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November 2015 Orange, Pike & Sullivan Counties, Beacon, Marlboro, & Ellenville

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

Publisher’s Column by Barry Plaxen I am in great company this month. I am being honored along with some superb and most deserving artists at the Orange County Arts Council’s annual Art Awards on November 12 at the fabulous Umbra Sound Stage in Newburgh. Thank you Gloria Bonelli for photographing me and reminding me that I look like my father (see page 4).

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I am also honored to be part of the group producing the Chris Farlekas Tribute Concert at the Paramount Theatre (see page 32). This event is being put together by remarkable people, all involved in the arts in some way. The proceeds and donations will wisely go to the Friends of Chris Farlekas Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, endowing the fund in order to perpetuate Chris’ great works. Hope to see you there.


Incubator Building in Romer’s Alley. A six or twelve-month lease with rent set at $0.00. That’s right, Zero. Two separate spaces in a shared open environment. Gas & Electric additional. We are looking for two artisan, artists, craft boutique proprietors to share the building and watch over each other’s space. Because there will be two separate users in an open space, shop hours can and should be better coordinated for coverage. Failure to have consistent shop hours will terminate the agreement. Incubator tenants will have first right of refusal to take on permanent space when available throughout the five buildings in Romer’s Alley. Provide a short description of intended use with photos to: kevingkern@gmail.com

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Columns May I Have A Word With You �����������������25 Meet Me in The Green Room �����������������19 Community Building Through The Arts � 9, 24 Whispering Pines w/ Chef Frey ��������������30


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Thanks for the issues - as always - a treasure chest of info and inspiration. I especially love the cover painting on this issue; the other one which really impressed me was the elderly woman on the August issue. So great to know that this county abounds with such fierce talent and insight! - Karen E. Gersch, Montgomery

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Florida Library ���������������������������������������� 27 Gallery at Chant, Lords Valley, PA ��������� 16 Grand Montgomery Chamber Music ��������3 Greater Newburgh Symphony Orch. ����� 31 Karen E. Gersch, Artist �������������������������� 10 Karpeles Museum, Newburgh ��������������� 13 Kindred Spirits Arts, Milford ������������������� 26 Moffat Library, Washingtonville �����������������9 Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh ��� 19 Mulberry House Senior Center �������������� 29 Naomi Fay, Sound Healer ���������������������� 28 Newburgh Chamber Music �����������������������3 Newburgh Free Library �����������������������������9 Newburgh Last Saturdays ��������������������� 13 Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall �� 22 Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington ��� 16 Orange County Arts Council Art Awards ���4 Orange Regional Medical Center ���������� 23 Port Jervis Council For The Arts ������������ 20 Ritz Theatre, Newburgh ������������������������� 24 Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf �������� 25, 31 Shadowland Theater, Ellenville �����������������5 Society of Classical Poets, Mt. Hope ����� 25 Space Create, Newburgh ���������������������� 13 Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center ����������7 Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville 25,27 SUNY Orange Apprentice Players ������������8 SUNY Orange Community Orchestra ���� 22 SUNY Orange, Middletown ���������������������11 SUNY Orange, Newburgh ������������������7, 11 SUNY Sullivan ����������������������������������� 6, 20 Temple Sinai, Middletown ������������������ 7, 15 Trestle, Inc., Newburgh �������������������������� 13 Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg �������������������3 Tuxedo Performing Arts ������������������������� 16 Unitarian Universalist Congregation ������ 20 Wallkill River School, Montgomery �������� 21 Wurtsboro Art Alliance ������������������������������5

Jazz is Back at the Tusten Theatre

Before embarking on her musical career, pianist and composer Leslie Pintchik taught English literature at Columbia University, where she also received her Master of Philosophy degree in seventeenth-century English literature. Leslie first surfaced on the Manhattan jazz scene in a trio with legendary bassist Red Mitchell. Red chose Leslie (along with guitarist Scott Hardy) for the warmth and powerful interplay he heard in their music. In the ensuing years, Pintchik formed her own trio with bassist Scott Hardy, and a series of drummers, including her current band-mate Michael Sarin. The trio performs regularly at New York City jazz venues. “A great thing about Leslie Pintchik’s music is that it defies categorizing and is simply and

appealingly expressive. Pintchik is a deft and imaginative player and a composer who understands texture, color and how best to utilize her players, working in a relaxed, assured fashion that is engaging and always intelligent.” - NYC Jazz Record. Pintchik has just finished recording a new CD, tentatively titled True North, scheduled for release in early 2016. A Tusten Theatre concert will include some of the material from this recording, and other originals and standards. Hear them on November 7 at 7:30pm in the Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg. A wine bar is available before the performance at 7:00pm. Visit delawarevalleyartsalliance.org or call 845-252-7576 for reservations and info.

Rutter & Peanuts in Port Jervis & Milford

The Delaware Valley Choral Society will recount the nativity story in a set of carols by John Rutter in a concert entitled Christmas with Rutter & Friends. Other selections include a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas. The chorus will also take you on a “Musicological Journey Through The Twelve Days of Christmas” from the Renaissance through the 20th century with guest artists

Patty Turse harp, Craig Williams organ, and the Dingman Delaware Children’s Choir directed by Brian Krauss. November 29 at 2:00pm at Drew United Methodist Church, 49-51 Sussex Street, Port Jervis, and December 6 at 7:30pm at Milford United Methodist Church, l206 East Ann Street, Milford. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 845-856-5696 or 570-296-5333.

November 1st Events Music - Blues.....................Rob Paparozzi Trio.....The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 1,10am-2pm Music - Jazz..................Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch....Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, 11am Music.....................................Dose Acoustic Sunday...Cafe Devine, Callicoon, Noon-2pm Music.....................................Songwriter’s Anonymous.........Artists’ Market, Shohola 2pm Book Reading..........”Terrorist Cop” w/by Mordecai Dzikansky.......Monroe Temple, 2pm Book Reading.............“Flirting With French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me & Nearly Broke My Heart w/by William Alexander.....Newburgh Free Library, 2:15pm Music - Classical.............American String Quartet..St. George’s Church, Newburgh, 3pm Music - Classical...........Furuya Sisters piano trio..Montgomery Senior Center, 3pm FREE Music..................................................Paul Anka..............Eisenhower Hall, West Point, 3pm Music - Salsa..............................Cuboricua Salsa Band.............The Falcon, Marlboro, 7pm

November 1: Take Your Musical Pick!

The Furuya Sisters

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The October CANVAS issue featured stories on two major November 1 concerts in Montgomery and Newburgh. You can google: CANVAS October 2015 issuu and go to pages 24 and 32. (Click on the button on the lower left and move to the right to enlarge the print size.) For your musical thrills, you can choose between The Furuya Sisters, a piano trio, at the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street, playing solo works, duets and a trio by

American String Quartet

Bach, Chopin, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky... ...or the American String Quartet playing Debussy, Ravel, Faure and Haydn, with guest harpist Nancy Allen, for Newburgh Chamber Music at St. George’s Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. Both concerts are at 3:00pm. For information about the Montgomery concert, phone 845-457-9867. Visit www.newburghchambermusic.org for information about the Newburgh performance.

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Hollywood Comes to Newburgh for the 2015 ANNUAL ART AWARDS!

Neil Alexander

Mural by Julissie Saltzberg

Take a trip back in time to 1930’s Hollywood! Have a drink at a speakeasy, take a picture behind the wheel of a 1929 Packard and maybe even meet a Hollywood legend or two! Help continue championing the arts, connecting artists with audiences, and fostering the growth of Orange County’s creative resources at the Orange County Arts Council’s (OCAC) Annual Art Awards, the premier arts event in the county where you can celebrate this year’s honorees: •Lifetime Achievement - Jonathan Talbot, •Individual Artist - Neil Alexander, •Arts in Healthcare Champion - Middletown Park Rehabilitation & Health Ctr., •Salute to Veterans - Bob Breur, •Arts in Education - Derek Diaz, Orange Ulster BOCES •Arts Organization - Safe Harbors of the Hudson,


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Bob Breur

•Champion of the Arts - Barry Plaxen, Delaware & Hudson CANVAS, •Youth with Exceptional Promise - Camille Capello, Newburgh Free Academy, •Special Inspirational Artist - Rayanne Rysinger, “Over 260 people attended last year’s event and we expect this year to be even bigger,” exclaimed OCAC Executive Director, Dawn Ansbro. “There will be a small art works exhibit and sale, and purchasing a ticket to the event will earn you a chance to win an original Jonathan Talbot painting! “The theme of the evening is Classic Hollywood. We are going for a 1930s Hollywood feel. There will be a speakeasy area with a signature drink, a great jazz trio, hors d’oeuvres, a 1929 Packard and a beautiful chaise lounge area for pictures and dressup. The dress code for the event is typically

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Derek Diaz

Camille Capello

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business/cocktail, but you are all encouraged to com/book or from amazon.com as well. have fun and get glamorous for the evening.” In 2009, after receiving surgery for a brain Jonathan Talbot’s works include oils, tumor, Rayanne Rysinger could not walk or watercolors, and etchings. However, his stand on her own. Now, thanks to the healing collagesandmulti-dimensional powers of dance, she has collage-constructions are made remarkable progress artistically and historically and has regained strength, vital to the genre. physical stability and stamina. May we call your attention Rayanne is a true inspiration. to The Collages of Jonathan Goshen artist Julissie Talbot by Deborah K. Snider. Saltzberg created murals The book offers an in-depth for the Middletown Park view of Jonathan Talbot’s Rehabilitation & Health creative process and work, Center. “I’m currently featuring full-page color wrapping up Mural #7,” she reproductions of 33 Talbot explained. “I’m busy turning collages accompanied by doors in to a patisserie. These commentaries which offer murals are all being done Jonathan Talbot unique insights into the in their Alzheimer’s and evolution of the individual Dementia Care Unit.” works. Included is a 16-page CANVAS editor Barry interview in which Talbot Plaxen is thrilled and discusses the techniques he has honored to be included in the developed, and much more. company of all the talented Also included is an essay by artists, “especially three art historian Andrew Marvick Orange County creators for which explores the history of whom I have the highest collage and Talbot’s place in regard, composer-musician that history. Neil Alexander, sculptor Bob Copies of the $25 book will Breur and Jonathan Talbot.” be available for purchase at The awards will be the Awards Dinner. Jonathan Ryanne Rysinger & fellow presented at the Umbra will sign and dedicate them student Andre Croxton Sound Stage, 90 Scobie Drive, as requested. A percentage of all sales at the Newburgh, on November 12 at 5:00pm. Awards event will go to the Arts Council. The Get your tickets online at www.ocartscouncil. book may be purchased from www.talbot1. org or call 845-469-9168 for information.

Wurtsboro Art Alliance: “Gratitude”

November begins with Board of Trade, CANVAS many of us wondering where newspaper and many the year went, realizing that community partners in only a few short weeks including Wurtsboro the Holidays will be filling Renaissance for designing up our calendars. and maintaining the garden The Wurtsboro Art along side the gallery, the Alliance (WAA) chose to Bashakill Vineyards, the name their current exhibition Wurtsboro Library and Gratitude, with the intention Danny’s Restaurant for Jewelry Collection: of taking a few moments to “To My Daughters” by Patricia Blanco providing meeting spaces slow down and reflect. in the winter months, and grat-i-tude (noun) Flowers by Lynn for her the quality of being beautiful centerpieces at our thankful; readiness to show receptions. appreciation for and to Gratitude for all the artists return kindness who make up the community Here are a few of the and the gifts they give thoughts that came up around back in the form of their the concept of Gratitude and paintings, sculptures, and “Grateful for Your Smile” this exhibit: crafts to be exhibited for the by Patricia Anderson Gratitude for what the hedgehogs: slip cast pieces, carved community at large to enjoy with detail and painted WAA has - based in a in monthly exhibitions. community of like minded multi-talented Visit and view the WAA’s Gratitude artists, unique in their gifts, grateful for all art exhibition from November 7-29. The the members past and present who have held opening reception, with refreshments, is on the vision for the ongoing exhibition space, November 7 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. evolving and growing over the years. The WAA Gallery is located at 73 Sullivan Gratitude for community support from Street, Wurtsboro. the Town of Mamakating, Wurtsboro Visit www.waagallery.org for info.

Staged Reading at Shadowland, Nov. 13

John Simon is a celebrated musician and composer. His father, a country doctor and violinist, taught him the fiddle and the piano at age 4. The first song he wrote was for his Cub Scout den. By high school, he was leading and writing for several bands and also wrote two original musicals. At Princeton he wrote three more shows, and wrote for and performed in several bands, including leading a band to the finals of the 1st Georgetown Jazz Festival. Simon went on to producing acts in all areas of music - pop singles, LPs for Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen and Blood, Sweat and Tears, to name a few. Simon is a well known jazz musician and though music is his profession, he has written scripts with C.C. Lovehart before. C.C. Loveheart, though born in Kansas, grew up in Las Vegas when it was still a cow-town transforming into a gambling mecca. As a child she saw all the shows in town and, in high school hosted Teen Time With Caroline on local TV. As soon as she was old enough, she became a dancer at the Sahara Hotel. She didn’t resume performing until she was in her late twenties as a mime. The producer of Pinwheel House, Nicklodeon’s answer to Sesame Street, saw her and cast her as “Coco” in the children’s series. She played “Coco” and wrote for the character for 2 seasons.

John Simon & C.C. Lovehart

She studied acting further at the Strasberg Institute and with Stella Adler, Kim Stanley and especially with Susan Batson. She founded and led an independent acting troupe, The Company. In 1990 she became a member of The Actors’ Studio. She and Simon, wrote a play inspired by her Vegas childhood entitled Jackass Flats. It won the Maxwell Anderson Award for the Best Unproduced Play of 1995, that was later produced at Ellenville’s Shadowland Theatre. Now C.C. and John are back at “The Catskills’ Cultural Gem” - the Shadowland Theatre, with a staged reading of The Amazing Sunshine Traveling Medicine Show - a farcical musical by John Simon and C.C. Lovehart. Directed by Shadowland’s Artistic Director Brendan Burke, the reading is on November 13 at 8:00pm. Admission is free. For information, call 845-647-5511.


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The Most Fatale of All Femmes Fatales: Alban Berg’s “Lulu” by Philip Ehrensaft If you think that the Kardashian sisters set the measuring stick for femmes fatales, check out the November 21, 12:30pm Met Live in HD presentation of Alban Berg’s Lulu. Kim and Khloe are girl scouts in comparison. Even Marlene Dietrich as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel is a distant second. Fatale, however, isn’t an entirely accurate adjective for the lead female character that Berg wrested from Frank Wederkind’s pioneering modernist “Lulu plays,” Erdegeist (Earth Spirits, 1895) and Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora’s Box, 1904). To meet censors’ objections, these scorching plays were actually toned-down revisions of the original 1894 version, Lulu: A Monster Tragedy. They still objected, and ultimately gifted Wederkind with a 9-month prison stretch for offending civilization via his poetry. Wederkind’s and then Berg’s Lulu is not the stationary attracting flame of “can’t help it” Lola-Lola. Lulu is on the prowl in Freud’s libidinous fin-de-siècle Vienna. Heading towards self-destruction, yes, but via her own choices and terms, while destroying others on the way. Lulu’s character was likely inspired by Freud’s friend, the writer and psychoanalyst Lou Salome, a woman both brilliant and


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beautiful in equal cultural brew of proportions. Salome’s Vienna during the real-life trajectory decades leading up to was diametrically the carnage of World opposite to Lulu’s selfWar I. His first opera, destruction. Her sexual Wozzek, was inspired comportment with by Georg Büchner’s respect to prevalent modernist play, conventions was Woyzekk. From 1914 overtly and notoriously through 1921, Berg Soprano Marlis Petersen as “Lulu” created the music and “I don’t give a damn.” To understand how Berg created and almost also the libretto for Wozzek. He commenced finished his Lulu masterpiece, three things work on, again, both the music and libretto must be understood: first, Berg was one of for Lulu in 1927, but died in 1935, before the three leading composers in the “Second completing the orchestration of the third, Viennese School” revolution launched by his final act. teacher, Arnold Schoenberg, the third being An incomplete Lulu premiered two years Anton Webern. Of the three, only Berg had later, incomplete because Berg’s widow a primary focus on opera, although he also refused to allow another composer to complete excelled in orchestral and chamber music. the orchestration. A full performance of Lulu Second, Berg integrated his own rigorous had to wait until 1979, when conductor version of mathematized compositional Pierre Boulez premiered a Lulu with a final techniques with the lyricism and rich act masterfully orchestrated by Friedrich orchestration of the Late Romantic era. That’s Cerhal, and with Teresa Stratas as Lulu. Lead one reason that Berg’s music is performed sopranos don’t usually stay alive through the more often in today’s concert halls than is the final curtain, but Stratas takes the blue ribbon case for the other Second Viennese School for done-in heroines. Here she gets the knife composers. That’s on top of the persisting from none other than Jack The Ripper. popularity of Berg’s operas. Stratas sings Lulu on Boulez’s landmark Third, like Verdi, Berg was a man of the Deutsche Gramophone recording, but can theater; and also a man of literature, art, only be seen in a low quality You Tube video philosophy and psychology in the heady of the complete 1979 performance. Despite

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the poor visuals, this stream is the place to start viewing Lulu. Moving ahead 36 years: Germany’s Marlis Peterson (seen in HD in Figaro & Hamlet), generally viewed as today’s prime Lulu, stars in the current Met production. Peterson’s repertoire ranges from Mozart to frequently premiering new operas, and vocal music from Bach through today. In 2010, the Met’s lead soprano for Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet quit just two days before opening. Peterson flew in from Germany to fill the void. With only two jet-lagged days to prepare, Peterson knocked the socks off the Met audience. On this particular production of Lulu, I’m less confident that we’re in for a treat. The Met offers another dose of director-driven opera, this time by South Africa’s William Kentridge, a visual artist and film maker who has also turned his attention to directing operas. Kentridge’s prints, drawings and sculptures are stunning. From video excerpts of his Lulu production, I see imaginative postmodernisms that distract us from a modern realist/surrealist masterpiece. Lulu can be seen at the beautiful Seelig Theatre, at Sullivan County Community College, 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake. The pre-show talk starts at approximately Noon with showtime at 12:30pm. Tickets are available at the door. For info: 845-434-5750, ext 4472

Book Signing & Talk at Temple Sinai

“I met Marion Blumenthal camps. Her beautiful unlined Lazan in 2015 at the Sugar Loaf face radiates peace and serenity. Performing Arts Center where After telling her story she ends she talked about her experiences with many positive ideas and during the Holocaust. She is the beliefs which she imparts to her author of Four Perfect Pebbles, audience. an account of the Blumenthal “My friend, whose parents family - Marion, her brother, were Holocaust survivors and father and mother, (see photo) who herself was born in a from Hitler’s rise to power in displaced person’s camp, usually 1933, the difficulties in trying Marion Blumenthal Lazan feels sad and depressed after to sail from Rotterdam to the attending a Holocaust program. U.S., their six and a half years Instead she said she felt very in a Transit Camp and Bergencalm and peaceful after hearing Belsen Concentration Camp, to Marion’s talk. their liberation and their life in “After meeting Marion the U.S.,” said event producer and hearing her speak I was Linda Dubin. determined to find another time “Every Holocaust survivor and place for another audience has a special story of their to have the opportunity to listen experiences and how they to Marion’s story and meet this survived. Although it’s very very special person.” important to hear these stories The Jewish Federation they usually leave you with a feeling of of Orange County and Temple Sinai sadness and depression. This was not true of will present a talk by Holocaust survivor Marion’s talk. and author, Marion Blumenthal Lazan on “We first saw Marion busy setting up for November 22 at 12:30pm at Temple Sinai, her event. She was full of energy and kept 75 Highland Avenue Ext., Middletown. picking up and moving the lectern until Come and meet Marion and hear her she had it placed to her satisfaction on the story. There will be a book signing and stage. Although Marion is an octogenarian, an opportunity to purchase Four Perfect she looks many years younger, despite her Pebbles. terrible childhood in the concentration For information, call 845-343-1861.

