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"Satan descends to earth," illustration #12, Paradise Lost. Artist: Gustav Doré. The exhibit "Gustave Doré: Master of Imagination" is on display at the National Gallery in Ottawa through September 14
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Spring Haiku Challenge

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Today's Arts Events

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Aug 22, 2014 — The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
Aug 22, 2014 — Katy Simpson Smith's novel, set during the American Revolution, was inspired by her research on mothers in the South. "Death was sort of the specter that haunted every aspect of life," she says.
Aug 22, 2014 — The 71-year-old German filmmaker made daring movies in the 1970s that pushed viewers into unsettling mental spaces. The tremendous boxed set Herzog: The Collection highlights his authentic style.
Aug 22, 2014 — At our very first New York live show, we talk about the things we loved this summer and the things we're looking forward to in the fall. And, of course, we get to what's making us happy this week.
Aug 22, 2014 — Also: How to tell you're in a Balzac novel; Ernest Hemingway's letters.
<i>Aurora Borealis</i> watercolor © Rollin V. Hanson. Used by permission.
Aurora Borealis 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.

Aurora Borealis, from Essences of the North Country. Poem © Mark L. Pierce; read by Edwin J. Schroll. Music © A. Cecconi-Bates, performed by members of the Utica Symphony under the direction of Charles Schneider. Used by permission.

Tug Hill Snows from Tug Hill Suite. Poem by A. Cecconi-Bates. Music © A. Cecconi-Bates, performed by members of the Utica Symphony under the direction of Charles Schneider. Used by permission.  Go to full article

Preview: Peter Yarrow in Concert Sunday night in Saranac Lake

Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, performs a benefit concert for the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Sunday night at the Saranac Lake High School Theatre. Todd Moe talks with Yarrow about folk music, world peace and his newest project called Operation Respect.  Go to full article

Preview: Jazz and Art in Morristown

The Village of Morristown is combining the best in art and music this weekend with its Jazz and Arts Festival Saturday from noon to 8 pm. Morristown town historian Lorraine Bogardus says a full slate of regional jazz performers and lecturers is planned, along with displays from local artists and artisans.  Go to full article

New St. Lawrence County Arts Directory

The St. Lawrence County Arts Council is producing a directory that will represent local artists, arts organizations and related businesses throughout the country. Martha...  Go to full article

The American Freedom Trail: An Adirondack Correction?

Brian Mann talks with Dr. Milton Sernett, author of North Star Country, Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom. It's a closer look at the...  Go to full article

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...  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...  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...  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

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