Collar City Ramble Benefit On Friday, August 30 Troy Night Out

Collar City Ramble Benefit

Michael Century

On Friday, August 30, Michael Century will perform on piano and accordion at a benefit for the Collar City Ramble at Carmen’s Café, 198 First Street in Troy.  He will be accompanied by James Hanford (violin) and Kimberley Dolanski (voice)

The cover charge of $5 will benefit The Ramble.  A collection will also be taken to support alternative transportation in Troy.

Performances will start at 6 and 8pm (separate admission).  For reservations call (518) 326-2064 (strongly recommended).

6pm:  Piano solos including Century originals and light classics, pop and jazz; then violin and piano with James Hanford performing Piazzolla, klezmer and Balkan folk tunes, Ravel, and Strauss

8pm: Kimberley Dolanski interprets a full set of George Gershwin and Cole Porter classics, with Century closing on solo accordion

Michael Century with Kimberley Dolanski for Troy Bike Rescue Benefit

August 31, 2012 Carmen’s Cafe presents:

Michael Century, piano and accordion, with Kimberley Dolanski, soprano
in benefit to Troy Bike Rescue

6 pm – Piano solos. Light classics, pop songs, originals, and mashups.

7 pm – Accordion solos from the Balkan, Klezmer, Cajun and French café squeezebox traditions 8 pm – Highlights from the Kurt Weill/Bert Brecht Songbook, featuring soprano Kimberley Dolanski
Michael Century loves to play dinner music, to cycle instead of drive, and to combine the two with great food each year at Carmen’s Café in benefit to the good works of the Troy Bike Rescue. Kimberley Dolanski is a widely recorded and versatile soprano whose repertoire spans musical theater, operetta, oratorio, opera, and art song. You can visit Kimberley’s website at
Cafe open from 5–10pm with music in two live shows from 6–7:30 or 8–9:30 5$ Cover.
Call 518 326 2064 for reservations

 ~ Tapas Specials for Friday, August 31 ~

Smoked Rainbow Trout Salad
w/ Golden Beets, Asparagus, Warm Jasmine Red Rice & Red Wine Vinaigrette

Chipotle and Honey Roasted Chicken
w/veggies, rice, and beans

Crispy Beef w/an orange mojo sauce
served w/yucca fries and seasonal veggies

Sauteed Shrimp w/creamy coriander sauce
over saffron rice and veggies

Warm Purple Potato Salad w/roasted spiced chick peas
topped w/sauteed veggies

Breakfast-Lunch Specials for Sat & Sun, September 1 & 2:

Asparagus & Swiss Cheese Omelet
Served w/ Home Fries & Toast

Shredded Cuban Beef Sandwich
w/ Peppers & Onions & Manchego Cheese on Portugese Roll

Smoked Rainbow Trout Salad
w/ Golden Beets, Asparagus, Warm Jasmine Red Rice & Red Wine Vinaigrette