Electronic Music Pioneer in Sugar Loaf

It was in 1983 His latest project, that Howard Jones Engage is entirely first burst upon the music fan funded contemporary music with money raised scene with his very via studio visits, English songwriting, personalized piano pioneering Solos composed synthesizers and specifically thought provoking for fans and a lyrics. He set out unique “arthouse” his manifesto in his interactive book. very first single New Howard Jones comes to SLPAC Nov. 13 at 8:00pm His ground-breaking photo by Matt Kent Song, which peaked multi-media show at number 3 in the UK singles charts, calling incorporates specially commissioned visuals, on the listener to ‘throw off your mental projected both in front and behind the band chains’. and invites the audience to participate through Howard has sold over 8 million albums smartphone apps, customized clothing, and across the globe and is one of a select group fluorescent makeup. of British artists who have comprehensively Take a personal trip through the 30 year ‘broken America’. Howard’s synthesiser- career of electronic music pioneer Howard driven debut influenced a generation of Jones with behind the scenes stories and electronic and dance musicians. Widely inspirations behind the songs during The regarded as a pioneer of synths such as the Songs - The Piano - The Stories in the Pavilion Roland Juno 60, Jupiter 8 and Moog Prodigy, at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center he has worked with contemporary electronic (SLPAC) on November 13 at 8:00pm; artists such as Ferry Corsten, Eric Prydz including a VIP meet & greet opportunity! and most recently Cedric Gervais. Howard SLPAC is located in Sugar Loaf, at 1351 continues to operate at the forefront of Kings Highway, Chester (for GPS). music technology in both his live shows and Tickets are on sale now at the SLPAC box productions and has earned a reputation for office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge pioneering the ‘DIY’approach, developing the by phone 1-800-745-3000 or online at essential connection between artist and fans. Ticketmaster.com

The Great Comic-Book Scare of the 1950’s

On November 18, at 7:00pm, Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange is the venue for Murder, Comics, Law: The Great Comic-Book Scare of the 1950’s. This should be a thriller of a lecture by Mariah Adin, PhD (see photo) as she speaks on the legal system and the development of juvenile delinquency with references to questions of social justice. Mariah Adin is a Fulbright scholar, writer, and activist, who earned her PhD in American History from the University at Albany. She is the author of The Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950’s. In the 1950s, a nation obsessed with juvenile delinquency believed the mass media, and comic books in particular, were to blame. So, when four middle-class Jewish teens

began thrill-killing in the summer of 1954, modelling themselves and their crimes after salacious comics, the case was used by anti-comics crusaders to bring the industry to its knees. Weaving together the history of juvenile delinquency, psychiatry, and comic books, Dr. Adin will explore the Great Comic Book Scare as the first mass media hysteria and its implications for the choices we make in the fight against juvenile delinquency today. Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh. Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall parking garage via the 81 First Street entrance. This event is free and open to the public. For info: e-mail cultural@sunyorange.edu, call 845-341-4891/9386.

Carl Palmer Comes to Sugar Loaf! Carl Palmer, who was voted by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Greatest Drummers of All Time, is also a founding member of Asia. Since the 1960s, Palmer has sold over 50 million records. Since 2001, Carl has fronted a 3 piece power trio: guitar, bass and drums doing the classically driven rock hits of ELP. He has totally reinvented the music of ELP with this trio, which tours regularly around the world.

With a VIP ticket, you can attend his sound check, and participate in a rare Q&A conversation with Carl discussing his career and his skill as a musician. Carl will personally met each participant and pose for a photo. November 12, 7:30pm at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway. For tickets: SLPAC box office: 845-610-5900, charge by phone 1-800745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com November 2015

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A Jammin’ November at Dancing Cat, Bethel

The Shlomo Franklin Band acoustic guitar and vocals, for a dinner Guitarist Shlomo Franklin crowd as well as rocking grew up on a farm milking out with his one man band cows right in Bethel! He soon personalized rhythm section developed his own style of music to a club and dance crowd. inspired by the neighboring Beatles, Stones, Dylan, Leonard grounds of Woodstock. Cohen, Eagles, Green Day, Although his musical Coldplay and Foo Fighters are influences include Neil Young, just a few of the hundreds of Bob Dylan, Nirvana and Johnny songs in his repertoire. Original Shlomo Franklin Cash, he describes his genre as photo by Jesse Kleitman songs are also part of the nights “The sound of seventeen horses entertainment upon request. racing through a 21st century As an opening concert act graveyard.” he has shared the stage with Shlomo is favorably acts such as Jethro Tull, Rick recognized by his smile, Derringer and Joe Cocker. kindness and the warmth he Having spent years on the road sheds onto every person he as a professional musician, he meets. has developed the ability to read See him belt out his original an audience and provide the song Dennis Newberg tunes and strum his guitar at selection and entertainment that the Dancing Cat Saloon on each audience wants to hear November 21 at 8:30pm. and see. Never boring, each performance is an event and Dennis Newberg audiences have responded with & Stacy Cohen enthusiasm! Guitarist Dennis Newberg Dancing Cat Saloon’s own is a dynamic crowd pleasing Stacy Cohen will harmonize performer whose repertoire with Dennis for the performance Stacy Cohen spans rock and folk rock classics on November 13, at 8:00pm. from the sixties to today. The Dancing Cat Saloon is located at 2037 As a live act he is equally at home on Route 17B in Bethel. Call 845-583-3141.


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November 2015

“Tennessee & Jones: American Originals”

Five one-act plays, under the billing: Tennessee & Jones: American Originals, comprise the annual fall performances of the SUNY Orange Apprentice Players, who will perform Dutchman, The Case Of The David Cohen Crushed Petunias, In Our Profession, The Dark Room and Curtains For The Gentleman in Orange Hall Theatre. David Cohen directs four one-act plays written by Tennessee Williams. The Case of the Crushed Petunias, In Our Profession, The Dark Room and Curtains For The Gentleman which range from well-written sketch comedies to thoughtful tales of caution. Williams was a master playwright of the 20th Century and his plays A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof are considered among the finest of the American stage. At their best, his 25 full-length plays combined lyrical intensity, haunting loneliness and hypnotic violence. The casts of all four Williams plays include Christina Polichetti, Jeremy Rudick, Tyler Farnell, Sarah Marren, Marcella Martinez, Joe Colon, Jason Garfinkel, Michelle Conklin, Tavia Dean and John Vidunas. Also featured is Dutchman by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), directed by Cabot Parsons.

Experimental, allegorical and angry, Dutchman is set on a New York City subway train, where Lula, a young white woman, strikes up a conversation with Clay, a young middle-class black man. As the play unspools, her Cabot Parsons manipulating quickly turns to browbeating as she needles Clay about his supposed complacency over race issues and tries to shock him into violent action. This controversial play was originally produced in 1964. The title Dutchman is an allusion to The Dutch East India Company, the most renowned slave ship company of the 17th Century, whose flagship for the voyages between West Africa and America, tradition says, was named Flying Dutchman. The literary legend is the Flying Dutchman in which the central character is ever in pursuit of prey that can never be caught. The cast of Dutchman includes Anwar George and Allyson Andryshak. The show runs weekends November 13-22 in Orange Hall Theatre, corner of Wawayanda & Grandview Avenues, Middletown. There will be a “talk back” with actors and directors following the November 14 performance. For tickets, visit www. sunyorange.edu or call 845-341-4790.

Music in the Library

Community Building Through the Arts with Sus a n H a ndle r

Libraries are no longer just places for books. In 2015 the American Library Association reported that libraries are experiencing a shift in how they are perceived by their communities and by society. With young adults comprising 25 percent of the 1.5 billion in-person recorded visits to public libraries across America, the shift in services has been crucial in providing informal learning experiences and opportunities to build skills needed for 21st century careers. This past year, the Young Adult Library Services Association updated their “Call to Action” guidelines to meet the needs of our youth. The guidelines state that “libraries must provide connected learning activities through programs that are driven by teen interests and incorporate thoughtful, forward-thinking use of technology while building personal, academic, or workplace skills. Programs should promote print, digital, and media literacies, as well as soft skills such as leadership, collaboration, innovation, persistence, independence, and critical thinking.” More than a decade ago, Washingtonville Moffat Library Director Carol McCrossen started their Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Today, this program continues under the direction of Anna Gordon of Youth Services

A teen cooking class at Moffat Library

at the library. Ms. Gordon shared that there are 55 teens in 7th-12th grade who are involved in TAB. The teens develop and facilitate programs that reflect their needs and identities. These programs are offered at no fee and open to the public. Elle Buljetta, mother of one of the teens, said that the library gives her daughter Maia a place to share what she is passionate about - cinema, sustainable earth topics, reading, developing programs for youth, and doing community service to enable others to do what they love to do. Maia Buljetta wrote that she always feels welcome at the Moffat Library. People are respectful and everyone is supportive of each other. “We have pride in our library...we’re looking out for the next generation.” A program recently offered by the Moffat Library was the Teen Book Trailer Contest.

Maia Buljetta (right) and her sister Olivia at the 2014 Ridgewood Film Festival where two of Maia’s short films were official selections.

Maia participated and won the contest. She selected Joanne Fluke’s award-winning book Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. Ms. Fluke watched the video and posted it on her website. There were 2,400 hits in 24 hours! That number is now closer to 4,000 views plus it has been shared on blogs and websites. Maia’s trailer will be screened at the Moffat Library this winter along with a how-to video-making class led by Maia. The impact of teen programming, such as the Moffat Library’s Teen Advisory Board, is an example of the nationwide shift that is inspiring our youth. For more information about upcoming events at the library, contact Anna Gordon, Youth Services, Moffat Library via email: agordon@rcls.org or 845-496-5483 ext. 328.

The exciting duo of Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau achieves a rare musical symbiosis. The husband and wife team have spent the last several years developing and perfecting their unique blend of Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards, and International Cabaret which has become their musical signature. Sonny and Perley will perform a special concert from the life and music of legendary Ella Fitzgerald with signature songs such as Tisket A Tasket, How High The Moon and The Lady Is A Tramp, at the Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street on November 15 at 3:00pm. The performance includes a slide presentation. Admission is Free. For further information: 845-563-3601.


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by J. A. Di Bello

The Long Way Home: Meet Karen E. Gersch, Artist

September and the balmy breezes of a late summer’s warmth came to a screeching halt, as the month of October began its sudden and chilling entry into Orange County. To counter an abrupt frontal assault, the Orange County Arts Council took the chill out of the air with its Open Studio Tour 2015. Targeting the county with a four pronged studio tour, the Council specified the geographic areas of Walden, Montgomery, Washingtonville and Blooming Grove for October 17 & 18. The tour’s purpose on each of the four weekends was to familiarize the public in general with the artistic efforts and venues currently underway in the historic Village of Montgomery and other designated areas in Orange County. Within those villages and areas are many talented and developing artists. In the historic and talent laden village of Montgomery, it is interesting to take notice of a multi-tasking and talented artist Karen E. Gersch. She recently opened her home gallery on Clinton Street and her extraordinary accomplishments, unique and rather exciting background and new gallery were featured in studio tour publicity. But pre-tour publicity, understandably, is spread too thin to reveal the true excitement that is Karen E. Gersch. Consequently, meeting and experiencing Karen’s enthusiasm for her new gallery and adopted village is a spirited event. Karen E. Gersch is a bright, articulate and


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an energetic artist, who often love of the circus. That passion contemplated living and working is gloriously reflected in her in a charming, rural village with artistic work. She has performed character and a rich history. In and traveled as an acrobat and Montgomery she found it, a new juggler with a three ring circus home! It’s a village distinguished and single-ring circus, and quite by its visual and historic aspects notably is a founding member and exceptional eateries. It has of the Big Apple Circus, that ever elusive je ne sais quoi! now making its home in the As a youngster, Karen grew neighboring village of Walden. up in Rockland County. With In addition to her notable work Karen E. Gersch high interest in the visual, as an acrobat-juggler in the e.g., sketching, drawing, arena of performing arts, and painting, she began to her visual art encompasses take painting and drawing several media. She has lessons at the age of 13. worked as a freelance By the time she was 16, she graphic artist and set painter was awarded a scholarship and has created backdrops, to the prestigious Pratt illustrations, and designs for Institute in Brooklyn. She numerous circuses, theatre graduated with a Bachelor productions, and ballets, as of Fine Arts degree in 1973. well as for such corporate Education at Pratt is multiclients as Warner Bros. and disciplinary and fortunately Henson Associates. “Otto” by Karen E. Gersch prepares students with a Oil, pastels, acrylics firm background in the liberal arts as well as the and informal sketches are all a part of Karen’s core areas of graphics, illustration and theatre. admirable repertoire. For this writer, the art work It appears to this writer that Karen’s makeup that reveals her involvement with the circus is contains an inherent desire to perform. Soon inspiring. Her passion is laid bare on canvas after graduation Karen developed an interest in and if you observe with care, you can hear the dance and acrobatics, and subsequently studied resonating baritone that is the ringmaster! both with intensity. It was developmental and It can easily be said that Karen E. Gersch is based on a deep and unrelenting childhood the personification of the term multi-genre. As

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an artist, she makes it work, and, most notable, she’s good at it. There is a wealth of information to dispense as it pertains to the multiple talents, work ethic and gregarious charms of Ms. Gersch, so interested readers should take careful note of her immediate schedule and especially her home gallery at 153 Clinton Street, Montgomery. Appropriately Karen has scheduled three major events for the month of November. Karen refers to the month as a “Happening Month.” She will exhibit on November 15 at Vassar College, Artists For Soup, as part of a benefit auction of hand painted cigar boxes (4:00pm-7:00pm). On November 21 & 22 her home gallery will display a new exhibition that will include silversmith work of her husband Joe, and paintings and drawings by Joe’s late mother Gabrielle Dearborn (11:00am5:00pm). Further on November 28 Karen will participate in a juried craft show, Handmade for the Holidays, at the Wallkill River School, Route 17K, from Noon-6:00pm. Multiple talents and the ability to multitask may be hidden keys to finding home or obscure destinations. But consider lightly the advice of a recently passed “philosopher” and his nonsensical witticism as it pertained to the traveler: “When you get to the fork in the road, take it.” His suspected intention was not to strike a note on an unsuspecting humerus, but to recognize the abilities of multi-talented, multi-genre artists.

