Monday, April 25, 2016

Norah Jones at Ommegang, July 21st

Jones at Farm Aid, October 2010 photo from Wikipedia

Norah Jones to perform with Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Brewery Ommegang on July 21st
GRAMMY Award winning, platinum selling artist is the latest addition to the Ommegang Summer Concert Series.
Dan Smalls Presents
Norah Jones with special guest Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time: Gates: 5:00pm, Show: 7:00pm
Ages: All Ages, under 12 admitted free
Tickets: $55.00 in Advance, $65 DOS
Camping upgrades are available for $15.00 per person in advance to the first 1000 guests who purchase a general admission ticket, $20 DOS if still available
PRESALE: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10AM 

Tickets go ON SALE: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10AM
Charge by phone: 888.512.SHOW   
In person: Brewery Ommegang, State Theatre Box Office (Ithaca) 
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29th at 10am at

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Pam MacKinnon in Albany

Pam MacKinnon
The 20th Annual Burian Lecture
Funded by the Jarka and Grayce Burian 

Pam MacKinnon, Tony Award-winning theatre director
April 18 (Monday)
Seminar — 4:15 p.m., Recital Hall, 

Performing Arts Center, free and 
open to the public.
The Burian Lecture — 8:00 p.m., Recital Hall, 
Performing Arts Center, free and 
open to the public.

Pam MacKinnon, theatre director, received the  
2013 Tony Award for Best Direction for the 50th 
Anniversary Broadway revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Charles Isherwood of the New York Times praised it for “superlative staging” and “the exhilaration of a fresh encounter with a great work of theater revitalized anew.” Widely hailed as a leading interpreter of Edward Albee’s work, MacKinnon also helmed the Broadway revival of Albee’s A Delicate Balance (2014-15). In 2012, she won the Obie Award for Directing and received  a Tony Award nomination for Best Director  for her work on Clybourne Park, a spin-off of A Raisin in the Sun that also received the Tony Award for Best Play.  
In 2015, she directed Al Pacino on Broadway in David Mamet’s China Doll.
Cosponsored by the Jarka and Grayce Burian Endowment and UAlbany’s Theatre Department
Free parking is available in the University Visitors Lot for the 8PM event.

For more information, contact the Writers Institute at 442-5620 or visit us online at

Great Reasons to Become an Owner-Operator

While there are a lot of job opportunities out there, you want to find one that really interests you; one that you will enjoy, that offers flexibility and one that pays well. If you enjoy traveling and being on the open road, becoming a trucking owner-operator may interest you.
There are so many excellent reasons to become a truck driver, and moreover, to become an owner-operator of your own truck. Keep on reading to learn about some of the biggest perks of this job.

You’ll Have Job Security
In the ever-changing economy, job security is something that a lot of people worry about. Many industries lay people off on a regular basis, and finding a new position can be extremely difficult. As a truck driver, job security is something that you don’t have to worry about. As long as there is commerce, the trucking industry will thrive; and there will always be commerce.

You’ll Get Paid to Travel
You will have the opportunity to travel throughout your state, through different regions or even throughout the entire. You will be able to see some pretty spectacular sites and meet some interesting people. If traveling is something that appeals to you, working as an owner-operator is definitely a career opportunity that you are going to want to consider.

You Can Earn a Great Income
It goes without saying that you want to make as much money as possible. Well, as a truck driver, you can make a very lucrative income. There are ample opportunities to grow your income, too!

Your Job Will Never Become Dull
You’ll drive new products; you’ll see new locations and you’ll have different experiences each and every day. If you don’t want to get stuck in a rut at work, the ever-changing environment that being a truck driver affords is definitely appealing.
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