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"Main Street Stairway," photograph. Artist: Barry Lobdell. This work is part of a new exhibit, "12983: Exploring Saranac Lake," opening August 1 at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake with a reception from 5-7 pm
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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

Arts & Culture
Jul 30, 2014 — Is Comic-Con as overwhelming as you've heard? Well ... yes and no. Mostly yes. But on the other hand, it's also completely fascinating, even to nervous first-timers.
Jul 30, 2014 — Also: Rand Paul plans to come out with a book in 2015; Jesse Ventura was awarded almost $2 million in a defamation suit.
Jul 30, 2014 — Author Christiane Dorion distills complex scientific concepts into bite-sized explanations. "You can teach anything to children if you pitch it at the right level and use the right words," she says.
Jul 30, 2014 — Amy Bloom's new novel follows two half-sisters from a disastrous stint in 1920s Hollywood, to happiness with an unexpected, impromptu family group in the disruptive years around World War II.
Jul 29, 2014 — Ari Shapiro talks with first-time novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya about her book, Panic in a Suitcase.
Laurel Paetz, Matthew Gibson, Peter Galvin and Kathryn MacKay. Photo Dan Pritchard.
Laurel Paetz, Matthew Gibson, Peter Galvin and Kathryn MacKay. Photo Dan Pritchard.

Theatre Review: Noises Off at 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

The 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque has opened their 2003 season with the comedy Noises Off, which runs through June 14. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Seagle Colony Breaks Ground for New Space

The Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake breaks ground on a new building Friday afternoon. Since 1915, the Seagle Colony has offered talented young singers a secluded summer haven to polish their skills. The new studio building will provide more space for rehearsals, costumes and set construction. Todd Moe talks with Phyllis Shames Korn, a longtime Seagle Colony patron, who's overseeing fundraising efforts.  Go to full article
Don Washington, guitar and vocals, teaches music at Morristown Central School

Songs: A blues set by the Don Washington Band

The Don Washington Band cooled out the NCPR studio May 13, 2003. The bluesman and his band are regular guests on The Blue Note. Hear three songs from their live set: I Just Want to Make Love to You, Stormy Monday and Honey Hush.  Go to full article
Elizabeth Franz in the Syracuse Stage premiere of <i>such small hands</i>.

Theatre Review: such small hands World Premiere at Syracuse Stage

The world premiere of such small hands by Tina Howe opened at Syracuse Stage May 2 and runs through May 25. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening and...  Go to full article

Going Local in a Global Economy

Martha Foley talks with Michael Shuman, author of Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age, businessman Bob Penski, and arts advocate Hillary...  Go to full article

Preview: GRP's Evening of One-Acts

The Grasse River Players, a community theatre group in Canton, presents an evening of three one-act comedies this Friday and Saturday night at the SUNY Canton Student Center...  Go to full article
NCPR's Todd Moe as the Mikado (Dick Bitely photo)

Preview: The Mikado

The Crane School of Music's Opera Ensemble and Orchestra presents the classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Mikado, tonight through Sunday afternoon in the Snell...  Go to full article
from the Vermont Stage production of <i>To Kill a Maockingbird</i>

Theatre Review: To KIll a Mockingbird at Vermont Stage in Burlington

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is the final production of the Vermont Stage season and runs through May 18. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this...  Go to full article
Martha Gallagher (left) and Sue Grimm.

Music and conversation with Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm

Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper, and musician Sue Grimm celebrate spring with music for harp and flute. They're hosting a benefit concert tonight in Lake Placid for...  Go to full article
Martha Gallagher (L) and Sue Grimm

Three songs by Martha Gallagher

Adirondack harper Martha Gallagher visited NCPR in April 2003 to talk about a benefit concert in Lake Placid and to share some of her original music, accompanied by Saranac...  Go to full article

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