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April 24, 2014
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Help! I need somebody


Speaking of art, the exhibit “Denial,” which spotlights block prints by Joyce Ellen Weinstein, will soon be coming to the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA, www.artsalliancesite.org) in Narrowsburg, NY. Wondering how I can make it there, the Beatles intervene and suggest that I ask you to “help me if you can, I’m feeling down, and I do appreciate you being ‘round.” Truth be told, it’s more than a bit frustrating to be housebound, with no way (much less strength) to get out and about, but the show runs from February 25 through March 17, so I’m hopeful that someone will (“please, please help me”) get to the gallery!

Another DVAA event, the “Benefit Show,” debuts this Saturday, the 18th, featuring guest artists Beau Gostomsky, Matteo Trisolini, Wayne Sanderson, Hugh Hysell and resident artists David Bush, Ellany Gable, Janet Rutkowski, Walter Kenul, Tom Holmes, Laurie Stuart and James Hawley, presented by Brook House Gallery (www.brookhousegallery.com). I’ve already sent my regrets for the opening reception, but feel free to give me a shout if you’re planning to check out the gallery after next week.

My Beatles play list is momentarily upstaged by the Supremes (“whenever you’re near, I hear a symphony”) as I discover that a concert is on my calendar: The Sullivan County String Orchestra, presenting a premiere performance featuring Leopold Mozart’s “Toy Symphony,” and sponsored by Nesin Cultural Arts, is scheduled for February 26 at 4 p.m at the Eugene D. Nesin Theatre, 22 St. John’s Street in Monticello. Not so far from home—maybe I should just crawl there on my hands and knees?

There are a few other areas in which I could solicit a little help. Foremost on my mind, with my iPad resting on my lap, is The River Reporter’s website, newly revamped last year (www.riverreporteronline.com). Take a moment and check it out. I’m keeping busy at home working on building our fan base. Oh, and one more thing: for those of you on Facebook (and if you’re not, now is as good a time as any, IMHO) please do me a favor, check out our presence there (www.facebook.com/pages/The-River-Reporter/151350328263713) and “like” our page.