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“Subtle Toad Nightmare,” poetry postcard. Poet: Harold Porr. Calligraphy and illustration: Bob Woods.
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Spring Haiku Challenge

The kanji character "haru" means spring. It's time again for the annual NCPR Spring Haiku challenge. Join the hundreds who have sniffed out the season of new growth and put it all into a very few words

Today's Arts Events

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Aug 1, 2014 — Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.
Aug 1, 2014 — The newest Marvel comic adaptation features five motley warriors, including a raccoon and a tree, against an armada of space villains. The big-budget effects-laden movie is light and funny.
Aug 1, 2014 — Academy Award-winning makeup artist Dick Smith has died at age 92. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Smith was responsible for bringing some of Hollywood's most iconic characters to life. Ari Shapiro speaks with Sue Cabral-Ebert, the president of the Make Up and Hair Stylists Guild, about Smith's legendary career.
Aug 1, 2014 — Critic Bob Mondello says Calvary, a darkly comic new film about a tough old Irish priest threatened with murder by an angry parishioner, is "bleak and corrosively funny in about equal measure."
Aug 1, 2014 — Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.
Saranac Lake artist Tim Fortune
Saranac Lake artist Tim Fortune

Saranac Lake: A Village Where Art Happens

Many artists say they need a community of creative people to do their best work. That sense of passionate give-and-take can be hard to find in rural areas. But in Saranac Lake, a growing number of painters and writers and photographers have transformed the village into a sort of artists' colony. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Music: Little River Trio

The Little River Trio joins Todd Moe in the studio for music, from ragtime to klezmer. The trio includes Warren Wisner on clarinet, David Katz on bassoon and string bass, and Betsy Kepes on keyboard.  Go to full article

Three classical guitar pieces performed by Doug Rubio

Crane School of Music guitar professor Doug Rubio joined Todd Moe in the NCPR studios January 19, 2004 to share some music from Cuba and Brazil, played on his new instrument: Two Short Studies, Leo Brower; Estudio Sencillo #6, Leo Brower; and Prelude No. 1, Villa Lobos  Go to full article

Art Without Borders: Carmen D'Avino

Today we begin a series on art in the North Country with an artist profile. Carmen D'Avino began his career as a painter in the 1930s. He's been a World War II military...  Go to full article

People: Guitarist Doug Rubio

Crane School of Music guitarist Doug Rubio joins Todd Moe in the NCPR studios for music from Cuba and Brazil.  Go to full article
Tom Rooney as Hamlet. David Cooper photo.

Theatre Review: Hamlet at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

A full-length production of Shakespeare's Hamlet runs at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through January 27. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening...  Go to full article

Song: Awakening performed by the Little River Trio

The Little River Trio joined Todd Moe in the studio for music, from ragtime to klezmer, in January 2004. The trio includes Warren Wisner on clarinet, David Katz on bassoon...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: 2004 Winter Reading Call-in

NCPR callers join host Ellen Rocco and guests Chris Robinson and Rick Hunter in compiling a fireside must-read list of regional authors and writing.  Go to full article

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...  Go to full article

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