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“A Clique of Photographers” at Hudson’s NoBo Gallery

Richard Edelman is considered a key name to photographers and top artists in the area. The Woodstock Graphics business that he has been running for years specializes in carefully wrought and perfectly calibrated…

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Silent horror double feature in Rosendale

The Rosendale Theatre is bringing back Silent Film Sunday for a new season and new time on Sundays at 3 p.m. Opening the series – and keeping the audience in the Halloween mood…

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Bardavon screens Bizet’s Carmen from The Met

The Bardavon continues the 2014/15 season of The Met: Live in HD on Saturday, November 1 at 1 p.m. at the Bardavon with Bizet’s Carmen. Richard Eyre’s production of Bizet’s melodrama returns with…

Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones

Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones release new CD

For nearly a decade, Lara Hope has been among the most visible and energetic mid-Hudson Valley scenesters, fronting the risqué heavy punk group Tiger Piss, the now-defunct rockabilly purists the Champtones, the dirt-floor,…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Favorite illusions: Halloween surprises

Trick or treat! It’s Halloween. In a way, the holiday never ends. Make-believe will remain after all the shaving cream is cleaned up. Ding-dong! It’s a world of illusion. Okay, fine – as long…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Kids’ Almanac (Oct. 30-Nov. 6)

“The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.” – Paula Curan   Farewell to Daylight Savings As a reminder, you get extra…

(Photo by Jesslee Cuizon)

Red Hook & the Chocolate Festival

Roald Dahl published Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 1964, making this year the 50th anniversary of the story that made Willy Wonka and the Oompa-Loompas household names. And just like virtuous Charlie…


Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Oct. 30-Nov. 8)

Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events.  The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on page 2; Friday…

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“Paper engineer” Robert Sabuda releases new book, readies 10 Horse Art Center

In a six-minute-long Martha Stewart video clip, Robert Sabuda demonstrates the rudiments of making a pop-up book. You fold your paper like this, slice it like that, then bend the fold back on…

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Colors in the sky

As the final fall colors fade, we can get a “refill” by looking up. And when it comes to the sky, we learn a lot from its colors. Start with a cloudless day….

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