in shadows, demons, freaks and wild animals. Observing the paintings, one can notice that most of the demons are the artist himself. He studied music and played the trumpet so one can also see various musical instruments in his work. His other works include nudes, landscapes, still-lifes, portraits and paintings with a southwestern flair. He created with acrylic, oil, pencil and pastels on canvas, cloth, burlap, board and paper. What ever was available when he needed to express himself. Not all of his art will be shown in this exhibition but it will be featured throughout 2012 in the newly created “Upchurch” room at UpFront. In this exhibition, you will also notice a bizarre collection of clown paintings. Wendell performed as a clown named “Winkles” and performed magic in hospitals for children with cancer. Along with his wife Marlene a.k.a. “Gum Drop,” Wendell’s companion 20

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“Upchurch in Mirror,” self portrait by Wendell Upchurch (1946-2000)

was an invisible dog that would roll over and play dead. A self-portrait of Winkles was used in advertisements for Winsor & Newton and is now for sale in the Gallery. When Wendell married Marlene, his work started taking on new form. Happiness. He started his collection, Monet’s Gardens through Wendell’s Eyes. These originals and prints will be on display as well. Wendell was born July 17, 1946 in Bowling Green, KY. He studied art and music at Bowling State University, Morehead State University and the John Herron Art Institute. Due to requests, the gallery will be open on weekends from Noon - 5pm ending Saturday, March 24. Other viewings can be made by appointment by calling 845-856-2727. UpFront Exhibition Space is located at 31 Jersey Avenue in Port Jervis.

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with You, Charlotte’s Web, Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray, and the Wizard of Oz. Bjorkman participated in the 2009 and 2010 Souza Scholarship Productions of Brigadoon and The Erik Bjorkman Secret Garden. Musically, he has been an active participant in numerous all-county festivals and area allstate performances, and has been named an alternate for two consecutive years at the All-

State New York State School Music Association Festival. Kolb has attended the Ithaca College Summer Music Camp and the New York Summer Music Festival at SUNY Michael Kolb Oneonta. The orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Hilarie Clark Moore. For information on the orchestra, call the SUNY Orange Arts & Communication Dept. at 845-341-4787.

Besides planning music, theatre and dance performances, poetry and children’s events, concerts and visual art exhibits, Dorothy Szefc, Director of Cultural Affairs at SUNY Orange’s Middletown Campus provides the community with the opportunity to attend free lectures on countless topics. A master class on photo-journalism and lectures on present day evidence of evolution, the New York Draft Riots of 1863, and solar electric technology are the issues highlighted for March. SUNY Orange’s Gilman Center for International Education provides an impressive home for the College’s burgeoning Global Studies programs, a fitting tribute to Benjamin A. Gilman, a longtime Congressman

and revered public servant known internationally for his compassion, advocacy for human rights and artful ability to build relationships across cultural, economic, language and religious Dr. Durahn Taylor Ass’t Professor of barriers. History, Pace Szefc’s (pronounced University, lectures chef) entertaining and on The NY Draft informative “speaking- Riots of 1863 on performances”are held in March 13 at 7pm the Gilman Center, which is located at the corners of South Street and East Conkling avenue in Middletown. For March events, see our Lectures calendar on page 15. Cultural Affairs: 845-341-4891.

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Destination.................................................................................Milford ARTery & HPG Exhibit High School Students’ Artworks

The ARTery Gallery and Highlands Photographic Guild are exhibiting works by Delaware Valley High School (DVHS) students, March 10 thru April 8, celebrating arts in the schools. The galleries collaborate with DVHS art teacher, Christine Sweeney, to prepare the students’ work for exhibit. The students are very enthusiastic about having their work on display outside the school environment. For most, this will be the first opportunity for them to offer their work for sale and have the experience of a professional artist. This year's selections include many 3-D pieces such as ceramics, plaster, stone carvings, jewelry and unusual book sculptures. Painting, drawing and printmaking are also represented, as is photography. The opening receptions are on March 10 from 6:00-9:00pm as part of the Art After

Dark community event which promises to be an enjoyable night on the town in lovely downtown Milford. The ARTery Gallery is located at 210 Broad Street, phone: 570-409-1234 and the Highlands Photographic Guild is located at 224 Broad Street, phone: 570-296-2440.

Denial, an exhibit of silk screen and linoleum block prints by Joyce Ellen Weinstein opens with a reception on February 25 from 2pm - 4pm at Alliance Gallery at the Delaware Arts Center in Narrowsburg. The exhibit will be on view through March 17 (see photo, right). The works of Weinstein - a New York City

native who recently moved to Milford, are concerned with the understanding of human relationships, beginning with ourselves and extending outward to include family, community, ethnicity, and nationality. Alliance Gallery is located at 37 Main Street in Narrowsburg. For more information call 845-252-7576.

