Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: The Nutcracker

by Editor on December 17, 2014

Lake Placid Center for the ArtsLake Placid Center for the Arts
Sunday, Dec 21 | 1:00 pm | $16/$14 LPCA members / $10 students

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army.

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Lake George Music FestivalJoin us for our first annual Winter Concert Series!

Featuring musicians from the Yale School of Music, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

Admission is “Pay What you Can” with a suggested amount of $10 per person, per concert. The venue is expected to fill up quickly, so we urge you to arrive 15 minutes early!

Concert Venue: Caldwell Presbyterian Church, 71 Montcalm Street, Lake George, NY
Note: Free parking is available in the lot behind Caldwell Presbyterian Church.

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Pendragon Receives NCREDC Grant

by Editor on December 12, 2014

webslideroncePendragon is pleased to announce that it has received a $15,000 North Country Regional Economic Development Council (NCREDC) matching grant to help fund a feasibility study for a new theater.  This is a wonderful first step towards realizing a new performing and community arts space in Saranac Lake. We will be relying on the generosity of our patrons to help us raise money to match this grant. We hope to be able to move ahead with the study and look forward to collaborating with NCCC, the village and other local arts groups to further grow Saranac Lake’s reputation as a destination for the arts.

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Auditions for ‘Odd Couple’ Dec. 15-16

by Editor on December 11, 2014

RBGTTB 108AGLOVERSVILLE — The Glove Performing Arts Center will be holding auditions for a February 2015 production of Neil Simon’s comedy, “Odd Couple.”

Audition dates are:

• Monday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.;

• Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.;

• Callbacks will be Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 8 to 9 p.m.

Interested persons should prepare a short comedic monologue. There will also be readings from the script.

All roles will be available for the story about two  pals, a sloppy sportswriter and a fastidious news writer, who strain their friendship by becoming roommates. The characters include:

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Buck Moon Arts Festival date set

by Editor on December 11, 2014

Deer1-BJohnstown — Plans are under way for Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s 2nd Annual Buck Moon Arts Festival. Last year’s festival drew hundreds of visitors to the college campus for the inaugural event.

This year’s festival coordinator, Shirl Doherty, a recent retiree of the college and a resident of Northville, says there will be several new additions to the event, set for July 11, 2015.

“We (the Buck Moon Planning Committee) surveyed our visitors and participants last year and took much of their feedback into consideration.  We will have additional tent seating for our visitors and a very cool, hands-on children’s art project.  There will also be interactive performance artists roving the campus quad throughout the event.”

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EAT DRINK NIGHT no date copyGlens Falls, NY- LARAC, The Lower Adirondack Arts Council will be hosting Eat, Drink and Merry Night in partnership with Downtown Glens Falls businesses Morgan & Co. Restaurant and Mean Max Brewery. Community members are invited to visit the LARAC Holiday Shop, Thursday, December 18th, 6-8pm for shopping discounts and live music performed by the Bluebillies. LARAC Members will enjoy a 15% discount off total purchase and Community Members 5%.  Purchases will also be accompanied by a coupon for a Free Drink with any Entree at Morgan & Co. Restaurant.

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candlelight_webPOTSDAM, NY (12/10/2014)(readMedia)– SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music has been ranked among the top 10 colleges for music education in the United States in an article released this week. Music School Central rated The Crane School of Music fourth out of all American universities for excellence in music education.

“The Crane School of Music’s inclusion in this top tier of national music education institutions resonates with its long history as a pioneering place for the preparation of music teachers, fostering music education research and innovation, and committed to high musical standards,” Crane Dean Dr. Michael Sitton said. “From Julia E. Crane’s singular vision for school music, at a time when the field of music education was just coming into existence, and throughout its nearly 130-year history, The Crane School has sustained its tradition of innovation and is proud to continue its national leadership in this field — a field more critical now than ever, to the experiences and engagement of young people in our nation’s schools.”

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Winter Wonders Show & Sale at the VIC

by Editor on December 7, 2014

brossard_longpondSunday, Dec 14, there is a “Meet the Artists” Holiday Party for the Winter Wonders Show & Sale at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. Seven regional artists have produced a display of winter themed pieces especially for the holiday season. Join us at the VIC for some live music and holiday treats, from 2 – 5 pm.

Karla Brieant, of Paul Smiths, has a nice range of photographs, from a deer out on the ice of Tupper Lake to a close-up of ice-sheathed branches during an ice storm.

Nancy Brossard, Lake Clear, is a member of the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery in Saranac Lake. She is showing original oil paintings in her unique “Impressionist” style, all done outdoors, on location in the Adirondacks.

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Ladies Night in Downtown Glens Falls

December 5, 2014

Glens Falls, NY- LARAC – The Lower Adirondack Arts Council invites the community to attend Ladies Night throughout Downtown Glens Falls on Thursday December 11th Holiday season LARAC’s Lapham Gallery and Gift Shop transforms into a festive showcase featuring unique and handmade gifts. A variety of items such as pottery, fiber arts, culinary treats, jewelry, fine […]

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Lexington Foundation announces Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

December 4, 2014

Gloversville, NY – The Lexington Foundation is pleased to announce the development of two very unique and innovative programs: The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts and Transitions, an apprenticeship program designed to foster college and career success for students with learning differences. The Lexington Foundation has signed a contract and intends to purchase the […]

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