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The Blue Parlsey Boys

On Sunday, May 3rd at 3 pm come for a matinee with the Blue Parsley Boys singing a cappella in “Fifty Shades of Blue.” The Blue Parsley Boys are one of the area’s premier a cappella ensembles. The Colgate Inn of Hamilton generously sponsors this performance.

Together since 1998, the Blue Parsley Boys are known for singing familiar and humorous a cappella arrangements. “We’ve taken what used to be an entrée of street-corner barbershop and added a pinch of rock, a dash of spirituals, a dollop of doo-wop and garnished our sound with some Blue Parsley,” said Reg Wilson, one of the group’s high tenors. “Whether your taste is a little old fashioned or more contemporary, you’re going to love a vocal style that we have to say is all our own.”

The group works on an ever-changing book of approximately 100 songs. In the past, this has included fan favorites such as Joyce Eilers’ spiritual “Bound for Jubilee,” “In My Room” by the Beach Boys, a satirical rendition of the story of Noah in “Old Man Noah,” the traditional American folk song “Shenandoah,” the Irish ballad “Danny Boy,” and Billy Joel’s iconic “For the Longest Time.”

Joining Wilson in the Blue Parsley Boys are first tenor Neal Roberts; second tenors Bud Ballinger and Ben Eberhardt; baritones Dan de Noyelles, Christian Vischi and Bruce Ward; basses Dave Lantz and Todd Thomsen. Accompanist Laura Pasquith will be playing the 1893 Chickering Baby Grand.

Don’t miss the Blue Parsley Boys in the amazing acoustics of the 1892 Opera House. Tickets are available online or by calling EOH at $12, $10 EOH members, $7 students. Premium seating applies in the first 4 rows with additional charges of $5. The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.

During your visit, take advantage of the exhibits in the three EOH Art Galleries, the Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring New York artists as well as the homemade desserts in 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 seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

Legendary Cajun band BeauSoleil, fiery bluegrass group the Steep Canyon Rangers, country rock greats Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, bluegrass icon Peter Rowan, and masterful rock songster John Sebastian are just some of the acts destined to be a part of the Earlville Opera House’s 44th season— one that features the exceptional talents of many rock and roll pioneers! The season kicks off the first weekend in May, with lively fusion of New Orleans Blues with bluegrass instrumentation in Roosevelt Dime, and a Sunday matinee with local a cappella group The Blue Parsley Boys. Tickets are online for all of these shows or call the EOH office at the contact below.

“Brooklyn band Roosevelt Dime feels ripped from some earlier era with a sound that’s part rollicking blues, part Dixieland. Their songs are catchy toe-tappers, real feel good stuff. A splendid time is guaranteed” - Sing Out! Magazine

“Brooklyn band Roosevelt Dime feels ripped from some earlier era with a sound that’s part rollicking blues, part Dixieland. Their songs are catchy toe-tappers, real feel good stuff. A splendid time is guaranteed”
– Sing Out! Magazine

Sat, 5/2 at 8 pm Roosevelt Dime – Blues- Steamboat Soul (Mardi-GRASS)                       

Brooklyn band Roosevelt Dime feels ripped from some earlier era with a sound that’s part rollicking blues, part Dixieland. Their songs are catchy toe-tappers, real feel-good stuff. A splendid time is guaranteed.”- Sing Out! Magazine With a long, cool wail or a hot-and-heavy three part harmony, Roosevelt Dime speaks the language of the Blues. Andrew Green’s banjo is soulful and rhythmic, less claw-hammer and more crawfish boil, dixieland by way of the BQE, and he sings with a New York drawl softened by the rolling hills of Appalachia. Eben Pariser is the gunslinger, with guitar sensibility straight out of Abilene and a voice like a velvet tent revival, perfect for the church of the unrepentant. Underpinning the groove is Tony Montalbano’s laid-back Pacific-meets-Delta percussion, and Craig Akin’s bass, as sweet and complex as Kansas City barbecue. Come feed your musical soul! These guys are straight up high energy, infused with New Orleans swamp-stomp, Appalachian hollow banjo runs, and a little bit of sultry Dixieland swing. And surprisingly, or maybe not, these guys hail from Brooklyn. Their latest release, 2014’s “Full Head of Steam,” caught the attention of Relix Magazine, CMT Edge, Performer Magazine, and more when it climbed to #8 on the national folk charts

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Singing “Fifty Shades of Blue” The Blue Parsley Boys are one of the area’s premier a cappella ensembles.

Sun, 5/3 at 3 pm The Blue Parsley Boys – A Cappella Harmonies                        

The Blue Parsley Boys are one of the area’s premier a cappella ensembles. Together since 1998, the Blue Parsley Boys are known for singing familiar and humorous a cappella arrangements.

