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Cast of "Harvey" (l to r): Cassidy Dermott, Leslie Dame, Josie Good and John Liebetrau as Elwood. "Harvey" by Mary Chase opens tonight with a performance at 8 pm at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake.
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Jul 31, 2014 — The drama War Story is trying to wrap itself around both a personal story of a traumatized journalist and some larger social issues. Despite a strong central performance, it succeeds only partially.
Jul 31, 2014 — The very prolific James Franco directs a Cormac McCarthy adaptation that struggles to overcome a repulsive main character with whom it's almost impossible to empathize.
Jul 31, 2014 — The eight-part drama that begins Thursday stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a British baroness with an Israeli passport. She's a fearless actor in a show full of kidnappings, seductions and betrayals.
Jul 31, 2014 — Fame knows no geographic bounds in this game about celebrity-city name mashups. In what Florida city does the singer of "Nasty" hang out? That's "Janet Jacksonville."
Jul 31, 2014 — We're spotlighting both the most common and least common English letters in this game — E and Z. Every clue points to a word or phrase containing "E-E-Z" spelled consecutively. Easy!

Steve Chambers is North Country Public Radio

Steve Chambers of Ogdensburg talks about how to use color to create space, depth and life in paintings and drawings.  Go to full article

Songs: Sweet Baby Swing and Corinna performed by Pat Johnson

Canadian blues guitarist Pat Johnson was Ellen Rocco's studio guest for The Blue Note, August 19, 2003. Pat, at left, plays slide on his 1998 National Steel. Here are two numbers he played live during the show on an Oskar Graf custom steel string: his original Sweet Baby Swing, and the traditional Corinna in the Mississippi John Hurt arrangement.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Annie Get Your Gun at Depot Theatre in Westport

A rousing production of Annie Get Your Gun is the current offering at the Depot Theatre in Westport, and runs through September 7. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng drove down for a Saturday matinee and has this review.  Go to full article
David Ludwig, Shannon McCaig, Marcia Tratt. Dan Pritchard photo.

Theatre Review: The Pirate's Perilous Daughter at 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque

The Pirate's Perilous Daughter, a new musical now playing at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, runs through September 6. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng...  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: The Redford Carousel

In a corrugated metal shed 60 yards from the Church of the Assumption in Redford, New York sits one of the few early merry-go-rounds or carousels made by the...  Go to full article
The Bartok cottage sits on a shady slope behind a large house on Riverside Drive in Saranac Lake

Hidden History: A Visit to the Bartok Cabin

Hungarian composer Bela Bartok and his wife, Ditta, spent three summers in the Adirondacks in the mid 1940's. During their visits to Saranac Lake he composed two...  Go to full article

Preview: Potsdam Arts Series

There's a new arts series in Potsdam this summer at the gazebo in Ives Park. The series will feature local performers and musicians Thursday evenings at 7, starting tonight....  Go to full article
Valerie Boyle as Sophie Tucker.

Theatre Review: Sophie Tucker?Last of the Red Hot Mamas at St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville

Sophie Tucker--Last of the Red Hot Mamas opened last Thursday at the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville and runs through August 16. Resident theatre critic...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Cripple of Inishmaan at Depot Theatre in Westport NY

The Cripple of Inishmaan, a dark comedy, runs at the Depot Theatre in Westport through Sunday, August 3. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent matinee...  Go to full article
Clayton Opera House interior (Courtesy of Thousands Islands Museum)

Clayton Opera House Celebrates Centennial

A celebration surrounding the historic Clayton Opera House takes place this weekend. It's the centennial of the Opera House, at one time the largest stage in Jefferson...  Go to full article

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