Broome Arts Mirror

Reviewed by Lee Shepherd Henry David Thoreau once said, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears. ...” Everyone at the Goodwill Theatre’s Schorr Family Firehouse Stage on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) stepped to the beat of a different drummer. In fact, they didn’t march to a drum at all, but two related percussion instruments. The gifted performers were John Covelli, who should be dubbed the piano laureate...
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The Boston Brass quintet joined the Binghamton Philharmonic Feb. 13 for a Valentine’s Day concert at The Forum. The program was a mixture of classical and popular music, some distinctively American and some high-energy Latin tunes.

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As we head into the weekend of romance, let's pause a minute to remember the super song stylings of local jazz great Alma Fortez (Alma L. Johnson), who died Jan. 28 at age 81. My particular memory involves toddler-free dinner and dancing at The Plantation House with Alma sounding better (and looking better in sequins) than women half her age. Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 13) at Trinity AME Zion Church, 203 Oak St., Binghamton. Sympathy messages can be left at the obituary...
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