Category: Arts & Entertainment

K&J – The 2015 NYSSMA Zone 6 All State Area Music Festival

In today’s WNBZ Podcast… A musical program. That’s because we spent the day at the New York State School Music Association 2015 Zone 6 Area All State Music Festival in Peru. The music festival is attended by some of the best high school musical performers in the state. The program begins with a mixed chorus, and continues with the Area All State Concert Band followed by the women’s chorus, and the Jazz Ensemble.

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Veteran’s Day Ceremonies in Saranac Lake

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Wednesday was a day to Honor Veterans and talk about issues they face.. At the Harrietstown Town Hall.. A ceremony for Veteran’s..  Master Sergeant Joseph Fischer was the guest speaker.. He chose the opportunity to reflect on two issues… One – Post Traumatic Stress and Two – The increasing suicide rate among Veterans.. Fischer says…

K&J – Touring the Kent-Delord House Museum

The battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend begins on Thursday evening this week at 4pm at Riverside Cemetery here in Plattsburgh..  And while there are many excellent events throughout all four days..

We invite you to join us for the K&J show today ( Click on the play bar above ) We’re going to be looking at where many of the re-enactors spend the weekend..  In fact, it’s one of the highlights of the weekend for re-enactors… The encampment on the lawn at the Kent-Delord House Museum.. And that’s where we caught up with the Museum’s Director Don Wickman…

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Our coverage of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration is Presented by Price Chopper, In the Community for Good..

If you would like to take a tour, feel free to stop by… It’s located at 17 Cumberland avenue right across from the Champlain monument which is also where the Saratoga replica demonstration takes place on Sunday..  The schedule includes concerts through the evening plus Fireworks on Friday night, The Street Battle on Saturday followed by the parade on Saturday afternoon.. More activities on Sunday plus the Israel Green Tavern is open through the weekend.. and of course the encampment at the Kent Delorde House Museum begins with re-enactors arriving on Friday for the weekend..

Prison Break Exhibit Opens Today

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If you can’t get enough of the Prison Break…. There’s more to come… Most likely a movie at some point…  In the meantime….  The Strand Center for the Arts says they’ll be showcasing a new series of documentary photography centered on the Dannemora prison break by artist Damian Battinelli. The exhibit is titled “The Escape,”…

K&J – Touring the Battle of Plattsburgh Museum

BOP 01The Allan S. Everest Interpretive Center is a permanent exhibit located within the War of 1812 Museum on Washington Rd on the Museum Campus. The exhibits chronologically recount the events of the battles at Plattsburgh within the context of the War of 1812: the political and economical causes of the war; the land and naval engagements at Plattsburgh; and the significant role that the battles here played in the final peace negotiations. It’s just a small portion of Part Two of our tour of the Museum ( Click the Play Bar to listen )

The exhibits are “anchored” by a 5’x15′ diorama and an interactive scale model of the village and surrounding area as it was in 1814. The diorama provides the visitor with an aerial view of the 30,000-acre battlefield, the British and American encampments, the forts and batteries, and the culminating land and naval battles of September 11th, 1814.

 

City Focused on Preserving Commemoration

Our series leading up to Battle of Plattsburgh Weekend continues;  The Commemoration starts Thursday night September 10th and runs through Sunday September 13th…  Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon Talks about the City’s stepped up role in preserving the commemoration..  Mayor Calnon notes that there is a mural that has just appeared on the side of 30 City Place facing City Hall..

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The mayor has put an emphasis on preserving events like the Battle Plattsburgh Commemoration and others during the year

 

We invite you to join us for more coverage of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.. presented on WNBZ by Price Chopper, In the Community for Good. Our series continues this week, listen to WNBZ during The Morning News for more..

 

 

Battle of Plattsburgh Buttons Now Available

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The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee is September 10-13. The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration (BOPC) Admission Button is available for $15 and is available at North Country Food Co-op, Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, Cornerstone Bookshop, Plattsburgh City Marina, Kent-Delord House Museum, Battle of Plattsburgh Association, NBT Bank, Champlain Wine Company, Cook & Gardener, Aubuchon Hardware-Skyway Plaza, and Studley Printing.

