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Michael Starkman '74 - Gallery Exhibit

The show will run from February 16 to March 27, with a reception on Sunday, February 20, 2-5pm. The gallery is located at 49 Geary Street, Suite 211, in downtown San Francisco. More information, including images of the photographs that will be exhibited, can be found on the gallery's website -- -- as well as on my website --

Educate!’s Annual Ball—For the Future of Uganda

Come one, come all to Educate!'s Annual Ball For the Future of Uganda with special musical guest FACE on Saturday February 6, at RembrandtYardArtGallery & EventCenter,
1301 Spruce Street
in Boulder.  Doors open at 5:30pm.

The Ball is for all ages with live music by the nationally-recognized Boulder-based band FACE, a great silent auction, speech scheduled by Congressman Jared Polis, wine, beer and appetizers. Besides being a wonderful time, the Ball is a benefit event to empower youth across Uganda to transform their communities by addressing poverty, disease, hunger and ignorance.

It's a Boulder Ball (so dress with no stress!)

You can purchase tickets online: (or send a check to: Educate!

P.O. Box 4847, Boulder, CO80306

And, if you live outside Boulder the Boulderado gave Educate! the discounted rate of $144 for a Queen room. To make reservations, call the Boulderado: (303) 442-4344, and give the group name “Educate!” and the booking ID# 6370.  (The Boulderado is across from the Rembrandt)

Help Haiti (submitted by Brian Alston '86)

Submitted on Friday, 1/15/2010, at 9:18 AM

Many of us are watching the news concerning the devastation unfolding in Haiti. While CNN lists an impressive list of national and international Aid agencies offering support to Haiti and these are necessary and important, the Saint Boniface Haiti Foundation started from the care and concern of a small group of local citizens in Massachusetts. I am supporting and encouraging others to support this grassroots organization in Haiti…to offer support please visit the Saint Boniface Haiti Foundation ( I traveled with them last November 2008 after the devastating hurricanes. I saw the hospital they built through donated funds over a 25 year period of time. I witnessed the stream of patients with my own eyes, met the doctor and the nurses, and witnessed the contribution of medications we brought unpacked and added to some of their almost empty shelves in the pharmacy. This is a worthy organization that needs your support.

Thanks for caring!

Brian Alston, Amherst College Class of 1986

St. Boniface Haiti Foundation

Linda Canniff
400 No. Main Street
Randolph, MA 02369
781 963 7243
781 963 7244

NYC Author Interview by Charles Patterson '58

Submitted by Charles W. Patterson on Monday, 10/12/2009, at 11:49 PM

Ted Lee '93 on Throwdown! With Bobby Flay - Nov. 4, 2009

Submitted on Tuesday, 10/6/2009, at 4:06 PM

During our Throwdown episode, Flay challenges me and my brother and co-writer, Matt, to a Country Captain duel, pitting the recipe for this southern dish from our first cookbook, The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook (2007 James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year; 2007 IACP Julia Child Award Winner; reviewed by John Thorne in Amherst Magazine), against his own recipe for Country Captain.

In this episode of Throwdown to air on November 4, 2009 at 9 p.m. EST, Bobby Flay challenges me and my brother to a "Country Captain" duel, will premiere 11/4/09 at 9PM EST on the Food Network (it happens to be the day after our new book, The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern, goes on sale!). In other news, we just got booked to do The Martha Stewart Show (live) on 12/8/09, and a turkey recipe we developed is photographed on the covers of Bon Appetit's Thanksgiving issue.

Also, starting November 3, 2009, I'll be touring the southeast in support of the book, and would love to see Amherst folks at our events! Interested alums can check our tour schedule at, on our Facebook page (The Lee Bros.), and can follow us on Twitter (@theleebros).

Storytime and Book Signing


Down by the Station
by Jennifer Riggs Vetter '90
Illustrations by Frank Remkiewicz

Sunday, August 23, 2009
11:30 a.m.

1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

"In this playful takeoff on the traditional song about trains, the author expands the vehicles--and locations--to include numerous modes of transportation. Each spread features a crowd of happy animal characters (often parent-child pairs) cavorting to a stanza that matches a different vehicle: school bus, truck, airplane, sailboat, rocket and more. The verses conclude with the appropriate sound effects and the refrain, "Off we go!," until evening arrives at book's end. Remkiewicz uses candy-bright colors and a hint of goofy elasticity in his slightly busy watercolor art. With enough repetition to tempt early readers to try the text on their own, the book will also attract the lap-sit crowd, who love a good vehicle story. Collections that need more books on transportation may want to hop onboard."  (School Library Journal)
Submitted by Zachary S. Henry on Monday, 8/17/2009, at 10:09 AM
Gregg Greenberg ’92 wrote a play called "Clemenza And Tessio Are Dead." It’s a Godfather parody and its playing as a part of the Fringe Festival in New York City this August. Tickets and time/date info below.

Manhattan Theatre Source 177 MacDougal Street New York, NY 10011 (bet. 8th St & Waverly Pl.)

FRI 8/14, 7:00pm

MON 8/17, 3:15pm

THUR 8/20, 9:00pm

THUR 8/27, 5:00pm

SAT 8/29, NOON

No Way to Treat a Lady

No Way to Treat a Lady

Book, Music, & Lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen '80
Based on the novel by William Goldman

A musical thriller

LOS ANGELES PREMIERE! Based on the novel by William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) which was adapted as a movie of the same name, this capitvating, sexy musical gives new meaning to "knock 'em dead." A serial killer is on the loose, and Detective Morris Brummell is on the case. Can he find the killer, get the girl, and appease his disappointed mother -- all before the next chorus?  It's a game of cat and mouse -- a tour de force with 4 actors playing 17 roles -- and a murderously good time! Winner of the Richard Rodgers Award.

"An old-fashioned, new-fangled thoroughly beguiling musical." -- Peter Travers (critic, Rolling Stone magazine)

No Way To Treat a Lady runs from April 15 to May 17, 2009

For more information, visit the Colony Theatre Web site.

Durham, NC gathering/art show

Submitted by Jonathan M. Schneider on Tuesday, 3/31/2009, at 12:37 PM

Jonathan Schneider '03 will be hosting an open studio art show in Durham, NC on Friday, April 10, 7-9pm. 

All area alumni are welcome.  Drinks and appetizers served, so could serve as an informal alumni mixer.  Please email me for details:  Thanks!


Keys to the Future: “SPOTLIGHT on Minimalism” Sunday, April 5, 7:30PM

Submitted by Joseph A. Rubenstein on Tuesday, 3/24/2009, at 8:27 PM


Keys to the Future and Le Poisson Rouge present "SPOTLIGHT on Minimalism", an evening of Minimalist solo and duo piano works. Five pianists, including Keys regulars Lisa Moore, Molly Morkoski, Stephen Gosling, Blair McMillen, and Joseph Rubenstein will present six works spanning five decades, including Steve Reich's seminal "Piano Phase" and John Adams' "Hallelujah Junction". 

"SPOTLIGHT on Minimalism" will take place Sunday, April 5 at 7:30PM at Le Poisson Rouge in New York. For complete info about this concert, including how to buy tickets, and about our annual 3-day Festival of contemporary solo piano music (May 19-21), please check out our newly updated website:

Admission to "SPOTLIGHT on Minimalism" is $15. Doors open at 7PM. Le Poisson Rouge is located at 158 Bleecker St., between Sullivan and Thompson St. Any questions can be directed to Le Poisson Rouge: (212) 505-3474 or to