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Sunday, June 1, 2014
Terriden Entertainment and Communications presents
Work O’ the Weavers in concert to benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Center of NY, Inc.
7:00 p.m.
Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533
Box Office 914-591-6602, boxoffice@irvingtonny.gov
Cost: $45 - VIP Center Orchestra Rows A-D and a complimentary CD / $30 - Rest of Orchestra / $25 - Balcony / $25 - Box
Tribute to PETE SEEGER & LEE HAYS (“If I Had a Hammer”): We’ll celebrate 65 years since The Weavers’ very first public performance as well as the inestimable legacies of founder members Pete Seeger (1919–2014) and Lee Hays (1914–1981) in this his Centenary. Faithful to the Weavers original arrangements, Work o’ the Weavers (David Bernz, James Durst, Mark Murphy, and Martha Sandefer) recalls their timeless music and interweaves an edifying narrative to unfold their timely story. All net proceeds from ticket sales go to The Child Abuse Prevention Center of NY, Inc.a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Caffè Lena presents
An Evening with Mary Gauthier
7 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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Louisiana native Mary Gauthier (Go-SHAY), has earned praise from Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, and been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton and many others. She is a practical, no-nonsense woman who was a teenage runaway, found her first shelter among addicts and drag queens, and eventually achieved renown as a chef even while balancing the running of her restaurant with the demands of addiction to heroin. Her songs carry so much emotional punch they can leave you staggering. Especially on her new album Trouble and Love (release June 10), Mary’s painfully personal songs infiltrate the souls of listeners, no matter how different their path. This is deep and dangerous poetry, and Gauthier leads us through it with relentless candor. Yet tenderness is always near. She says, “We human beings have this built-in healing mechanism that’s always pushing us toward life. I didn’t want to write just darkness, because that’s not the truth.... This record is about getting to a new normal. It’s a transformation record.”

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
8 p.m.
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Tickets: $30 General Admission and will go on sale Wednesday, March 26 at Noon.
This past spring, Daptone Records had just announced the August release of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Give the People What They Want when Sharon Jones was diagnosed with cancer. The scheduled release and supporting tours were immediately put on hold and all efforts were quickly shifted to her treatment and recovery. It brings great joy and relief to announce that after a successful operation, ongoing treatment, and the continued support and love of friends, family, and fans, Sharon Jones is back.

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Heather & Darlingside
7 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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This combo—the four-man, incredibly inventive folk rock ensemble Darlingside with riveting singer-songwriter Heather Maloney—is, without doubt, one of the most exciting acts to arrive on the folk scene for a while. Sharing a homebase of Northampton, MA, Darlingside and Heather did a short midwest tour last fall. The music they made was so special that the New York Times did a feature on them, and the accompanying video (their version of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock”) went viral and led to the release of an EP this spring on the Signature Sounds label. Tonight, we celebrate the release of that CD and the incredibly expansive, harmony-rich, groovy, fresh music these folks are bringing to the stage. It’s Beatlesque, Joni-ish, ethnic, dreamy, compassionate, with arrangements so tight and creative they rival anything in the modern classical world. Come hear it, and get hooked!

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Saturday, June 7, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Bob & Joy
8 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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You can hear the excitement of new beginnings in the music Greenwich, NY singer-songwriter Bob Warren is creating with California native Joy MacKenzie. Tonight we celebrate the release of the duo’s debut CD. After years of writing for larger folk-rock ensembles and musical theater, Bob’ new intimate and poignant songs are perfectly suited to the spare orchestration of a folk duo. He’s an articulate, poetic songwriter with roots in the folk troubadour tradition. She’s a crystalline-voiced singer with an intuitive grasp of harmony and timing. Together, their voices blend tenderly in rich harmony that makes the songs dig deep, and then soar.

