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Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno in The Yes Men Are Revolting

The Yes Men Are Revolting opens on Friday with political prankster Mike Bonanno in Rhinebeck

Ever since Shakespeare’s Puck and Prospero broke through the “fourth wall” to beg audiences to dismiss them from their onstage duties with applause (and arguably long before), the line between theater and real…

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The Catskill jazz revival: Bringing America’s original art form to a new generation

  Like so many other Catskill communities, the Village of Tannersville has taken it on the chops time and time again. And like an old champion who refuses to go down for the…

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Start your engines: Sawyer Motors Car Show in Saugerties

Photos by Will Dendis   Bob Siracusano says that he has always, as long as he can remember, been enamored with cars and hot rods. You know the type: a young guy who…

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Ukrainian Cultural Festival in the Gunks this weekend

The ninth annual Cultural Festival at the Soyuzivka Ukrainian Heritage Center takes place this weekend, July 10 through 12: a three-day zabava guaranteed to make you feel it. Nonstop music will be provided…

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Hip in the hills: Mount Tremper Summer Arts Festival

  Mount Tremper: Is there even a “there” there? Everyone I know from Mount Tremper (interesting folks, all) seems to live at least 15 miles from everyone else I know in Mount Tremper. But…

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Stone House Day in Hurley this Saturday

Back when the Dutch came to the fertile territory bordering the Esopus Creek (a mere 354 years ago!), they constructed dwellings from the abundantly available material of the region: stone. Many of these…

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Eyes to the sky at the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Keep your eyes to the skies this weekend, when the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce launches its 25th annual Dutchess County Hot-Air Balloon Festival. The high-summer event runs from Friday through Sunday,…

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Plein Air Paint-Out at Olana

It’s only fitting that Frederic Church’s famed Olana State Historic Site, the 250-acre home and landscape that he designed on a bluff overlooking the Hudson Valley, should be the location of a partnership…

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The ivory tower: PianoSummer at SUNY-New Paltz

Master pianists Vladimir Feltsman, Phillip Kawin and Paul Ostrovsky work with students from all over the world each July at PianoSummer at SUNY-New Paltz. Part concert series, part master class and part competition,…

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Kids’ Almanac: Fly in a balloon, ogle an owl, hear big drums in a cave or learn to fish

“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James   Bio-Blast at Kingston Point If you feel like nature…

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