A Newcomer to Classical Music and Jazz: The Modern Guitar

by Philip Ehrensaft

The guitar plays such a central role in contemporary American music of all genres that it’s paradoxical that this instrument is a relative newcomer both in “America’s classical music,” jazz, as it is in classical music proper on both sides of the Atlantic. This musical newcomer will be honored in two weekends of master classes and concerts at SUNY Orange: first, classical guitarist Joy Zelada leads a November 6, 10am master class and then appears in concert on November 8 at 3:00pm. Second, on November 20 at 8:00pm, jazz guitar master James Emery, who is also a classical composer, partners with another top guitarist, John Stowell. Emery and Stowell present an 11:00am master class and an evening concert with their Contemporary Jazz String Quartet (CJSQ). Emery, after four decades of performing across the globe, teaches in SUNY Orange’s music department, headed by the nationally prominent jazz pianist Chris Parker. Few, if any, community colleges in an exurban setting can boast the likes of Parker or Emery in their music programs. The CJSQ’s lineup consists of Emery and Stowell plus jazz violinist Rob Thomas and bassist Tony Marin. The CJSQ plays what is termed “chamber jazz.” It’s a variant on the famous String Trio of New York, founded in

1977 by Emery, jazz violinist Billy Bang, and bassist John Linberg. Chamber jazz is typically defined as a small ensemble, closely attuned in collective improvisations, and inspired by jazz, classical music, and world music. A fine definition, except that it describes all of today’s jazz. At a Chamber Music America conference, saxophonist Oliver Lake wryly offered: “jazz played in a chamber, i.e. a room.” My definition: music performed by jazz musicians who are eligible for grants from Chamber Music America. Returning to the guitar as a newcomer in both classical music and jazz: despite earlier guitar types going back to the 16th century, the physical form of today’s classical guitar was a latecomer compared to other classical instruments, even the saxophone. The modern classical guitar emerged in late nineteenth century Spain, catalyzing compositions that tapped into the new sonic capabilities. But it was only in the 1920s that a combination of Andre Segovia’s virtuosity and sales of his 78 rpm records awoke the ears of classical audiences. Joy Zelada’s concert, featuring selections by Bach, Tarrega, Falla and Barrios, surveys classical guitar repertoire’s evolution from the Renaissance though our times. The second half focuses on twentieth century Latin American composers, with a special bow to Zelada’s native Peru. Zelada is a poster child for the solid

foundation provided by SUNY Orange’s music program. He moved on from the community college to a B.A. and then M.A. at CUNY’s Hunter campus. In addition to mastering classical guitar’s core, Zelada is plugged into Latin America’s expanding Joy Zelada network of living classical composers. Jazz guitar’s Big Bang came during the 1930’s. Guitars were present from early New Orleans jazz onward, but as background instruments. Two crucial pioneers were foremost in bringing guitars into the front line. First, there was Django Rheinhardt, a Roma guitarist based in Paris. Although Rheinhardt didn’t play in America until 1946, his Hot Club of France recordings astounded American guitarists. Despite losing three fingers of his left hand, Rheinhardt’s virtuosity demonstrated that guitarists could be soloists holding equal ground with brass, reeds and piano. Second, there was Charlie Christian playing Orville Gibson’s pathbreaking ES 150 electric guitar for Benny Goodman’s swing band. The Gibson ES 150 was both supple and loud enough to stand out amid the glorious racket of a big band. During his short life of 25 years, Christian both blazed paths for the electric guitar as a solo instrument, and was an early

James Emery

John Stowell

innovator in creating the genre that succeeded swing, bebop. In parallel, Gibson’s electric guitars were being adopted in country music and by blues musicians, especially in Chicago. Stir in the sounds of jazz, country and blues electric guitars, and you’re well on your way, for better or worse, to America’s rich 1950’s brew: rock and roll. To complete the circle: classical composers coming of age from the 1950’s onward had those electric guitar rock sounds stored in their synapses. The next logical step was composing classical music for the electric guitar, a step taken by composers like Princeton’s Stephen Mackey, Tim Brady in Montreal, and, of course, SUNY Orange’s James Emery. Master Classes are in Orange Hall, Middletown. Free and open to all. Concerts are in Kaplan Hall, Newburgh. Students with ID free. For information: 845-341-4891.

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Film & Talk, Art & More at CAS

Movie Night at the Laundry King Meet Seymour Bernstein: a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music. In a wonderfully warm, witty, and intimate tribute from his friend, director Ethan Hawke, Seymour shares unforgettable stories from his remarkable life and words of wisdom, as well as insightful reflections on art, creativity, and the search for fulfillment, in the film: Seymour: An Introduction. Bernstein was born in Newark, NJ. He began teaching piano at the age of fifteen, when his teacher at the time arranged for him to supervise the practicing of some of her gifted younger pupils. He soon had a class of pupils of his own, some of whom are still studying with him. He achieved local fame quite early as a performer, winning the Griffith Artist Award at the age of seventeen. During the Korean War, he gave concerts on the front lines and for military leaders. His concert career took him to Europe, Asia, and many parts of the Americas, and he wrote With Your Own Two Hands and 20 Lessons in Keyboard Choreography, which have been published in German, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. After the screening, enjoy a talk with a speaker from the Shandelee Music Festival TBD. The open-to-the-public screening and talk will be held on November 7 at 7:30pm, at the


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Laundry King, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor. The film is rated PG, and recommended for ages 8 and up. Donations will be accepted at the door. CAS Winter Members’ Show

The Catskill Art Society (CAS) will present its annual Winter Members’ Show, an exhibition of work by CAS member artists displayed throughout the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor from November 28-December 27. The exhibition celebrates the winter season and its impact on our lives. The unique natural beauty of the season, the joy of the holidays, and the various (often humorous) ways we cope with the cold are depicted in all media by CAS member artists. A free opening reception will be held November 28 from 3:00pm-5:00pm. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. Call 845-436-4227 for information.

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The Annual “Art in Sixes” & Holiday Sale

Celebrating its eleventh year, Art in Sixes has become the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance’s (DVAA) premier year-end art event. It features artwork in a wide range of studio mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, fiber, ceramics, and photography from artists in Sullivan County and the Upper Delaware River region. Last year’s show included 106 artists and 328 works of art. All works of art are for sale and priced reasonably for holiday gift giving. “Because anyone can submit, the exhibition brings in a variety of creative people,” said gallery director Rocky Pinciotti, who developed the idea for this show in 2005. “For many artists, working that small is a refreshing new challenge. From the shopper’s point of view, the prices are typically affordable for the holidays.” To help with the aesthetics of the show, Phyllis Bilick and Pinciotti organize the work into an assortment of genres. Pinciotti also created a system of gridding gallery walls. “I painted the first gridded wall a stone grey and gridded it with white pencil, which is perfect for pieces that are exactly six-bysix inches,” he said. “At some point I also

started to use shelves instead of pedestals for the 3-D works. Then, in 2013, I dubbed one wall the ‘small-er works’ wall for very tiny pieces. All these tricks help us keep the show organized and looking beautiful.” The exhibit runs through December 23. An opening reception will be held on November 21 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. Valley Artists Holiday Sale Running simultaneously next door at Signature Gifts is the annual Valley Artists Holiday Sale where arts and crafts by over 60 artists, specializing in wood, photography, painting, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and sculpture, are available for purchase. Also featured are books by local authors, holiday cards, gift wrap, as well as selected antiques. Gifts for children include a great assortment of wood toys, art and nature inspired stickers, books, games, and art supplies. Gifts for adults include clocks, books, bowls, wood boxes, vases, silk scarves, journals, and jewelry. The Valley Artists Holiday Sale runs through December 23. For more information, call 845-252-7576.

Last Saturdays in Newburgh: Nov. 28

Literary Day Book signings and readings by Newburgh authors will take place at various venues for Newburgh’s Last Saturdays, November 28, noon-5:00pm. Novel, biography, mystery, childrens, and self improvement writers will read from their works. Sponsored by Newburgh Portfolio. Heart Art Exchange Sponsored by Joy Robertson and Trinity Healing Arts, visitors can create artist trading cards “Healing Heart Art” to share with others at Space Create, 115 Broadway,

Newburgh from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Kindness comes in many forms, but always from the heart! Create a Heart Art to give away and receive a Heart Art from someone else! All art materials will “Heart Art” be provided, and no skills are necessary, just go and have fun! For information, call 845-234-1961.

Trestle, Inc. Honors Newburgh & Aiello

“Trestle, Inc. has had Newburgh resident who another successful year celebrated the visual for the sale of our bricks splendor of the region for down at the Newburgh more than three quarters waterfront,” said Trestle, of a century. Inc. co-fundraiser, Kiki “Please come and Hayden. “step back in time” with “This year is a special us while enjoying a three year. We are celebrating hour cocktail hour of the 150th birthday of the “Shelter House” by Ralph M. Aiello wine and food, dancing City of Newburgh, and our Gala will be held to the tunes of the Joe Carozza Band, and at The Meadowbrook, 1290 Route 94, New being mesmerized by international magician Windsor on November 22, from 2:00pm- Chris Dare with much more surprises and special guests.” 5:00pm. Tickets are $75.00 per person. For tickets, send your checks to: “We are dedicating our gala to Mr. Trestle Inc. Holiday Gala, P.O. Box 1403, Ralph M. Aiello, one of the region’s most prominent photographers, a long-time Newburgh, New York 12551.

Downing Film Center: “Hamlet”

“This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation.” - Variety “One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever.” - Time Out Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy - Hamlet. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas. See Hamlet at Downing Film Center, 19 Front Street, Newburgh November 22-24. Visit www. downingfilmcenter.com for more information. Reservations: 845-561-3686.

The artfully composed and meticulously reproduced photographs of Vlad Burovskiy reveal a natural sense of design, craftsmanship, and a love of nature. The Ukrainian-born artist’s photographs serve as both documentary and aesthetic presentations of some of the areas most striking scenes, and include landscapes, cityscapes, coastal scenes, sunsets, and a variety of nature scenes - farm animals and butterflies to snakes, fruit, flowers, fish, and wild birds. A member of the Wurtsboro Art Alliance

and a participant in the photographic competitions of the National Geographical Society and the Digital Photography Review, Burovskiy is involved photo by V. Buroskiy passionately with his art at every opportunity. The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception at the Karpeles Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh on November 8 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Admission is always free. The show is on view through December 20. For information, phone 845-569-4997.

Photos in Newburgh

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Music - pop, Folk, Country, Blues, rock

sponsored by Al’s Music Center, Port Jervis & Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times

Thunderhead Organ Trio jazz-fusion �������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Thursdays, 8pm FREE Music for Humanity ���������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, 3rd Saturdays, 8pm Rob Paparozzi Trio blues �����������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 1, 10am-2pm Cuboricua Salsa Band ��������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 1, 7pm Paul Anka �����������������������������������������������������������������������������Eisenhower Hall, West Point, Nov 1, 3pm RIDE w/Marc Berger & Band ����������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Nov 5, 6:30pm FREE Rex & The Rockabilly Kings early Elvis ���The Falcon, Nov 5, Film:200 Cadillacs 7pm. Music 8pm Alexis P. Suter Band, Jefferson Murphy gospel rock �����������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 6, 7pm Vet2Vet Songwriting Workshop Performers �����������������Ritz Theater, Newburgh, Nov 7, 7pm FREE Johnny & the Asbury Jukes ����������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Nov 7, 8pm Saints of Swing jazz, R&B, gospel, Latin, klezmer ��������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 8, 10am-2pm “Country Music!” Parksville USA 2015 Concert Series ��������Dead End Cafe, Parksville, Nov 8, 3pm Stephaniesid, Adren Reju, Breakfast for the Boys indie rock ���The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 12, 7pm Carl Palmer – ELP Legacy �������������������������������������������������������������� Sugar Loaf PAC, Nov 12, 7:30pm Steve Schwartz&Antoine Magliano, Mike Baglione&Anne Loeb, HudsonValleyBluegrass Express Dutch’s Tavern, Rock Hill, Nov 13, 6:30pm Corey Glover of Living Colour rock �������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 13, 7pm Howard Jones: “The Songs – The Piano – The Stories” �������������������Sugar Load PAC, Nov 13, 8pm John Hamilton Hudson Valley Folk Guild UnitarianUniversalist Cong., Rock Tavern, Nov 14, 7:30pm Johnny Hirsch rock, funk, jazz ��������������������������������������������������� Ritz Lobby, Newburgh, Nov 14, 8pm Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis blues, jazz ��������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 15, 10am-2pm The Matt Daniel Band ��������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Nov 15, 1pm FREE “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” w/Sonny & Perley ��������������� Newburgh Library, Nov 15, 3pm FREE Heart Like a Wheel Beacon Riverfest Fundraiser ��������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 15, 7pm The Coasters �����������������������������������������������������������������������Eisenhower Hall, West Point, Nov 15, 3pm City Boys Allstars jazz-rock, Annie Minogue Band rock ������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 20,7pm Moon Dog, Little Sparrow Americana ��������������Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Nov 21, 7pm Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of Sound gospel, rock ���The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 22, 10am-2pm Alpha Male Gorillas & Das Super Gruppen rock ����������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 25, 7pm Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band blues,rock, Black Horse Riders ��The Falcon, Nov 27, 7pm Professor Louie & the Crowmatix ������������������������������������������������������ Sugar Loaf PAC, Nov 28, 8pm Edgar Winter and his Band ��������������������������������������������������������������������Sugar Loaf PAC, Dec 4, 8pm

Open Mic & in-house music

Some listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar.

Open Mic w/Steve Schwartz & Antoine Magliano ������� Dutch’s Tavern, Rock Hill, Mondays, 7:30pm Musicians Gathering open mic ������������������������������������� Catskill Distillery, Bethel, Thursdays, 7:30pm The Parting Glass Band Celtic ���������������������Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm Jake Lentz piano & Marilyn Kennedy vocals ���������Giovanni’s Inn, Wurtsboro, Fridays&Saturdays, 6pm-9pm

Marc Von Em Soul, blues, funk ��������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford, last Fridays, 8pm-11pm Dose Acoustic Sundays �����������������������������������Cafe Devine, Callicoon, 1st & 2nd Sundays, Noon-2pm Doug Rogers ���������������������������������������������������Cafe Devine, Callicoon, 3rd & 4th Sundays, Noon-2pm Songwriter’s Anonymous ������������������������������������������������Artists Market, Shohola, First Sundays, 2pm Somerville Brothers Halloween �������� Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Oct 31, Bonfire 7pm, Music 8:30pm Steve Schwartz & Jason Rosen ����������������������������������������Albella Restaurant, Monticello, Nov 4, 7pm Open Mic w/Jack Higgins ���������������������������������� Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Nov 5, 7pm-11pm Evan Teatum & Friends ��������������������������Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Nov 6, 7:30pm-10:30pm Hurley Mountain Highway ���������������������Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Nov 7, 7:30pm-10:30pm Michael Johnson & Morali Coryell ������������������������������������� Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Nov 7, 9pm Good Vibes Band ���������������������������������������Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Nov 8, 2:30pm-5:30pm Channel Drifters ������������������������������������Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Nov 13, 7:30pm-10:30pm Dennis Newburg with Stacy ����������������������������������������������� Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Nov 13, 8pm The All Star Band – Al Westphal, Bruce Perone, Evan Teatum, Ken Nicastro and Rob Schiff ���� Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Nov 14, 7:30pm Somerville Brothers ������������������������������������������������������� Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Nov 14, 8:30pm Evan Teatum & Friends ��������������������������Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Nov 15, 2:30pm-5:30pm Rob Schiff �����������������������������������������������Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Nov 20, 7:30pm-10:30pm Groovy Tuesday �������������������������������������Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Nov 21, 7:30pm-10:30pm Shlomo Franklin Band �������������������������������������������������� Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Nov 21, 8:30pm

The O’ Paddys Irish ���������������������������������Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Nov 22, 2:30pm-5:30pm Bruce Perone and the Gobble Song �����Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Nov 25, 7:30pm-10:30pm TWD band classic rock dance band ������Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Nov 28, 7:30pm-10:30pm Peter Florance & Ted �������������������������������������������������������Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Dec 5, 8:30pm LectureS -DEmos - Master Classes

sponsored by SUNY Orange & Mount St. Mary College’s Desmond Campus GWL ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library HHNM �����������������������������������Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall MSM-DC ������������������������������������������������������ Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh PEEC �������������������������������������������������������������Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry SUNYO-GL ��������������������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Gilman Center Library, Middletown Campus SUNYO-KH �����������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh Campus SUNYO-OH ��������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown Campus SUNYO-RCSE �����������SUNY Orange, Rowley Center for Science & Engineering, Middletown Campus All Lectures are free - except those for MSM-DC unless otherwise noted

“Remembering Storm King” �����������������������������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 3, 1pm “The History of the Fight for Storm King” Robert Lifset, HHNM Speaker Series ��������������������������� Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Nov 3, 7:30pm “Wyeth’s Windows” �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 4, 1pm “The Spiritual Power of Crystals” ���������������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 4, 6:30pm “Water for Consumption ~ A History of Drinking Water: Its Source, Treatment and Distribution” Michael J. Sandor SUNYO-RCSE Nov 5, 7pm “How to Drastically Cut Your Costs in Difficult Times” Rick Nathan ���������������������������������������������� Thrall Library, Middletown, Nov 7, 10:30am “The Big Fat Lie on Salt, Saturated Fat & Cholesterol” ��������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 9, 1pm “Domesticating the Wilderness: 19th Century Artists, Tourists, & Mountain Houses in the Hudson Valley Harvey K. Flad , HHNM Speaker Series Cornwall Presby. Ch., Nov 10, 7:30pm “Large Intestine Health” �����������������������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 11, 1pm FREE “Antibacterials-Pros & Cons” �����������������������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 12, 11am “Healthy Footsteps!” Ira Schiowitz ��������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, Nov 12, 6:30pm “The Human Condition and the Nature of the Soul in Hindu Spirituality” Dana Sawyer �������������� SUNYO-OH Nov 12, 7pm “Everyone Can Dowse” ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 13, 10am “Lenape of the Eastern Woodlands “ Mike Dennis ������������������������������������������� PEEC Nov 15, Noon “Genealogy: Virtual research Trip” ���������������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 16, 1pm “The History of Negro League Baseball” �����������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 17, 10am “Tenant rights and responsibilities” Jaime Samarel ���Thrall Library, Middletown, Nov 17. 6:30pm “The History and Meaning of Kosciuszko’s Garden at West Point (1779-2015)” Betsey Blakeslee HHNM Speaker Series Cornwall Presby. Ch., Cornwall-on-Hudson, Nov 17, 7:30pm “Madonna in Art” ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 18, 1pm “Murder, Comics, Law: The Great Comic-Book Scare of the 1950s” Mariah Adin ������������������������ SUNYO-KH Nov 18, 7pm SCIENCE CAFE “There’s a fungus among us: The science of yeast and fermentation” ��������������� Evan Merkhofer La Casa Vicina, New Windsor, Nov 18, 7;15pm “Prudence Crandall-A Teacher Ahead of Her Time” �����������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 19, 1pm “Long-Range Weather Forecasting and Global Warming” �����������������������MSM-DC Nov 20, 10am Introduction to Astronomy ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ PEEC Nov 21, 6pm “The Mystery of Human Suffering..A Conversation” �����������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 23, 1pm “Judgment at Nuremberg” lecture & film ����������������������������������� MSM-DC Nov 24, 9:30am-1:30pm “Dutch Influence in America” �����������������������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 30, 10am DEMO Art w/Clayton Buchanan Pike County Arts&Crafts ��The Columns, Milford, Nov 1, 1:30pm DEMO Glass Blowing �������������������������������������������Gillander Glass, Port Jervis, Nov 14, 10am-2:30pm DEMO Cooking with John Moultrie ����������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Nov 14, 1pm MASTER CLASS “What Does It Take to Be a Competent Musician?” Joy Zelada ������������������������ SUNYO-OH Nov 6, 10am MASTER CLASS “Sculpting in Stone” Daniel Grant ����������������������������� SUNYO-KH Nov 19, 3pm MASTER CLASS “Two Great Guitars” James Emery&John Stowell � SUNYO-OH Nov 20, 11am

