Arts & Entertainment


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First Night Saranac Lake lineup announced

Organizers of the eighth annual First Night celebration here have outlined the list of talent and venues that will be available to party-goers on New Year’s Eve.

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Queensbury Madrigal Singers perform in Glens Falls — before their concert tour in Italy

The acclaimed Queensbury High School Madrigal Singers have enchanted audiences not only locally but across Europe — They just embarked on a concert in Italy, with performances scheduled in Florence, Siena and Rome.

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NCCCA offers art class scholarships

The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts offers classes in a wide ranging selection of the arts, and they have several resources to make those classes accessible, even to those who couldn’t normally afford them.

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Schroon Lake theater facing uncertain future

Fund-raising event slated Dec. 28

A group of local residents is working to ensure the future of the Strand Theater in Schroon Lake. Save the Strand is a committee raising money to assist the Strand in its conversion to digital technology.

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ELCS art students combine their work

Students in both of Terry Crowningshield’s advanced art classes spent Monday, Dec. 9, putting together 22 panels, made individually, into a sole landscape to hang in the hallways.

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Johnsburg grad seeking to shoot a ski film in area

A film student with local roots is planning to produce a film that provides insight into the local culture while depicting the adrenaline-fueled action of downhill skiing.

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Star Trek convention may come to Ticonderoga

Plans being discussed for annual event

Star Trek fans maybe making the trip to Ticonderoga next year. James Cawley, a Star Trek enthusiast, actor and movie producer, wants to bring fellow Trekkies to his hometown.

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Local food, handcrafted gifts & sustainability are focus of annual Christmas Market

A group of people dedicated to strengthening community ties and raising the standard of living for local people are holding an event that combines a sale of locally crafted goods aalong with spirited entertainment and a savory meal featuring an array of local prepared foods.

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Adirondack Folk School to hold holiday artisans’ fair

Traditional Adirondack crafts will be demonstrated by skilled artisans, and their work will be for sale Friday evening and Saturday at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzere.

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Ticonderoga artists create mural on retaining wall

Project involves many community helpers

A retaining wall on Wicker Street in Ticonderoga is becoming a work of art. Work has started to paint a mural on the concrete structure near Inter-Lakes Health. It’s scheduled to be completed in the spring.

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Holiday Stroll returns to Lake Placid village

The Sixth annual Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll is fast approaching, Dec. 6 - 8.

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Annual Chazy Central Holiday Concert to be held Dec. 8

The annual Chazy Central Rural School music department holiday Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium.

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Broadway comes to Ticonderoga schools

The Learning Arts performs, teaches

Ticonderoga students got a taste of Broadway recently. The Learning Arts, a collaboration of music and education professionals, recently presented “Broadway and Carnegie Hall” to students.

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ELCS seniors to present humorous look at college process

The senior performance of the skit-based play, “14 Ways to Screw up your college Interview,” will be performed by 13 student-actors at the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m.

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Lake George Arts Project, mayor plan ambitious Nashville-style country music fest

The Lake George Arts Project has achieved remarkable success in presenting acclaimed jazz musicians in its annual Lake George Jazz Weekend — now the group is preparing plans to hold a festival of contemporary country & western music.