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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 — 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.
Aug 1, 2014 — Our live show from Comic-Con features a lively chat about fandoms and inclusivity, a blisteringly difficult quiz, and as always, what's making us happy this week.
Aug 1, 2014 — Tinkering School Founder Gever Tulley says that when kids are given sharp tools and matches, their imaginations take off and they become better problem-solvers.
Aug 1, 2014 — Journalist Jennifer Senior says the goal of raising happy children is so elusive it has put modern, middle-class parents into a panic. She says there's no right way to parent.
Aug 1, 2014 — Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay was raised by the state. He talks about the empty space where his family should have been.
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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