The design of this year’s Commemoration Button is by Emily Ferdinandi of Mooers Elementary School. Ms. Ferdinandi submitted a poster as part of the BOPC Poster Contest, which invites area 4th graders to design a Battle of Plattsburgh poster. Ms. Ferdinandi’s poster was selected out of more than 200 poster submissions. (… Click above for more )

CCHA Presents Rouses Point & Champlain History Tour

The Clinton County Historical Association, as a continuation of its annual tours of historical venues and cemeteries in Clinton County, is pleased to announce an August 16th tour of Maple Hill Cemetery in Rouses Point and the former Frog Farm in Champlain. Hosted by Robert St. John, the tour will feature the history of Rouses Point’s earliest residents and Champlain’s unique history of frog farming. (… Click above for more )

K&J – Sandra Geddes on The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration

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Today we’re going to look ahead just a few weeks to the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration… and this year, Mayor Calnon has tasked the City’s new Events Coordinator Sandra Geddes with helping to coordinate the logistics and the planning of all of the weekend’s activities… We sat down just outside of her office which for the summer is located on the waterfront at the City’s new Marina…. She is focused for the next few weeks on making sure the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration goes off without a hitch. (… Click on the link above to listen, and for a complete schedule of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend )

Tupper Lake’s BeachFest Returns to Little Wolf

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So this weekend is a busy one when it comes to events in the region and one of them includes cardboard boats… Yes they sink.. but hopefully not until they cross the finish line… It’s Tupper Lake’s 3rd annual Beach Fest at the Little Wolf Campground.. and for a perspective on the weekend we caught up with an Alumn of WNBZ News… Mike Fritts… He’s the Town of Tupper Lake’s Youth Activities Director ( … Click above for more )

Battle of Plattsburgh Committee Seeking Volunteers

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The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee is seeking volunteers for numerous events and activities throughout the Commemoration Weekend, which is September 10-13.

PARADE – SLIDE“Volunteers are crucial to the overall success of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.” said the City of Plattsburgh Promotion & Events Coordinator, Sandra Geddes. “This event brings more than 10,000 people to the downtown City streets; our volunteers make it possible to provide the best quality events & entertainment to our guests.”

Volunteers are needed to assist with evening concerts, the popular Israel Green Tavern, the Information Booth, (… Click above for more )

Benefit for Main Street Fire Victims Planned

The business community in Lake Placid invites all to participate in a fundraising event, “Beyond the Blaze: A Benefit for Main Street Fire Victims,” from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Alpine Mall and Lake Placid Center for the Arts Main Street Gallery. The Alpine Mall and LPCA Main Street Ticket Office will host appetizer, beer,…

Weibrecht’s Bring Joy to LPCA

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The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) thanked the community on Wednesday for supporting the 2015 “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” Summer Gala.  Proceeds from the evening ensure the organization will be able to meet its mission of presenting and fostering arts programs that inspire, enrich, educate, and entertain people of all…

Strand’s Offsite Gallery Program Includes 9 Local Businesses

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Nine new exhibits have been rotated to feature original artwork in local Plattsburgh businesses as part of The Strand Center for the Arts Off-Site Gallery program.

The exhibits will be on display from now through September and each features a variety of area artists. The nine Off-Site Gallery locations include the Best Western, Valcour Imaging, Days Inn, The Development Corp, Clinton Community College, Eye Care for the Adirondacks, CVPH and the Plattsburgh Public Library.

The Strand’s Gallery and Museum Coordinator Christina Elliott says “The Off-Site Gallery Program is provided as a service to area businesses in an effort to diversify the visual environment of their offices and give local artists a different level of exposure than a typical gallery audience.” Galleries are rotated on a quarterly basis, (… Click above for More)