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Friday, January 2, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Post New Year Nosh & Tour
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $12 adults; $10 students/seniors

Join us for our first tour day of the New Year! We’ll fete you with hot cider and challah and at 1 p.m., a behind-the-scenes architectural tour with Deputy Director Amy Stein-Milford.

Caffè Lena presents
Russet Trio
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
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This threesome lights up the stage with their contemporary approach to traditional dance tunes. Their music blends Celtic and Appalachian melodies with rhythmic swing and high energy groove. Toes will tap and spirits will soar! Featuring Sauerkraut Seth Travins (The Wiyos) on bass, accompanied by fiddle and guitar.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE McKRELLS; also MANDOLIN MADNESS with Barry Mitterhoff (of Hot Tuna), Wayne Fugate and Michael Sassano
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
The McKrells have been sharing their love of celtic, bluegrass and folk for many years—from standing ovations at Carnegie Hall to other stages around the country, sharing the stage with the likes of Travis Tritt, Alison Krauss, and Sam Bush. The McKrells are always evolving and fresh, and this time will feature Kevin McKrell, Brian Melick, Kate McKrell and Seth Warden. In a never ending quest to establish the Mandolin as a worldwide dominant force among musical instruments, three longtime friends and mandolin masters—Barry Mitterhoff, Michael Sassano, and Wayne Fugate—have joined forces in forming the band “Mandolin Madness” as a vehicle for winning converts to their cause. Making a musical home in the space around and between the great American roots styles of bluegrass, blues, jazz, and old-time, Mandolin Madness draws on all the voices of the mandolin family (mandolin, mandola, mando-cello and octave mandolin) to create a show that is mythical, magical, musical mandolin mayhem.

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Saturday, January 3, 2015
New Museum presents
First Saturdays for Families
Group Choreography
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Cost: Free
This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and twelve years and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under 18 are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited, and tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Join the New Museum and Vanessa Justice—one of the artists featured in the New Museum’s presentation “AUNTSforcamera”—for an interactive family workshop exploring what it’s like to be a choreographer. Inspired by circular movements such as spinning and children’s games, including “Ring Around the Rosie,” guests of all ages will experiment with creating different variations of “group choreography.” The workshop is part of the current R&D Season, organized around the theme of choreography, and will take place in the New Museum Theater. Vanessa Justice is a choreographer and performer whose work examines how choreography and the body act as multifaceted, layered processes in which different modes of information meet and create a context for interplay. She founded VANESSA JUSTICE DANCE in 2007 as a structure to support ongoing experimentation and performances.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Mystic Chantey Blast & Pub Sing
1-5 p.m.
Frohsinn Hall (the Mystic German Club) located at 54 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support the 36th Annual Sea Music Festival which will be hosted at Mystic Seaport June 11-14, 2015.
Questions? Contact: smf(at) mysticseaport.org; www.mysticseaport.org/event/chantey-blast-and-pub-sing
For more information about Friends of the Festival, contact the Museum’s Advancement Department at 860.572.5365.
Stuck in the winter doldrums? Break out in song at the annual Chantey Blast and Pub Sing! Join in as Mystic Seaport chantey staff and many of the finest chantey singers in the northeast sing chanties, maritime ballads and songs of the sea.

Café Veritas presents
Rochester Singer Songwriters in the Round
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
Rochester Singer Songwriters in the Round will feature well know local talent from the Rochester area.

Caffè Lena presents
Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
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This steadfast husband and wife duo features one of the folk world’s most successful songwriters, Steve Gillette. His songs, including “Darcy Farrow,” “Happy Hour” and “Back on the Street Again,” have been recorded by the likes of Tammy Wynette, Ian & Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot and Garth Brooks. Cindy plays dulcimer, guitar, banjo and concertina and sings lead and harmony with a smooth, silky voice utterly lacking in affectation. In concert, these long-time Caffé Lena favorites cover a variety of country and folk styles, blending world-class professionalism with down-home, informal charm.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
RED MOLLY
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Four-time featured artist at MerleFest, breakout stars at RockyGrass and the darlings of the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion—Red Molly brings audiences to their feet, whether it’s on a grand festival stage or in an intimate concert hall. Their latest CD was featured in USA Today and CMT Edge. It debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ radio chart and is currently at #10 on the Americana Radio chart, and climbing.

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Sunday, January 4, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Ballroom Thieves
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
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With a slow, deliberate build, the Ballroom Thieves are riveting from the moment the first chord is struck, transforming any size room, whether it be a large ballroom or a small club, into a remarkably intimate environment. Formed in 2011, the Boston-based trio takes the sincere, narrative blueprint of folk music and infuses it with the attitude of rock, the soul of blues, and the sweat and fervor of a revival tent. Martin Earley (guitar, vocals), Devin Mauch (percussion, vocals), and Calin Peters (cello, vocals) attack their instruments and harmonies with great energy. Garnering regional and national acclaim for both of their releases to date, 2012’s The Devil And The Deep, and 2013’s self-titled EP, the Thieves have been on national tour with Lone Bellow, Dispatch, Little Green Cars, the Wheeler Brothers, and Houndmouth, among others.

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Monday, January 5, 2015
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research presents
Poets as Smugglers: Sutzkever, Kaczerginski, and How the Remnants of the YIVO Archive Reached New York
6:30-8:00 p.m.
15 W. 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Contact: 212-246-6080, lfalk@yivo.cjh.org
Cost: Free
This program is part of the YIVO-Bard Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization, January 5–23, 2015.
Yiddish poets Abraham Sutzkever and Shmerke Kaczerginski rescued hundreds of treasures from YIVO’s archive not once, but three times: they hid them from the Germans in the Vilna ghetto, they located and dug them up after Vilna’s liberation by the Red Army, and they smuggled the treasures out of Soviet Lithuania to the free world in late 1945–1946. This lecture will tell, for the first time, the dramatic story of how Kaczerginski and Sutzkever stole the treasures out of the Vilnius Jewish Museum, secretly moved them across the border to neighboring Poland, and later whisked them across Europe to Paris. Once in Paris they sent most—but not all—of the treasures to YIVO in New York. When the materials began to arrive, all that YIVO’s director, Dr. Max Weinreich, could do was cry.

Monday and Tuesday, January 5–6, 2015
Taller Boricua announces
Program of Remembrance: FERNANDO SALICRUP 1946–2015
3:00-10:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
Taller Boricua, Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Fernando Salicrup, Executive Director of Taller Boricua/Puerto Rican Workshop, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015. Friends and relatives are invited to join a celebration of Fernando Salicrup’s life at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center. The Program of Remembrance, which will include poetry and music, will start each day at 6:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, January 7, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, 120 East 106th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues. Immediately following the mass, Fernando will be buried at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions be made to The Puerto Rican Workshop (Taller Boricua), 1680 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029.


Fernando Salicrup was born on August 6, 1946 in East Harlem, where he lived throughout his life with his loving wife of over 40 years, Zoraida Salicrup and their two sons Fernando and Danel. He is a proud veteran of the US Marines having served in the Vietnam War. After the military, he returned to study at the Philadelphia Academy of Art. Subsequently, he won a scholarship at the New York School of Visual Arts, where he studied painting under Chuck Closs and printmaking under Robert Blackburn. He was instrumental in the development of the arts and cultural corridor in El Barrio (East Harlem) as the Executive Director of Taller Boricua. As a visionary, he developed artist housing, and as a community activist, he fought for the creation of the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center. He also served for many terms on Manhattan Community Board 11. As an artist, he participated in numerous international exhibitions throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe, including venues in New York such as El Museo del Barrio, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Salicrup has received several awards for his work, including the award for experimentation given at the XII San Juan Biennial of Latin American and Caribbean Printmaking. He also taught workshops in printmaking and digital processes, and served as a mentor to hundreds of young artists, writers and musicians. He is survived by his wife, Zoraida Salicrup, their sons, Fernando Salicrup lll and his wife Jaime Spiliotes and Danel Salicrup; and his daughter, Cynthia Blake and her husband Terance Blake; and four grandchildren.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Old-Time Instrumental Jam
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, 513 Henry Street (at Sackett St.), in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
For more information, email alanfriend_music@mindspring.com
Wanna jam? Alan Friend will lead an old-time jam. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, etc. Acoustic instruments only. Buy some delicious desserts and socialize.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
Monthly Jazz Clinic: Charles Mingus and his Bluesy Roots
6:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Free
For high school students and up. If you’re interested in learning more about jazz and playing alongside other musicians, join the Queens Jazz OverGround for their monthly Jazz Clinic. Stick around for the Monthly Jazz Jam immediately after the clinic.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Monthly Jazz Jam
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/FREE for Performers, Members & Students
Whether you’re a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills, and jam each month with your peers. Don’t play? Come listen!

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Folk Open Sing
7-10 p.m.
Info: Frank, 212-533-2139
Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (near 2nd St.)
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an open sing. Bring your voice, instruments, friends, neighbors, and children. Drop by for a couple of songs or the whole evening.

