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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
ArtsWestchester announces
Panel Discussion: How Artists Respond to Trauma and Urban Violence
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Nueberger Museum of Art Study, Purchase College SUNY 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York 10577
Tickets: Complimentary to Purchase College students, staff, and faculty, as well as Neuberger Museum of Art Circle Level Members. General Admission: $10.
Join the conversation about how creative expression can provide an outlet to communicate ideas, make observations, forge connections and send powerful messages about violence and injustice. Panelists include Michelle Bishop, founder and president of Harlem Needle Arts, which promotes fiber and needle arts in the African Diaspora; Nathan Connolly, Assistant Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University whose scholarship focuses on the politics of race, capital and property; Warren Lehrer, Purchase College Art + Design professor and co-founder of the non-profit community organization EarSay, Inc.; and, Lachell Workman, an artist whose work investigates race, identity, society, memory and trauma.

Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) presents
Boukman Eksperyans and Earthman Experience
DROM NYC, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY
Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
HCX invites you to our final Mizik Ayiti! for the year at DROM NYC featuring electrifying performances by Earthman Experience and Boukman Eksperyans! Opening the night is Haitian-born vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Richard “Earthman” Laurent, who leads this world music and funk ensemble inspired by Fela Kuti. The creations are a blend of Afro-house and are infused with pulsating beats by DJ Hard Hittin Harry. The Earthman Experience consists of Earthman on lead vocals, congas, and guitar, DJ Hard Hittin Harry on turntables and backing vocals, Senfu Stoney on percussion, Rakiem Walker on saxophone, Sydney Driver on drums, Gil DeFay on trumpet, Shayshahn Macperson on violin, Entrfied on keyboards, Gloria Ryann & Soleil Laurent on backing vocals. Joining us for the second time is Grammy-nominated, Boukman Eksperyans! With high energy sound fusing traditional Haitian and Caribbean rhythms with rock and reggae, Boukman is known for their revolutionary and critically acclaimed music that have mesmerized audiences worldwide. Be part of the “Eksperyans” and join us for a pre-labor day jam!

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.
Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (near 2nd St.)
Hosted by Ethical Culture Society, Folk Music Society of NY/NYPFMC, Alison Kelley, and Frank Woerner.
Info: Frank, 212-533-2139.
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.

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Friday, September 4, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
The Kennedys
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16 general admission, $14 members, $8 students and children
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Where some artists might wax nostalgic after two decades of steady cross-continental touring, Pete and Maura Kennedy have taken to heart Bob Dylan’s dictum “Don’t look back.” Celebrating two decades of musical and life partnership, The Kennedys are releasing no fewer than 40 new songs over the course of 2015. Pete and Maura each have a new solo album, and The Kennedys duo celebrates the release of West. Always bursting with positive energy and big ideas, the Kennedys create music that is part Buddy Holly, part Everly Brothers, all set to the ringing 12-string style of The Byrds, with lyrics reflective of the couple’s earthy spirituality.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diasporan Institute announces
10th Annual International Latin/Tropical Music Collectors Festival
Presented in Collaboration with El Barrio Music Center and Augusto Records
11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Taino Towers, 240 East 123rd Street, El Barrio, NYC
ADMISSION: $10.00 all day at the door.
Join us for a day of rare and one of a kind record collectors’ showcases & displays, vendors, music, panel discussions, and dance. Musical Presentation By JOSE MANGUAL, JR. y SU ORQUESTA. Presenting “SON”, a panel with Latin music scholars René López and Ben Lapidus at 3 p.m. at the Magic Johnson Computer Learning Center, 3rd Floor, Room 317, Taino Towers.

Caffè Lena presents
Debbie Davies
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $24 general admission, $22 members, $12 students and children
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Where Rory Block has moved heaven and earth with her acoustic blues sets on our stage, Debbie Davies is her electric(fying) counterpart. “She wields an electric guitar as if it were a wand.”—Los Angeles Times. She has twice won, and ten times been nominated for, a Blues Music Award (the most prestigious prize in America blues) for Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist. After years of touring with Albert Collins & the Icebreakers and Fingers Taylor, Davies began releasing her own records. Tonight we celebrate the release of number twelve, Love Spin, a funky, rocking and bluesy album worthy of Davies’ 30 year career.

September 5–6, 2015
Capital District Scottish Games
Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Altamont Fairgrounds, 129 Grand Street, Altamont, NY 12009
Cost/Cover: $25 for whole weekend; $18 For Saturday only, $10 for Saturday after 4 p.m. and Sunday only
For more info, call Bill Munro at 518-438-4297
A Celtic festival of arts, featuring pipe bands, highland dancing, athletics, clans, celtic folk/rock music, sheep and scottie dog exhibition and much more. Fun for the whole family. Pipe Band, Athletic & Highland Dance competitions and Clans, Entertainment, food and refreshments.

Flying Cat Music presents
Labor Day Weekend Concerts with Tom Pacheco
7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Contact: 845-688-9453 or flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
$15 admission with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com or $18 at the door
In what’s become a local end of summer tradition, renowned songsmith Tom Pacheco returns to Phoenicia this Labor Day weekend for two concerts at the Empire State Railway Museum. It’s a testimony to both Tom’s talent and his popularity that seats for this engagement always disappear quickly, so advance reservations are strongly urged. Though Tom Pacheco has strong roots here in the Woodstock area, his appeal can hardly be called regional, or even national for that matter. His fan base in Australia, for example, is now clamoring for Tom to head down under where one of the songs off of his most recent CD, Boomtown, has received major airplay. That song, “Julian,” about Australian native Julian Assange of Wikileaks fame, illustrates perfectly how Pacheco’s incisive social commentary continues to dance on the cutting edge of controversy. Controversy is something Tom has never shied away from during a career that spans almost five decades. Maverick Magazine, one of the UK’s leading music publications, says, “In many ways (Tom’s) is a voice crying in the wilderness, just as Guthrie’s was back in the time of the great depression, and Seeger’s was in the fifties—and Dylan’s was, when he gave voice to those unable to express their own fears and frustrations in the early sixties.” Controversy, or rather corporate efforts to stifle it, has bedeviled Tom Pacheco for much of his career. Tom’s refusal to cooperate with efforts to sanitize his creative message contributed to Tom stepping away from some potentially rewarding opportunities in the mid-1980s, including a songwriting job on salary with Mel Tillis Music in Nashville and a proposed recording contract with a CBS subsidiary label in New York. Instead, Pacheco moved to Europe for 10 years where his music was warmly received. His fan base there remains strong to this day. In one year during that 10-year period, Tom racked up five top ten hits in Norway alone. Through all the many years, nothing and no one has stopped Tom from continuing to speak his mind, all the while making some great music in the process. Tom Pacheco has been called a, “quintessentially American songwriter” by Dirty Linen Magazine. Tom Pacheco is a world class, all around songwriter whose songs have been covered by Richie Havens, the Jefferson Starship, and the Band, among others. His late sixties group, Euphoria (with Pacheco as main songwriter) recorded an album in 1969 (it now has underground cult status) on Heritage Records, an affiliate of MGM. In 1971, Clive Davis signed Tom Pacheco and his partner Sharon Alexander to Columbia after a live audition; and in 1976, RCA Records recorded two Pacheco solo albums in Los Angeles. Looking back on an amazing career, Tom Pacheco’s colorful early years in New York City’s Greenwich Village form the emotional basis for Boomtown’s poignant and nostalgic first cut “MacDougal Street Summer 1966,” and the entire CD—when not turning toward the political—offers as a theme reflections on a long life well lived, with hope, love, loss, and redemption all playing important roles. Boomtown is a major work that continues to receive significant air play internationally, but Tom has never been one to rest on his laurels. While Tom Pacheco will be performing songs off of that release, he promises that his Labor Day weekend audiences will also hear some new songs never before sung in public, along with selected favorites from years gone by.

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Sunday, September 6, 2015
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason at the West Kortright Centre Faire
Jay and Molly 2:15 p.m.
Faire: Noon-6 p.m.
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, NY
$5 per person, children under 10 free (food sold separately)
Purchase your wristband on-site on September 6.
A Labor Day party extraordinaire! The West Kortwright Centre’s 10th annual family-friendly summer’s-end celebration of the region’s “agri-cultural” bounty — includes a full afternoon of foot-stompin’ music and entertainment. You can graze all day on scrumptious foods made from fresh local products; pick up fabulous baked goods; bid on artwork; shop a huge silent auction and rummage sale of antiques, goods, and services to benefit the WKC; enjoy the beer-tasting booth; keep the kids entertained with lots of kid-friendly games and activities; and shop for one-of-a-kind items from local vendors. The fair will be held rain or shine.
Enjoy three fabulous bands with your admission!
12:15-1:45: Horseshoe Lounge Playboys
2:15-3:45: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
4:30-6:00: The Blues Maneuver Band

Caffè Lena presents
MaryLeigh Roohan
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 members, $10 students and children
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Saratoga native MaryLeigh Roohan has spent the last couple years planting the seeds for a national career with opening sets for Sean Rowe, Jill Sobule, Chic Gamine, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Willie Alexander (the Velvet Underground) and headline performances on wild festival stages and intimate clubs alike. Her sunny indie pop, sultry crooning, and passionate Americana earned her recognition as Metroland's Best Female Singer-Songwriter of 2012. Her career is poised to blossom upon the release of her brand new CD, Living Alone, which you will receive tonight as part of your ticket price!

