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Focus on Entertainment: July 26 through Aug. 1

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Gruesome Playground Injuries

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Gruesome Playground Injuries

Gruesome Playground Injuries at Upper Jay

UPPER JAY — The Upper Jay Art Center presents “Gruesome Playground Injuries” beginning on July 26 at 8 p.m. at the center on Route 9N.

Additional showtimes include July 26, 27, 28, Aug. 1, 2, 3, 4. All shows at 8 p.m.

In Rajiv Joseph’s masterful play, an accident prone dare devil and a corrosive masochist navigate friendship, love and the squishy parts that lie in between. 8-year- olds Doug and Kayleen meet in a school nurse’s office, beginning a lifelong intimacy which is revealed through the physical and emotional injuries they sustain over 30 years. Gruesome Playground Injuries tells a different kind of love story through sharp humor and even sharper insights into the human condition.

Tickets $18. Reservations required. For more information call 946-8315.

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Cabinet

Le Groove and Cabinet at Smoke Signals

LAKE PLACID — Le Groove, Cabinet to perform at Smoke Signals, 2489 Main Street, at 7 p.m. on July 26.

Cabinet weaves bluegrass, country and folk influences to powerful effect. Tight dynamics punctuate gorgeous, soaring harmonies as down-to-earth rhythm and lyrics.

Pappy Biondo on banjo and vocals, J.P. Biondo plays mandolin and vocals, Mickey Coviello playing acoustic guitar and vocals, Dylan Skursky playing electric bass, double bass, Todd Kopec playing the fiddle and singing, and Jami Novak playing drums and percussion, all love and live music. They each have a nuanced approach and posses broad talents in their own rights. But the passionate, affirming, and joyous musical world that they create together is Cabinet.

Cabinet is currently promoting themselves with a free seven track download through NoiseTrade. To hear their new music go to http://noisetrade.com/cabinet/2013-summer-sampler.

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A Streetcar Named Desire, the Tennessee Williams’ classic is to be performed at the Pendragon Theater

Street Car Named Desire at Pendragon

SARANAC LAKE — A Streetcar Named Desire, the Tennessee Williams’ classic is to be performed at the Pendragon Theater,

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