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new album from

David Budway “A New Kiss”

David Budway is one of the most versatile pianists on the New York music scene today. His impressive MAXJAZZ debut release, “A New Kiss,” features a mix of jazz standards and originals with elements of classical music, Arabic improvisation and popular song. Budway is joined by a top-notch rhythm section consisting of bassist Eric Revis and drummer Jeff `Tain’ Watts. Special guests include saxophonists Branford Marsalis and Marcus Strickland, guitarist Ron Affif and accordionist Joe `Sonny’ Barbato.

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Richard Quinn quinn@modernmetro.com GRAPHICS & LAYOUT Jaclyn Falk PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Jesse Frayne, Mike Lombardi PHOTOGRAPHY BY Richard Quinn and Carolyn Magnani MMZ AD SPACE IS NOW AVAILABLE Contact us at info@modernmetro.com for specs + special pricing CONTRIBUTORS Star Blossom Goddess, Laurie Rispoli, Bill Batson, Wendy Gross Baker, Cora Harrell, Michael A. Cimino, Emily Kratzer, Cheryl Adler, David Biedny, Glen Keene, Sara Goodman SUBMISSIONS Send articles, annoucements + listings to info@modernmetro.com

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table of contents The Lighthouse (Voice of Spirit) Star Blossom Goddess

Got Deer? Laurie RIspoli

Nyack Sketch Log: Maura’s Kitchen

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Bill Batson

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Rockland Youth Theatre: A New Character In Town

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Wendy Gross Baker

Let’s Talk About It Cora Cora Harrell

Julian Lennon “Everything Changes” Michael A. Cimino

Culinary Extravaganza at BOCES Emily Kratzer

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table of contents Spring Cleaning & Food Changes

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Cheryl Adler

From the Rockland World Radio Scrapbook

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10 Years of Broadcasting

In God We ____

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David Biedny

Drawing Back the Curtains on Success

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Glen Keene

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Ressurec�on

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Musicians On The Road

Preston Pepper

Kevin Finn

NVT Event Guide

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RWR Program Guide

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Rockland World Radio the [local Internet broadcast leader] is gearing up for its 8th season. No small task, considering the hold traditional media has had in convincing the public they’re the only game in town. The Internet will no longer be looked upon as a passing phase - digital is here to stay. Worldwide, the broadcasting industry is being turned on its head by the Internet. It’s no different locally, where technological advances — online and otherwise — are taking place at an unprecedented pace and leaving a wave of uncertainty in their wake. But it’s all about opportunity, not catastrophe. “For advertisers there’s the ability to better target audiences online where they are better defined. Financial people have a better idea of how their budgets are being used. For consumers there’s the ability to watch or listen to programming whenever and wherever they want — they decide, guided in some form by broadcasters. Nothing illustrates this more effectively than the rise of YouTube, now owned by Google. Take the stats: YouTube receives approximately 2 billion views a day — more than double the prime-time audience of the three major American TV networks combined. Last year more than 13 million hours of video were uploaded to the site, and 35 hours of video are uploaded every minute. Put another way, more video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than the three major American networks have created in 60 years.

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“The Lighthouse” (voice of Spirit) Join Star Blossom Goddess Thursday at 4 o’clock pm on Rockland World Radio

New Program comes to RWR

POEM ONE (fire) In the arms of Hook mountain I sit, whispering my gratitude. It is an energy that travels through embers bright encircling itself in a purple haze. The flames rise, mixing with a starry sky and moon, BIO Star has been channeling for ten years and have traveled to Peru and Egypt where she studies with various shamans. She also studied with an Apache elder and feels deeply rooted in the American Indian traditions. She is a gifted channeler and writes poetry and stories all with spiritual messages. She plans in the near future to publish a novel that will take the reader deep into the Amazon rainforest and one that will take you into the precious world of a group of fairies. Star lives in Nyack and her passion is photography.

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that speaks in rhythms of the wind. And as I take a breath, to take in the beauty of the darken sky, the fire crackles boldly inside the night air. It announces its need for more attention. It reminds me that it is a beauty, not to be missed. It reminders me to feel oneness with my own beauty inside the arms of Hook mountain.


POEM TWO He stood, upon the mountain side, feeling the energies on all sides. It permeated his being to feel oneness with all things, while the music of birds gathered in voice to celebrate the hikers union. As he whispered, his gratitude for a grand day his body seemed to melt away and time became but a memory.

Join Star Blossom Goddess She will share channeled messages, read inspirational poetry and share her insights on different spiritual issues. There will be guests on future shows who will share their insights and gifts as well.

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Laurie Rispoli Got Deer? Laurie Lago Rispoli, Tappan, Master Gardener, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland Got Deer? Everyone seems to have issues with the deer coming into their yards and making a meal of all of their shrubs and plants. The Dilemma: how can you be environmentally friendly and creature friendly, and still manage to keep the deer from extinguishing your garden? This is a question I struggle with always regarding wildlife. I’m sure I’m not alone. What I try to do is create a balance. I love seeing wildlife in my yard. However, I also know how much time, effort and money goes into creating a landscape, so I don’t want it to be eaten in by a herd of hungry animals. I certainly don’t want to inadvertently poison them or any other creature, so I have to be careful about what I use. The product I found to be useful is called “Deer Stopper”. http://www.messinawildlife.com/main It smells like rosemary and mint, which is most likely why the deer don’t like it. Deer are creatures of habit and I’ve read that they don’t like strong smells. Mint is one of the scents that they seem to avoid. If you watch deer, they have their own “roads”. They travel the same way all the time. So, if you “see” where they are coming into your yard, you may have a chance to block their “entrance” with a structure or, if there are bushes in this area, spraying with Deer Stopper, may make them alter their course entirely. Of course your neighbors may not be too happy, but you can pass on this information to them.

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Fencing: Deer don’t like to jump into small enclosures. If you have a small garden, a 4 foot high fence should deter them. If you have a larger garden, you’ll have to use an 8 foot fence. One thing I (and all of my animal friendly friends) want to do is just “feed them”. Of course, this enrages anyone who lives near you. However, before you go and start feeding these beautiful creatures, you should check out this link from the Vermont Agency for Natural Resources http://www.anr.state.vt.us/site/html/reflect/Jan11. htm. They state how dangerous it is, to the deer, to start feeding them. So what to do????? Well, you can certainly plant plants that you know the deer will eat, and keep them in a certain area, preferably far away from your “prized landscape” where they can go to nibble. Some plants that deer enjoy can be found on the following site: http://www.ehow.com/info_7752139_plant-deereat.html,http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/factsheets/deerdef/bridgen_list.pdf


