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The Ritz Theater Presents Peppino D’Agostino on April 6

  |   March 27, 2013  |  Comment

The Ritz Theater and Newburgh Veterinary Hospital, in association with the Bardavon, are pleased to announce the last concert of the 2012-13 Tom Humphrey Guitar Series. On Saturday, April 6 at 8 PM, Peppino D’Agostino will perform. D’Agostino has been hailed as “a guitarist’s guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, and holds many top guitar awards, but the San Francisco Chronicle encapsulated the essential difference that distinguishes his music when it dubbed him “a poet.”

The Tom Humphrey Guitar Series serves to honor the memory of the legendary Hudson Valley-based luthier who passed away in 2008.  The idea for the concerts came from Tom Humphrey just two months before his death.  In a series of meetings with Chris Silva of the Bardavon and Tricia Haggerty Wenz of the Ritz Theater and Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Humphrey laid the ground work for a guitar series at the Ritz which in its first four seasons has presented performances by Odair Assad, Pete Seeger, Cindy Cashdollar, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola and many others. The Tom Humphrey Guitar Series at the Ritz is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

2013: Celebrating 100 years of Theater. In honor of the theater’s centennial, the Ritz has set a goal of raising $100,000 in 2013. Proceeds from all events at the Ritz will go towards restoring the historic theater. All are invited to become part of this transformative project by helping the Ritz reach their goal of $100,000 for the 100th year by generously donating to their campaign today, creating a new future for the Ritz Theater and for the City of Newburgh.

The concert will be held in the Ritz Theater Lobby at 107 Broadway in Newburgh. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling the Ritz Theater Box Office at (845) 784-1199. For your convenience we accept all major credit cards. Tickets may also be purchased through TicketWeb at (866) 468-7619, www.ticketweb.com. All tickets are general admission and include a reception with the musicians immediately following the concert. Seating is limited. The Box Office opens at 7 PM and concert begins at 8 PM (doors open at 7:30 PM).

For more information about the series and the historic Ritz Theater, visit www.ritztheaternewburgh.org or call (845) 784-1199.

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