Art & Photography Exhibits Various Artists ongoing Greg Hecho Broad Street Coffee House Delaware Valley High School Students Showcase The ARTery & Highlands Photographic Guild Mar 10-Apr 8 Art After Dark Receptions Mar 10 The ARTery, 6pm-9pm Highlands Photographic Guild, 6pm-9pm Broad Street Coffee House, 7pm-9pm The Forge, TBA

Art work by student-artist Karilyn Klag (ARTery Gallery)

Milford Resident Exhibits in Narrowsburg

Lords Valley March Artist: Debbie Frantz Come Paint With Me curator Joan Polishook has invited Stroudsburg artist Debbie Frantz to display her art in the Lords Valley Chant Realtors Gallery, March 1-29. “I am not a very public person - I am new to this...it’s very exciting for me,” said Mrs. Frantz when asked about her exhibit. An Opening Reception is set for Saturday, March 3 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Chant Realtors is located at 803 Willow Court South in Lords Valley.

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Debbie Frantz Mar 1-31 Chant Realtors, Lords Valley Opening Reception Mar 3, 5pm-7pm

“The Eye” by student-artist Laura Jones (Highlands Photographic Guild) Yellow Cross by Joyce Ellen Weinstein

Festival Holistic & Healing EXPO Best Western, Matamoras, Apr 1, 11am-6pm

Lectures “Fossil Trail Hike” Mar 3, 1:30pm “Amphibian Search” Mar 18, 1pm “Plan Your Garden Day” Mar 31, 1pm Pocono Environmental Education Center

Open Mic Broad Street Coffee House, Fridays, 7pm

Recreation B/W Photography Tour Mar 11, 9am-3pm Pocono Environmental Education Center

Children’s Events Youth Entertainment Program Fridays, 5pm-7pm, Broad Street Coffee House EcoZone Afternoon Mar 11 & 25, Noon-3pm

Pocono Environmental Education Center Artwork by Debbie Frantz

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Destination.............................................................................CORNWALL GNSO & Cornwall HS Students

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestras’s (GNSO) mission statement states, “Talented young performers will be encouraged to share music making with local professionals and guest artists.” In keeping with that promise, the GNSO will present its first Side by Side concert in which Cornwall Central School musicians

will be playing “side by side” with the GNSO. The scheduled concert date is Saturday, March 3 at 3:00pm (snow date Sunday, March 4) at the Cornwall High School Auditorium. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Cornwall Central School music department.

Music in the Air & in the ART

Artist Marge Morales will display her paintings in an exhibit entitled, “Music in the Air” at Palaia Vineyards from March 1 thru March 30. An Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, March 4, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Palaia Vineyards is located at 10 Sweet Clover Road in Highland Mills. For information phone 845-928-5384.

For An Intimate Evening with Jermaine Paul, head on down to Palaia Vineyards, 10 Sweet Clover Road in Highland Mills. Nominated for the 2006 Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group for If This World Were Mine (with Alicia Keys), and Best R&B Album for Alicia Keys Unplugged, Paul will be entertaining on March 3 at 7:00pm, two days after the local talented students of The Allegro Youth

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Art & Photography Exhibits

Music - Classical

Paul Gould Hudson Valley Gallery, ongoing

GNSO & High School Students “A Side By Side Concert” Mar 3, 3pm Cornwall High School Auditorium

Emily Waterfield photography Gary Hoff & Terri Clearwater paintings Clearwater Gallery, ongoing Marge Morales “Music in the Art” Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Mar 1-30

Book Discussion “The Waterworks” Mar 21, 7pm “An Irish County Village” Mar 22, 7pm Cornwall Public Library

“Wood Thrush” by Marge Morales

Grammy Nominated Jermaine Paul’s Two Gigs

Members of Allegro Youth Orchestra

cornwall / woodbury calendar sponsored by Hudson Valley Society for Music, Potluck Concerts, & Peggi’s Place

Orchestra record with him. He is currently a contestant on NBC's The Voice. The orchestra recently completed a project with The Rhodes, who are currently working with Grammy Jermaine Paul producer Phil Ramone. Five Allegro videos were recorded in one evening! Sweet Shady Lady, Where Are You, Just Like Suicide, The Way We Were, and Rainmaker. They can be seen on YouTube along with many other videos of this superb student orchestra. For Allegro Youth Orchestra information, call 845-774-9723. For further March 3 information call Palaia Vineyards at 845-928-7683

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The New Paltz Trio Music in Central Valley Mar 18, 3pm Central Valley Methodist Church Potluck Concerts “Grab Bag” Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Mar 23, 7:30pm

Music - Rock-Blues-Country-Pop-etc.

Cinema

Your Friends & Neighbors Mar 3 Park Ranger, Wingterlog, Jamal Ruhe Mar 10 2 Alices Coffee Lounge, 8pm

“Vitus” Mar 31, 5:30pm Cornwall Public Library

Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, see page 14

Holistic Living

Brian Conway & Brendan Dolan Celtic Cornwall Public Library, Mar 25, 3pm

Psychic Lisa Ann Private Readings The Trestle, Mar 18, 2pm-6pm

Lectures “The Fight for Storm King and the Birth of Environmental Law “ Al Nutzel Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Mar 6, 7:30pm

Museum World of Bees & Brook Trout Exhibit Sat & Sun, Noon-4pm Meet the Animal of the Week Sat & Sun, 2:30pm

