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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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Arts & Culture
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.

ONNY Performs Baroque This Weekend

Todd Moe talks with Orchestra of Northern New York Music Director Ken Andrews about the group's annual winter Baroque concert this weekend in Malone and Canton.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Medicine River by Thomas King

As tonight's guest author Thomas King puts it, "tragedy is the topic, comedy is the strategy." This is a tale of Native America--laugh-out-loud funny, as well as "precise and elegant" as the New York Times reviewer wrote. Tom King is one of the most important humorous literary voices on the American landscape, and writes compellingly about life as an Indian in the day-to-day world of the late 20th and current century.  Go to full article

Ottawa Chamber Music Series Celebrates Women Composers

A weekend chamber music series in Ottawa celebrates music by women composers. Todd Moe talks with Janet Danielson, chair of the Association of Canadian Women Composers, who says this weekend's festival celebrates music by women from the past 900 years.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Vermont Stage's Waiting for Godot at FlynnSpace in Burlington

Waiting for Godot is being given a solid production at Vermont Stage in Burlington. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening and has this review.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Betrayal at Syracuse Stage

Harold Pinter's Betrayal is the current production at Syracuse Stage. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng drove down for a matinee and has this review.  Go to full article

People: Mike Coffey?On Poetry and Language

Our literacy series continues as poet Michael Coffey reads his poem "Marie" and talks about language. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Vinci at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Vinci, a new play about the mother of Leonardo daVinci, opened January 10 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was there and has...  Go to full article

People: Naturalist Ed Kanze, on the Australia Bush Fires

Martha Foley talks with naturalist Ed Kanze, author of the book "Kangaroo Dreaming," about massive fires burning in New South Wales, Australia. The country has a long...  Go to full article

The Alexander String Quartet at St. Lawrence University

Chamber music and talk with the Alexander String Quartet, from a visit to our studios last fall. The quartet played a little Mozart and Shostakovich for Todd Moe when they...  Go to full article

National String Project Starts the Music

The National String Project at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam is giving a head start to a new generation of string players and teachers. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

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