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Club Helsinki in Hudson presents Sister Sparrow

Roots, soul, R & B and swing fusionists Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds return to Club Helsinki in Hudson on Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. Arleigh Kincheloe, also known as Sister…

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Celebrate women in music on Sunday afternoon in Rhinebeck

“A Celebration of Women in Music,” Babette Hierholzer says, came about through a meeting of musician friends. Recently Hierholzer has been collaborating with the well-known flutist Eugenia Zukerman, who spends part of her…

(Photo by Ron Cogswell)

Commemorate Martin Luther King Day in Woodstock & Beacon

This Monday is Martin Luther King Day, and in the swirl of public reaction to recent police brutality against unarmed young black men in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri, this year the annual…

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Kids’ Almanac (Jan. 15-22)

“When I was 14, I learned what transgender meant and cried of happiness.” – Leelah Alcorn, 17 years   Trevor Project: a resource for LGBTQ youth How can we support teens who identify…

Gail Godwin (photo by Dion Ogust)

Gail Godwin launches Publishing: A Writer’s Memoir in Rhinebeck

Gail Godwin’s home on a hillside in Woodstock is a cozy sanctuary filled with natural light. She shares it with her “two boys,” a pair of Siamese cats. “They’re my roommates. Sam is…

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Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys play Rosendale Café

Twenty-five years into a career validated by multiple Grammy nominations, Cajun specialists Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys continue to advance and perfect the rich musical and linguistic fusions of the bayou. Accordionist Riley…

On Saturday, January 17, Olana will screen The Iceberg Riders, a documentary about Dutch sculptor and filmmaker Ap Verheggen’s quixotic quest to draw the world’s attention to climate change by installing two huge-but-delicate sculptures atop a chunk of shrinking coastal glacier that was about to break off and drift out to sea.  It will be followed by a question-and-answer session via Skype with Verheggen, who is a UNESCO ambassador to the Institute for Water Education and based in the Hague.

Iceberg Riders screening at Olana, Vassar Brothers Institute’s science & travel series

Now that the busy festivity of the year-end holidays is behind us, the specter of three months of cabin fever begins to raise its ugly head. Cocooning with a pile of thick books…

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Sultans of String play Falcon

Canada’s Sultans of String are certainly among the most decorated, nominated and heralded acoustic swing groups on the continent, but don’t call them revivalists: They are fusionists and spatial/temporal explorers. Their virtuosity and…

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Lustre Kings headline Elvis’ 80th Birthday Bash in Hudson

Only 80. Elvis Presley would have been only 80 on January 8: a milestone that will be celebrated lavishly in our area, including a January 10 performance at Club Helsinki in Hudson by…

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Kids’ Almanac (Jan. 8-15)

“Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?” – Mary Ann Pietzker, Miscellaneous Poems, 1872   Lego invention contest at Museum Village in Monroe For any kids from 6 to 11 years…

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