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Editorial: Long Island Fringe Festival: Two

The Long Island Fringe Festival is a “big deal” for the arts in that it offers a weekend-long event celebrating the arts on Long Island.

Long Island’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Second Long Island Fringe Festival Sept. 24, 25 and 26. The Artists Group, a Hicksville-based arts organization, has gathered together cutting edge dance, music, theater, performance poetry and visual artistry in a celebration of “The Science of Fringematics”.
 It all kicks off with a reception on Friday, Sept. 24 in the Atrium of Tilles Center at 5 p.m. (Tickets for the reception only are $10.)

There will be a tribute to John Lennon of the Beatles; Maxwell Corydon Wheat Jr., Nassau County’s first Poet Laureate will perform Poets with Passion; 
and from 9 to 9:30 p.m. Circle of Dance will perform on the Mainstage.

For 29 years, Circle of Dance Repertory has been a leading modern dance company and artistic force here on Long Island. This innovative and relevant dance company presents the work of several unique choreographers. Dancers and choreographers hail from troupes such as Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Lar Lubovitch, The Parsons Dance Company, Paul Taylor, Patricia Kenny Dance Collection and fresh from NYC’s Broadway stages.

Additionally you will be able to view “Nite Out” by Oyster Bay artist Jerelyn Hanrahan. It is the newest in the “Art Under Glass” program that is in the 7th year of presenting unusual, cutting edge, displays exhibited in the open, blank canvas space, that is the artrium.

There will be a slew of performances over the weekend – check the web for full details of who, when and where – at the C.W. Post campus.

Individual tickets for daytime performances are $7. Ticket packages are available in many price levels up to the $90 All Access Pass which allows admission to all performances of the festival. Tickets are on sale now at the Tilles Center Box Office, by phone at 299-3100 and online at www.tillescenter.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, contact Debra Ann Kasimakis, producer, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 931-6849.



It’s a great event, great for the arts, and great for Long Island – and that means great for Oyster Bay too.