...and beyond
Philadelphia Folklore Project invites you to
PFP’s 27th Birthday Bash: Big Changes, Great Fun! 6-9 p.m.
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia
Tickets: $35/$30 members
* Say FAREWELL to DEBORA KODISH after 27 years!
* HONOR Folk Arts and Social Change Awardees
* SING with the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change
* DANCE with Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble
* Enjoy great food and drink!

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Sunday, June 8, 2014
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents
The Art of Gilding
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109, 716-286-8200
With live gilding demonstration. Presenter: Francis Lestingi, Master Gilder. A part of the Master Makers and Players series, this event held in conjunction with the Folk Arts exhibition “Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts,” on view through June 20, 2014 (see more about this exhibition in the “Exhibitions” section below).

Caffè Lena presents
Rod MacDonald
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
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Folk stalwart Rod MacDonald sums up his music as “Something to touch your heart, something to awaken your spirit, something to tickle your funny bone, something to make you a little more conscious of your role in life.” Emerging as one of the driving forces of the 1980s Greenwich Village folk scene that spawned Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, Cliff Eberhardt, and others, Rod has been entertaining audiences worldwide for four decades with timeless ballads, modern folk songs, and topical commentary. Rod is a master at weaving together a tapestry of politically and socially aware journalistic detail and poetic imagery, offering up performances that are both entertaining and deeply thought provoking. An incredibly prolific writer, he has produced so many enduring classics (including “American Jerusalem” and “Sailor’s Prayer”) that no fewer than 27 of his songs were included in the Smithsonian Folkways Fast Folk Music Collection. Rod will be accompanied tonight by bassist Mark Dann who can be heard on recordings by Pete Seeger, Richard Shindell, Jack Hardy, and many others.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Pete Sokolow’s Klezmer Plus with Ken Maltz and Marty Confurius
All Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., with a jam session after: $15. Come early for Klezmer Instrumental Music class from 5:30-7 p.m.: $25 per class.
Full night pass: $35 (includes class, concert & jam session.)
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street (between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue), New York, NY 10023
Master Klezmer musicians Peter Sokolow, Ken Maltz and Marty Confurius pay tribute to the “Legends of Klezmer” by performing the music of Dave Tarras, Naftule Brandwein, Max Epstein, Shloimke Beckerman, Sidney Beckerman, and others who brought this wonderful sound to America. The trio is widely acclaimed for their spirited and authentic interpretations of the music made popular by the Twentieth Century’s masters of the klezmer style.

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Friday, June 13, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $14, Member $12, Child and Student $7
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Enjoy a night of “Beer Battered Twang & Roll” fronted by affable, effervescent Howard Glassman, proprietor of Valentine’s in Albany, host of the radio show “The Fabulous Sounds” on The Exit, 97.7 WEXT, and long-time presence in the Capital District music scene. Grainbelt’s original music has the pure energy of punk, the joy of rock and roll, and the emotional depth of Americana. For the listening room environs of Caffè Lena they’ll be taking an acoustic approach to their songs with two guitars, bass, drums and pedal steel. Fans of the Coal Palace Kings will recognize the line-up of Glassman and guitar slinger Jason Hughes, who are joined by long time bassist Chris Blackwell, with drummer to the stars (as well as Plastic Jesus, Horror Business, Hot Cousin etc. etc.) Jimmy The Kid Kaufman, and Roger Noyes on pedal steel.

June 13-15, 2014
Americans for the Arts presents their
Annual Convention 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, June 15, 2014 (All day)
View schedule online
Omni Nashville Hotel, Nashville, TN
Registration information online. Sign up before the early-bird deadline, April 4, to save up to $175. From scholarships to student discounts to special hotel rates, check out all the Ways to Save and book your hotel room today!
The 2014 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention will bring together more than 1,000 arts and community leaders from across the country to discuss the transformative power of the arts. This year’s Annual Convention celebrates the transformative power of the arts for the individual, the community, and the country. It is organized around five core themes. They are:

