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Casale, VanDuyne next up at Colton Riverside Gazebo Series


COLTON - Together Mary Ann Casale and Andy Van Duyne are the fourth performers in the series of Colton Riverside Gazebo Performances this summer.

The audience will be treated to a wide ranging repertoire built around a core of original songs as well traditional folk, country, rock and blues from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The show will feature music from each alone and the two as a harmonious duo. The audience also can expect some sing-alongs.

The series of performances is held at the Gazebo behind the Colton Museum at 95 Main St. in the hamlet of Colton overlooking the Raquette River. The rain location is the town’s large covered pavilion on Sugar Bush Lane in the hamlet of South Colton next to Swift Field. Signs will be posted if the performance is moved from the Gazebo to the Pavilion.

Audience participants should bring their own chairs or blankets to sit on the lawn in front of the Gazebo (or on the concrete floor in the Pavilion if moved). Volunteers will be on hand to help people needing assistance. Hot dogs, hamburgers and other goodies being provided by the Colt’s Pride Booster Club will be available shortly before and throughout the performance, and bathroom facilities will be available.

The town of Colton, centrally located in the Raquette River corridor, is using the series of live performances to showcase the diversity of talented singers, musicians and storytellers from places along the river. There is no charge to attend since the performances are made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.

A special drawing for artwork featuring the Gazebo by local artist Judy Filarecki will be held as a fundraising activity for the performance series. Other products supporting town activities will be available to purchase including commemorative shirts from the Radio Hour shows this summer as well as the DVD on The Raquette River Experience produced by WPBS-TV in 2012.

More information about performances and other summer activities is available on the town website ( and the town of Colton page on Facebook. Hard copies of the summer schedule also are available at the two information centers and post offices in town as well as the Town Hall. And Ruth McWilliams can be contacted for details (315-262-2450).

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