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"Crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus," watercolor. Artist: Judith Utter. This work will be on display at the Remington Arts Festival in Canton, NY on September 27.
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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
Sep 1, 2014 — The process of becoming a man isn't always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.
Sep 1, 2014 — Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year's box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.
Sep 1, 2014 — NPR's Madhulika Sikka profiles Cumming, the author of thoughtful spy sagas like A Colder War. Cumming's books provide plenty of action, but also grapple with the moral quandaries of espionage.
Sep 1, 2014 — MK Asante reads a poem composed for Morning Edition titled, "In Summer." The Baltimore-based writer says it is in tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African-American poet.
Sep 1, 2014 — And, author Kwei Quartey adds, "The police may not find you for a little while." That's why he chose to set his second Detective Inspector Dawson book in Ghana's capital.

Readers & Writers on the Air: Jane Hamilton

The guest for our call-in on contemporary literature is Jane Hamilton. A leading fiction voice of the past decade, her work includes The Book of Ruth, A Map of the World, and more recently, Disobedience: A Novel. Sharing the hosting job with Ellen Rocco is St. Lawrence University teacher and author Natalia Singer.  Go to full article

Book: The Pearl of Kuwait

With another war between the U.S. and Iraq, Vermont writer Tom Paine's The Pearl of Kuwait is especially relevant. It's a surreal, comic look at star-crossed lovers during the Persian Gulf War. Paine got a taste of life in the military during Officer Candidate School while attending college. Todd Moe talks with author Tom Paine, who says his first novel is strangely timely.  Go to full article
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Theatre Review: O'Carolan's Farewell to Music at FlynnSpace in Burlington

O'Carolan's Farewell to Music opened March 19 at Burlington's Vermont Stage and runs through March 30 in FlynnSpace. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening and has this review.  Go to full article

Preview: Pianist Christopher Dellen Performs Saturday Night in Malone

The Foothills Art Society presents a concert by pianist Christopher Dellen Saturday night at 6:30 at First Congregational Church of Malone. Todd Moe talks with Dellen about...  Go to full article

Youth Orchestra Member Plays Bach at Budget Hearing in Albany

Fifteen-year-old Michael O'Donnell picked up his violin and launched into Bach at yesterday's state budget hearing on arts funding. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Preview: Pointercounts Acapella Jam Saturday Night in Potsdam

It's music featuring the Potsdam Pointercounts! The men's vocal ensemble hosts its 10th annual Acapella Jam Saturday night at SUNY-Potsdam. The concert will include...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Crucible at Syracuse Stage

A non-traditional production of The Crucible runs at Syracuse Stage through March 22. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this...  Go to full article

From the Page to the Stage: Literacy and Theatre

A group of high school and college students in the North Country has turned to live theater and their own life stories as a way to better appreciate reading, writing and...  Go to full article

Preview: Spencer Bohren in Lowville

After a couple of weeks of playing for the bourbon street crowd at Mardi Gras, blues musician Spencer Bohren pays a visit to the North Country with a stop in Lowville...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: Alan Cheuse

In this edition of our call-in on contemporary literature, the guest is Alan Cheuse. In addition to being NPR's book reviewer, heard regularly on All Things...  Go to full article

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