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Fulton arts center holds Memorial Day salute

Show your thanks to veterans by submitting a picture, letter, poem or artwork or taking the stage to sing or dance in the CNY Arts Center’s 33rd Annual Memorial Day Salute on Saturday, May 24, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Fulton. Information: or

3 artists to show works at Earlville Opera House

Three artists will open exhibits will open on Saturday, May 17, with a reception for the artists from noon to 3 p.m., and run through Monday, July 7 at the Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville. Mixed-media artists Inez Kohn and Richelle Soper and sculptor Ali Della Bitta will exhibit. Information: 691-3550 or

Rochester museum exhibits celebrate summertime

Boardwalk Arcade, an exhibit about old-fashioned arcade amusements, and Pinball Playfields, tracing the history of that game, both open Saturday, May 24, at the Strong Museum, 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester. Information: 585-410-6365.

Fine Print Program works on display at Light Work

The exhibition Artist to Artist: Light Work’s Fine Print Program, runs Thursday, May 15, through July 16 in the Hallway Gallery of Light Work on the Syracuse University campus. Featuring works by more than 20 photographers. The Fine Print Program offers works donated by artists for sale to the public at affordable prices.

Everson hosts pastel-painting workshop

The Joy of Pastels, a three-day pastel-painting workshop for all skill levels, will be held Thursday, May 15, through Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Everson Museum of Art. The cost is $235 for Everson members and $295 for nonmembers. To register, contact Qiana Williams at [email protected] or call 474-6064, ext. 303. It will be hosted by Robert Carsten, a master pastelist.

Community Folk Art Center seeks SU alumni artworks

The Community Folk Art Center is seeking African-American and Latino alumni of Syracuse University to submit their artworks by June 1 for its Coming Back Together 2014 Alumni Exhibition. Artist should submit three to five images, a short biography, a one-page resume and an artist’s statement to [email protected] Information: 442-2230.


CNY Jazz Central Workshop welcomes saxophonist
This year’s CNY Jazz Central’s Summer Jazz Workshop guest artist-clinician is renowned saxophonist and educator, Gary Smulyan. The workshop will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  June 27 and June 30 to July 2 at the state fairgrounds. For more information, call 315-479-5299 or visit

Carrie Underwood to play Grandstand
Carrie Underwood, will perform at the New York State Fair Grandstand Aug. 27. Tickets are available at the New York State Fair box office and through, or by calling etix toll-free at 1-800-514-3849.

Tickets on sale for Journey, Cheap Trick at fair
Tickets for classic rock bands Journey and Cheap Trick are on sale for their 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 show at the New York State Fair Grandstand. Tickets are available at the State Fair Box Office, by phone at 1-800-514-3849, option 1, and

Mark Doyle to play APT
Mark Doyle, his band and a five-piece string ensemble will perform 8 p.m. Friday at the Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Tickets are $15 or $13.50 for members.


Kids to learn, perform Shakespeare in Thornden Park

Children in the fifth through 12th grades will learn about theater, culminating with their performance of a scene from Shakespeare, in the Syracuse Shakespeare Festival and Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs’ annual Summer KIDS program, which runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11, in Syracuse’s Thornden Park Amphitheater. The $125 cost can be waived in cases of need. For more information or to apply, contact Ronald Bell, SSF executive director, at 476-1835, 395-0691 or by email at [email protected], or visit the SSF website,, to register.

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown coming to Fulton

The CNY Arts Center will present the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown the weekends of June 6-8 and 13-15 at the center, 357 State St., Fulton. Those 12 and older will pay $12 for tickets, those 5 to 11 will pay their age, and kids under 5 are free. For tickets and reservations, go to

Hair to be performed in Auburn

The Auburn Players will present the musical Hair Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 15, at 2 p.m. at the Irene Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Go to for more information.

Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company seeks donations

To mark its 32 years of presenting theater with African-American themes, the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company is seeking donations of $32. Send checks payable to the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company to P.O. Box 843, Colvin Station, Syracuse, NY 13205. For more information, go to or call 313-5203.

The theater’s current season concludes Thursday, May 29, to Saturday, May 31, with the world premiere of “Doors,” set in Syracuse and written by Syracuse native and professional storyteller Vanessa Johnson.

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