However, most of us don’t have that much land to contend with and generally want to do more to keep deer away from your landscape. Therefore I would suggest planting plants that are not as tasty to them. Mind you I said “not as tasty” being that a hungry deer will eat anything if it means starving or eating something a little less palatable. Here are some suggestions for deer resistant plants.: http://www.northerngardening.com/deerplants.htm. I hope that this information has been helpful to you. Please let me know if you have questions or comments. I always enjoy hearing from people. Thank you, and…. Happy Wildlife Gardening! Laurie Lago Rispoli is a Master Gardener with Cornell Coop & Nature Photographer at www.TheBeautyofCreation.com

Theatre | Comedy | Film | Music Be sure to visit www..nyackvillagetheatre.com for up to date performance schedules Upcoming Events: March 3.23 - All We Got! Open Mic Night 3.30 - Maura’s Kitchen Presents: Mistura April: 4.13 - Maura’s Kitchen Presents: Mistura 4.20 - All We Got! Open Mic Night 4.21 - Birnur Spring Dance Extravaganza May: 5.11 & 5.12 - Sorcery Music For booking and rental information Contact the Nyack Village Theatre (845-826-2639)

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THE YOUTHOLOGY HOUR A group of teenagers presenting the urban world of Hip Hop. We have been live since 2010, Showcasing many artists and small buisness owners. No Mercy Squad (the group behind the show) is a Hip Hop/ Rap group live representing the Bronx. Lucky 7 the main lead in group (also the Host on show) has interviewed a serious amount of artists. LIL Q (Live Engineer/ Videographer) along with G-Netics (third member). NMS Youthology Hour is from 7-8pm eastern New York Time, Broadcasting Live On RocklandWorldRadio.com.

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A Word From Happy Hour host, Diandra Kodl Happy Hour is a show filled with fun music & hot topics. Make every hour a Happy Hour!

Happy Hour: Tuesdays @ 7pm With host Diandra Kodl

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program (TNT) is the largest endurance sports training program in the world. Since 1988, when the first team was formed, the program has helped 540,000 people achieve their dream of completing a marathon, half marathon, triathlon, 1 or 3 mile swim, hikes, or 100-mile century ride. More importantly, TNT participants have raised over $1.2 billion on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Take on the Team In Training challenge yourself. Sign-up for the St. Anthony’s Triathlon in Florida, hike the Grand Canyon or complete the New Jersey Half or Full Marathon. For more information please call 914-821-8363 or check out http://www.teamintraining.org/wch/

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Nyack Sketch Log: Maura’s Kitchen Republished with permission by Bill Batson and Nyack News and Views

When she receives compliments for her cooking, Maura Azanedo has been known to say “I am not a chef: I am a cook.” Home cooking, with all the feelings of fullness and satisfaction that the term conveys, is what “Maura’s Kitchen” promises and delivers. Maura arrived in the United States from Peru in 1970 to attend high school in Kentucky as a foreign exchange student. Job opportunities and the desire to master English brought her to New York, where she met her husband Edwin in the tight-knit Peruvian community in Washington Heights. They moved to Rockland County in 1995. “When I was growing up, I couldn’t go out much at night because dinner was important and I had to be home,” says Maura and Edwin’s son Tyrone. I imagine that it wasn’t just parental admonition that kept Tyrone at the table. The food that his mother cooked for her family was so phenomenal that both father and son urged her to open a restaurant. Maura didn’t learn her cooking chops from a culinary school, which is why she insists she’s more cook than chef, having learned her way around the kitchen from aunts and a grandmother in Lima, Peru. Her father, Alberto Haro, a prominent figure in the Peruvian folk music genre called Musica Criolla, was always on the road. It was during his extended absences that four aunts and a grandmother gave young Maura her kitchen training.

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When the Azanedo’s opened Maura’s kitchen in March 2011, they were afraid that an over emphasis on Peruvian cuisine might turn away diners. The sign that they hung expresses that ambivalence offering Peruvian “and Latin American” cooking. “We were shocked that from day one, some of the people who came into the store knew as much about Peru as we did,” said Edwin. Even more startling and serendipitous was how Peruvian cuisine exploded onto the culinary scene in 2011. Thanks to super star chef Gaston Acurio, there is a growing global obsession with Peruvian food. References to Acurio as the ambassador to Peruvian food would seem like title inflation if not for the fact that he runs 28 restaurants in 12 countries. The recently opened La Mar Cebicheria in NYC was his 29th, a launch “god-fathered” by renowned chef Danny Meyer.


A sign outside a restaurant proclaiming “Home Cooking” can be deceptive: you may get healthy portions, but there’s no guarantee that the food will approach the authenticity we expect from that proclamation. That’s not the case at Maura’s where the mother runs the kitchen, the father stands behind the cash register and the son promotes the business. The cuisine that the foodie world is now embracing as a formal phenom, is available right here in the village, minus the pretense, in an environment that will make you feel right at home.

When Tyrone saw the award winning documentary Mistura: The Power of Food last year that featured Acurio, he had two thoughts: “we need to go full-on Peruvian” and “I’ve got to get the film screened in Nyack.” The film will be shown at the Nyack Village Theater to celebrate Maura’s Kitchen’s one-year anniversary and re-launch on March 30 and April 13.

Celebrate Maura’s Kitchen’s one-year anniversary at a screening of Mistura: The Power of Food. The documentary by Patricia Perez that won best short film at the NYC Food and Film Festival in 2011 will be showing at The Nyack Village Theater on March 30 and April 13 at 8:30p and 11:00p. Admission is $35.00 and includes Peruvian Food and drink throughout the event.

The title of the film, Mistura, means mixture. Peruvian cooking represents the convergence of Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and African cultures. In a culinary world where fusion is the rage, Peruvian food is already fused. Ingredients like raw fish in the ceviche and Chinesestyle fried rice showcase the diversity of the cuisine. The Azanedos credit their success during a very difficult business cycle to their loyal customers and distinctive menu that includes; Ceviche Mixto, a raw white fish prepared by ”cold cooking” with lime juice that includes calamari and shrimp and is served with a salsa made from onion and Peruvian corn (a larger kernel that looks like a pale lima bean) and Lomo Saltado, steak strips sautéed with onions and tomatoes and served with French fries and rice.

