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December 20, 2013

Area Arts News

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---- — Christmas opera to be presented

“Amahl and The Night Visitors” by Gian-Carlo Menotti, a classic Christmas/Epiphany opera, will be presented in two performances, at 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown. 

Produced by the Calleo Workshop for Performing Arts, the performances will be in the church sanctuary at 25 Church St. Singers from local schools and communities will be featured. Donations will be accepted. 

Open Eye to have cabaret Dec. 28

The Open Eye Theater will present as one of its special events, Patricia Dell and Kent Brown in a cabaret, “Revisiting Nancy LaMott” with guest artist Mel Bellar.  The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28.  The Open Eye Theater is at 960 Main St. in Margaretville.  Reservations are needed; call (845) 586-1660.  General admission is $18 or $15 for seniors. Credit cards will not be accepted for payment.

LaMott was a singer of American popular standards, who died in 1995 at age 43.  In 1989 she met composer/conductor David Friedman, who felt she should be making records, and offered to produce them himself. Through her recordings, LaMott’s popularity spread to a wider circle.

In “Revisiting Nancy LaMott,” Dell and Brown will add some of LaMott’s favorite holiday songs to their popular program from last year.