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Cast of "Harvey" (l to r): Cassidy Dermott, Leslie Dame, Josie Good and John Liebetrau as Elwood. "Harvey" by Mary Chase opens tonight with a performance at 8 pm at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake.
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Jul 31, 2014 — The drama War Story is trying to wrap itself around both a personal story of a traumatized journalist and some larger social issues. Despite a strong central performance, it succeeds only partially.
Jul 31, 2014 — The very prolific James Franco directs a Cormac McCarthy adaptation that struggles to overcome a repulsive main character with whom it's almost impossible to empathize.
Jul 31, 2014 — The eight-part drama that begins Thursday stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a British baroness with an Israeli passport. She's a fearless actor in a show full of kidnappings, seductions and betrayals.
Jul 31, 2014 — Fame knows no geographic bounds in this game about celebrity-city name mashups. In what Florida city does the singer of "Nasty" hang out? That's "Janet Jacksonville."
Jul 31, 2014 — We're spotlighting both the most common and least common English letters in this game — E and Z. Every clue points to a word or phrase containing "E-E-Z" spelled consecutively. Easy!

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, Plattsburgh and Potsdam. Todd Moe talks with Rebecca Kelly, who says her company's summer stay in the North Country has expanded over the years to include more communities and more programs for children.  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 audiences. On Sunday, actress Jennifer Jason Leigh joined her mother, screenwriter Barbara Turner, for a public conversation about their work and their collaboration. As Brian Mann reports, the women hope to make a film in the Adirondacks.  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 merry-go-round in the village of Saranac Lake, to be filled with wooden wildlife, from loons to bears. Todd Moe talks with "Songs for a Carousel" project coordinator Karen Loffler, who says the 28 foot carousel will include 20 animals and 2 chariots.  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

Theatre Review: Easter Monday at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

The world premiere of EASTER MONDAY has opened at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake and runs in rep throughout the summer. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a...  Go to full article

People: Storyteller Fran Yardley

Todd Moe talks with Adirondack storyteller Fran Yardley. It's a conversation and story about Fran's father from her latest collection of stories, Beyond My Father's...  Go to full article

Music in the Park: Norwood Village Green Series Celebrates 30 Years

A popular North Country music series celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer. Todd Moe talks with Norwood Village Green Concert Series founder and president Joe Liotta.  Go to full article

Filmmakers, Stars and Movie Buffs Gather in Lake Placid

The Lake Placid Film Forum kicks off this afternoon, with five days of movies, panel discussions and workshops. The event is an intimate setting that offers locals a chance...  Go to full article

Preview: Arts and Healing Weekend

The 5th annual Adirondack Arts and Healing Weekend at Great Camp Sagamore will be September 26th through the 28th. It's a weekend of music, storytelling and nature walks for...  Go to full article

Book review: "Nehasane Fire Observer"

In the early '40s, the superintendent of Nehasane Park, the vast preserve west of Long Lake asked Francis Boone to be the observer in the Park's fire tower. Nehasane Fire...  Go to full article

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