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Arts and Entertainment

August 2, 2013

Area Arts News

Exhibits to open today at CANO

The Community Arts Network of Oneonta will feature three exhibits by local artists Simone Mantellassi, Doug Jamieson and Walter Gurbo with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Wilber Mansion Galleries at 11 Ford Ave. in Oneonta. The show will run through Aug. 27.

Gallery hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays and by appointment. For more information, call 432-2070 or visit

Singer to perform album tonight

Last year’s “Travelers and Thieves” was the triumphant result of Cobleskill-based singer-songwriter Chris Scharling’s attempt at the RPM Challenge: create an album of original music in one month’s time. He’ll be playing the album in its entirety, with his band, at the Kaaterskill House in Stamford at 7 p.m. today.

In 2009, his song “Fuzzy Dice & Neon Headlights” was featured in the video game Guitar Hero.

While attending the State University College at  Oneonta for Music Industry, Scharling began writing songs and sharing them with classmates and faculty.

Scharling will be performing the album with his band in its entirety with Albany singer-songwriter Matt Durfee.

Youths to perform Shakespeare

“Love’s Labors Lost,” a fully staged Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops performance, will take place today and Saturday at the West Kortright Centre.

Each evening will begin with an indoor performance of the Introduction to Acting’s theater piece, “Peter Pan.” At 6:45 p.m. there will be an picnic, wherehot dogs and veggie burgers will be provided.

The featured production, directed by Olivia Briggs, with original music by John DeNicola & Patti Maloney, will begin at 8 p.m.  The actors are coming from the Shakespeare acting workshop, taught by Briggs; the set, sound and lighting from the Technical Theater Workshop, taught by Bob Briggs; and the costumes 

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