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Preview: Northern Blend Chorus Open House in Watertown

Women who like to sing are invited to a special program of music Monday night in Watertown. The Northern Blend Chorus' Open House will feature a performance by the women's barbershop quartet For Heaven's Sake. Todd Moe talks with Northern Blend Chorus assistant director Katie Taylor about the joy of singing.  Go to full article

A jazz set by the Canton Jazz Combo

The seven-member Canton Jazz Combo visited the NCPR studio January 16, 2003. They talked with Martha Foley and recorded some fine jazz. They are raising money to finance a trip to a New York City jazz band competition later this year.

Playlist:
Tuxedo Junction, E. Hawkins
Harlem Nocturne, E. Hagen
Blue Bossa, K. Dorham

The Combo: alto sax, Laura Bomyea; tenor sax, Ashley Ross; trumpet, Jack Hammond; Trombone, Shane MacKellar, keyboards, Don Santamoor; bass, Jeff Utter; drums, Alan Darrah; director (not shown), Tim Savage, Canton Central Music Dept.  Go to full article

Preview: New Hollywood String Quartet in Saranac

This Sunday afternoon a little bit of Hollywood comes to the village of Saranac as Hill and Hollow Music presents four of the busiest string musicians in the film industry in a concert of traditional classical music and pieces inspired by the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Someone Remembers and Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair performed by Richard Hayes Phillips

Richard Hayes Phillips has deep family roots in the North Country. His unique sound comes from modifying the familiar folk idiom using the kalimba, or African thumb piano, to...  Go to full article

Communities Prepare for First Night Festivities

Hundreds of cities across the nation will take part this year in an alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration. In New York state, including Watertown and Saratoga Springs, 13...  Go to full article

Recapturing Music's Roots

These days a lot of modern music depends heavily on technology. Guitars are electric and beats electronic. But since ancient times human beings have found a way to make...  Go to full article

Music With a Mission

A group of church musicians has released a CD of Christmas carols, to share a love of music and as a fundraiser. Rejoice contains music for the season, recorded...  Go to full article

Commentary: Noise Pollution

If you've ever had the fillings in your teeth loosened by super-amplified music coming out of a nearby car, you'll appreciate commentator Paul Willcott's recent efforts to...  Go to full article

Tug Hill Inspires Essences of the North Country

The music of Cape Vincent composer Augusta Cecconi-Bates explores the textures and seasons of the North Country and the Tug Hill in particular. Todd Moe talks with...  Go to full article

A Washtub Bass Revival in Potsdam: Good, Clean, Musical Fun

Take a bucket, some string, a stick and what have you got? A homemade musical instrument! Todd Moe visits a washtub bass building workshop.  Go to full article

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