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Preview: Harper Martha Gallagher "Coming Home" with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta on Sunday

Harpist Martha Gallagher has spent years on the road sharing her brand of harp music nationally and internationally. This year, she's staying closer to her home in Keene. She's calling her 2014 concert series, "Home in the Adirondacks".

Martha Gallagher shares the stage with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta this Sunday night to showcase her unique "orphan" harp and present the world premiere of a new work for harp and orchestra. Martha shares the story with Todd Moe of her custom built harp made of "orphaned" wood, and creating new music this summer. She says the last time she performed with the Sinfonietta was in 2005.  Go to full article

Preview: All things clay in Jay this weekend

Norte Maar makes its return to the North Country this summer with a big exhibition of works in clay this weekend in Jay. Curated by ceramicist Jackie Sabourin, "The Jay Invitational of Clay" will include a selection of works in clay from the functional to the fanciful by local, regional and internationally recognized artists.

Norte Maar was founded in 2004 by curator Jason Andrew and choreographer Julia K. Gleich as an advocate and presenter of visual, literary and performing arts in the North Country.

Todd Moe spoke with Jason Andrew about Norte Maar's tenth anniversary and "The Jay Invitational of Clay" that kicks off on Friday night.  Go to full article
Sultans of String (courtesy sultansofstring.com)

Sultans of String perform in Norwood this week

Sultans of String are a Canadian band with musical influences from across the globe, and they're bringing their unique music to the Norwood Village Green Concert Series this Thursday. Joel Hurd tells us more.  Go to full article
Tiffan Borelli, Paul Binotto, Erik Keiser, Maggie Politi  Photo: Bonnie Brewer

Theatre Review: "My Way" at the Depot Theatre in Westport

"My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" is a lively journey through the Sinatra song-book. It runs at the Depot Theatre overlooking Lake Champlain in Westport NY...  Go to full article
Lowville Band, early 1900s

An imaginary band concert, July 4, 1914

Imagine. Following the late picnic dinner with family on the green, and before the fireworks display, the bandshell next to the memorial fills with brassmen from all around....  Go to full article
Canton World War II navy veteran Charles Alexander will be among many vets honored tonight by the Orchestra of Northern New York. Photo: Todd Moe

ONNY to honor D-Day vets at Potsdam concert

The annual summer pops concert by the Orchestra of Northern New York will also honor North Country veterans tonight (Thursday) in Hosmer Hall at SUNY Potsdam.
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Singer, pianist and songwriter Tony DeSare will be the featured guest artist at the All Star Big Band performance Sunday night. Photo: courtesy Norwood Village Green Concert Series

All Star Big Band at Norwood Village Green Sunday

The Norwood Village Green Concert series continues this Sunday evening with the All Star Big Band under the direction of Wally Siebel. Next Wednesday, the Susquehanna String...  Go to full article

Soundwaves concert series opens Thursday in Westport

The Village of Westport is the site for an ambitious free concert series, Soundwaves, that begins this week and runs right...  Go to full article
Alison MacDonald as Amalia. Photo: Jay Kopinski

Theatre Review: "She Loves Me" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

This too often neglected romantic musical comedy sparkles at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. It runs through July 29.  Go to full article
The Northern Symphonic Winds at Norwood Village Green in 2012. Photo: Northern Symphonic Winds

Northern Symphonic Winds at the Norwood Village Green tonight

The Norwood Village Green Concert Series continues tonight with the Potsdam-based Northern Symphonic Winds and continues Sunday evening with Irish-American singer Cathie...  Go to full article

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