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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
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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

Preview: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason in Edwards

Two traditional musicians with a worldwide following will be in the North Country this weekend, appearing Saturday for an evening concert at the Edwards Opera House. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: Violinist Soovin Kim in Saranac

This Sunday, American music is the theme of a concert which will take place in the hamlet of Saranac. It's also a homecoming for one of the most gifted classical musicians to come out of the North Country. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: Pat Metheny Group in Potsdam

North Country Public Radio is media sponsor for a concert by the Pat Metheny Group, Monday evening, February 14th at 7:30 pm in SUNY Potsdams Maxcy Hall. Metheny is a world-acclaimed guitarist, who has won 16 Grammy Awards. Todd Moe talks with NCPR's Joel Hurd, who will give a pre-concert lecture in Maxcy Hall, Room 104, at 6:30 pm.  Go to full article

Preview: From the Top Host Chris O'Riley Coming to Potsdam

This Saturday evening, pianist Christopher O'Riley will take a break from his duties as a radio host to perform a solo concert in Potsdam. His appearance coincides with the Julia Crane International Piano Competition. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Election Debate Comes to Canton

Last night, St. Lawrence University presented it's own debate of the issues being discussed this political season. Conservative commentator Bay Buchanan and former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a Democrat, largely focused on Iraq and national security. But they also spent time talking about domestic issues like jobs and education, and at one point, turned to the topic of how to make the democratic process stronger.  Go to full article

Preview: Blues/Folk Legend Geoff Muldaur in Edwards

Tomorrow evening, folk-blues legend Geoff Muldaur will play a concert at the Edwards Opera House. It's a chance for North Country music lovers to enjoy some great traditional American music in an intimate, rustic concert hall. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

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