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Inquiring Minds to host The Fermented Man

Derek Dellinger, brewmeister at the Kent Falls Brewing Company in Connecticut, followed a growing interest in the process of fermentation all the way off the deep end, to a conclusion that a human…

Jam-packed: Catskill Jazz Factory continues busy summer concert schedule with Sammy Miller & the Congregation.

Hudson Valley has become a hot spot for America’s original art form 

Catskill Jazz Factory offers jam-packed concert schedule The Catskill Jazz Factory (CJF)’s summer season of residencies and performances is yet more evidence of how well-curated, and well-connected, this Tannersville-based organization is. The CJF…

Daria Rabotkina, a PianoSummer 2016 guest artist who also happens to be a past Jacob Flier Piano Competition award-winner, will be giving a concert at McKenna this Saturday, July 23 beginning at 8 p.m. (photo by Kate Lemmon)

PianoSummer at SUNY-New Paltz presents Daria Rabotkina

As this issue of Almanac Weekly goes to press, some of the world’s most gifted musicians under the age of 35 are duking it out at the ivories over at SUNY-New Paltz, vying…

Douglas Williams and Talise Travigne in Iris. The upcoming Bard performances will be the first professional stagings of the opera in America for nearly a century. (photo by Cory Weaver)

Stepping out of Butterfly’s shadow

The Bard Music Festival opens this year with Mascagni’s Iris, an opera that has one of the most lurid tales ever set to music. It’s verismo (real-life opera) with a vengeance, the story…

(Photo by Marc Dalmulder)

Dutchess Dragon Boat Race & Festival in Poughkeepsie

In Western literary tradition, dragons are scary, dangerous beasts, and awakening one is generally held to be an unwise move. But Chinese culture reveres dragons as wise, powerful protective spirits. And before a…

Taylor Mac brings to Powerhouse a wildly ambitious, multi-year project, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, which charts the history of popular music in America from the nation’s founding to the present day. (photo by Kevin Yatarola)

The Wolves & A 24-Decade History of Popular Music at Powerhouse Theater

Last year, in honor of recently deceased actor extraordinaire Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the American Playwriting Foundation inaugurated a competition called the Relentless Award – funded, interestingly, with the settlement from a libel suit…

(Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Dreamworld-themed Woodstock Library Fair this Saturday

For 85 of its 100-plus years in existence, the Woodstock Library has celebrated an annual Library Fair at which locals are offered “a new lens on their lives, a brief respite from the…

Artist Joel Yau at work (Hudson Valley Chalk Festival)

Hudson Valley Chalk Festival in downtown New Paltz

After a one-summer hiatus, the much-loved Hudson Valley Chalk Festival returns this weekend, transforming the asphalt of the upper parking lot of the Water Street Market in New Paltz into an eye-popping gallery…

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Talk on coexisting with coyotes in Woodstock

It hasn’t been all that many decades since the top of the food chain in New York State was pretty much unpopulated except by Homo sapiens. Remember the first time that you spotted…

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Zac Brown Band at Bethel Woods

Country megastars the Zac Brown Band are kicking off their sixth headlining US concert tour, “Black out the Sun,” with support from Drake White & the Big Fire. Inspired by lyrics from “Tomorrow Never…

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