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Focus on Entertainment: Nov. 23

JFK Memorial Concert Symphonic show

PLATTSBURGH — Symphonic Band presents “JFK Memorial Concert,” 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death, SUNY Plattsburgh E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 22.

The performance will be held on the evening of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death, this concert will feature Leonard Bernstein’s “Fanfare for the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy” and Ronald Lo Presti’s “Elegy for a Young American.”

The program will consist entirely of works related to the event: Leonard Bernstein’s “ Fanfare for the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy, Frederick Loewe’s “Highlights from Camelot,” Ronald Lo Presti’s “Elegy for a Young American,” James Curnow’s “Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew,” Frank Ticheli’s “American Elegy,” and two movements from Andrew Boysen Jr.’s Symphony No. 3 “JFK.”

Boysen’s work features violinist Gabrielle Beauregard and soprano Mason Miller, a third-grader at Oak Street Elementary School.

The concert promises to be a powerful event commemorating a landmark in American history.

The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information call 565-0145

High Peaks Band comes to Monopole

PLATTSBURGH — High Peaks Band will perform at the Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, 10 p.m. On Nov. 22.

HPB incorporates Reggae, jazz, blues, calypso, gospel, progressive, classical, funk, jam, rock and folk into a unique blend that is called Smart-Jam. The band has been rocking New York since 2005, playing numerous original compositions as well as covers from Phish, Talking Heads, The Beatles and Grateful Dead. The bands names their musical influences are inspired by artists like Phish, Wilco, Zappa, Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, and Genesis.

Night of the Nations brings home the world

PLATTSBURGH — Night of Nations annual showcase of student acts from around the world, SUNY Plattsburgh, E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, 101 Broad Street, 7 p.m. 253-8644 or woonkheng0608@gmail.com.

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