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@ the Nyack Village Theatre Performance Dates Friday, June 1st & June 8th @ 8pm Saturday, June 2nd & June 9th @ 7pm www.nyackvillagetheatre.com

EPIC POETRY is a re-scrambling of the Trojan War myth set in a mythical New York City. Lief, the daughter of a long lost war hero sets out to the dangerous Island of Manhattan to find him and bring him home. Though the man she finds if a flawed and broken drunk, her quest captures the attention of the gods who anoint her a hero of this new age, hoping that a young woman will bring something to the job that the men have lacked - a respect for home and family. By re-thinking the tropes of traditional epic poetry, and by placing a girl at the center of the quest, the play examines what it means to be a hero in our own time and culture. modernmetrozine

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Rockland A New Character in Town Youth Theatre

by Wendy Gross Baker, Director Rockland Youth Theatre is a processoriented theater company dedicated to giving young people a rich and varied theater experience. Students work cooperatively to create an enviornment that encourages risk-taking and creativity. Classes focus on the key elements of acting: relaxation, concentration, imagination, cooperation, presentation, voice production, character, relationship, scene development and improvisation. We all love to see our children perform in plays (myself included), but there is value (some would argue more value) in focusing on the process of theater rather

than the product. We all know the obvious benefits: Self-confidence, imagination, cooperation, communication, public speaking and social skills. But what’s less obvious, and possibly more beneficial, are things like the intense collaborative skills necessary to produce a successful improvisation. Or the absolute and unwavering focus that it takes to stay connected to character and situation from one moment to the next. How much you learn about yourself as you navigate through different scenarios. The process of theater-building is energizing, the product of that energy is inner strength, confidence and the understanding of what it is to be a part of something special. RYT’s current class: Nyack Village Theatre is on Mondays from 7:00 - 8:30. It’s for Middle School students and registration is ongoing. Class runs through June 11th and will culminate in a showcase performance featuring work created by the students. For more information please visit www.rocklandyouththeatre.com or call 917.414.2340

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BROADCASTING LIVE FROM OCCUPY WALL STREET

Global Revolution brings you live streaming video coverage from independent journalists on the ground at nonviolent protests around the world. The team includes members of Mobile Broadcast News, Glassbead Collective, Twin Cities Indymedia and the alt.media ninjas that brought you Terrorizing Dissent and Democracy 101 documentaries.

Watch live coverage at: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

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Let’s Talk About It

Cora!

Something you should know about Cora!!!!! Cora specializes in hair weaving, extravagant up does and high fashion runway styles. A licensed New York State Cosmetologist since 1995. Reputable and reliable Cora began working in the salon and soon after began working with celebrity photographers and designers for photo shoots, high fashion runway shows and installations. Eager to promote her unique skills Cora joined Cambridge who’s who’s to extend her eponymous brand services. Not stopping there Cora realized she wanted to provide quality service worldwide. Which brought her to Rockland World Radio.

Today I’m gonna share some tips with you on how to: Boost The Body In Your Fine Textured Tresses.....With the following top backstage tricks PERSONALIZED LAYERED CUT TO PERFECTION 1. A great haircut is the foundation to any great style, especially when you want to add volume. Adding layers to the crown automatically increases the volume on medium to long tresses. With the shorter cuts using a razor to sculpt around the sides and again the crown gives you a sexy hot cut with volume and personality. BLOW DRYING 2. The correct tools make all the difference in the blow drying process. A round brush is good because it brings the hair straight up from the roots and then bends it down creating voulume where needed. While the paddle brush will blow the hair flat it is needed to create a polished look of glamour

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TEASE IT OUT 3. Create thick camera-ready locks by teasing at the roots and back combing your style. Strands at the crown are combed backward and toward the roots using a thin-toothed teasing brush. Top it with hairspray, smooth over for a picture perfect photo shot. TRY EXTENTIONS 4. Increase your hairs natural body with limitless volume by adding hair extentions and hairpieces. Clip ons are quick and easy. They can be used for the entire look or just sections: Bang, Crown or just the sides and back of head. PRODUCTS ARE THE KEY 5. Mousses, thickening serums, root lifter, volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Don’t over do it!!!!!!! All products will not work on all hair. You must ďŹ nd the one best suited for your hair type in order to get the best results. Soooooo!!!!!! there you have it. Professional tips from the professional herself.

Experience: Redcarpet Events, NY Fashion Week, Queens Fashion Week, InstallationWilbur J. Pack Jr. Photo Shoot: Alhssan Toure Celebrity Designer, Eric Von Lockhart Celebrity Photographer, Shawn Punch Celebrity Photographer, Krystal Frazier Celebrity Designer/Project Runway

Listen to Talk About It Cora!! Live on RocklandWorldRadio.com every Wednesday @ 9pm

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Rockland County Welcome Committee is a non-profit collaborative effort developed to assist new residents to connect with their neighborhood and to connect with local and county services. The Mission of the Rockland County Welcome Committee is to connect all newcomers to the resources and information that will facilitate their becoming part of our community, and to provide programs and services that will provide self-sufficiency and multicultural understanding.

www.RCWC.org welcome2rockland@gmail.com

PO Box 445 Nyack, NY 10960

communi�es that care

Friends of Orphans was founded in 1999 by Anywar Ricky Richard. The organization began in a humble way as a result of Ricky’s experiences as an abducted child at the age of 14 by LRA. Ricky has used his child soldier experiences as motivation to found Friends of Orphans (FRO), a registered NGO whose mission is to contribute to the empowerment, rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers, abductees, child mothers, orphans and to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS.

For More Info:

Friends of Orphans P.O.Box 29536 Kampala, Uganda

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Julian Lennon “Everything Changes”

Back in the eighties Julian Lennon helped fill the void left by his famous father’s passing with some very Lennon-esque Pop-Rock. While his music did not contain the acerbic wit and edge of his father, it did have a familiar sound that was comforting and popular, and (although sometimes over-produced) the voice was blood-line authentic. Unfortunately, some of his best work (“Now you’re in Heaven,” “Saltwater,” “I Don’t Want To Know”) was all but ignored by the public en masse and as time marched on Julian would leave the recording world, disgusted by the machinations of promotion and critique and the press’ obsession with his family instead of his 30

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music. While Julian was off pursuing his interests in cooking and sailing, his half-brother Sean didn’t help the music world much with his sporadic output and avant-garde leanings, once again leaving a void in the music world only to be filled by pale imitators. Finally, this past season saw the return of Julian Lennon – the musician - with the release of Everything Changes (Conehead UK). Approaching 50, Julian is obviously making music for himself and his own generation and is not attempting to record the proverbial “hit record” or chase the elusive Pop charts. The content of the new disc is mostly piano based mid-tempo music that can only be classified as Contemporary Singer/Song


writer. His MO hasn’t changed much over the years and on Everything Changes he continues to voice his sorrow for humanities’ imperfect ways through dreamy melodic tunes that brush stroke Rock ‘n’ Roll with elements of Psychedelia. Of immediate interest will be the first single/video “Lookin’ 4 Luv” which features gorgeous harmonies and a backwards guitar solo that will easily entice any Beatles fan. But it is the hidden gems that are of particular note, especially the creeping “Touch the Sky” that musically swoops in and out while the lyrics move us toward a goal of universal hope, or “Disconnected,” a modern day magical mystery tour of slithery rhythms accented by sitar, cello, and harmony vocals that speak of mans detachment from his true self “by the powers that be” in today’s manic society. The highlight of the disc culminates in the confessional rant of “Just for You,” where Lennon’s search for redemption runs parallel to his longing for the elusive memory of that which once was and can never be again. It’s interesting how art imitates art and then reflects it back. Throughout Everything Changes you can hear the powerful influence of mid-period Beatles, their disciples Oasis, and then, ultimately, Julian Lennon who has forged his own brand of Brit-Rock that carries on his father’s voice for peace, love and understanding. As he sings on the coda to this disc “The love you left behind will carry on” it is he, like his father before him that has left an indelible stamp on this world. No longer will Julian Lennon ever have to stand in the shadow of another’s brilliance, and should he decide to once again eschew the field of Pop music it will be this collection - his most fully realized and cohesive recording - which he will be remembered for. Julian Lennon has given a portion of his royalties from Everything Changes to the White Feather Foundation which promotes the co-existence of all species and the health and well being of planet Earth.

