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April 5, 2013

Arts Briefs

The Daily Star

---- — Youth ensemble to host 2 shows

The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble will host two concerts Tuesday with cellist Mike Block and fiddler Hanneke Cassel.

The first will be a 10 a.m. In the Union Hunt Ballroom on the SUNY Oneonta campus. Following the performance, at 12:15 p.m., Block and Cassell will teach an improvisation workshop to any interested musicians from the community. Presenters recommend bringing instruments to the afternoon session.

The second show will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Waterfront Room in the Hunt Union.

All of the events are free and open to the public. For more details, call 746-2283 or email

Orpheus presents ‘Off the Hook’

Orpheus Theatre will present “Off the Hook,” the new play by local playwright V.J. Bauer, at 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center on Market Street in Oneonta.

The show focuses on coping with death and dealing with the living.

For more information, call 432-9392 or go

‘After Ashley’ to be staged

SUNY Oneonta will perform “After Ashley” at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12 and 13, as well as at 2 p.m. April 14 in Hamblin Theater in the Fine Arts Building.

The play, student directed by Andrew Tejada and written by Gina Giofriddo, centers on a teen boy navigating the joys and terrors of life.

The show is not recommended for those under 16 because of adult content. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission.

Guitarist to play 6OTS

Italian virtuoso steel-string guitarist Peppino D’Agostino will play Thursday at 6 On The Square at 6 LaFayette Park in Oxford.

The musician also is a composer, arranger, singer, teacher and all-around entertainer. His style combines Italian folk music, pop songs, classical works, Irish music, country, blues, ragtime and Brazilian.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. For more inforamtion, call 843-6876 or go to