Friday, January 9, 2015
Center for Traditional Music and Dance and Alwan for the Arts announce
Musical Performance: 4th Annual Maqam Fest (Official Showcase of APAP Conference) 2015
Featuring: Nashaz, Alwan Ensemble, Souren Baronian, Amir ElSaffar & The Two Rivers Ensemble, Shashmaqam, Yuri Yunakov, Ustad Ikhlaq Hussein Khan, Kenan Adnawi
7:00-11 p.m. (Doors open 6:45 p.m.)
Alwan for the Arts, 6 Beaver Street, 4th floor, between Broad Street and Broadway, New York, NY
Tickets: Advance: $30 General Admission | $25 for Students and Seniors, (Limited tickets available at the door).
Free for APAP badge holders. Please RSVP to: kjohnson@ctmd.org. (Please make sure to include your full name and organization.)
Contact: 646-732-3261, sophie@alwanforthearts.org
Maqam Fest is an annual showcase presented by Center for Traditional Music and Dance and Alwan for the Arts featuring exceptional ensembles from New York and around the world that have a unique approach and perspective on maqam. Developed more than a thousand years ago, maqam is a complex system of musical modes and represents one of the great legacies of the Arab-Islamic world, pervading the musical cultures from the Maghreb (Northwest Africa) to Western China, and from the Balkans to the Sudan. This year's 4th Annual Maqam Fest 2015 celebrates a line-up that pays special tribute to this tradition. Maqam Fest is part of the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference, one of the most anticipated events in the performing arts field, bringing thousands of presenters, agents, managers and artists in the fields of dance, theater and music from around the world to New York City every January.

Caffè Lena presents
David Wax Museum
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22, Member $20, Child and Student $11
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With a Mexo-Americana combo of Latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering, this ensemble is fronted by a charismatic Missourian singing tight harmony with a Southern belle rattling the jawbone of a donkey. They’ve been hailed by TIME for their “virtuosic musical skill” and they’ve built a reputation all over the US, Canada, Europe and China for “kicking up a cloud of excitement with their high-energy border-crossing sensibility” (The New Yorker). They made their Caffè Lena debut last summer and left a very happy and huge audience on their feet clapping and hollering heartfelt praise.

POSTPONED DUE TO TRAVEL DELAYS.
The Folkus Project presents
Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb in concert
8:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $18
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
The area’s favorite international guitar duo perform stunning guitar duets which feature their world class guitar talents. The international duo of Loren Barrigar (from Central New York) and Mark Mazengarb (from New Zealand) first met at a quite camp with Tommy Emmanuel in 2005 and have been touring extensively on both the USA and Europe ever since.They share a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians. Their varied repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar duets as well as songs, giving them wide appeal. Their music is influenced by Bluegrass, Jazz, and Old-time/Country; their style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, and their songs feature Loren’s superb vocals and some beautiful harmonies from Mark. Loren and Mark have headlined guitar festivals in both the USA and Europe and their fan base is rapidly increasing. In the short time the pair have been together, they have attracted the attention of several notable industry artists which has seen them perform with guitar sensation Tommy Emmanuel and record with 5-time Grammy winner Lloyd Maines.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BEAUSOLEIL avec Michael Doucet
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
For 37 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. The NY Times said, “Cajun music purists admire the fiddler Michael Doucet’s informed command of traditional Cajun music, while those who just want to party surrender to one of the most colorful roots bands on the scene. Bon temps, every time they play!” With 12 Grammy nominations, Garrison Keillor called them simply “The best cajun band in the world!”

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Saturday, January 10, 2015
ArtsWestchester announces
Live Arts Fest!
An art making event for all ages!
1-5 p.m.
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA), 1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY
Tickets: $5 for HVCCA members; $10 non-members, $5 for Peekskill residents
For questions, email info@hvcca.org, or call (914) 788-0100
Imagine the excitement of watching the creative process unfold right before your eyes, as works of art are created from start to finish on one winter afternoon. Engage with professional painters, sculptors, dancers, tattoo artists, and spoken word artists as they make works of art, step-by-step, with your participation! Not only will the artists be sharing and showing us their methods, but we will also get to participate in the movement of dance, help make a clay book, design a tattoo, and work with paint brushes too, among many other engaging artwork activities—directly with each artist! In the “performance ring,” young spoken word artists will get a lesson in sharing in the allure of the open mic, dancers will be shown new moves with a revered local dance teacher, and visitors will add to our “Love Wall” placing their creative selfies and expounding upon their thoughts about love. Young visual artists will have fun activities and expert instruction at the “art school” tables all day long. Live music! Food! Drinks! Fantasy face painting!

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
NRITYAGRAM
5 and 7 p.m.
The Temple of Dendur, Sackling Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Tickets: Free with Museum admission
Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy, the principal dancers of India’s famed dance troupe, Nrityagram, return to NYC for a site-specific piece at The Met’s famed Temple of Dendur—a perfect setting for the Odissi dance form, which speaks of love and union with the divine. They transport us to enchanted worlds of magic and spirituality with the grace and power of their solo and duet performances, illustrating Odissi’s sinuous forms and rapt expressions against this majestic backdrop. Their program, “Songs of Love and Longing,“ will be accompanied by live music.

Caffè Lena presents
Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
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Albany’s own Railroad Boys deliver a dynamic blend of hard-driving, traditional mountain music fused with Gaudet’s diverse contemporary songwriting. Gaudet’s percussive rhythms are the perfect springboard for his high-lonesome voice, and the melodies and authentic three-part harmony singing is downright infectious, inspiring sing-alongs, whoops, and standing ovations. During the past four years they've been making mainstage appearances at the country’s best bluegrass festivals coast to coast, including Gray Fox, Joe Val, IBMA, and Wintergrass. The Railroad Boys are Jim Gaudet on guitar and vocals, Bobby Ristau on bass and vocals, Sten Isachsen on mandolin, Mat Kane on fiddle, and Scott Hopkins on banjo.

Ashokan Music and Dance announces
Great music and dances!
Woodstock Contradance moved to Ashokan this month!
8-11 p.m.
The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY
Adm: $10, $5 teens and kids. Info (845)246-2121
Fern Bradley calling with The Russet Trio

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
EMPIRE ROOTS ALL STARS Band
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
The Empire Roots All Stars Band features a line-up of New York’s most celebrated blues/ roots artists: Woody Mann (guitar), Dave Keyes (piano), Bill Sims Jr. (Vocals), and Brian Glassman (bass). Empire Roots consists of America’s top ambassadors of roots music, performing and recording with the most important artists from the blues, folk, and jazz worlds. Coming together for the first time as the feature group for the film Harlem Street Singer, which tells the story of Reverend Gary Davis, the band celebrates the music of the Reverend with new interpretations of his classic blues and gospel repertoire plus their own original material.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
LECTURE— Uncovered: Textile Treasure in an Attic Trunk
Deborah Emmons-Andarawis, Curator, Historic Cherry Hill
2 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free with museum admission
Hidden in an attic trunk for more than a century, a rare textile was uncovered shortly after Cherry Hill transitioned from private home to historic house museum. Just what was discovered? A pristine, curiously figured, gloriously colored 18th-century Indian-made bedcover called a palampore. This lecture will explore the history of Cherry Hill’s palampore and what it likely signified to its earliest Van Rensselaer owner. This lecture is sponsored by Partners for Albany Stories (PASt).

Caffè Lena presents
Alba’s Edge
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
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This exciting young quartet weaves the expressive melodies of Scottish fiddle with jazz improvisation, funk bass lines, and the rhythms of Latin America to create a new sound that BBC Radio Scotland has called “a wonderful concoction.” Fresh off a US State Department funded tour of Mexico, Alba’s Edge performs and leads clinics across the US and internationally at venues ranging from house concerts to festival stages. Pianist and bandleader Neil Pearlman was raised on Scottish music and dance, studied jazz piano extensively, and went on to explore Brazilian, Afro-Colombian and Cuban music. He formed the band with his sister, fiddler Lilly Pearlman. They’re joined by percussionist Jacob Cole, a recent graduate of New England Conservatory, and bassist Doug Berns, whose groove was honed in the funk, afro-beat and jazz communities of New York City.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
SONGWRITER’S SHOWCASE hosted by Jake Holmes, with Paul Guzzone, Misty Askew, and David Forman
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $10 (free to members)
We are excited to announce that this month’s Songwriter’s Showcase will have a new format. We continue to bring Beacon world class, uniquely talented songwriters but we will be making the evening more interactive by inviting our audience to participate with questions of their own. We will now be broadcasting over the Internet, but there is still nothing better than live music. As emcee, Jake Holmes will be delving into the inner workings of three very creative minds — Joy Askew, Paul Guzzone and David Foreman — songwriters who, over the years, have contributed mightily to our music community. Misty Askew is not only a singer/songwriter. She has played and sung in bands with such artists as Peter Gabriel, Laurie Anderson and Jack Bruce. She appeared in Laurie Anderson’s movie Home Of The Braveand has opened live for David Bowie and David Byrne while promoting 2 of her own 8 CD releases. Paul Guzzone is a performing songwriter, producer and long-time bass player/vocalist in The Bacon Brothers band. His work ranges from pop to commercials to theater. His new CD Chasing the Moon has just been released. David Forman has been writing and performing since the late 1960s. His alter-ego, Little Isidore, tours with his 10-piece classic rock and roll ensemble, the Inquisitors. David also collaborated with The Hooters, on the critically acclaimed album, Largo which featured Taj Mahal, Levon Helm, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
CREATIVITY PANEL: The Creative Process — In Conversation
Save the Date! 7 p.m.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, 518.273.0552
Cost: Free
What is creativity? How is it nurtured and why is it important? How does it find expression in everything from the arts to business? Join Chris Marblo, President of The Arts Center of the Capital Region, and a panel of regional creators for a conversation about the creative process. We will allow plenty of time for audience Q+A. The panel will be announced shortly.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic
Featured Teller: Kelvin Keraga
Sign-up: 6:45 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga, NY
To reimburse the Caffè for the lights, coffee, etc., admission is $3, and $1 each for the coffee and goodies.
There is a 10-minute limit on story length. The MC will weave the evening together and there will be no feedback. No reading of stories, just telling, please.
Once a month from 7:00-9:00 p.m., storytellers have their own open mic, to try their voices for the first time, to hone their skills in front of a live responsive audience, to work on their presentation, or to try new ideas in a supportive atmosphere. For others, it’s a cheap night of entertainment. No reservations are necessary or taken. The organizers and MCs for this storytelling open mic are storytellers Margaret French, Christie Keegan and Jeannine Laverty. Kelvin Keraga has performed as an actor and storyteller for a number of years. He hosts the annual Community Holiday Breakfast at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, New York, performing folktales from cultures around the world. He also produces and performs in Hubbard Hall’s “Whispering Bones,” an evening of ghost story tellings. His love of stories dates back to childhood nights when he and his older brother read ghost stories to each other in a dark attic bedroom.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute announces
Free Workshop: T.L.C.: Urban Quilombo at The Classic!
6-8 p.m.
BronxWorks Classic Center | 286 E. 156th Street Bronx, NY 10451
Cost: Free. RSVP here.
Touching Living Culture (T.L.C.) is CCCADI’s arts-in-education division. The Urban Quilombo series brings that work from the classrooms to the streets!
As part of a series exploring freedom cultures we present the first of these FREE youth and family programs featuring an Angola style Capoiera Workshop with Luz Canas at 6 p.m. as well as a Know Your Rights training, designed to empower individuals during police encounters led by Djibril Toure of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement at 7 p.m. Special guest, Blitz the Ambassador, a Ghanaian-American hip hop and visual artist and international cultural ambassador will lead a Hip Hop in the Diaspora writing and performance workshop at 6 p.m.

