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Cast of "Ring of Fire: the Music of Johnny Cash." (L to R, Larry Tobias, Andrew Ross Crowe, Amanda Ryan Paige, Mike Rosengarten, Chris Blisset). Photo: Brian MacDonald. "Ring of Fire" closes the season at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, VT with performances July 30 through August 9.
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Spring Haiku Challenge

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Today's Arts Events

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Jul 28, 2014 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.
Jul 28, 2014 — Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.
Jul 28, 2014 — Alan Cheuse reviews A Replacement Life, Boris Fishman's humorous account of Holocaust survivors in today's New York.
Jul 28, 2014 — The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and drama. These trips can herald life-changing transformations for families seeking out better lives.
Jul 28, 2014 — Also: an excerpt of Haruki Murakami's new book; notable books coming out this week.
Lowville Band, early 1900s
Lowville Band, early 1900s

An imaginary band concert, July 4, 1914

Imagine. Following the late picnic dinner with family on the green, and before the fireworks display, the bandshell next to the memorial fills with brassmen from all around. Tunes both popular and patriotic carry all the way to the courthouse on the cooling summer air.

This imaginary concert was compiled from Edison wax cylinder recordings brought to the NCPR studio by Rebecca Hopfinger of Clayton, along with a hand-painted gramophone on which to play them.  Go to full article
"Resurrection", 91 x 70 inches, is among Tim Fortune's large watercolors on display through August 3rd at View in Old Forge.

Tim Fortune's very large watercolors on display in Old Forge

Some of Saranac Lake artist Tim Fortune's largest watercolors are on display at View in Old Forge. The show opens Saturday evening and includes wall-size paintings, some as tall as seven feet, that capture small moments on a grand scale. The 38 pieces in the exhibit include flowers, trees, rocks and water in the Adirondacks.

Todd Moe stopped by Tim Fortune's studio/gallery in Saranac Lake to talk about his love of watercolor and large format paintings.  Go to full article
Canton World War II navy veteran Charles Alexander will be among many vets honored tonight by the Orchestra of Northern New York. Photo: Todd Moe

ONNY to honor D-Day vets at Potsdam concert

The annual summer pops concert by the Orchestra of Northern New York will also honor North Country veterans tonight (Thursday) in Hosmer Hall at SUNY Potsdam.

The performance, which begins at 7 pm, will be led by Music Director Ken Andrews and will include a special tribute to the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. An annual tradition during the concert is a musical tribute to veterans of the air force, army, coast guard, marines and navy.

89-year-old Charles Alexander, of Canton, will be in the Hosmer audience tonight. He was a navy seaman aboard one of the transport ships that ferried Allied troops across the English Channel, and brought the wounded back to England. He shared some of his memories with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
Singer, pianist and songwriter Tony DeSare will be the featured guest artist at the All Star Big Band performance Sunday night. Photo: courtesy Norwood Village Green Concert Series

All Star Big Band at Norwood Village Green Sunday

The Norwood Village Green Concert series continues this Sunday evening with the All Star Big Band under the direction of Wally Siebel. Next Wednesday, the Susquehanna String...  Go to full article

Soundwaves concert series opens Thursday in Westport

The Village of Westport is the site for an ambitious free concert series, Soundwaves, that begins this week and runs right...  Go to full article

Mares Wares Arts Fest Tuesday in Morristown

The backyard at Mare's Wares Pottery in Morristown will become an outdoor artist gallery tomorrow, filled with dozens of artisans, writers, music, food and...  Go to full article
Henry Jake Arquette. Photo courtesy TAUNY Archives/Martha Cooper

Mohawk basketmaker receives highest NEA honor

Mohawk basket maker Henry Jake Arquette has won the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional...  Go to full article

Book review: "The Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale" by Mary Sanders Shartle

Mary Sanders Shartle begins her novel with a scene of an Adirondack hermit shooting a rifle at low flying military planes that are disturbing the quiet of a cold February...  Go to full article
Alison MacDonald as Amalia. Photo: Jay Kopinski

Theatre Review: "She Loves Me" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

This too often neglected romantic musical comedy sparkles at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. It runs through July 29.  Go to full article
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright#mediaviewer/File:Frank_Lloyd_Wright_portrait.jpg">Al Ravenna</a>, public domain

Transportation museum builds Wright gas station

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A New York auto museum is ready to take the wraps off a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed gas station that never made it off the drawing board during the...  Go to full article

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