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FREE Monthly Arts, Entertainment & Buying Local Guide

May 2011 Covering Orange, Pike and Sullivan Counties and the neighboring towns of Beacon, Marlboro, Walker Valley and Ellenville

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


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the slow and gentle energy of Ralph Vaughan-Williams’ Fantasy on a Theme of Kudos to King’s Theatre Company for Tallis. Two energies = one masterpiece. bringing one of the greatest dance Ravel’s Bolero is no longer “Spanish”, companies in the world to Lycian Centre thanks to Huggins, but in Bolero Too is a in Sugar Loaf on April 9. PHILADANCO! After the first generation of modern “genius” dance choregraphers: Martha Graham et al, there was the second “genius” generation: Paul Taylor, David Parsons et al. At Lycian I witnessed four of the third universal celebration of rhythms enhanced generation “genius” successors, by innovative modern dance movements choreographers Christopher Huggins, which transcend nationality. Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and Gene Hill Similarly, minimalist music is no longer Sagan. just minimalism but an expression for the PHILADANCO’s creator Joan Myers 21st century, expressing in energy and Brown and her associates have a movement all the conflicting beliefs and remarkable company of classically and personnal confusions we hold about the athletically trained present times. I do not know if this is what dancers, each and Huggins wishes to convey in Enemy Behind every one of them!, too numerous to list here. The April 9 program offered one “masterpeice” after another, with my favorite (yes, I had a favorite) being Sagan’s extremely energetic Elegy, a the Gates with music by Steve Reich, but creation of never-before-seen (by me) fast that’s what I saw. and furious dance movements juxtaposed to Zollar’s choregoraphy elevates funk from

Cover Photo Recycling? Let Old Stone House’s “Garage Art” Help You Get Green This is Old Stone House’s followup Garage Art exhibition and sale. The works selected for this exhibit are artworks which have been removed from the walls where they were once displayed. They have all been rescued or recycled from garages, closets, basements, attics, or the garbage. The artwork exhibited in this show has likely been replaced by something considered more meaningful, prettier, or a better decoration. Or, these “found objects” were simply left behind or discarded when someone moved or redecorated. Although there are several paintings and prints singled out and awarded ribbons by the curators, who have critically judged them to be “fine art,” the strength of the

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exhibit rests in the truth that each piece in the show needs the other to confirm its status as “gallery art.” The very fact that these once-forsaken works are now back in public view, re-assigns them the aura of “fine art” objects. The resurrection of these works and their exhibition is, in many ways, a metaphor for who we are as a culture and how we must live in order to survive. Recycling and conservation shall carry the day because the Old Stone House is banking on an old adage: “One man's trash is another man's treasure.” May 1-29 at The Old Stone House, 282 Hasbrouck Rd., Hasbrouck (Woodbourne). For more info: 845-436-0070.

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a popular but limited expression of fun to a sublime and beautiful expression of joy in By Way of the Funk Sadly, there were very few dancers, dance teachers and choreographers in the audience thrilling, as I did, to the wondrous choreography and world class dancing. What a chance it could have been for them all to expand their horzions! Let’s hope we all get another chance to view this company locally.

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World renown composer and Pond Eddy resident Lee Hoiby died on March 28, 2011 at Montefiore Hospital in New York City, following a short illness. Lee Hoiby's gift for musical fantasy was a constant throughout a long life of boundless creative output. His rich catalog of works encompasses operas, oratorios, choral works, concerti, chamber works, song cycles, and more than 100 songs, many of them championed by such singers as Leontyne Price, Frederica von Stade, and Marilyn Horne, among many others. Hoiby's commitment to tonality remained steadfast throughout his compositional life, even when such an allegiance was considered unfashionable. His music uniquely combines joyous melodic invention with structural rigor and it was in the seclusion of the Catskill mountain countryside where he made his home that he found the peaceful balance of art and life he so cherished. Lee Hoiby, born in Madison, Wisconsin on February 17, 1926, was introduced to opera by his teacher at the Curtis Institute of Music, Gian-Carlo Menotti, who involved him closely in the famed Broadway productions of The Consul and The Saint of Bleecker Street. Hoiby's first opera, The Scarf, a chamber opera in oneact, was recognized by Time Magazine and the Italian press as the hit of the first Spoleto

(Italy) Festival. His next opera, Natalia Petrovna (New York City Opera), now known in its revised version as A Month in the Country, was universally praised by the press at its premiere. Hoiby's setting of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke (with libretto by Lanford Wilson) was declared "the finest American opera to date" following its world premiere. Hoiby recently completed his last opera, a setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, with a libretto adapted from the Shakespeare play by Mark Shulgasser. Among Mr. Hoiby’s operatic works are the musical monologue The Italian Lesson (1981, text by Ruth Draper) which was produced off-Broadway in 1989 with Jean Stapleton. Hoiby's contribution to the art song repertoire (over 100 songs) is recognized by singers worldwide. The great American soprano Leontyne Price introduced many of his best known songs and arias to the public. In the last few years, local concertgoers were treated to his masterpiece Last Letter Home in Jeffersonville, in Livingston Manor his innovative harpsichord music for What is the Light set to prose by Virginia Wolff, and last month in Newburgh his Sextet for Piano and Winds. We celebrate his wondrous life and art. Please visit www.leehoibyinstitute.org for further information


It’s as much Archeology as it is Art in Rock Tavern The new exhibit ARTEFACT at the UUCRT Gallery in Rock Tavern by artists Daniel Mack and Diana Savona is both enchanting and disturbing. Both artists seem comfortable rummaging in the past and rearranging and representing common materials in provocative ways. New Jersey artist Diane Savona is a master of all things fabric: remnants, notions, needles, buttons and more. “In my Fossil Garments, the work is presented as petrified specimens. The deconstructed garments – sometimes embedded in handmade felt – are offered for inspection on taut surfaces. Crochet and lace, showing through the almost transparent garments, appear skeletal. I used mending techniques in overlapping layers, sometimes obscuring parts of the garments, sometimes cutting through them. The rigid framing exposes the somewhat sentimental clothing (several are infant christening gowns) in an unemotional perspective, allowing the viewer to examine the clothing as archaeology. Daniel Mack of Warwick is best known as a maker of rustic furniture. But in this exhibit he presents carvings he has made from bits of driftwood bark he collected from the banks of the Hudson River. He calls them “Anima” referring to a powerful

Alexander’s Stravinsky: “From His Ears to Ours”

female energy that energizes both men and women. These carvings work with the natural craggy features of the bark as it was weathered in the waters of the Hudson.

“First, they were part of the trees, then the water, now back on land, they offer up the faces and spirits within.“ says Mack. “I was at the Hudson looking for a stout driftwood rail for a stairway I was building. I couldn’t find anything suitable. I saw dozens of these driftwood bark pieces lying right there in plain sight. I took a few back to the studio and wham, that started this series of human form carvings.” He admits they look oddly primitive. “They surprised me. There’s something otherworldly about them, with the multiple heads and twisted bodies. Daniel Mack's carved Anima pieces and Diane Savona's textile art are on display from May 2 thru June 30 at the UUCRT Gallery, 9 Vance Road, Rock Taven, weekends, noon to 3pm, or by appointment. 917-613-3489 or 917-647-7893. At the reception, May 22nd from 1:00pm-4:00pm, the artists will speak about their his work. More information on the artists is at their websites: www.danielmack.com and www.dianesavona.com.

After receiving a copy of the 2 piano-4 hand rehearsal score of Igor Stravinsky’s Sacre Du Printemps in 1982, keyboardist/ composer Neil Alexander became entranced with the piece, restructuring it for 2 hands - a process that took nearly 15 years! This work, thought of as the birth of 20th century classical music, heralded new standards of rhythm and harmony; influencing music for generations. Originally written as an orchestral ballet

score, the striking dissonance and powerful rhythm of this monumental work was the source of a legendary riot at its 1911 premiere in Paris. Alexander recently recorded his first solo piano CD, a collection of originals, standards and improvisations that honor his unique voice on the instrument, a voice that does not offer specific genres, but his personal treatment of a varity of genres. Alexander will be announcing (and celebrating) the forthcoming summer release of the CD with a live performance of his daring transcription of Stravinsky’s Sacre Du Printemps at The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro on May 20 at 7:00pm. Reservations are required for dinner, but for music-only, you can just “show-up”. 845-236-7970.

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Port Jervis Antique Fair

Toni Horvatin, Tom Nolan, Jim Sheehan, Keith Jordan, Linda Gluck, Ruth Rich, PieraCastelnuovo, Julie Cash

On May 1, The Port Jervis Tourism Board is holding its first citywide yard sale in conjunction with the City’s 6th annual Antique Fair. Port Jervis residents will be selling from their homes as well as at the antique fair. The event will feature plenty of food vendors and continuous live entertainment. The Fair is on historic Front Street from 10:00am until 5:00pm. For information: 845-856-2727.

The Vocal Visionaries is a group of singers under the guidance of Amy Fradon. On June 5 at 3:00pm they will sing for a benefit for the restoration of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUC) piano. Admission is by donation ($5 or more suggested). The UUC is located at 9 Vance Road, in Rock Tavern. For more information call: 845-496-9696.

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Holistic Living Orange County Arts Council: Arts for Healing Patricia Quinn is an artist and art therapist who has exhibited and practiced in the Hudson Valley for 20 years. In her work both as an artist and therapist she invites us to see, and to explore our own creativity and consciousness. Her work in healthcare with families and people with addictions, traumas, physical, emotional and developmental disorders has shown how art reveals and restores the connection to one's unique individuality and life's purpose. Quinn will offer a visual presentation for the Orange County Arts Council at the Seligmann Gallery, White Oak Drive in Sugar Loaf on May 4 at 7:00pm, showing examples of the circular designs in nature that inspired the indigenous cultures around the world to develop a healing association to the circle shape. Its connotations of containment, oneness and new life were CANVAS FRIENDS DIRECTORY HEALTH & HOLISTIC SERVICES Helena Moore, Ph.D. Holistic Talk Therapy Wildwood Way, Forestburgh 845-796-1810 Patricia Quinn, MS, LCAT, NBCCH Art Therapy, Hypnosis & Healing 62 No. Main Street, Florida, NY 10921 845-649-0953

used by Carl Jung to activate the imagination. After a brief, relaxing guided imagery meditation, participants will be invited to use a variety of different drawing and painting media to create their own Mandala. Some of the aspects of Jung's theories of individuation will then be offered to help decipher meaning in the drawings. No previous experience with art-making is required. Quinn has studied the Mandala at the Jung Foundation in New York City and incorporates these ideas with other approaches in her private practice on Main Street in Florida, phone 845-649-0953. Contact Jen D'Andrea at 845-469-9168 or jen@ocartscouncil.org for information or to pre-register.

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PERFORMANCE VENUES Air Pirates Radio Theater Exclusive Live Radio Theater Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf 845-469-7563 www.airpiratesradiotheater.com Downing Film Center Independent Classic & Foreign Films 19 Front Street, Newburgh 845-561-3686 www.downingfilmcenter,com

Farmers Market News Willow Wisp Organic Farm farm sells its produce at the Callicoon and Barryville Farmers Markets and operates a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, dedicated to feeding our local community with healthy pesticide-free food, and building healthier soil through sustainable farming practices.

Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Dr.Woomyung Choe, conductor Seasonal Subscriptions P.O.Box 7215, Newburgh, NY 12550 www.newburghsymphony.org Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts Music-Theatre-Cinema-Art Exhibits King’s Highway, Sugar Loaf 845-469-2287 www.lyciancentre.com

CSA FARM DIRECTORY Abundant Life Farm Biodynamically grown organic vegetables Walker Valley. 1-866-993-8932 x13

Opera Company of the Highlands Concert & Staged Performances Claudia Cummings, Artistic Director 845-496-9626 www.operacompanyofthehighlands.org

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Destination................................................. If I Had a Hammer............................................................................... Photo courtesy of Millspaugh Funeral Directors

by J. A. Di Bello "The Carpenter"! A strong hand combined with what may have been man's first tool: the hammer, are the ingredients needed to create a skilled craftsman. If not the world's oldest profession, the carpenter is with only small amounts of doubt, the most useful. The carpenter as a skilled craftsman is frequently referred to as a joiner, cabinet maker, furniture maker and to include the word's derivation, a maker of carriages. In earlier days, it was expected that the village carpenter be multi-talented, from building barns, houses, cabinets to constructing coffins for those who pass. The same logical extension was no doubt true of the village barber, who was expected to perform minor surgery as well as provide shaves and haircuts. Furthermore, history is replete with carpenters from small towns and villages who over time developed wide reputations and followings while branching out and into related professions. Montgomery and Walden are no exception. In Walden the family known as Millspaugh began hammering unobtrusively, without hesitation under these premises. In the early portion of the eighteenth century, Wikipedia reports significant portions of the Hudson and the Wallkill River Valleys became the new home for German Palatines. They were rugged refugees from Europe where their homes, farms and villages were continually under attack by the armies of France, causing devastation and subsequent famine. Many fled to Britain, where they were reportedly welcomed but the British government was unable to successfully integrate the "Poor Palatines." In 1710, 3,000 Palatine refugees were sworn in as British Citizens and shipped to the Colonies in ten ships. Apparently, during that period, citizenship was a requirement to emigrate from Britain to the Colonies. New arrivals were assigned to work camps along the Hudson River to work off the costs of their passage. In the immediate area of Montgomery the first known Palatine immigrant to settle was Phillip Millspaugh. The National Register of Historic Places reflects the existence of a

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Michael Johndrow, executive director of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, Marcus and Barbara Millspaugh, Keith and Rachel Millspaugh, their son Peter, their daughter Sarah and Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard at the 2010 opening of the Warwick store. Photo by Roger Gavan

map detailing the (Wallkill) River Road area and showing Phillip Millspugh as the owner of what is now known as the Peachcroft Farm on River Road. As time passes recollections and hard copy fade, a period of obscurity seems to run from the noted settlement on River Road to the time of the Civil War. During that period and perhaps contributing to the fog were the War for Independence, the French and Indian War and the War of Rebellion, as the Civil War was referred to locally. In the years immediately preceding the Civil War a cabinet maker in Walden, John Woolsey, hired a young, strong ambitious

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lad from the area to work in the business of cabinet and furniture building. A portion of a successful cabinet maker's repertoire was, of course, the making of sturdy coffins! The young carpenter: Theron L. Millspaugh, was affectionately known as T.L. When Mr. John Woolsey passed on, the ambitious and respected T.L. purchased the business from the surviving spouse, Mrs. Woolsey. Fine craftsmanship thrived on the open market, with young T. L. hammerin' in the morning, hammerin' in the evening and just hammerin' all over Walden and Montgomery. Through his diligence and skill in the furniture-casket trade, T.L. developed a reputation for excellence and the business quickly outgrew its space at the foot of Oak Street. In 1866, to accommodate expansion T.L. constructed a brick building on Main Street, Walden. It's the current home of Millspaugh Furniture. The demand for furniture corresponded with a population surge in Orange County, and logically the need for adequate funeral services also grew. A horse drawn hearse was purchased

to accommodate the demand and T.L. learned the science of embalming. Now a thriving family business, T. L.'s son Gilbert became a part of the organization and also learned embalming. By the time of the Second World War both businesses required additional hands-on attention and Gilbert's sons T.L. II and Marcus (Mick) became members of the firm. Both Gilbert and T. L. continued to be active and as growth continued, Mick's son Mickey Millspaugh joined the firm in 1966. From these beginnings to this day the tradition for fine products and quality service support the existence of two independent businesses in Walden and the surrounding areas. Mickey's son Keith Millspaugh purchased the furniture business from his father in 1998 and has supervised its growth into Dutchess County. Millspaugh furniture now stretches from Poughkeepsie to Walden and further south to Warwick. Additionally, when Mickey retired in 1998, his daughter Susan Tighe and her husband Thomas Tighe, a licensed funeral director since 1986, purchased Millspaugh Funeral Directors. Under the vigilant direction of the Tighes the business now includes locations in Montgomery, Walkill and Walden.


..................................................Walden................. “Musical Theatre” Say it Soft and... by J. A. Di Bello Theatre as a genre is historically timeless and has caused the success and demise of many a prince and king, but musical theatre is, and of itself, filled with glorious and mystical traditions. Musical Theatre: "Say it soft and it's almost like praying." To actors, lyricists, writers, dancers, musicians and choreographers, the summit of theatrical success is to reach that irrefutable level that can only be reflected by the lights of Broadway or London's West End. The appeal of that combination of words, music, dance and acting never goes away. The musicals remain as vehicles, reoccurring as favorite dreams, with revisions, revivals and variations. Thankfully this is the case in point with the Hudson Valley Conservatory's (HVC) concert presentation of the musical Grease. Grease remains a much praised, multigenerational favorite. I Pamela Murphy, an acclaimed performer, teacher and a Director at HVC with her cast and crew continue deservedly to attract the glitter of the follow spot as each individual prepares for the presentation of the Musical Theatre favorite, Grease. Pamela's keen insight into what makes good theatre has aided her in the

establishment of her own abilities as a performer of note. She is a graduate of Crane School of Music, Western Connecticut State University and is consequently and glaringly well-versed in the various and integrated components of performance. To reinforce those skills needed to execute a demanding role at the Hudson Valley Conservatory, she remains a respected New York State Music Association (NYSMA) adjudicator and has performed as guest conductor in Orange and Dutchess Counties. Those familiar with historical aspects of this musical in particular will appreciate the skill and finesse required for a school production of "Grease." The musical has survived years of revisions, revivals and Hollywood commercialization, yet in the skilled hands of the HVC, it delivers solid family style entertainment. And, as is the case with many successful endeavors, team work is paramount. In this category, choreographers Claire Beebe and Amanda Wright, also a praised teacher and Director at the HVC, display their abilities and understanding of theatrical demands. There is, of course, the well-known Zak Kiernan, Technical Director of the show. He's the one who holds everything together. The production is scheduled for the New Rose Theatre, 35 East Main Street, Walden, May 21st at 5:00pm and May 22nd at 2:00pm. Call for info at 845-778-2478.

Carl Roa : Guitar Master Class Carl Roa is the guitarist of the highly acclaimed progressive rock groups, Magic Elf and Carl Roa Band. Whether ripping through a supercharged rock solo or gliding through a maze of soulful chord progressions, Carl's ability to balance

musicality and technique has delighted music fans worldwide. Carl's unique and diverse playing style has put him in the forefront of today's progressive rock / fusion movement. He will offer his expertise at the New York School of Music on May 21 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Call for info 845-778-7594.

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Lectures & Master Classes

Theatre - Musical

Bill Fiero Ecuador: Birding The Choco Josephine-Louise Library, May 12, 7pm

“Grease in Concert” Hudson Valley Conservatory Students New Rose Theatre May 21, 5pm & May 22, 2pm

Carl Roa guitar NY School of Music, May 21, 1pm & 3pm

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Music Approaching Storm Christian Rock Band May 13, 8pm Carl Roa guitar May 21, 8pm “The Den Series” Open mic May 27, 7pm Six Stories Told May 27, 8pm NY School of Music Music - Classic Pop Louis Landon St. Andrew’s Episopal Church, May 8, 3pm

Children’s Calendar Book Signing & Story Time Iza Trapani Josephine-Louise Library, May 17, 4:30pm Spring Story Time Sessions ages 2 & 3 years Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:30am thru May 17

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ages 4 & 5 years Wednesdays, 1:00pm, thru May 18 Josephine-Louise Library

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.................................Destination Walden Start Speading the News..............................

by J. A. Di Bello News? What news? In case you weren't around or didn't hear, Frank Sinatra, a short skinny kid from Jersey appeared in Orange County seventy-one years ago this fall. To be precise, it was November 3, 1940 at the Ritz Theater in downtown Newburgh. Few knew who he was, but he was with the known-to-one-and-all Tommy Dorsey Band. That got him as far as the green room and the rest is history. According to an eye witness (this writer's mom) the girls went "bonkers." ... like what happened with Elvis and Fabian, she recalled. So ladies and gents, hold on to your socks. The noted pianist Louis Landon will be performing in Walden on Sunday, May 8. The performance, Sinatra & More features Mr. Landon as a credible facsimile of the Chairman of the Board, Ol' Blue Eyes. The concert is scheduled to begin at 3:00pm in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, conveniently located across the street from the library. Immediately following the presentation a reception will be held at the Josephine-Louise Public Library, 3 Scofield Street, Walden. To explore the background of Louis

Landon is to get up close and personal with some of the most fundamental genres of contemporary musicology: jazz, jazz fusion, pop, rock and classical. Space in this publication is limited and fascinating tidbits follow. Aside from his unlimited talent, Landon is a rare individual, a man totally dominated. He cannot resist his muse and must play, compose and heed her summons. Interestingly and understandably, Louis is the product of a family dedicated to the performing arts. His father, Leo De Lyon, a well-known and successful voice actor, was responsible for recognizing and acting on Louis' passion.

At the age of five, Louis attended a showing of the film, Around the World in Eighty Days. Upon his return to the family home in Yonkers, Louis sat down at his father's piano and played the entire theme from memory! Imagine, if you will, his father, turning to his wife, Louis' mother, and exclaiming, "Gee! Let's enroll Louis in piano lessons!" After nine years of traditional, classical lessons, Louis' foundation was so firmly established he could head off in any direction his muse directed, and he did. He left the piano and picked up a guitar, learning from the unmistakable sounds of the sixties with unintended teachers like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and B. B. King. Louis London has devoted decades to his calling, traveling frequently and contributing to the art of performance in a variety of ways. He has composed music for film and television and directed "Christmas at Rockefeller Center" as well as additional television specials featuring vocalist-of-fame Tony Bennett. While on tour, Louis Landon returned to his forte, classical music, playing for the legendary Mikhail Baryshnikov. Landon's most recent act of creativity is an album project with a representational

Iza Trapani - A Life with Art, Books and Music Iza Trapani was born in Warsaw, Poland, where she lived until she was seven years old. Although her family of six lived in a tiny one-bedroom apartment, she has fond memories of that time, when her parents fostered a life-long appreciation for books, art, and music. Iza learned to read before she started school and was always encouraged to draw, even though she would take over the entire dining table with her papers and pencils. When Iza was seven, her mother traveled to America to visit her sister. At the time, whole families were not allowed to leave Communist Poland, so Iza's mother took her, the youngest. Their visit turned into a permanent stay. Her mother remarried and hoped to bring Iza's brother and sister to the United States, but tragically, she died too soon. Iza moved to a children's home in Lodi, New Jersey, where she stayed until she was 16. During this time, Iza's father in Poland also passed away. It wasn't until after she married and became a U.S. citizen that Iza

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felt she could travel to Poland without fear of deportation. Twenty-five years passed before she was reunited with her siblings. Over the years, Iza continued to draw and paint. She wanted more than anything to create children's picture books. Crossing paths with a turtle in the woods inspired her first book: What at Am I? An Animal Guessing Game. Since then Iza has written and illustrated several books for children including the best-selling Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, and Baa

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Baa Black Sheep. Iza becomes engrossed in her work and each page shows the love and humor she feels for her stories and characters. She was once told that to be a good author a writer must know CPR - concise, precise, and rounded. In her picture books the illustrations play an integral part in enhancing and clarifying the text. It's a wonderful union of art and story with a fresh and interesting perspective. Iza was honored with the Rip Van Winkle Award in 2003. This award was presented by the School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York for outstanding contributions to children's literature by an author/illustrator from the seven county SLMSSENY area. Iza recently celebrated National Library Week at the Josephine-Louise Library, 5 Scofield Street in Walden, and will return on May 17 at 4:30pm for Story Time when she will be reading from and signing copies of her books. For info: 845-778-7621.

title: Reality Not Fantasy. The project was released on March 15 of this year and received the following comment from PopCultureGuy in its April 3 issue. "Overall, 'Reality Not Fantasy' is a solid effort from the multi-talented Louis Landon, who allows his band members room to express their talents on several extended instrumental interludes." When the music stops and the lights dim, Ol' Blue Eyes and hopefully participants will breathe easy and say, "I Did It My Way."