HHNM Wildlife Education Center

Opera - Video “Opera Arias” 1996 Covent Garden Gala Cornwall Public Library, Mar 18, 1pm

Recreation Discovering Animals Together Tues, 10am HHNM Wildlife Education Center Maple Sugar Tours Mar 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 HHNM Outdoor Discovery Center 10:30am- 3pm

Parrette’s Clarinet at Potluck

Potluck Concerts, where the Potluck are the performers not the food, often features West Point Band musicians in its Cornwallon-Hudson concerts. John D. Parrette is an audience favorite and is fondly remembered for an outstanding performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in 2009. His son, Daniel recently won a music competition and became the third Parrette to play with the West Point Band. Grandfather, John R. Parrette, was a clarinetist with the

band in the 1960s. John D. performed last for Potluck in a trio version of Stravinsky’s L'Histoire Du Soldat and will perform again with other Hudson Valley musicians on March 23 at 7:30pm. See the ad on this page for details. John D. Parrette


Destination..................monroe Arts & Agriculture: “Nourishing Body and Soul” sponsored by Wallkill River School & Gallery, Montgomery

First Annual OC Ice Festival From the Orange County Arts & Ag Blog: One of the major interests voiced in the Arts and Ag focus groups’ charettes was developing ways to extend and elaborate the “season” for visiting the farms and how arts could contribute to new, fresh agritourism activities on the farms. We knew that we'd have to try out - “field test?” some of this before we could present it to the farms as an appropriate activity. Optimists Robert Schmick of Museum Village and Julia Kole of Monroe’s Arrow Park developed an Ice Harvest Festival as a form of heritage and agri-tourism tourism with an arts component. So, on Sunday, February 19, with no ice and an article that day in the local paper saying that all the ice-related activities in the region had been cancelled this year, the First Orange County Ice Harvest Festival was held at Arrow Park in Monroe from 11:00am to 3:00pm.. We did find one piece of ice in the bottom of a 10-gallon bucket. About 120 people passed though the Arrow Park event. Some had Totem Pole come from Maine where there was a similar festival the week before. They brought chunks of ice, a sled used to haul it, and a collection of ice harvesting tools. There were musicians, storytellers Eileen Stelljes and Debra Weber from the Black Dirt Storytelling Guild in Florida, plein air painters, archeologists and a few hands-on

One of Arrow Park’s Majestic Outdoor Scukptures

artist/craftspeople, and a beautiful horse showed up! Julia Kole's homemade borscht and perogies were notable! For many people this was the first experience of the beauty of Arrow Park and for many of us it was another day of enjoying each other's company. We missed not having more Ag people there. The next event is a mid-late April Apple Blossom festival. For information, google “Arts & Ag Orange County Blog.” Arrow Park is located at 1061 Orange Turnpike in Monroe. Phone: 845-783-2044

Newburgh “Addresses” in New Windsor “When the fate of unborn millions hung in the balance: the Newburgh Addresses Crisis” Written in early March 1783, at the John Ellison house, Knox’s Headquarters, the author of the Newburgh Addresses called for the officers to lead the Continental Army in menacing Congress. Written at the Ellison House in early March 1783, the two letters that came to be known as the Newburgh Addresses stirred passions within the Army. The author called for the officers of the Continental Army to threaten to march on Philadelphia and use military force to compel Congress to redress their longstanding grievances. Had the conspirators been able to make good on this threat, the United States, the beacon of freedom and democracy for the world might have developed quite differently. Whether this threat was real or just an elaborate bluff, the implications of the letter shocked Washington. Throughout its long troubled history, the officers had kept the Continental Army together despite dreadful conditions, bitter defeats and soldier mutinies. If the officer corps turned against the country who could prevent the military from dictating to its civilian masters. Washington countered the first letter by expressing his “disapprobation of such

Washington saying farewell to his officers

disorderly proceedings” and directed that the officers meet in the Temple Building on March 15th to hear the latest report of the Committee of the Army to Congress. In the second March 12th letter, the author argued that Washington, by not banning further meetings actually supported their tough rhetoric. They could not have been more wrong. Experience a dramatic reading of the events culminating with the conspiracy to force Congress to redress longstanding army grievances. Knox’s Headquarters is at 289 Forge Hill Road in Vails Gate, just one mile from the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor and New Windsor Cantonment. Call 845-561-1765 ext. 22 to make reservations.

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Destination...................................................................................................... Poetry with William Seaton

