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"Beauty’s Reflection," acrylic. Artist: Kellyann Gilson Lyman. Lyman's work will be on display September 5-30 at Vintage Inspired in Burlington, VT. Opening reception: Sept. 5, 5-8 pm
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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 — Veteran cartoonist Jules Feiffer has just written his first graphic novel, the noirish Kill My Mother. Reviewer Alan Cheuse is discovering graphic novels equally late, but still finds it a good read.
Aug 28, 2014 — Blending history, myth and geopolitics, Lily Hyde uses fairy tales to teach children and young adults about Eastern European history. To cover the current unrest, though, she's put fiction on hold.
Aug 28, 2014 — This Thursday is comics legend Jack Kirby's birthday; the creator of Captain America would have been 97. Comics stores and creators all over the country are hosting celebrations in his honor.
Aug 27, 2014 — Lifetime's new makeover show layers racial politics on top of the uncomfortable dynamics of manipulating beauty and style choices, and comes up with something to offend just about everyone.
Aug 27, 2014 — C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show Louie. In 2011, C.K. told Fresh Air about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.

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 Theatre. Todd Moe gets a preview of the one-acts from NCPR's Shelly Pike, one of the directors.  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 music theater at SUNY Potsdam. We preview the Crane production of The Mikado, with an audio postcard of music and voices from a show that spoofs all things imperial.  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

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

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