Tra La! - The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring

Ruby Throat Hummingbird” by Roz Hodgkins

Ravishing Radishes II by Linda Barboni

Nothing says “spring” so clearly and inspires some artists so strongly as flowers. See them presented by members of a co-op gallery in numerous ways. (Also see photos page 10). The ARTery, started in the summer of 1999, is a gallery located in the historic Forest Hall building, 210 Broad Street in

Milford. It is owned and operated by a cooperative of successful and emerging artists and artisans from the Tri-State area. Presenting paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry that celebrate flowers and the approaching season of nature’s awakening under the title of Flowers Nature’s Celebration”, The ARTery’s May 12 to June 6 exhibition will hold a public reception on May 14 Tulips by Randall during Milford’s “Art Fitzgerald After Dark”, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. For information: 570-409-1234, or visit arteryonline.com.

Gloria! - The Music that’s Sung in the Spring

Mozart’s Coronation Mass, No. 15 in C major, KV 317, was completed in 1779 after he had just returned to Salzburg (his birthplace) after eighteen months of fruitless job hunting in Paris and Mannheim, and his father promptly got him a job as court organist and composer at Salzburg Cathedral.

Contrary to common misunderstandings, the Mass was probably not performed at any coronations but seems to have acquired the nickname "Coronation" at the Imperial court in Vienna in the early nineteenth century, many years after his death. The Pike County Choral Society will perform the Mass along with Handel's "Coronation Anthems" at 7:00pm on May 21 in the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Fifth and West Catharine Streets, Milford. Directing the group is Cantor Charles D. Osborne (see photo, left). Henry Repp is accompanist. Phone: Debbie Garelli at 570-775-0963.

Destination.... LOrds valley Montes Exhibit at Chant The Gallery at Chant Realtors’ curator, Joan Polishook, has invited Pennsylvania artist Michelle Montes to be the May exhibitor. Her paintings will be on view from May 1-29, presented by Chant Realtors and Hemlock Farms Cultural Arts The opening reception for In The Works, is on May 7, 5:00pm to 7:00pm at 631 Route 739 in Lords Valley, just off the Route I-84 exit. Phone: 570-775-6896.

Ken & Julie at Hemlock Folk favorites, Ken and Julie, will present a program of acoustic originals and covers accompanying themselves on guitar and other instruments with guest artitsts Johanan Bickhardt and Cantor Charles D. Osbourne at the Hemlock Farms Jewish Fellowshup on Forest Drive in Lords Valley. on May 14 at 7:30 pm. For information, call the Fellowship office at 570-775-7497.

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Destination...Wurtsboro/Bloomingburg

NYC Musical Cast Comes to Bloomingburg

Antonio Fargas

Catherine OwensHermann

Originally written as a novel, then an animated movie script and now a theatrical script, Safari's Song was produced in NYC at the Kirk Theater on Theater Row and downtown at the June Havoc Theatre in 2010, directed by veteran actor Antonio (Huggy Bear) Fargas. “Safari's Song is an allegorical musical set in the bayous of Louisiana. A teenage girl overcomes everyone's low expectations of her by disguising herself and succeeding in her goals. There is a sub story of friendship and the discovery of deep love against a background of villainy,” says local resident Catherine Owens-Herrman, musician, author and playwright. “The story is about her journey to become what she truly is, what she knows inside she really is.

She is determined to prove herself, and she does.” The whimsical story has characters such as Butterfly Hushcloud, Jean-Francois French Frog, Ernestine Hummingway, and Fred Predator - song titles such as “Water and Air”, “Hip-Hop Frog”, “It Helps to Have a Dream” and “Bug Eyed,” “which was inspired by a Brahms Intermezzo,” adds Owens-Hermann, “but not as serious as Brahms, of course.” In association with “It Helps to Have a Dream,” Catherine and William Hermann of Owens-Hermann Entertainment are presenting songs from the staged play Safari's Song, performed by the NYC cast as a benefit for the Bloomingburg Restoration Foundation and the Mamakating Rotary Club in the Bloomingburg Restoration Arts and Cultural Center on Main Street (enter on High Street). See it with the NYC cast on Sunday, May 15 at 2:30pm. Tickets to the benefit performance are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 845-741-7147. Tickets may also be available at the door. Children over 13, please.

WAA Exhibit to Benefit Sullivan SPCA

“Patricia” pastel by Lisa O’Gorman

“Nikke” oil by David Munford

of the respective animal. "We felt the show's theme provided a perfect tie-in for helping the shelter," says Munford. A share of the proceeds of the artwork sold will be donated to the Sullivan County S.P.C.A. in Rock Hill. In addition, the Gallery will collect donations and supplies for the shelter during the exhibit. The exhibition will open on Saturday, May 14 and run through June 19 at the Wurtsboro Art Alliance Gallery, 73 Sullivan Street.. The opening reception will be held from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on May 14. The Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. For information, e-mail: info@waagallery.org, or visit waagallery.org.

The Wurtsboro Art Alliance will present a members' exhibition of artwork that explores the relationship of people and animals. The theme People and Animals will embrace wild as well as domestic animals expressed in a variety of media from oils to pottery. Artist Opportunity The above pet portraits of adoptable The WAA has a call for entries for its July animals by members David Munford and exhibit Fields and Streams. Submission Lisa O'Gorman will be included in the show Deadline is May 7. and are to be given away with the adoption See ad on page 18 for instructions.

Mamakating calendar Sponsored by Consignium Art Exhibits “People and Animals” May 14-Jun 19 Wurtsboro Art Alliance Jan Sawka “Passion and Art” Red Eft Gallery thru May 7

Music - Broadway “Safari’s Song” May 15, 2:30pm Bloomingburg Cultural Center

Music - Broadway, Classic Pop, Operetta Broadway Concerts Direct Wurtsboro Community Church, TBA

MUSIC - blues / COUNTRY / FOLK / pop/ rock /etc. BW NCR NVAM PT PV TT UUC

= Bethel Woods (indoors) = Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall 845-294-8090 = Neversink Valley Area Museum, Cuddebackville = Paramount Theater, Middletown = Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills = Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg 845-252-7272 = Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern 917-613-3489.

Julian Lage Group jazz, folk, bluegrass, Latin, Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun ................ The Falcon Marlboro, May 3, 7pm Roger McGuinn ..........................................................................................BW May 6, 8pm Debbie Major........................................................................................NCR May 7, 7:30pm Dziubecko, Jim Campilongo blues, country, rock, jazz ......The Falcon, Marlboro, May 7, 7pm The New Zion Trio, Impulse raggae, dub, doom, jazz ......The Falcon, Marlboro, May 12, 7pm Approaching Storm Christian Rock Band ....NY School of Music, Walden, May 13, 8pm The Chris Bergson Band, Downside Joyride rock, country, blues ..Falcon, May 14, 7pm Joe Frazita ..........................................................................................NCR May 14, 7:30pm Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul Celtic Fiddle, Barnaby Bright ............BW May 14, 8pm Ken & Julie, and guest artists....................Hemlock Farms, Lords Valley, May 14, 7:30pm Ellen Schwartz & Roger Bruno jazz, blues, pop standards ........NFL May16, 3pm FREE Talking Machine, Dante DeFelice & Good Night Brother rock ......Falcon, May 19, 7pm Gregg Woods, Alyx Coe, Marty Koppel Music for Humanity ........NCR May 21, 7:30pm Carl Roa guitar ................................................NY School of Music, Walden, May 21, 8pm Harvey Reid folk, bluegrass, Celtic, ragtime ............................................TT May 21, 8pm Akie Bermiss jazz, blues, hip-hop ....................The Falcon, Marlboro, May 22, 10am-2pm The Reddan Brothers Band blues, rock ....................The Falcon, Marlboro, May 26, 7pm PHISH ......................................................................................BW May 27, 28, 29, 7:30pm Six Stories Told....................................................NY School of Music, Walden, May 27, 7pm Sajourn........................................................................................................NCR May 28, 7:30pm Anne Loeb & Mike Baglione ........................................................NVAM May 28, 7:30pm Saints of Swing jazz, klezmer, gospel, latin, R&B, ballroom, Falcon, May 29, 10am-2pm The Wiyos Americana ..............................Warwick Valley Winery, Pine Island, Jun 2, 7pm

Open Mic Open Mic w/ Eric Callari ....................................Logan’s Well, Florida, Wednesdays, 9pm Open Mic Musicians Gathering..................The Dancing Cat, Bethel, Thursdays, from 8pm Open Mic Bruch to Lunch Jazz....................The Dancing Cat, Bethel, Sundays, from 11am Open Mic ......................................................................................................NCR May 19, 7:30pm Open Mic The Den Series ........................................NY School of Music, Walden, May 27, 7pm

Coffee House w/Open Mic Hudson Valley Folk Guild Diane Diachishin ....................................UUC May 14, 7:30pm Hudson Valley Folk Guild Vocal Visionairies ............................................UUC Jun 5, 3pm

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CATEGORY CALENDAR BW DVAC EHT FP GMMT HHNM LC NFL NVAM PEEC PT PV RR SCCC SUNYO TL

= Bethel Woods Center for the Arts = Delaware Valley Arts Center, Narrowsburg 845-252-7272 = Eisenhower Hall Theater, West Point = Forestbugh Playhouse = Grand Montgomery Music & Theater Series, Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street = Hudson Highlands Nature Museum-Wildlife Education Ctr, Cornwall-on-Hudson = Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts, Sugar Loaf 845-469-2287 = Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street = Neversink Valley Area Museum, Cuddebackville = Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry = Paramount Theater, Middletown = Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills = Railroad Playhouse, Newburgh = Sullivan County Community College - Seelig Theatre, Loch Sheldrake = Orange Hall , Orange County Community College, Middletown 845-341-4891 = Thrall Library, Middletown

Delaware & Hudson CANVAS, Inc. cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates & times.

ART TOURS / walks Second Saturday in Beacon..........................................................................May 14, all day Art After Dark Milford Galleries ............................................................May 14, 6pm-9pm Pine Bush Art Tour..........................................Main Street, Pine Bush, May 21, 10am-4pm

music - classical Idelwild Chamber Ensemble ..............................................................GMMT May 1, 3pm FREE Newburgh Symphonic Chorale ............St. George’s Episcopal Church, Newburgh, May 1, 3pm SSG Phil Helm string bass ..........................................Egner Hall, West Point, May 1, 3pm FREE Piano Recital ..............................................................Lumberland Town Hall, May 1, 4pm FREE Kairos: A Consort of Singers ..................Grace Episcopal Church, Middletown, May 7, 7:30pm St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble................................................................Dia:Beacon, May 8, 2pm Hudson Highlands Trombone Ensemble ..............Cadet Chapel, West Point, May 8, 3pm FREE Newburgh Chamber Music Ensemble & MAria Zemantauski guitar ........................................ St. George’s Episcopal Church, May 8, 3pm Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra..............Aquinas Hall, Mount St. Mary, May 14, 8pm Armed Forces Day Concert ..............................................................................EHT May 15, 3pm Civil War Period Music Music Inst. of Sullivan & Ulster Counties.............................................. Liberty Square, Ellenville, May 20, 4pm FREE Warwick Valley Chorus cond. Stanley Curtist, soprano Julie Ziavras.......................................... United Methodist Church, Goshen, May 20, 7:30pm Warwick Reformed Church, Mar 22, 7:30pm Pike County Choral Society Mozart, Handel ................................................................................ Good Shepherd Epsicopal Church, Milford, May 21, 7pm Potluck Concerts Americana..............................Cornwall Presbyterian Church, May 27, 7:30pm

music - jazz & (see also calendar page 8 for more Jazz plus...) CINEMA Flash Mob Movie ..................................................................................NFL May 2, 6:30pm Reel Eclectic Film Series..............................................................TL May 5 & Jun 2, 7pm FREE “The Last Time I Saw Paris” Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson .................................................... Downing Film Center, Newburgh, May 9, 5:30pm & 7:30pm “The Birds” Alfred Hitchcock ......................................................................PT May 21. 7:30pm

circus Zerbini Family Circus ......................................................Museum Village, Monroe, May 27-30

dance 5 Orange County Dance Companies Orange County Arts Council Fundraiser ........................ Seligmann Gallery, Sugar Loaf, May 1, 2pm

festivalS Port Jervis Antique Fair & Citywide Yard Sale ......................Front Street, May 1, 10am-5pm WJFF’s Foodstock......................................................Villa Roma, Callicoon, May 7, 11am-4pm Gem & Mineral Show ....................................Museum Village, Monroe, Jun 4 & 5, 10am-4pm

holistic living Messages From Above ..........................Spiritquest Healing Center, Slate Hill, May 6, 7pm

lectureS, DEmos & SymposiumS / Forums Wildflower Walk............................................................................PEEC May 1, 9am FREE “Cinematic New York” Katharine Manthorne................................NVAM May 4, 7:30pm Jung Mandela meditation & meditative drawing, Patricia Quinn, MS, LCAT, NBCCH Seligmann Gallery, Sugar Loaf, May 4, 7pm Glass Blowing Demos ................................Gillander Glass, Port Jervis, May 7, 10am-3pm Art Demo Bruce Thorne................................Museum Village, Monroe, May 8, 9am-Noon “The Civil War and Whitman, Longfellow and Dickinson” Andrew Higgins .................. Ellenville Library, May 11, 6pm “Ecuador: Birding The Choco” Bill Fiero..Josephine-Louise Lib., Walden, May 12, 7pm Interactive Art Demo: TASK Party Oliver Herring ........Beacon Art Salon, May 14, 2pm Art Demo Susan Daly-Voss ........................Museum Village, Monroe, May 15, 9am-Noon Art Demo Mary Mugele Sealfon ................Museum Village, Monroe, May 22, 9am-Noon Art Demo Shawn Dell Joyce ......................Museum Village, Monroe, May 29, 9am-Noon

