Broome Arts Mirror

Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Although you can't still see the full range of works featured in the 11th annual Playwrights and Artists Festival, you still have an opportunity to see how some of the participating playwrights were inspired by intriguing pieces of art to create short, compelling plays. Final performances are tonight and Sunday at the Know Theatre in Binghamton. But this is the most important part: Go for the plays, but stay for the panel discussions at the end. You will be able to say what you think,...
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A gallery in the Broome legislative conference room showcases area’s creative talent (As reported in the Press & Sun-Bulletin, 11/26/14) John R. Roby, jroby@pressconnects.com | @PSBJRoby The Broome County Legislature’s committee work — where the nuts and bolts of the legislative process are hammered out before the body’s monthly sessions — takes place in a room that could charitably be described as spare. Tables, chairs, ceiling and carpet: all are typical government building trappings, neutral and functional. But for more than...
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Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon Honored Businesses and Organizations

The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce held the 18th Annual Thanksgiving Community Luncheon on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at The DoubleTree Hotel in Binghamton. A sold out event of over five hundred Chamber members and business leaders attended this event to kick off the Holiday season and to celebrate what we are thankful for in our community. We congratulate the Chamber’s 2014 Community Advocate and Corporate...
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Reviewed by Lory Martinez Binghamton University’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical A Chorus Line, which focuses on the emotional journey of auditioning for the Broadway stage, premiered this past weekend to a full house at the Watters Theatre. The show, much beloved for decades, featured some BU’s top musical talent. To begin, one must consider that performing an award-winning musical is a huge undertaking. There are, undoubtedly, very high expectations from audience members who love the show and will laugh ,cry and even sing along at just...
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Reviewed by George Basler The King and I is one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most loved and familiar musicals, coming in just after The Sound of Music on the popularity scale. And that’s both a blessing and a curse for the production running through Sunday at the Endicott Performing Arts Center’s Robert Eckert Theatre. On the blessing side, the show is such a proven crowd-pleaser that the audience is hot-wired to love it for its wonderful, if old-fashioned, songs and compelling plot. The fact that the stage is...
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[caption id="attachment_21110" align="alignleft" width="300"]Chris Nickerson as Edward Carr in a still from the trailer for 'Wrecks' Chris Nickerson as Edward Carr in a still from the trailer for 'Wrecks'[/caption] By Nancy Oliveri I had the rare opportunity last week to attend a mostly off-book rehearsal of the Readers' Theatre of Ithaca’s one-man psycho-drama Wrecks by Neil LaBute, which will be presented the weekend before Thanksgiving at the multi-use performance space Cinemapolis in Ithaca. LaBute is an accomplished playwright, whose list of...
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