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Rick Moody Comes to Frequency North on September 26

Authors at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Frequency North writers series at The College of Saint Rose hosts the first visiting author of the season: Rick Moody.

Moody will read at 7:30pm on Thursday, September 26 in the Standish Rooms, second floor of the Events and Activities Center, 940 Western Avenue. The reading is free and open to the public. Copies of the authors’ latest works will be available for purchase and signing.

In addition to the 7:30pm reading, there will be a Late-Afternoon Talk with Rick Moody, which will take place from 5pm-6pm in The Science Center, 993 Madison Avenue, Room 151. This event is also free and open to the public.

Rick Moody’s most recent books include the novel The Four Fingers of Death and On Celestial Music, a collection of music writing. Other books include Purple America, a novel;  Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions, winner of the PEN Martha Albrand prize for excellence in memoir. Moody’s first novel, Garden State, was published in 1992. His second novel, The Ice Storm (Little Brown 1994), was made into a film directed by Ang Lee in 1997. Moody’s short fiction and journalism have been anthologized widely, and his radio pieces have appeared on NPR and at the Third Coast International Audio Festival. His band, The Wingdale Community Singers, in which he plays and write lyrics, have released three albums.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Flora the Red, Drama Production this November at Saint Rose

The Drama Program fall production is the musical Flora the Red Menace, which features words and music by John Kander and Fred Ebb. In their first Broadway collaboration, Kander and Ebb (the team responsible for CabaretChicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman, among many other classics) look back on 1930s New York City.

Flora Meszaros (a role originated by a 19-year-old Liza Minellli) is a promising art student who finds her first job and first love in Depression-era Greenwich Village.  Her breakup with a leftist painter leaves her sadder but wiser and with the realization that she will go on to do great things.

 The players and staff for this production after the jump.

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