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Dan Hausner shows his photographs in front of Ampersound. Photo: Jill Wenner. A scene along Saranac Lake's Third Thursday Art Walk. The next Art Walk will be this Thursday, August 21, from 5:00 -7:30 pm, and will kick off the annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival
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Aug 20, 2014 — Also: Poet Simin Behbahani, known as the "Lioness of Iran," has died; novelist Lev Grossman on finding his vocation.
Aug 20, 2014 — David Connerley Nahm's debut, Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky, is full of what critic Michael Schaub calls "anti-nostalgia," the pain of intrusive memories that come when you're least prepared.
Aug 20, 2014 — Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.
Aug 19, 2014 — Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.
Aug 19, 2014 — The protagonist of Julie Schumacher's new Dear Committee Members is frustrated with the future of American arts and letters — and the feckless students who pester him for recommendation letters.
Ermina Pincomb (photo by Martha Cooper, courtesy of the TAUNY archives)
Ermina Pincomb (photo by Martha Cooper, courtesy of the TAUNY archives)

Musician/educator Dave Ruch remembers Ermina Pincombe

Ermina Pincombe was a celebrated traditional musician from the Southern Adirondacks who performed the music that was passed down to her from her parents and grandparents.

Pincombe passed away this week, and yesterday Joel Hurd caught up with her friend, Dave Ruch, to learn more about her.  Go to full article

Book review: "Adirondack: Life and Wildlife in the Wild, Wild East," by Edward Kanze

Writer and naturalist Edward Kanze grew up in a suburb north of New York City but now lives year-round near Saranac Lake. Our book reviewer Betsy Kepes read his new book, Adirondack: Life and Wildlife in the Wild, Wild East.

She says Kanze's new book is a combination of memoir and natural history served up with enthusiasm, wry humor, and a touch of awe.  Go to full article

Screwball comedy marks leadership transition at ALCA

There's a transition going on at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake. Artistic Director Stephen Svoboda is moving on to full-time work at the AC's sister arts center, The Redhouse in Syracuse. He'll be replaced by Alex Harris.

Tonight is the opening of Svoboda's last show at the helm in Blue Mountain Lake. "The Penguin Tango," written by Svoboda, is a screwball comedy that runs through Saturday night.  Go to full article
Woodstock, 1969. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock#mediaviewer/File:Woodstock_redmond_stage.JPG">Derek Redmond and Paul Campbell</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Woodstock 45th anniversary events set for weekend

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) Events are being held this weekend in the upstate New York town that hosted the original Woodstock festival 45 years ago.  Go to full article
Answer the Muse will perform a music workshop on Thursday (5-7 pm) and a concert on Friday (8 pm) at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Preview: "Answer the Muse" in Lake Placid

An Ithaca-based group will bring its brand of indie rock with a yoga twist to the Adirondacks this weekend. Answer the Muse's visit to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts...  Go to full article
Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe

Singer Jean Rohe returns to Burlington and Raquette Lake for concerts this week

Jean Rohe's music draws influences from all over the world and she and her long-time musical partner Liam Robinson return to the area this week to perform in Burlington and...  Go to full article
Paul Meyers (courtesy www.paulmeyers.info)

Jazz guitarist Paul Meyers teams with old friends for two concerts this weekend

Potsdam native Paul Meyers returns to the North Country this weekend to play concerts in Edwards and Potsdam. He recently spoke with Barb Heller.  Go to full article
Jazz guitarist Paul Meyers

Barb Heller's extended interview with Paul Meyers

Here is a longer version of Barb Heller's interview with Paul Meyers from August 2014 with three complete songs performed in our studio.  Go to full article
Hoff the Harmonica Case Man in action. Photo: Meredith Coeyman

Listen: the guy with the most harmonica cases in the world plays a tune

There's an unusual art opening this Friday in Burlington. The SEABA gallery will show what it calls "the largest collection of handmade harmonica cases in the world."...  Go to full article
Photo:  St. Lawrence International Film Festival website

LA filmmaker plans international film festival for Canton

A filmmaker from Los Angeles, with family ties to the North Country, is launching an international film festival in St. Lawrence County. Adam Paul grew up in Schenectady and...  Go to full article

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