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Saturday, February 7, 2015
Café Veritas presents
Suzie Vinnick
7:30 p.m.
Café Veritas, First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610
Ticket prices: $18 general admission, $10 students with ID, and children under 12 are free.
For tickets and more information, visit www.cafeveritas.org
Suzie Vinnick is the owner of a gorgeous, powerful voice and performs with a sweet mixture of engaging candidness and unparalleled musicianship. Suzie won the 2008 Canadian Maple Blue Female Vocalist of the Year and just won 1st place in the Blues Category of the Unisong International Songwriting Contest for her co-write “Sometimes I Think I Can Fly.”

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World Music Institute (WMI) presents
CUBA TO BROOKLYN! PEPITO GOMEZ
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $25 / WMI Friends $20 / Bring a Kid! $5
José “Pepito” Gómez’s “beneficent alarm” (The New York Times) of a voice has carried him on a fast track from playing with local bands in his hometown of Camagüey, Cuba to becoming lead singer of Maravilla de Florida, Charanga Latina Orchestra and Habana Ensemble, respectively. He’s toured with the late Compay Segundo of the Buena Vista Social Club and was a lead singer of the Cuban megaband, Pupy y Los Que Son Son, before moving to the US. Backed by a powerhouse ensemble of NYC’s Cuban all-stars, he moves from heart-wrenching romantic ballads to high-octane timba arrangements, replete with torrents of improvisations and frenzy-inducing call-and-response.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
Robert Browning Associates presents
KIRAN AHLUWALIA
Indian Song: Roots & Revolution
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $30/ Students & Seniors $25
Noted for “her soul-stirring voice” (Los Angeles Times), vocalist-composer Kiran Ahluwalia brings a modern sensibility to her songs of Sufi mysticism and yearning romantic love. A proponent of the great vocal traditions of India and Pakistan, she boldly explores new territories to create a synthesis of Indian, western jazz, and Saharan sounds. Her CD, Aam Zameen: Common Ground, which she recorded with the nomadic Tuareg group Tinariwen, was recently awarded Kiran’s second JUNO award (Canadian Grammy). This program is a CD release concert for her long awaited sixth album Sanata: Stillness. On stage she is accompanied by noted jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi, the No. 1 “Rising Star” guitarist in DownBeat’s 2013 Critic’s Poll; Nitin Mitta (tabla); Will Holshouser (accordion); and Mamadou Ba (electric bass).

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
World Music Institute (WMI) presents
ECHOES OF THE DIVINE: JEWISH WOMEN’S VOICES
Muhabbat Shamayeva and Galeet Dardashti

7 p.m.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $30 / WMI & CTM Friends $25 / Bring a Kid! $5
A fascinating program featuring two powerhouse voices: Bukharian Jewish singer Muhabbat Shamayeva, one of Uzbekistan’s leading vocalists; and Middle Eastern singer and composer Galeet Dardashti, heir to a family tradition of distinguished Persian and Jewish musicians including her grandfather, the renowned classical singer, Yona Dardashti. Shamayeva’s diverse repertoire includes Central Asian classical shashmaqam, folk songs and popular estrada music. She’s participated in Yo-Yo Ma’s The Silk Road Project and is the subject of two documentaries. The innovative Dardashti is especially known for multi-disciplinary projects, like The Naming, and her edgy all-female powerhouse Mizrahi ensemble, Divahn.

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ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS
The Noble Maritime Collection presents
Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor Exhibition
Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Noble Maritime Collection; 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY 10301
For more information about the exhibition, call (718) 447-6490
The Noble Maritime Collection will present a new exhibition, Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor, that focuses on the life of an average mariner, or “Snug” as Sailors’ Snug Harbor residents were called, from the time of his admission to the retirement home until his death. Exploration of health care, dormitory life, work activities, and recreation at the home will illustrate how the site, which encompassed five dormitories, two hospitals, a cathedral and chapel, a dock house and bathhouse on the Kill van Kull, and a farm, as well as its own morgue and cemetery, provided exceptional, free, and democratic eleemosynary care for 150 years.

June 26, 2014 —May 31, 2015
The History Center in Tompkins County presents
EXHIBIT: “CAPTAINS, COMMERCE, AND COMMUNITY: THE IMPACT OF THE ERIE CANAL ON TOMPKINS COUNTY”
Opening reception: Friday, September 5th, 2014 5-8 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The History Center, 401 East State Street, Ithaca, NY (one block east of the Ithaca Commons)
For more information, please contact Catherine Duffy, Curator, at 607.273.8284 ext. 0
The History Center in Tompkins County will open their new exhibit “Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County” on Friday, September 5th at 5 p.m.. The artifact-based exhibit will explore the lasting effects of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County. In 1828 the Seneca-Cayuga Canal, an extension of the Erie Canal, was opened, connecting Cayuga Lake, and therefore Tompkins County to the economic watercourse that spanned across most of New York State. Combined with the increasing ubiquity of railroads, the Canal system changed Tompkins County from a collection of quiet lake-side towns into a mass of booming centers of commerce and industry. Captains, Commerce, and Community will illustrate the changes and effects the Canal had on this region through representational artifacts from The History Center’s object collection. A series of themes will be explored over the course of the 12-month exhibit, which includes commerce (September through December 2014), boats and their builders (January through April 2015), and travelers and community folk (May through August 2015). This exhibit has been made possible through a generous grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. In 2012 the ECNHC funded the development of a Canalway object collection, and provided The History Center the opportunity to gain greater intellectual control over its object collection. Additionally, the project supported the complete inventorying of The History Center's permanent Open Storage display. As a result, The History Center has ascertained a classifiable collection of historical objects that directly relate to the Erie Canal.

September 6, 2014 —August 29, 2015

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