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Aug 1, 2014 — Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.
Aug 1, 2014 — The newest Marvel comic adaptation features five motley warriors, including a raccoon and a tree, against an armada of space villains. The big-budget effects-laden movie is light and funny.
Aug 1, 2014 — Academy Award-winning makeup artist Dick Smith has died at age 92. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Smith was responsible for bringing some of Hollywood's most iconic characters to life. Ari Shapiro speaks with Sue Cabral-Ebert, the president of the Make Up and Hair Stylists Guild, about Smith's legendary career.
Aug 1, 2014 — Critic Bob Mondello says Calvary, a darkly comic new film about a tough old Irish priest threatened with murder by an angry parishioner, is "bleak and corrosively funny in about equal measure."
Aug 1, 2014 — Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.

Theatre Review: The Long Weekend at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg

Norm Foster's comedy The Long Weekend is currently running at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at last Sunday's matinee.  Go to full article

Champlain Valley Folk Festival This Weekend

Todd Moe talks with Joanne Hanson, a spokesperson for the Champlain Valley Folk Festival coming up this weekend in Burlington.  Go to full article

Montreal Waltz and Dark Isle performed by the Bog Trodders

Ross Davison of the Bog Trodders (Potsdam, NY) sent us this home recording of The Montreal Waltz (Ross Davison & Mike Hartigan) and a version of Dark Isle recorded at a Bog Trodders rehearsal. The Bog Trodders are (l. to r.) Mark Seymour, Mike Hartigan, Ross Davison, and Leslie Schwartz.  Go to full article

People: Henry Chapin, Square Dance Caller

We hear from square dance caller Henry Chapin, who leads a community dance tomorrow night in Star Lake. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Little Shop of Horrors at St. Lawrence Stage in Brockville

A good time was had by all at the opening night of Little Shop of Horrors at the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was...  Go to full article

Connie Meng on the Stratford Festival

Resident theatre critic Connie Meng got her fill of Shakespeare at the Stratford Festival of Canada. She'll give us the scoop on what to see and do at this year's Festival.  Go to full article

Repercussion Theatre plays Twelfth Night in Potsdam

It's Shakespeare on the air! Todd Moe talks with members of the Repercussion Theatre of Montreal. They're in Potsdam for a performance of Twelfth Night in Ives Park...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Swingtime Canteen at Depot Theatre in Westport

The lively musical Swingtime Canteen is currently running at the Depot Theatre in Westport. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng drove down for last Sunday's...  Go to full article

Seagle Music Colony Presents Dialogues of the Carmelites

Seagle Music Colony presents an opera by Francis Poulenc next Wednesday, July 25: Dialogues of the Carmelites. Todd Moe talks with Stage Director Eric Dillner.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Don't Dress for Dinner at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg

The farce Don't Dress for Dinner is currently running at Upper Canada Playhouse. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng took in a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

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