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Photos: Three Dog Night at Batavia Downs

By Steve Ognibene


Three Dog Night packed Batavia Downs' summer concert series last evening in front of a few thousand people. The band formed in L.A. in  1968 and scored a succession of 21 hit singles, including 11 Top Tens, and 12 consecutive gold albums from 1969 to 1975.

Batavia fans were dancing and grooving to the band's multiple favorite tunes, crowd-pleasers that entertained at the most packed concert yet of this summer series.

(The band's name comes from an Australian expression describing low nocturnal temperatures in the Outback (the colder the night, the more dogs needed to keep warm while sleeping.))






Musical tribute to honor late Batavia school band instructor Neil Hartwick is Aug. 1, alumni musicians wanted

By Billie Owens
A musical tribute and celebration of the life of the late Batavia band director and music instructor Neil Hartwick is set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Centennial Park. It is free.
He is credited with influencing the lives of many students. He created the Pageant of Bands.
Music student alumni from Batavia Middle School, Batavia High School and in Brockport will play together with the Batavia Concert Band in honor of their beloved mentor who died last September.
Everyone is invited to attend, but organizers are also looking for band alumni who might like to perform along with the Batavia Concert Band to entertain that evening.
Neil's wife, Nancy, is planning to attend!
All Band/Jazz Ensemble alumni and any students/friends of Mr. Hartwick wanting information about the event or participation in the tribute band performance, please contact Gary Bird via email at: or phone (585) 343-0688.
Centennial Park is located at Richmond and Ellicott avenues in the City of Batavia.

Come party at the Stumblin Inn with Brent Persia

By Brent Persia

Local acoustic electronic one man band Brent Persia will be performing from 9 till 2 at Elba's Stumblin Inn bar. See the combination of a traditional solo acoustic artist with some state of the art unique live music technology. Covers will include classic rock, top 40, 80s hair and dance, 90s rock and rap, the oldies and more. All songs will have a beat to dance to so come to dance and have fun!

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