The group works on an ever-changing book of approximately 100 songs. In the past, this has included fan favorites such as Joyce Eilers’ spiritual “Bound for Jubilee,” “In My Room” by the Beach Boys, a satirical rendition of the story of Noah in “Old Man Noah,” the traditional American folk song “Shenandoah,” the Irish ballad “Danny Boy,” and Billy Joel’s iconic “For the Longest Time.”

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The historic 1892 Earlville Opera House welcomes the Voices of Tabernacle with a new program to celebrate the human voice: “Say It With Music” from Around the World.  This year’s program features folk songs and popular songs from different countries.

Directed by Anita Humer the chorus will appear in concert with the Sherburne-Earlville High School Select Chorus, directed by Kylie Davis and featuring Megan Murphy, soprano solist, and Stephen Sabin, cellist.   The performance is a fundraiser for EOH and is sponsored by the Sherburne United Methodist Church.

“Voices of Tabernacle” is a mixed chorus combining adults and students. Members come from Sherburne, Norwich, Hamilton, Lebanon, Madison, Earlville and Waterville. Their annual concert at EOH is an uplifting celebration of the human voice.

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“The accordion will make you want to throw salt on your hardwood floors and two-step with someone.” – The Examiner

Sat, 5/30 at 8 pm Matuto – Brazilian Folk Meets Appalachia  

Imagine the sound of a Brazilian Carnival in the Appalachian Mountains. A sound where dynamic percussion instruments rumble beneath blues drenched vocals, telecaster twangs, accordion acrobatics, and folksy fiddle tunes.  Matuto moves with two-stepping grace between bluegrass and forró, between swamp rock and maracatu, between surf guitar shimmies and the wah-wah of the berimbau.  They explore styles like forró, xoté, maracatu, and arrasta pé with an in-depth look at the rhythms, melodies, and cultural influences that make up this infectious and universally appealing dance music. 

We first introduced Matuto with a free concert in Hamilton last summer that had everyone dancing! 

Brazilian musical styles like Bossa Nova, Samba, and Choro! The members of Matuto have spent decades mastering the folkloric styles of the Brazilian Northeast, where Rabecas (Brazilian Fiddle), Accordions, and polyrhythmic percussion instruments reign supreme.

Enjoy lower ticket prices for these amazing artists  made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support for the National Endowment for the Arts!

TIME OUT NEW YORK “Martha Redbone is a charismatic indie-soul diva whose sound is a just-right mix of retro and modern”

Sat 6/13 8 pm Martha Redbone Roots Project – Blues                              

Miss Redbone’s music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues. “A truly hypnotic and eloquent roots Americana exploration. The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake beautifully and unexpectedly matches two powerful voices; two centuries, continents, and cultures apart. The mastermind is Martha Redbone, an Independent Music Award winner renowned for blending Native American vibes from her Cherokee and Choctaw background with R&B grooves, blues and dashes of Appalachian folk.” Allmusic.com   The Roots Project will be a quartet for this concert including piano, guitar, bass and vocals.

“Once in a blue moon an album comes along out of nowhere that starts by giving you goosebumps and ends by knocking you completely off your feet. This is one such album. In terms of quality and soulfulness it eclipses everything else I’ve heard this year. BLUES AND SOUL

Enjoy lower ticket prices for these amazing artists thanks to a grant from The New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project!!

Their recordings and dynamic live performances have earned them many accolades, including Grammy and IBMA Awards, but most important, is the devotion of their fans. The Steep Canyon Rangers are Woody Platt (guitar), Graham Sharp (banjo), Charles Humphrey (bass), Mike Guggino (mandolin), Nicky Sanders (fiddle) and Mike Ashworth (box kit).

Their recordings and dynamic live performances have earned them many accolades, including Grammy and IBMA Awards, but most important, is the devotion of their fans. The Steep Canyon Rangers are Woody Platt (guitar), Graham Sharp (banjo), Charles Humphrey (bass), Mike Guggino (mandolin), Nicky Sanders (fiddle) and Mike Ashworth (box kit).

Sunday 6/28 8 pm Steep Canyon Rangers – Rollicking, Grammy-winning Bluegrass               

The Steep Canyon Rangers have been among the nation’s most celebrated bluegrass acts ever since they started touring with Steve Martin. Since then, the buzz surrounding the lively, highly entertaining sextet has endured long past the glitz that came with Martin’s affiliation. The band netted the International Bluegrass Association’s award for Entertainer of the Year (in 2011, with Steve Martin), and even a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album in 2013.