Cottage Views Pick Hits

The Most Important Musical Statements of the Past Season Super Heavy

Super Heavy

Super Heavy

The Blackbird Diaries

Julian Lennon

Everything Changes

About Michael A. Cimino: Mr. Cimino is no stranger to the Rock and Roll world. Michael A. Cimino, a former radio announcer, founded Cottage Views in 1993 as a grassroots newsletter reporting on new releases from musicians from the golden age of Rock music. Since then Cottage Views has become a website for up to date music news (cottageviews.com) and reviews. Mr. Cimino sporatically hosts the Cottage Views Classic Rock Music Hour on RocklandWorldRadio.com.

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Culinary Extravaganza at BOCES Fundraiser aims to boost BOCES scholarship

by Emily Kratzer (as seen in The Journal News) The five best recipes will be featured at a fundraiser for a new BOCES adult education scholarship that will be given to English as a Second Language students. The honoree is Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato, who has sworn in many new American citizens. The winning recipes were judged Tuesday at Union Restaurant in Haverstraw, where chefs decided that the best recipes came from El Salvador, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Azerbaijan. The Rockland County Welcome Committee is organizing the event. The group asked a few local 32

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restaurateurs-chefs if they would judge the diverse ESL student recipes that were submitted. The folks involved included, starting from the left: Paulo Feteira of Union Restaurant; BOCES instructor Kendell Brenner; William Boydston, director of Rockland BOCES Adult and Career and Technical Education, Marcello Russodivito of Marcello’s; Al Moschetti, adult education supervisor Rockland BOCES; Alain Eigenmann of Alain’s French Bistro; Ula Robertson of At Your Service NY Caterers; chef Jose David Martinez of Union Restaurant and Bar; Ellen Emmert and Christine DeLillo, both of the Rockland County Welcome Committee; Mike Fasciano of Giulios Restaurant; Doug Trabal of Restaurant Depot; Maryanne Olive of Sour Kraut Restaurant and Olive’s Bar; Ayal Lindeman; Bosede Akamiokhor of Affinity Health; Emmett Woods


of Emmett’s Castle; Dorothy Clark, owner of Laraia’s Cheese Shop; and Joe Rispoli, owner of Savory Cinema. Patrick Sherrill of Harbourside Grille was there, but the camera screen ran out of space! And unfortunately, Udaya Prakash of Bombay Grill couldn’t make it. The dinner had its inception when Board of Cooperative Educational Services culinary instructor Kendell Brenner asked his ESL students to bring in a homecooked family meal for a celebration. One thing led to another, and organizers have since been swamped with chefs offering to help or donate items for the event. Among the groups contributing to the event are ShopRite, Restaurant Depot, Stop & Shop, the Nanuet and Blauvelt Lions Clubs, and the Blauvelt Club’s Leo’s youth group.

Photos from top to bottom: Rockland County Legislator Ed Day, Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato and Richard Quinn Chef Jose David Martinez of Union Restaurant and Bar in the kitchen. Christine of the Rockland Welcome Committe with Al Moschetti

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New book from writer, Christopher (Kit) Lukas

Featured on Amazon’s Hot New Releases List

SHRINK RAP:

A Guide to Psychotherapy from a frequent flier. is now available in paperback.

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From the author of Blue Genes, comes an easy-to-read anecdotal book from a long-time consumer of psychotherapeutic services, explaining why he fervently believes that psychotherapy can be very helpful to people with emotional problems.

Christopher Lukas is a writer, an Emmy-Award winning television producer & director who, for the past 45 years, has worked primarily for public television. He has produced over 200 hours of programming for the public broadcast station WNET in New York City. Lukas’ has published a number of books, primarily concentrating on both end-of-life matters & writing+producing for broadcast television.

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Spring Cleaning & Food Changes by Cheryl Adler Here at Rockland World Radio, I am proud to say we had a fantastic winter season, launching my new radio show, “Cheryl Adler’s Sober University”, based on my book, “Sober University Your Next Step To Successful Recovery”, iUniverse, 2011. My guests offered valuable insight, advice and many useful and practical suggestions for enriching recovery from any addiction and enhancing your sober lifestyle. For a complete list of guests and topics covered, visit rocklandworldradio.com. All shows are archived for your listening pleasure anytime. As we move forward from a long winter of short days it gave us the opportunity to go inward. We re-emerge with this uplifting season of Spring! Hopefully, we take with us whatever we learned – practicing self-reflection for deeper self-awareness and personal growth. Now, as we approach Spring, we celebrate new beginnings as we see long awaited buds and branches turn the gentle green of this optimistic time of year. All is possible. Any time is the best time to earnestly renew or deepen your commitment to sobriety. In spring, all the more reason to take that leap into early sobriety or deepen your sober lifestyle. This is the time to get your own energy revved up and accomplish the goals you set out to do when you made your New Year’s Resolutions back in January. Be mindful. Take your time. Breathe. Practice the Golden Rule and watch how much more comes your way!

“Be mindful. Take your time. Breathe.” Whether you are in recovery for drugs, alcohol, food addiction, spending, or had the courage to break free from an unhealthy relationship, and all other selfharming behaviors -- this season of renewal beckons you to grow your sobriety as you would a beautiful garden. Diligently pull out the weeds of persons, places and things and let the garden of your life delight you and thrive! Spring Cleaning: Put your home in order. Throw away things that you have been holding onto for no good reason. If they are junk, send them straight to the garbage. If they still are usable, give them to charity. Remove clutter that is congesting your space and make room for the new. Clean out closets, cupboards, basements, attics and garages. To avoid being overwhelmed and quitting on yourself, do this one step at a time. Have a method and stick to it. Ask friends or family to help if that makes the task easier. Put on some music and boogie your way through spring cleaning. This is a time to do more than clean out your closets and re-arrange your cold weather clothes to warm weather clothes. Shed negative habits and behaviors and take on life-affirming new ones. As you would a garden, weed out the persons, places and things that do not support, celebrate, or encourage your sober lifestyle and the goals of your life. Remove self-sabotaging behaviors and avoid those who might seek to sabotage you as well. Surround yourself with the best people, places and things. Negativity will surely wear you out and bring you down! Positive thoughts, positive people and positive places will inspire, motivate and keep you singing and laughing. Make a list of books, music and places you want to experience. Then, give yourself a date by which you will have enjoyed them. Do not procrastinate! modernmetrozine

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Body/Mind/Spirit: Time to get outdoors into the fresh air. Indeed winter sports lovers have enjoyed snowboarding, skiing, and ice skating, but couch potatoes, it is time to move! Take the opportunity to enjoy the longer days. Wake up early to savor a sunrise and spend the evening outdoors to watch a sunset. Don’t leave home without your camera if you love to capture these amazing moments. Your dog is the perfect reason to take longer walks and make friends with other dog lovers. Walk the beautiful trails in our local state parks and the magnificent Hudson River. Visit outdoor gardens and grow your own garden – be it floral or vegetable. Right in Nyack we are proud of our own community garden on South Franklin Street. Join it if possible or make your own if you have a yard. If you are an apartment dweller, herbs and spices make for savory window planters. If you have a terrace, grow tomatoes in large pots. There are magical Botanical Gardens to visit in the boroughs of Manhattan and across the globe. Treat yourself to such visual and fragrant delights.

