WSKG Arts and the Tri-Cities Opera proudly present “Love, Lies and Laughter: A Night at the Opera”. This hour-long program features performances from TCO’s resident artists that run the emotional gamut. WSKG Classical Music Director Bill Snyder hosts and he is joined by Tri-Cities Opera General Director Susan Ashbaker. She discusses the storied history of this long running cultural institution, how the performances for this program were chosen and the recent remodel of the Opera House on Clinton Street in Binghamton. https://youtu.be/1KI8J8bIkkk
This poignant work comes from Alta Fox, a student filmmaker from Niskayuna High School in Niskayuna, NY. Be sure to watch the piece in entirety! ‘Long Distance’ wins the ‘Best Fiction/Story’ award in the 2015 Rod Serling Film Festival. https://youtu.be/HAd1rhORJp0
The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened forty years ago, based on a British musical. SRO Productions is presenting the original version at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. Mickey Woyshner (Dr. Frankenfurter) and Heather Merlis (Columbia) tell us about the ground-breaking aspects of the show and how director Scott Fisher has adapted it to this intimate space. http://wskg.org/audio/rockymix.mp3
Spare Productions is a group of young singers who produce a musical every summer. For Halloween they are offering a Halloween-themed cabaret, “Stage Fright: A Halloween Spooktacular”. One of the singers, Emily Frederick, tells us about it.
Today’s throwback Thursday photo shows the Mary H. Owen navigating a lock on the Chenango Canal in Broome County. The canal was nearly 100 miles long and connected the Susquehanna River at Binghamton to the Erie Canal at Utica. When it opened in 1837, the canal drastically reduced shipping times and freight costs. As a part of the Erie Canal system, the Chenango Canal also connected the region’s farmers and manufacturers to the economic markets of New York City and the Great Lakes. However, by the late 1800s the railroad had all but replaced the once great canals of New York and the Chenango Canal ceased operation in 1878.
Tune in for the third season of this Emmy-winning series featuring chef Vivian Howard. She and her husband Ben Knight juggle the pressures of running two restaurants and raising their young twins, while Vivian writes a new cookbook. Preveiw A Chef’s Life Season 3 Episode 7: A Casserole says plenty
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A Chef’s Life airs Sundays at 2 pm on WSKG TV. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rex Miller
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Nestled among the steep rocky hills of the Catskill Mountain range, Delhi, New York sits at the base of a deep valley along the West Branch of the Delaware River. Situated near the center of Delaware County, the Town of Delhi was formed in 1798 out of land ceded from the towns of Middletown, Kortright, and Walton. Prior to the American Revolution, the Mohawk Indians were the main inhabitants of the region. The Mohawk, who called themselves the Kanienkehaka, were one of the original member tribes of the Iroquois Confederation, or Haudenosaunee. The first European settlers arrived in the area around the 1740s, and after the Revolution a new wave of Scotch-Irish and German immigrants pushed into the region.
WSKG Classical Music Director Bill Snyder is joined by Tri-Cities Opera General Manager Susan Ashbaker to discuss their new season. Susan talks about the renovations of the Opera House on Clinton Street in Binghamton and the schedule of performances for the upcoming season. There is also a small performance clip from “Love, Lies and Laughter: A Night at the Opera”, which premieres Thursday, October 22 at 8:00 on WSKG. Please visit tricitiesopera.com for more information about their exciting 2015-2016 season. https://youtu.be/nG5KzmxUBz4