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A Preview of Salem’s 11th Annual Al Fresco Weekend

Al Fresco Weekend in Salem NY. Photo Courtesy of the Salem Historic Courthouse Preservation Association

Two Days of Food and Fun in Washington County The 11th Annual Al Fresco Weekend in Salem NY Salem, NY is all prepared for this year’s Al Fresco Weekend, a two-day celebration featuring music, art and lots of great food on July 27th and 28th. Celebrating its 11th year and held at the Salem Courthouse, [...]

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Cirque Éloize Brings Cirkopolis to Proctors this August

Cirkopolis by Cirque Éloize. Photo Courtesy of Proctors.

Acrobats Galore in Cirkopolis by Cirque Éloize Montreal-Based Nouveau Cirque Begins Month-Long Residency at Proctors in August For fans of acrobatics and circus arts in general, Cirkopolis by Cirque Éloize offers a production that combines the worlds of circus, dance and theatre. In the heart of a stern and imposing city in appearance, giant gears and [...]

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Avenue Q Comes to the Adirondack Theater Festival, Preview

Avenue Q at the Adirondack Theater Festival

The Hilarious Avenue Q at the Wood Theater Tony Award Winning Musical is Part of this Year’s ATF The Adirondack Theatre Festival’s summer season continues with Avenue Q, the hilarious Broadway musical about real life, as told by a cast of people and puppets. Featuring music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and [...]

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Alternative Music in Salem: The Return of SAWFest

Rustic Overtones

SAWFest: A Full Day of Live Music, Camping and Food Four Diverse Bands at this Year’s SAWFest Live music is back in Salem, New York with the 7th annual SAWFest, at Salem Art Works, a nonprofit art center and sculpture park. Previous festivals have included such bands as My Pet Dragon, Railbird, The Black Ships, [...]

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Lemuel Haynes: A Notable New York Native Often Overlooked

Lemuel Haynes

An Often Ignored Figure in Upstate New York History Lemuel Haynes: Soldier, Abolitionist and the First African American Clergyman Ordained in the United States In the hamlet of South Granville, New York near the intersection of NY 149 and Washington County Route 27 stands a white house with dark green shutters. The unassuming structure doesn’t [...]

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Filming O’Keeffe at the Adirondack Theatre Festival (July 11-20), Preview

Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe. Photo Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Georgia O’Keeffe Comes to This Year’s ATF A New Play about Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe in Lake George This year’s Adirondack Theatre Festival will present Eric Lane’s latest play, Filming O’Keeffe, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls from July 11-20, 2013. Filming O’Keeffe is a story inspired by the many years that artists Alfred [...]

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2013 Lake Placid Film Forum: Reviews of Mel Brooks and North Country Shorts

Mel Brooks directing Silent Movie in 1976.

Documentaries and Local Filmmakers at the LPFF Mel Brooks and North Country Shorts, Reviews Writer’s note: So sorry this was not posted earlier! Having been officiating at a figure skating competition and as secretary of the Skating Club of Lake Placid, I have had to delay this review until now. The Lake Placid Film Forum [...]

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National Security: A Cat and Mouse Game…But Who Is The Cat?

Big Brother as depicted in the 1956 film version of 1984. Photo Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

The NSA Scandal: How Much Privacy Do We Really Have? The Controversy Over Nationwide Surveillance The people of the United States hold their freedom dearly. That long cherished word “freedom” is maintained not through the workings of a peaceful approach though, as measures must be taken in order for our nation to fend off the [...]

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