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Preview: "The Child and the Enchanted Ones" in Potsdam

The Crane School of Music's Opera Ensemble presents Maurice Ravel's classic fantasy opera, L'Enfant et les Sortileges, or The Child and the Enchanted Ones this weekend. The opera opens tomorrow morning with a special education outreach performance for children and families, and continues Friday and Saturday night. The fantasy opera includes fairy tale characters, furniture and little animals which come to life to chastise a child who has been tormenting them. Todd Moe spoke with some of the cast and Crane Opera Ensemble director Carleen Graham who says Ravel's opera is the fable of a rude child who finds that the objects and animals of his childhood have their own lessons to teach.  Go to full article
Charles de Lint reading at an Ottawa book-launch party
Charles de Lint reading at an Ottawa book-launch party

Books: a conversation with Ottawa author Charles de Lint

Ottawa author Charles de Lint is widely popular throughout North America for his novels and story collections written in a one-author sub-genre he calls "mythic fiction." In his sixty-some publications, creatures of folklore, of legend, and of the author's own vivid imagination mingle with ordinary humanity in present-day urban and rural settings. Dale Hobson attended the Ottawa book-launch party for de Lint's latest release, the novel Widdershins, which is set in and around the imaginary city of Newford. Afterward, he spoke with the author by phone.  Go to full article
<i>Persistence of Innocence</i>, 1992, David Driver
Persistence of Innocence, 1992, David Driver

Art That Blends Science and Fantasy

A new exhibit featuring the works of Vermontville artist David Driver continues this month at Evergreen Valley Nursing Home in Plattsburgh. Sponsored by Norte Maar, Finding Home, includes more than 20 works by Driver from the early '70s to today. Driver says his art reflects a deep interest in science and the vastness of space, and is fueled by the question, "Are we alone in the universe?" He spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

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