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Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko, the Gold Medalist of the 2013 Van Cliburn Piano competition, will perform a Lane Series concert including pieces by Handel, Brahms, Medtner, and Stravinsky on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 pm in the UVM Recital Hall in Burlington, VT
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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

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Apr 17, 2014 — Critic Maureen Corrigan recommends two graphic novels — one about a Yiddish advice column in the early 1900s and another about a regiment of African-American soldiers who fought during World War I.
Apr 17, 2014 — The new science fiction film Transcendence doesn't work very well as a story, but it's got an interesting way of trying to keep itself grounded in nature while exploring technological terrors.
Apr 17, 2014 — "Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.
Apr 17, 2014 — Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.
Apr 17, 2014Transcendence is the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, a celebrated cinematographer. While his visual sophistication is evident, so is his limited experience with storytelling.
Mikaela Davis in the NCPR Studio. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Mikaela Davis in the NCPR Studio. Photo: Zach Hirsch

Watch: Mikaela Davis performs "River" live at NCPR

Harpist, singer and songwriter Mikaela Davis is making a big name for herself as an indie-pop harpist. She's just released her new EP Fortune Teller, completed a fifteen-stop tour, and she's just started her last semester at Crane School of Music.

She visited the NCPR studio on January 22, 2014 to play some music and talk with NCPR intern Claire Woodcock. Videographer Meghan Oretsky produced this performance of Mikaela's song River.

You can listen to the extended music/conversation piece featuring Mikaela produced by Claire Woodcock that was broadcast on The Eight O'Clock Hour.  Go to full article
Mikaela Davis. Video still: Meghan Oretsky

Watch: Mikaela Davis performs "Lady Lavender" live at NCPR

Harpist, singer and songwriter Mikaela Davis is making a big name for herself as an indie-pop harpist. She's just released her new EP Fortune Teller, completed a fifteen-stop tour, and she's just started her last semester at Crane School of Music.

She visited the NCPR studio on January 22, 2014 to play some music and talk with NCPR intern Claire Woodcock. Videographer Meghan Oretsky produced this performance of Mikaela's song Lady Lavender.

You can listen to the extended music/conversation piece featuring Mikaela produced by Claire Woodcock that was broadcast on The Eight O'Clock Hour.  Go to full article
Pete Seeger. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dokwan/3785077774/">DoKwan</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Upstate NY funeral home hosts Pete Seeger memorial

BEACON, N.Y. (AP) Hundreds of friends and fans joined in song Sunday to honor Pete Seeger, doing what the folk singer loved best.

Seeger died Jan. 27 at age 94; no services were planned. But Libby Funeral Home in Beacon held a reception Sunday. By early afternoon, more than 1,000 people had visited the funeral home, where an urn containing Seeger's ashes was displayed along with photos and Seeger's wood-splitting maul.  Go to full article
Singer, songwriter, and banjo player Camilla Ammirati will help celebrate the re-opening of The TAUNY Center in Canton Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Photo:  Susanna Rosen

TAUNY opens a new season with old-timey music

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, celebrates the start of a new season of exhibits and programs this weekend. You're invited to stop by TAUNY on Friday night...  Go to full article
Singer-songwriter Mikaela Davis in our Canton studio.

Music and conversation with Mikaela Davis

Harpist, singer and songwriter Mikaela Davis is not your average college student. She's making a big name for herself as an indie-pop harpist. She's just released her new EP...  Go to full article
From the wall in Jackie Sauter's office: Pete Seeger with grandson Tao Rodriguez at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, August 16, 2000 (in front of a North Country Public Radio banner). Photo: D.F. Baker, Clayton, NY

Listen back: a tribute to Pete Seeger on his 85th birthday

Pete Seeger died in his sleep last night - in a hospital in New York City with family at his side. He was 94 and at the end of a career that changed folk music and changed...  Go to full article
Cover of the 78 album <em>Hudson Valley Songs</em>.

Pete Seeger sings "The Ballad of Blue Mountain Lake"

Pete Seeger visited The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake on August 16, 2000 and performed with his grandson Tao Rodriguez. This is their version of the traditional...  Go to full article
Peter Seeger, c. 1940, entertaining Eleanor Roosevelt. In the 1940s, he also played the cow in a puppet theater troupe that toured the North Country in support of striking dairy farmers. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PeteSeeger2.jpg">Joseph A. Horne</a>. Via Library of Congress

Pete Seeger shares stories with Paul Connett in March 2008

On March 9, 2008 Paul Connett, On his NCPR program Second Sunday Classics presented an episode celebrating the music of folk musician Bill Crofut.

The...  Go to full article
Singer-songwriter Mikaela Davis in our Canton studio.

Listen: singer-songwriter-harpist

Yesterday, singer-songwriter Mikaela Davis came to our studios for a brief recording session. Davis has an unusual set up: instead of singing over the standard acoustic...  Go to full article
Martha Sinkeldam and Alison Charles crocheting and knitting in a sunny spot in Waddington's library. Photo: Todd Moe

In a cozy corner in Waddington on a cold day

So, how do you cope with cold weather? A brisk walk outdoors, or indoors with a good book? Earlier this week, Todd Moe stopped by the library in Waddington, along the St....  Go to full article

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