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Aug 1, 2014 — Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.
Aug 1, 2014 — The newest Marvel comic adaptation features five motley warriors, including a raccoon and a tree, against an armada of space villains. The big-budget effects-laden movie is light and funny.
Aug 1, 2014 — Academy Award-winning makeup artist Dick Smith has died at age 92. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Smith was responsible for bringing some of Hollywood's most iconic characters to life. Ari Shapiro speaks with Sue Cabral-Ebert, the president of the Make Up and Hair Stylists Guild, about Smith's legendary career.
Aug 1, 2014 — Critic Bob Mondello says Calvary, a darkly comic new film about a tough old Irish priest threatened with murder by an angry parishioner, is "bleak and corrosively funny in about equal measure."
Aug 1, 2014 — Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.

Theatre Review: Wrong for Each Other

The Norm Foster comedy WRONG FOR EACH OTHER is the opening production at the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the opening night and has this review. Performances run through July 20.  Go to full article

A Fife Tune From the Colonial Era

Listen to Gregory Veens rendition of Free America on the fife.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Arsenic and Old Lace

Connie Meng attended a production of the comedy classic Arsenic and Old Lace at the Depot Theatre in Westport, NY and has this review.  Go to full article

Preview: Solo Piano Recital in Malone

Pianist Sarah Lafleur returns to Malone, her hometown, for a benefit solo recital Friday night. The concert, which will include music by Brahms, Chopin and Mozart, will be...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Tartuffe at Pengragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

Pendragon Theatre's production of Tartuffe has some hilarious moments. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was in Saranac Lake for the opening night.  Go to full article
Soprano soloist Mary Grace Gordon

Preview: Sunset on Broadway Tonight in Potsdam

Tonight's Summer Pops Concert by the Orchestra of Northern New York in Potsdam (7 pm) features Broadway favorites and a tribute to the Fourth of July. Todd Moe chats with...  Go to full article

Preview: Celtic Music Concert

Potsdam bagpiper Hollis Easter and his teacher Susie Petrov present a concert of Celtic music at Trinity Episcopal Church in Potsdam, Saturday at 4 o'clock. It's free and...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden, in its musical incarnation, is currently running at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng recently...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Lend Me A Tenor

St. Michael's Playhouse has opened their 52nd season with the popular comedy, Lend Me a Tenor. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng has a review of the opening night...  Go to full article

Much Ado About Stratford

As the summer theatre season kicks off, Todd Moe talks with resident theatre critic Connie Meng about the Stratford Festival of Canada, which celebrates its 50th season this...  Go to full article

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