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Apr 18, 2014 — From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.
Apr 18, 2014 — A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.
Apr 18, 2014 — The chatty Sundance show The Writers' Room sheds a little light on how some of TV's more popular shows are brought into being.
Apr 18, 2014 — Also: Exiled Romanian poet Nina Cassian has died; the real title of Hillary Clinton's forthcoming memoir; Gary Shteyngart retires from book blurbing.
Apr 18, 2014 — Joan Chase's 1983 debut During the Reign of the Queen of Persia is a careful, layered account of a troubled family in rural 1950s Ohio, narrated by a quasi-Greek chorus of daughters and cousins.

Grasse River Players Offer Dinner Theater in Canton

Three unlikely heroes help a family avert calamity in the Grasse River Players' dinner theatre production of "My Three Angels." Todd Moe talks with Art Johnson, one of the actors in the upcoming production.  Go to full article

ONNY Performs Baroque This Weekend

Todd Moe talks with Orchestra of Northern New York Music Director Ken Andrews about the group's annual winter Baroque concert this weekend in Malone and Canton.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Medicine River by Thomas King

As tonight's guest author Thomas King puts it, "tragedy is the topic, comedy is the strategy." This is a tale of Native America--laugh-out-loud funny, as well as "precise and elegant" as the New York Times reviewer wrote. Tom King is one of the most important humorous literary voices on the American landscape, and writes compellingly about life as an Indian in the day-to-day world of the late 20th and current century.  Go to full article

Ottawa Chamber Music Series Celebrates Women Composers

A weekend chamber music series in Ottawa celebrates music by women composers. Todd Moe talks with Janet Danielson, chair of the Association of Canadian Women Composers, who...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Vermont Stage's Waiting for Godot at FlynnSpace in Burlington

Waiting for Godot is being given a solid production at Vermont Stage in Burlington. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening and has this review.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Betrayal at Syracuse Stage

Harold Pinter's Betrayal is the current production at Syracuse Stage. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng drove down for a matinee and has this review.  Go to full article

People: Mike Coffey?On Poetry and Language

Our literacy series continues as poet Michael Coffey reads his poem "Marie" and talks about language. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Vinci at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Vinci, a new play about the mother of Leonardo daVinci, opened January 10 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was there and has...  Go to full article

People: Naturalist Ed Kanze, on the Australia Bush Fires

Martha Foley talks with naturalist Ed Kanze, author of the book "Kangaroo Dreaming," about massive fires burning in New South Wales, Australia. The country has a long...  Go to full article

The Alexander String Quartet at St. Lawrence University

Chamber music and talk with the Alexander String Quartet, from a visit to our studios last fall. The quartet played a little Mozart and Shostakovich for Todd Moe when they...  Go to full article

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