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Jazz drummer Billy Cobham is performing at "The Egg" Performing Arts Center in Albany Saturday at 8 pm. He revisits his recording "Spectrum," a unique blend of jazz, funk, and rock.
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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 28, 2014 — When you're making plans to become a famous author, just remember that you're going to want health care — especially when 40 rolls around and your body is no longer made of rubber.
Aug 28, 2014 — Israeli director Ari Folman creates a trippy, half-animated film that posits a world where movie studios eventually take over the world, allowing us to consume, literally, our entertainment.
Aug 28, 2014 — What begins as a World War II weepie quickly morphs into a dark story of separation, brutality and parenting that's far from the current nurturing American model.
Aug 28, 2014 — The edgy drama from Glasgow-based director David Mackenzie takes a few convenient plot turns, but remains a violent and fiercely acted picture of life in prison.
Aug 28, 2014 — NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.

Book review: "Adirondack Tales"

In 1970, Adirondack Life magazine printed a book called Adirondack Tales: A Girl Grows Up in the Adirondacks in the 1880s. In it writer and painter Edna West Teall pays tribute to the 170-acre farm in Essex, NY where she spent her childhood. Adirondack Life has reprinted the book with a fresh introduction by author Christine Jerome. Jill Breit has this review.  Go to full article

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

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