Broome Arts Mirror

Memorial services were held Sunday (Jan. 22) for BC Pops co-founder and conductor (1974-1998) David L. Agard, who passed away Jan. 20 at the age of 75. Over his long career, Agard also was an assistant conductor at Tri-Cities Opera and a conductor of the Triple Cities Welsh Chorale. A talented violinist, he performed with many regional orchestras and in the pit for local theater companies. Here is a link to his obituary in the Press & Sun-Bulletin: http://tinyurl.com/ht3prd5. Please share your memories in...
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By Chris Bahr I dropped by the Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery on a recent Saturday afternoon to check out his holiday art exhibition, a nice collection of high-end art and crafts. Cindy Henry's mixed-media pieces was represented as well as work by photographer and architect Greg Chianis. Both are part of Orazio's stable of artists as is Fern Pritikin Lynn, ceramic artist. As I was checking out the art, a tall, distinguished woman offered her assistance. I found out she was the ceramic artist FPL (for short) and began...
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UPDATE: Additional performances have been added at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Dec. 16 and 17). Call the Phelps at 722-4873.

Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

For the third year, Jan DeAngelo & Co. and Studio 271 Productions have brought their original adaptation of A Christmas Carol to the Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton. The show, which runs through Sunday (Dec. 18), sold out rather quickly, so you will want to be on the alert for ticket sales next year. Read more

Funeral services were held today (Nov. 28) for pianist Irene Kanazawich. Known fondly by her colleagues at Tri-Cities Opera and elsewhere as “Iron Fingers Irene,” the indefatigable accompanist was one of the Broome County Arts Council’s inaugural Heart of the Arts Award winners in 2004. Here is link to her obituary in the Press & Sun-Bulletin....
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Reviewed by George Basler Hold on to your hats: a human tornado in the form of Mama Rose is anchoring an outstanding new production of Gypsy by the Endicott Performing Arts Center Repertory Company. Mama Rose is the centerpiece of the show, and Terri-Jo Ramia gives a blistering performance as the classic stage mother who plays out her own frustrated dreams of fame through the lives of her two children. The rest of the cast is equally good, from the leads to the supporting players to those filling smaller...
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd

In a week of turbulent events that turned America on its ear, the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra paid tribute to veterans and offered a much-needed note of hope for the future. Guest conductor Daniel Hege programmed beloved and iconic works by American composers Aaron Copland and George Gershwin, with guest soloist John Covelli performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

The Forum in downtown Binghamton was filled almost to capacity Saturday night (Nov. 12), a happy sight testifying to the reputation and popularity of the orchestra...

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