*Arts and Community: How do we talk about the role art plays in civic life?
*Embracing Diversity: How can we ensure that arts organizations reflect our communities?
*Reinvention and Sustainability: How do we best survive in a changing landscape? *Supply and Demand: Who and where is the arts audience today?
*Building Core Skills: What are the primary skills needed to succeed in the arts today?
This year we’ll continue to exchange ideas that are innovative, inspirational, and sometimes controversial. Bringing our field leaders, networks, and peer groups together helps achieve our common mission of advancing the arts in America. Nashville is place for inspiration — and we guarantee you’ll be inspired! This year’s Convention includes three preconferences (on Public Art & Placemaking, Arts Education & Advocacy, and Arts Leadership), three hand-picked keynotes, more than 30 specialized breakouts, and a fantastic reception at the expanded Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum!

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Eric Andersen
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $28, Member $25, Child and Student $14
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Over the decades, Eric Andersen has fine-tuned a unique songwriting style that combines the poetic and the plainspoken, the throb of an open heart, and the perpetual motion of a soul on fire. A fixture in the folk world since the 1960s, Andersen has penned songs recorded by Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, John Denver, and The Grateful Dead. He enjoyed an early association with poets Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. His musical tribute to that era, Beat Avenue, has led to international appearances with poets commemorating the Beat era. In concert, Andersen delivers his songs in a whispery rasp that draws the audience close for a night of intimate music and stories.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Three Quarter North — Father’s Day Concert
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
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It’s all about the music for these lads from the Capital District. With nine kids and grandkids to their credit, they offer a perfect Father’s Day outing. Their love of bluegrass, combined with their creative folk music heritage, leads to some tasty melodies. This accomplished group plays everything from traditional fiddle tunes to complex original pop songs, weaving acoustic and electric sounds into an toe-tapping mix. Homegrown and raised on tradition, Three Quarter North exemplifies the best in American roots music.

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Friday, June 20, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Dan Berggren & Alex Smith: Bridging the Years
8 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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Veteran folksinger Dan Berggren and emerging singer-songwriter Alex Smith are united in their passion for songs that grow from the mountains. Their similarities far out-number their 40-year age gap: both were raised in small Adirondack towns, studied at St. Lawrence University, keep a keen ear out for local stories, and write songs that reach far beyond the Blue Line. Both have beautiful resonant voices and a fine touch on the 6-string guitar. They are featured in the PBS documentary on Adirondack music, Songs to Keep. Berggren is a tradition-based songsmith who writes with honesty, humor, and a strong sense of place. His songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard working folks, taking care of our planet and each other. The award-winning musician and educator has entertained throughout New York State and overseas in Eastern Europe and Central Africa. Smith is the son of a Long Lake boatbuilder/historian/banjo player. As such he was immersed in folk tradition from birth. Influenced by Canadian folksinger Stan Rogers, Alex’s songs speak of proud cultural traditions intersecting with modern times. He has just released his third CD, Hamilton County, on Wepecket Island Records.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Spurs USA
8 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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Hailing from the Berkshires, The Spurs USA play classic country western hits, swing, and crying time music in a wholesome, family-friendly style that honors our cultural heritage—and makes your toes tap! Covering the country pantheon from Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Buck Owens, Ray Price, Dottie West, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and many more, they are enthusiastic musicians who love to entertain. For those of you who remember how great country music was “back then,” enjoy a high-energy night of humor, sing-alongs, and the traditional country hits you know and love from the 1940s to the 1960s.
The Line Up:
Dwight O’Neil – lead vocals and guitar
Dona Frank Federico – lead vocals, small percussion
Bob Jones – drums and vocals
Andy Gordon – pedal steel and banjo
John Barrett – bass guitar
Paul Rice – fiddle, guitar, vocals

