Issues: Arts and Culture

Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting 2/9/10

Serrano Chairs Committee Meeting with Arts Organizations Regarding Governor's Proposed Budget, Discusses Patterson's 21-Day Amendment

(Albany, NY)- After chairing a meeting of the Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee yesterday, Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) reported that Governor David A. Patterson’s release of his 21-day amendment to the 2010-11 Executive Budget was a small step in the right direction in regards to the restoration of funding for the arts.
 

February 10, 2010
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Winners of the 2009 Senate Education Committee Annual Report art contest show off their artwork to Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair of the Education Committee.

BUDDING LOCAL ARTISTS WIN NYS SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE ART CONTESTStudents’ Work Featured in 2009 Annual Report of the Senate Committee on Education    Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, is pleased to announce the winners of the Committee’s 2009 Annual Report art competition.  Six local artists, ranging in age from six to nine years, were honored recently by Senator Oppenheimer at her district offices in Port Chester.

February 9, 2010
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Senator Thompson Hosts Black History Month Celebration

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 8, 2010Contact: Linda Walker | 716.284.5789Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

Niagara Falls, NY- New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) will be hosting a celebration in honor of Black History Month.  The event will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at the Doris Jones Family Resource Center at 3001 Ninth Street, Niagara Falls from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

February 9, 2010
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Senator Tom Duane and Senate President Malcolm A. Smith Allocate $7.5 Million In Funding To Support Renovations To Lincoln Center

Above: Senator Duane presents a check on behalf of the New York State Senate to Reynold Levy, President of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

The funding will go towards costs for the design, architecture and engineering of Alice Tully Hall.

(New York, NY)- Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith along with Senator Tom Duane presented a $7.5 Million capital funding allocation to  Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to be used for its ongoing redevelopment of the recently renovated Alice Tully Hall.

The check will go towards costs for the design, architecture and engineering of the hall.

February 5, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Jose M. Serrano, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 801 LOB

February 9, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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January 27, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Arts Day 2010

(Albany, NY)-  After the devastating cuts to Arts, Parks, Living Museums, and Tourism in Governor David A. Paterson's proposed budget, Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D- Setauket) are urging advocates to voice their concerns during a Joint Committee meeting on Arts Day 2010.

February 24, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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State Senator Ruben Diaz Criticizes Lack of State Representation in Newly Created Museum of The American Latino

New York State Senator Ruben Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus today sent a letter to Congressman José Serrano requesting that he review the lack of state representation in the recently created National Museum of the American Latino. 

January 7, 2010
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December 29, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Reads from Handel's Messiah

On Sunday, December 13, 2009, Senator José M. Serrano participated in the annual reading of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. This event, which draws large crowds from all around New York City, has become a holiday tradition in the Bronx. Music was performed by the Bronx Opera Chorus and conducted by Michael Spierman.“It is an honor to have been, once again, selected as an orator for this year’s performance,” said Senator Serrano, who is a proud supporter of the Bronx Opera Company.

December 13, 2009
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Statement from Senator Serrano on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation

(Albany, NY)- On Wednesday December 2, 2009, Senator José M. Serrano (D- Manhattan/Bronx) and his Senate colleagues worked with Governor David Patterson to approve a bipartisan Deficit Reduction Plan (DRP)  aiming to protect jobs, prevent tax hikes and save critical school funding. "Responsible cuts were necessary, but we were able to 'cut with care' by protecting funding for health care and education- without placing an additional burden on the taxpayer," said Serrano.

December 8, 2009
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Monk In Motion

Joe Sanders, First Runner Up in the 2009 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition

December 19, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Monk In Motion

Matt Brewer, Second Runner Up in the 2009 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition

December 12, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Jack Kleinsinger Presents: Highlights in Jazz: Celebrating the Swing Masters

Ken Peplowski recalls Benny GoodmanTerry Gibbs recalls Lionel HamptonFreddie Bryant recalls Charlie Christian

December 10, 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Monk in Motion

Ben Williams, First Place Winner in the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition

December 5, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Dialogues In The Visual Arts

$5 – Includes Reception   This panel commemorates the Asian American Arts Centre (AAAC)'s recently launched digital archive, artasiamerica.org. The archive reflects 60 years and several generations of artistic production by Asian American artists from AAAC’s original archive and beyond. This fall, Out of the Archive includes contributions from several essayists, online interactive features and the panel featuring artists Nathalie Pham, Eun Young Choi and Triple Edwards.

December 9, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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