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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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Jul 28, 2014 — Also: an excerpt of Haruki Murakami's new book; notable books coming out this week.
Jul 27, 2014 — In the Land of Love and Drowning, the islands are a magical setting for three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.
Jul 27, 2014 — The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.
Jul 27, 2014 — Philby was one of the 20th century's most legendary spies. NPR's Arun Rath talks with author Ben Macintyre about his new book, A Spy Among Friends, and the boozy secret to Philby's success.
Jul 27, 2014 — An experiment at a new production of Carmen has many wondering how technology will affect operagoers' experience. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kim Witman, director of the Wolf Trap Opera.

Theatre Review: Always... Patsy Cline

Always... Patsy Cline has the audience clapping along at the Depot Theatre in Westport. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the Sunday matinee and has this review. The show runs through July 21.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers Summer Reading Call-in

Readers and Writers on the Air's Ellen Rocco is joined by guest host Jill Breit from Traditional Arts in Upstate New York to talk with callers about their favorite summer reading for 2002.  Go to full article

Preview: Jazz Vocalist Laurel Masse returns to the North Country

Grammy winner and founding member of the Manhattan Transfer, Laurel Masse, visits the North Country this weekend for three concerts. Todd Moe chats with Laurel about jazz and her concert tour this summer.  Go to full article

The American Dream in Russia's Wild Frontier

Martha Foley talks with Alexander Blakely, author of Siberia Bound. Blakely is a Minnesota-native who's written a book about using his entrepreneurial skills in...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Wrong for Each Other

The Norm Foster comedy WRONG FOR EACH OTHER is the opening production at the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the...  Go to full article

A Fife Tune From the Colonial Era

Listen to Gregory Veens rendition of Free America on the fife.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Arsenic and Old Lace

Connie Meng attended a production of the comedy classic Arsenic and Old Lace at the Depot Theatre in Westport, NY and has this review.  Go to full article

Preview: Solo Piano Recital in Malone

Pianist Sarah Lafleur returns to Malone, her hometown, for a benefit solo recital Friday night. The concert, which will include music by Brahms, Chopin and Mozart, will be...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Tartuffe at Pengragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

Pendragon Theatre's production of Tartuffe has some hilarious moments. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was in Saranac Lake for the opening night.  Go to full article
Soprano soloist Mary Grace Gordon

Preview: Sunset on Broadway Tonight in Potsdam

Tonight's Summer Pops Concert by the Orchestra of Northern New York in Potsdam (7 pm) features Broadway favorites and a tribute to the Fourth of July. Todd Moe chats with...  Go to full article

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