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ON THE SCENE: Russell Banks’ ‘Harmony’ premieres

The number of novelists who have written original libretti for operas is small. The list includes Margaret Atwood (“Handmaiden’s Tail”), David Mitchell (“Cloud Atlas”), Annie Proulx (“Brokeback Mountain”), Amy Tan (“The Joy Luck Club”), and now Keene resident Russell ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘The longer you wait, the more difficult redding up becomes’

Quoting a line from an old family story, my mother used to say, “Redd up, hon! Company’s coming!” It was a humorous way of telling us to straighten up the living room. People still use the expression “redd up” in parts of Great Britain, as well as in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. By ...

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Lake Placid Sinfonietta wraps up bizarre pandemic season

A year after nixing an entire season of concerts, which happened a year after three worthy candidates conducted a pair of concerts each while auditioning for Ron Spigelman’s job as music director, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta on Sunday, Aug. 15 completed this rather bizarre season with another ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 85 years ago

Circus at ice arena - For the first time in the history of the Olympic arena, Lake Placid will present a real circus under its huge roof Friday and Saturday of this week. A parade of circus features booked through the largest circus agency in the world, the George A. Hamid Co., will ...

Uncle Joe’s feet are finally at rest

Life. It’s about time — the time we spend with each other, the time we have left, the time we spend with each other with the time we have left. In June 2014, my mother’s brother, Joe Rondeau, was in town with his wife, Madaline, to support me walking the Lake Placid Half Marathon ...

ON THE SCENE: Duval opens ‘If Not Now, When’ exhibit at Keene Arts

While not a household name, the Adirondacks have long been home to pioneering glass artist and painter, French-born American Jean-Jacques Duval, 91, who has a one-man exhibit of his work, titled “If Not Now, When,” at Keene Arts in Keene. The exhibition is organized in association with ...