January 15-17, 2015
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
WINE & DINE for the ARTS
250 Global wines, spirits and NYS craft beers; 70 innovative chefs and restaurants, 14 exciting events, 3 delicious days, 1 fabulous festival!
Downtown Albany New York
For more information and tickets, visit www.albanywinefest.com/index.php
The Albany Chef’s Food & Wine Festival strives to provide sustainable funding for the support and preservation of the not-for-profit arts community in Albany, NY. Their annual 3-day Food & Wine themed Festival markets area restaurants, chefs, and their innovative cuisine; educates consumers on healthy, sustainable agriculture; and donates all net income directly to deserving non-profit arts organizations. This year, the Albany Institute of History & Art is one of the beneficiaries of the festival.

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Friday, January 16, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Extraordinary Night of Guitars with Dan LaVoie, Shun Ng, and Trevor Gordon Hall
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
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This rare program showcases three “outside the box” guitarists who will bring you to the edge of your seat with their beautiful, innovative compositions and unique instruments. DAN LAVOIE is one of the few musicians in the world composing and performing on the rare harp guitar. Relix Magazine writes “Dan’s soaring execution will drop the jaws of unsuspecting acoustic music fans!” Reminiscent of the work of Michael Hedges and Richie Havens, Dan’s music is sophisticated and compelling. TREVOR GORDON HALL is the world’s premiere kalimbatarist. His compositions range from edgy and driving rhythms to sweet melodic phrases, incorporating various styles that make the guitar sing. World-renowned jazz guitarist Pat Martino says, “Ingenuity is something that always causes surprise, and this gentleman’s abilities are totally exceptional...” SHUN NG’s virtuosic and flamboyant guitar style blends Funk, Fingerstyle, Blues, Jazz and Motown along with a passionate vocal style filled with light and energy. “I was simply blown away by both his soul and his science — his creativity and his uniqueness is astounding.” — Quincy Jones

Flushing Town Hall presents
Norian Maro LEODO: PARADISE LOST
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: FREE with RSVP ONLINE
Meet the Artist reception follows the concert.
A mesmerizing Korean performance features splendid costumes, heartfelt movements, dynamic drums and enchanting singing. Norian Maro, an energetic world music group from Korea, transfers audiences into Leodo, a fantasy island treasured by the people in Jeju, a beautiful province in Korea.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JOE CROOKSTON & The BlueBird Jubilee; also The KENNEDYS
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Joe Crookston—who got everyone’s attention when he shared our stage with Suzanne Vega—is an artist, writer, singer, guitar picker, painter, claw hammer banjo player, eco-village member, and believer in all things possible. You’ll be pulled in by the magic musical world Crookston creates with his universal songs, and you’ll end up in the moment, humming and buzzing with the rest of the crowd. Crookston was awarded Album of the Year by the International Folk Alliance and received a songwriting grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to travel New York State, interview locals and write original songs based on his travels.

In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. The duo co-produced Nanci’s latest CD. On their own recent release,
Closer Than You Know the songs have a quality, inherent in Maura’s voice, that is both soothing and urgent. As writers and producers, the Kennedys continue to mature, from their early style-conscious pop to today’s burnished sheen.

Friday, January 16–Saturday, January 17, 2015
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
Golden Festival — New York’s Biggest Balkan Music Event!
A complete schedule will be posted on the website www.goldenfest.org.
Co-sponsored by Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band and Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club
Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Fri. Jan 16, 7:30 p.m.-12:30 am: $35, students with ID $30
Saturday Jan 17, 6 p.m-2 a.m.: $55, students $45
Both nights: $80, students $65
Children 12 and under free
Discounts for advance online purchase
Complimentary Balkan & Middle Eastern Snacks/Cash Bar
For more information, write or call Emerson Hawley at eshawley@gmail.com or 917-415-6210.
On January 16 and 17, 2015, Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall will again come alive with the music, song, and dance of the Balkans (and well beyond) as some 60 bands and 3000 revelers gather for the 30th annual Zlatne Uste Golden Festival. Part showcase, part benefit, part Balkan Mardi Gras, the Golden Festival features an enormous range of performers freely sharing their music. In what the Village Voice called a “grassroots folk rave,” seasoned veterans and rising stars in their own communities (think Macedonian, Bulgarian, Albanian), join top musicians from across the country, devoted amateurs, and Balkan-inflected jazz masters. Anchored in Balkan traditions (roughly Romania to Greece, Croatia to Turkey), and venturing generously beyond, the programming spans the ancient and the experimental, the oud and the synthesizer. At Golden Festival, you’ll hear Souren Baronian, the octogenarian Armenian-American clarinetist, a veteran of New York’s jazz and bygone Greektown scenes, or teen band Chochek Nation. Or any of another surprising 60 or so groups, including Moldovan-born Montreal-based accordion virtuoso Sergiu Popa, vocal adepts like Black Sea Hotel, Supruli, and the Yale Slavic Chorus, generous drafts from Brooklyn’s deep well of Balkan brass (Slavic Soul Party, Raya, Veveritse), and of course Zlatne Uste, New York’s pioneering Balkan brass band and festival sponsors. Golden Festival has been called a once-in-a-lifetime experience that happens every year. Crowds join hands and dance, shop for folk arts, nibble feta, sausage, and desserts, and share midwinter cheer. It’s a pop-up community where young and old, the folklorist, music professional, and party animal come together in two nights of joy.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
PVC OPen Mic Night
8:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. sign-up)
Community Church of NY, 40 East 35th Street (lower level), between Park and Madison, Midtown Manhattan
Info: 212-787-3903
For this night only PVC is asking for a contribution of just $5 or $10, whether or not you are performing.
We are co-sponsoring Open Mic Night at the Peoples’ Voice Cafe. Here is your chance to perform a song of your choosing for peace, justice, human rights, and/or the environment.

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World Music Institute (WMI) presents
EMIL ZRIHAN
8 p.m.
Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $35, $45 / WMI Friends $30, $40/ Bring a Kid! $5
The sheer power and startling range of Emil Zrihan’s countertenor have earned him renown as “the voice of the mockingbird.” Born in Morocco and living as a cantor in Israel, Zrihan brings to his repertoire a rich mixture of North African and Judeo-Andalusian folk music, fascinating mawals (improvisations) and tunes from the Mediterranean and the Orient. His awe-inducing multi-octave vocal displays are accompanied by oud, violin, kanoun and darbouka.

Caffè Lena presents
Frank Jaklitsch and Friends
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
Buy tickets online
Folk/Celtic artist Frank Jaklitsch always turns his concerts at Caffè Lena into something more than entertainment. Audiences leave buoyed by the radiant joy Frank brings to the stage. The sound is full, the sing-alongs are plentiful, the laughter fills the room. Frank will be joined by Michael Eck on mandolin, Bobby Long on lead guitar, and Kathy Quinlan on base. All of Frank’s earnings will be donated to Shaker Veterinary Hospital’s Save-A-Pet Fund.