William Seaton has been translating poetry since his versions of Sappho were published in 1967. He directs the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series and teaches at his College of Poetry, a/k/a Northeast Poetry Center, at 7 West Street in Warwick. Seaton’s College, where enrollees are regarded as guest poets, and workshops are presented in a casual and open manner designed to be useful for writers of all levels of experience, has just announced its spring term, March 17 thru May 15, that includes workshops led by Lynn Hoins on putting together a chapbook and by Steve Hirsch on Buddhism and poetry. For information and a detailed account on the upcoming spring courses, or to register for a course, see www.collegeofpoetry.com, call William Seaton at 845-294-8085, or write seaton@frontiernet.net. Seaton’s Dada Poems from the German with an introduction by Timothy Shipe, curator of the University of Iowa’s Dada Archive, has just been published by Nirala Publications. His translations of German Dadaist poetry have earlier appeared in Adirondack Review, Read and Destroy, Mad Blood, Maintenant, and Chelsea. According to Seaton, “The Dadaists established all the major trends of

experimentation that have prevailed for the last hundred years. Their work is the most significant source from which Surrealism emerged. No one has established an artistic position more William Seaton radical than theirs.” Seaton’s presentation is titled A Word that Means Nothing, referring to Dadaist Tristan Tzara’s comment that Dada means nothing. (Embracing contradiction, Tzara also said Dada was “a roaring of tense colors, and interlacing of opposites and of all contradictions, grotesques, inconsistencies.”) Seaton will present a program of his translations from German Dada poets as well as a general account of the Dada movement on March 9 at 7:30pm in the Seligmann Homestead, 23 White Oak Drive in Sugar Loaf. This event is part of a Surrealism Festival paying homage to Kurt Seligmann, an émigré artist who made his Sugar Loaf home a center for Surrealism in America. Under the auspices of the Orange County Citizens Foundation, the Festival includes performance events, exhibits, films, and workshops. For details, call 845-469-9459 or visit www.occitzensfoundation.org.

Seligmann Shows Surreal Grooms

Red Grooms is an American multimedia artist best known for his colorful pop-art constructions depicting frenetic scenes of modern urban life. A screening featuring his artwork will be shown at the Seligmann Center for Surrealism on White Oak Drive on March 30 at 7:30pm. Mimi Gross, painter, sculptor, installation artist, public artist, set and costume designer, book-artist, is the special guest speaker for the Red Grooms in front of “Joseph’s Bridge”, named showing. in honor of Joseph Stella’s paintings of the Brooklyn For more information: 845-469-9459. Bridge.

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(Photo by Elisabeth Robert)

Comedy with Corey Rodrigues

For the past few years, Corey Rodrigues has impersonation of family been racking up comedy competition victories members leaving them around New England. Corey's conversational in tears at every storytelling tone puts audience members at ease gathering. He would startle his and then, when their guard is down, he pummels often childhood classmates by them with punch lines. imitating a teacher or Rodrigues combines comedy from his own Corey Rodrigues principal's voice in the life and the lives of those around him. Mix that hallways. with a hilarious point of view and he's able to He became a part of his own short form “talk about just about anything,” he states. improv troupe, Flaming Awesome. Referred to Within his first year of performing stand-up, as funny, endearing, edgy, quick and Rodrigues led his own show at Boston's wellexceptionally likeable when he is on the stage, known Beantown Comedy Vault where he Corky owns the crowd. started Wicked Wednesdays. In 2008 he was the Come out and see Corky at Jester’s Comedy winner of the Catch a New Rising Star comedy Club on March 30. Doors open at 8pm, competition. In 2009 he was a semi-finalist in showtime at 9pm. the New York Comedy Contest. For information, call 845-345-1039. Rodrigues played a major role in R&B singer Samson’s music video, appeared in a pair of Classified Sam Adams commercials and a variety of cable STORE FOR RENT - Sugar Loaf television shows. Corky was a semi-finalist in Seeking craftsman/artist. Large display the Boston Comedy Festival and was the winner window, skylight, new doors/locks, bathroom. of The Funniest Comic in New England AC/heat included. Approx. 300 sq. ft. Call 845Contest. 469-0993. He was always the center of attention with his chester / sugar Loaf Calendar sponsored by Orange County Citizens Foundation

Poetry Reading Cinema “The Work of Red Grooms” Seligmann Homestead, Mar 30, 7:30pm

Comedy Melvin George II & Robyn Schall Mar 3 Jimmy Failla Mar 10 Mike Burton Mar 17 Johnny Watson Mar 24 The Rising Star Comedy Showcase III Mar 30

Corey Rodrigues Mar 31 Jester’s Comedy Club, 9pm

German Dada Poets William Seaton Seligmann Homestead, Mar 9, 7:30pm

Theatre - Musical ”The Blues Brothers” Mar 16, 8pm Lycian Centre

Theatre - Play “Herb Marks Freelance: Every Price Has Its Man” Air Pirates Radio Theater Mar 17, 8pm Pavilion at Lycian Centre

Dance ”Rhythm of the Dance” Mar 4, 3pm Lycian Centre

Children’s Theatre “Alice in Wonderland Mar 10, 10am & 1pm “Stuart Little” Mar 23, 9:45am & 11:45am


.........................................................................Chester - Sugar Loaf Belushi Blesses “Blues Brothers”

