Arts & Entertainment

PBS’s Recore Retiring

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Alice Recore, President and Chief Executive Officer at Mountain Lake PBS for the last 11 years, has decided to retire by the end of 2014. Ms. Recore has agreed to assist in the search for a successor, and ensure a seamless transition to new leadership. “It has been an honor and privilege to lead this…

Supreme Court Hears Arguments; Aereo vs Broadcast TV

Back in 1982, Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti employed some dramatic rhetoric to convince Congress that home VCR recordings ran afoul of the 1976 Copyright Act and posed a dire threat to his industry: “I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as…

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First Weekend Artist Talk

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Artist Talk Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. Coinciding with Plattsburgh’s popular “First Weekends,” artist Tom Semeraro will be hosting an Artist Talk Saturday May 3rd 2014 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the NCCCA Main Gallery to mark the close of his solo exhibition. This night will be the last to take in Semeraro’s spirited mixed…

Tom Semeraro – NCCCA Featured Artist

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There’s a new featured artist at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts…His name is Tom Semeraro. The opening reception was Friday and his works will be on display until May in the Arts Center’s Gallery.. Tom’s photography services the Plattsburgh, Saratoga & Albany, New York areas. His new studio space is located at 376…

First Weekends Kicks Off 2014 This Weekend

The first “First Weekend” of the season is approaching in Downtown Plattsburgh.. Friday April 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, First Weekends will showcase local treasure Peabody’s Bar and Grill! ” Josh Dubay has been supportive since day one”, Tim McCormick, President of First Weekends Stated.” It was a perfect fit to host a guest bartender event…

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Dance Corp “Invades” SUNY Plattsburgh This Weekend

Dance Corps Invades SUNY Plattsburgh Tonight and Tomorrow, The group presents its annual spring show at 7:30 p.m. both nights at the E. Glenn Glitz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall.. Dance Corp President Jessica Burton says the production is titled “Invasion” because of its powerful and moving pieces, and she continues by saying the group strives…

K&J – The Drowsy Chaperone

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Saranac Lake High School’s Presentation of The Drowsy Chaperon Opens Tomorrow with encore presentations Friday night and Saturday Night this week at 7 in the High School Auditorium..  and today on the K&J show, we’ll have a preview of the show and speak with Director Matt Sorensen along with many of the principals about their…

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The First “First Weekend” In Plattsburgh starts April 4th

The First Weekend in April is also the First First Weekend for Downtown Plattsburgh… First Weekend’s Events Committee Co-Chair Leigh Smionette says some favorites from last year will be returning and they’re looking to come back bigger and better than ever.. First weekend activities will begin Friday at Peabody’s with another Celebrity Bartending event, followed…

K&J – Previewing Lake Placid High Schools “Willy Wonka – The Musical”

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Today in the K&J show, we find ourselves immersed in the classic 1964 fictional children’s novel by Roald Dahl called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.. In Lake Placid, Kim Weems is Directing a Musical version for the stage at the High School Auditorium this weekend… It’s called.. Willy Wonka The Musical..  and our look at…

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Battle of Plattsburgh Musical – Auditions March 10th

An Open theatrical production is coming to Plattsburgh in September as part of the Bicentennial Celebration of the Battle of Plattsburgh… The Musical is written by Doctor Richard Frost and Directed by Bonnie Black.. It’s called the Battle of Plattsburgh Musical and is designed with parts for men, women and teens… Open Auditions for the…

Strand Theatre – A Work in Progress

The Strand Theatre Renovation is the beneficiary of a $500 donation from the City of Plattsburgh.. Last Month, Mayor Calnon gave his first Monthly award to the Max Moore Tree House Project.. On Thursday Evening, Calnon says the City is already starting to see the benefits of The Strand Theatre renovation… Mayor Calnon says he’s hoping…

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K&J – The Big Band Bash Comes to Lake Placid Friday at 8pm

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The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is hosting a Big Band Bash Friday (February 28th) to support their free summer park concert series beginning on the Fourth of July and the following five Wednesday evenings in Mid’s Park in downtown Lake Placid. The proceeds will help close the gap between the expense of putting on these concerts…

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Pendragon Considers Move Downtown

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Pendragon Theatre is considering a move to downtown Saranac Lake…  Whether that’s feasible or not will be up to Huber Brewer.. a consulting firm the theatre would like to retain to explore the possibilities of moving the theatre the into downtown area.. Joe Dockery is a member of the Board at Pendragon.. He says the…

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 30 3 p.m. – North Country Community College Training for Fry Pan and Snow Ball Toss* (NCCC Soccer Field (across from Sparks Athletic Facility) 5:30 p.m. – 15th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner (Red Fox Restaurant, $, call 518-891-1286 for reservations) FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 4 p.m. – High Tea* (Left Bank Café,…

K&J – PLATTSBURGH HIGH SCHOOL’S VOCAL ENSEMBLE WINS

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The Band Foreigner is playing to a sold out crowd at the Flynn Center in Burlington February 16th but one High School Chorus will have the opportunity to sing with the band… live on stage…  When the Voting ended at 4pm earlier today Plattsburgh High’s Select Vocal Ensemble was in the lead over Essex high…

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K&J – Rotary Show Director Joe Dockery

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The Saranac Lake Rotary Club will present its annual Winter Carnival Rotary Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at the HarrietstownTown Hall, celebrating this year’s theme of “Celtic Carnival.” Today on the K&J Show we’re speaking with Joseph Dockery who is Directing this year’s Winter Carnival Rotary Show “We are very excited about…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court

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Eric Foster is the new Chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. He takes over from Jeff Dixon who lead as Chariman for the previous 4 years. Foster was kind enough to speak with us about this year’s event and today we preview that conversation before we visit with The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court…

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First Night and the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir

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The New Year provides an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the celebrations.. We spoke with several revelers who had been out and about, including several who found their way to St Bernards Church which was the home of the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir… The choir is famous for their rendition of The…

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Banners and Buttons in the New Year

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On Stage Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall on New Years Eve… besides The Lustre Kings and the River Rat Rhythm Project, are some additional first night banners which have moved from their home at the Library into the Town hall for the celebration… Holly Huber is in charge of the banners… Each year, one of…

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First Night Saranac Lake – Opening Ceremonies

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Not as cold as many were expecting in the Adirondacks for the first night celebrations.. And a new layer of snow kept the streets clean for the First Night Celebrations… Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall, we caught up with Sue Patterson, one of the Co-Chairs of First Night, now in it’s 8th year in Saranac…

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