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Return of an old Mayor’s Cup favorite
Plattsburgh — Downtown Plattsburgh will once again play host to the Mayor’s Cup. Beginning Thursday, July 11 and wrapping up Sunday, July 14, Mayor’s Cup 2013 will feature numerous activities on land and lake.
Mayor’s Cup Idol returns after seven years, with the semi-finals taking place Friday, July 12 and finals, the next evening.
Enter the Haggis and the Zucchini Brothers are also among a handful of live musical performances.
On Saturday, July 13, the 36th annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta on Lake Champlain will begin in the morning with the awards ceremony following later that night at the Naked Turtle at the Plattsburgh Boat Basin.
A fireworks show will take place at Downtown Plattsburgh at 9:30 p.m. after the awards ceremony.
Family-fun entertainment is available throughout the four-day festivities, including a youth Run for Fun which will take place on the City Beach at 10:30 a.m. on July 13, an Entertainment and Artist Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and self-guided tours up the Macdonough Monument from 3 to 6 p.m.
For a complete list of Mayor’s Cup events, visit mayorscup.com.
“Much Ado” performance in Essex
ESSEX — Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing will be performed at the Essex Theatre Company at the Masonic Lodge at 7 p.m. on July 12.
The theater company will perform a modern adaptation written and directed by Emily Madan. The performance emulates the classic tale of tall tales gone too far for the audience taking over by love, regret, and journey to fixing mistakes. The play will be held at the Lodge at the intersection of Lake Shore and Station Roads.
For more informaion about the show call 526-4520 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional showtimes include July 13, 18, 19, and 20 at 7 p.m.; July 14 at 2 p.m.; July 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Go Digital Go Dark musical event to be held
LAKE PLACID — Benefit for the Palace Theater Go Digital or Go Dark campaign will be held with musical performances by Jill Sobule, And Then Bang, and Julie Kathryn Smith, will be held at Smoke Signals, 2489 Main Street, beginning at 8 p.m. on July 12.
Jill Sobule, singer-songwriter best known for the 1995 single “I Kissed a Girl”, and “Supermodel” from the soundtrack of the 1995 film Clueless. Her folk-inflected compositions alternate between ironic, story-driven character studies and emotive ballads, a duality reminiscent of such 1970s American songwriters as Warren Zevon, Harry Nilsson, Loudon Wainwright III, Harry Chapin, and Randy Newman.
A graduate of Lake Placid High School and a former Lake Placid News reporter, Julie Kathryn Smith, aka Julie Kathryn is now an accomplished singer-songwriter who lives in New York City.
And then Bang provides atypical dance beat to the local scene with rock and roll sensibilities. Band members Jason Stoltz on bass, Mike Korpan on guitar, Ryan Trumbell on drums and vocalist Josh “Hendy” Henderson bring the band’s music to life.
Admission is $10.
Party Wolf to take over the Naked Turtle
PLATTSBURGH — Party Wolf will perform at the Naked Turtle, 1 Dock Street, at 9:30 p.m. on July 13.
Party Wolf, a high energy five-member band with five talented singers offering an extended mix of music.
The band covers top chart pop hits and music from artists from Adele, Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, Lady Gaga, and Pit Bull. They also kick it old school with rock and oldies tunes by Pat Benetar, Bon Jovi, Neil Diamond and the Ramones and some country music.
Capital Zen to play the Monopole
PLATTSBURGH — Capital Zen will perform at the Monopole, 7 Protection Ave, at 10 p.m. on July 13.
Capital Zen a Rock/Progressive/Funk/Jam Band based out of Glens Falls makes the trek across the state and the country playing their serious bust-out power covers by bands like Rush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Talking Heads, Mr. Bungle, Frank Zappa, and a whole lot more with original melt your face orignal songs.
Capital Zen features members Jeff ‘Rog’ Tollison on Drums, Tony ‘The Tiger’ Leombruno on bass and vocals, Scotty ‘Karate’ Hannay on keys and vocals, and ‘Hurricane’ Terry Scoville on guitar and vocals.
Three part show to be held at Smoke Signals
LAKE PLACID — Ricky Fitts’ Bass Odyssey, Sinecure and Special Guests to perform at Smoke Signals, 2489 Main Street, beginning at 8 p.m. on July 13.
Sinecure, Plattsburgh-based band has been bringing their special brand of dance inspired Rock all over the north-east since 2007.
The band is anchored by band mates, and brothers, Jordan Buck on guitar and vocals and Justin Buck on bass and vocals with (non-family member) Jack Brand on drums, samples and vocals, and Shameless Strangers founder Mike Dashnaw on guitar.
The band combines gritty rock n’ roll with a dance/pop inspired edge, Sinecure evokes raw emotion, leaving a lasting impression. The band plays original material with new songs constatnly flowing on stage.
Rev Tor Band and Music in Common concert
LAKE PLACID— Music in Common and the Rev Tor Bandwill perform a special live performance of The Band’s classic 1978 concert film, “The Last Waltz” on Thursday, July 18 at 8 p.m. at Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way.
The concert features renditions of all the hits by The Band featured in the film, such as “The Weight”, “Up On Cripple Creek”, and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” as well as songs by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and many more.
Musicians from the local music scene perform the songs of the film’s original scores. The line-up of artists includes the Rev Tor Band, Kevin Sabourin and Lowell Wurster of Lucid, Sarah Curtis and Shamim Allen of Crackin’ Foxy, George Wurster, Theresa Hartford, Jason Brill, Russ Cook and Brad Hurlburt of Roadside Mystic, Fred Gillen, Jr., and more to be announced.
The Last Waltz LIVE is a benefit for Music In Common, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen, empower, and educate communities through the universal language of music.
For more information call (413) 591-8234.