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Music at the B

ONEONTA — The Woodshed Prophets will perform at 8 pm Saturday, June 25, at B Side Ballroom and Supper Club at 1 Clinton Plaza in Oneonta. An $8 cover charge will be collected at the door.

The Woodshed Prophets, also called the WPs, are described as aa quartet of bearded men who primarily play original material referred to as their unique blend of rock and country and what some have coined as “Power Twang.”

Stop by and see the flowers

HANCOCK — An opening for the show, “Flowers That Bloom Forever” will be held outdoors on a covered porch from 3 to 6 pm Saturday, June 25, at Birdhouse Gallery at 499 E. Front St. in hancock.

According to a media release, small works, not tiny, will be featured at the gallery this season beginning with Saturday’s group show of nine artists from New York City and beyond with their interpretations of flowers. The artists include Mary DeVincentis, Nancy Wechter, Joanna Epstein, Rita Finnegan, Petey Brown, Denise Sfragam Susan Carr, Jackie Shatz and Cathy Diamond.

The show will remain through July 22 and will be available to see by appointment.

Visit for more information.

Franklin Stage Company season to open July 1

FRANKLIN — The 26th season of the Franklin Stage Company at 25 Institute St. in Franklin will be held from July 1 through Aug. 21, with performances to be in Chapel Hall.

According to a media release, the season will open Friday, July 1, with the Shakespeare comedy “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” FSC will produce an adaptation by New York City’s Fiasco Theater with six actors and live music. It will run through July 17. Evening shows will be at 7:30 pm and Sunday shows will be at 5 pm

“Two Gentlemen of Verona” is one of Shakespeare’s earliest and least performed comedies. It tells the story of best friends, Valentine and Proteus, who separately leave their home city of Verona to serve the Duke in Milan. In Milan, Valentine falls for the Duke’s daughter Sylvia, while before Verona, Proteus leavings his love pledge to Julia. But once Proteus arrives in Milan, he too falls for Sylvia, setting up a rivalry with his friend. Meanwhile, back in Verona, Julia assumes a male disguise and follows Proteus to Milan.

The play deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between camaraderie and love, and the foolish behavior of people during infatuation. It is also the earliest of Shakespeare’s plays in which a young woman disguises herself as a boy, and the only play of his with a dog as a cast member (played in this version by one of the actors).

Directed by Chris O’Connor, the show features Woodrow Proctor who played the title role in FSC’s 2019 production of Billy Bishop Goes to War.

Seating is general, admission is free with a suggested donation of $25.

Visit or call 607-829-3700 for more information and reservations.

Market Music

WALTON — The first performer at the Walton Farmers’ Market Music series from noon until 2 pm Friday, July 1, will be local singer/guitarist Larry Jamieson. He will perform a range of country, folk and pop songs.

The Farmers’ Market will be open from 11 am to 4 pm Fridays from July through September at Veterans Plaza on Delaware Street. The series will continue weekly through Sept. 2.

HeART of Norwich

NORWICH — Local historian John Antonowicz recently partnered with Chenango Arts Council to create an exhibit showcasing works by area artists as well as depictions of local landmarks.

According to a media release, “HeART of Norwich…As Collected by John Antonowicz” will open with a reception at 5:30 pm Friday, July 1, in the Mariea Brown and Raymond Loft Galleries at 27 W. Main St. in Norwich.

The exhibit will remain through July 29.

Call 607-336-2787 or email for more information.

DELHI — The First Presbyterian Church of Delhi will present a Fourth of July-themed organ concert and sing-along at 4 pm Saturday, July 2.

Featured artists will be Billy Meredith and Curt Sather.

The church is at 4 Clinton St. in Delhi.

Concert in the Park

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — A concert previewing the Glimmerglass Festival season will be presented by members of the Young Artists program at 7 pm Wednesday, June 29, in Spring Park in Richfield Springs.

Bandstand concert in Neahwa Park

NEAHWA PARK — The City of Oneonta’s weekly Summer Concert Series will kick off at 7 pm Thursday, June 30, with a performance by the Oneonta Community Concert Band at the bandstand in Neahwa Park.

In the event of rain, concerts may be moved to the large pavilion in the park.

Call 607-432-0680 for more information.


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