Clubs Bridge Club ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������Ellenville Library, Wednesdays, 6pm Newburgh Library Camera Club ���������������������������������������Newburgh Library, 3rd Wednesday, 6pm St. James Camera Club ����������������������������������������������� St. James Church, Goshen, 2nd Tuesday, 7pm Chess Club ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������Ellenville Library, Wednesdays, 4pm Friday Night Chess �����������������������������������������������������������������������Narrowsburg Library, Fridays, 6pm Knit and Stitch ���������������������������������������������������������������������������Narrowsburg Library, Mondays, 6pm Knitting & Crocheting “Crochety Knitters” �������������������������������Liberty Library, Tuesdays, 10:15am Knit & Stitch Club �����������������������������Newburgh Library Town Branch, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6;30pm Newburgh Knitting Club ��������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6pm Knitting Group ������������������������������������������������ Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Tuesdays, 6:30pm Knitting & Crocheting “Knitwitz” ����������������������Jeffersonville Library, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30pm Knitting “Chain Gang Knitting Club” ��������������� Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, Tuesdays 9pm Knitting Club ��������������������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Wednesdays, 2:30pm Knitting, Crocheting, Crafts “Stitch and Bitch” ���Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Sundays, 1pm Knit/Crochet Club ����������������������������������������������������������������������Wallkill Library, Thursdays, 6:30pm 14

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Knimble Knitters ��������������������������������������������������������������������������Ellenville Library, Saturdays, 10am Knitting Circle ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Florida Library, 3rd Thursdays, 6pm Laurel & Hardy Sons of the Desert Int’l Org. ��������First Sunday, Ellenville, ray@themtharhills.org The Music Lovers Group classical ������������������� 3rd Thursdays, 7:30pm Montgomery, 845-457-9867 Electronic Music Meetup w/Neil Alexander �������������������������Newburgh Library, 3rd Thursdays, 7pm Ladies Night Painting Social �����������������������Wallkill River School, Montgomery, Thursdays 6:30pm Painting Social ����������������������������������������������Wallkill River School, Montgomery, Saturdays, 3:30pm Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop ���� St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chester, 2nd Monday, 7:30pm Calico Geese Quilters Guild ���������������� Cornwall Cooperative Extension, Liberty, 2nd Monday, 7pm The Country Scrappers cardmaking, scrapbooking � Walker Valley Schoolhouse, Tuesdays, all day Scrabble Mania ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Ellenville Library, Tuesdays, 6pm Trivia Night w/Sam Hill ���������������������������������������Two Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Thursdays, 8pm Trivia Night ������������������������������������������������������������Penning’s Pub & Grill, Warwick, Thursdays, 8pm UFO Support Group ���������������������������������������� Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1st Wednesday, 7:30pm Woodcarvers Guild ��������������������������������������������������� Museum Village, Monroe, 1st Wednesday, 7pm

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ART walks & open studio TourS

Open Studio Tour Orange County Arts Council members ������������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh, New Windsor, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Highland Mills, Oct 31 & Nov 1, 11am-5pm Goshen Art Walk ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Downtown Goshen, Nov 6, TBA


Broadway Concerts Direct ����������������� United Church of Christ, Blooming Grove (NY), Nov 14, 6pm The Ultimate Bradstan Reunion Bradstan Cabaret Series ���������������������Bethel Woods, Nov 14, 8pm


Adult Independent Film Night ���������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, 2nd Tuesday, 7pm FREE Reel Eclectic Film Series ��������������������������������� Thrall Library, Middletown, 1st Thursday, 2pm FREE “Seymour - An Introduction” w/talk �� CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Nov 7, 7:30pm FREE “From Here to Eternity” Sinatra, Lancaster, Kerr, Borgnine ������������������ MSM-DC Nov 10, 9:30am Monday Night at the Movie ��������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Nov 16, 6:30pm “I Was a Male War Bride” Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan �������Cornwall Library, Nov 18, Noon FREE “Mary, Queen of Scots” V. Redgrave, G. Jackson �� Thrall Library, Middletown, Nov 18, 3pm FREE “Judgment at Nuremberg” lecture & film ������������������������������������MSM-DC Nov 24, 9:30am-1:30pm “The Color of Paradise” in Farsi w/titles �������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Nov 24, 5:30pm


Cirque Dreams Holidaze ��������������������������������������������������Eisenhower Hall, West Point, Nov 22, 5pm


Sean Donnelly ��������������������������������������������������������������������Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Nov 7, 9pm Temple Sinai Comedy & Dinner Theatre, Fundraiser ���������� Temple Sinai, Middletown, Nov 8, 5pm Sandy Marks, Ken Krantz ���������������������������������������������Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Nov 14, 9pm Kevin Meaney, John Iavarone ���������������������������������������Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Nov 21, 9pm JJ Ramirez, Robyn Schall ����������������������������������������������Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Nov 28, 9pm Jey Kola ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester, Dec 5, 9pm


Mulberry House Senior Center Craft Fair �������������� Mulberry House, Middletown, Nov 7, 9am-2pm Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Champagne Brunch & Silent Auction �������������������������������������� Powelton Club, Newburgh, Nov 8, Noon Friends of Chris Farlekas Fund Chris Farlekas Tribute Concert, music, prose, video ���������������������� Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Nov 8, 3pm Temple Sinai Comedy & Dinner Theatre ������������������������������� Temple Sinai, Middletown, Nov 8, 5pm Beacon Riverfest Heart Like a Wheel concert ����������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 15, 7pm Trestle, Inc. dinner, dancing & entertianment The Meadowbrook, New Windsor, Nov 22, 2pm-5pm


“Christmas with Rutter & Friends” Delaware Valley Choral Society ������������������������������������������������ Drew United Methodist Church, Port Jervis, Nov 29, 2pm & Milford United Methodist Church, Dec 6, 7:30pm Pine Bush Community Band Holiday Concert St. Paul’s Catholic Ch., Bullville, Nov 30, 7pm FREE “Jimmy Sturr Presents Christmas” ������������������������������Paramount Theater, Middletown, Dec 5, 3pm 47th Annual Holiday Party �����������������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Art Center, Dec 5, 6pm David Podles, violin “Celebrate the Holiday” �����������������������Newburgh Library, Dec 6,1:30pm FREE


Lynne Newman “Guided Imagery & Meditation” ��������������Thrall Library, Middletown, Nov 14, 1pm


Potluck Concerts “Not Quite Ready for Winter” ��������Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Dec 4, 7:30pm

music - jazz

Live Jazz Brunch with The Jazz Cats ������������������������ Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Sundays, 1pm Thunderhead Organ Trio jazz-fusion �������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Thursdays, 8pm FREE Karl Berger Residency Improv ���������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 7pm Claudia Acuña vocals & Samora Pinderhughes piano ����������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 4, 7pm Leslie Pintchik Jazz Trio �����������������������������������������������Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, Nov 7, 7:30pm John Abercrombie / Rob Scheps 4-tet jazz �����������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 8, 7pm Thana Alexa Project ���������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 19, 7pm James Emery/John Stowell Contemporary Jazz String Quartet ������������������������������������������������������� SUNYO Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Nov 20, 8pm Wolff & Clark Expedition ������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 22, 7pm Club d’Elf w/John Medeski & Reeves Gabrels of The Cure ����������� Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 28, 7pm Brian Kasten Trio & Guest Band ����������������Kastan Art Space, Sugar Loaf, Nov 28, 7:30pm & 10pm Erik Lawrence Quartet �����������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 29, 10am-2pm


“Lulu” Berg, Live from the Met in HD ����������������SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Nov 21, 12:30pm “Billy Budd” Britten, Live from Glyndborne in HD ���������������� Cornwall Library, Nov 22, 1pm FREE

poetry & prose readings

Robert Phelps ������������������������������������������������ Clearwater Gallery, Jones Farm, Cornwall, Oct 30, 7pm Ted Gill, Franklin Schneider ������������������������������ Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Nov 5, 7pm Hudson River Poets ������������������������������������������������������������������ Newburgh Library, Nov 5, 7pm FREE Christopher P. Gazeent ������������������ Montgomery Book Exchange, Montgomery, Nov 10, 7pm FREE Jack Walls, Janet Hamill & CO(P)E ���������������������������� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Nov 21, 7pm Walter Worden ����������������������������������������������� Stella’s Frozen Yogurt, Washingtonville, Nov 25, 7pm Glenn Werner Poetry at the Church �������������������������� Goshen Methodist Church, Nov 30, 7pm FREE

recreation, Dancing, Tours

Swing Dancing w/Swing Shift Orchestra �������������������������Newburgh Brewery, 1st Thursdays, 7:30pm Dancing (Ballroom) �����������������������������MISU Ellenville, 1st Saturdays, Lesson 7:30pm, Dancing 8pm Dojo Dance Company tango-salsa � Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 3 & 17, 6:30pm:Lessons, 8:30pm:Dance “Easy Does It” Hike ������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, Nov 8, 1pm


“Tellabration!” Black Dirt Storytelling Guild ������������������������ Florida Library, Nov 21, 2pm FREE

theatre - musical - Vaudeville

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” ���������������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Oct 30 & 31, 8pm “Vaudeville in the Catskills–Swings into the Sixties” SullivanCountyMuseum, Hurleyville, Nov 6-8 “Chris Farlekas Tribute Concert” music, prose, video ������Paramount Th., Middletown, Nov 8, 3pm “The Amazing Sunshine Traveling Medicine Show” staged reading ������������������������������������������������� Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville, Nov 13, 3pm

theatre - play

“Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat, and Betty” w/Elaine Bromka �������������� Bethel Woods, Nov 1, 7pm American One-Act Masters Cornerstone Theatre Arts �������������Goshen Music Hall, Nov 7-22 FREE “Bathroom Humor” Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players ��� Museum Village, Monroe, Nov 7-15 “Greetings! by Tom Dudzick ������������������������������������������������Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville, Dec 4-20 “Santa’s Hit List Mystery!” The Killing Kompany, dinner-theatre ������ West Point Club. Dec 4, 7pm

Schools & Conservatories


“The Women of Lockerbie” by Deborah Brevoort ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Nov 12-14, 7:30pm “Life is A Dream” by Pedro Calderone de la Barca ������ SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Nov 12-15 “Tennessee & Jones: American Originals” SUNY Orange Apprentice Players ��������������������������������� SUNYO Orange Hall, Middletown, Nov 13-22 SUNY Orange Jazz Ensemble �����������������������������������SUNYO Orange Hall, Middletown, Dec 4, 8pm

Music - Classical - Film

Benny, Berman, Bruce, Brooks, Borge, King, Sahl, Hackett, Rickles, Rivers, Youngman, Kline, Marx, Dangerfield, Lewis, I.Corey, J.Carter, M.Z. Lawrence and others. Go! Laugh!, as the greatest stand-up comedians of all time perform their funniest routines! Host Steve Ostrow presents video clips of the ridiculous and the sublime, with anecdotes, and, of course, his own unique insight. Plus a

David London “Magic, the Occult, & Contemporary Surrealism” ������������������������������������������������������ Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Nov 29, 4pm Terwilliger House Museum ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Ellenville, ongoing “Wildlife”, “Woodstock”, “Footwear”, “Hats” ��������Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville ongoing 19th Century Rural Living �������������������������������������������������������������Museum Village, Monroe, ongoing Celebrating Catskill Waters Past & Present ��Time & The Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, ongoing Pinchot Mansion Tours ������������������������������������������������������������������������Grey Towers, Milford, ongoing “Then and Now around the D&H Canal” ����������������� Neversink Museum, Cuddebackville, thru Nov “Mark Twain” letters, art, manuscripts ��������� Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh, thru Dec 27 “THREADS: Connecting ‘60s & Modern Rockwear” ��������������Bethel Woods Museum, thru Dec 31 Furuya Sisters Grand Montgomery Chamber Music ��������Senior Center, Montgomery, Nov 1, 3pm FREE American String Quartet & Nancy Allen, harp Newburgh Chamber Music ������������������������������������� St. George’s Church, Newburgh, Nov 1, 3pm Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet Kindred Spirits Arts ���������������������Milford Theatre, Nov 7, 5:30pm Joy Zelada guitar ����������������������������������������������������������� SUNYO Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Nov 8, 3pm SUNY Orange Community Orchestra ������������������ Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Nov 14, 7:30pm West Point Cadet Glee Club �����������������������������������������������Tuxedo Park School, Nov 15, 5pm FREE Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra ����������������������� Shacklett preview 6:30pm, concert 7:30pm Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Nov 21 Sunday With Friends Chamber Music Series ������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Nov 22, 2pm

What’s So Funny About Being Jewish?

gourmet dinner (it’s a Steve Ostrow event... naturally there’s food!) Dinner is catered by the Eagle’s Nest. Temple Sinai is presenting Dinner Theater with Steve Ostrow on November 8 at 5:00pm, Cabaret seating in the Temple Sinai Theater, 75 Highland Avenue, Middletown. Call 845-343-1861 for tickets. You don’t have to be Jewish to have a great time. All are invited!

Join the CANVAS team and earn extra cash! (while supporting the arts, too!) Advertising Sales positions are available. Call us today for more information: 845-926-4646 November 2015

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NOVEMB BGRV ����������������������������������������United Church of Christ, Blooming Grove, NY BW �����������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel CAS Catskill Art Society �������������������������� CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor CAS-LK �������������������������������������������������� CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor CTMW Creative Theatre-Muddy Water ��Playhouse-Museum Village, Monroe DCAT ��������������������������������������Dancing Cat Saloon & Catskill Distillery, Bethel



See page 3 for November 1st events

DEAD Parksville USA Music Festival ���������������� Dead End Cafe, Parksville DOWN �������������������������������������������������������� Downing Film Center, Newburgh DVAA ��������������������������������������� Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg FAL �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro FBGH �����������������������������������������������������������������Forestburgh Theatre Tavern GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music ���Senior Center, Montgomery



Tango & Salsa Dojo Dance Company FAL

Lessons: 6:30pm, Dance 8:30pm

Please check the schedule for Gallery Art & Photography Opening Receptions, page 18

Music - Jazz Karl Berger FAL 7pm


Music Steve Schwartz & Jason Rosen Albella Restaurant, Monticello, 7pm Music - Jazz Claudia Acuña & Samora Pinderhughes FAL 7pm

Music - Jazz Karl Berger FAL 7pm



Crawford Arts Association Crawford Government Center Nov. 4 thru Nov. 21 Cinema “From Here to Eternity” MSM-DC 9:30am

Cinema Independent Film Night Greenwood Lake Library, 7pm


“Jill” by Janet Howard-Fatta Art by Guy D’Alessandro Warwick Drawing Group Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, PA Amity Gallery, Warwick Nov. 1 thru Dec. 28 Nov. 7 thru Nov. 30 Reception: Nov. 7, 5-7pm Reception: Nov. 8, 4-7pm

Music - Jazz Karl Berger FAL 7pm

Theatre-Live in HD “Hamlet” DOWN 1pm & 7pm

Cinema Monday Night at the Library NFL 6:30pm Music - Jazz Karl Berger FAL 7pm


Poetry Glenn Werner Goshen Methodist Church, 7pm


Tango & Salsa Dojo Dance Company FAL Lessons: 6:30pm, Dance 8:30pm


Theatre-Live in HD “Hamlet” DOWN 1pm

Cinema & Lecture “Judgement at Nuremberg” MSM-DC 9:30am-1:30pm


Cinema “I Was a Male War Bride” Cornwall Library, 1pm




Open Mic.......................Musician’s Gathering...............DCAT 7:30pm

Music-Jazz, Fusion..Thunderhead Organ Trio. Wherehouse,Newburgh,8pm

Music - Jazz................ Thana Alexa Project...........................FAL 7pm



Music..Scott Sharr


West Point Cadet Glee Club November 15, 5:00pm Tuxedo Park School, FREE Admission Reservations Required: 845-351-3473

Open Mic.......................Musician’s Gathering...............DCAT 7:30pm “Chunk Ammonite” by Naomi Teppich Nutshell Art Center exhibit,Lake Huntington, through Nov 8

November 2015

Music - Rock-Jazz Theatre - Play.......

Music - Jazz..Eme

Music Rock Alpha Male Gorillas & Das Super Gruppen FAL 7pm

Cinema “The Color of Paradise” Cornwall Library 5:30pm

Music-Jazz Karl Berger FAL 7pm

Art Walk.........................

Music - Gospel-Roc Theatre.Vaudeville




Delaware & Hudson CANVAS

Cinema................... Reel Eclectic Film Series............... THRALL 2pm Music..................... RIDE w/Marc Berger Band...............GWL 6:30pm Poetry...................Ted Gill, Franklin Schneider................ NOBL 7pm Poetry......................... Hudson River Poets.......................... NFL 7pm Music & Film...Rex & The Rockabilly Kings 200 Cadillacs..FAL 7pm Open Mic.......................Musician’s Gathering...............DCAT 7:30pm


Cinema “Mary, Queen of Scots” THRALL 3pm

Music Pine Bush Community Band St.Paul’s Catholic Church, Bullville 7pm




Music...........Blueg Music - Rock.......C Music-Rock.Stephaniesĭd, Breakfast for the Boys, Adrien Reju.FAL 7pm Theatre - Play....... Open Mic.................Musician’s Gathering......................DCAT 7:30pm Theatre-Play....“Tenn Music.......................Carl Palmer ELP Legacy............ SLPAC 7:30pm Theatre - Play....... Theatre - Play....... “The Women of Lockerbie”....... MSM-AQ 7:30pm Theatre - Play.............. Theatre - Play................“Life is A Dream”.........................SCCC 8pm Theatre - Play................ Theatre - Musical....A Music...Howard Jo Music......................