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Monday, September 7, 2015
ArtsWestchester announces
Presented by Historic Hudson Valley
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Buy tickets online in advance and save $2/ticket off the price of buying on site.
$16 - Adults (online)
$12 - Seniors (online)
$8 - Children 3-17 (online)
Free - Children under 3 and members
Feast on a bounty of corn-centric delicacies and take part in a bevy of hands-on, corn-related activities at the Lower Hudson Valley’s only corn festival. Play games like Konk a Crow and Ring a Cob in the CORNival area. Compete in corn shucking races and learn how to make a corn husk doll. Enjoy both historic and modern cooking demonstrations (using corn as the main ingredient, of course), and discover the irresistible charm of English country dancing in the barn. Traverse a kid-sized mini maize maze and design a one-of-a-kind scarecrow. Tour the 18th-century Manor House and Mill, and watch how corn is ground on a quern stone. Enjoy live folk music. All visitors get a free bag popcorn as they enter! Other maize-inspired food selections include cornbread, corn salsa and chips, and corn chili, plus sweet corn ice cream from the Blue Pig and draft beers and draft root beer from Captain Lawrence Brewery.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Long Island Traditions announces
“A Lecture Programs by Nancy Solomon, Director, Long Island Traditions
2 p.m.
Copiague Public Library, 50 Deauville Blvd, Copiague, NY
Free admission. For information call (631) 691-1111.
In this program the bay houses of Long Island will be the focus, both in the Town of Hempstead and the Town of Islip.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Storytelling Open Mic with Featured Storyteller William Clarke
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Admission: $3 at the door
Featured storyteller William Clarke works as an Interpretive Ranger at the Saratoga National Historical Park, bringing to life the events of the Battle of Saratoga through stories for visitors of all ages. September marks the anniversary of the Turning Point battle of the American Revolution, and Mr. Clarke will tell that exciting story on the Caffe Lena stage to open the 2015–16 session of Lena’s Storytelling Open Mic. Doors open and sign-up begins at 7. Performances begin at 7:30. Please plan to share a story lasting no more than 10 minutes. All ages and styles welcome.

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Interfaith Story Circle invites you to
Buddhist Stories of Wisdom and Compassion
6:30 p.m. Tour of the shrine room
7:00-9:00 p.m. Storytelling
Doane Stuart School, 199 Washington Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144
(Park in the lot on Forbes Ave. to the left of the school, and enter the school from the left side, the third set of doors from the front)
For additional information, please contact Suman Joshi, 518-785-0392 or Claire Nolan, 518-209-6477, cbnolou@gmail.com
Laura M. Roth of Albany Kharma Thegsum Choling
Tamara Gevici of the Order of Interbeing, tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

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Friday, September 11, 2015
The Senate House presents
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
7:00 p.m.
Senate House, 296 Fair St., Kingston, NY
Tickets available online
For more information, email info@senatehousekingston.org Jay and Molly’s versatility and stylistic depth lets them move from bluegrass to blues, folk, and acoustic jazz with equal ease. There are timeless renditions of hard-driving Appalachian melodies, Cajun and Celtic fiddle tunes, stirring Civil War classics, sassy songs from the golden age of swing and country, stunning waltzes, and moving original works. The concert takes place at the historic Senate House, built in 1676 by Wessel Ten Broeck.

Caffè Lena presents
Down Hill Strugglers with opener The Littlest Birds
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
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The curator of the Alan Lomax archive wrote of this young Brooklyn old-timey folk trio: “Many string bands have the tunes but not the chops. Some have chops and tunes, but can’t achieve lift-off, marching along politely like so many historical reenactors. But the Down Hill Strugglers hit the trifecta, pulling their bows deftly across the best numbers in the old-time songbook with more grit and style than just about any group fiddling away today.” Long-time folk music fans will appreciate that they’ve been mentored by Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders and John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers. Carrying the music of old, rural America forward with verve and creativity, they can be heard on the soundtrack of the Coen Brothers film about the Greenwich Village folk scene of the ’60s Inside Llewyn Davis and their debut album was released by Smithsonian Folkways.
Opener The Littlest Birds are David Huebner and Sharon Martinson offering a gentle, harmony-fueled brand of twang. With voice, cello, and banjo, old traditionals are given a fresh turn, and their original songs display an enthusiasm and inspiration that flows off the stage and into the heart of the audience.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Sara Grey and Kieron Means
8 p.m.
OSA Hall, 220 E. 23rd Street, Suite 707, (2nd and 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Contribution: General Public $20, members $18, kids and full-time students $10.
Tickets at the door or online at saragrey.bpt.me/ (service charge applies).
Info: 212-957-8386. Sara and her son, Kieron, play American music, as distinct from Americana — theirs is the real deal. Old-time ballads, cowboy songs and Primitive Methodist hymns are all grist to their individual mill. Sara’s unique frailing banjo style and Kieron’s blues-inflected guitar are in perfect harmony and this instinctive, family symbiosis is what sets them apart. Passionate and heartfelt vocals are the icing on the cake.

September 11, 12, and 13, 2013
Golden Link Folk Singing Society announces its
Turtle Hill Folk Festival
A great weekend of music featuring concerts, workshops, jamming, dancing, food, and fun!
Rotary Sunshine Campus, 809 Five Points Rd., Rush NY (30 minutes south of Downtown Rochester)
For tickets, visit www.goldenlink.org
All-Weekend – Advance $55 members, $65 non-members
All-Weekend – At Gate $65 members, $75 non-members
Friday Night Only – $25 members, $30 non-members
Saturday – Day Only $12 members, $15 non-members
Saturday –Night Only $25 members, $30 non-members
Saturday – Day & Night $35 members, $40 non-members
Sunday Only $12 members, $15 non-members
Children 12 & under FREE!
Rain or Shine! All events under cover
Concerts Friday at 7 p.m. (NEW TIME), Saturday at 7 p.m.
Daytime workshops and mini-concerts
Indoor, post-concert fireplace singarounds
Contra dancing with John Kirk & Trish Miller and caller David Smukler: Saturday at 4 p.m.
“New Voices” Emerging Artists Showcase (NEW), sponsored by Bernunzio Uptown Music
Food and craft vendors
Rough camping and heated bunkhouses on site
Accessible for persons using wheelchairs

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
The Folkus Project of Central New York invites you to a
BookFair and Acoustic Music Celebration
Noon-8:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse, NY 13214
Cost: Free Contact: press@folkus.org
Join us for a day-long series of performances by many talented local and regional musicians. It will be a day of music as well a chance to find out what Folkus is all about and get a preview of the fall season. Additionally, during the BookFair week (September 12–18), Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of any purchases made to The Folkus Project for just mentioning Folkus (for online purchases from September 12–17). The Acoustic Music Celebration will feature Kevin Barrigar, Donna Dennihy, John DeVoe, The Golden Novak Duo (pictured), Michael Judge, Lauren Mettler & Diana Lynn, Rob Orioli & JoAnne Sherwood, Rick Pallatto, Joanne Perry, Jon Peterson, Steve Pfanenstiel, Amanda Rogers, and Mark Wahl.
Café Veritas presents
Honor Finnegan with opener Miles Wide
7:30 p.m. (doors open 7:00 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
Honor Finnegan is the Susan Boyle of quirky indie folk, only hotter. Her songs are humorous then heartbreaking with melodies that soar. Based in New York City, she has been making a splash in the northeastern regional folk scene with her original songs and ukulele playing. Combining elements of musical theatre, comedy, traditional folk, and poetry, Honor is cooler than the other side of the pillow. In 1991 Honor moved to Ireland. While living in Ireland, Honor sang with jazz bands, blues bands, big bands and traditional Irish bands including DeDannan for about a day. She released a cassette, “Learning to Fly”, in 1996 and was a finalist in the Paddy Music Expo in Limerick. Honor is a regular attendee at the late great Jack Hardy’s songwriter’s exchange, which has nurtured the talents of Suzanne Vega, and Shawn Colvin to name but a few. She is also a proud member of Tribes Hill, a folk music collective based in the Hudson Valley.
Opening is Miles Wide. Miles Wide is an independent singer-songwriter from Rochester, NY who has appeared at dozens of venues in over 20 cities from coast to coast.

Earlville Opera House presents
Eilen Jewell Band
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $15-$30 Order tickets online.
Eilen Jewel, contemporary blues artist living in Boston, never had any formal training in music. From an early age she’s been listening to greats like Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams. Her band includes husband, Jason Beck on the drums; Jerry Miller on electric guitars; and John Sciascia on the upright base. Crafting a unique style that mixes poetic ballads with swinging rockers, Eilen Jewell ranks among the best in the Americana genre today. As the reigning Queen of the Minor Key, Jewell leads a tight quartet who blend influences of surf-noir, early blues, rockabilly, and 1960s era rock and roll. Over the course of a decade, Eilen and her band have toured relentlessly. They have performed for legions of fans from Boston to Boise and Madrid to Melbourne at festivals, theaters, rock clubs and coffeehouses. Eilen’s fans marvel at her warmth, unique wit, and onstage humor alongside her beautiful songs and fiery performances.

Caffè Lena presents
Darryl Tonemah
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22 general admission, $20 members, $11 students and children
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In partnership with The Saratoga Native Festival, taking place this weekend at Spa Park, we bring you Darryl Tonemah, a boundlessly energetic and effective artist and activist who is Kiowa, Comanche, and Tuscarora. While earning a PhD and serving as an American Indian health psychologist, he has played many hundreds of concerts, made numerous radio and TV appearances, released six albums with multiple awards and nominations, and acted in three films, all while building up what has become an international fan base. Tonemah’s performances combine the energy of rock, the intelligence of folk and the heart of country to create a musical niche he calls “Native Americana.” At times the trickster, at times the son, at times the father, at times the seeker, Tonemah is always the consummate storyteller who offers meaning where the listener needs to find it.

