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Spring Haiku Challenge

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Today's Arts Events

Arts & Culture
Apr 24, 2014Who Is Dayani Cristal?, a documentary narrated by actor Gael Garcia Bernal, examines the journey that costs many migrants to the United States their lives.
Apr 24, 2014 — The revenge drama Blue Ruin demonstrates that the famous dish, often served more cool than cold, can sometimes be more dangerous in the hands of the sincere but inept.
Apr 24, 2014 — The office has long been seen as a symbol of boredom: It's a killer of spirits, a destroyer of spontaneity. But reviewer Rosecrans Baldwin says a new book brings out its entertaining side.
Apr 24, 2014 — With intricately composed photographs, designer Dinah Fried puts readers at the table for 50 of her favorite literary spreads. Her new book is called Fictitious Dishes.
Apr 24, 2014 — 'Brick Mansions,' a completely inessential remake of the French film District B13, follows a war of good guys and gangsters up and down the walls of a hypothetical Detroit under siege.

The Life and Music of Elsa Hilger

Todd Moe chats with 97-year-old Elsa Hilger, the first woman hired full-time by a major symphony orchestra. She also shared her music with the rich and famous, including Albert Einstein.  Go to full article

The House of Image Gallery: Creating a Crossroads for the Arts

Todd Moe visits the House of Image Gallery—a new art and craft gallery in Potsdam.

See work from the current and previous exhibitions at the House of Image Gallery at the link below.  Go to full article

It's a Radio Bob Christmas!

Michael Farley and Friends graced the Radio Bob Show, December 19, 2001 and played two holiday songs: Christmas Island and Toyland.

Michael Farley: saxophone, ukulele, vocals; Barbara Phillips-Farley: piano, vocals; James Seymour Phillips-Farley: viola; Alex Jenseth: double bass; Matt Burr: slit drum  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Twelfth Night at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night has opened for a holiday season run at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was there and has this...  Go to full article

Not Your Father's Shakespeare: Shenandoah Shakespeare Express

We revisit the Shenandoah Shakespeare Express--members of the troupe joined Todd Moe in the studio for a fresh approach to the works of William Shakespeare.  Go to full article

Book review: "John and Tom"

Jill Breit has a review of the children's picture book, John and Tom, published by the Vermont Folklife Center. She calls it an uplifting story of loyalty and trust.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Oliver at Syracuse Stage

Oliver, now running at Syracuse Stage, is a good choice for a family holiday outing. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng drove down for a Sunday matinee and has this...  Go to full article

Concert: Crane 2001 Candlelight Concert

Featuring the Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Gordon & Christopher Lanz. This concert of holiday music was recorded during rehearsal and live...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Drawer Boy at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

The Drawer Boy, currently running at the National Arts Centre, is a "must see" production. Resident theatre critic was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
Artwork by cast member Stephanie Horowitz, inspired by Wachtmeister's <i>The Flutist</i>.

Crane Opera Ensemble Adapts Mozart's The Magic Flute

The Crane Opera Ensemble presents its adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute this weekend. It's called Eine Kleine Magic Flute--A Little Magic Flute.  Go to full article

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