Wayne Catania & Kieron Lafferty

It almost seems like yesterday that brothers Jake and Elwood - played by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd - invited the world to join them on their 'mission from God'. And now in The Official Blues Brothers Revue, at the Lycian Centre on March 16, see the closest thing to the original in a show sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and the Belushi Estate. The hit 1980 movie The Blues Brothers was a loveable tale of redemption about a pair of overage juvenile delinquents who set out to save the Catholic orphanage

where they grew up from the tax man. In the film, they re-form their rhythm and blues band, The Blues Brothers, and organize a benefit concert to raise $5,000 to help "the Penguin" pay off the debt. But things didn't go quite according to plan for Jake and Elwood and their mission devolved into a journey of misadventure and mayhem. In the process Aykroyd and Belushi created one of best-loved movies of all time with some of the most extraordinary musical performances ever recorded on film. It's that music that the Official Blues Brothers Revue is all about. The production is a rollicking blues show officially sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and the John Belushi Estate. After auditioning over 400 performers, Aykroyd and John Belushi's widow, Judith, hand-picked veteran blues artists Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty to play Jake and Elwood Blues. The Official Blues Brothers Revue bursts onto the stage at 8:00pm on Friday, March 16 for a one-of-a-kind stage show that faithfully recreates the magic of the Blues Brothers including the music, comic antics and affectionate character quirks that made blues fans out of millions of rockers in the

Hey Kids! Stuart & Alice in Sugar Loaf

After Alice in Wonderland (photo right) comes to Lycian Centre in Sugar Loaf on Saturday, March 10th at 10:00am and 1:00pm, Sign Stage on Tour, a specialist in Sign Language Theatre where deaf and hearing actors perform together on stage, will perform the E.B. White classic, Stuart Little, where every word is signed as well as spoken, creating a magical blend of both languages. See the little mouse, born to real human parents in New York City enjoying 11:45am. adventures in Central Park, at Lycian Centre For info & tickets to both children’;s on Friday, March 23rd.at 9:45am and shows. call 845-469-2287. 1970s and '80s. The show boasts Blues Brothers staples like She Caught The Katy, Shake A Tail Feather , Minnie The Moocher, Sweet Home Chicago , Messin' With The Kid, Rubber Biscuit, Soul Man, I Can't Turn You Loose and a host of other tunes from the five popular albums recorded by Belushi and Aykroyd. A band of crack blues musicians and singers from the U.S. and Canada perform the music with all the soul, skill and playfulness of the original Blues Brother Band while Catania and Lafferty command center stage as Jake and Elwood.

Judith Belushi has been a hands-on member of the show's creative team, providing approval of scenic and costume designs and participating to the selection of key production personnel. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Lycian Centre Box Office, calling 845-4692287, Tuesday through Saturday or anytime on the web at www.LycianCentre.com. Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art professional theatre committed to bringing high-quality cultural and entertainment events to the residents of the Mid-Hudson region.

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Destination...................................................................................................... Although her mom, Dee Wright: Teacher, Dancer, Director, Choreographer City. warned, "You're not ready!"

On the 23rd of March, the New Rose Theatre will present Peter Pan Ballet under the disciplined and proficient hand of Dee Tabitha Wright. The narrative, of course, is the child of J.M. Barrie. His 1904 play is a classic that thrives on interpretations across and around the planet. For thematically, who in that audience can resist the temptation to remain forever a child, live in place called ‘Neverneverland’ as a lost boy with the ability to fly, play with fairies and escape the deadly grasp of a one-handed, treacherous pirate, appropriately named Hook? The influence and natural appeal of such a life has had the effect of creating a psychological disorder interestingly called the Peter Pan Syndrome (PPS). It should be noted that PPS is not a medically accepted term. But, the term was coined by pop psychology author Dan Kiley in his book Peter Pan Syndrome: Men Who Have Never Grown Up. To provide equal time and avoid legitimate critics, there exists another publication by the same author: The Wendy Dilemma: When Women Stop Mothering Their Men. Growing up in the world of dance and theatre is a reality encountered by teacher, choreographer and director Dee Wright. She's

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Dee Tabitha Wright

confronted and knows the truth: There is no Neverneverland! As a confident, well-trained dancer, filled with seeds of enthusiasm and a work ethic designed to nurture those seeds with arduous tasks and ol' fashioned perspiration, Dee left her home and family in Walden and set her compass for the bright lights and theatre of New York

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Amanda, sternly is sing." Dee recalls exclaiming to mom, "I am a dancer first! I am not a singer. I can sing Audition followed audition followed by enough to do musical theatre, but I am not a practice and more practice, classes at the singer." At the theatre, the production's musical Broadway Dance Center plus work as a director called her aside and asked, "Do you restaurant hostess. After two years of work and want this job? Then sing like you want it!" She call backs, Dee conceded, "Mom was right. I am sang one more time and left the eighth audition not ready." After a period just shy of three years with a bowed head, took the subway to Grand and a month after her twenty-first birthday, Dee Central and as she approached her gate her cell was finally selected for a part in the show Play rang. While standing on the platform she was On. At the conclusion of the show's short run, told by her agent that she landed the part in Aida Dee returned to the world of auditions, short and had to leave in the morning to catch the commercials and a bit on Saturday Night Live, seventeen-truck road show. Dee toured with and finally landed a part in the musical The Wiz, Aida for two and one-half years. It was here she which lasted for a period of only three months. learned the ropes, the reality and complexities Beginning to feel discouraged, Dee recalls of musical theatre. saying to her mom, "Maybe I don't want to do Since this time Dee has been a teacher of this anymore." Although now sensing the dance (ballet, jazz), at the Hudson Valley shadows of dampened enthusiasm, Dee's Conservatory of Fine Arts and director and auditions were beginning to attract attention and choreographer at the New Rose Theatre in she received eight call backs for Disney's First Walden. Her current project is a revised National Tour of Aida. While teaching at the adaptation of the classic Peter Pan. A Hudson Valley Conservatory of Fine Arts she production "...that celebrates the joy of received her eighth call back. It was in storytelling and the power of imagination December of 2001, a mere three months through dance." Opening night is Friday, March following that tragic day. She recalls a member 23, with matinee performances on Saturdays of the production's creative team's telephone and Sundays. See the New Rose advertisement call, "You don't have to dance; all you have to do on page 9 for additional information.