...and beyond
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center announces
The Celebrando 2014 — Salsa & Bomba Festival Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Ballroom of the Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731
For more information, contact dance@prfdance.org or (512) 251-8122
THIS IS THE BIG ONE! Join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance as we celebrate our rich culture with our annual Salsa & Heritage Festival. This year’s celebration brings ancestral Bomba traditions to Austin with Jorge Emmanuelli — and members of his group — who will join PRFDance in an exciting joint performance. Bring your dancing shoes and join us in a Bombazo (Bomba Dance)! Our heritage festival will also feature the hottest Salsa in Central Texas with Orquesta Trabuko, and comida criolla (food for sale) by Chago’s Caribbean Cuisine. We will once again welcome artisans from Texas and beyond who will be presenting their original creations. Come early and grab a table, visit the artisans, eat, dance, relax, and celebrate — Puerto Rican style!

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Sunday, June 22, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Cassandra Kubinski
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
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Cassandra Kubinski has been a frequent visitor to Saratoga Springs over the past couple years, and stumbled one evening upon Caffè Lena’s open mic night. Sitting down at our piano, this vivacious singer, actress, producer, and yogi launched into a couple of her original piano songs and a new relationship was kindled. She tours from the US to Germany to Jamaica and has supported artists such as Anna Nalick, Dickie Betts, and Ingram Hill; and you’ve heard her songs on NBC: Dance Moms, Real Housewives of Miami the Food Network, E! News, and more. Her latest album, Just Being Myself, features trumpeter Chris Botti and 16 songs spanning love, loss, nature, flirtation, and celebration, delivered in her signature theatrical pop style. Her anthem for the Autism community, “Not So Different,” currently supports programs, services and research through organizations such as Autism Speaks.

Friday, June 27, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Jon Pousette-Dart with Opener Marc Douglas Berardo
8 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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Classic folk rocker Jon Pousette-Dart has built his four decade career with “a gilded tenor and a smooth hand on the guitar.” (Gary Eskow) His Pousette-Dart Band was a 1970s radio mainstay, a favorite on the college circuit, and became one of the busiest touring groups in the US, playing arenas from coast to coast. While the original group broke up in the early 80s, Jon continued on his own releasing five solo albums to critical acclaim, with a new album due out this year. His engaging melodies, catchy hooks and heartfelt ballads are optimistic and accessible. He’s a confident and gracious performer with well-earned diehard following, and new fans with each passing year. Opening set: “With a painter’s eye for detail, and music firmly rooted in the great American sound, Berardo sings about circus retirees, expatriates in Florida rum bars, union iron workers, old poets, aimless New York City debutantes, near death car crashes, hard nosed fishermen and of course, the changes that experience brings to everyone.”

Earlville Opera House presents
The Jammin’ Divas
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: Order tickets online.
The Jammin’ Divas are Aoife Clancy (IRE) Grammy Nominee with Cherish the Ladies, Nicole Zuraitis (USA), Kath Buckell (AUS), Hadar Noiberg flutist (ISR) and Craig Akin (USA) on Bass. They blend stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music and elements of improvisation from each of their cultures. Through stunning three part harmonies bedded against the plush melodic landscape of the flute and double bass, The Jammin’ Divas draw the audience into an experience that transcends three continents history by sharing songs and stories of how each country culturally influence and enrich one another.

June 27-29, 2014
Old Songs presents its
34th Annual Old Songs Festival
Look for 2014 festival info early in 2014
Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, NY
Old Songs is a family-friendly festival of folk, traditional, Celtic and world music and dance, known for its relaxed atmosphere, interactive sessions and workshops,hands-on experience and participatory nature. In addition to three concerts there are 120 daytime workshops given by performers. Also featured are a juried craft show, food and instrument vendors, and a well-run children’s activity area. Featuring: Stefan Amidon, De Temps Antan, Ken and Brad Kolodner, Long Time Courting, Matuto, Nanne Kalma and Ankie van der Meer, Chris Newman and Maire NiChathasaigh, Cindy Mangsen and Steve Gillette, Nor’Easter, Laura Sheehan, Sheesham and Lotus, The Stray Birds, Swallowtail, Brooks Williams, Vanaver Caravan, and many more!

