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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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Today's Arts Events

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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!

Soundwaves concert series opens Thursday in Westport

The Village of Westport is the site for an ambitious free concert series, Soundwaves, that begins this week and runs right through August.

The opening concert in this series held the shores of Lake Champlain in Ballard Park will feature jazz trumpeter Taylor Haskins and his ensemble, performing music from his 2014 recording "Fuzzy Logic." Showtime is Thursday at at 7:30 pm.  Go to full article

Mares Wares Arts Fest Tuesday in Morristown

The backyard at Mare's Wares Pottery in Morristown will become an outdoor artist gallery tomorrow, filled with dozens of artisans, writers, music, food and demonstrations.

Karan Cross is an Ogdensburg artist who's helping to organize the annual festival. She says it began seven years ago with about a dozen artists and now includes over 90.

Cross told Todd Moe that it's an afternoon and evening of creativity and artistry along the St. Lawrence River.  Go to full article
Henry Jake Arquette. Photo courtesy TAUNY Archives/Martha Cooper

Mohawk basketmaker receives highest NEA honor

Mohawk basket maker Henry Jake Arquette has won the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts, a 2014 National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Arquette specializes in the ash-splint utility baskets traditionally made by the Akwesasne Mohawks: packbaskets, laundry and picnic baskets, baskets for washing corn and "wedding" baskets.  Go to full article

Book review: "The Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale" by Mary Sanders Shartle

Mary Sanders Shartle begins her novel with a scene of an Adirondack hermit shooting a rifle at low flying military planes that are disturbing the quiet of a cold February...  Go to full article
Alison MacDonald as Amalia. Photo: Jay Kopinski

Theatre Review: "She Loves Me" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

This too often neglected romantic musical comedy sparkles at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. It runs through July 29.  Go to full article
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright#mediaviewer/File:Frank_Lloyd_Wright_portrait.jpg">Al Ravenna</a>, public domain

Transportation museum builds Wright gas station

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A New York auto museum is ready to take the wraps off a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed gas station that never made it off the drawing board during the...  Go to full article
The Northern Symphonic Winds at Norwood Village Green in 2012. Photo: Northern Symphonic Winds

Northern Symphonic Winds at the Norwood Village Green tonight

The Norwood Village Green Concert Series continues tonight with the Potsdam-based Northern Symphonic Winds and continues Sunday evening with Irish-American singer Cathie...  Go to full article
Starting a chainsaw bear sculpture. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ekilby/6965820737/">Eric Kilby</a>, Creative COmmons, some rights reserved

A man, a plan, a log, a chainsaw: bear sculptures

SALISBURY, N.Y. (AP) Rembrandt worked in oils. Michelangelo carved marble. Mark Tyoe chainsaws big tree trunks.

Tyoe carves soaring eagles, grizzled mountain men...  Go to full article
Join Hallie Bond for a book signing event at the Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid this Saturday, 3-5 pm.

New cookbook celebrates Adirondack history and cuisine

An Adirondack historian and top chef have teamed up to create a cookbook that offers new takes on traditional food. "Adirondack Cookbook" is part history lesson, part...  Go to full article
Three classic trilogies and one extremely overworked actor.  Charlie Ross brings his one man "Star Wars" show to Lake Placid July 11 and 12.  Photo:  Charlie Ross

A summer of theater, music, dance and "Star Wars" at Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts has kicked off its 42nd annual summer of events at its gallery and performance space. Todd Moe talks with Executive Director James Lemons...  Go to full article

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