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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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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.
Hollis Easter (right) plays whistle and flute; Susie Petrov plays piano.
Hollis Easter (right) plays whistle and flute; Susie Petrov plays piano.

Irish Polka medley and Donegal Lasses performed by Hollis Easter and Susie Petrov

Hollis Easter of Potsdam recorded these duets of himself and Susie Petrov, his friend and teacher, in May 2002 in Lang Concert Hall at Swarthmore College, where he studies music and computer science. The songs in the polka medley are Riding on A Load of Hay, Jack the Bridge and Salmon Tailing Up the River.  Go to full article
Joanne Shenandoah

Preview: Joanne Shenandoah Concert in Norwood

Todd Moe chats with award-winning Native American musician Joanne Shenandoah. She'll be at the Norwood Village Green for a concert tonight at 7 o'clock.  Go to full article

A Filmmaker's Take On September 11th: Letting People Speak for Themselves

The third annual Lake Placid Film Forum closed Sunday evening. The festival's top award went to a Canadian film called Fast Runner, an epic about an Inuit family in the arctic. The top documentary prize went to Photos to Send, a look at the work of photographer Dorothea Lange. Winning the Festival's special Honorable Mention category was a movie that's not quite a movie. September 11: Response is described by its creators as a visual archive of what New Yorkers experienced on that day. Brian Mann's story about the work includes strong and graphic language.  Go to full article

Preview: Adirondack Music Festival

The Adirondack Music Festival takes place at the Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center this Sunday, June 9th. The line-up includes performances by Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn...  Go to full article

Celebrating the RV Lifestyle

This summer, the North Country will see the usual fleet of RVs. Massive Airstreams and Winnebagos, pop-up Coleman tent trailers and Volkswagen sleeper vans will fill local...  Go to full article

Director Jay Craven on Teens in Film

Martha Foley talks with film director Jay Craven about giving young people a start in film. Craven's credits include "Where Rivers Flow North" and "The Spitfire Grill". ...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Dinner With Friends

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Dinner With Friends is the opening production of Pendragon Theatre's season. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was in Saranac Lake...  Go to full article

Fife and Drum Corps Music

At Memorial Day ceremonies yesterday at Fort Ticonderoga, the fife and drum corps also honored the soldiers of France and Britain buried at the site. They performed Le...  Go to full article

Book: Collateral Language, A User's Guide to America's New War

Martha Foley talks with John Collins and Ross Glover, two St. Lawrence University professors, who are editors of a new book that examines the meanings of post September 11th...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Goodbye Piccadilly at 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque is kicking off its season with the world premiere of Goodbye Piccadilly by Douglas Bowie. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng took...  Go to full article

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