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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 — 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.
Aug 31, 2014 — In her new novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Sri Lankan-American author Nayomi Munaweera shows the decades-long Sri Lankan civil war from the perspective of two girls who witness the horror.
Aug 31, 2014 — Auctioneering runs in Blaine Lotz's blood; he says he was "pretty near born in a livestock market." Now, he's won the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship — the Super Bowl of auctioneering.

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 there and has this review.  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

Theatre Review: Dads! The Musical at St. Lawrence Stage in Brockville

Dads! The Musical, now playing at the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville, is great fun. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng giggled her way through last...  Go to full article

Celebrating the Fourth in Saranac Lake

Brian Mann sends this audio postcard of the Fourth of July celebration in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

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