Arts Talk

By Barb Van Atta When members of the local arts community gather next month to honor five of their own, they also will be honoring the past, present and future of the arts in Broome County. At a press conference this morning at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Binghamton, Broome County Arts Council Executive Director Laura Knochen-Davis announced the following recipients of BCAC’s bi-annual Heart of the Arts awards:

• HOTA Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Timothy G. Perry, Binghamton University music professor and Binghamton Community...

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By George Basler Stephen Sondheim is not a big opera fan. That’s one discovery I made while attending an appearance by Sondheim last weekend at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown. The renowned composer was interviewed by Jamie Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein’s daughter. The two have known each other from the time Jamie, now 63, was a child. Sondheim, of course, worked with her father on the groundbreaking Broadway classic West Side Story. The question-and-answer session, which drew a capacity audience, dovetailed with the Glimmerglass staging of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd as...
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When he wasn't rehearsing for the Summer Savoyards' upcoming production (July 15-17) of H.M.S. Pinafore, my son and I caught his friends in Theatron's  The Robber Bridegroom and SPARE's Chicago. How about you? Were you performing, rehearsing or applauding from the audience? Did you visit a gallery, a museum or a festival? What did you do in the arts this weekend?

-- Barb Van Atta

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Did you catch the last weekend of a spring show? Or were you rehearsing for a summer performance? Did you tour a gallery or museum, or settle back in one of those movie theater recliners for Finding Dory? How was the world of arts and entertainment part of YOUR world this past weekend?

--Barb Van Atta

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By Matthew Pitcher There is a hidden gem in the Binghamton City Hall that dozens of people look past every day. Located in the second-floor Plaza Gallery is the modern art sculpture Confluence created by the late Charles Dalpiaz. For the everyday passerby, this construction blends into its concrete landscape, but to an artist’s eye, its bold appeal cannot be ignored. (more…)...
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I caught the final performance of the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players' delightful production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. What did you do in the arts this week?

-- Barb Van Atta

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