Broome Arts Mirror

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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

How many cool things are there to say about Jeff Daniel’s hilarious comedy Escanaba in Da Moonlight? Plenty, but it will be way more fun for you to just go and see what I mean, eh?

Albert Soady tells the tale of an unforgettable night at his family’s deer camp in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where everyone uses a “Yooper” accent and adds “eh?”...

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Published here is an Aug. 18 letter from the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra about plans to cancel its season-opening concert because of a breakdown on contract negotiations with the musicians' union. It is followed by the union's response. (For more details, here is a link to coverage in the Friday, Aug 21, issue of the Press & Sun-Bulletin: http://tinyurl.com/q4qwfcu.) Binghamton, NY - Today the negotiating committee for the American Federation of Musicians Local 380, which represents musicians of the Binghamton Philharmonic (BPO), rejected proposals from the...
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Remembering Ralph Hall

Ralph Hall passed away last Thursday (July 30) in Duchess County, close to his children and grandchildren.  Ralph was my predecessor here at the Broome County Arts Council, and he made a difference during his 17-month tenure as interim executive director.  Among other things, Ralph created the Heart of the Arts Awards, which have evolved into a signature BCAC program and community celebration.  Ralph envisioned an award that would recognize individuals for their significant contributions to the arts in Broome County.  Since 2004,...
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By Barb Van Atta Former Metropolitan Opera and Tri-Cities Opera tenor Richard Leech today (July 28) was named Director of Resident Artist Programs at Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) in Detroit. Leech, who grew up in Broome County, will head MOT's newly created young artist program, Michigan Opera Theatre Studio. MOT President and CEO Wayne S. Brown said the new program, launching with the 2015-16 season, will offer full-time engagement to artists in the early stages of a professional career in opera. According to an MOT press...
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Who did you catch in concert, Diana Krall or the Lovin' Spoonful? Did you spend Friday with Theatre Street Productions or Saturday with SRO Productions III? Were you part of the local contingent at hometown boy Santino DeAngelo's NYC theater debut? Please share your thoughts with your fellow BAMirror readers. Speaking of Santino ... here's a link to the New York Times coverage of Foolerie at the New York Musical Theatre Festival : http://tinyurl.com/ptpwcrb. Several online reviews also can be found on the Web.    ...
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Reviewed by Tony Villecco The Summer Savoyards' has successfully mounted a fun, colorful and energetic production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s perennial favorite operetta, The Mikado. Friday’s house (July 17) at Binghamton University was quite full with an appreciative audience who kept up with the unique British humor sprinkled with modern-day references. After a clean, if somewhat literal, interpretation of the overture, the fine orchestra kept a brisk pace throughout under the direction of Kimberly Bemis Tyler. This particular group of musicians played very well with only an occasional disconnect...
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