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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

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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.
Don Washington, guitar and vocals, teaches music at Morristown Central School
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 has this review.  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 Oakes about the ups and downs of growing a locally based economy.  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

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,...  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

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