Their work as Steve Martin’s backup band has “introduced them to a national, and non-bluegrass, audience and earned them a Grammy…with Martin on his Rare Bird Alert album, to which they also contributed three songs. On their Rounder debut, the band continue to challenge their fans with tunes that show off their growing playing and songwriting skills. They’re still a bluegrass band, but most of the songs here have a feel that owes as much to pop, folk, and singer/songwriter impulses as they do to bluegrass. They break out of the usual melodic structures of bluegrass for something that’s between newgrass and pop.Allmusic.com

“Canada’s premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove.” —The Boston Globe

“Canada’s premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove.” —The Boston Globe

Sunday 7/12 8 pm The Duhks – Captivating Folk Fusion                                               

“The Duhks (pronounced “ducks”)…plays a sometimes high-energy blend of Appalachian old-time string band, Irish fiddle tunes, and kick-ass rock/folk fusion. Other times they are playing delicate finger-picked traditional instrumentals.”
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Last year, The Duhks released their first studio album since reuniting with their powerful original vocalist Jessee Havey. The record, entitled Beyond the Blue, is representative of their characteristic eclectic mix of Celtic, Cajun, gospel, and even some Latin-inspired percussion. The group, which hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, has put itself squarely back on the map with what roots music magazine Engine 145 calls a “more electric” exploration that sometimes features “lap steel, a full drum kit, and even a horn section scattered throughout the album.” Personnel-wise, The Duhks have fleshed things out, adding Québécois multi-instrumentalist Colin Savoie-Levac on guitar, as well as Swedish fiddling phenom Anna Lindblad on violin, plus Podolak on banjo, Havey on vocals, and Kevin Garcia on percussion.

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Chris Bord returns to direct another musical at the EOH this summer! More soon about auditions etc.

Steven Sondheim’s “Putting It Together”: Friday & Saturday, July 24-July 25 at 8 pm & Sunday, July 26 a 3pm matinee!

“Putting it Together” is a musical revue set in an all-night, black-tie party in a penthouse. The hosts are an older couple that face their disillusions and marital troubles, while a younger, less jaundiced couple struggle with their feelings and desires, and a commentator oversees and influences the action. The spouses deal with infidelity and divorce but finally reconcile before dawn.

Sondheim is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer) including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award. His most famous works include (as composer and lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods. He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy.

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What kid can resist being the star of the show!

EOH Circus Mon-Fri, July 27-July 31 9am-3pm with EOH Circus Show on Friday, 7/31 at 7 pm

Join us for the culmination of a week of fun and merriment in a zany, crazy evening of circus fun for the whole family. Every kid who dreamed of being a star has a chance to shine in this wonderful performance where all the circus skills come together after an intensive week of fun!

Led by Jen Taylor of OM-Fly Circus who the fundamentals of putting on a circus with teamwork and tapping inner creativity.

Last year's Irish Music Award Winners for Top Traditional Band, the six talented musicians  of FullSet are full of energy and innovation.

“The blazing energy they possess is matched with confident instrumental skill and imaginative outcome. You will have gathered from this that Fullset is a thoughtful creative and imaginative outfit – they are but there’s enough spit and vinegar in their music to balance the studied atmospherics.” Irish Music Magazine

Saturday 8/8 pm FullSet – Award-winning Irish Traditional       

FullSet continues to stack up the honors winning Best Traditional Band in the 2014 in the Live Ireland Music Awards following their New Group of the Year in 2012. That same year they won, Best New Band in the Irish American News Music Awards. Six talented musicians full of energy and innovation make up the band. Michael Harrison of Tipperary is the grandson of Irish fiddler Aggie Whyte, and a three-time All-Ireland fiddle champion with his smooth and free flowing style of fiddle. Martino Vacca is an exceptional uilleann piper and employs his mastery of this instrument in intricate arrangements. Janine Redmond of Dublin plays the button accordion, and has solo All-Ireland titles to her credit. Eamonn Moloney on bodhrán and Andy Meaney on guitar, effortlessly blend the music together with a sensitive yet driving accompaniment. The emotive singing style of Teresa Horgan completes the ensemble with her lovely voice and with the flute.

Director of Irish Studies, Traolach O’Riordain sums it up: “There are two kinds of musicians in Ireland…You have those who learn the traditional music in school, and those who learn it from their parents and grandparents, just as they learned it from their parents and grandparents before them, all the way back to the time God was a small boy. FullSet falls into the latter category.”

Chris Hillman and Herb Pederson are two quietly monumental figures of an era of American music

Chris Hillman and Herb Pederson are two quietly monumental figures of an era of American music

Fri 8/14 8 pm Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen – Two Americana Icons                            

The two country rock pioneers take the EOH main stage to explore the back roads of Americana music. Hillman’s excellent guitar and mandolin technique blend beautifully with the hillbilly flavors provided by Pedersen’s fiery banjo picking. Chris Hillman and Herb Pederson are two quietly monumental figures of an era of American music – guys who played alongside Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, J.D. Souther, Neil Young, Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Dan Fogelberg, Timothy B. Schmit, and Al Perkins as young guns, then went on to found the Desert Rose Band. Chris Hillman’s won a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Arguably the pioneer of the genre know as “Country Rock,” Chris Hillman has carved a permanent niche in the history of contemporary American music with such notable bands as The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and the Desert Rose Band.