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Saturday, June 28, 2014
Staten Island Arts announces
LUMEN 2014
6 p.m.-Midnight
Atlantic Salt Company, 561 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY, 10301
There will be food and drink available for purchase.
The LUMEN Festival continues to be free of charge and open to the public, though a suggested donation of $5 helps the festival come back year to year!
Staten Island Arts is pleased to present the fifth annual LUMEN festival at the location where it all began in 2010, Atlantic Salt Company’s waterfront dock. LUMEN 2014 is not a traditional film festival or gallery art experience. It is a one-day, 6-hour festival that features video and performance art by emerging artists and more established artists at the forefront of their media. The festival begins before the sun sets and continues through until midnight. Videos, performances, and installations occur simultaneously and there is no “main stage” or center focus. Instead visitors are invited to safely and organically discover art scattered throughout the industrial site, which is normally off-limits to pedestrians. LUMEN 2014 will feature video installations, new media projections, animation, performance art, art interventions, and sound art, curated by David C. Terry and Esther Neff. Please visit the official LUMEN website at www.lumenfest.org to learn more about LUMEN, and to see images from previous years.
Caffè Lena presents
Red Haired Strangers
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
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Albany Americana outfit The Red Haired Strangers is fronted by Ryan Dunham and John Rice, who have been playing together for over 20 years. Their beautiful old-school music drew on Country, Blues, & Bluegrass to create a classic Americana sound before the movement became the hottest thing in folk. From their origins as a guitar and harmonica duo, the Red Haired Strangers have blossomed with the addition of Joe Gumpper’s fiddle, laced with some pedal steel (and dobro) from veteran Rick Morse, and Chris Scharl on drums.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
7 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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Nearly a decade after folk-rock duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion put out their first album together, the husband-and-wife pair crystallized their signature acoustic pop sound with their 3rd album, 2013’s Wassaic Way. Produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone, Wassaic Way finds Guthrie and Irion pushing beyond folk with sunny, tambourine-fueled hooks, alternating with darker lush soundscapes. The stand-out element of all the music Sarah Lee and Johnny have created during their 13-year partnership is simply perfect harmony singing—like one is cake and the other icing. Sarah Lee is the daughter of Arlo Guthrie, and the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie.

June 29th –July 5th, 2014
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps announces
Western + Swing Week
See full schedule online
The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-246-2121
Register online for the camp: Tuition for the week is $775 (only $745 if you register on or before March 15th!) and includes all meals, classes, and activities. There are discounts for children and teens.
Lindy and West Coast swing, country western dances, squares and contras, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, steel guitar, harmony singing, piano, swing and country band clinics, improvisation, music theory, dance parties, jam sessions, song swaps, and more!

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Expand your craft, technique and creativity in a exclusive, personalized, tailored program. This is an opportunity for dancers to develop their potential with an emphasis on both dance and theater performance skills. Class size is limited to 10 students per workshop.
Faculty: Anabella Lenzu, Lauren Ohmer, and Daniel Pettrow

The May Lab—May 3, 10, 24 & 28 / Sat. from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.— covers Voice/Acting and Dance Technique.
This workshop develops alignment technique and an understanding of the dynamic in dance. Students solve technical problems, using fundamentals of ballet and modern dance techniques. Dancers will develop their natural vocal possibilities, exploring the voice by using breathing techniques and activating body resonators. Understand how an actor’s technique and imagination informs the approach to text through action.

The June Lab—June 7, 14, 21 & 28 / Sat. from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.—covers Dance Technique and AL/DD Repertory.
This workshop explores the principle: Motion Creates Emotion /Emotion Creates Motion, and emphasizes the use of imagination, interpretation, and body coordination and control. My emphasis is on the journey rather than the destination, on understanding the impulses generated by movements and gestures.

