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The Guide Opens In Lake Placid Friday Night

An original musical, The Guide, opens this weekend at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Todd Moe caught up with the writer/director and some of the actors for this preview.  Go to full article
Members of the Cabaret production staff pose in front of one of the giant murals designed by Amy Swartele, assistant professor of art.

Preview: Cabaret

SUNY Potsdam presents the musical Cabaret. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article

Songs: A blues set by the Conrad Story Blues Band

The Conrad Story Blues Band heated up a chilly spring day in the NCPR studio. The regional bluesmen were guests on The Blue Note, April 30, 2002. Here are three tracks from their 35-minute set: How Blue Can You Get? by BB King, When the Lights Go Out by Willie Dixon and Rack 'em Up by Bruce McCabe.

Performing: Rick "Conrad" Bates, lead guitar, harp and vocals, teaches education at SUNY Potsdam. Jonathan Hunkins, drums, and Chip Lamson, keyboard and vocals, teach music in Massena. Amalio Pratti, bass, vocals.  Go to full article

Preview: Crane's 71st Annual Spring Concert

The Crane Chorus and Symphony Orchestra perform Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem Saturday night in Hosmer Hall. Todd Moe talks with guest conductor Joel Revzen.  Go to full article

The Quintessential Mozart

Todd Moe talks with Orchestra of Northern New York conductor Kenneth Andrews about this Sunday afternoon's concert, entitled Vienna After Dark - the Quintessential...  Go to full article

Potsdam Brass Quintet Releases New CD

The Potsdam Brass Quintet's newest cd, The Art of Brass, pays tribute to North Country composer Art Frackenpohl. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

"Hot Pstromi": Hot Klezmer

David Sommerstein talks with Yiddish musician and folklorist Yale Strom about klezmer, the music of central and eastern European Jews. Strom and his band, "Hot Pstromi",...  Go to full article

Quebecois Music and Dance in Canton With Entourloupe and Frog Bridge

We preview an afternoon of Quebecois music and celebration. Frog Bridge joins Todd Moe in the studio. The North Country ensemble joins the Quebec-based group "Entourloupe"...  Go to full article
Frog Bridge is Gretchen Koehler (fiddle), Beth Robinson (cello), Matt Bullwinkel (piano & accordion), Bill Case (mandolin)

Traditional and Quebecois dance medlies performed by Frog Bridge

Frog Bridge was in the NCPR Studio April 5, 2002 and recorded these traditional and Quebecois dance medlies:
Big John McNeil/Mason's Apron/Mitten's Breakdown
My...
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Anonymous 4 and Lionheart in Potsdam

A preview of tonight's CPS concert at SUNY Potsdam featuring acapella superstars Anonymous 4 and Lionheart. The concert includes some of the most seductive and intriguing...  Go to full article

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