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Jazz drummer Billy Cobham is performing at "The Egg" Performing Arts Center in Albany Saturday at 8 pm. He revisits his recording "Spectrum," a unique blend of jazz, funk, and rock.
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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 — Also: Leslie Jamison on a lonely whale; Ben Lerner on writing fiction.
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.

Preview: Violin Sonatas Saturday Night in North Creek

Adirondack Ensemble presents the second concert on its Concerts and Conversations Chamber Music Series at Tannery Pond Community Center in downtown North Creek. Hungarian pianist Aniko Szokody and violinist Michael Dabrosky will perform violin sonatas by Mayer, Mendelssohn, Haydn and Franck. The concert is 7:30 Saturday night. Todd Moe talks with Adirondack Ensemble President and Executive Director Mark Bergman, who says the goals of this winter/spring concert series are to make chamber music, classical and jazz styles, accessible, engaging and fun.  Go to full article

Calling All Knitters!

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York plans a Knit-in in conjunction with an exhibit celebrating the diversity of knitting in the region. Martha Foley talks with Jill Breit about TAUNY's Knit-in.  Go to full article
Viggo Mortensen, St. Lawrence University Class of '80, in his role as Aragorn.

Viggomania at St. Lawrence University

Fans of The Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen descended on St. Lawrence University yesterday. Long lines snaked down the hall to get free tickets for Mortensen's appearances February 28th and March 1st. The most eager fans had been waiting since 4 in the morning.  Go to full article

Six sonnets from Relax Yr Face performed by Albert Glover

Canton poet and publisher Albert Glover dropped by the NCPR studio to read a few sonnets from his collection Relax Yr Face, Glover Publishing 1998. We hear, in order,...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Shape of a Girl at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Theatre critic Connie Meng has a review of the award-winning play The Shape of a Girl, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The play runs through Saturday, February...  Go to full article

Adirondack Arts Supporter Dies

Robert Pell, a prominent supporter of the arts and civic organizations in the Adirondacks, has died at age 69. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Preview: Potsdam High School Benefit Concert

The Northern Symphonic Winds performs a benefit concert Saturday night at 7:30 in Hosmer Hall at SUNY-Potsdam. Proceeds will go toward renovating Potsdam High School's...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air Call-in on Contemporary Literature: Ihsan Abdul-Rahiim

Hosts Chris Robinson, Margaret Bass and listeners talk with Ihsan Abdul-Rahiim, a poet, fiction writer and playwright. He is the author of ibo landing, an offering of...  Go to full article

Book review: "Women On High"

A new book brings new attention to pioneering women mountaineers, who faced more than the usual obstacles as they explored the world's high peaks. Betsy Kepes has our review.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Betrayal at Vermont Stage in Burlington

Vermont Stage in Burlington has opened their second production of the season--Harold Pinter's Betrayal. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night...  Go to full article

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