Book Fair and Boutique November 21Published: Monday, November 1, 2010 7:00 am By: Toby Linder
For immediate release
Greenburgh Hebrew Center to Host Book Fair and Boutique, Sunday, November 21. Free Children's Entertainment and "Meet the Author" too!
The Greenburgh Hebrew Center hosts its annual Book Fair and Boutique on Sunday, November 21 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.
The fair features a unique and broad selection of secular and Judaic books for all ages. Main Street Books of White Plains, serving Westchester for 30 years, will provide the book selection. The selection includes hardcover and softcover books. The Sisterhood of GHC will be selling Hanukkah and Judaic giftware, including the newest game, No Limit Texas Dreidel. Adults and children ages 9 and older can learn how to play No Limit Texas Dreidel - continuous throughout the fair. Game sets are also available for purchase. The boutique features jewelry, stationary, toys and other gifts. Luke from "Music For Aardvarks" (innovative, intelligent and irresistibly appealing music) will entertain children for free beginning at 10:00 am.
At 11:00 a.m., the author and GHC member Larry Stempel will talk about his book Showtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theater, which will be available for sale. The book makes an ideal gift for theater and music enthusiasts.
Food and beverages are available at the Bagel Café. 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Cash or check only. Greenburgh Hebrew Center, 515 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. (914) 693-4260. www.g-h-c.org
*ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Larry Stempel is an associate Professor of Music at Fordham University and has had his compositions performed at the Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood, and he has served as Music Director of the Orchestra of the Universidad de Chile, La Serena. He was also a member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop in New York where the idea for Showtime first took shape. He received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which enabled him to begin the 25 years of research and writing that it would take to complete the book.
**ABOUT THE BOOK:
"Stempel offers a penetrating and illuminating analysis of various musical forms and influences. Many of the 105 carefully selected black-and-white illustrations are surprising and revelatory. Theater buffs will be delighted to find that this scholarly, definitive work is also a hugely entertaining read." -Publishers Weekly
For more information, contact:
Toby Linder, Chairperson
Greenburgh Hebrew Center Book Fair