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Untitled, photograph. Artist: Philip Ross. This work will be on display as part of "Exhibition No. 9," an annual showing of student work at the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa, opening Friday, April 25.
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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
Apr 16, 2014 — Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
Apr 16, 2014 — A priest in Naples' tough Sanità neighborhood has put local kids — some from mob families — to work restoring underground catacombs full of early Christian art. The result? 40,000 tourists a year.
Apr 16, 2014 — During the Great Depression, the federal government purchased hundreds of thousands of works by American artists. But in the decades since, much of that art has gone missing.
Apr 16, 2014 — A crackling new translation of Giorgio Scerbanenco's crime novel Private Venus has just been released. Critic John Powers read it in a single sitting.
Apr 16, 2014 — We do grouse about the weather, it's true. But it's miraculous, if you think about it, that we still manage to get excited about spring at all, given that it happens every year.

People: Darren K. Woods

The Director of a summer music training camp is drawing on his own experiences as an opera singer to run it. Since 1995, Darren K. Woods has been General and Artistic Manager of the Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake. In the last few years, student applications to the prestigious camp have increased and productions are playing to packed houses. Todd Moe talks with Woods about arts in the Adirondacks, the future of the Colony and life at the summer camp.  Go to full article

Commentary: Books and the Internet

Interest in the Internet as a way to publich and read books is growing steadily. It's an issue that is regularly addressed in newspapers, trade journals and on the Internet itself. The primary question is "will computers replace books?" Commentator Paul Willcott says yes and no.  Go to full article
<i>Aurora Borealis</i> watercolor © Rollin V. Hanson. Used by permission.

Two compositions by Augusta Cecconi-Bates

The work of Tug Hill composer Augusta Cecconi-Bates explores the textures and seasons of the North Country in general and the Tug Hill Plateau in particular.

Aurora Borealis, from Essences of the North Country. Poem © Mark L. Pierce; read by Edwin J. Schroll. Music © A. Cecconi-Bates, performed by members of the Utica Symphony under the direction of Charles Schneider. Used by permission.

Tug Hill Snows from Tug Hill Suite. Poem by A. Cecconi-Bates. Music © A. Cecconi-Bates, performed by members of the Utica Symphony under the direction of Charles Schneider. Used by permission.  Go to full article

Preview: Peter Yarrow in Concert Sunday night in Saranac Lake

Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, performs a benefit concert for the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Sunday night at the Saranac Lake High School Theatre. Todd...  Go to full article

Preview: Jazz and Art in Morristown

The Village of Morristown is combining the best in art and music this weekend with its Jazz and Arts Festival Saturday from noon to 8 pm. Morristown town historian Lorraine...  Go to full article

New St. Lawrence County Arts Directory

The St. Lawrence County Arts Council is producing a directory that will represent local artists, arts organizations and related businesses throughout the country. Martha...  Go to full article

The American Freedom Trail: An Adirondack Correction?

Brian Mann talks with Dr. Milton Sernett, author of North Star Country, Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom. It's a closer look at the...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Always... Patsy Cline

Always... Patsy Cline has the audience clapping along at the Depot Theatre in Westport. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the Sunday matinee and has this...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers Summer Reading Call-in

Readers and Writers on the Air's Ellen Rocco is joined by guest host Jill Breit from Traditional Arts in Upstate New York to talk with callers about their favorite...  Go to full article

Preview: Jazz Vocalist Laurel Masse returns to the North Country

Grammy winner and founding member of the Manhattan Transfer, Laurel Masse, visits the North Country this weekend for three concerts. Todd Moe chats with Laurel about...  Go to full article

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