90 percent of the proceeds for this production go to Renewal House of St. Lawrence County, which works to end violence against women in the North Country. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Photo: Steve Rhodes, CC some rights reserved
Apr 23, 2013 — The Vagina Monologues, a celebrated play about female empowerment, will be performed at St. Lawrence University this weekend. The performances are Friday and Saturday night, 7 pm, in the Winston Room of the Sullivan Student Center. This year marks the 15th anniversary of V-Day Campaign, a national movement to end violence against girls and women. V-Season was inspired by the play, which debuted in New York City in 1996, and includes a wide variety of events, from local theatrical productions to film screenings and workshops.
Written by Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues is noted for its central literary device: a series of actors giving solo speeches on topics such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth and orgasm. The monologues are based on interviews Ensler conducted with more than 200 women. Todd Moe talks with Haley Feickert and Anne Clements, co-producers of the St. Lawrence University performances. The local cast includes 16 women of varying ages and backgrounds. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Apr 18, 2013 — The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will perform music of Japan, Cuba, Spain and Latin America in a concert Saturday night in SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Hall. The concert is presented by Community Performance Series. For more than 30 years, the LAGQ have set the standard among guitar ensembles. Todd Moe spoke with founding member William Kanengiser about Saturday night's concert. The quartet, along with a guitar orchestra of 24 guitarists, will perform a Japanese composition by Shingo Fujii, entitled Shikki, written to honor the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan two years ago. Go to full article
Apr 17, 2013 — The North Country has a rich history of outstanding community bands. And the number of local concert bands has increased in just the last few years. Some are year-round ensembles that rehearse at local colleges or community centers. Others garner heaps of applause in parades and gazebos during the summer months. Organizers will tell you that community bands give every player a chance to contribute in their own way.
The St. Lawrence Wind Ensemble began more than 25 years to offer students and local musicians a challenging and rewarding musical experience in an encouraging environment. Today, the group includes just over 30 students, faculty and community musicians.
Members say the St. Lawrence University Wind Ensemble fills a void because every college or university needs its own band and has a pool of eager student, faculty and community members. But the main reason most everyone gave for joining was to keep their instruments out of mothballs.
Todd Moe stopped by a rehearsal of the SLU Wind Ensemble this week as the group prepared for its spring concert, next Monday night in the Peterson-Kermani Performance hall. Go to full article
Shelburne, VT, Apr 16, 2013 — The Shelburne Museum opens its new Center for Art and Education this summer, and for the first time in the museum's 66-year history, it will be open year-round. Todd Moe... Go to full article
Apr 12, 2013 — Caramelo Trio joined us live in the studio this morning to share some all original Latin contemporary music. The group is based in Potsda, NY includes cellist Beth Robinson,... Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Apr 10, 2013 — Clarinetist Michele Von Haugg is on a mission to save a very important tree for a lot of musicians. She grew up near Saratoga Springs and is the founder of Clarinets for... Go to full article
Apr 05, 2013 — Over the next few months, we'll bring you some of the voices of the many folks in the North Country who make a living in their own workshops, basements and spare rooms. It... Go to full article
Apr 03, 2013 — The spring theater production at St. Lawrence University this week examines the challenges of growing up, the power of the media and the struggle to remain unique in an... Go to full article