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Online with Zoom – Book Club

Facilitator, Barbara McKay
Wednesday, April 15th
11 am - 12 noon

“Fleishman is in Trouble” by Taffy Brodesser-Akner Recently separated Toby Fleishman is suddenly, somehow–and at age forty-one, short as ever–surrounded by women who want him: women who are self-actualized, women who are smart and interesting, women who don’t mind his height, women who are eager to take him for a test drive with just the […]



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Online with Zoom Music Lecture Series

Lecturer, John Tuohy
Wednesday, April 15th
1 pm - 2 pm

The Crooners: From Bing to Dean, Mel and Beyond Crooner is an American epithet given primarily to male singers of jazz standards, mostly from the Great American Songbook, backed by either a full orchestra, a big band, or a piano. Originally it was an ironic term denoting a sentimental singing style made possible by the use […]



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Online with Zoom Photoshop Elements

Instructor, John Munno
Tuesdays, Thursday April 16, 23, 30
6:30 pm – 8 pm

Bringing your photos to life with Photoshop Elements- digital photography editing software program Some of the most common questions students have are; “how do I get my photos off my camera, into my computer, where do I find them, how to edit, share, and print them.  Most people put their photos into their computer and […]



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Online with Zoom Music Lecture – Irving Berlin: The Man who was American Music

Lecturer, John Tuohy
Wednesday, April 22
1 pm - 2 pm

From Ragtime to Riches, a True American Success Story. Join guitarist, John Tuohy for a deep dive into one of the most prolific songwriters of the last century. John will discuss many of his iconic songs, and more about the man behind the songs along with guitar arrangements of his classics. Registration is $15



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Online with Zoom Music Lecture – The Great American Songbook

Lecturer, John Tuohy
Wednesday, April 29th
1 pm - 2 pm

Join Guitarist, John Tuohy as he leads his audience on a journey of the American Songbook. He will discuss it’s origins in Tin Pan Alley, the development in Broadway Musicals, and the refining of the popular music legacy in the first half of the twentieth century. John will discuss these outstanding songs composed between 1920 […]



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Conversations@the Loft

Guest Speaker, Gina Maccoby
Thursday, May 21
1 pm - 2:30 pm

Gina Maccoby is a New York literary agent representing authors of literary and commercial fiction and nonfiction for adults and children, including New York Times bestselling and award-winning titles.  First and foremost she is captured by an engaging narrative voice; across all forms she is looking for strong storytelling and fresh perspectives.   In fiction she […]



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An Afternoon with C.S. Lewis

Actor, JT Turner
Wednesday, August 5th
2 pm

A funny, engaging and fascinating look at the varied and rich life of C.S. Lewis, Author of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe series, famed lecturer, and Christian theologian. This unique one-man show allows Lewis to come forth and relate his amazing life in his own words as he shares his journey from an […]



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An Afternoon with Author, F.Scott Fitzgerald

Actor, J.T. Turner
Wednesday, November 18th
2 pm - 3 pm

Award-winning actor and playwright, J.T. Turner returns to Arts Escape in his original & engaging one-man show, “Fitzgerald and Gatsby.” J.T. Turner appears as F. Scott Fitzgerald to discuss the author’s life, times, and work, with specific focus on The Great Gatsby. Participants can get involved through brief readings and questions during the hour long […]



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