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A new exhibit of Japanese scroll images from the collection of Hans Laverge opens Friday from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the Windows Gallery in the Tahawus Center, Au Sable Forks, NY.
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Spring Haiku Challenge

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Today's Arts Events

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Jul 29, 2014 — Ari Shapiro talks with first-time novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya about her book, Panic in a Suitcase.
Jul 29, 2014 — Monday night's Bachelorette finale went in a very unusual direction for a show that usually denies the degree to which it's about sex.
Jul 29, 2014 — Chris Leslie-Hynan's debut novel follows a white grad student who's a chauffeur to a black basketball player. It references The Great Gatsby often with fresh takes on race, manhood and meritocracy.
Jul 29, 2014 — Robert Timberg, who was disfigured by a land mine as a Marine in Vietnam, went on to become a successful journalist. His new memoir Blue Eyed Boy charts his struggle to recover from his wounds.
Jul 29, 2014 — Host Michel Martin speaks with poet Nikki Giovanni about the role art can play during major, often challenging, moments of transition.
Tyler Nye and Burdette Parks  Photo: Bonnie Brewer
Tyler Nye and Burdette Parks Photo: Bonnie Brewer

Theatre Review: "Red" at Pendragon Theatre

Playwright John Logan was awarded the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards for "Red," his play about Rothko, when it appeared on Broadway. Mark Rothko emigrated to the United States from Russia in 1913. He was a prominent figure among New York School painters, reaching his signature style in the 1950s.  Go to full article
Burdette Parks as Rothko (right) and Tyler Nye as Ken, his assistant, in Pendragon Theatre's production of "Red".  Photo: Bonnie Brewer

Preview: "Red" at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

Pendragon Theatre has opened its summer season with the award-winning play "Red." The two character bio-drama, written by John Logan, is set in Mark Rothko's art studio in New York City in the late 1950s. Rothko was a well-known abstract expressionist known for images which featured large, and luminous color blocks. In the play, Rothko is painting a group of murals commissioned by an exclusive restaurant, and the story follows the initiation of Ken, a young assistant, into Rothko's world. Pendragon's production features a local cast, and is sponsored by the Adirondack Artists Guild.

Todd Moe spoke with director Kim Bouchard, who also teaches drama at SUNY Potsdam. Bouchard says she was intrigued by the script's intense dialogue between teacher and pupil, and its exploration of art, artists and generational clashes.  Go to full article

Emmy win gives "Songs to Keep" new life

A project giving a large piece of the North Country's cultural heritage new life is gaining larger recognition. A TV documentary about Adirondack song collector Marjorie Lansing Porter has won a New England Emmy.

Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector, was produced by Mountain Lake PBS as part of a regional project spearheaded by TAUNY - Traditional Arts in Upstate New York.  Go to full article
Sonic Escape, a flute-violin-cello trio of Juilliard graduates, will perform on the Norwood Village Green on SUnday. Photo courtesy Sonic Escape

Norwood Village Green Concert Series features chamber music

The Norwood Village Green Concert Series continues tonight and Sunday night with a mini chamber music festival. The Onyx Clarinet Quartet and the Riverside Brass Quintet will...  Go to full article
Broadway veteran Jonathan Hadley will be up north this summer at the Depot Theatre in Westport.  Photo: Depot Theatre

Broadway star heads north to manage the Depot Theatre this summer

Broadway actor Jonathan Hadley returns to the Depot Theatre in Westport this summer. Hadley takes the reins at the theatre as its...  Go to full article
Samantha Madeley, Paul Rainville, Sarah McVie, Eric Coates  Photo: GCTC Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "The Burden of Self Awareness" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

George F. Walker, Canada's multiple award-winning master of dark comedy, has written a new play. It's "The Burden of Self Awareness," currently running at GCTC in Ottawa...  Go to full article
Ann Barber (L) and Wanda Renick (R) share a laugh in this publicity photo from the Grasse River Players 1992 production of "Mornings at Seven" in Canton.  Photo:  Grasse River Players

Grasse River Players stages 40 years of community theater, friendships

It started in 1974 with a small group of theatre lovers in Canton wanting to build an outlet for creativity. This weekend, the Grasse River Players celebrates 40 years of...  Go to full article
Olivia Zeis plays Dorothy in The Community Theatre Players spring production, "The Wizard of Oz", in Saranac Lake.  The show opens on Thursday night in the Harrietstown Town Hall.  Photo:  Community Theatre Players Inc.

Off to see "The Wizard" in Saranac Lake

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the classic American film, "The Wizard of Oz." A large cast and crew from the Saranac Lake area is in the midst of final rehearsals...  Go to full article
A few of the many homemade ornamental fish at Woody's Bait and Tackle on Wellesley Island.  "There's no two fish alike. Guaranteed, " says Woody. Photo: Todd Moe

On Wellesley island, some fish are just for decoration

If you plan to go fishing on the St. Lawrence River this summer, near Wellesley Island, chances are you might buy your tackle from Lloyd Wood, or Woody. He's run a little...  Go to full article
Sculpture of jazzman "Big Joe" Burrell on Church St. in Burlington. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/donshall/4690249907/">Don Shall</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival kicks off Friday

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The city of Burlington will be alive with music as the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival kicks off.

The ten-day festival starts Friday and...  Go to full article

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