Herb Pedersen began his career in Berkeley, California in the early 60’s playing 5 string banjo and acoustic guitar with people like David Grisman, Butch Waller, David Nelson, and Jerry Garcia. His recording discography is like a who’s who of the singer/songwriter scene. Don’t miss these American icons!

Fri 8/21 8 pm Beausoleil – Legendary Cajun Fusion 

“The best Cajun band in the world.” -- Garrison Keillor, host of NPR's

“The best Cajun band in the world.” — Garrison Keillor, host of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”

The best Cajun band in the world.” — Garrison Keillor, host of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” The band has brought Cajun music to new heights and they were the very first Cajun group to ever win a GRAMMY!

Their most recent release From Bamako to Carencro is a culture-crossing release designed to highlight the connections between Bamako, Mali, in West Africa, and the kind of music made in Lafayette, LA, suburbs like Carencro. “After 37 years as globe-trotting Cajun ambassadors, there are not many unconquered frontiers left for BeauSoleil. Caribbean/world music has a strong presence here on its 25th album, though it’s not necessarily new ground…But what’s astounding is how familiar ground can be revisited and still sound remarkably fresh. A good portion of the proceedings sweep through a worldwide Creole odyssey …The arrangements are beyond the traditional dancehall-centric variety but are more string-band, world music-oriented…Cajun musicians have always fused outside styles and influences into the repertoire and made ‘em their own.” Offbeat

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“With a burnished voice lingering somewhere between Billie Holiday and Neko Case, Eilen Jewell’s aching vocals are pure, country-gospel, box-car soul.” – My Old Kentucky Blog

Sat 9/12 8pm Eilen Jewell – Smooth, Smoky Blues    

Eilen Jewell and her red-hot Americana band make their way to the historic Earlville Opera House main stage this fall.  Where is Eilen Jewell in the fast growing Americana realm? SavingCountryMusic.com says it best: “…she bridges many elements of American music: country, swing, jazz, rockabilly, by not taking those older art forms and melding them together, but traveling back to a time when all these specifics genres were still forming, and the differences between them were still relatively obscure.”

She is starting a new chapter with a new album arriving May 26, Sundown Over Ghost Town. For the project the evocative singer-songwriter draws on her experiences of welcoming her first child, Mavis, and moving from Boston back to Idaho, where she’s from. Her previous release made her many Opera House fans! “Queen of the Minor Key, draws on everything from classic country to early R&B, with an emphasis on sounds from the seamier side of the tracks. With dirty sax riffs and low-slung guitars, the instrumentals that bookend the album evoke the bump-and-grind exotica of vintage Southern California suburban saloons. Yet on the flipside, Jewell imbues slow, jazzy numbers like “I Remember You” and “Only One” with torch and tenacity that linger long past last call. Eilen Jewell is the Queen of the Minor Key. Sad songs are her wealth and finery.” (Signature Sounds)

“One of the top bluegrass singer-songwriters of his generation.” – Terry Gross, NPR's Fresh Air.

“One of the top bluegrass singer-songwriters of his generation.” – Terry Gross, NPR’s Fresh Air.

Sat 9/19 8pm Peter Rowan – Grammy winning Folk-Bluegrass Icon                                Sound <))

Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. “A major cult figure among progressive bluegrass aficionados, Peter Rowan participated in a number of adventurous projects in the late ’60s and ’70s before embarking on a highly productive solo career. Primarily a guitarist, Rowan also sang, yodeled, and played various members of the mandolin family.” AllMusic.com From his early years playing under the tutelage of bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of records, collaborative projects and constant touring.

Fri 10/2 8pm John Sebastian and David Grisman – Legends of American Music         

These two Americana icons' history dates back to the Greenwich Village folk revival, and encompasses everything from bluegrass to The Lovin' Spoonful to Woodstock to jazz to blues and back again.

These two Americana icons’ history dates back to the Greenwich Village folk revival, and encompasses everything from bluegrass to The Lovin’ Spoonful to Woodstock to jazz to blues and back again.

