Skaneateles Suites and Boutique Hotel
Skaneateles, NY Finger Lakes Region of Central New York Hotel, Motel, Innn and Suites
Bed Size Type
Spacious / over sized
Skaneateles Suites, Skaneateles, NY 13152 Finger Lakes and Skaneateles Pet Friendly Hotel
Julia Nunes plays Auburn, NY and the Finger Lakes
May 16th 2009 JULIA NUNES at 7:30pm
She’s a YouTube phenomenon. She’s a ukulele-wielding smartass and an incredible talent. She’s Julia Nunes – and she just woke up. Fairport native Nunes has been working her 19-year-old butt off lately. She just got back from a handful of dates opening for piano popster Ben Folds, she’s in the middle of recording her second album, getting flooded with fan mail, dealing with more than 1 million YouTube hits, and being hounded for autographs. Actress Molly Ringwald just sang her praises in a morning-show interview earlier this week.
Nunes is a serious musician with bright blue eyes, bright blonde hair, and a perpetual smirk. She has a knack for turning a phrase into something much more than your standard girl-with-a-guitar lament. Plus she’s got a big, beautiful voice – and a little ukulele. Nunes first made the scene four years ago in the informal singer-songwriter collective that came to be known as Chicks With Picks; five young women who rose above the coffeehouse caterwaul cliché to offer some refreshing, lyrically insightful, and compelling music.
Nunes’ migration to the ukulele separated her from the pack even more. Nunes was already creating a buzz with YouTube videos of her own songs played on guitar, complete with harmonies and clever, though perhaps a little rudimentary, video editing. Once the ukulele entered the equation, people really started to take notice – including the folks at Bushman, a company that manufactures ukuleles in Nashville, Indiana. The Bushman bigwigs urged Nunes to enter the company’s World Ukulele Video Contest. The prize: a new Bushman ukulele. After Nunes’ win in December 2007 the buzz went from bumblebee to chainsaw. Ben Folds was one of those people watching. The college-friendly alt-pop star dug her cover of his tune “Gone,” and offered her the opening slot on some of his tour dates this past spring. At present, Nunes has more than 27,000 subscribers to her YouTube account, which currently hosts 43 videos. Her most recent video, “Balloons,” received more than 600,000 hits in the first four days it was posted.
CHECK HER OUT AT: http://www.junumusic.com www.myspace.com/jaaaaaaa http://www.youtube.com/user/jaaaaaaa
AUBURN PUBLIC THEATER
108 Genesee at Exchange Street
Convenient parking next door in the City Parking Garage
To rent Auburn Public Theater for your creative, social or corporate event, please contact Janie MicGlire at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR TICKETS AND UPCOMING EVENT DETAILS, VISIT www.auburnpublictheater.com
Sunday Night Special Jacuzzi Rooms in Finger Lakes, NY
Each oversized Bungalow offers super premium bedding, kitchenette, private patio, ceramic baths, complimentary SnackPak and in-room Continental Breakfast, cable TV, phone, WiFi, stereo and more. Many have two person Jacuzzi tubs in room. The Suites are perfect for a romantic getaway weekend, or an extended visit.. A fully furnished four bedroom, 2-bathroom house is a favorite for families.
All are 3 Diamond rated, very savvy traveler and perfect for Nightly, Weekly, Extended Stay. Our convenient location provides easy access to the Village, and free parking at our Boutique Hotel property in the Village Center. Wine Trails, award winning restaurants, shopping, activity of all kinds are an easy drive surrounded by uncommon beauty.
When you return, park directly in front of your private Bungalow and relax on your private patio.
All are non-smoking, some are Pet Friendly To stay connected Free Wifi and cable TV is provided.
Laundry &Business Services are available.
Finger Lakes Artists’ Work on Display in the White House
Taken from Life in the Finger Lakes
Several area artists were selected to decorate ornaments for the White House Christmas Tree by Central New York Representatives to the U.S. House. As Bob Price reported in the December 14 Steuben Courier-Advocate, John R. “Randy” Kuhl Jr. asked Hammondsport artist Bob MaGee to create an ornament for the 29th Congressional District. Congressman James T. Walsh similarly honored Marcellus artist Holly Knott, asking her to represent the State’s 25th District.
A few weeks after accepting the requests, each artist received a spherical plastic ornament in the mail, about six inches in diameter, with instructions from the White House, including deadlines for returning the completed work, the stipulation that the ornament be visible from above and below (since it is displayed on an 18-foot high tree), and requests that the final piece include “the name of the state, district or territory” in letters no taller than .75-inches and that it be representative of the “spirit of the artist’s state, district or territory, and should complement a red, white and blue color scheme.”
MaGee elected to depict a Keuka Lake scene with a Glenn Curtiss biplane soaring above, a gaffer in the act of blowing glass and grape vines to represent aspects of the Finger Lakes Region. In Price’s article, MaGee recounts difficulties in getting paint to adhere to the shiny surface and countering the distorting effects of the curved ornament.
Similarly, Knott chose to honor the Finger Lakes’ apple orchards, wineries and the lakes themselves by painting the ornament with images of red apples, grapes and grape vines on fields, deep blue sky, a Finger Lake with deep blue water and white puffy clouds.
Both Knott and MaGee were invited to attend a December 2 reception honoring the ornament artists at the White House. Knott had a prior engagement and could not attend, but MaGee and his wife Dorrie enjoyed the party at the beautifully decorated White House along with hundreds of other ornament artists.
To learn more about the 2008 “Red, White and Blue Christmas” program at the White House, visit www.whitehouse.gov/holiday/2008/index.html. (Scroll down and click on “Ornaments” to see pictures of these and other artists’ work.) To read Bob Price’s article on Bob MaGee, visit
www.steubencourier.com/news/2008/1214/Front_page/001.html, and to learn more about Holly Knott, go to www.hollyknott.com.