Connect to this colorful, inviting season of newness and begin new creative projects of your own. Walk, hike, bike and stay in motion. Take in the beauty of each day and memorize what was special about it. Breathe in the sweetness of the fresh air and acknowledge how good it is to be alive. Join me for another informative and inspiring season of sober living every Tuesday night at 8 pm. All shows are streamed live and are podcast for your listening pleasure and convenience. Remember, “If you are going to crave anything, crave living life to the fullest. Maximize all you have and squander nothing.”

Food Changes: The heavier foods that kept you warmer during the winter are now becoming crunchy healthy green salads, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Eat in color! Savor new flavors. Buy a blender or a juicer and enjoy fresh fruit smoothies and vegetable juices. Check out pages 165-184 for a variety of healthy recipes in my book: Sober University Your Next Step To Successful Recovery. Here is a tasty recipe for Spring:

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ENERGETIC EGG SALAD Serves 2. If you prefer, you can substitute the eggs with firm organic tofu 4 large organic eggs Vidalia onion, chopped Celery stalk, chopped 1-2 Tbsp. mayonnaise 1 Ripe avocado, cut in half (unpeeled) – remove pit Optional: substitute avocado with a scooped out tomato place on a bed of greens or make a sandwhich with multi-grain bread 1. Boil the eggs until hard. (If using tofu as an egg substitute, use 8 oz and mash up) 2. In a large mixing bowl, smash the eggs or tofu with a fork or potato masher, leaving them coarse. 3. Add finely chopped Vidalia onion and chopped celery to eggs. 4. Add small amount of your favorite brand of mayonnaise. 5. Serve in the avocado boat or the scooped out tomato or as a sandwich.

Enjoy this light lunch as a picnic in the park. Bring your camera, take a long leisurely walk, and snap photos along the way. Zoom in on the fine details of the beauty around you.

Tuesdays @ 8pm w/Cheryl Adler Only on RocklandWorldRadio

“If you’re going to crave anything, crave living life to the fullest. Maximize all you have and squander nothing.”

Cheryl Adler, MS, LCSW, DAPA, FAPA has a private psychotherapy practice in Nyack, NY. She is an OASAS Treatment Provider for New York State. She works with adolescents, and adults, addressing addictions issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and chronic illness. Cheryl is the author of “Sober University Your Next Step To Successful Recovery”c2011,iUniverse. She can be reached by phone at 845.358.4652 or visit her website at www. soberuniversity.com or email her at info@soberuniversity.com Cheryl can also be reached at rocklandworldradio.com

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The long awaited book by Dr. Ken & Lisa Davis. “Climbing Mountains� is now available for purchase.

Part guide book for spiritual growth and part inspiring memoir, Climbing Mountains leads the reader on a journey of self discovery.

Photos from book signing in Ridgewood, NJ Photo Credit: Richard Quinn

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In God We by David Biedny

It must be 2012, because anywhere you turn in my country, you’re confronted with wild-eyed, uptight folks crying out about the end of the world, the coming of demons and monsters, claiming that their main goal in life is to conduct themselves in the way dictated by God, the all-knowing Creator of the Universe. They have heard His voice, they have felt His love in their hearts, and they will only tolerate those who see the world through the exact same lens. We are told that we must welcome and respect this, that anyone seeking the highest office in the land can only do so after demonstrating a belief in, and unwavering loyalty to the Almighty Lord of all things. The self-defined chaste offer themselves as role models for the species, claiming an inherent superiority to those of us who have not seen the truth, those who remain somehow “lost”, drifting in a sea of sin, unhappiness and darkness. I have had enough of this madness. I can no longer remain calm about the idea that there are fellow humans who are so deeply disturbed, so totally in love with themselves, so wrapped up in their own egos and bubbles, that they would dare to claim that they are somehow imbued with the ability to detect, comprehend and implement the reasoning and motivation that drives some singular force that has somehow created all that exists. These proclamations come from creatures barely capable of comprehending the existence of the vastness of the known Universe, much less the

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scales of distance that make up the cosmos, or the yawning, gaping stretches of emptiness that stretch between the proton/neutron nuclei of an atom and the electrons whizzing around it in a blur of intense speed, tiny planets orbiting binary stars. Most of everything we think of as solid – this page, the monitor you might be reading this on, the fingers that are attached to your hands – is actually primarily emptiness surrounding a collision of buzzing molecules that attract and repel, a constant dance, even when appearing to be at rest. What might startle you is that scientists had figured these basic facts out well over a century ago, and in the intervening decades, we’ve learned so much more about the how and what of reality, yet we remain totally in the dark as to the why. This last item has long been the domain of philosophy on the hobbyist, shallow end of the pool, and religious thought over in the deep, murkier waters. And that’s where religion seems to fall into the framework of how we live – it gives many the reason to exist, something to fall back on, or in the eyes of this writer, a parental proxy that allows us to behave in any way we wish, ultimately saving us from the ravages of harsh reality, soothing the pain doled out by life’s lessons, and listening to our pleas for a range of material and physical needs and desires. Even though there are different religions, with distinctive rituals and structures, it all basically boils down to the same thing: an invisible power to which we owe fealty. And that power needs representatives on Earth, in order to guide the less capable, those who are in dire need of salvation and dominance, and these leaders are and have been, in many cases, given absolute power of life, property and liberty. Their reign remained for hundreds and hundreds of years, and how much blood was spilled in the name of God? More than you would ever want see in your life. Anyone who would defend religion, and cite the supposed good it has accomplished for our species, must first factor the human cost and suffering into the balance sheet. The red ink is quite literal – and abundant.


