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February 2015

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EVENTS by date & deadlines        • ANNOUNCEMENTS         • ONGOING EXHIBITIONS


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
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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Friday, February 13–Sunday, February 15, 2015
Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Winter Folk Music Weekend
The weekend runs from Friday dinner 6:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. through Sunday lunch. You can check in any time after 5 p.m. Friday.
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonkson NY
For more information: www.folkmusicny.org.org/FAQ_Weekend.html or call Heather 212-957-8386 WEEKEND RATES:
Full weekend includes all meals. Member rates apply to members of FMSNY.
Adult double: members $255 / non-members $270
Adult single: members $320 / non-members $335
Adult triple: members $225 / non-members $240
Children 5-12 years $90 (in room with two adults)
13-17 years $125 (in room with two adults)
Additional nights (Thursday or Sunday, no meals) $55.
Dogs $55 for the weekend. All rooms have private bath.
This is our unstructured weekend, where all the music is made by YOU. Bring voices, instruments, friends, children, dogs. Enjoy a local hike. Swim. Relax. Sing, jam, and pick at all hours. The only set times are for meals.

Sunday, February 15, 2015
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater presents
Story Sunday at the The Glen Sanders Mansion: Stories for the Moons of Long Nights with Joseph Bruchac and Jesse Bruchac
5 p.m.
The Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302
$35 per person (includes entertainment, 3 course dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)
Bring someone new and you each save $3 (only one discount/person).
Pay at the door using cash or checks made out to “Story Circle”
Reservations: (518) 384-1700, or Kate@KateDudding.com. Please indicate how many of each entrée is desired.
A program of traditional winter time tales and Native American music featuring drum, flute and vocals offered by Abenaki father and son storytellers Joseph and Jesse Bruchac.
Chicken Parmesan; Baked Scrod; or Eggplant Parmesan.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
Robert Browning Associates presents
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
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.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Russian Winter Festival
12:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY
Admission: Adult: $6, Children: $3 from 5 to 12, children less than 5 - Free
The 7th Annual Russian Winter Festival 2015 is a month-long Festival. The events slated for the festival include the Fine Art Show, Tchaikovsky Piano and Nadezhda Obukhova Vocal Competitions, Russian Poetry Recital Competition, and the Grand Finale on Feb. 28. See website for full schedule. The festival promotes the public understanding and appreciation of Russian folk art, traditions and culture. The culture of Russia has been shaped by its long history, unique geography and diverse demography. Because of the gradual accretion of land over several centuries, Russia has over 150 different ethnic groups. The final day of the Festival on February 28th 2015, is a full day of traditional food, music, costumes, exhibits, films, performances and competitions.

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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
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
Albany Institute of History & Art presents the exhibition
Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets, and Bed Hangings
W 10-5 p.m.; Th 10-8 p.m.; F&S 10-5 p.m.; Sun. Noon-5 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210, 518/463-4478
In the private space of the bedroom, the world takes center stage. There, on the elevated platform of the bed, matters of politics, international trade, social events, and cultural affairs come alive in the elaborate designs and patterns displayed on American quilts, coverlets, and bed hangings. Bed covers of all types are the perfect canvas for displaying ideas about the world beyond the bedroom door. They make connections to foreign lands, express patriotic fervor, and fabricate realms of fantasy and childhood whimsy. The exhibition investigates the designs and patterns that decorate American bed covers of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. More than 30 bed covers and complementary objects such as illustrated books, paintings, ceramics, and botanical specimens reveal a variety of design sources used by American women and men to decorate their beds.

October 11, 2014 — March 8, 2015

The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, present the exhibition
The Shakers: America’ Quiet Revolutionaries
Museum Open Tuesday-Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230
Admission: The NYS Museum is free. Donations are accepted at the door
The exhibition details one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American History. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections will be exhibited together for the first time at the New York State Museum in November 2014. The Shakers launched a revolution parallel to the American Colonies’ struggle against British rule. As they sought religious freedom in America, their spiritual practices and community focus set them apart from greater society. Their devotional routines as well as their product innovations, marketing acumen and views towards gender equality seemed “revolutionary” to the outside world. Thematically divided into six areas, the exhibit will show how the Shakers’ unique model of an equal society challenged the norms of the new nation.

November 15, 2014 — March 6, 2016

...and beyond
John Michael Kohler Arts Center announces
This Must Be The Place
Opening Celebration: Friday, October 3, 6-9 p.m.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081-4507, 920.458.6144
Admission FREE to Arts Center members. (Join today!) General Public: $10 (Buy tickets) Tickets also available at the door.
Enjoy a musical performance by Painted Caves, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Get your tickets online. 7:30 p.m.—Tour the galleries with curator of the series, Karen Patterson, and six exhibiting artists.
Original installations, sculpture, photography, film, and work by vernacular environment builders reveal powerful places of influence in twelve artists’ lives. This series of five exhibitions invites consideration of “place” as far more than a particular point on a map. Rather, it brings to light the humanity, meaning, and identity that can be drawn from and invested in a place when the experience of it transcends materiality.
Kim Morgan: Range Light, Borden-Carleton, PEI, 2010
September 14, 2014–January 4, 2015
Martin Prekop: House
September 14, 2014–January 4, 2015
Kevin Blythe Sampson: Ironbound
September 14, 2014–February 1, 2015
Building Stories: Including works by Heather Benning, Beverly Buchanan, Scott Carter, Sanford Darling, Frank Albert Jones (1900–1969), Alexandre Larose, and Sebura & Gartelmann
October 3, 2014–February 15, 2015
Brent Green: Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then
October 3, 2014–February 1, 2015

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