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August 30, 2013

Area Arts News

The Daily Star

---- — Final 2013 concert set for today

The last of the 2013 Concerts on the Green in Bainbridge by the Old Time Band will begin at 6:30 p.m. today.

The play list includes marches, old favorites and more.

The people from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church are baking pies and will be ready to serve at about 6 p.m.

Those who attend may bring chairs or a blanket to On the Green in Bainbridge. In the case of inclement weather, the music and pies will be at the Town Hall Theatre.

Music of Pink Floyd to close fest

The groundbreaking progressive rock of Pink Floyd, marking the 40th anniversary of “Dark Side of the Moon,” will be celebrated at the Belleayre Music Festival at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Following its “Music of Led Zeppelin” performance last season, the Belleayre Festival Orchestra under the direction of Brent Havens, will return with the second installment of its Rock Extravaganza series.

Music from “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall” is prominently featured, and colored lighting effects on the ceiling, lasers and fog complete the experience.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster. For more info call (800) 942-6904, ext. 1344, or visit

Belleayre Music Festival concerts are held on the grounds of Belleayre Mountain in Highmount.

Dinner theater auditions set

Auditions for Theater Project of Schoharie County’s murder mystery dinner theater production of “While the Lights Were Out” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Teen Town in Cobleskill.

The play, a comedy/mystery, will be presented Nov. 1, 2 and 3. Rehearsals will start Oct. 1 and will be held three nights per week. The production has parts for nine females and five males.

For more information, call Cherie Stevens at (518) 231-6225.

CAA plans Fine Arts on the Lawn

The Cooperstown Art Association’s Fine Arts on the Lawn exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This outdoor sale of will consist of artist-run tents on the lawn as well as work by more than 40 members of the CAA on the front porch. This sale of original artwork includes oils, photography, printmaking, watercolors, pen-and-ink, drawings, pastels and much more. Mary Doherty will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

All works will be for sale, and the show will go on, rain or shine. Attendees may also try their hand at decorating the sidewalks with chalk. Two shows, “Made in New York: The Art of Wood” and a solo show of oil and acrylic paintings by Robert Glisson of Syracuse will also be on display. The gallery will be closed Monday. After  Monday, the gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.  For more information, call 547-9777 or visit

Murder mystery auditions set

Tall Pines Campground will hold auditions for its annual murder mystery at 11 a.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The dinner theater will be performed at Tall Pines Campground on Columbus Day Weekend. The event is open to the public and will include dinner and seating for 60 people. 

Try outs  will be for suspects of all ages, assistant directors and production assistants. Actors must be able to read and memorize lines. Rehearsals will be held Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and some nights the week before the play. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Oct 12.

Ideal candidates should have reliable transportation and able to make it to all or most of the rehearsals. Roles require line memorization, ad-libbing, and the ability to stay convincingly in character. Improvisational skills and comedic timing welcome, but not required. Accents are a plus. Auditions will be cold reading from a script. All positions are nonpaid.

Tall Pines Campground is on Anderson Lane in Bainbridge, off the intersection of  state Route and county Route 35 near the Rockcut, just outside of Sidney For more information, call Gayle at 563-8271. 

‘Works on Paper’ opens Sept. 7

The Mount Utsayantha Regional Arts League will present a group exhibition titled “Works on Paper.” Local artists Rhonda Harrow, Carla Shapiro and Gerald Scheck will each present their work at the Mural on Main Art Gallery at 631 Main St. in Hobart.

The public is invited to an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Refreshments will be served. The show will run through Oct. 27.

The “Mural on Main” Art Gallery is open noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays  and from noon to 3 p.m. holidays. In addition to showing the fine art of local artists the gallery also sells locally crafted gifts.

The current exhibition “Jackson & Hart” showing the whimsical sculptures of John Jackson and the paintings of local artist Colin Hart can be viewed at the gallery through Monday.

Fenimore exhibit to close

Labor Day weekend marks the final opportunity to see The Wyeths: A Family Legacy, an exhibition exploring the work of three generations of artists from this prominent family. The exhibition at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown is one of the few public exhibitions to display the work of the family together and highlight their connections.