Historically, those who were declared religious leaders were indeed in control over not just the souls of men, but much of the money and power that existed on this planet. As we came out of the dark ages into era of scientific enlightenment, it seemed like religion would gradually take a backseat to logic and rational thought, belief becoming less of a priority than pragmatic knowledge, and as the twentieth century began, the combination of the industrial revolution and the awesome potential of electricity seemed to point a way to a brighter future, finally liberated from the shackles of dogmatic thought and the apathy regarding logic that this disease created in the minds of the masses of humans on the planet. For a while, it looked like our society might make some real progress, and the civil rights and women’s movements gave hope that our species might be waking up out of the collective haze of many centuries of ignorance, and fear, and the horrors of humanity left to the minds and souls of immoral men, turncoats who traded on ignorance and engaged in the kind of depravity that sane people can barely imagine, much less condone. And now, here we find ourselves in the present day, the dawn of the 21st century, a time when the current generation doesn’t really know – or care – that we landed on the moon, that in the last five years, we’ve discovered the existence of over 2000 planets orbiting other stars, that in the last 15, we’ve created a global communications technology unlike anything ever seen by humanity. We have come so far, yet the power base of the planet still appears to be in the hands of the Godfearing “faithful”, the Middle East seems trapped in a series of religious conflicts that know no end, and religious fundamentalists in the United States

have continued the scourge started in the dark days of Reagan, when the “moral majority” rose to infamy and power, taking advantage of the dim minds of weak men, those confused by the growing complexity of the world, and who seemingly longed for some bygone, largely imagined era of innocence and purity, a whitewashed delusion of the past that never actually existed outside of a Norman Rockwell painting. Look at the parade of clowns running for the Republican presidential ticket: wealthy men, who pretend to serve a higher power, insisting that we should conduct ourselves according to some vague code that bears little semblance to any of the nightmarish scenarios described in their Bible, a man-made book that gives the green light to murder, torture, abuse, exploitation and all sorts of heinous behavior unfit for rational minds, hearts

“I’m not an Atheist – I’m not that sure of anything – I definitely fall into the Agnostic bucket, I reserve the right to be wrong at all times...”

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and souls. We hear endless talk about “God given rights”, as if the Universe gives a damn what we do on the surface of this tiny world, one of a literally endless number of planets in this vast cosmos. My country, where tele-evangelists take to the airwaves, pleading for cash, spewing nonsense about Jesus and God, co-opting the word “love” and using it to appeal to the most base impulses of humanity, the desire to be unconditionally adored, to be forgiven for any antisocial, destructive behavior by simply asking for forgiveness, atoning and paying a fine, which is apparently supposed to reset the meter, facilitating yet another round of debauchery and criminality all fresh and new. As a human who still has an intact brain, and who is not so full of vanity as to presume that knowledge is within my grasp, I absolutely reject the

tenets of organized religion, I will not bow down to some imaginary friend in the sky. I know that most religions have their foundations in the paranormal, and as someone who has done actual investigation and research into these areas, I’m aware and objective enough to know that when something (or someone) that is not “us”, delivers us messages, missives and orders, it’s not to be taken at face value, or trusted in any real capacity. If I start hearing voices in my head, I’m going to make my way to a doctor, not a church or synagogue. If I see an apparition, I will not presume it’s Jesus, or the virgin mother or any other such nonsense. I’m not an Atheist – I’m not that sure of anything – I definitely fall into the Agnostic bucket, I reserve the right to be wrong at all times, but I’ll live this life as if

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it’s all I have, and I won’t wait for an afterlife to see how I scored in the game of existence, I’ll make the assumption that if anyone judges me as I leave this Earth, it’ll be my own soul looking inward, trying to derive a morsel of wisdom from my time on this planet. I suspect that if there is a God, and we get to meet it, it goes something like this:

“God, what does all this mean? What was the purpose of my life, the pain I witnessed and experienced, the injustices and wonders I saw on that lovely little planet, the cruelty, kindness and everything in between?” And God will respond,

Creating Health: Mind, Body & Spirit With host Dr. Ken Davis

“Well, I thought you would go check it out, and tell me what YOU think it means”. It’s as likely as anything else anyone believes.

Photos by David Biedny.

Discussions of health, healting, spiritual growth & transformation

Tune in to RocklandWorldRadio.com *NOW AT A NEW TIME*

Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00pm

David Biedny is the host of Angry Human, heard live Tuesdays at 10:00PM EST on Rockland World Radio

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‘DRAWING BACK THE CURTAIN ON THE SECRETS TO SUCCESS’

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Join Attorney/Success Coach Glen Keene every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:00 Eastern for Spotlight on Success, the show that draws back the curtain on the secrets to success. Spotlight on Success highlights successful people in an interview setting drawing out insights into the success mind-set. By interviewing entrepreneurs, business people, educators, community leaders and more together we will discover what it takes to be a success, however you define the term. Find out how they overcame obsticles and roadblocks, who were they inspired by and what methods they used to achieve their goals. Spotlight on Success streams live on your computer, laptop, smartphone or other internet device. Just point your browser to www.rocklandworldradio. com to watch or to access the show archives. Success awaits you, what are you waiting for? He who hesitates is lost.

Glen Keene, Executive Producer Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

“Raise your business and life to the next level” Past Guests Include: - Rose Marie Raccioppi - Bill Batson - Peter Klose - Annette van Loon - Steve Beldock - Mayor Jen Laird-White - Betsy Adelman - Jonathan Fanning - Senator David Carlucci - John M. O’Brien - Howard Hellman - Liborio Derario - David Musciotto - Dr. Kenneth Blank - Diane Serratore - Ricky Richard - Deborah Turner - Ted Fattoross - Ula Robertson

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Glen Keene w/Senator David Carlucci

Glen Keene w/Mayor Jen Laird-White If you have a success story you would like to share with the world or if you would like to sponsor a show that conveys a positve, empowering message please send an email to glen@attorneykeene.com or call him at 845-548-1769. You can also reach Glen by linking to the shows icon on the web site and sending an email to the studio.

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“Ressurection”

Preston Pepper

I sat there in a dark, empty studio shaking with fear. My mind was filled with a thousand doubts, or more. “How many times had I been here before?” I asked myself. “How many times, have I sat in a radio studio, in front of the mike and spoken my truth, and my conservative message to the people of this great land of ours, the United States of America? And now, here I was down to my last bullet, trying to resurrect myself, trying to prove that the last years had been no more than an aberration- as the Obama administration clearly isand that Preston Pepper still had some smoke on his heater, that the man and the voice that Glen Beck had frequently referred to as the “Inspiration” could still reach out to the millions of loyal fans with a message of truth and hope. “One minute Pep” my producer cried out, “break a leg.” “As long as its Obama’s leg” I replied trying to use my sense of humor as a shield against the fear that would have easily crippled a lesser man. And then I heard the first words of my new show echoing through the studio. “Turn Your Radios All The Way To The Right America, its time for Pep Talk with me Preston Pepper.” As my fiancé Bubbles McAdoo had told me however, I had nothing to worry about. And that very night as producer and new buddy Richard Quinn looked on, Ol’ Pep made the world take notice that he still had plenty of gas on his heater. There were to be for sure, a few wobbly baby steps but I guess I’m getting ahead of myself.

