Arts and culture magazine ‘Carousel’ returns after 3-month hiatus

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Local culture enthusiasts are ready to restart the merry-go-round as a local round-up of arts and entertainment returns.

“Carousel” is back after a three-month hiatus.

The free monthly music and art magazine was founded by Chris Bodnarczuk five years ago and was last published in March with its 5th anniversary issue.

Triple Cities Carousel went dormant after Bodnarczuk got a full time job at Binghamton University and could no long serve as editor-in-chief and layout and design director.

Now, a collective of people, including some who previously worked on the magazine, have banded together to bring it back under the stripped down name Carousel.

Tom Haines, owner of Atomic Tom’s in Binghamton, says the new Carousel will continue to cover music, visual art, theater, literature and food and drink.

And it continues to have the popular calendar centerfold with a comprehensive listing of the local music scene.

Plus comics from the Hart family.

Haines says our area has so much to offer that people need to know about.

“We want this to continue.  We want people to attend things.  We want this to be a vibrant community and this is part of it.  It really is important to get this back on track, which is what we’re doing,” said Haines.

Haines is hosting a release party and fundraiser at Atomic Tom’s tonight.

Local band The Neighbors will be performing at 8 p.m.

Admission is free, but donations are requested.

Plus, a Go Fund Me campaign is being launched.

Local radio personality Judith Gross is serving as editor and longtime Carousel contributor Phil Westcott is handling the layout.

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