...and beyond
Dewey Hall presents its final summer
Dinner & Concert Series in conjunction with the Sheffield Fair
with the Easy Ridin’s Papas

Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield, MA 01257
Faire Noon-5 p.m., free admission, in Sheffield Town Park
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for Farm to table dinner, $10, with 7:30 p.m. show
Beginning at 6:30, we’ll be serving one of our quickly becoming famous farm to table dinners featuring sausages and burgers, cheese, vegetables, fruit, and baked goods from local farms. Dinners are $10 and available from 6:30 on until we run out of food. If you would like to reserve a meal ahead of time, please email us at info@deweyhall.com with the number of meals you’d like us to reserve and we’ll follow up with specifics. Or leave a message at 413-229-2357 with your name, phone number, and the number of dinners you are requesting and we'll be back in touch.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Word Plays at the Cabaret: The Road Not Taken
2 p.m.
Fort Salem Theater, 11 East Broadway, Salem, NY 12865
Admission: $10 at the door, cash or check
For more information, please call (518) 854-3998.
These tellers share stories about people, in fact, foltale and fiction, who had a choice to make in their life’s journey: Siri Allison, Betty Cassidy, Margaret French, Nancy Marie Payne.

Caffè Lena presents
Robin and Linda Williams
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $28 general admission, $25 members, $14 students and children
Buy tickets online
Throughout a celebrated career spanning four decades, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music they love: a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with wide-ranging melodies. Their stirring concerts, full of deep feeling, delightful tales, and superb musicianship, have earned them a huge following. Their songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, Tim & Mollie O’Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea, and The Seldom Scene. They are frequent guests on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion and have performed at Caffe Lena since the 1970s.

...and beyond
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center announces
18th Birthday BOMBAZO
2-5 p.m.
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin, TX 78702
Free Event
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance is becoming an adult! We’re celebrating our milestone 18th birthday with a BOMBAZO (Bomba dance for all) and other surprises.
PRFD’s season of cultural outreach is sponsored in part with funding and support through the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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Monday, September 14, 2015
The Buzz Cafe presents
Open Mic at the Buzz Cafe, hosted by Joanne Perry
7-10 p.m.
The Buzz Cafe, 527 Charles Ave, Solvay, NY 13209
Contact: (315) 214-4919
Cost: Free
Come on down and sign up to play or just come to listen. The Buzz Cafe is a local place for the public to enjoy coffee, a full menu of food and some delicious homemade desserts! The Atmosphere is rustic/natural. The open mic is held every Monday (except the first Monday of the month).

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Os Mutantes 8 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.)
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker St., New York, NY
Tickets: $30 adv; $35 day of show
Os Mutantes are the pioneers of Brazilian avant-garde. The late 1960s in Brazil produced an explosion of new sounds and ideas that still reverberate throughout the world. During that time, Os Mutantes created a unique psychedelic sound that brought them international attention, earning them a lasting legacy. Their music weaves together musical influences from the English speaking world—inspirations include John Cage, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix—with bossa nova, samba, and other styles from their native Brazil. Os Mutantes’ ethereal absurdist pop music, sonic collage approach and tendency for cultural irony has influenced many prominent musicians, from the Flaming Lips to David Byrne and Beck. Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was tipped to the band by members of the band Red Kross. When Nirvana toured Brazil in 1993, Cobain tried to arrange a meeting with Mutante bassist/singer Arnaldo Baptista. Unable to locate the musician he sent him the following note: “Arnaldo, best wishes to you, and be careful with the system. They swallow you up and spit you out like a maraschino cherry pit.”
This concert is a part of World Music Institute’s Lusophone Festival, a cross-cultural festival of artists from the Portuguese-speaking world.

...and beyond
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center announces
When Nature Sings — For the Healer
Presented by: Dr. Ana Maria Tekina-eiru Maynard

A special workshop sponsored by La Pena and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department
12:30-4 p.m.
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin, TX 78702
Open to the public
Information and advance registration: www.flametree.com/NatureSingsForTheHealer
Did you know that anyone who helps others overcome physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual problems is a healer? Everyone from licensed professionals to family caregivers will be called to this role at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, people who devote much of their energy to serving others often begin to feel worn down by a growing sense of mental and physical exhaustion, compassion fatigue, or burnout. This new workshop demonstrates a powerful way for healers to renew themselves by developing a closer connection with nature. This interactive workshop combines inspirational anecdotes based in Taino spirituality, original photography and live Taino flute music to expose the timeless wisdom that nature transmits through the world around us. Uplifting participation in music-making, simple native dances, and role-playing reveals insights, encourages meaningful discussion and teaches practices that can be used to refresh your spirit on a regular basis.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Lula Pena 8 p.m.
Drom NYC, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY
Tickets: $25
A truly exquisite Fado singer, the elusive and esoteric Lula Pena is one of the greatest singers born in Portugal. Her works draws on international influences to add new textures to Portugal’s ancient musical genre, as she blends traditional fado with Portuguese folk, French chanson, Cape Verdean morna, and Brazilian bossa nova. With a commanding yet sensitive voice, Pena performs solo guitar and sings of passion and pain, mirroring her personal journey as both musician and poet.
This concert is a part of World Music Institute’s Lusophone Festival, a cross-cultural festival of artists from the Portuguese-speaking world.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: Annie & the Hedonists
7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY (downstairs off the Library’s Glen Street entrance in the Community Room)
For more information, call 518/792-6508 x 237 or email degarmo@crandalllibrary.org
Cost: Free
Annie and the Hedonists is a band with a great lead singer and tight harmonies, covering an eclectic mix of acoustic blues, vintage jazz and swing, and folk roots Americana. The band is Annie Rosen (vocals), Jonny Rosen (guitar/vocals), Peter Davis (clarinet/tenor guitar/vocals), Don Young (upright bass/vocals). “Annie struts right to the heart of each sassy, nostalgic song and gives us a piece of her mind in a voice that sits comfortably alongside the greats of the American jazz tradition”—Sarah Craig, Manager, Caffè Lena.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Ana Carolina 8 p.m.
Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY
Tickets available online.
Ana Carolina’s musical talent brought her immediate success: she began performing in local venues in 1998, and her first album earned her a Latin Grammy only a year later. Today, she is one of the most important voices in Brazil and with sales of well over 5 million units; she has become one of the most remarkably popular and successful artists of the new MPB (“Musica Popular Brasileira”: Brazilian Popular Music) in Brazil and in the world-at-large. A skilled songwriter, Carolina draws on the wide range of music that she loves, from Chico Buarque, Maria Bethânia, and João Bosco to Björk and Nina Simone. Carolina is a talented multi-instrumentalist, performing on both guitar and percussion and especially lauded for her skillful playing of the pandeiro, a Brazilian tambourine-like instrument.
Opening the evening will be the Cape Verde-born vocalist Fantcha, protégé of Cesaria Evora. Her music offers a unique blend of African, Cuban, and Portuguese inflections, embracing a wide range of emotions. Her sensuous voice is as compelling when evoking the longing in soulful mornas, as when she turns to energetic renditions of coladeras. Fantcha has toured throughout Cape Verde, Europe, and the US, with performances at the Hollywood Bowl, Chicago World Music Festival, and New York’s Summerstage.
This concert is a part of World Music Institute’s Lusophone Festival, a cross-cultural festival of artists from the Portuguese-speaking world.

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Friday, September 18, 2015
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, MASA, and The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute cordially invite you to
EL Grito: Mexico’s Independence Day
6:00 p.m.
Church of the Intercession, 550 W. 155th Street, New York, NY 10032
(Between Amsterdam Ave. and Broadway)
Free event and open to the public
RSVP to rsvp@manoamano.us by Thursday, September 17 at 11:59pm or online Wear your best traditional outfit, or something green, white, and red!

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Talk Like a Pirate Eve
A part of Hands Across the Harbor, Sept. 18—20— A celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Chantey Sing that was revived those many years ago on a beautiful evening aboard the Peking.
7:30 p.m.
OSA Hall, 220 E. 23rd Street, Suite 707, (2nd and 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Contribution: Pieces of eight (pay what you wish). The club will provide drinks, snacks etc. (we promise no salt pork, but probably weevily bread ...).
Aarrrgh me hearties! Don yer finest pirate togs (optional) and join us for an evening of Pirate Songs and other maritime songs, and general fun. Please no alcohol.

ArtsWestchester Folk Arts presents
The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya
7:30-10:00 p.m.
ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601
Get tickets now:
$20 - General Admission $15 - ArtsW Member $15 - Senior $15 - Student
For more information about the Mountain Music Project, visit mountainmusicproject.com
Concert & Film Screening of The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya. Enjoy a unique film (57 minutes) that follows the journey of two traditional musicians from their roots in the hills of Virginia to the mountains of rural Nepal, where they explore the extraordinary connections between Appalachian and Himalayan folk music and culture, particularly with the traditional musicians of the Gandharba caste. Film Screening will be followed by a live, hour-long concert of fiddle based music of Nepal and Appalachia with:

Tara Linhardt – mandolin
Shyam Nepali – sarangi
Raj Kapoor – percussion
Clarence Ferrari – fiddle

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca 10 p.m.
Drom NYC, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY
Tickets available online.
Raised in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (known as Zaire at the time) with Angolan family roots, Ricardo Lemvo came to the US in the 1980s, where he formed Makina Loca. The group’s “seamless, organic and infectious” (Los Angeles Times) blend of Cuban and African rumba and soukous, Angolan kizomba and samba, and Cuban son and salsa has garnered them critical acclaim in the decades since. “Ricardo Lemvo blends Cuba, Congo into one soulful package,” wrote The Chicago Tribune, calling him “one of the few artists in tropical music today who is moving the genre forward.” La Rumba SoYo, the new album from Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, is a multinational undertaking that was recorded on three continents and in four countries (US, Canada, France, and Angola). It took Lemvo three years to complete and sees him diving even deeper into his Angolan roots for inspiration.
Opening the concert will be Isabel Novella, a stunning new Afropolitan voice from Mozambique. Unique in style and performance, Novella has carved her own niche as an artist who straddles soul-bossa jazz, marrabenta-bossa, and up beat Afro-soul to create a sound that Novella calls “pop-world soul.”
This concert is a part of World Music Institute’s Lusophone Festival, a cross-cultural festival of artists from the Portuguese-speaking world.

