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Singer Songwriter Phil Henry
with percussionist Gary Moon
Opening act: Wendy Ramsay, Joanne Perry & Donna Dennihy
Saturday, August 21st @ 8:00pm
Phil Henry is a singer-songwriter and music educator in West Rutland, Vermont. He sings energetic contemporary folk originals which resemble detailed four-minute short films, with diverse stories and leading characters. His upcoming CD, Robots and Romance, for example, puts the listener insidea bank robbery, a mining disaster, a heart transplant, a hurricane, and the decline of a 50′s drive-in movie theater. Henry’s songs have been honored in many songwriting competitions and showcases, including the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Contest and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase. He took first place inthe songwriter contests at SolarFest in Tinmouth, VT and Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival in Havre-De-Grace, MD.
Gary Moon is a singer-songwriter from Lake George, NY, and is afrequent host of the open mic at Saratoga Springs’ famous listening room Caffe Lena. In addition to his performance schedule and promoting his own new CD Big Sky, Gary has lent vocals and hand percussion to Phil and other folk performers. It is not unusual to see him add Djembe, Cajon, shakers, and foot-operated tambourine,sometimes all within the very same song.
$8 advance/door Watch Phil Henry

Posted: Thursday, August 5th, 2010 @ 1:57 pm by Curt
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Music, Moonlight Set Stage for Mid-Lakes Navigation Theme Cruises
Pirates return, too!

As if champagne, a prime rib dinner, and Central New York’s majestic waterways weren’t reason enough to take a Mid-Lakes Navigation cruise, now there are a few more.

Throughout the summer, Mid-Lakes Navigation will offer a variety of special events and theme cruises.

“We’ve been in business many years, and we know that people are looking for different kinds of experiences,” says Sarah Wiles, a co-owner of Mid-Lakes Navigation. “So, to keep things fresh, we’ve added new sightseeing and dinner options.”

Included among them:

DJ Dinosaur Dinner, July 23 and Aug. 6

This three-hour dinner cruise along the Erie Canal, departing at 6 p.m., features entertainment by the Great Music Company and catering by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Tickets are $53 adults, $38 children.

Full Moon Cruise, July 25, Aug. 24 and Sept. 23

This one-hour sightseeing cruise on Skaneateles Lake, departing at 9:30 p.m. in July and August and 8:30 p.m. in September, offers a romantic nightcap aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, with “moon music” in the background. Tickets are $12.

Glen Haven Excursion, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5

This four-hour cruise, departing at 10 a.m. aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, visits the south end of Skaneateles Lake, recounting the Glen Haven Water Cure and other historical attractions. Tickets are $50 adults, $38 children, and include a continental breakfast and buffet lunch.

Donna Colton Live, Aug. 2

This two-hour cruise on Skaneateles Lake, departing at 7 p.m., features musical entertainment by Donna Colton and Sam Patterelli. Tickets are $30 per person and include one cocktail.

Dixieland Dinner Cruise, Aug. 4

This three-hour dinner cruise, departing at 6 p.m., travels the Erie Canal and features entertainment by Dick Sheridan’s Soda Ash Trio. Tickets are $50 adults, $41 children.

Pirate Day, Aug. 11

All cruises throughout the day, on both Skaneateles Lake and the Erie Canal, will have a pirate theme. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes, and drink specials and pirate loot will be offered, along with lots of other surprises.

Reservations are required for most theme cruises, and may be made by calling 315-685-8500.

For more information on Mid-Lakes Navigation cruises—and coupons—go to http://www.midlakesnav.com or become a fan on Facebook.

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 @ 6:19 pm by Curt
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Friday, March 5 MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM. First Friday with Dave Ball.
Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell Street, Skaneateles. Free. (315)

Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 @ 9:17 am by Curt
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 Sherwood Inn entertainment. Barrigar
Brothers in the tavern. 8 PM – 11 PM. 26 E. Genesee St. visit

For a room at the Skaneateles Suites Boutique Hotel cal 315-685-7568

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 @ 12:55 pm by Curt
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Cirque Dreams Illumination

Tickets on sale now!

Journey with fascination into the depths of a city that ignites with illumination when Cirque Dreams imagination, suspense and theatrical innovation turns everyday ordinary…into bright and extraordinary! Audiences of all ages will marvel as city dwellers reinvent familiar objects, balance on wires, leap tall buildings and redefine the risks of flight in a story filled with astounding occurrences. One of a kind artists populate the streets of this magical metropolis and breathe energy into its landscape with urban acrobatics and never before seen phenomenal thrills of disbelief.

02/09/2010, 02/10/2010, 02/11/2010

Mulroy Civic Center Theaters

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Ticket prices range from $30 – $65

On Center John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theatres
800 South State Street
Syracuse, New York 13202-3017
T: 315.435.8000
F: 315.435.8099


Oncenter Box Office is located on the State Street side of the War Memorial

Posted: Sunday, January 31st, 2010 @ 3:01 pm by Curt
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