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Aug 21, 2014 — California will host two major events this week: First City Festival and FYF Fest. Do they fill a gap left by Coachella? And is making a festival rock-centric a good way to draw concert-goers?
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Adirondack Carousel Seeks Songs

Calling all songwriters. The Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake is looking for original songs with a carousel theme. The Adirondack Carousel Project is building a full-size merry-go-round in the village of Saranac Lake, to be filled with wooden wildlife, from loons to bears. Todd Moe talks with "Songs for a Carousel" project coordinator Karen Loffler, who says the 28 foot carousel will include 20 animals and 2 chariots.  Go to full article
General's daughter gets a piratical boost.

Theatre Review: Pirates of Penzance at St. Lawrence Stage in Brockville

Pirates of Penzance is the season's first production of the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville and runs through June 28. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Music in the Park: Norwood Village Green Series Celebrates 30 Years

A popular North Country music series celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer. Todd Moe talks with Norwood Village Green Concert Series founder and president Joe Liotta.  Go to full article

International Arts Festival Planned for St. Lawrence Valley

Plans are underway for a US-Canadian music and art festival next year. Leaders from St.Lawrence communities met with Canadian organizers in April to make plans for a...  Go to full article

Seagle Colony Breaks Ground for New Space

The Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake breaks ground on a new building Friday afternoon. Since 1915, the Seagle Colony has offered talented young singers a secluded summer...  Go to full article
Don Washington, guitar and vocals, teaches music at Morristown Central School

Songs: A blues set by the Don Washington Band

The Don Washington Band cooled out the NCPR studio May 13, 2003. The bluesman and his band are regular guests on The Blue Note. Hear three songs from their live set:...  Go to full article
NCPR's Todd Moe as the Mikado (Dick Bitely photo)

Preview: The Mikado

The Crane School of Music's Opera Ensemble and Orchestra presents the classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Mikado, tonight through Sunday afternoon in the Snell...  Go to full article
Martha Gallagher (left) and Sue Grimm.

Music and conversation with Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm

Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper, and musician Sue Grimm celebrate spring with music for harp and flute. They're hosting a benefit concert tonight in Lake Placid for...  Go to full article
Martha Gallagher (L) and Sue Grimm

Three songs by Martha Gallagher

Adirondack harper Martha Gallagher visited NCPR in April 2003 to talk about a benefit concert in Lake Placid and to share some of her original music, accompanied by Saranac...  Go to full article

Heuvelton Historians Work to Save Long-Forgotten Music Hall

A group of residents and historians in Heuvelton is doing its part to preserve a small part of St. Lawrence County's history. The centerpiece of their work is Pickens Hall,...  Go to full article

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