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Second in a series of TV stories about the creation of Promised Land: an Adirondack Folk Opera

Second in a series of TV stories about the creation of Promised Land: an Adirondack Folk Opera

Mountain Lake PBS will present the second in a series of TV stories about the creation of Promised Land: an Adirondack Folk Opera, on Friday, January 18 at 8pm, on the program Mountain Lake Journal.

Exploring the Adirondack Folk Opera at Mountain Lake PBS

Exploring the Adirondack Folk Opera at Mountain Lake PBS

This series of Spotlight video stories and exclusive interview clips from Mountain Lake PBS invites you behind-the-scenes and on the stage, as a work in progress aims to become a full scale opera.

One Sweet Little Baby – Nordic Choir Performance

One Sweet Little Baby – Nordic Choir Performance

The Nordic Choir from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, performs an arrangement of One Sweet Little Baby by Glenn McClure and Wes Kennison, arranged by Shawn Kirchner. Perfect song for your Christmas Eve!

Christmas at the Foot of a Volcano

Christmas at the Foot of a Volcano

My wife and I have gotten to know the local Catholic community of Sacred Heart, Na’alehu. This rural community gathers together the whole range of Hawaiians including those from indigenous heritage to those whose families originate from the US, Europe, Japan, China and the nations of Polynesia. The author James Joyce once described the Catholic…

Lava Trees – Courage and Stamina

Lava Trees – Courage and Stamina

The Tour To compose music about volcanos, I need a crash-course in volcanology. This is Dr. Don Swanson from the US Geological Survey, my “go-to guy” for all geological things during my artist-in-residence with the National Parks Arts Foundation. Today, Don led me on a tour of the Hawai’i Volcanos National Park, trying to get…

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