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FOE: Jazzy-funk trio meets international guitar duo and much more

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will kick-off its 2013 membership drive with a free concert. Towne Meeting will entertain Sunday, March 3, at the Best Western Inn at 3 p.m.

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will kick-off its 2013 membership drive with a free concert. Towne Meeting will entertain Sunday, March 3, at the Best Western Inn at 3 p.m.

Bringing it Home for The Strand

PLATTSBURGH — “Bringing it Home For the Strand” three day event starting Oct. 4 through 6 will have an extensive list of acts and raise the remaining $300,000 needed to finish renovations on the Strand theater.

The event will raise money for the final chapter in the renovation of the Strand Theatre. Twenty-two local and regional bands and acts are donating their time and talents for the event. The line-up will include:

Friday, Oct. 4, starting at 7 p.m. performances will include: Towne Meeting, Speedy Arnold & Alice Knight, Russ Bailey & Franz Pope, The Basement Blues Band, and Zip City.

Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 1 p.m. performances will include: The Too Tall String Band, Joan Crane & Steve Feibloom, Roy Hurd, Stowaways and Eat. Sleep. Funk. Starting at 7 p.m. performances will include: Bruce & Jacob Patenaud, Cherie & Shannon Passno, Taylor LaValley, Craig Hurwitz, Jay Lesage and Keith Pray.

Sunday, Oct. 6 starting at 1 p.m. performances will include: Giovannina Bucci, Mike Pedersen, Natalie Ward Band, Rock Rhythm & Blues and Frozen Sunshine.

Tickets will be $20 per show for adults, $10 for children under 12, or $50 for the entire weekend for adults, $25 kids. Advance tickets can be purchased at the NCCCA office located at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh and online at www.plattsburgharts.org. Tickets will also be available at the box office.

Groovestick, jazzy-funk trio, at Monopole

PLATTSBURGH — Groovestick will perform at the Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m.

With influences ranging from Parliament Funkadelic, Chick Corea and Jimmy Smith all the way to Soulive, Dumpstaphunk and The New Deal.

Groovestick is an organ trio with a mind for jazz and fingers for FUNK; featuring members of Timbre Coup, Funk Evolution, Dirty Paris & The Kollectiv. Members include: Chris Carballeira who plays the Hammond Organ and keyboards, Tour’da Franzioo on drums and percussion, and Dan Gerken on bass and guitar.

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