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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: Siach Hasadeh – From Montreal!
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe — (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions.

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Friday, March 6, 2015
Robert Browning Associates presents
BASSAM SABA
Classical Arab Music
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn. Tel. (917) 267-0363
MORE INFORMATION & TICKET AVAILABILITY SOON.
One of the nation's leading figures of Arab music, Bassam Saba is a world-renowned nay virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist .His extensive credits include working with Fairouz, Marcel Khalife, Yo-Yo Ma and Simon Shaheen.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015
Café Veritas presents
Michael Johnson
7:30 p.m.
Café Veritas, First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610
Ticket prices: $18 general admission, $10 students with ID, and children under 12 are free.
For tickets and more information, visit www.cafeveritas.org
Michael Johnson’s voice immediately identifies him as the man who sings “Bluer Than Blue, ” “This Night Won’t Last Forever” and other landmark songs. His music shows a diversity, depth and heart that only come from years of dedication to a labor of love.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
CHERISH THE LADIES: AN IRISH HOMECOMING!
8 p.m.
Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $35, $45 / WMI Friends $30, $40 / Bring a Kid! $5
The all-women’s Irish-American music sensation celebrates its 30th anniversary! What began as a concert series organized by folklorist/musician Mick Moloney in 1985 has come to be one of the most successful touring ensembles in Celtic music, renowned for its virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step-dancing. Over the past three decades, the band has toured the world, performed at the White House and the Olympics, and recorded 15 outstanding albums, the last of which was made into a Public TV special, An Irish Homecoming. Special guests include former members and longtime collaborators Maura O’Connell, Cathie Ryan, Liz Carroll, and Liz Knowles.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: Ezekiel’s Wheels – From Boston!
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe — (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015
World Music Institute (WMI) presents
COLOMBIA TO BROOKLYN! GREGORIO URIBE BIG BAND
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $25 / WMI Friends $20 / Bring a Kid! $5
Open cocktail hour 7-8 p.m.; Dance lessons 7:30 p.m.; Show 8:00 p.m.; party until midnight.
Dance floor / standing room on main level; limited seating available in balcony with reservations.
Led by the charismatic singer and accordionist Gregorio Uribe, this 16-piece orchestra blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with powerful big-band arrangements. The group has wowed crowds from The Kennedy Center to the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival; the spirited Uribe was even named one of the “100 Most Successful Colombians Abroad” by the country’s government. This concert marks the CD release party for the group’s first album, Cumbia Universal.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater presents
Story Sunday at the The Glen Sanders Mansion: Stories at the End of the Rainbow with Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and Karen Pillsworth
5 p.m.
The Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302
$35 per person (includes entertainment, 3 course dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)
Bring someone new and you each save $3 (only one discount/person).
Pay at the door using cash or checks made out to “Story Circle”
Reservations: (518) 384-1700, or Kate@KateDudding.com. Please indicate how many of each entrée is desired.
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and Karen Pillsworth know that a good story is worth its weight in gold. Their treasury of traditional Celtic tales and original stories flavored with a drop of Irish magic will keep you laughing and bring a tear to your eye.
Entrees:
Corned Beef and Cabbage; Crisp Potato and Herb Crusted Salmon; or Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.

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Friday, March 20, 2015
The Town Hall presents in association with Robert Browning Associates and Festival Flamenco Gitano USA present
GENERATIONS OF GYPSY FLAMENCO: Concha Vargas, PepeTorres, Gema Moneo & Manolete
8 p.m.
The Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, NYC
Tickets: $45, $50, $65
Taking one back to the heart of flamenco puro, this mesmerizing program features four extraordinary dancers representing several generations and styles from four different towns in Andalusia (Lebrija, Moron de la Frontera, Jerez de la Frontera, and Granada): Concha Vargas, an icon of Gypsy flamenco dance, who is a living legend representing the Golden Age of Flamenco in Andalusia; Pepe Torres, a polyrhythmic powerhouse whose superb footwork provided the main percussive support for the award-winning ensemble Son de la Frontera; rising star Gema Moneo, a member of the legendary Moneo clan of Gypsy flamenco singers and guitarists in Jerez de la Frontera who has performed with Farruquito’s company and Diego del Morao, among others; and the veteran Manolete, a true maestro of the baile who has trained a generation of dancers including Joaquin Cortes, Canales, Eva la Yerbabuena, and Sara Baras.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Robert Browning Associates presents
KALA RAMNATH
North Indian Music for Violin
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn. Tel. (917) 267-0363
Tickets: $30/ students & seniors $25
Master violinist Kala Ramnath hails from a musical family that has produced some of the greatest Indian violinists, including T. N. Krishnan, and N. Rajam. While her musical roots are in the south, she chose to follow the North Indian tradition and has become the leading violinist of that genre. A pre-eminent disciple of the legendary vocalist Pandit Jasraj, under his mentorship she revolutionized violin technique and produced a distinctive and evocative new sound; today her violin is called “the Singing Violin.” Her extensive credits include working with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Giovanni Hidalgo, and the London Philharmonic. Tabla player to be announced.

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March 27-28, 2015
Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA) convenes its Biennial Conference of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association
Theme: Land and Sea – Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience

Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
MAFA will partner with the Eastern American Studies Association for a research-oriented conference themed “Land and Sea—Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience.” Both university and public folklorists are strongly encouraged to attend. The location of this year’s meeting – Rowan University in New Jersey – provides a vantage from which to view diverse features of the Eastern United States. Looking to the east is the Atlantic Ocean and the famous “Jersey Shore.” To the west is the Delaware River and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Glassboro, the home of Rowan University, is historically connected to early American manufacturing – the renowned “Glass Works in the Woods” that has led some scholars to view the Delaware Valley as the cradle of American industrialism. Yet southern New Jersey is also known for being a leading producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, including cranberries, blueberries, tomatoes, and escarole/endive. Against the backdrop of this geographic crossroads, the program committee has invited papers, forums, and sessions that will explore the connections of geography, economy, and culture in the American experience.
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ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS
The Noble Maritime Collection presents
Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor Exhibition
Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Noble Maritime Collection; 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY 10301
For more information about the exhibition, call (718) 447-6490
The Noble Maritime Collection will present a new exhibition, Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor, that focuses on the life of an average mariner, or “Snug” as Sailors’ Snug Harbor residents were called, from the time of his admission to the retirement home until his death. Exploration of health care, dormitory life, work activities, and recreation at the home will illustrate how the site, which encompassed five dormitories, two hospitals, a cathedral and chapel, a dock house and bathhouse on the Kill van Kull, and a farm, as well as its own morgue and cemetery, provided exceptional, free, and democratic eleemosynary care for 150 years.

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

September 6, 2014 —August 29, 2015
Albany Institute of History & Art presents the exhibition
Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets, and Bed Hangings
W 10-5 p.m.; Th 10-8 p.m.; F&S 10-5 p.m.; Sun. Noon-5 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210, 518/463-4478
In the private space of the bedroom, the world takes center stage. There, on the elevated platform of the bed, matters of politics, international trade, social events, and cultural affairs come alive in the elaborate designs and patterns displayed on American quilts, coverlets, and bed hangings. Bed covers of all types are the perfect canvas for displaying ideas about the world beyond the bedroom door. They make connections to foreign lands, express patriotic fervor, and fabricate realms of fantasy and childhood whimsy. The exhibition investigates the designs and patterns that decorate American bed covers of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. More than 30 bed covers and complementary objects such as illustrated books, paintings, ceramics, and botanical specimens reveal a variety of design sources used by American women and men to decorate their beds.



October 11, 2014 — March 8, 2015

The 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

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