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10/27/2008
Hudson Valley Community College Hosts “At the Turning of the Tides”, Performed by Arm of the Sea Theatre

Contact: Jessica Shahda, (518) 629-7180, j.shahda@hvcc.edu
For Release: Immediately, Monday, Oct. 27, 2008

WHO: Hudson Valley Community College’s Cultural Affairs Program
WHAT:

“1960 – LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon,” Presented by David Pietrusza

“At the Turning of the Tides,” Performed by Arm of the Sea Theatre

WHEN:

“1960 – LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon”
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008
Noon – 1 p.m.

“At the Turning of the Tides”
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008
Noon – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium and Maureen Stapleton Theatre
www.hvcc.edu/campusmap

DETAILS:

“1960 – LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon”
Award-winning author David Pietrusza will speak on his newly-released book, "1960 - LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign that Forged Three Presidencies," which details that campaign's historic political, media, Cold War, religious and civil rights aspects. Critics have compared David Pietrusza's work to that of Doris Kearns Goodwin and Gene Fowler. He will sign copies of his books at the conclusion of the presentation. Books will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the lecture.

“At the Turning of the Tides”
A performance spectacle with live music and large-scale puppetry celebrating the Hudson River Estuary. Lusciously painted puppet figures and hauntingly beautiful mask characters populate this large-scale, informative production celebrating the life and times of the Hudson River. Throughout the sixty-minute stream of spellbinding imagery, Arm of the Sea blends regional history and natural sciences to reveal the river’s inner life.

Both events are free and open to the public.

INTERVIEW AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Members of the media will have the chance to interview David Pietrusza. They will also have the opportunity to take photos of the performance and interview members of Arm of the Sea Theatre.