Altamont Senior News for Thursday, August 8, 2013

Last autumn on a Saturday in October, Donald Hyman found himself onstage busy at the Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston for the taping of a PBS special. As a first place winner in dance for the 2012 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, he spent a week living, eating and singing with talented vets from around the country.  

Hyman has his own weekly cable TV show on Channel Albany -Channel 18 “Albany Tempo Spectrum”.   His guests have included musicians, actors, writers, and other creative and innovative people in the Capital Region.  Two people in Altamont made a guest appearance on the show, including Judith Wines from the Altamont Free Library. He sent a special thank you out to Mayor Gaughan and all the wonderful seniors of Altamont. 

Each year the day after his performance for the Altamont Seniors Hyman says he begins finding a new way to share the wealth of his songs.   His house, he says, could double as a record, CD, rock and roll museum and has music from classic to pop.  If it sings its probably somewhere in his collection. This is where he found the inspiration for this year’s annual performance of  “Goodies Plus” for the Altamont Seniors.  

This is an assortment of Goodies by Bobby Darin, The Four Seasons, Cab Calloway, Tony Orlando and Dawn.  In addition, he includes a song from Johnny Rivers to round it out.

Donald "The Soul Man" Hyman will be performing for the Altamont Seniors at their Tuesday luncheon at St. Lucy/St. Bernadette Parish Center on Tuesday, Aug. 20.


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