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"Main Street Stairway," photograph. Artist: Barry Lobdell. This work is part of a new exhibit, "12983: Exploring Saranac Lake," opening August 1 at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake with a reception from 5-7 pm
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Jul 30, 2014 — In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
Jul 30, 2014 — From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.
Jul 30, 2014 — Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that's played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?
Jul 30, 2014 — Look, of course Sharknado 2 is stupid. That's not the question. The question is whether it still makes a good party game.
Jul 30, 2014 — Is Comic-Con as overwhelming as you've heard? Well ... yes and no. Mostly yes. But on the other hand, it's also completely fascinating, even to nervous first-timers.
Members of the Long Rapids Fife and Drum Corps rehearse for a long summer of parades, musters and other events.
Members of the Long Rapids Fife and Drum Corps rehearse for a long summer of parades, musters and other events.

Keeping the Beat: Long Rapids Fife and Drum Corps Revives Early Military Music

Communities across the region are putting on their best show of the year to celebrate Independence Day. There are picnics, parades, reunions and the perenial fireworks displays at dusk. One of the units marching in today's Fourth of July parade in Norwood is the Long Rapids Fife and Drum Corps, which is dedicated to preserving the history of military music from the 18th and 19th centuries. Todd Moe has this profile.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Boys Next Door at St. Michael's Playhouse, Colchester VT

The Boys Next Door, the second production of the season at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, Vermont, opened Tuesday and runs through July 12. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the opening and has this review.  Go to full article

Potsdam Piper Heads to Scotland

Hollis Easter and Susie Petrov bring the musical heritage of Scotland to our studios. They're preparing for a concert Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton featuring traditional Scottish tunes. Hollis was recently awarded a prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study abroad. Todd Moe talks with Hollis about the upcoming concert and his year-long trek to Scotland.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Moon Over Buffalo at Depot Theatre in Westport NY

The Depot Theatre in Westport has opened their season with the comedy Moon Over Buffalo, a farce by Ken Ludwig that runs through July 6. Resident theatre critic...  Go to full article
L to R: Mrs. Higgins, Jill Hodkinson; Henry Higgins, Terry Bellville; Eliza Doolittle, Shannon McCaig

Theater Review: My Fair Lady at 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

The classic musical My Fair Lady runs at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario through August 2. NCPR's resident theater critic Connie Meng has this...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Something's Afoot at St. Michael's Playhouse, Colchester VT

The musical Something's Afoot is the season's first production at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, Vermont and runs through June 28. Resident theatre critic...  Go to full article

Preview: Rebecca Kelly Ballet's Summer Dance Residencies

The Rebecca Kelly Ballet begins its 17th summer residency in the Adirondacks this month. The company offers a variety of dance-related activities this summer in Lake Placid,...  Go to full article
Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh

Film Forum Focus: An Actress, A Writer, A Daughter, A Mother

The Lake Placid Film Forum filled movie theaters over the weekend. But the real focus of the gathering was the intimate encounters between film-makers and actors and their...  Go to full article

Adirondack Carousel Seeks Songs

Calling all songwriters. The Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake is looking for original songs with a carousel theme. The Adirondack Carousel Project is building a full-size...  Go to full article
General's daughter gets a piratical boost.

Theatre Review: Pirates of Penzance at St. Lawrence Stage in Brockville

Pirates of Penzance is the season's first production of the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville and runs through June 28. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was...  Go to full article

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