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02/24/2003
Cultural Affairs at Hudson Valley February 24-March 11

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, February 24, 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'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.; 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.

Film

"A Hard Day's Night" – One of the finest rock n' roll films of all time, A Hard Day's Night is an exhilarating, frequently hilarious study of a "typical" 36 hours in the lives of the Beatles. The movie will play in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. Admission is free.

"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.

Lecture

One Fine Day: Tracking the Three-Minute Miracle - Experience the musical hits of yesteryear and why they happened, with Michael Farley of Saint Lawrence University. The lecture will take place in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre on Friday, February 28 at noon. Admission is free.

Music

Beatles Day! – Turn back the clock to 1964 as The Brits, a Beatles cover band, perform in Hudson Valley's Siek Campus Center on Tuesday, March 4. The performance begins at noon. 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. 629-4TIX.

Theater

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.

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. 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.