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Title unknown, ceramic vessel. Artist: Alex Costantino. Pottery and paintings by this artist will be featured at the Artist In Residence Gallery in Enosburg Falls, VT in their monthly reception Sunday, August 3 at 1 pm.
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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

Today's Arts Events

Arts & Culture
Jul 24, 2014 — So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
Jul 24, 2014 — Joe Swanberg's Happy Christmas perhaps chooses the wrong character to focus on, but the story has loose, improvisational charm.
Jul 24, 2014 — While corny and dated and even offensive in places, the seminal surfing film Endless Summer, now getting a 50th anniversary rerelease, remains a rich visual exploration of the freedom of a wave.
Jul 24, 2014 — One of the final performances of Philip Seymour Hoffman comes in the strong John le Carre adaptation.
Jul 24, 2014 — Joshua Wolf Shenk says it's time to debunk the myth of the lone genius. His new book explores creative partnerships — and explains how Emily Dickinson wasn't actually as much of a loner as we think.
Photo: Hawkeye Richardson
Photo: Hawkeye Richardson

Blind Mary and Third Street Market performed by Marcy Prochaska

Photo: Hawkeye Richardson Marcy Prochaska teaches and performs on hammered dulcimer in the Ithaca area. NCPR found her busking in the Farmer's Market. She sent us these home recordings of her solo hammered dulcimer work. We hear Blind Mary, written by Turlough O'Carolan in honor of a friend and fellow blind harper, and Third Street Market witten at and for the Ithaca Farmers Market on Third Street by the player.  Go to full article

Books: Captain Hogan ? Sailor, Merchant, Diplomat on Six Continents

Todd Moe talks with Michael Styles, author of a biography on his great, great, great grandfather, Captain Michael Hogan who traveled the world in the late 18th and early 19th century and founded Hogansburg in northern Franklin County. Styles says Hogan was born in Ireland in 1766, began his career in the Royal Navy, and settled in New York.  Go to full article

People: Geoff Muldaur, a Folk/Blues Legend in Concert

Folk/Blues musician Geoff Muldaur played a concert at the historic Edwards Opera House last Saturday night in the St. Lawrence county community of Edwards. It was a chance to hear some great American music. If you missed it, here's a sample from Muldaur's concert.  Go to full article

Geoff Muldaur live at the Edwards Opera House

It was an evening of great music in a historic setting. Geoff Muldaur's concert will help restore a North Country architectural and cultural treasure, the Edwards Opera...  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...  Go to full article
Mary's art includes furniture and various silks with impressions of leaves, weeds and flowers

Gardening Inspires Clayton Interior Design Diva

Mary Dial is a gardener, interior designer and artist. Her Clayton home is surrounded by nearly a dozen gardens. During the spring, summer and fall you'll find Mary...  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Fran Betters, Fly-Tyer

Anyone with an eye for beauty can appreciate the sight of a well-tied fishing fly. A little piece of feather here, a bit of fur there all to lure in the hungry trout. Where...  Go to full article

A Tribute to Folksinger Pete Seeger on His 85th Birthday

Folksinger and activist Pete Seeger is 85 today--a lot of years and a lot of music and dedication to causes near and far. Adirondack folksinger Dan Berggren has this tribute.  Go to full article
Francesca Blanchard as Helen Keller, Ivy Vahanian as Annie Sullivan. Photo: Amanda Walker

Theatre Review: The Miracle Worker at Vermont Stage in Burlington

The Miracle Worker is the final production of the tenth anniversary season at Vermont Stage in Burlington and runs through May 16. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng...  Go to full article

Song: Grasse River Waltz performed by the Lime Hollow Boys

The Lime Hollow Boys were recorded by Joel Hurd in the NCPR studio in spring of 2004. Members of the group include Floyd Sherman, Ray Gardner from the Brasher falls area, and...  Go to full article

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