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"Satan descends to earth," illustration #12, Paradise Lost. Artist: Gustav Doré. The exhibit "Gustave Doré: Master of Imagination" is on display at the National Gallery in Ottawa through September 14
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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

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Aug 22, 2014 — The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
Aug 22, 2014 — Katy Simpson Smith's novel, set during the American Revolution, was inspired by her research on mothers in the South. "Death was sort of the specter that haunted every aspect of life," she says.
Aug 22, 2014 — The 71-year-old German filmmaker made daring movies in the 1970s that pushed viewers into unsettling mental spaces. The tremendous boxed set Herzog: The Collection highlights his authentic style.
Aug 22, 2014 — At our very first New York live show, we talk about the things we loved this summer and the things we're looking forward to in the fall. And, of course, we get to what's making us happy this week.
Aug 22, 2014 — Also: How to tell you're in a Balzac novel; Ernest Hemingway's letters.

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 their 35-minute set: How Blue Can You Get? by BB King, When the Lights Go Out by Willie Dixon and Rack 'em Up by Bruce McCabe.

Performing: Rick "Conrad" Bates, lead guitar, harp and vocals, teaches education at SUNY Potsdam. Jonathan Hunkins, drums, and Chip Lamson, keyboard and vocals, teach music in Massena. Amalio Pratti, bass, vocals.  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 FlynnSpace in Burlington and has this review.  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

Preview: NTD's A Profile of a Deaf Peddler

The National Theatre of the Deaf presents A Profile of a Deaf Peddler tonight at St. Lawrence University. The one-act play provides a window into deaf culture. Todd...  Go to full article

The Quintessential Mozart

Todd Moe talks with Orchestra of Northern New York conductor Kenneth Andrews about this Sunday afternoon's concert, entitled Vienna After Dark - the Quintessential...  Go to full article

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...  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

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