OPera - “Livecast” “Die Walkure” Wagner - Live from the Met in HD....................................SCCC May 14, Noon

POETRY & PROSE READING (Open mic session usually included) Glenn Werner Poetry in the Gallery, Walter Worden, host..Wurtsboro Art Alliance, May 1, 8pm First Friday Contemporary Writers Philip Brady ............Narrowsburg Library, May 4, 7:30pm Mary Crane Robert Milby, host....................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, May 5, 7pm Hudson River Poets ..............................................................................................NFL May 5, 7pm Paul Clemente, Michael Collins Calling All Poets ..Howland Cultural Ctr, Beacon, May 6, 8pm Ken Holland Poetry on the Loose ..............................7 West Street, Warwick, May 7, 4pm FREE Barbara Adams prose “The Stone Man and the Poet”..........................NFL May 18, 7pm FREE Poetry at the Church Ted Gill, host ..............................Goshen Methodist Church, May 30, 7pm Bill Michalski Poetry Night, Franklin Schneider, host ......Tuscan Cafe, Warwick, May 31, 7pm Marcia Ivans Poetry on the Loose ..............................7 West Street, Warwick, Jun 4, 4pm FREE

recreation adults & children 21st Annual Kite Day ......................................................................SCCC May 7, 10am-4pm

storyTelling Black Dirt Storytelling Guild “Names” ........................Florida Library, May 12, 7:30pm FREE

theatre - Live Radio “Los Tres Balceneros: I’d Rather Be Grateful Than Dead” ........Pavilion at LC, May 21, 8pm

theatre - musical

Master Classes Carl Roa guitar............................................NY School of Music, Walden, May 21, 1pm & 3pm

museum exhibits

Moutin Reunion Quartet ........................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, May 6, 7pm The Purchase Jazz Orchestra ................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, May 6, 7pm Eigsti, Parlato, Stephens & Hampton, The Joanna Teres Experiment ....Falcon, May 13, 7pm Sweet Plantain String Quartet jazz, classical ..........Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, May 14, 8pm Tony Jefferson & Kevin Hays Duo ............................The Falcon, Marlboro, May 15, 10am-2pm The String Trio of NY, Neil Alexander ................................The Falcon, Marlboro, May 20, 7pm Pablo Asian Tango Latin Group ..........................................The Falcon, Marlboro, May 21, 7pm Dave Liebman Group, Chris Parrello+Things I Wonder ........Falcon, Marlboro, May 27, 7pm Sheila Jordan, Don Bryon, Cameron Brown, Tony Jefferson ..Falcon, Marlboro, May 28, 7pm Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo guitars ..................Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, May 28, 8pm Newburgh Community All-Stars ..............................................................NFL Jun 4, 1pm FREE

“unFRAMED” by & w/Iyaba Ibo Mandongo - multi0genre visual & performing arts ................ RR May 13, 8pm “Idaho” pre-Broadway tryout ......................................................................................FP Jun 1-12

(Museum hours vary. Call first)

Meet the Animals ..............................................................HHNM Saturdays & Sundays 2:30pm Brook Trout Exhibit ..........................................................................................................HHNM Grey Towers House Tours........................................................Weekends, Grey Towers, Milford “Summer Camps of the early 1900’s in Pike County”............The Columns, Milford, ongoing Sculpture Exhibits Imi Knoebel, Walter De Maria ....................................Dia:Beacon, ongoing Sullivan County Museum Historical Museum & Archives ........................Hurleyville. ongoing Museum & Frederick Franck Sculpture Garden ....Pacem in Terris , Warwick, thru October “Spaced Out! The Final Frontier in Album Covers”........................................BW thru Jun 26 2011 Exhibit ..........................Neversink Valley Area Museum, Cuddebackville, thru October 31 “Spaced Out! The Final Frontier in Album Covers” ........................................BW thru Jun 26 Chalres Darwin manuscripts ................Karpeles Manusctipr Museum, Newburgh, thru Aug 29 Lumberland Heritage Day ............Lumberland Town Hall, Glen Psey, May 1, 1:30pm-3:30pm Auto Show..............................................................Museum Village, Monroe, May 7, 10am-3pm “The Million Dollar Club: Early Banks & Anthracite Canals” ........NVAM May 27-Nov 27

\ MUSIC - blues / COUNTRY / FOLK / pop/ rock /etc. See page 8

Music - Broadway - classic pop - Opera Chris Schaljo Broadway, Opera ........................................Falcon, Marlboro, May 1, 10am-2pm Broadway Concerts Direct ..............................................Wurtsboro Community Church, TBA Louis Landon classic pop ..............St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Walden, May 8, 3pm FREE “Safari’s Song” NYC Cast ..........Bloomingburg Cultural Center, Main Street, May 15, 2:30pm

theatre - Play “Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon ..................................Playhouse at Museum Village, May 6-22 “The Thirty-Nine Steps” ......................................................................................LC May 14, 8pm

Opera Company of the Highlands and Delaware & Hudson CANVAS Present a Special Fundraising Event!

Claudia Cummings, soprano Performing on screen in scenes from Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor Filmed in 1983 by the Des Moines Metro Opera Company, Indianola, Iowa Two showings Monday, June 13 @ 5:00pm and 7:30pm $20 per person Dinner @ 6:30pm

Downing Film Center 19 Front Street, Newburgh

For reservations (please specify which performance) 845-562-5381.

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= Bethel Woods Center for the Arts = Creative Theatre Muddy Waters, Playhouse at Musem Village 845-294-9465 = Delaware Valley Arts Center, Narrowsburg = Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point = The Falcon, Marlboro

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= Lycian Centre for the Perform = Noble Coffee Roasters, Camp = Newburgh Free Library 845-56 = New Rose Theatre, 35, East M = Neversink Valley Area Museu

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Holistic Living....Messages From Above ..Sp Poetry Reading ........................Mary Crane ........................NCR 7pm Music - Jazz.....The Purchase Jazz Orche Poetry Reading ................Hudson River Poets ..................NFL 7pm Theatre - Play........“Lost in Yonkers” by N

Open Mic.........Musician’s Gathering The Dancing Cat, Bethel, 8pm Music ..................................Roger McGui Cinema ................Reel Eclectic Film Series “Osama” ........TL 7pm Poetry Reading ......Paul Clemente, Micha Music - Jazz......Moutin Reunion Quartet ....Falcon, Marlboro, 7pm Prose Reading.............Philip Brady.......... Music - Jazz...Jazz Trio ..Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, 8pm-11pm

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Open Mic.......Musician’s Gathering ..The Dancing Cat, Bethel, 8pm Music - Jazz ......Eigisti, Parlato, Stephen Music - Rock,Jazz,Fusion..Impluse, The New Zion Trio The Falcon, Marlboro, 7pm

Open Mic Logans Well, Florida 9pm

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Cinema Afternoon Movies for Grown-Ups TL 2pm Prose Reading Barbara Adams NFL 7pm Open Mic Logans Well, Florida 9pm

Theatre - Play........“Lost in Yonkers” by N

Storytelling....Black Dirt Storytelling Guild ..Florida Library, 7:30pm Theatre - Musical ..................“unFRAMED Music - Jazz...Jazz Trio ..Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, 8pm-11pm Music - Christian Rock..Approaching Stor

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Open Mic......Musician’s Gathering....The Dancing Cat, Bethel, 8pm Music - Rock.....Talking Machine, Dante DeFelice ........Falcon, 7pm Open Mic ........................Noble Coffee Roasters ..........NCR 7:30pm Theatre - Play......“Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon ....CTMW 8pm Music - Jazz...Jazz Trio...Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, 8pm-11pm

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Music - Classical..Warwick Valley Chorus

Music.........String Trio of NY,, Neil Alexan

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Music - Jazz.....Dave Liebman Group, Chris Parre

Open Mic.....Musician’s Gathering ....The Dancing Cat, Bethel, 8pm Music - Bklues, Rock..The Reddan Brothers Band ......Falcon, 7pm Music - Jazz...Jazz Trio ..Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, 8pm-11pm

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Theatre-Musical Idaho FP 8pm Open Mic Logans Well, Florida 9pm

Music - Jazz...Jazz Trio ..Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, 8pm-11pm Theatre - Musical ..........................“Idaho”... Cinema ........................Reel Eclectic Film Series ................TL 7pm Music - Americana...........The Wiyos ......Warwick Valley Winery, 7pm Theatre - Musical ..........................“Idaho” ..................................FP 8pm


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Recreation ......................21st Annual Kite Day..............................SCCC 10am-4pm

Music - Jazz......................................Brunch to Lunch ......................Dancing Cat, Bethel, 11am

Festival ............................WJFF’s Foodstock ......Villa Roma, Callicoon, 11am-4pm

Dance...........Orange County Arts Council Fundraiser ....Seligmann Gallery, Sugar Loaf, 2pm

Poetry Reading ......................Ken Holland ..................7 West Street, Warwick, 4pm

Music - Classical........................Idlewild Chamber Ensemble ..............................GMMT 3pm

Music - Blues, Country, Rock, Jazz.......Jim Campilongo........Falcon, Marlboro, 7pm Music ....................................Debbie Major............................................NCR 7:30pm

ael Collins ................HCC 8pm Music - Classical...Kairos: A Consort of Singers..Grace Epis. Ch, Middltetown, 7:30pm ..Narrowsburg Library , 7:30pm Theatre - Play........“Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon ............................CTMW 8pm

Music - Classical...Newburgh Symphonic Chorale ..St. George’s Episc.Ch., Newburgh, 3pm Music - Classical...................SSG Phil Helm string bass ............Egner Hall, West Point, 3pm Poetry Reading ......................................Glenn Werner ..............................................WAA 8pm

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Music - Jazz......................Brunch to Lunch ........................Dancing Cat, Bethel, 11amMusic - Classical................St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble ..................Dia:Beacon 2pm

Music - Classical....................Newburgh Chamber Music ......................St. George’s Ch. 3pm Music - Classical..............Hudson Highlands Trombone Ens ..................Cadet Chapel, 3pm Music - Classic Pop.............Louis Landon ........St. Andrew’s Epsicopal Church, Walden, 3pm

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Music - Jazz, Blues, Pop Standards..............Ellen Schwartz & Roger Bruno ....................................NFL 3pm

ns & Hampton ......Falcon, 7pm

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

Music - Jazz......Tony Jefferson & Kevin Hays Duo .Falcon, 10am-2pm

Music - Rock, Country, Blues...........Chris Bergson Band, Downside Joyride ............Falcon , Marlboro, 7pm

Music - Jazz.............Brunch to Lunch ..........Dancing Cat, Bethel, 11am-

Neil Simon ............CTMW 8pm

Music - Coffee House ..........................Diane Diachishin ..............................................................UUC 7:30pm

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Music - Folk....................................Ken & Julie and guests ..................Hemlock Farms, Lords Valley, 7:30pm

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Music ........................................................Joe Frazita ....................................................................NCR 7:30pm Music - Celtic.......Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul fiddle, Barnaby Bright ..........................................BW 8pm

