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11/04/2002
Calendar Listings Cultural Affairs November 4 - November 23

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, November 4, 2002

Music

Sonny & Perley -Rendentor Records recording artists Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau delight audiences from New York to Europe with their unique blend of jazz, cabaret, world beat, and Brazilian music. They will play in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre at Hudson Valley Community College at noon on Tuesday, November 12. Admission is free. 629-4TIX.

Dance

Kahurangi: Maori Dance Theatre of New Zealand -Kahurangi brings a collection of vibrant traditional Maori culture, music and dance styles dating back to the 10th century when their first migration from Hawaiki to New Zealand occurred. Most of the songs and dances performed are part of the history and fabric of Maori life. Kahurangi will perform on Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre at Hudson Valley Community College. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and high school students, $8 for children up to 14 years old and free for Hudson Valley students. 629-4TIX.

Lectures

Vital Signs of American Indians -Sakokwenionkwas ("The One who Wins"), a member of the Bear Clan, Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne (St. Regis), and founder of the Traditional Mohawk community of Kanatsiohareke in Fonda, NY will speak on issues affecting native peoples today. Sakokwenionkwas will speak on Thursday, November 7 at noon and at 1 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium at Hudson Valley Community College. Admission is free.

Now We Are of One Mind -Tom Dorsey, a member of the Onondaga Nation (Turtle Clan) and Native American Special Emphasis Program Manager, will provide a sensitive, historical, and cultural presentation of our American Indian community in New York State. Dorsey will speak on Thursday, November 19 at noon and at 1 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium at Hudson Valley Community College. Admission is free.

Theatre

Roots and Branches: A Storytelling Festival -The Storycrafters host a day of workshops and short performances with nationally known storytelling guests Peter Cook, Antonio Rocha and Peninnah Schram. The festival will be held in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium at Hudson Valley Community College from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 16. There will be a special evening performance from the Storycrafters beginning at 7 p.m. at the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is $8 for adults, seniors and high school students, $5 for children up to 14 years and free for Hudson Valley students. 629-4TIX.

Art

Ronald Cohen -Figurative Paintings and drawings by Ronald Cohen of Iowa. Cohen creates dramatic paintings that achieve a degree of volume and realism. Teaching Gallery in Marvin Library at Hudson Valley Community College, October 24 through November 23. Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free. 629-4849.

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 10,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.