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November 1, 2013

Area Arts News

Event to benefit Dominican relief 

“Juerga Flamenca,” an afternoon of Flemenco music and dance plus Irish, tap and ballroom performances, will be offered at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Upstairs Theater at Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center.

There is suggested $10 person donation to benefit the Esperanza Dominican Relief, a nonprofit, nonsectarian medical relief corporation whose sole purpose is to improve the health, education, and social services of the disadvantaged residents of the Dominican Republic.

The event will feature: La Nina, Tacones Calientes Dance Ensemble, cellist Monica Wilson-Roach, Master Percussionist Brian Melick, flamenco guitarist and composer Maria Zemantauski, Mireille Vandenheuvel and David Arnold, and the Claddagh Ring Irish Dancers.

For more information, call Rebeca at 432-3509 or rbyam11740@aol.com.

Flame to perform at UVCS

The New Berlin Art Forum will present the band Flame at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Unadilla Valley Central School Auditorium in New Berlin. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the New Berlin Library or the New Berlin Service Pharmacy.

Flame, a group of musicians from upstate New York who have disabilities, average over 70 performances a year both in the U.S. and abroad and have been featured on ABC TV’s “Good Morning America.” Their song list contains more 100 classic hits – rock, country, and blues – from the past five decades, and the group has released four CDs. 

For more information on the New Berlin Art Forum, visit www.newberlinartforum.org and for more information on Flame, visit www.flametheband.com.

‘Our Town’ opens today in Bainbridge

The Out of the Woodwork Players will open their 25th anniversary season in the  Town Hall Theatre today with Thornton Wilder’s play, “Our Town.” 

Set at the turn of the century in the fictitious New England town of Grover’s Corners, this story of life in a small town “has become a classic for its simplistic style as well as its universal appeal to those coming of age in small communities,” according to a media release. 

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