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Welcome back from the Pandemic: Greenwood Lake Theater. New Rose Theatre in Walden. Hudson Valley Folk Guild in Rock Tavern.
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Highlights of the Month: Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Bethel.
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Kudos to: Newburgh Performing Arts Academy for expanding their roster with acting classes for adults. Four Seasons Chorale in Port Jervis for combining choral songs with African Drumming & Dance. In This Issue:
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North East Watercolor Society Celebrates 50 Years! Reception on Feb. 26
It’s time to celebrate! Come and view the North East Watercolor Society (NEWS) paintings and enjoy the 50th anniversary reception in Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange on February 26 from 1:00pm-4:15pm. Pianist Geoff Hamburg will start the afternoon event off at 1:00pm by playing “upbeat tunes with a party theme” interspersed with classical and contemporary pieces - many composed by him. Then, at 2:30pm, awards juror Maryann Burton begins her free hour and a quarter art demonstration, The Value of Value. In addition, a separate solo show of her works is on display in the Orange Hall Gallery Fringe. Awards and party follow from 3:45pm-4:15pm (Two opportunities to watch Maryann await you. As mentioned above and then, on March 9 from 5:15pm-7:45pm she will do a hands-on master class in the Gallery during which attendees get individual and group help from her after
she has given introductory explanation and demo. Art materials for participants will be provided. The topic is Using Values in Watercolor. No registration required - just come!)
Enter Orange Hall Gallery and behold! You will be in the midst of 77 paintings of the NEWS 2023 Members’ Show. And you are drawn straight back to the Fringe wall where twenty paintings of Burton’s are installed in a solo show.
It’s my world. Welcome to it is a splendid array of Burton’s transparent watercolors. A few have been painted on Yupo paper which is slippery and gives a different effect. Her specialty is cityscapes of Manhattan although she enjoys painting quiet country scenes in New York and out-of-the-way spots at the Jersey shore. Her technique is fascinating as its loose use of the medium still allows creation of very recognizable structures.
“Creating a painting is an adventure that begins with how I perceive the world around me,” she states. “Inspiration, many times, comes from the play of light, how it creates and dissipates color, and whether it is absorbed or reflected. This imparts mood and atmosphere, a sense of time and place. It is a challenge to express these effects on paper. The flow, spontaneity, and feel of painting with transparent watercolor thrills me. The unpredictability of the medium is part of the fun. Whether evoking a feeling or a memory, bringing someone a sense of peace or joy, or reminding them of a familiar time or place, I like to make an emotional connection through my work.” Burton’s solo show is available for viewing through March 9
From its inception as an art organization in 1973, the aim of NEWS was “The Promotion and Preservation of Watercolor Painting.” And this year,
2023, marks a golden milestone: the 50th anniversary. In all, forty-six members’ works are on display which includes still lifes, portraits, genre paintings, and land and seascapes, in styles from photorealistic to semi-abstracts with loose to detailed variations.
The NEWS 2023 Members’ Show is on display until March 17. This entirely in-person show exemplifies the highest standard of technical and creative quality in the water medium.
Free parking is at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, (GPS: 24 Grandview Ave.) on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange. For additional information, call Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Curtains” Go Up at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, March 24 & 25
Curtains is a musical mystery comedy with a book by Rupert Holmes, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander (their last musical), with additional lyrics by Kander and Holmes.
Based on the original book and concept of the same name by Peter Stone, the musical is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots, set in 1959 Boston, Massachusettes and follows the fallout when Jessica Cranshaw, the supremely untalented star of Robbin’
Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan, to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens without getting killed himself.
Cioffi also dreams of being in musical theater.
The musical opened on Broadway in 2007, and garnered eight Tony Award nominations, with David Hyde Pierce winning the award for “Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical” for the character of
Lt. Frank Cioffi, who critic Ben Brantley called “the best damn musical theatre character since Mama Rose in Gypsy!”
Packed with glorious tunes and a witty, charming script filled with delightful characters, Curtains, a hilarious journey for both performers and the audience, is at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 231 Creamery Pond Road, Chester, on March 24 & 25
For tickets and more information visit: www.sugarloafpacny.com
Campbell Hall: Music for Humanity’s 149th Free Concert
Finley has been writing and playing her songs for over four decades. Her sound is recognizable by her clear, expressive voice and intricate, unique acoustic guitar style. Her signature writing style showcases lyrics that portray her musings and inspection of the ordinary.
They have been said to reflect her studies of contemporary English poetry. These ideas she puts to music that is varied, one song to the next, by a full spectrum of moods and grooves.
Jerry Mitnick: “My musical journey has taken me down miles of many wonderful roads, meeting
wonderful people, playing music with great players, through lifetimes of unforgettable memories. I am thankful for every one along the way.”
Kathy Moran accompanies her beautiful, clear voice on guitar as she sings her finely crafted songs. Her memorable stories
and ballads will touch your heart and tickle your funny bone.
“Join us for our 149th Free Performance Night to share their music, both covers and originals,” said Music for Humanity’s Barry Adelman. “It will be another great evening of music. If you enjoy listening to great music in a small intimate setting (room for about 50 people) you’ll love this event we’ve been hosting for over 12 years every 3rd Saturday of the month at Noble Coffee Roasters, 3020 Route 207, Campbell Hall on March 18 at 7:30pm.”
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“West Side Story BC” by Maryann Burton
Best in Show: “Baskets and Jars” by Chito Delos Santos
Excellence Award: “Almost Home” by Alexis Lavine
Elaine M. Garvin Memorial Award: “October Day” by Valerie Taggert
Broadway production of “Curtains”
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Pirates, Lost Boys, Fairies & Warriors
The New Rose Theatre is proud to return to Neverland with one of it’s most beloved works, Peter Pan, directed and choreographed by Dee Wright-Kelly. Dee grew up training in ballet, jazz and tap and has gone on to perform in regional productions of Play On!, The Wiz, All my Sons, Raisin in the Sun, and made her Broadway debut in the First National tour of Disney’s Aida. Her TV credits include SNL and VH1 Divas Live. She is also an original company member of Valley Contemporary Dance Company under the direction of Paige Cummings, a proud member of the Actors Equity Association, and the Director of Hudson Valley Conservatory’s (HVC) Pre Professional Dance Program. Originally performed in 2004, Dee’s Peter Pan has become a fan favorite in the community, celebrating the magic and wonder of the classic story told
Talk: Historic Port Jervis Lynching
through dance. This family friendly contemporary ballet will have you on the edge of your seat and leave you believing in fairies and the power of happy thoughts!
Don’t miss your chance to experience Peter Pan with a cast of over 30 dancer/actors and HVC students including Keely Wright as Captain Hook, Lauren Tuck as Peter Pan, Arianna Santana as Wendy, Audrey Tuck as Michael, Aidan Roberts as John, Grace Salsbury as Smee, and Isabella Curz as Tinker Bell. And, of course, Pirates, Lost Boys, Fairies, Warriors and Sprites! Oh My!
Experience the magic and adventure from March 3-12, at the New Rose Theatre, 35 East Main Street, Walden. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com or by calling 845-778-2478, or emailing email@example.com.
On the evening of June 2, 1892, a frenzied mob dragged Robert Lewis nearly a half a mile through the streets of Port Jervis, before hanging him from the limb of a tree.
Lewis, an African American, was no stranger to the village; he had lived and worked in Port Jervis all his life. But on that fateful night, Lewis stood accused of brutally raping a young, white woman named Lena McMahon, and for that he would suffer an ignominious death. Local authorities and civic leaders were powerless to stop the raging mob, and, despite the large number of witnesses present, nobody was ever held accountable for his murder.
130 years later the complete story of the lynching is told. Was Lewis set up to commit the crime? Who instigated the mob? Why wasn’t anyone held accountable? Author Michael J. Worden has spent years researching the details of the case, uncovering court documents that haven’t been seen in 130 years, and tracking down the ultimate fate of Lena McMahon.
Worden is a retired law enforcement officer, and researcher/author of historical true crimes. His twenty-two years of experience as a police officer, including 9-plus years as a detective, gives him a unique approach to the subject.
Worden explores each case from a 360degree perspective, looking at the events surrounding the crime, the crime scenes and evidence, the aftermath and legal proceedings, and the people involved. He is a meticulous researcher with an obsessive drive to obtain as much primary source material and documentation as possible for each case. For the lynching book, Michael used a total of 635 sources in order to tell the complete story, including some never before seen court records.
Worden, who serves as the Deerpark Town Historian and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Minisink Valley Historical Society, will present Local History: Lynched by a Mob on March 11 at 1:00pm at the Mamakating Environmental Education Center, 762 South Road, Wurtsboro.
Call to register: 845-644-5014.
GRIT: “Figures - Burden - Loneliness”
Figures - Burden - Loneliness is a remarkable exhibit featuring three artists working in three different disciplines: photography, sculpture and painting.
“My new sculptures reflect my varied life experiences. No longer predominantly abstract in design, they show my fascination with words and color as well as the human figure. Moreover, my experience as a builder informs each piece with an intimate awareness of how material and form interact in mysterious and sometimes astounding ways.”
Beasts of Burden
David Lionheart has continued his pursuit of creating larger than life subjects through mixed media and rugged textures,
carefully sculpting impressions made by the wild nature appreciated in his life. To see them and to touch them is to understand them.
Photographer David Patiño specializes in portraiture and prosaic scenes.
He creates images that are accessible for all, images
that examine the irony of loneliness in a densely populated world. While his work can be enjoyed simply as color and composition, it also explores the desire to be recognized in modern society. Patiño’s work finds beauty in the mundane; it demands reverie. Most importantly, it triggers pause, if only for just a moment.
The show runs weekends, March 4 to April 30 at GRIT Gallery, 115 Broadway, Newburgh. The reception is on March 4, from 5:00pm-8:00pm featuring a live acoustic music performance by Sean Tobin, and award-winning local wine maker Kristop Brown with his Hudson Valley Wine presentation.
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Michael J. Worden
Physical Abstraction by M. Shuman
“Market & Magnolia” by D. Patino
“I Understand You” by D. Lionheart
Peter Pan’s fairies “flying”
Keely Wright as “Captain Hook”
Sullivan: Fierstein’s “Casa Valentina”
Nestled in the Catskills - 1962’s land of dirty dancing and Borscht Belt comedy - an inconspicuous bungalow colony catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and acting as women.
These white-collar professionals would discreetly escape their families to spend their weekends safely inhabiting their chosen female alter-egos. But given the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, the members of this sorority had to decide whether the freedom gained by openness was worth the risk of personal ruin.
Based on real events and infused with Harvey Fierstein’s trademark wit, this moving and delightfully entertaining work offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of “self-made women” as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden.
Harvey Fierstein is a four-time Tony Award-winning writer and actor. In 1983, he received two Tonys for writing and starring in Torch Song Trilogy, received a third Tony in 1984 for writing La Cage
aux Folle, and another in 2003 for Best Actor in Hairspray. Film audiences know him best for his scene-stealing antics in Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day. He has made numerous TV appearances, and wrote the book for Kinky Boots, which won the 2013 Tony for “Best Musical.”
A Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award winner, Casa Valentina is SUNY Sullivan’s contemporary play offering for its 2022-2023 Sueñito (Little Dream) Season.
“The pandemic proved to us that what is important in our lives is our families and our community. To celebrate this lesson we are producing shows that focus on our sueñitos or our “little dreams” - the things that we strive for and the sanctuaries we create in our homes and our communities,” said SUNY Sullivan’s Associate Professor of Theater and Speech, Jessica Barkl.
Casa Valentina, directed by Nick López, will be performed at the Seelig Theatre, 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake, weekends, March 3-11 Tickets at the door.
RBG Comes to SLPAC, March 5
In the play, All Things Equal, The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Rupert Holmes, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also known as RBG, welcomes a friend of the family to her cozy chambers to convey, over the course of ninety fascinating and often funny minutes, a sense of her life and its many trials: losing her mother the day before she graduated as valedictorian of her Brooklyn high school...being one of only nine young women studying law at Harvard while also raising a daughter and helping her husband battle cancer... fighting for women’s rights in the 1970’s before condescending all-male courts... and taking courageous stands for human rights as a voice of reason amid a splintering and increasingly politicized Supreme Court.
by Everett Raymond Kinstler
David Goldstein, better known as Rupert Holmes, (nee David Goldstein) is a composer, singersongwriter, dramatist and author. He is widely known for the hit singles Escape (The Piña Colada Song) (1979) and Him (1980). He is also known for his musicals, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which earned him two Tony Awards, and Curtains (see page 3), and for his television series Remember WENN
An evening with a great and compassionate icon of straight-thinking American justice emerges: an RBG who is not only “notorious” but victorious as she takes a stand for ordinary people facing the many challenges of a changing
“In creating this play about her richlylived life and hard-fought struggles, I came to ever more deeply marvel at [Ginsburg’s] strength, tenacity, sly wit, and compassion,” Holmes said recently. “All Things Equal offers each of us the chance to better know this woman, her yearning for equality, and her love for this nation’s precious institutions: Ruth... Justice...and the American way.”
Holmes’ play will be performed on March 5 at 6:00pm at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 231 Creamery Pond Road, Chester.
For tickets: www.sugarloafpacny.com
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SUNY Sullivan thespians rehearse for “Casa Valentina”
Three Masterworks in Montgomery Photography Salon
The versatile Korean American violinist/violist Ye-jin Han has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, and Europe extensively and has been praised for her “pure, expressive tone” and “effortless playing” at her Carnegie Hall debut.
Dr. Han has been prizewinner at many competitions, and is a former concertmaster of the Bergen Symphony Orchestra. She has developed “A Musician’s Journey” solo show, interwoven her life story and music together, and “Holistic approach to playing the violin” for avid violinists who are interested in mastering their violin with ease and joy.
Since her solo appearance with São Paulo Symphony Orchestra at age 16, Korean born pianist, Eun Ae Baik-Kim, has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in South America and the U.S. Her premiere compositions include a piano trio by Robert Pound and compositions by Dennis Ritz and Donovan Stoke, and she often participates as an adjudicator for competitions and music festivals.
Gabriel Fauré’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13 is considered one of the three masterpieces of his youth. The
sonata was dedicated to his close friend Paul Viardot, the brother of Marianne Viardot, with whom Fauré was in love. The premiere marked a turning point in his composing career at age 31. The work quickly found its way into the programmes of artists such as Benjamin Godard, Camille Saint-Saëns, Eugène Ysaÿe, Jacques Thibaud, George Enescu, Alfred Cortot and others. Writer Marcel Proust repeatedly paid tribute to the sonata in his novel, In Search of Lost Time.
