Arts Talk

By George Basler One of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular operettas and one of Giacomo Puccini’s most beloved operas will highlight Tri-Cities Opera’s 2018-2019 season. Also featured will be a TCO premiere and the debut of a new venue for the company, General Director Susan S. Ashbaker said today (March 28) at a press conference at TCO's Opera Center, 315 Clinton St., Binghamton. Two productions will be staged at The Forum, 236 Washington St., Binghamton; one will be staged at the Opera Center, and one at Trinity...
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In case you didn't catch the front-page news in Sunday's Press & Sun-Bulletin (Jan. 14), here's a link to Chris Kocher's in-depth Q&A with the Broome County Arts Council's new executive director, Nancy Barno Reynolds. We here at BAMirror also plan on asking Nancy a few things; if you have questions to pose to her, please put them in the comments section of this post.  ...
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Commentary by Chris Bahr It is hard to know where to begin when you are seeing an exhibition as comprehensive as "50 Years/50 Highlights," the Binghamton University Art Museum's 50th anniversary exhibition. The exhibit, which opened earlier this fall, is a very-well-done curatorial as well as being reminiscent of the art history survey class I took years ago. My recent visit was like walking through the pages of Janson's History of Art book, annotated. (more…)...
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By George Basler Seamus Lucason had never been in Binghamton before last weekend. What drew him here was the opportunity to see one of his plays performed for the first time. The Irish playwright, whose works have been produced in both Ireland and America, made the five-hour drive from Boston to be at KNOW Theatre’s Playwrights and Artists Festival for the play’s debut. “What it means for me is the chance to see what works, and what doesn’t work,” he said. Lucason is one of six playwrights featured...
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