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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 — When you're making plans to become a famous author, just remember that you're going to want health care — especially when 40 rolls around and your body is no longer made of rubber.
Aug 28, 2014 — Israeli director Ari Folman creates a trippy, half-animated film that posits a world where movie studios eventually take over the world, allowing us to consume, literally, our entertainment.
Aug 28, 2014 — What begins as a World War II weepie quickly morphs into a dark story of separation, brutality and parenting that's far from the current nurturing American model.
Aug 28, 2014 — The edgy drama from Glasgow-based director David Mackenzie takes a few convenient plot turns, but remains a violent and fiercely acted picture of life in prison.
Aug 28, 2014 — NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.

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 auditorium. Todd Moe talks with Adrienne Hartman, co-chair of the group, Potsdam Music Friends, and Potsdam High School choral director Tamara Madeja about the need for new audio equipment in the school.  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 short stories, and has been content editor for the online magazine Voice of the Ghetto. Abdul-Rahiim was a featured writer in the 2003 St. Lawrence University Festival of the Arts.  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

Preview: Funny Valentines

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Grasse River Players, a Canton based community theatre group, presents the romantic comedy, Funny Valentines. NCPR's Shelly Pike...  Go to full article

Preview: A Tribute To Poet Robert Burns

The United Presbyterian Church in Sackets Harbor is hosting a mid-winter celebration in honor of Scottish Poet Robert Burns on Saturday. Martha Foley talks with the Reverend...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Backsliding in the Promised Land at Syracuse Stage

The world premiere of Backsliding in the Promised Land is running at Syracuse Stage through February 2. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng has our review.  Go to full article

Canton Jazz Combo: Student Band Eyes NYC Festival Competition

The seven-member Canton Jazz Combo visited the NCPR studio January 16, 2003 to record some music and conversation. The high school group has big plans for a New York City...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Winter's Tale at Ottawa's NAC

Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale opened January 16 on the Main Stage at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and runs through February 1. Resident theatre critic Connie...  Go to full article

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