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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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Apr 24, 2014 — Kids don't want to look different, especially if the reason they look different is because they've lost their hair to chemotherapy. If Hello Kitty's gone bald, too, maybe it won't feel so bad.
Apr 24, 2014 — We don't have to bleep a single word in this final round. Rather, identify famous folks who have four letters in both their first and last names, like the Grammy-winning singer of "I Try," Macy Gray.
Apr 24, 2014 — The songwriters behind Disney's Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez, recall their courtship and how a walk in the park led to the showstopper that won them an Oscar (and Bobby an EGOT).
Apr 24, 2014 — What's the weirdest thing you've ever Googled? Search histories can be so incriminating. In this round, guess celebrities based on their common search terms, like "height" and "goes crazy on Oprah."
Apr 24, 2014 — Which sounds like a more appealing read, The Great Gatsby or Trimalchio in West Egg? They're the same book, but now you've learned Fitzgerald's working title. Identify more book titles in this game.

Preview: Lowville Library Winter Concert Series Saturday Night

This Saturday evening the Lowville Library Winter Concert Series continues with a concert by one of the fastest rising and commercially successful jazz duos in the country. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: Violin Sonatas Saturday Night in North Creek

Adirondack Ensemble presents the second concert on its Concerts and Conversations Chamber Music Series at Tannery Pond Community Center in downtown North Creek. Hungarian pianist Aniko Szokody and violinist Michael Dabrosky will perform violin sonatas by Mayer, Mendelssohn, Haydn and Franck. The concert is 7:30 Saturday night. Todd Moe talks with Adirondack Ensemble President and Executive Director Mark Bergman, who says the goals of this winter/spring concert series are to make chamber music, classical and jazz styles, accessible, engaging and fun.  Go to full article

Calling All Knitters!

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York plans a Knit-in in conjunction with an exhibit celebrating the diversity of knitting in the region. Martha Foley talks with Jill Breit about TAUNY's Knit-in.  Go to full article
Viggo Mortensen, St. Lawrence University Class of '80, in his role as Aragorn.

Viggomania at St. Lawrence University

Fans of The Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen descended on St. Lawrence University yesterday. Long lines snaked down the hall to get free tickets for Mortensen's...  Go to full article

Six sonnets from Relax Yr Face performed by Albert Glover

Canton poet and publisher Albert Glover dropped by the NCPR studio to read a few sonnets from his collection Relax Yr Face, Glover Publishing 1998. We hear, in order,...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Shape of a Girl at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Theatre critic Connie Meng has a review of the award-winning play The Shape of a Girl, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The play runs through Saturday, February...  Go to full article

Adirondack Arts Supporter Dies

Robert Pell, a prominent supporter of the arts and civic organizations in the Adirondacks, has died at age 69. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Preview: Potsdam High School Benefit Concert

The Northern Symphonic Winds performs a benefit concert Saturday night at 7:30 in Hosmer Hall at SUNY-Potsdam. Proceeds will go toward renovating Potsdam High School's...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air Call-in on Contemporary Literature: Ihsan Abdul-Rahiim

Hosts Chris Robinson, Margaret Bass and listeners talk with Ihsan Abdul-Rahiim, a poet, fiction writer and playwright. He is the author of ibo landing, an offering of...  Go to full article

Book review: "Women On High"

A new book brings new attention to pioneering women mountaineers, who faced more than the usual obstacles as they explored the world's high peaks. Betsy Kepes has our review.  Go to full article

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