Laura Knochen-Davis won't become the executive director of the Broome County Arts Council until January, but that doesn't mean we at Broome Arts Mirror won't have any questions for her until then. She's still very busy working and teaching at SUNY Broome, so we invited her to a quick "online press conference," answering by email questions posed by BAMirror volunteer reviewers. GEORGE BASLER: What do you see as gaps in the local arts scene (such as the lack of opportunities for a young audience)? How do...Read more
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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) 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...Read more
By Barb Van Atta The Broome County Arts Council’s Heart of the Arts awards returned today (Sept. 4) with tributes to four members of the local cultural community. Honorees were announced at a 10:30 a.m. press conference at the BCAC offices in downtown Binghamton, hosted by arts council executive director Sharon Ball and BCAC board president Jim Rollo. They are:Read more
• HOTA Lifetime Achievement Award -- Albert Hamme, jazz musician and educator; • Heart of the Arts Award – Judy Berry, soprano and former marketing director...
BAMirror contributors will be walking the walk as well as talking the talk over the next couple of weekends. Three of our regular reviewers (Lee Shepherd, Julian Shepherd and Tony Villecco) and Broome County Arts Council Executive Director Sharon Ball are all donning their performance hats. Villecco, a tenor, will be featured in Nov. 17 in “Basically Baroque,” billed as “an evening of rare and not so rare vocal and musical selections from the 17th and 18thcenturies. Also performing will be Jeffrey Wahl, recorder; Madeleine Iannone,...Read more
The Community Foundation for South Central New York and the Broome County Arts Council are collaborating on a new program to provide funding to individual artists. A two-year pilot called the Artists Fund will be unveiled at a joint news conference at 10:30 a.m. today (March 15) at the Community Foundation’s offices, 520 Columbia Drive, Johnson City. The Community Foundation will fund the grant program, and BCAC will administer it. (more…)...Read more
By Barb Van AttaTo pop music, it is Billy Joel, but in the Broome County classical community, the true piano man is Lance G. Hill, who has been a tuner and technician for more than 50 years. Hill, also the host WPEL-FM’s weekly broadcast Music and the Artist, is the 2011 recipient of the Broome County Arts Council’s 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. (more…)...