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Cast of "Ring of Fire: the Music of Johnny Cash." (L to R, Larry Tobias, Andrew Ross Crowe, Amanda Ryan Paige, Mike Rosengarten, Chris Blisset). Photo: Brian MacDonald. "Ring of Fire" closes the season at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, VT with performances July 30 through August 9.
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Today's Arts Events

Arts & Culture
Jul 28, 2014 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.
Jul 28, 2014 — Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.
Jul 28, 2014 — Alan Cheuse reviews A Replacement Life, Boris Fishman's humorous account of Holocaust survivors in today's New York.
Jul 28, 2014 — The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and drama. These trips can herald life-changing transformations for families seeking out better lives.
Jul 28, 2014 — Also: an excerpt of Haruki Murakami's new book; notable books coming out this week.

People: Darren K. Woods

The Director of a summer music training camp is drawing on his own experiences as an opera singer to run it. Since 1995, Darren K. Woods has been General and Artistic Manager of the Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake. In the last few years, student applications to the prestigious camp have increased and productions are playing to packed houses. Todd Moe talks with Woods about arts in the Adirondacks, the future of the Colony and life at the summer camp.  Go to full article

Commentary: Books and the Internet

Interest in the Internet as a way to publich and read books is growing steadily. It's an issue that is regularly addressed in newspapers, trade journals and on the Internet itself. The primary question is "will computers replace books?" Commentator Paul Willcott says yes and no.  Go to full article
<i>Aurora Borealis</i> watercolor © Rollin V. Hanson. Used by permission.

Two compositions by Augusta Cecconi-Bates

The work of Tug Hill composer Augusta Cecconi-Bates explores the textures and seasons of the North Country in general and the Tug Hill Plateau in particular.

Aurora Borealis, from Essences of the North Country. Poem Mark L. Pierce; read by Edwin J. Schroll. Music A. Cecconi-Bates, performed by members of the Utica Symphony under the direction of Charles Schneider. Used by permission.

Tug Hill Snows from Tug Hill Suite. Poem by A. Cecconi-Bates. Music A. Cecconi-Bates, performed by members of the Utica Symphony under the direction of Charles Schneider. Used by permission.  Go to full article

Preview: Peter Yarrow in Concert Sunday night in Saranac Lake

Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, performs a benefit concert for the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Sunday night at the Saranac Lake High School Theatre. Todd...  Go to full article

Preview: Jazz and Art in Morristown

The Village of Morristown is combining the best in art and music this weekend with its Jazz and Arts Festival Saturday from noon to 8 pm. Morristown town historian Lorraine...  Go to full article

New St. Lawrence County Arts Directory

The St. Lawrence County Arts Council is producing a directory that will represent local artists, arts organizations and related businesses throughout the country. Martha...  Go to full article

The American Freedom Trail: An Adirondack Correction?

Brian Mann talks with Dr. Milton Sernett, author of North Star Country, Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom. It's a closer look at the...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Always... Patsy Cline

Always... Patsy Cline has the audience clapping along at the Depot Theatre in Westport. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the Sunday matinee and has this...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers Summer Reading Call-in

Readers and Writers on the Air's Ellen Rocco is joined by guest host Jill Breit from Traditional Arts in Upstate New York to talk with callers about their favorite...  Go to full article

Preview: Jazz Vocalist Laurel Masse returns to the North Country

Grammy winner and founding member of the Manhattan Transfer, Laurel Masse, visits the North Country this weekend for three concerts. Todd Moe chats with Laurel about...  Go to full article

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