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Hudson Valley Community College Fall Cultural Affairs Program Continues American Music Theme; Events Run through December

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, October 29, 2012

The Lost Radio Rounders and Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys bring their unique musical styles to Hudson Valley Community College for performances this month as the American Music theme of the fall Cultural Affairs program continues. Making music from another time and another place on banjo, guitar and fiddle, the Lost Radio Rounders play on Thursday, Nov. 1 at noon in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, while Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys mix bluegrass and rockabilly with a dose of storytelling and humor on Thursday, Nov. 15 at noon in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Both performances are open to the public free of charge.

Running through December, other public programs at the college include:

“Afghan Women Speak”
Noon Thursday, Nov. 8
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
This audiovisual presentation by photojournalist Connie Frisbee Houde depicts the realities of life in Afghanistan amidst the poignant beauty of the land and the strength of its women. The public is invited free of charge.

“Brass and Fire: The Poetry of War”
Noon Thursday, Nov. 15
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
“Brass and Fire: The Poetry of War” is a talk and reading by New York Times Editor’s Choice soldier-poet Brian Turner. The author of two collections of poetry, “Here, Bullet” and “Phantom Noise,” Turner began writing after serving in the United States Army for seven years. He spent a year as an infantry team leader in Iraq and completed a deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina. The public is invited free of charge.

“Abu Dhabi is Love Forever”
Thursday, Nov. 1 –Saturday, Dec. 8
Teaching Gallery
This exhibit is an autobiographical exploration through video, collage and found imagery by Brooklyn-based collaborative artists Jennifer and Kevin McCoy of the year they spent living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. “Abu Dhabi is Love Forever” can be seen in the college’s teaching gall