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Lake Effect: Another Excellent Production by the Lake George Dinner Theatre, Review

Kate Konigisor, Chris Triebel, Bryan McElroy, Hillary Parker and Zack Bissell in the Lake George Dinner Theatre's Procustion of Tom Dudzick's Lake Effect. Photo Courtesy of the Lake George Dinner Theatre.
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Tom Dudzick’s Lake Effect at the Lake George Dinner Theatre, Review A Unique Comedy-Drama set during the Blizzard of ’77 A local pub in its final days. A dysfunctional family. A blizzard to end all blizzards. All three of these ingredients serve as crucial elements in Lake Effect, now running at the Lake George Dinner [...]

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The Latest Offering from Yes: Heaven and Earth, CD Review

Yes, Heaven and Earth (2014)
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Yes Returns with a Pleasant, if Not Entirely Memorable Effort Yes: Heaven and Earth, CD Review As a diehard Yes fan, I find it extremely difficult to write a negative review of their music, but their latest album, Heaven and Earth, is not one of their greatest. It’s certainly a pleasant listen, but it isn’t [...]

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Keyser Soze’s The Remedy, CD Review

Keyser Soze: The Remedy, 2013. Image Courtesy of Keyser Soze.
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A Fun and Funky Fresh Breath of Reggae Keyser Soze: The Remedy, CD Review Usually when you think of reggae, you immediately think of Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff or Peter Tosh. While reggae has actually been around since the 1960s, it’s heavily evolved over the decades, infusing elements of other genres such as jazz, funk [...]

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Monks of Mellonwah’s Afraid to Die, CD Review

Monks of Mellonwah: Afraid to Die, 2013. Image Courtesy of Monks of Mellonwah
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Alternative Rock from Australia Hits the Right Note Monks of Mellonwah: Afraid to Die, CD Review Influenced by groups such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to name a few, the Australian alternative/indie band Monks of Mellonwah have concocted an interesting fusion of styles and given it their own unique spin, [...]

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Former and Future Olympians at Lake Placid’s Holiday Dream on Ice

Olympic Champions Oleg and Ludmila Protopopov in the 1960s. Photo Courtesy of The Red List.
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Celebrate Ice Skating and the Holidays in Lake Placid Lake Placid Holiday Dreams on Ice, Preview It’s not winter yet, but it sure feels like it. As the weather gets colder, it’s time to break out the skates. Then again, if you’re not an avid skater, you might just want to check out some skating [...]

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Venturing into the Heart of Soul: Kevin Jenkins’ Step Inside, CD Review

Step Inside by Kevin Jenkins (2013)
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A Mellow and Intriguing Fusion of Funk, Soul and R&B Kevin Jenkins’ Step Inside, CD Review Kevin Jenkins’ debut album, Step Inside, is a pleasant and mellow offering that fuses elements of R&B and Soul to craft an inspiring album with a consistent theme of love at its core. The compositions (co-written by Jenkins and [...]

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EdTang & The Chops: Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner, CD Review

Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner by EdTang & The Chops, 2013. Photo Courtesy of edtangmusic.bandcamp.com
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Singer/Songwriter EdTang’s Engaging Mix of Folk and Country Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner, CD Review Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner, the latest CD by EdTang & The Chops, is a pleasant cornucopia of funky folk rock, sprinkled with a dash of country. Based in Asbury Park, New Jersey, this is the group’s second release (after Songs From [...]

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Celebrating 30 Years: A Preview of the 2013 Lake George Jazz Weekend

The New Gary Burton Quartet. Photo Courtesy of Lake George Arts Project
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Lake George Jazz Weekend 2013, Preview Great Music at this Year’s Lake George Jazz Fest For 30 years, the Lake George Jazz Weekend has been an annual tradition that has presented many renowned jazz legends as well as many up and coming young performers. Past festivals have featured such notable performers as Paquito D’Rivera, the [...]

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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.
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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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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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