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It’s nearly spring, a time of rebirth and of new beginnings. The unseasonably warm weather has the first flowers bursting up through the partially frozen soil, searching out the sun. And as I walk down along the river I realize that I too am reborn. I also realize that the birthing was not done alone. Bubbles McAdoo is clearly, without a doubt the midwife, of Pep Talk. Her love brought me back from oblivion, from the abyss of alcoholism that I had stumbled into when Ann Coulter, the vixen of the right seduced and abandoned me as she had done to so many other good men. What were her hurtful motives? I don’t know. You’d have to ask her. But let me tell you, you’d probably learn little from that tortured soul. But its folly to dwell on negatives, and to return to the past is only a way of courting letdowns. I’m watching a tugboat shepherd barges on the river, probably gravel from an upstream quarry and the image is inspirational. I am a shepherd, I am a guide, and I am the boatman, the captain in charge of getting his ship and its cargo and crew to the safety of a sheltering harbor. I never had the luxury of failing. . I had been living above a garage out in the horse country of Long Island. I was drunk half the time. I was dirty, un-bathed and unwanted. I had a cell phone, but the coverage was poor, and you know what, it suited me just fine. I wanted to be alone. I wanted to fade away. But it didn’t suit Bubbles McAdoo the jolly socialite from the Hudson Valley, once referred to


as “the Doris Duke of Duchess County.” Sweet Bubbles, whose love for me had spanned decades since a chance meeting one night in Paris, the capital city of love. And who had repeatedly defended me against the advice of her own staunch Republican family to listen to Limbaugh, when Rush and I were locked in a knock down radio brawl for the hearts and minds, for the very souls of America. Bubbles didn’t waste a moment when she heard what Coulter had done. Instead she sent her chauffer, Othello to bring me back from Long Island to her estate up the river. I wasn’t too pleased. I took a swing at him . I woke up in a shower at Eagles Claw the estate on the Hudson rubbing my jaw. Othello amongst other things had been the welterweight champion of the world. Then he lost all his money and was sleeping on skid row. Bubbles, who is a big fight fan, heard of his plight and gave him a job. He’s as loyal to her now as a dog from the pound. “Sorry boss,” Othello told me as I lay on the shower floor, stilled clothed and music playing in my head that was all tympanis and flutes. “but it seemed like the only way to get you here. And Pep that right hook you threw at me wasn’t bad. But I seen it before.” I bet he did. For the next six days Othello was my constant companion, in charge of a regime of physical exercise that can only be described by one word, torture. At the end of this time, sober though still shaky, bathed and well dressed Othello led me into the great lady’s presence.

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“You look great Pep.” She said. But we can’t waste time with chit- chat. You have a job interview in thirty minutes with Richard Quinn at Rockland World Radio.” Richard Quinn was straight to the point. “We have a nice little thing but we want to grow it. In effect we have ambitions of going to the Super Bowl. We are tired of the toilet ball and we think that you Pep can get us there. You up for it?” What could I say? “Sure, why not?” I said, trying to put on my game face, but inside I was an agonizing miasma of fear and self hate. That’s when I felt Bubble’s hand squeezing mine. “Richard” she said, “just dust off a space in your trophy cabinet. The team has it quarterback.” As I sat in front of that mike with the music playing the dizzying speed of the last few week’s events wasn’t lost on me. I swallowed hard and stared forward and spoke these words,” welcome to all of those good folks who have come to see my resurrection. Many didn’t believe it possible. I had fallen so far. But I found the love of a good woman, and I’m back. These are treacherous times, but fear not, Ol’ Pep will get you home.” And so it was that an old love that had never died plucked a broken down pundit off the scrap heap and set him back where he belonged. Such is the way of all things they say to be born to pass away and to be reborn. They’ll never know how right they were. And fans, friends, and Americans, fear not the captain is back at his post.

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Preston Pepper Tuesdays @ 9:00 pm

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Musicians on the Road by Kevin Finn

Day 1: Northampton, MA Life on the road through the eyes of a touring musician Feb. 17 2012

We left on Friday from Jaclyn’s home in New York shortly after 4pm. Conversation was sporadic as she navigated the winding roads in her red Dodge hatchback and I stared out at the changing landscape on the right. We talked about bike riding, Letchworth Village, a brick factory turned art studio, and growing up in Orange County. I am always surprised with how quickly the suburbs turn rural. It was dark outside when we rolled up to a house in a neighborhood of similar houses. The rundown cars gave the impression the houses were rented by college students. There was a sign written in black magic-marker on brown cardboard (a pizza box?) taped to a lamppost on the street that read NO PARKING. The house, set back from the street a distance, had the same brown-cardboard-withblack-marker sign, this time saying “Band party in basement! Enter through the side door -->” We pulled into the driveway, in spite of the sign, to unload our instruments and merch. I watched someone exit the side door. I prepared to introduce myself and explain that we would only be there for a minute but the person didn’t approach, didn’t even look. What did it mean that they weren’t concerned about a strange group parking in front of their house?

We entered through the front door, through a porch, and into the living room where a dozen people were sitting on couches in the dark, talking and laughing loudly. There was no TV in this room but it seemed crowded especially with our hands full: Jaclyn carrying her guitar and merch box, me carrying my bass, amp and backpack. No one said “Hi” or even looked at me. A girl popped up. “You’ll never guess what just happened!” she said and pointed to a chihuahua. She looked twenty and had a classic rural face like Shelley Duval. Heading to the kitchen, we found movement both child and adult. One girl was wearing baby blue stockings with white flowers on them. An older woman held a very young girl. They all moved in and out of rooms, all the rooms, while moving and talking to each other. I was unseen. I noticed a particular girl with a pony-tail on one half of her head and a shaved bald patch on the other. Jaclyn led me to the basement where I was smacked with a smell of body odor but looking back I think it was a general smell of bodies permeating the house. I turned my attention to navigating the narrow staircase that creaked wearily. We descended past black holes and exposed bricks and old spackling. Then through a door.

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In this room was a long brown couch on the left and a red futon cushion (like a pillow the length of a bed) on the floor to the right. At the back were guitars, instruments, cases, two banjos and two chairs. We leaned our instruments against the wall with the others. I believe I was in a state of shock at this point because I had stopped making any judgments. I only remembered wondering what Jaclyn and the house expected of me. What was the right behavior in this strange society? I felt like an intruder but was this an overreaction? On our way back up, Jaclyn was in front. We met a tall man with dark hair wearing a red shirt at the top of the stairs. Jaclyn introduced us. “This is Adam or Bobby” “Hi.” “So this is the bassist?” “Yeah” “I figured that out through detective work.” “Ha-ha-ha.” He spoke completely devoid of emotion. His demeanor wasn’t negative, just uninterested. Jaclyn asked him where she could park and then left to move her car, leaving me there at the top of the stairs. “Hi. What was your name again?” “Adam or Bobby” “Oh. Hi.” “Hi.” He paused there forgetting me, looked around and then took off. He must have a lot of things to do, I reasoned. I stood there, abandoned in this strange place while people still moved all around, caught up in their normal lives and not noticing that a stranger was standing obtrusively in their home. The girl that had welcomed Jaclyn was now moving in the kitchen too. I, wearing my black pea-coat and thick blackrimmed glasses, felt like an outsider. I was nowhere near the office where I had my internship

