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APE sponsored a storytelling event, "The Black Fly", in Glens Falls last Friday night. Photo: APE
APE sponsored a storytelling event, "The Black Fly", in Glens Falls last Friday night. Photo: APE

How a Glens Falls group is connecting the community through art

An arts group is bringing new traditions to the streets, businesses and vacant storefronts in Glens Falls. The all-volunteer arts group Art in the Public Eye (APE) celebrates its 5th anniversary this year, and it's growth from a monthly community arts walk to connecting artists, businesses and young people through cultural activities and public exhibits.

Todd Moe talks with Liz Wilcox, one of the founding members of the group.  Go to full article
Downtown Glens Falls, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/7609868734/">Diane Cordell</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Downtown Glens Falls, NY. Photo: Diane Cordell, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY road march honors deployed US military members

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Hundreds of marchers are expected to participate in a 3-mile Christmas Eve trek held in an upstate New York community to honor U.S. military personnel who can't be home for the holidays.

New York National Guard officials say soldiers from the Queensbury Readiness Center and other Albany-area units will lead the march starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The march ends back at the downtown arena.  Go to full article
Charlie Brennan.   Photo: Cynthia Brennan
Charlie Brennan. Photo: Cynthia Brennan

Charlie Brennan: returning to his roots in classic rock

Todd Moe shares music and conversation with Glens Falls singer/songwriter Charlie Brennan. He's out with a new CD, ...look far..., and we'll hear more about his brand of classic rock.  Go to full article
Charles Guerin.  Photo: Hyde Collection
Charles Guerin. Photo: Hyde Collection

Hyde Collection celebrates 50th anniversary, new director

The Hyde Collection art museum in Glens Falls is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and also welcomed its new director. Charles Guerin is the former leader of two major university art museums and former commissioner of Wyoming State Parks and cultural resources. He succeeds David Setford, who stepped down from the Hyde earlier this year to take a new job in Florida.

Todd Moe spoke with Charles Guerin about his passion for the role of art and museums in the community. Guerin, a printmaker and artist himself, says he's eager to work closely with local organizations, schools, colleges and businesses to promote the Hyde as a community resource. He says the way museums work within a community has changed in the past decade.  Go to full article
Charles Peltz
Charles Peltz

Preview: A night of patriotic tunes in Glens Falls

The Glens Falls Symphony presents its annual Summer Pops Concert outdoors tonight in Crandall Park. In addition to its popular tunes and patriotic favorites, tonight's concert will also include a tribute to Warren County's bicentennial. Todd Moe spoke with symphony conductor Charles Peltz, who says the concert concludes with patriotic music and fireworks in the summer night sky.  Go to full article

Adk Theatre Festival kicks off 19th season

The Adirondack Theatre Festival's 19th season opens next week in Glens Falls, and includes the world premiere of Heartbreaker: Two Months with Judy Garland, by John Meyer. The new musical opens next Wednesday night in the Charles Wood Theatre. Todd Moe spoke with Artistic Director Mark Fleischer about ATF's upcoming summer season.  Go to full article
New CEO Dianne Shugrue. Photo: Glens Falls Hospital
New CEO Dianne Shugrue. Photo: Glens Falls Hospital

Shugrue named new head of Glens Falls Hospital

Glens Falls Hospital has a new president and CEO. Dianne Shugrue had been serving as the interim president at the regional hospital and was named yesterday to fill the top post permanently.

Shugrue first joined the hospital's staff in 2007.  Go to full article
Sam Gilliam, <i>Asking</i>, 1972, acrylic on canvas.  Photo: Hyde Collection
Sam Gilliam, Asking, 1972, acrylic on canvas. Photo: Hyde Collection

Fifty years of collecting art at the Hyde

The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a public museum this year. Todd Moe talks with Hyde chief curator and interim co-director Erin Coe about the museum's legacy and some of the pieces in its golden anniversary exhibition.

About three hundred people attended an opening reception for the exhibit, 50 at 50: Five Decades of Collecting at The Hyde, last Saturday night. Coe says she had a lot of fun exploring the archives of the permanent collection and hanging the commemorative show.  Go to full article
A sample of "The Door Project" at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. Photo: Hyde Collection
A sample of "The Door Project" at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. Photo: Hyde Collection

Opening doors for creative teens

A new exhibit at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls features old doors transformed into new works of art by area teens. Todd Moe talks with the Hyde's curator of education, June Leary, about The Door Project.  Go to full article

Preview: Sarah Chang in Glens Falls

Internationally renowned violinist Sarah Chang performs the Barber Concerto with the Glens Falls Symphony on Sunday. Sarah Chang is one of the world's most remarkable prodigies. She made her debut with the New York Philharmonic when she was eight years old. Chang told Todd Moe that the Barber Concerto has one of those "stay in your head" melodies, and she's delighted to be returning to Glens Falls this weekend.  Go to full article

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