Henryk Wieniawski’s Polonaise in A-major op. 21 is one of the last works he had composed, one version for violin and orchestra, and one for violin and piano. It is a typical virtuoso style piece, where the solo violin decisively plays a dominant
role. Only in the middle fragment the relationship between the two instruments is much better balanced.
The Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano by César Franck is one of his bestknown compositions, and is considered one of the finest sonatas for violin and piano ever written. It is an amalgam of his rich native harmonic language with the Classical traditions he valued highly, held together in a cyclic framework.
It is such a great piece of music that other (perhaps jealous?) musicians have adapted the violin part for viola, cello, double bass, flute (by Jean-Pierre Rampal), oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, tuba, theremin, organ with choir, violin and strings, violin and orchestra, and even as a piano duet. How many other classical works can claim that many adaptations?!
The Han/Baik-Kim Duo will perform these three beloved masterworks for the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series on March 12 at 3:00pm in the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street. Admission is free.
This concert series, founded by Howard & Judy Garrett, is made possible by the generous support of the Village of Montgomery
“The Highlands Arts Alliance Photographers’ Salon’s 2023 Yearly Contributor Photography Exhibition has ended and we celebrate the many talented artists that came together to showcase their photographic artwork,” said Karen Parashkevov, program founder and moderator.
The next Salon is on March 4 at 11:00am at the American Legion Hall, 134 Old State Road, Highland Falls. The topic-led discussion is Showcasing Your Photography followed by a share and critique of photos. More info can be found at: www.highlandsartsalliance. org/photographersalon.
“We look forward to the 2024 exhibition and encourage members and participants of the Photography Salon to participate. It’s never too soon to prepare!” added Karen.
Nutshell Hall: Saturday Nights in Lake Huntington
Event producer Zoot Damnit and Collabonation Productions have coined the ground floor of the Delaware Valley Opera Center as Nutshell Hall, in honor of the original name of that arts venue/location in Lake Huntington, previously known as the Nutshell Arts Center and now the Delaware Valley Opera Center.
After special Thanksgiving and Christmas events, they now have weekly performances every Saturday night.
March begins with Mystic Dead with Sage Clearing on March 4, followed by Cliff Westfall with Brewster & The
Jons on March 11 for an evening of electrified honky tonk.
New York-based country songwriter Cliff Westfall writes songs about heartache, loss, addiction - you know, funny songs. Or he can turn on a dime
and dive headlong into a sentimental weeper.
Squeaky Feet is an electrifying band guided by the infinite potential of musical improvisation. Its sonic diversity attracts listeners with all types of musical tastes. Whether it’s dance, trance, jazz-funk, progressive rock, or metal, Squeaky Feet delivers something for everybody. The band specializes in cerebral and stimulating compositions, accompanied by relentlessly intoxicating grooves.
Comprised of Colin Shore (guitar/vocals), Greg King (guitar), Jimmy Finnegan (bass/ vocals), Brian Keller (keyboards/sax/flute/ vocals), and Kevin D’Angelo (drums), Squeaky Feet with The Mushroom Cloud perform on March 18, followed by Peak with Lee Ross, psychedlic Indie Funk on March 25 Nutshell Hall is at 6692 Route 52, Lake Huntington. Doors open: 7:00pm Entertainment continues until 11:00pm.
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“Blowin’” by Karen Parashkevov
Colin Shore & Greg King of Squeaky Feet
Cliff Westfall performs on March 11
Ye-jin Han, violin & Eun Ae Baik-Kim, piano
Intensive Painting Workshop, Balmville
According to director Marguerite Meyerson, Riverside Art Workshops “offer small, intimate, and intensive workshops where you can get to know our artists personally, and you can actually see and participate in their demos from only a few feet away. Our contemporary, world renowned, professional artists can work with you individually for a wonderful learning experience that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
“We are happy to offer you art workshops in the comfort of our private studio, which has breathtaking, panoramic views of the Hudson River, with plein air instruction, daily demonstrations, a generous lunch menu to order, free wi-fi, and a welcome gift.”
Andy Evansen opens Riverside’s 2023 season with two sessions: March 26-28 and March 29-31, his third visit to Riverside Art Workshops.
Evansen has received several national and international awards during his career. His workshop will focus on using value studies to identify the large shapes in the scenery. “Large shapes provide the artist with opportunities for lost and found edges. We’ll move on to color paintings with a lot of individual help.
In order to loosen up, it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly. This class will give you the tools and confidence to do just that,” explained Meyerson.
“Because we keep the number of student to teacher ratio smaller, allowing for a better one-on-one experience, our workshops fill up quickly. In order to register, you’ll need to email us a copy of your Covid 19 vaccination records.”
For more information, call Marguerite at 845-787-4167 or email her at: MKMeyerson@gmail.com. See the ad on page 25 for the 2023 schedule.
The DVAA’s Salon Series is Back!
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) opens the doors of Krause Recital Hall for another enriching Salon Series. In the grand tradition of the “Salon,” DVAA invites the community to experience, learn, participate, and exchange ideas with artists, musicians, and storytellers.
DVAA Executive Director Ariel Shanberg shared, “There is such great dynamic energy in the Sullivan Catskills right now, and we are excited to have this year’s Salon Series feature unique creative voices from all corners of the county.”
On March 4, at 2:00pm, DVAA welcomes The Black Library. Co-founders and artists
Douglas Shindler and Michael Davis will host an artist talk to share The Black Library’s mission as they seek to celebrate Black culture and history by creating a collaborative, creative, and educational space for the residents of
On March 11, at 2:00pm, enjoy an afternoon of storytelling as DVAA welcomes Yarnslingers to the Salon. The program will celebrate Women’s History Month by presenting a selection of stories on the subject of “female.”
Always enlivening and never dull, Yarnslingers was founded in 2012 by writer/musician Ramona Jan who believes that “Everyone has a story...or two,” and encourages people from all walks of life to spin their spellbinding tales.
Other presentations feature Brea Souders with a live performative reading and discussion from her book, Another Online Pervert on March 18, and the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra on March 26 (see page 24).
DVAA is located at 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. Admission is free. Visit www.DelawareValleyArtsAlliance.org
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Work by Andy Evansen
Shindler & Davis: The Black Library
A few members of the Yarnslingers
Goshen Art League: “Greens of Spring” and League Trio Exhibit at Realtors
The Goshen Art League (GAL) will hold a reception for their currents exhibits at the Goshen Music Hall and Griffith Olivero Realtors on March 29 from 6:30pm-8:00pm
The public is invited to view the work of League artists at both locations which are directly across Main Street from each other. Refreshments will be served.
At their home gallery in the Goshen Music Hall (223 Main Street) the exhibit, Greens of Spring, showcases work inspired by the Spring season. The public is invited to view this show, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm or by appointment.
While across the street at Griffith Olivero Realtors (226 Main Street) the exhibit includes the works of three League members, Ciro Attardo, Nancy Reed Jones and Ginirose Sivilli
Sivilli commented, “I’m honored to be included in this three person show at Griffith Oliverio Realtors. I enjoy the surprise and spontaneity of painting in watercolor. The values and colors work
together to loosely interpret the emotion of the scene.”
While fellow exhibitor, Ciro Attardo, said he is “pleased to present my original oil paintings.” Among Ciro’s realistic style work, his popular Sicily series will be on display. His paintings are often inspired by travel and local landscapes.
The third represented artist, Nancy Reed Jones, creates work which mimics that of the romantic impressionists. She finds inspiration from painting beautiful local farms and landscapes en plein air.
The group show at Griffith Olivero Realtors will be on display through the end of March. The public is invited to
view their work Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm as well as Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am-3:00pm or by appointment.
Interested parties may also make individual by-appointment requests to
Exhibit: “Celebrating Black History”
In celebration of Black History Month, an exhibit by four local artists is on view in the Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange. The show, featuring a diverse variety of mediums, includes photographs, jewelry, handmade scarves, convoluted fold books, collages, mixed media on handmade paper, and acrylic paintings.
Entitled, Honoring Black History Month, the exhibit includes “depictions of our heritage and our interests” with artworks by Ronald Weathers, Mavis Alexander, Marie Perry-Edwards, and Oluwafiropo
Honoring Black History Month is an engaging show because visitors become acquainted with the artists through the individual works. Each grouping reveals something about the artist’s heritage as well as what each artist experiments with and focuses on.
Come and mingle with the artists at the reception on March 5 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. During the afternoon, music will be provided by Darius Beckford, pianist, who will play jazz
and contemporary selections some of which he has composed.
The exhibit is on view through March 24. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 8:00am-9:00pm and Friday: 8:00am5:00pm. Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets, (GPS: 73 First St.,) Newburgh where free parking is available in the college’s garage. www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs
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“Spring Chickens” by Pat MacDonald on display in “Greens of Spring” “Pick Flowers” by Jo Ann Johnson on display in “Greens of Spring”
“Shadow” by Eugenia Mitchell for “Greens of Spring” “Weeping Cherry at Twilight” by Monica Espitia for “Greens of Spring”
view the exhibit at the Goshen Music Hall during off-hours by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work by Ciro Attardo
Work by Nancy Reed Jones
Work by Ginirose Sivilli
“African Dancer” by Marie Perry-Edwards
“Girls’ Best Friend” by R. Weathers “African Man in Native Attire” by O. M. Ibitoye
Parting Glass Band’s 2023 Concerts
Since 2008, The Parting Glass band has played the songs we all know - love songs, hate songs, whiskey songs, death songs, life songs, boat songs, songs about adultery, songs about garbage men, songs about Dutch men, songs about suffering and green places across the ocean!
This family-band / Irish folk trio (and sometimes quartet), consists of Al Gessner, vocals, flute, peg-leg and button accordion (and proud owner of Al’s Music Shop in Port Jervis, see ad page 19), his wife, Patti Gessner serving up vocals, whistle, harmonica (along with some miscellaneous objects here and there!) and their son, Tom Gessner, who plays guitar and sings, too. Friends of the band, who sometimes perform along with them, are vocalists/guitarists Dylan Little and Kevin McComb
CANVAS might as well have created a calendar just for the band’s St. Patty’s Day gigs / celebrations, as there are
Kindred Spirits: “From Baroque to Rock”
quite a few. So, mark the following dates in your calendar, round up your friends, and catch The Parting Glass Band at the following locations!
March 5, at 4:30pm: Erie Hotel, 9 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis; March 12 at 5:00pm: BVH Sports Bar, 45 Yulan Road, Barryville;
March 17 at 3:00pm: Dimmick Inn, 101 E Harford Street, Milford, and...
March 17 at 8:00pm: Dad’s Change of Pace, 172 Pike Street, Port Jervis.
March 18 at 1:00pm: Sloatsburg Public Library, 1 Liberty Rock Road, March 19 at 1:00pm: Munger Cottage, 395 Hudson Street, Cornwall. And if that wasn’t enough for you and your friends, you can catch the band perform every Thursday night from 6:00pm-8:00pm at “the Hudson Valley’s Happiest Pub,” Loughrans Irish Pub, located at 10 Schoolhouse Road in Salisbury Mills.
Internationally celebrated violinist Alexander Markov has been hailed as one of the world’s most captivating and versatile musicians. Whether performing as a soloist with prestigious orchestras at major concert halls around the world or playing at sports arenas in front of 25,000 people at an NBA game on his gold electric violin, Markov always makes an instant connection with his audiences.
Lord Yehudi Menuhin has written, “He is without doubt one of the most brilliant and musical of violinists...Alexander Markov will certainly leave his mark on the music lovers of the world and in the annals of the violin virtuosi of our day.”
Markov’s reputation in the 19thcentury romantic virtuoso repertoire is second-to-none. One of the few violinists in the world who performs the entire set of the 24 Paganini Caprices in a single recital, he is featured in the internationally acclaimed film about great violinists, The Art of Violin, directed by Bruno Monsaingeon. In 2006, Warner released the long-awaited DVD of the 24 Paganini Caprices and it instantly became one of the best-selling classical DVD’s on Amazon.
Markov’s musical journey goes beyond
his work as a classical violin soloist. He has composed numerous compositions, combining genres of rock and classical, featuring a unique “gold” six-string electric violin. The vision of the project is to bridge the gap between rock and classical audiences and to attract young people who otherwise never go to a symphony.
On March 17 at 7:00pm at DingmanDelaware Middle School, Route 739, Dingmans Ferry, Markov will perform a program titled From Baroque to Rock. It includes music of Bach, Paganini, Massenet and Markov’s own works. He will be accompanied by pianist Heike Doerr and a group of Delaware Valley School District music students.
Attendance is free. Your donations both at the door or online are greatly appreciated. For more detailed information visit: www.kindredspiritsarts.org.
Presents: “One World: A Concert of Musical Connections” under the direction of Kathy Brink, accompanied by Seth Riehl, with Special Guests:
Kofi and Sankofa Drum & Dance Ensemble
Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 3:00PM
First Presbyterian Church, 60 Sussex Street, Port Jervis
Admission is FREE.
Donations gratefully accepted.
For more info: call 570-430-1755.
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Patti, Al & Tom of Parting Glass
Four Seasons Chorale of First Presbyterian Church
Two Solo Shows + One Group Show for Wallkill River Center for the Arts
Two upcoming solo shows being held at Wallkill River Center for the Arts (WRCA), Paper cut by Spider Graham and Fusion & Farrago: Painted Tangoes with Paper by Karen E. Gersch are widely different offerings, yet share a deep kinship. Each artist works in various media and across a wide spectrum of genres. Still, here they offer us respective cohesive collections of collages and mixed media pieces.
A founding member of the Big Apple Circus, among several other world known circuses, Karen E. Gersch was offered a scholarship to Pratt Institute at the age of sixteen. After earning a BFA with Honors, she embarked on a dual career of fine arts, illustration and performance arts - in circus, theater and dance.
When not touring the globe with stage and tented shows, her NYC Bowery loft served as a studio for her oil paintings and collages. “In between periods of performing and oil paintings, I’ve returned over and over to creating collages. They’ve evolved into a collaborative, organic process in which painting partners text, like a tango, in a tight embrace,” stated Gersch.
In contemplating this exhibit, WRCA Executive Director Sarah Fortner
Pierson explains, “I think Karen and Spider make an exciting combination of exhibits. Karen, a Montgomery resident is a longtime member of our organization and a fixture in the local art world while Spider is a recent transplant to Newburgh from New York whom I met during the Newburgh Open Studio Tour last year. They’re both working in mixed media and collage, but they use the medium in different and surprising ways.”
An abstract artist, Spider Graham’s work spans a wide range from cut paper designs to painting; fabric-based wall art to sculpture. He is self-taught and discovered art late in his career, initially as a quilt maker and more recently as a mixed media artist specializing in cut paper design and creations. He is also a painter, sculptor, and woodworker.