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six hours earlier. Maybe they thought I was the corporate world intruding upon them. Who had invited him? Were they ignoring me to drive me away? I hung awkwardly in the kitchen before following somebody into the living room where the others sat: the other guests? I hoped so. It was crowded in there as I hung out in the doorway, more in the way than before, so I ventured deeper into the room where it was dark and a girl with a shawl sat with a chihuahua. THE chihuahua! There was a guy sitting next to her, sunken in the couch and playing a ukelele. He must be high, I thought. They ALL must be high, I accused, but he played the ukelele well, high or not. I waited for Jaclyn to come back. She stood around like I had been before not talking to anyone or looking anywhere. Someone spoke: “Everyone’s here. Should we start playing? Who wants to go first?” “Well I’ll play” came a voice sitting across from me. And so we all went down to the basement in a line. It got crowded down there quickly. I crammed myself into the back corner in front of shelves of records and old recording equipment. Almost everyone else was sitting. “They probably know better” I thought, wearily. The volunteer was a man of about twenty-two with long hair. He took out his acoustic guitar and began to play sad folk songs of love and loss. The little baby girl was running and being swept up by doting arms. She would squirm free and run for someone else to pick her up. “I think, since I volunteered, the next person should volunteer too,” he said after he had finished his set. Silence. Jaclyn looked over and whispered to me “do you want to go up?” I nodded my head absentmindedly. I was nervous but that feeling wouldn’t lessen with time. I had no idea what the audience would think of us. I expected them to have high standards.


We set up and played. I messed up. A lot. The room was so quiet, the people so attentive and interested that I could feel my bass cut through the air. Nothing could hide it. My bass amp was right behind Jaclyn. In my head, she flinched with every hesitated note I played. It had been a whole week since I had practiced these songs by myself and our rehearsal on Wednesday had been pretty lousy on my part. I had needed a day to practice but I was too busy and now to Jaclyn and the audience I was just a terrible band mate. It was overwhelming. So we finished and the room clapped and I slunk sheepishly back to the dark corner, having been exposed as, I felt, worthless. I pressed further

into the blackness than before. New bodies were coming in and squeezing all the standers together. But the sitters didn’t noticed. Next up was the girl with the shawl and the chihuahua. She brought a guitar and let the chihuahua roam the floor “It’s Friday right?” she asked and broke in to the chorus of the Rebecca Black song “Friday”. She played well with a smokey voice that exploded from her chest, much louder than her speaking voice. Her entire body was a resonator. As she played a song she wrote for her best friend’s birthday she stopped suddenly. “I never really finished that song,” but it sounded just lovely.

The MMTT HQ in Northampton, MA 2.17.12

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Old Hi by Ric

The Gothic Hillbilly Tale of a Man, his Knife, his Ex-Wife and These Crazy Thoughts in his Head! Directed by Wallace Norman NY Theatre Wire called it ‘a must see show’.

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The Antics Roadshow photos by Carolyn Magnani

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The Antics Roadshow

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Fri. May 11th @ 7pm Sat. May 12th @ 1pm The Nyack Village Theatre 94 Main St, Nyack NY

Performances and video art by: Los Babies - noise punk/minimal techno from Kingston and Nyack Wolf Hand - video art and experimental music hailing from Bay Ridge, BK!

Mascara - rapper, dj, noise maker, grand creator Some of the Somebodies - punks from the Bronx! Beatrice Schleyer - dancer, photographer, and performance artist based in BK Isfet - ambient, drone, electronic artist from BK Pranga - baltimore comic book and collage artist dabbling in a self-created genre of sound LESPHINXX - cracking the window panes of your dreams and setting them free on the danceoor.

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resents: orcery Music

mental music and performance art Sorcery Music-- two nights of experimental music and performance

comprised of a series of “spells” in which each performer will cast a unique “spell “ on the audience through ritual, music, and art. Curated by local artist and musician, Sara Goodman, Sorcery Magic brings together artists from the fringe, using music and video art to entrance the audience, as well as themselves. Why else do we create? Why else would we perform? We do it to transmit. We do it transcend. We do it to transform ourselves and those that witness and partake. Come join this motley cast of characters who will be conducting fine magic in the ways of performance art, video art, crazy noise, amazing reality- shifting, perception -altering, mind- bending stuff of the grand universe (in a town called Nyack. )

Isfet-isfet.bandcamp.com LeSphinxx-http://gigmaven.com/lesphinxx?f=c Some of the Somebodies-nooneandthesomebodies.bandcamp.com Beatrice Schleyer-http://www.beatricevonragueschleyer.com/ Wolf Hand-http://vimeo.com/freakcast http://vimeo.com/penguincityinc Mascara-mascara.bandcamp.com www.soundcloud.com/telesphorosnine http://www.youtube.com/user/MascaraAndNineEyes/videos

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MARCH 3/23 7:00pm

All We Got! - Open Mic Night

3/24 6 & 8pm

TBA

3/30 8:00pm

Maura’s Kitchen Presents: Mistura

3/31 8:00pm

All Ages Music Event w/ Fuzzy Dice

APRIL 4/7 7:00pm

TBA

4/13 7:30pm

Maura’s Kitchen Presents: Mistura

4/14 8:00pm

TBA

4/20 7:00pm

All We Got! - Open Mic Night

4/21 7:30pm

Birnur Spring Dance Extravaganza

4/27 10:00pm 4/28 8:00pm

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Random Flicks Presents: ‘The Save the Eskimos Show’ TBA


MAY 5/4 8:00pm

Ship Of Fools

5/5 7:30pm

Ship Of Fools

5/11 8:00pm

Sorcery Music w/DJ Mascara, Los Babies and More

5/12 1:00pm

Sorcery Music w/DJ Mascara, Los Babies and More

5/18 7:00pm

All We Got! - Open Mic Night

5/20 5:30pm

“A Brother’s Love” A Tribute to Nina Simone

5/25 8:00pm

TBA

5/26 8:00pm

TBA

For booking and rental information Contact the Nyack Village Theatre (845-826-2639) Be sure to visit www..nyackvillagetheatre.com for up to date performance schedules

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Maura’s Kitchen Presents March 30th & April 13th @ 8:30pm

Celebrate Maura’s Kitchen’s One Year Anniversary @ the Nyack Village Theatre. 94 Main St, Nyack, NY Peruvian Food, Drink and Film Celebration Purchase Tickets at Mistura: The Power of Food www.nyackvillagetheatre.com all for just $35.00 70

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www.marcellosgroup.com

845-357-9108

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MMZ Spring 2012  

Featuring the finest independent music+art+culture+theatre+health+holistic+photography+more

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