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Up, Up and Away: The Cambridge Balloon Festival Returns

Moon Glow at the Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival

Reaching for the Skies in Cambridge The 2012 Cambridge Balloon Festival The 12th Annual Cambridge Balloon Festival kicks off on Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3, 2012. Organized and sponsored by the Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce, This year’s Festival will again feature 10 hot air balloon pilots flying up to 15 different balloons over the hills [...]

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It’s Now or Never: The 2012 Lake George Elvis Festival

Elvis Presley in the 1950s

The 2012 Lake George Elvis Festival Thousands Come to Lake George to Celebrate the King’s Legacy The Lake George Elvis Festival returns to the Lake George Forum this summer from May 31-June 3, 2012, complete with Elvis tribute artist competitions, and a slew of other events that are all Elvis, all the time. Elvis fans from across the country [...]

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Best Upstate NY Summer Music Festivals, 2012

Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain

Gas up the Car and Break out the Tents: The Music Festivals Have Arrived Best 2012 Summer Music Festivals in Upstate NY & the Adirondacks It’s that time of the year again. It’s time to pack up your tent (and all the other camping accoutrements you’ll most definitely need) and head out to hear your favorite [...]

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Men in Black III Retains the Charm of the Original, Movie Review

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in Men In Black 3 (Barry Sonnenfeld, 2012)

The Return of Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones Men in Black III, Movie Review Released this past Friday (May 25th) is Barry Sonnenfeld’s Men in Black III (or Men in Black cubed if you’re going by the poster) starring Tommy Lee Jones as by-the-book Agent Kay and Will Smith as never-read-the-book Agent Jay. Co-starring is [...]

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Bolton Landing’s Past to be Revisited in a Historical Military Reenactment

Bolton Landing: Crossroads of the French & Indian War. Photo Courtesy of Kelly O'Neil-Teer

Bolton Landing: Crossroads of the French & Indian War Revisiting The Area’s Involvement in The French and Indian War The Lake George region’s rich historical past will come to life in Bolton Landing on the weekend of June 16-17, 2012, as Rogers Memorial Park hosts Bolton Landing: Crossroads of the French & Indian War. Highlighting [...]

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Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods at the LPCA, Review

Into the Woods. Photo Courtesy LPCA

Fairy Tales Come to Life at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Into the Woods, Review Have you ever wondered what happens after the “Happily Ever After’s” are written in fairy tales? If so, Into the Woods emphasizes that we should be careful what we wish for, and our choices can often have powerful [...]

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Folklorists Come to Cambridge for Retreat on Local Sustainability in the Battenkill Valley

Cooking Pizza at the Quebecois Bread Oven. Photo by Todd DeGarmo

Annual Conference Brings Mid-Atlantic Folklorists to Cambridge Local Sustainability in the Battenkill Valley This year’s Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Folklorists Retreat (May 22-25, 2012) in Saratoga will bring together folk and traditional arts practitioners, professionals and enthusiasts from the mid-Atlantic region and New England. Entitled Sustaining Culture: A Regional Conversation, this gathering is open to those [...]

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Toulouse-Lautrec and the Annual Regional Juried High School Art Exhibition at the Hyde, Review

Hannah McCasland, Grade 10, Queensbury, Polly Dolly

A Mix of Old and New Styles of Art in Glens Falls Toulouse-Lautrec and New Works by High School Students at the Hyde, Review The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is currently hosting two incredibly imaginative exhibits, both in terms of their scope and originality. The 21st Annual Regional Juried High School Art Exhibition and Toulouse-Lautrec [...]

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Salem Kicks off its Summer Sounds Music Festival on May 26th

Phil Hoyt

A Great Mix of Live Music in Washington County Salem’s Summer Sounds Music Festival You know it’s almost summertime when the sound of live music is in the air. The Village of Salem in Washington County gets rolling with their 6th annual Summer Sounds concert series, starting on Saturday, May 26th. With a new location on [...]

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Tim Burton Tackles Another Classic: Dark Shadows, Movie Review

Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows (Tim Burton, 2012)

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp Reunite Once Again Dark Shadows, Movie Review A few months ago, I discovered the late ‘60s soap opera, “Dark Shadows.” Although not well produced, I became addicted to the quirky low-budget cult classic, and listed it in my Free George post, 10 Great TV Shows.  A short time later, the movie [...]

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