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Lee’s endive transplants (photo by Lee Reich)

Plant autumn vegetables & biennial flowers

There’s a flurry of seed-sowing and setting out of transplants going on here. Am I deluded that it’s springtime? No. Autumn is around the corner and there are vegetables to be planted. For many…

Blue Barn by Mitchell Saler

Fall for Art in Kingston

Three local art students, winners of last spring’s Emerging Artists of the Hudson Valley Competition, will have their works spotlighted at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston on Thursday, September 4, as the…

Artist’s concept drawing of NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft entering interstellar space (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

News from the edge of the solar system

Two years ago, the first human-made object left the solar system. That was Voyager 1. Right now, in late August and early September, it’s also the anniversary of the launching of both Voyagers,…

Pablo Ziegler

Two to Tango in Hunter

In the second half of the 20th century, composer and performer Astor Piazzolla revolutionized the tango. With his background in traditional tango ensembles and his training in composition with the legendary teacher Nadia…

Irish author, playwright and satellite radio host Larry Kirwan (above) playing with his band Black 47. The group was formed in 1989, and it takes its name from a traditional term for the summer of 1847, the worst year of the Great Irish Famine.

Ambassador & Black 47 headline Hooley on the Hudson

The Ulster County chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) will once again sponsor the Hooley on the Hudson in Kingston – a family-friendly festival celebrating all things Irish – on Sunday,…

The Wall Street Jazz Festival co-founders John Bilotti and Peggy Stern (above) are determined to keep the festival accessible and grassroots, elegant in its presentation and free.

Wall Street Jazz Festival in Kingston

The Wall Street Jazz Festival began in 2004 when John Bilotti and Peggy Stern were attending a jazz festival and noticed a conspicuous absence of women in the lineup. “What’s wrong with this…

Still from I Need My Monster

Woodstock Museum Film Festival this weekend

As summer winds down, a mid-Hudson culture vulture’s thoughts turn to the wonders that await us in the fall. High on that list is the Woodstock Film Festival (WFF), October 15-19. With its…

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Visions of Mary in Woodstock

  Mary Frank has been making art for more than six decades. Her exploration of wood, plaster, wax, clay, monotype, ink, cutout paper, paint and photography has yielded a rich body of work….

Séraphine Bakery’s delicious macarons

Séraphine Bakery brings the celestial macaron to Uptown Kingston

Beam yourself to France for half an hour by diving into a chocolate truffle tart with sips of rich coffee in Uptown Kingston. Or take some of Séraphine Bakery’s delicate pastries home and…

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady headlines Brooklyn@Belleayre

One of the most important and influential indie-rock bands of the last few decades, the Hold Steady (above), will be headlining Brooklyn@Belleayre, a handful of hip downstate bands, at the Belleayre Music Festival…

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