Joe Donahue http://wamc.org en "The Whale" At Adirondack Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/whale-adirondack-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Samuel D. Hunter’s award-winning and critically acclaimed new play, <em>The Whale</em>, opens tonight at The Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Fall, NY last night as part of <a href="http://www.atfestival.org/the-whale/">The Adirondack Theatre Festival’s</a> 2014 season. The production is directed by Kristen Van Ginhoven.</p><p>Charlie, a 600-lb man is slowly eating himself to an early grave. His caretaker and friend, Liz, has been trying to get Charlie to see a doctor for years, to no avail. Charlie teaches online writing courses from his Idaho apartment; his weight keeps him isolated from the physical world outside. His daughter, Ellie, a teenager who’s pushing against the adults in her life, suddenly shows up at his door. So does Elder Thomas, a young Mormon on his two-year mission. Charlie deals with more than weight issues; issues from his past have brought him to a crisis in the present.</p><p>We are joined now by two actors from the production, Timothy Carter who plays Charlie and Brenny Rabine who plays Liz.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94644 at http://wamc.org "The Whale" At Adirondack Theatre Festival Big History, Small Museums - Zadock Pratt Museum http://wamc.org/post/big-history-small-museums-zadock-pratt-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Michelle Delaney is the Director of the <a href="http://www.si.edu/Consortia/americanexperience">Smithsonian’s Consortium for Understanding the American Experience</a> and is the author of the observation that the Catskill Region is not only the Birthplace of American Art, but she says growing research shows that it’s also the Cradle of American Art. Delaney will be speaking tomorrow at 1PM at the Pratt Museum in Prattsville.</p><p>Delaney will be giving the Keynote Address for the Pratt Museum’s 2014 Season which is titled: “Big History, Small Museums: Understanding the American Experience through Collaboration.”</p><p><em>The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of D. F. Hasbrouck American Impressionist</em> is the new exhibition at The Pratt Museum. Carolyn Bennett, Museum Director is here to tell us about that and big history of THIS small museum.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94643 at http://wamc.org "Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – And Won!" By Emily Arnold McCully http://wamc.org/post/ida-m-tarbell-woman-who-challenged-big-business-and-won-emily-arnold-mccully <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Emily Arnold McCully will be reading from her new biography, <em>Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – and Won!</em>, at the Chatham Bookstore on Sunday from 2-4.</p><p>Born in 1857, Tarbell was one of America’s first investigative journalists, “a fascinating and complex person: quirky, opinionated, reserved, adventurous, independent – a woman proving herself in a man’s world.</p><p><a href="http://www.emilyarnoldmccully.com">Emily Arnold McCully</a> received the Caldecott Medal for <em>Mirette on the High Wire</em>. The illustrator of more than 40 books for young readers, she has a lifelong interest in history and feminist issues and she joins us this morning.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94620 at http://wamc.org "Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – And Won!" By Emily Arnold McCully 7/11/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/71114-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political activist Libby Post and newsman Ray Graf.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Obama Travel<br />German CIA Anger<br />Colorado Race for Women's Vote<br />Boehner's Lawsuit<br />Chinese Hackers</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94617 at http://wamc.org 7/11/14 Panel Dafnis Prieto Si O Si Quartet At PS21 in Chatham http://wamc.org/post/dafnis-prieto-si-o-si-quartet-ps21-chatham <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Cuban-American drummer, composer, and bandleader <a href="http://www.dafnisonmusic.com/">Dafnis Prieto</a> and his globally inspired Si o Si Quartet will perform their mix of Afro-Cuban jazz at <a href="http://www.ps21chatham.org/">PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century</a> on Saturday at 8pm.</p><p>Prieto will give an one-hour talk/demonstration on Saturday from 1 to 2pm at the Tracy Memorial Village Hall in Chatham as part of the village’s Summerfest event.</p><p>Classically trained in Cuba, his revolutionary drumming techniques has had a powerful impact on the Latin and jazz music scene, locally and internationally. He is a recipient of various awards, including the 2011 MacArthur Fellowship Award.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94520 at http://wamc.org Dafnis Prieto Si O Si Quartet At PS21 in Chatham Saratoga Shakespeare Company Presents "Macbeth" 7/15-27 http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-shakespeare-company-presents-macbeth-715-27 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Shakespeare’s <em>Macbeth</em> is considered one of the greatest tragedies ever written, overflowing with murder, madness and evil spirits, as it explores the dark side of ambition, greed, and guilt. <em>Macbeth</em> is the play most requested by summer audiences at <a href="http://www.saratogashakespeare.com/">Saratoga Shakespeare Company</a>.</p><p>Saratoga Shakespeare’s production of <em>Macbeth</em> will run in Congress Park July 15th-27th. Joining to tell us more – actors Tim Dugan (Macbeth), Amy Prothro (Lady Macbeth) and Artistic Director of Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Lary Opitz.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94518 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Shakespeare Company Presents "Macbeth" 7/15-27 Metroland 7/10/14 http://wamc.org/post/metroland-71014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of <a href="http://www.metroland.net">Metroland</a>, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94542 at http://wamc.org Metroland 7/10/14 The Clark: Re-Thought And Re-Opened http://wamc.org/post/clark-re-thought-and-re-opened <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.clarkart.edu">The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute</a> in Williamstown re-opened on the Fourth of July after being closed since March for a major construction project over a decade in the making.</p><p>The Clark houses a noted collection of 18th and 19th century artwork. The $145 million project includes a new building, another building rebuilt and a complete rethinking of the Clark’s 140-acre campus, with three new reflecting pools, 2 miles of hiking paths and more than 1,000 new trees.</p><p>And then there is the amazing art. To tell us more we welcome Clark Director Michael Conforti and senior curator Richard Rand.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94517 at http://wamc.org The Clark: Re-Thought And Re-Opened 7/10/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/71014-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Activist Libby Post and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Obama on Border<br />Off Label Drugs<br />Chinese Hackers<br />Nagin to Prison<br />Detroit Art</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94513 at http://wamc.org 7/10/14 Panel Jesse Feiler - Inferential Software http://wamc.org/post/jesse-feiler-inferential-software <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This morning we will discuss the very sexy topic of inferential software. Our Tech Guru, Jesse Feiler, is here to help answer the question – is it worth it to spend $250 bucks just to turn on the lights?</p><p><a href="http://www.northcountryconsulting.com/">Jesse Feiler </a>is an app developer, consultant, trainer, and author. His latest book is: iOS App Development for Dummies. His apps include Minutes Machine the iPad-based app for managing meetings, agendas, and minutes; and Saranac River Trail app.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94432 at http://wamc.org