Commentary: Livin' in Liverpool July 21

When he asks for requests, I suggest you shout out, "Crow Convention," his song about the flocks of black birds that fill the sky over Auburn every evening. Or ask to hear "Deet Deet Deet," his onomatopoeic commentary on the gizmos that define life in the 21st century. Both of those tunes are tracks on his latest disc, The Cayuga County Crow Convention.

Another talented tunesmith, Michael Crissan, returns to the patio microphone at 7 p.m. Monday, July 26. And on Tuesday, July 27, the patio people welcome back Prime Time featuring Liverpool's own Paul Valentino.

For a compete list of summer entertainment there, visit retreatrestaurant.com. For dinner reservations, dial 457-6358.

Lily's Hora on Radio LPL

Liverpool Public Library has instituted its own online radio station, and it's dedicating well-deserved airtime to local musicians.

This month, Radio LPL's Local Artist Spotlight program which airs daily at 1 and 7 p.m. features Klezmercuse bandleader Jonathan Dinkin and his vocalist wife, Aveeya Dinkin. The couple discusses the origins of klezmer music, often dubbed "Jewish jazz." The Local Artist Spotlight showcases three tunes from the new Klezmercuse CD, Lily's Hora, which is available for checkout at Liverpool Library.

To listen to yours truly conduct the Dinkin interview, visit lpl.org and click on Radio LPL.

Klezmercuse will perform a live concert for Liverpool Is The Place at Johnson Park at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28.

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