I know nothing can beat MY arts experience this past week, watching the original comic play (“The Empire Strikes Bank”) presented by the teen acting/improv workshop at Chenango River Theatre. Another big round of applause for teacher/director Heidi Weeks and her merry band. BUT … there was much art and entertainment to be had as August began: “King Lear” by EPAC, “Last of the Boys” at CRT, operas in rep at Glimmerglass, Spiedie Fest concerts, First Friday, etc. Did you go to any of these events? Or did you just catch a good bar band worthy of a larger audience? Please share.