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Host of American Routes to Visit Old Forge (7/11/05)

Nick Spitzer, nationally renowned folklorist and host of public radio’s American Routes, will be visiting the North Country this month. On Sunday, July 17, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, he will make an appearance at Old Forge Hardware, in Old Forge, New York. Spitzer will give an informal talk on American musical traditions, and on the making of his weekly national radio program. His appearance is sponsored by North Country Public Radio. The event is free of charge. Station manager Ellen Rocco will introduce Spitzer. “This will be an informative and fun gathering at a great location. We are delighted to welcome Nick to our region, and hope that many of his fans will come out to meet him,” said Rocco. American Routes airs on North Country Public Radio Saturdays from 1 to 3 pm.

Spitzer will also be appearing at the Clayton Opera House on Saturday evening, July 16, at 7 pm. He will be hosting an evening of St. Lawrence River songs and tales, featuring regional singer-songwriter Dan Berggren, the Van Norstrand family’s Great Bear Trio, and local storytellers. The event is sponsored by TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Clayton Opera House box office, 315-686-2200.


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