Thursday, October 30, 2014

FOCUSED: Creative Youth in the Empire State premieres tonight!

Explore the creative force that drives New York kids to give up their summer vacations for four weeks of intensive study and training.

Mountain Lake PBS is proud to partner with the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) to celebrate young people who have their ambitions aimed at the arts.   NYSSSA is a 45 year old program of the New York State Education Department that operates 4-week residential programs in ballet, choral studies, dance, media arts, orchestral studies, theatre and visual arts, for approximately 425 of the state’s most talented youths. The schools provide intensive training in an environment where students experience the rigorous discipline of the daily life of a professional artist.   The school is open to all high school age students who qualify, and no student who qualifies is denied NYSSSA’s opportunities because they cannot afford them. NYSSSA represents the wide spectrum of cultural, ethnic, social, and economic diversity that is New York State.

FOCUSED: Creative Youth in the Empire State is a special television program that follows students from audition through performance during their journey at NYSSSA. These talented teens represent the future of the arts. You’ll see their dedication, determination and drive. Some of the students come from rural areas where working with top professionals in the arts would not otherwise be an option for them.

Be inspired by their discovery and growth as artists and as young adults, and learn why this program has been a life-changing experience for more than 20,000 students. 

The program, produced by Paul Larson, airs tonight at 9pm on Mountain Lake PBS.  It repeats Friday at 2am, Friday at noon, and Saturday at 5pm.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Face of the Arts: article in Strictly Business Magazine

Feature story in the current issue of Strictly Business about Paul Larson's
Emmy win for "Songs to Keep," plus his Rondo Award.  

Meg LeFavre's feature story about Paul Larson, his Emmy win for the Mountain Lake PBS documentary "Songs to Keep," and the Rondo Award:  Monster Kid of the Year, appears in the current issue of Strictly Business.  You may read the article at the Strictly Business website, or enjoy the pages here.








Thursday, August 7, 2014

HELP US CELEBRATE THE EMMY WIN OF SONGS TO KEEP TONIGHT!


Songs to Keep, Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector" commemorates its recent award win with a special broadcast of the program on Mountain Lake PBS at 9pm.  The airing includes an interview with producer Paul Larson about the Emmy ceremony.

The program relates the story of folklorist Marjorie Lansing Porter, who dedicated much of her life to saving traditional folk songs before the population who remembered the tunes vanished.  Performers include the Bacon Brothers, Alex Smith, Celia Evans, Dan Berggren, and Dave Ruch.

Pete Seeger gave his final interview for this documentary. 
- See more at: http://mountainlake.org/programs/songs-to-keep-airs-thursday%2C-august-7-at-9/#sthash.vx6bgA90.dpufThe program relates the story of folklorist Marjorie Lansing Porter, who dedicated much of her life to saving traditional folk songs before the population who remembered the tunes vanished.  Performers include the Bacon Brothers, Alex Smith, Celia Evans, Dan Berggren, and Dave Ruch.
Pete Seeger gave his final interview for this documentary.

- See more at: http://mountainlake.org/programs/songs-to-keep-airs-thursday%2C-august-7-at-9/#sthash.vx6bgA90.dpuf"Songs to Keep, Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector" commemorates its recent award win with a special broadcast of the program, including an interview with the producer about the Emmy ceremony. 
The program relates the story of folklorist Marjorie Lansing Porter, who dedicated much of her life to saving traditional folk songs before the population who remembered the tunes vanished.  Performers include the Bacon Brothers, Alex Smith, Celia Evans, Dan Berggren, and Dave Ruch.
Pete Seeger gave his final interview for this documentary.
- See more at: http://mountainlake.org/programs/songs-to-keep-airs-thursday%2C-august-7-at-9/#sthash.vx6bgA90.dpuf