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Rossini's Barber of Seville - Saturday, August 2

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The Saturday night of the Festival has always given to a popular Opera, and this year of Spanish theme it is of course an (Italian) Spanish gift, Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Our Barber’s Figaro, meteoric American baritone Lucas Meachem is gloriously comedic and Mezzo-Soprano Maria Todaro is the charming young miss with a core of bright steel (Todaro is also the Executive Director of the Festival). The Opera is semi-staged with full orchestra conducted by David Wroe. Opera in the open air in the mountains with wine, music and charm - what better way is there to spend a Saturday evening?

Margaretville Health Foundation 2014 Golf Tournament...August 24th

Preregister to guarantee tee off for yourself and your team.

Call 845-586-2631 Ext 3181

 

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice celebrates Spain

Above: The tent housing the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice mainstage goes up in Phoenicia's Parish Field. Photo via the festival's Facebook page.

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Above: Camille Zamora performs zarzuela. 

Each year, Phoenicia’s International Festival of the Voice kicks off with something akin to a barn raising. Volunteers unload a massive 5,000-square-foot stage with large white tents flanking from its roost in a local barn and put it together in Parish Park in the tiny hamlet of Phoenicia in Ulster County. 

The tent is already up and ready for this year's festival, which kicks off next Wednesday, July 30, with a theme of “Celebrating Spain.” The five days of vocal events and lectures spread across eight local venues offer a wealth of flamenco and salsa-inspired numbers along with gospel, Jewish liturgical music, shape note singing, and the centerpiece performance of "The Barber of Seville."   Read more

August 2, 2014: Workshop of Clarimonde

Above: Composer Frederic Chaslin and librettist P.H Fisher.

August 2, 2014: On Site Opera and The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice announce a workshop of Clarimonde, a new opera from composer Frédéric Chaslin and librettist P.H. Fisher. Chaslin himself will conduct and OSO Artistic Director Eric Einhorn will direct a cast featuring Alyson Cambridge, Dominic Armstrong, Clayton Mathews and Louis Otey.   Read more

Thunder in the Valley Inter Tribal Pow-wow

July 19, 2014 - 10:00am

Thunder in the Valley

Inter Tribal Pow-wow

July 19 & 20, 2014

Grand entry: 12 noon

Saturday, 10am - 6pm

Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Rain or shine

Big Indian Park

8293 Route 28, Big Indian, NY 

Native American

Singing, Dancing, Storytelling, Crafts  Read more

Thunder in the Valley Inter Tribal Pow-wow

Thunder in the Valley

Inter Tribal Pow-wow

July 19 & 20, 2014

Grand entry: 12 noon

Saturday, 10am - 6pm

Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Rain or shine

Big Indian Park

8293 Route 28, Big Indian, NY 

Native American

Singing, Dancing, Storytelling, Crafts  Read more

Style....The music of your home.

2nd Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center

Join your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to support our local healthcare facilities.

 

Belleayre Music Festival

"Where the Mountains Meet the Stars" Buy your tickets now!

www.belleayremusic.org

(845) 254-5600 ext. 1344 

Mission

The Belleayre Music Festival is an annual festival in the Catskills Mountains of Upstate New York. Its mission is to present, promote and support cultural programs that will encourage the use of Belleayre Mountain as a vital resource for our Catskill region.

Since Phyllis and Mel Litoff raised the festival to prominence after becoming co-artistic directors in 1993, the festival has hosted such artists as The Doobie Brothers, Josh Turner, Vince Gill, James Blunt, Roseann Cash, Branford Marsalis, Frankie Valli, Obie Benson, Lyle Lovett, The Neville Brothers, Linda Eder, Ray Charles, and Wynton Marsalis. Description Summer music festival featuring a diverse selection of music, comedy, and theater that runs from July to August.

Guide me a river: The art of Catskills wilderness guiding

Longtime Catskills wilderness guide Charles “Sonny” Somelofski has earned a few more gray hairs since this photo was taken — and caught countless more fish. Photo courtesy of Catskill Outdoor Adventures (catskilloutdooradventures.com).

Charles “Sonny” Somelofski of Catskill Outdoor Adventures in Margaretville (catskilloutdooradventures.com), remembers when the licensing process to become an outdoor guide in New York state was a simple paper questionnaire with a $2 fee that asked whether he could swim, handle a boat, and read a map and compass.

“That was it, back then,” Somelofski says. “Bang! I was able to take people out and do it all.”

Today, being a state-licensed outdoor guide requires a bit more: taxable income disclosure forms, a physician’s statement, and certifications in first aid, CPR, and water safety. Those are the just the basics. Guides can be licensed in a number of different categories, ranging from camping and fishing to whitewater rafting and ice climbing, each with different licensing requirements.

The heart of guiding, however, has remained the same: proving to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that you can reliably take paying customers out into the great outdoors and bring them back again in one piece.  Read more


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