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03/31/2003
Cultural Affairs at Hudson Valley March 31-April 16

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 31, 2003

Art Exhibit

Annual Juried Student Exhibition – Hudson Valley's best art students will exhibit works of all media in the Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College's Marvin Library from April 10 to April 23. Exhibit times are Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. There will be a free reception on April 10 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Teaching Gallery. Admission is free.

Film

"Dr. Strangelove" – First released in 1964 at the height of the Cold War and with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in people's memories, "Dr. Strangelove" is about if the wrong person pushed the wrong button. The film is showing on Tuesday, April 1 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Showtimes are noon and 6 p.m. Admission is free.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" – This 1962 film, starring Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall, is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. Peck earned an Academy Award for his performance as Atticus Finch, a southern lawyer who defends a local black man charged with raping a white woman. With passions aroused in the small southern town, Atticus finds his safety threatened along with that of his two children, Scout and Jem. The film is showing on Tuesday, April 8 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Showtimes are noon and 6 p.m. Admission is free.

"A Time To Kill" – Carl Lee Hailey, played by Samuel L. Jackson, takes the law into his own hands after the legal system fails to punish the men who brutally raped and beat his daughter. The film is showing on Tuesday, April 15 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium. Showtimes are noon and 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Lectures

The Holocaust Kid – Sonia Pilcer is the daughter of Polish-Jewish parents who met in Germany at the Landsberg Displaced Persons Camp. In her book, "The Holocaust Kid," she depicts the intimate, painful lives of Jewish survivors and their children. Pilcer will relate her personal experience at noon on Wednesday, April 2 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center. Admission is free.

Tattooing and Body Piercing: Yesterday and Today – Lloyd Tompkins, a tattoo artist for the past 13 years, will discuss the important influences on body piercing and tattooing in America. He also will suggest important safety tips for tattooing and piercing. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium. Admission is free.

Music

Denise LaSalle - Soul and blues artist Denise LaSalle will perform in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre on Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. She has toured for three decades across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. LaSalle became a household name in 1971, when her first hit single for Westbound Records, "Trapped by a Thing Called Love," went gold on the pop charts. Her second single from that album, "Now Run Tell That," became a million-selling rhythm and blues hit. Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 for students and Hudson Valley faculty and staff, and free for Hudson Valley students with proper identification. For ticket information, call 629-4TIX.

Theater

Edible Shorts – The Hudson Valley Theater Club will perform a series of short plays. Admission is free. For more information, call 331-1331.

Glengarry Glen Ross – The Hudson Valley Student Theater Club will perform "Glengarry Glen Ross," a comedic drama about the inner workings of a real estate office, on Friday-Saturday, April 11-12 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Nightly showtimes are at 8 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call 331-1331.

Hudson Valley Community College, located at 80 Vandenburgh Avenue 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.