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“The unCivil War”: A Bluegrass Musical Comedy, Cabaret Style [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, June 24th, 2016
The cabaret show features J. Robert Spencer as Lincoln and Brian Charles Rooney as Mary Todd

The cabaret show features J. Robert Spencer as Lincoln and Brian Charles Rooney as Mary Todd

At the Wood Theater in Glens Falls, the Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 22nd summer season continues this weekend with its cabaret series featuring the return of The unCivil War in a special concert performance. This special event will feature an updated script and score, with changes made based on reactions of ATF audiences from last summer’s performance, complete with multiple new songs and scenes. The concert performances will be held at 7:30pm on Sunday and Monday (June 26 & 27).

150 years after the final gunshot, the Civil War’s six lone survivors grab their banjos, washboards and what’s left of their sanity to retell the story of the infamous conflict…as it really happened. Complete with singing, dancing, outrageous humor and biting historical satire, The unCivil War is a wild, bluegrass-fueled ride that re-examines one of the country’s darkest moments and sheds a hilarious new light on the leaders we’ve long considered heroes.

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ The Hyde [Get Visual]

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
1976's Running Fence introduced the world to a new kind of environmental artist.

1976’s “Running Fence” introduced the world to a new kind of environmental artist.

By David Brickman

Heads-up! A traveling exhibition titled “Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection” opened last Sunday (May 15) at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls and will run just six weeks, through Sunday, June 26 – so I recommend you put it on your calendar now.

This event creates many associations for me, most delightfully bringing up the memory of renovations many years ago at the Hyde house that caused it to be fully wrapped in plastic for months on end. I wonder if Hyde administrators remember thinking then, as I did, that it looked just like a Christo project.

It’s also always a treat to see work by this curious duo who helped transform our conception of art from insisting on a housed display into a reluctant embrace of environmental installation on a scale beyond most of our imaginations. The fact that they could even conceive of building a curtain across a valley, or skirting eleven islands with pink polypropylene – much less actually doing it – is a testament to human ingenuity and persistence.

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Adirondack Theatre Festival Announces 2016 Season [Berkshire on Stage]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Carner & Gregor Cabaret

Sam Carner and Derek Gregor

The Adirondack Theatre Festival has announced its 22nd season – the second for Producing Artistic Director, Chad Rabinovitz, who will again bring an entire season of major new works to ATF including two new musicals, magic cabaret and a play. After a record-breaking season of sold-out performances last year, the 2016 season will expand by one week with performances running from June 21–August 13 at the Wood Theater in Glens Falls.

Tickets: With ATF’s popular Subscription Package, season subscribers can use their tickets for any show, any time. Subscribers can use one ticket for each performance or all tickets for one performance. Ticket reservations can be changed to any performance without any exchange fees. If a subscriber is out of town for a performance, they can see another show twice or give their ticket to a friend. Subscribers also have the opportunity to reserve their favorite seats first before single tickets go on sale on April 1.

Here’s the schedule of shows for ATF’s 2016 season:

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ArtBeat: “Pulled, Pressed and Screened” @ the Hyde Collection [Get Visual]

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
Robert Cottingham - Orph, 1972 color lithograph on wove paper

Robert Cottingham – Orph, 1972 color lithograph on wove paper

Review by David Brickman

Perhaps my biggest regret from my college experience is that I never studied printmaking. Aside from the fact that, outside of art school, it’s hard to get access to a fully equipped print shop (and, so, it was an opportunity lost) I think I would have enjoyed the processes. And I’m sure I would be a smarter person now if I had learned some of those complex techniques then.

That’s one reason I wholeheartedly urge you to see Pulled, Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, on view through Sunday, January 10. Organized by the Syracuse University Art Collection, Pulled, Pressed and Screened features 51 prints by as many artists and spans the decades from 1930 to 1980.

This gorgeous selection makes clear how important printmaking is to 20th-century American art and provides a wonderful window onto our history. It’s also easy to love, as many of the artists are familiar names, including Grant Wood, Robert Blackburn, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Milton Avery, Romare Bearden and Dorothy Dehner.

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ArtBeat: “Can You Dig It?” @ the Hyde Collection

Friday, October 2nd, 2015


Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

“Take those old records off your shelf…”

Back in April, The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls put out a call to the regional community, requesting the loan their favorite album covers for consideration in an exhibit celebrating the art of music. The exhibition, “Can You Dig It?,” is now on view in The Hyde’s Rotunda Galley.


FREE: Live! Folklife Concert Series @ the Crandall Library

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
The North and South Dakotas

The North and South Dakotas

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Yes, it’s September, and the free outdoor summer series season is winding down (although there are still a few still on the calendar), but, of course, that doesn’t mean the end of no-dough shows.

The 2015 fall edition of the Live! Folklife Concert Series is gearing up at the Crandall Library in Glens Falls, and there’s an impressive line-up of musical talent on tap. And, yes, you guessed it – admission is free…

The concerts take place at 7pm on Thursdays, beginning with Annie & the Hedonists on Thursday, September 17 and continuing through October 29 with a special show that finds Ramblin Jug Stompers teaming up with veteran jazz/blues/soul singer Jill Hughes on October 29.

The fall concert series is being held in conjunction with the Folklife Gallery’s photographic exhibition, A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music by Five Photographers, featuring the work of Local 518 photographers Joseph Deuel, Enid Farber, Bryan Lasky, Andrzej Pilarczyk and Lawrence White.

Here’s the schedule of 2015’s free fall concerts at the Crandall Library:


Mentalist Max Major Reads Minds at Adirondack Theatre Festival [Berkshire on Stage]

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Max Major can be a pretty amazing guy, and promises to amaze his audiences at the Adirondack Theatre Festival.

Max Major can be a pretty amazing guy and promises to amaze his audiences at the Adirondack Theatre Festival.

The Adirondack Theatre Festival continues its 21st summer season with its “Mind-blowing Entertainment” as it presents Think Again: An Evening of Mind Reading & Magic. Renowned mentalist Max Major is in Glens Falls to develop his latest theatrical production that will premiere tonight (Tuesday, August 4) with ATF before it tours across the country. Performances will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater in downtown Glens Falls at 7:30pm nightly through Friday (August 7). Tickets are $26-$40 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at, or by calling (518) 480-4878.

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Adirondack Theatre Festival Has Fresh Direction with Bluegrass, Rock & Kid’s Comedy [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, May 15th, 2015
Three of the planned shows: (l to r) Kalamazoo, The UnCivil Wars, J. Robert Spencer.

Three of the planned shows: (l to r) “Kalamazoo,” “The UnCivil Wars,” J. Robert Spencer.

As the Adirondack Theatre Festival begins its 21st season, it also has fresh new direction as it enters its third decade. 2015 is the first season under the festival’s new producing artistic director, Chad Rabinovitz, who has overseen and incubated many new plays at the helm of the Bloomington IN Playwrights Project. That enterprise grew and greatly expanded under his leadership. He also has a history of working with magicians, among them Washington, D.C. mentalist Max Major, who is planning to further develop his new stage show this summer at ATF.

In addition to magic being in the air, there is also a comedy about a wild-oats-sowing older couple, a rock musical about memory, a bluegrass Civil War musical starring an original Broadway Jersey Boy and a reading of a script by veterans of “The Simpsons” – including Homer himself. The selection of offerings is a happy blend of edgy contemporary theater works on crowd-pleasing themes, all to be staged this summer in Glens Falls at the Adirondack Theatre Festival.

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