Internationally celebrated opera star Dawn Upshaw will be present for several days at the State University of New York at Fredonia, in early April, together with her accompanist, Gilbert Kalish, during which they will participate in a number of events:

April 10, from 1-3 p.m., Kalish will hold a piano master class in Rosch Recital Hall. There is no admission charge.

That same date, from 4-6 p.m., in the same hall, Upshaw will conduct a vocal master class, for which there is no admission charge.

April 11 at 4 p.m. in King Concert Hall, the two will participate on a panel with professors of musicology, voice, poetry and more with the title ”Words, Music, Meaning, and More.” There is no charge.

April 12, from 4-6 p.m., Upshaw and Kalish will instruct a class on chamber music, in Rosch Recital Hall.

April 13, at 8 p.m., Upshaw and Kalish will perform a recital in King Concert Hall. Tickets are on sale from the Fredonia State Box Office, for $50, which includes reserved seating and a post-performance reception. Purchase tickets by telephone at 673-3501.

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Baily’s Beads, the award-winning literary magazine of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, accepts poetry, plays, segments of novels up to 20 pages, travel writing, short stories and similar writing, all throughout the year. However, March 29 is the deadline for anything to be included in the next edition of the publication, which will come out in January of 2014.

Also, the magazine is holding a competition, seeking a work of creative nonfiction, fiction or poetry, of 300 words or fewer. Entries must include the following words: a broken mask, a violin, neon lights, ashes, metallic, rustle.

Entries in the competition may be submitted by anyone, but must be submitted by March 29. Entries should be sent by email to The subject line of the email should say Prompt Contest.

The body of the email should be a cover sheet, with the entrant’s name, telephone number, address, email address and the genre of the entry. The entry itself should be sent as an attachment to the email, and no identifying information should be included in the attachment.

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Anyone struggling to encourage a love of culture, together with an active and involved way of life, especially in a young person, may want to attend a performance of Norwegian choreographer Jo Stromgren Kompani’s ”A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football Scores,” at Harbourfront, In Toronto, April 10-14.

The choreography combines the energy, the humor, and the supreme physicality of both dance and sport. Since the full experience of playing European football is represented, including locker room experiences, the host venue recommends no audience members younger than 10 come to performances.

Performances will be in the Fleck Theatre, on the third floor of the Queens Quay Terminal, 207 Queens Quay West, on the Toronto lakeshore. For more information about both the performance and the venue, go to