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Today's Arts Events

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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.

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

Adirondack Youth Orchestra to Start New Season

Since 1985, the Adirondack Youth Orchestra has provided an opportunity for area youth to enhance their music education. Based at Plattsburgh State University, the orchestra is composed of string and wind musicians from across the region. The Adirondack Youth Orchestra's new season starts up on January 6. Todd Moe talks with Mike Branch, a board member with the AYO.  Go to full article

The Life and Music of Elsa Hilger

Todd Moe chats with 97-year-old Elsa Hilger, the first woman hired full-time by a major symphony orchestra. She also shared her music with the rich and famous, including Albert Einstein.  Go to full article

The House of Image Gallery: Creating a Crossroads for the Arts

Todd Moe visits the House of Image Gallery—a new art and craft gallery in Potsdam.

See work from the current and previous exhibitions at the House of Image...  Go to full article

It's a Radio Bob Christmas!

Michael Farley and Friends graced the Radio Bob Show, December 19, 2001 and played two holiday songs: Christmas Island and Toyland.

Michael...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Twelfth Night at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night has opened for a holiday season run at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was there and has this...  Go to full article

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...  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

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