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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 — 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 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.
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.

Song: Solo trumpet improvisation by Jasek Manzano

21-year-old Cuban jazz trumpeter Jasek Manzano was in the North Country on his first trip ever to the United States and stopped into the NCPR studio on February 26, 2002. He's looking to fulfill a dream of studying music at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: When We Were Singing at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

When We Were Singing is delighting audiences at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening and has this review.  Go to full article
Joel Lipton with his Pellegrina viola

Ergonomics and Music

Todd Moe chats with violist Joel Lipton about his Pellegrina, an asymmetrical viola, designed to help prevent the onslaught of professionally related problems in the neck, shoulders and arms for violists. Lipton is guest artist at the Crane School of Music Saturday night.  Go to full article
Chris Shaw chats with students at Potsdam's Lawrence Elementary School

Musical Tribute to September 11 Victims

Potsdam 4th graders team up with Adirondack troubadour Chris Shaw for a musical tribute to the victims of September 11th. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Fiddle Star Mark O'Connor in Concert Saturday Night in Potsdam

Todd Moe chats with violin and fiddle superstar Mark O'Connor for a preview of his solo recital Saturday night at Hosmer Concert Hall at the Crane School of Music.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulsen

Guest Gary Paulsen is one of the most popular writers for the young adult audience. In this recent work about his entry into the most challenging dog sled race, he tells a...  Go to full article

Grasse River Players Offer Dinner Theater in Canton

Three unlikely heroes help a family avert calamity in the Grasse River Players' dinner theatre production of "My Three Angels." Todd Moe talks with Art Johnson, one of the...  Go to full article

ONNY Performs Baroque This Weekend

Todd Moe talks with Orchestra of Northern New York Music Director Ken Andrews about the group's annual winter Baroque concert this weekend in Malone and Canton.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Medicine River by Thomas King

As tonight's guest author Thomas King puts it, "tragedy is the topic, comedy is the strategy." This is a tale of Native America--laugh-out-loud funny, as well as "precise and...  Go to full article

Ottawa Chamber Music Series Celebrates Women Composers

A weekend chamber music series in Ottawa celebrates music by women composers. Todd Moe talks with Janet Danielson, chair of the Association of Canadian Women Composers, who...  Go to full article

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