Author: Dave Warner

77th New York Regimental Balladeers at Conservancy Hall in Glen

On Saturday, September 16, at 3 p.m. the Glen Conservancy presented the 77th New York Regimental Balladeers in a performance at Conservancy Hall titled “Patriots All: America’s Songbook, 1776-1976.” The Balladeers is an ensemble based in Windham, Greene County. It is well known for its performances of Civil War era music. “Patriots All” expanded the scope of songs and tunes beyond the mid-19th century to include 18th and 20th century ballads and tunes. Performers’ instruments include guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass, cello, pennywhistle, and occasionally a reed organ. The Balladeers’ primary vocalist is mezzo-soprano Gisella Montanez-Case, with other band...

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Lake George Music Festival Culminates with Fantastic Finale

Art in the Adirondacks spent three days last week covering the seventh annual Lake George Music Festival. We attended Piano Mania at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, lunch meetings, practice sessions, a lake cruise, and the final full orchestra performance Thursday night back in Lake George. Alexander Lombard has been the driving force in the creation and cultivation of the Lake George Music Festival since its inception. Lombard, who is a native of Queensbury, founded the festival in 2011 along with colleagues Barbora Kolářová and Roger Kalia. Lombard’s vision and work for the festival has helped...

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Lake George Music Festival Begins Today

Photo submitted – Roger Kalia directs the Sounds of Our Time performance in 2016. by Dave Warner Tonight, the Lake George Music Festival kicks off its seventh year with the opening ceremony + dinner & dance benefit at 6 pm at the Fort William Henry Hotel in Lake George. The proceeds of tonights ticket sales and silent auction benefit the 2017 activities, including the roster of over 70 talented young musicians who will perform during this two week festival. Alexander Lombard has been the driving force in the creation and cultivation of the Lake George Music Festival since its...

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Washington County Open Studio Tour Sells Over $100,000 in Art

Photos and story by Dave Warner By any account, the Open Studios of Washington County tour last weekend was a huge success. The tour is an admission-free biennial event featuring the artwork of regional artists in their working environments. This year the group went all out and launched a new website, video and studio tour app.  According to tour organizer Sue Sanderson it all paid off.  “It looks like we got at least double the number of visitors into the studios to experience it, but I’ve only got about half of the artists counts back and it looks like...

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9th Annual Northville Rotary Woodworking & Fine Arts Weekend

Photos & Story by Dave Warner The weekend showed promise as the rain held off and the 9th Annual Northville Rotary Woodworking & Fine Arts Weekend got underway on its first full day on Saturday. This event has been one of the largest for the picturesque community located along the shores of the Great Sacandaga Lake and the thousands of people who attend visit not just the show, but the village and surrounding area. This year more than 60 fine arts crafters and artisans participated in the show. According to Sue Owens, Secretary of the Northville Rotary and this...

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Little Falls Cheese Festival 2017

The amount of cheese produced in the Little Falls, Poland, and the Dolgeville area was at one time three times as great as in any other county in New York State. In fact, Little Falls was known as the Cheese Market Capital of the nation. It was through this market that “Herkimer County Cheese” became world-famous. Prices paid for cheese were those established at the Little Falls market. The quotes were flashed via Morse code over telegraph wires to all parts of the country. (source: NYSAC/New York State Assoc. of Counties) You can watch a short video of the...

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Water Music New York – a Day of Celebration in Little Falls

Photos by Dave Warner Water Music NY is a musical experience two centuries in the making, and a cross-regional celebration of the bicentennial of New York’s Erie Canal. It is a seven-day musical journey that award-winning artists and composers of the Albany Symphony made and in collaboration with local arts groups, allowed them to premiere one-of-a-kind pieces composed specifically for this event along the canal. In Little Falls, Benjamin Wallace collaborated with the Mohawk Valley Choral Society to compose a piece uniquely focused on the area. The day was filled with displays at Canal Place, as well as a...

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The Adirondack Experience – The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake – Grand Opening of ‘Life in the Adirondacks’

Photo submitted – Adirondack Experience front entrance On Saturday, July 1st, the Adirondack Experience held the ‘rope cutting’ for their most ambitious new exhibition in the museum’s history. The ‘Life in the Adirondacks’ facility, now occupies the 19,000 square-foot former Roads and Rails building. The $8 million interactive experience will serve as every visitor’s starting point. Combining the latest digital technology with real hands-on experiences, it brings the spirit of adventure and breathtaking natural beauty of the Adirondacks to life. According to Executive Director David M. Kahn “in an earlier generation, museum’s were an experience where you looked and...

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Paul Nigra Arts Center Unveils 2017 New York State Summer Art Show at Opening Reception

Story & Photos by Dave Warner The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts held the opening reception for it’s 2017 New York State Summer Art Show on Thursday night. The show, which will hang until September 27th, features work from artists who come from cities across New York State, including Latham, Niskayuna, Schenectady, Utica, Lake George, Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs, as well as more local artists. According to Wally Hart, Executive Director of the Lexington Foundation, they’ve always had programs for the arts. “We did things, but the exposure to other artists was limited.” “As we started to think...

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Little Falls Theater Hits the Stage Again with “Where’s the Script?”

On Saturday, Little Falls Theater actors set up at The Shop on Main Street, ready to get into character for another exciting chapter with Mac Blac. Matt Powers, director of LiFT got things going by explaining what was going on to the packed house. You see, the cast had all received mysterious messages…some by text, email, or voices left on answering machines. They’d implored Mac, his colleagues and clients to meet on the stage on Main Street. Local writer, Angela Harris, provided yet another exciting episode for the continuing detective Mac Blac series. “Where’s the Script?”, a one-act play...

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