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The Heroines Who Died for Love rehearse a scene.
The Heroines Who Died for Love rehearse a scene.

Opera preview: love, fate and lots of sopranos

Love, fate and the wills of Greek gods and goddesses come together this weekend as SUNY Potsdam's Crane Opera Ensemble and Orchestra presents Francesco Cavalli's opera L'Egisto. Todd Moe has this preview.  Go to full article
Filippo di Liagno, Two Citrons, 1618, Oil on canvas
Filippo di Liagno, Two Citrons, 1618, Oil on canvas

Preview: ?Natura Morta? in Glens Falls

Todd Moe talks with Hyde Collection Chief Curator Erin Coe about the new exhibit, Natura Morta, still-life painting and the Medici Collections. It's on display in the museum's Wood Gallery through mid-January. Coe says the opportunity to view art that once belonged to the distinguished Medici family is an extraordinary event. She says the Medici dynasty, which dominated politics and cultural life in Florence, Italy from the 15th to the mid-18th centuries, is still known today for its artistic patronage and collecting.  Go to full article
Jim Goodwin, age 97, taught a generation of military climbers
Jim Goodwin, age 97, taught a generation of military climbers

Memories: Adirondack mountaineer fights with 10th Mtn. in Italy

The 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Drum has one of the most storied histories of any unit in the U.S. Army. During the Italian campaign of World War II, the 10th's soldiers were famous for scaling cliffs to attack German positions that had been viewed as impregnable. Jim Goodwin, from Keene Valley, grew up climbing and skiing in the Adirondacks and in the 1940s he was one of the pioneers of American mountaineering. When the 10th Mountain Division was being formed, Goodwin was recruited to help train the soldiers. He later served with the unit as a medic during the fighting in northern Italy. Goodwin is ninety-seven years old now, a retired schoolteacher. He sat down with Brian Mann to talk about his experience at war.  Go to full article

Choir Benefit Concert in Saranac Lake Tonight

This evening (7:30) at Saranac Lake High School auditorium, there will be an "Artists Helping Artists" benefit concert. Artists from across the region will donate their musical and artistic talents to raise money to help send 25 Saranac Lake high school singers to Italy in April. Todd Moe spoke with choir director Helen Demong about the trip.  Go to full article

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