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Jazz drummer Billy Cobham is performing at "The Egg" Performing Arts Center in Albany Saturday at 8 pm. He revisits his recording "Spectrum," a unique blend of jazz, funk, and rock.
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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 28, 2014 — When you're making plans to become a famous author, just remember that you're going to want health care — especially when 40 rolls around and your body is no longer made of rubber.
Aug 28, 2014 — Israeli director Ari Folman creates a trippy, half-animated film that posits a world where movie studios eventually take over the world, allowing us to consume, literally, our entertainment.
Aug 28, 2014 — What begins as a World War II weepie quickly morphs into a dark story of separation, brutality and parenting that's far from the current nurturing American model.
Aug 28, 2014 — The edgy drama from Glasgow-based director David Mackenzie takes a few convenient plot turns, but remains a violent and fiercely acted picture of life in prison.
Aug 28, 2014 — NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.

Preview: Arts and Healing Weekend

The 5th annual Adirondack Arts and Healing Weekend at Great Camp Sagamore will be September 26th through the 28th. It's a weekend of music, storytelling and nature walks for women and cancer and other chronic illnesses. Todd Moe talks to organizer Fran Yardley about this year's retreat.  Go to full article

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...  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

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