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The stunning guitar picking of the Internationally touring guitar duo Loren and Mark earned them a SAMMY award for Best Americana.

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb play the Earlville Opera House Main Stage on Saturday, June 1st at 8pm.  The duo share a unique musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their live performances feature not only their spectacular technical grasp of the guitar, but also their outstanding musicality and ability to be spontaneously creative. The interaction between the two musicians is as much a feature of their shows as is the world-class guitar playing that they both display.

Loren and Mark’s varied repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar duets as well as songs, giving them a wide appeal. Their guitar techniques combine Bluegrass, Jazz and Country with thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, and their songs feature Loren’s superb vocals and some beautiful harmonies from Mark.

Don't miss this virtuoso guitar duo in the exquisite acoustics of the Earlville Opera House!

Don’t miss this virtuoso guitar duo in the exquisite acoustics of the Earlville Opera House!

Songwriter and guitarist, Loren Barrigar lives in Central New York.  He started his musical career at an early age and at six played in front of thousands at the Grand Ole Opry. His work has appeared on shows like ER and The Young and the Restless. In 2009 he won a SAMMY Award for Best Country CD.

New Zealand-born Mark Mazengarb holds a music degree from NZ’s Wellington Conservatorium of Music where he focused on classical performance. He later discovered the world of Bluegrass and the genre’s legendary musicians.

Barrigar and Mazengarb have toured extensively in both the USA and in Europe, and their fan base is rapidly expanding. They won the SAMMY for Best Americana at the Syracuse Area Music Awards. They recorded their first self-titled album together the summer of 2011.  Their most recent album Onward was released in August 2012.

Come see this virtuoso guitar duo in the exquisite acoustics of the Earlville Opera House on June 1st!  Tickets are $15, $13 EOH Members and $10 Student.  Premium seating charges apply in the first four rows.  The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.  Don’t forget to visit the new exhibits in the three EOH Art Galleries, the Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring New York artists and the EOH Arts Café!  Delicious refreshments will be available before the show and during intermission, including hot and cold drinks.  For more information, or to reserve your space: call 315-691-3550 or order online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.

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Hugh Humphreys brings to life a production of Spoon River Anthology. The citizens buried in the graveyard of this fictional Midwestern town (Spoon River) tell the riveting stories of their lives, their failures, their loves, their philosophies, their triumphs, their conflicts, their secrets, and their crimes.

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Hugh Humphreys directs his adaptation of Spoon River Anthology at the Earlville Opera House on June 15 and June 16
Hugh Humphreys directs his adaptation of Spoon River Anthology at the Earlville Opera House on June 15 and June 16

SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: “The characters are a cross-section of society:

the spinster schoolteacher who expresses her maternal instinct through attention lavished on students,

the town drunk who unrepentantly relates his death from cirrhosis of the liver,

a lawyer (clutching his only friend in the world, a dog, which apparently followed him into the afterlife) and

his embittered and cruel wife, a vamp, an inventor and legions of cast-off spouses.

Spoon River was a swinging town, full of gamblers, skirt-chasers, liars, fighters, avengers and thieves — and these are just the dead people.” The Washington Times

This production by Hugh Humphreys supports two of his favorite organizations – the Earlville Opera House and the National Abolition Hall of Fame.

For more information about tickets:
www.earlvilleoperahouse.com 315-691-3550 $15, $13 members, $10 students

Summer at EOH begins on June 1 with three New York visual artists from Brooklyn, Brockport, and Eaton in the galleries.

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Jeanne Heifetz will show her work at the Earlville Opera House in a show called “The Geometry of Hope” in the East Gallery

In the East Gallery, Jeanne Heifetz pays tribute to postwar Latin-American abstract artists in her “Geometry of Hope” series.  Using woven stainless steel as fabric and delicate, acid-etched glass rods as stitching, Heifetz conveys the relationships between logical rules, improvisation, and comprehensible pattern in the natural world.  She has shown her work in Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho, Illinois, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.

In the West Gallery, Christian Carson, Assistant Professor of Art and Arts for Children at SUNY Brockport, explores the intersection between human rituals and natural occurrences in “Yardwork.”  The yard is a zone where human desire creates objects that eventually disintegrate (along with the accompanying illusions and ideologies), a new season comes, and it is necessary to begin the process again.  Working in oil on linen and mixed media, Carson brings together decay, manipulated nature, and transformation.  Carson’s work has been shown in New York, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Michigan, and Florida.

