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"Crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus," watercolor. Artist: Judith Utter. This work will be on display at the Remington Arts Festival in Canton, NY on September 27.
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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

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Arts & Culture
Sep 1, 2014 — The process of becoming a man isn't always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.
Sep 1, 2014 — Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year's box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.
Sep 1, 2014 — NPR's Madhulika Sikka profiles Cumming, the author of thoughtful spy sagas like A Colder War. Cumming's books provide plenty of action, but also grapple with the moral quandaries of espionage.
Sep 1, 2014 — MK Asante reads a poem composed for Morning Edition titled, "In Summer." The Baltimore-based writer says it is in tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African-American poet.
Sep 1, 2014 — And, author Kwei Quartey adds, "The police may not find you for a little while." That's why he chose to set his second Detective Inspector Dawson book in Ghana's capital.

Preview: Ottawa Int'l Chamber Music Festival

Todd Moe talks with Julian Armour, Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, one of Canada's major cultural events. Crowds are lining up at venues throughout Ottawa this week to hear some of the world's best chamber and classical musicians.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Godspell

A lively production of GODSPELL is winding up the season at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester; it runs until August 10. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was clapping along at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Twelfth Night at Pendragon Theatre

Shakespeare's Twelfth Noght is now up and running in repertory through August at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Camping With Henry and Tom

Connie Meng has a review of Camping With Henry and Tom at the Depot Theatre in Westport.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Annie at St. Lawrence Satge

Annie has settled in for a four-week run at the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng has our review.  Go to full article

Preview: Dan Berggren in Concert

Adirondack musician Dan Berggren will be in concert tonight at the Newcomb Visitor Interpretation Center with songs from his newest cd One with the Water. He'll also...  Go to full article

Music in the Hills: The Seagle Music Colony

For 87 years, the Seagle Music Colony in the eastern Adirondacks has offered talented young singers a secluded summer haven to polish their skills. The seven-week music camp...  Go to full article

People: Darren K. Woods

The Director of a summer music training camp is drawing on his own experiences as an opera singer to run it. Since 1995, Darren K. Woods has been General and Artistic...  Go to full article

Commentary: Books and the Internet

Interest in the Internet as a way to publich and read books is growing steadily. It's an issue that is regularly addressed in newspapers, trade journals and on the Internet...  Go to full article
<i>Aurora Borealis</i> watercolor © Rollin V. Hanson. Used by permission.

Two compositions by Augusta Cecconi-Bates

The work of Tug Hill composer Augusta Cecconi-Bates explores the textures and seasons of the North Country in general and the Tug Hill Plateau in particular.
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