The July Lab—July 5, 12, 19 & 26/ Sat. from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.—covers Choreography and Improvisation.
This workshop aims to stimulate students to create their own passionate and original dances, exploring the elements of choreography composition. We look not only at what you dance, but also ask the question “Why do you dance?” Dance is the expressive medium of our heart, mind and soul.

The July Lab—July 7, 8, 9 & 10/ Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-1 p.m.—covers Methodology of Teaching Dance.**
Objectives: To offer methodological tools of analysis about how to teach and how to organize and create a teaching plan. Learn to promote artistic education to enhance the social and cultural community. We will investigate and increase creative ability, as well as working towards solving educational problems within specialized pedagogies.
Why? Because we need a humanistic approach in art and dance education. Continuing education is vital to improve ourselves and participate creatively in society and in the culture in which we live. I believe education shouldn’t be a preparation for living, but living itself. Dance is a profound exploration of life.We must improve how we teach Dance as a theoretical and practical discipline.

TO APPLY: Send resume to info@AnabellaLenzu.com

REGISTER ONLINE: Please designate which month you are interested in.
The cost of each workshop is $280 per person. This includes 4 sessions (4 hours each, 16 hours total).
**Methodology of Teaching Dance: 4 sessions (3 hours each, 12 hours total) cost $250.

Castellani Art Museum presents

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Castellani Art Museum, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, NY 14109, (716) 286-8200
Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts presents a journey across America through the lives of individuals whose creativity is rooted in their cultural identity and community. Around the world, programs honor individuals who have made signature contributions to their communities and to their countries. In America, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) established the National Heritage Fellowship Program in 1982 to recognize individuals “for their artistic excellence and their efforts to conserve America’s many cultures for future generations.” Created by curator Marsha MacDowell (Michigan State Museum) and photographer Alan Govenar (Documentary Arts, Inc.), Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts presents National Heritage Fellows from all over the country through human-size portraits, artworks, and audio-visual materials. The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is proud to bring a little of the nation’s diverse artistic traditions to Western New York by showcasing these award-winning individuals whose creativity is rooted in their cultural identity and community. The exhibition features numerous art forms and cultural groups that contribute to the vibrancy of American life, including Byzantine (Greek) icon woodcarving, Peruvian retablos (personal altars), Native American basketry, Eastern European lacemaking, African-American quiltmaking, and a vast array of musical and performing traditions from Chinese Beijing opera to Guinean drumming. Throughout the spring, the Folk Arts Program of the Castellani Art Museum will host a series of public lectures, demonstrations, and workshops that further explore the legacy of National Heritage Fellows and that highlight some exceptional traditional artists living and working in Western New York. For more information, contact Dr. Carrie Hertz, Curator of Folk Arts at 716-286-8290.

February 2, 2014 —June 20, 2014

Iroquois Indian Museum announces
Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014
May 3: Opening Reception, 1 to 3 p.m.
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY
For more information contact: info@iroquoismuseum.org, or 518-296-8949
Open April 1 through November 30* Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
*closing each day at 4 p.m. during the months of April and November
Admission: Adults - $8.00; Group(7+) $6.40, Seniors - $6.50; Group $5.20, Students (12 to 17) - $6.50; Group $5.20, Children 5 to 12 - $5.00; Group $4.00, Children under 5 - free
What contemporary concerns warrant our attention and creative comment?Works exploring boundaries and borders, environment, hydro-fracking, economy, gaming, the digital/disposable age, sports mascots, the impact of national/international events and decisions, the role of tradition and community, and the state of the Arts will be featured.

