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Frankly, My Dear, You Should Give a Damn: Gone with the Wind at the Wood Theater

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939). Photo Courtesy MGM

Screening of Gone with the Wind to Coincide with LGDT’s Moonlight and Magnolias Gone with the Wind at the Wood Theater this Sunday If you haven’t seen this year’s Lake George Dinner Theatre production of Ron Hutchinson’s Moonlight and Magnolias, then you definitely should. It’s a hilarious behind the scenes look at how Producer David Selznick, [...]

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Space Beyond the Pines: Science Fiction at Proctors, Preview

Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)

Logan’s Run, Starcrash and Much More at Space Beyond the Pines Proctors’ Annual Sci-Fi Film Festival, Preview An annual tradition at Proctors, this year’s Space Beyond the Pines, is a 13-hour marathon screening of 6 classic sci-fi films that stretch the bounds of imagination, creativity and…taste. Presented by It Came From Schenectady, this year’s festival is [...]

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Lots of Stuff Happenin’ at the 2013 Washington County Fair

Pig Races at the Washington County Fair. Photo Courtesy of the Washington County Fair

Animals, Monster Trucks, and Live Music at the Washington County Fair The 2013 Washington County Fair, Preview It’s late summer. The corn is just about ready to be picked (in some cases it already has) and it also means that the State Fair is right around the corner. For over 120 years, the Washington County Fair [...]

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NY’s Abandoned Churches: Should We Destroy Them to Build More Supermarkets?

The Destruction of St. Patrick's Church in Watervliet. Photo Courtesy of Michael DeMasi-The Business Review

The Fate of Abandoned Churches in Upstate New York Unique Ways to Preserve These Marvels of Architecture The demise of churches has altered the landscape of suburbs and changed the character of Main Street. Communities in cities, towns and rural areas in upstate New York are forced to find other means of making use of [...]

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Art on the Battenkill Comes to Shushan this Weekend

George Van Hook Painting The Watershed. Photo Courtesy of the Battenkill Conservancy

Local Artists Celebrate the Battenkill Art on the Battenkill at the Georgi Museum The Georgi Museum in Shushan and the Battenkill Conservancy 
have teamed up to present a special event highlighting the art and environment of the Battenkill River. Taking place on Saturday, August 17 from 3pm to 7pm, “Art on the Battenkill” will offer the public an opportunity to [...]

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Kate Mullany: An Activist and Leader in the 19th Century Labor and Women’s Movements

The Kate Mullany House in Troy, NY. Photo Courtesy of Daniel Case.

Kate Mullany and the Collar Laundry Union in Troy One Woman’s Goal to Improve Working Conditions for Women Imagine working in a hot, humid factory for 12 to 14 hours a day, sweating and laboring with hardly any opportunity for a break. Sticking your hands in bleach, soap and boiling water and burning yourself on [...]

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Moonlight and Magnolias—Behind the Scenes of Gone with the Wind at the Lake George Dinner Theatre

Ben Hecht (Jarel Davidow) struggles to put the finishing touches on the screenplay for Gone With the Wind while David O. Selznick (Jonathan Cantor) and Victor Fleming (Aaron Holbritter) look on in the Lake George Dinner Theatre production of MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, running July 11 thru October 12 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Lake George. Box office at (518) 668-5762 ext. 411.

Moonlight and Magnolias at the Lake George Dinner Theatre, Review Behind the Scenes of Gone with the Wind The year is 1939. In the confines of Hollywood producer, David O. Selznick’s office, history is about to be made. Margaret Mitchell’s bestselling Civil War era novel, Gone with the Wind, is about to be made into a [...]

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Trayvon Martin and Racial Politics Reconstruct Themselves Again

Trayvon Martin. Photo Courtesy of Business Insider

How the Trayvon Martin Case has Polarized the Nation Stand Your Ground and Racial Politics Under Review The case of Trayvon Martin triggers within our hearts a difficult place in which our hearts go out to the parents of the dead seventeen year old, and try to find answers within such a limiting space. Florida’s [...]

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