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Fenimore Art Museum

What Songs Do You Remember – And Why?

Libby Cudmore Asks Fenimore Audience:

What Songs Do You

Remember – And Why?

Libby Cudmore was heading home from work on the OPT, passing by Goodyear Lake and listening to Syd Straws’ “CBGBs” when she was inspired to write “The Big Rewind,” her detective novel published in 2016 by William Morrow. The writer and AllOTSEGO.com managing editor’s revelation came this afternoon during her lecture, “Rock Music and Memory,” one of periodic talks The Fenimore Art Museum is organizing this summer in connection with “Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits,” on loan from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The interplay between music and life can come early, she said: The first song she remembers hearing was her dad playing “Excitable Boy” on the record player, which led to her interest in mystery writing.  “When you raise the kids on Warren Zevon, what do you expect??  Here, Libby, who also writes music reviews for Paste and other national magazines, autographs “The Big Rewind” for Patrick and Jean Dewey, Cooperstown. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 1

On Rock Music And Memory

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AUTHOR’S TALK – 2 p.m. In “Rock Music & Memory – An Exploration with Author Libby Cudmore,” the local author shares her personal stories as both a music fan and music critic. Part of Fenimore Art Museum’s Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits. Members free; nonmembers, price included with admission. Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 Route 80, Cooperstown. Info, 607-547-1400, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 12

Mother’s Day At The Museums

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FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mothers, grandmothers, and mothers-to-be get free admission to the Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers’ Museum. Free glass of wine to mothers & or grandmothers w/purchase of food item in Fenimore Café from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 NY-80 & Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-1472

Fenimore Gives Champs Honorary Memberships

Fenimore Gives Champs

Honorary Memberships

The Fenimore Art Museum bestowed honorary membership on the state champion CCS Hawkeyes’ Varsity Basketball Team last Friday during the spring member reception. At right, Fenimore President Paul D’Ambrosio, center, and Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch congratulate Coach John Lambert. Team members are, first row, from left, Kyle Meyer, Ben Tafuro and Spencer Lewis; second row, Kyle Santello and Ryan Lansing; third row, Jack Lambert, Calvin Sandler and Jesse Furnari; fourth row, Noah Lifgren and John Kennedy. (Todd Kenyon photo)
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Arrives At Fenimore Next Tuesday

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Arrives

At Fenimore Next Tuesday

Ritts’ David Bowie portrait will be among the photographer’s many famous portraits of rock stars to be exhibited at The Fenimore, beginning Tuesday. (Photo courtesy the Fenimore)

COOPERSTOWN – An exhibit of Herb Ritts’ famous photo portraits of rock stars from the Rock & Roll Museum in Cleveland opens Tuesday at The Fenimore Art Museum.

It one of six exhibits opening that same day, and 12 in all are planned over the summer.

With a minimalist style and mastery of natural light, photographer Ritts (1952–2002) is known for turning starts into icons.  This is the first curated collection of his photos, including David Bowie, Tina Turner, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Prince, Cher, Madonna and many more.

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