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New Hyde Collection show features urban life

The Hyde Collection, in Glens Falls, opens its major summer exhibition Friday evening. The art show, titled "New York, New York! The 20th Century", runs through mid-September and features more than 60 paintings, photographs and sculptures that capture life in New York City from 1889 to 2009. It includes works by Edward Hopper, George Bellows, Stuart Davis, Diane Arbus, Berenice Abbott and Rube Goldberg. Hyde Executive Director David Setford told Todd Moe that the new exhibit examines the metropolis and "the human interaction within".  Go to full article
Maestro Charles Peltz
Maestro Charles Peltz

Glens Falls Symphony's string concert: Mozart and Barber favorites

It'll be all things strings at the Glens Falls Symphony's winter concert this Sunday afternoon. The program includes some of conductor Charles Peltz's favorite works by Mozart, Barber and William Schuman. Peltz spoke with Todd Moe about Sunday's concert in the Glens Falls High School auditorium (4 pm). Peltz says he enjoys conducting "high quality" musicians for a sophisticated audience. He says his goal is to entertain and challenge the listener.  Go to full article
Walt Kuhn's <i>Dancing Pears</i>.
Walt Kuhn's Dancing Pears.

Four centuries of still life art in Glens Falls

The Hyde Collection art museum's winter exhibit examines 400 years of still life art. Works on display at the art museum in Glens Falls, through April 21st, include glass from the Ming dynasty of China to paintings by Andy Warhol. Todd Moe talks with Hyde Collection Director David Setford about the show, which includes more than 50 works of art from the collection of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, where Setford served as chief curator for ten years.  Go to full article
Annis Holmes, of Chestertown, models a pair of hand knit Adirondack buff mittens.
Annis Holmes, of Chestertown, models a pair of hand knit Adirondack buff mittens.

Heard Up North: mittens for a winter's work

Sometimes our stories and conversations kindle memories from listeners. Andy Flynn's "Adirondack Attic" segment this month about a pair of vintage mittens at the Adirondack Museum inspired a phone call from Milda Burns, a longtime listener and local historian in North River.

For today's Heard Up North, Milda recounts how her father learned a valuable lesson as a young woodsman in the southern Adirondacks in the 1880s.  Go to full article
Bill Bowers
Bill Bowers

Preview: "It Goes without Saying" in Glens Falls

Actor/mime Bill Bowers brings his one-man show, It Goes Without Saying, back to Glens Falls this weekend. The show, which began eight years ago at the Adirondack Theater Festival, has traveled around the country from Manhattan to Alaska. When it premiered Off-Broadway, the New York Times called it "Zestful and endearing". It Goes Without Saying runs Friday and Saturday night (8 pm) at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Todd Moe talks with Bowers about the success of his quirky, autobiographical production based on his life and theatrical career. He calls it a touching story of the important role that silence plays both on stage and in life.  Go to full article
Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson

NY-20: Murphy, Gibson spar over healthcare, stimulus

This November, Glens Falls Democrat Scott Murphy will defend his seat against Republican challenger Chris Gibson. Gibson is a former Army colonel from Columbia county. The two men met last night at the Hyde Collection museum in Glens Falls for their first debate.

As Brian Mann reports, they agreed on a wide range of issues, but sparred over the impact of the Federal stimulus and healthcare reform.  Go to full article

Inmates to be excluded from North Country districts

A measure to change where prison inmates are counted when drawing political districts was slipped into the budget bills passed Tuesday night. Beginning with redistricting based on 2010 census data, inmates will be counted at their home addresses, not at the prison where they're locked up. Supporters called the change a victory for equal representation. But the North Country stands to lose more political clout. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Heat wave pressures power grid, and takes a toll on people

The East has been roasting. The likelihood of just mid-80s tomorrow sounds downright delectable after four days of a steamy heat wave.

The National Weather Service forecasts less brutal heat throughout the region, though it's still likely to be uncomfortably humid.

As the heat and humidity of this "Bermuda high" continue, so does the heat warning from the weather service. Today's warning remains in effect until 8 tonight. As Jonathan Brown reports, the hot spell is taking a toll.  Go to full article
Suzanna Hay and Kevin Kelly star in "Brush the Summer By"
Suzanna Hay and Kevin Kelly star in "Brush the Summer By"

Preview: "Brush the Summer By" in Glens Falls

This weekend, the Adirondack Theatre Festival, in Glens Falls, presents the world premiere of Hal Corley's thought-provoking play, Brush the Summer By. It's set in the Adirondacks and brings together two people, a divorcee from Maryland and a local bartender. Playwright Corley examines living in the moment and the challenges and rewards of forgiveness.

Corley, who first visited the region 20 years ago, has garnered five Emmys as a writer for TV soap operas, and two of his plays have been produced at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake. He told Todd Moe that Brush the Summer By is equally parts comedy and drama.  Go to full article
David Setford
David Setford

Hyde celebrates the art of Andrew Wyeth

The Hyde Collection art museum in Glens Falls celebrates American artist Andrew Wyeth this summer. Wyeth passed away in January, 2009, and the exhibit will unravel some of the myths about the legendary artist, and offer an evaluation of his contribution to art of the 20th century. The exhibit was organized by the Hyde's executive director David Setford and deputy director Erin Coe. Todd Moe spoke with Setford about Wyeth and his art, including the Hyde's own work by Wyeth purchased by the museum's founder in 1937.  Go to full article

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