Caffè Lena presents
Joan and Joni
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
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This is an unusual concert for Caffe Lena. It’s a tribute show—to two of the most glorious singers in all of Folkdom, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. It takes extraordinary talent to do justice to their familiar and beloved songs, and Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin from Washington, DC, are equal to the task. Martin was honored with a 2015 WAMMIE for New Artist of the Year. John Gorka called her “a beauty of a singer,” and critics far and wide have praised the poetry in her lyrics and vocal style. She recently completed her graduate degree in Voice from Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia. Shapira is an internationally trained opera singer (who earned an MPA from Harvard on the side) and is a long-time fan of folk revival musicians, most especially Joan Baez. Along with two gorgeous voices and conservatory chops, the power of this tribute comes from their authenticity as performers and their ability to make the old join hands with the new by sprinkling in original songs that draw on the core spirit of Joan and Joni.

...and beyond
Princeton Folk Music Society presents
Folksinger Michael Johnathon
8:15 p.m.
Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ
Tickets available at the door only
$20 for non-members, $15 for members, $10 for students aged 12–22, and $5 for children eleven years of age
Folksinger Michael Johnathon has a long-standing career in acoustic arts, as a songwriter, playwright of Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau, creator of the opera Woody: For the People, and as the host of the live audience broadcast of the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour with a radio audience with over two million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, public television coast-to-coast, the BlueHighways TV Network on DISH, plus American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations. Recently the Martin Guitar Company introduced the Michael Johnathon model 0000-28s “WoodSongs Quad” guitar. Growing up in New York, Michael Johnathon was Pete Seeger’s neighbor. Now settled in the foothills of Appalachia, the Kentucky-based songwriter is a prolific artist with 10 released albums, two published books and several national projects. His play Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau has been performed over 8,000 times in 42 countries. A tree-hugger at heart, he performed two thousand Earth Concerts at schools and colleges, plus benefits for the homeless, farm families, and shelters helping battered women and children. In all, he sang to over two million people in one four-year stretch.

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September 18–20, 2015
Iroquois Studies Association presents
2015 International Iroquois Beadwork Conference
Theme: Caroline Parker’s mid-19th-century beadwork
Friday, Sept 18:
        1:00-4:00 p.m. New York State Museum
        7:00-9:00 p.m. Sovereign Best Western Hotel, Western Ave, Albany
Saturday, Sept 19:
        9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Iroquois beadwork demonstrations, workshop, displays, sales, lectures, competitions, lunch
        6:00-9:00 p.m. Banquet featuring presentation by George Hamell who has curated early beadwork at both
        the New York State Museum and the Rochester Museum and Science Center
Sunday, Sept 20:
        9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Beadwork workshop

Conference registration which covers all the above:$100.00.
Details and registration form at www.otsiningo.com/2015IIBC/2015-IIBC-Home.html
For more information, email isa1@otsiningo.com, 607-729-0016
The International Iroquois Beadwork Conference, founded in 2009, attracts both collectors and researchers of traditional raised beadwork and contemporary Iroquois beadworkers. This year features a Friday afternoon examination of the earliest Iroquois beadwork that was purchased for the first New York State Museum in the 1840s. Additional early 19th-century Iroquois beadwork will be displayed Saturday in the hotel meeting rooms. A weekend workshop for creating a reproduction of the early 19th-century pincushion form will be taught by KarenLyne Hill (Onondaga.) Participants are expected from all of the Iroquois reservations and reserves in New York, Wisconsin, Ontario, and Quebec, as well as from other areas. In the past the IIBC has been held at the Rockwell Museum, The Seneca Iroquois National Museum. Colgate University, Iroquois Indian Museum, Tyendinaga Mohawk Reserve, and the Six Nations Politechnic.

Saturday, September 19, 2015
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Talk Like a Pirate Day/Maritime Song & Music Fest
A part of Hands Across the Harbor, Sept. 18—20— A celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Chantey Sing that was revived those many years ago on a beautiful evening aboard the Peking.
1:30-4:00 p.m.
Aboard the Peking (or on Pier 16) at South Street Seaport Museum at the foot of Fulton St. in Manhattan
Two and a half hours of rousing sea music featuring the New York Packet, with plenty of opportunities to sing along or lead a song or tune. We are celebrating Talk Like A Pirate Day—see the Official Talk Like a Pirate website: www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html.

Caffè Lena presents
Michael Jerling
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16 general admission, $14 members, $8 students and children
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Saratoga Springs is home to Michael Jerling, a nationally touring singer-songwriter with four decades of poignant, poetic, wry songs with a rock ‘n’ roll heart. As a keen observer of American life, Michael has a special genius for touching, timeless ballads that continue to sound fresh down through the decades. His songs are eye-opening without being shocking, funny without being silly, and instructive without preaching. His immediately recognizable, rich, sweet melodic sound comes from his 6- and 12-string guitars, harmonica, and mandolin along with bass (Tony Markellis) and the unusual accompaniment of vintage reed organ (Teresina Huxtable).

Earlville Opera House presents
Peter Rowan
8:00 p.m.
Award-winning Folk-Bluegrass Icon
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $30-$45 Order tickets online.
Peter Rowan may have gotten his start as one of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, in 1965, but in the 50 years since, he’s gone on to forge his own sub-genre of the bluegrass discipline, one that seamlessly blends lively, strings-forward arrangements with Eastern philosophy. At a recent show, he appeared wearing purple yoga pants, and, in between wheeling out the well-known classics “Panama Red” and “Midnight, Moonlight,” sang tunes from his recent album Dharma Blues that were apt to include mantras. Says Rowan, of his latest project, “These songs...are a place on the spiritual journey where the commitment has been made, the intent established, and the journey begun. The doubts and resolutions of the spiritual journey are what drives Dharma Blues....” Probably best-known for founding Old & In the Way alongside David Grisman and Jerry Garcia, Rowan was quick to leave traditional bluegrass subject matter behind (while keeping instrumentation and song structure intact) as he broke ground with the quintet during the 1970s traditional music revival. Glen Herbert of radio station KDHX called this “pot grass,” a looser, more jam-based approach to bluegrass.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Walking Tour: After Anatevka
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $20 per person. Space is limited and RSVP is required.
As the curtain falls on Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye is leaving his home in Anatevka and heading for America. In real life, some two and a half million Jews left Eastern Europe at the turn of the last century. So many settled here that New York’s Lower East Side was called “the Jewish Plymouth Rock.” Enjoy neighborhood stories, streets, and landmark sites as we explore immigrant life After Anatevka. See where real life revolutionaries like Percik preached, hardworking housewives like Golda bargained, and tailors like Motel worked and fell in love. How did old world traditions clash with new world opportunities? And years before Sholem Aleichem’s characters danced on Broadway, did the famous writer himself find success in America?

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.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Word Plays: The Road Not Taken
2 p.m.
Fenimore Gallery, Proctors Theatre, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Cost: $12
$2 of each ticket is donated to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry Summer Lunch program where they feed 850 children each day
These tellers share stories about people, in fact, folktale and fiction, who had a choice to make in their life’s journey: Siri Allison, Fran Berger, Betty Cassidy, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Kate Dudding, Margaret French.

Caffè Lena presents
Naomi Jennifer Bindman with Freddy Shehadi
2:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
General admission: $12
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Naomi Bindman’s new album is a collaboration between her, Freddy Shehadi, and her daughter, Ellen. Ellen passed away six years ago at the age of seventeen. A precocious talent, Ellen wrote 48 songs, some of which she recorded and the rest of which Naomi gradually remembered. The songs are acoustic folk with a little bit of pop influence. They critique society, explore relationships, examine philosophical questions and express a mature wisdom. To keep Ellen’s music and spirit present, Naomi learned to play guitar and developed her performance skills at open mic nights. Naomi is now releasing a 9-song CD of previously unrecorded Ellen songs, and has begun to write songs of her own. The CD was produced by Freddy Shehadi, an Emmy Award winning guitarist and producer who has released six albums of his own, and who will accompany Naomi for this concert. Shehadi has toured with Martin Sexton, Jose Feliciano, and Debbie Harry, and met Bindman at a Caffe Lena open mic night. They developed a creative partnership that led to the release of this fully produced album, which is included in the price of admission to this afternoon’s concert.

Caffè Lena presents
Caravan Of Thieves
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22 general admission, $20 members, $11 students and children
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Fasten your seatbelt when Caravan of Thieves takes the stage! Critics declare “The groupଁs gypsy folk-jazz sound oozes with energy.’ This foursome gets the crowd cheering, laughing, ooo’ing and ahh’ing with a forceful, kinetic blend of unison stomping and snapping, lightning fast guitar and violin, mesmerizing vocal harmonies, crashing percussion and winkingly ascerbic lyrics. Fronted by husband and wife Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovani, the band started with “a romantic, bohemian vision of a couple making music, performing on the road, in parks, traveling around and avoiding responsibility as much as possible.” In 2008, they teamed with Ben Dean on violin and Brian Anderson on double bass and started sharing the stage with some folks you might have heard of: Emmylou Harris, Punch Brothers, the Decemberists, and Iron and Wine. With four albums to their name, hundreds of thousands of YouTube views, and seven years of non-stop touring, they roll into Saratoga tonight with a new album, Kiss Kiss, which oozes with dark humor and sarcastic social commentary, but somehow ends up being a testament to love, and all the beauty and danger it brings.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam
Sign up is 7 p.m. Names are pulled out of a lottery at 7:30 p.m. A monthly featured act opens up with a short set and the open mic follows 8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Admission is $5.
If you have the blues, play the blues, or love the blues–we got you covered! Caffè Lena and The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society team up to present a monthly acoustic blues open mic. Bring your acoustic guitar, harps, slides, mandolin, bass or whatever (Lena’s has the piano) and sign up for a slot to play solo, as a duo, ensemble or even have players in the room join you on stage. The event is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and is hosted by Sonny Speed.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: Dick Hensold
7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY (downstairs off the Library’s Glen Street entrance in the Community Room)
For more information, call 518/792-6508 or email degarmo@crandalllibrary.org
Cost: Free
Dick Hensold is the leading Northumberian small piper in North America, and for the past 20 years has performed and taught in England, Scotland, Japan, Canada, and across the United States. His CD Big Music for Northumbrian Smallpipes was released in 2007. The concert will feature a variety of instruments and music from Cape Breton, Scotland, Scandinavia, both original and traditional. “Dick Hensold is a master piper with an exquisite touch”— Minneapolis City Pages.