Graham explains, “I love to work
with paper because it offers flexibility and possibilities that other mediums can’t. One of the advantages of being an abstract artist is that I don’t fear ‘doing it wrong’. Sometimes the best approach is to start with a blank piece of paper or canvas and let the colors and forms direct you until you have something that evokes the right emotions.”
In addition to the two solo shows, WRCA’s third gallery space will feature a group show: Mixed Media & Collage “We were very pleased and somewhat surprised by the number of entries for this group show. The genre is a little bit out of our traditional scope of offerings and we didn’t know what the response to our call for submissions would bring. The work is varied, exciting, and high quality,” remarks Billy Noonan, chair of the curating committee.
Of the 111 entries, 17 works were
chosen and 15 artists are represented in the exhibit. The juror was Spider Graham, whose solo show Paper Cut will hang in the adjacent gallery. “It’s always challenging to look at the work of other artists and try to determine the significance and merit each piece offers,” said Graham. “Couple that with the reality of limited space to show off selected works, and you’re left with a sense of awe for just how much unrecognized talent is out there. It really is a humbling process.”
Artists from both exhibits will greet visitors at a free artists’ reception on March 11, from 3:00pm-5:00pm
The work is on view March 3 to April 30 at the WRCA, 232 Ward Street (Route 17K - parking in rear on Factory Street) Montgomery.
Dance/Cinema and Poetry at The Ritz
Safe Harbors of the Hudson’s Black History Family and Youth Festival continues through October. The festival, which is free and open to the public, features live music, dance performances, stand-up comedy, a DJ, and activities for people of all ages.
“We are thrilled to host the Black History Family and Youth Festival in our community,” said June Henley, Director of Programming at Safe Harbors. “This is an opportunity to celebrate and honor the contributions and achievements of Black people throughout history and to inspire the next generation of leaders and change-makers.”
In addition, to live performances, the festival will also include educational activities for children and families to learn about Black history and culture. There will be opportunities for attendees to participate in a variety of interactive activities.
Shaping Dance is an exploration of contemporary Black Dance and Art. This original film by artist/choreographer Ralph M’Vore (pictured) Safe Harbors’ first Artist-in-Residence, takes a deep
dive into the history and origin of popular dance and the creators who helped shape the world we live in today.
See the film on March 12 at 5:00pm Oftentimes, hope isn’t easy to come by or even to define. Yet, as 140+ Catholic Dominican Sisters, the Dominican Sisters of Hope, founded in 1995 from three communities in Newburgh, Ossining and Fall River, MA, have committed their lives to living and preaching the Gospel message of Hope.
“We can’t wait to share with you the ways that we bring Hope to it all,” states their mission. And one way they wish to share “hope” with you is through their support for the Festival’s Black Poet Exhibition, a night of poetry readings by local artists and creators celebrating Black poets with musical and dance accompaniment on March 25 at 7:30pm, also in Safe Harbors’ Lobby at the Ritz and part of M’Vore’s programming.
Admission is free to both events in the Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway, Newburgh.
For more Festival information visit www.safe-harbors.org.
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Work by Karen E. Gersch Work by Spider Graham
“Botanical Self Portrait” by Ward Lamb
Ilya’s Classical Giants at Orange Hall
Classical music is a constant source of creativity and beauty. Musicians worldwide grace concert halls with music written centuries gone by; yet, classical music is ever fresh and vibrant as younger generations play grand compositions nuanced to their interpretations.
Such is the case with pianist Ilya Yakushev who has played at SUNY Orange several times as well as large venues throughout the U.S., Mexico, and his beloved St. Petersburg, Russia. Not as young as when he first came to Orange Hall twenty years ago, he has enlarged his repertoire over those many years and plays with a fervor of excitement that engages his audiences and holds them from the first note of the chosen selections to the final of the encore.
Yakushev attended the RimskyKorsakov College of Music in St. Petersburg, and subsequently came to New York City to attend Mannes College of Music where he received BM and MM degrees while being mentored by the legendary pianist Vladimir Feltsman.
Mahavishnu Project 50th Anniversary
Yakushev states, “The ultimate purpose for every musician in my understanding and opinion is to be able to connect with the music...
[then] “I rely on my ‘instincts,’ which were developed the ‘right’ way by Feltsman.” A review in Life@ReadingEagle.com commented, “Yakushev, whose playing shares a spiritual quality with his mentor, Vladimir Feltsman, alternates power with a silken touch.”
Come to the William and Helen Richards Theatre in Orange Hall on March 11, at 7:00pm for an evening filled with the sounds of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Gershwin!
Tickets are priced at $5 (students free). Yakushev will also bring CDs along for your later enjoyment.
Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, (GPS: 24 Grandview Ave, Middletown) where free parking is available.
Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: 845-341-4891.
The Mahavishnu Project is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Birds of Fire - the second studio album by the Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds Of Fire remains on many lists as one of the greatest albums of the 1970s. Originally released on Columbia Records, it is the last studio album released by the original band line-up (see pic).
This performance will also pay tribute to the late great guitar genius Jeff Beck (1944-2023), with an additional set of Beck material. Beck was an English guitarist. He rose to prominence as a member of the rock band the Yardbirds, and afterwards founded and fronted the Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice. In 1975, he switched to an instrumental style with focus on an innovative sound, and his releases spanned genres and styles ranging from blues rock, hard rock, jazz fusion and a blend of guitar-rock
and electronica. He was ranked in the top five of Rolling Stone and other magazines’ lists rankings of the greatest guitarists.
The Mahavishnu Project is led by drummer Gregg Bendianwell-known for his work with Todd Rundgren, Pat Metheny, Nels Cline, and John Zorn. They are joined by Neil Alexander (NAIL, Rez Abbasi, The Machine) on keyboards, and Brian Mooney (Piktor’s Metamorphosis, Advent) on bass.
The Mahavishnu Project has recorded three criticallyacclaimed live albums and is still the only band of its kind to receive the endorsement of John McLaughlin and all the original members of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. They return on March 9 at 7:00pm to The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Phone: 845-236-7970.
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Ilya Yakushev - photo by Dean Sullivan
The Mahavishnu Orchestra
The Mahavishnu Project
Jeff Beck (1944-2023)
DiLeo’s Oscar Series in Milford
by Derek Leet
March is Oscar series at the Milford Theatre, and film historian John DiLeo will introduce four Oscar winning films in addition to a Q&A following each screening.
What do All About Eve, John Ford, Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman have in common?
What do Thelma Ritter, Victor McLaglen, writer James Agee & Angela Lansbury have in common?
The first group won oscars, the second group did not. And the March films are filled with other oscar winners in various categories and, not only nominated-losers in many categories, but also nonnominated GREAT acting performances such as Celeste Holm in All About Eve and Mildred Natwick in The Quiet Man Loser Lansbury is a real winner for her numerous careers. Career #1: her MGM years including her nominations for Gaslight and The Picture of Dorian Gray (and a great scene with Judy Garland in The Harvey Girls) Career #3: Her stagesuperstardom on Broadway and in
London. Career #4: Her stardom on TV. What about career #2? Called her “Mid-Career” (1952-1966) by many, Lansbury was not much recognized for her brilliant performances until she was nominated for The Manchurian Candidate in 1962, losing to Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker).
I would have nominated her for her roles in The Court Jester (1955), The Long, Hot Summer (1958), The Reluctant Debutante (1958), Season of Passion (1959), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) - in which she steals the movie in a scene with Dorothy McGuire, as she, Lansbury, does her, McGuire’s, fingernails in a salon LISTENING to McGuire speak about her husband, not knowing Lansbury is his mistress, WITHOUT SAYING A WORD!, All Fall Down (1962), In the Cool of the Day (1963), The World of Henry Orient (1964), Dear Heart (1964), Harlow (1965), and Mister Buddwing (1966).
See calendar page 13 for a list of the movies at the Milford Theatre, 14 E Catharine Street, Milford, Sundays at 4:00pm. For info: 570-300-5990.
Attention Actors! Here’s an Opportunity:
Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop is seeking actors for June 2023’s A Lovely Day to Kill Your Spouse, a comedy of a long-married couple seeking to do each other in.
Seeking: 2 males: 50ish and 2 females:
40ish. Also seeking stage manager, props person, set crew, & painters. Auditions are on March 11 & 12, Noon to 2:00pm at: Senior Center, Laurel Avenue, So. Fallsburg. Call Sally at 845-434-0209, or 845-798-8896 or email@example.com
sponsored by Alternative Counseling, Cornwall & Broadway Tailors, Newburgh
Anime (Dragon Ball) Club
Goshen Library, Mar 8 & 22, 5:30pm
St. James Camera Club St James Church, Goshen, 2nd Tuesday, 7pm
Crochet Club Milford Library, Feb 15, 1pm
Knit and Stitch Narrowsburg Library, Mondays, 6pm
Knit & Stitch Club Newburgh Library Town Branch, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6;30pm
Knitting & Crocheting “Knitwitz” Jeffersonville Library, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30pm
Knitting & Crocheting “Crochety Knitters” Liberty Library, Mondays, 1pm
Knitting Group Pine Bush Library, Feb 6, 1:30pm
Laurel & Hardy Sons of the Desert Int’l Org. www themtharhills org
MahJong Club Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Mondays, 9am-1pm
MahJong Club Wisner Library, Warwick, Tuesdays 10am
MahJong Club Liberty Library, Tuesdays, 10:15am
MahJong Club Highland Falls Library, Tuesdays, 1;30pm
MahJong Club Wallkill Library, Thursdays, 6pm
Narrowsburg Knitters Narrowsburg Library, Mondays 6pm
Needle Crafts Group Jeffersonville Library, Thursdays, 1pm
Scrabble Club Ellenville Library, Tuesday, 6pm
Scrabble Club Wisner Library, Warwick, Thursdays, 1pm
UFO Support Group Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1st Wednesday, 7pm
Woodland Weavers & Spinners Callicoon Library, Mar 14, 3pm
Wordle Club Goshen Library, First Thursday, 6pm
Children & TEenS Calendar
sponsored by Music on Market, Ellenville and Nesin Cultural Arts, Monticello
JLPL Josephine-Louise Library, Walden
MEEC Mamakating Environmental Education Center, Wurtsboro
PEEC Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.
Baby & Me infants-2 yrs Rushmore Library, Highland Mills, Mondays, 11am
Babytime infants up to 18 months Newburgh Library, Tuesdays, 10am
Books & Babies Story Time w/Miss Sophie Milford Library, Tuesdays, 10:30am
Family Storytime 8yrs & under Wallkill Library, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am
Shake, Rattle & Read 1-5yrs Newburgh Library, Tuesdays, 1pm
Toddler Time 18-36 months
Newburgh Library, Wednesdays, 10am
Rhymetime 12-35 months Florida Library, Wednesdays, 10:30am
Toddletime Goshen Library, Wednesdays 10:30am
Storytime in the Park outdoors Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Wednesdays, 10:30am
Baby Storytime Crawford Library, Monticello, Wednesdays, 10:30am
Preschool Storytime Crawford Library, Monticello, Wednesdays, 11am
Storytime preschool Liberty Library, Wednesdays, 11am
Preschool Storytime 3-5yrs ������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Thursdays, 10am
Storytime 3-5yrs Florida Library, Thursdays, 10:30am
Preschool Winter Storytimes Rushmore Library, Highland Mills, Fridays, 10am
Read and Play Newburgh Library, Fridays, 10am
Books & Babies Story Time w/Miss Sophie Dingman Branch Library, Fridays, 10:30am
Love My Library Storytime Goshen Library, Fridays, 11:00am
Storytime 1-5yrs Chester Library, Mar 1, 7, 8, 28 & 29, 10:30am
Family Storytime ���������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Mar 7, 14, 21, 9:30am & 10:30am
Chatterbooks Book Group grades K-2 Cornwall Library, Mar 8, 4:30pm
“Charming as a Verb” by Ben Philippe, teens Cornwall Library, Mar 13, 6:30pm
PJ Storytime Cornwall Library, Mar 15 & 29, 6:30pm
Book Break Book Group grades 3 & 4 Cornwall Library, Mar 16, 4:30pm
Readzza Readzza Book Group grades 5-8 Cornwall Library, Mar 23, 4:30pm
EntertainmenT & Recreation
Music with Mr. Matt multiple dates, Wisner Library, Warwick, 10:15am & 11:15am, FREE
Teen Movie First Saturday, Crawford Library, Monticello FREE
Knee-High Naturalists 2-5yrs Newburgh Library, Mar 2, 9 & 16, 1pm FREE
Dungeons & Dragons teens
“Magic! The Gathering Club” teens
Ecozone Discovery Room!
JLPL Mar 3 & 17, 5pm FREE
JLPL Mar 4 & 18, 2pm FREE
PEEC Mar 4 & 19, 1pm-4pm
Tail Waggin Tutor “Charlie” JLPL Mar 6, 5:30pm FREE
Anime (Dragon Ball) Club teens & adults Goshen Library, Mar 8 & 22, 5:30pm FREE
Lego Club Dingman Branch Library, Mar 9 & 23, 4:30pm
Saturday Matinee Drop-in Movie kids Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 11, 2pm FREE
“Strange World!” Disney film Florida Library, Mar 11, 2pm FREE
Drop In Lego Club JLPL Mar 14 & 28, 3:30pm FREE
Rock & Roll Playhouse “Music of Taylor Swift” City Winery, Montgomery, Mar 18, Noon
Books: Discussions / readings / Signings sponsored by Josephine-Louise Public Library, Walden
“Seven Days in June” by Tia Williams Newburgh, Library, Feb 28, 2pm
“Lavender House” by Lev A.C. Rosen Callicoon Library, Feb 28, 6pm
Booklovers Club Greenwood Lake Library, Feb 28, 6:15pm
“The Swerve: How the World Became Modern” by Stephen Greenblatt Cornwall Library, Mar 1, 4pm
Non-Fiction Book Group Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 2, 2pm
“Black Cake” by Charmaine Wilkerson Tuxedo Park Library, Mar 2, 7pm
“A Slow Fire Burning” by Paula Hawkins Florida Library, Mar 3, 1pm
“Local History: Lynched by a Mob” by/w/Michael Worden
Mamakating Environmental Education Center, Wurtsboro, Mar 4, 1pm
Tuesday Evening Book Group Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 7, 5:30pm
“The Island of Missing Trees” ����������������������������������������������� Ellenville, Library, Mar 8, 6pm
Novel Bunch Book Club Milford Library, Mar 9, 4pm
Chester Library Book Group Chester Library, Mar 13, 6:30pm
Dingman Branch Book Club Pike Library, Dingman, Mar 15, 3:30pm
“The Bat” by Jo Nesbo Cornwall Library, Mar 16, 2pm
Book Discussion Port Jervis Library, Mar 16, 2pm
“Another Online Pervert” by/w/Brea Souders DVAA Narrowsburg, Mar 18, 2pm
“Rescuing the Planet - Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth” by/w/Tony Hiss�������� Tuxedo Park Library, Mar 19, 3pm
“The Sentence” by Louise Erdrich Cornwall Library, Mar 22, 7pm
“Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Cornwall Library, Mar 23, 7pm
“The Borscht Belt; Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland” by/w/Marisa Scheinfield Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Mar 23, 6:30pm
“Cloud Cuckoo Land” by Anthony Doerr Wallkill Library, Mar 23, 6:30pm
“The Doctors Blackwell” by Janice P. Nimura ������������������ Newburgh Library, Mar 28, 2pm
Book Club Meeting Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Mar 30, 6:30pm
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Angela Lansbury in “Gaslight”...
