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Cast of "Ring of Fire: the Music of Johnny Cash." (L to R, Larry Tobias, Andrew Ross Crowe, Amanda Ryan Paige, Mike Rosengarten, Chris Blisset). Photo: Brian MacDonald. "Ring of Fire" closes the season at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, VT with performances July 30 through August 9.
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Spring Haiku Challenge

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Jul 28, 2014 — Also: an excerpt of Haruki Murakami's new book; notable books coming out this week.
Jul 27, 2014 — In the Land of Love and Drowning, the islands are a magical setting for three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.
Jul 27, 2014 — The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.
Jul 27, 2014 — Philby was one of the 20th century's most legendary spies. NPR's Arun Rath talks with author Ben Macintyre about his new book, A Spy Among Friends, and the boozy secret to Philby's success.
Jul 27, 2014 — An experiment at a new production of Carmen has many wondering how technology will affect operagoers' experience. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kim Witman, director of the Wolf Trap Opera.

Too Much Ink?

Could there possibly be too many books? Commentator Chuck Brumley is finding ways to keep afloat on the rising tide of print.  Go to full article
Essex illustrator Sid Couchey

Profile: Essex Comic Book Artist Sid Couchey

If you grew up reading comic books, you probably stumbled across the work of Essex illustrator Sid Couchey. Couchey worked for decades from his studio just above Lake Champlain, penciling characters like Richie Rich and Little Lotta for Harvey Comics. Brian Mann visited Couchey recently, to talk about his work -- and his love for telling stories through pictures.

The music in this story came from Eric Bibb's CD called "Painting Signs" on Earthbeat Records.  Go to full article
Barb Klemens

Meet the Masters: Barbara Klemens and The Yarn Shop

For more than 50 years, Canton has been home to Barb Klemens and the Yarn Shop on Church Street. If you want to work with interesting yarns and need anything from needles to row markers or help with a button hole Barb's shop is the place to go. Lamar Bliss knows this from experience. 30 years ago she stopped in the shop for yarn in what was the first of many visits.  Go to full article

Books: Ice Palace

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, the oldest winter festival in the eastern U.S., celebrates its 107th anniversary when it returns the week of February 6th. The theme for...  Go to full article
Restored dress factory in Malone

Malone: Historic Buildings Reclaimed, College Honored

North Country Community College has won an award for the school's work in Malone, to save two historic buildings -- including Ballard Mill, a woolen clothing factory built in...  Go to full article
2 of the 10 bronze bells in Gunnison Chapel (above). Elizabeth Teczar, head bell ringer, at the carrillon in the chapel belfry (below).

Hitting a High Note: SLU's Musical Tower

Bells have a long and distinguished past. Today the music of the carillon rings from belfries around the world, especially during the Holidays. You'll find them in city...  Go to full article

Holiday music from Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm

Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm brought holiday cheer to the NCPR on December 12, 2003. Martha, aka the Adirondack Harper, has a new cd of holiday music called For The Love Of...  Go to full article

State to Return Mohawk Wampum Belt

The State Museum in Albany will return a more than 200 year-old wampum belt to the Akwesasne Mohawks. The Board of Regents, which oversees the museum, approved the move...  Go to full article
David Pamperin

Blue Mt. Lake: Adirondack Museum Hires New Director

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mt. Lake has hired a new director. David Pamperin will take over in mid-January. He comes from Wisconsin, where he ran a system of historical...  Go to full article

Books: A Fountain Filled with Blood

Mystery writer Julia Spencer-Fleming is out with a new novel set in the southern Adirondacks. A Fountain Filled with Blood is the second in her Reverend Clare...  Go to full article

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