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Title unknown, marble sculpture (detail). Artist: Caroline Ramersdorfer. This work will be on display as part of a two-person exhibit with sculptor John Van Alstine "Confluence of Opposite II," opening September 13 at the Courthouse Gallery in Lake George, NY with a reception from 6-8 pm.
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Today's Arts Events

Arts & Culture
Sep 1, 2014 — NPR's Madhulika Sikka profiles Cumming, the author of thoughtful spy sagas like A Colder War. Cumming's books provide plenty of action, but also grapple with the moral quandaries of espionage.
Sep 1, 2014 — MK Asante reads a poem composed for Morning Edition titled, "In Summer." The Baltimore-based writer says it is in tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African-American poet.
Sep 1, 2014 — And, author Kwei Quartey adds, "The police may not find you for a little while." That's why he chose to set his second Detective Inspector Dawson book in Ghana's capital.
Aug 31, 2014 — In her new novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Sri Lankan-American author Nayomi Munaweera shows the decades-long Sri Lankan civil war from the perspective of two girls who witness the horror.
Aug 31, 2014 — Auctioneering runs in Blaine Lotz's blood; he says he was "pretty near born in a livestock market." Now, he's won the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship — the Super Bowl of auctioneering.

A Filmmaker's Take On September 11th: Letting People Speak for Themselves

The third annual Lake Placid Film Forum closed Sunday evening. The festival's top award went to a Canadian film called Fast Runner, an epic about an Inuit family in the arctic. The top documentary prize went to Photos to Send, a look at the work of photographer Dorothea Lange. Winning the Festival's special Honorable Mention category was a movie that's not quite a movie. September 11: Response is described by its creators as a visual archive of what New Yorkers experienced on that day. Brian Mann's story about the work includes strong and graphic language.  Go to full article

Preview: Adirondack Music Festival

The Adirondack Music Festival takes place at the Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center this Sunday, June 9th. The line-up includes performances by Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Chris Shaw. Paul Smiths VIC Spokesman Andy Flynn tells Todd Moe Sunday's event is part of a series on interpreting the Adirondacks through the arts.  Go to full article

Celebrating the RV Lifestyle

This summer, the North Country will see the usual fleet of RVs. Massive Airstreams and Winnebagos, pop-up Coleman tent trailers and Volkswagen sleeper vans will fill local campgrounds. On Saturday, the Shelburne Museum in Vermont unveiled a new exhibition that celebrates this gypsy lifestyle. Brian Mann reports on "American Wanderlust", a look at the history of the RV.  Go to full article

Director Jay Craven on Teens in Film

Martha Foley talks with film director Jay Craven about giving young people a start in film. Craven's credits include "Where Rivers Flow North" and "The Spitfire Grill". ...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Dinner With Friends

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Dinner With Friends is the opening production of Pendragon Theatre's season. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was in Saranac Lake...  Go to full article

Fife and Drum Corps Music

At Memorial Day ceremonies yesterday at Fort Ticonderoga, the fife and drum corps also honored the soldiers of France and Britain buried at the site. They performed Le...  Go to full article

Book: Collateral Language, A User's Guide to America's New War

Martha Foley talks with John Collins and Ross Glover, two St. Lawrence University professors, who are editors of a new book that examines the meanings of post September 11th...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Goodbye Piccadilly at 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque is kicking off its season with the world premiere of Goodbye Piccadilly by Douglas Bowie. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng took...  Go to full article

The Guide Opens In Lake Placid Friday Night

An original musical, The Guide, opens this weekend at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Todd Moe caught up with the writer/director and some of the actors for this...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Chesapeake at Syracuse Stage

Connie Meng has a review of Chesapeake playing at Syracuse Stage through Sunday, May 26.  Go to full article

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