...“The Picture of Dorian Gray”
“The Dark at the Top of the Stairs”
...The Manchurian Candidate”
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sponsored by Matthews Pharmacy, Ellenville; Endico Watercolors, Sugar Loaf; High Withers, Goshen; and Peggi’s Place, Cornwall
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Cinema Classics & Documentaries
“All About Eve” Bette Davis, intro + Q&A w/John DiLeo Milford Theatre, Mar 5, 4pm
“Where the Crawdads Sing” DaisyEdgar-Jones Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 6, 1pm FREE
“Ticket to Paradise” ���������������������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Mar 7, Noon FREE
“Shaping Dance” by Ralph M’Vore Ritz Lobby, Newburgh, Mar 12, 5pm FREE
“The Quiet Man” John Wayne, intro + Q&A w/John DiLeo Milford Theatre, Mar 12, 4pm
“Now, Voyager” Bette Davis Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 13, 1pm FREE
“Michael Collins” Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts Cornwall Library, Mar 13, 6pm FREE
“The African Queen” Hepburn, Bogart, intro + Q&A w/John DiLeo Milford Theatre, Mar 19, 4pm
“The Dig” Carey Mulligan Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 20, 1pm FREE
“Gaslight” Ingrid Bergman, intro + Q&A w/John DiLeo ������� Milford Theatre, Mar 26, 4pm
“Operation Mincemeat” Colin Firth Wisner Library, Warwick, Mar 27, 1pm FREE
“Sing Street” Ferdia Walsh-Peelo Cornwall Library, Mar 27, 6pm FREE
“Peter Pan” Dee Wright-Kelly, choreographer New Rose Theatre, Walden, Mar 3-12
“Shaping Dance” Black Contemporary Dance film Ritz Lobby, Newburgh, Mar 12, 5pm
Newburgh Free Library Back Door Books (sale) �������������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Montgomery Street Entrance, Mar 18, 10am-2pm
Farm Arts Collective April Fool’s Fête Catskill Provisions Distillery, Callicoon, April 1, 6:30pm
Music - Celtic (see also In-House Music, next column on right)
Sheridan Rúitín’s Seisiún Albert Wisner Library, Mar 2, 6:30pm FREE
The Hooley Shooters Newburgh Library, Mar 5, 2pm FREE
The Celtic Angels �������������������������������������������� Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Mar 11, 7pm
Parting Glass Band Sloatsburg Library, Mar 18, 1pm FREE
Parting Glass Band Cornwall Library, Munger Cottage, Mar 19, 1pm FREE
The Irish Tenors Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Mar 19, 8pm
Brian Conway fiddle Albert Wisner Library, Mar 26, 2pm
Music - Classical & CHorale
Hudson Valley Ebony Strings classical, etc. Wisner Library, Warwick, Feb 26, 2pm
Ilya Yakushev piano SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown, Mar 11, 7pm
Han-Baik Duo violin & piano, Greater Montgomery Chamber Music Montgomery Senior Center, Mar 12, 3pm FREE
Rebel Newburgh Chamber Music St George’s Church, Newburgh, Mar 12, 3pm
Alexander Markov violin classical & rock, Kindred Spirits Arts
Dingmans Delaware Middle School, Dingmans Ferry, Mar 17, 7pm
Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra “Luminosity” Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Mar 18, 4pm
Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra “Ladies Weekend: Everlasting Impressions”
Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, Mar 25, 6pm & DVAA Gloria Krause Recital Hall, Narrowsburg, Mar 26, 2pm FREE
Four Seasons Chorale & Sankofa Drum & Dance Ensemble
First Presbyterian Church, Port Jervis, Apr 2, 3pm FREE
“Godspell: Revival Edition” Theatre on Main Street, Cornwall, Mar 24-Apr 2
“Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS” Warwick Center for the Performing Arts
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Mar 25, 11am
Music - jazz
Hal Galper Trio
Analog Jazz Orchestra
Ricky Ford Quartet
The Brian Melvin Quartet
Rick Savage & SOARTET “groove port” series
Martin Pizzarelli Trio & Friends
Ted Gill Poetry at the Church
Rafters Tavern, Callicoon, Saturdays, 3pm
The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 2, 7pm
The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 5, 7pm
The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 12, 7pm
UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Mar 25, 7pm
The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 26, 7pm
Goshen Methodist Church, Feb 27, 7pm
Hayden Wayne Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Mar 2, 7pm
Randy Sutter Java Blue Coffee & Market, Montgomery, Mar 21, 6pm
��������������������������������������������������������� Soulshine Market, Pine Bush, Mar 25, 3pm
Black Poet Exhibition
Ritz Lobby, Newburgh, Mar 25, 7:30pm
Arie Kishon Poetry at the Church Goshen Methodist Church, Mar 27, 7pm
Line Dancing “Kickin’ w/Kathy and Billy” City Winery, Montgomery, Sundays, 2pm-5pm
Drum Circle Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh, Tuesdays, 6:30pm
����������������������������������������������������������������� Goshen Library, Mar 17, 3pm FREE
DVAA Narrowsburg, Mar 11, 2pm FREE
Theatre - Musical & Variety
“Curtains” Warwick Center for the Performing Arts
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Mar 24-25
Theatre - Play
“Casa Valentia” by Harvey Fierstein Seelig Theatre, Loch Sheldrake, Mar 3-11
All Things Equal, The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” by Rupert Holmes
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Chester, Mar 5, 6pm
“A Streetcar Named Desire” Greenwood Lake Theater
The Warwick Institute of Culture, Warwick, Mar 17-26
“Paddy O’Furniture’s Wake” mystery brunch City Winery, Montgomery, Mar 12, 1pm
“The Mystery Unfolds” dinner-theatre Eldred Preserve, Mar 25, 7pm
Music - pop, Folk, Country, Blues, rock, etc.
sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill and Al’s Music Center, Port Jervis
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Matt Nathanson Bethel Woods, Mar 2, 8pm
The Best of the Beatles 1967-1970
The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 3, 7pm
An Evening With Jorma Kaukonen Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Mar 3, 8pm
Mystic Dead w/Sage Clearing ������������� Nutshell Hall, DVOC, Lake Huntington, Mar 4, 7pm
Lindsey Webster soul, r&b
The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 4, 7pm
Mahavishnu Project The Falcon, Mar 9, 7pm
Club d’Elf w/John Medeski & an Allstar Line-Up jazz, world, rock The Falcon, Mar 10, 7pm
Cliff Westfall w/Brewster & the Jons Nutshell Hall, DVOC, Lake Huntington, Mar 11, 7pm
Willie Nile folk, punk The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 11, 7pm
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Mar 11, 8pm
Jim Barbaro rock, jazz, folk ���������� Unitarian Universalist Cong�, Rock Tavern, Mar 11, 8:30pm
Cindy Cashdollar & The Syncopators swing, rockabilly, r&b The Falcon, Mar 16, 7pm
Grace Potter rock Bethel Woods, Mar 16, 8pm
Dylan Doyle Band, Justin Saladino roots, rock, funk The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 17, 7pm
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Bethel Woods, Mar 17, 8pm
Squeaky Feet w/The Mushroom Cloud Nutshell Hall, DVOC, Lake Huntington, Mar 18, 7pm
Deadgrass & Friends w/C Lanzbom Garcia, Dead The Falcon, Mar 18, 7pm
Denise Jordan Finley, Jerry Mitnick, Kathy Moran folk������������������������������������������������������
Music for Humanity series Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Mar 18, 7:30pm
Herman’s Hermits w/Peter Noone Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Mar 18, 8pm
Mark Guiliana jazz, rock
Chris O’Leary Band blues
Yarn r&r, bluegrass
The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 19, 7pm
The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 22, 7pm
The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 23, 7pm
Reelin’ In The Years Steely Dan The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 24, 7pm
Peak w/Lee Ross ��������������������������������� Nutshell Hall, DVOC, Lake Huntington, Mar 25, 7pm
Quinn Sullivan & Veronica Lewis blues, r&r The Falcon, Mar 25, 7pm
Kofi Baker Ginger Baker, Cream, Blind Faith The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 30, 7pm
Popa Chubby Band blues
The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 31, 7pm
Ryan Adams Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Mar 31, 8pm
Jelly w/Dysfunktone Nutshell Hall, DVOC, Lake Huntington, Apr 1, 7pm
Popa Chubby blues City Winery, Montgomery, Apr 2, 8pm
OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC
sponsored by Neil Alexander & NAIL, Newburgh Listings not included in our centerspread calendar
The Parting Glass Band Celtic Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 6pm-8pm
Open Mic Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Sundays, 3pm
Andrew Jordan City Winery, Montgomery, Mar 1, 5pm
Parting Glass Band Celtic Erie Hotel, Port Jervis, Mar 5, 4:30pm-7:30pm
Matt Nobile City Winery, Montgomery, Mar 8, 5pm
Open Mic Unitarian Universalist Cong , Rock Tavern, Mar 11, 7pm
Strawberry Fields Ultimate Beatles Brunch City Winery, Montgomery, Mar 11, Noon
Open Mic Unitarian Universalist Church, Rock Tavern, Mar 11, 7pm
Parting Glass Band Celtic BVH Sports Bar Barryville, Mar 12, 5pm-8pm
North Country Hollow City Winery, Montgomery, Mar 15, 5pm
Parting Glass Band Celtic Dimmick Inn, Milford, Mar 17, 3pm-5pm
Parting Glass Band Celtic Dad’s Change of Pace, Port Jervis, Mar 17, 8pm-11pm
Mario Rincon City Winery, Montgomery, Mar 22, 5pm
Oxford Station Band folk, rock, country Tapped, Middletown, Mar 25, 8:30pm
Sahana Rao (duo) City Winery, Montgomery, Mar 29 5pm
Writers Opportunity Extended
Chester Library Writer’s Project submissions due date has been extended to March 1. Submissions of short stories, poems and art must be well crafted and original. All genres. Up to 3 submissions, all sent as individual attachments. One submission can be longer than 3,000
words, art sent as jpegs.
Work should be typed and submitted using Microsoft Word to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1. Include your name, phone, address, email and short bio separately.
