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Game day with the Renegades

Let’s take in a ball game. Oh, it’s a beautiful evening for baseball. Check out the Mets. Let’s see. Uh, tickets are $324 each for the best seats; you can start moving further…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Woodstock Invitational Luthiers’ Showcase

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers’ Show runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, with more than 40 exhibitors showing beautiful guitars – classical, archtop, flattop, resonators…

The 14th annual Woodstock Film Festival (October 2 to 6) kicks off with a screening of Dick Fontaine’s feature documentary Sonny Rollins: Beyond the Notes at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2 at the Woodstock Playhouse. Filmmaker Dick Fontaine and Sonny Rollins will be present to partake in a question-and-answer session following the screening, and the J. D. Allen Trio will celebrate Rollins with a live performance. Priority seating is available at $50 and general seating at $35. For more information, visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com. (photo by Dion Ogust)

Film on Sonny Rollins opens Woodstock Film Festival

Twice a week in the early 1980s, I hosted a program called The Sound of Jazz on WDST Radio (Betty MacDonald created the show and hosted it three other evenings). On my nights,…

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Dick Cavett to headline Woodstock Comedy Festival

Talk show host/comedian headlines Woodstock Comedy Fest “In trying to concentrate so hard and being sure to look like you’re listening,” Dick Cavett once said of hosting a television talk show, “you forget…

Photo of Levon Helm at a Ramble by Dion Ogust.

Man of the earth, soul for the ages

“It was late on an autumn afternoon, the maples and oaks were glowing orange and red, and I couldn’t take my eyes off Overlook Mountain and the rolling terrain,” Levon Helm wrote in…

Photo of Levon Helm in 1993 by Dion Ogust.

Levon Helm passes on

Levon Helm passed away at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He was surrounded by family, friends and bandmates.   The 71-year-old drummer whose Midnight…

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Simon says: Reminiscences of a Life in Rock & Roll to benefit Shadowland this Saturday

The music we hear as teenagers is the music that becomes ours. I haven’t listened to a lot of new stuff. I know it exists. Last year with my granddaughter, she’s into electronic…

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Absolutely instrumental at international luthier fest

The third annual Woodstock International Luthiers’ Showcase returns to the Bearsville Theater and its environs this Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23. There will be three days of events, concerts, clinics and…

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