Music - Broadway..... Safari s Song .Bloomingburg Cultural Center, 2:30pm Music - Classical........Armed Forces Day Concert ..................EHT 3pm Theatre - Play........“Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon ..........CTMW 3pm

Music - Classical. ...................Greater Newbirgh Symphony Orchestra ........................................GNSO 8pm Theatre - Play ................................“The Thirty-Nine Steps”..................................................................LC 8pm Theatre - Play ........................“Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon ..................................................CTMW 8pm Music - Jazz, Classical ............Sweet Plantain String Quartet ............................................................TT 8pm

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& Ulster Liberty Sq., Ellenville 5pm Music - Classical.Pike County Choral Society Good Sheperd Epis. Ch., Milford, 7pm Music - Jazz, Blues, Hip-Hop Akie Bermiss Falcon, Marlboro, 10am-2pm ..United Methodist Ch., Goshen 7:30pm Music - Tango,Jazz....Pablo Asian Tango Latin Group ....The Falcon, Marlboro, 7pm Music - Jazz.............Brunch to Lunch ..........Dancing Cat, Bethel, 11amder ........Falcon, Marlboro, 7pm Cinema ..........................“The Birds” Hitchcock ........................................PT 7:30pm Theatre - Play........“Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon ..........CTMW 3pm

yaba Ibo Mandingo ....RR 8pm Music - Folk ......Gregg Woods, Alyx Coe, Marty Koppel ......................NCR 7:30pm Music - Classical....Warwick Valley Chorus ..Warwick Reformed Church, 7:30pm

Neil Simon ............CTMW 8pm Theatre - Live Radio ....Air Pirates Radio Theater ........................Pavilion at LC, 8pm Music...........................Carl Roa guitar ....NY School of Music, Walden, May 21, 8pm Music - Folk, Celtic, Bluegrass, Ragtime...........Harvey Reid ............................TT 8pm Theatre - Play ........“Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon ..............................CTMW 8pm

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ello+Things I Wonder....Falcon, 7pm Music - Jazz..Sheila Jordan, Don Byron, Cameron Brown, Tony Jefferson ....Falcon, 7pm

wall Presbyterian Church, 7:30pm Music ..........................................Sajourn ................................................NCR 7:30pm

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EXHIBITS CAG ............................................................Catskill Artists Gallery 38 S. Main St., Liberty 845-292-0310 CAS..................................................................................................Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor DVAC ......................................................................................Delaware Valley Arts Center, Narrowsburg KMM ........................................................................................Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh SUNYO ......................................SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall Gallery & Loft 845-341-4891 UUC ................................Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern Gallery 917-613-3489. WAA ........................................................................................Wurtsboro Art Alliance, 73 Sullivan Street WRS ......................................................................................................Wallkill River School, Montgomery

Port Jervis HS Students Exhibition UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, May 14, 6pm-9pm Carla Goldberg “Aquamarine” ..................................Beacon Artists Union, May 14, 6pm-9pm Middletown Art Group ....................................................................SUNYO May 15, 1pm-4pm Artur Charukhchyan The World in Monochrome ..........................SUNYO May 15, 1pm-4pm Dan Mack carvings, Diane Savona textile art ..........................UUC Gallery May 22, 1pm-4pm Charles Wilkins mixed media ..................................................................DVAC Jun 3, 7pm-9pm Digital Media Fest ....................................................................................DVAC Jun 3, 7pm-9pm

Books & Clubs art EXHIBITS Carolyn Duke pottery ..........................................Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing 19 Artists ................................................................................BlueStone Gallery, Milford, ongoing Linda Richichi acrylics & pastels ........................................................................UUC thru May 1 “Sprung!” SUNY Orange Student Art Exhibit ............................................SUNYO thru May 2 “Illuminations” ........................................................SUNYO Newburgh, Kaplan 101, thru May 6 Jan Sawka “Passion and Art”..........................................Red Eft Gallery, Wurtsboro, thru May 7 Naomi Kennedy paintings & photography .................................................................................... Hudson Street Cafe, Cornwall-on-Hudson, thru May 7 Spring Show 30 artists ....................................UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, thru May 8 Janine Lambers "Impermanence" .............................. RiverWinds Gallery, Beacon thru May 8 Kazumi Tanaka sculpture, “Bedtime Stories” ..........Hudson Beach Gallery, Beacon, thru May 8 Sullivan County HS Students ..............................................................................CAS thru May 8 “La Bella Figura” art & Photography ......................................The ARTery, Milford, thru May 9 Raul Serrano “Water: A Love/Hate Relationship” ........................................DVAC thru May 28 “Man vs (Mother) Nature” mixed media group show ..................................DVAC thru May 28 Robert Trondsen Enlightened Views................................................................KMM thru May 29 ”Cream of the Crop” art & photos ............Rolling River Cafe Gallery, Parksville, thru May 31 Jan Sawka “Multimedia and Beyond” ......................Utopian Directions, Warwick, thru May 31 Members & Consignees Exhibition ....................................................................CAG thru Jun 19 Koo Jeong “A Constellation Congress” ..................................................Dia: Beacon, thru Jun 26 Zhang Huan, Daniel Buren, Maya Lin et al, sculptures .............................................................. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, thru Nov 13

NEW art EXHIBITS “Garage Art” ..................................................................Old Stone House, Hasbrouck, May 1-29 Micelle Montes “In The Works”......................................Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, May 1-29 Ellen Trayer & Dennis Fanton, Kate Ferriter ....................................................WRS May 1-30 Needlepoint Landscapes Edith Simpson ............................Livingston Manor Library,. May 1-31 Eileen MacAvery Kane “Teacup Secrets” ......Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, May 1-31 Tuxedo HS Advanced Art Students......................................Greenwood Lake Library, May 1-31 Dan Mack carvings, Diane Savona textile art ..................................UUC Gallery May 2-Jun 30 Sharon Broit and Carolyn Oberst ..............................................The Forge, Milford, May 7-Jun Robert Hoover “Zen and the Art of God and Hotrods A Divine Union of Spiritual Paintings” WolfGang Gallery, Montgomery, May 8-Jun 9 "Flowers - Natures Celebration" ..................................The ARTery, Milford, May 12-Jun 6 Middletown Art Group art & photogrpahy, etc. ......................................SUNYO May 9-Jun 12 Port Jervis HS Students Exhibition ..............UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, May 14-22 Carla Goldberg “Aquamarine”............................................Beacon Artists Union, May 14-Jun 5 CAS Silent Auction ........................................................................................CAS May 14-Jun 12 “People and Amimals” ..................................................................................WAA May 14-Jun 19 Charles Wilkins mixed media ................................................................................DVAC Jun 3-25 Digital Media Fest..................................................................................................DVAC Jun 3-25

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITS FOV ....................................................................................................................Fovea Exhibitions, Beacon HPG................................................................................................Highlands Photographic Guild, Milford

“Early to Rise: Working Farms in Orange County” ......................................................ongoing Cornell Cooperative Extension, Middletown Nick Zungoli “Trifecta” ..................................................Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, ongoing Kenneth Lipston “Orange County Roots”............Class of 1929 Gallery, West Point, thru May 1 Naomi Kennedy paintings & photography .................................................................................... Hudson Street Cafe, Cornwall-on-Hudson, thru May 7 Lori Grinker “Nothing Like My Home (The Iraqi Refugee Crisis)” ................FOV thru May 8 Deb Davidovits video “When Winter Comes” ........Hudson Beach Gallery, Beacon, thru May 8 Walter Oliver ........................................................................................................HPG thru May 8 ”Cream of the Crop” art & photos ............Rolling River Cafe Gallery, Parksville, thru May 31

NEW photography EXHIBITs Artur Charukhchyan The World in Monochrome....................................SUNYO May 9-Jun 12 “Flowers - Nature’s Celebration” art & photography ........The ARTery, Milford, May 12-Jun 6 Hal Rosenblum Artorama. ..............................................................................HPG May 14-Jun 5

Art & Photography receptions “Garage Art” ......................................................Old Stone House, Hasbrouck, May 1, 1pm-3pm Ellen Trayer & Dennis Fanton, Kate Ferriter ........................................WRS May 7, 5pm-7pm Micelle Montes “In The Works”..........................Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, May 7, 5pm-7pm Sharon Broit and Carolyn Oberst ....................................The Forge, Milford, May 7, 6pm-8pm Robert Hoover “Zen and the Art of God and Hotrods A Divine Union of Spiritual Paintings” WolfGang Gallery, Montgomery, May 8, 6pm-9pm CAS Silent Auction ....................................................................................................CAS May 14 “People and Amimals” ............................................................................WAA May 14, 2pm-6pm Eileen MacAvery Kane “Teacup Secrets” ......Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, May 14, 3pm-5pm “Flowers - Nature’s Celebration” art & photography The ARTery, Milford, May 14, 6pm-9pm Hal Rosenblum Artorama. ......................................................................HPG May 14, 6pm-9pm

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NFL ..........................................................................................................................Newburgh Free Library TL ......................................................................................................................Thrall Library, Middletown UUC ..............................................Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern 917-613-3489

Audubon Society First Sunday Field Trip ..........................845-744-6047 Goshen, 8am or 9am Book Discussion Tea & Book Talk ....................................................................NFL May 7, 2pm Book Discussion Scholar’s Choice, “The Boy’s Life” w/Jessica Gerson ......NFL May 11, 7pm Book Signing Richard heppner “Women of the Catskills”....................WRS May 15, 3pm-5pm Book Discussion Mystery Monday “The Last Juror by John Grisham..........NFL May 16, 7pm Book Signing & Talk Barbara Adams “The Stone Man and the Poet” ........NFL May 18, 7pm Book Discussion Great Books Discussion ................................................NFL May 27, 11:30am Walden Chess Club all ages, all levels ............Walden Library, Saturdays 10am, Mondays 6pm Friday Night Chess ................................................................Narrowsburg Library, Fridays 6pm Knit and Stitch ....................................................................Narrowsburg Library, Mondays, 6pm Knimble Knitters ..................................................................Ellenville Library, Saturdays, 10am Laurel & Hardy Sons of the Desert Int’l Org. ................Last Sundays, ray@themtharhills.org The Music Lovers Guild ........................3rd Thurs, 7:30pm FREE, Montgomery 845-457-9867 Listen to recorded classical music, open informal discussion follows. Photography Club Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop ..........................2nd Monday, 7:30pm St. Paul’s Epsicopal Church, Chester Psychic Experience Group w/Athen Drewes ........................................UUC 1st Tuesdays, 7pm Science Cafe “Cancer preventive effects of celebrex and the possible risk of ............................ cardiovasculaside effects” Bhagavathi Naryananan Diana’s, New Windsor, May 25, 7pm Scrabble Players ........................................................................Walden Library, Thursdays, 6pm Scrabble Players ......................................................................Ellenville Library, Tuesdays, 6pm Trivia Night ........................................................2 Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Thursdays, 8pm

school & conservatory Orange County Arts Council Dance Performacne 6 Local Dance Studios in recital ................ Seligmann Estate, Sugar Loaf, May 1, 2pm Vocal Students of Claudia Cummings in recital ..Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh, May 1, 7pm SUNY Orange Symphonic Band........................................................................PT May 14, 8pm “Grease In Concert” Hudson Valley Conservatory students........................................................ New Rose Theatre, Walden, May 21-22 Orange County Ballet Theatre ............................................................NFL May 22, 3pm FREE

Children and teens calendar HHNM....................................Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall HHNM-CoH ........................Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Education Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson

books Book Signing & Reading Iza Trapani........Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, May 17, 4:30pm Story Time ....................................................................Narrowsburg Libirary May 18 & 25, 2pm Callicoon Library May 19 & 26, Noon & Jeffersonville Library, May 24 & 31,. Noon

Museum Meet the Animals ......................................................................HHNM-CoH, Sat & Sun, 2:30pm Brook Tour Exhibit ......................................................HHNM-CoH, Fri, Sat & Sun, Noon-4pm

Recreation Frog Walk ................................................................................................HHNM May 6, 7:30pm Nature Strollers ............................................................................HHNM May 10 & 31, 9:30am Birding with the Bakers! ....................................................HHNM May 14 & 17 & 24, 8:30am Wonders of the Wetlands ........................................................................HHNM May 21, 10am

CANVAS FRIENDS DIRECTORY ARTISTS Mary Mugele Sealfon Portaits, Lanscapes, Still Life Commissions 845-774-7658 mary.sealfon@gmail.com Mary Evelyn Whitehill Watercolors “Paintings to Enhance Your Life” www.mewhitehill.com

