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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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Spring Haiku Challenge

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Today's Arts Events

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Aug 29, 2014 — The governor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts will answer three questions about the annual art festival taking place in the desert of northern Nevada.
Aug 29, 2014 — An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
Aug 29, 2014 — Mexican actor Mario Moreno, known as Cantinflas, made dozens of films between the 1930s and 1980s. A biopic about the comic, whose humor tweaked the rich and powerful, opens in the U.S. this weekend.
Aug 29, 2014 — The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever." Originally broadcast June 10.
Aug 29, 2014 — Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion about the state he loves. His book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West. Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.

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 performances Sunday, December 2, 2001 in Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam.

Playlist:
Carol of the Bells, arr. Peter Wilhousky
O Come all ye Faithful
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, arr. John Gardner
Christmas Day: A Choral Fantasy on Old Carols, Gustav Holt. Soloists Sarah West, Kevin Murphy, Emily Manor
Deck the Hall, John Rutter
Christmas at the Cloisters from The Cloisters, John Corigliano. James Harrigan, Baritone, John Norine, Jr., Conductor
Hanukkah Festival Overture, Lucas Richman. Christopher Lanz, Conductor
Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow, Andre Thomas
The First Nowell
Three Carols: Fum, Fum, Fum!, Away in a Manger, I Saw Three Ships, arr. Mack Wilberg
Hark the Herald Angels SingBlow, Blow Thou Winter Wind, John Rutter  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
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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

Challenging the Assumption "Growth is Good"

It's generally accepted that economic growth is good. David Sommerstein talks with a biologist who challenges that notion: Brian Czech, author of Shoveling Fuel for a...  Go to full article

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