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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.

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 affair with the guitar and the world of flamenco. She performed in concert with dancer Rebeca Byam at St. Lawrence University in Canton November 2.  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 Center in Potsdam for a jam session Saturday (4-6pm). Todd Moe talks with Matapat's Gaston Bernard, who grew up in a large family where musical gatherings were commonplace.  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 sweater or hat. In the last few years knitting has soared in popularity. People of all ages are taking to the ancient craft. There are knitting guilds in coffee shops, living rooms and yarn stores. Fifth graders in Canton gather weekly for a knitting club in the school library. As Todd Moe reports, it's become one of the most popular after school activities for girls and boys.  Go to full article
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Theatre Review: Constant Star at Syracuse Stage

Constant Star, a co-production with Virginia Stage Company, is playing at Syracuse Stage through November 15. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening...  Go to full article
Filmmaker John O'Brien

A Portrait of Vermonters on Film

David Sommerstein talks with filmmaker John O'Brien. He gained fame in Vermont with his film Man With a Plan that made dairy farmer Fred Tuttle a cult hero and...  Go to full article
Cultural Landmark: Clare & Carl's old-style "Michigan" stand, Plattsburgh.

Folklorists Gather in Sackets Harbor

Folklorists from across the state will gather in Sackets Harbor for their fall meeting this weekend. Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, will host the conference...  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Harmonica Man Fred V. Higby

Fred V. Higby plays the harmonica. He figured out how to play when he was 10, played it all over Europe during World War II, and he still plays as often as he has the...  Go to full article

Preview: Blues Pianist Bob Malone

Bob Malone's talent for playing New Orleans style piano blues has taken him to Europe, Japan and hundreds of concert halls and blues clubs from coast to coast?but he's never...  Go to full article

The Year That Trembled Debuts in Plattsburgh

Vermont independent director Jay Craven's new film, The Year That Trembled, will be shown Saturday night (7 pm) in Plattsburgh. Todd Moe talks with the grassroots...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Proof at FlynnSpace in Burlington

The award-winning play Proof is the initial offering of Vermont Stage's tenth anniversary season and runs through October 26. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was...  Go to full article

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