Rudie Berkhout's Future Memories, 1979, transmission hologram, silver-halide glass plate, 8 x 10 in.; 12 x 16 in. overall;  Estate of Rudie Berkhout

Holograms, photographs & contemporary craft at Dorsky Museum in New Paltz

SUNY-New Paltz’s Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art has a lovely habit of opening three or four shows at once each February, making it a most rewarding cabin-fever-relief outing. Two of the shows spotlight…

Ann Citron (Violet Weston) in August: Osage County (photo by Harold Bonacquist)

Roiling reunion: August: Osage County on stage in Wappingers

Dysfunctional families are a bottomless well of inspiration for playwrights, and one of the most over-the-top dysfunctional in the modern dramatic canon is Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County. Originally developed as an ensemble…

(Photo by Brendan Lally)

Sightings virtually guaranteed at Hudson River EagleFest

Remember when spotting a bald eagle in the wild, if you didn’t live someplace like Alaska, seemed nearly as unlikely as meeting a unicorn? It wasn’t so very long ago. I made my…

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Peer into our past at Vassar’s “American Stories” exhibition

Modfest, Vassar College’s annual campuswide extravaganza celebrating the contemporary arts, will be getting underway this week, with a fortnight’s worth of exhibits and performances spotlighting recent works by students, alumni and faculty. All…

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Enter the haggis: Rhinecliff Hotel hosts Robbie Burns Supper

I guess that everybody wanted to see the guest of honor, the haggis, piped in with proper pomp and ceremony, but not many were actually bold enough to taste the savory pudding made…

Composite of enhanced color images of Pluto and Charon taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft as it passed through the Pluto system.

Tour Pluto with NASA director in Poughkeepsie

Here’s a good excuse to leave your cabin fever behind for a midweek evening: Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie is once again hosting the Vassar Brothers Institute’s annual Science in…

Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson in Room

Room is a powerfully acted ode to human resilience

One of the bummers of winter, once the holidays are over, is the fact that film production companies are no longer in a rush to get their Oscar contenders out into the theaters…

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Sarah Rothenberg’s Marcel Proust Project at Bard

Before she became artistic director of Da Camera of Houston in 1994, pianist Sarah Rothenberg was a founding co-director of the Bard Music Festival, dedicated to the rediscovery of neglected musical masterpieces and…

Set in a high school in the Midwest and inspired by current events, Good Kids explores the very public aftermath of a sex crime and its cover-up.

Good Kids, on SUNY-New Paltz stage, explores sex crime and its cover-up

While a lot of good stageworks get produced by the college theater arts departments in our region, they always have to struggle with the fact that there are so few meaty parts for…

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New Paltz professor Carol Goodman releases new suspense novel

Carol Goodman, a professor of Creative Writing at SUNY-New Paltz, has a long track record of authoring novels about campuses and towns in upstate New York that harbor dark secrets, some of them…

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