GOSH Cornerstone Theatre Arts �������������������������������� Goshen Music Hall, Goshen GWL ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Greenwood Lake Library IKE �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Eisenhower Hall, West Point KAST ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� Kastan Art Space, Sugar Loaf LMAC ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� Liberty Museum & Art Center MONTBK ���������������������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Book Exchange


Dinner-Theatre........ Music - Classical..P Theatre - Play..................... Music......................

BER 2015

SM-AQ ���������������������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh L �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Free Library OBL ��������������������������������������������������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall EC ����������������������������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Paramount Theater, Middletown TZ �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh



ROSE ������������������������������������������������������������������������� New Rose Theatre, Walden SCCC �����������������������������Sullivan County Community College, Loch Sheldrake SCM ���������������������������������������������������������� Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, SLGMN ����������������������������������������������Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf SLPAC �����������������������������������������������������������Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center ST �������������������������������������������������������������������������Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville


Fundraiser..........Craft Fair.....Mulberry House, Middletown, 9am-2pm Music - Classical..Donald Sinta Sax Quartet.Milford Theatre, 5:30pm Theatre - Play....... American One-Act Masters................ GOSH 7pm Theatre.Vaudeville in the Catskills-Swings into the Sixties.SCM 7pm ......................... Goshen Art Walk......... Downtown, 5pm-8pm Music.......................... Vet2Vet Songwriters........................ RITZ 7pm ck.Alexis P. Suter Band & Jefferson Murphy.FAL 7pm Music - Jazz.............Leslie Pintchik Jazz Trio...............TUST 7:30pm e in the Catskills-Swings into the Sixties.SCM 7pm Cinema & Talk..... “Seymour - An Introduction”....... CAS-LK 7:30pm Music....................Johnny & the Asbury Jukes.................... BW 8pm Theatre - Play..............“Bathroom Humor”......................CTMW 8pm Music...............Michael Johnson & Morali Coryell........... DCAT 9pm Comedy............Sean Donnelly...Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester 9pm


Cabaret....... Broadway Concerts Direct.................... BGRV 6pm

Theatre - Play....... American One-Act Masters................ GOSH 7pm grass Concert.....Dutch’s Tavern, Rock Hill, 6:30pm Music - Classical..SUNY Orange Community Orchestra.. PT 7:30pm Corey Glover of Living Colour..................FAL 7pm Music -Folk......................John Hamilton........................ UUC 7:30pm ....... American One-Act Masters................ GOSH 7pm Theatre-Play......“Tennessee&Jones:AmericanOriginals”.SUNYO-OH 7:30pm nessee&Jones: American Originals”...SUNYO-OH 7:30pm Theatre - Play....... “The Women of Lockerbie”....... MSM-AQ 7:30pm ....... “The Women of Lockerbie”....... MSM-AQ 7:30pm Theatre - Play..............“Bathroom Humor”......................CTMW 8pm ..............“Bathroom Humor”......................CTMW 8pm Theatre - Play................“Life is A Dream”.........................SCCC 8pm ................“Life is A Dream”.........................SCCC 8pm Cabaret............“The Ultimate Bradstan Reunion”............... BW 8pm ....Amazing Sunshine Traveling Medicine Show....ST 8pm Music- Rock-Funk-Jazz ..Johnny Hirsch............................. RITZ 8pm ones The Songs,The Piano,The Stories...SLPAC 8pm Music.......................... Somerville Brothers.................. DCAT 8:30pm ...................... Dennis Newburg w/Stacy.................. DCAT 8pm Comedy.Sandy Marks,Ken Krantz.Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester 9pm


SUNYO-KH ���������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh SUNYO-OH ������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown THRALL ����������������������������������������������������������������� Thrall Library, Middletown TUST �����������������������������������������������������������������Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg UUC �������������������������������� Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern


Music - Jazz-R&B-Gospel....Saints of Swing............... FAL 10am-2pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Music.....Dose Acoustic Sunday..Cafe Devine, Callicoon, Noon-2pm Music......Songwriter’s Anonymous...... Artists’ Market, Shohola 2pm Theatre - Play....... American One-Act Masters................ GOSH 2pm Theatre.Vaudeville in the Catskills-Swings into the Sixties.SCM 2pm Music - Classical............Joy Zelada guitar................SUNYO-OH 3pm Music - Country... Parksville USA 2015 Festival............... DEAD 3pm Theatre - Play..............“Bathroom Humor”......................CTMW 3pm Recreation...................“Easy Does It” Hike....................... PEEC 3pm Fundraiser..Comedy&Dinner Theatre.Temple Sinai, Middletown 5pm Music - Jazz......John Abercrombie / Rob Scheps 4-tet.......FAL 7pm


Music -Jazz-Blues..Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis........... FAL 10am-2pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Music.....Dose Acoustic Sunday..Cafe Devine, Callicoon, Noon-2pm Music............................Matt Daniels Band..........................GWL 1pm Theatre - Play....... American One-Act Masters................ GOSH 2pm Theatre - Play................“Life is A Dream”.........................SCCC 2pm

Theatre - Play.“Tennessee & Jones: American Originals”.SUNYO-OH 3pm

Theatre - Play..............“Bathroom Humor”......................CTMW 3pm Music - Ella Fitzgerald.... Sonny & Perley.............................. NFL 3pm Music................................ The Coasters................................ IKE 3pm Music..........West Point Cadet Glee Club...Tuxedo Park School, 5pm





Festival...................... “Bells on Broadway”.............. RITZ 11am-4pm Music - Gospel-Rock..... Alexis P. Suter Band................... FAL 10am-2pm Opera................ “Lulu” Live from the Met in HD.......SCCC 12:30pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Storytelling.........Tellabration! Black Dirt Guild...Florida Library, 2pm Opera - Live in HD.............“Billy Budd”............ Cornwall Library, 1pm Poetry................. Jack Walls, Janet Hamill, CO(P)E.............SLGMN 7pm Music - Classical.........Sunday with Friends.......................... BW 2am z.City Boys Allstars, AnnieMinogue Band.FAL 7pm Theatre - Play....... American One-Act Masters................ GOSH 7pm Theatre - Play....... American One-Act Masters................ GOSH 2pm ....... American One-Act Masters................ GOSH 7pm Music - Americana..Moon Dog, Little Sparrow.................... SCM 7pm Fundraiser...Trestle, Inc..The Meadowbrook, New Windsor, 2pm-5pm nnessee&Jones:AmericanOriginals”.SUNYO-OH 7:30pm Music -Classical.Greater Newburgh Symphony Orch...MSM-AQ 7:30pm Theatre - Play..“Tennessee & Jones: American Originals”..SUNYO-OH 3pm ery/Stowell Jazz String Quartet...SUNYO-KH 8pm Music..............................Music for Humanity......................NOBL 7:30pm Circus......................Cirque Dreams Holidaze....................... IKE 5pm Theatre-Play......“Tennessee&Jones:AmericanOriginals”.SUNYO-OH 7:30pm Theatre - Live in HD.............“Hamlet”...............................DOWN 6pm Music........................ Shlomo Franklin Band................ DCAT 8:30pm Music - Jazz............ Wolff & Clark Expedition.......................FAL 7pm Comedy...............Kevin Meaney, John Iavarone...Jester’s, Chester 9pm

rard & Brickyard Band, Black Horse Riders.. FAL 7pm

........”Santa’s Hit List Mystery!”..West Point Club, 7pm Potluck Concerts.Cornwall Presbyterian Ch. 7:30pm ..................... Greetings!.................................... ST 8pm ...................... Edgar Winter & his Band................. SLPAC 8pm

Fundraiser..........Craft Fair.....Mulberry House, Middletown, 9am-2pm Music - Jazz......Club D’Elf w/JohnMedeski&ReevesGabrels F . AL 7pm Music - Jazz...............Erik Lawrence Quartet............. FAL 10am-2pm Music - Jazz.....Brian Kastan Trio & Guest Band..KAST 7:30pm & 10pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Music.................. Professor Louie & the Crowmatix.............SLPAC 8pm Music..................Doug Rogers......Cafe Devine, Callicoon, Noon-2pm Comedy.JJ Ramirez,Robyn Marks.Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester 9pm

Music-Holiday.DelawareValleyChoralSoc.DrewUnitedMeth.Ch. PJervis,2pm

Magic............................... David London......................... SLGMN 4pm


Theatre - Play..................... Greetings!......................... ST 2pm & 8pm Holiday...........“Jimmy Sturr Presents Christmas”............... PT 3pm Holiday.................. 47th Annual Holiday Party................. LMAC 6pm Music......................... Peter Florance & Ted................. DCAT 8:30pm Comedy..............Joey Kola.........Jester’s Comedy Club, Chester 9pm


Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Music.....Dose Acoustic Sunday..Cafe Devine, Callicoon, Noon-2pm Music - Holiday............David Podles violin..................... NFL 1:30pm Theatre - Play..................... Greetings!.................................... ST 2pm

Music-Holiday.Delaware Valley Choral Soc.Milford United Meth.Ch.,7:30pm

November 2015

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canvas category calendar

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

Art exhibits

CAS ������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor DVAA ������������������������������������������������������������������������������Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg MSM-DC ������������������������������������������������������Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh SUNYO-KH ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ SUNY Orange Newburgh, Kaplan Hall SUNYO-OH ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall WAA ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Wurtsboro Art Alliance WRS ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery

Group Show ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������Back Room Gallery, Beacon, ongoing Group Show ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, ongoing Lana Privitera paintings ��������������������������������������������������Blazing Bagels Cafe, Montgomery, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints ��������Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing Studio Monday Artists 2015 Exhibit ��������������������������� Daniel Pierce Library, Grahamsville, ongoing “Celebrating 10 Years (2005-2015)” Adult works of Art ��������������Greenwood Lake Library, ongoing Sara Baloga photography, John Gould & Anthony Spano paintings ������������������������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, ongoing Carolyn Duke Pottery �������������������������������������������������Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Jules Medwin outdoor sculpture ���������������������������������������������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, ongoing Inscribed Tibetan Prayer Stones ��������������Tibetan and Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, ongoing Lisa & John Strazza paintings & photography ���������������������������� Strazza Gallery, Warwick, ongoing “Sullivan Street is an Art Gallery” ��������storefront windows, Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, thru Nov 1 “Harvest” group show �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������WAA thru Nov 1 “Cecily & Friends” group show �����������������������������Nutshell Art Center, Lake Huntington, thru Nov 8 Group show featuring Randall Fitzgerald, Marie Liu ������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru Nov 9 “A Time and Place: A Collection of Favorite Paintings” group show ������������������������������������������������ Crawford Gallery of Fine Arts, Pine Bush, thru Nov 18 “Fall” WRS members group show �����������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS thru Nov 14 Daniel Grant “Old as Adam” paintings & sculptures ��������������������������������� SUNYO-KH thru Nov 20 John T. Dinkey, Jr. & Elise Freda “Logarithmic Scale” �����������������������������������������CAS thru Nov 22 John Barnes Dobbs, RVAG & UpFront Artists ��UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, thru Nov 22 Fall Art Show New Hope Community Artists ������������������������������������������� Liberty Library, thru Nov 23 “Art + Science” group show ����������������������������������������������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Nov 28 Lisa Samalin “The Old Invisible Woman” ������������������������������������� CAS Elevator Gallery, thru Nov 29 “Art for Art’s Sake” Port Jervis Council for the Arts, River Valley Artists Guild ������������������������������ Catherine DeMaio collages and hook rugs Bon Secours Cafeteria, Port Jervis, thru Nov 30 Barbara Leimer weavings Port Jervis City Hall, Mayor’s Office, thru Nov 30 Judith A. Cramer mixed media paintings Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot, thru Nov 30 Highland Falls Parklet Art Walk �����������������������������������������������Downtown Highland Falls, thru Nov Lorraine Furey “Orange County Sites” ���������������������������������������������� Hudson Street Cafe, thru Dec 6 Gayle Clark Fedigan “Passionate About Pastels” ����������������������������������������������MSM-DC thru Dec 3 Kevin Feerick steel sculptures Artists of Excellence series ��������������������������SUNYO-KH thru Dec 17 Zimbabwe Artists Project ������������ Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern, thru Sep 2016 NEW ART EXHIBITS

“Puritans in Pictures” & group show BarryvilleAreaArtsAssn. � Artists’ Market, Shohola, Nov 1-29 Marge Morales & Janet Howard-Fatta, Laura Kohlmann ���������������������������������������WRS Nov 1-30 Vlad Burovskiy ������������������������������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Nov 1-30 Guy D’Alessandro wildlife paintings ������������ Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Nov 1-Dec 28 Jennifer Ferdinandsen “Energy Paintings” ������������������ Bon Secours Hospital, Port Jervis, Nov 2-30 “It’s a Man’s World” Crawford Arts Association ��������Crawford Gov’t Center, Pine Bush, Nov 4-21 Goshen Art Walk �����������������������������������������������������Downtown Goshen Businesses, Nov 6, 5pm-8pm “Gratitude” members group show, art, jewelry, pottery, sculpture ����������������������������WAA Nov 7-29 “The Figure” Warwick Artists Group, paintings, sculptures �������Amity Gallery, Warwick, Nov 7-30 Debbie Gioello, Barbara Alice Moir “Harvest of Light & Color” �� ARTery, Milford, Nov 12-Dec 7 Constant Companions: Contemporary Pet Portraits �������������������������������������������������������������������������� Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, Nov 13-Jan 8 Valley Artists Holiday Show & Sale ������������������������������������������������������������������DVAA Nov 14-Dec 23 “Harvest” WRS members group show ���������������������������������������������������������������� WRS Nov 15-Dec 14 Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork ��������������� Gersch Home Gallery, 153 Cinton Street, Montgomery, Nov 20-21 “Art in Sixes” mixed media & small works ��������������������������������������������������������DVAA Nov 21-Dec 23 Winter Members Show �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������CAS Nov 28-Dec 31 Annual Great Small Works & Miniatures HOLIDAY SHOW ���������������������������������������������������������, Crawford Gallery of Fine Arts, Pine Bush, Nov 28-Jan 6 Beverly Wynn in association with Orange County ARC ������������� Greenwood Lake Library, Dec 1-31

Photography exhibits

Catharine Bale ����������������������������������������������������� Green Light Gallery, Cornwall-on-Hudson, ongoing Diane Rosen pastel/photography ������������������Green Light Gallery, Cornwall-on-Hudson, thru Nov 13 Francesco Mastalia “ORGANIC Farmers&Chefs of the HudsonValley” ���� SUNYO-OH thru Nov 22 “Growing Up in Newburgh” ��������������� Capt. David Crawford House, Newburgh, Sundays, thru Dec Nick Zungoli “Barrier Islands of the Lowcountry” ������������� Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, thru Dec 18

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NEW photography EXHIBITS

Phyllis Goetz ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Monroe Library, Nov 1-30 Vladimir Burovskiy “Moment of Life” ������������������������� Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Nov 5-Dec 20 Robert Skinner “Preserves for the People” �������������������������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Nov 6-14

ART & Photography receptions

“Gratitude” members group show, art, jewelry, pottery, sculpture ����������������WAA Nov 7, 2pm-4pm “Puritans in Pictures” &group show BarryvilleArtsAssn. � Artists’ Market, Shohola, Nov 7, 4pm-6pm Robert Skinner “Preserves for the People” �������������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Nov 6, 6pm-8pm Marge Morales & Janet Howard-Fatta, Laura Kohlmann ���������������������������WRS Nov 7, 5pm-7pm Guy D’Alessandro wildlife paintings ��������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Nov 7, 5pm-7pm Vladimir Burovskiy “Moment of Life” �������������������� Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Nov 8, 1pm-3pm “The Figure” WarwickArtistsGroup, paintings,sculptures �Amity Gallery, Warwick, Nov 8, 4pm-7pm Constant Companions: Contemporary Pet Portraits �������������������������������������������������������������������������� Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, Nov 13, 3pm-5pm Debbie Gioello,Barbara Alice Moir “Harvest of Light&Color” ARTery,Milford, Nov 14, 6pm-9pm Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork ��������������� Gersch Home Gallery, 153 Cinton Street, Montgomery, Nov 20-21, 11am-5pm Valley Artists Holiday Show & Sale, “Art in Sixes” small works �������������� DVAA Nov 21, 7pm-9pm Winter Members Show �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� CAS Nov 28, 3pm-5pm “An Artist’s Response to Human Rights” Orange County junior & senior HS students ������������������ w/Emily Landsman, piano SUNYO-OH Dec 6, 1-3pm & Emmanuel Johnson, piano SUNYO-KH Dec 10, 6pm-8pm Annual Great Small Works & Miniatures HOLIDAY SHOW ���������������������������������������������������������, Crawford Gallery of Fine Arts, Pine Bush, Dec 12, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Schools & Conservatories

Budding Artists ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, ongoing “River of Words” Poetry Trail local students’ poetry ����������������������������������������� HHNM thru Nov 16 “An Artist’s Response to Human Rights” Orange County junior & senior HS students ������������������ SUNYO-KH & SUNYO-OH Dec 2-16

