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January 16, 2014

Arts Express: Jan. 16, 2014

Champlain Valley Film Society to kick off winter schedule 

WHALLONSBURG — Several of the most critically-acclaimed movies of 2013 will be coming to Essex County this winter courtesy of The Champlain Valley Film Society.

The slate includes a mix of dramatic films, documentaries and award nominees presented through an HD projector with a theater-quality sound system.

All films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 Route 22. Except for the Oscar Shorts screening and refreshments, tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for those under 18. For the most up-to-date schedule, visit the CVFS website at www.cvfilms.org.

The season begins Saturday, Jan. 18, with “20 Feet from Stardom,” a documentary that shines a spotlight on the backup singers behind some of the 20th-century’s biggest musical performers including The Rolling Stones, Sting, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder. The Chicago Tribune called it “pure satisfaction.” 

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Champlain Valley Chorale holding rehearsals

TICONDEROGA — The Champlain Valley Chorale has announced it will resume rehearsals for its upcoming spring concerts. 

Beginning Feb. 4, weekly rehearsals are scheduled for Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, Wicker Street, Ticonderoga.

The concert presentations will be in late May and early June.

New singers in all sections are welcomed, and no audition is necessary.

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