David Grisman and John Sebastian met over 50 years ago in The Even Dozen Jug Band in 1964. After that, both of them became legends in their genres. David Grisman is normally associated with the bluegrass wing of country music, but his music owes almost as much to jazz as it does to traditional American folk influences. Because he couldn’t think of what to call his unique, highly intricate, harmonically advanced hybrid of acoustic bluegrass, folk, and jazz without leaning toward one idiom or another, he offhandedly decided to call it “dawg music” — a name that curiously enough, has stuck. John Sebastian has had a varied career as a singer, songwriter, and musician. As the leader of the folk-rock band the Lovin’ Spoonful, he was responsible for a string of Top Ten hits in 1965-1967 that included the chart-toppers “Daydream” and “Summer in the City,” and he returned to number one in 1976 as a solo artist with “Welcome Back.” He wrote or co-wrote those hits as well as many others, along with songs used on Broadway and in the movies. As part of the Lovin’ Spoonful, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Together, they recorded Satisfied in 2007. The album offers a collection of traditional folk songs, mixed with originals by both Sebastian and Grisman.

Apart from live musical events, EOH’s season will be filled with lively gallery openings, creative and informative workshops, and family-friendly events like our EOH Circus, which runs July 27th-31st. The Opera House has three art galleries open to the public during business hours, which are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. For more information, www.earlvilleoperahouse.com or call 315-691-3550. 

Call us about volunteering if you’d like to help make all of this happen!

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

9-26 EOH Auction 2014 2 by 7.5 ad for fbIf you’ve been hearing the buzz about the Earlville Opera House’s Auction for the Arts, you’ll know that there are five different categories of amazing items available for bid. Auction item categories include: {EDIBLES} – {EXPERIENCES} -{ENTERTAINMENT} – {ESSENTIALS} – {EMBELLISHMENTS} – so read on for the latest list of fun offerings!

{EXPERIENCES}
Airplane Ride – Go up, up in the air on a breathtaking aerial survey of Hamilton and environs. Climb aboard a private plane with a guest for a quarter of an hour in the wild blue yonder. Forget the pre-boarding security pat-down but remember to bring your camera!
Kayak Expedition – Traverse the picturesque waterway known as “Nine Mile Swamp” with expert kayaker and naturalist Fred von Mechow. Long associated with the notorious Loomis Gang, the creek is now home to beavers, great blue herons and a variety of flora and fauna. All gear provided for up to 6 people.
Sri Lankan Cooking Class & Dinner for Two – Redolent with aromatic herbs and healing spices, Sri Lankan-style cooking (like South Indian) is hearty and healthy. Bring your apron and an appetite because Sami Martinez will give step-by-step instruction for creating exotic dishes that you can make at home. Complete the evening with a delicious dinner!
Family Day at Rosamond Gifford Zoo – Take your crew to the zoo with a one-day pass for four. Ranked by TripAdvisor as Syracuse’s 2nd most popular attraction. Lions and tigers and monkeys, oh my! Be sure to count heads before you leave so you don’t bring any extra monkeys home!
Fruit of the Fungi – Delve into propagating your own ‘shrooms with a home visit from fun guy KC Mangine of Fruit of the Fungi. Three mushroom logs will be provided along with instructions for growing. Don’t just sit there, get growing!
Lake Moraine Boat Excursion – Cruise our very own Lake Moraine on a pontoon party boat with seven of your best friends. You can choose from a lazy afternoon float or a daybreak fishing trip. The ship’s captain Dave Folta might even be talked into bringing his mandolin for a serenade!

Cooperstown Museums – Make a day of it and visit the Fenimore Art Museum AND the Farmers’ Museum – two of Cooperstown’s most renowned attractions. Tickets for two to both museums valued at $75; experiencing art and agriculture – priceless.

Seven Oaks Golf Course - one of the best public courses in NYS according to GOLF Magazine and Golfweek

Seven Oaks Golf Course – one of the best public courses in NYS according to GOLF Magazine and Golfweek

Seven Oaks Golf – Treat yourself and three buddies to a round of golf at the gorgeous Robert Trent Jones-designed course right here in our backyard. Remember: the best golf partner is one who is always a little bit worse than you are!
Colgate Athletics Basket – Root for the Raiders at one of their home games with this basket worth $120 – tickets, t-shirts and sweatshirts included for a great game day with our hometown team. Go Raiders!
Recording Studio Time – Spend a couple hours recording your own original tune with Jim McDowell at his Bradley Brook Recording Studio. Your Big Break is waiting for you! Recording time is valued at $50. Big Break not included.
Voice Lessons – Spruce up that singing voice with two 45-minute voice lessons with professional singer Meena Nair Conant. With degrees in Music Theater and Voice, Meena has the chops to help you discover your potential. Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do! Now bid!
Math Tutoring – Get five hours of high school or college math tutoring from Colgate professor Evelyn Hart for your potentially stellar student. Regardless of how good you were at math when you were in school, the new stuff will make your eyes cross – leave it to the professionals, please.

{ENTERTAINMENT}

Make your own theater experience for 64 of your best friends!

Make your own theater experience for 64 of your best friends!