For more information visit: www. chesternypubiclibrary.com/calendar
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CITY City Winery Hudson Valley, Montgomery
DINGMS Dingman Delaware Middle School, Dingmans Ferry
DISTILL Catskills Provisions Distillery, Callicoon
DVAA Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg
Eldred Preserve, Eldred
The Falcon, Marlboro
FPC First Persbyterian Church, Port Jervis
GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Montgomery Senior Center
Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre
IKE Eisenhower Hall, West Point
MUNGER Munger NCM Newburgh Chamber Music
NFL-MONT Newburgh NOBLE
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Cinema “Mudbound” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm
Poetry Ted Gill Goshen United Methodist Church, 7pm
Recreation Drum Circle RITZ 6:30pm
Cinema “Where the Crawdads Sing” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm
Cinema “Ticket to Paradise” Cornwall Library, Noon
Recreation Drum Circle RITZ 6:30pm
Music - Celtic..............Sheridan Rúitín Seisiún WISNER 6:30pm
Poetry..............................Hayden Wayne NOBLE 7pm
Music - Jazz.............Analog Jazz Orchestra FAL 7pm
Music.............................Matt Nathanson Bethel Woods, 8pm
The Oxford Station Band perform folk rock, classic country & Americana at Tapped in Middletown on March 25 at 8:30pm 9 16
Cinema “Now, Voyager” Wisner Library, Warwick,1pm
Cinema “Michael Collins” Cornwall Library, 6pm
Recreation Drum Circle RITZ 6:30pm
Cinema “The Dig” Wisner Library, Warwick,1pm
Cinema “Operation Mincemeat” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm
Goshen United Methodist Church, 7pm
Cinema “Sing Street” Cornwall Library 6pm
Poetry Randy Sutter Java Blue Coffee, Montgomery, 6pm
Recreation Drum Circle RITZ 6:30pm & Healy Art Studio, Port Jervis 7pm
Music - Blues Chris O’Leary Band FAL 7pm
Music...............The Best of the Dance..............................“Peter Theatre - Play...............“Casa Valentina” Music - Roots-Blues.....An Evening
DVOC Nutshell Hall, DVOC, Lake Huntington 3 17
Music.....................The Mahavishnu Project FAL 7pm
Music - Jazz-Rock......Club d’Elf Dance..............................“Peter Theatre - Play...............“Casa Valentina”
Music - R&B-Rockabilly....Cindy Cashdollar & The Syncopators ����FAL 7pm Music - Rock.......................Grace Potter Bethel Woods, 8pm
Music - Rock-Funk...Dylan Doyle
Music - Bluegrass-R&R...............Yarn FAL 7pm
Theatre - Play���������“A Streetcar
Music - Classical-Rock.....Alexander Music................Ladysmith Black
Theatre - Musical.....“Godspell:
Theatre - Musical................“Curtains”
Theatre - Play “A Streetcar Music - Steely Dan..........Reelin’
Recreation Drum Circle RITZ 6:30pm Music - Cream-Blind Faith...............Kofi Baker FAL 7pm
Theatre - Musical.....“Godspell: Music - Blues..............Popa Chubby Music Ryan
14 Delaware &
“Kaaterskill Falls” by Mark Rosengarten won First Place in the
Exhibit at Wallkill River Ctr. for the Arts
“Autumn Blooms” by Lana Privitera won Second Place in the Teachers’ Exhibit at Wallkill River Ctr. for the Arts
“Two Canada Geese” by Mike Jaroszko won First Place in the Teachers’ Exhibit at Wallkill River Ctr. for the Arts
by Ellen Joyce Trayer won Third Place in the Members’ Exhibit at Wallkill River Center for the Arts
Aquinas Hall, Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh Munger Cottage, Corwall Library, Cornwall St. George’s Church, Newburgh Newburgh Free Library, Montgomery St. Entrance
Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall
PARA Paramount Theater, Middletown
RITZ Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh
ROSE New Rose Theatre, Walden
SCCC Sullivan County Community College, Seelig Theatre, Loch Sheldrake
SLPAC Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
TMAIN Theatre on Main Street, Your Dance Closet, Cornwall UUC Universalist Unitarian Congregation, Rock Tavern UpF UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis WICK Warwick Institute of Culture, Warwick WISNER ................................................................................ Albert Wisner Library, Warwick
FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
the Beatles 1967-1970 FAL 7pm
“Peter Pan” ROSE 7:30pm
Valentina” SCCC 8pm Evening w/Jorma Kaukonen SLPAC 8pm
d’Elf w/John Medeski FAL 7pm “Peter Pan”�������������������������ROSE 7:30pm
Valentina” SCCC 8pm
Dance..............................“Peter Pan”��������������ROSE 3pm & 7:30pm
Music - Jazz.........Hal Galper Trio Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm
Music - Soul-R&B........Lindsey Webster FAL 7pm
Music.................Mystic Dead w/Sage Clearing DVOC 7pm
Theatre - Play................“Casa Valentina” SCCC 8pm
Theatre - Play.............“Casa Valentina” SCCC 2pm
Music - Celtic���������The Hooley Shooters.���Newburgh Library, 2pm
Recreation....................Line Dancing CITY 2pm-5pm
Dance..............................“Peter Pan” ROSE 3pm
Cinema........................“All About Eve” Milford Theatre, 4pm
Theatre - Play.............“All Things Equal” SLPAC 6pm
Music - Jazz...............Ricky Ford Quartet FAL 7pm
Doyle Band, Justin Saladino FAL 7pm Streetcar Named Desire”������������WICK 7pm
Alexander Markov violin DINGMS 7pm
Black Mambazo Bethel Woods, 8pm
“Godspell: Revival Edition” TMAIN 7pm “Curtains” SLPAC 7pm Streetcar Named Desire” WICK 7pm Reelin’ In The Years: FAL 7pm
Storytelling..................Yarnslingers DVAA 2pm
Dance..............................“Peter Pan” ROSE 3pm & 7:30pm
Music - Jazz.........Hal Galper Trio Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm
Music - Folk-Punk................Willie Nile FAL 7pm
Music..........Cliff Westfall w/Brewster & The Jons DVOC 7pm
Music - Classical..........Ilya Yakushev piano SUNYO-OH 7pm
Music - Celtic...................The Celtic Angels PARA 7pm
Theatre - Play......................“Casa Valentina” SCCC 8pm
Music Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon SLPAC 8pm
SUNYO-OH ............................................................ SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown 12 18 19
Theatre-Brunch. “Paddy O’Furniture’s Wake” CITY 1pm
Recreation....................Line Dancing CITY 2pm-5pm
Music - Classical................Rebel NCM 3pm
Music - Classical..........Han-Baik Duo GMCM 3pm
Dance..............................“Peter Pan” ROSE 3pm
Cinema.........................“The Quiet Man” Milford Theatre, 4pm
Cinema-Documentary............“Shaping Dance” RITZ 5pm
Music - Jazz...............The Brian Melvin Quartet FAL 7pm
Music - Folk..........................Jim Barbara UUC 8:30pm
Fundraiser......Newburgh Library Book Sale NFL-MONT 10am-2pm
Music - Celtic.............Parting Glass Band Sloatsburg Library, 1pm
Music - Jazz.........Hal Galper Trio Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm
Music - Classical.....Greater Newburgh Sym. Orch. MSM-AQ 4pm
Music - Garcia.......Deadgrass & Friends w/C. Lanzbom����FAL 7pm
Music.........Squeaky Feet w/The Mushroom Cloud DVOC 7pm
Theatre - Play “A Streetcar Named Desire” WICK 7pm
Music - Folk..Denise Finley, Jerry Mitnick, Kathy Moran NOBLE 7:30pm
Music..................Herman’s Hermits w/Peter Noone PARA 8pm
Theatre - Musical...“Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS” SLPAC 11am
Theatre - Musical................“Curtains” SLPAC 2pm & 7pm
Poetry................Teresa Costa Soulshine Market, Pine Bush, 3pm
Music - Jazz.........Hal Galper Trio Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm
Music - Classical.......Sullivan County Chamber Orch. HPAC 6pm
Music - Blues-R&R....Quinn Sullivan & Veronica Lewis FAL 7pm
Music..................................Peak w/Lee Ross DVOC 7pm
Music - Jazz...............Rick Savage & SOARTET UpF 7pm
Theatre - Musical.....“Godspell: Revival Edition” TMAIN 7pm
Music - Celtic.................Parting Glass Band MUNGER, 1pm
Theatre - Play “A Streetcar Named Desire” WICK 2pm
Recreation....................Line Dancing CITY 2pm-5pm
Music......“R.E.S.P.E.C.T. The Aretha Franklin Story IKE 3pm
Cinema.......................“The African Queen” Milford Theatre, 4pm
Music - Jazz-Rock...............Mark Guiliana FAL 7pm
Music - Celtic...............The Irish Tenors SLPAC 8pm
Music - Celtic.................Brian Conway fiddle WISNER 2pm
Music - Classical.......Sullivan County Chamber Orch. DVAA 2pm
Theatre - Play “A Streetcar Named Desire” WICK 2pm
Recreation....................Line Dancing CITY 2pm-5pm
Theatre - Musical.....“Godspell: Revival Edition” TMAIN 3pm
Cinema.................................“Gaslight Milford Theatre, 4pm
Theatre - Play/Dinner.......“The Mystery Unfolds” ELDRED 7pm
Theatre - Play “A Streetcar Named Desire” WICK 7pm
Poetry............................Black Poet Exhibition RITZ 7:30pm
Music - Jazz.........Hal Galper Trio Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm
Fundraiser....................Farm Arts Collective DISTILL 6:30pm
Music............................Jelly w/Dysfunktone DVOC 7pm
Theatre - Musical.....“Godspell: Revival Edition” TMAIN 7pm
Recreation....................Line Dancing CITY 2pm-5pm
Music & Dance...Four Seasons Chorale & Kofi & Sankofa FPC 3pm
Theatre - Musical.....“Godspell: Revival Edition” TMAIN 3pm
Music - Jazz........Martin Pizzarelli Trio & Friends FAL 7pm “Godspell: Revival Edition” TMAIN 7pm Chubby Band FAL 7pm Ryan Adams SLPAC 8pm
Music - Blues Popa Chubby CITY 8pm
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Canvas category calendar
sponsored by Catskill Art Society, Wallkill River School, Goshen Art League & Wurtsboro Art Alliance
CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times.
CAS .............................................................................. Catskill Art Space, Livingston Manor
DVAA Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg
SUNYO-MR SUNY Orange, Mindy Ross Gallery, Newburgh
SUNYO-OH SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown
WRCA Wallkill River Center for the Arts, Montgomery
T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing
Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing
James Turrell “Avaar”, Sol LeWitt “Wall Drawings”, & Francis Cape “A Gathering of Utopian Benches” CAS ongoing
Bruce Young ink & graphics Greenwood Lake Library, thru Feb 28
Gene Iovine paintings Liberty Museum & Arts Center Window, thru Feb 28
“Cause We Be Complicated: Dialogues of Black Artists” group show ADS Gallery, Newburgh, thru Mar 3
Bethel Council of the Arts group show Narrowsburg Union, thru Mar 4
Maryann Burton “It’s my world. Welcome to it”, watercolors SUNYO-OH thru Mar 9
River Valley Artists Guild Art About Town: “Winter Spirits”
RVAG members group show, Gio’s Gelato Cafe, Port Jervis & Susan Miiller oils & pastels, Bon Secours Hospital Cafeteria, Port Jervis, & Joe Petrosi color pencil drawings, Mayor’s Office, Port Jervis City Hall, & Joan Kehlenbeck oils & pastels Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot thru Mar 16
North East Watercolor Society group show
SUNYO-OH thru Mar 17
Judith Henry, Samuelle Green, Lizzie Wright sculpture CAS thru Mar 18
“Tools & Implements” group show WRCA thru Mar 19
David Baldwin calligraphy Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Mar 21
Honoring Black History Month art & photography SUNYO-MR thru Mar 24
Robyn Almquist “The Space Between You and Me” painting, collage, printmaking & Allison Maletz “Abundance” watercolors DVAA thru Mar 26
“A Study in Black & White” Community Art Show Wisner Library, Warwick, thru Mar 31
Ciro Attardo, Nancy Reed Jones, Ginirose Sivili Griffith Olivero Realty, Goshen, thru Mar 31 “Greens of Spring” group show, Color Wheel of Seasons series #1
Goshen Art League Goshen Music Hall, thru Apr 26
NEW ART EXHIBITS
Jennifer Leonard “Artist by the Lake” Greenwood Lake Library, March 1-31
Douglass Wilkins paintings��������������� Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Mar 1-Apr 26
“The Collaborative Works of DiMiceli, DiMiceli & Carver” Cornwall Library, Mar 2-Apr 25
“Reawakening” group show UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Mar 3-Apr 23
Mixed Media & Collage group show, Spider Graham “Paper Cuts” & Karen E. Gersch “Fusion & Farrago; Painted Tangos with Paper” WRCA Mar 3-Apr 30
“Figures - Burden - Loneliness” photography, sculpture, paintings Grit Gallery, Newburgh, Mar 4-Apr 30
Highland Arts Alliance Members Show���� Two Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Mar 13-Jun 13
River Valley Artists Guild Art About Town: “Spring Fling”
RVAG members group show, Gio’s Gelato Cafe, Port Jervis & Susan Miiller oils & pastels, Bon Secours Hospital Cafeteria, Port Jervis, & Joe Petrosi color pencil drawings, Mayor’s Office, Port Jervis City Hall, & Joan Kehlenbeck oils & pastels Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot Mar 17-May 31
“Portrait” group show WRCA Mar 24-Apr 16
Wurtsboro Art Alliance group show ����������������� John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Apr 1-30
Joni Wehrli sculptures, Desmond Beach fiber arts DVAA Apr 1-May 7
“Along the Towpath: The D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898” Wurtsboro Library
Suzanne L. Andrews “Nature Girl Artist” Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Apr 1-30
ART & Photography receptions
North East Watercolor Society SUNYO-OH Feb 26, 1pm-4:15pm
Maryann Burton “It’s my world. Welcome to it” SUNYO-OH Feb 26, 1pm-4:15pm
“The Collaborative Works of DiMiceli, DiMiceli & Carver” ������� Cornwall Library, Mar 2, 4pm
“Figures - Burden - Loneliness” Grit Gallery, Newburgh, Mar 4, 5pm-8pm
Honoring Black History Month art & photography SUNYO-MR Mar 5, 2pm-4pm
Mixed Media & Collage, Spider Graham, Karen E. Gersch WRCA Mar 11, 3pm-5pm
Highland Arts Alliance Members Show
Two Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Mar 16, 6pm-7:30pm
“Reawakening” group show UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Mar 19, 1pm-6pm
Ciro Attardo, Nancy Reed Jones, Ginirose Sivili �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Griffith Olivero Realty, Goshen, Mar 29, 6:30pm-8pm
“Greens of Spring” group show, Color Wheel of Seasons series #1 Goshen Art League Goshen Music Hall, Mar 29, 6:30pm-8pm
Wurtsboro Art Alliance group show John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Apr 1, Noon-4pm
Suzanne L. Andrews “Nature Girl Artist” Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Apr 1, Noon-4pm
Joni Wehrli, Desmond Beach
DVAA Apr 1, 4pm-6pm
Lectures, talks, master classes & demos
sponsored by SUNY Orange and Town of Newburgh Desmond Center
DESM ................................................................................Alice Desmond Center, Newburgh
DVAA Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg
JLPL ................................................................................. Josephine-Louise Library, Walden
MEEC Mamakating Environmental Education Center, Wurtsboro
PEEC Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry
Lectures, Demos, Talks & Master Classes are FREE unless otherwise noted: (FEE) (Events Not lncluded in Centerspread Calendar)
lectures, Tours & Discussions
Maple Sugar Tours ������������ Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall, thru Mar 19 FEE
“The Many Lives of the Cornwall Public Library” Susan Kamlet
Cornwall Library, Feb 27, 7pm
“The Nasty Affair in Pines Bridge” Paul Martin III DESM Feb 28, 10:30am,FEE
“Hopper’s NYC” Laura Nicholls DESM Mar 1, 12:30pm FEE
“Expedition Across Africa, 1979” Barry Kass DESM Mar 1, 11am FEE
“Write Your Book Already” w/MJ Goff Chester Library, Mar 4, 11am
“Eastern Bluebirds and other Cavity Nesters” ������������������������������� MEEC Mar 5, 1pm FEE
“Understanding the Northeastern Coyote” Pamela Golben DESM Mar 6, 10:30am FEE
“The Films & Career of Steven Spielberg” Leon DiMartino DESM Mar 7, 10am FEE
“Getting Great Real Estate Deals When Buying or Selling Properties” Rick Nathan DESM Mar 8, 10am FEE
“Learn How to Reverse Allergies Naturally” ToniJean Kulpinski DESM Mar 10, 10:30am FEE
“Local History: Lynched by a Mob” Michael J. Worden MEEC Mar 11, 1pm FEE
“Prohibition in the Hudson Valley, Along the Bootleg Trail” Eleanor Rubin Charwat ����� DESM Mar 14, 10:30am FEE
“Secrets That Wall Street Does Not Want You to Know When Investing Your Money” Rick Nathan DESM Mar 15, 10am FEE
“Matisse, and his Joy of Life” Laura Nicholls DESM Mar 15, 12:30pm FEE
“Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior” Donna Davies DESM Mar 16, 2:30pm
“Junior Field Biologist: Vernal Pools” ������������������������������������������ MEEC Mar 19, 1pm FEE
“Let’s Go on a Safari” Pamela LaLonde DESM Mar 21, 10am FEE
“How To Go Through College Without Going Broke” Rick Nathan DESM Mar 22, 10am FEE
“The History and Geography of the Goshen Turnpike” Dr. Isseks & Andy Mills DESM Mar 22, 10:30am FEE
Bridge the Gap: Woodcock Walk PEEC Mar 24, 6:30pm
Salamanders, Frogs, and More! Walk PEEC Mar 26, 10am FEE
“The Five: Jack the Ripper and his Victims” Cynthia Topps ��������� DESM Mar 27, 10am FEE
“Healthy Coping Strategies for Stress & Anxiety” Diane Lang DESM Mar 29, 10:30am FEE
“Colonel Tusten and the Battle of Minisink” Andy Mills DESM Mar 29, 10:30am FEE
Watercolor painting: “The Value of Values” Maryann Burton SUNYO-OH Feb 26, 2:30pm
“Using Values in Watercolor” Maryann Burton SUNYO-OH Mar 9, 5:15pm-7:45pm
ARTIST/Author Talks & Salons
Highlands Arts Alliance Photographers’ Salon “Showcasing Your Photography”
American Legion Hall, Highland Falls, Mar 4, 11am FEE Douglas Shindler & Michael Davis “The Black Library” Salon Series � DVAA Mar 4, 2pm
Opportunity for Everyone
The Liberty Museum & Arts Center invites artists, musicians and others to participate in an exhibition being held in June of 2023 entitled Reflections on Father
What does FATHER mean to you? Does it immediately bring up a favorite song? Do you picture a fond memory of being together? A place that he loved? A painful relationship? A sense of loss? What does it mean to you, personally? Fun you had growing up? Did he take you fishing? To the ball game?
