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"Main Street Stairway," photograph. Artist: Barry Lobdell. This work is part of a new exhibit, "12983: Exploring Saranac Lake," opening August 1 at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake with a reception from 5-7 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

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Jul 30, 2014 — In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
Jul 30, 2014 — From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.
Jul 30, 2014 — Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that's played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?
Jul 30, 2014 — Look, of course Sharknado 2 is stupid. That's not the question. The question is whether it still makes a good party game.
Jul 30, 2014 — Is Comic-Con as overwhelming as you've heard? Well ... yes and no. Mostly yes. But on the other hand, it's also completely fascinating, even to nervous first-timers.
Martha Gallagher (L) and Sue Grimm
Martha Gallagher (L) and Sue Grimm

Three songs by Martha Gallagher

Adirondack harper Martha Gallagher visited NCPR in April 2003 to talk about a benefit concert in Lake Placid and to share some of her original music, accompanied by Saranac Lake musician Sue Grimm. We hear Spring Awakens, Mud Season, and Blueberry.  Go to full article

Heuvelton Historians Work to Save Long-Forgotten Music Hall

A group of residents and historians in Heuvelton is doing its part to preserve a small part of St. Lawrence County's history. The centerpiece of their work is Pickens Hall, one of the oldest buildings in the village. And the building's restoration has sparked a renewed interest in the career of Bessie Abott, a granddaughter of the original owner of Pickens Hall. Bessie took the opera world by storm in the early 1900's. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: Leanne Howe

In a special edition of our call-in on contemporary literature, the guest is Leanne Howe, author of Shell Shaker, a novel of Chocktaw women that ranges from the 18th to the 20th Century. SUNY Potsdam's Susan Stebbins joins Ellen Rocco as guest host.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Copenhagen at Syracuse Stage

Copenhagen, the award-winning drama by Michael Frayn, is currently running at Syracuse Stage. Resident Theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has...  Go to full article
Elaine Kuracina, Potsdam, and Ethan Allan Morse, West Potsdam

Seeing Stars: Life as a Movie Extra

Todd Moe gets the buzz from two North Country residents, Elaine Kuracina and Ethan Allan Morse, who've appeared as "extras" in recent movies.  Go to full article

The Frederic Remington Art Museum to Create Education Center

The Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg is creating an education center in the historic home it recently purchased next to the museum. Jody Tosti has more on the...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Last Romantics at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

The World Premiere of Last Romantics opened Tuesday in the Studio at the National Arts Centre and runs through April 12. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: Jane Hamilton

The guest for our call-in on contemporary literature is Jane Hamilton. A leading fiction voice of the past decade, her work includes The Book of Ruth, A Map of the...  Go to full article

Book: The Pearl of Kuwait

With another war between the U.S. and Iraq, Vermont writer Tom Paine's The Pearl of Kuwait is especially relevant. It's a surreal, comic look at star-crossed lovers...  Go to full article
O'Carolan's Harp

Theatre Review: O'Carolan's Farewell to Music at FlynnSpace in Burlington

O'Carolan's Farewell to Music opened March 19 at Burlington's Vermont Stage and runs through March 30 in FlynnSpace. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the...  Go to full article

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