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TV Blues and a song by Hobo Jack Turner, performed by Seward Sibley

Seward Sibley from Depeyster NY is known as The Singing Marshall. Sib sings and plays old-time country and bluegrass tunes drawn from nearly eight decades of North Country living. He was a guest on String Fever, November 7, 2002.  Go to full article

Taiko drumming from HOW Taiko of Nagoya, Japan

The HOW Taiko Drumming Group from Nagoya, Japan performed in St. Lawrence University's Gunnison Chapel October 24, 2002. NCPR's Joel Hurd recorded them live. We hear Stacking Straw Rice Bag Song and Spring Mountain Melody/Hachijo Island Taiko Duet.  Go to full article
Stephanie Blythe

Homecoming: Opera Star Returns to Crane

Stephanie Blythe is one of the hottest young American singers, with several top awards and regular appearances at the Metropolitan Opera under her belt. She's an alumna of SUNY Potsdam and returns for a concert Saturday night at 7:30 in the Hosmer Concert Hall. Music critics agree Blythe was born an opera singer, with a huge, rich voice that is ideal for opera houses. Todd Moe talks with the mezzo-soprano who is stealing the show on the opera stage.  Go to full article
Matt Bullwinkel, accordion, and Beth Robinson, 'cello, of <i>Piquant</i> in the NCPR studio.

Piquant Warms up the North Country with Spicy Latin Dance Tunes

The Potsdam ensemble Piquant joins Todd Moe in the studio for some Latin dance music: tango, waltz and rhumba! They're on a quest to promote ballroom dancing in the North...  Go to full article

Mr. Music: St. Lawrence University Celebrates the Music of Richard Rodgers

St. Lawrence University's semester-long tribute to the life of composer Richard Rodgers, includes the screening of the film Evergreen this Sunday afternoon, lectures...  Go to full article
Alexander String Quartet

Music in the Classroom and in the Wild: The Alexander String Quartet

The Alexander String Quartet, artists in residence at St. Lawrence University, will give a public performance Thursday night at 7:30 in Gulick Theatre on campus. The group's...  Go to full article

Orchestra Fall Concert Features Gypsy Violin

The Orchestra of Northern New York opens its fourteenth season this weekend with two performances of "Gypsy Night Fire." We'll talk with Music Director Ken Andrews.  Go to full article

Preview: Orchestra of Northern New York's Fall Concert

The Orchestra of Northern New York's fall concert is tomorrow night in Potsdam and Sunday night in Brockville. It's a musical reflection on the events of the past year. ...  Go to full article

Preview: Red Grammer's Concert for Families

Red Grammer is one of the most sought-after children's performers in the nation. With numerous appearances on television and radio, Red has the unique talent for delighting...  Go to full article

A Summer Camp Where The Play Is Music

Summer camp season is over for another year. Thousands of kids visited the north country, learning about the outdoors--about literature--about computers. At the Adirondack...  Go to full article

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