The O-town Scene

June 02, 2011

The O-town Scene - Oneonta, NY

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Scene the O-Town Vol. 1, No. 34 102 Chestnut St., P.O. Box 250, Oneonta, NY 13820 (607) 432-1000, ext. 255, EDITOR Cassandra Miller ASSOCIATE MANAGING EDITOR OF THE DAILY STAR Adrienne Wise PUBLISHER Armand Nardi CONTRIBUTORS Whitney Bashaw, Sam Benedict, Peter Eklund, Emily Greenberg, Terry Ludwig, Jim Koury, Tim Lavis, David Martin, EDITOR OF THE DAILY STAR Sam Pollak Genevieve Pedulla, Emily Popek, James Derek Sapienza, Mark Simonson, Sam Spokony, Jennifer Tighe and Hope Von Stengel. ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Sean Lewis The O-Town Scene is published Thursdays by The Daily Star Inc. Free copies are distributed throughout Oneonta, as well as parts of Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties. Member of The Associated Press and CNHI News Service Editor’s Note When we at The Daily Star first started conceptualizing the O-Town Scene around this time a year ago, some people questioned whether there would be enough events and stories to fill its pages when the colleges weren’t in session. We got through winter break, and I’m finding that there are more events and organiza- tions to feature this summer than there are pages in the Scene each week (or enough staff and freelancers to write them). One big-deal event that people from all over the country are attending is the Mountain Jam Festival this weekend at Hunter Moun- tain. My Morning Jacket and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are headlin- ing, and I convinced one of my Boston-based college roommates who is attending 2 O-Town Scene June 2, 2011 the festival to write a review for the Scene. (We worked on the college newspaper together, and she’s one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to music, so I’m looking forward to reading her review.) Just this weekend there are more events than one person could possibly attend. Brew- ery Ommegang is hosting another concert after the suc- cess of the Levon Helm and Arlo Guthrie show a couple of weeks ago. This time The Baseball Project, featuring members of R.E.M., will be taking the outdoor stage. (Regular Scene contributor and Assistant Editor of The Daily Star Emily Popek will be writing that review.) The Oneonta Theatre’s second summer season is in full swing with acts like Ani DiFranco and a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project. (New freelancer Whitney Bashaw is writing about the Ani show). The Autumn Cafe is hosting an Afro-Colombian group from California, which is also giving a drumming workshop at Foothills. And if music isn’t your thing, the Oneonta Outlaws start its second season this weekend. I spoke with the team’s head coach, Greg Zackrison, for this week’s Casual Chit Chat, and he said even though only about a third of the team will be here by opening day Friday, he’s excited about another summer in Oneonta and is revved up to try for a first-place finish to best the team’s second-place ranking last year. As for who’s going to cover the dozens of other events coming up this summer, why not you? The Scene is looking for people who are passionate about writing. If you have a journalism back- ground, that’s even better. If you’re interested, e-mail me at editor@ _ Cassandra Miller

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