Happy Herbs Soap “herbal alchemy of soap & incense” @ Two Crow Cottage Burlingham, NY 12722-0210 happyherbssoap.etsy.com Steve’s Music Center Musical Equipment & LEssons 248 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill 845-796-3618 www.stevesmusiccenter.com

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Museum News sponsored by Hudson Valley Planning and Preservation

Museums Open for Season - some with Live Music and Live Art Beacon Dia: Beacon is one of the few museums in the area open all year. In May, its seasonal concerts by the NYC’s world-class Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) Chamber Ensemble end with Bohemian Rhapsodies, featuring Piano Quartets by Mahler, Schumann, and Anton Arensky. Anton Arensky’s String Quartet # 2 was composed in 1895 and bears the inscription "To the memory of Tchaikovsky." It was originally composed for the unusual combination of violin, viola and two cellos and carries the opus number of 35. As there are virtually no other string quartets for this combination, Arensky's publisher, with an eye toward sales, begged him to write a version for standard string quartet. This he did, taking great care to preserve the marvelous sonority he had achieved with the version for two cellos. The version for standard string quartet was given the opus number of 35a. For the May 8, 2:00pm concert, the ensemble will perform the original two-cello version with pianist Benjamin Hochman. The museum is located at 3 Beekman Street. For exhibit information and directions, phone: 845-440-0100. Concert reservations are recommended: 212-594-6100. Bethel

When Cheryl Pawelski realized that the record industry had capitalized on the public's fixation with outer space to boost record sales, she began to collect albums with graphic designs relating to our imagined ideas about space prior to our landing on the moon. What has come out of her efforts is a fascinating societal perspective of (mostly) the 60s and historic examples of precomputer graphic design. Since the Museum at Bethel Woods is a museum of

the 60s, they borrowed Pawelski's collection Spaced Out! The Final Frontier in Album Covers from the Seattle Science Fiction Museum for display in Bethel until June 26. As you leave the Woodstock Photo Gallery on the lower level hallway and enter the exhibit, you are face to face with random, unrelated video clips about space. There is also a small 60s b/w TV showing the moon landing. And you can marvel the over 100 LP and EP (extended play 45 rpm) album covers from 1947-1969. People from the 50s and 60s can reminisce, while people from the 70s and later can learn about the history of a very special American "fad". Though you can't hear music from the albums, you can see that some albums had music relating to space and some didn't just sci-fi designs to attract people into buying the LPs. A bit of the music can be heard as background on another video that includes an interview with Pawelski. Also on hand is a hands-on Theremin, which you can play. And, even more exciting is a hands-on Kaossilator, a user friendly touch-pad that lets you create musical and rhythmic patterns using any of its 100 synth programs and create you own sci-fi music. Don't forget to check the upstairs main 60s exhibit which has been upgraded and tweaked with some new items and 60s references added. Bethel Woods is located at 200 Hurd Road off of Route 17B. 845-583-2079.

specializing in the preservation and display of original, historically significant documents and manuscripts. From May thru August 2011, the Karpeles in Newburgh will display a wide range of original material relating to the revolutionary changes in thinking initiated by Charles Darwin. Included is a note in which Darwin seeks to reconcile "the differences between ecclesiastics and scientific men" in the apparent conflict between religion and the theory of evolution. The exhibit also presents material on ancient Greek philosophy anticipating Darwin's work on the theory of evolution and the natural selection of species by Empedocles (493-435 B.C.), Aristotle (384322 B.C.), and others dating to 100 A.D., as well as by 18th and 19th century naturalists, philosophers, and theologians, placing Darwin and his ideas in a historical perspective. The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is located at 94 Broadway, across from City Hall, in Newburgh. Admission is always free. Visit online: www.karpeles.com. for hours of operation.

Newburgh on Liberty Street Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is a registered national historic landmark. The historic Hasbrouck House, where General and Mrs. Washington stayed longer than at any of their other headquarters during the Revolutionary War, is now open for the 2011 season. The park, surrounding the museum and historic house, offers the perfect place to relax and admire the Hudson River and the Highlands. Presentations dealing with 18th Century Medicine, The Badge of Military Merit and 18th Century Dentistry, to name a few, will be offered periodically every day. Call 845-562-1195 for information or directions.

Cuddebackville The New 2001 Exhibit at the Neversink Valley Area Museum entitled The Million Dollar Club. A Partnership Between Giants. The Successful Collaboration between American’s first Million Dollar Businesses, Early Banks & Anthracite Canals opens May 27. See D&H Canal videos, artifacts, a working lock model, photographs and information on canal technology, history, boating and canal life. Visit the working blacksmith shop or find out about the early motion picture industry and the film Monroe pioneers who worked in this region. Museum Village on Route 17M in The Museum also has monthly lectures, Monroe will open on May 7 with the videos, concerts and Pancake Breakfast Museum Village Auto Show, from 10:00am fundraisers. 845-754-8870. to 3:00pm, family fun for everyone as you walk the green and see the advancement in Newburgh on Broadway technology of the automobile from the early The Karpeles Manuscript Museums are 1900’s up to 2011. national chain with nine in the U.S.,

And then Orange County’s first homegrown art movement, the Wallkill River School (WRS), begins a season of plein air painting with demos on May 8: Bruce Thorn: palette knife for landscapes, Susan Daly-Voss: oil painting on May 15th,

Mary Mugele Sealfon will demonstrate an impressionist approach, May 22 and

pastelist Shawn Dell Joyce will demonstrate on May 29. WRS members will be painting on the green, from 9:30am-noon, with a picnic to follow. The public is welcome to watch while a dozen artists, ranging from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals, capture the rustic beauty of Museum Village in oil, pastel and watercolor. Enjoy a local foods picnic and group critique with the artists after the paint out. For more art demo info: 845-457-2787.

Warwick - New Milford Pacem in Terris, in Warwick is open May thru October. This free admission “meditative” museum on Waywayanda Creek offers the unique Frederick Franck Sculpture Garden with many little areas for quiet contemplation. This oasis of solitude, art, inspiration and natural beauty is located at 96 Covered Bridge Road. Prints and reproductions, as well as cards and posters of Franck’s icons are available. Sunday afternoon concerts in the former mill will begin in June. And there is a new website. www.frederickfranck.org. Sullivan County Sullivan County has nine museums. The Liberty Art & Museum Center and Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg are now open for the season. Information on these musuems is available from the Sullivan County Visitors Association, 845-882-2287, or visit them at www.scva.net.

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Destination................................................................................................... The “other“ Woodstock

Buy Local As My Grandmother Used to Say........................... by J. A. Di Bello In the long list of historic Montgomery landmarks, watering holes and taverns stands the Riverside Tavern, a.k.a. Mary's Mission, a noted saloon that once advertised itself as providing "Accommodations" for "Tourists!“ The location these days is known as 2 Union Street and it is the home of two "related" and unique commercial establishments: a time sensitive boutique, Theatre of Dreams, and a purveyor of custom jewelry, featuring gold and silver, Fancy That. The venue for this appealing and unique Montgomery experience stands in stark contrast to its harsh beginnings and once questionable reputation. But Dina Crawford and Carol Crawford owners / proprietors respectively have mastered the task of positive transformation. Dina possesses all the youthful enthusiasm one could hope for. She is new to the world of retail and her appealing theatre is sensitive, as it embodies the fleeting spirit of the sixties. Iconic offerings include handmade items and, of course, tie-dye garments, reminiscent of a time when, according to Dina, "Everybody got along with everybody. A time of wild outfits and

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freedom." It is the free spirit of tie-dye as an art that catches the eye of a visitor to Dina's Theatre of Dreams. That art literally requires one to fold, tie and or bundle fabric as to impede the colors of dye from penetrating. The process produces various patterns, a multitude of colors and notably an expression of one's hidden being. The results can be closely controlled by an experienced tie-dyer or purposely allowed to seek their own level of surprise, wonder and revelation. In the world of custom jewelry Fancy That adjoins the Theater of Dreams which is the creation of owner/proprietor Carol Crawford, Dina's mother-in-law. Carol chose Montgomery for her adventure in the retailing of gold and silver in 1989 recognizing that Montgomery "is a wonderful little village.” A visitor to this location quickly notices

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that Carol has an eye for jewelry and the elegance so frequently found in simplicity. It is apparent in all of her displays. When quizzed about what has been learned as a purveyor of jewelry and accompanying accessories, Carol was quick to point out the importance of customer service and a relationship of mutual respect with suppliers and tradesmen, e.g., those who work in the field of jewelry repair. Carol emphatically repeated, with Dina devoting full attention to her mother-in-law, "Satisfied customers are repeaters at Fancy That." As mentioned earlier, the ventures of Dina and Carol have a familial relationship and it's for all the right reasons. With thousands of possible names, Carol was asked to describe the source of the business’ name, Fancy That. Lacking hesitation, Carol responded with "My grandmother use to say, 'Now, fancy that!'" It was more an exclamation of approval than surprise. The tone of voice used as Carol described the close, loving relationship she experienced with her grandmother, caused this writer, for an undetermined reason, to recall Tom Sawyer's Aunt Polly, a loving mother figure, dynamic and unapologetic. Aside from the invoices, credit cards and taxes of the business world, to memorialize the memory of a loved one is priceless.

Richard Heppner will relate the history and the stories of Women of the Catskills and sign copies of his book on May 15 at 3:00pm at the Wallkill River School.. Heppner is the Woodstock Town Historian as well as Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Orange in Middletown. As editor of the book Remembering Woodstock, a collection of essays from the Historical Society of Woodstock archives, Richard Heppner captures the unique spirit of Woodstock, where the individual is always welcome. 845-457-2787.


......................................................................................montgomery Last Minute Change in Music Series: May 1 The Coleman Trio, originally scheduled for the May 1 concert of the Grand Montgomery Music Series, was cancelled due to Warwick cellist Avrom Coleman’s recent hospitalization. We are happy to learn he is at home and recuperating well. Series producer Howard Garrett was lucky to retain the services of the Idlewild Chamber Ensemble to replace the ailing Coleman and his trio. Don’t let the ensemble’s name throw you. It is comprised of very well known musical performers, pianist Ruthanne Schempf, violinist Emily Faxon and world renown

trumpeter John Charles Thomas. Thomas has performed in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, in Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S. as soloist and chamber musician. Originally from Springfield, Ohio, he has performed regularly with the New York Philharmonic, and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. His distinctive trumpet sound can be heard on several film

Two On the Road Again - One Here to Stay

Dennis Fanton, Ellen Trayer & Kate Ferriter

A Year in the Life, new paintings by Dennis Fanton and Ellen Trayer, will be on view at the Wallkill River School May 1-30, along with emerging artist Kate Ferriter in her first solo exhibit in the workshop room. Fanton is a Middletown artist. “When I reflect upon my life, I am reminded of Robert Frost’s poem; The Road Not Taken. Today Fanton has chosen a new road that

balances his medical career and his art career. “My new path is full of discovery and I am loving it.” (see also page 20) Trayer was jealous of her children’s art work so she tried her hand at painting in her mid-thirties. She immediately fell in love with oils, and taught herself how to paint. After retiring to the Hudson Valley in 2007, she discovered a passion for plein air painting and often takes her passion on the road, traveling with her husband to exotic locations, and some of the painting from these trips are in the exhibition. Emerging artist Ferriter exclaims; “I have re-entered the world of painting after years of doing everything else!” Ferriter found her way back to her painting through taking classes taught by Fanton at the Wallkill River School, located at 232 Ward St. (Route 17K). 845-457-2787..

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soundtracks.and as the trumpet soloist on the Bill Moyers/ Joseph Campbell's six-part series for public television, The Power of Myth. To welcome in the season, they will perform Beethoven’s Spring Sonata for Violin & Piano, a canzona by Frescobaldi, Quiet City by Copland, a trio by Eric Ewazen and the Hebrew Rhapsody by Mr. Garrett, arranged by Hollis Kellogg. The free concert will be held in the Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street on May 1 at 3:00pm. For info: 845-457-9867.

