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Movies: Sarahs Key

A horric past, a muddled present,


page 9
The Music Scene
A little hurricane music,
page 3
Dance: Jacobs Pillow
Season closes with classic
Mark Morris works, page 6
The Art Scene
Life changes an artist, and art,
page 10
Calendar,
Auditions, crafts, dancing,
theater, food, page 11
Supplement to THE LAKEVILLE JOURNAL, THE MILLERTON NEWS and THE WINSTED JOURNAL
Your Guide to Tri-State Events
Art , Movies, Theater, Dining, Music, Dance, Recreation
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eadline day
fnds me
stranded in
the wake
of Irene,
without power, and, so,
without access to the
usual digital lineup of
upcoming musical events
to report to you. Go to
the Compass Calendar for
listings.
But in my brief life as
a shut-in, I came to think
about musical depictions
of meteorological events.
Like stormy Weather,
Harold arlens song of
heartbreak has to top
the list. Its been covered
countless times and
made more than a few
Grammy-winners. Ethel
Waters was the original,
though perhaps Lena
Horne is best associated
with the song, which
she sang in the movie of
the same name. (Bonnie
Raitts beautiful storm
Warning is in somewhat
the same vein, though
softer and less jazzy.)
Beethovens sixth
symphony: The
depiction of a violent
storm in the penultimate
movement is one of
the most spellbinding
moments in classical
music, and represented a
signifcant breakthrough
in Beethovens style. He
uses rumbling double
basses and then rolling
kettle drums for thunder,
piccolos for wind, and
startling dissonances
and piled-up chords to
dramatize the height of
the gale. For the fnale,
the sun comes out and a
beautiful major-key song
prevails.
Then theres La mer
(The sea).
Few composers were
better than the French
impressionist Claude
Debussy at painting
pictures with music.
While this signature
symphonic piece does
not, strictly speaking,
contain a storm, each of
its three sections paints
a specifc scene: From
dawn to midday on the
sea, play of the waves,
and Dialogue of the wind
and the waves, which
is anything but a calm
dialogue, and ends with
blaring brass and crashing
chords.
Grand Canyon suite,
Ferde Grofes romantic
composition evoking
one of the wonders of
the american landscape,
includes a stirring
cloudburst that owes
much to Beethovens
model, but is even more
literal, with swirling
strings and piano
blowing wind, cymbals as
lightning and drums for
thunderclaps.
of course, we cannot
end this list without
mentioning the folk
ballad Irene, Goodnight,
as we say goodbye to
she-whose-eye-passed-
right-overhead. It was
A Little Hurricane Music
frst recorded by an
early 1900s blues artist
and criminal
named Huddie Lead
Belly Ledbetter, at the
instigation of the great
folk musicologists, John
and alan Lomax, but is
said to be based on a song
that dates back to the
previous century. It was
pete seegers group, The
Weavers, who made it
famous in the 1950s, in a
slightly less bleak version.
This is a song, lest
we forget, in which the
narrator threatens to
jump in the river and
drown. Fortunately,
having been spared a
really bad blow from
Irene, we can forgo such a
notion.
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t was the history of the world in about 66 minutes at ps 21,
short for performance spaces for the 21st Century. This is a
place for chamber music, plays, modern dance, variety shows,
movies and, on this particular saturday before a hurricane,
puppets.
Kids and grownups, polar orange soda and popcorn in hand, took
their seats for To Fuel the Fire, a message-heavy puppet show
invented by arm-of-the-sea mask and puppet Theater. The per-
formance was delayed, though, by a deafening squall pounding the
open-jawed white plastic stage cover set on rolling farmland with
apple trees nearby and goats and chickens and a yellow dog just out-
side the town of Chatham, NY.
But it was not long before Dean Jones mounted his platform set
with a microphone, keyboard, drums and trombone (he can play
simultaneously the keys with his right hand, the snares with his left
and sing, or intone), to get the show on the road. It looked like a
pretty long road, though, when one black-draped puppeteer posted a
sign as vaudeville shows used to: 8,000 BC.
