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Landscape in the landscape. One of several large format paintings in Long Lake by artist Matt Burnett. Photo: George DeChant
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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
Aug 21, 2014 — These TED talks will remind you of the special connections a family shares.
Aug 21, 2014 — Dr. Brian Goldman answers your questions on medicine, making mistakes, and how the entire medical system can benefit and learn from being wrong.
Aug 21, 2014 — Also: Italian novelist Elena Ferrante gives a rare interview; the history of Arabic noir.
Aug 21, 2014Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.
Aug 20, 2014 — Daniel Kehlmann's F, about three brothers abandoned by their father, examines the detail of lives lived without integrity. It is brilliantly translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.

Book review: "Nehasane Fire Observer"

In the early '40s, the superintendent of Nehasane Park, the vast preserve west of Long Lake asked Francis Boone to be the observer in the Park's fire tower. Nehasane Fire Observer, An Adirondack Woman's Summer of '42 is the first-hand account of that summer in the wilderness--a young woman finding her way in life alone in a fire tower, immersed in the outdoors, and coping with the ever present danger of living alone in the woods. Betsy Kepes and her family spend their summers at a fire tower in Idaho. She has this review.  Go to full article

Preview: St. Lawrence Stage Company's 2003 Season

The St. Lawrence Stage Company launches its 2003 season of professional summer theatre in Brockville, Ontario next month. It features a lineup of musical theatre, something old, something familiar, and a tribute to Canada's pre-eminent children's storyteller. Todd Moe chats with David Savoy, the St. Lawrence Stage Company's new Artistic Director.  Go to full article

International Arts Festival Planned for St. Lawrence Valley

Plans are underway for a US-Canadian music and art festival next year. Leaders from St.Lawrence communities met with Canadian organizers in April to make plans for a month-long series of events that would line both sides of the river. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article
Paul Rainville and Douglas Campbell in <i>Swan Song</i>. Jason Machinski Photography

Theatre Review: The Vaudevilles of Chekhov at the NAC in Ottawa

The National Arts Centre's English Theatre is closing their season with The Vaudevilles of Chekhov, which runs until June 7. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at...  Go to full article
<i>Easter Monday</i> cast/crew. (l-r) Director Michael Montel, Bob Pettee (Mack), Playwright Hal Corley, Molly Pietz (Adela) and Jordan Glaski (Billy)

Preview: Easter Monday at Pendragon

Ever the champion of new plays, Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake presents the world premiere of the play Easter Monday by Hal Corley this weekend. Todd Moe chats...  Go to full article

PBS Series Profiles Adirondack Communities

Two Plattsburgh-area veterans of public television have filmed an eight-part series called Hidden Adirondacks, which premiered on more than 100 PBS stations nationwide...  Go to full article
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...  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...  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:...  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

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