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Cast of "Harvey" (l to r): Cassidy Dermott, Leslie Dame, Josie Good and John Liebetrau as Elwood. "Harvey" by Mary Chase opens tonight with a performance at 8 pm at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake.
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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 1, 2014 — Tinkering School Founder Gever Tulley says that when kids are given sharp tools and matches, their imaginations take off and they become better problem-solvers.
Aug 1, 2014 — Journalist Jennifer Senior says the goal of raising happy children is so elusive it has put modern, middle-class parents into a panic. She says there's no right way to parent.
Aug 1, 2014 — Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay was raised by the state. He talks about the empty space where his family should have been.
Aug 1, 2014 — Writer Andrew Solomon dives into his childhood to describe moments of great adversity, and how they helped him build identity.
Aug 1, 2014 — Also: Hilton Als on Flannery O'Connor; Stephen Burt on poetry.
Gary Randorf on Round Pond
Gary Randorf on Round Pond

Profile: Photographer & Conservationist Gary Randorf

Autumn color is peaking in the Adirondacks. That means hundreds of photographers are out in the field, searching for that perfect chemistry of light and landscape. Gary Randorf is one of the region's veteran photographers. His new book is called The Adirondacks: Wild Island of Hope. Brian Mann has this profile.  Go to full article
Matt Bullwinkel, accordion, and Beth Robinson, 'cello, of <i>Piquant</i> in the NCPR studio.

Piquant Warms up the North Country with Spicy Latin Dance Tunes

The Potsdam ensemble Piquant joins Todd Moe in the studio for some Latin dance music: tango, waltz and rhumba! They're on a quest to promote ballroom dancing in the North Country. Get your dancing shoes on and join us!  Go to full article

Mr. Music: St. Lawrence University Celebrates the Music of Richard Rodgers

St. Lawrence University's semester-long tribute to the life of composer Richard Rodgers, includes the screening of the film Evergreen this Sunday afternoon, lectures and an old-time radio show. Todd Moe talks with Dr. Barbara Phillips-Farley, who's coordinating the music department's tribute to Rodgers.  Go to full article
Alexander String Quartet

Music in the Classroom and in the Wild: The Alexander String Quartet

The Alexander String Quartet, artists in residence at St. Lawrence University, will give a public performance Thursday night at 7:30 in Gulick Theatre on campus. The group's...  Go to full article

Orchestra Fall Concert Features Gypsy Violin

The Orchestra of Northern New York opens its fourteenth season this weekend with two performances of "Gypsy Night Fire." We'll talk with Music Director Ken Andrews.  Go to full article

Preview: Orchestra of Northern New York's Fall Concert

The Orchestra of Northern New York's fall concert is tomorrow night in Potsdam and Sunday night in Brockville. It's a musical reflection on the events of the past year. ...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: One-Act Plays at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

The Governor of the Dew and The Velvet Devil, two one-act plays, are playing in the Studio at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through October 5. Resident...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: M. Butterfly at Syracuse Stage

The award-winning play M. Butterfly is running to full houses at Syracuse Stage. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent matinee and has this review....  Go to full article

Preview: Red Grammer's Concert for Families

Red Grammer is one of the most sought-after children's performers in the nation. With numerous appearances on television and radio, Red has the unique talent for delighting...  Go to full article

A Summer Camp Where The Play Is Music

Summer camp season is over for another year. Thousands of kids visited the north country, learning about the outdoors--about literature--about computers. At the Adirondack...  Go to full article

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