The Folkus Project presents
Colin Aberdeen in concert
8 p.m.
Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $10
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
Colin Aberdeen is known in Central New York as the front man for Los Blancos. When he’s not armed with an electric guitar for shows with the band, Colin transforms into a down-home solo performer of original and traditional blues. He plays an extensive repertoire of delta slide and piedmont blues while engaging audiences with soulful vocals and a stage presence of wit and charm all his own. The voice, the guitar, the stories they just get better when stripped to their elements. In concert, Aberdeen plays a variety of original songs and covers. No gadgets, no tricks, just songs as I hear them and can best present them, he says.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JOE LOUIS WALKER Band
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Multiple Grammy and WC Handy Award winner Joe Louis Walker is one of the most heralded blues artists of our time. Walker has recorded with BB King, James Cotton, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Branford Marsalis, and Ike Turner. Walker has become an international ambassador for the blues overseas, having played at countless festivals throughout Europe, South America, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia. Joe Louis Walker is already being referred to within the blues world as a ’living legend.”

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Sunday, January 18, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
Beloved Prey & Moon Princess Song Cycle
2:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: FREE
Preview of Beloved Prey, a portable opera with koto. A lioness adopts a baby antelope; a mother antelope seeks to rescue her child. Set by Alexis Kandra, costumes and libretto by Cris Ryan and music by EtM Con Edison/FCCA Composer-in-Residence Kento Iwasaki. Performers: Sishel Claverie, Joy Tamayo, Hirona Amamiya, Maiko Hosoda, Iwasaki. Also featured is Moon Princess Song Cycle, performed by soprano-piano duo Sara Heaton & Akiko Sasaki.

StoryCircle presents Locked Out: Word Plays at Proctors

2:00 p.m.
Fenimore Gallery, Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305
Cost: $12/person; $8/per person for groups of 8 or more
$2 of each ticket is donated to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry Summer Lunch program where they feed 850 children each day.
Proctors Box Office (518) 346-6204
We’ve all been locked out — either actually or metaphorically. Come hear these fabulous locked out stories told by: Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Anne Marie McLaughlin, Barbara Palumbo, Claire Beetlestone, Colette Odell, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Sandy Schuman.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Shanty Sing
2-5 p.m.
Noble Gallery, Building D, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY
For further info, contact Bob Conroy at RConroy421@aol.com or 347-267-9394
Refreshments will be available, including beer and wine for sale.
We are co-sponsoring the Shanty Sing on the 3rd Sunday of every month, or the William Main Doerflinger Memorial Sea Shanty Sessions at the Noble Maritime Collection.

Caffè Lena presents
Sean Rowe
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $25, Member $22, Child and Student $12.50
Buy tickets online
This boy from Troy, with his deep, magical, wise and experienced voice, is now being compared by critics with our greatest songwriters. His style ranges from swaggering to bittersweet to grungy on songs that seriously rock. NPR’s Bob Boilen writes: “There are moments when I want someone to sit down nearby and sing only to me. And in those moments, I want a voice to pierce my heart. There are recordings in my collection I reach for when I need that intimacy. Nick Drake made some; Richard Thompson, Lisa Hannigan and M. Ward are all my hi-fi friends. Most recently it’s been Sean Rowe, whose bass-baritone rattles the soul.” His latest album is 2014’s Madman (Anti).

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BILL HELLER Band
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Bill Heller has been the keyboardist with Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons since the late 90s and a touring member since 2001. He has had the opportunity with Freeman’s compositions to create some of the most melodic and innovative sounds in contemporary jazz for years. Now, true to the title of his engaging, powerfully performed solo debut, Find The Way, Bill fulfills his longtime dream to make a contemporary jazz statement of his own. Bill will be joined by Dave Anderson on bass; Joel Rosenblatt on drums; and Chris Eminizer on sax.

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Monday, January 19, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
What is your Dream? Martin Luther King Jr. Day Family Event
1-2 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Cost: Free. RSVP here
This Martin Luther King Day put your own dreams into words and art. We’ll read the award-winning story, What Do You Do With An Idea? and make collages inspired by Martin Luther King’s ideas, his famous speech ... and your own dreams.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: Litvakus
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe — (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Old-Time Instrumental Jam
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, 513 Henry Street (at Sackett St.), in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
For more information, email alanfriend_music@mindspring.com
Wanna jam? Alan Friend will lead an old-time jam. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, etc. Acoustic instruments only. Buy some delicious desserts and socialize.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JEFF DANIELS and the Ben Daniels Band
WILL SOON BE RESCHEDULED TO A LATER DATE due to a film opportunity. All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
Many people recognize Jeff Daniels as an award winning, veteran stage and film actor. He has starred in 60 films and written 15 plays for the theatre comany that he founded in Chelsea, Michigan, The Purple Rose Theatre Company. Jeff has written more than 400 songs, played over 300 gigs over the past 12 years by touring with his son’s band, the Ben Daniels Band. As Will McAvoy in HBO’s The Newsroom, Jeff was nominated for a Golden Globe and won an Emmy award as the lead actor in a drama. The recently aired series finale of The Newsroom featured Jeff’s musical side as he sang and played his Martin OM Jeff Daniels Custom Signature Edition guitar. Jeff’s sixth CD, Days Like These is available on jeffdaniels.com.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
Arts & Business Council of New York announces
Workshop: Creating Deeper Engagement with Volunteers 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Arts & Business Council of New York Auditorium, One East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022
RSVP here. Tickets: $25
How can you tailor your organization’s message to create deeper engagement with volunteers? Arts organizations will learn effective ways to engage and retain their business volunteers with the goal of creating long-term advocates for its mission. Attendees will work through three steps of volunteer engagement: Engagement beyond the first interaction; Education as a basis for building advocates; Expanding volunteer commitment to the next level. Presented by the Arts & Business Council of New York in collaboration with Marti Fischer Group. Speaker: Marti Fischer, Founder, Marti Fischer Group

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
SHOVEL READY STRING BAND; also RJ STORM & The Old School Bluegrass Band
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $10 advance/$15 at the door
The Shovel Ready String Band has been cutting a swath through the Lower Hudson Valley, acquiring enthusiastic fans both young and old along the way with its vibrant mix of old-timey, bluegrass, jug band and original music. The distinctive sound of the SRSB engages the audience with snappy good-time tunes, traditional ballads of love and loss, and heartfelt original songs in the old time tradition.
R.J.Storm and the Old School bluegrass band is a Hudson Valley based band from right here in Beacon, NY. A fixture at the Wrench Wranch Bluegrass Festivals and alumnus of the Newport Folk Festival, the band looks forward to bringing their brand of cheerful and engaging bluegrass music to the Towne Crier!

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Bill Staines
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
Now in his fifth decade of delighting audiences on the North American folk circuit, New England troubadour Bill Staines is a folk music legend. His songs, including “River,” “Roseville Fair,” and dozens more, have become standards, recorded by artists ranging from Nanci Griffith and Jerry Jeff Walker to Grandpa Jones. Weaving a gentle blend of wit and humor into his performances, Bill intersperses his own songs with traditional tunes, contemporary country ballads, and audience participation numbers. If you’re lucky, you may even hear a yodel or two. Bill is a past winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival National Yodeling Championship. Bill’s aptly titled memoir, The Tour: A Life Between the Lines, chronicles the life of a man who continues to drive over 65,000 miles a year, bringing music to people.

The Folkus Project presents
Joe Crookston in concert
8:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $15
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
Ithaca’s troubadour blends his guitar mastery, story songs, humor, unstoppable energy and rhythm to bring the house to their feet. Joe Crookston has long been a Folkus favorite. Crookston is a multi-instrumentalist, and his mastery of guitar, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and accordion fuses both contemporary and traditional elements. Crookston is an honest and authentic folk singer and songwriter. His songs have a way of cutting through the outside noise and right to the core of a person’s soul and conscious. Come to a show...you’ll ride along mystical, historical, and humorous roads, and twist through personal stories along the way — stories of amber eyes, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, Grandmother Moons, Galway heather, meter maids and silver crowns. His story songs are universal, masterful and his concerts are a grand celebration of all of us. Crookston's first label album, Fall Down as the Rain, was selected by Performing Songwriter Magazine as one of 2004’s top 12 self-produced independent recordings, and was featured on National Public Radio’s All Songs Considered, The Midnight Special and Folkscene. In 2007, Crookston received a Rockefeller Foundation grant for a project called “Songs of the Finger Lakes.” Emulating Woody Guthrie, he spent a year traveling in the Finger Lakes region, collecting stories to turn into songs. Four songs from this project were incorporated into his second album. In February 2009, his second CD, Able Baker Charlie & Dog was given the “Album of the Year” award by the International Folk Alliance. Joe released Darkling &the BlueBird Jubilee in 2011 and Georgia I’m Here in April of last year.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
MARTHA REDBONE ROOTS PROJECT
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
The “charismatic indie-soul diva,” Martha Redbone, is an Independent Music Award-winning musician of Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee and African-American descent. Martha’s new album The Garden of Love — Songs of William Blake is a fusion of Martha’s magnificent voice, Blake’s immortal words and a cornucopia of roots music: folk, country, piedmont blues, gospel, honkytonk, bluegrass, soul and traditional Native from the Appalachian music of Martha’s childhood years in Black Mountain, Kentucky.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Blind Boy Paxton & Down Hill Strugglers
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22, Member $20, Child and Student $11
Buy tickets online
Recently named 2014’s Best Blues Artist in New York by The Village Voice, Jerod “Blind Boy” Paxton is a visually impaired, Jewish, African American multi-instrumentalist (banjo, fiddle, piano and guitar) who brings out the playful side of old-school blues and has caught the attention of every senior blues picker in the country. From the mainstage at Newport Folk Festival 2014 to street corners and clubs across the US, this 25-year-old plays the old, old stuff as well as original material in that style.
He’ll be accompanied tonight by the The Down Hill Strugglers, the old time string band trio from Brooklyn that was featured on the soundtrack of the Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis. Long-time folkies will appreciate that this young band has been mentored by Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders and John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers. As heard on their Smithsonian Folkways album, they carry the music of old, rural America forward with verve and creativity.

