Albany, NY – Joe Donahue interviews James Lee Burke. Burke's book The Tin Roof Blowdown is the Roundtable Reads Book Club book for August. Have the book read and your questions ready! 9:30 Thursday, August 30 for a live discussion with Joe, Julia, and James Lee Burke.
Albany, NY – John James Audobon-- whose name became synonymous with American conservation-- killed thousands of birds during his guest to create his pioneering work "Birds of America." Audobon was at once an entrepreneur, artist, scientist, husband, father, legend, and walking contradiction. Which is why filmmaker Larry Hott decided to turn his lens on Audobon for the PBS special: American Masters: John James Audobon: Drawn From Nature.
Albany, NY – Williams College Museum of Art is taking a look at what Twenties wealth did for art in an exhibit called Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy. Meanwhile, the Williamstown Theatre Festival is putting on Crispin Whittell's play, Villa America, which is based on the Murphys.
Albany, Ny – There is an amazing burgeoning art community up in Washington County. To promote this resource, several artists including painter Leslie Parke and ceramic artist Brenda McMahon have organized an open studio throughout the county.
Albany, NY – Multi-million dollar movies, bestselling record breaking sales and all manner of merchandising have sprung from J.K. Rowling's wizardly franchise. It is easy to forget that this empire started with one 233 page book and "The Boy Who Lived." That book was written for and first experienced by children and young adults, and we've got a few of those in studios today.
Albany, NY – As we follow the adventures of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, it is easy for kids to let words like succulent and grotesque pass them by. But Eric Randall and his nine year old daughter Julia were determined not to let that happen. They've put together a book for every kid who's ever put down her copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and asked, "Dad, what does that word mean?"
The Pottersaurus: 1,500 Words Harry Potter Readers Need To Know, by Eric and Julia Randall. Published by Pinewood Press.
Albany, NY – There are tribute bands to the Beatles, Kiss, Aerosmith and Pearl Jam. However, Harry and the Potters may be the first tribute band ever for a book. Harry and the Potters is made up of brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge who travel the country playing libraries, bookstores and basements, singing about Harry Potter.