Private Theater Showing – Bring 64 of your besties to a private screening of your favorite flick. Whether it’s Star Wars or Psycho, you can experience every thrilling detail on the silver screen. Insider tip: Ask for layered butter on your popcorn!

Evening of Babysitting – Experienced parent and skillful grandmother Patti von Mechow will not only care for your little ones while you go out for date night or running errands, she will get down on the floor and keep them entertained. Four hours of child care is valued at $80. Knowing they’re in good hands – absolutely priceless.

Blue Parsley Boys Concert – Imagine the glorious voices of the Blue Parsley Boys at your next house party or fundraiser. These a capella songsters will hit all the right notes to make any occasion festive. Valued at $200, even a penny less would be a bargain!

‘laissez les bon temps rouler’ (Cajun for: let the good times roll)

‘Laissez les bon temps rouler’ (Cajun for: let the good times roll)

Tumbleweed Gumbo Band – get ready to ‘laissez les bon temps rouler’ (Cajun for: let the good times roll) when you bring the zydeco, Celtic and Americana-tinged foot stompin’ melodies of Steve Blais, Liz Friedel, Werner Koegst and Larry Jordan to your party or outdoor event. Prepare to have your argyle socks rocked! 

And speaking of ENTERTAINMENT… the incomparable DIANE ADAMS McDOWELL, fresh from her work on the Tony-award-winning Broadway musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” will be performing at the event. That alone is worth the price of admission! 

Here more exciting selections from the Earlville Opera House’s Auction for the Arts event to take place this Friday. These {ESSENTIALS} may be just what you’ve been needing, and provide some solutions to life’s complications. Read, buy tickets, mark calendar. Go!

{ESSENTIALS}
* Legal Beagle – Hire Attorney Chris Kendall to help with your legal concerns. Want to set up a trust for your pet parakeet? OK, maybe not that one. What about completing an iron clad last will, power of attorney, or health care proxy? You name it, Chris will wrangle all the legal details. Valued at $500, but taking away the worry, you will sleep like a baby.
* Massage Therapy – With several licensed massage therapists and a variety of session packages, there’s bound to be one that’s right for you. Wendy Chapura specializes in CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. Holly York is not only trained in human massage, she is also equine massage certified – ideal for the horse enthusiast. Darcie Loveless of Hamilton Massage Therapy provides personalized service for health and wellness right in downtown Hamilton. Monique Dembrow whose practice is in Utica is a development, rehabilitative and restorative service practitioner.
* A Sign of Welcome – Nothing says “Welcome!” better than your very own Welcome Sign! Use it for your home, business, or outdoor entertainment space. Donated by Robin and Ethel Diehl for your special entrance.
* Vermont Bowl Mill Salad Set – Make any meal spectacular with a hand-crafted bowl from this renown maker of heirloom quality goods. This lovely set includes a large salad bowl and a set of six individual serving bowls. Set your table with the finest and elevate even a simple salad supper to the sublime. Valued at $175; sure to last for generations.
* Picture This – Enjoy your very own family photo session with acclaimed photographer Alice Virden-Speer! Receive all the care and attention of a professional photo shoot and choose from four complimentary 8×10 fine art prints. Make memories that are priceless!
* Steph – Make a fashion statement with carefully selected designs for every occasion at Steph. Shop for that perfect outfit using a gift certificate for $50 at the quintessentially glamorous boutique that has what it takes to make you look mah-velous!
* Card Me – Get your DIY project started with $20 from Curtis Lumber or use $25 to browse the densely-populated aisles at Parry’s. Try for one or snag them both for holiday stocking stuffers. Only 12 weeks until Christmas!
* Bookstore Bonanza – surprise that special kid in your life with a selection of children’s books from the Colgate Bookstore. Reading is a lifetime passion so start your youngsters out with a cherished gift.
* House Beautiful – Take your home remodeling project to the next level with professional architectural consulting by Bruce Ward, AIA. With a design to fit your exclusive needs, enjoy a 4-hour consultation and concept drawings. Valued at $300 and sure to make your design dreams come true.
* Get Fit, Be Fabulous – Check out the newest and most exciting fitness sensation to hit Hamilton at the FITT Stop. Employing the principles of Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type, shake your groove thang with a personal training program that zeroes in on your goals. This one month fitness pass will get you moving and grooving while you get strong and healthy!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA* Artist Supplies – Choose from three different fine art paints collections in water colors, oils or acrylics from Golden Artist Colors.

Capture some of Central New York’s seasonal beauty in paint as you utilize some of the most luxurious materials from a company that’s been in the fine art business since the 1930s.

* Saxby’s Coffee – Get your caffeine fix in the bag with a basket of goodies from Saxby’s at the Barge. Choose from hot or cold coffees, breakfast or lunch, smoothies or frozen yogurt at the newest coffee hangout in town.

