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Renowned conductor dies in Brushton

One of the top orchestra conductors of the 1940s and 50s died Tuesday in Brushton, in Franklin County, when he and his wife were caught in an early morning house fire. Siegfried Landau founded the Brooklyn Philharmonia in 1954. Irene Landau was a dancer who studied under Martha Graham. The couple had retired to the North Country. Maurice Edwards is the historian for the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and worked with Landau when he was conductor there. He remained life-long friends with the couple and visited them at their Brushton home. Jonathan Brown asked him how Landau will be remembered.  Go to full article

Mohawk Catskills casino takes major step

Another big step forward for the St. Regis Mohawks' casino in the Catskills. Monday Governor Spitzer announced an agreement with tribal chiefs on a gaming compact. As David Sommerstein reports, the deal brings the Mohawks closer than ever to tapping the lucrative New York City gaming market.  Go to full article
Members of Crosswinds during their UpNorth Music session

About Crosswinds

Until recently, this band was called the Thundertones, and it is the longest running band at Akwesasne. Fiddler Joe Jacobs was with the band when they began playing in 1955. In the early days they mostly played for square dances. The repertoire has changed a bit, but the band members agree that it's an honor to have a place in the band's history.  Go to full article
Atsiaktonkie

About Atsiaktonkie

Atsiaktonkie calls himself a crossover musician. He relies heavily on Mohawk musical customs, such as calling, in his songs, but uses them to create a more contemporary rock...  Go to full article
The Akwesasne Women Singers

About the Akwesasne Women Singers

This group of women sings traditional Mohawk dance songs in the native language. Traditionally, men would have sung these songs, but the Akwesasne Women Singers want to...  Go to full article
December Wind

About December Wind

December Wind recorded an album with Canyon records and now enjoys a substantial following in Europe and the southwestern United States. They travel a lot, performing at...  Go to full article

NY lawmakers push back on passport plan

Republican Congressman John McHugh is joining with a Democratic colleague from Rochester to keep fighting a passport requirement for border crossing. David Sommerstein...  Go to full article
The rivalry: January, 2007 in Canton. Photo by Tara Freeman.

Hockey rivalry heats up before playoffs

The North Country is home to one of the great - some say greatest - rivalries in college hockey. And this year, the St. Lawrence Saints and Clarkson's Golden Knights are one...  Go to full article
Bear Fox

About Bear Fox

Theresa Fox remembers that there was always music in her childhood home. As an adult she sings all the time, even doing dishes. Her songs, performed acapella with a rattle...  Go to full article
The Dirty Blues Project

About The Dirty Blues Project

When you talk to people at Akwesasne about music, this band always comes up in the conversation. A local favorite for benefits and fundraisers, the Dirty Blues Project tours...  Go to full article

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