Well, it was actually a bit earlier than that (Bachman et al. aside)
with jaunty one-celled creatures merging their DNa to even their
odds in a nasty world. In no time, dark fgures had draped a double
helix to the back curtain and, voila! We had in succession a fat red
worm, then a snail, a humming bird, a polar bear and an immigrant
farmer and his wife, Isis and osiris.
You remember the Egyptian King, osiris, carved by a rival into 14
pieces, then pieced together, 13 of the pieces, anyway, by his wife
and sister, Isis, who, in doing so, became pregnant (which, according
to accounts, is pretty interesting since the most vital piece for pro-
creation had gone missing). Well, just put that aside and view I &
o as Gulf Coast immigrants, simple, hardworking people crushed by
Big oil and symbolizing things like magic, regeneration and agricul-
ture.
The next sign brings us to 2,400-2170 BC and I & o are keeping
cows, composting, planting like mad, making soup and discussing
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various aspects of physics.
Time marches on and
monetizing is invented,
and the telephone; so is
the internal combustion
engine, as well as global
warming, industrial disas-
ters, oil slicks and death.
Dont worry. Death is
a temporary thing here.
Puppeteers will do I & O,
but not death. And the
presentations are witty
and charming and imagi-
native. For anyone.
This is PS 21s sixth sea-
son and the organizations
president, Judith Grun-
berg (a self-proclaimed
city girl and rural per-
son), dreaming of making
the arts a unifying force in
this community, bought
land off Route 66 and
with help from her friends
built a beautiful stage with
good lights and sound in a
lovely place.
Grunberg, at 70-some-
thing, is sharp and chatty
and heedless of minutiae
such as a dropped cam-
era. Oh, I do that all the
time, she says, picking it
up and replacing it over
her shoulder.
She wanted to present
chamber music, here, she
tells me, even Bach. Her
husband loved Bach. But
getting people to music
like this is like pull-
ing donkeys through the
jungle.
So, she continues to
stage an amazing variety
of shows including im-
prov, cabaret, clogging,
lms (like The Garden
of the Finzi-Continis
one night, Woody Allens
Radio Days another),
swing dancing, plays and
the annual Paul Grunberg
Memorial Bach Concert
which has featured Eu-
gene Drucker performing
in a trio, and this year,
The Four Nations En-
semble playing the music
of Bach and sons.
She gures if she can
get people to one kind of
show, they may come back
for another kind. Some-
times audiences surprise
her. In what she calls a
ash mob, picnickers set
up tables, laid out food
and wine, hung lights
from the apple trees and
dined under starry skies
after a show.
People love this place,
she says.
COMING UP AT PS 21:
Parsons Dance
will perform
at PS 21,
2980 Route 66,
one mile north of
Chatham, NY,
Sept. 3 and 4 at
7:30 p.m.
For tickets and
information,
call 518-392-6121,
or go to www.
ps21chatham.org.


Judith Grunberg introduces the PS 21 audience to a puppet show, To Fuel the Fire,
Saturday, as pre-hurricane rains drummed on the stage cover.
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T
here are almost no movements in
a Mark Morris dance that look like
conventional dance steps. The basic
building blocks of locomotion we
learn as children in a modern dance
class are all there: walk, run, slide, skip, gallop,
jump, leap. But Morriss dancers also crawl, scooch
and lumber, and they gesture and mime, neither
of which usually sit comfortably in a dance piece.
Rarely do they jet, pass, or pirouette, though
many of the dancers are highly trained in classical
technique and capable of uttering battements all
day long.
The group shapes are equally simple: lines of
dancers either vertical, horizontal or diagonal on
the stage. Large groups moving in a circle like a
folk dance appear again and again.
From seemingly ordinary movements and
shapes, Morris has created dances that are so
much more than the sum of their parts that its
hard to imagine how anyone could replicate
his achievement. For his companys 30th

anniversary, he brought a program of classic
pieces that illustrate his works tremendous depth
and range to Jacobs Pillow last week (a run of
performances sadly curtailed by Hurricane Irene.
