Broome Arts Mirror

EDITOR’S NOTE: Naturally, all of us at Broome Arts Mirror are very excited about the upcoming Heart of the Arts celebration on Sept. 19. To help you join in on the excitement, BAMirror is featuring brief Q&As with our honorees. Today, our conversation is with photographer and public arts advocate Margaret “Peg” Johnston, a recipient of a 2016 Heart of the Arts Award. HOTA recipients are honored for significant recent contributions to and impact on the arts in Broome County. They are nominated by...
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Naturally, all of us at Broome Arts Mirror are very excited about the upcoming Heart of the Arts celebration on Sept. 19. To help you join in on the excitement, BAMirror, over the next couple of weeks, will be featuring brief Q&As with our honorees. We start today with Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dr. Timothy G. Perry. HOTA Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize individuals who have had a significant long-term impact in the arts in Broome County. These individuals are chosen by the BCAC...
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By Lee Shepherd Combine the best of all 12 First Fridays, Spiedie Fest, Blues on the Bridge, JulyFest and the now defunct (unfortunately) First Night Binghamton, and that will give you an inkling of the LUMA experience my husband and I enjoyed on Sept 2 in downtown Binghamton. (more…)...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

The original two-act play Letter Writing, written and directed by Marisa Valent for SPARE Productions, opened Thursday night (Aug. 18) and runs through Saturday (Aug. 20). Performed once before in Syracuse, Letter Writing is having its Binghamton-area premiere at the Cider Mill Playhouse, and its opening night audience gave it a standing ovation. (more…)

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By George Basler The Southern Tier, during the past year, wallowed in revenge, murder, cannibalism and lust. Don’t panic: We’re not talking real life here, but the world of the stage. For whatever reason, Broome and neighboring counties were treated to three productions of Sweeney Todd, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s classic musical horror story about a naïve barber who becomes a revengeful serial killer. The Endicott Performing Arts Center mounted a production last fall and Tri-Cities Opera in the spring. The Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown is currently staging the bloody...
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I went to First Friday in downtown Binghamton, where I toured galleries and helped promote the Broome County Arts Council's upcoming Heart of the Arts celebration. What did you do in the arts this past week?

-- Barb Van Atta

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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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