May 2003
by Maurice Woodson

It was a beautiful Tuesday night as a crowd began to gather in front of the Sloatsburg Library. The residents of Sloatsburg and and neighboring villages all came out to enjoy "The Gershwins, Cole Porter, & Me," a production by the Louis Landon Trio. Once inside, it was standing room only. The trio, which consisted of vocalist Louis Landon on keys, Tony Marino on bass, and Joe Carozza on the drums, played the Gershwins/Cole Porter standards as well as original music written by Landon that stood up well with these great composers of the past.

Landon, who is currently a resident of Chestnut Ridge has performed all over the country and abroad. "It was a privilege to have someone of this caliber come to Sloatsburg," said Stephanie Vitale who organized the event. "We are trying to bring a variety of cultural and entertaining events to the community because the community deserves and desires it. Money is tight, but we found out that we could apply for a grant and we received it." The library hopes to continue quality events to a community that is starving for it.

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