My condolences to anyone who had tickets for
Sunday.)
Resurrection, from 2002, seems to be a dream
a gloriously silly one in which a couple in
moon-and-stars pajamas gets caught up in a stylish
murder mystery (the music is Richard Rodgerss
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue). Surrounded by
dancers in sharp black-and-white suits (each one
a different pattern and designed by Isaac Mizrahi),
the couple (Noah Vinson and Maile Okamura)
become part of the story. First he shoots her, then
she shoots him.
To his basic vocabulary, Morris adds a few more
signature moves: the dancers hitch-kick (one knee
goes up, then the other foot, sometimes catching
Mark Morris Dance Group in V, Photo: Robbie Jack
Dance: Jacobs Pillow
JENNY HANSELL
A Big Finish . . .
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someone else in the jaw),
they swivel their hips,
they reach their arms out
straight and drop their
hands down at the wrist,
all to create a big movie
musical-style number. at
the end, the two dreamers
are hoisted onto the
shoulders of the others,
where they kiss.
Corny but perfect.
10 suggestions, a solo
morris originally created
for himself, was mostly
improvised, but now that
its danced by others the
movements have been
set. amber star merkens,
in silky pajamas, danced
with a hoop, a chair and a
hat, combining the pretty
and the disturbing. she
pulled out a yellow ribbon
from her midsection
as if it were a piece of
viscera, swirled it like
a rhythmic gymnast,
until she abruptly took a
scissors and cut it in two.
Colin Fowler played the
staccato piano score by
alexander Tcherepnin.
as is always the case in
morris choreography,
the movements closely
followed the rhythms and
infections of the score
usually in a way that
illuminated the music, but
sometimes here in a way
that seemed to just mimic
it.
For Dancing
Honeymoon, soprano
Danya Katok sings a suite
of songs from the 30s and
40s well-known ones
like someone to Watch
over me, and novelty
songs like and Her
mother Came Too. The
seven dancers, in smart
casual wear, pair up, swap
partners, and sometimes
end up in threesomes.
They play with folding
chairs, tipping them,
falling over (just in time
to the music) and tossing
them back and forth.
sometimes its tongue-
in-cheek, sometimes
swoonily romantic, often
both.
Finally, the great V, in
reference to the gorgeous
Quintet in E fat by
schumann, set for fve
instruments: string quartet
and piano. Two dance
groups, one in vibrant
blue, the other in sage
green, make Vs in lines
and circles. Its romantic,
lush and touching, and a
satisfying conclusion to a
program, a Jacobs pillow
season and 30 years of
brilliant creation.
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his is two lms, Sarahs Key. One is about French col-
laboration with the Nazis during the Holocaust, the other
is a tale of trans-Atlantic yuppie angst.
Julia (Kristin Scott Thomas) is a magazine writer with a
hell of a story to tell how Parisian Jews were rounded up
by the French authorities in the summer of 1942, herded into a sports
arena, then into camps, and nally shipped east.
Sarah (Mlusine Mayance), the daughter of the doomed Starzynski
family, convinces her little brother to hide in the closet when the cops
come, and she locks him in, making him promise to keep quiet.
Its obvious that nobodys ever going back for any reason, and watch-
ing the horror mount as the family members are separated, as Sarah
escapes with a friend and as the boys remains are discovered is a power-
ful piece of lmmaking. Director Gilles Paquet-Brenner deserves credit
for handling this violent material with understatement and class.
However, as one of the screenwriters (with Serge Joncour, based on a
novel by Tatiana De Rosnay), he is also on the spot for foisting a fairly
abby tale of Julias husbands family being the ones who took over the
Starzynski apartment, who were there when young Sarah burst in look-
ing for her brother and who have held on to this deep dark secret ever
since.
But what, exactly, is the secret? That this French family the Tezacs
rented an apartment that had been occupied by a Jewish family?
Why is this cause for generations of shame? Were they supposed to buck
the Vichy French and, by extension, the Nazis? Its not very clear.
A far better question would have been, since the apartment smelled
awful, and the closet was locked, why on earth didnt the Tezac family
break the door open?