Books - Discussions/Readings /siGNings

Book Lover’s Club ���������������������������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, 4th Tuesday, 7pm Mystery Thriller & Crime Book Group ������������������ Jeffersonville Library, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm Book Discussion Group �������������������������������������������������������Narrowsburg Library, 3rd Friday, 4:00pm “Terrorist Cop” w/by Mordecai Dzikansky �������������������������������������������Monroe Temple, Nov 1, 2pm “Flirting with French:How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, & Nearly Broke My Heart” William Alexander Newburgh Library, Nov 1, 2:15pm “Redeployment” by Phil Klay �����������������������������SUNYO Middletown, Morrison Hall, Nov 11, Noon “Drop Dead Punk” w/by Rich Zahradnik ���������������������������Thrall Library, Middletown, Nov 12, 6pm Scholar’s Pick Book Discussion ��������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Nov 18, 7pm “Portrait of a Killer” by Patricia Cornwell ����������������������������������������Cornwall Library, Nov 18, 7pm “All the Light We Cannot See” ������������������������������������������������������������� Liberty Library, Nov 19, 1pm “The Four Perfect Pebbles” w/by Marion Lazan ���������Temple Sinai, Middletown, Nov 22, 12:30pm “Liquid Assets: The History of NYC’s Water System” w/by Diane Galusha ������������������������������������ Time & the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, Nov 22, 2pm Literary Day signings & readings ���������������������Newburgh Last Saturday venues, Nov 28, Noon-5pm

children & Teens Calendar

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


Teen Movie Night 11-17yrs ��������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, Tuesdays, 6pm FREE entertainment

“Bells on Broadway” Holiday & Children’s Festival ������Ritz Lobby, Newburgh, Nov 21, 11am-4pm Museums

Meet the Animal of the Week �����������������������������HHNM-CoH Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm & 2:30pm Eco-Zone ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Nov 14, 1pm-4pm recreation & Lectures

“Marvelous Moths” ��������������������������������������HHNM-CoH Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, Noon-4pm Teen Painting Drop-in ���������������������������������������Wallkill River School, Montgomery, Saturdays, 1pm “Discovery Quests” family hiking trails ��������HHNM Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-4pm, thru Nov 15 Crawford Library Storywalk ��������������������������������������������������Broadway, Monticello, thru November “I Spy Halloween Trail” ���������������������������������������������������������������HHNM Oct 31 & Nov 1, 11am-3pm “Coyotes” �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������HHNM Nov 14, 10am Naturalist Walk and Talk ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������HHNM Nov 21, 10am HHNM Cries “Wolf” Wolf Conservation Center w/Atka ��������������������������HHNM-CoH Nov 21, 5pm “Turkey Tales” ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� HHNM-CoH Nov 22, 10am HHNM Live Animals at Barnes & Noble ����������� Barnes & Noble, Newburgh, Nov 22-27, 10am-4pm

Meet: The Women of Lockerbie Strategically perched high above the river, Mount Saint Mary College (MSMC) selfishly hugs a panoramic vista of the Newburgh harbor and the vibrant colors of fall on the Hudson. Its view of life and the world as it was meant to be is frequently removed and perplexing for those not initiated in the modus operandi of a prestigious Dominican College. Normally, uncanny foresight is not an approach most would associate with the college or James Phillips, Associate Professor of Theatre at the Mount, or for that matter, the Dominican approach to preaching and subsequent discovery. Not without surprise, the fall semester at the Mount had barely begun when James Phillips announced the selection for the fall drama production: The Women of Lockerbie, a play by noted author and playwright Deborah Brevoort. Her noted drama won the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting competition and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award. In clear and unobstructed skies above Lockerbie, a small somewhat quaint town in South-West Scotland, there was on December 21, 1988, an explosion on Board Pam Am

Flight 103 as it traveled from London to New York City. It was a horrendous act of the most hideous terrorism. When the fires were finally extinguished and the smoke dissipated all were dead. The blast claimed the lives of 243 James Phillips passengers, 16 crew members and 11 residents of Lockerbie, as the deadly, furious fireball smashed to the ground. The cowardly act of terrorism was attributed to Libyan extremists. Along with others the passenger list included two students from the State University of NY at Oswego and another from Port Jervis, a drama student at Syracuse University. They were traveling home to family, for the holidays. Hate and love are the driving and conflicting themes of Deborah Brevoort’s The Women of Lockerbie. It centers on the town’s resident women who are severely impacted by this barbarous act which destroyed the lives of 259 strangers and 11 members of their community. With others they meticulously collect, launder, and assemble neatly the clothing that survived the explosion and subsequent crash of the Pam flight 103. Their purpose: to provide an act of love for relatives of those who perished at the

hands of hate. Theatre in a small college environment serves a multitude of educational purposes, the least of which is to assemble talented and dedicated students to present serious drama on Debrah Brevoort campus. As contemporary drama, the events described here occurred before many if not all of the student actors were born. The details and extent of these dastardly murders have been obscured by the fog of time. To energize the play and its relevancy, it appears Associate Professor Phillips arranged for playwright Deborah Brevoort to be his guest on campus. She met with students, faculty and interested others in the school’s library on October 5. Her presentation established the details and circumstances of the tragedy and then appropriately detailed the labors and intentions of the women of Lockerbie who literally picked up the pieces. Further and especially germane was her view of classical Greek drama and the use of a traditional Greek Chorus in the presentation of a modern play. It (the form of Greek drama) “was designed to handle big emotions and extreme behaviors...” Further and to assist with

the interpretation and design of the play, Ms. Brevoort, stated assuredly, “The play is not written in prose. The dialogue is laid out on the page in a poetic form to give the speaker a sense of the musicality, shape and rhythm...” But wait! There’s more! Uncanny foresight mentioned earlier as a motivating factor is about to enter stage left. Two weeks ago on October 15, this tragic event of 27 years past was brought smack dab back into the living rooms of the present day America. TV and radio newscasters announced a bulletin: The lord Advocate of Scotland and the US Attorney named two additional Libyans as suspects in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103, thus reopening the case against the terrorists and providing additional and stimulating fodder to generate interest in the play! Few events could be more convincing and applicable to demonstrating the presence and perhaps blatant practice of “uncanny foresight” at the Mount. Deborah Brevoort’s compelling drama The Women of Lockerbie will be presented in Aquinas Hall Theatre by MSMC Theatre on November 12, 13 & 14, at 7:30pm. Seating is limited and reservations are for all practical purposes a requirement. Beginning two weeks prior to opening, reservations may be requested by calling 845-569-3479.

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African Art in Rock Tavern

A new gallery exhibit at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUC) features the work of artists from Weya, a rural village in Zimbabwe. It is remote from urban centers, with poor roads and communication, making it difficult for sale of this work inside Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Artists Project (ZAP) brings these works to locations throughout North America to facilitate sales, bringing desperately needed income to these artists and their families. ZAP has been providing school fees which have enabled parents to keep their children in school. It has partnered with other agencies to enhance access to clean water and it provides special assistance to those who are HIV positive. “The paintings and wall hangings that have come to us from Zimbabwe have the life, energy

Paintings in Port Jervis

“I am Light” by J. Ferdinandsen

and passion of a people whose hopes have not been shattered by the struggles they have had to face. Each and every work exudes that hope,” said gallery coordinator Roberta Green. “The sale of this reasonably priced artwork will help support the artists of Zimbabwe; assisting these artists to become increasingly able to support themselves and their families. It will also help us to see our common humanity through the universal language that is art,” said Green. The exhibit, which began in September, will be on view for a whole year. The UUC Gallery is located at 9 Vance Road in Rock Tavern. Visit www.uucrt.org for viewing appointments.

Jennifer Ferdinandsen’s journey has led her to explore art, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reiki, and yoga. Why? Because she knew there was more to life than what she was experiencing. “My art enables me to express myself while continuing to discover who I am,” says Jennifer. Jennifer is inspired by capturing her subject’s soul in the expression of their face and body language - especially the eyes. Her work is an expression of what she is feeling or experiencing, as well as an intuitive interpretation of the world around her. Jennifer’s Energy Paintings can be seen at Bon Secours Hospital, 160 E Main Street, Port Jervis, from November 2-30. Visit PortJervisCouncilForTheArts.org



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Calderóne at SCCC La Vida Es Sueno / Life is a Dream is Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s (ee photo) most famous play, and in the opinion of many the finest in the Spanish language. It is brilliantly constructed with several themes intertwined: Illusion: dreams/reality, free will/predestination, the responsibility of monarchs/the art of governing, knowledge or experience/superstition, love/ vengeance, honor/dishonor, loyalty/rebellion, justice/vengeance, prudence/instinct, father/ son conflict (with its Oedipus overtones), order /disorder. SUNY Sullivan’s version will be set in a modern federal prison with the lead character reading the script alongside the actors playing their parts in 1611. The play will also be translated into the original Spanish with supertitles. Directed by Jessica Barkl, SUNY Sullivan’s Theatre Program will present the play, translated by Nilo Cruz, November 12-15 in the Seelig Theatre, Loch Sheldrake. Suggested donation: $10. For information, call 505-270-6220.

Wallkill River School: Roe’s & Applewood Orchards on Display Margaret Morales grew up in New York City, dreaming from the time she was a young child of “being an artist and moving to Greenwich Village.” No one in her family could figure out how she knew at age 5 about the budding artists’ haven of the Village, but they were certainly not surprised that Margaret, the girl who would draw, paint, sculpt and even construct spaceships from packing boxes, wanted to be an artist. Though Margaret never made it to the Village, she now resides in New York’s other artist haven, the Hudson Valley. In oils and watercolors, she offers more than images - her art tells stories that touch the heart and the soul. Janet Howard-Fatta creates a variety of works from landscapes in oil depicting place and time, to figurative works in wet and dry media. Light, color and a love of nature are the driving forces behind her work. Janet’s work reflects a relationship between the world around her and the painted image. She strives to create a visual representation of what she experiences through her senses. Janet received a BFA in painting at Pratt Institute. Currently, she is a board member of the Orange County Arts Council, and

“Denali” by Laura Kohlmann

facilitator of the Warwick Life Drawing Group. As with many artists, drawing was a passion for Laura Kohlmann from a very early age. She was always known as the class artist and was the official artist for her high school literary magazine. She took electives in Art History and drawing while earning a BS in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Kohlmann’s art took a back seat for many years while career, family, and elderly parents were her focus. Her desire to pursue her creativity began to beckon again while encouraging her son to pursue college art programs. She was particularly drawn to the works of watercolorists, and began classes in watercolor at the Wallkill River School (WRS) with artist Janet Campbell in 2012.

“Orchard Spring Trim” by Marge Morales

Kohlmann has exhibited at art shows with the Art from the Heart Gallery in Marlboro, the Newburgh Library, the Northeast Watercolor Society Member shows in Middletown, and the WRS member and senior shows. She is a member of the Northeast Watercolor Society and the Wurtsboro Art Alliance. Solo exhibits by artists Marge Morales with paintings of Roe’s Orchards, and Janet Howard-Fatta’s paintings of Applewood Orchards, will run from November 1-30 at the (WRS). November’s Emerging Artist is Laura Kohlmann. The opening reception takes place on November 7, from 5:00pm-7:00pm with

“Apple Picker” by Janet Howard Fatta

refreshments served, fresh produce from both farms, and local wines. Wallkill River School Holiday Sale Hand-painted ornaments and miniatures painted by local artists (only $10!), handmade soaps infused with locally grown herbs, hand-made jewelry items, hand-knitted clothing, hand-thrown pottery - all of these fabulous handmade items and crafts will be available for purchase at the Handmade for the Holidays gift bazaar, at the WRS on November 28, from Noon-7:00pm. The WRS is located at 232 Ward Street, Montgomery. For information, call 845-457-ARTS.


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Celebrate the Bean!

by J. A. Di Bello

For the sake of the bean “Pride” and “Excellence” remain the modus operandi of Robert and Paul Deckaj, managers of the famed Noble Coffee Roasters’ Café in Campbell Hall. Securely nestled on the corner of Stony Ford Road and NYS Route 207 is the Noble Coffee Roasters’ Café. Bordering major approaches to the Campbell Hall commuter rail station, it serves as a starting point for those who travel by rail or road to task oriented destinations. For others it’s a convenient luxury, especially to residents of neighboring Hamptonburgh, Goshen, Montgomery and Wallkill who have experienced the café and its compelling attractions. On November 17, the Café will celebrate its 10th anniversary by hosting a Customer Appreciation Day with free coffee, raffles, and a live two-hour broadcast by WJGK radio. Further, the day will feature anniversary edition items on its menu and during the weeks leading up to the event. To the best of this writer’s knowledge, the Noble Coffee Roasters’ Café is the only coffee house in the immediate area that actually blends and roasts its coffee on the premises. Not only is the distinguished house blend available, but there are fourteen other roasted beans in stock for individualized grinding, brewing and enjoying. If you

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believe this too good to be true, the delights have only begun. This Café is full service, offering culinary pleasures to accompany beverages of choice. Fresh-from-the-oven pastry delights are prepared on premises and include mouthwatering cannoli that are frequent and delicious companions to orders of espresso. There exists also a lunch menu complete with salads and additional pleasures served on assorted, pressed panini breads and fresh ciabatta. There’s more! Thursday nights at the Café are devoted to poetry reading, literary recitations and various forms of oral interpretation. Each month the café features a visual artist, as a wide variety of media are displayed and offered for sale. On any given Saturday night musical entertainment is available, with Music for Humanity and Sojourn as favorites. To complete the art-of-the-bean experience, bring the lap top. There’s free Wi-Fi. See also Noble’s ad on page 16.

Bethel Woods: “Bradstan Reunion”

Theater people from New York City, Scott Samuelson and Eddie Dudek bought the Bradstan (a combination of their middle names, Bradley and Stanley) in 1985, and ran their cabaret series there from 1992 to 2008 in the Nancy LaMott room of the Bradstan Country Inn in White Lake. One of their favorite cabaret performers was Nancy LaMott, whom they saw many times at the Russian Tea Room and Tavern on the Green. She appeared first at the Bradstan in 1994, and she sold out four shows for two consecutive weekends. Diagnosed with cancer

in March 1995, she died in December that year and they named the room for her. Jeanne MacDonald was the new venue’s first solo cabaret performer, and she and other Bradstan artists, Scott “himself”, Lumiri Tubo, Brian Gens, Steven Wing and Jim Quinlan will reunite at Bethel Woods for The Ultimate Bradstan Reunion, recreating all the favorite numbers from the Bradstan years with a couple of new rocking surprises! Let them entertain you on November 14 at 8:00pm! Visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org for tickets.

Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players’ 2015 Fall Finale features Bathroom Humor, a new “uncanny” comedy by Billie Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, the authors of Love, Sex and the I.R.S. The title of this new play is somewhat misleading. A bathroom in a home during a raucous party turns out to be a handy place for gossip and hanky-panky. It’s where we learn of the wild and crazy things going on at the party. A clever farce that takes place in one room WITH JUST ONE DOOR!

The authors have ingeniously contrived this play so that we feel that, if we had gone to this party we, too, might have spent most of our time hiding out in the bathroom! The production is under the direction of Cynthia Topps (see photo) and runs weekends from November 7-15 at The Playhouse at Museum Village, Route 17M, in Monroe. Reservations are suggested. Visit www.CTMWP.org or call the Box Office at 845-294-9465. For mature audiences!

One-Door Wonder for CTMWP

Kargul, Crozier, Mozart, Sibelius at Paramount

From her private studio Youth Orchestra, the in Monroe, Rachel Crozier Poznań Philharmonic, teaches students from the the Polish Philharmonic, young beginner through Sinfonia Baltica, and other advanced repertoire. As orchestras throughout an orchestral musician, Europe. she has performed with Piotr and Rachel the Hudson Valley play with Amaranthus Philharmonic, Esopus Ensemble, and he is the Chamber Orchestra, violist of Hudson Pro New Haven Symphony Musica, the Hudson Valley Orchestra, Hudson Opera String Quartet, Adelphi Theatre, the Taconic Opera Orchestra, Greater and as concertmaster of the Newburgh Symphony Delaware Valley Opera. Orchestra, Hudson Opera Piotr Kargul & Rachel Crozier Crozier began playing Theatre, and Delaware the violin at the age of 8 and was enrolled in Valley Opera. Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young They will perform Mozart’s Sinfonia Musicians. She continued her studies at The Concertante K. 364 with the SUNY Orange Juilliard School. Community Orchestra on November 14 Born in Poland, Piotr Kargul was raised at 7:30pm in the Paramount Theatre, 17 in a family with musical traditions, which he South Street in Middletown. In addition to continues as a soloist and active chamber and the Mozart composition, the orchestra, under orchestral musician. At the age of 8, Kargul the direction of Dr. Hilarie Clark Moore, first began taking violin lessons. Several will perform Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 in D years later, he began to show a greater interest Major, Op. 43. in playing the viola, which eventually became The SUNY Orange Community Orchestra the instrument of his passion. is comprised of both students and professional Kargul studied at the Music Academy in musicians of the community. The concert Poznań, Poland, where he earned his Master is sponsored by the College’s Arts and of Arts Degree in Viola Performance. He has Communication Department. performed with the International European For more information, call 845-341-4787. 22

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“Constant Companions” in Middletown

Besides offering their Constant Companions celebrates owners unconditional affection, the special relationships between companionship, and sometimes people and their loyal and loveable protection, pets help people in animal friends. The exhibit, many ways, including the valuable featuring quilts and portrait work of service and therapy paintings, captures the characters dogs. Constant Companions: and stories of domestic animals. Contemporary Pet Portraits, The November 13, 3:00pman exhibit featuring the work of 5:00pm opening reception includes regional Hudson Valley painters refreshments, the artists, and and textile artists, will be held at the “Emma” by Dana Hawk special appearances from the animal Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), volunteers of ORMC’s Pet Therapy program. 707 East Main Street in Middletown, through For further information call the ORMC’s art January 8, 2016. curator Sarah Johnson at 845-333-2385.