September 24-27, 2015
ArtsWestchester presents
2015 Jazz Fest
White Plains, NY
Mark your calendars for Jazz Fest 2015. September sizzles with a four-day celebration of jazz in downtown White Plains beginning Thursday, September 24th culminating in an outdoor Jazz & Food Festival on Mamaroneck Avenue with delicious food from area restaurants on Sunday, September 27th.Jazz Fest 2015 is presented in partnership by ArtsWestchester, The City of White Plains and the White Plains Business Improvement District.

THURSDAY, SEPT 24: South American Jazz Project in Concert
8:00 p.m. | ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY
Admission: $20
Enjoy an international ensemble of musicians performing compositions that blend South American rhythms and melodies with Jazz arrangements and improvisation. Led by Grammy award winning pianist, composer, arranger and producer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and longtime resident of Westchester County, Daniel Freiberg explores music with roots in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile and Perú from a Jazz point of view.

Westchester Music Conservatory Jazz Faculty in Concert
12:10 p.m. | Downtown Music at Grace Church, Main Street, White Plains, NY
Free Admission
Featuring Guitarist Greg Diamond, performing classics and original compositions of Latin Jazz.
Women of Piedmont Blues
8:00 p.m.| ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY
Admission: $20
Featuring Poet Gold, Eleanor Ellis, Valerie Turner, Resa Gibbs and Jackie Merritt. A memorable evening that unites some of the key practitioners of the acoustic blues on the East Coast. Presented by the ArtsW Folk Arts Program in cooperation with thecountryblues.com.

Latin Jazz Workshop at the Music Conservatory of Westchester
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.| 216 Central Ave., White Plains, NY 10606, 914-761-3900
Free Admission
An introduction to the unique and exciting Latin Jazz genre. Learn about Latin Jazz concepts and instruments – clave, montuno, tumbao – and the music of its masters like Toto Puente, Cal Tjader and Hilton Ruiz.
The White Plains Library Poetry Slam Presents – an Afternoon of Performance Poetry featuring the Duende Project
3:00 p.m.| At the auditorium of the White Plans Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY
Free Admission
The Duende Project (formerly “Duende”) is the poetry and music project of Tony Brown, veteran performance poet; Steve Lanning-Cafaro, AKA Faro electric bass and Nylon string guitar; Chris Lawton on electric guitar and Chris O’Donnell, drums. They have released 5 CD/chapbook sets, Jim’s Fall, americanized, The Duende Project, One Thing That Scares You, and most recently Basement Takes on their own Loyal Weasel Productions; The Duende Project performs in the New England and Eastern Seaboard regions regularly. Program in cooperation with Zork’s White Plains Library Slam.
Brazil Meets Jazz
8:00 p.m. | White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains, NY
Admission: $35/$25, (Advance discount: $5 off)
With Grammy-nominated Brazilian Trio featuring Helio Alves, piano, Nilson Matta, bass and Duduka Da Fonseca, drums, with Maucha Adnet, vocals, and Mark Morganelli, flugelhorn. Presented in association with the White Plains Performing Arts Center.

SUNDAY, SEPT 27: White Plains Jazz & Food Festival
Noon to 5:00 p.m.| Mamaroneck Avenue Stage, Mamaroneck Avenue, between Martine Avenue and Main Street
Free Admission
♦ Orange Julius and the Big Beat – 16 year old White Plains prodigy on the drums and piano leads a six piece hard-hitting ensemble.
♦ Doug Munro and Big Boss Bossa Nova with Charlie Lagond – The multi-genre guitar virtuoso’s exploration of the Brazilian bossa nova style.
♦ Rocky Middleton Quintet.
♦Sherry Winston – the master of the electric flute explores the sounds of smooth jazz
♦ John Patitucci Quartet with Tim Armacost (sax) and Jay Azzolina (guitar) – Grammy Award winning bassist leads an all-star ensemble from the Rivertowns with international acclaim.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Crain’s Arts & Culture Breakfast: The Next Generation of New York’s Cultural Leaders
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Con Edison, 4 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003
REGISTER with ABC/NY for a special discounted price!
The Arts & Business Council of New York invites you to join Crain’s and New York’s next generation of leaders as they discuss their role within the growing community, continuing to advance the city’s cultural programs and the impact the industry has on the city’s economy.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Orlando Julius & The Afro Soundz 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker St., New York, NY
Tickets: General admission, standing event.
Nigerian music legend Orlando Julius plays classic Afrobeat with a psychedelic twist, constantly pushing musical boundaries. Julius is one of the original Afrobeat pioneers, predating even Fela Kuti. Starting in the '60s, he brought together traditional African sounds and rhythms with American pop, soul, and R&B. He spent many years in the United States collaborating with Lamont Dozier, the Crusaders, and Hugh Masekela, and his voice has been an essential part of the invention, development, and popularization of Afro-pop. Julius recently released a widely praised album Jaiyede Afro, which The Guardian called a “rousing new set” and which WMI’s Par Neiburger calls “One of the best Afrobeat albums I’ve ever heard.” This year also marks the 50th anniversary of his 1966 release, Super Afro Soul, which made him a national celebrity in Nigeria. The record’s dramatic, highly melodic incorporation of soul, pop, and funk was ahead of its time, and arguably shaped the funk movement that swept over the United States in subsequent years.
The evening’s opening act is Brooklyn-based Underground System. The culturally eclectic 11-member band, led by founder Peter Matson and Venezuelan-born front-woman Domenica Fossati, puts a New York spin on classic West African pop sound, inspired by Fela Kuti and a raw, uninhibited energy.
This concert is a part of World Music Institute’s Masters of African Music Series

Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater announces
Directly from CUBA – Teatro de las Estaciones!

8 p.m.
304 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
Tickets starting at $15
For more information, call 718-585-1202
The life of Cuban musical icon Bola de Nieve told by the internationally acclaimed Cuban Puppet theater company. In Spanish, yet equally enjoyable by non-Spanish speakers! A featured project of PregonesPRTT’s PLATAFORMA – The Bronx-Broadway Showcase for Latino Theater. We proudly present Teatro de las Estaciones and their acclaimed puppet spectacle Por el monte Carulé in honor of composer, pianist and overall musical icon Bola de Nieve. Two waiters from Havana’s famed restaurant Monseigneur, where it is believed Bola de Nieve’s spirit still sings, guide us in the journey through Bola’s remarkable life. In Spanish for all audiences, with public dialogue following each performance.
See also Sunday, September 27.

The Folkus Project presents
Dar Williams
One of contemporary folk’s favorite singer-songwriters opens the fall season
8:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $25; Member price: $20
Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal or by mail (personal check); advance ticket holders receive preferential seating. For details, see the Folkus Project website at www.folkus.org
One of the most acclaimed and evocative artists of her generation, Dar Williams crafts tunes that resonate with passion and integrity. Known for her lyrical phrasing and intuitive observations, Williams writes from personal experience. Throughout her career, Williams has employed a reporter’s keen eye and a fiction writer’s feel for nuance in the act of confronting what she’s described as “the big picture of how people approach life.” Selling nearly a million albums to date, Williams’ growth as a person over her career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist. Raised in Chappaqua, NY, and educated at Wesleyan University, Williams grew up on classical, folk-rock, and disco music. She spent 10 years living in the thriving artistic community of Northampton, MA, where she began to make the rounds on the coffeehouse circuit. Joan Baez, an early fan of her music, took Williams out on the road and recorded several of her songs. In 1995, two years after self-releasing The Honesty Room, she signed with Razor & Tie Entertainment, beginning a long and mutually beneficial relationship. She released seven studio albums with Razor & Tie, including The Beauty of the Rain (2003), My Better Self (2005) and In the Time of Gods (2012). In the past few years, Williams has been involved in a wide range of different efforts and projects: teaching a course titled “Music Movements in a Capitalist Democracy” at her alma mater, Wesleyan University; working with children at several summer camps; leading songwriting workshops; getting involved with the workings of her village; and writing a book about the ways she’s seen towns becoming more independent and prosperous over her 20 years of touring. In addition, in the face of dramatic transformations in the music industry, she is releasing Emerald on her own after choosing to part ways with Razor & Tie. Emerald marks a particularly dramatic confluence between her experiences and broader contemporary culture—and what it means to be a songwriter at this moment in history.

Caffè Lena presents
Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald with Tristan Hendersen and Dominque Dodge
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16 general admission, $14 members, $8 students and children
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This first-rate Celtic quartet combines the fiery sound of the Scottish Border pipes (Ben) with rich Cape Breton fiddle (Anita), ethereal Scottish harp (Dominque), and rhythmic acoustic guitar (Tristan). Following a stint in the internationally acclaimed Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band, band leader and Queensbury, NY native Ben Miller pursued his lifelong love of the pipes all the way to the University of Edinburgh, where he completed a post-grad degree at their School of Scottish studies. Anita MacDonald adds the fiddle tunes and Gaelic songs of her native Cape Breton to the band’s repertoire. NH native Dominique studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and has played harp for HRH The Prince of Wales and school children alike. Tristan is an in-demand accompanist for traditional dance bands throughout the Northeast and has recently played the Caffe Lena with VT fiddler Pete Sutherland.

