Arts Professor Michael Century Performs Concert-Benefit for Collar City Ramble - Aug. 30 @ Carmen's Cafe

Arts Professor Michael Century Performs Concert-Benefit for Collar City Ramble - Aug. 30 @ Carmen's Cafe

Date posted: 2013-08-26 14:10:39

On Friday, August 30, Michael Century will perform on piano and accordion at a benefit for the Collar City Ramble at Carmen’s Café, 198 First Street in Troy.  He will be accompanied by James Hanford (violin) and Kimberley Dolanski (voice)


 A full Tapas menu, plus wine, beer, and sangria, will be available and posted online at  The cover charge of $5 will benefit The Ramble.  A collection will also be taken to support alternative transportation in Troy.


Performances will start at 6 and 8pm (separate admission).  For reservations call (518) 326-2064 (strongly recommended).


 6pm:  Piano solos including Century originals and light classics, pop and jazz; then violin and piano with James Hanford performing Piazzolla, klezmer and Balkan folk tunes, Ravel, and Strauss


 8pm: Kimberley Dolanski interprets a full set of George Gershwin and Cole Porter classics, with Century closing on solo accordion


 The Collar City Ramble is an all-accessible path through and around Troy.  It will include parks, historic sites and recreational activities, and connect to schools and neighboring bike trails.  An informational meeting about The Ramble will be held on Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 at the Center for Independent Living, 15-17 Third Street, Troy.


 The first annual Pre(R)amble, a group tour of The Collar City Ramble, will take place on the trail on Saturday, October 5.  It will start at The Farmer’s Market at Monument Square, Troy, head south to the Burden Iron Building, then travel north to Freedom Square.  Troy Bike Rescue will demonstrate their tandem and novelty bikes, and prizes will be given for costumes and decorated bicycles, skateboards and wheelchairs.  For more information, including route and participating destinations, see


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