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TIOGA COUNTY COMMUNITY PRESS

The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Event for a brand new clothing store in Owego, on Friday April 1 . Suzie’s Clothing Shack is located at 77 North Avenue, Owego, NY. Suzie’s Clothing Shack features women’s clothing, clothing for girls and sizes through plus size. “Everyday clothes for everyday women.” Find them on Facebook at “Suzie’s Clothing Shack.”

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SERVING LUNCH & DINNER

"Maria Callas" to Grace Ti-Ahwaga Stage

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Easter Bunny Costume Contest — April 21, 7pm

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OPEN 1pm Easter Sunday

From left, Andrea Gregori (Callas), Heather Ingraham, (pianist) and Jana Kucera (student) on the set of "Master Class," which will be performed at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center in Owego this April. Photo by John Dudak.

The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players will present Terrence McNalley’s Tony award winning play "Master Class" on Apr. 8, 9, 10, and Apr. 15, 16, 17, at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine St., Owego, NY. "Master Class" was inspired by a series of vocal master classes conducted at Juilliard by celebrated soprano Maria Callas in 1971-72. McNally uses the classes as a starting point for relating the person, soul and core of Callas, whose art, fame, vocal accomplishments, tempestuous rivalries, fall from grace, and ill-fated love affair with Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis are legendary. Director James Osborne is taking a high-road approach to the production by presenting Callas, who was often referred to as 'La Divina' and considered by many one of the greatest opera divas of the past century, as an emotionally flawed and highly vulnerable individual. “Each one of the three students that she coaches throughout the show serve to bring out the turmoil and conflict that simmers beneath the larger than life persona that the illustrious artist projects. In flashback, Callas delivers the most revealing and poignant moments in her life that cannot help but

bring the audience to a heartfelt and deeper understanding of this great artist whose life and art were so tragically cut short,” Osborne said. The production is further enhanced with memorable musical moments by area opera singers and on-screen projections of Callas and her life. Soprano Andrea Gregori will portray Callas. Her three students will be portrayed by soprano Jana Kucera, tenor Matt Vavalle, and soprano Maria Aimoniotis. Pianist Heather Ingraham will provide accompaniment, and Joe Schmieg will portray a stage hand. Shows start at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $18. Friday admission for students with ID cards is $10. Sunday admission for seniors 60 and over is $15. Fine wines, beers, soft drinks and snacks are available to enjoy at your table during the show, and there isn't a bad seat in the house. The show is underwritten in part by Chemung Canal Trust Company, Tioga State Bank, and The Haircolor Café. To reserve seats, call the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center at 687-2130 and log on to www.tiahwaga.com for more information about the center.

April 2011 Community Press  

Community Press April 2011

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