Seventh Day Slumber, others to rock the

MORRISONVILLE - Jared Hogle is doing what he can to bring a show that rocks to the North Country. And, he thinks he's done it with the latest venture through his company, Solid Rock Promotions.

Hogle has landed an appearance by three bands - Seventh Day Slumber, DecembeRadio, and Kiros - as part of the Inside Out Tour. The bands, which range from a "harder rock sound" with Seventh Day Slumber to southern rock with DecembeRadio, will play this Saturday, May 1, at the Clinton County Fairgrounds.

"I just wanted to see more positive entertainment in our Lake Champlain region," said


ley Educational Services and the Peru Central School District - was meant to show kids a world outside and far beyond the North Country.

"Rural communities have a special place in my heart because I grew up in a very rural farming community in Utah, which had literally no access to any arts or music," said Andrew. "It's great for me to be in a position now where I have access to great performers and am able to give rural communities exposure to arts and music that I think they welcome."

The fact students were captivated during Marisela's solo performances on her guitar and Equipe Capoeira Brasileira's demonstrations - which involved bring several students on stage - was something that set very well with him, said Andrew. "It's critical to give kids a window to see through to another culture that will help feed their imaginations and creativity," he said. "It's important for them to see anything is possible."

The New York City-based Norte Maar has brought several cultural events to the North Country in recent years, primarily in the Rouses Point area where Andrew has a summer home. This summer, in fact, Andrew plans to establish a summer arts camp in Rouses Point for youths through a collaboration between Norte Maar and Rouses Point Elementary School. The camp - which is in the running for a $25,000 grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project - will teach activities including tennis, swimming, chess and ballet, all in the name of providing a well-rounded experience for children.

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