Weekend of January 25-27

 The Black River Valley Concert Series

 Presents Grammy winning Artist- Joanne Shenandoah!

 7:30 Saturday, January 26 – in the historical Society Blue Room

 7552 State Street, Lowville, NY

Joanne Shenandoah, Ph.D, is one of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed musicians.  She has captured the hearts of audiences all over the world, from North and South America, South Africa, Europe, Australia and Korea, with praise for her work to promote universal peace. 

She has received more Native American Music Awards (13 to date) than any other Native Artist. She has also received numerous Indie Awards and Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYS) and was presented with the Rigoberto Menchu - Highest award by the Native Film Festival in Montreal, Canada for her soundtrack in the documentary "Our Land Our Life"

 Presale Tickets can be purchased at the Historical Society – (376-8957) and Café Z or in Watertown at Dr. Guitar or at the door. Tickets are $18 advanced, $20 at door.


The Metropolitan Opera LIVE!

 Aida – Sunday, 6:30 pm January 27

 In Potsdam at the Roxy

The Crane School of Music and The Roxy Theater in downtown Potsdam team up to present The Met: Live in HD.

The Met’s award-winning series of live performance transmissions to movie theaters continues to captivate audiences around the world. This season of The Met: Live in HD will feature twelve of the most popular operas ever composed in startling high definition and digital surround sound. Shortened intermission features allow for the enjoyment of younger audiences as well as for busy schedules, and English subtitles bring the stories to life. Experience the depth and raw energy of world-class opera without going all the way to NYC!

$18 Adult, $15 Senior, $12 Student; $9 Youth (18 & under)

 Tickets online here *


The Met’s unforgettable production of Verdi’s ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska and Hui He. They share the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radamès, played by Carl Tanner and Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Dolora Zajick and Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts this revival, which features recent choreography by Alexei Ratmansky.

“Ms. Monastyrska, a native of Kiev, Ukraine, and an established star at that city’s opera house, comes to the Met a fully mature artist. She is gifted with a luscious round soprano that maintains its glow even in the softest notes. Her “O patria mia” was beautifully drawn and colored with darker inflections that added dramatic intensity.”

“The combined fervor of Olga Borodina as Amneris and Fabio Luisi at the helm of a fired-up orchestra made for an electrically charged and energetic performance” (New York Times).

Doors open half hour before showtime.

All performances with English subtitles.

*Internet orders for any upcoming weekend performance will not be available after 4:30 pm the Friday prior to the showing.

To purchase tickets after this time, please visit Northern Music & Video or get your tickets at the door the day of the performance.


Colton Winter festival – From Today (Friday) thru Sunday – Various activities and entertainment throughout town and at the Colton Pierepont Central School route 56:

 Concerts, Ski races, Quilt show, crafts, snowshoeing, health fair.