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Concert: The Radio Bob Band live at the Tri-Town Community Center

The Radio Bob Band, captured live at this benefit concert for the St. Lawrence County Arts Council in the Tri-town Community Center in Crary Mills. What could be better than dancing to a song that was a hit before your mother was born?

Concert playlist:

Nadine, C. Berry
Landslide, S. Nicks
For Your Love, . Gouldman
Honky Tonk Women, M. Jagger
Iko Iko, S. Jones, J. Johnson
Feelin' Alright, D. Mason
The Stumble, S. Thompson
96 Tears,
Fire, B. Springsteen
Young Blood, Leiber & Stoller
Mona, E. McDaniels
Peanut Polka, pub. dom.  Go to full article

Music: Little River Trio

The Little River Trio joins Todd Moe in the studio for music, from ragtime to klezmer. The trio includes Warren Wisner on clarinet, David Katz on bassoon and string bass, Betsy Kepes on keyboard.  Go to full article
Mark Laycock, newly named Conductor of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

Lake Placid Sinfonietta Hires New Conductor

Maestro Mark Laycock was recently named Artistic Director and Conductor of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. Laycock, a violist, trained under the Curtis String Quartet, and is a former winner of the Leopold Stokowski conducting competition. He lives in Princeton with his wife, also a violist, and two children. Laycock is currently Music Director of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. He began conducting high school musicals in St. Louis when he was 16 years old, and made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at 21. He told Todd Moe he loves all music, but doesn't listen to relax.  Go to full article
Piquant & "Tango with Todd", Sat. Jan 31st, 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church in Potsdam

Piquant Thaws January with Spicy Latin Tunes

Last week, the Potsdam ensemble Piquant joined Martha Foley and Todd Moe in the studio for some hot latin/bistro music. Tango, cha-cha, swing and samba--just the thing...  Go to full article
Photo: Alex Ottaviano

Theatre Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Syracuse Stage

The rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch runs at Syracuse Stage until February 15, 2004. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has...  Go to full article

Music: Old-time Banjo and Fiddle

Phen Canner (left) and Everett Smith (right) join Martha Foley and Todd Moe in the studio for old-time and Adirondack lumbercamp music on bango and fiddle.  Go to full article
<i>The Café Terrace at Night</i>, <br />Vincent Van Gogh, 1888

An Evening of Bistro Music with Piquant

As part of a special week of coverage celebrating the arts and artists of the North Country region, the musicians of Piquant were our guests live in the NCPR studio, the...  Go to full article
Martha Gallagher (left) and Sue Grimm.

Music: Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm

It's music and conversation with Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm. In a recording from last April, Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper, and Sue Grimm celebrate spring with...  Go to full article

Heuvelton Restoration Renews Interest in Victorian-era Diva

A group of residents and historians in Heuvelton is doing its part to preserve a small part of St. Lawrence County's history. The centerpiece of their work is Pickens Hall,...  Go to full article
The interior of the Edwards Opera House, built in 1895.

Saving the Past: The Trend of Historic Restoration

Old opera houses are hot properties in the North Country. Clayton, Edwards and Heuvelton are some of the communities that have rediscovered the elaborate stages of their...  Go to full article

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