September 25–26, 2015
Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Park Slope Bluegrass & O-T Jamboree
Friday, September 25, 8 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, September, September 26, 12:30 to dark, and concert 6-10 p.m.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Meeting House, 53 Prospect Park West (at 2nd Street) in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
For further information, call the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture at 718-768-2972 or at www. jamesreams.com
Admission: Friday: $10 for adults and $6 for children and Saturday: All day is only $5.
The sounds of banjos, fiddles, mandolins, guitars, and big upright basses echo through the “hills and hollers” of Brooklyn in this celebration, conference, and music festival. The Jamboree, held at the historic meeting house and surrounding gardens of the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture starts off with a bluegrass concert on Friday night, September 26th, by James Reams & The Barnstormers. The next day’s schedule, Saturday, September 27th, includes a full day of activities, with workshops in banjo, fiddle, harmony singing, autoharp, and more, plus all day jamming and an evening concert featuring many fine performers. Delicious food will be offered on site at Saturday’s festivities. We are co-sponsoring this event with the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater announces
Directly from CUBA – Teatro de las Estaciones!

3 p.m.
Teatro SEA @ THE CLEMENTE, 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets $20; children free:
For more information or tickets, call 212-529-1545
El Patico Feo is a uniquely magical adaptation of Han Christian Andersen’s story of The Ugly Duckling, full of Cuban rhythm, color and passion for life! Performed in Spanish. The US Tour of Teatro de las Estaciones is collaboratively programmed by Pregones/PRTT and Teatro SEA, in New York, FUNDarte, in Miami and Sandglass Theater, in Vermont.

Caffè Lena presents
Roy Book Binder with opener Todd Albright
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 members, $10 students and children
Buy tickets online
Roy Book Binder has traveled the world as a “keeper of the flame” and Ambassador of the Blues since the late 1960s. One of the finest fingerpickers working today, Roy has an eclectic repertoire country blues and folk. He learned his craft directly from the great Reverend Gary Davis and has performed with bluesmen and women such as Homesick James, Pink Anderson, and Bonnie Raitt. He is also a gifted storyteller and has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN.
Opener Todd Albright was handpicked by Roy. Todd is a stellar 12-string picker from Detroit, Michigan, who specializes in pre-WWII Blues, especially pieces by Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sylvester Weaver, Blind Blake, and Big Bill Broonzy.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015
World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Anindo Chaterjee 2 p.m.
Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY, off I-87
Free with Museum Admission
Tabla Duet Concert with Anindo Chatterjee and Anubrata Chatterjee accompanied by Sanatan Goswami. A rare luminary of Indian classical music, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee exemplifies the art of tabla playing. This concert at Storm King Art Center will feature a tabla duet concert with Anindo and his son and musical disciple, Anubrata Chatterjee, accompanied by Sanatan Goswami on Harmonium. Trained from his early childhood in the art by Guru Padmabhusan Jnan Prakash Ghosh, Anindo Chatterjee gained incredible mastery of the tradition, and continues to give new voice to the instrument with his own unique style. In acknowledgment of his immense contribution to music, both in India and all over the world, he was awarded the “Sangeet Natak Akademy Award” in 2002, and he was the first tabla player to perform in the House of Commons.
This concert is a part of World Music Institute’s Masters of Indian Music Series. Presented in collaboration with Storm King Art Center.

NorthWest Family YMCA presents
Acoustic Music Jam
2-4 p.m.
NorthWest Family YMCA, 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville NY 13027
Contact: (315) 303-5966 ext. 225
Cost: Free
Traditional, Folk, Country and Rock music welcome. Event is open to all ages and skill levels. All musical instruments welcome (guitar, voice, banjo, flute, etc.). Come out and play or just listen. Free to Members and Non-Members. To be held at the outdoor pavilion. In case of inclement weather, call the Y to see if program is still running.

Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater announces
Directly from CUBA – Teatro de las Estaciones!

3 p.m.
Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, 304 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
Tickets starting at $15
For more information, call 718-585-1202
The life of Cuban musical icon Bola de Nieve told by the internationally acclaimed Cuban Puppet theater company. In Spanish, yet equally enjoyable by non-Spanish speakers! A featured project of PregonesPRTT’s PLATAFORMA – The Bronx-Broadway Showcase for Latino Theater. We proudly present Teatro de las Estaciones and their acclaimed puppet spectacle Por el monte Carulé in honor of composer, pianist and overall musical icon Bola de Nieve. Two waiters from Havana’s famed restaurant Monseigneur, where it is believed Bola de Nieve’s spirit still sings, guide us in the journey through Bola’s remarkable life. In Spanish for all audiences, with public dialogue following each performance.
See also Friday, September 25.

Caffè Lena presents
The Mike And Ruthy Band
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $8 students and children
Buy tickets online
Americana stand-outs Mike and Ruthy have assembled a new band and, as was the case with their last one, The Mammals, fans and critics alike are showing a lot of love. Their debut album, Bright as You Can, was released in May, 2015 and top critics had this to say: “One of the year’s standout Americana albums’ (Boston Globe), “honoring the great musical traditions of the past while at the same time welcoming, with open arms, the future of what music can be” (Folk Alley), and much, much more. They play with jubilation—as exciting and powerful as any quintet out there, mixing up fiddle and banjo with drums, bass and pedal steel. Their concerts dance from Americana ho-downs to sassy blues, Motown soul, old-timey harmonies, rock-n-roll energy and infectious, inspired songwriting.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Anabella Lenzu’s DanceDrama announces
Preview Performance: In Pursuit of Happiness
6 p.m.
Argentinean Consulate, 12 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
Exclusive performance for invited guests and media professionals
20-minute performance followed by Q&A and refreshments

Limited seating (RSVP required) info@AnabellaLenzu.com
Public performances begin October 23 (see October calendar). What does it mean to disappear? In Pursuit is a work which explores the themes of death, memory, disappearance and hope. In Pursuit of Happiness is an ongoing daily memory trip to remember and honor Mrs. Lenzu’s father, Antonio, who served as her guide and scaffolding. From a vibrating silence emerges unexpected meaning, so profoundly personal that is anonymous and universally accessible.

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Irish Arts Center presents Eleanor McEvoy 8:00 p.m.
The Donaghy Theater, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019
Tickets available online
Eleanor McEvoy returns to perform songs from her newest album Stuff, telling tales of unrequited love, lust, and eloquent farewells, with a heady brew of candid observation laced with witty, wry self-deprecation. First seen at the IAC as part of SongLives in fall 2013, curated by Susan McKeown, McEvoy is one of Ireland’s most accomplished artists whose rich, lilting voice charms and uplifts with intimacy and emotion, passion and humor. She composed the song “Only A Woman’s Heart,” title track of her hit album A Woman’s Heart, which remains the best-selling album in Irish history.

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NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation announces
Not Just for Kids Storytelling

6:00 p.m.
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069, (518) 829-7516
Join us for the 24th year of this fantastic series! Held Sundays in August, rain or shine at the Visitor Center.
August 2 Storyteller: Tim Van Egmond
August 9 Storyteller: Odds Bodkin
August 16 Storyteller: Joe Peck
August 23 Storyteller: Simon Brooks
August 30 Storytellers: Four Stories High
September 13 Storyteller: Jackson Gillman

The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester announces

Entry Deadline: postmarked by Friday, September 25, 2015

Exhibition Dates: December 4, 2015–January 25, 2016

Opening Reception & Jurors Awards: Wednesday, December 9, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Artists Reception & Talks: Wednesday, January 6, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester announces the Member Showcase 2015/2016 call for entries, an opportunity for individual visual artists to submit their original work to a juried exhibition at the Arts & Cultural Council’s Gallery 384. Please note that at the present time space for three-dimensional sculpture is limited. Any questions or concerns should be addressed to gallerydirector@artsrochester.org.

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. Co-sponsored with and led by Don Meade.

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
A voluntary contribution is requested on guest nights.
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 Performer: September 16, Brendan O’Shea

The Road announces
Open Mic at The Road, hosted by Steve Pfanenstiel

7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Road, 4845 Seneca Turnpike Syracuse, NY 13215
Contact: eproadruner@yahoo.com
Cost: Free
Come join us at The ROAD where the MIC is yours every Tuesday night. Sing or play a song, tell a joke, or perform some spoken word. Anything you want to share, we want to hear! Sign-up starts at 6 p.m., performances from 7-9 p.m.

Every Tuesday evening
The Harvest Festival At Bethel Woods 2015
September 6, – September 27, 2015

Every Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Parking Lots Open
11:00 a.m. Festival begins
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Harvest Festival Field, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, NY 12720
For more information, call 845.583.2193
2015 marks the 17th anniversary of the Harvest Festival, an annual event celebrating the bounty, talent, and beauty of Sullivan County and surrounding areas. Held every Sunday in September, the festival features a farmers market, craft village, live performances, corn and hay mazes, pony rides and more. Each week offers new activities sure to please the entire family!

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Grants Available for Preservation Projects

Apply by September 8, 2015
Good news! Erie Canalway has teamed up with the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to direct Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) to Erie Canalway projects. A total of $28,690 is available, including $10,000 from Erie Canalway.

Grants are targeted at short-term, stand-alone projects that advance the preservation of historic sites, museums, opera houses and theaters, arts facilities and other culturally important institutions that are located in historic buildings and structures open to the public.

