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October 2013

The art of Peter Sheehan

HASBROUCK, NY — The wide range of Peter Sheehan’s art will be on display starting November 3 at the Old Stone House of Hasbrouck, a community-based gallery. The exhibit begins with an opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on November 3, including all the makings for a pleasant luncheon.

“It’s my love affair with the land that inspires my art,” says Sheehan, noting that his latest works all bear signs of “the fields, mist, light, trees and stone all around me.”  Read more

A Musical Mélange with Dorothy Stone

HAWLEY, PA — On Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m., Harmony Presents Dorothy Stone in “A Musical Mélange,” comprised of popular Broadway tunes and classics. A United States Cultural Ambassador, having appeared in concert, opera and recital on three continents, Stone has also served on the faculty of New York University, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and is currently on the faculty of the Wiener Musikseminar in Vienna.  Read more

RiverFolk Concerts welcomes folk-pop artist Sloan Wainwright

HONESDALE, PA — Sloan Wainwright will perform at The Cooperage on November 2 at 8 p.m. as part of the RiverFolk Concert series. Wainwright belongs to a musical dynasty of singer-songwriters. Her family tree includes brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, sister-in-law Kate McGarrigle, nephew Rufus Wainwright, and nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche.  Read more

VanSteenburgh featured at the ARTery

MILFORD, PA — The ARTery November Featured Artist is Ben vanSteenburgh III, whose work will be on display from November 8 to December 9. The public is invited to the artist’s reception and Milford’s “Art After Dark” celebration on Saturday, November 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

VanSteenburgh III majored in art as an undergrad and attended New York’s School of Visual Arts. His body of work includes book illustrations for nationally known authors, portraits (including one of Bill Clinton and Chelsea, which hangs in Bill’s Harlem office) and fine art, much of which centers on the human form.  Read more

Port’s youngest Alumni Hall of Fame honoree shares stage with HS musicians

BETHEL, NY — Port Jervis High School graduate, and recent Hall of Fame inductee, Evan Mack performed “My Other Journey Home,” a collection of his musical compositions at Bethel Woods on October 20. The collection, which included parts of his acclaimed compositions, marked Mack’s first local performance in five years.  Read more

Naoko Takada to perform the classics on marimba in Milford

MILFORD, PA — Can you play Bach on a marimba? Probably not, but marimba star Naoko Takada sure can. On Saturday, November 9, at 5:30 p.m. she will appear at the Milford Theatre, courtesy of Kindred Spirits Arts Programs. Takada will perform music ranging from Bach to modern composers—perhaps a tango, maybe something by Paul McCartney. Her program will include pieces by Chopin and Liszt that are normally played on a piano.  Read more

Diane Kimberly featured at Starlight Inn

STARLIGHT, PA — During the month of November, The Big D Arts and Crafts League will feature the paintings of Diane Kimberley in the gallery at the Inn at Starlight Lake.  Read more

Pike County Historical Society to host dinner & a movie

MILFORD, PA — On Friday, November 8, the Pike County Historical Society (PCHS) will serve chow, followed by the showing of the 1967 prison drama “Cool Hand Luke,” starring Paul Newman and George Kennedy in his Oscar-winning role. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the society’s Foundation Room.

Film critic Robert Lentz will be on hand for the intro, commentary and discussion regarding the classic film.  Read more

Billy Joel’s back-up returns to the Boiler Room

HAWLEY, PA —Wade Preston of “Movin’ Out!” the Broadway show and Billy Joel’s back-up delivers a show with favorite tunes and original compositions on November 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boiler Room of the Hawley Silk Mill. It’s not often a man can sit in front of a piano and command full attention but Mr. Preston can drop a stadium full of jaws.  Read more

Trick or treat?

Halloween—people either love it or hate it, but the holiday is not the only excuse to dress up. This past week marked the 20th anniversary of the Boys and Girls Clubs serving Northern Orange and Sullivan Counties, and to thank the supporting communities and sponsors, the organization (www.bgcorange.org) hosted “Celebrating 20 years of Building Great Futures,” a fundraiser extraordinaire held in Middletown, NY (www.westhillscountryclub.com).  Read more