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COMMON THREADCommon Thread CSA – What better investment in your future than a mini-share in community supported agriculture? Enjoy a summer allotment of organically-raised produce valued at $180 and choose from a seasonal assortment of farm-fresh delights. Dividends paid in health and well-being!

iguanaLa Iguana – Savor the flavor South of the Border and all your Mexican flavor enticements with a generous gift certificate valued at $60. More than just a dining place, La Iguana is known for its icy margaritas and warm welcomes.

Maple Avenue Farms – Beef, it’s what’s for dinner. Look no further than this three-generation farm if you are looking for locally raised, high-quality, grain finished beef, valued at $50. Our mouths are watering already!
Good Nature Brewing – Enjoy a scintillating half growler of any one of GNB’s “Farm to Glass” beers – offering handcrafted, all-natural ales brewed right here in Hamilton with local ingredients. Sure to please any beer connoisseur!
Ingallside Meadows – A generous assortment of red meat, white meat, and the “other” white meat, this hearty selection offers salad bar beef, free-range chicken and fresh air pork, valued at $180. You’ll know exactly where your food is coming from.
Poplar Hedge Farm – We’re not ‘kid’-ding – this is the best goat cheese you’ll ever taste: 24 ounces of chevre and feta cheese produced by the content and pasture-fed goats of West Winfield, NY.
Jakes Cheese – You’ve tasted these goodies at the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, now treat yourself to an assortment of cheese, jellies, jams and cookies made with a passion for well-crafted food by the Soltzfus Family. You know it’s gonna be Gouda!
Lost Biker’s BBQ – You don’t have to be lost or a biker to enjoy this delicious BBQ! Mosey on over to this hot new place in Sherburne for a taste of their slow-smoked perfection, valued at $25. Bring your appetite!
Basket of Maple Goodness – donated by Lyle and Nan Warren, this hand-made basket includes sweet local maple products.
Heirloom Meadows Farm – You’ll think you’re in Paris (the one in France, not New York) when you partake in the pastry sensations that include croissants and other French treats. Mai oui, s’il vous plait!
G&M Farms – Prepare your taste buds for pure heat when you tantalize them with a variety of mild-to-fiery salsas, all made from fresh natural ingredients. With a last name like Scovill, Mike and Ginger may know a thing or two about spice!
seven oaksSeven Oaks Club House Restaurant – Whether you’re a golfer or not, you’ll love a $65 gift certificate to the Club House, which includes a bottle of wine. With a delectable menu of signature dishes and a serene view to die for, all you have to do is call to reserve a table!
Pie of the Month Club – The winner of this item will be our new best friend for life – or at least 12 months! What could be more delightful to share than a delectable, fresh-baked pie of seasonal goodies from the kitchen of RuthAnn Loveless? We’ll bring the coffee!
Jewett’s Cheese House – Half the fun of Jewett’s is tasting all the aged cheeses. The other half is bringing some home with you. Enjoy a nice gift certificate that can be used for any of their fine cheeses or array of other local products.
09Print-2Poolville Country Store – Just a short drive to the hamlet of Poolville to find a culinary gem featuring regional and seasonal products and genteel service. Enjoy the countrified elegance of a dining experience at this chef-owned and -operated restaurant.

JULIE JORDANDate Night: Cooking In – Just add the wholesome ingredients because you’ll be receiving a bottle of wine donated by Jeff Clarke, and a copy of A Taste of Julie Jordan – 100 Top Vegetarian Classics with recipes from the much-loved Cabbagetown Cafe in Ithaca.

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> Antique Child’s Chair – If you’ve got a little one in your household or a brand new grandchild, then this exquisite chair is for you. Mostly a decorative item, this chair is still functional for small people. Valued at $60, this could be a family heirloom in the making.

> It’s Nutting, Honey – The atmospheric photographs of Wallace Nutting are prized as fine collectibles in the Colonial Revival style. Nutting photographed the world around him, often during long bicycle rides in the countryside.

> Inlaid Letter Opener – whether you use it for personal correspondence or the usual barrage of bills, a stylish letter opener is an excellent addition to a fine desk or side table. Hand crafted by artisan Duane Martinez out of Central New York spalted maple and inlaid with semi-precious lapis lazuli, this enduring and ergonomic piece makes a fine gift or a personal indulgence.

> Nantucket Basket – Lovingly hand made by Jean Chapin, this Nantucket market or fruit basket is ideal for Saturday Farmers’ Market or a variety of home decoration or display options. Imagine it piled high with freshly-harvested apples or heaped with veggies from the garden. Now imagine yourself owning it! Score!

> Ede Walker Bowl – Well known in the region for stunning timeless ceramics, this Ede Walker large pottery bowl will bring a touch of earthy elegance to any table. Rich in colors and kiln-baked textures, and a must-have for any serious host or hostess.

