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In Foster Care by Henrietta Mantooth

Henrietta Mantooth’s ‘Jailbirds & Flowers’

Henrietta Mantooth makes big, gutsy paintings that brim with life. Figures, often arranged in crowds or family groupings, animals and birds, flowers and other nature imagery are depicted in colorful gobs and swirls…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

A whole week of Halloween

Friday, October 24 Pure Terror at the Castle Fun Center, Fri., Sat. & Sun. through 11/2. A combination of haunted houses and haunted trail attractions. Call 391-0071 for more information. Located at 299…

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Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival performs The Turn of the Screw at Beacon’s Howland Cultural Center, Boscobel

One of the melancholy notes that accompany the beauty of autumn’s onset in our region is the end of the busy summer theater season. In particular, it’s tough to say goodbye to the…

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UPAC in Kingston screens Nosferatu with live organ accompaniment on Friday

One of the great conceits of locally based filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s vampire reverie, Only Lovers Left Alive, was the cool ennui that the timeless must live with as they discern and hold onto…

Stephen Sondheim (photo by Jerry Jackson)

Side By Side By Sondheim at Shadowland

Great songcraft has a way of sneaking up on one, especially in the gloried realm of musical theater. It’s rare that true legends build out of more than a few hit shows. Like…

Marka Young

Northern Dutchess Symphony opens 9th season

When Kathleen Beckmann retired as orchestral director at Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, she decided to look for a new project. A member of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, she realized that she…

Black Horse Riders

Tin Roof Sessions pairs Rhett Miller, Black Horse Riders

New Paltz’s Tin Roof Sessions feature two performances per event, typically pairing a touring act with a sympathetic local and placing the two on level footing, inviting us to consider our native talent…

Guitar by Willam “Grit” Laskin

Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase returns for its seventh year

Seven years ago, Baker Rorick began with an idea to have a small show where some fine guitar builders could get together, swap stories and techniques, pick a little bit and have something…

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Kids’ Almanac (Oct. 23-30)

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~ L. M. Montgomery   If you celebrate Halloween, I have two words for you: Columbia Costumes. Walk into the store…

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Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Oct. 23 – Nov. 1)

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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