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08/11/2005
Hudson Valley Community College Announces Music, Lecture, Art and Film Lineup for Fall 2005 Semester

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, August 11, 2005

Hudson Valley Community College today announced its art, film, lecture, music, and theater schedule for the Fall 2005 semester. For more information, visit www.hvcc.edu/culture.

ART/PHOTOGRAPHY

Meredith Allen – Photographs. Opening Lecture/Reception: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.
Exhibit: Sept. 22 through Nov. 5 at the Hudson Valley Community College Teaching Gallery, located in the Marvin Library. The gallery is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday. Admission is free. (518) 629-8006.

Christian Carson – Paintings. Opening Lecture/Reception: 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.
Exhibit: Nov. 17 through Jan. 19, 2006, at the Hudson Valley Community College Teaching Gallery, located in the Marvin Library. The gallery is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday. Admission is free. (518) 629-8006.

FILM

Hotel Rwanda (2004) – The true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed more than 1,000 Tutsis refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

Born into Brothels (2004) – Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. In Bengali and English with English subtitles.
11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

LECTURE

Voices: A Library Lecture Series Presents: Transgender Emergence – Arlene Istar Lev will speak on the transgender spectrum, the overlap and divergence with the gay and lesbian civil rights movement, and the role of the mental health professional in the clinical and legal treatment of transgender people. A question and answer session and book signing will follow the lecture.
1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

Voices: A Library Lecture Series Presents: Handling Suspected Computer Crime – Thomas B. Hurbanek, an investigator with the New York State Police's Computer Crime Unit, will identify best practices and emerging issues related to computer forensics and the examination of digital evidence. A question and answer session will follow the lecture.
1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

Voices: A Library Lecture Series Presents: The History of Murder and Forensic Science – Dr. Michael Baden, renowned forensic pathologist, will discuss his extensive experience investigating murders using state-of-the-art forensic tools. His recently published book, "Remains Silent," will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.
1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

Voices: A Library Lecture Series Presents: Parking Lot Nation Meets the Long Emergency – James H. Kunstler, freelance writer and book author, will discuss the coming global energy predicament and its implications for how we live in the United States, and, in particular, our suburban living arrangement. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Noon, Tuesday, Nov. 1, Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

We Were There: Voices of African-American Veterans from World War II to the War in Iraq – Yvonne Latty, an award-winning reporter with the Philadelphia Daily News, discusses her book, which explores the experiences of African-American veterans, in combat, the barracks and back home.
11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

Voices: A Library Lecture Series Presents: The Art and Craft (and Pitfalls) of Autobiography – Debra Dickerson will explore memoir and the personal essay, including the questions: When should one write in the first person? Why? What might happen? Her two books, "An American Story" and "The End of Blackness," will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.
Noon, Tuesday, Nov. 15, Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

Voices: A Library Lecture Series Presents: The Rules Behind the News – The role and responsibility of the news media are discussed by Neil Springer, managing editor of The Business Review; Kevin Stoner, chair of the Department of Communications and Information Design at The Sage Colleges; and Kumi Tucker, anchor and reporter, News Channel 13/WNYT.
11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

MUSIC/LECTURE

Ensemble East – Traditional Japanese chamber music, enlivened with commentary and discussion of the text and historical background of the music.
11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

The Art of the Udu Drum with Frank Giorgini and Brian Melick – Giorgini makes udu drums, clay pot drums modeled after the Nigerian side hole pot drum; they are considered the best of their type in the world and the choice of the world's leading percussionists. Melick plays Giorgini's udu drums exclusively.
11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

¡Instrumentos! ¡Movimiento! Y ¡Ritmos Caribeños! - Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra is a 12-piece Latin band known throughout the country. Learn about the instruments that give salsa and merengue their flavor.
Noon, Thursday, Oct. 13, Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center Meeting Rooms 1, 2 and 3. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

Veena Chandra plays Sitar and Tabla – Chandra communicates the beauty and complexity of North Indian classical music to the Western listerner.
11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

Ubaka Hill performs Songs of Peace and Soulful Change – A drummer, teacher, performer and visual artist, Hill's performance will feature poetry and song, in addition to drumming.
12:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31, Hudson Valley Community College Student Pavilion. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

THEATER

Bread & Puppet Theatre Residency – Based in Vermont, Bread & Puppet Theatre will present the "National Circus of the Correct Moment."
1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, Outdoors in the quad behind the Guenther Enrollment Services Center; rain location, Conway Ice Rink. Admission is free. (518) 629-7170.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.