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Cast of "Ring of Fire: the Music of Johnny Cash." (L to R, Larry Tobias, Andrew Ross Crowe, Amanda Ryan Paige, Mike Rosengarten, Chris Blisset). Photo: Brian MacDonald. "Ring of Fire" closes the season at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, VT with performances July 30 through August 9.
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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
Jul 28, 2014 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.
Jul 28, 2014 — Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.
Jul 28, 2014 — Alan Cheuse reviews A Replacement Life, Boris Fishman's humorous account of Holocaust survivors in today's New York.
Jul 28, 2014 — The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and drama. These trips can herald life-changing transformations for families seeking out better lives.
Jul 28, 2014 — Also: an excerpt of Haruki Murakami's new book; notable books coming out this week.

Preview: Northern Blend Chorus Open House in Watertown

Women who like to sing are invited to a special program of music Monday night in Watertown. The Northern Blend Chorus' Open House will feature a performance by the women's barbershop quartet For Heaven's Sake. Todd Moe talks with Northern Blend Chorus assistant director Katie Taylor about the joy of singing.  Go to full article

A jazz set by the Canton Jazz Combo

The seven-member Canton Jazz Combo visited the NCPR studio January 16, 2003. They talked with Martha Foley and recorded some fine jazz. They are raising money to finance a trip to a New York City jazz band competition later this year.

Playlist:
Tuxedo Junction, E. Hawkins
Harlem Nocturne, E. Hagen
Blue Bossa, K. Dorham

The Combo: alto sax, Laura Bomyea; tenor sax, Ashley Ross; trumpet, Jack Hammond; Trombone, Shane MacKellar, keyboards, Don Santamoor; bass, Jeff Utter; drums, Alan Darrah; director (not shown), Tim Savage, Canton Central Music Dept.  Go to full article

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...  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

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