........................................................................................................Walden Charles Dickens: Literary “Superstar”

In the town of London, England, February 7, 1812 Charles Dickens became a subject of the British Crown. He was one of eight children and despite the fact that he had little formal education, he became one of the most widely read storytellers in the English language. Dickens' works attracted instant fame and today they remain as literary classics, e.g., David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. Recently the Morgan Library & Museum in NYC, which houses the largest collection of manuscripts and letters of Dickens in the United States, celebrated the Dickens' bicentennial by labeling Dickens as "Britain's first true literary superstar." Not one to be shadowed by noted literati of the Big Apple to the south, the capable and always relevant Ginny Neidermeier of Walden's Josephine-Louise Public Library has arranged a local celebration of celebrity, Charles Dickens. On Wednesday the 21st of March, the lecturer, teacher and provocateur Mr. Kevin Mc Fadden is scheduled to present and promote a stimulating discussion on one of Dickens' most widely read novels, considered

Interesting from the literary point and bound to spur discussion is Dickens' utilization of two narrators. One, unnamed omniscient narrator and the other, Esther a character speaking in the first person. Dickens was also known as an actor as well as a writer. A recent publication, A Tale of Two Centuries: Charles Dickens Turns 200, by Tom Vitale states, "When he was working at his desk, he'd get up, go over to a mirror, act out his characters' lines, and then go back to his desk to write them down." The popularity of Dickens and especially

Bleak House is reflected by recent adaptations for screen: A BBC production in 2005 and another in 2009. Both were featured presentations on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Two hundred years after Charles Dickens' birth, National Public Radio's (NPR's) Weekend Edition Sunday reported "more than two-dozen works of Charles Dickens' fiction have never gone out of print." See the Josephine-Louise Library’s ad on Page 9 for more information on this event.

by many to be his "flawless" novel, Bleak House. Bleak House was originally published in popular monthly installments, twenty to be exact. Its pages are populated by numerous, tellall named characters, e.g., Krook, a device similar to the Shakespeare's Malvolio of Twelfth Night fame. There are plots, sub-plots and pertinent themes ranging from child abuse to imprudent sexual behavior. A blanket on these wrinkles is the opinion that the work stands as an indictment of the 19th-century British legal system, specifically the Court of Chancery, a court of equity infamous for its endless proceedings and delays.

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Destination...................................................Walden Walden Immigrant Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor by: J.A. Di Bello At the age of eighteen, Thomas Wilson Bradley, an immigrant to the United States and Walden, volunteered and entered the U.S. Army as a private. He was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the 124th Infantry, aka The Orange Blossoms. During the Battle of Chancellorsville, 3 May 1863, he "...volunteered in response to a call and alone, in the face of a heavy fire

of musketry and canister, went and procured ammunition for the use of his comrades." He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions under enemy fire. The Village of Walden will pay tribute to its immigrant son and hero, March 31, at 1:00pm in the Wallkill Valley Cemetery 1011 State Route 52. Phone 845-778-5024. March 31 is officially designated Col. Bradley Day.

Thomas W. Bradley (1844-1920)

Walden calendar sponsored by Walden Business Association

Book Discussion

Recreation

“Bleak House” Charles Dickens w.Kevin McFadden Josephine-Louise Library, Mar 21, 7pm

Chess Club Mondays, 6pm-8pm Chess Club Saturdays, 10am-2pm Scrabble Club Thursdays 6pm-8pm Knitting Group Feb 23, 6:30pm Josephine-Louise Library

Lecture “Sustainable Garden Practices” Josephine-Louise Library, Mar 24, 6:30pm

Music Sock Hop Final Concert Vocal Performance Class NY School of Music, Mar 10, 5pm

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Colonel Bradley Day 1pm Local History Day 2pm Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Mar 31

Theatre - Dance “Peter Pan” New Rose Theatre, Mar 23-Apr 1

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Magic Tree Story Time 5yrs and up Mar 27, 6:30pm Josephine-Louise Library

Oral Interpretation Spotlight on "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss Guest Reader: June Garcia Josephine-Louise Library, Mar 2, 4:30pm


Destination............................................................................Ellenville

