Potsdam, NY, Nov 10, 2010 — Love and adventure in Manhattan in the 1940s comes to the Snell Music Theatre at SUNY Potsdam this weekend. More than 70 drama, dance and music students are part of the collaborative production of On the Town. The show opens Thursday night (7:30 pm) and continues through Saturday night.
On the Town premiered on Broadway in 1944 and features the music of Leonard Bernstein. It includes numerous dance numbers and memorable songs like "New York, New York" and "I Can Cook Too." Todd Moe spoke with the show's musical director, choreographer and five members of the cast who are from the North Country. Go to full article
Sep 19, 2008 — Since the StoryCorps Mobilebooth visited the North Country this summer, we've been spending a little time each Friday introducing you to some of the participants who got to document their stories interviewing each other. Today, we'll hear an excerpt from July, when Sunny Buchman, of Glens Falls, interviewed her friend Rena Bernstein from Brooklyn. Rena spent her very early years in southeastern Poland in a cabin hiding from the Nazis. Her parents were also in hiding, but they were in a grave-sized bunker under the basement of a workshop in the small town of Lesko. They remained there for two years. Eventually, Rena and her parents made their way to the U.S. and her mother wrote about life in Nazi-occupied Poland. Go to full article