Alwan for the Arts announces
Artist Talk: Musical Performance: George Ziadeh Performs Arab-Islamic Poetry: Rubaiyat al Khayyam and Tarjuman al Ashwaq by Ibn Arabi
8-10:30 p.m.
Alwan for the Arts, 6 Beaver Street, 4th floor, between Broad Street and Broadway, New York, NY
Cost: Tickets: $25 General | $15 for Students and Seniors
Contact: Sophie Couche, 646-732-3261, sophie@alwanforthearts.org
George Ziadeh with String Quartet Performs Arab-Islamic Poetry: Rubaiyat al Khayyam and Tarjuman al Ashwaq by Ibn Arabi. Music by Amir ElSaffar and Riad Al-Sunbati. Performed by George Ziadeh, Vocals, Oud; Layth Al-Rubaye, Violin; Eylem Basaldi, Viola; and Naseem Alatrash, Cello.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JUNIOR BROWN
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
Junior Brown still prefers to refer to his favorite music as “Country and Western” as it was called when he began his career. Brown’s signature instrument is the “guit-steel” double neck guitar, a hybrid of electric guitar and lap steel guitar. A listen to his catalog of recordings reveals a virtuosity in Country, Western Swing, Surf Rock Instrumentals, Blues, Honky Tonk and Tex-Mex.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
What is your Dream? Open House for Photographers and Artists
12-3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Cost: Free for participating artists and photographers. RSVP here
Attention budding and professional photographers and artists: come armed with your camera or sketchbook and let our beautiful sanctuary inspire you. Admission for you is free. We ask that you share your photographs and drawings with us via email, and on on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

WINTER LIGHTS
An inter-generational celebration of stories and music
2:00 p.m.
Eastern Parkway United Methodist Church, 943 Palmer Ave., Schenectady, NY 12309 (between Upper Union St. & Eastern Parkway)
Free. Donations accepted to benefit the Children at the WEll Youth Storytellers for Peace & Understanding
For more information, contact Claire at 518/209-6477 or cbnolou@gmail.com
Join us for the annual storytelling performance festival of the Interfaith Story Circle. Stories told mya couple of adult tellers and a couple of the children at the Well youth tellers. Plan to join us for stories, music, and some refreshments.

Long Island Traditions announces
Gospel Concert 2 p.m.
East Meadow Library, 1886 Front Street, East Meadow, NY
For more information and reservations please call (516) 794-2570 x 218.
Cost: Free
On Sunday, January 25th join LI Traditions at the East Meadow Library for an afternoon program exploring African American Gospel music with the Elder Statesmen. Families are especially welcome. Guests can expect to hear civil rights songs, hymns and spirituals, both a capella and with music accompaniment.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Book Launch: Jewish New York
3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Cost: Free. RSVP here
Join us for a reception marking the publication of Jewish New York, Paul Kaplan’s road map to the history of Jewish immigrants and their descendants in the greatest American city (Pelican Publishing, 2015). This indispensable travel guide features Jewish historic sites, museums, synagogues, restaurants, and entertainment venues that locals and visitors of every religion and nationality will enjoy exploring

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater presents
Story Sunday at the The Glen Sanders Mansion: Listening to the Whisper with Three Spirits: Kent Busman, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, and Harlan Ratmeyer
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.
Sometimes the quiestest times are the most important. Kent, Joe and Harlan share stories of these moments, each in his own special storytelling style.
Entrees:
Chicken Cutlet, Basil Marinated Plum Tomatoes, Provolone, Capellini Twist, Parmesan Cream;
Pork Chop with Sage and Apple Chutney; or
Pasta Primavera with Fresh Vegetables.

Caffè Lena presents
Holly & Evan with Bryan Thomas
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
Buy tickets online
This Albany trio won the Audience Favorite prize at our 2014 Here Comes the Sun street music festival last June. Laying down a mesmerizing, danceable funk, Holly on guitar and vocals, Evan on bass and vocals, along with drummer Bob Morris, update the traditions of the Barrelhouse with jazzy riffs and electric instruments. Holly’s songwriting comes from a lifetime of reading about, listening to, and living the lifestyle of the blues. Her original songs, such as “Parchman Prison” and “Satisfied,” were inspired by the Mississippi blues greats. Albany soul rocker Bryan Thomas will be joining the band and playing solo. He has been named “Best Male Singer-Songwriter” the Albany Times-Union and is a perennial Metroland favorite. Says Nippertown’s Greg Haymes: “With Prince as his primary musical touchstone, Thomas’ uncompromising songs are specifically local, yet gloriously global. He writes smart, and he writes from the heart, balancing intellect, passion and politics.”

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ANI DiFRANCO; with special guest Anais Mitchell
8:00 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $60 at the door. Online sales have ended.
As a singer, songwriter, activist and independent entrepreneur, Ani DiFranco has been setting her own pace—and encouraging countless admirers to do the same—for more than 20 years. But while she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has grown far beyond her acoustic solo roots in cozy venues to embrace jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. At a time when record labels still held an oversized influence, DiFranco moved ahead of the curve in launching her own Righteous Babe Records, releasing more than 20 of her albums to date, and those of many other artists she supports. This has resulted in nine Grammy nominations for DiFranco, and she has been honored by many other awards including, most recently, the Woodie Guthrie Award and the Winnipeg Folk Festival Artistic Achievement Award.

...and beyond
SAVE THE DATE!
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center announces
PRFD & Los Reyes Magos Celebran Octavitas
2-5 p.m.
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, in Austin, Texas 78702
Free event
Invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/317330871805023/?source=1

Puerto Ricans are joyful people because our holidays last a LONG TIME! Los Reyes Magos (The Three Kings) are coming to Austin to celebrate Octavitas with us! It takes them a long time to get to Texas, but they always come bearing gifts for the children! Each year Los Reyes honor someone who has made a significant contribution to our Central Texas community. Who is it this year? They won’t tell us! Come enjoy a Parranda sing-along, performances by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, and more!

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Monday, January 26, 2015
The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
BOOKMARKS READING SERIES: As the Light Returns
Curated by local writer and veteran Dan New
7:00 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Cost: Free
The longest month of the winter is near its end. Slowly the sun’s light and the length of the days begin to return. We in the Northeast tolerate, survive and thrive through these days with the hope of a coming renewal both literally and metaphorically. Words and stories emerging from the souls of writers both novice and accomplished are set to paper during these times. Come share with all as we gather to welcome back the light with humor, candor, and self appraisal or maybe, just a good story well told and read aloud.

Flushing Town Hall presents
The Moth StorySLAM: BORDERS
7:00 p.m.: Sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just sit back and listen.
8:00 p.m. : We’ll pick the first name and the show will begin. Each teller will have 5 minutes to tell his or her tale. After each story, the judges confer and give a score. The teller with the highest score becomes our StorySLAM winner. The winner will compete with the year’s other winners in our next GrandSLAM Championship.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $8 (Tickets will go on sale on Monday, January 12th at 12 p.m.)
Open to anyone with a true story to share on the night’s posted theme: state lines and personal boundaries. When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth Hat. A half hour later, names are picked, and storytellers take the stage. Each person has just five minutes! Ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience who pick the StorySLAM winner. Sign up or just enjoy the show! The Moth is NOT a venue for readings; it is a venue for tellings. No notes, papers, or cheat sheets allowed. Contestants are judged on sticking to the five-minute time frame, sticking to the theme and having a story that sticks — one that has a conflict and a resolution.