From Mountain View Gardens!

From Mountain View Gardens!

> Succulent Garden – Cactus displays are all the rage these days, and this potted garden of succulents arranged artfully in a designer container is sure to make any sunny spot in your home look sharp. Donated by Mountain View Gardens and valued at $50.

> Caricature Portraits – Have a personality that feels hemmed in by mere photographs? Try a custom caricature portrait by artist Jonathan Vaughn! You and a fellow “character” can enjoy a rare pleasure reserved for royalty and heads of state. Go ahead, you deserve it!

> Quilted to Perfection – Hand made from teeny tiny pieces of fabric, quilting practically defies practicality, and yet it is a most practical possession. Norma Lamb creates art quilts that will decorate a wall or top your bed with equal ease. Valued at $125, make sure you snag this artful embellishment early.

> Village Crossing Clothing – Skip the impersonal department stores and don’t get mauled by the mall! Start your bidding early for this $25 gift certificate along with a purse valued at $26 from the Village Crossing in Clinton. With stylish and affordable clothing for women of all ages, this store is one that strives to stock its racks with items that are “Made in America.”

> Miniatures by Hestia – Add the charm of miniature historic buildings to your Colonial decor with a selection of Hestia VillageScapes from Evergreen Gallery. Valued at more than $130, these tiny architectural icons make fantastic mementos of a bygone era – or a visit to the historic town of Hamilton!

With more than 90 auction item in the categories of Edibles, Experiences, Entertainment, Essentials and Embellishments, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

For a complete list of auction items, please see the full program listing by table    http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com/PubData/EOH.001/PDFs/EOH%20Auction%20program%20(2014).pdf.

Get your tickets tickets now for the Auction for the Arts to benefit the Earlville Opera House on Friday, September 26 from 5-7:30 PM at the Colgate Inn. An evening of complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres while you peruse the auction items and prepare your bids. Remember it is a silent auction, but that doesn’t mean you have to be quiet about it! Tell a friend or bring a neighbor!

To Buy your Tickets to the Auction – here’s the link to our donation page.  Please put Auction in the message box. Tickets are just $15 each. Any unsold tickets will be at the door on Friday night at the Colgate Inn.

 

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Listen to the incomparable piano stylings of Tony award winning Dianne McDowell.

You are invited to join your friends and neighbors and fellow patrons of the arts on Friday, September 26 at the Colgate Inn in Hamilton, NY for a silent auction to benefit the Opera House. Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres generously provided by the Colgate Inn.  Listen to the incomparable piano stylings of Tony award winning Dianne McDowell! Bid on artwork, local crafts, food, trips, antiques, and services from babysitting to legal counsel, all donated by friends of the Opera House.

For more than 40 years, Earlville Opera House has been a mecca for arts and entertainment in rural central New York. Housed in a restored, historic, late-19th-century structure on Main Street in the Village of Earlville, the Opera House offers classes for children and adults; exhibits the work of local, regional and national artists; and stages performances ranging from community theater to nationally renowned musicians.

Here are some sample items that you can bid on: an airplane ride, a kayak trip, local farm products, child care, legal services, music lessons, cooking lessons, Nantucket market basket, massages, large bowl by Ede Walker, tickets to upcoming shows, golf for four, a home-baked pie per month for a year, Colgate Athletic basket with game tickets, t-shirts, sweatshirts & more, quilted wall hanging, children’s basket, Among Stones jewelry, Golden Artists Acylic paint basket, Watercolor paint basket and Oil paint basket, Tumbleweed Gumbo concert at your house party or outdoor event, 1 month fitness pass, wine, 2 hours studio recording, Blue Parsley Boys a capella music for your party or event, 4 hours architectural consultation, including concept drawings and much, much more!

For a listing of more of the fun things at the auction go to the EOH Facebook event page for the EOH Auction! Link

Idle and abandoned for more than two decades before it was saved from demolition in 1971, the Opera House has been rehabilitated and sustained through volunteer effort and the generosity of members and friends, and it has become a beacon for the arts in our community.

Mark your calendar for Friday, September 26, 5:00-7:30 pm. Admission is $15, and you’ll be fostering the arts in central New York.

Please support the arts in central New York!  Buy your raffle tickets and come out for a fun evening!

Please support the arts in central New York! Buy your raffle tickets and come out for a fun evening!

Tickets available at:   Evergreen Gallery, 11 Lebanon St., Hamilton or via the Earlville Opera House through 315-691-3550 or www.earlvilleoperahouse.com or by seeing one of our board members Roger Bauman, Suzanne Collins, Ruth Ann Loveless, Dode Page, Lara Scott, Jonathan Vaughn, Merle von Wettberg, Bruce Ward or Shirley Zimmer.

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