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Symphony Makes Overtures In Plainview

Classical music will once again take center stage at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, as the North Shore Symphony Orchestra presents the third concert of its 53rd season Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m.

The orchestra’s entire 2013-14 season focuses on orchestral favorites and that theme will continue with featured guest artist Michael Powell, a trombonist with the acclaimed American Brass Quintet, in a performance of Ferdinand David’s "Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra." The concert will also feature performances of Brahms’ “Tragic Overture” and “Shostakovich Symphony No. 5.”

Conducted by the North Shore Symphony Orchestra’s music director and conducture Susan Deaver, this concert will bring together an internationally recognized solo artist and the talents of the 75-member orchestra. Tickets are genral admission for $15 and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert.

The North Shore Symphony Orchestra, which is the orchestra-in-residence at Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, presents a series of four concerts each year, which includes performances of standard orchestral repertoire as well as newly commissioned contemporary pieces. Featured soloists have included promising young Long Island musicians, members of the New York Philharmonic and professional young musicians.

Trombonist Michael Powell is a celebrated artist and performs regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Little Orchestra Society and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. He is on the faculties of The Juilliard School, SUNY at Stony Brook, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and the Aspen Music School. For more information about the orchestra and the May 3 concert, visit www.northshoresymphonyorch.org or call 516-695-4476.

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It’s hard to imagine that it’s Thanksgiving already. Is it me, or did we just celebrate? Halloween wasn’t even upon us and the stores were stocked with Thanksgiving and Christmas items. We say to ourselves, “each year, it comes earlier and earlier.” While some prepare to cook and figure out where to seat relatives to avoid arguments, others plan to dine out. To many of us, Thanksgiving means shopping on Black Friday. But for the few and far between who look forward to catching the latest film from the array released exclusively for the holiday weekend, the time has come to relish relaxation. Sit back and enjoy the weekend at the movies, while the deliciousness of turkey and stuffing is probably still digesting in your tummy.

The following movies opened on Nov. 26:

The Penguins of Madagascar (PG–92 mins)

The Penguins of Madagascar finally have their own movie. If you’re familiar with the previous Madagascar films, featuring the zoo animals and their adventures, then you already know the funny and lovable spy penguins. Packed with animated fun for the whole family, Skipper, Kowalksi, Rico and Private begin a journey as undercover agents to help stop the notorious villain, Dr. Octavious. New and returning voices include Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Christopher Knight, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and many more.

If you have a sweet tooth and want a taste of confectionary perfection, take a drive down Manetto Hill Road. Set far back in a shopping center you will find Sweet Karma Bakery. No matter where you park in the lot, your nose will be greeted by the scent of freshly baked cakes and cookies.

Owner and pastry chef Brian Fishman graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in 1991. He was a savory chef for eight years before he chose pastries over pâtés.


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Owl Prowl

Saturday, Nov. 29

Holiday Tea

Monday, Dec. 1

Art in the Afternoon

Wednesday, Dec. 3



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