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Fiona (Jeni Courtney) in  The Secret of Roan Inish

Saved by the Seal-Folk: The Secret of Roan Inish in Rosendale

Red Hook’s great independent filmmaker John Sayles isn’t particularly known as a creator of movies for kids, but in 1994 he did direct one of the loveliest, most lyrical family films ever made: The…

Don Byron (photo by Dion Ogust)

Don Byron’s New Gospel Quintet to raise the roof in Stone Ridge

The reed-player and jazz composer/interpreter Don Byron’s New Gospel Quintet routinely raises roofs and brings audiences almost involuntarily to their feet. Vocalist D. K. Dyson can be as smoldering and subtle as she…

Suzanna Hermans will conduct a panel discussion with three writers: the wonderful Gail Godwin (above), Valerie Martin and Koren Zailckas on Saturday at 12:30 at the Elmendorph Inn on North Broadway. (photo by Beth Blis)

Red Hook hosts Read Local Literary Festival

The upcoming third annual Read Local! Red Hook Literary Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12 in venues in the village of Red Hook, with a full schedule…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Kids’ Almanac (April 10-17)

“May my mind stroll about hungry and fearless and thirsty and supple” – e. e. cummings   Fun family events The 11th annual Empty Bowls Benefit Dinner takes place on Friday, April 11…

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Bruce Katz headlines Pro Jam 5 at Hudson’s Club Helsinki

The Hudson Valley has long served as a home and haven in the hills for many professional musicians, but as a rule they have made their bread elsewhere. In recent years, however, we’ve…

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Johnny Clegg plays Bardavon this Sunday

The founder of the seminal South African Bands Juluka and Savuka, Johnny Clegg performs at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House on Sunday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Clegg is significant in his home…

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Photography NOW 2014 & One Hundred Count exhibitions open this Saturday in Woodstock

For many participants, the annual juried group photography show at the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) has served as a career-boosting stepping-stone to shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the International…

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Hudson Valley Philharmonic performs Mahler’s massive “Resurrection” Symphony this Saturday

Why, in this post-Enlightenment age of sophisticated science, do so many otherwise-rational people still cling so tenaciously to belief in a Supreme Being and a glorious afterlife for which there is no testable…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Kids’ Almanac (April 3-10)

“You can get there from here, though there’s no going home. Everywhere you go will be somewhere you’ve never been.” – “Theories of Time and Space” by Natasha Trethewey   Introducing: Kids’ Almanac…

Actor/author Stephen Tobolowsky

Actor/author Stephen Tobolowsky headlines Woodstock Writers’ Festival

“I’d rather be a writer than an actor,” said Stephen Tobolowsky, a character actor you’ve probably seen in one of innumerable roles: annoying insurance salesman Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, Sandy Ryerson on…

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