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A view of the stage and backdrop at the Edwards Opera House
A view of the stage and backdrop at the Edwards Opera House

What's Old is New: The Historic Edwards Opera House

Sunday's New York Times had an article about hundreds of hand-painted theater curtains in Vermont being restored thanks to a statewide preservation effort. They once hung on small stages in opera houses and in town and Grange halls. Some towns are hoping their refurbished curtains will bring people back to neglected stages and music halls. There are similar efforts underway at historic opera houses in northern New York. Beth Robinson recently toured the Edwards Opera House, a prime example of a St. Lawrence County community working to preserve the past and reclaim a piece of cultural history.  Go to full article

Holiday Music Saturday in Edwards

Music of the holiday season will fill the Edwards Opera House Saturday night (7 o'clock). Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper, will share her love of music and the season in a concert with the St. Lawrence University Laurentian Singers, Hollis Easter on flute and smallpipes and John Danis on guitar. Martha told Todd Moe the concert will include Celtic harp and voice, traditional carols, jazzy holiday delights, and original music.  Go to full article
Matt Haimovitz
Matt Haimovitz

Preview: Cellist Matt Haimovitz and U-Cello in Edwards

Yesterday, cellist Matt Haimovitz wrapped up a two-week engagement with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Tomorrow, he switches gears dramatically to kick off a tour with his group U-Cello. And the second stop on that tour is this Saturday evening in Edwards. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason in Edwards

Two traditional musicians with a worldwide following will be in the North Country this weekend, appearing Saturday for an evening concert at the Edwards Opera House. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

A Conversation with Eric Gibson of the Gibson Brothers

The Gibson Brothers, Eric and Leigh, grew up on the family farm in Ellenburg Depot, NY to become a leading influence in modern bluegrass music. They have a busy schedule for 2005 and a new album that's due to be released in the fall on Sugar Hill Records. Barb Heller spoke with Eric Gibson between the bands cross-country treks and performance tours. The Gibson Brothers perform Friday, May 20 at 7 pm in the Edwards Opera House.  Go to full article
The interior of the historic Edwards Opera House
The interior of the historic Edwards Opera House

Preview: Snarkey Follies in Edwards

The Snarkey Follies hit the stage at the Edwards Opera House Friday night (7:30). The off-beat comedy revue includes songs, sketches and a radio play with live sound effects. The finale features a surprise vocal group from NCPR. Todd Moe chats with show director and weekend announcer Connie Meng about the upcoming frivolity.  Go to full article

People: Geoff Muldaur, a Folk/Blues Legend in Concert

Folk/Blues musician Geoff Muldaur played a concert at the historic Edwards Opera House last Saturday night in the St. Lawrence county community of Edwards. It was a chance to hear some great American music. If you missed it, here's a sample from Muldaur's concert.  Go to full article

Preview: Blues/Folk Legend Geoff Muldaur in Edwards

Tomorrow evening, folk-blues legend Geoff Muldaur will play a concert at the Edwards Opera House. It's a chance for North Country music lovers to enjoy some great traditional American music in an intimate, rustic concert hall. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article
The Edwards Opera House is on the second floor of the Town Hall. It retains a handpainted Victorian theatre backdrop (below) and original interior woodwork.
The Edwards Opera House is on the second floor of the Town Hall. It retains a handpainted Victorian theatre backdrop (below) and original interior woodwork.

Restoring the Past: The Edwards Opera House

Old opera houses are hot in the North Country. Clayton, Heuvelton and now Edwards have rediscovered the elaborate stages of their pasts. The Edwards Arts Council has begun raising money to restore its historic opera hall, on the second floor of the Edwards Town Hall. Built in 1896, after a fire destroyed much of downtown Edwards, the opera house is in surprisingly good shape. There's a bluegrass benefit concert Saturday night at 7pm in the historic opera house. Todd Moe toured it with the Edwards Arts Council's Bridget Clark.  Go to full article

Jury Awards Three Miners $10 Million

A jury has awarded ten million dollars to three miners who were injured when a slab of rock fell on them in a St. Lawrence County mine. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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