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"Main Street Stairway," photograph. Artist: Barry Lobdell. This work is part of a new exhibit, "12983: Exploring Saranac Lake," opening August 1 at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake with a reception from 5-7 pm
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Spring Haiku Challenge

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Arts & Culture
Jul 30, 2014 — In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
Jul 30, 2014 — From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.
Jul 30, 2014 — Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that's played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?
Jul 31, 2014 — More young adults and teens are swapping sun tanning and sightseeing on vacations for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.
Jul 30, 2014 — Look, of course Sharknado 2 is stupid. That's not the question. The question is whether it still makes a good party game.

Potsdam Brass Quintet Releases New CD

The Potsdam Brass Quintet's newest cd, The Art of Brass, pays tribute to North Country composer Art Frackenpohl. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Dybbuk at Syracuse Stage

The Hasidic folk-tale The Dybbuk is currently running at Syracuse Stage. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended last Sunday's matinee and has this review.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Lake Wobegone Summer 1956, Garrison Keillor

This is the latest installment in the saga from the fictional Minnesota hamlet; the narrator is Gary, a libidinous, iconoclastic 14-year-old. As you might expect from Keillor, the book is poignant, outrageous, mocking--and thoroughly engaging. And, you'll have an opportunity to chat directly with Garrison, who most of you know as the host of A Prairie Home Companion.  Go to full article

"Hot Pstromi": Hot Klezmer

David Sommerstein talks with Yiddish musician and folklorist Yale Strom about klezmer, the music of central and eastern European Jews. Strom and his band, "Hot Pstromi",...  Go to full article

Quebecois Music and Dance in Canton With Entourloupe and Frog Bridge

We preview an afternoon of Quebecois music and celebration. Frog Bridge joins Todd Moe in the studio. The North Country ensemble joins the Quebec-based group "Entourloupe"...  Go to full article
Frog Bridge is Gretchen Koehler (fiddle), Beth Robinson (cello), Matt Bullwinkel (piano & accordion), Bill Case (mandolin)

Traditional and Quebecois dance medlies performed by Frog Bridge

Frog Bridge was in the NCPR Studio April 5, 2002 and recorded these traditional and Quebecois dance medlies:
Big John McNeil/Mason's Apron/Mitten's Breakdown
My...
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Art Auction to Benefit NYC Artists

SUNY-Plattsburgh art students are teaming up to help some New York City artists who lost their studios in the World Trade Center on September 11th. The artists lost their...  Go to full article

Anonymous 4 and Lionheart in Potsdam

A preview of tonight's CPS concert at SUNY Potsdam featuring acapella superstars Anonymous 4 and Lionheart. The concert includes some of the most seductive and intriguing...  Go to full article

Book review: "Adirondack Tales"

In 1970, Adirondack Life magazine printed a book called Adirondack Tales: A Girl Grows Up in the Adirondacks in the 1880s. In it writer and painter Edna West...  Go to full article

Two Biberian waltzes performed by the Crane Guitar Ensemble

The Crane Guitar Ensemble from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam visited the NCPR studio March 27, 2002. They gave this preview of their evening concert in...  Go to full article

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