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25 years ago
Aug. 27, 1988
The sensual sounds of saxophone and clarinet will echo through the Autumn Café this Saturday evening when a venerable wind player and his quartet take the stage.
Al Gallodoro, who has toured the nation performing, teaching and jamming in world-renowned bands, will push the keys of his gold-plated instruments starting at 9 p.m.
Gallodoro will be joined by drummer Louis Colone, bass and tuba player Bill Stanley and pianist Bud Blacklock, who brought the group together.
Gallodoro knows his instruments well. Born in Chicago in 1913, he has played clarinet and saxophone since the age of 12.
“It’s funny how things connect,” said Blacklock, who is spending his second summer in the area. He heard last year that Gallodoro was living on Franklin Mountain, and now the two men are making music together.
After decades as a musician playing in New York City and touring in bands, Gallodoro now makes music in and around the Oneonta area. He was drawn to the area by relatives, and he has lived on Franklin Mountain for seven and a half years.
“I have done everything in the music business — from New Orleans night clubs to symphonies,” the musician said. Gallodoro played during the vaudeville days and when broadcast companies hired complete orchestras.
“I just love all music,” Gallodoro said.
50 years ago
Aug. 27, 1963
Three and possibly four Oneonta college faculty members will leave for Washington, D.C. at 10 a.m. today to participate in the civil rights demonstration planned Wednesday to urge speedy Congressional action on civil rights measures.
Rev. Dr. Herman Keller, Hartwick College philosophy and religion department chairman; Jay M. Pawa, State University College at Oneonta social studies instructor; and Stanley Weisberger, SUCO English, Speech and Theater instructor said Monday they were making the trip.