Archive for July 31st, 2009

August 22, 2009
7:00 pmto9:30 pm

My Funny Valentine*

James A. Gray Auditorium
Old Salem Visitors Center
Saturday, August 22, 2009
7:00 and 9:30 PM
(Separate admission for each set)

Acclaimed vocalist Martha Bassett joins musicians Matt Kendrick, Federico Pivetta, John Wilson, Wally West, Ken Wilmot, and Jacqui Carrasco for two sets of classic songs from the Rodgers & Hart Songbook including “The Lady is a Tramp”, “Manhattan”, “My Funny Valentine”, “This Can’t Be Love”, and “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered.”

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August 19, 2009
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Festival Preview at the Zevely House
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Zevely House

Enjoy a preview of jazz and tango music from Festival concerts as part of a gourmet dinner package at the historic Zevely House Restaurant. Make your reservations early!

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By Bob Willis

July 31 (Bloomberg) — The first 12 months of the U.S. recession saw the economy shrink more than twice as much as previously estimated, reflecting even bigger declines in consumer spending and housing, revised figures showed.

The world’s largest economy contracted 1.9 percent from the fourth quarter of 2007 to the last three months of 2008, compared with the 0.8 percent drop previously on the books, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. Read the rest of this entry

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