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Weekender A&E

Songs at Mirror Lake cancels free concert series this summer

LAKE PLACID — The Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series announced Thursday that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 15th anniversary of the free concert series has been canceled. Normally, Songs at Mirror Lake organizes a free concert by a national tourism act each Tuesday evening in ...

‘Appalled’ Cuomo to investigate crowded Chainsmokers concert

ALBANY — New York’s governor says he is “appalled” by videos showing crowds standing close together at a Hamptons concert featuring electronic music duo The Chainsmokers over the weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state Department of Health will conduct an investigation into ...

Wild Center hosts drive-in ‘Jurassic Park’

TUPPER LAKE — “Life, uh, finds a way.” These famous words, spoken by Ian Malcolm — played by Jeff Goldblum — in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic dinosaur movie, “Jurassic Park,” will be heard at the Wild Center tonight, at the first of the nature museum’s drive-in film ...

Amid confusion over drive-in concerts, LPCA’s is canceled

LAKE PLACID — Following in the tire tracks of drive-in movies, drive-in concerts are shaping up to be a big trend of the summer of COVID-19. Now, however, one scheduled for Lake Placid next week has been canceled, allegedly because drive-in concerts are not allowed in New York state. But ...

LP Sinfonietta offers virtual happy hours

LAKE PLACID — Weekly concerts with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta have become a summer tradition in Lake Placid. For years, Wednesday evening concerts at the outdoor Paul White Memorial Shell, Sunday evening concerts at the LPCA, and annual concerts in Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, North Creek ...

Tupper Arts gallery reopens with two shows

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Arts opened its doors Wednesday to host the 47th annual Art Show and the Adirondack Woodcrafts Show, and its next endeavor is a community art project in which Tupper Lakers paint wooden moose cutouts. The gallery, located at 106 Park St., has been shuttered since ...

Saranac Lake celebrated for local food scene

SARANAC LAKE — If you like lists, especially ones that don’t itemize hand sanitizers, you’ll be cheered to know that Saranac Lake recently made one celebrating its local food scene. The town garnered a No. 6 ranking on USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2020 list of the best ...

LPCA August events can help in pandemic summer

LAKE PLACID — Want to have fun and be safe in this pandemic summer? The Lake Placid Center for the Arts can help. LPCA has several August events that families can enjoy while following ongoing COVID-19 health and safety precautions. On Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. will be a live, drive-in ...

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” ...