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Title unknown, marble sculpture (detail). Artist: Caroline Ramersdorfer. This work will be on display as part of a two-person exhibit with sculptor John Van Alstine "Confluence of Opposite II," opening September 13 at the Courthouse Gallery in Lake George, NY with a reception from 6-8 pm.
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Spring Haiku Challenge

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Arts & Culture
Aug 30, 2014 — What makes an essential rock song? Musicologist Greil Marcus argues that it's not the stature of the performer, but the degree to which a song tells the story of rock 'n' roll itself.
Aug 30, 2014 — Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.
Aug 30, 2014 — A mobile bookstore, loaded with translations of Portuguese classics, drives around selling books to tourists and locals alike. The van, called Tell a Story, plans to start traveling throughout Europe.
Aug 30, 2014 — In her new collection Worn Stories, Emily Spivack compiles odes to beloved pieces of clothing, written by celebrities and fashionistas.
Aug 30, 2014 — Abercrombie & Fitch is shedding its traditional logo-focused apparel. That logo, and the clothes it was affixed to, made the brand one of the most sought-after among teens in the past two decades.

Demystifying Modern Art: Why a Painting is Like a Pizza

The Gibson Gallery at SUNY Potsdam kicks off a new lecture series on diverse topics in art tonight at 7 pm. Art historian Dr. Nancy Heller, author of the book, Why a Painting is Like a Pizza--a Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Modern Art, will give a presentation on demystifying modern and contemporary art. Her lecture is free and open to the public, and ideal for those who are often curious yet suspicious art world neophytes venturing into the unknown. Heller told Todd Moe that a painting and a pizza both depend on visual balance for much of their overall appeal.  Go to full article
Photo: © 2003 Alex Attaviano

Theatre Review: Amadeus at Syracuse Stage

Amadeus, the award-winning play by Peter Shaffer, runs through October 12 at Syracuse Stage. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Johnsburg Salutes Adirondack Poet & Critic Jeanne Robert Foster

This weekend the Town of Johnsburg, in the south-central Adirondacks, is paying tribute to the life of Adirondack poet and famous literary critic Jeanne Robert Foster. Born in 1879 on Crane Mountain near Johnsburg, her beauty, talent and energy led her to the stage in New York City, and into the literary circles of William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, T.S. Eliott and Ezra Pound. Perhaps most importantly, her poetry and stories of mountain life give us a poignant glimpse into the lives of Adirondack residents in the 19th century. Todd Moe talks with some of the organizers of this weekend's tribute to Jeanne Robert Foster in North Creek.  Go to full article

Preview: Chamber Trio Strata

Hill and Hollow Music begins its ninth season of Sunday afternoon concerts this weekend with a world class trio performing in the village of Saranac. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Fran Betters, Guide and Teacher

If you want to have a successful fly-fishing trip to the Ausable River, you might want to stop in at the Adirondack Sport shop just outside of Wilmington. Francis Betters...  Go to full article

Book review: Traveling light with Phil Harnden

Neal Burdick reviews Phil Harnden's new book, Journeys of Simplicity: Traveling Light with Thomas Merton, Basho, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard & Others, a book about...  Go to full article

Earl Belile is North Country Public Radio

Earl Belile from Colton learned bluegrass music and a taste for simple things from his southern squadron mates in the Air Force. He plays the mandolin every morning.  Go to full article
Top: Moe Pfeiffer, Don Perkins, Reg Miller, Bottom: Earl Southmayd, Don Labarge, Millard Eggleston, Earl Belile

Home Sweet Home Reel and Arkansas Traveler performed by the Orey Gadway Fiddlers

The Orey Gadway Fiddlers were Barb Heller's guests for String Fever on September 18, 2003. NCPR Online caught up with them in the production studio.  Go to full article

Don Perkins is North Country Public Radio

Bluegrass fiddler Don Perkins of Chazy tells how he came to pick up the instrument he loves second-best in life (next to his wife).  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Fran Betters, Fly-Tyer

Anyone with an eye for beauty can appreciate the sight of a well-tied fishing fly. A little piece of feather here, a bit of fur there all to lure in the hungry trout. Where...  Go to full article

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