Martin County Library System Press Releases

April 5, 2013

Doo-wop group Sha-Boom performing at Hoke Library April 19

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH
Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit
         

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     
DATE:  APRIL 5, 2013
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403
           

*UPDATE 4/17/13 – Tickets are no longer available. All free tickets have been claimed.

Hear street corner harmony at its best with singing group Sha-Boom on Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hoke Library, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach. Founded and led by Sal Giarraffa, Sha-Boom sings both a cappella and with musical accompaniment, performing Doo-wop standards and hits from the 1950s to the 1970s. Sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc., free tickets are required and available for pickup at the Hoke Library beginning April 16. Limit 2.
         
Sha-Boom is comprised of Giarraffa, Guy Tann, John Iaci and David Valpatic. Though the music is rehearsed, the performance itself is improvised, with the group inserting jokes and stories throughout. Giarraffa is one of the original members of Brooklyn’s legendary Doo-wop group, the Arrogants.

For details or to learn more about other Chautauqua South programs or the Martin County Library System, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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Develop a passion for geocaching with Josh Liller!

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For immediate release:  April 5, 2013             
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205    
 

Geocaching enthusiast Josh Liller will present an illustrated talk on the popular outdoor scavenger hunt game on Friday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m. at the Robert Morgade Library, 5851 S.E. Community Drive on the Chastain Campus of Indian River State College, Stuart.  A question and answer period will follow the presentation. A part of National Library Week, the event is free and open to the public.

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. Geocachers seek out hidden containers (geocaches) in a wide variety of locations with the aid of a GPS device or GPS-capable smartphone, GPS coordinates and clues obtained from websites dedicated to the game. With almost 2 million geocaches hidden worldwide, the hobby is fun for all ages. Liller has been geocaching for more than three years and is a member of South Florida Geocaching as well as the Cachepalooza Crew, which hosts an annual geocaching event at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound.
 
To learn more about the Martin County Library System, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, call 772-221-1403, or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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Internationally acclaimed musical duo iAN&ANi performing at Blake Library April 20

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH
Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit
         

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     
DATE:  APRIL 5, 2013
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403
           

iAN&ANi, an internationally acclaimed, Chicago-based ensemble, present two can’t-miss performances in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library on Saturday, April 20. A part of their album release tour, Russian cellist Ian Maksin and Bulgarian pianist Ani Gogova first conduct an interactive, educational performance for children and teens, with meet-and-greet, from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Following this performance, the duo presents a concert for adults from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc., the events are free and open to the public. The Blake Library is located at 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart.

The album, Tango Plus, features music of Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla as well as works by Alberto Ginastera, Manuel de Falla, Maurice Ravel and Rodion Shchedrin. They will also perform works by contemporary Chicago composer Ilya Levinson, commissioned by the duo.

In just over one year of working together, Maksin and Gogova have performed nearly 100 concerts in the United States and Europe. They have appeared on National Public Radio and many of its affiliate stations throughout the U.S., as well as on national radio programs in Poland, Bulgaria and Russia. Time Out Magazine selected the duo as “Critic’s Pick” three times. 

Outside classical music, Maksin has collaborated with such artists as Andrea Bocelli, Gloria Estefan, Barry Gibb of the former Bee Gees, P. Diddy and Snoop Dogg, to name a few. His main goal as an artist is “to close the musical gap between generations and societies and make cello music accessible for everyone.”

Gogova has appeared in solo recitals and concerts with orchestras in Bulgaria, Italy, Serbia, England, Slovenia, Romania, Portugal, Macedonia and throughout the U.S. In 2003, she was appointed to the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University becoming the youngest professor to join the world-renowned faculty of the Music Conservatory.

For details or to learn more about other Chautauqua South events or the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or visit the website at  www.library.martin.fl.us.

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