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PAGEB-4 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28,1995 TH6ARTS Schedule of events PAGE B-5 Night is first New Year's Eve event includes national, local talent F/rsi Night. First Night. Burlington promises to be bright. I wish I may, I wish I might. Watch the fireworks over Lake Champlain at midnight. First night. First Night. Burlington 1996. By ROBIN CAUDELL Staff Writer PLATTSBURGH - An estimated' 20,000 people will gather in Burlington Sunday to listen to legendary Big Joe Bur- re 11 and the Unknown Blues Band, the Vermont Jazz Ensem- ble] Adam Cohen, Vermont Sym- phony Orchestra with Soovin Kim, and Diane Zeigler highlight First Night Burlington 1996. The enter- tainment begins Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. with 35 venues hosting 28 4 events over a 10-hour period. Venues include the Flynn Theatre, city buildings, schools, Ira Allen Chapel at the University of Vermont and downtown churches. Events start on the hour with the exception of the Flynn Theatre,. \We start Jan. 1 getting ready for the next year,\ said Becky Cassidy, executive director of First Night Burlington. \We have 500 performing art- ists and 500 volunteers,\ Cassidy said. \Things really look good. We added 20 performances, and we've expanded children's pro- gramming because it's a Sun- day.\ . Much of this year's improve- ments for First Night are geared to make the annual gala run more smoothly, such as the upgrade in this year's shuttle system sponsored by Merchants Bank. A trolley leaves every 10 minutes from Gutterson Field House and the Water Tower Parking Lot at the University of Vermont, every eight minutes from Memorial Auditorium to Champlain College and back, and every 15 minutes from VSO conductor Kate Tamarkin Photo Provided . Soovin Kim will perform with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. downtown to North Avenue to the \Theatre on Ice\ at Leddy Ice Arena and performances at Burlington High School. To help ease anxiety, all parking in Burlington will be free. \That's something good for us,\ Cassidy said. First Night is about celebra- tion, family and coming together in a non-alcoholic atmosphere. Among the 500 entertainers are a few favorites who have per- formed in local venues on this side of the lake: Soovin Kim, Fran Yardley, Carl Rubino and Joan Crane. Under the direction oj^coiiduc- tor Kate Tamarkin, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra performs a fast-paced concert of classical music with Kim as special guest. Performances are at 4:30, 5:45 and 7 p.m. in the Flynn Theatre. Special tickets are needed. \The first time I played with the Vermont Symphony was a long time ago, I must have been 12, so seven years ago for First Night,\ Kim said. \First Night is always a very fun day of events just going on around the city, a lot of different things for people to see — concerts, shows and ex- hibitions.\ Yardley tells original stories, Adirondack tales, myths, ghost stories and her own \tairy tales\ in the Fletcher Library Com- munity at 5 p.m. and in the Flet- cher Library Children's Room at 7 and 9 p.m. Rubino performs contemporary folk-country at 242 Main St. at 3 p.m., Key Bank of Vermont at 9 p.m. and Fletcher Library Com- munity Room at 10 p.m. Crane performs traditional country-blues of the '20s and'30s at the Unitarian Church at 4 p.m., Key Bank of Vermont at 8 Big Joe Burrell and the Unknown Blues Band p.m. and the Fletcher Library Reading Room at 10 p.m. \Weather is a factor 'and af- fects peoples' decision to come, but we take place regardless of the weather, no matter what's happening,\ Cassidy said. \It's going to be a perfect day. Tom Messner said so, and I trust him.\ • \ First Night buttons are $10 each and admit First Nighters to all events. In Plattsburgh, but- tons, are available at Champlain Centres North and South. Buttons are also sold the day Photo Provided of the. event at the Flynn Theatre, Memorial Auditorium, Burlington Square Mall and the WVMT Friendship Van parked in front of City Hall in downtown Burlington. For. more information, call 802-863-6005. Kenny in author cookbook ARTS BRIEFS lie. CALIFORNIA - Bay Side Press of Soquel, Calif, has an- nounced its new publication, \Favorite Recipes of Famous Authors,\ compiled by Rex Beckham and fully illustrated by Cathy Borka. Among the 159 \famous authors' offering 169 recipes is Saranac Lake's Mohawk poet, Maurice Kenny. His recipe is for shepherd's pie. • A few of the \famous authors\ who have contributed recipes to the book are Anne Rice of vam- ..pire fame; Erma Bombeck; Judge iRobert Bork; Annie Dillard; poets .Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg; biographer Antonia Fraser; historical novelist John ': Jakes; Stephen King of horror in* ;famy; Joyce Carol Oates; Pulitzer : poet Gary Snyder; baby doctor ,;Dr. Benjamin Spock; Joseph ;Wambaugh and New York Times ^political columnist Tom Wicker. < Kenny also has a short story ^appearing in a new anthology -from Doubleday & Company, J\Red Sky,\ while another story of ifiction was published this past Isummer in House Organ; an .essay concerned with summer in ;.'95 in Silver Bay at Lake George (appears in the Writer's - Voice; '•Part One of his autobiography, ;\Angry Rain,\ was published in '•November by Gale Research, Inc. .'