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From catchy jingles to world music

He's known as "Jingle Jake", and has written music and lyrics for TV commercials pitching soda, burgers and razors. Now, Hall-of-Fame songwriter Jake Holmes is turning his attention to women and world music. He and his partner, Amanda Homi, will share their music and a new documentary at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake on Friday night. He spoke with Todd Moe about learning more about different cultures through the eyes of musicians.  Go to full article
Annis knits up to six hours a day in her Chestertown yarn shop (above), and models a pair of Adirondack Buff mittens (below)
Annis knits up to six hours a day in her Chestertown yarn shop (above), and models a pair of Adirondack Buff mittens (below)

Knitting a life in Chestertown

TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, hands out its annual North Country Legends awards in Canton this Sunday. One of the recipients, 88 year-old Annis Holmes, opened her yarn shop in Chestertown in 1952. She still runs the shop and teaches people to knit. She's known as an expert Adirondack Buff mitten knitter, developed in response to the region's cold winters. Todd Moe stopped by her knitting shop recently for a chat.  Go to full article

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