(WBNG Binghamton) The Early Owego Antique Center will again host special events in conjunction with Owego's Third Friday April Art Walk, happening Friday, April 19th.
According to a news release:
Beginning at 6 pm, local historian and retired Newark Valley High School Librarian Ed Nizalowski will showcase one of his "other" talents. Ed was trained in flute at the Crane School of Music, but ultimately received a degree in English. Fast forward to today and Ed is again enjoying playing flute and saxophone, especially improvisation with either instrument.
As Ed says, “I certainly have preferences when it comes to music, but I don't make a lot of distinctions when it comes to my listening tastes or what I like to perform or elaborate upon. I love the flute music of the Baroque. The rigid barriers that many people have erected between classical, jazz, folk, popular and other forms of music need to have more flexibility. I feel comfortable flowing from one to the other and putting my personal interpretation into the outcome.”
With such an expansive view toward music, we think the evening should be full of surprises. Ed will perform on our Mezzanine Gallery from 6 to 8 pm.
The next day, Saturday April 20th, Jack Shay the Author of "Bygone Binghamton" will give a presentation at 2 pm.
Author Jack Shay, Vestal NY, in collaboration with Betty Casey, Endicott, NY (formerly of Susquehanna), and Tom Townsend, Binghamton, NY, spent thousands of hours researching material and interviewing people who were connected to places within a 30-mile radius of Greater Binghamton. This is the most comprehensive history of the area published to date. “This has been a labor of love,” said Author Jack Shay, who spent the better part of the last four years researching and writing the book. “I ended up with so much material that the publisher had to separate it into two volumes,” said Shay. “This project was first conceived when newspaper assignments led me to gather reminiscences from septuagenarians and octogenarians, but for a variety of reasons it was put on hold for nearly 30 years, said Shay.
While centered around Binghamton, Jack's book contains many Owego area insights and topics. He will share those and others with us. His talk begins at 2 pm on Saturday the 20th and will prove to be entertaining for the old and enlightening for the young.