Broome Arts Mirror

Reviewed by Lee Shepherd Summer would be incomplete without a visit to the Skaneateles Festival, a four-week jewel in New York state’s cultural crown that featuring concerts in churches and at Brook Farm by the lake. The festival logo, “World Class Music,” is exactly right. They should add “by world class performers.” The Thursday, Aug. 21, concert featured Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova and Minnesota Orchestra Concertmistress Erin Keefe, cellists David Ying and Mimi Hwang (assistant professor of chamber music at the Eastman School of Music), pianists Elinor...
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heroes.Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Dateline: Any provincial town in France, 1959. Gustave, Henri and Philippe have nowhere else to be these days except on the terrace of a home for WWI veterans. They have each other, their memories and, not to be minimized, the company of a concrete dog, but that may not be enough to save their sanity. Heroes was translated from French playwright Gerald Sibleyras' 2003 Le Vent Des Peupliers (The Wind in the Poplars). In this adaptation by Tom...
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image (3)Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Confession: I forgot to bring a blanket to The Stage at Little Italy for the opening performance (Aug. 14) of Great Expectations, as presented by the Endicott Performing Arts Center, so I only made it to intermission. Rest assured, had the sun not gone down, and had I remembered to bundle up, I would have stayed to see the bildungsroman of Pip, the deterioration of Miss Havisham, etc. Not being a character from...
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The Broome County Arts Council, located at 81 State Street, Suite 501, Stephens Square Bldg., Binghamton, will hold a news conference at 10:30am Thursday, September 4th to introduce the winners of  its Heart of the Arts Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award and, new this year, the Frederick R. Xlander Emerging Artist Award.   The awards recognize individuals who have made significant recent and long-term contributions to the arts in Broome County,  while the inaugural Xlander Award will encourage the development of a promising visual artist.   Award...
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By George Basler Tim Gleason has always had a love for the work of playwright Tennessee Williams. “I call him the American Shakespeare for his phenomenal use of language,” said Gleason, artistic director of Binghamton’s KNOW Theatre, which recently marked its 20th anniversary of producing edgy, provocative and offbeat works. Now Gleason’s “love” for Williams is paying off with some national recognition for the Binghamton company. KNOW Theatre has received an invitation to perform at the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, to be held Sept. 25-28 in Provincetown,...
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