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Saratogian George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip

Black History Month: George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip
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A Beloved Snack, Created in our own Backyard How George Crum Created the Potato Chip February is Black History Month, the roots of which were established in 1920 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second black person to graduate from Harvard University and the son of former slaves. Woodson had co-founded the Association for the [...]

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Man Blames Neighbors, Mother Nature for Fallen Tree in Yard

The Fallen Tree in Theophanes Glurdbicks' Back Yard. Photo by Dave Bower
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Fallen Tree Enrages Local Resident Man Claims Vengeance Against Mother Nature Theophanes Glurdbicks of Salem, NY awoke on Monday morning to find that the top half of a 200-foot tall pine tree had snapped and landed on his yard. Nearing the end of winter and having collected a large amount of naturally fallen wood on [...]

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Amanouz Cafe: Great Moroccan Food in the Heart of Northampton

Amanouz Cafe in Northampton, MA. Photo Courtesy of Amanouz Cafe
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Where Flavor Meets Modesty: Amanouz Cafe, Review North African Cuisine in Northampton If you’re in Northampton and looking for a healthy meal that also waters your taste buds into full bloom, then there’s no better spot to visit than Amanouz Cafe. Despite being located along bustling Main Street, the Moroccan and Mediterranean eatery manages to [...]

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Moonlight and Magnolias: A Preview of This Year’s Lake George Dinner Theatre Production

Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939). Photo Courtesy of MGM.
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Moonlight and Magnolias at the Lake George Dinner Theatre A Sneak Peek at this Year’s LGDT Production  This upcoming July, the Lake George Dinner Theatre will present Moonlight and Magnolias, Ron Hutchinson’s behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film classic Gone With the Wind as its 2013 production. Moonlight and Magnolias is a delightful [...]

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Re-inventing Electronica: Northampton’s Home Body

Home Body. Photo Courtesy of Home Body
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Home Body is Seductively Fearless A New Spin on Electronica Nowadays, making stimulating music is too easy. All one needs is a computer program and the ability to count a measure of four beats. Electronica is often flashy but void of originality. Home Body, on the other hand, does not hide behind its electronic equipment. [...]

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Beatrootband: Carrying on a Tradition of Folk Music (Northampton Blog)

Wesley James Curtis and Jake Martini of Beatrootband. Photo Courtesy of Beatrootband
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The Spirit of Folk Music is Alive and Well Revitalizing Folk Music History: Beatrootband Turn down the volume on the news. It is telling you that our country is at war and that the economy is down. Turn off the television completely, noticing that the flickers of light it emits are so unnatural. Open your window [...]

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Versus at Sierra Grille: A Tribute to Northampton’s Jamie Lavo

Jamie Lavo
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Musician Jamie Lavo Remembered at Versus in Northampton Sierra Grille’s Monthly Music Competition Every last Thursday of the month Sierra Grille holds Versus, a good-natured competition in which bands are formed from a scattered assortment of musicians. The musicians are chosen ahead of time, composing a collection of young local artists. The musicians are then [...]

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Keith Urban and David Nail at the New York State Fair, Review (Syracuse Blog)

Keith Urban at the NY State Fair. Photo by Jessica Venezia
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A Little Bit Country, A Helluva Lot of Fun Country Music Stars Keith Urban and David Nail at the New York State Fair The grandstand was rocking last Friday night at the New York State Fair in Syracuse as David Nail and Keith Urban put on an impressive show for thousands of fairgoers.  In advance [...]

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Man’s Best Friends: Shiprock and Anchordog (Northampton Blog)

Evan Curran, who created the “Shiprock and Anchordog” song cycle on which the musical is based, plays one of the songs for Lucia Cartmell-Toffoli, left, and Chloe Bucs. Photo Courtesy Kevin Gutting
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Northampton’s Evan Curran Creates Unique Rock Opera for Kids Shiprock and Anchordog: A Fun Musical Fantasy Dogs have long been man’s best friend. Evan Curran knows this well. His parents always had them, and he valued their simpleminded love of life. The K-9 and the 25 year old singer/songwriter seemed to be kindred spirits, both being [...]

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Hello Frank Black, Goodbye Pleasant Street Theater (Northampton Blog)

The Pleasant Street Theater. Photo Matthew B. Harrison
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Frank Black Closes Out the Pleasant Street Theater Northampton’s Pleasant Street Theater Has One Last Hurrah The Pleasant Street Theatre gave us one last dance on July 13th before permanently shutting its old-fashioned doors to mark the end of an era. And it did so in grand fashion, staging a bittersweet farewell to remember it [...]

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