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Behind the Scenes

The Chautauqua Children's Chorale will hold an open rehearsal from 5 to 6 p.m. and 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in Room 209, McEwen Hall, Fredonia State College, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia. All interested singers in grades four and up and their parents are invited to attend and rehearse with the current singers. Registration is required. To register, call Nancy Krestic at 934-4335. For more information about the Chorale, visit www.CCChorale.net.

>Auditions

The Towne Players will hold auditions for the upcoming production of "Barefoot in the Park" from 7 to 9 p.m. April 5 and 6 in the Sheridan-Parkside Community Center auditorium, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Four males ages 20-50 years old and two females, one in her mid-20s and one age 40 or over, are sought. For more information, call 875-3997 or visit www.towneplayers.com.

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>Calls for Works

Read to Succeed Buffalo is seeking professional and nonprofessional artists to participate in the first annual Community Art Project to promote the need for a literate community and family literacy. Submitted work must be a painting, drawing, photograph or illustration. Photographs of three-dimensional work also will be accepted. All submissions must reflect the theme of family literacy and the joy and excitement of reading. Twelve works will be selected and replicated on large banners, no larger than 9-by-12 feet and installed on a variety of buildings throughout the City of Buffalo. Artists should submit a sketch of their proposed work no later than April 15. For more information and an RTSB Call to Artists project overview, call Joann Steinmetz at 843-8895, e-mail steimmetzj@rtsb.org or visit www.readtosucceedbuffalo.org.

The Black Rock -- Riverside Tour of Gardens Committee is planning its sixth annual event on Aug. 7 and are again hosting a garden-themed contest. The contest is open to all individuals of all ages and skill levels. For more information and official rules, call North Council Member Joseph Golombek Jr. at 851-5116 or visit www.brrgardenwalk.com. Artwork can be dropped off during business hours in the Riverside Review, 215 Military Road. The deadline for submission is May 3.

Send submissions for Behind the Scenes to: Behind the Scenes, c/o The Buffalo News, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240; e-mail gustocal@buffnews.com; or fax 849-3445.

-- Evonne Austin

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