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Aug 30, 2014 — The tuba was the first bass instrument in jazz, until it was replaced by the string bass. For nearly 50 years, Bob Stewart has been trying to carve out a new niche for his instrument in modern jazz.
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Soundwaves concert series opens Thursday in Westport

The Village of Westport is the site for an ambitious free concert series, Soundwaves, that begins this week and runs right through August.

The opening concert in this series held the shores of Lake Champlain in Ballard Park will feature jazz trumpeter Taylor Haskins and his ensemble, performing music from his 2014 recording "Fuzzy Logic." Showtime is Thursday at at 7:30 pm.  Go to full article
Alison MacDonald as Amalia. Photo: Jay Kopinski

Theatre Review: "She Loves Me" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

This too often neglected romantic musical comedy sparkles at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. It runs through July 29.  Go to full article
The Northern Symphonic Winds at Norwood Village Green in 2012. Photo: Northern Symphonic Winds

Northern Symphonic Winds at the Norwood Village Green tonight

The Norwood Village Green Concert Series continues tonight with the Potsdam-based Northern Symphonic Winds and continues Sunday evening with Irish-American singer Cathie Ryan.

Barb Heller talked about the upcoming performances with series director Joe Liotta.  Go to full article
Three classic trilogies and one extremely overworked actor.  Charlie Ross brings his one man "Star Wars" show to Lake Placid July 11 and 12.  Photo:  Charlie Ross

A summer of theater, music, dance and "Star Wars" at Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts has kicked off its 42nd annual summer of events at its gallery and performance space. Todd Moe talks with Executive Director James Lemons...  Go to full article
Museum at Bethel Woods, Photo: <a href="">Steve Brown</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Museum at Woodstock site focusing on the Beatles

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) The upstate New York museum at the site of the original Woodstock concert is focusing on the Beatles this summer.

The Bethel Woods Center for the...  Go to full article
Enjoying a concert at the Ottawa Jazz Festival in 2010. Photo: <a href="">Byan Hughes</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ottawa Jazz Fest: NCPR will have boots on the ground

The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival runs June 20 through July 1 in downtown Ottawa. Joel Hurd, host of The Bridge, will be posting photos and updates on NCPR's facebook page...  Go to full article
Montral klezmer group Kleztory will be on the Norwood Village Green on Sunday. Photo: Norwood Village Green Concert Series

Norwood concerts: blues tonight, klezmer on Sunday

The Norwood Village Green Concert Series continues tonight with a nationally-recognized blues artist, Tas Cru, from right here in the...  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
John Elwood Cook combines his visual art with music as a tribute to history and life along the St. Lawrence River. Photo: Todd Moe

Thousand Islands artist John Elwood Cook documents river life

Thousand Islands artist and musician John Elwood Cook's passion is using art and music to document life along his favorite place -- the St. Lawrence River. He grew up on...  Go to full article
Sculpture of jazzman "Big Joe" Burrell on Church St. in Burlington. Photo: <a href="">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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