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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) presents
Boukman Eksperyans and Earthman Experience
6-Midnight
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!

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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
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.

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Sunday, September 6, 2015
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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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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Friday, September 11, 2015
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.

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!
JOHN MCCUTCHEON
JOHN KIRK & TRISH MILLER
DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON
HEY MAVIS
MARIA GILLARD John Kirk
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
Café Veritas presents
Honor Finnegan
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
Based in New York City, Honor Finnegan's songs are humorous then heartbreaking with melodies that soar. She has been making a splash in the northeastern regional folk scene since 2012. She was a 2013 Kerrville New Folk winner, and a 2012 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist.

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.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015
...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.

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
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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.

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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.

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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
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
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.

September 18–20, 2015
Iroquois Studies Association presents
2015 International Iroquois Beadwork Conference
ALBANY, NEW YORK
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.

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.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015
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?

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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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.

FRIDAY, SEPT 25:
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.

SATURDAY, SEPT 26:
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
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

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.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015
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
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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.

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
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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
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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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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


Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) announces
CALL FOR PAPERS
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)


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.


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS
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
SAVING PLACE
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
THE STORIES WE TELL: HUDSON VALLEY ARTISTS 2015
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

...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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