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By Craig Thornton

Community Performance Series will be abuzz with the sounds of music and children's laughter as it hosts eight young musicians from across the country for the April 21 recording of National Public Radio's "From the Top."

 
Hosted by pianist Christopher O'Riley, the preeminent showcase for young people will be recorded live at the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, as the final CPS Guest Artist Series event of the 2011-12 season. "From the Top" music producer Tom Vignieri will offer a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.
 
The Potsdam "From the Top" broadcast will feature several of the most talented young performers from across the country. Musicians include: John Lee, a 17-year-old cellist from Basking Ridge, N.J.; Avery Gagliano, a 10-year-old pianist from Washington, D.C.; Jieming Tang, a 14-year-old violinist from Cleveland, Ohio; Margaux Filet, an 18-year-old flutist from Davis, Calif., and the Al Dente String Quartet, which is comprised of 14-year-old violinist Adé Williams, 17-year-old violinist Claire Bourg, 16-year-old violist Caitlin Adamson and 16-year-old cellist Tara Safavi.
 
On Sunday, April 22, the musicians will participate in the "From the Top" Arts Leadership Orientation, which will be held at North Country Public Radio's headquarters in Canton. For every broadcast, "From the Top" invites all musicians to participate in the orientation, which prepares young musicians to be instruments of change in their communities through multiple pathways.
The Potsdam "From the Top" recording will be aired nationally the week of May 21 and on North Country Public Radio on Sunday, May 27 at 4 p.m.
 
Tickets for the Potsdam broadcast start at $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and SUNY Potsdam faculty/staff, and $14 for students. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the CPS Box Office, located in the lobby of Sara M. Snell Music Theater on the SUNY Potsdam campus, or at Northern Music & Video in downtown Potsdam. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (315) 267-2277 or visiting www.cpspotsdam.org.
 
Also in Postdam – At Community Performance Series
 
The 100-voice Potsdam Community Chorus will present Requiem, Op. 9 by 20th century French composer Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music.
 
The chorus and soloists will be accompanied by organist Gail Archer, an internationally renowned concert and recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer. Archer will also perform solo works on the Crane School's Wicks organ.
 
 
The concert is free; donations are appreciated to help support the choir's community outreach programming.
 
For more information, contact Francom at (315) 267-2399 or francojd@potsdam.edu
Immediately following the April 22 concert, there will be a reception for Archer at the First Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St., Potsdam. From 5 to 6 p.m., she will present a short slideshow about some of the world's great pipe organs, and play the Presbyterian Church's organ. Her visit to Potsdam is co-sponsored by PCC, the St. Lawrence River Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the church.

Jefferson County Historical Society

Celebrates100 Years of Girl Scouts!

The Jefferson County Historical Society is opening a new exhibit display celebrating the 100th year anniversary of Girl Scouts. Leaders and scouts will be present on Saturday, April 21st at 2pm.

One scout’s mother was a member of Troop 1 in Adams in the 1920's and her uniform is part of the display. Girl Scout Troop 37 Leader Eunice Westcott of Adams and many others will be present.

 Ms. Westcott’s troop has traveled over 100,000 miles since 1948 when she first became leader. Over 120 girls have passed through Troop 37 and have benefited from the Girl Scout experience. Housed on the museum’s second floor, the exhibit showcases a collection of patches, handbooks, bags, scarves and uniforms- including one from 1912! The exhibit also includes a sign-in book for all current and former girl scouts.

For more information you can contact the Jefferson County Historical Society at 782-3491 or visit the JCHS web site: http://www.jeffersoncountyhistory.org/ or facebook.com/jeffersoncountyhistoricalsociety

 

 

 

 
Attention interested youth!  The Morristown Public Library, 200 Main St., Morristown, invites you to attend a craft party on Saturday, April 21st at 10 a.m.  We will be making a globe decoration, and maybe a few surprise projects.  Refreshments will be served.  Don't miss it!  This event is free and open to the public.  As always, children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Call the library during business hours at 375-8833 for more information, and be sure to add www.morristownpubliclibrary.org to your browsing favorites to learn about all of our free events!
 