The ashbacks include brief sequences of French citizens mocking
their Jewish neighbors as they are led off, and all the French cops look
like de Gaulle, more or less. So maybe the idea is to point out different
levels of guilt or responsibility.
If so, it gets lost in the yuppie drama, as Julia, now obsessed with
tracking down Sarah, jets all over the place and ghts with her husband
about whether or not to have an abortion.
The ashback sequences are skillfully done and absolutely riveting.
The present-day sequences suffer from a lack of focus. Is this a historical
thriller, or is this a self-esteem exercise?
Worth seeing for Thomas and Mayance alone, but the rest of the cast,
also, is solid and convincing.

Rated PG-13 for disturbing sequences about the Holocaust. Sarahs Key
is playing widely.
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Movies: Sarahs Key


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m
ichael Kessler is
a painter of ab-
stract landscapes
with a difference: He is all
about natural processes
erosion, sedimentation,
layering the way nature
builds up the landscapes
we see. But this was not
always so.
In the early days of
his career, he is 57, his
landscapes were more the
expected, angst-heavy
abstracts of 1980s New
York City, where he lived
and found success in many
solo shows. But then in
1990 he won a Rome prize
The art scene: Leon Graham
Life Changes the Artist . . .
rather like a Fulbright
for artists and students
of art history and criti-
cism and spent a year
in Italy, where his view of
nature and of color began
to change. He became ob-
sessed with the processes
of nature.
The pointed, angry,
paranoid shapes that often
characterized his earlier
work had already given
way to calmer, rounder,
softer images after he left
the city for his native
pennsylvania in 1987.
But in Rome and Italy he
was surrounded by walls
of art, worn patinas and
frescoes. The size of his
paintings grew, doubled,
tripled, and new elements
appeared, especially an
imperfect, idiosyncratic
grid. Kesslers palette
now incorporated richer,
Italianate colors: sienna
reds, bronze, oranges, rust,
copper and even gold.
paintings glowed with the
warmth of the Italian sun.
His work was transformed.
Then in 1995 he moved
to santa Fe, where he
lives today, and his work
changed again. paintings
alternated between feel-
ings of depth or of fat-
ness, surfaces glowed with
a translucent fnish or lay
under a fat, desert-like
dullness. The juxtaposi-
tion of colors for drama
and contrast continued
black against red, for
example but desert
colors appeared: wonder-
ful sage greens, soft mint,
desert sand and stone gray.
all built up, layer by layer,
in a painstaking process.
In argazzi arts frst
one-man show of Kes-
sler interestingly, his
single pieces have been
argazzis best sellers since
the gallery opened Ju-
dith singelis has brought
together a cross section
of the artists work which
includes both translucent
and fat fnishes. In the
gallerys frst room, several
coppery-gold paintings
literally shine under bril-
liant, translucent varnish.
The natural shapes of
veiny leaves and ferns
show faintly through
multiple layers of scraped-
on paint. The works are
warm, translucent and
in another oddity of Kes-
sler pictures perfectly
communicative whether
hung vertically or hori-
zontally.
a lovely painting in
greens with a white grid
overlay under a fat fnish,
dotted with small splashes
of crimson like drops of
blood, hangs in the sec-
ond room over a stairwell.
In the back room, paint-
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. . . And
the Art
ings of similar color are
hung in small groupings.
Best are two paintings of
various shades of red and
several with light browns
juxtaposed against red and
white or against darker
browns with white and
charcoal gray.
Some of the paintings,
though I doubt Kessler
would agree, look like
Google maps of highway
exchanges in a at, bar-
ren geography. Others are
like the leaves you placed
on paper and then screen
painted in elementary
school art class. They
have the interesting qual-
ity of remembered land-
scapes and time.
Kessler and his wife
will be in Lakeville for
the shows opening; in
fact they are staying two
nights in Salisbury, and
the artist will adjust place-
ment of the paintings.
Singelis says he is a friend-
ly, bear of a man, who
loves to talk and answer
questions about his work.