“Harvest of Light & Color” in Milford

Recording various travels and experiences over this past year, Barbara Alice Moir explores applications of light in oil landscapes. From the glow of lanterns on cobbled streets of Montreal, to cool morning rays “Illumination” on the cliffs above the by Debbie Gioello Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, to the setting sun’s streak across a grassy meadow, to the glisten of a rainy night in Florence, light is the topic, in all its wonder and variations. Debbie Gioello, who is known for exploring various theories, techniques and expressions, is

presenting a collection of paintings reflecting the rhythm and harmony of colors as they relate to nature and to the interpretation of the viewer. Gioello’s work incorporate colors with an emphasis juxtaposing line and “Evening in the Rain” by balance. Barbara Alice Moir View their exhibit, Harvest of Light & Color from November 12-December 7 at the ARTery Gallery, 210 Broad Street, Milford. An opening reception takes place on November 14 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. For information, phone 570-409-1234.

Leino’s Puppets

At the age of 4, David Leino became interested in puppets while watching Sesame Street. He wondered how puppets worked and began building his own replicas of Jim Hensen’s “Muppets”. In 2014, David met Cornwall master puppeteer Bill Diamond who encouraged David to create original puppets and to learn sewing instead of using hot glue to assemble his creations. In the summer of 2014, David attended a Voices of Hope (VOH) performance camp at Mount St. Mary College. There, he met theatre director, SUNY Orange professor and master puppeteer Cabot Parsons, and helped build and operate shadow puppets for the camp’s dramatic productions. “Of special interest is David’s wonderful Cab Calloway puppet, featured in this summer’s theatrical camp,” explained VOH’s Maestra Alice Shane. David will bring his puppets to life on November 2 at 6:30pm in the Josephine-Louise Library, 5 Scofield Street, Walden. Along with David, the VOH will perform. Sandwiches and punch will be provided. Call 845-778-7621.

Small Works Show

“Autumn Woodlands” by Tom Bolger

When asked what was happening in November for the Crawford Gallery of Fine Arts, 65 Main Street in Pine Bush, owner Tom Bolger told CANVAS that... ...“November is all about a small works show and sale. Artists were asked to submit a small painting to be sold for a $100, plus the miniatures which will be selling for about $15 and all the money will be donated to the local food pantry.” Need an affordable gift for loved ones this holiday season? Give the gift of art, while supporting a local artist and the food pantry! The small works show and sale, which will include all mediums, will run from November 28, 2015 - January 6, 2016. A reception will be held on December 12 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. For information, call 845-744-8634.

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Community Building Through the Arts wit h Susan Handler

One Person Can Make A Difference: Veterans’ Songwriting Workshop, Newburgh Every day, 22 American veterans take their own lives. That’s a suicide every 65 minutes. The figure, released in 2012 by the Department of Veterans Affairs, is based on the agency’s own data and numbers from 1999 through 2011. As shocking as that outdated number is, it represents only about 40% of the U.S. population located in 21 states. The remaining 29 states have not, as yet, released their numbers. Another newly released analysis from News21 headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University reports that one in five suicides nationally is a veteran. Note that veterans make up approximately 7.3% of the U.S. population (number provided by The Veterans Administration). Although President Obama has worked for better funding for mental health treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, suicides are increasing. Leon Panetta, the former defense secretary, called the suicide rate among service members “An epidemic”. The question must be asked, what can


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we do? Can one person make a difference? As a Social Justice Activist I believe the answer is yes. When we decide to move forward there’s a ripple effect that can actually impact thousands of people over generations. In Orange County, Larry Neumann citizens and organizations have come together to make a difference in veterans’ lives. The tool they are using is Music. The ripple began with Larry Neumann, the Program Coordinator for the Mental Health Association of Orange County’s Vet2Vet program sponsored by the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Project. “When our veterans return to their home life they have a completely different perspective without ample time to debrief. They can’t unlearn what they’ve learned. One day they are fighting a war and seeing friends killed, and the next day they come home.” With the rate of self-harm rising, Larry had to do something. Song is a universal language of expression and a powerful tool in combating PTSD by providing an outlet for the pain.

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Rob Daniels

Larry had an idea. He wanted to harness the power of music to help veterans recover. Reaching out to Bryan Adams, a Case Worker for Independent Living, and staff members June Henley and Gina Babbage of Safe Harbors of the Hudson, the project took shape. On November 7 a Veterans’ songwriting workshop and live performance will be held at the Ritz Theatre. There will be breakout sessions for the workshops and a rehearsal of the songs created by the veterans culminating in a live performance. Professional musicians will serve as the backup band. The premise is to have established musicians’ work with Veterans of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves through music. The special guest performer will be

Newburgh’s own Wolf Critton, a singer/songwriter/producer and Veteran supporter of peer-to-peer teaching. The workshop leader will be Rob Daniels of the Rob Daniels Band and a Berklee College of Music graduate/singer/ songwriter. Wolf Critton talks about serving in Iraq. “I ended up losing all emotions and pretty much went numb just to cope with life and the things I was dealing with.” A friend gave him a guitar and the things Wolf was not able to talk about with people came out through the music. His friend was killed by an IED. “Walking through the desert I held an M16, now I hold a guitar.” Visit http://blog.magisto.com/2014/07/21/ show-us-how-it-feels-to-be-you-wolf-critton/ The workshop will be held at Safe Harbors of the Hudson Ritz Theater Lobby, 111 Broadway, Newburgh on November 7 from 10:00am-5:00pm with the performance scheduled for 7:00pm. This special event is free and open to the public. Preregistration is suggested. Call 845-784-1199. Come out and support our Veterans!

Additional note: Come out and support the 3rd Annual Vet Arts Showcase at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, November 20-22.

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY: ORANGE COUNTY Writers and residents of Orange County could win $100, and receive publication online and in print in the Journal of the Society of Classical Poets in Mount Hope. There is no entry fee and no age requirement. Email three to five poems to submissions@ classicalpoets.org Submissions due December 31, 2015. Please indicate if you are in high school so that you can qualify for the high school prize. The poems must be within the four themes used by the Society: 1. Beautiful & Sublime

2. Humor & Riddles: Clean humor only. 3. The Issues of Our Age: (This year the featured theme is the plight of Chinese people under communism. One poem must be in this category) 4. Great Culture: Good figures, stories, and other elements from classical (pre-1900) history and literature. Metered and rhymed poetry is preferred but not required. (The Society usually does not publish love poems, free verse, or overly dark poems that don’t teach a positive lesson.) visit www.Classicalpoets.org for details.

Council of Poetic Experimentation

“I view language as I view painting, language is visual, writing is visual if it’s good writing,” says artist / poet Jack Walls. Poet, writer, performer and artist Janet Hamill is a strong proponent of the spoken word. Janet presently serves on Board of the Seligmann Center. Her poem K-E-R-OU-A-C was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her fifth collection, Body of Water, was nominated for the William Carlos Williams Award by the Poetry Society of America The Council of (Poetic) Experimentation (CO(P)E) is an art collective dedicated to the performance of language-based experimental works. The group regularly hosts performance events featuring a mix of local and visiting experimental artists.

Jack Walls

Janet Hamill

An evening of poetry and performance with all of the above will take place at 7:00pm on November 21 in Kurt Seligmann’s former studio at the Seligmann Center, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf. For further information, email obaldwin@ occitizensfoundation.org or call 845-4699459.

May I Have A Word With You... Quips, Quotes and Quiddities w i t h C a r o l P o z e f s k y SMART-TEES Is there something you’re eager to say to the world? You can tweet, you can twitter OR you can wear your message on a tee shirt. Recently, I spotted a young man in New York City’s theater district whose tee shirt read: I’M NOT PERFECT BUT JESUS THINKS I’M TO DIE FOR. The following tee shirt slogans appeared in a catalogue. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT GET OVER YOURSELF. I CAN EXPLAIN IT TO YOU BUT I CAN’T UNDERSTAND IT FOR YOU. WITH AGE COMES OLDNESS. SILENTLY CORRECTING YOUR GRAMMAR. EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN Broadway is booming and theatre goers seem to have a taste for the past. An American In Paris features the music of George Gershwin (1898-1937) and a story line based on the 1951 movie musical of the same name. Hamilton is a rock musical inspired by the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton who died in 1804.

The Lion King is based on tales of Joseph and Moses from the bible. Dames At Sea is a take-off on the time-honored movie musicals of the 1930’s and Bernadette Peters as 40’s in which the “Ruby” in the 1968 offBroadway production of small town girl “Dames at Sea” comes to Broadway and becomes a star. Finding Neverland is based on the life of playwright James Barrie who wrote Peter Pan in 1904. The musical Amazing Grace follows the path of the beloved hymn of the same name which was published in 1779. Fiddler On The Roof is based on a 1905 story set in a settlement of Imperial Russia. BELLE EPOQUE (pronounced EPIC) “Belle Epoque” refers to a period of rich cultural artistry and creativity especially the late 19th and early 20th centuries in France. A restaurant reviewer in the 1990’s wrote: “Chartier draws Parisians and tourists in droves to admire its authentic Belle Epoque decor and boisterous atmosphere that clients lovingly compare to that of a railway station.”

Vaudeville in The Catskills Bethel Theatre Works brings you into the Catskills famous hotel era with an all new Vaudeville in the Catskills-Swings into the Sixties! It was a time when a whole new generation started surfacing and the music certainly reflected it. From folk rock to r&b and soul, to pop to progressive rock & roll. Now in its fourth year, Vaudeville in the Catskills brings you legendary local entertainers performing as: Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Elvis Presley, Jay Black, Jackie Mason, and Jo Anne Worley. There’s Alluring Ahlena and Catskill hotel entertainers: Chuck James (Himself-Raleigh, Tamarack), Jeff Krolick (Himself-Nevele) and

Jackie Horner (Herself-Grossingers). Accompanying the performers is the live House-Band: Leon & The Moonlighters (Leon Hilfstein-Piano, Larry Ravdin-Sax, and Bobby Cordani-Drums). The entire production is under the direction of Victoria V. Leighton. Sponsored by The Sullivan County Historical Society, performances are November 6-8 at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville. Admission includes hors d’ oeuvres & desserts. For information Sullivan County Historical Society: 845-434-8044 or Bethel Theatre Works: betheltheatreworks@gmail.com

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The Art Studio, Highland Mills: 10 Years!

The Art Studio is be expressive and proud to announce their creative in a supportive 10th anniversary in environment. Woodbury. Suzanne Ellie O’Shea’s high Auer, Danielle quality, educational and Lafayette and Ellie fun classes introduce the O’Shea have been 5-8 year old artist to a working together as a variety of mediums and creative instructional ideas during the creative team for over 10 years. The Art Studio: Ellie O’Shea, Suzanne Auer process. Suzanne first opened Suzanne Auer teaches & Danielle Lafayette the Art Studio in Monroe in 2003 to provide a variety of adult and multi age drawing and creative art classes for children. “I felt there painting classes. “Many of our adult students was a need to provide art instruction to help are beginners. The adult classes are tailored children feel that they can create beautiful art to the individual so each project is uniquely all by themselves. The children feel so proud yours in the material you like working with. when they show their unique, one of a kind art “Many of our clients have been coming for that they created.” years, and many of our high school students After two years in Monroe, The Art Studio have been accepted to well known Art colleges. moved to Highland Mills, first across from As instructors, we collectively believe there is the Town Hall and then in 2010 to its own tremendous satisfaction that can be attained by building to accommodate the growing number seeing people of all ages from youth to seniors of students. They now offer 22 classes a week experience the joys of creating art.” to adults and children in drawing, painting, The Art Studio offers workshops in crochet, and portfolio development for High the morning, afternoon and evening to School students looking for a career in art. accommodate varied schedules. In addition to Danielle Lafayette has designed two new workshops, birthday and group parties with an classes at the studio, the Creative Girl’s art theme are also offered. Group and the Creative Women’s Group. She The Art Studio is located at 548 Route 32 in created them so girls and ladies can connect, Highland Mills. Call 845-928-8823.

Schubert on The Sax, Oh My!

Franz Schubert died in legendary University of 1828. Michigan Saxophone Adolphe Sax invented Professor Donald Sinta, the saxophone in the the group’s mentor. 1840s. DSQ’s repertoire That does not deter spans centuries and Saxophonist Dan Graser encompasses the great from playing Schubert on string quartet repertoire the sax! He has arranged of Dvorak, Schubert, and Schubert’s Quartettsatz Shostakovich, as well as and the masterpiece numerous saxophone Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet String Quartet No. 14 in standards and several D Minor Death and the Maiden for new commissions and premieres saxophone quartet, and Kindred by today’s emerging young Spirits Arts has asked the Donald composers. To this end, DSQ Sinta Saxophone Quartet (DSQ), has initiated an annual National which includes Graser, to perform Saxophone Quartet Composition these works, along with works by Competition for new music from Alexander Glazunov (who wrote student composers. a few works for saxophone) and The concert is on November 7 György Ligeti. at 5:30pm in the Milford Theater, Unbeknownst to many, Adolphe 114 E. Catherine Street (570-296Sax also invented the saxotromba, 2600). saxhorn and saxtuba, but no one Discounted tickets can be Adolphe Sax plays them much anymore. purchased in advance at Books and 1814-1894 Since forming in 2010, DSQ has quickly Prints at Pear Alley, 220 Broad Street. Tickets achieved international renown for their are also available at the door. Children under recitals, concerto performances, completely 15 are admitted free. memorized presentation, and championing of For information: kindredspir@yahoo.com the very latest repertoire. DSQ is named for or call 570-409-1269.


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American Bands in Hurleyville

Little Sparrow’s Carol Smith and Aldo Troiani

“In case you haven’t noticed,”, says Carol Smith of Little Sparrow, “something is happening in Sullivan County. New bands and live music festivals and venues are sort of popping up everywhere. I couldn’t even begin to name them all, but in my imagination this feels like what Nashville or Memphis or Chicago might have been like, right before the music scene exploded. It’s super exciting!” Two Sullivan County Americana bands will perform at the Woodsongs Coffeehouse in Hurleyville. Headlining the show will be the folk trio Moon Dog, a young contemporary group that meshes acoustic and accordion melodies with sweet vocal harmonies. Band members include John Damaio on

Moon Dog: Rachel, Jenny & John

guitar, Rachel Thompson on the squeezebox, and Jenny Foster on the ukulele. They have recently recorded their first CD, Catskills Calling at the hot new Outlier Inn Studios in Mountaindale. Carol’s Americana band Little Sparrow will open the show at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville on November 21 at 7:00pm. Come out and support our local bands! Coffee and baked goods will be available. www.sullivancountyhistory.org/ The concert is made possible in part with funding from a Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grant funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.

Tellabration! in Florida

TELLABRATION!™ is a worldwide benefit evening of storytelling. It creates a network of storytelling enthusiasts bonded together in spirit at the same time and on the same weekend. TELLABRATION!™ originator J. G. “Paw-Paw” Pinkerton envisioned this international event as a means of building community support for storytelling. “In 1988, I dreamed of having a night each year when storytellers in each community The Black Dirt Storytelling Guild: Eileen Stelljes, Debra Weber, got together and told stories to their families Madelyn Folino & Anne Hanson and friends. I called the idea TELLABRATION!™ and in love. “Friends of storytelling liked “Storytelling reaches around the idea and began making it the world and across all happen. Each year the circle generations reminding us of of friends has grown and now our common humanity. I know TELLABRATION!™ happens storytelling creates experiences all across America as well as in and shared experiences are the other lands. basis of all relationships. My “I am only the man who best wishes go with all who join had the idea...it is the friends J.G. “Paw Paw” Pinkerton in this common endeavor.” of storytelling who have made the event The Black Dirt Storytelling Guild a success. Hundreds of tellers telling to will “telebrate” at the Florida Library, 4 thousands of people. Cohen Circle, Florida, on November 21 at “May what the tellers share bring joy to 2:00pm. many people and may the listeners come to Admission is free. know that...through storytelling, we can draw For additional information, call the Florida closer together in peace...and in friendship... Library at 845-651-7659.


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Sunday With Friends at Bethel Woods

The next concert for Sunday With Friends’ eclectic chamber music performances curated by Eileen Moon, Associate Principal Cello of the New York Philharmonic, Eileen Moon Laura Frautschi John Novacek Karen Lefrak is an innovative program of classical and tuba; organ with choir; violin and strings; violin crossover duo music. and orchestra and solo piano. Violinist Laura Frautschi has established Journeying into 20th and 21st Century music, a reputation as a versatile musician with a they will perform Road Movies by John Adams strong commitment to contemporary as well as and John Novacek’s own Three Rags, for which classical repertoire. a surprise guest cellist will join them in the piano Pianist John Novacek regularly tours the trio movement. Americas, Europe and Asia as solo recitalist, Another item to look forward to is a TBD chamber musician and concerto soloist; in work by Karen Lefrak, whose Trio for Oboe, the latter capacity he has presented over thirty Horn & Piano thrilled the Sunday With Friends concerti with dozens of orchestras. audience in October 2014, and was repeated at These two artists will be performing solo SUNY Orange, Middletown a month later to (Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 6 in F, Op. 10, No. great acclaim. 2) and duetting for Cesar Franck’s Violin/Piano LeFrak is on the New York Philharmonic Sonata - arguably the most beloved sonata of the Board of Directors where she chairs its Music genre in the romantic repertoire. Policy and Special Events Committee and serves The sonata was written in 1886 as a wedding on the Executive and Education Committees. present for the 31-year-old violinist Eugène She can perhaps best be described as a modernYsaÿe. Ysaÿe kept the Violin Sonata in his day Renaissance woman. Classical pianist, repertoire for the next 40 years of his life. His composer, children’s book author, philanthropist, championing of the Sonata contributed to breeder/shower of champion Standard Poodles. the public recognition of Franck as a major The concert takes place on November 22 composer. The music is so beloved that it exists at 2:00pm at Bethel Woods. For tickets: in versions for cello; viola; flute; alto saxophone; BethelWoodsCenter.org or 1-800-745-3000.