Artists in all media, writers, musicians and anyone with memories to share are invited to submit their work and ideas. However you would like to share your
experiences, your submissions are welcome.
The artwork will be on display at the Museum throughout the month of June as well as a concert of father-themed songs. Also planned is a roundtable panel where people can share their memories about their fathers. Fathers-to-be are welcome, as well.
Artists and makers, writers , musicians and the public are invited to apply. Please indicate what your medium is and the nature of the proposal.
Send your ideas and photos if appropriate to the show curator, Naomi Frumess at nfrumessfnp396@gmail. com or call her at 845-807-6656.
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“I’m a knitter and a voracious reader of trash.” - Emily Faxon.
Marcia Gates: Emily was the concertmaster of the “Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra” for many summers at SUNY New Paltz. Her founding of BachFest, with her friend Ruthanne Schempf, was an incredible gift to the Hudson Valley community for which I will always be grateful. So many people, myself included, have enjoyed the magnificence of the music of Bach performed at BachFest concerts over these past 23 years. Emily’s legacy lives on in our Hudson Valley community.
The first time I played with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, she was there. At the rehearsal break, I took out my knitting (a hat). And she took out her knitting. And I knew I had made a friend. I was amazed to later discover her beautiful paintings and drawings.
I still have the knitted hat and it still doesn’t fit quite right, but the memory of knitting it with Emily makes me smile.
In Memoriam: Emily Faxon Gallo (1945 - 2023)
Carole Cowan: Emily and I shared a stand, quartet life, uncountable numbers of gigs, sadnesses and joys, and our lives and laughs for over fifty years. Emily was an excellent violinist and musician, a wonderful artist, and she pursued many hobbies and interests with glee and joy. She loved performing and was generous with her talent. I will particularly treasure the little figures she drew in our orchestra parts to warn us of upcoming hazards, and/or to keep us awake!
I hope that Emily is now finding peace from the terrible disease that plagued her for so many years. We will all miss her, but Emily will long be remembered.
Emily was my violin teacher from the time I was 11 years old, right through my early twenties. She was a guiding light and my guardian angel, both professionally and personally.
I will miss her beautiful spirit, her
incredible sense of humor and sharp wit, and all of the wise words she bestowed upon me. I am humbled and honored to have known her, and beyond grateful for the time I spent with her in this life. I am the musician I am today because of her guidance. She will live in my heart and my playing, forever and always.
Lisa Bressler: Emily was an incredible violinist and musician. I remember the HVP doing a concert with Bobby McFerrin and he had us singing the parts to the last section of the William Tell Overture. When it got to the part with all of the violin noodling, “MLE” sang every note perfectly, at pitch, the only one who nailed it!
Joël Evans: Emily was a dear friend and travelling companion during our many trips back and forth to the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Coming back home at 10:30 o’clock at night was always a grueling experience for us. I once told Emily to
bring me back the largest coffee she could at New Baltimore Service Area. She, of course, returned with a giant styrofoam milkshake cup full to the brim with black coffee!
I was Emily’s pianist and “partner in crime” for almost 40 years. It was a privilege to have such a friend and mentor. She was a superb musician and patient with me as we worked our way through violin-piano repertoire.
Inspired by the North Conway, NH Bach Festival, Emily said, “let’s start a Hudson Valley Bach festival, and also a chamber music series in Cornwall-onHudson,” and so BachFest and Potluck Concerts started in 2000. We were also a violin-piano duo called CityLights. We took fiendish delight in playing “Nice Work If You Can Get It” for wedding receptions.
We drank gallons of coffee and shared silly anecdotes and instead of good-bye, we liked to substitute other “r” words such as rigatoni, or ratatouille for “au revoir.”
Au ricercare, dear friend.
On view at Leo’s Restaurant, Cornwall through March 21: Calligraphy by David Baldwin
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HAA Exhibits Art at 2 Alices Cafe
Highlands Arts Alliance (HAA) is a not-forprofit community group dedicated to supporting and promoting the arts in the Town of Highlands. Nestled between the Storm King and Bear mountains, the communities of Highland Falls, Fort Montgomery and West Point have long played host to numerous artists, writers, musicians and performers. It is with this in mind that HAA was founded.
The organization’s mission, or three main objectives are to support the arts, promote artists, and enhance life through art. From the HAA website: “We aim to raise awareness of the many talented, creative individuals in the Town of Highlands through public and virtual exhibitions, arts events and activities, and more while providing a network of support for our members.
“Wordle” at the Goshen Public Library
“In addition, arts education is important to us and we intend to help support and promote art, music and drama within the Highland Falls - Fort Montgomery Central School District. We also plan to provide arts education to the community at large with lectures, lessons and fun creative projects for members and non-members alike.”
2 Alices Coffee Lounge, 311 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, is hosting an exhibit by The Highlands Arts Alliance from March 13 to June 13
HAA artist-member Judi Silvano, who is exhibiting in the show, shared, “Music, Dance and Painting have always been part of my self-expression and have enriched my life immeasurably.”
Meet Judi and other HAA artists at the reception at the Cafe on March 16 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
For more info, see ad page 20.
An invite to all from the Goshen Public Library: “Do you play the New York Times “Wordle” game online? Then come and try the Goshen Public Library’s new concrete party game of guessing five-letter
The popular online game can now be played with others every First Thursday at the Library, 366 Main Street, Goshen. For information, call the Library at 845-294-6066.
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. in West Point
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is an electrifying tribute celebrating the music of the legendary Aretha Franklin. This concert experience takes audiences on a journey of love, tragedy, courage, and triumph. With a live band and supreme vocalists, you can experience a night of music by one of the greatest artists of all time.
The concert features all your favorite hits in one evening, including Natural
Woman, Think, I Knew You Were Waiting for Me, Chain of Fools, Respect, and many more. You’ll be out of your seat and dancing in the aisles as you lose yourself in the music that inspired a generation.
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. The Aretha Franklin Story is at the Eisenhower Hall Theatre, 655 Pitcher Road, West Point on March 19 at 3:00pm
For tickets: 845-938-4159.
Farm Arts Collective Fundraiser
Farm Arts Collective (FAC) creates and produces original devised performances in a collaborative process with its resident ensemble. The company performs at home and tours with a performance repertory and special popup performances. FAC also hosts the work of guest artists at its greenhouse theatre.
Tannis Kowalczuk, Founder/Artistic Director
Jess Beveridge, Company Manager
The public is invited to the 2nd annual April Fools Fête Gala Fundraiser for FAC on April 1 at 6:30pm at Catskill Provisions Distillery, 16 Upper Main Street, Callicoon. This is the main fundraiser of the FAC season to support 2023 programs, shows, events, and workshops. Be a gala sponsor by emailing Jess@FarmArtsCollective.org.
UUC: Hudson Valley Folk Guild is Back
“We have returned to in-person and open mic performances on the second Saturday of every month, weather and pandemic permitting,” announced Maureen Black, president of the Rock Tavern chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild. “Open mic performances will be available to all. Sign-up begins at 7:00pm and open mic begins at 7:30pm.”
Jim Barbaro’s songs are like vignettes or sketches, and each is a musical chapter that fuses rock, classical, western, jazz and folk. Whatever the style, the underlying mood is always passionate, romantic and melodic.
When you get your hands on a Jim Barbaro CD, you get a healthy pallette of spanish guitars, violin, cello, dobros trumpet, pedal steel as well as traditional rock and folk instruments. It all gets
topped off and woven together by Jim’s dynamic, full throated vocals that range from deep and soulful to rough ‘n’ gritty to satiny smooth.
In a marketing driven industry where artists are discouraged from jumping from genre to genre, Barbaro is not afraid to take that leap and explore the many worlds music has to offer. And all you adventurous and multi-dimensional music lovers are free to come along for the ride.
The Rock Tavern Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild is pleased to be featuring Jim Barbaro on March 11 at 8:30pm
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern is located in the Town of New Windsor at 9 Vance Road, Rock Tavern, off Route 207.
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“Color Wheel” by Judi Silvano
Celtic Angels, Knights & Trinity Band
A joyous celebration of everything Irish will touch American soil this spring when the energetic, exciting young stars of Celtic Angels Ireland tour the United States. Through their shared zeal and passion for Ireland’s musical traditions, this troupe enables their audiences to experience the Real Ireland for the price of a concert ticket.
Celebrating their cherished heritage through Irish dance, music, and song is something these entertainers take very seriously. Concertgoers will be enthralled from the moment the lights dim as the sweet and stirring songs of Ireland, rigorously precise dances, and traditional musicianship carry you to Ireland on wings of music.
Some of the sweetest voices under heaven make up the Celtic Angels: Victoria Kenny, Amy Penston, Eimear Crealey, Nuirgen O’Mahoney and Sari Greenberg accompanied by accomplished violinist Danielle Marien Turano - Irish to the core and seasoned entertainers all. These ladies cut their teeth in such musicals as West Side Story, Grease, and
Jury’s Irish Cabaret
The Celtic Knight Dancers, featuring two former lead dancers of Riverdance, perform with athletic precision in routines that leave audiences breathless. Their rhythm and artistry are astonishing.
The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin round out the show with flawless interpretations of authentic Irish Trad instrumentals, and their backing of both singers and dancers is perfection!
The Paramount Theatre, 17 South Street, Middletown, is hosting The Celtic Angels and the dancers and musicians on March 11 at 7:00pm
For tickets and more information, visit www.MiddletownParamount.com or call 845-346-4195.
May I Have A Word With You
Quips, Quotes & Quiddities by Carol Pozefsky
CHIASMUS? WHAT’S CHIASMUS?
We’ve all heard them and likely used them, but if you’re like me, you didn’t know they had a name. Chiasmus (kyAZ-mus) is a word construction in which concepts are cleverly and meaningfully reversed. Greek in origin, its plural is chiasmi.
I was given a book entitled, NEVER LET A FOOL KISS YOU OR A KISS FOOL YOU. The book is filled with chiasmi; some serious, some silly.
Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.
Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
Never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten.
JFK: Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate.
JFK again: Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.
It was said about FDR: Roosevelt’s
genius was to treat kings like commoners and and commoners like kings.
Similarly said about Eleanor Roosevelt: No woman has ever so comforted the distressed or so distressed the comfortable.
In the book’s final chapter, this inspired spinaround from Oscar Wilde: Work is the curse of the drinking classes, and from Kermit the Frog: Time’s fun when you’re having flies.
Although fearless in most endeavors, I walk 5 flights of steep, spiraling steps to avoid taking a tiny elevator in a building I often visit on Manhattan’s West Side. I am claustrophobic. A phobia is an irrational fear. Ambigu-phobia is a fear of being misunderstood. Dipso-phobia is the fear of drinking alcohol. Alopeciaphobia is the fear of baldness, anthrophobia, the fear of people and, clinophobia the fear of going to bed.
A toy pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.
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Join us in welcoming author Marisa Scheinfield as she presents photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region. March 23 at 6:30pm waldenpubliclibrary.org Mahjong Club meets every Monday, 9:00am-1:00pm. March 8 at 4:30pm: Kids’ Art Club. March 30 at 6:30pm: Book Club Meeting, “The
the Remains of America’s Jewish
REBEL Returns to Newburgh Chamber Music
Join the award-winning REBEL ensemble for Treasures of the High Baroque and Rococo, an afternoon of works by baroque composers.
REBEL is dedicating the concert to the memory of Karen Marie Marmer (1957-2020), who, with her husband fellow violinist Jörg-Michael Schwarz, led the New York-based ensemble, acting as its manager as well as performing with the group. Karen passed away in July 2020, six months after REBEL last performed for Newburgh Chamber Music (NCM). That performance marked their second appearance for NCM. Named after the innovative French Baroque composer Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747), the ensemble was formed in The Netherlands in 1991. That same year it took first prize in the Van Wassenaer International Competition in Utrecht and gave its critically-acclaimed American debut in New York City in 1992.
Since then REBEL has garnered an impressive international reputation, enchanting diverse audiences with their unique style and highly expressive and provocative approach to the baroque and classical repertoire. It has been hailed by the New York Times as “sophisticated and beguiling” and praised by the Los
Angeles Times for its “astonishingly vital music-making.”
The March program will feature works by Georg Philipp Telemann, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Johann Georg Pisendel, Johann Gottlieb Goldberg and Pietro Boni. Besides Schwarz, the director, the ensemble includes Matthias Maute (traverso and recorder), John Moran (violoncello), and Dongsok Shin (harpsichord.)
Johann Georg Pisendel (1688-1755) was a Baroque violinist and composer who, for many years, led the Court Orchestra in Dresden as concertmaster, then the finest instrumental ensemble in Europe. He was the leading violinist of his time, and composers such as Albinoni, Telemann and Vivaldi all dedicated violin compositions to him.
Johann Gottlieb Goldberg (17271756) was a virtuoso harpsichordist, organist, and composer. He is best known for lending his name, as the probable original performer, to the renowned Goldberg Variations of J. S. Bach.
Pietro Giuseppe Gaetano Boni (16861741) was a conductor and composer of operas, cantatas, oratorios, and a variety of instrumental works.
REBEL performs on March 12 at 3:00pm at St. George’s Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. Plenty of parking in the lot across the street.
For tickets online, visit: www. newburghchambermusic.org or at the door (cash or check only). Proof of vaccination is not required, and masks are optional. The audience is invited to meet the performers at a reception after the concert.
Audience members are invited to bring instruments that they wish to donate to Valentina’s Instrument Donation Bank, to be repaired, if necessary, and given to Greater Newburgh Schools and music students. For further information regarding this program, or to donate at another time, contact Dr. Joël Evans at email@example.com or visit: www.newburghchambermusic.org.
Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld’s work is highly motivated by her interest in ruins and the histories embedded within them. “One act of animated history has ended, but, as any visitor to these sites quickly learns, new acts have begun. Guest rooms have become sanctuaries for birds. Leafy ferns have pushed their way through foundations and floors. Overgrown shrubs and tangled weeds have swallowed staircases...” - from the prologue of her book, The Borscht Belt; Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland
On March 23 at 6:30pm, Marisa will present photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies once boomed, a pivotal era in American Jewish history, at the Josephine-Louise Public Library, 5 Scofield Street, Walden. Copies of the book will be available.
“Godspell” Re-Imagined in Cornwall
In the 1990’s, the grunge music scene was instrumental in changing culture, and pushed boundaries of gender equality and cultural norms. This “third wave” of feminism was spearheaded by the women born to the “second wave” of feminists who grew up in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.
The original Godspell was conceived and performed in 1971, at a time when peace and love and community became paramount in the face of the Vietnam war, when civil rights and the birth of rock and roll were driving culture, and hippies were vogue. Twenty years later, we experience the 1990’s, with the first war to hit the Gen Xers and our culture experiencing a new wave of change. Within it, an awareness of fighting to protect our freedoms, leadership by women coming of age in this era, and the advent of a new music scene which spoke of anger, sadness, depression. It was a time before modern technology drove us all into the smaller world of our phones and social media.
In contrast to the original story of Jesus and Judas, the new production
envisions God sending his daughter, Jess, to spread a new message of hope, forgiveness, love and community to a group of people gathered in a famous Seattle bar in the early 90’s. Her closest friend and follower, Judy, betrays her and completes the story of crucifixion, and inevitably the death of humanity’s ability to stay united, stay on the path of love and forgiveness.
This ancient story is re-told in a more contemporary setting, in an immersive theatrical space which by its nature engenders a feeling of community, to inspire audiences to push the boundaries of their own imaginations of this message, gender leadership possibilities, and their personal participation in leading their own small communities to choose acceptance, forgiveness, love and hope.
The cast includes Montana Nogrady, Michael E. Boyle, Jr., Chelsea Camp Castro, Ryan Danahy, Benedict Hudson, Jessica Jaber, Angela Pepe, and Sara Rahill, and the show is produced by Theatre on Main Street, 45 Quaker Avenue, Suite 100, Cornwall, March 24 to April 2
Tickets: See ad page 11.
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REBEL Ensemble for Baroque music
Co-producers/actors Jessica Jaber and Michael E. Boyle, Jr.
“Paddy O’Furniture’s Wake”
Paddy O’Furniture is dead and his “family” is gathering to pay their respects...or are they?
Is his widow grieving or celebrating? Why does the coroner’s report say the death was suspicious? You’ll need to wade through a bit O’the Blarney as you try to help solve the crime!
Join fellow sleuths for a fun and
delicious experience in City Winery’s beautiful Main Falls Room. Your ticket includes a free welcome cocktail and 3-course brunch with choice of entree served during the murdermystery brunch on March 12 at 1:00pm at City Winery, 23 Factory Street, Montgomery. See ad this pg. for more events.
People/Animal Portraits, Lords Valley
A recognized artist whose prolific works include a wide range of themed paintings, Douglass Wilkins works primarily in acrylics and will be exhibiting landscape, animal and people portraits along with racing art at The Gallery at Chant Realtors in Lords Valley from March 1 to April 26
Although there will be no formal reception, the show and sale will be held at the Gallery, 631 Route 739, Lords Valley, 7 days a week, 9:00am-5:00pm.
For more information, email curator Joan Polishook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wurtsboro Art Alliance Celebrates 18!
The Wurtsboro Art Alliance will inaugurate its 18th Season with a grand re-opening on April 1!
WAA will be highlighting one of their members this month. “Nature Girl Artist” Suzanne L Andrews is a former biologist and educator who has embraced her knowledge of the natural world and interpreted these concepts through watercolors.
After utilizing dozens of photographs that she has taken for her own reference, with an eye for scientific detail, she
explores the unpredictability of using watercolors to translate what she sees.
If you love nature and all its glorious shapes and colors, stop by to see Suzanne’s work when the Wurtsboro Art Alliance has their opening reception on April 1 from Noon to 4:00pm.
The Gallery, located at 73 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, is open Saturdays and Sundays, from Noon to 4:00pm
For further information, email email@example.com.
Greenwood Lake: “Artist by the Lake”
a/k/a Artist by the Lake, is a self-taught artist living and creating in Greenwood Lake. She works in everything from pen & ink, acrylics, calligraphy, paper tearing, photography, watercolor and presently, wood burning.
Jennifer’s pieces have been shown at the Upper Saddle River, West Milford Township, and Kinnelon Libraries, Lasell College, West Milford Gallery, St. Catherine’s and Lakeside Clubhouse. A number of her works have received first place honor including a
recycling can project to help beautify West Milford, a photograph at the West Milford Camera Club, and a bear she decorated for the West Milford 175 Year Float Celebration. Her wood burning work also placed second at Wallisch Property.
The Greenwood Lake Public Library’s Works of Art Gallery will display Jennifer Leonard’s work for the month of March.
The Gallery hosts a new local artist every month. If interested, contact Adult Services at 845-477-8377 ext. 111.
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“Sunset from the Dock” by Suzanne L. Andrews
Murder Mystery Manhattan
Herman’s Hermits at The Paramount
Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone
is a multi-talented entertainer who has been delighting audiences nearly all of his life. At the age of fifteen, he achieved international fame as “Herman”, lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits sold over fifty-two million recordings. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold.
Noone performed on hundreds of television shows and appeared with such luminaries as Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin and Danny Kaye, and portrayed the title role in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Pinocchio. He also starred in three highly successful feature films for MGM: Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter, Hold On! and When The Boys Meet The Girls
In the eighties, Peter starred on Broadway in The Pirates of Penzance. He won rave reviews for his superb portrayal of the dashing, young hero, “Frederic”. His performance was so well received
that he went on to reprise the role at the world-famous Drury Lane Theatre in London. Accompanied by his band, Herman’s Hermits, Noone currently performs over 200 concerts a year. He consistently plays to sold-out venues and his admirers span the generations. Today’s teen girls scream just as passionately as their mothers did back in 1965, prompting VH1 to select Noone as their viewer’s choice for the “Sexiest Artist of the Year”.
There is no doubt that Noone’s extraordinary talent, disarming wit, handsome features and compelling stage presence will continue to delight fans of all ages, for a long, long time to come.
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone takes place at the Paramount Theatre, 17 South Street, Middletown, on March 18 at 8:00pm
For tickets and additional information, visit www.MiddletownParamount.com or phone the Paramount Theatre at 845346-4195.
Art Lectures at Alice Desmond Center
Edward Hopper spent much of his mature artistic career in New York City during a period of time in which the city underwent a tremendous change: skyscrapers reached record-breaking heights; urban constructions across the five boroughs were created to sustain a diverse population; and an exciting entertainment industry created a city that never slept!
Yet Hopper’s quiet depictions of NYC remained on a humanscale and largely unpopulated. He turned his attention to its ordinary utilitarian structures and outof-the-way places, looking to record the contrasts of new and old, public and private aspects of the changing city.
Laura Nicholls will present Hopper’s NYC on March 1 at 12:30pm
Henri Matisse was one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. Along with Cezanne and Picasso, his work fundamentally changed the course of modern art and affected generations of younger painters over the course of the century. Matisse’s artistic career began
with a traditional focus, as evidenced by his training. His artistic epiphany was realized on a trip where he experienced bright sunshine and its resulting effects on color, which was then followed by his use of simple rhythmic line and form, as he looked for the “essential character of things” to produce an art of “balance, purity, and serenity” creating work that became joyous, colorful and musical. Matisse, and his Joy of Life with Laura Nicholls is on March 15 at 12:30pm
The Town of Newburgh Recreation Department’s Alice Desmond Center is at 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh. To register: phone 845-565-1326.
NPAA: Acting Classes for Adults
“The Newburgh Performing Arts Academy, a division of the Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh, Inc., is celebrating its 19th birthday, and has just added acting for adults classes,” announced Kim Turner, (pictured) Founder and Director, herself a graduate of the High School of Performing Arts in New York City (The Fame school). The Academy’s new program
features Vocal Projection, Physical Presence, Emotional Recall, Script Analysis, and Foundations of “The Method.” Try out the Adult Acting Class on Thursdays from 6:30pm8:00pm at the Newburgh Performing Arts Academy, 62 Grand Street, Newburgh. Register by visiting: www.contact.cc/3RCWSZ.z or calling 845-562-5650.
Murder is on the Menu in Eldred
“We are delighted to expand our entertainment offerings,” said Scott Samuelson, chief operating officer at The Eldred Preserve. “Our formal event space is ideal for a variety of events, from theater to formal dinner service, and our wonderful chefs have crafted a menu to die for.”
A Murder Mystery Dinner at The Eldred Preserve is an evening of interactive entertainment and fine dining. As the mystery unfolds, select guests, along with a celebrated food critic, will judge a bake-off featuring four “celebrity” chefs, each who will prepare an original dessert
recipe for a special dinner party. Little do they know...murder is also on the menu!
Entertainment is provided by Murder Cafe, a traveling entertainment company based in the Hudson Valley. The evening includes a three-course dinner. Doors open at 6:00pm, show begins at 7:00pm, on March 25 at The Eldred Preserve, 1040 State Route 55, Eldred.
Visit www.theeldredpreserve.com/ murder-mystery-dinner for tickets.
For additional information, call 845557-8316.
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Peter Noone a/k/a “Herman”, then and now!
“Early Sunday Morning” by Edward Hopper
“A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Henri Matisse
GNSO Presents: “Luminosity” - Orchestral Music, Colors and Original Art
Under the direction of Maestro Russell Ger, a program featuring the works of four composers exploring the interplay of music and color will be performed by the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) in a spectacular concert entitled, Luminosity
“As sophisticated as our human languages are, they fall dramatically short when it comes to describing sensory experiences such as taste, sound and sight,” noted Ger. “Hence the old story of failing to adequately describe an arresting sunset to a blind person. So we are forced to borrow from other parts of language. In music, this is often from the visual medium of color which, in turn, is the theme of this program.
“Michael Torke’s Bright Blue Music gives an irrepressible sense of joy. ‘Working was exuberant,’ he writes. ‘I would leave my outdoor studio and the trees and bushes seemed to dance, and the sky seemed brilliantly bright blue.’
Thea Musgrave describes naming her work as follows: ‘The title Green for me represents either the freshness of youth, or for the plant life in our world on which we all depend.’
Anna Clyne takes as her inspiration Mark Rothko’s famous painting Orange,
Red and Yellow. The music is constructed in three movements, like the form of the painting, where the finale (Orange) incorporates fragments from the previous two movements, just as the color does in the visual field.
“Lastly, there is Sir Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss’ Color Symphony, which evokes the characters associated with precious gemstones. Purple is amethysts and represents pageantry and majesty; Red is rubies, wine and revelry; Blue is sapphires, water, skies and melancholy; Green is emeralds, hope, spring and triumph.”
“An added bonus,” said Ger, “will be our uniquely exciting collaboration with a local Orange County visual artist, Heidi Lanino, who will join me in conversation before the program and then paint a canvas for each work in real time in response to the music. These may
be auctioned off at a later date.”
Michael Torke’s music has been commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera, and the English National Opera. His music has been called “some of the most optimistic, joyful and thoroughly uplifting music to appear in recent years,” (Gramophone).
Rich and powerful musical language and a strong sense of drama have made Scottish-American composer Thea Musgrave one of the most respected contemporary composers in the Western world. Known for the clarity of her invention, the skill of her orchestrations, and the power of her musical communication, Musgrave has consistently explored new means of projecting essentially dramatic situations in her music.
Grammy-nominated Anna Clyne is
one of the most in-demand composers today, working with orchestras, choreographers, filmmakers and visual artists around the world. She was named the 8th most performed contemporary composer in the world and the most performed living female British composer in 2022.
During World War II, Arthur Bliss became the BBC’s director of music. After the war he resumed his work as a composer and was appointed Master of the Queen’s Music. Since his death, his compositions have been well represented in recordings, and many of his betterknown works remain in the repertoire of British orchestras.
Luminosity will be performed at Mount St. Mary College’s Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, on March 18 at 4:00pm
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Call 845-913-7157 or visit www.newburghsymphony.org
Students and youth 18 and below are admitted free to open seating.
See ad page 8.
Soartet Soars into Port Jervis for “groove port” Music Series
Jazz trumpeter Rick Savage has made his mark on the NYC area jazz scene, recording and performing with the likes of Tania Maria, Gerry Mulligan, Tony Bennett, Jack McDuff, Nestor Torres, Nancy Wilson, Mark Egan and others.
Deeply rooted in the “sound & soul” of Miles Davis, he is a familiar face to Hudson Valley jazz audiences, “curates” a number of jazz ensembles and is bringing one of them, Soartet, to Port Jervis for the groove port music series.
“This collective has a unique sound with a nice blend of moods, textures and feels within a unique repertoire
of originals and standard tunes. We have been able to keep our jazz muscles strong and supple, our initial goal, as well as develop an ensemble with an original sound and an intimacy that comes from hundreds of hours playing and, more recently, performing together.” - Eliot Zigmund, drums
Double bassist David Kingsnorth has performed with Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Wyands, Frank Jackson, New Jersey Ballet and the Summit Symphony.
“David Janeway is not afraid to experiment in the moment and has a range of technique that allows him to test the waters fearlessly... he is constantly evolving, and I’ve
never heard one player have so many different ways of texturizing” - Monique Avakian
Zigmund has done work as a session player for Neil Sedaka, Dionne Warwick, and the Pointer Sisters among others, and has taught at William Paterson College and New York University.
The live concert happens at UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis, on March 25 at 7:00pm. The gallery opens at 1:00pm for viewing the current art show (see page 25). Tickets at the door. BYOB!
For information: 845-754-1808.
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Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra
Michael Torke (b.1961) Thea Musgrave (b.1928) Anna Clyne (b.1980) Arthur Bliss (1891-1975) Heidi Lanino, artist
Soartet is: Rick Savage, David Kingsnorth David Janeway & Eliot Zigmund
Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra: “Everlasting Impressions”
“Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) celebrates Women’s History Month through performances of four monumental composers who leave a lasting impact on their colleagues, community and the world around them,” announced SCCO Artistic Director Andrew Trombley
“Clara Schumann had an extensive performing career, but her brilliance as a composer was often overlooked. Amy Beach amassed a brilliant catalogue of compositions and is one of the first successful American female composers without the benefit of European training. And across the pond a short time later, Lili Boulanger was the first female winner of the coveted Prix de Rome. Reena Esmail, through promoting crosscultural music collaboration between the music tradition of India and the West in her compositions, will leave remarkable contributions to music history.”