Professional studies may include: building conditions surveys, engineering/structural analyses, feasibility/reuse studies and specialized building conservation studies. Preparation of architectural plans and specifications are not eligible.

Grant amounts will not exceed $3,000 and the total cost of the project may not exceed $3,500. Each applicant must provide $500 toward the total project cost.

Not-for-profit arts/cultural/heritage groups and municipalities are encouraged to apply.

For more details and applications materials visit www.preservenys.org/tag---technical-assistance-grants.html.

Museum at Eldridge Street announces
Fiddler on the Roof Benefit Theater Party!
Thursday, December 10, 2015

8 p.m.
The Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway at 53rd Street, New York, NY
Tickets, which include a tax-deductible donation, are $175 each. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s many educational and cultural programs. To reserve your seats, please contact Eva Brune at ebrune@eldridgestreet.org
or call 212.219.0888, x202
The Museum at Eldridge Street has reserved a limited number of great front mezzanine seats for this fall’s blockbuster theater event — the return of Fiddler on the Roof to Broadway. Support the Museum and see this musical masterpiece. Savor the story of Jewish milkman Tevye, who strives to maintain “Tradition” as he sees his three daughters fall in love. Tony award winner Bartlett Sher (The King and I) will direct a production produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Jam Theatricals. Five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein will play Tevye. Invite your family, friends and colleagues to this preview performance just a week before the show opens. Many performances are already sold out! Have a wonderful night at the theater and support the Museum at Eldridge Street. The perfect holiday gift!

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) announces
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the
Program of the 76th Annual Meeting
Vancouver, BC, March 29–April 2, 2016

The theme of the Program is “Intersections.”
One of the great strengths of anthropology and related applied social sciences is our commitment to strategic engagement with other domains of knowledge creation and applications. It is through such commitments that we appreciate the complexity of human problem solving. It is through the collaborations that inevitably result from the intersections of our work that we seek both insight and social justice. Intersecting is the quintessential process of applied and engaged social inquiry. As a theme for the 2016 annual meeting, the organizers envision an opportunity to acknowledge the intersections that arise from our interactions with people, places, issues, policies, and concepts. See more here about the theme here.

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. We welcome papers from all disciplines.

Abstract Submission Deadline October 15, 2015

Please contact us with any questions:
Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)
P.O. Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-2436
Phone: (405) 843-5113
Fax: (405) 843-8553
Email: info@sfaa.net

Staten Island Arts announces
Staten Island Arts Pop-up Markets

Staten Island Arts will be holding regular pop-up markets that will take place on Thursdays and Fridays, coinciding with exhibits and special holidays, beginning Summer 2015. JULY IS ALMOST FULL!

Artists and vendors interested in showcasing their work at these events can sign up here.

July 9 and 10, 2015 (Summer Market)
Oct. 8 and 9, 2015 (Fall Holiday Market)
Dec .10 and 11, 2015 (Holiday Market)
Feb. 11 and 12, 2016 (Winter Market)
Apr. 21 and 22, 2016 (Spring Market)

New York Multi-Arts Centers Consortium (NYMACC) announces
Fall Arts Conference | October 27–29, 2015 | The Egg, Albany

NYMACC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening multi-arts centers across the state. Working with our partners, NYS Presenters Network and Arts NYS, we hope to make the Fall Arts Conference a destination for a broad range of arts providers including multi-arts centers, arts councils, DEC sites, presenters, arts advocates and more.

The conference will be valuable to staff, board members and volunteers, and organizations new and experienced, as well as a fabulous opportunity to network with your peers across the state and learn from their collective experience!

We are looking for sessions, workshops, panelists, speakers, activities and ideas for programs to be offered at the Fall Conference. Do you have a success story or failure you’d like to share? Do you know a great speaker? Is there a panel of experts that could help you become a better arts organization?

For more information and a Session Proposal Form, visit the website. The deadline for proposals is Friday, September 11, 2015. We are looking forward to heard from you, our members and colleagues, and thank you for your contributions to our field!

The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces
Submit Your Work ♦ Apply for Grants

The Arts Center has expanded its support and outreach to artists in the Capital Region. Below is a list of opportunities available for artists in all disciplines. Submit to one or all of the programs that interest you. For more details on each opportunity, visit the website.
NUTS, BOLTS & BEYOND—An artist-focused entrepreneurial training program. Submission deadline: 9/18

PLAYMAKERS SPACE—A monthly script writing group. Submission deadline: 9/26

BRAVA!—A unique event benefiting women featuring memoir readings. Writing submission deadline: 10/1

GRANTS—Funding opportunities available for artists & arts organizations. Intent to apply: 10/23

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE—Three-month residency for artists in all disciplines. Application deadline: 10/26

Review guidelines and submit online.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Canal Stories, Artifacts, and Images Wanted

The New York State Museum is preparing for a new exhibit on the Erie Canal to open in 2017. New York’s Erie Canal: Gateway to the Nation will highlight those visionaries, engineers, financiers, and laborers who built the canal and people from every walk of life who came in its wake. The exhibition will culminate in an exploration of the people who live near, work by, and enjoy the canal as a unique heritage corridor today.

To submit a story, object, or photograph for consideration, please contact Brad Utter, Senior Historian and Curator by July 1, 2016 at (518) 474-0028 or brad.utter@nysed.gov.

Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center announces
CALL FOR AUDITIONS: August 15–September 15, 2015 (By Appointment)

Actors, Dancers, Musicians, Youth

Are you a professional actor? We’ll be working on our 13th musical this Fall. Call for Auditions: prfdance.org/auditions.htm#Actors

PRFDance Performing Company — Dancers, Musicians, & Youth: If you enjoy singing, dancing, acting, and playing music — or want to learn — ask us how you can join us! Whether you are a beginner or professional there is a place for you this Fall! Call for Auditions: prfdance.org/auditions.htm

Dr. Ana Maria Tekina-eiru’ Maynard, Founding Executive & Artistic Director
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center
Center Location: 701 Tillery Street, Austin TX 78702
Mailing Address: 15228 Quiet Pond Court, Austin TX 78728
Website: prfdance.org
Facebook: www.facebook.org/prfdance
Email: dance@prfdance.org
Phone: (512) 251-8122


Traditional Arts in Upstate New York logo

      Now at TAUNY
      Traditional Arts in Upstate New York
      53 Main Street, Canton, NY 13617 (315) 386-4289

Stable Views: Life in the Backstretch of Thoroughbred Racetracks lorna-chavez-backstretch

Many North Country residents have enjoyed a day at the Saratoga racetrack, where the spectacle is the excitement of the race and the fancy dress of the spectators. Folklorist Ellen McHale has spent years behind the scenes at the Saratoga and Belmont racetracks, getting to know the workers who care for the horses, out of the public’s sight. What she found was a tight-knit community, whose love for the animals in their care is the basis for a rich occupational culture. That research is the subject of an exhibit now on display at The TAUNY Center. The exhibit consists of photos, quotes from the workers featured presented in English and Spanish, and artifacts from the backstretch.

The exhibit will remain on display July through early November. Curator and NYFS Director Ellen McHale will join TAUNY for a reception in early fall. Watch for details.

Farm and Field: The Rural Folk Arts of the Catskill Region
Photography by Benjamin Halpern

Photo by Ben Halpern
Photo by Benjamin Halpern. See Voices 38:1–2: “Sullivan County’s Diehl Homestead Farm
August 24–September 19, 2015
Liberty Public Library
189 N Main St, Liberty, NY 12754
September 20, 2015
Harvest Festival, Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts
200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720

“Farm and Field: The Rural Folk Arts of the Catskill Region” is one of New York Folklore Society’s collaborative initiatives to document and showcase the rural folk arts of the Catskills region of New York State, especially those folk arts which relate to the community of farmers and agricultural workers in this region. Read more....

August 24, 2015 — September 20, 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

Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) presents the exhibition
Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks

10:00 a.m.-6 p.m.
Museum of City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street), New York, NY 10029
Suggested Admission: Adults: $14 Seniors, students: $10 (with ID); Self-guided student groups: $3/person; Ages 19 and under: Free; Members: Free
The Museum of the City of New York presents SAVING PLACE: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, a comprehensive exhibition exploring the roots and impact of a landmark preservation movement that has transformed the City and been an engine of New York’s growth and success. Many believe New York’ pioneering Landmarks Law, enacted in April 1965, was the key factor in the rebirth of New York in the final quarter of the 20th century. It fostered pride in neighborhoods and resulted in neighborhood preservation in every borough, connecting and motivating residents and bringing new economic life to older communities. It ensured that huge swaths of the city remain a rich complex of new and old. It also ensured the creative re-use of countless buildings. At the same time, a new body of important architecture has emerged as architects, clients, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission devised innovative solutions for the renovation of landmark buildings and for new buildings in historic districts. The law spawned creativity in architects’ responses to building preservation that has enhanced the cityscape in all five boroughs. Through original documents, drawings, paintings, photographs, building pieces, and more, the exhibition surveys how the landmarks movement developed in New York, going back to early preservation efforts in the beginning of the 20th century. At large tables in the center of the exhibition gallery, visitors will see models and building samples showing the restoration of landmarks all over the city, the creation of new architecture in historic districts, and the addition of new buildings atop or next to landmarks. Examples include models of Diane von Furstenberg’s offices in the Meatpacking District and Norman Foster’s glass skyscraper atop the Art Deco Hearst Building. Also included in the exhibition are architectural fragments from the destroyed Pennsylvania Station and other buildings, maps, infographics, and interactive opportunities to explore landmarks in the city. Saving Place is curated by Donald Albrecht, the Museum’s Curator for Architecture and Design, and Andrew S. Dolkart, the Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University, with consulting curator Seri Worden, formerly Director of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation.
The Museum will offer an ambitious menu of public programs in conjunction with the exhibition, ranging from a symposium on April 20, to discussions, to lectures, to walking tours. The Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center has designed special programs for students and teachers. Visit the website for more details on upcoming programs.

