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Pine Grove Community Church, Watson NY. Below: interior
Pine Grove Community Church, Watson NY. Below: interior

Very Special Places: Lewis County

Every community in the North Country has places that local residents think of as landmarks. This morning, North Country Public Radio and TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, begin a series of features highlighting very special places in our region. Varick Chittenden and Joel Hurd have spent the last few months visiting these places and talking with members of the community who know them well. People have been visiting TAUNY's website to learn more about the project and to share their enthusiasm for a favorite site. Today we head to Lewis County to meet one such person who took us to several of her favorite places.  Go to full article

UpNorth Music: Queen August

NCPR is in the middle of a year-long recording project called UpNorth Music. The goal is to record as many as 150 music acts from all over the North Country and present them to you on-air and on the website Today, we'll hear words and music from the band Queen August: four guys born in the 80's whose musical influences are steeped in the progressive rock of the early 70's. They spoke with NCPR's Jill Breit before their recording session on November 8th in Sackets Harbor.  Go to full article

Preview: The Sailor Boy and the Falcon

If you do a google search for the opera, The Sailor Boy and the Falcon, the first site you see is, which makes sense since the opera is based on a story that takes place mostly in Norway. But it's also a good example of just how much attention this weekend's world premiere of the opera at the Crane School of Music has generated. Joel Hurd has this preview.

Tickets are selling fast. Call 315-267-2CPS for more information.  Go to full article
Pat Johnson live on <i>The Blue Note</i> in 2003
Pat Johnson live on The Blue Note in 2003

Preview: Canadian bluesman Pat Johnson

Pat Johnson is one of eastern Ontario's busiest musicians, and he's marking the release of his second solo CD with a couple of special music events later this week. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: The Reese Project in Lake Placid

Flute and cello take center stage for a couple of nights of great jazz this weekend in Lake Placid. The Reese Project will be making their way to the North Country for the first time. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

New CD All Around the Mountain

Tom Akstens and Neil Rossi live about 100 miles from each other, so they don't get to play music together as often as they would like. But this weekend they'll be quite busy playing three shows that will highlight songs from their new CD, All Around the Mountain. Joel Hurd tells us more.  Go to full article

Preview: Gospel Music at SLU

When you think about music in the North Country, gospel may not be at the top of your list. But in the last few years some dedicated singers at St. Lawrence University have been trying to put it on the musical map in this region. And next weekend, several prominent gospel musicians will spend a few days in Canton for a workshop and concert at St. Lawrence University. It's a unique opportunity for singers of all skill levels to learn more about the music. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: Guitarist Charlie Hunter in Burlington

If you're a fan of great guitar playing or great bass playing, one musician is giving you two good reasons to visit the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington this Sunday night. Joel Hurd explains.  Go to full article

Preview: Blues in Lake Placid This Weekend

A blues guitarist from New Jersey will find his way to Lake Placid for two performances at the Northwoods Inn. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article
Matt Haimovitz
Matt Haimovitz

Preview: Cellist Matt Haimovitz and U-Cello in Edwards

Yesterday, cellist Matt Haimovitz wrapped up a two-week engagement with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Tomorrow, he switches gears dramatically to kick off a tour with his group U-Cello. And the second stop on that tour is this Saturday evening in Edwards. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

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