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Woodcarver Gerry Holzman at work on a piece. A new exhibit “Never a Dull Moment, Photographs by Daniel Way, M.D. and Barn Windows of Washington County, Woodcarvings by Gerry Holzman” opens August 2 at the Widlund Gallery in the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, NY.
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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 23, 2014 — Veterinarian Vint Virga works with pets and zoo animals on behavior disorders. He talks about how house cats are more fulfilled when they forage for food, and how to show animals affection.
Jul 23, 2014 — To celebrate the 50th anniversary of A Hard Day's Night, a spectacular restoration is in theaters and on DVD. The black-and-white photography of the Beatles is gorgeous, and the movie isn't half bad.
Jul 23, 2014 — Host Michel Martin speaks with the directors of the National Museum of African Art and the National Museum of the American Indian. Both institutions are celebrating important anniversaries this year.
Jul 23, 2014 — Also: a new short story by Zadie Smith; mermaid mythology.
Jul 23, 2014 — Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare's effervescent comic about a flight-suited future teenager is now out in a paperback collection. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky calls it "a high-spirited, often funny ride."

Keepers of the Eastern Door: Mohawk Singers and Dancers

Last week, a group of Mohawk singers and dancers performed at SUNY Plattsburgh. The Keepers of the Eastern Door come from Kahnawake, a small town in Quebec on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. Their performance mingles tradition with the dancers' personal styles. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Quartet in D minor 3rd movement, Mozart and Quartet No. 3, 2nd movement, Shostakovich, performed by the Alexander String Quartet

The Alexander String Quartet has been an regular annual visitor to St. Lawrence University to perform and teach. They crowded into the NCPR studio on October 1, 2001.

The Alexander String Quartet: Ge-Fang Yang, first violin; Frederick Lifsitz, second violin; Paul Yarbrough, viola; Sandy Wilson, cello.  Go to full article

Two songs by The Keepers of the Eastern Door Mohawk Singers and Dancers

Brian Mann recorded the Keepers of the Eastern Door at SUNY Plattsburgh during a September 2001 performance. They are Mohawk singers and dancers from Kahnawake in Quebec on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. They perform Women's Corn Shuffle Dance and Alligator Dance.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: An Enemy of the People at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People is the season opener at the National Arts Centre's English Theatre. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night...  Go to full article

Shared Voices: Young Writers Gather on Upper Saranac Lake

Brian Mann attends a conference for young writers and poets on Upper Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

Visitors: Al-Haji Papa Susso, Mandinka Griot and Kora Player

An interview and in-studio performance from a West African Griot and master Kora player. Al-Haji Papa Susso will perform this weekend in Canton and Potsdam. David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

People: Rockwell Blake, Tenor

Joel Hurd profiles Rockwell Blake, one of the most renowned tenors in the world and a Plattsburgh native.  Go to full article

Three Gambian songs performed by Al-Haji Papa Susso

Al-Haji Papa Susso is a griot and master kora player from Gambia, now living in the Bronx and visiting the North Country to teach and perform. Griot is a word of French...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Quarry at 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

Quarry, now running at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, is a twisty new who-done-it. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent matinee and has...  Go to full article

Authors: Stephen Doheny-Farina, The Grid and the Village

Martha Foley talks with Stephen Doheny-Farina, author of The Grid and the Village, about losing electricity, finding community and surviving disaster. His book is a...  Go to full article

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