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"Gardener," oil on canvas. Artist: John Stanford. If you are interested in John's work ,you can reach him via email: john@yukagraphics.com
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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 19, 2014 — Raymond Gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the Worst. Person. Ever. Author Douglas Coupland says he's not exactly sure how the character, with no redeeming qualities, came into his mind.
Apr 19, 2014 — The pink on a flamingo? Stripes on a zebra? Spots on a giraffe? All explained. Simply. Elegantly. Oddly.
Apr 19, 2014 — Lisa Robinson knows how to talk — and how to make others, especially musicians, want to talk. The veteran rock journalist speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn about her four decades behind the scenes.
Apr 19, 2014 — Monday marks the 25th anniversary of Cameron Crowe's Say Anything. A look back at the seminal teen flick reveals a surprisingly deep and romantic story.
Apr 19, 2014 — "All of us have chased the American dream so there's something very universal about it," the Irish actor says. O'Dowd and James Franco star in a new Broadway production of Steinbeck's novella.

Review: Cirque du Soleil

Connie Meng talks about the World Premiere of the latest Cirque du Soleil creation in Montreal. It's a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment.  Go to full article

People: Shelburne Museum's Impressionist Pioneers

Brian Mann talks with Henry Joyce, chief curator at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. It's a conversation about the Webb-Havermeyer family -- a North Country dynasty that pioneered the collection of Impressionist paintings.  Go to full article

Songs: A blues set by the Conrad Story Blues Band

The Conrad Story Blues Band heated up a chilly spring day in the NCPR studio. The regional bluesmen were guests on The Blue Note, April 30, 2002. Here are three tracks from their 35-minute set: How Blue Can You Get? by BB King, When the Lights Go Out by Willie Dixon and Rack 'em Up by Bruce McCabe.

Performing: Rick "Conrad" Bates, lead guitar, harp and vocals, teaches education at SUNY Potsdam. Jonathan Hunkins, drums, and Chip Lamson, keyboard and vocals, teach music in Massena. Amalio Pratti, bass, vocals.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Big Random

The world premiere of The Big Random opened Wednesday night at Vermont Stage to an enthusiastic response. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng made the trip to...  Go to full article

Preview: Crane's 71st Annual Spring Concert

The Crane Chorus and Symphony Orchestra perform Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem Saturday night in Hosmer Hall. Todd Moe talks with guest conductor Joel Revzen.  Go to full article

Preview: NTD's A Profile of a Deaf Peddler

The National Theatre of the Deaf presents A Profile of a Deaf Peddler tonight at St. Lawrence University. The one-act play provides a window into deaf culture. Todd...  Go to full article

The Quintessential Mozart

Todd Moe talks with Orchestra of Northern New York conductor Kenneth Andrews about this Sunday afternoon's concert, entitled Vienna After Dark - the Quintessential...  Go to full article

Potsdam Brass Quintet Releases New CD

The Potsdam Brass Quintet's newest cd, The Art of Brass, pays tribute to North Country composer Art Frackenpohl. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Dybbuk at Syracuse Stage

The Hasidic folk-tale The Dybbuk is currently running at Syracuse Stage. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended last Sunday's matinee and has this review.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Lake Wobegone Summer 1956, Garrison Keillor

This is the latest installment in the saga from the fictional Minnesota hamlet; the narrator is Gary, a libidinous, iconoclastic 14-year-old. As you might expect from...  Go to full article

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