Ogdensburg’s Showtime cast will present its Spring 2012 shows.  Saturday, April 21at 7:15 p.m., Sunday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. and Monday, April 23 at 7:15 p.m. at the OFA auditorium in Ogdensburg.
 
Tickets are available from members prior to the shows and at the box office before performances.   Admission for the shows is $5 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and $2 for students.
 
The show will include special guests Don Woodcock and Dan Pearson who are always audience favorites and Impromptu, a quartet comprised of members from the Canton Goldenaires Chorus and the entire Goldennaires chorus may join us for at least one show.   Watch for news items and posters for the dates these special guests will be with the Show.
 
 
 

 

Little Theatre of Watertown Presents...
 
Dearly Departed   
by  David Bottrell and Jessie Jones
 
Black River Valley Club - Cabaret Room
131 Washington Street, Watertown NY
 
Dinner Theater Shows
 20, 21, 2012 - Dinner at 7 PM, show to follow

 Reservations Required - Call 315-788-8079

All meals served with rolls, Tuscan vegetables, mashed potatoes, coffee/tea, and dessert.  

 Choice of:
·    Prime Rib
·    Crab-stuffed Haddock
·    Chicken Cordon Bleu
·    Option of Vegetarian Dish
$30 per person includes dinner, tax, tip, and show
No general admission on dinner theater nights
 
General Admission Show

Sunday,  April 22 at 2:00 PM
Admission $12 at the door
 
Directed by Elizabeth P. Smith
 
Starring
Jessica Andrews
Daniel Allington

Colleen Bennett
Terry Burgess
Peter Hovey
Amber Hunt
Jane Jenkins
Colton Mangon
Elissa Nims
Kathie Strader
Tina Thompson
Todd Thompson
Debbie Vanderpool
Levi Whitney
 
Produced with permission by Dramatist Play Service
 
 
Theory of a Deadman – tickets still available
 
SATURDAY  NIGHT AT JCC 8pm
 
Theory of a Deadman has again added Jefferson Community College to the band’s spring tour schedule with a concert in the McVean Center Gymnasium on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Theory of a Deadman first performed at the College in 2010. Opening for Theory of a Deadman is Michigan-based American rock band, Pop Evil, and Southern rock band, Stellar Revival, of Florida.
 
Theory of a Deadman kicked off their 2012 tour schedule in February performing at venues in Europe including the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. After the band finishes its international tour, they return to the U.S. for tours lined up through spring including the April concert at JCC.
 
All seating is general admission and tickets cost $40. JCC students presenting SUNY ID in person at the JCC Student Activities Center (SAC) office may buy one ticket at a reduced price of $20. Tickets will be available by calling the SAC ticket hotline, 315-786-2431, in person at Room 4-100, McVean Center (Building 4) and online at www.sunyjefferson.edu.
 

 

 
Doug Johnston Tribute at Clayton Opera House
April 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Open Dance 7-10 pm, featuring ballroom, Latin, and social dancing.

This dance honors the memory of Doug Johnston, who taught many the joys of ballroom & social dancing.

$10 per person at the door

All proceeds going to T.I.E.R.S.

Sponsored by "The Cosmopolitan Dance Club"
 
The Friends of the Canton Free Library will hold their Annual Spring Book Sale on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 19, 20 and 21. The event takes place in the Paige Room on the library’s lower level. The sale begins at 10 am each day and will feature a bag sale on Saturday afternoon during the final hour of the sale, 1 – 2 pm.

A wide variety of paperbacks and hard covers in good to new condition are available for sale and include recent best sellers, romances, mysteries, science fiction and fantasy, biographies, and children’s books. There are audiovisual items and magazines as well. The prices can’t be beat!

For more information, please contact Carole Berard at the Canton Free Library at 386-3712.

 

 

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