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December 6, 2012

The O-town Scene - Oneonta, NY

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Coming Events Thu. 12/6 Purchased items may be taken "off the wall" and home the same day. 7:30 p.m. $5 6 On The Square 6 LaFayette Park, Oxford (607) 843-6876, The singer-songwriter from Richfield Springs will take the stage as part of the monthly Emerging Artist Series. According to a media release, the folk singer has been exploring the nation's historic past, "drawn by the daily life and hardships of American pioneers." These pioneers are featured in a series of songs of the Gibson's new album "American Dreams." Greg Jackson of Upstate Live said, "It's almost as if Cosby composes from another time, simpler, more honest, more concise, without frivolous self-importance." 'The Sound of Music' Cosby Gibson Fri. 12/7 'Off the Wall' 5 p.m. Free Main View Gallery & Studio 73 Main St., Oneonta (607) 432-1890, The fifth annual holiday show opens with a reception and runs through Dec. 22. It will feature jewelry, painted glassware, ornaments, humbugs, cards and paintings by Main View Gallery artists. 8 p.m. $12-$25 Goodrich Theater SUNY Oneonta Fine Arts Building (607) 432-9392, Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers includes songs such as "Edelweiss," "My Favorite Things" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain." The story tells of the family's flight from Austria to escape Nazi Germany and the romance between a governess and a retired naval captain with seven children. 'The Last Doll Christmas Musical' 7 p.m. Free-$10 Oxford Performing Arts Auditorium 50 S. Washington Ave., Oxford (607) 843-6445, Created by Fred Dankert, the musical focuses on 13-year-old Eugenia Standish, living in New York City in the 1950s with her wealthy grandmother and a houseful of servants. Eugenia has no friends in her sheltered life except her last doll, Tilly, who magically comes to life on Christmas Even and transforms into a real girl. Sat. 12/8 Billy Joe Shaver 8 p.m. $20-$25 B Side Ballroom 1 Clinton Plaza, Oneonta (607) 432-2053 The legendary singer-songwriter wrote almost every song of Waylon Jennings' classic "Honky Tonk Heroes" album and was mentioned by Bob Dylan in "I Feel A Change Comin' On." Willie Nelson's "Hero" is about him. Shaver has recorded more than 20 albums, and his songs have been recorded by Elvis Presley, Dylan and Johnny Cash. Some of his songs include "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Contributed Gonna Be a Diamond Some Day," "Honky Tonk Heroes," "Georgia This hand-painted glass dipping dish by Michele Stedman will be among the items exhibited at the on a Fast Train," "Live Forever," Main View Gallery in Oneonta from Friday, Dec. 7, "Tramp on Your Street" and "Try through Saturday, Dec. 22. and Try Again." 18 O-Town Scene Dec. 6, 2012 Contributed Orpheus Theatre's production of 'The Sound of Music' will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, as well as at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at SUNY Oneonta's Fine Arts Building. Jimkata 8 p.m. $10-$12 Oneonta Theatre 47 Chestnut St., Oneonta Touring to support its album "Die Digital," the home-grown band plays song-oriented electro-rock. A media release said, "Analog synthesizers and heavy bass notes fill the electronic role, while big guitars create space for shredding within the structure of pure indie rock." The group has played at Summer Camp, Camp Bisco and Mountain Jam alongside Primus, LCD Soundsystem, Pretty Lights and The Roots. Sat. 12/15 'Blue Suede Christmas' 7 p.m. $10-$30 Martin W. Kappel Theater 27 W. Main St., Norwich (607) 336-2787 This Elvis holiday bash stars Scot Bruce as The King, portraying Presley during his younger years in the 1950s. Bruce has played Elvis in music videos with Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow, "Elvis at 21" as part of the Elvis exhibit at the Smithsonian, with Elvis' original backup singers the Jordanaires, as well as at Disneyland in "Legends of Rock & Roll — Buddy, Roy & Elvis." Sat. 12/22 Empire Brass 8 p.m. $25-35 Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center 24 Market St., Oneonta (607) 431-2080, The group enjoys an international reputation as North America's finest brass quintet, know for its virtuosity and diverse repertoire, a media release said. The band has performed with the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony and many others. The group will be joined by special guest Elizabeth Von Trapp, granddaugher of Maria and Baron von Trapp of "Sound of Music" fame. Mon. 12/31 First Night Oneonta 4 p.m. Downtown Oneonta venues This annual family friendly event begins with a parade, followed by performances by the Catskill Symphony Orchestra, Samurai Pizza Cats, Horseshoe Lounge Playboys, Sophie Gault Band, Driftwood, Balloons on Main Street, John Scarpulla, Hop City Hellcats and more. Fireworks end the night at 10:15 p.m.

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