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Wednesday, July 29, 2009 and every Wednesday.

Willard Memorial Chapel Summer
Concert Series, Noon at Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. will
feature “Festive Music”, a group of local musicians/vocalists. The flute and
classical guitar duo, Vivos Trio (flute, violin, cello), soprano vocalist, and pianist
will be performing. The musicians are Bob Vanderhoof, Erin Champion, Chris
Gutelius, Shari DelFavero, Barb Mushock and Marg DePalma. They will be
performing a variety of genres.

This concert is free and open to the public.
Donations accepted.

Posted: Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 @ 1:27 pm by Curt
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Winifred Coleman Community Lecture Series 7:00 pm at
The Athenaeum of Skaneateles, 150 E. Genesee St. 7:00 PM. Become one of
Cazenovia College’s lifelong learners by joining us for an evening of “connecting
through conversation.” The lectures, featuring faculty from Cazenovia College,
will be informative and entertaining. The events are open to the public and free of
charge. Please call me if you have any questions! 315-685-1400.

Posted: Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 @ 1:26 pm by Curt
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JULIA NUNES returns! with JEFF CONNOR and LAUREN O’CONNELL

Saturday, August 8th at 7:30pm

Auburn Public Theater
108 Genesee Street
Auburn NY 13021

Tickets $12.00
Having just returned from her first performance at Bonaroo in June 2009, Julia Nunes is a ukulele and guitar playing singer/songwriter from upstate New York, whose self-made videos on YouTube have brought her to the attention of fellow college students, folk purists and celebrities alike. 1980s icon, actress Molly Ringwald, who took up the ukulele recently, famously said on Good Morning America about Julia, “I’ve always wanted to play the ukulele, and she completely inspired me.” Piano rocker Ben Folds found one of Julias YouTube covers and asked her to open four shows for him in May 2008, and she dueted on stage with him in April 2009. What is her appeal? Julia conveys intelligent honesty, mined with humor, and a knack for picking or writing songs, which appeal to both the ear and the heart. Her catchy songs display well crafted lyrics and singable melodies, which her fans say are inspiring and insightful. Her cover songs, from the Beatles, Beach Boys and Nat King Cole to Say Anything, Motion City Soundtrack and Spoon, express her love of good music and demonstrate a musical knowledge of popular sounds which transcend genre. A child and grandchild of musicians, Julia?s heritage includes Portuguese fado music, Jazz and rock and roll. Her own musical journey began at the tender age of 7, when she started piano lessons, but didnt really take off until she was given a guitar in her early teens. Her first song was written at 14. Her first CD of original songs, no longer available, was released when she was 17. The second CD, Left Right Wrong, the title of which reflects Julias difficulties with direction, was released at 18. Her third, I Wrote These followed a year later. She is currently in the studio recording a new collection of original songs. Arguably Julias appeal, aside from her talent and charm, has spread because of her savvy use of social networking websites, specifically, YouTube. This fact has not escaped the blogosphere, where one can read everything from an analysis of Julia videos as compared to Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada to a description of what Julia does on YouTube and how to do it yourself.

www.auburnpublictheater.com

 

Posted: Monday, July 27th, 2009 @ 7:23 pm by Lynn
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The Jordan-Elbridge Community Theatre presents
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC
July 30th, July 31st, August 1st

7:30 pm at the Jordan-Elbridge High School Auditorium
               Hamilton Road
               Elbridge NY 13160

Tickets are $12.00

SYNOPSIS: Nellie Forbush is a nurse working overseas during World War II. She falls in love with a wealthy, older man who owns a plantation there. When she discovers that the mother of his two small children was a Polynesian woman, the prejudices she grew up with in Arkansas prevent her from accepting his offer of marriage. Her friend, Lt. Cable, has a fianc? back home, but speaks of her with a sense of duty rather than feelings of love. When he meets a young, innocent Tonkinesse girl, he too is forced to face his prejudices.

WELL-KNOWN SONGS: “Bali Ha’i”, “Some Enchanted Evening”, “There Is Nothing Like a Dame”, “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy”

For tickets and information: 315-689-8500 X1700
www.jectheatre.org

 

Posted: Monday, July 27th, 2009 @ 6:50 pm by Lynn
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Learning about the Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary’s

Sunday August 16

2 pm to 4 pm

St. Mary’s of the Lake Church
81 Jordan St
Skaneateles, NY
St. Mary’s of the Lake Church invites the community to join them in learning about the stained
glass windows at the Church.  The windows have a great story to tell. 

St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Skaneateles is exploring the history of the beautiful biblical stained glass windows that adorn the church. The church is holding a public panel discussion, which will include background of the German company that created and shipped the windows in the 1920s, the families who donated them, and the spiritual meaning behind the scenes depicted in these magnificent works of art. Counterparts of these windows can be found throughout the state, the country and the world.

Join Father Thomas McGrath, Charlie Major, and Jerome Durr on Sunday, August 16th for a discussion and reception at the Church at 81 Jordan Street.  For more information call 315-685-5083.

Posted: Sunday, July 26th, 2009 @ 2:35 pm by Lynn
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