EDITOR'S NOTE: I'm passing along (with her permission) an update from from local author and BCAC member Therese Walsh. My debut novel, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, was released Oct. 13 by Random House. Since then, I’ve embraced the 21st century book tour — that is, a book tour that is almost exclusively online. (more…)...Read more
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The second annual Broome County Literary Arts Festival runs from 5 to 10:30 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 13) in downtown Binghamton and will, we hope, be an inspiration to those who savor the written word. Attendees: Please join the BAMirror blogging community and share your reflections on the evening. Participants: We'd like some insights into your experience. Details: www.bcartscouncil.com or www.thebroomereview.com....Read more
Reviewed by David L. Schriber What an exciting evening Friday,Nov. 6, as the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University (CICOBU) formally opened. We were among the 1,000 or so persons filling the Osterhout Concert Theater at BU’s Anderson Center to witness the inauguration and an hour-long sampler of classical Chinese opera. It was a delightful evening’s entertainment that carried the sense of a historic beginning for a new art form in Greater Binghamton. (more…)...Read more
Review submitted by Tony Villecco To open its 61st season, Binghamton’s Tri-Cities Opera has produced a visually and vocally sparkling "Le Nozze di Figaro." Mozart’s perennial favorite, based on the story by Beaumarchais with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, has retained all of its humor and pathos, commenting on the division of class structure with as much relevance today as when it premiered in 1786. But make no mistake, it is the music that shines, and the majority of these young singers rose to its challenges.
Were you out-and-about over the weekend, enjoying the arts of Greater Binghamton and Broome County? Were you someplace where you could hear, see, learn from or interact with the arts? And, to be honest, it doesn't just have to be a weekend event. If something art-full happened to you during the week, please join our conversation and add to the comment section of this post....Read more
Displaying art, exploring science and preserving history? You bet! But “acting as a landlord”? You’re not going to find that phrase anywhere in the mission statement of Binghamton’s Roberson Museum and Science Center. That’s why, after lengthy discussion, the Roberson Board of Directors has put the museum’s Decker Arts & Cultural Center on the market. (more…)...Read more
Welcome to the "Broome Arts Mirror," the Broome County Arts Council's brand new blog! BAMirror has a mission to "provide a lively forum for informed, respectful conversation about and commentary on the arts experience in Broome County" and Greater Binghamton, New York. Through interviews, previews, reviews, features and commentary, BAMirror intends to reflect (like a "mirror" - get it?) the real depth, breadth, diversity and vibrancy of the arts here in the Southern Tier. BAMirror's target audience is -- well -- everyone who is involved with,...Read more