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Lisa Overholser of the New York Folklore Society finds strong links between music and history. (Bill Buell/Gazette Reporter)
Lisa Overholser of the New York Folklore Society finds strong links between music and history. (Bill Buell/Gazette Reporter)
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Lisa Overholser’s idea of folklore doesn’t necessarily include a nostalgic look at the good old days when previous generations were busy creating their own set of memories. It can mean that, but according to Overholser, a Kansas native and a folklorist at the New York Folklore Society based on Jay Street in Schenectady, it also can mean so much more. Anything that connects one generation to the next — a song, a dance, a story, ...


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