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“Shaman,” assemblage. Artist: Becky Harblin. “Rusty bits I have collected along walks or weeding around the old barn end up as small vignettes tucked among the flowers.”
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Spring Haiku Challenge

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Today's Arts Events

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Jul 25, 2014 — We've invited Peaches Christ, Queen of San Francisco Drag Queens, to play a game called "Fuggedaboutit!"
Jul 25, 2014 — Allen doesn't rehearse, and he isn't a big talker. But Firth pooh-poohs claims that he doesn't direct. He says Allen was a "very involved and meticulous director" while making Magic in the Moonlight.
Jul 25, 2014 — At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.
Jul 25, 2014 — Sayed Kashua is an Arab who writes novels in Hebrew and a sitcom in Arabic. A contradiction? Maybe. But his newest book is a good look at an often-overlooked segment of the Israeli population.
Jul 25, 2014 — The late actor hit his peak in the adaptation of John le Carre's 2008 novel. The movie isn't a clean piece of storytelling, but Hoffman connects with viewers on a level most actors never approach.

Academy for Performing Arts Opens in Potsdam

Calling all budding actors, singers and dancers! Registration is open for classes at the new Performing Arts School in Potsdam. The school will offer quality education in performing arts to North Country students from age 3 through adult in the areas of dance, theatre and singing. Todd Moe talks with Michael DeVoe, about the new Performing Arts School. For registration information, call: 315-322-4223.  Go to full article

David Brown is North Country Public Radio

David Brown of Potsdam shares his rendition of Ode to Joy on the washtub bass.  Go to full article
Earl Sprague, with a replica of Champ.

Meet the Masters: Earl Sprague and Champ, the Lake Champlain Monster

How does a town go about claiming a sea monster as a resident? It helps if you have a woodworker with a workshop, especially if the woodworker has seen Champ, the Lake Champlain Monster. Earl Sprague helped the Port Henry Chamber of Commerce give a shape to the seldom-seen monster and he tells us all about seeing Champ and about some of the adventures his plywood Champs have had. Lamar Bliss reports.  Go to full article

Preview: St. Lawrence University Music Ensembles Open to the Public

With the start of the new school year, the music department at St. Lawrence University is offering the community a chance to perform with a number of ensembles - from early...  Go to full article

Preview: Music for an Abolitionist Rally

A concert of anti-slavery songs from the mid-19th century will be performed Friday night in Richville by the Hutchinson Family Revival. The group is a music reenactment...  Go to full article

Frank Pastizo is North Country Public Radio

Frank Pastizzo from Saranac Lake explains what it takes to tell a good story.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Tupper Lake Synagogue

The Jewish Synagogue in Tupper Lake had been closed up for decades when a summer resident asked to take a look inside. What she found was a national treasure and she did the...  Go to full article
Tim Fortune at work in Saranac Lake

In Saranac Lake?s Art Scene, A Rash of Art Theft

Each summer, Saranac Lake's art scene comes alive, with gallery walks and concerts and new shows. But this season, the village has also seen a rash of art theft. Three big...  Go to full article

Heuvelton Historians Work to Save Long-Forgotten Music Hall

A group of residents and historians in Heuvelton is doing its part to preserve a small part of St. Lawrence County's history. The centerpiece of their work is Pickens Hall,...  Go to full article
The Edwards Opera House is on the second floor of the Town Hall. It retains a handpainted Victorian theatre backdrop (below) and original interior woodwork.

Restoring the Past: The Edwards Opera House

Old opera houses are hot in the North Country. Clayton, Heuvelton and now Edwards have rediscovered the elaborate stages of their pasts. The Edwards Arts Council has begun...  Go to full article

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