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The Bronx Arts Ensemble presents Romantic Summer Breezes, part of the SummerMusic 2009 concert series, on Sun., July 12 featuring the music of Dvorak and Brahms. Concerts are scheduled for 2 pm at Rockwood Drive Circle, Van Cortlandt Park, near Broadway and Mosholu Avenue in Riverdale and repeated at 4 pm in the McGinley Center Ballroom at Fordham University, on the Bronx Rose Hill Campus at Southern Boulevard.

Seating is provided in Van Cortlandt Park but the audience is urged to bring folding chairs if possible. In case of rain, the Van Cortlandt concert will be moved to Vladeck Hall in the Amalgamated Houses at Hillman Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South.

SummerMusic 2009 continues with Händel’s Sweet Aperitifs on Sun., July 19 followed by A Calliope Of Sounds From The Winds In The Woods (July 26), Irish And Italian Tenors (Aug. 2), and Tango Y Bolero (Aug. 9). Each Sunday program performed at 2 pm at Rockwood Drive Circle, Van Cortlandt Park, near Mosholu Ave and Broadway AND repeated at 4 pm at Fordham University, Bronx Rose Hill Campus at Southern Boulevard. For more information call (718) 601-7399.

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On Sun., July 12, 2 to 7 pm, an opening reception for the ground-breaking Capture exhibition of new media works by Kay Reese, award-winning Bronx artist, photographer and scanographer, will be held at the Neumaa Arts Gallery, 601 Baker Avenue.

Co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery Program and the Witness Project of Harlem, the Main Gallery exhibition features Reese’s Tram Odyssey, a series of mixed-media collage works, prints and drawings of her personal experience with breast cancer including a video installation of her actual 2001 mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

The exhibition also introduces scanography, Reese’s unique, new media process that captures live action in a flat bed scanner; obscuring the differences between fine art and photography.

The exhibition, which runs through Aug. 23, also presents emerging photographer Lymarie Rodriguez’ impressionistically surreal photographic series The Power To See Through Transparency. For further information call (718) 597-0351.

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The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture will show The Wind That Shakes the Barley on Sat., July 11 at 7 pm at the Meeting House, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway.

Loach’s take on the Irish fight to independence from Great Britain, which resulted in the partitioning of the country. In 1029, Damien O’Donovan (Murphy) is expecting to study medicine in London but repeated run-ins with British soldiers find him joining his activist brother, Teddy (Delaney), in the IRA. However, following the Anglo-Irish Peace Agreement, the brothers find themselves on opposite sides – Teddy is willing to support an Irish Free State while the zealous Damien continues pursuing the dream of a totally independent country. Loach is unafraid to show the ruthlessness on both sides and the bitterness and tragedy that still lingers.

The running time is 127 minutes. Movies begin with an introduction and are following by discussion. A donation towards the Film Club of $3 to $5 per person will be accepted at the door. The society reserves the right to provide an alternative film if a video is unavailable. For more information call (718) 548-4445.

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