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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.

Maelstrom Percussion Wraps Up North Visit

A profile of the Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, the Buffalo-based group is working with students in the Plattsburgh area, and wrapping up their visit with a concert at the Saranac Central School this Sunday. Joel Hurd has a profile.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Art at Syracuse Stage

Art, now playing at Syracuse Stage is definitely worth a trip. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a Sunday matinee and has this review.  Go to full article

Malawi Singers Visit North Country

Music traditions of Malawi--a live performance by singers from the Presbyterian Synod of Livingstonia in the warm heart of Africa. Todd Moe speaks with members of the delegation.  Go to full article

Three Hymns from Malawi

A delegation from Malawi is visiting the region this month, sponsored by the Presbytery of Northern New York. Members sing three songs from the Hymnal of the Presbyterian...  Go to full article

Song: Redneck Express by The Maynard Brothers Band

The Maynard Brothers Band from Johnsonville, NY, performing Redneck Express. Recorded live on NCPR's The Blue Note, May 8, 2001.  Go to full article

Crane Opera Ensemble Opens Sondheim's Assassins

The Crane Opera Ensemble's production of Sondheim's musical Assassins begins tonight. Todd Moe talks with Crane Opera Director Carleen Graham, and Crane student Jim Harrigan,...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

Guest Anne Michaels's startlingly beautiful debut novel, Fugitive Pieces tells the interlocking stories of two men from different generations whose lives have been...  Go to full article

Elsa Hilger at 97

The life and music of Elsa Hilger -- Todd Moe chats with 97-year-old Elsa Hilger, the first woman hired full-time by a major symphony orchestra. She lives in Vermont and...  Go to full article

SUNY Plattsburgh Receives Kent-Gorton Bequest

Plattsburgh State University says it has received a gift of artwork and money valued at more than $700,000. The gift was left to the school by Sally Kent-Gorton, who died...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Three Books by Barry Lopez

In this edition of our call-in on contemporary literature, we talk with author Barry Lopez about three of his books: About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of...  Go to full article

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