Madera Music Comes to Shadowland

Hole in Wall Concert & Clinic

Vic Juris

Don Miller Madera Vox

photo by Paul Pollito

They’ve played Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall Corea. and Merkin Hall in NYC. “Make no mistake,” their promo states, They’re high-brow and low-brow, riveting “oboe, bassoon, piano, percussion and voice audiences with most unusual programming. is an unusual configuration. At core, there is They are oboist Allison Rubin Bitz, a classical foundation, but what is launched soprano Kelly Ellenwood, percussionist from there takes off into uncharted territory. Dave Gluck, bassoonist Cornelia McGiver “Our unique array of instruments and blend and pianist Sylvia Buccelli. of timbres clamor for an equally distinctive They are Madera Vox, a Beacon-based choice of repertoire. It is no coincidence that indie-classical quintet, and as part of the Madera Vox has gravitated towards expansion of Shadowland Theatre’s programming the music of composers whose programming, they will arrive in Ellenville on creative paths are unconventional and/or March 3 at 8:00pm with a unique program whose music is intensely coloristic.” of music by composers of whom you have Shadowland Theatre is located at 157 Canal probably never heard: Peter Hope, Libby Street. Larsen, David Gluck, Kelly Ellenwood, in For further information phone the theatre addition to music by Kurt Weill and Chick at: 845-647-5511. ellenville calendar

Hole in the Wall Music is featuring a concert and guitar clinic featuring legendary jazz guitar great Vic Juris with the Don Miller Trio, guitarists Don Miller, Charles Curtis and Michael J. Schumacher. Juris is one of the greatest guitar improvisers of the last 30 years, known for his compositions and his "band chemistry" and for his beautiful and fluid lines and dazzling technique. Bassist/Composer Miller has gathered priceless experience that far exceeds his years, performing with many of the finest

Artists in Jazz. With much formal study and the experience in many styles of music he set out to hone his chops in Jazz under the tutelage of some. of its very creators. His six books, Donald Miller Guitar Ensemble Series is a much touted addition to the guitar repertory. His Baroque Music volume offers level one, fingerstyle or flatpicking guitar ensemble settings representing outstanding selections from the Baroque repertoire. The concert and clinic take place on Sunday, March 18 from 3:00pm-6:00pm at 166 Canal Street. Advance reservations are highly recommended. For information call: 845-399-6383. Do not miss this jazz infused event!

sponsored by Hole In The Wall Music & Matthews Pharmacy

Cinema “Rio Grande” & Matinee Shorts Shadowland Theatre, Mar 17, 2pm

Exhibits Hudson Valley 2012 Seed Pack artwork Aroma Thyme Bistro, thru Mar 27

Music Madera Vox indie-classical Shadowland Theatre, Mar 3, 8pm Bryan Gordon folk Mar 3, 8pm Jazz Trio Thursdays, 8pm-11pm Aroma Thyme Bistro Vic Juris & The Don Miller Trio jazz Hole in the Wall, Mar 18, 3pm-6pm

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Destination...................................................................................................... WAA Introduces “Water / Reflections”

And the Winner is...

The winner of Consignium's Winterfest Cookie Monster Raffle was Patti Anderson (left). Here she is with owner of Consignium, Sharon McKane. Congratulations Patti! Art work by Cynthia Hall

“La Mansion”: by Janet Campbell

“Water/Reflections” is the theme of an art exhibit presented by members of the Wurtsboro Art Alliance (WAA). The exhibit will be on view at the WAA Gallery from March 24 through April 22. There will be an opening reception, free and open to the public on March 24 from 2:00pm - 6:00pm. The WAA Gallery is located at 73 Sullivan

Street and is open Saturdays and Sundays from Noon - 4:00pm or by appointment. The WAA is a non-profit community arts group founded in 2006 to encourage and promote art and artists from the regional area. Inquiries and new members are always welcome! Email info@waagallery.org or visit the website at: www.waagallery.org.

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Wurtsboro calendar sponsored by Consignium

Exhibits “Water/Reflections” Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Mar 24-Apr 22

Music - Broadway-Pop-Opera-Operetta Broadway Concerts Direct Mar 17, 8pm Wurtsboro Community Church

Recreation St Pat’s Dinner, Mar 17, 6:30pm American Legion Pine Street. Call before sellout. John 845.888 4958 or Bob 845.361 5866


...............................................................................................Wurtsboro Verse is Better

They Write the Verses, They Write the Verses...They Sing the Verses, They Sing the Verses!

Lorenz Hart

Cole Porter

Oscar Hammerstein II

by Derek Leet The foundation of Tin Pan Alley and Golden Age Broadway popular songs is the "verse" and "refrain a/k/a chorus". Each verse usually employs the same melody (possibly with some slight modifications), while the lyrics usually change for each verse. The refrain usually consists of a melodic and lyrical phrase which is repeated. In popular music, a verse roughly corresponds with a poetic stanza. When two or more sections of the song have basically identical music and different lyrics, each section is considered one verse.

Ira Gershwin

Sheldon Harnick

These masters took great pains to create poetic, humorous, clever and character-driven verses. To disregard their work when performing a song is a slap in the face to their talents, and a slap in the face to an audience savvy enough to appreciate the raison d’etre of verses. “Behold the way our fine feathered friend his virtue doth parade. Thou knowest not my dim-witted friend the picture thou hast made.....” (My Funny Valentine - Hart). “Old man sunshine, listen you, never tell me dreams come true. Just try it, and I'll start a riot. Beatrice Fairfax don't you dare Ever tell me he will care, I'm certain, it's the final curtain.” (But Not For Me - Gershwin).

