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"Gardener," oil on canvas. Artist: John Stanford. If you are interested in John's work ,you can reach him via email: john@yukagraphics.com
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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 18, 2014 — Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday. It would be hard to overstate the importance of his novels, but author Gustavo Arellano recommends getting to know him in a different medium.
Apr 18, 2014 — With a big comics convention in Washington, D.C., this weekend, NPR's Ailsa Chang asked some costumed enthusiasts for suggestions on how to help the folks inside the Capitol.
Apr 18, 2014 — The port town of Bayonne in France's Basque region is known for its colorful food and culture. And since 1464, its residents have celebrated the remarkable, local cured ham at the springtime Ham Fair.
Apr 18, 2014 — Bob Mondello reviews the new Fading Gigolo, a surprisingly sweet dramedy in which John Turturro plays the gigolo, Woody Allen plays his pimp, and things don't go nearly as wrong as they could.
Apr 18, 2014 — Every so often an arthouse director dips a toe into the horror genre and you realize vampires and space aliens are subjects too rich to be the property of schlockmeisters, says critic David Edelstein.

Redaers & Writers: Mirth of a Nation: The Best Contemporary Humor, Michael J. Rosen, editor

This is the best and most comprehensive sample of contemporary humorous writing. Guest Michael Rosen has included well-known as well as emerging voices--but all are at the top of their game. As one reviewer said, "don't drink milk while reading!" The anthology includes edgy, slightly naughty pieces along with family fare. (One local teenager I know carried this around with him until it was dogeared and totally digested. --ER)  Go to full article

Keepers of the Eastern Door: Mohawk Singers and Dancers

Last week, a group of Mohawk singers and dancers performed at SUNY Plattsburgh. The Keepers of the Eastern Door come from Kahnawake, a small town in Quebec on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. Their performance mingles tradition with the dancers' personal styles. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Quartet in D minor 3rd movement, Mozart and Quartet No. 3, 2nd movement, Shostakovich, performed by the Alexander String Quartet

The Alexander String Quartet has been an regular annual visitor to St. Lawrence University to perform and teach. They crowded into the NCPR studio on October 1, 2001.

The Alexander String Quartet: Ge-Fang Yang, first violin; Frederick Lifsitz, second violin; Paul Yarbrough, viola; Sandy Wilson, cello.  Go to full article

Two songs by The Keepers of the Eastern Door Mohawk Singers and Dancers

Brian Mann recorded the Keepers of the Eastern Door at SUNY Plattsburgh during a September 2001 performance. They are Mohawk singers and dancers from Kahnawake in Quebec on...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: An Enemy of the People at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People is the season opener at the National Arts Centre's English Theatre. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night...  Go to full article

Shared Voices: Young Writers Gather on Upper Saranac Lake

Brian Mann attends a conference for young writers and poets on Upper Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

Visitors: Al-Haji Papa Susso, Mandinka Griot and Kora Player

An interview and in-studio performance from a West African Griot and master Kora player. Al-Haji Papa Susso will perform this weekend in Canton and Potsdam. David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

People: Rockwell Blake, Tenor

Joel Hurd profiles Rockwell Blake, one of the most renowned tenors in the world and a Plattsburgh native.  Go to full article

Three Gambian songs performed by Al-Haji Papa Susso

Al-Haji Papa Susso is a griot and master kora player from Gambia, now living in the Bronx and visiting the North Country to teach and perform. Griot is a word of French...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Quarry at 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

Quarry, now running at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, is a twisty new who-done-it. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent matinee and has...  Go to full article

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