April 1, 2014 —November 30, 2014

City Lore announces their inaugural exhibition:
Moving Murals: Henry Chalfant & Martha Cooper’s All City Graffiti Archive
Opening reception: April 3, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
The City Lore Gallery, 56 E 1st St., New York, NY 10003
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
For more information: 212-529-1955 x13 or aronner@citylore.org
Photographed during the “Golden Age of Graffiti– in the 1970s and early 1980s, Chalfant and Cooper’s images of graffitied subway cars are among the major documents of American popular culture in the late twentieth century. “Moving Murals” presents the images in a wall to wall mosaic of over 850 muraled trains, creating an ultimate All City graffiti trainyard environment. Complimenting the murals: wallpapered photographs of the writers in their element. And for the first time, the exhibit provides an interactive audience experience through the addition of Chalfant’s recently published iBook viewed on a large screen, complete with the train image archive, artist interviews, and videos. These classic train murals, which have been the inspiration and guide for thousands of youthful artists around the world, did not survive on the trains for long before the city cleaned the cars, or the artists’ rivals painted over them. Chalfant and Cooper’s patience and determination in hunting down and capturing these ephemeral masterpieces with their cameras has left the world with a representative cross section of some of the best work by the most talented young artists who painted New York City’s subway cars during the golden age. These images pay homage to the young artists from the City’s outer boroughs whose work—though often dismissed as vandalism—challenged contemporary fine arts standards, and became the visual component of the hip hop culture that was born on the streets of New York City.
Moving Murals Programs—Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. (Visit the website for more information and tickets)
April 17th: The Return of Style Wars: A Screening of Style Wars I & II
May 8th: Ephemeral Landscapes: The Transformation & Destruction of Public & Street Art
May 22nd: Bronx Stories: (Im)migrant Experiences from the Bronx and the Lower East Side
June 19th: Spray Cans in the Gallery: The Legendary Fashion Moda & the Fun Gallery
July 10th: Generations on the Writer’s Bench: Graffiti Then & Now

April 3, 2014 —July 10, 2014

Westchester Italian Cultural Center presents
APULIA THEN AND NOW — An Evocative Journey Into the Apulian Region
Opening reception: Sat, April 5, at 2 p.m.
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Westchester Italian Cultural Center, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, Ny 10707
Registration Fees: Suggested donation: adults $10, children 18 years of age and under $5
What was it like for immigrant families to have to leave all they had ever known? Explore what it was like to make the difficult trip to the big port city of Naples, cross the Atlantic in a crowded ship for a three week journey, and then go through the stressful process of Ellis Island before starting a new life in a country where they did not know the language and faced great prejudice. On display are images of the feasts of patron saints and local festivals, vibrant landscape photography and a collection of famous handcrafted earthenware. Presented by Toni McKeen.

April 7, 2014 —June 7, 2014

Photographs by Paul Margolis

Please join the artist for an opening reception: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
The Living Room Gallery at Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York, NY
Gallery is open daily fromm 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“In early 2002, I photographed the interiors of the decaying buildings on the un-restored south side of Ellis Island. They had a haunting beauty, with their subtle, almost monochromatic colors: greens and rust, old brick and peeling plaster. While the buildings have been sealed and stabilized since I photographed them, restoration efforts are slow and require millions of dollars. The Great Hall and attached buildings on the north side of the Island were restored and made into a National Park and museum of immigration in the 1980s; the south side of the island, however, has been left largely untouched for six decades. The buildings on the south side served prosaic and often sad purposes: they were the wards and medical facilities. But they also tell the story of hope and resolve; the less known history of those who voyaged to the New World.”—Paul Margolis

April 11, 2014 —June 29, 2014

Long Island Traditions announces
From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders & Boat Yards
Opening reception: May 2, 2014, 2-4 p.m. with Nancy Solomon, Curator
The Waterfront Museum is open year-round on SATURDAYS 1-5 p.m. when the barge is docked in Red Hook. THURSDAYS 4-8 p.m. will resume in the Spring.
Waterfront Museum, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York
“From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Long Island and Westchester” is an interpretive exhibit that examines the history and traditions of contemporary boat builders and boatyards, exploring their commitment to an endangered way of life in the wake of superstorms, decline in fishing and the expenses associated with traditional boat building and preserving boatyards. The Waterfront Museum is located in a traditional barge on the Red Hook waterfront.

April 18, 2014 —July 12, 2014

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