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Jacob Edgar, surrounded by his passion for music.
Jacob Edgar, surrounded by his passion for music.

World "Music Voyager" brings tunes back home

Tonight kicks off a four-part world music concert series at the Higher Ground in Burlington. The Summer Global Music Voyage features bands from South Africa, the Saharan desert, Parisian cafes via San Francisco, and tonight, from Peru.

The series is tied into a new TV show about world music called Music Voyager. Its host and co-producer is a Charlotte, Vermont resident. David Sommerstein has this profile.  Go to full article
Commuters want ferry service at Essex even during ice season (Photo:  Brian Mann)
Commuters want ferry service at Essex even during ice season (Photo: Brian Mann)

Critics say ferry closure would cause "ordeal" in Champlain Valley

Roughly a hundred people crammed the Essex, New York, fire hall last night to protest a plan to shut down ferry service this winter.

The Lake Champlain Transportation company says it will suspend crossings from Essex to Charlotte, Vermont, when the lake begins to ice over.

Local residents from New York and Vermont blasted that decision.

As Brian Mann reports, critics say the ferry is crucial for the region's economy and for public safety.  Go to full article
Chuck Eller at the controls in his studio
Chuck Eller at the controls in his studio

Heard Up North: Chuck Eller's Audio Alchemy

One of the hottest New Year's Eve tickets in the North Country is tonight's show at the Higher Ground Ballroom in Burlington. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals is an up and coming blues band developing a national following. They have a couple regional connections. They're graduates of St. Lawrence University. And the band records at the legendary Charles Eller studios in Charlotte, Vermont. Artists from all over the world have laid down tracks there, from bluesman Eric Bibb and jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano, to Malian guitarist Habib Koite and Zimbabwean singer, Chiwoniso. David Sommerstein stopped by last summer as Eller was working his audio alchemy on some recordings by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. He produced this Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Adrian Carr at the NCCCA in Plattsburgh. (photo: Luke Bush)
Adrian Carr at the NCCCA in Plattsburgh. (photo: Luke Bush)

Preview: Pianist Adrian Carr in Plattsburgh

Pianist and composer Adrian Carr hosts a concert of new music tonight and Saturday night (7 pm) at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh. Carr is launching a new cd, Finding Charlotte. Adrian Carr grew up in Buffalo and attended the Juilliard School in New York City. But his life changed in 2003 during a hiking trip in the Adirondacks, and he now splits his time between Champlain and Montreal. Todd Moe spoke with him by phone about his music, career and the nagging question, "Who's Charlotte?"  Go to full article

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