Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Chronicle Perspectives

Let’s Be Leonard’s delicious jam-rock debut: ‘COW.’

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

Let’s Be Leonard is young, talented and fun. With members hailing from Glens Falls, Queensbury, Saratoga Springs and Clifton Park, the jam-rock quintet released their debut album COW. in late November. It’s an impressive first release from lead singer and guitarist Karl Bertrand, lead guitarist and singer Matt Griffin, tenor saxophonist Connor Dunn, bassist Chris Cronin and drummer Paul Guay, …

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LG Music Fest: Good tunes, but such a weird turnout

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The American Music Festival retains its position as the likely high-water mark for successful events at the Festival Commons at the Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George — but on a slightly weird foundation this year.

Last year’s event, also produced by locals Robert Millis of Saratoga and Dave Ehman of Lake George, was the site’s first real success story.

This year, they …

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Glens Falls grad Marika McCoola has New York Times Best Seller

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Baba Yaga’s Assistant, the new book by Marika McCoola, age 27 and a 2005 Glens Falls High School graduate, debuted at third on the August 30 New York Times list of best-selling hardcover graphic novels.

(Number One is a Batman title, Number Two is a graphic memoir by famed New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast.)

Marika’s book is a young adult novel intended for …

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Qby. Middle School kids do Google-inspired ‘Genius Hour’

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Queensbury Middle School sixth grade social studies teacher Clare Brady is encouraging her students to become “geniuses.”

“I was inspired by Google, which has a ‘genius hour,’” Ms. Brady says.

Google employees are encouraged to take time during their week to pursue anything, whatever passions they choose. The goal is increased creativity.

“Some of the best ideas, like Google Maps, came from Genius Hour,” …

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Drum duets to confetti, Godsmack in GF

They even got the ‘S’ in Glens Falls, Jason says

By Jason Irwin, Chronicle Rock Columnist

After catching a musical performance of a “little” different type (watching my son, Julian, and his classmates rocking out at the Abraham Wing School Spring Concert), I hopped over to the Glens Falls Civic Center last Wednesday night, May 6, to check out the action.

It was nice to see the arena FULL when …

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