Art Exhibits Mike Jaroszko luminist James Douglas Gallery Ellen Trayer & Dennis Fanton Kate Ferriter emerging artist Wallkill River School, May 1-31 Reception May 7, 5pm-7pm Robert Lewis Hoover “Zen and the Art of God and Hotrods A Divine Union of Spiritual Paintings” WolfGang Gallery, May 8-Jun 9 Reception May 14, 6pm-9pm

WolfGang: God & Hotrods

Book Signing Richard Heppner “Women of the Catskills” Wallkill River School, May 15, 3pm-5pm

“My artwork deals with divine transformation. It is the result of a search for spirituality and a sense of self-introspection. Peace, tranquility, and hope permeate my paint. Hotrods and hope are major themes.”

Zen and the Art of God and Hotrods, A Divine Union of Spiritual Paintings is the title of Robert Lewis Hoover’s exhibit at the WolfGang Gallery, 40 Railroad Avenue, May 8 thru June 9. “Jesus and Buddha are my guides.

Music - Classical Idlewild Chamber Trio Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series Senior Center, May 1, 3pm

telephone poles become crosses, clouds become cathedrals, and roads and highways are my spiritual path,” Hoover concluded. The opening reception is on May 14 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Stay until 9:00pm and enjoy the Psychedelic sounds of Hoover's band The Phreaknix...Live (and Loud) In Concert! For further information log on to: http://www.wolfganggallery.com.

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NCM presents classical, jazz and flamenco! OLE!

Joe Venuti (1903-1978) (photo above) was America’s most renown jazz violinst, on radio (with Bing Crosby) and on recordings (many with vocalist Kay Starr). His arrangement of Gershwin’s Summertine will be performed on Mother’s Day by the Newburgh Chamber Music (NCM) Ensemble and their guest, Newburghian guitarist Maria Zemantauski, one of the few heralded female flamenco composers. NCM’s program will feature jazz, and classical compositions for guitar and string ensemble: some Vivaldi, Piazzola, and several guitar solos, tangos, rumba, and

flamenco pieces. The Newburgh Chamber Ensemble consists of Carole Cowan, violin, Susan Seligman, cello, and Valentina CharlapEvans, viola, all “first chair” members of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. SPECIAL: Newburgh Free Academy senior, violinist Shayna Skibinksy, will offer pre-concert music at 2:45pm. The concert will take place in St. George's Church, 105 Grand St., opposite the Library parking lot, on Sunday, May 8 at 3:00pm. Refreshments served. For tickets: 845-562-1861.

Four Venues at Lycian Centre in Sugar Loaf

GNSO presents Tchaikovsky & Bruckner When Tchaikovsky composed his Concerto for Piano No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23, very likely the most beloved work in its category ever set before the public, he could not have dreamed it would have its premiere in America, where he was then entirely unknown. But it did in 1875 in Boston. Listeners of sufficient antiquity will remember that the theme of the introduction flourished in the early forties as the pop song, Tonight We Love. Pianist Kariné Poghosyan's music studies began in her native Armenia and continued in the United States after her arrival in 1998. She made her orchestral debut at 14 and her solo Carnegie Hall debut at 23. On May 14 at 8:00pm her

Poetry & Music on May 1

Lycian Centre on King’s Highway in Sugar Loaf offers a variety of stages. The Main Stage, the intimate Pavilion (see ad page 20), and in the summer, the outdoor-but-enclosed Wharf Theatre, overlooking lovely Creamery Pond, offers local community theatre presentations. One of the most popular series of concerts in the area, Concerts on the Lawn takes

place every summer on Lycian’s front lawn in July and August. Bring food, blankets, chairs, the kids, and enjoy outdoor entertianment. Food and ice cream vendors are on premises, and there is plenty of parking. Admission is free to all. The Newburgh Symphonic Chorale For more info www.lyciancentre.com. will present a varied program of choral Phone: 845-469-2287. music by John Rutter, Adolf Hailstork, Opera news Sponsored by New Windsor law office of Rollo Dilworth, David Dickau, and Eric Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd Whitacre, inspired by poetry by William Sing, Ballerina, Sing! Shakespeare, Thomas Campion, Rudyard was first sung by Andrea Bocelli at the Kipling, Samuel Coleridge, Emily 1995 San Remo Festival. A second version Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Sara of the song, sung partly in English, released Teasdale, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. as Time to Say Goodbye, paired Bocelli with Ingrid Narken, a Hudson Valley native,

Brianna Bloomer, from Cornwall High School, is a dance student at .Natasha Bar’s American Youth Dance Academy. BUT she also studies singing with Opera Company of the Highlands’ Artistic Director Claudia Cummings, and will perform in a recital with five other Cummings students of various ages. Brianna will sing an excerpt from My Fair Lady and, fine classical dancer that she is, will dance to a recording she has just made of the Italian song, Con te Partiro. Con te partirò (literally meaning "With you I will leave") is an Italian Classical crossover song written by Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics). It

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English soprano Sarah Brightman, and achieved even greater success, topping charts all across Europe, including Germany, where it became the biggestselling single in history. That version alone has now sold more than 12 million copies worldwide Other vocal students include Megan Brown, Maryanna Cocchiara, Elise Volkman and a special guest, Nancy Freer. Ryan Kennedy, who is becoming very well known as a wonderful pianist, will play for these singers. You are invited to attend this free recital to encourage our young musicians as they study and perform. They will perform on May 1 at 7:00pm in the Ritz Theater Lobby, 111 Broadway. For information: 845-562-5381.

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“special spark” will be evident as she performs the concerto in Mount St. Mary College’s Aquinas Hall with conductor Dr. Woomyung Choe and the Greater New burgh Sympnhony Orchestra. Austrian composer Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) was a deeply devout man, and it is not by chance that his symphonies have been compared to cathedrals in their scale and their grandeur and in their aspiration to the sublime. His Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, "Romantic." was his first great success. Both pieces will be given “The Shacklett Preview” at 7:00pm. a pre-concert introduction to the evening's music by Gordon Shacklett. Children under 7 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved. via 845-913-7157 or www.newburghsymphony.org.

serves as conductor. Gordon Shacklett will provide piano accompaniment. Narken has been teaching vocal music for the Washingtonville Central School District since 1990. Shacklett has been the accompanist for the Newburgh Symphonic Chorale concerts since its inception. He performs with the the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, where he presents pre-concert previews. The concert wil be held on May 1, at 3:00pm. at St. George's Episcopal Church on Grand Street. A suggested donation of $10 will be accepted at the door. Call 845913-7157 or go to www.newburghsymphony.org for more information.

Poetry, Music, Paintings and Inspiration on May 13 At the age of eleven, Iyaba Ibo Mandingo is plucked from the tropical comfort of his boyhood and taken to life in America where he must navigate his way to manhood without the guidance of a father, from his prophetic piece “Mommy Me No Wanna Go Merric” that hints at the many trials he will face in a new land, to his powerful political poetry that that would lead to his arrest and attempted deportation in post 9/11 America.

Mandingo, formerly Kenny Athel George DeCruise - painter, poet, husband, father, son, and undocumented immigrant from Antigua - evolves the story of his life transformation, sharing his rage, his determination, and his hope while he paints a self-portrait and successfully struggles to redefine his humanity, rediscover his smile, and truly accept himself for the first time, using canvas, paint, poetry, prose and song in a theatrical presetation at the Railroad Playhouse, 27 South Water Street, May 13 at 8:00pm. The show includes a talk-back with the artist. www.rrplayhouse.org.


Destination................................................................newburgh All Star Jazz at Library

newburgh calendar Sponsored by Kiki Hayden & Roseann Cozzupoli

Art & Photography Exhibits Ann Street Gallery Robert Trondsen Enlightened Views Karpeles Manuscript Museum, thru May 29

Book Discussions Tea & Book Talk May 7, 2pm “This Boy’s Life” May 11, 7pm “The Last Juror” John Grisham May 16, 7pm Great Books Discussion May 27, 11:30am Newburgh Free Library

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Newburgh Chamber Music Ensemble & Maria Zemantauski guitar St. George’s Episcopal Church, May 8, 3pm Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Kariné Poghosyan, pianist Dr. Woomyung Choe, conductor Aquinas Hall, Mount St. Mary College, May 14, 8pm

Music - Jazz Newburgh All-Stars Community Concert Neil Alexander, Jeff Haynes Judi Silvano, Chris Sullivan Newburgh Free Library, Jun 4, 1pm

Flash Mob Movie NFL May 2, 6:30pm

Poetry & Prose Readings “The Last Time I Saw Paris” Elizabeth Taylor May 9, 7:30pm “Dreamland” May 23, 7:15pm Downing Film Center

Museum Exhibit ”Charles Darwin” mauscripts Karpeles Manuscript Museum, thru Aug 29

Music - Jazz-Blues-Classic Pop Ellen Schwartz & Roger Bruno Newbuergh Free Library May 14, 3pm

Music - Classical Newburgh Symphonic Chorale Hudson Hall, Mount St. Mary College, May 1, 3pm

Hudson River Poets, May 5, 7pm Barbara Adams (& Book Signing) May 18, 7pm

Newburgh Free Library Student Recitals Vocal Stndents of Claudia Cummings Ritz Theater Lobby, May 1, 7pm Orange County Ballet Theatre Newburgh Free Library, May 22, 3pm

Theatre “unFRAMED” w/Iyaba Ibo Mandingo multi-media visual & performing arts Railroad Playhouse, May 13, 8pm

Neil Alexander

Jeff Haynes

Chris Sullivan

Judi Silvano

The Newburgh Free Library is hosting a Newburgh All-Stars Community Concert with some of the area’s major players in the Mid-Hudson jazz scene (pun intended) to celebrate the Newburgh community. Nrebrugh keyboardist Neil Alexander,

Goshen bass artisan Chris Sullivan and Beacon percussionist Jeff Haynes will be joined by New Windsor guest vocalist Judi Silvano on June 4 at 1:00pm. The library is located at 124 Grand Street. 845-563 -3601.

New: Tea with Books

Director holds Q&A

The Newburgh Free Library is offering a myriad of book events: discussions, readings and singings. And the new news: a Tea and Book Talk on May 7 at 2:00pm. At this Tea and Book Talkevent, you can hear suggestions on what to read next and lean about the readers services the library has to offer. Then on May 18 at 7:00pm, local author Barbara Adams will read from her new memoir, The Stone Man and the Poet, and sign books. See calendar on the left for other book discussions with Dr. Jessica Gerson (May 11) and librarian Suzanne Christensen (May 16). Phone: 845-563-3601.

Jonathan Holtzman

Melissa Wood

Justin Van Voorhis, director and cowriter of Dreamland, will hold a Q&A at Downing Film Center following a showing of the film starring Zack Griffiths, Jonathan Holtzman and Melissa Wood, on May 23 at 7:15pm. It is the story of two best friends and the effect the idea of killing has on them and the different ways they are able to deal with it, all set against the backdrop of the Iraq War. Downing is located at 19 Front Street Call for freservations, 845-561-3686.

COMMUNITY THROUGH A R T Trestle, Inc. Supporting Local Art to Increase Tourism and Stimulate Economic Development in Newburgh, NY It’s that time of year for Trestle, Inc. to plan the laying of more bricks in October. W e will be adding a new area to "Salute our Heroes" which is our theme this year. Be a part of Newburgh's History & Future Development ! Order a Personalized, Engraved Brick only $100.00 This handsome brick is a beautiful, lasting memorial for you or someone you love! Purchase a personalized brick to commemorate a special occasion or reaffirm a loving sentiment. Your name, or that of a loved one, will be preserved in the beautiful Waterfront brick walkway, near the Trestle Mural Wall. These bricks make wonderful gifts, just perfect for personal or corporate recognition!

Brick size 4”x 8” Trestle's annual bricklaying will occur each October. The cut off date for brick orders is July 15th, which allows time for casting. Orders that arrive after that date will be saved for the following year's bricklaying event. Forms also available online http://www.trestle.org Trestle, Inc. P.O. Box 1403 Newburgh, NY 12551 Kiki Hayden & Roseann Cozzupoli support: Newburgh Chamber Music May 7, 3:00pm St. George's Church Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra May 14, 8:00pm Aquinas Hall - Mount St. Mary

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Town of Cornwall art & music News Sponsored by Hudson Street Cafe, Cornwall-on-Hudson

Pulitzer Prize Play Plays in Playhouse

Storm King is 50! On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Storm King Art Center in Mountainville asked ten artists to create a new work or select a recent one to loan to the sculpture park for 5 + 5: New Perspectives. Five artists are already represented in Storm King’s collection and five are new to Storm King. On the patio adjacent to the Museum Building, visitors will encounter Alyson Shotz’s Viewing Scope (2006), a telescope made of multiple stainless-steel tubes with glass lenses, fastened together and attached to a base that

pivots full circle and up and down. Reminiscent of the old-fashioned coinoperated binoculars found at many landmarks, Viewing Scope is sited to enable close-up views of scenic vistas in the distance. Yet rather than simply magnifying the observed scene, Viewing Scope, which comprises lenses of differing focal lengths, creates fractured, multiplied, and distorted views, encouraging visitors to perceive their environment—and the very act of seeing— in new ways. The Storm King 2011 Anniversary Season ends on November 13. For GPS owners, enter 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553.

