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Jeffrey Peppers Rodgers

REAL ACOUSTIC ROCK

See JPR live at Creekside Books and CoffeeHouse on April 21, 2007 at 7:30 PM

See him here and Creekside here.
Guitarist, percussionist, and vocalist Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers has been writing and playing original songs since he was a teenager. Along the way he has performed at San Francisco clubs with the quartet Heavy Wood, released the solo CD Traveling Songs, scored a rock musical…and played tabla in a TV commercial in India.

Rodgers grew up loving, on the one hand, the emotional depth of Neil Young songs and the heavenly harmonies of Simon and Garfunkel; and on the other, the joyous grooves of Stevie Wonder and the improvisational excursions of the Grateful Dead. His own songs draw from all these wells of American music, with a writer’s eye for detail in the lyrics and masterful rock-band-in-a-box guitar work. His solo show mixes  originals with inventive covers from the Beatles to Tom Waits, Chris Whitley to Gillian Welch.

He lives outside Syracuse, New York, where in addition to performing he reports on the music scene for NPR’s All Things Considered and Acoustic Guitar magazine, edits music books and magazines, and teaches writing and editing at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Posted: Thursday, April 19th, 2007 @ 9:44 am by Curt
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2007 SKANEATELES FESTIVAL SEASON

To check out the complete schedule click above

Posted: Sunday, April 15th, 2007 @ 1:47 pm by Curt
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Classic Antique Wooden Boat Show

Sparkling clean water – gleaming classic mahogany boats – beautifully restored antique wooden boats – live music filling the air, a feeling of yesteryear….join us for the 28th Annual Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show, July 27, 28, and 29  2007.

Antique & Classic boats are on display both in the water and on land. Activities include: 3 concerts, boat parade (3 p.m. Saturday), kids activities on Saturday, shopping, huge raffle, and more. The Syracuse Model Boat Club will have boats on display, and the Skaneateles Historical Society will be hosting historic tours of the Village on Sunday. Fun for the whole family.

Buy Boat Show Posters here. I have the whole collection.

Posted: Sunday, April 15th, 2007 @ 1:29 pm by Curt
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Finger Lakes Wine Festival 

Located in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country, the Festival, takes place July 20-22, 2007, and promotes New York wines and agricultural products, the top industries of the region. Eighty wineries are slated to attend, in addition to a variety of vendors from throughout the country—representing artisans, jewelers, culinary products, displays and wine accessories.

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Posted: Saturday, April 14th, 2007 @ 12:23 pm by Curt
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“The Professional Development Seminar Series”
with Potluck Dinner

“How Education Can Launch Your Career: Paving Your Career Path”
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: NYIDE (New York Institute of Dance and Education) • 93 North Street

Great Food! Excellent information! A whole lot of fun!

Entree from Balloons Restaurant & Catering – along with your specialty “Potluck Dish” to pass. Not a cook? Bring a canned good and we’ll donate it to a local food pantry.

6:00-6:45 – Dinner
6:45-7:30 – Keynote Speakers: Dr. Phil Gover, Interim President, Cayuga Community College and Sean McLeod, President & CEO, New York Institute of Dance and Education
7:30-8:00 – Panelist Q&A

Our keynote speakers will lead a discussion on educational opportunities in the community that can feed your skill sets and prepare you for the work world, and further discussion about how to identify your assets and your desires to choose a career path that works for you. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer period, involving local professionals that have pertinent resources and networking to help answer the pressing questions of young professionals when it comes to defining their career path.

Come enjoy an evening of food, learning and fun!

Please RSVP to the Chamber by Friday, April 25th 252-7291

RSVP: (315) 252-7291 or info@ignite-cny.org
or check us out on our new MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ignitecny

Posted: Friday, April 13th, 2007 @ 12:31 pm by Curt
Filed under: Events in CNY