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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
Aug 21, 2014 — Dr. Brian Goldman answers your questions on medicine, making mistakes, and how the entire medical system can benefit and learn from being wrong.
Aug 21, 2014 — Also: Italian novelist Elena Ferrante gives a rare interview; the history of Arabic noir.
Aug 21, 2014Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.
Aug 20, 2014 — Daniel Kehlmann's F, about three brothers abandoned by their father, examines the detail of lives lived without integrity. It is brilliantly translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.
Aug 20, 2014 — The American publishing industry has long been the realm of the privileged few. Lately, though, some writers of color are making their voices heard — and starting some uncomfortable conversations.

Demystifying Modern Art: Why a Painting is Like a Pizza

The Gibson Gallery at SUNY Potsdam kicks off a new lecture series on diverse topics in art tonight at 7 pm. Art historian Dr. Nancy Heller, author of the book, Why a Painting is Like a Pizza--a Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Modern Art, will give a presentation on demystifying modern and contemporary art. Her lecture is free and open to the public, and ideal for those who are often curious yet suspicious art world neophytes venturing into the unknown. Heller told Todd Moe that a painting and a pizza both depend on visual balance for much of their overall appeal.  Go to full article
Photo: © 2003 Alex Attaviano

Theatre Review: Amadeus at Syracuse Stage

Amadeus, the award-winning play by Peter Shaffer, runs through October 12 at Syracuse Stage. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Johnsburg Salutes Adirondack Poet & Critic Jeanne Robert Foster

This weekend the Town of Johnsburg, in the south-central Adirondacks, is paying tribute to the life of Adirondack poet and famous literary critic Jeanne Robert Foster. Born in 1879 on Crane Mountain near Johnsburg, her beauty, talent and energy led her to the stage in New York City, and into the literary circles of William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, T.S. Eliott and Ezra Pound. Perhaps most importantly, her poetry and stories of mountain life give us a poignant glimpse into the lives of Adirondack residents in the 19th century. Todd Moe talks with some of the organizers of this weekend's tribute to Jeanne Robert Foster in North Creek.  Go to full article

Preview: Chamber Trio Strata

Hill and Hollow Music begins its ninth season of Sunday afternoon concerts this weekend with a world class trio performing in the village of Saranac. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Fran Betters, Guide and Teacher

If you want to have a successful fly-fishing trip to the Ausable River, you might want to stop in at the Adirondack Sport shop just outside of Wilmington. Francis Betters...  Go to full article

Book review: Traveling light with Phil Harnden

Neal Burdick reviews Phil Harnden's new book, Journeys of Simplicity: Traveling Light with Thomas Merton, Basho, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard & Others, a book about...  Go to full article

Earl Belile is North Country Public Radio

Earl Belile from Colton learned bluegrass music and a taste for simple things from his southern squadron mates in the Air Force. He plays the mandolin every morning.  Go to full article
Top: Moe Pfeiffer, Don Perkins, Reg Miller, Bottom: Earl Southmayd, Don Labarge, Millard Eggleston, Earl Belile

Home Sweet Home Reel and Arkansas Traveler performed by the Orey Gadway Fiddlers

The Orey Gadway Fiddlers were Barb Heller's guests for String Fever on September 18, 2003. NCPR Online caught up with them in the production studio.  Go to full article

Don Perkins is North Country Public Radio

Bluegrass fiddler Don Perkins of Chazy tells how he came to pick up the instrument he loves second-best in life (next to his wife).  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

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