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WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Lake Placid High School open mic night

April 22, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN - Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - Sophomore Anders Stanton plucked his Carlo Robelli guitar to the tune of Aerosmith's "Dream On" in front of John Feinstein and F. Scott Fitzgerald novels at the Lake Placid Middle-High School library during open-mic night Monday, Jan. 14.

Stanton has a deep and low-singing voice, but as he reached the climax of the 1973 classic rock hit, he turned up the falsetto, trying to match Steven Tyler.

The event was full of music, poetry and drag commentary. It was orchestrated by art teacher Alan Robinson and school librarian Kaitlin Patenaude, and both performed as well.

Article Photos

Lake Placid High School sophomores Anders Stanton and John Brownell play guitar and sing at the school’s open mic event Monday night, Jan. 14.
(News photo — Griffin Kelly)

Lake Placid News Staff Writer Griffin Kelly visited the open mic and interviewed Robinson, Stanton and fellow sophomore John Brownell.

Listen to a portion of these interviews on the "We are Lake Placid" podcast from the Lake Placid News by visiting iTunes at

Also listen on Soundcloud at and Stitcher at

This podcast is sponsored by Adirondack Health.



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