Red House Records announces
DALE WATSON on tour for “El Rancho Azul”
Dale Watson in concert with Reverend Horton Heat
8 p.m.
Abilene Bar, 153 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY 14604
Cost: $25. Call 585-232-3230 or visit www.abilenebarandlounge.com
Texas honkytonk legend Dale Watson is on tour for his most recent release, El Rancho Azul (Red House Records), his first official recording with His Lonestars, his regular touring band. Dubbed “the silver pompadoured, baritone beltin’, Lone Star beer drinkin’, honky-tonk hellraiser" by The Austin Chronicle, Austin’s hometown hero Watson has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades and 20 albums. El Rancho Azul continues his work as one of the world’s finest C&W singers and songwriters. Recorded at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studio in Austin, El Rancho Azul is a portrait of a lone cowboy, dancing and drinking his way through love and heartbreak. Newly divorced himself, Dale sings about getting married, breaking up and moving on with authenticity and humor. Whether hitting the dance floor or raising a glass with a heavy heart, this album provides the perfect soundtrack to the new year with songs about happy beginnings, sad endings, and the surprises that lie in between.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: Ken Maltz/Sy Kushner Duo
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe — (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
Spirit of the Valley
6-8 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $20 for museum members and $25 for non-members. Buy tickets online, or call 518/463-4478 x 412.
Join us for our inaugural Spirit of the Valley event, part of a series aimed at highlighting the rich history and culture of the Hudson Valley and the innovative spirit of the people who live here. This debut event will focus on the “spirits” currently produced in the Hudson Valley’s blossoming boutique distillery movement. Come celebrate the history of distilling in the Hudson Valley, sample spirits from some of the finest local distilleries, and attend fascinating talks from industry leaders, all while enjoying the historical and awe-inspiring setting of the museum galleries.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
YUNGCHEN LHAMO
7 p.m.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $30 / WMI and CTM Friends $25 / Bring a Kid! $5
Since fleeing Tibet on foot in 1989, Yungchen Lhamo, whose name means “Goddess of Song,” has emerged as the world’s leading Tibetan vocalist. She mesmerizes audiences with her haunting a cappella performances and her deeply spiritual, often political songs. Through her arresting music, which explores Buddhist themes of spiritual pilgrimage, soul searching and a delight in the natural environment, she shares Tibet’s rich cultural heritage. Lhamo has collaborated with such luminaries as Natalie Merchant, Philip Glass and Annie Lennox and has performed for spiritual and political leaders across the globe, including His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

Alwan for the Arts announces
Artist Talk: Iranian Visual Artist Mahmoud Hamadani
7-9 p.m.
Alwan for the Arts, 6 Beaver Street, 4th floor, between Broad Street and Broadway, New York, NY
Cost: Suggested contribution $10, students and seniors $5, general admission
Contact: Sophie Couche, 646-732-3261, sophie@alwanforthearts.org
The Alwan Artists Talk are a series of conversations and an occasion that aims to bring attention to the work of Middle Eastern artists. This January, Alwan is pleased to present esteemed Iranian visual artist Mahmoud Hamadani in an evening of discussion and exposition of his delicate and monochromatic ink drawings. Mahmoud Hamadani produces minimalist works that explore art’s ability to manifest existential pursuits. Hamadani produces series that engage a meditative and visual rhythm that draw inspiration from the numerical Fibonacci sequence in addition to ancient Persian poetry and traditional Chinese painting.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
CD RELEASE PARTY Toyznt Tanem = A Thousand Flavors
7 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Cost: $20 adults; $15 students/seniors and YIVO members. RSVP here
Celebrate the release of Toyznt Tamen = A Thousand Flavors, a new recording by Yiddish singer and songwriter Miryem-Khaye Seigel. The album features original Yiddish songs as well as adapted repertoire —from dynamic theatrical gems to subversive folk songs—presented with humor, passion, and an ear for dialects. Miryem-Khaye will be joined by Michael Winograd (arranger, clarinet), Patrick Farrell (accordion), Alicia Svigals (violin), and Rémy Yulzari (bass).
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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Friday, January 30, 2015
City Lore announces
Dance on Camera Presents a Screening and Q&A
with Director, Irene Chagall, and Co-Producer, Steve Zeitlin
Let’s Get the Rhythm: The Life and Times of Miss Mary Mack

3:15 p.m.
Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th Street, north side, upper level, New York, NY
Admission: $14; $9 Senior/Student. Please purchase tickets online.
The Dance on Camera festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present Let’s Get the Rhythm: The Life and Times of Miss Mary Mack along with a Q&A with the film’s director, Irene Chagall and City Lore’s executive director, Steve Zeitlin. Directed by Irene Chagall and co-produced by City Lore and Steve Zeitlin, the film invites the viewer to explore the history of hand-clapping games on playgrounds around the world. Through wars and migrations, across language barriers and oceans, young girls connect with each other through thousands of variants—ancient as they are global—the film chronicles these rhythmic and recreational practices. Guided by three eight-year-olds from diverse cultural backgrounds in the New York area, it is a charming and beautiful survey with universal insight.

Caffè Lena presents
Beppe Gambetta’s Canzoni: Poetry in Italian Songs and Melodies
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
Tonight internationally celebrated guitarist Beppe Gambetta focuses on Italian traditional and popular songs and the re-discovery of iconic Italian “cantautori” (singer-songwriters). Beppe brings new life to powerful, poetic songs with his stylish acoustic guitar. In this special “Canzoni” project Beppe also tell stories, giving translations to the lyrics and guiding the audience on a journey through the work of great artists such as Fabrizio De André, Francesco Guccini, Sergio Endrigo and many others. The evening will be an intriguing journey through passionate melody, poetry, and guitar.

Eighth Step 8th Step at Proctors (GE Theatre) presents
AZTEC TWO-STEP
7:30 p.m.
The Eighth Step at Proctors GE Theater, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Tickets: Gold Circle: $50; Regular: $26 Advance, $28 Day of
Box Office: 518-346-6204
Taking their name from a Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime of making music together as the folk/rock duo, Aztec Two-Step. With four decades as staples of progressive FM radio, major record deals and non-stop touring, Rex and Neal continue to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and soaring two-part harmonies.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JUDY COLLINS; with special guest Kenny White
8:00 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $80 at the door. Online sales have ended.
In the 1960s, Judy Collins evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send In The Clowns” won a Song Of The Year Grammy. She’s garnered several top-ten hits along with gold and platinum-selling albums among the 50 in her body of work. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Arlo Gutherie, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.

January 30-February 1
Ashokan Center presents
The Winter Hoot
a down home all-ages music festival
See www.homeofthehoot.com/#winterhoot for full schedule
The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
A 3-day benefit for The Ashokan Center featuring local food, beer, wine, blacksmithing, dancing, hiking, and more throughout the weekend. Come for a day or the whole weekend. $30-60 suggested donation - pay what you can! (Does not include food or lodging). Cozy bunks available on site for $50. Tickets and more info at website: homeofthehoot.com

• Friday evening dinner, documentary film and discussion (“Antartica on the Edge”) and community jam session: Film by Jon Bowermaster, discussion with director and renowned scientist, Dr. Maureen Raymo, followed by old-timey jam ession with Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

• Saturday all-day entertainment, including 7 world-class musical acts from our Hudson Valley region. Starts at 10:00 a.m. with music for kids and families with a rousing revue of independent folk and roots music, culminating in a late-night square dance: Indoor farmers market, local food, beer, wine, square dancing, blacksmith demos, kids activities, crafts for all ages by FIBER FLAME and sweet music by Josh Ritter, David Wax Museum, Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Uncle Rock, Mike + Ruthy Band, Kristin Andreassen, Downhill Strugglers with John Cohen
• Sunday community sing and farewell brunch

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders announces
Collecting Oral Traditions Workshops
Workshop leader: Judith Santopietro
January 31, February 7, 14 and 21 at 10 a.m.
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, 550 W. 155th Street. New York, NY 10032, Tel: (212) 587-3070
For more information call us at (212) 587-3070 or email us at info@manoamano.us.
Join Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders and Poyecto Iguanazul for indigenous language revitalization workshops. Native language speakers are invited to participate in this free series of workshops. Participants will learn how to:
*Revitalize the mother tongue *Collect oral traditions through different mechanisms to create transnational ties *Create a craft book with the collection of oral traditions.

Taller Boricua announces
Fernando Salicrup Memorial Exhibit Closing and Walking Tour
2-6 p.m.
Taller Boricua Artist Workshop, Event Space and Galleries at The Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Ave. (between 105th and 106th Streets), New York, NY
Saturday January 31 will mark Fernando Salicrup’s exhibit closing at the Taller Boricua and will feature a walking tour at 3 p.m. lead by Marcos Dimas. Friends and relatives are invited to join a celebratory closing of Fernando Salicrup’s Memorial Exhibit at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Fernando Salicrup, Executive Director of Taller Boricua/Puerto Rican Workshop passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Mysterious Lake: GIVE A VOICE TO DISCARDED OBJECTS Workshop
2-4 p.m. (AGES 3–7); 4-6 p.m. (AGES 8–15)
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: FREE
What if all objects have a soul, and they become living creatures at night when you are asleep? They have plenty of stories to tell. Let’s give voices to objects! Bring some objects from your house and make them come alive. At the end, we’ll make a short play together.

Flushing Town Hall presents
LA DANZA DEL CORAZÓN
6 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15 advance ticket/ $20 at the door - including 3 classes and all shows
This event is a special Latin Dance Social. You will be dancing for a cause. Flushing Town Hall needs your support at this time. Admission includes three dance classes—Salsa, Bachata, and Hustle and “The Show.” Two floors—2,700" of dance space. State of the Art light and sound system. Please help us by coming to Dance! Classes will be staggered so that you can take them all. There are two floors, so you can dance throughout the event, if you choose not to take any of the classes OR see the shows. One floor will be strictly Salsa and Bachata, the other floor will incorporate Hustle, Cha cha cha, merengue, and West Coast Swing. This beautiful historical building has recently been renovated so the auditorium floor is brand new. Performances will take place on the stage. There is balcony seating for viewing the shows and the dance floor during open dancing.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
David Kleiman Memorial
8 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.)
Cosponsored and located at Peoples’ Voice Cafe at Community Church of NY, 40 East 35th Street (lower level), between Park and Madison, Midtown Manhattan
Suggested contribution: $10 FMSNY & PVC members, $18 nonmembers
Info: 212-787-3903
David Kleiman, singer, musician, genealogist, choral director, and much more, passed away in January 2014. A group of singers and musicians who played with David over the years is gathering at the Peoples’ Voice Cafe to honor his memory, including Joy Bennett, Jan Christensen, Alison Kelley, Kate Kleiman, Chris Koldewey, Jen Larson, Ken Schatz, Chris Seymour, Ellen Weiss, Frank Woerner, and Heather Wood. Expect an evening of great chorus songs, shanties, and reminiscences. The entire performers’ share of the proceeds will go to Kate Kleiman, David’s widow.

