Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Chronicle Perspectives

Massive turnout for Battenkill Chorale ‘Peace’-themed concert

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

One theme throughout this week’s Chronicle arts section seems to be good turnouts for events of all stripes.

The Battenkill Chorale continues that storyline. Late-arriving ticket-holders scrambled to find seats before the concert started last Sunday at Zankel Music Hall on the campus of Skidmore College. Others late-comers hoping to purchase tickets were turned away for lack of space.

The draw? A concert entitled …

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GF Symphony’s celebrity baton contest hits a fever ‘pitch’

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Things are getting more — heated? interesting? — than usual for this year’s fourth annual Conductor Contest by the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, in anticipation of the annual Holiday Concert coming on Sunday, Dec. 4 (at 4 p.m. at the Glens Falls High School; details below).

Three local celebrities — Tori Riley of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, Brian Petrovek of the Adirondack …

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Jimmer soars in Asia, as his big brother Tj tells us in article

Editor’s note: Tj Fredette, older brother of Glens Falls-born basketball star Jimmer Fredette, submitted the following piece to The Chronicle several weeks ago. We have a chance to bring it to you now. Jimmer is in Asia. Tj is in the U.S., following progress on YouTube streams.

By Tj Fredette, Chronicle Freelance

This past month my little brother Jimmer (along with my father) boarded a plane in San …

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Adk. Film Fest panel writers talked shop & drew laughs

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“Would you guys be willing to speak for your entire gender?”

It was the Adirondack Film Festival, and comedy panel member Opus Moreschi — head writer and supervising producer of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert — wanted to know what the three female speakers thought about the role of women in comedy writing.

Tami Sagher of Inside Amy Schumer, Girls, 30 Rock and …

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Adk. Film Fest wow!

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

BOOM! Just like that, Glens Falls has a new annual signature event — and at a lean time of year. The Adirondack Film Festival will now own that late October weekend between Columbus Day and Halloween. Its first go drew crowds, won raves, generated electricity that had downtown abuzz.

It was cozy and exciting simultaneously. Chad Rabinovitz, the Producing/Artistic Director of the Adirondack Theatre Festival, …

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