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"Crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus," watercolor. Artist: Judith Utter. This work will be on display at the Remington Arts Festival in Canton, NY on September 27.
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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
Sep 1, 2014 — The process of becoming a man isn't always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.
Sep 1, 2014 — Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year's box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.
Sep 1, 2014 — NPR's Madhulika Sikka profiles Cumming, the author of thoughtful spy sagas like A Colder War. Cumming's books provide plenty of action, but also grapple with the moral quandaries of espionage.
Sep 1, 2014 — MK Asante reads a poem composed for Morning Edition titled, "In Summer." The Baltimore-based writer says it is in tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African-American poet.
Sep 1, 2014 — And, author Kwei Quartey adds, "The police may not find you for a little while." That's why he chose to set his second Detective Inspector Dawson book in Ghana's capital.

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 elegant" as the New York Times reviewer wrote. Tom King is one of the most important humorous literary voices on the American landscape, and writes compellingly about life as an Indian in the day-to-day world of the late 20th and current century.  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 says this weekend's festival celebrates music by women from the past 900 years.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Vermont Stage's Waiting for Godot at FlynnSpace in Burlington

Waiting for Godot is being given a solid production at Vermont Stage in Burlington. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening and has this review.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Betrayal at Syracuse Stage

Harold Pinter's Betrayal is the current production at Syracuse Stage. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng drove down for a matinee and has this review.  Go to full article

People: Mike Coffey?On Poetry and Language

Our literacy series continues as poet Michael Coffey reads his poem "Marie" and talks about language. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Vinci at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Vinci, a new play about the mother of Leonardo daVinci, opened January 10 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was there and has...  Go to full article

People: Naturalist Ed Kanze, on the Australia Bush Fires

Martha Foley talks with naturalist Ed Kanze, author of the book "Kangaroo Dreaming," about massive fires burning in New South Wales, Australia. The country has a long...  Go to full article

The Alexander String Quartet at St. Lawrence University

Chamber music and talk with the Alexander String Quartet, from a visit to our studios last fall. The quartet played a little Mozart and Shostakovich for Todd Moe when they...  Go to full article

National String Project Starts the Music

The National String Project at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam is giving a head start to a new generation of string players and teachers. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Adirondack Youth Orchestra to Start New Season

Since 1985, the Adirondack Youth Orchestra has provided an opportunity for area youth to enhance their music education. Based at Plattsburgh State University, the orchestra...  Go to full article

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