Michael Kessler, Art
a la Carte is at Argazzi
Art, 22 Millerton Road, in
Lakeville, CT, through Oct.
23. An opening reception
for the artist will be Sept.
3, from 5 to 7 p.m. Call
860-435-8222 or go to
www.argazziart.com for fall
hours.

Correction
Last weeks story
about Edward Bern-
steins new play, The
Trial of Franklin Delano
Roosevelt, incorrectly
stated that it was an
Aglet Theatre produc-
tion. It is directed by
Macey Levin, artistic di-
rector of Aglet Theatre,
but it is produced by the
New Stage Performing
Arts Center in Pittseld,
founded by Nicki Wil-
son. We regret the error.
Tri-Corner Calendar
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Auditions

[The] Center for PerformingArts, 661
Route308, Rhinebeck,NY, 845-876-3080,
www. centerforperformingarts.org
Audition: The Man Who Came to
Dinner, Sept. 10-12. Visit website
for information.
The Little Theatre of Newtown, 18
Orchard Hill Rd., Newtown, CT, www.
newtownplayers.org, 203-270-9144
Casting call for Buried Child,
Sept. 12, 13, 7-9 pm, contact
info@newtownplayers.org for
information.
The Sherman Playhouse, Sherman,
CT, 845-877-0338 Auditions for
Sleeping Beauty, singing, Sept. 12
and 13, 7-9 pm, dance, Sept. 11,
2-5 pm. For information call 845-
877-0338.
Dance
Bard College , The Richard B. Fisher
Center for the Performing Arts, Route
9G,Red Hook, NY, 845-758-7671,
www.bard.edu/shercenter Merce
Cunningham Dance Company
Legacy Tour, Sept. 9 and 10,
8 pm, Sept. 11, 2 pm.
Vassar College, Kenyon Hall, Frances Daly
Fergusson Dance Theater, 124 Raymond
Ave., Poughkeepsie, 845-437-7468,
www.dance.vassar.edu Jane Comfort
and Company, Sept. 2, 7:30 pm.
Galleries
Argazzi Art, 22 Millerton Road (Rte.
44), Lakeville, CT, 860-435-8222,
www.argazziart.com Michael
Kessler, Art...a la carte, Sept. 1 -
Oct. 23, reception, Sept. 3, 5-7
pm. Gallery hours, Fri., Sat. and
Sun., noon-5 pm.
Eckert Fine Art, 34 Main Street,
Millerton, NY, 518-592-1330, www.
eckertneart.com Masters on Paper,
a show of works by important
artists, Sept. 3- 30. Gallery is open
Wed.- Sat. 10 am -5 pm, and Sun.
noon to 5 pm.
[The] White Gallery, 342 Main St.,
Lakeville, CT, 860-435-1029, www.
thewhitegalleryart.com The Fabric
of our Town, exhibition of photo
mosaics by Mary Close, Sept. 1-30,
reception Sept. 3, 4-7 pm. Gallery
hours Thurs.-Sun., 11 am-4 pm.
or by appointment.
The] WhiteGallery, 924MainStreet, Great
Barrington, MA., 413-528-3631www.
thewhitegalleryart.com Art of the
Print & Works on Paper through
Sept. 24. Gallery hours Fri.-Sun., 11
am-4 pm or by appointment.
Movies
Bantam Cinema, 115 Lake Road,Rt
209, Bantam, CT, 860-567-0006, www.
bantamcinema.com
Cinerom, Opposite K-Mart Plaza, 89
Farley Place, Torrington, CT, 860-489-
4111, www.cinerom.com
Gilson Cafe & Cinema, 354 Main St.,
Winsted, CT, 860-379-5108, 379-6069

Mahaiwe Theatre, 14 Castle Street,
Great Barrington, MA, www.mahaiwe.
org, 413-528-0100
Mallory Brook Cinemas, 380 New
Hartford Rd., Barkhamsted, CT, 860-738-
7507, www.cinemaholdings.com
[The] Moviehouse, 48 Main St.,
Millerton, NY, 518-789-3408, www.
themoviehouse.net
[The ] Triplex, 70 Railroad St., Great
Barrington, MA, 413-528-8885, www.
thetriplex.com
Music
Bard College at Simon Rock, 84 Alford
Rd., Great Barrington, MA, 413-644-
4400 Alumna Manon Hutton-
DeWyss solo piano recital,
McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts
Center, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Innity Music Hall & Bistro, 8232 Rte.
