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Preview: "Susannah" at Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake

The Seagle Music Colony's summer season continues with a production of one of the most performed American operas, Susannah. The show opens in Schroon Lake on Wednesday night. It first premiered in 1955 and the opera's music borrows heavily from Appalachian folk melodies and hymn tunes.

Todd Moe spoke with Seagle Music Colony artistic director Darren Woods, who says even though the opera was written nearly 60 years ago, it's message is still relevant today.  Go to full article
Members of the Adirondack Shakespeare Company act out a scene from the play, <i>Celtic Fairy Tales</i>, for youngsters in the Adirondacks this summer.  Photo:  Adirondack Shakespeare Company
Members of the Adirondack Shakespeare Company act out a scene from the play, Celtic Fairy Tales, for youngsters in the Adirondacks this summer. Photo: Adirondack Shakespeare Company

A dose of Shakespeare in the Adirondacks this fall

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company celebrated its fourth summer season in Schroon Lake, but they're not packing up the scenes and sonnets just yet. The company is gearing up for its first foray into autumn programming, and is planning a full production of Love's Labour's Lost in Schroon Lake, Glens Falls, Upper Jay and Essex next month.

Budget constraints forced the troupe to cut back on productions this summer. Artistic Director Tara Bradway told Todd Moe that they focused on children's programming. But, it'll be back to the Barb this fall.  Go to full article
Summer square dancing on the shore of Schroon Lake has been a tradition since the 1930's.  Photo: TAUNY
Summer square dancing on the shore of Schroon Lake has been a tradition since the 1930's. Photo: TAUNY

Still "do-si-doing" after all these years

A local square dancing tradition in Schroon Lake continues to draw hundreds of particpants. Since the 1930s, it's been a weekly social event in July and August. TAUNY gave the dance organizers a 2012 North Country Heritage Award on Sunday.

Todd Moe talks with musician Ed Lowman, coordinator of the Schroon Lake Square Dances. He's a fiddler who has helped lead the dances since 1979. Lowman says the dance steps and tunes vary from week to week. At a time when square dancing has decreased in popularity in some parts of the country, he's excited to see young families, seniors and even teens turning out to "do-si-do".  Go to full article

APA set to approve new I-87 "frankenpine" cell tower; safety cited as priority

The Adirondack Park Agency is expected to approve another Verizon cell phone tower today along the Northway, closing a gap in service near Schroon Lake. The APA will also wrestle with a proposal to build a hotel on the shore of Raquette Lake. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Book review: "Schroon Lake"

Lueza Thirkield Gelb was born in New Jersey, in the first part of the twentieth century, two years after the stock market crash, and grew up in the Adirondacks before and during World War II. Her book, Schroon Lake, won the Best Memoir award Sunday at the Adirondack Center for Writing's annual book awards in Blue Mountain Lake. Our book critic, Betsy Kepes, has this review.  Go to full article
Hurricane Katrina relief volunteers from the Adirondack Saratoga Chapter of the Red Cross.
Hurricane Katrina relief volunteers from the Adirondack Saratoga Chapter of the Red Cross.

Red Cross Volunteers Shelter Thousands

Trained volunteers from the Adirondack Saratoga Chapter of the Red Cross are helping to run a shelter in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Martha Foley talked with Michel Lee, 53, of Schroon Lake, as she got off the night shift.  Go to full article

Music Fills the Hills: The Seagle Music Colony

For nearly 90 years, the Seagle Music Colony in the eastern Adirondacks has offered talented young singers a secluded summer haven to polish their skills. The seven-week music camp offers intensive training with music theater professionals and opportunities to appear in six Broadway-type productions, from Gershwin to Mozart. For decades, most of the Seagle Colony's shows have been presented in a simple barn theatre tucked away in the wooded hills above Schroon Lake. Todd Moe visited the opera camp last summer.  Go to full article

Seagle Colony Breaks Ground for New Space

The Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake breaks ground on a new building Friday afternoon. Since 1915, the Seagle Colony has offered talented young singers a secluded summer haven to polish their skills. The new studio building will provide more space for rehearsals, costumes and set construction. Todd Moe talks with Phyllis Shames Korn, a longtime Seagle Colony patron, who's overseeing fundraising efforts.  Go to full article

A Summer Camp Where The Play Is Music

Summer camp season is over for another year. Thousands of kids visited the north country, learning about the outdoors--about literature--about computers. At the Adirondack Music Camp, in Schroon Lake, the focus was classical music. Teenagers from all over the world gathered around their passion for sound and rhythm. Brian Mann sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Live From The Adirondack Music Camp

Hafiz Shabazz is a music professor at Dartmouth College and heads the World Music Percussion Ensemble. He performed this piece recently at the Adirondack Music Camp in Schroon Lake.  Go to full article

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