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Vintage poster for "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms." Champ, the storied Lake Champlain monster, will be recognized with a 16mm screening of 1953's Beast from 20,000 Fathoms tonight from 9:15 pm- 11:00 pm at the John XXIII Newman Center in Plattsburgh, NY. This Ray Harryhausen classic not only has Champ lore connections but godfathered the whole Godzilla franchise (now 60 years old).
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Today's Arts Events

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Jul 12, 2014 — Film director Richard Linklater's latest movie, Boyhood, was shot over 12 years. NPR's Tamara Keith speaks with the star of the film, Ellar Coltrane, who's spent over a decade shooting the movie.
Jul 12, 2014 — NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Breena Clark about her new novel, Angels Make Their Hope Here. It follows Dossie Bird, a girl who escapes slavery in 1849 and flees to an interracial enclave in New Jersey.
Jul 12, 2014 — NPR's Tamara Keith speaks to Jordan Ellenberg about his part-serious, part-playful Hawking Index, which is an e-book-era mathematical measurement of how far readers get into books before giving up.
Jul 12, 2014 — There's a vibrant collecting community for old 78rpm records, ancestors of today's iTunes single. Music writer Amanda Petrusich got sucked in while writing her new book, Do Not Sell at Any Price.
Jul 12, 2014 — Robin Black's Life Drawing follows an artist couple working through the pain of a past betrayal. "It's ... a fascinating subject," Black says. "Who stays together and how do they manage it?"

Preview: New Hollywood String Quartet in Saranac

This Sunday afternoon a little bit of Hollywood comes to the village of Saranac as Hill and Hollow Music presents four of the busiest string musicians in the film industry in a concert of traditional classical music and pieces inspired by the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: Winter Reading Call-in

NCPR callers join hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson in compiling a fireside must-read list of authors and writing for 2003.  Go to full article

Someone Remembers and Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair performed by Richard Hayes Phillips

Richard Hayes Phillips has deep family roots in the North Country. His unique sound comes from modifying the familiar folk idiom using the kalimba, or African thumb piano, to accompany his voice. Someone Remembers is an original composition. Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair is traditional.  Go to full article

Communities Prepare for First Night Festivities

Hundreds of cities across the nation will take part this year in an alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration. In New York state, including Watertown and Saratoga Springs, 13...  Go to full article

Recapturing Music's Roots

These days a lot of modern music depends heavily on technology. Guitars are electric and beats electronic. But since ancient times human beings have found a way to make...  Go to full article
Arto Monaco at work on a new comic book

Arto Monaco: The King of Make Believe

Walt Disney opened his first theme park in the summer of 1955. But half a decade before Disneyland, there was Santa's Workshop in Wilmington ? the creation of north country...  Go to full article

Music With a Mission

A group of church musicians has released a CD of Christmas carols, to share a love of music and as a fundraiser. Rejoice contains music for the season, recorded...  Go to full article

Books: Hannah's Gift

Martha Foley talks with Maria Housden, author of Hannah's Gift.  Go to full article

Preview: Adk Center for Writing's Holiday Block Party this Sunday

The Adirondack Center for Writing is hosting a party and silent auction this Sunday at 2 pm at the Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake. ACW Executive Director Nathalie Thill tells...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Poet Afua Cooper

Tonight's guest is Afro-Caribbean poet Afua Cooper, author of Utterances and Incantations: 12 Female Dub Poets From the Black Diaspora, and numerous other works of...  Go to full article

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