Arts & Entertainment

A Special First Weekend for Plattsburgh in June

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Spring has sprung, and that means the start of another season for First Weekends in Plattsburgh!  The first weekend of every month, from June until September, First Weekends in Plattsburgh hosts a series of family oriented events Fridays and Saturdays. The First Weekends Art Walk continues Friday night, June 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm…

Mayor’s Cup Artist’s Market Moves to Monument

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You probably know that every year The Strand Center for the Arts holds their annual Mayor’s Cup Artist Market during Mayor’s Cup weekend…  What you might not know is that This Year…  it’s moving…   Christina Elliot is the Curator of the Arts Gallery at the Strand and we caught up with her Thursday afternoon to…

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Songs At Mirror Lake Ready for 10th Anniversary

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The Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series is held at 7:00PM on seven Tuesdays throughout the summer at Mid’s Park on Main Street, Lake Placid.  This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series.  As a celebration of some of the great music that has been offered through this free…

Cuomo Bids Farewell to David Letterman

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Governor Cuomo bid farewell to David Letterman last night..  “For more than 30 years, we’ve all stayed up later than we should to watch the comedic genius of David Michael Letterman. From his Stupid Pet Tricks and Top Ten lists to always keeping guests on their toes – New Yorkers and Americans alike have happily…

Strand Puts out Call for Mayor’s Cup Artist Market

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The Strand Center for the Arts is planning the Mayor’s Cup 2015 Artist Market, where local artists and crafters may display and sell their fine-art work. Registration for vendors is now open for this event, which will take place Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during Mayor’s Cup Weekend on the front…

SLHS Juried Art Exhibit Open through May 19th

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The Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake has become home to an exhibition of art of all kinds… Created by students from the Saranac Lake High School.. It’s a juried arts show for the high school, plus as a bonus, for the first time.. This year’s show includes creations from students in the middle school…

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Saranac Lake High School Concert Choir Performs Mozart’s Requiem May 31st.

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The Saranac Lake High School Concert Choir will give a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem, collaborating with professional vocal soloists and chamber orchestra. This masterwork of the Classical Era will be paired with student vocal solo performances representative of significant solo literature from a variety of styles and languages. The performance will take place…

39th Annual Jazz Festival at SUNY Plattsburgh Tonight

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The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents the 39th annual SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Festival Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. The concert will feature the SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Ensemble and the Zip City Blues Band performing a repertoire ranging from Chicago-style blues to Duke Ellington swing. Tickets…

Saturday – Jean Arthur Day in Plattsburgh

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Tomorrow is a special day for a prominent resident of Plattsburgh… Jean Arthur was born in the Lake City October 17th, in 1900… And Saturday is Jean Arthur Day in Plattsburgh.. Jean was a successful actress and film star in the 1930s and 40s with feature roles in three Frank Capra films: “Mr. Deeds Goes…

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K&J – Adirondack Singers Prepare for Weekend Events

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On Tuesday, we spent some time with Beryl Szwed who is the Treasurer and Karen Butters who is the Director of the Adirondack Singers.. Just before a dress rehearsal at Uhlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid.. We found a comfortable spot in the back of the auditorium at Uhlein to talk as the rest of…

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K&J – The Fifth Annual DAFFEST is This Weekend

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The DAFFEST Derby is fast approaching.. In fact DAFFEST seems to have arrived very quickly this year.. It begins Friday night in the Harrietstown Town Hall and today on the K&J show, we’ll be talking with two of the organizers..  Bob Bevilacqua. He’s in charge of the Derby itself which happens on Saturday. And Cherrie…

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K&J – Daisy Jopling’s “String Pulse Experience” at LPCA Sunday

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Today on the K&J show, we’re in Lake Placid with Daisy Jopling.. She’s a classical and rock violinist whose performed on stages worldwide including London’s Royal Albert Hall, and here in New York at Carnegie Hall along with stages in China, Austria… Daisy has composed music for various ensembles which has been performed in major…

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City Presents “Most on the Coast”

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The City of Plattsburgh Presents The Most on the Coast, an Adirondack Coast Market Day on Saturday, May 2, 10a.m.-4p.m. at the Crete Civic Center.  The Most on the Coast is a diverse showcase of the best that our region has to offer, including handmade crafts, local artists, food vendors, beer and wine tasting, live…

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Pendragon Presents Rushad Eggleston

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Rushad Eggleston returns to Saranac Lake one year after selling out the Pendragon Theatre and electrifying the Rotary Show audience during last year’s winter carnival.  This zany minstrel is a virtuosic cellist who challenges the fundamental ideas about musical genres, rules, and boundaries by blending classical music with bluegrass, funk and jazz. The show is…

Strand’s Annual High Student Exhibition Opens Friday

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The Strand Center for the Arts opens its Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition in the Strand Center for the Arts Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh. The opening reception for this exhibition will be held March 20th, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on view from March 20th…

K&J – Plattsburgh High School Drama Club Presents “Grease”

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The Plattsburgh High School Drama Club puts the final touches on their presentation of the musical Grease which opens Friday, March 20th at the High School’s auditorium. According to the casting directors here are about 90 students participating in the show on many different levels and we’ll speak with many of them in this K&J…

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High Marks for SLHS Musical – Bye Bye Birdie

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There’s never a critic around when you need one but in this case.. Even an unassuming spectator will tell you that Bye Bye Birdie is worth seeing.. The Saranac Lake High School Musical presentation of Bye Bye Birdie began Thursday at 7:30pm. Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre presents Bye Bye Birdie with a book by Michael…

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Hill & Hollow Features Duo FAE at Saranac Methodist Church Sunday

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Duo FAE is violinist Charlene Kluegel and pianist Katherine Petersen, two exciting young artists now bursting onto the classical music scene as they are completing their Doctor of Musical Arts degrees (DMA) at top institutions – Charlene at Indiana University, Katherine at McGill University – both places renowned for their music programs. They will perform Sunday,…

Local Chef Paul Sourgule Unveils New Book

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Paul Sorgule of Saranac Lake, former chef of Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid and now culinary consultant and Paul Smiths College professor, unveiled his new book, The Event That Changed Everything, Saturday night in the hotel’s Taste Bistro and Bar. This is Chef Sorgule’s second novel.  In 2007 he published “In the Shadow of…