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May 10, 2012

The O-town Scene - Oneonta, NY

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Coming Events Thu. 5/10 'What's on Your Plate?' As part of the Impact Film Series, the Roxbury Arts Group will present this documentary about children and their interaction with food. The series focuses on the choices humans make and how they affect the environment. 76 Main St., Stamford (607) 326-7908, 7 p.m. Free The series continues at 7 p.m. Thursdays through June 28. The lineup for the rest of the series is "Tapped" on May 17, "Messages from Water" on May 24, "Dirt! The Movie" on May 31, "The Green- horns" on June 7, "Reclaiming Our Water on June 14, "GoodWood" on June 21 and "Truck Farm" on June 28. Oneonta Theatre Balcony Ballroom 47 Chestnut St., Oneonta The Justice League will perform The Who's classic rock opera/ 'Tommy' 8 p.m. $9 concept album about Tommy, a boy who becomes psychologically deaf, dumb and blind. His only interac- tion with the outside world is a pinball machine. In addition to playing "Tommy" in full, the group will play a 45-minute encore set of classic Who material. See right for more details. Six professional dancers perform Paul Taylor's choreography with athleticism, humor and a wide range of emotions. 47 Chestnut St., Oneonta (607) 433-7252, Taylor 2 7:30 p.m. $6-$25 Oneonta Theatre Johnny Vermin Comic by John Champlin The group will present "Company B," which evokes swing dances of the 1940s; "Runes," Taylor's depiction of a sacred rite; and "Esplanade," which explores moments in American life set to the music of Bach. 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta The Catskill Choral Society, directed by G. Roberts Kolb, will present Handel's piece on Friday and at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12. 7:30 p.m. $10-$20 First United Methodist Church Catskill Choral Society 24 O-Town Scene May 10, 2012 Soloists will include soprano Lauralyn Kolb, mezzo Elizabeth Bouk, tenor David Parks and baritone David Kolb. Editor's Pick: With the smooth soul of Stevie Wonder, the brass bite of Harry Connick Jr., the percussive power of Stomp and the funk of Earth, Wind & Fire, m-Pact returns to the Chenango County Council of the Arts in Norwich at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11. These vocal music dynamos have shared the stage with Sheryl Crow, Liza Minnelli, Ray Charlels, Baby Face and Natalie Cole. Orpheus Theatre presents the musical about Tracy Turnblad, who has big dreams of love and starring as a singer and dancer on "The Corny Collins Show" in early 1960s Baltimore. Sat. 5/12 'Hairspray' 8 p.m. $12-$25 Goodrich Theater Fine Arts Building, SUNY Oneonta campus, (607) 432-9392 A large cast of colorful characters joins Tracy in her journey. Directed by Mary-Jo Merk, the show also will be staged at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Spoonbread 8 p.m. $25 47 Chestnut St., Oneonta The funky band features for- mer members of Touch, Todd Rundgren's Utopia, the Isley Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad Oneonta Theatre The performance is part of the Volunteer Fireman's Ball, and the show also will include the Hobart Fire Department Pipes & Drums, as well as comedian Andy Hen- drickson. and more. (607) 432-6845, The group is an Albany-based, rootsy Americana band, driven by the sounds of acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and two-part harmonies. 244 Main St., Oneonta The Nellies 9:30 p.m. $5 Autumn Cafe Amanda Ashley 9:30 p.m. Free The Shire Pub 123 Main St., Delhi Ashley will perform hits ranging from The Billboard Top 40 to clas- sic rock, pop and soul. She plays piano, violin and sings. Contributed Fri. 5/11 m-pact 7 p.m. $10-$25 Chenango County Council of the Arts 27 W. Main St., Norwich (607) 336-2787 6 LaFayette Park, Oxford Jones is a soulful singer, accom- plished guitarist and versatile Americana songwriter. He mixes guitar-driven country, blues and bluegrass. Foothills Performing Arts Center 24 Market St., Oneonta, (607) 431-2080 With a 65-voice choir and 130-piece ensemble, the group will include a full symphony orchestra and rock band. Orchestra III 8 p.m. $10-$20 Rock The ensemble will perform 18 songs, including "Bohemian Rhap- sody" by Queen, "Vox Populi" by 30 Seconds to Mars and "Layla," written by Eric Clapton. The event, orchestrated by Hart- wick College, is family-friendly. Brian Ashley Jones 7:30 p.m. $12-$15 6 On The Square

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