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February 8, 2013

Area Entertainment Briefs

The Daily Star

---- — Two events to aid relief effort

The Gallupville House will be the site of the annual Cabin Fever Party at 6 p.m. Saturday, featuring a special reunion concert by the 3 J’s Band. Proceeds from the concert will go toward the Schoharie Area Long Term recovery effort. Those who attend are asked to bring dessert to share. Beverages will be provided.

A soup sampler fundraiser will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Town of Glen Firehouse at 134 Auriesville Road in Fultonville. The Burnt Hills Melody Makers will perform classic big band swing tunes, and a variety of soups will be served. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 12.

Photographer’s work to be shown

Dalton Brannick will be showing his work in the gallery during the Out of the Woodwork Players’ performance of “The Housekeeper” today, Saturday and Sunday. Performances are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday; the gallery opens an hour before each performance.

According to a media release, “Dalton is a young and up and coming photographer residing in upstate New York. Brannick specializes in outdoor scenery, maternity and engagement photo shoots as well as nature, sports and event photography.”

The gallery is at the top of the stairs in the Bainbridge Town Hall.

Concert to give summertime feel

The Oneonta Community Concert Band will present its 11th annual “Good Ol’ Summertime in Winter” concert on Sunday at FoxCare Center in Oneonta. The concert will begin at 3 p.m.

Under the direction of Rene Prins, the program will include The Star Spangled Banner; Pasadena Day; Garden of the Gods Overture; Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer; Silvery Brook, written in 1905; Down a Country Lane by Aaron Copeland; Empire Express; The Gliding Girl Tango by John Philip Sousa; selections from “The Music Man”; and Thunder & Blazes, better known as Entry of the Gladiators.

The concert is free and open to the public. The audience is invited to bring their own lawn chairs although chairs will be provided. For more information, call 432-7977.

Art sought from area students

The Cooperstown Art Association is seeking artwork from Otsego County high school students for “An Artistic Discovery,” a Congressional High School Art Competition planned for March 8 through 29.

Six students will be awarded ribbons, and a digital image of their artwork will then be submitted to Congressman Chris Gibson’s office for the next phase of competition. From there, one student’s work will be selected for display in the U.S. Capitol alongside artwork from other students across the U.S. 

The categories open for competition are painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, mixed media, computer generated artwork and photography. The competition aspect is open only to two-dimensional artwork, but the local show will also feature three-dimensional pieces. No more than two pieces of art per student are requested. Artwork should be delivered between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 2.

A list of rules has been sent to the art departments and guidance departments of area schools. More information is available from 547-9777 for more information.

Open mic continues in Stamford

The Second Saturday open mic and jam series at The Gallery in Stamford will continue this month, with area performers invited to attend from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The event is open to the public; singers, musicians, poets, playwrights and other artists may sign up by calling 652-4030 or emailing A $5 donation is requested from the audience.

The Gallery, at 128 Main St., has a grand piano concert hall that includes an in-house drum kit, two sets of congas and a sound system. The venue will be open from 2 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, with music beginning at 7 p.m. Tour The Gallery at

Party of Two to play Valentine’s show

Local duo Party of Two will perform a Valentine’s Day program at 2 p.m. Sundy at the Belvedere Cabaret in Greene.

Vocalist DJ Potter and pianist/keyboardist JoAnn Chmielowski will perform a repertoire of romantic love songs from a variety of musical traditions, including jazz, rock, Broadway, Latin, folk, opera and international contemporary. They will be joined by M.W. Degan on stand-up bass.

Intermission will feature magic by Brian Foley, performin as The Amazing Great. Reservations are accepted at 656-5858 or 221-2460. The Belvedere is at 41 Genesee St.