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SUNY Oswego professor releases solo piano recordings

Robert Auler, associate professor of music at SUNY Oswego, plays solo piano for "Shards," a new CD featuring the music of composer Jonathan Pieslak, a longtime friend of Auler's and an associate professor of music theory and composition at City College of New York. As the title evokes, the recording features widely divergent, often rapidly shifting pieces and influences.

SUNY Oswego music faculty member and concert pianist Robert Auler has joined forces with composer and friend Jonathan Pieslak to publish “Shards,” a collection of piano solos featuring widely divergent influences. Auler, who has taught at Oswego for 11 years — and whose global performance career added China and South Africa in just the last year — met Pieslak in graduate school at the University of Michigan.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Find Great Person-To-Person Tours

Global Greeter Network, www.globalgreeternetwork.info, is a wonderful way to find a free person-to-person tour. Greeters are volunteers who love their city so much they volunteer to give free two-hour tours. They take visitors to parks, shopping, or lesser known neighborhoods. Greeters are not professional guides, so greeters do not take their guests to museums leaving that to professional guides.

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A Rubber Chicken and A Magic Lamp Produce Mayhem for Oswego Players

Why does a chicken cross the road? To get a part in an Oswego Players’ production of Jack Sharkey’s farce, “Who’s on First?” of course. A rubber chicken, not a real chicken and a talking magic lamp are essential characters in the upcoming production directed by Sherri Metz. The play is set to open in mid-September.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Big or Small, Museums Have A Lot To Offer

Safe Haven in Oswego

I admit it, I am a museophile. Big or small, art or history, I enjoy all museums, but I favor the small museum. They are usually devoted to one topic so that I can learn all I need to know in an hour or so plus they usually are started by someone with a passion for the item. When John and I were in Nebraska we visited several such museums. The Kregel Windmill Company in Nebraska City was a windmill factory that was turned into a museum. Touch screens facilitate the self-guided tour.

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Romeo and Juliet Opens on Aug. 15

Romeo and Juliet Opens on Aug. 15

Romeo and Juliet, played by Knate MacKenzie Roy and Nikki Bolio, rehearse an early scene in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The play opens August 15 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. The all-star cast features well-known actors from the areas three theatre companies in key roles as well as blind-gender casting with women playing male roles as modern day strong women.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Luxuriate At Honduras’ Las Cascada Lodge

La Ensenada Resort's pool

Several years ago, when we were in Honduras, John and I stopped to see a new luxury ecolodge outside of La Ceiba called Las Cascada Lodge. I fell in love with it. It is nestled in the rainforest surrounded by trees and flowers. The rooms, there are only three of them, have a view of the jungle waterfalls. There are several cascading falls each with a small pool at the bottom that is big enough to swim in.

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Genna Losurdo Turns 6

Happy Birthday, Genna Losurdo!

Genna turns 6 today (Aug. 22).

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Stuff-A-Bus Program Benefits Several Hundred County Students

In an effort to ensure every child is prepared for school, the United Way of Greater Oswego County held its annual “Stuff-a-Bus” campaign on Wednesday at different bus locations around the county. The school supplies will now be divided among the nine districts in the coming days.

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‘Classic Moments’ Countdown: #10 First Oswegonian, Young Steve Gioia Jr. Wins Classic – 1976 International Classic

With 10 days remaining until the International Classic, the countdown continues with No. 10, as Steve Gioia Jr. became the first Oswegonian to win the Classic in 1976. The 1976 International Classic was touted as being “an early Christmas present” for car owner Bill Hite and driver Fred Graves. It was a forgone conclusion that their far superior, four-wheel drive rear-engine Supermodified, would be banned after the season ended.

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David C. LeBeau, 70

David C. LeBeau, 70, of Fulton, went to be with the Lord on Friday August 15, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse.

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Oswego Cinema 7 Fri 08/22/14 – Tue 08/26/14

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PG13 3D (DIGITAL) 9:40p GUARDIANS OF THE PG13 GALAXY (DIGITAL) 1:40p 4:20p 7:00p IF I STAY (DIGITAL) PG13 12:00p 2:30p 5:00p 7:30p 10:00p LET’S BE COPS (DIGITAL) R 12:05p 2:30p 4:55p 7:20p 9:45p TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA PG13 … Continue reading