New York, N.Y. - Amelia, a new play based on the true story of one woman’s epic journey across Civil War America in search of her husband, will make its New York premiere in a site-specific production at a former Civil War prison camp beginning May 26, 2012.
Previously developed at The Kennedy Center, Amelia is an Editor’s Pick of The Washington Post that culminates at the gates of the notorious Andersonville Prison Camp where the central character is forced to disguise herself as a male Union soldier in this suspenseful and highly theatrical production. Read more »
Cooperstown, N.Y. - Joanne Shenandoah, called “the most critically acclaimed Native American singer of her time” by the Associated Press, performs at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown on Saturday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Coming to town during the Iroquois Cultural Festival held at the Fenimore Art Museum, Shenandoah sings in her native Iroquois tongue. “Shenandoah’s music is like a lullaby with a touch of pain and longing lingering beneath the surface. Sometimes called the Native American Enya, Shenandoah actually has a deeper, more powerful voice than the Irish thrush,” in the words of John Diliberto on Amazon. Read more »
8 p.m. on the The Mainstage
Schenectady, N.Y. - The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry.
This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.
Don’t miss the Empress of Soul, whose chart topping hits such as I Heard It Through the Grapevine and Midnight Train to Georgia have changed music forever. Read more »
May 18 & 19
Strictly Limited Engagement!
New York, N.Y. - Experience the art of the tease as critically acclaimed Quinn Lemley stars in her new hit touring production, Burlesque to Broadway. The highly anticipated limited run will be presented two nights only, on May 18th and 19th at 8 pm at Brooklyn’s historic Millennium Theater.
Along with sexy sidekicks Natalie Loftin Bell and Stacey Harris ‐‐ and a smoking 10‐piece big band ‐‐ Lemley takes audiences on a journey from the early days of underground burlesque clubs tomainstream acceptance by the Broadway establishment and beyond. Read more »
Nine weeklong camps focus on special-effect pictures, photo crafts, mini movies, and darkroom and digital techniques
Rochester, N.Y. - A visual experience awaits curious campers this summer as George Eastman House presents Photo Fun Camps for Kids. Ten different weeklong camps from July 2 through Aug. 31 - for children ages 7 to 12 - will focus on special-effect pictures, photo crafts, editing, and basic photography techniques.
The camps are dedicated to teaching children how to maneuver a camera to turn their pictures into artwork. The individual weeklong camps run weekdays 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Experienced Eastman House leaders will guide hands-on activities of creativity and exploration. Cameras will be provided for each camper’s use, and they receive a take-home CD with all their creations at the end of each session. Read more »
Albany, N.Y. - Riding a camel, watching a battle reenactment, and attending pow wows aren’t the first things that come to mind when someone mentions New York. However, just a short drive from the skyscrapers and bustle of the nation’s most populated city, the state of New York has glorious white sand beaches, vast farmlands and the Adirondack Park, the largest park outside of Alaska, with mountains that peak at more than a mile above sea level. Whether you want to step back into the 16th century at the Sterling Renaissance Festival, bask on an award-winning beach, or race around the mountains at adrenaline-pumping speeds, look no further than New York State. Here are ten exotic family getaways in the Empire State: Read more »
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Tom McQuade, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), today announced the election of Mary Kay Vrba as an ex officio member of the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, and also announced her promotion to Executive Director of Dutchess County Tourism (DCT), effective immediately. She has served as the Director of Tourism since 2006.
Tourism has a significant economic impact in Dutchess County, where we welcome 4.1 million visitors annually, who spend $451.5 million on lodging, food, shopping, and area attractions. Dutchess County is located in the Hudson Valley region of New York State.
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