Written in 1846, the Piano Trio in G minor, opus 17 by Clara Schumann was her only piano trio. During the development of the Trio, she was going through hardships in life. Her husband Robert Schumann was extremely ill. This trio was completed during the summer of 1846 when they traveled to Norderney
in attempts to improve Robert’s health conditions.
While in Norderney, Clara suffered a miscarriage. A year after the composition of her piano trio, Robert composed his first piano trio, op.63. It is seen that Clara’s trio has had great influences on Robert’s trio as they both share many interesting similarities.
Amy Beach’s Trio, Op. 150 was composed in 1938 and is steeped in the developmental processes of late-19th century models while quoting two Inuit folk songs.
D’un Soir Triste, or Of a Sad Evening, was written by Boulanger in 1918, shortly before her death at age 24. Her sister, the famous composition teacher Nadia Boulanger, put the piece away until shortly before her death in 1979.
“The handwriting was almost illegible,” said renown conductor Joanne Falletta, who resurrected the manuscript. “She was so sick, and her penmanship was really weak. It was her goodbye to the world. She knew she was going to have a short life.”
Maple Sugar Tours in Cornwall
Maple sugaring season is upon us and the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is offering Maple Sugar Tours
Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, and see an evaporator in action!
The tours take place weekends thru March 19 at the Outdoor Discovery Center location, 120 Muser Drive, off of Angola Road in Cornwall, where two types of tours are offered hourly.
Sugar Bush Tours: a one-mile moderate
hike through field and forest to the original Sugar Shack (terrain and weather conditions dependent).
Maple Lane Tours: good for little legs and those with mobility issues, a short walk from the farmhouse to the Sugar Shack after a tour of the maple stand.
Wear appropriate footwear for muddy/ cold conditions and dress warmly! Preregistration is required. Register online at hhnm.org or by phone at 845-5345506. All children ages 4 and under are free but require a ticket. Visit hhnm.org.
“I’ve always found the story of the Franck Violin/Piano Sonata as incredibly moving and romantic as the music itself,” states Reena Esmail. “Franck wrote the sonata for Eugene Ysaye and his wife as a wedding present, and they premiered it at the wedding, sight reading through the score. It is one of my favorite pieces of all time, and the love and intention with which it was written resonates so deeply through the music.
“As I was finishing my Clarinet Concerto for Albany Symphony, I was also planning my trip to Paris for one
Grace Potter formed Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in 2002. Potter and her band parted ways in 2015. In 2011, Potter and Higher Ground founded Grand Point North music festival in Burlington, Vermont.
Potter has gained notability as a singer-songwriter, multiinstrumentalist, and actress, first appearing in an episode of One Tree Hill. She earned her first Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for You And Tequila with
of my closest friends, Suzana Bartal’s wedding. I saw that the slow movement of my Clarinet Concerto could actually be turned into a piano trio as a wedding gift to Suzana and her husband Eric. Suzana is a world class concert pianist, and one of her chamber music specialties is playing piano trios.
“Two years later, Suzana played this trio (Saans) at a concert in Beverly Hills, CA, with cellist Peter Myers and violinist Vijay Gupta. And the next day Vijay and I got married. I love that this one piece has played a central role in both of our weddings!” concluded Esmail.
The SCCO chamber music program, Everlasting Impressions, will be at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, 219 Main Street, on March 25 at 6:00pm Tickets: www.hurleyvilleartscentre.org, 845-985-4722, and at the door...
...and as part of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Salon Series, on March 26 at 2:00pm in Krause Recital Hall, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. Free admission.
“To celebrate women’s enduring and underrepresented contributions to music, women who attend the performance will receive a small gift of appreciation,” concluded Trombley.
Throughout her career, Potter has championed the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of her paternal grandfather’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She frequently participates in the “Night At Sardi’s” annual fundraiser in Los Angeles. Internationally acclaimed rock musician Grace Potter will perform in Bethel Woods on March 16 at 8:00pm.
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Reena Esmail (b.1983) Amy Beach (1867-1944)
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Akiko Hosoi violin Kirsten Jermé cello Matthew Graybil piano
Grace Potter to Perform in Bethel
Art Exhibit: “Reawakening” at UpFront Gallery, Port Jervis
UpFront Exhibition Space in Port Jervis will present Reawakening, an exhibition of work by Judith Cramer, Rosalind “Roz” Hodgkins (see page 26 for another Hodgkins’ exhibit) and Phyllis Chekenian
Fresh colors are warming in Judith Cramer’s new acrylic painting entitled, In the Swim. Goldfish, turtles and lilies float across this neo-impressionist waterscape. A falling stream washes in from above and brightens the colors with
Rosalind “Roz” Hodgkins created a semi-abstract painting entitled, Fractal Tree. Replicating shapes form the tree structure and leaf shapes morph into checkered particles, with patterns being the structure of life forms. Hodgkins’ watercolors are a continual exploration of our natural environment and ways of seeing in general.
Phyllis Chekenian’s art piece titled Dreams Await is a shadow box. The shallow indented space has memory-like cloud markings on the wall with two planets on tilting wire orbits that define the space. Chekenian’s juxtaposition of
Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Bethel
Joseph Shabalala, the bandleader who brought the South African vocal harmony group Ladysmith Black Mambazo to global success, passed in 2020.
“Our Founder, our Teacher and most importantly, our Father, left us for eternal peace,” the choir said. “We celebrate and honour your kind heart and your extraordinary life. Through your music and the millions who you came in contact with, you shall live forever.”
Cyril Ramaphosa, South African President, called him a “Veteran Choral Maestro.”
Shabalala started singing as a teenager with the groups Durban Choir and the Highlanders, before forming Ezimnyama in 1959. He later christened it Ladysmith Black Mambazo: “Ladysmith” for his hometown, “Black” for the local livestock, and “Mambazo” - the Zulu word for axe, as a metaphor for the group’s sharpness. The group’s exquisitely harmonised a cappella songs in Zulu became hugely popular in South Africa after the release of their debut album in 1973.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo has performed for millions of people, singing a message of peace, love and harmony.
They came to global attention after they collaborated with Paul Simon on his 1986 album, Graceland. Over the years, they collaborated with Dolly Parton, Josh Groban, Emmylou Harris and many others. The group also appeared in the Michael Jackson film, Moonwalker
In 1993, they accompanied Nelson Mandela to his Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo. Their theme for England’s 1995 Rugby World Cup campaign, a version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, reached No. 15 in the UK singles charts, and a 1998 best-of compilation album reached No. 2.
Don’t miss them as they bring their show to Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, on March 17 at 8:00pm.
For tickets: BethelWoodsCenter.org
a real bed and picture completes the musing of this surrealist dreamscape.
Come and see this fascinating and diverse artwork during UpFront Exhibition Space’s Opening Show which is on view from March 3 to April 23
Meet the artists at the reception on March 19 from 1:00pm-6:00pm at UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis.
For information: 845-754-1808.
Founded in 2014 by independent concert promoter Peter Shapiro and educator Amy Striem, The Rock and Roll Playhouse is the largest national kid-friendly live concert series having performed to hundreds of thousands of kids and their families. Hosting over 1,000 shows in more than 35 leading live music venues across the U.S., the band has filled the void for shared musical experiences between parents and children across the country. Performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, the band offers its core audience of families with children aged 1-7, games, movement, stories and most importantly: an opportunity to rock out!
Sing and dance with The Rock and Roll Playhouse at City Winery Hudson Valley, 23 Factory Street, Montgomery, as they salute Taylor Swift and her greatest songs in: Taylor Swift For Kids! on March 18 at Noon. Free admission for kids 1 and under.
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“Fractal Tree” by Rosalind Hodgkins
“In the Swim” by Judith Cramer
“Dreams Await” shadow box by Phyllis Chekenian
R&R for Kids
Art About Town, a number of traveling exhibits sponsored by the River Valley Artists Guild, will present their annual exhibit, Spring Fling! from March 17 to May 31 this year. The exhibits include photographs, prints, paintings, color pencil drawings and pastels that celebrate the visual beauty of Spring found right here in our Orange County backyards. Spring themed paintings by RVAG members now adorn the walls at Gio’s Gelato Cafe in Port Jervis. Daniela Cooney’s acrylic paintings highlight her love of animals and the environment, Judith Cramer’s acrylic, pastel and pencil works range from Impressionism to the abstract, Joyce Lee’s paintings reflect the spirit of the landscape, Roz Hodgkins (see pg. 25) exhibits her work
River Valley Artists Guild: “Spring Fling!”
at UpFront Exhibition Space in Port Jervis, Rena Hottinger uses photography as well as abstraction in her expressive paintings, Patty Koch is a selftaught artist with nearly 50 years of art experience, Joan Kehlenbeck’s oils and pastels are of important local, historic buildings and scenes, Stella Provenzano’s work reflects the beauty of the environment, and Judith Weiss begins her work from landscapes, then moves into recall and personal feeling.
Curator of Art About Town, Susan Miiller’s oils and pastels will grace the walls of Bon Secours Hospital cafeteria. She states, “I want to give the viewer the appeal of color and luminosity of spring in my artwork.” Susan’s work is included in many important collections. For more about Susan: www. susanmiillerart.com.
Colored pencil drawings by Joseph Petrosi that celebrate the season of spring will be on view at City Hall in
Port Jervis. Awardwinning artist Petrosi is a certified art & textile airbrush specialist.
An ongoing exhibition of oil paintings and pastel drawings by RVAG President Joan Kehlenbeck remains on view at Deerpark Town Hall. Kehlenbeck has shown regionally and is well-known in the area for her demos and workshops.
The exhibits can be seen at Gio’s, 3032 Front Street, Bon Secours Hospital Cafeteria, 160 E Main Street, & City Hall, 20 Hammond Street, all in Port Jervis. Deerpark Town Hall is located at 420 Route 209, Huguenot.
“Streetcar” Returns to Warwick
Greenwood Lake Theater (GLT) is presenting its production of the Tennessee Williams Pulitzer prizewinning play, A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Gitana LaRae Mims. Fragile Southern belle Blanche DuBois moves to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, in a dingy apartment. Temperaments clash, fireworks fly and secrets are revealed.
Mims says of the production, “Part of making ethical theatre, in my opinion, is examining how the classics are still relevant to us today, and how they have shaped us, both as theatre makers and theatre goers alike. The real excitement for me in tackling this American classic is exploring the effects that this time and these people have on modern society.”
“I’m very lucky to be playing this role for a third time in my career,” says Mary Virginia, co-artistic director of GLT. “Blanche is complicated, layered, lost and misunderstood. She wants magic, not realism and will go to great lengths to create and maintain that façade.”
Katherine Weatherford, co-artistic director shared, “One of the reasons we
chose this play is its story resonates just as much now as when it was written in 1947. I am thrilled to play Stella Kowalski. I had the opportunity to play the role in 2019, and I am so excited to be able to re-visit the character and to dive deeper. She is the foil to her sister: grounded in realism where Blanche is lost in fantasy. Stella has an incredibly strong survival instinct that informs every decision she makes, and ultimately leads to her being torn between her husband and her sister. ”
The production takes place at the Warwick Institute of Culture (The WICK), 46 Bowen Road, Warwick, from March 17-26. Due to the mature themes, the show is recommended for ages 14 and up.
For complete cast listings, tickets and more information regarding this production and all of GLT’s 2023 season, including student intensive workshops, visit www.greenwoodlaketheater.org.
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“Half Moon on the Hudson” by J. Kehlenbeck
“Grassy Sparklers” by Daniela Cooney
“Daffodils” by Susan Miiller
“Spring Outing” by Joyce Lee
“Hummingbird” by Patty Koch
Mary Virginia Nick Pearson (Mitch)
Sankofa Drum & Dance Joins with Four Seasons Chorale
The Four Seasons Chorale will present a concert, One World: A Concert of Musical Connections.
The chorale, under the direction of Kathy Brink and accompanied by Seth Riehl, will include music from Africa along with popular selections such as Let There Be Peace on Earth, We Shall Overcome, and What a Wonderful World. The overall theme is the interconnectedness of everyone.
The chorale’s special guest for this concert is Maxwell Kofi and Sankofa (meaning ‘going back to the roots’ in the Twi language from Ghana). Kofi is the leader and artistic director of Kofi & Sankofa Drum and Dance Ensemble
“The ensemble is very symbolic in promoting personal and community awareness of the positive role of the arts in the villages in West Africa demonstrated through our rich cultural values passed on to us by our great ancestors ‘Nananom’,” said Kofi.
The group was originally formed in the summer of 1997 from Kofi’s community drum circles in Allentown and Stroudsburg. This group teaches togetherness in diversity and empowerment of the individual selfimage as well as community building/
teamwork through African drumming and dance.
Sankofa is made of four drummers and three dancers led by Kofi (an Asante prince from Ghana) and Yacin (a Wollof princess from Senegal). Sankofa’s performance is electrifying in terms of the spiritual release in their drum, dance and songs (chants). The performances generate the same community spirit of sharing, oneness, joy, and love where everyone gets involved, both audience and performers.
Sankofa has successfully completed over 800 residencies in schools as well as the community, from conferences to festivals. Notable among them are the
2006 UN Water Conference in Mexico City; Indian Summer Festival, Netcong, NJ; Jazz Festival at the Delaware Water Gap; International Festival and First Night at the Paramount Theatre in Middletown; and eight World Trade Center Benefits in NJ, NY and PA for the Red Cross and other non-profit organizations.
Kofi has played with renowned drummers such as Baba Olatinje (of Drums of Passion), Mickey Hart (of Grateful Dead), Baba Camara, Sikiru Adipoye (talking drum maestro), Arthur Hall, and many more.
Join the celebration of connectedness on April 2 at 3:00pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 60 Sussex Street, Port Jervis. The concert is in the handicapped accessible church sanctuary, Admission is free and donations will gratefully be accepted to help defray the concert costs. For more information, call Kathy Brink at 570-430-1755.
This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson
The Irish Tenors
Celtic music kings The Irish Tenors burst upon the music scene in 1998. With ten best-selling albums to their credit, they have rekindled the love of all things Irish and opened the door for countless Irish groups to hit the U.S. They share company with the likes of The Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli as the biggest money makers PBS has ever presented.
The group has performed all over the world, from Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall in New York to the Hollywood Bowl in California - they have blazed the trail from coast to coast stopping in nearly every city in between; thrilling audiences with their Irish repertoire, secular selections and holiday fare. They will perform on March 19 at 8:00pm for their 25th Anniversary Tour at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 231 Creamery Pond Road, Chester.
For tickets: www.sugarloafpacny.com
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The Four Seasons Chorale
Kofi & Sankofa Drum & Dance
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