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Arts and Entertainment

August 9, 2013

Area Arts News

Galumpha performance set at EOH

The Earlville Opera House will present Galumpha at 7 p.m. today. Combining acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment, presenters said in a media release.

Galumpha is a a mix of art and entertainment, offering world-class, and award-winning choreography. 

Admission is $10 and $8 for EOH members and students are discounted to $5. The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. The art galleries, Artisan’s Gift Shop f and the EOH Arts Café are open during the performances. For more information, or to reserve your seats, call (315) 691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is at 18 E. Main St. in Earlville.

Keyboardists to  be featured

Keyboard wizardry is in the spotlight when the Belleayre Music Festival will present the Bill Charlap Trio today, and Kenny Barron’s 70th Birthday Celebration with his Platinum Quintet on Saturday. Both shows start at 8 p.m.

The final two shows of this season’s Catskill Mountain Jazz Series will showcase the talents of two of jazz’s pre-eminent piano masters.

Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand.

Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington.

Barron will mark his 70th birthday with accompaniment by a “who’s who” of the some of the most accomplished players on today’s jazz scene, including Miles Okazaki, Marcus Strickland, Lee Pearson and Linda Oh.

In 2005, Barron was inducted into the American Jazz Hall of Fame and won a MAC Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists’ Association and was a finalist in the 2001 Jazz Par International Jazz Award.

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