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Hudson Valley Community College to Host "Junkjam"
Music by Don Knaack to be featured on Tuesday, Nov. 18

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, November 11, 2003

The Junkman, also known as Don Knaack, will give a free solo performance and lead a participatory "Junkjam" on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Hudson Valley Community College.

The performance will run from 11:30 a.m. to noon in the college's Siek Campus Center. Knaack composes for, and performs on, all recycled materials - from beer kegs to plastic pipes. For more information, visit his Web site at

Knaack also will return to Hudson Valley later that week to perform, along with several other nationally and internationally known musicians, with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. Collaborative lectures and demonstrations are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, and 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, with a final performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

All Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company events will be held at the Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission to each lecture/demonstration is $5. Tickets for Saturday's performance are $12 in advance/$15 at the door; Hudson Valley students are free with proper ID. To purchase tickets, please call 629-7170. More information about other cultural events at Hudson Valley Community College is available online at by calling 629-4TIX.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has graduated more than 55,000 students.