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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

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
Jul 30, 2014 — Is Comic-Con as overwhelming as you've heard? Well ... yes and no. Mostly yes. But on the other hand, it's also completely fascinating, even to nervous first-timers.
Jul 30, 2014 — Also: Rand Paul plans to come out with a book in 2015; Jesse Ventura was awarded almost $2 million in a defamation suit.
Jul 30, 2014 — Author Christiane Dorion distills complex scientific concepts into bite-sized explanations. "You can teach anything to children if you pitch it at the right level and use the right words," she says.
Jul 30, 2014 — Amy Bloom's new novel follows two half-sisters from a disastrous stint in 1920s Hollywood, to happiness with an unexpected, impromptu family group in the disruptive years around World War II.
Jul 29, 2014 — Ari Shapiro talks with first-time novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya about her book, Panic in a Suitcase.

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 Potsdam:
Waltz No. 1 in E minor, Gilbert Biberian
Waltz No. 2 in A minor, Gilbert Biberian

The Crane Guitar Ensemble: Brian Billings, Liverpool NY; Eli Drake, Malone NY; Eric DeVito, Northport NY; Mark DeMott, Rochester NY.  Go to full article

Crane Guitar Ensemble

Ear-dazzling compositions for the guitar and a preview of the Crane Guitar Ensemble's concert tonight in Potsdam.  Go to full article

Four Wings and a Prayer, Sue Halpern

North Creek author Sue Halpern reads from her book about monarch butterflies, called Four Wings And A Prayer.  Go to full article
SUNY Potsdam's men's acapella group, The Pointercounts.

Acapella Jam at SUNY Potsdam

Acapella music collegiate-style with the Potsdam Pointercounts. The men's vocal ensemble from SUNY Potsdam hosts its 9th annual Acapella Jam this Saturday night in Snell...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Vermont Stage's Our Town at FlynnSpace in Burlington

A terrific production of the American classic Our Town has opened at Vermont Stage. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening and has this review.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Writers' Block Party: An Audio Magazine

Our guest is Amy Krouse Rosenthal, editor of a breakthrough publishing venture which might best be described as a compact disc marinated overnight in a magazine, a radio...  Go to full article

Ice Sculptor Tim Linhart: Pachabel on Ice

Ice and snow sculpting are signature components of a North Country winter. The ice palace in Saranac Lake, the snow sculpting competition in St. Regis Falls make the best of...  Go to full article

Fourth Graders Singing the Blues

The Don Washington Blues Band along with fourth graders from Kennedy Elementary School in Ogdensburg performs an original blues tune that the students wrote and recorded for...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Present Laughter at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Noel Coward's Present Laughter, a co-production of the National Arts Centre and Citadel Theatre of Edmonton, opened February 8 in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic...  Go to full article

People: Sandra Steingraber, Author of Living Downstream

David Sommerstein talks with biologist and author Sandra Steingraber. She's spent more than two decades linking rising cancer rates to pollution in our air, our water, and...  Go to full article

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