Sound Healing with Naomi Fay

“Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Whether through the use of mantras as with the Hindis, the Icaros (medicine melodies) of various indigenous peoples from Central and South America, or Pythagoras’ use of interval and frequency, these various techniques all have the same intention: to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance. “Sound helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment. Entrainment synchronizes our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).” - Nate Martinez, www.mindbodygreen.com “Sound becomes visible in the form of radiance. This shows that the same energy which goes into the form of sound before being visible is absorbed by the physical body. In that way the physical body recuperates and becomes charged with a new magnetism.” - Hazrat Inayat Khan Trinity Healing Arts focuses on art, learning, 28

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movement and energy therapy. Recently moved from Broadway to the Atlas Studios, 11 Spring Street, Newburgh, it is where Naomi Fay offers Sound Healing. “I channel inter-dimensional light, healing energy, sound codes through my voice using crystal bowls, as well as giving you messages from the higher realm,” explains Naomi. “I use a variety of different healing modalities to facilitate your individual healing. Depending on your needs, your session may include reiki, the universal rays healing, violet alchemy healing, past life soul integration and retrieval, energy attunements, activations, crystal and stone healing and aromatherapy. For Bethel Woods’ Live Well Be Well Festival in September, Naomi channeled the frequencies and vibrations of the higher light and Bethel Woods Yoga Day attendees experienced the vibration and sound codes of ascension through the brilliance of her gold and platinum crystal bowls and drums. “A session may start with a soul path reading and follow with an energy session as I open up sacred space and invite in the highest frequencies of light and love.” The first session usually takes 1 and ½ hours. Follow up sessions take up to 1 hour. For more information, call 520-609-1866.

Country Croonin’ at a Catskills Café

Steve Schwartz

photo by James G. Riley

Antoine Magliano

Karen Hudson

Paul Kean

Jeff Orts

To celebrate the harvest, the Parksville USA Music Festival is presenting a “country music” oriented show. The event will feature some of the areas top local acoustic musicians. Performing together will be Steve Schwartz and Antoine Magliano. Steve is a talented guitarist and a fixture on the local music scene. He is the owner of Steve’s Music Center in Rock Hill, and works in a variety of musical formats. Antoine is an accomplished multiinstrumentalist and vocalist. He also is the host of WJFF radio’s Strings Attached program. New York City based singer/songwriter, Karen Hudson, a well known performer in the New York City and Hudson Valley area as well as right here in the Catskills, will also perform. Her most recent recording, Late Bloomer, will

be available for purchase at the show. Rounding out the show will be frequent local performers, the acoustic duo Those Guys: guitar player Paul Kean and 5-string banjo player Jeff Orts. They bring their unique “modern mountain music” sound to the festivities. The event, organized by Paul Kean, one half of Those Guys and a Livingston Manor based singer/songwriter, is on November 8 at 3:00pm, at the Dead End Café, 6 Main Street, Parksville. (Route 17, exit 98). Come out and celebrate the autumn season with acoustic country music! Tickets include a wonderful full dinner buffet after the show, freshly prepared by Dead End host Tom Caltabellotta and his staff. For reservations: 845-292-0400.

Since the word was first invented in the 1560s, “Puritan” has been used mostly as an insult: a stereotype of a joyless, holier-than-thou hypocrite who sees art, music, and just about any type of fun as sinful. But the Barryville Area Arts Association’s exhibit Puritans in Pictures proves that’s not really the case. It’s true that art and music were often banned from Calvinist Churches - it was thought of as “too Catholic.” But Calvinists enjoyed art and music outside the Church, drew their own pictures, and wrote their own songs and poems. In fact, it was during the brief Puritan reign in Britain that the Commonwealth saw its first publicly-staged operas. View Puritans in Pictures, and see a print of the painting that made “warts and all” such a common expression. It’s a painting of Oliver Cromwell by Samuel Cooper, who was regarded as the best portrait painter of his day. It shows the wart on the “Lord Protector of the Commonwealth” in great detail. It was one of the world’s most famous Puritans, Oliver Cromwell, who intervened in the sale of the royal art collection, preserving masterpieces by Raphael and Andrea Mantegna for the

Commonwealth by preventing them from being auctioned as part of King Charles estate after his execution. The exhibit includes prints of some of these rescued paintings, as well Cromwell’s famous wart. Also on display is artwork from some of the most talented artists in the tri-state area. It’s at the Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola throughout the month of November. An opening reception with complimentary refreshments, music, and a brief presentation is being held November 7 from 4:00pm6:00pm. For information, call 845-557-8713.

The Senior Citizen programs at the Mulberry House Senior Center run by the City of Middletown, are committed to serving the retirees and elderly to encourage and enhance life through activities such as exercise, yoga, art, theater, group meetings, crafts, and music. The center offers many services and helps with health insurance issues. Many volunteers participate in groups and the City also provides a door to door Senior Shuttle

Bus Program. Funds for the programs are raised during the yearly Craft Fair, that takes place at the Senior Center, 62-70 West Main Street, Middletown. Special gifts for your family, someone just getting married, or even that “special someone” will be available (along with refreshments) at the craft fair on November 7 from 9:00am-2:00pm. Call 845-346-4071 for information.

Puritans in Shohola!

Oliver Cromwell by Samuel Cooper

Senior Center Craft Fair, Middletown

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Whispering Pines ~ Cooking with Chef Douglas Frey Venison! Because deer season is in the late fall and early winter, unless you’re a bow hunter, I try to gather as many venison recipes as possible before I, myself an avid deer hunter, fill the freezer. Venison is a special challenge for American home cooks. In Europe, wild game is no longer a part of traditional home cookery; deer hunters customarily sell or trade their venison to restaurants so that chefs can properly transform it into gourmet dishes. In the late 1980s, I began to see venison on the menus of first-rate American restaurants. It turned out that this venison wasn’t wild game, but a product of the rapidly expanding game farm industry. American game farms are satisfying our venison cravings by importing nonnative species such as axis and fallow deer from Asia, breeding the animals as livestock, and selling the meat to restaurants. This process not only sidesteps game regulations; it also makes it possible for those who oppose hunting to enjoy guilt-free venison dinners. The anti-hunting movement was triggered in part by the rapid depletion of wildlife a century ago, but the white-tailed deer population has since grown out of control in many parts of the United States, and now public sentiment

appears to support culling the herds. Bambi doesn’t look so cute when he’s eating your azaleas. The white-tailed, or Virginia deer ranges throughout the Americas in deserts, jungles, and subarctic tundras. Like other antlered species, it is believed to have migrated to this continent from Eurasia at various times. Contrary to popular belief, the white-tailed deer is not primarily an animal of mature woods. It does best in a varied habitat in which open land is bordered by brush or timber. While it can eat a wide variety of foods, the white-tailed deer invariably selects the most nutritious ones available. To the chagrin of farmers, it will ignore wild plants in favor of cultivated crops. Here are a few of my favorite venison recipes for all of you to savor. Enjoy! (For culinary questions, catering needs or personal chef services, call me 845-647-1428). Venison Ragout 4 lbs venison shoulder cut into 1-inch cubes 3 cups red wine 1 cup red wine vinegar 4 onions, quartered 4 carrots, peeled and sliced thick 10 peppercorns 1 large bay leaf 15 juniper berries 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped coarsely ½ cup vegetable oil 1 quart venison stock

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Instructions: In large, non-reactive bowl, combine venison with 2 cups wine, vinegar, onions, carrots, herbs, spices. Cover; let stand in refrigerator for 24 to 72 hours. Remove meat and drain well. Strain liquid and reserve herbs, spices, vegetables. In stew pot, heat oil, brown meat on all sides, add remaining red wine, venison stock, and reserved herbs, spices, vegetables. Bring just to a boil; lower heat and cover. Simmer for 1 ½ hours or until meat is tender. Remove bay leaf and jumper berries and transfer to serving bowl. Serve with noodles, spaetzle, or potato pancakes. Note: To make venison stock, place venison bones and scrap meat in roasting pan with equal amount carrots and onions. Roast in hot oven until brown, transfer to stock pot, cover with water, simmer for several hours, skimming, occasionally. Strain.

Venison Jerky

*No folks, this is not my special jerky recipe that recipe I can not divulge, unfortunately...but here is another!*

3 lbs lean venison (no fat!) 1 T salt 1 T Insta Cure or a cure of your choice 1 T onion powder 1 T garlic powder 1 T black pepper 1/4 cup of soy or teriyaki sauce 1/3 cup worcestershire sauce

Instructions: Marinate all ingredients for 44 hours. Cut meat 1/4’ thick, 3/4’ wide. Dry in smoker or oven about 10 hours at 100 Deg. F. on racks sprayed with Pam (or similar) to prevent sticking. Dry meat longer if you want jerky extra hard. Pack in jars with perforated lids to prevent molding. Helpful Hint: To prevent meat from falling thru oven racks cut hardware cloth (metal 1/4” mesh) and place on top of oven racks.

New Directors

Cornerstone Theatre Arts will perform American One-Act Masters, back-to-back performances of Thymus Vulgaris by Lanford Wilson and The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang. Evelyn Albino, a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and long time Orange County resident, is directing for the first time and is loving it! Having acted with Cornerstone in many shows over the past four years, she is spreading her wings as a director. Benedict Hudson is thrilled to be making his directorial debut! He wants to thank his cast for all their hard work, the love and support from his parents, Jenn, and his dog Clementine. The two debuting directors are guiding actors Susan Mormile, Rebecca Robbins, Peter Tomczak, Mark Von Oesen, Brittany Pierce, Jessica Markman, Marianne Ciuffetelli and Sal Polichetti in the plays that are sponsored by The Goshen Public Library & Historical Society. Show dates are November 7-22 at the Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main Street. Admission is free, reservations are required. Suggested donation $10. Call 845-294-4188.

The Symphony’s “Orchestral Colors” The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) continues its 21st season with a program entitled Orchestral Colors that features works by Dvorak, Fauré and Respighi with guest conductor Michael Avagliano. Michael Avagliano is one of four finalists in the search for a successor to founding music director Dr. Woomyung Choe. He Dvorak in 1868 Fauré in 1877 Respighi in 1903 has served as music director of the Central a moving story of jealousy and tragedy. Jersey Symphony since 2008. Under his Avagliano notes that La Mort de Melisande was played at Fauré’s own leadership, it has drawn acclaim funeral. Dvorak’s Symphony for a transformation in artistic No. 7 concludes the program. achievement from audiences “The second movement is and critics alike. considered one of Dvorak’s In 2014, he conducted the finest works, and the heart of the orchestra’s first opera and symphony,” said Avagliano. ballet performances, including The 2015-2016 guest Mozart’s Die Zauberflote and conductors will be evaluated Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. by the GNSO musicians and Increasingly in demand as a Michael Avagliano audience members, so don’t guest conductor, Avagliano made his European debut with the Pleven miss an opportunity to have a say in the next direction of the symphony! Philharmonic in Bulgaria. The concert takes place on November 21 Finally, he is also an accomplished violinist and violist and has performed in venues as at 7:30pm (arrive at 6:30pm for the concert preview by Gordon Shacklett!) at Mount disparate as Singapore and Indianapolis. The program opens with Ottorino Saint Mary College’s Aquinas Hall, 330 Respighi’s Ancient Airs & Dances, which Powell Avenue, Newburgh. Tickets can be purchased online or at the was written in 1917 but based on the music of the 17th and 18th centuries. It is followed door. Visit www.newburghsymphony.org or by Gabriel Fauré’s Pelleas et Melisande, call 845-913-7157.

Magic, The Occult & Surrealism David London discovered that he was a magician at the age of seven, and has since spent over 20 years trying to figure out just what that means. He creates theatrical magic productions combining magic with storytelling, puppetry, comedy, performance, audience interaction, and that which cannot be defined. The Orange County Citizens Foundation is welcoming back London for a special presentation exploring the intersection of magic, the Occult and Contemporary Surrealism. The evening will feature a performance of David’s Magic Outside The Box Cabaret Show, followed by a conversation facilitated by artist Daniel Mack.

Daniel Mack has been creating rustic work for more than 30 years, making furniture, architectural and garden structures, and small, simple objects. He is widely known for his signature chairs crafted out of natural materials and personal artifacts. Mack, a founding member of the Seligmann Center, is also an author. He has written seven books on rustic work and writes regularly on finding the sacred in the ordinary. To purchase tickets for the November 29, 4:00pm event at the Seligmann Center for the Arts, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, register online at: www.MagicOutsideTheBox.com or call 845-469-9459.

Rock Hill Concert: Two Duos, One Trio Dutch’s Tavern and Café will be jumping, bopping, and grooving when David Rosenberg presents... Guitarists Steve Schwartz & Antoine Magliano (see page 29 for a Parksville concert that includes Steve & Antoine), Mike Baglione & Anne Loeb, and last but not least, The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express. The recently formed Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express (see photo) carries on the tradition of

classic bluegrass with a mix of “Newgrass” and contemporary music styles, ranging from classic tunes - Flatt & Scruggs and Bill Monroe, to contemporary takes on Sam Bush and Neil Young. Members include Thomas Earl on five string banjo and guitar, Doctor Romo on mandolin and fiddle, and Mike Aiese on stand up bass. The bluegrass event is on November 13 at 6:30pm at 205 Rock Hill Drive. 845-794-8950.

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Join Farlekas & Friends at The Paramount Theatre!

Janet Droll

Patrick Dunn

Chris Spero Farlekas was born in Port Jervis in 1929 and lived in Middletown until he passed away May 5, 2015. As a journalist for the Times HeraldRecord for over 45 years, Chris wrote countless feature articles and interviewed a Who’s Who in the Entertainment Industry, the sports world, political arena and the literary community. His favorite assignments were about everyday people and their unique stories. He had been a medic in a MASH unit in the Korean War and War Correspondent for the Times Herald-Record in the Vietnam War. He was a huge supporter of veterans and wrote with great passion about war and the military. As a Patron of the Arts, he founded numerous arts organizations, supported young artists and was a great lover of music and films. As an activist, he walked in Martin Luther King’s march from Selma to Montgomery. Through his writing and fundraising efforts he raised over $4.5 million dollars for charitable causes including hunger, domestic violence, homelessness and others. His work in the community earned numerous awards including the Orange County Arts Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Orange County Citizens Foundation’s Seligmann Award, Orange County Day’s Man of the Year Award, and an Honorary PhD from Mount St. Mary College. His wish was to have a celebration of his life at his beloved Paramount Theater where he had produced numerous fundraisers over the years. The CHRIS FARLEKAS TRIBUTE CONCERT, an afternoon of musical entertainment and remembrance, celebrates the life of the popular journalist, activist, philanthropist and patron of the arts.

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Evan Mack

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Barrett Mack

Ada Janik Margoshes

Mary Ellen Nelligar

Featuring an outstanding Cultural & Civic Affairs, and array of prominent actors, the Paramount Theater staff singers and musicians, Master have all been wonderful and of Ceremonies and emcee is film generous. I could not be more and television producer Declan pleased. Baldwin (Still Alice, Far From “On with the show!” Heaven, Adventureland) who The concert is a charitable grew up in Middletown. He was fundraising event with all a lifelong friend of Chris’. proceeds going to the tax “I met Chris in the winter of deductible Friends of Chris 1974 while taking a class he Farlekas Fund, a component was teaching at the Middletown fund of the Community Declan Baldwin Experimental College. I was 16 years Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, which old at the time. Over the next ten years I was established to support Chris’ favorite spent countless charities and arts days with Chris, organizations. All and as a result of the performing I had countless artists are donating adventures in life; their talents adventures of the for the concert. Farlekas kind. The concert is He came to mean sponsored in part more to me than by the Orange almost anyone County Arts in my life. We Council, The City remained friends of Middletown, always. Chris the Delaware is with me still, & Hudson especially now as CANVAS, we embark on this AAA Taxes, tribute to him. I Middletown suspect this is true Press, and Big for hundreds of Indie Pictures people, likely this among others. is true for many of you. Opening the concert is a proclamation “So many things are coming together by City of Middletown Mayor Joseph beautifully. The theater, lighting, sound, DeStefano declaring November 8 as Chris projected images, and most importantly Farlekas Day. commitments from performers and musical The concert will feature prominent singers accompanists. The Orange County Arts (Janet Droll, Patrick Dunn, Barrett Mack, Council, Mayor DeStefano, the office of Ada Janik Margoshes, Mary Ellen Nelligar,

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Steve Margoshes

Alison Bartlett

Gregory Giblin

Alice Shane

Julie Ziavras

Alice Shane, Julie Ziavras), musicians (Joel Flowers, Evan Mack, Steve Margoshes), and actors (Alison Bartlett, Gregory Giblin, Harry O’Reilly, William Ritch) from the Hudson Valley area. Alice Shane will sing Brother Can You Spare a Dime. Chris (paraphrased) in 1999: “A few years ago, I met E. Y. (Yip) Harburg. When he found out I was from Port Jervis, he told me the story behind the most famous song of the Depression. “Yip was a struggling songwriter, living in a shack in Huguenot. Like everyone else he had no money and would stop in Port Jervis and saw the laid off workers standing on the corner of Front and Pike streets for hours selling apples and pencils. Many were WWI vets. Harburg said he wrote Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? based on the stories some of the men told him.” Evan and Barrett Mack will sing Evan’s Lullaby, which Chris, about fifteen years ago, decided he wanted sung at his funeral. The program is subject to change. Updates will be posted regularly on facebook at Chris Farlekas Tribute Concert. The concert will be held at the Paramount Theater, 17 South Street, Middletown on November 8, at 3:00pm. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased in advance online at www.MiddletownParamount.com or at the Paramount Theater Box Office ticket window (845-346-4195) Monday through Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm. Tickets will also be available at the door on the afternoon of the performance. For further information, contact Gregory Giblin at 845-796-9335 or by email gregorygiblin@gmail.com

Harry O’Reilly

William Ritch