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New York Power Authority to Participate in Betsy the Barge Concert

Contact:
Ann Cianfrocco
(315) 792-8335
ann.cianfrocco@nypa.gov

August 15, 2007

For Immediate Release

MARCY— Betsy the Barge – the 110-foot floating stage on the old Erie Canal – continues with its concert series this summer with the special talents of Joe Angerosa, the well-known Elvis impersonator. Thanks to the sponsorship of the New York Power Authority, he will appear at Betsy the Barge on Friday, August 31, beginning at 6 p.m.

Angerosa’s “Memories of Elvis” tribute is so realistic that “it will make you feel that the King has returned,” said a entertainment commentator recently. Angerosa has performed it several times in Las Vegas and at over 500 other venues throughout the United States for the past 25 years.

Betsy the Barge is located at Canal Park, Lock 20 along Route 49. Admission to the concert is free and food and drinks are on sale throughout the performances.

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■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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