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May 10, 2012

The O-town Scene - Oneonta, NY

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Coming Events Sun. 5/13 Dark Star 8 p.m. $29.50 advance/$35 day-of-show Oneonta Theatre Orchestra With more than 2,300 shows under their belts, the members of Dark Star Orchestra look to embody the live experience of a Grateful Dead concert. 47 Chestnut St., Oneonta Fri. 5/18 'Bull in a China Shop' South Kortright Central School Stage 58200 State Route 10, South Kortright See below for more details. 8 p.m. $10-$15 While recreating historic Grateful Dead set lists — including matching equipment, stage layout and even members — the group also crafts its own set lists from throughout the eras of Grateful Dead music. 'Reflections of Home: Photography Wed. 5/16 Historical Association Research Library 5798 State Route 80, Cooperstown (607) 547-1400, The exhibition will highlight Cooperstown landscapes and portraits taken by Stewart between 1965 abd 1992. by Milo Stewart' New York State The trio is known for their a cappella bal- lads, bluegrass-tinged folk and touch of jazzy Western swing done in three-part harmonies. In addition to performing original music, the group covers songs by Robert Johnson, Gillian Welch and Otis Blackwell. 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury (607) 326-7908 Sat. 5/19 Red Molly 7:30 p.m. Free-$17 Split into three sections, the exhibit will in- clude quotes from Stewart's family and friend reflecting on the artist's work. Editor's Pick: The cast of 'Bull in a China Shop' poses for a photo. The play will be presented by the Catskill Community Players May 18 and 19 at 8 p.m., and May 20 at 2 p.m. at South Kortright Central School. Tickets are at Eighth Note in Oneonta, or Delhi Paint and Paper, or Contributed (607) 433-0999, The 16-member, self-directed, a cappella chorus will mix madrigals by William Byrd, spirituals, folk songs by Brahms, arrange- 4 p.m. Free; donations accepted First Presbyterian Church 296 Main St., Oneonta 'From Beatles to Brahms' Sun. 5/20 ments of the Gershwins' "Love is Here to Stay" with Beatles songs arranged for the group. 6 p.m. Free; donations accepted Walton Theatre Driftwood The musicians perform a range of Ameri- cana music, blending old-time folk music with world and modern music. According to Grass Roots Festival and Music and Dance, "Driftwood is a serious force on the upstate New York music scene, wrapping together all manner of musics that fall under the 'Americana blanket.'" 30 Gardiner Place, Walton Birdseed Bandits Noon Free (315) 691-3550, The show by this West Winfield band will include the sounds of the banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass and vocal harmonies. Earlville Opera House 18 E. Main St., Earlville The performances is part of the opening reception for three art exhibits: "Dander Meander," large scroll paintings by Hamid Irbouh; "Walking Canal Street," scultpture- jewelry by Kim Carr Valdez; and "The Great Outdoors," quilts by Nancy Bales. The exhib- its run through June 30. Loss, and What I Wore' 5 p.m. Tue. 5/22 Auditions for 'Love, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown (607) 547-8671, As part of the Cooperstown Theatre Festival, the Glimmer Globe Theatre Company seeks actors for two shows and stage crew for the summer production season. Auditions for this comedy, written by Nora and Delia Ephron, also will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. Smithy Gallery Tryouts for one-act plays "Lone Star/Laun- dry & Bourbon," by James McLure will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 and from from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at 34 Chestnut St. in Oneonta. Sat. 5/26 'Jim Caruso's 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury The impromptu variety show, which debuted in New York City, includes Broadway vet- erans and local performers taking the stage in musical numbers and general "razzle- dazzle." This year's performance will include Billy Stritch. Cast Party' 7:30 p.m. $35 Roxbury Arts Center Shenandoah 7 p.m. $20 Joanne available by calling (607) 433-2089. As part of the Iroquois Cultural Festival, Shenandoah will sing in her native Iroquois tongue. Among the many accolades she's received, Shenandoah has won a Grammy and 13 Native American music awards. The Associated Press called her "the most critically acclaimed Native American singer of her time." 5775 New York 80, Cooperstown Farmers' Museum The cultural festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27. Festival and concert tickets are purchased separately. May 10, 2012 O-Town Scene 25

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