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"Main Street Stairway," photograph. Artist: Barry Lobdell. This work is part of a new exhibit, "12983: Exploring Saranac Lake," opening August 1 at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake with a reception from 5-7 pm
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Jul 30, 2014 — In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
Jul 30, 2014 — From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.
Jul 30, 2014 — Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that's played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?
Jul 30, 2014 — Look, of course Sharknado 2 is stupid. That's not the question. The question is whether it still makes a good party game.
Jul 30, 2014 — Is Comic-Con as overwhelming as you've heard? Well ... yes and no. Mostly yes. But on the other hand, it's also completely fascinating, even to nervous first-timers.
Soprano soloist Mary Grace Gordon
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 soprano Mary Grace Gordon, guest soloist tonight. Her musical experience includes leading roles on the musical stage from "Sound of Music" to "The King and I", and performances at the White House.  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 open to the public. Todd Moe chats with Hollis, who started playing the pipes 3 years ago.  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 attended a matinee and has this review.  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

Preview: Third Thursday Gallery Walks In Saranac Lake

A conversation and some music featuring Adirondack harper Martha Gallagher as we preview tonight's Gallery Walk in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

Way Downtown and Why You Been Gone So Long performed by Grasse Roots

Grasse Roots of Canton played a live guest set on String Fever, June 20, 2002 to help promote the River Bluegrass Fest in Madrid. The band features Cathryn Jahncke on...  Go to full article
Actors Jeff Williams, Louis Tucci and Ron McClary

Preview: Guys on Ice

The Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls kicks off its 8th season with a musical comedy about life, love and ice-fishing. Set in an ice shanty on a frozen northern...  Go to full article
Members of the band "Perserverance", from Norwood-Norfolk High School.

Rockin' at the Green

High school musicians usually get a chance to perform for an audience at school jazz band or orchestra concerts. But aside from parties and the occasional high school dance,...  Go to full article
The "Images of America" series profiles many New York Communities, including St. Lawrence County

Book review: "Images of America"

In 1993, a visitor to New England from London looked for books which told the history of America's small towns. He found that for the most part they didn't exist. In...  Go to full article

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