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Saturday, July 6, 2019

The World Goes ‘Round At Depot Theatre: A Fan’s Notes

Here’s one Depot Theatre devotee and Kander and Ebb admirer’s take on The World Goes ‘Round — a cornucopia of songs by the creative team that gave us the mega-hit Broadway classics Cabaret and Chicago. One of my earliest experiences with the music of Kander and Ebb involved the first time I auditioned for a production by my high school Drama Club, way back in tenth grade. My family and I had seen the movie version of Cabaret starring Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles and directed by the one-and-only Bob Fosse, and my parents subsequently bought the eight-track tape of >>More

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Summer Theatre Festival Presenting ‘Proof’

The Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival is set to kick-off their season with a production of Proof traveling throughout the Adirondack Park from July 13 – 18. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Auburn’s Proof is a passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love. Proof will feature Hannah Jay and Dan Studnicky from Queensbury, Jennifer Bine from Indian Lake, and Jordan Hornstein from Long Lake. The production is directed by Jordan Hornstein, with Robin Jay, from North River, as the Assistant Director and Stage Manager. In Proof, Catherine has >>More

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Poetry: Awakening

Awakening Mottled beams of sunlight Filter down through dense canopies, To feed the whispering, wooded forest. Stirred breezes and shadows move like liquid Over a carpet of soft pine, fir and spruce, Signing the expectant dance cards Of lithe ferns, purple trillium and yellow violets. Sleepy, hatted heads of mushrooms, peek toward day. From all directions, tenor trills of warblers Pierce cocooning olivine and emerald shade. The shush of fresh streams and creeks, Stemmed by branch-rich damns of toiling beavers, Sing of the sunrise, as it is mirrored in a myriad Of translucent lakes. Speckled twin fawns are born to >>More

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Keeseville Kicking-Off Adirondack Plein Air Festival Season

I always say I’m not in the market to buy art, but then I find myself in awe of all the talented artists and know that window shopping may not be enough. Even if I don’t buy art, I am always in the market to experience it. I love the possibility of seeing an artist in various Adirondack locations, putting creativity onto canvas. The benefit of a Plein Air Festival is in seeing those artists create in nature and then attend the art show to meet and discuss their process. Each Plein Air Festival starts with receptions, workshops, and community >>More

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Sembrich Hosts Seagle Music Colony’s Children’s Opera

Young artists at the Seagle Music Colony will present the children’s opera Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers on Wednesday, July 17 at 10 am, at The Sembrich, in Bolton, on Lake George. A 45-minute one-act opera for the whole family, Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers is described as a new, action-packed tale of bravery, smarts, and family ties. In this epic tale by composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist David Johnston, brave Monkey and clever Francine work together to escape the clutches of a dishonest crocodile and the evil Lord of the Tigers to save >>More

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Clifton-Fine Summer Music Series

The Cultural Arts Committee of the Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corp has announced the 19th Annual Clifton-Fine Summer Music Series. All shows are funded through grant awards and individual donors, to bring free, live music to the Clifton-Fine region of the Adirondacks. Free concerts include: Contra Dance – Friday, July 5th – 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Cranberry Lake Pavilion (behind Community Center). Featuring the music of Rick Kovacs and his crew with caller Bob Nicholson. Crackin’ Foxy – Friday, July 19th – 7 pm – Wanakena Gazebo Green.  A Saranac Lake based ensemble inspired by early 1930s swing, Hawaiin, and >>More

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Big Band Sound: ‘Easy Money’ In Old Forge

The Summer Concert Series held on the Old Forge Lakefront has been set for Sunday evenings at 7 pm. The first concert will feature Easy Money on July 7th. Easy Money is a 15 piece band that plays big band music from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra and many more, including Swing, Jazz and Popular Music. Everyone is welcome for this free concert and all should bring a chair or a blanket. Photo of Easy Money provided. View original post.

Monday, July 1, 2019

The French Cyclone: Early Professional Wrestler Al Marlowe

“Al Marlowe, ‘the French Cyclone,’ returned yesterday from Alburg, Vt. where he wrestled Leo Desbriches, champion of the New England states, to a draw…. The Ogdensburg man is proving himself one of the best wrestlers in this section….” On November 28, 1919, this was the reportage in Ogdensburg’s Republican Journal’s sports section regarding the city’s 21 year old professional grappler’s two hour match. His career was marked by two championships, and many print sources referred to Marlowe as “an artist of the mat.” Today he is recognized as one of the last legitimate professional wrestling champions in the North Country >>More

Sunday, June 30, 2019

World Music Wednesdays At Sembrich On Lake George

The Sembrich in Bolton Landing is set to its “World Music Wednesday Series” with The Fretless Ensemble on Wednesday, July 10 at 1:30 pm. This is the first of three world music events in The Sembrich’s 2019 Summer Series which focuses on musical compositions and styles from across the globe. With innovative arrangements and roots deeply based in Celtic and Canadian fiddle styles, The Fretless is on a unique path in the music world. In the musicians’ new album Live from The Artfarm, The Fretless presents its most representative and unique sounds. Tickets are $25 and include an opportunity to >>More

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Poetry: A Definition in Mind

A Definition in Mind It emerges as fungi on birch logs. Quiet. The mind is what can exist if we are not afraid to let it grow. Alone. Softer than ivory and clear as a gathering storm. Its dark energy is all around us. In the dying embers of secret traditions, it knows the promises that had to be broken. View original post.