.in its annual Contemporary ^Authors series, Volume 22, and ;Gale Research also recently ^published a 40-page collection of ^critical essays devoted to Kenny's •poetry and fiction. His newest *book, \On Second Thought: A icompilation of Poetry, Story, ]Essay and Memoir\ was released : in October by the University of ^Oklahoma Press (cloth). Photo Provided Maurice Kenny A new collection of poetry, \The Mad-ness of Death,\ which deals with the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and his collected essays, \Backwards To Forwards,\ will be published in 1996 by White Pine Press. Maurice Kenny will offer a series of readings from his epic, \Tekonwatonti: Molly Brant, a Play of Voices\ at the Little Gallery and Book Shoppe in early 1996. Our Staff Are g SardnacLak Malone- Potsdan GiftGalleiyof Adirondack Artisans Mow that Christmas is over- why not buy something for yourself \Home of the Creative Spirit\ ^^Mll^^lii^^ 11 ' Adirondack Loj LAKE PLACID - On Satur- day, Dec. 30, the Adirondack Mountain Club will host \Moun- tain Music and Blues\ with Stephen Langdon. The show in- cludes an assortment of original tunes and classic blues, played on guitar, banjo, and harmonica. Langdon opens up a new season of the Adirondack Lecture Series, . which includes upcoming presen- tations on bats, birds, winter safety, a storyteller, and more. The Adirondack Lecture Series is offered as a part of ADK's educational efforts to promote understanding of the Adirondack Park through presentations on natural history, recreation, and Adirondack history. All lectures, free of charge, are ..held oh Saturday nights at 8 p.m., in the High Peaks Informa- tion Center at the Adirondack : Loj. The Loj is located eight miles south of Lake Placid, at the end of the Adirondack Loj Road. For more information, call 523-3441. This years series is being funded by a donation from the Stewart's Shops, based in Saratoga Springs. First Night ALBANY - First Night Albany 1996 will be held Sunday, Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight. It features 300 entertainers of all varieties performing at over 50 locations throughout downtown Albany. National headliner is Joe Grushecky and the- Houserockers. There will be opening ceremonies and fireworks. Admission is $12 Dec, 26 through 31 (children under 5 are free). Buttons may be purchased at ALBANK, Albany Visitors Center, Albany City Hall, Empire Center (The Egg) Box Office, Knickerbocker Arena, Omni Albany Hotel Gift Shop, Palace Theatre, Price Chopper Super- markets and selected Ben & Jerry's and Fleet Banks. For First Night Information call 434-5132, 434-6311 or 434- 2032. Grant received PLATTSBURGH - The Clin- ton County Historical Association announces that it will receive general operating support in the amount of $4,625 from NYSCA. The grant will assist in covering basic operating costs of the County Museum and the Association's programs. McMasters Prize PLATTSBURGH.- Now in its 21st year, the McMasters. Prize of $150 for excellent writing about the North Country is of- fered annually by the Clinton County Historical Association. The deadline for manuscripts of 3,000 words or more is Feb. 1. A submission may be a piece of his- torical fiction if clearly indicated by the author. Manuscripts should not reveal the author's name, but a cover letter should be sent indicating the author's name, address and telephone number. Submission should be sent to the Director, CCHA, 48 Court St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901. Unusual art PLATTSBURGH - The Council on the Arts first 1996 exhibit, \Windows of Our Soul,\ CHRISTIAN COUNSELING SERVICES 56 Brinkerhoff Street Plattsburgh, Jti? 12901 For Appointments, call: Philip F. Ruggeri, ACSW (51S) 561-6967 Evening and Saturday Hours Available includes unusual themes/media and new/multiple artists as a complement to those mote: tradi- tional/familiar artists in the next exhibition schedule. \Windows\ features zerography and color photos of humble pueblo structures by Richard L. Schnell: computer generated paintings, with peace as the underlying theme by Richard Jock-Reid: and ceramic sculptures, in-response • to emo- tion by Heather Doane. ,;Opghipg.:reg^^ 5, 60 Bridge Gallery'^ 5 .to ,7 plhi Exhibition dates Jan. 5 through Feb. 9, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Extended hours, Saturday, Jan. 6. Gallery opening SARANAG A tle \Tech No Sex, k Wangle* pbtp;- graphy by David Btidari and *ih and Beyond\ by painter Bertha Rogers of Treadwell. The exhibition opens Jan. 5 from 6 to 8 pm The following show at the Gallery will be the traditional, arts of the Various members of the Fadden.family of Six Nations Indian Museum in Onchiota. The Little Gallery is located at 38-40 Main St., Saranac Lake. Regular hours are 12 to 5 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday. Historical slide show PLATTSBURGH - Clinton County Historical Association •begittS^S/.wmter/spring series of Monday:ie'venini^fograms with a retuYri 1 visit by jjjarren Phaneuf. Presently working towards his master's degree in history at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Phaneuf has prepared, a slide lecture entitled \Fighting Men\ or \Breathing Holes of Hell: Class, ethnicity and masculinity in 19th century Keeseyille.\ Fifty oij ntqre..pHdes depict scenes in ^iliiS,i^ade'. from original of the era. The program will be held in the third floor auditorium (handicapped accessible) of the Old Court House on Monday, Jan 8 at 7 30 p m The event is free Looking for a Quality Masters Degree? • Quality Management Courses • Practical • Innovative W; Challenging tf

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