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Weekender A&E

Guild gallery reopens, featuring Jeanne Danforth

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild gallery has reopened, three days a week, and Jeanne Danforth is the featured artist for the month of July. In July the Adirondack Artists Guild will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment with a ...

ArtWorks can now accept tax-deductible donations

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake ArtWorks, founded in 2008, announced July 2 it has achieved nonprofit status as a 501(c)3 organization. With that status, it can receive tax-deductible charitable donations. Up to now, the group has operated without direct donations, replying instead on ...

A drive-in musical theatre in Keene

KEENE — This is the time of year Kathleen Recchia usually is preparing for the Book & Blanket Players annual summer musical-in-a-week program. This year, the youth theater producer/director is still preparing, but it’s a completely different kind of production, thanks to the ...

When it comes to COVID-19, Hanks takes it day by day

NEW YORK (AP) — Since contracting COVID-19 in March, Tom Hanks has been, by most measures, busy. He and his wife, Rita Wilson, flew home after recuperating in Australia, where he had been shooting Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley film. He hosted a from-home episode of “Saturday Night ...

Tupper Arts postpones remainder of Summer Sunset Series to 2021

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Arts will be postponing its 2020 Summer Sunset Series until 2021. The Tupper Arts Board of Directors made this decision over concerns of creating overcrowding during the current pandemic and other considerations. The board had already canceled the July 3 performance ...

Keene drive-in movie tonight is ‘Wonder’

KEENE VALLEY — The town of Keene’s Youth Commission is hosting a drive-in movie at Marcy Field tonight. The local youth organization is planning to screen the 2017 movie “Wonder,” which follows the story a 10-year-old boy with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder that ...

Review: Revolutionary ‘Hamilton’ arrives at an uneasy time

The revolution is finally being televised, thank goodness. The long-awaited live-capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s shake-the-rafters musical “Hamilton” comes out Friday on Disney+, a chance to celebrate America’s independence with some of its Founding Fathers. The timing seems ...

Back to grindstone for ‘Mona Lisa’ at post-lockdown Louvre

PARIS (AP) — The “Mona Lisa” found herself all alone. The coronavirus had emptied her room at the Louvre Museum of its usual throngs of admirers. In a silence worthy of a cathedral, she could gaze undisturbed at the huge canvas on the opposite wall, “The Wedding Feast at Cana” ...

LPCA hosts socially distanced summer day camps

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is offering several in-person, socially distanced visual and performing arts camps this summer. Camps have been reimagined to satisfy all state and federal requirements. Class sizes will be restricted to 10 or fewer students, and ...

Coming soon to a sidewalk near you

SARANAC LAKE — Sidewalks here will soon be awash in verse. Last week the village Board of Trustees approved the first of what will become a series of art installations recommended by the village’s Arts and Culture Advisory Board. In this case, the art will be short poems painted on ...

Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus

For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic’s ...

ADK Artists Guild is reopening

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild is planning a gradual reopening in June. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 19, 20, 26 and 27, after which the Guild will determine how to continue the process slowly and carefully, according to a news release. All visitors are ...

HBO Max removes ‘Gone With the Wind’: White House responds

NEW YORK — HBO Max has temporarily removed “Gone With the Wind” from its streaming library in order to add historical context to the 1939 film long criticized for romanticizing slavery and the Civil War-era South. Protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death have forced ...

‘Cops,’ on air for 33 seasons, dropped by Paramount

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After 33 seasons on the air, “Cops” has been dropped by the Paramount Network as protests against police proliferate around the world. “Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return,” a spokesperson for ...

AP Exclusive: Dalai Lama to release 1st album in July

NEW YORK (AP) — Stressed out while working at a bank in New Zealand, Junelle Kunin began searching for music paired with teachings from the Dalai Lama to calm herself down and allow herself to focus. But she couldn’t find it online. That’s when the musician and practicing Buddhist ...

Clifton-Fine student wins Congressional Art Competition

SCHUYLERVILLE — North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced that Brianna Hanley, a ninth-grader from Clifton-Fine Central School in Star Lake, is the winner of this year’s NY-21 Congressional Art Competition. Hanley’s winning work, titled “Hope,” is a two-panel piece ...