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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
Aug 21, 2014 — In his first graphic novel, Jules Feiffer, 85, has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard boiled novels and B movies of his youth. Maureen Corrigan says it's "a mulligan stew of murder and desire."
Aug 21, 2014 — A new comedy begins to experiment with power grabs as a way to soothe insecurities, but it's totally uninterested in the satire the material is begging to deliver.
Aug 21, 2014 — These TED talks will remind you of the special connections a family shares.
Aug 21, 2014 — Dr. Brian Goldman answers your questions on medicine, making mistakes, and how the entire medical system can benefit and learn from being wrong.
Aug 21, 2014 — Also: Italian novelist Elena Ferrante gives a rare interview; the history of Arabic noir.

People: Alexei Boulokhov, Our Man in Cannes

A St. Lawrence University student begins his summer travels with an internship at the Cannes Film Festival. Alexei Boulokhov, who was born in Russia, also plans to spend the summer traveling through eastern Europe and visiting family in Russia before returning for his final year at St. Lawrence. He's been awarded a fellowship to work on a documentary video in Europe that will focus on gay teens. Todd Moe spoke with Alexei about his summer trek and the Cannes Film Festival.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Indian Ink

The National Arts Centre's English Theatre is closing out its season with the Canadian premiere of Tom Stoppard's latest play, Indian Ink. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Preview: Rumors

The Grasse River Players' spring production of Neil Simon's Rumors, a comedy romp with a touch of mystery, opens Thursday night at SUNY Canton's new Kingston Theatre. Todd Moe talks with NCPR's Shelly Pike, a cast member in the Canton community theatre production.  Go to full article
Members of the Cabaret production staff pose in front of one of the giant murals designed by Amy Swartele, assistant professor of art.

Preview: Cabaret

SUNY Potsdam presents the musical Cabaret. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article

Big Kiss: One Actor's Desperate Attempt to Claw His Way to the Middle, by Henry Alford

You're gonna love this guy and his hilarious romp through the bizarre world of the struggling NYC actor--complete with horrible headshots, gleefully sadistic acting teachers,...  Go to full article

Review: Cirque du Soleil

Connie Meng talks about the World Premiere of the latest Cirque du Soleil creation in Montreal. It's a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment.  Go to full article

People: Shelburne Museum's Impressionist Pioneers

Brian Mann talks with Henry Joyce, chief curator at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. It's a conversation about the Webb-Havermeyer family -- a North Country dynasty that...  Go to full article

Songs: A blues set by the Conrad Story Blues Band

The Conrad Story Blues Band heated up a chilly spring day in the NCPR studio. The regional bluesmen were guests on The Blue Note, April 30, 2002. Here are three tracks from...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Big Random

The world premiere of The Big Random opened Wednesday night at Vermont Stage to an enthusiastic response. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng made the trip to...  Go to full article

Preview: Crane's 71st Annual Spring Concert

The Crane Chorus and Symphony Orchestra perform Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem Saturday night in Hosmer Hall. Todd Moe talks with guest conductor Joel Revzen.  Go to full article

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