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A Rare Screening of a Silent Classic Comes to Proudfit Hall

Salem, NY native and silent screen actress Jane Gail
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Proudfit Hall on January 18 Salem Resident Jane Gail in Jules Verne’s Timeless Classic Are you a fan of silent films? Are you fan of Jules Verne’s classic novels? Well, you’re in luck, as the 1916 adaptation of Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea will be screened at [...]

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An Art Exhibit that Supports Farmland Preservation: Landscapes for Landsake, Preview

A Landscape by Ann Fitzgibbons. Image Courtesy of Agricultural Stewardship Association.
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A Unique Exhibit of Painting and Photography Preview of ASA’s Landscapes for Landsake Annual Exhibit Washington and northern Rensselaer Counties offer incredibly scenic views this time of year. The leaves are beginning to peak and the temperature changes from oppressive heat to crisp, cooler weather. These scenic landscapes fused with the farming traditions of the Upper Hudson Valley will be [...]

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

Mel Brooks directing Silent Movie in 1976.
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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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The Labyrinth and The Gratitude Line: A Unique Outdoor Exhibit in Northampton

The Labyrinth and The Gratitude Line by Elizabeth Newton. Photo by Ezra Prior
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An Outdoor Exhibit Comes to Northampton The Labyrinth and The Gratitude Line, Review How often does one take the opportunity to express his gratefulness? What form does your gratefulness take? Does it involve a prayer in which you thank the lord? Or perhaps you write letters to those that you love to make sure that [...]

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A Shot of Theater: Spontaneous Theater in Northampton

Finding Love at A Shot of Theater at the Elevens in Northampton. Photo Courtesy of A Shot of Theater
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Local Theater at The Elevens in Northampton A Shot of Theater Features Local Playwrights It seemed as if there was an open mic or creative venue for every art form in Northampton, but there was something missing from its eclectic mix. For every experimental rock group that got to try its hand on stage at [...]

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Experiencing Yaddo First-Hand: An Interview with Cartoonist Dean Haspiel

Dean Haspiel at the Yaddo Mansion
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Dean Haspiel on His Experience at Yaddo A Look Inside the Artists’ Community By Dave Bower The Yaddo artists’ community in Saratoga Springs has served as a retreat for close to 6,000 of America’s most celebrated artists, writers and composers, including Sylvia Plath, Philip Roth, James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Saul Bellow, Truman Capote, [...]

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Landscapes for Landsake in Washington County, October 6-8

Wedding Hill Romney by Leslie Peck
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An Art Show For Farmland Preservation The ASA’s Landscapes for Landsake Exhibit, October 6-8 Washington and northern Rensselaer Counties provide some of the most scenic views on a fall day. In addition to colorful fall foliage, small family farms and pastoral scenes combine to create an almost magical experience. The scenic landscapes and farming traditions of [...]

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A Must See: Linda Morrell’s Together at The Photography Center in Troy, Review

The Buffalo Farm (Linda Morrell, 2009). Photo Courtesy of Linda Morrell
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Review of Linda Morrell’s Together Unconstrained by Time and Place: Linda Morrell at The Photography Center On Friday, August 24, I made my way to Troy, NY, to view Linda Morrell’s exhibit, Together, at the Photography Center of the Capital District. As I entered the Center, I was graciously welcomed by the owner and executive [...]

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Fun for all Ages: The Big Apple Circus is Coming to Lake George

Acrobats at the Big Apple Circus. Photo Courtesy of Big Apple Circus
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The Big Apple Circus Comes to Lake George Acrobats, Clowns and General Silliness in an Old Style Circus Tent A diverse set of characters will be coming to Lake George with the Big Apple Circus running from July 14 through the 29th.  Themed “Dare to Dream Big”, the circus will come to life under an [...]

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A Preview of the 2012 Adirondack Arts and Heritage Festival in Saranac Lake

2012 Adirondack Arts and Heritage Festival in Saranac Lake. Photo Courtesy Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce
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Over 50 Events including Music, Art, Boats, Food and More Saranac Lake Arts and Heritage Festival, Preview If you’re looking for fresh air, healthy food, and fun, the 2012 Adirondack Arts and Heritage Festival may be the ticket. The festival will run Friday, June 29th through Sunday, July 8th at locations throughout Saranac Lake. The 10-day festival [...]

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