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“Shaman,” assemblage. Artist: Becky Harblin. “Rusty bits I have collected along walks or weeding around the old barn end up as small vignettes tucked among the flowers.”
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Today's Arts Events

Arts & Culture
Jul 25, 2014 — At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyishi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.
Jul 25, 2014 — Sayed Kashua is an Arab who writes novels in Hebrew and a sitcom in Arabic. A contradiction? Maybe. But his newest book is a good look at an often-overlooked segment of the Israeli population.
Jul 25, 2014 — The late actor hit his peak in the adaptation of John le Carre's 2008 novel. The movie isn't a clean piece of storytelling, but Hoffman connects with viewers on a level most actors never approach.
Jul 25, 2014 — Luc Besson's Lucy isn't a smart movie, but you have to respect — sort of — the high energy and commitment it puts into being ridiculous.
Jul 25, 2014 — Also: Brian McGreevy on horror writer Angela Carter; why poetry and computer engineering go together.

Not Your Father's Shakespeare: Shenandoah Shakespeare Express

We revisit the Shenandoah Shakespeare Express--members of the troupe joined Todd Moe in the studio for a fresh approach to the works of William Shakespeare.  Go to full article

Book review: "John and Tom"

Jill Breit has a review of the children's picture book, John and Tom, published by the Vermont Folklife Center. She calls it an uplifting story of loyalty and trust.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Oliver at Syracuse Stage

Oliver, now running at Syracuse Stage, is a good choice for a family holiday outing. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng drove down for a Sunday matinee and has this review.  Go to full article

Concert: Crane 2001 Candlelight Concert

Featuring the Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Gordon & Christopher Lanz. This concert of holiday music was recorded during rehearsal and live...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Drawer Boy at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

The Drawer Boy, currently running at the National Arts Centre, is a "must see" production. Resident theatre critic was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
Artwork by cast member Stephanie Horowitz, inspired by Wachtmeister's <i>The Flutist</i>.

Crane Opera Ensemble Adapts Mozart's The Magic Flute

The Crane Opera Ensemble presents its adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute this weekend. It's called Eine Kleine Magic Flute--A Little Magic Flute.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Pengragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opened at Pendragon Theatre Wednesday night. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was there and has this review.  Go to full article
Contestants are pictured left to right and top to bottom in the order they appear at right.

Winners of TAUNY's 3rd Annual Borderland Fiddling Festival

Fiddling contest judge Tim Woodbridge explains how the contest works and demonstrates a variety of fiddling and song styles. He is followed by the winning contestants in...  Go to full article

Third Borderland Fiddling Festival Saturday in Canton

TAUNY's annual Borderland Fiddling Festival takes place tomorrow at St. Lawrence University. This year's event includes workshops, a fiddling contest and a concert with...  Go to full article

Visitors: Composer Thomas Albert and Son, Violinist Matthew Albert Come To Crane Festival of New Music

The Crane School of Music hosts its annual Festival of New Music with a guest composer and one of the most exciting young ensembles performing today--eighth blackbird....  Go to full article

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