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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.

Preview: Potsdam Community Chorus Fall Concert

The Potsdam Community Chorus performs five works in a concert tonight in Hosmer Hall. The performance also marks the debut of director Heather Eyerly. Todd Moe talks with Heather about tonight's concert.  Go to full article
Martha Cooper photo

Meet the Masters: Storyteller Catherine Charron

Long before Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg, before videos and TVs, storytelling happened the old fashioned way; one person sat down with another and talked. Catherine Charron grew up near Lake Champlain in a household full of storytellers. Lamar Bliss reports for Traditional Arts in Upstate New York about Charron's family and where Catherine is telling stories now.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake: The Village Where Art Happens

The North Country has a rich tradition of supporting the arts. In Saranac Lake that energy has blossomed in recent years, as a growing number of painters and writers and photographers have settled in the village. Some have opened studios and galleries, forming discussion groups and collectives. As Brian Mann reports, Saranac Lake's vibrant arts scene is the result of hard work - and a bit of good luck.  Go to full article

Preview: 16th annual Artists' Studio Tour in St. Lawrence County

Todd Moe talks with Hillary Oak, president of the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, about this opportunity to meet artists and see the creative process first hand.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: Regional Nonfiction

In our call-in on contemporary literature, hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson explore nonfiction by regional authors with help from Christopher Shaw, author of Sacred...  Go to full article
Fake sky, real droplet.

Natural Selections: Photographing "Nature"

"Pictures don't lie," the old saw goes. But increasingly, they do. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about digital photography, and the temptation to improve on nature.  Go to full article

Flamenco Concert with Maria Zemantauski

Flamenco guitarist Maria Zemantauski in concert with dancer Rebeca Byam at St. Lawrence University in Canton, 11/2/03.

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Sevillanas Paco...  Go to full article

Flamenco Guitarist Maria Zemantauski

The power and emotion of flamenco guitar--guitarist Maria Zemantauski live in the studio for music and conversation. She talks with Todd Moe about about her life-long love...  Go to full article

Music, Song & Dance from Quebec!

A trio of musicians from Montreal is visiting 13 North Country schools this week. Matapat will also bring its brand of cross-cultural folk music to Creative Spirit Arts...  Go to full article
5th graders at Canton Middle School are lining up to learn how to knit.

Hooked on Knitting: It's High Touch not High Tech

The art of knitting has been practiced for thousands of years. It's a skill usually handed down from parent to child. Most of us remember the perennial hand-knit holiday...  Go to full article

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