Image from the exhibit Yardwork by Christian Carson in the EOH West Gallery from June 1 to July 6

Image from the exhibit Yardwork by Christian Carson in the EOH West Gallery from June 1 to July 6

A native of the Bronx and graduate of CUNY Hunter College, Rachel Ling has been a Central New York resident since 2009.  Her paintings are based on drawings of objects or images of amorphous organic elements.  Through a process of collage, she creates images that tell a story or express an interesting juxtaposition, and then translates the collage into paintings.  Her work will be shown in the Arts Café Gallery.

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All Flesh is Grass is the title work of Rachel Ling’s exhibit: All Flesh is Grass: Confabulations from Life and Mind by Rachel Ling in The Arts Cafe Gallery

A reception for the artists starts at 6 pm on Saturday, June 1st, until 7:45 pm.  The reception is followed by the Sammy Award-winning guitar duo of Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb at 8 pm in the Main Theater.

The Earlville Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street in Earlville.  All three exhibits will run through July 6.  EOH Galleries are open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday, and on Saturdays from Noon to 3 pm.  Admission to the EOH galleries is free.

Three new exhbits open with a reception on June 1st from 6pm to 7:45pm before the evening performance of international guitar duo Loren and Mark at 8pm.

Three new exhbits open with a reception on June 1st from 6pm to 7:45pm before the evening performance of international guitar duo Loren and Mark at 8pm.

A Mother’s Day Tea and Vintage Fashion Show to support youth programming and youth scholarships for Earlville Awesome House workshops will be held on Saturday, May 11 at the Earlville Opera House Arts Cafe from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Antique Dishes are used in the place settings for the Mother’s Day Tea

This beautiful event starts with seating and service of tea and desserts to set the stage.  The settings are lovely with each table displaying vintage china.  Dode Page will be catering with the assistance of many volunteer bakers and hostesses.  The desserts are to die for!  Tea sandwiches and desserts in the themes of chocolate, orange, lemon and raspberry will be served with our special Mother’s Day Tea blend.

The Vintage fashion show begins at 2:30 with models wearing outfits from the ’50s to the ’80s. The fashion show will be costumed and directed by Dode Page of Black Cat Antiques, a vintage clothing and antiques shop in downtown Earlville. This year’s models include Cayla Wheeler, Liz Harris, Cindy Griffith, Taylor Ashton, Linda Demuro, Lisa Kenyon, Margaret Fetzko and Ellen Farney.

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Wear your favorite hat! Prizes!

There will be a “Best Hat” Contest so design a hat for the tea or wear your favorite. There will be prizes for the funniest, most creative, most glamorous and prettiest. More prizes if you find a dime, nickel or penny under your place setting.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will help EOH to fund its free programs for kids and families as well as youth scholarships to workshops.

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Models in their Vintage fashions!

Reservations are recommended. Advance ticket sales are available for $18 each ($16 for EOH members). Call 315-691-3550.

 

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David Jacobs-Strain plays crazy slide guitar and Indie-infused Blues

The Earlville Opera House Arts Café features the amazing talent of blues artist David Jacobs-Strain on Saturday, May 11th at 8pm.    David Jacobs-Strain plays “Indie-infused delta blues with twangy slide guitar and tender vocals.  Harmonica virtuoso Bob Beach artfully adds his blues harp to the mix.

 A consummate finger-style and slide guitarist, this young singer-songwriter brings an old-school sensibility to a new generation of blues and roots rock.  His solo talents have drawn rave reviews in earlier recordings: Stuck on the Way Back… reveals chilling original tunes that the solo acoustic blues artist takes to the edge with virtuosic slide and fingerpicking. Besides his fret-busting chops and barrelhouse vocals, Jacobs-Strain’s deep knowledge of the past informs his music with an authenticity that is startling for his age.” – Dave Rubin, Guitar One, The New Guitar Heroes, Nov 2002

In his twenties, Jacobs-Strain is a veteran of the national club and festival circuit. Big City Blues Magazine reviewed his new release Live From the Left Coast; “It’s great to hear twenty-somethings like Jacobs-Strain, here artfully shadowed by harmonica virtuoso Bob Beach, continuing to take the blues in fresh new directions but, then again, with the equally imaginative Otis Taylor and Bob Brozman as mentors, what else would you expect?”

David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach partnered on the CD, Live from the West Coast,  “a genre-defying journal of Jacob-Strain’s pursuit to honor both the roots of American country blues and the possibilities that grow from them.”  Jacobs-Strain has a new release coming out in June 2013 called Geneseo.

