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Arts and Entertainment

February 7, 2014

Area Arts News

Open mic set at The Gallery

The Gallery in Stamford will host an open mic/open stage jam from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Gallery is continuing “Second Saturdays” as a stage for talent of all levels and diversities, from the professional musician to the individual that has a song she just has to express. Poetry, music, acting, solo or groups are welcome.

The Gallery at 128 Main St. offers a grand piano concert hall that includes an in-house drum kit, grand piano, two sets of congas, a sound system, a large seating capacity and fine art.

The Gallery is open from 2 to 11:30 p.m., on Second Saturday.

Those who wish to attend should call 652-4030 or email tim@touhey.com.

Attendees may also bring a plate or beverage to share.

Cost is a $5 donation, but performers are admitted free. 

   

Library hosts art exhibit

The photography and paintings of Lucinda V. VanVleck on display at the Sidney Memorial Public Library this month.

A retired elementary school teacher, VanVleck is secretary of the Southern Tier Beekeepers Association and documents honeybees in their natural environment. She gets upclose shots of the honeybees’ world. According to a media release, she feels that getting a quirky or humorous shot of a honey bee makes a day better. The display can be seen during library hours.

   

Summertime in Winter concert set

The Oneonta Community Concert Band will present its 12th annual “Good Ol’ Summertime in Winter” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fox Care Center.

Under the direction of Rene Prins, the concert will include the following pieces: “The Star-Spangled Banner”; “Washington Post March” by John Philip Sousa; “Home Circle Overture,” first arranged for band in 1912; “The Hesitating Blues” by W.C. Handy, first published for band in Memphis in 1916; “The Klaxon March” by Henry Fillmore, another of the March Kings; “Indian Summer Waltzes,” copyrighted in 1905 in Kansas City; “the Iroquois March,” copyrighted in 1894 in West Virginia; “Moonlight in Florida” published in 1923 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and  selections from “Fiddler on the Roof.” “Our Flirtations” by John Philip Sousa will complete the concert.

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