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"Satan descends to earth," illustration #12, Paradise Lost. Artist: Gustav Doré. The exhibit "Gustave Doré: Master of Imagination" is on display at the National Gallery in Ottawa through September 14
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Aug 22, 2014 — At our very first New York live show, we talk about the things we loved this summer and the things we're looking forward to in the fall. And, of course, we get to what's making us happy this week.
Aug 22, 2014 — Also: How to tell you're in a Balzac novel; Ernest Hemingway's letters.
Aug 22, 2014 — Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor.
Aug 22, 2014 — Comics critic Etelka Lehoczky says the wildly discordant art styles in a new graphic novel compilation of World War I poetry work to illuminate the emotional chaos of soldiers on the Western Front.
Aug 22, 2014 — Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
Clayton Opera House interior (Courtesy of Thousands Islands Museum)
Clayton Opera House interior (Courtesy of Thousands Islands Museum)

Clayton Opera House Celebrates Centennial

A celebration surrounding the historic Clayton Opera House takes place this weekend. It's the centennial of the Opera House, at one time the largest stage in Jefferson county. Todd Moe spoke with Bill Danforth, Vice President of the Thousand Islands Performing Arts Fund about this weekend's events and restoration work on the building.  Go to full article

Music Fills the Hills: The Seagle Music Colony

For nearly 90 years, the Seagle Music Colony in the eastern Adirondacks has offered talented young singers a secluded summer haven to polish their skills. The seven-week music camp offers intensive training with music theater professionals and opportunities to appear in six Broadway-type productions, from Gershwin to Mozart. For decades, most of the Seagle Colony's shows have been presented in a simple barn theatre tucked away in the wooded hills above Schroon Lake. Todd Moe visited the opera camp last summer.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Greater Tuna at St. Michael's Playhouse, Colchester VT

The comedy Greater Tuna is the third offering at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, Vermont, and runs through July 26. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Preview: Downing College Choir in Blue Mountain Lake

The Downing College Chapel Choir of Cambridge University presents a concert tonight at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake. This is the choir's...  Go to full article
Carol Gregson, The Pottersville Complainer

People: The Pottersville Complainer

Todd Moe chats with Carol Gregson, also known as "The Pottersville Complainer". She's collected on CD some of her memoirs of life in the Adirondacks. We'll hear one of her...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers Summer Reading Call-in

Readers and Writers on the Air's Ellen Rocco is joined by co-host Chris Robinson and guest Lenny Golay of Manhattan's famed Corner Bookstore to talk with callers about...  Go to full article
Actor/mime Bill Bowers

Theatre: It Goes Without Saying

From a childhood in rural Montana, to Broadway, to training with Marcel Marceau, It Goes Without Saying tells a funny and touching story of the important role that...  Go to full article

People: Singer/Songwriter Sara Wheeler

Sara Wheeler, originally from Michigan, is a mainstay of the Boston-area folk scene. She's performed her blend of folk/pop to packed coffeehouses, colleges and concert halls...  Go to full article
Adrian Marchuck as Dick, Alison J. Palmer as Ruby.

Theatre Review: Dames at Sea, St. Lawrence Stage, Brockville ON

St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville has opened their second production of the season, the musical Dames at Sea, which runs through July 26. Resident theatre...  Go to full article
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...  Go to full article

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