Asia Society and Robert Browning Associates present
DAVOD AZAD—Echoes of the Mystic
Persian Music
8 p.m.
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, NYC, 212.288.6400
Tickets: $20 members; $22 students/seniors; $25 nonmembers
Davod Azad is a Tehran-based vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and master of the tar and setar, two instruments fundamental to the Persian music repertoire. He is admired for his distinctive singing style, which integrates classical and modern spiritual elements, as well as for his stunning improvisations. He has performed in Sufi gatherings around the world over the past 30 years; his compositions to the poems of Rumi have been known for their healing and uplifting effect.

Caffè Lena presents
“It Was 51 Years Ago” — A Celebration of the Beatles
Addie & Olin—Unleashed! and Special Guests
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
Last year we marked the much ballyhooed 50th anniversary of the Beatles debut on the Ed Sullivan Show with a tribute concert that turned out to be one of Lena’s most fun concerts of 2014. Tonight we reprise the magic with a 51st anniversary celebration featuring hosts Addie & Olin—Unleashed! with special guests Joel Brown & Dave Maswick and Don Young’s Silver Beats for a night of authentic and innovative Beatle renditions performed with panache and reverence for the music.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BACK TO THE GARDEN 1969
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Back To The Garden 1969 is a group of skilled musicians (two of whom were at the original Woodstock festival) who joined forces to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. Celebrating the music and spirit of Woodstock proved to be so much fun for everyone that there was no reason to stop!

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       ANNOUNCEMENTS

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Apply Now! Sponsorships Available for 2015 Canal-Related Events

Applications are due by February 13, 2015

One of the things we love about the canal are the festivals and events that enliven communities and the waterway throughout the canal season. These events draw hundreds of thousands of people to the water each year for fun, recreation, history, music, local food, and natural beauty.

To give canal-related events a boost, Erie Canalway has teamed up with the NYS Canal Corporation to offer a limited number of sponsorships of up to $500 for events or festivals taking place in the National Heritage Corridor from May through November 2015.

Qualifying events must promote or celebrate the distinctive historic, cultural, scenic, or recreational resources of the canal corridor. Eligible applicants include municipalities or nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.

For details and to download an application, visit www.eriecanalway.org/get-involved_grants-fund.htm



Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lifelong Learning Classes beginning January 8

Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002

Learn something new. Meet great people. Start the New Year with a fascinating class at Eldridge Street. Our lifelong learning classes continue to offer opportunities for Bible study, memoir writing, and learning about immigrant history.

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion with Dr. Regina Stein
12 sessions: Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning January 8
Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of questions and issues raised by the weekly Torah portion (parashat hashavuah). Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are NOT required. $15 per class; $160 for all 12 sessions.

Memoir Workshop with Dr. Hanna Griff-Sleven
4 Mondays, February 2,9, 16, and 23, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Have you been meaning to get your family story down on paper? Are there photographs and ephemera whose stories you want to record and pass down to the next generation? In this supportive classroom environment, share your family objects and anecdotes and be prompted to write about them in class. Each week you’ll focus on a different family object or event, and the end result will be the beginning of a valuable family document. $15 per class; $50 for all four classes.

From Volhinya to Brooklyn: Contemporary Hasidic Communities with urban historian Barry Feldman
Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Contemporary Hasidim are a modern people who have constructed social, cultural and religious communities to accommodate an old world frame of reference. Session one discusses the origin of Hasidism, its subsequent development throughout Eastern Europe and early courts. Following sessions will discuss the rich complexities surrounding leadership, social values, religious beliefs, rituals and customs regarding dress, modesty and diet in post-World War II reconstructed Hasidic communities. The final session will be a walking tour of a community in Brooklyn. $15 per class; $65 for all five classes.

From Murder to Genocide: Violence in the Bible with Dr. Regina Stein
8 sessions: Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 14, 21, 28, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., beginning October 23
The Bible begins its story of humanity’s adventure on earth with a tale of murder. It paints a picture of a God who is pleased when one Israelite zealously kills another. It recounts episodes of child sacrifice. It mandates the execution of a rebellious son and the total destruction of an idolatrous Israelite city. What roles do these violent stories and laws play in the Bible? How do they impact our understanding of the Biblical claim that “Its ways are pleasant and all its paths are peaceful?” We will explore Biblical texts along with rabbinic and modern interpretations to grapple with these questions. $15 per class; $110 for all eight classes.



Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company announces
A new year of learning begins
Un año nuevo de aprendizaje comienza


Calpulli Community dance and music classes begin January 31st in Staten Island and February 1st in Queens. In this first half of 2015, students will explore music and dance—both indigenous and Hispanic—from northern Mexico in a voyage we are calling “El Paseo del Norte.”

Now you can reserve your spot in our classes by registering online
. As always, Calpulli Community is by donation for youth and very affordable for adult classes.

See the following links for schedule details:

Staten Island Dance Classes

Queens Dance Classes

Accordion and Guitar Classes

Adult Beginner Dance Class

For more information, call 718-507-2617.


Anabella Lenzu Dance/Drama announces
Dancing with Anabella
“I want people to work with joy, to explore and learn how to use their bodies and energies efficiently and healthily as instruments of expression.”


CLASS SCHEDULE STARTING JANUARY 15, 2015

BARRE A TERRE (Open Level)
* THURSDAYS, from 7:30- 8:30 p.m. at Peridance Center
* FRIDAYS, from 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at Peridance (126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave)

DANCEDRAMA LABORATORY WORKSHOP SERIES
(Pre-registration required) STARTING FEBRUARY 21, 2015
at CPR Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
* The February Lab will cover Choreography and Improvisation (Sat 2/21 and Sun 2/22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
* The March Lab will cover Dance Technique and AL/DD Repertory (Fri 3/20 from 6-9pm, Sat 3/21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sun 3/22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
* The April Lab will cover Methodology of Teaching Dance (How to teach Dance)(Sat 4/18 and Sun 4/19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)

TO APPLY: Send resume to info@AnabellaLenzu.com
Please designate which month you are interested in.
The cost of each workshop is $120 per person.
Once Accepted, please submit payment.
For more info, visit www.anabellalenzu.com/workshops.


Albany Institute of History & Art announces
AN EVENING OF FILMS
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2015

The Albany Institute of History &Art’s program An Evening of Films is seeking submissions of short films and animations to be presented on the evenings of Thursday, February 19th and 26th at the Albany Institute of History & Art. Films will be part of the first edition of An Evening of Films, a platform for film and video artists working in the greater Capital Region and Hudson Valley.

Please submit short films, 20-minutes or less. All submissions should be in a web viewable format (youtube, vimeo, or whatever delivery service you may prefer).

Notifications and deadline for submission is January 15th. Please include the following details with your submission to albanyfilms@gmail.com

Full Name:
Title:
Run time:
Format:
Description (300 words or less):
URL for film:
(Please include a password if the film is password protected)

Questions? Please contact program coordinator, Michael Ortega at albanyfilms@gmail.com.


The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Irish Traditional Music Session every Monday

Mondays, 8-11 p.m.
Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue (on 46th St), Manhattan
Free admission; food and drink are available. For more info 212-247-2562
Tenor banjo, harmonica and fiddle player Don Meade and friends get together every Monday night for an Irish traditional music session in the back room of this historic Hell’s Kitchen bar/restaurant. Musicians and singers welcome.


The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Sunnyside Singers Club: Every Wednesday
8-11 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and held at the Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Avenue at the corner of 50th Street in Woodside, Queens
Information: 718-899-1735
Come join us every Wednesday for a 3-hour pub style sing-around. All songs are welcome, as are acoustic instruments. Occasionally there is a featured guest performer for part of the evening. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available.
Featured Performers January 21: Gabriel Donohue; February 18: Heather Woodhead

Staten Island Arts announces
Drawing from Memory

Be a Part of the Art!


Like to Draw? Enjoy Talking to Strangers? Love a Good Story?
Make a drawing of a stranger’s childhood memory in your own unique style — your drawing will become part of the exhibition at the Culture Lounge, St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island

Modest honorarium offered!

Questions? DrawingFromMemory.wordpress.com or contact MelissaSarris2@gmail.com

This project, running from January 8, 2014 to March 22, 2015, invites intimate exchanges using the telephone as a mediator. One person tells a memory over the phone. At Culture Lounge, you receive the call and make a drawing of the memory. This drawing becomes part of the exhibition until the end of the project.

Sign up for a 3-hour time slot to receive a phone call from a stranger and draw their memory.
◊ You are encouraged to ask the teller for details as needed and to use ANY drawing style you wish.
◊ A link to your own website will be added on the thank you page of the Drawing from Memory blog.
◊ If you LOVE the experience, sign up for another time slot!


Schweinfurth Art Center announces
Made in New York 2015


Registration from December 9, 2014 to January 20, 2015
Exhibit Dates: March 28, 2015 — May 24, 2015


Made in NY is an annual exhibit at the Schweinfurth Art Center located in Auburn, New York, that features work by New York artists. This eclectic exhibition showcases two and three-dimensional work including, but not limited to, photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber, installation and video. The exhibit encourages creativity and innovation, and includes all mediums.

