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Open Mic Night, November 2008

For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Bevilacqua

Popular Aroma Thyme Bistro Open Mic Night Second Season Continues Friday, November 7, 2008, 10 p.m.

Pros, beginners and amateurs welcome

On Friday, November 7, 2008, at 10:00 p.m., the popular "Open Mic Night" continues it's second season at Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY.

Open mic night's creator Joe Bevilacqua says, "Last month's open mic at Aroma Thyme Bistro was a great success. The November show is not to be missed!"

Although Bevilacqua and his co-host and wife Lorie Kellogg, will not be at the next Aroma Thyme show because they are both in a play, "The Case of the Murdering Microphone," which Bevilacqua wrote and directed, the November open mic will go on with long-time open mic favorite performer, "Fabulous" Freddy Johnson filling in as host.

October's open mic night featured:

Ellenville High School student Marissa Cohen singing renditions of "Think of Me" from "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Far From the Home I Love" from "Fiddler on the Roof"

* The voice and guitar of Brad Commeau
* Performances by guitarist Freddy Johnson
* Aroma Thyme Bistro staffer Stefany Ruiz doing Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" and Jewel's "Save Your Souls"
* Elizabeth Sullivan and Natasha Althouse teaming on Sullivan's original songs "Another Day" and "This Time"
* The singing of Russ Damsky, and
* Members of the audience participating in a round of "Match Game" with prizes, hosted by Lorie Kellogg.

The first Aroma Thyme Bistro open mic was broadcast on public radio stations last year and received rave reviews:

"The light sound of clanking dishes and real-time laughter with applause is a reminder that this was recorded before a live audience. I was inspired to literally join the crowd with my own piece of cherry pie served with coffee. It would seem that no matter where you are, this piece would transport you to the friendly environment of Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville, New York. Packed with entertaining skits, stories, and songs, this hour-long special moves along at a perfect pace. Anyone who listens to this will no doubt come away with something memorable to talk about with friends later. My personal favorite came in part two with the hilarious, "Words, Words, Words" skit," wrote Brian Douthit, Author, Editor, Book Reviewer, audio artist, "Perfectly Said," Colorado Springs, CO, January 24, 2008.

You can hear the best of that night online at:

"Open Mic Night" at Aroma Thyme Bistro continues the first Friday of every month through June 2009.

Aroma Thyme Bistro offers an innovative menu of focused, natural cuisine that reflects balance and well-being. Marcus Guiliano's consistent objective is to create meals that achieve impact through focusing on pure ingredients and limiting manipulation. To achieve this objective, Aroma Thyme Bistro avoids refined white flour, sugar and butter and heavy dairy products. These are the traditional ways of masking food's natural flavors and Chef Marcus realized that they are not only unnecessary, but they contribute massively to poor health.

Chef Marcus credits his culinary style to major health changes he experienced from the impact of diet including the use of essential oils, and raw foods. His restaurant, Aroma Thyme Bistro, has been described as 'a miracle in the Catskills' among other things. The Bistro has been a regular recipient of an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and Zagat rated 25 for food.

Now in its fifth year of operation, Aroma Thyme Bistro has established itself as one of the best small restaurants in the Hudson Valley. Aroma Thyme Bistro 165 Canal St, Ellenville NY 12428 tel: 845.647.3000 www.aromathymebistro.com.

More on Joe Bevilacqua can be found at: www.joebev.com.

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