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Glimmerglass’ ‘Blue’ Among NY Times’ Best

Glimmerglass’ ‘Blue’

Among NY Times’ Best

Kenneth Kellogg as The Father and Aaron Crouch as The Son in The Glimmerglass Festival’s 2019 world premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s “Blue,” on the New York Times’  list of Best Classical Music of 2019. (Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival)

COOPERSTOWN — The Glimmerglass Festival’s premiere, “Blue,” is on the New York Times’ list of Best Classical Music of 2019.

Here’s the citation:

“The composer Jeanine Tesori, best known for her Tony Award-winning musical ‘Fun Home,’ and the librettist-director Tazewell Thompson tell the story of a striving black family in Harlem with a rebellious teenage son who’s incensed over police intimidation of young black men.

New Tug Breaks Ice On Otsego Lake


New Tug Breaks

Ice On Otsego Lake

There was a new Bubba on Otsego Lake this afternoon: “Bubba” the Tug Boat, that is, which Lakefront Hotel proprietor Paula Wickoff purchased from Seattle’s harbor last fall and was delivered to the docks at Cooperstown on Thanksgiving Weekend.  Ice-breaking is a spring ritual, to avoid damage to the docks at the Lakefront or Landland Shores; last year, however, the ice was particularly thick, and Paula spent hours on end in an icy, unheated cabin.   Today, “we never cut this much ice in one day,” Wickoff – waving in photo at left – said by phone from Bubba’s cozily heated cabin.  “I couldn’t be more pleased.”   In the background is steel-hulled “Blue,” manned by Joe Lepetich and Brian Murphy, which “cut through the ice like steak,” Wikoff said. “Bubba” then broke the ice into smaller harmless pieces. (Jim Kevlin/

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