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Aug 30, 2014 — The tuba was the first bass instrument in jazz, until it was replaced by the string bass. For nearly 50 years, Bob Stewart has been trying to carve out a new niche for his instrument in modern jazz.
Aug 30, 2014 — As a student at Princeton, D'Amato was mentored in his songwriting by professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon.
Aug 30, 2014 — The Kentucky native writes country music about loneliness, failed dreams, drinking and drugs. Here, he performs four of his songs with a thundering voice that makes the NPR offices shudder.

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Crane Guitar Ensemble

Ear-dazzling compositions for the guitar and a preview of the Crane Guitar Ensemble's concert tonight in Potsdam.  Go to full article
SUNY Potsdam's men's acapella group, The Pointercounts.

Acapella Jam at SUNY Potsdam

Acapella music collegiate-style with the Potsdam Pointercounts. The men's vocal ensemble from SUNY Potsdam hosts its 9th annual Acapella Jam this Saturday night in Snell Theatre.  Go to full article

Ice Sculptor Tim Linhart: Pachabel on Ice

Ice and snow sculpting are signature components of a North Country winter. The ice palace in Saranac Lake, the snow sculpting competition in St. Regis Falls make the best of the seasonal chill. As a warmer sun and longer days bid farewell to the snow, David Sommerstein brings us one last tribute to winter.

Ice sculpting is also popular in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, where David used to live. One creative sculptor crafted a quintet - three basses and two cellos - made almost entirely of ice.  Go to full article

Fourth Graders Singing the Blues

The Don Washington Blues Band along with fourth graders from Kennedy Elementary School in Ogdensburg performs an original blues tune that the students wrote and recorded for...  Go to full article

Zesty Cuban Jazz from Jasek Manzano

21-year-old Cuban jazz trumpeter Jasek Manzano is in the North Country on his first trip ever to the United States. He's looking to fulfill a dream of studying music at the...  Go to full article

Song: Solo trumpet improvisation by Jasek Manzano

21-year-old Cuban jazz trumpeter Jasek Manzano was in the North Country on his first trip ever to the United States and stopped into the NCPR studio on February 26, 2002....  Go to full article
Joel Lipton with his Pellegrina viola

Ergonomics and Music

Todd Moe chats with violist Joel Lipton about his Pellegrina, an asymmetrical viola, designed to help prevent the onslaught of professionally related problems in the neck,...  Go to full article
Chris Shaw chats with students at Potsdam's Lawrence Elementary School

Musical Tribute to September 11 Victims

Potsdam 4th graders team up with Adirondack troubadour Chris Shaw for a musical tribute to the victims of September 11th. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Fiddle Star Mark O'Connor in Concert Saturday Night in Potsdam

Todd Moe chats with violin and fiddle superstar Mark O'Connor for a preview of his solo recital Saturday night at Hosmer Concert Hall at the Crane School of Music.  Go to full article

ONNY Performs Baroque This Weekend

Todd Moe talks with Orchestra of Northern New York Music Director Ken Andrews about the group's annual winter Baroque concert this weekend in Malone and Canton.  Go to full article

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