The Wyeths: A Family Legacy showcases works by Andrew Wyeth; his father, N.C.; his sisters Henriette and Carolyn; and his son Jamie. Works by Howard Pyle, who taught N.C. Wyeth, are included, as well as Peter Hurd, Henriette’s husband.

Guest curated by Megan Holloway Fort, the exhibition draws on loans from the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Brandywine River Museum, the Roswell Museum and Art Center, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

For more information, visit

‘Come Home a Stranger’ 

Hartwick College and the Interplay Theatre Company present the world premiere performance of ‘Come Home A Stranger’ by Malissa A. Kano-White, from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 3 to 7 in the Lab Theatre.

Inspired by an actual event, ‘Stranger’ is the fictional story of a young woman’s struggle to embrace her sexual orientation amid the binding storm of family and friends in rural Kentucky.

The cast features three American College Theatre Festival acting nominees: Kayleigh Zapf, Paul Patinka and Brian Cook as well as the talents of Johana Arnold, Danielle Weaver and Sarah Walsh.

Tickets are $5 for Hartwick faculty/staff, students and seniors and $10 general admission. For more information or reservations, call  431-2227. Seating is limited. Reservations areencouraged. Due to sexual themes and language, audience recommendation is 13 and older.

Group to perform at Woodside

Woodside Hall will present Ah Coopella, singing four part harmony, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.

A reception will follow the performance at Woodside Hall, at 1 Main St. in Cooperstown. This is a free performance, but seating is limited.

For more information or reservation, call Deborah Ziegler at 373-7817.

Black Crowes to perform

Dan Smalls Presents and Brewery Ommegang will host The Black Crowes at the brewery at 7 p.m. Thursday. Gates open at 5 p.m. The London Souls will be the opening act.

This is the final show of Ommegang’s 2013 Summer Concert Series and one of the final shows by The Black Crowes before the group’s recently announced 2014 hiatus, according to a media release.

Tickets are on sale: $45 for general admission, or $60 for general admission and camping. Tickets may be purchased at the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, and Green Earth Grocers and Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta.


Latin American folk, flamenco to be featured

The Gallery at 128 Main St. in Stamford will host an evening of Latin American folk and flamenco dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. 

Tickets will be $15, or $12 if reserved in advance by calling 652-4030.

Puerto Rican vocalist Taína Asili and Sicilian guitarist Gaetano Vaccaro will perform with Brattleboro, Vt., -based dancer Nina Kunimoto for a night of Latin American folk & flamenco. 

All three artists have studied under some of the world’s finest flamenco performers, and have performed nationally and internationally in various musical projects.

Asili and Vaccaro traveled to Spain in July for the third time to study with renowned flamenco musicians of contemporary flamenco. This summer they participated an intensive workshop series at El Centro de Arte y Flamenco, studying with flamenco vocalist Esperanza Fernandez. They also received daily instruction at flamenco school Taller Flamenco, studying under flamenco recording artist Alicia Gil and guitarist Francisco “El Pulga” Moralecs.

Kunimoto has studied flamenco dance around the world and teaches at the Luminz Studio in Brattleboro, Vt.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for tours of  the gallery. 


The Redemption Movement at 148 River St. in Oneonta will host a series of Punk/Ska groups in the coming weeks. 

Shows will begin at 6 p.m. Survay Says!, a punk/ska band from New Jersey, will play Sept. 15. Buffalo-based B-Sides will play Sept. 21. The Sheds, a punk/post skacore band from California will play Oct. 1. Oct. 12 will feature Condition Oakland from Pennsylvania, with peformances by Suburan Drag, Home Movies and Surly Dan. 

For more information, visit


Duo to perform at library

The next Middleburgh library concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. The performers are Tom Akstens and Neil Rossi who live in the Adirondacks.  The have played old-time country music, country blues and honky-tonk for 50 years. For more information, call (518) 827-4953.


Tom Chapin concert to benefit SALT

Tom Chapin will perform a benefit concert for Schoharie Area Long Term at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Presbyterian Church on Main St. in Schoharie.

Tickets will be $15 for adults and $5 for children. 

Tickets may be purchased on line at