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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

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.

Theatre Review: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Pengragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opened at Pendragon Theatre Wednesday night. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was there and has this review.  Go to full article
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Winners of TAUNY's 3rd Annual Borderland Fiddling Festival

Fiddling contest judge Tim Woodbridge explains how the contest works and demonstrates a variety of fiddling and song styles. He is followed by the winning contestants in order:
Rebecca Koehler, 1st: Open
Tom Wilkinson, 2nd: Open
Gerry Smith, 3rd: Open
Andrew Clark, 1st: Senior
Luc Richard, 1st: Junior
Marie Anne Richard, 1st: Youth  Go to full article

Third Borderland Fiddling Festival Saturday in Canton

TAUNY's annual Borderland Fiddling Festival takes place tomorrow at St. Lawrence University. This year's event includes workshops, a fiddling contest and a concert with Canadian Grand Champion Fiddler Pierre Schryer.  Go to full article

Visitors: Composer Thomas Albert and Son, Violinist Matthew Albert Come To Crane Festival of New Music

The Crane School of Music hosts its annual Festival of New Music with a guest composer and one of the most exciting young ensembles performing today--eighth blackbird....  Go to full article

Challenging the Assumption "Growth is Good"

It's generally accepted that economic growth is good. David Sommerstein talks with a biologist who challenges that notion: Brian Czech, author of Shoveling Fuel for a...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Last Refuge of Scoundrels: A Revolutionary Novel by Paul Lussier

Guest: Paul Lussier. Last Refuge of Scoundrels: A Revolutionary Novel is a new work of fiction described as "an audacious tale of the American Revolution from the...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Brighton Beach Memoires at Syracuse Stage

Brighton Beach Memoires, the first play in Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy, gets a solid production at Syracuse Stage. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng...  Go to full article

Living North Country: A Talk with the Editors

Martha Foley talks with editors Neal Burdick and Natalia Singer about their new book, Living North Country: Essays on Life and Landscape in Northern New York.  Go to full article

Faure Requiem performed in Memory of September 11 Victims

This evening at seven, North Country Public Radio presents a performance by musicians from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, recorded three weeks ago as part of a...  Go to full article

Shenandoah Shakespeare Express Returns to Canton

The Shenandoah Shakespeare Express: members of the troupe join Todd Moe in the studio for a fresh approach to the works of William Shakespeare. The company is visiting St....  Go to full article

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