April 21 —September 13, 2015

City Lore presents
EXHIBITION: Priya’s Shakti

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
City Lore Gallery 56 East First Street, New York, NY 10003
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 2-6 p.m. and Sat-Sun 12-6 p.m.
Admission is free
RSVP online
n our newest exhibit, Priya’s Shakti, ancient mythologies and the newest technologies are brought together in an augmented reality comic book designed to change attitudes about gender-based violence in India and around the world. Priya’s Shakti arose in the aftermath of a highly-publicized gang rape on a bus in New Delhi in December 2012 that outraged India and the world. Drawing on Hindu mythological figures, the comic book storyline focuses on Priya, a woman and ardent devotee of the Goddess Parvati, who has experienced a brutal rape along with the resulting social stigma and isolation. The entire gallery is turned into an interactive comic book with video installations and stories from Indian folklore to tell her story. Each part of the exhibit offers an augmented reality experience. Visitors are invited to scan the artwork throughout the gallery with the popular augmented reality app, Blippar, to see the comic book come to life.

May 7, 2015 — November 30, 2015

The Museum of the City of New York presents
Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival at the Museum of the City of New York
Open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, 212.534.1672
Discover New York as the Center of the Folk Music Renaissance
Honorary co-chairs: Oscar Brand, Judy Collins, Steve Earle, Nora Guthrie, Noel Stookey and Peter Yarrow
The Museum of the City of New York presents Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival, a celebration of the City’s role as the center of the folk music revival from its beginnings in the 1930s and 1940s to its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as its continuing legacy. With a wide array of memorabilia, including photos, video and sound recordings, the exhibition documents the music and movement that helped transform Greenwich Village and spread as a major cultural phenomenon.
“New York, which has been the source of so much creativity throughout its history, was central to the folk music revival that swept the country and became one of the remarkable phenemona of the 20th Century,” said Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York. “Folk music spawned a whole culture, and the legacy continues today in New York and far beyond. This exhibition and our related public programs explore the revival and will let visitors experience it in a fascinating and joyous way.”
Folk City will feature listening stations where visitors can hear a range of folk songs along with videos showcasing historic footage that capture the bohemian spirit of Greenwich Village in the 1950s and the national hootenanny craze of the 1960s. The exhibition also includes showcases rare archival photographs, concert posters and original instruments, including:
*Lead Belly’s 12-string guitar Odetta’s iconic guitar “Baby” along with one of her colorful kaftan dresses
The original handwritten manuscript of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”
The napkin on which Eric Andersen wrote his “Thirsty Boots” lyrics
A trademark felt cap worn by Phil Ochs
Handwritten letters by Woody Guthrie and Peter Seeger, and more

Curated by Stephen Petrus, an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow at the Museum, Folk City will look at the folk movement in four sections:
♦ The revival’s roots in the 1930s and 1940s, when singers—such as Woody Guthrie, Josh White, and Burl Ives—moved to New York, drawn by performance opportunities and the progressive political climate.
♦ The expansion of folk music culture in the 1950s, when the genre changed from an art form associated with leftist politics during the Red Scare—ensnaring many performers including Seeger—to a popular craze with mass appeal.
♦ The boom years in the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, when Greenwich Village was the focal point of the revival and culture due to the concentration of performance venues, including the exhibition’s eponymous Folk City.
♦ The legacy of the revival from 1965 to the present day, showing how the revival has continued and retained its relevancy through five decades. This includes the rise of ‘folk-rock’ and other folk trends after the ‘British Invasion’ and Dylan’s stunning turn to electric guitar in 1965. Folk City highlights visionary entrepreneurs who were committed to promoting folk music, including Mike Porco of Gerde’s Folk City, Izzy Young of the Folklore Center, and John Hammond of Columbia Records. The Greenwich Village performance spaces are shown as exciting venues and as incubators of a burgeoning counterculture. Artists from different backgrounds performed in Village clubs as well as in one of the city’s great communal gathering places, Washington Square Park, where they tried out both new music and new ideas that often challenged social conventions of the time. The Museum will offer a broad array of public programs in conjunction with the exhibition, including folk concerts and panel discussions. The Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center has designed special programs for students and teachers, which have been made possible by a grant from the D’Addario Foundation.
The exhibition’s accompanying book, Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival, by Stephen Petrus and historian Ronald D. Cohen, with a foreword by Peter Yarrow. Published by Oxford University Press, the book shows that folk music flowered in New York as a result of initiatives of musicians, record company producers and executives, radio show hosts, club owners, concert promoters, folklorists, managers, journalists, and audiences. Princeton University historian Sean Wilentz calls Folk City “the best history yet of the city’s influential folk music culture, packed with astonishing photos that finally see the light of day.”

June 17, 2015 — January 10, 2016

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
Curated by Mary-Kay Lombino
Opening reception: Saturday,June 20, 2015, 5-7 p.m.
Artist talk: Saturday, September 26, 2 p.m.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries, Samuel Dorsksy Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844
Suggested Donation: $5
The Hudson Valley has become known not only for its rich visual art but also for its strength in the literary arts. The region is steeped in its own narrative tales such as Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” T.C. Boyle’s novel World’s End, and factual accounts of Henry Hudson’s voyage. The Stories We Tell provides a rare opportunity to examine the ways in which art and literature are closely related—both reflecting artistic practices of today as well as the role of the narrative structure in contemporary art. For Hudson Valley Artists 2015, artists are invited to submit work that considers the following questions. What is the difference between illustration and art that is shaped by narrative structure? How much is narrative a conscious or unconscious factor in an artist’s practice? How do stories factor into abstract art in which the narrative might be known only by the artist? The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015 focuses on the narrative form of contemporary art and examines how stories shape our experience and our understanding of the world. Instinctively, we are all storytellers merging fiction with non-fiction and conflating the real with the imagined. Included artists: Sean Bayliss, Allen Bryan, Dina Bursztyn, Maureen Cummins, Tasha Depp, Marcia Due, Richard Edelman, Ben Fishman, Kevin Frank, Derek James, Tana Kellner, Virginia Lavado, Deb Lucke, Kathleen MacKenzie, Nestor Madalengoitia, Norman Magnusson, Matthew Maley, Perry Meigs, Phyllis Gay Palmer, Michael Rose, Phil Sigunick, Ken Tannenbaum, Jean Tansey, Jerry Thompson, Karen Whitman, and Tona Wilson.

June 20, 2015 —November 8, 2015

Asian Arts Centre announces
Opening Reception: Friday, August 14, 2015, 6-8 p.m. with a Panel Discussion commencing at 6:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1-7 p.m and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
gallery onetwentyeight, 128 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.674.0244
What is the racial reality of life today? It does seem to be a different experience if you’re black rather than white in this country. It does seem this way. But we are just one race — The Human Race. We speak as if we are all different races —; black, white, red, yellow, brown. Yet, these are mostly social constructs, artificial creations that keep us divided. What if we were among a race of alien beings (“uchujin”)? What is some day we find ourselves in touch with beings from different universes and different realities? How would we explain ourselves? First, we would identify as human, no? Regardless of the color of our skin. And the reason it is so hard for many to do that today? Raciality.
Todd Ayoung - Orin Buck - Christopher Craig - Cheryl Edwards - David Fenn - David Higginbotham & Aya Kawano - David Hammons - Gerald Jackson - Helmut Krackie - Ayakoh F. Leonart - Jennifer Mack - Al Mack - Ptah Miller - Kazuko Miyamoto - NeNe - Miguelangel Ruiz - Sandy Strauss - K. Saito - Glen Sacks Gordon Sasaki - Angela Valeria - Ricard Woo - Susan Yung - Bobby Watlington
Panelists will include Yarrow Dunham, Professor, Department of Psychology, Yale, CT; Cheryl Edwards, Artist, Washington DC; David Higginbotham, Artist, NYC; and Robert Lee, Exec. Director/Curator, Asian American Arts Centre, NYC. (BOB WILL SPEAK ABOUT HIS >OPEN LETTER TO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM ON THE EXHIBITION CHINA: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS)

August 14 —September 12, 2015

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders presents
Here There, Acá Allá
Photographic dialogues between generations and cultures
Curated by: Susana Arellano and Rafael Gamo
Opening: August 29, 2015, 6-9 p.m.
Hours: Thu-Fri 3-7 p.m., Sat-Sun 1-5 p.m.
Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave., Bronx, NY 10451
This exhibition is free and open to the public.
For more information, call us at (212) 587-3070 or email us at info@manoamano.us.
For the reception, Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. RSVP highly encouraged.
Join Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders and Masa for the second exhibition of Here There, Acá Allá at the Bronx Documentary Center. Here There, Acá Allá is an intergenerational photography workshop that brings together the first and second generations of participating Mexican-American immigrant families. The title refers to the dual experience of growing up and living between two cultures, using two languages and developing an enriched identity.

August 30 —September 13, 2015

...and beyond
Ward Museum at Salisbury University presents
EXHIBITION: The Art of Sporting and Playing
Opening Reception May 16 during the Ward Museum̱s Festival of Delmarvalous Traditions
Ward Museum 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland 21804
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
The Delmarva Peninsula has been a vacation destination and playground for centuries, with tourists and locals alike drawn to its beaches, carnivals, hunting grounds, birding havens, and other attractions. The Art of Sporting and Playing celebrates those traditions, locations, and communities that make up the fun, high-spirited, and sometimes competitive side of Delmarva. From pony penning to fox hunting, carousel rides to muskrat skinning, this summertime exhibit in the Ward Museum’s LaMay Gallery will explore the art and artifacts that represent the region’s rich traditions of sport and play.

May 15, 2015 — September 20, 2015

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