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Cast of "Harvey" (l to r): Cassidy Dermott, Leslie Dame, Josie Good and John Liebetrau as Elwood. "Harvey" by Mary Chase opens tonight with a performance at 8 pm at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake.
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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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Jul 31, 2014 — The drama War Story is trying to wrap itself around both a personal story of a traumatized journalist and some larger social issues. Despite a strong central performance, it succeeds only partially.
Jul 31, 2014 — The very prolific James Franco directs a Cormac McCarthy adaptation that struggles to overcome a repulsive main character with whom it's almost impossible to empathize.
Jul 31, 2014 — The eight-part drama that begins Thursday stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a British baroness with an Israeli passport. She's a fearless actor in a show full of kidnappings, seductions and betrayals.
Jul 31, 2014 — Fame knows no geographic bounds in this game about celebrity-city name mashups. In what Florida city does the singer of "Nasty" hang out? That's "Janet Jacksonville."
Jul 31, 2014 — We're spotlighting both the most common and least common English letters in this game — E and Z. Every clue points to a word or phrase containing "E-E-Z" spelled consecutively. Easy!
Martha Gallagher (left) and Sue Grimm.
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 an Adirondack-Siberian cultural exchange trip later this year.  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 Lake musician Sue Grimm. We hear Spring Awakens, Mud Season, and Blueberry.  Go to full article

Heuvelton Historians Work to Save Long-Forgotten Music Hall

A group of residents and historians in Heuvelton is doing its part to preserve a small part of St. Lawrence County's history. The centerpiece of their work is Pickens Hall, one of the oldest buildings in the village. And the building's restoration has sparked a renewed interest in the career of Bessie Abott, a granddaughter of the original owner of Pickens Hall. Bessie took the opera world by storm in the early 1900's. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: Leanne Howe

In a special edition of our call-in on contemporary literature, the guest is Leanne Howe, author of Shell Shaker, a novel of Chocktaw women that ranges from the 18th...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Copenhagen at Syracuse Stage

Copenhagen, the award-winning drama by Michael Frayn, is currently running at Syracuse Stage. Resident Theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has...  Go to full article
Elaine Kuracina, Potsdam, and Ethan Allan Morse, West Potsdam

Seeing Stars: Life as a Movie Extra

Todd Moe gets the buzz from two North Country residents, Elaine Kuracina and Ethan Allan Morse, who've appeared as "extras" in recent movies.  Go to full article

The Frederic Remington Art Museum to Create Education Center

The Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg is creating an education center in the historic home it recently purchased next to the museum. Jody Tosti has more on the...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Last Romantics at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

The World Premiere of Last Romantics opened Tuesday in the Studio at the National Arts Centre and runs through April 12. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: Jane Hamilton

The guest for our call-in on contemporary literature is Jane Hamilton. A leading fiction voice of the past decade, her work includes The Book of Ruth, A Map of the...  Go to full article

Book: The Pearl of Kuwait

With another war between the U.S. and Iraq, Vermont writer Tom Paine's The Pearl of Kuwait is especially relevant. It's a surreal, comic look at star-crossed lovers...  Go to full article

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