The exhibit is an opportunity for artists residing in New York State to showcase their work in a competitive, juried exhibition. Prizes are awarded. Jurors determine the prizes after the installation. The prizes will be announced at the Artists’ Reception on March 28, 2015.

Applicants may submit up to 2 works completed in the last three years. All entries must be made online through this website registration process. For more information, see www.minyentry.org

The Schweinfurth is a non-profit multi-arts center situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes that features five contemporary changing exhibitions each year, art classes for youth and adults, quilting and fiber arts workshops, and multi-arts programs including music, folk arts, poetry and much more, along with a unique gift shop.


Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Call for Nominations: 2015 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015

What’s your favorite place in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor? Is it a waterfront park, community Main Street, heritage site, museum, trail, historic building, canal structure, or an entire community? What makes it great?

Nominate your favorite place now for the 2015 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence. The award honors and celebrates significant places within the National Heritage Corridor and recognizes excellence in advancing the goals of the Erie Canalway Preservation and Management Plan. Municipalities, community groups, private entities, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to submit a nomination.
BR> Award recipients benefit from state-wide recognition and promotion of their efforts as best practices taking place in the Corridor. A formal presentation of awards takes place at our annual meeting in June.

Prior recipients include: Enlarged Erie Lock 60, Macedon; Restored 1842 Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct,Camillus; Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum; Village of Brockport; Canal Place, Little Falls; and the School Street Hydroelectric Facility,Brookfield Renewable Power, Cohoes. For additional information about the award, past recipients, and an application: www.eriecanalway.org/get-involved_awards.htm

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Apply Now! Sponsorships Available for 2015 Events

Applications are due by February 13, 2015.

To give canal-related events a boost, Erie Canalway has teamed up with the NYS Canal Corporation to offer a limited number of sponsorships of up to $500 for events or festivals taking place in the National Heritage Corridor from May through November 2015.

Qualifying events must promote or celebrate the distinctive historic, cultural, scenic, or recreational resources of the canal corridor. Eligible applicants include municipalities or nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.

For details and an application, visit: www.eriecanalway.org/get-involved_grants-fund.htm


Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA) announces a
CALL FOR PAPERS for its Biennial Conference of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association

Theme: Land and Sea – Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience

Date: March 27–28, 2015
Location: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Partner Organization: Eastern American Studies Association (EASA)

This year, MAFA will be partnering with the Eastern American Studies Association to hold a joint conference. The location of this year’s meeting – Rowan University in New Jersey – provides a vantage from which to view diverse features of the Eastern United States. Looking to the east is the Atlantic Ocean and the famous “Jersey Shore.” Although many people know the “Shore” for its popular entertainments, beauty contests, and gambling, it also has a longstanding maritime folk culture, including the craft of the renowned Jersey Skiff, in addition to the east of the “Pine Barrens” that attracted studies of its residents known as “Pineys” by the American Folklife Center. To the west is the Delaware River and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Glassboro, the home of Rowan University, is historically connected to early American manufacturing – the renowned “Glass Works in the Woods” that has led some scholars to view the Delaware Valley as the cradle of American industrialism. Yet southern New Jersey is also known for being a leading producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, including cranberries, blueberries, tomatoes, and escarole/endive. The varied landscape facilitates identities often by occupational and recreational communities. Evidence of its crossroads reputation is the Glassboro Summit in 1967 between President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin, with the Glassboro site chosen because it is equidistant between New York and Washington, DC

Against the backdrop of this geographic crossroads, the program committee invites papers, forums, and sessions that explore the connections of geography, economy, and culture in the American experience. The committee is interested not only in historical and cultural analyses of social adaptation to the landscape but also in organizational efforts to interpret, conserve, and enhance community identities, public heritage, and folk traditions. These studies need not be limited to New Jersey – they can include the Atlantic World. In sum, this conference will explore the local, regional, and global patterns and exchanges that contribute to the distinctive eastern American mix of land and sea. As always, MAFA is open to papers and panels on any topic of American folklore and folklife, including those which do not fit under the conference theme. Both university and public folklorists are strongly encouraged to attend.


Submission Guidelines: Individual Papers: Send a short abstract (no more than 500 words) and a brief CV or resume of no more than two pages.

Full Panels: Send a cover sheet with the title of the panel, the names of each participant, and the titles of their presentations. Include a short abstract of each paper (no more than 500 words) as well as a CV or resume of no longer than two pages for each panel participant.

All materials should be sent to Christie Briley at czb5178@psu.edu before January 19, 2015.

Graduate students whose proposals are accepted will be encouraged to submit their final papers electronically several weeks prior to the conference if they wish to be considered for the Simon J. Bronner Award for the outstanding graduate paper in American Studies.


Albany Institute of History and Art invites you to
Connect with Artists in Upcoming Art for All Sessions

Get creative in our studio!

Art for All programs are offered each Saturday, October through May from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (except for holiday exceptions as noted below)

Adults and children of all ages are welcome to join us in the Albany Institute’s art studio on Saturdays for drop-in art making.

This season, artists of the 2014 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region exhibition will make guest appearances and lead Art for All activities on certain Saturdays. Activities include painting, felting, drawing exercises, multimedia work, and more!


Art for All participation is FREE with museum admission!
For more information, visit the Institute’s website

Artist Schedule for January:
Sat. Jan. 10 Guest Artist Ginger Ertz Pipe Cleaner and Bead Sculpture
Sat. Jan. 17 Guest Artist Alta Turner, Weaving
Sun. Jan. 18 Mohawk Hudson Regional Closing Celebration Family Day
Mon. Jan. 19 Quilt Inspired Drop In Art on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Sat. Jan. 24 Crazy Collage: Create fun fabric collages inspired by Victorian crazy quilt designs.
Sat. Jan. 31 Crazy Collage: Create fun fabric collages inspired by Victorian crazy quilt designs.


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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
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 Seaway Trail announces
Quilts=Art=Quilts
Presented by the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021, (315) 255-1553
Admission: Adults: $6; Members, 12 & under, and exhibiting artists: Free
An exhibition an 77 quilts by 73 artists on display. Check the calendar of events for a list of activities associated with this exhibit, including workshops, trunk shows, and raffle. If you can’ make it to Auburn, you can still view the collection online: http://vimeo.com/110716573

November 2, 2014 — January 4, 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

The Taller Boricua announces
RAICES DE FELICIDAD
OPENING: Friday, December 19, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Hours:Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 12-6 p.m., Thurs 1-7 p.m. Closed Sun. and Mon.
Taller Boricua Artist Workshop, Event Space and Galleries, at The Julia de Burgos Cultural Center , 1680 Lexington Avenue (betw 105th and 106th Streets), New York, NY 10029, 212.831.4333
Admission is always free
For more information about the exhibit, email marcos_cuba@hotmail.com
A retrospective historical and cultural look into first generation Borinqueño print makers from the island known as Puerto Rico. Also on exhibit will be “Primeras Pruebas/First Proofs” featuring the Rafael Tufiño’s Print Makers Workshop first season of works. Featuring: Esperanza Cortés, Luis Cordero Santoni, Jorge Mendoza Mendosimo, Elizer Berrios, Viny Dark, Rosario Vera, Betty Cole, Pedro Colon, Nitza Tufiño, Hiram Yunke, and Awilda Robles.

December 19, 2014 — January 19, 2015

City Lore announces
Mother Tongues: Endangered Languages in NYC and Beyond
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29th, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 2-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-6 p.m.
City Lore Gallery. 56 E 1st St. (between 1st & 2nd Ave.), New York, NY 10003
Linguists estimate that half of the world’s languages will disappear this century. NYC is a living language lab where there are more spoken and endangered languages than anywhere else in the world. New York City is home to over 700 languages, and many of these are in danger of being lost. Mother Tongues is a call to action to preserve NYC’s linguistic diversity ranging from endangered languages to the NYC accent!

Please join us for the opening reception to hear, experience, and interact with these languages! Performances include: An opening blessing performed by José Juarez, an indigenous Totonac shaman from Puebla, Mexico. A recitation by Papa Susso, one of Africa’s great griots. A griot is the keeper of oral traditions in West African cultures, performing musical poems.

Mother Tongues offers audiences a unique opportunity to meet and learn about New York City’s remarkably diverse linguistic communities. Here visitors can engage with the Language Laboratory and Meet a Speaker-interactive mixed media booths that showcase individual speakers of endangered languages in the city. You will learn, for instance, that the word wanishi means thank you in the language of the Lenape, New York’s native people. Visitors can play games to learn the structure of certain endangered languages, visualize the language connections between New York City and the world, and add lines to the Khonsay, a multi-lingual poem.

Mother Tongues is sponsored by City Lore, Bowery Arts + Science, and the Endangered Language Alliance. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


January 29, 2015 — April 16, 2015

...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


Houston Arts Alliance announces
Stories of a Workforce
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5-7:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Remarks, RSVP
Exhibition Hours: Mon., Tues., and- Thurs., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Building, 500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77002
Free and open to the public
In conjunction with Transported + Renewed, Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts program in partnership with the Houston Public Library will present the major exhibition Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel. The exhibition explores the diverse culture, heritage, and lore of work associated with the Port of Houston and the Houston Ship Channel.

September 23, 2014 —January 31, 2015

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