Antiques collection of Reverend David Bronson, a protégé of the late Fred J. Johnston, to be auctioned in Stone Ridge

Antiques-hunting is a favorite sport among visitors to the mid-Hudson Valley, and devotees of the chase have an enticing opportunity coming up on Saturday, August 22 in Stone Ridge. At a restored farmhouse…


Catskill Mountain Quilters honor Sally Abrams with exhibit in Arkville

Sally Abrams runs a cattle farm in Livingston Manor, but she’s more renowned for the quilts that she has been making for nearly three decades now. She started out doing traditional Americana-style patterns,…


Talk on Mexican muralist David Siqueiros in Woodstock

Though he may be the one whom most people remember, Diego Rivera was not the only illustrious member of the Mexican Mural Movement of the 1920s. José Clemente Orozco was another of the…

Lucy Knisley

Graphic memoirist Lucy Knisley headlines YA Society’s anniversary in Rhinebeck

Young Adult (YA) literature and graphic novels are two book genres that are both alive and well in the marketplace and being taken more seriously by folks with fingers on the contemporary cultural…

Steve Jobs in Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine   (photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

Preview screening of Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine in Woodstock

Though he didn’t become a household name until the release of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room in 2005, Alex Gibney was copping Emmys for his TV documentaries as early as 1992….

Antonin Dvorak (1841–1904). Jeannette Thurber who brought the Czech composer to America to head her National Conservatory of Music in the 1890s, during which time he composed two of his masterworks: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” and the Cello Concerto in B minor.

Music with altitude: Catskill High Peaks Music Festival

This Sunday, August 9 and the ten days following bring the return of the Catskill High Peaks Music Festival, providing an enticing artistic excuse to visit the area of our region where the…

Paul Rudd in Ant-man

Going buggy: Ant-Man is a likable, lightweight Marvel morsel

The bad news about Ant-Man (no news at all to serious Marvel fans) is that it could have been better if Edgar Wright, director of the highly esteemed Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, who…

Emily Speed’s architecture-inspired sculptures will premiere in film and performance during WSW’s  au•gust art festival, August 7-29.

On the trail of art at WSW’s au•gust art festival

Once upon a time, in the days of the Rosendale cement boom, there was a busy rail depot across from what was then a general store and is now that fabulous nexus of…


Final weekend for Moon over Buffalo starring Denny Dillon at Shadowland in Ellenville

In Ulster County, lots of people know Denny Dillon as the founder of Improv Nation, acting teacher, visual artist and proprietor of the recently reopened Drawing Room Art Gallery in Stone Ridge. TV…

Duncan Sheik (photo by Lexi Lambros)

Powerhouse Theater at Vassar workshops Duncan Sheik’s Noir

Songwriter Duncan Sheik is a hot property these days. His musical adaptation of American Psycho, Breton Easton Ellis’ controversial 1991 novel about a Wall Streeter who may be a real serial killer or…

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