David Jacobs-Strain’s performance will be an EOH Member Special Event!  Share the EOH with people you know! EOH Members are encouraged to bring up to two people who have never attended an EOH performance before to the show – your new guests to EOH will be free.  Please call the EOH office to reserve tickets! If you are not a member, why not join and take advantage of this special! More about DJS & Member Special

Come see this young virtuoso of guitar at the Earlville Opera House on May 11th!  Tickets are $15, $13 EOH Members and $10 Student.  The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.  Don’t forget to visit our Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring New York artists and the EOH Arts Café!  Delicious refreshments will be available before the show and during intermission, including hot and cold drinks.  For more information, or to reserve your space: call 315-691-3550 or order online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.

You Tubes:  http://www.youtube.com/user/davidjacobsstrain

Links of DJS with Bob Beach on Harmonica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DqXl5266pY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOlIM5btspw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2BfJJ_t_w

Coming this Saturday May 4th – Showcasing artists from the upcoming Treasures in the Heart of NY CD volume III.  Pamme Swan, Rabbit in the Rye, Tumbleweed Highway and Caitlin Grossjung.  More for tickets or info on the artists

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The twenty-one tracks from regional musicians support the fight against hunger in our communities. The CD Release is at the Earlville Opera House this Saturday!

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The Award-Winning Good Nature Brewing will be on tap for this show!

Raffle prizes include:

Earlville Opera House Raffle basket with EOH sweatshirt, our new $100 mug to accompany a $100 EOH Membership, and two tickets each to an amazing line up of guitar styles and smokin’ guitarists:  5/11 David Jacobs-Strain – Slide Guitar Americana -Blues, 6/1 Loren and Mark, – Internat’l Guitar Duo featuring Chet Atkins style pickin’, and 7/20 Savoy Brown – Legendary British Blues!

More raffle prizes: Cooley Group in Syracuse is donating a picnic/BBQ gift soft cooler with a water bottle, BBQ spatula, marinade, head phones and two Nike Golf Shirts. Karen’s Kut’s and Kolors; a gift basket, Many more items will be incorporated into gift baskets like a gift certificate from Mezza Luna for a massage,  two gift certificates from B. More Fitness, a gift certificate to the Huff Brau, two subscriptions to the Sherburne News (delivered), Good Nature Brewing: Pint Glass with Voucher For Bottle of Rabbit In The Rye PA , Lewis Restaurant $20 Gift Certificate,  2 $25 Gift Certificate Ruschs Bar & Grill, Michaels $25 Gift Certificate, Seven Oaks Clubhouse $15 Gift Certificate, Mountain Top Golf Course $30 Gift Certificate, Seven Oaks Golf Course is donating 4 Rounds of Golf Gift Certificate, 2 golf hats, and 12 Taylormade Golf Balls, Hotel Solsville $25 Gift Certificate, Brackel Bar & Grille $30 Gift Certificate, Linda Cox Gift Certificate (catering), 4 Free Lessons to Hamilton Music Studio (Beyond The Tracks), 2 30 minute Gift Certificates For Hamilton Massage Therapy, 3 Colgate University Mens Hockey Polos and 2 Hockey Pucks, and MORE!

Silent Auction will include:
Antique watercolor of birds (with unusual treatment incorporating real bird feathers) donated by Black Cat Antiques,
Photography by Ted Anderson,
Beaded, designer scarf by Carol Riley, Frosty Days
Photography by Richard Grant,
Pearl and Crystal Jewelry by Candace Cain, Sterling & glass pendant by Heather Bivens
PING golf club,
$150 overnight stay at Bridle Creek B&B,
Pizza lovers pairing from the Peppermill,
Two hour Architectural consultation with Bruce Ward, Architect,
A series of seven green bowls by Suzanne Farrington,
A series of seven blue bowls by Suzanne Farrington,
An “Out of the Woods of Oregon” red alder 3-Dish Serving board for cheeses and tapanades with a gift certificate from Jewett’s cheese.
Handmade soap gift basket with Golden Glow and Goat Lady soaps, face clothes, and lovely lotus soap, $50 Gift Certificate from Circa
Silk House Designs silk scarf of recycled silk kimonos by Ginny Spina                          and FIVE bottles of wine from the Harriette Adamson Home wine cellar: 2003 Domaine Caton Cabernet Sauvignon (France), 2004 Shooting Star Blue Franc (Washington state), 2002 Bourgogne Pinot Noir (France), 2003 Calixa Grenache (California), 2004 Dolium Malbec (Argentina), and we’ll pair those 5 bottles with 8 wine glass charms.

Signature Desserts will include:

Hundred Dollar Cake from Hamilton Whole Foods, Death by Chocolate Cake from Poolville Country Store, Toll House Cookie Pie from the Colgate Inn, Tropezienne (Brioche with creme filling shaped like hearts) by La Maison Blanche Bakery Cafe and MORE!

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