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Nikola Tesla’s curious resurrection

Since the mid-’90s, a historical figure has oddly crept into several conspiracy theories. As you can tell from the title, it’s Nikola Tesla. To hear conspiracy believers tell it, Tesla discovered the greatest…

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The wizard of strings brings his quintet to Bearsville

Considering how long his live performing career was on hiatus while he holed up in Chicago studying the art of violinmaking (1980-2002), it’s always a great treat to have another excuse to say,…

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Summer Hoot at Ashokan Center

For time out of mind, the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge has been the gathering place for the legendary Fiddle & Dance Camps founded by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Ungar’s daughter Ruth and…

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Kubo and the Two Strings takes stop-motion animation to new heights

Regular readers of Almanac Weekly movie reviews will know that I characteristically stalk my prey in wide, slow spirals of sometimes-vaguely-pertinent sociopolitical/cultural referents before moving in for the kill. This time I’m going…

Tim Davis' Aqueduct Golf (The New Antiquity), 2009,  Greenberg Van Doren Gallery

Lives through a lens at Hudson’s LightField Festival

Envisioned as an annual showcase of innovative and distinguished photography and related media, the LightField Festival officially opened its inaugural exhibition, “Making a Scene: Storytelling and the Real,” last Saturday at the Hudson…

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Reconfigured Jonny Monster Band plays Keegan Ales in Kingston

Since he left the New Paltz area for Knoxville, Tennessee several years ago, the blues guitarist/songwriter Jonny Klenck has made frequent trips back to the Hudson Valley, each time reuniting the trio he…

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Mazzstock in Marlboro

A tradition that began as a 50th birthday party in 2008 has evolved into a genuine homespun festival worthy of a website, on-site yoga classes, art, camping and press coverage. We’re talking about…

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Big Fez & the Surfmatics this Friday in Poughkeepsie

Labor Day is just around the corner, so perhaps an end to the summer of 2016’s sticky, sweltering weather may be in sight at last. But it wouldn’t do to let the season…

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Kids’ Almanac (Aug. 25-Sept. 1)

“Anything that fills your heart has the power to smash it to bits. Welcome to parenthood.” – Carolyn Hax   Ruby’s micro bouquets The moment I laid eyes on Ruby’s micro bouquets, I…

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Jude Roberts touts new EP at HVSS Music Night in Glenford on Friday

A fixture on the regional singer/songwriter scene and about as gracious and gentle a fellow as you’d want to meet, Jude Roberts must tire of making his fellow performers feel kind of bad…

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