“I feel a sudden urge to sing the kind of ditty that invokes the spring. So, control your desire to curse while I crucify the verse. This verse I've started seems to me the Sara Rice "Tin Pan-tithesis" of melody. So to spare you all the pain, I'll skip the darn thing and sing the refrain.” (It’s De-Lovely - Porter). “He was utterly dissolute, sensual, Sue Matsuki wicked and sly. She was utterly virtuous, virginal sheltered and shy. He was aflame with primitive lust and so he vowed that have her he must, this malicious old, vicious old, lecherous, treacherous guy” (The Picture of Happiness - Harnick. Once a month, producer John Hiller brings performers from Broadway and opera to Wurtsboro for his Broadway Concerts Direct series. These polished professionals

ALWAYS sing the verses to ALL their songs - and especially love the verses of the post Golden Age and very prolific, Steven Sondheim. Rich Flanders March Comes In Like a Lion (taken from Oscar Hammerstein II’s verse to June is Bustin’ Out All Over) is the theme of these Broadway performers’ next outing in Joanna Wurtsboro on March 17 Morton Gary at 8:00pm in the Wurtsboro Community Church, 134 Sullivan Street. Performers include Rich Flanders, Rob Gardner, Joanna Morton Gary, Sue Matsuki, Janice Meyerson, Mark Planner, David Vernon and co-producer Sarah Rice. Eric Sedgwick will be at the piano Call 845-888-2798 for reservations.

Sergio Militello at West Point Sergio Militello is one of the most interesting musicians on the international scene, a composer, choirmaster, concert performer and teacher, the Choirmaster and Principal Organist of the magnificient and great Florence Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore. Militello will perform on on the West Point Cadet Chapel pipe organ. According to the area’s expert in these matters, cellist, organist and musicologist Gordon Shacklett, “the West Point organ’s reputation is the largest working organ in a church anywhere in the world with over 23,500 pipes in a splendid cathedral sanctuary measuring over 200 feet long. The organ pipes fill the space from the massive six-tier galleries

in the front to the horizontal trumpets in the back. The organ I play at Calvary Presbyterian in Newburgh, according to my last count, has a Sergio Militello total of 2406 pipes, a mere 10% of what is in "The Mighty MÖLLER" at West Point! The March 4 at 3:00pm organ recital is free and open to the general public. A freewill offering will be accepted. For more information, call Craig Williams at 845-938-7352. March 2012

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Below Legal Age But Well Above Average

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by Tina Piaquadio Five young rock stars in the making, ages twelve to fourteen, can "hold their own" among the seasoned musicians on the local circuit. They call themselves Well Above Average and certainly aspire to be just that. They recently formed in January of 2012 as a cover band, but they have found themselves writing some original songs along the way. The boys' style as a whole leans toward rock, but their individual influences vary. For example, lead vocalist Matt Barbookles, age twelve, says his strongest influence comes from the likes of Eminem and Bruno Mars. Matt started singing around age nine. He prefers pop music and enjoys covering artists like Cee Lo Green. Vincent DeCarlo, bass player of age fourteen with about three years of experience, finds his inspiration from artists such as Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan, Stevie Vai and Joe Satriani. Vincent didn't expect to become a live performer when he first took up the bass, but connecting with other musicians at Rock Camp at Walden’s New York School of Music changed that for him. Blues and classic rock are at the core of guitar player Matt Kocienda's influences. Now at age thirteen, Matt says knew he wanted to be a guitarist after seeing a live performance of BB

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King and Buddy Guy a few years ago. His favorite song to cover is Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses, especially the guitar solos. Twelve year old keyboardist Ben Kohn is an admirer of Billy Joel and Bob Seger. He has been playing the keys since age nine and enjoys covering Kid Rock's All Summer Long, because it showcases all of the band members' abilities. Drummer Kevin Lutz, age twelve, started the drums very young, but began formal lessons at age nine. He is strongly influenced by drummer Jason Bittner. Kevin also attended Rock Camp. At the end of the program the musicians get to play live, and it was then that he realized how much he loved performing. He is a true metal

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head and loves covering songs like Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold. Well Above Average also plays songs from Journey, Foster the People and Bruno Mars. They are currently writing some originals, including Stale Chips Blues and What Happened to You. As for their future, Kevin will be satisfied with, "…have(ing) a Platinum record, and to be so famous that people are getting Well Above Average tattoos." They are playing at Pat Tarsio Lanes in Newburgh on March 25, 1:00pm-4:00pm. www.facebook.com/#!/wellaboveaverage.

“Bolting Poppies” by Jane Koeck

The North East Watercolor Society 2012 Members’ Show is on exhibit in Orange Hall Galleries, SUNY Orange in Middletown through March 24. Quality is the word to describe the nearly 100 paintings in the exhibit. Works include still lifes, land and seascapes, portraits, and semi-abstracts. The exhibit is presented by Cultural Affairs. For more information call 845-341-4891.


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