Potluck is 11!

Susan Mormile, Matt Meinsen, Joey Alberts, Cody Nardone, Tracey Bellina, and Anne David.

Lost in Yonkers was a critical and popular success on Broadway in 1991 and it led to a film adaptation in 1993. Although many of Neil Simon's plays had won major dramatic awards before this, Lost in Yonkers was the first Simon play to win the Pulitzer Prize. Many critics consider the play to be Simon's best work and the pinnacle of his career. Although it is set during World War II— a setting that plays an important part in the narrative—Simon published the play as America was entering the Gulf War in the Middle East. As a result, the play's main

themes—including survival, the importance of one's family, and acceptance—seem timely, since these themes inevitably arise during any war or other military conflict, when death and other tragedies are likely. Although the play is technically labeled a comedy, it is in fact a hybrid. Critics note both the deep levels of pain that Simon explores in his characters and the humorous dialogue from certain characters, which ultimately helps the play to strike a balance between tragedy and comedy. Creative-Theatre-Muddy-WaterPlayers is offering the play from May 6-22 in The Playhouse at Museum Village. The production is under the direction of David Mossey. Subscriptions that offer savings and other benefits are available for all three productions and can be obtained by calling the Box Office or visiting www.CTMWP.org. See their ad on page 7 for the full season’s roster and how to sunscribe. For reservations: 845-294-9465.

Catskill Artists Gallery Members Show Rachel Grasso

Darius Milhaud

Potluck Concerts started in the Fall of 2000. For those of you who are not aware, Potluck refers to the musicians and the program, not food. Major area performers participate on a “when available” basis. Attending a Potluck concert often offers an opportunity to witness West Point’s fine chamber music musicians without the present day, though necessary, security delays at the entry gates. On May 27, West Point clarinetist Rachel Grasso joins pianist Ruthanne Schempf and violinst Marka Young for Darius Milhaud’s Trio for clarinet, violin and piano. Milhaud composed for just about every imaginable combination of Western instruments and his sometimes opposing attitudes toward musical tradition and stylistic boundaries produce works in which feigned Baroque elegance might be juxtaposed with crass jazz send-ups. In this regard, the first movement of the Trio has a Latin feel Americana is the (partial) theme for the concert, so American composers Leonard Bernstein, Walter Piston and Eric Ewazen will be heard.

Brianne Olsen

Walter Piston

Piston was a music theorist and influential professor of music at Harvard University. His “green theory book” was de rigueur in all music schools in the mid 20th Century. He studied the twelve-tone technique of Arnold Schoenberg and wrote works using aspects of it as in the Sonata for Flute and Piano. Schempf will be joined by flutist Brianne Olsen for this 1930 piece. Combining Americana with Europe, Marka Young and Schempf will perform Belgian composer-violinist Henri Vieuxtemps’ dazzling and humorous Yankee Doodle Fantasy for violin and piano, a/k/a Vieuxtemp’s “Souvenir d'Amérique Opus 17” (for violin and piano) which was a set of variations on the ubiquitous “Yankee Doodle.” Americana will be presented on May 27 at 7:30pm. Potluck Concerts are held at the Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, two blocks form the Hudson Street Cafe, serving pre-concert dinners and light fare. Potluck Concerts offers crayons for the fidgety and post-concert refreshments..

Artist, Performer, & Writer Workshops & Opportunities

Coil Earthenware Jar by Kathy Jeffers

Wallhanging by Buff McAllister

Kathy Jeffers has been a professional clay artist since 1970. She also works with pottery and jewelry. Kathy's pieces always have a whimsical quality. Buff McAllister has been involved in creating fiber art for as long as she can remember, first doll clothing and then for herself. Robert Friedman's work consists of standing sculptures and wall reliefs in a variety of materials, including aluminum, acrylic plastic, wood and found objects. Cate Gundlah works with glass and jewelry. She started working with stained glass in the late 1990s and, a few years into the work, she broadened her love of glass to include glass fusing and lampworking (glass bead making). Hank Schneider's photographs are both humorous and poignant, and they all tell a

The God Shiva by Robert Friedman

story and evoke a reaction from the viewer. Hank also does amazing things with woodcraft. These people are Welcoming Spring with a Members Exhibition & Sale at the Catskill Artists Gallery (CAG), 39 South Main Street in Liberty. In addition to the members' art, CAG also features work by almost 30 gallery consignors and includes photography, pottery, collage pictures, paintings and prints, note cards, calendars, glass, pastels, encaustic, wood, jewelry and sculpture. Regular hours are presently Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00am. to 6:00pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00pm. The Members Show will run through June 19. For more information call the gallery at 845-292-0310, or visit their Facebook page or www.catskillartistsgallery.com.

Artists Classifieds ART CLASSES ROCK TAVERN - Clay and paint for peace

of mind. Individual or group hand building and water color painting with artists Linda and Gita Nadas. 506 Bull Rd. Rock Tavern Rahl-Nadas Gallery 845 496 3003. (5/11)

CANVAS FRIENDS DIRECTORY ORGANIZATIONS Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Taven Art Exhibits, Music Events, Discussions 9 Vance Road, Rock Tavern www.UUCRT.org

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Civil War in Ellenville The Ellenville Public Library & Museum is offering programs for the Civil War Sesquicentennial. For the month of May there are lectures, a LIVE! performance by John Baylis delivering Lincoln’s Inaugural address, followed by a Music Institute of Sullivan & Ulster Counties’ concert of period music in Liberty Square on May 20 at 4:00pm, and a cemetery tour on Memorial Day. For more information, 845-647-5530.

Dining Out Egg Cream Maven Found!

The legendary Egg Cream contains neither eggs or cream. It is a beverage consisting of chocolate syrup, milk, and soda water, probably dating from the late 19th century, associated with Brooklyn, home of its alleged inventor, candy store owner Louis Auster (see photo of store). Although there have been several attempts to bottle it, none has been successful, as its fresh taste and characteristic head require mixing of the ingredients just before drinking. And there are various opinions as to the order in which the ingredients are placed in your glass. You no longer have to go to NYC for an egg cream. Ask Carol, the maven, at Last Licks, 89 Sullivan Avenue, Ferndale (Exit 101 off Route 17), to make you one to go with your sandwich, wrap or salad. Phone: 845-292-2992.

Sullivan Music News sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill

Long Opera Ends Season

Spoofing Rodgers & Hammerstein in Forestburgh

“We are presenting it with reduced prices, The Forestburgh Playhouse will open testing it out in front of an audience as a its 2011 season with a pre-Broadway tryout, new show and we will try to get producers Idaho!, June 1-12. to come up from NYC.” “For two reasons,” says managing And so, now Sullivan’s great summer director, Norman Duttweiler. “We theater has become, as Duttweiler put it, "a changed our structure into a non-profit and stop on the road to Broadway. And we will suddenly we were open to new works in the be adding new sound equipment because commercial theatre. And, local resident the fun lyrics must be heard by everyone. Matt Lenz, a prominent NYC director presently involved with Catch Me If You (In 1943, when Oklahoma! opened, Can, lives in Forestburgh. He has a new “Everything was up-to-date in Kansas musical which won ‘best musical’ at the City”. But in 2011, "It's Just Too Noisy in New York Music Theatre Festival in 2008 Boise".) Duttweiler concluded, “also new to the Forestburgh Theatre Arts Center is that and suggested we try it. “He thought we might be interested the artisitic staff will be working with because it is a parody of Oklahoma! and all authors”. And: Forestburgh Playhouse is famous things Rodgers & Hammerstein. Our Camping in Bethel for nightly post show cabarets, great music, audiences certainly love that stuff and have great food, great cocktails, and all with no It’s PHISH weekend at Bethel Woods a good sense of humor. So I said, Yes! We cover charge. For tickets: 845-794-1194. Center for the Arts could try this! and “across the road” Sweet Plantain Opens Ears! The Dancing Cat Newburgh Jazz Series in August 2010 and Saloon, Sullivan’s highly recommend their exciting music and new home for homeimpeccable artistry. grown and out-ofThey bridge the gap between generations town entertainers and musical genres, and artfully fuse our opposite Hurd Road classical traditions in which they were at 2037 State Route trained with the hip-hop, jazz improv, and 17B, is joining in by Derek Leet Latin rhythms on which they were raised. with music for the The Sweet Plantain string quartet is a Watch them make their magic as they holiday weekend, May 27, 28, 29. remarkable ensemble, classically trained, open the Tusten Theatre’s Spring 2011 Co-owner and musician Stacy Cohen has fusing western traditions with a new Concert Series in Narrowsburg on May 14 annouced that camping is now available at generation’s ethnic rhythms that MUST be at 8:00pm. Phone: 845-252-7576. Dancing Cat for the weekend. See ad on page 20 for world class folk and For information and reservations phone heard if you love music and have ears that are not clogged. I heard them at the jazz perfomers at Tusten in May. The Cat at 845-583-4141. On April 23, the Live from the Met in HD presentation of Strauss’ Capriccio ran a “short” two hours and thirty minutes. Well, they are making up for it now! Got 5 hours and 20 minutes? Watch a musicdrama by Strauss’ idol, Richard Wagner, starring Deborah Voigt, Bryn Terfel, and Mongaup Valley’s own Stephanie Blythe. The first Ring opera, Das Rheingold, was very successful in the new “livecast” genre, and so we assume that the second opera in the cycle, Die Walkure, will also be a moving and entertaining experience. It will be at Sullivan County Comminuty College on May 14, starting at Noon.! Phone: 845-434-5750, ext. 4472.

Save The Date - June 5 The Sullivan County Community Chorus’ Annual Spring Concert is being held on June 5 at a location to be announced. The Faure Requiem and Brahms’ How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings are included in the program. Check the June CANVAS for more info.

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What’s in a Name? “MAG”? “Monochrome?”

Caz, the Garden Cat Dennis Fanton

Vers Midi A Pari Artur Charukhchyan

The name “Middletown Art Group” [MAG] sounds exclusive to Middletown residents. However, members of MAG not only come from Middletown, they also reside in other parts of Orange County as well as Ulster, Sullivan, Dutchess, Sussex, and Pike Counties. Originally established to offer artists, craftsmen, art teachers and students opportunities for exchanging ideas and providing an atmosphere in which to improve individual skills and respect for the efforts of others, the organization continues this mission and, in addition, sponsors and schedules at its monthly meetings, demonstrations and lectures which promote the study and improvement of the arts. The 2011 MAG Spring Members' Exhibition of 80+ works brings together the membership to celebrate its 65th year. Included in the exhibit will be artworks in several media: The exhibition will be judged by awarding-winning fine artist Andrew Lattimore of Highland Mills. Monochrome is usually taken to mean black and white or, grayscale. But it may

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Lazy Afternoon by Catharine DeMaio

also refer to other combinations containing tones of a single color, such as sepia , greenand-white or green-and-black. “We perceive our world in color,” states Georgian-born Middletown photographer, Artur Charukhchyan. “What would it look like if the colors were drained? The World in Monochrome features my monochromatic photographs. They have been digitally processed to achieve the desired monochromatic effect.” His exhibit will be on view in Orange Hall Gallery Loft, one flight above MAG’s Orange Hall Gallery exhibit, May 9 thru June 12 in SUNY Orange County Community College, corner of Grandview and Wawayanda Avenues, Middletown. A reception will take place on May 15 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, with piano music provided by Montgomery resident, Judith Hosmer Garrett. Orange Hall is ADA compliant. Please note: Orange Hall Gallery is closed on the evening of May 20 and all day on June 9. For OCCC Cultural Affairs: 845-3414891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

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