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Emmy award-winning producer Paul Larson is best known as the face of the arts on Mountain Lake PBS.  Besides anchoring duties on Art Express, Paul produces the "Spotlight" segments that brighten our lives with stories of people who excel in the arts, education, technology and health care.  His feature segments and series have won multiple statewide and national awards.  His program Songs to Keep:  Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector won a regional Emmy Award for "Outstanding Documentary."

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 -  Enjoy Paul's Spotlight blog and video segments.

 -  Enjoy segments from Paul's Art Express.

 -  Learn about the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Songs to Keep - Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector.

Big Screen Premiere of Arts in Exile

Mountain Lake PBS’ newest documentary explores the ability of the arts to unify communities from across the world in Tibet, to a small town in the North Country. more »

Jan 7, 2016 11:56 AM Station Blog

PERFORMING ARTS - Violinist Joshua Bell abandons his violin

Violinist accidentally leaves his violin behind. more »

Mar 24, 2015 11:12 AM Arts & Culture

TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH CARE - Robotic Assisted Surgery

An upstate New York woman undergoes robotic assisted surgery. more »

Mar 24, 2015 11:08 AM Arts & Culture

PERFORMING ARTS - Il Volo members remain humble

Enter the private world of four young Italian singers with big voices. more »

Mar 24, 2015 11:07 AM Arts & Culture

PERFORMING ARTS - Renée Fleming sings the praises of opera.

Explore the career of the opera singer and spokesperson. more »

Mar 24, 2015 10:55 AM Arts & Culture

EDUCATION - Therapy dog helps young readers

A dalmatian named Pepper boosts readers' confidence. more »

Mar 24, 2015 10:53 AM Arts & Culture

TECHNOLOGY - Flight Simulators

Pilots practice for the worst to prepare for real flight. more »

Mar 23, 2015 4:25 PM Arts & Culture

Interview with Big Bird

"Art Express Classic - Big Bird" features a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of Sesame Street. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:39 PM Arts & Culture

Andre Rieu

"Art Express Classic - Andre Rieu" goes inside the violinist's home in the Netherlands. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:39 PM Arts & Culture

Yanni interview

"Art Express Classic - Yanni" showcases the career of the Greek-born musician. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:38 PM Arts & Culture

Paint By Number... seriously!

"Art Express - Paint by Number." Artists discuss whether the hobby is a craft or an art? more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:38 PM Arts & Culture

Maria on Sesame Street

"Art Express Classic - Maria on Sesame Street" looks behind-the-scenes to highlight the career of Sonia Manzano. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:38 PM Arts & Culture

Sculptor prefers broken bodies

"Art Express - Laura Santini - Broken Bodies" explores the art of a Montreal sculptor. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:37 PM Arts & Culture

Francois Clemmons sings the praises of Mister Rogers

"Art Express Classic - Francois Clemmons" takes a musical journey through the career of an opera singer on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:37 PM Arts & Culture

John Lloyd Young, a smash on Broadway

John Lloyd Young talks about his transition from an enthusiastic theater patron in Broadway theaters to starring in "Jersey Boys." more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:37 PM Arts & Culture

Dancing with animation on stage

"Art Express - 4D art - Norman" goes onstage with a dancer and the animations who become his dance partners. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:36 PM Arts & Culture

Artist's paintings are ALL WET!

"Art Express - Victoria Wonnacott - Water Paintings" explores a body of work by Montreal artist Victoria Wonnacott, who enjoys painting her husband in the shower. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:36 PM Arts & Culture

Ballet dancers are light as "Air"

"Art Express" Classic - Rebecca Kelly Ballet Dancers" shows dancers who don't tip toe around environmental issues. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:35 PM Arts & Culture

Ruins inspire artists

"Art Express - Ruins inspire artists - Gatineau Park" looks at the ruins that beautify a park in Quebec, and the artists who flock to them. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:35 PM Arts & Culture

BIG SCREEN PREMIERE

Arts in Exile: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America had its big screen premiere at the Strand Theater in Plattsburgh last night. more »

Jan 21, 2016 5:38 PM Paul Larson's Spotlight 2 Comments

PILGRIMAGE: Paul Larson's presentation at Harvard University

Paul Larson journeys to Harvard University to talk about... his journeys. The Mountain Lake PBS arts producer was a guest lecturer this week. The topic: literary tourism, visiting locations that inspired authors and places where authors lived. more »

Jan 14, 2016 2:06 PM Paul Larson's Spotlight 2 Comments

FOCUSED: Creative Youth in the Empire State

Learn about the creative force that drives these New York students to give up their summer vacations for weeks of intensive study, this weekend on Mountain Lake PBS. more »

Sep 25, 2015 9:59 AM Arts & Culture

Phantom of the Opera Composer

"Art Express Classic - Phantom of the Opera - Composer" highlights the career of Montreal composer Gabriel Thibaudeau. more »

Sep 15, 2015 1:00 AM Arts & Culture

Mountain Lake Journal - September 11, 2015 - Made In Clinton County

This week our program focuses on Canadian manufacturers who have found success by expanding across the border into Northern New York. more »

Sep 11, 2015 2:08 PM , , Business & Innovation

Artist paints to face divorce

"Art Express - Moving Paintings and Therapeutic Artwork" celebrates the healing power of art through tough times. more »

Arts & Culture

Dancers take on climate change

"Art Express - Rebecca Kelly Ballet - Environmental Dances" shows how choreography can combat harmful climate change. more »

Arts & Culture

Farewell to Maria!

Sesame Street actress Sonia Manzano will not return to the show when it begins its 46th season this fall. more »

Jul 2, 2015 10:00 AM Paul Larson's Spotlight

Arts in Exile interview on Mountain Lake Journal

Paul Larson, who’s producing a new documentary about the small Tibetan community in Plattsburgh and the arts festival they are organizing for the entire community, joins us to talk about the documentary. more »

Jun 5, 2015 1:28 PM , Arts in Exile

PERFORMING ARTS - Violinist Joshua Bell abandons his violin

Violinist accidentally leaves his violin behind. more »

Mar 24, 2015 11:12 AM Arts & Culture

TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH CARE - Robotic Assisted Surgery

An upstate New York woman undergoes robotic assisted surgery. more »

Mar 24, 2015 11:08 AM Arts & Culture

PERFORMING ARTS - Il Volo members remain humble

Enter the private world of four young Italian singers with big voices. more »

Mar 24, 2015 11:07 AM Arts & Culture

PERFORMING ARTS - Renée Fleming sings the praises of opera.

Explore the career of the opera singer and spokesperson. more »

Mar 24, 2015 10:55 AM Arts & Culture

EDUCATION - Therapy dog helps young readers

A dalmatian named Pepper boosts readers' confidence. more »

Mar 24, 2015 10:53 AM Arts & Culture

HEALTH CARE & PERFORMANCE - The Boobie Sisters

The singing survivors offer hope through humor. more »

Mar 23, 2015 4:58 PM Arts & Culture

TECHNOLOGY - Flight Simulators

Pilots practice for the worst to prepare for real flight. more »

Mar 23, 2015 4:25 PM Arts & Culture

TECHNOLOGY - Digital Art in Montreal

See the amazing installations of an emerging art form. more »

Mar 23, 2015 4:24 PM Arts & Culture

VISUAL ART - Sculptor's sadness inspires art

An estranged daughter inspires art by Heide Messing. more »

Mar 23, 2015 4:23 PM Arts & Culture

Andre Rieu

"Art Express Classic - Andre Rieu" goes inside the violinist's home in the Netherlands. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:39 PM Arts & Culture