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Cultural Affairs at Hudson Valley March 3-March 31

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 3, 2003

Art Exhibit

Questar III – The Capital Region's best high school artists will exhibit works of all media in the Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College's Marvin Library from March 6 through March 30. Exhibit times are Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission is free. There will be a reception on Thursday, March 6 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.


"Apocalypse Now" – The Vietnam War era film based on Joseph Conrad's novel, "Heart of Darkness," won two Academy Awards, for cinematography and sound. "Apocalypse Now" will play in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre on Tuesday, March 11 at noon and 6 p.m. Admission is free.

"Mississippi Burning" – Based on the Ku Klux Klan's murders of three civil-rights activists in 1964, "Mississippi Burning," starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dufoe, will play in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium on Tuesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. Admission is free.


Healing Feelings: You Are What You Eat – Anne Lanoue, the director of women's health at Samaritan Hospital in Troy; Mary Fish, the clinical coordinator/instructor of the Albany-Hudson Valley physicians assistant program; and Anne C. Cioffi, a member of the American Dietetic Association, will discuss the influence of nutrition and complementary therapies on anxiety and depression disorders on Tuesday, March 11 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium. The lecture will begin at noon and admission is free.

Potatoes, Providentialism, and Philanthropy: International Donations to Ireland During the Great Hunger – Dr. Christine Kinealy, a Fellow of Liverpool University and Reader in History at the University of Central Lancashire, will present an overview of people and organizations around the world that sent aid to Ireland during the Potato Famine of the 1860's in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunication Center auditorium on Thursday, March 20. The lecture is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and admission is free.


Premier American Songwriter: A Weekend with Bob Franke – Singer/songwriter Bob Franke will host a songwriting workshop in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center on Friday and Saturday, March 7-8. Attendees will learn the basics of songwriting from the award-winning Franke. The workshop is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each day. Space is limited and admission is $50. Hudson Valley students are admitted free with proper identification. 629-4TIX.

Jonathan Byrd – Winner of the 2000 North Carolina Songwriters Co-op Song of the Year for "Wildflowers," singer/songwriter Jonathan Byrd will perform in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre on Thursday, March 13 at noon. As a recording artist, Byrd's music slides easily from bluegrass into country. Admission to the performance is free.


FROGZ with Imago Theatre Mask Ensemble – Creature-theater at its best, FROGZ is populated with escaped penguins, silent sloths, finicky frogs, devilish strings and numerous other things. The performance will be in the Hudson Valley Community College's Maureen Stapleton Theater on Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors 55 and over. Hudson Valley students are admitted free with proper identification. 629-4TIX.

School House Rock Live – The Maureen Stapleton Theatre's resident theater company, the Clifton Park Players, will present the musical School House Rock Live in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre on Saturday-Sunday, March 1-2, and March 8-9. All shows begin at 2 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and $15 for a family ticket. 590-0273.

\"A Midsummer Night's Dream\" – Shakespeare & Company, based in Lenox, Massachusetts, will perform this William Shakespeare classic in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre on Monday-Wednesday, March 17-19. Monday's performance begins at 10 a.m. while Tuesday and Wednesday's shows start at 9:30 a.m. and noon. General admission tickets cost $8. 629-4TIX.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.