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Antigone Rising and Poetry Readings Highlights of Early Spring Events at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Lisa Roche (518) 629-8063 or Siobhan Quinn at 629-7170
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, February 28, 2001

One of the country's hottest indie bands, will perform in March and poetry readings will mark Poetry Month in April at Hudson Valley Community College. All events take place on the Hudson Valley campus at 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy. For more information, call 629-7336 or access the Voices calendar at

These events are part of the Voices Library Lecture Series. The 2001 Voices series, entitled "Seeking a Balance," is free of charge and open to students and the public except when otherwise indicated. February featured six events celebrating African-American history and heritage. In March, the series will present four events in celebration of Women's History Month. April will feature two events in celebration of Poetry Month.

Upcoming events include the following:

Antigone Rising Concert
Friday, March 30, 8 p.m.
Maureen Stapleton Theatre in the Siek Campus Center
Sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Program
$5 with student ID, $8 for general public.
Antigone Rising is one of the ten best indie bands in the country, and one of the most sought-after bands on the college circuit this year. Locally, they were voted BEST PERFORMANCE by Metroland in 2000. Take advantage of a rare opportunity to check out this dynamic all-female, five-member group in a local appearance. For more information, call 629-7170.

Poetry Readings by the Hudson Valley Community College English Department
Shelley Carter, George Drew, Jim LaBate, Jai Misir, Megeen Mulholland, Elizabeth Partington, Leonard Slade, Annie Verbicky and Invited Students
Wednesday, April 4, Noon - 1 p.m. and 1 - 2 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
Free and open to the public.
The writing of poetry is an important part of the lives of many of the faculty of the English Department. These presentations will feature original works written by these distinguished poets.

Earth Day 2001 Readings & Discussion
Anne LaBastille and Joseph Cardillo
Friday, April 20, Noon - 1 p.m. and 1 - 2 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
Free and open to the public.
Award-winning novelist Joseph Cardillo and internationally renowned environmentalist Anne LaBastille are teaming up for a discussion of urgent environmental issues. Books by the authors will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information about the April poetry readings, call 629-7336.

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 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning and workforce training.