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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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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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A Note from Sharon Ball, Executive Director, Broome County Arts Council:  Our 10th Heart of the Arts Awards Celebration on Monday (Sept. 22)  featured a special and very moving Memorial Roll Call researched, written and presented by Broome Arts Mirror Editor Barb Van Atta.   We wanted to share it with you: (more…)...
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By Barb Van Atta A shout-out to Press & Sun-Bulletin reporter Meghin Delaney for her ongoing series of articles on Union-Endicott High School’s upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. For years, one question has always been on the minds of those of us whose extracurricular endeavors and/or those of our children have centered around auditoriums, not gymnasiums: “Why don’t high school arts get the same media attention as high school sports?” As Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Press and now as editor of...
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Did you catch the guest viewpoint in the Press & Sun-Bulletin yesterday (Feb. 26)? Gretchen Dandrea Blynt of Andes, a teacher at a school in the Catskills, wrote about New York state's recently adopted Common Core Learning Standards vis-a-vis an arts curriculum and the value of independent, critical thinking. Here's a link: http://tinyurl.com/74exzxn....
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