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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 — The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
Aug 22, 2014 — Katy Simpson Smith's novel, set during the American Revolution, was inspired by her research on mothers in the South. "Death was sort of the specter that haunted every aspect of life," she says.
Aug 22, 2014 — The 71-year-old German filmmaker made daring movies in the 1970s that pushed viewers into unsettling mental spaces. The tremendous boxed set Herzog: The Collection highlights his authentic style.
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.

Theatre Review: Jasper Station

JASPER STATION, a new musical running through September 1, is packing the house at the 1000 Islands Playhouse. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent matinee and has this review.  Go to full article

Preview: Ottawa Int'l Chamber Music Festival

Todd Moe talks with Julian Armour, Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, one of Canada's major cultural events. Crowds are lining up at venues throughout Ottawa this week to hear some of the world's best chamber and classical musicians.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Godspell

A lively production of GODSPELL is winding up the season at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester; it runs until August 10. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was clapping along at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Twelfth Night at Pendragon Theatre

Shakespeare's Twelfth Noght is now up and running in repertory through August at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Camping With Henry and Tom

Connie Meng has a review of Camping With Henry and Tom at the Depot Theatre in Westport.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Annie at St. Lawrence Satge

Annie has settled in for a four-week run at the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng has our review.  Go to full article

Preview: Dan Berggren in Concert

Adirondack musician Dan Berggren will be in concert tonight at the Newcomb Visitor Interpretation Center with songs from his newest cd One with the Water. He'll also...  Go to full article

Music in the Hills: The Seagle Music Colony

For 87 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...  Go to full article

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...  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...  Go to full article

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