44, Norfolk, CT, 866-666-6306, www.
innityhall.com Raul Malo, Sept. 1;
The Yardbirds, Sept. 2; Joe DeVito,
Sept. 3; Missing Persons, Sept. 4;
Donna The Buffalo with Roy Jay
Band, Sept. 9.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center,
14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA,
413-528-0100, www.mahaiwe.org
They Might Be Giants, Sept. 9;
Richard Thompson, Oct. 14. Live
in HD, Metropolitan Opera, Anna
Bolena, Oct. 15; Don Giovanni,
Oct. 29.
Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203,
Chatham, NY, 518-392-9292, www.
machaydntheatre.org Cabaret
2011: piano music from show
settings throughout the season,
fundraiser, Sept. 3, noon, meet
the performers after the show.
Tanglewood Music Center, 297 West
St., Rt. 183, Lenox, MA, 413-637-1600,
(Koussevitzky Music Shed) (Seiji Ozawa
Hall) Jazz Fest: Robin McKelle
Quartet & Michael Kaeshammer
Quintet, Sept. 2; Jazz Inspired,
Sept. 3; Latin Jazz Tribute, Sept. 3.
Warner Theatre, 68 Main St., Torrington,
CT, 860-489-7180, www.premier
concerts.com The Temptations,
Sept. 10; Celtic Thunder, Sept. 30.
Theater

Barrington Stage Company, Stage 2,
36 Linden St., Pittseld, MA, www.
barringtonstageco.org, tickets, 413-
499-5447 My Name is Asher
Lev, through Sept. 11.
[The] Center for Performing Arts,
Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY, 845-876-
3080, www.centerforperformingarts.
org Highlights from the
Footlights, cabaret, show tunes,
Sept. 2-4; Lend me a Tenor,
Sept. 9-25.
Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main
Street, East Haddam, CT, 860-
873-8664, www.goodspeed.org
Showboat, through Sept. 11.
[The] Goshen Players, Old Town Hall,
Rtes 4 & 63, Goshen, CT, 860-491-
9988, www.goshenplayers.org
Mary Stuart, Sept. 23-Oct. 8;
Strange Snow, Nov. 11-12.
Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203,
Chatham, NY, 518-392-9292, www.
machaydntheatre.org Carousel,
through Sept. 4.
Rhinebeck Theatre Society, 845-
758-1518 presents at St. Pauls
Parish Hall, Rt. 9, RedHook, NY
3-Hole Punch, by James
Sheldon, Sept. 9-11, 16-18.,
Fri. and Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at
3 pm. The Parish Hall is not
wheelchair accessible.
Shakespeare & Company,Founders
Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, MA,
413-637-3353, www.shakespeare.
org As You Like It, through
Sept. 4; Romeo and Juliet,
through Sept. 3; The Hound of
the Baskervilles, through Sept.
4; War of the Worlds, Sept.
9-Nov. 6.
Sherman Playhouse, 5 Rte. 39
North, Sherman, CT, 860-354-
3622, www.shermanplayers.org
An Inspector Calls, Sept.
9- Oct. 1.
Stageworks Theater, 41-A Cross St.,
Hudson, NY, 518-822-9667, www.
stageworkshudson.org Tennis in
Nablus, Sept. 7-25.
TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave., New
Milford, CT, 860-350-6863, www.
theatreworks.us Shakespeare for
my Father, Sept. 16- Oct. 8.
For a more complete calendar
listing, go to our website at
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12 Compass, Thursday, september 1, 2011
september 1 october 23 2011
reception for the artist
saturday september 3
5 until 7
ArgAzzi Art
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860.435.8222 argazziart@sbcglobal.net www.argazziart.com
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