Photo by Lauren Thomas

Takin’ it to the street

Six stages rocking for two full days at the Rosendale Street Festival It’s no secret: The Rosendale Street Festival is literally the hottest gig of the year. In the past few seasons, showtime…

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival this weekend

It’s time again for one of the finest bluegrass festivals in the nation (USA Today ranked it second in the country): Grey Fox, up in Oak Hill in Greene County, is four days…

Jeremy Mage @

Gift of the Magi

Most great players will try their hand at the singer/songwriter role at some point, and many, alas, will underestimate its challenges and find ways around its most necessary difficulties. They will stretch their…

Chris Stack & Birgit Huppuch (photo by Julieta Cervantes)

Love in the Wars at Bard daringly reimagines Trojan War tropes

There’s something special about attending the world premiere of a play – a frisson of excitement in the audience that lets you know right off that, with luck, you might end up telling…

Kurt Rhodes and Leopold Lowe in Othello (photo by William Marsh)

Kurt Rhoads schemes brilliantly in Othello

William Shakespeare’s gifts to the world include more than a few memorable villains – choice enough to make literary critics quibble as to which holds pride of place on the Ten Worst list….

Cornelius Eady (photo by Chip Cooper)

Sarah Micklem, Cornelius Eady & Rough Magic in Kingston

Kingston’s Spoken Word will host a mix of talent and entertainment this weekend when poet/playwright Cornelius Eady takes the stage with his literary band Rough Magic and his wife, fantasy novelist Sarah Micklem….

Composer Christian Wolff with score

Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival opens with ICE

Situated in the Catskill Mountains between Woodstock and Phoenicia, Mount Tremper Arts (MTA) is an artist-run multidisciplinary arts center that supports contemporary artists in the creation and presentation of new works of art….

Chris Stack & Birgit Huppuch (photo by Julieta Cervantes)

Bard premieres Love in the Wars

Quick! Name an Amazon. You said Hippolyta, right? She’s about the only one whom most of us know by name, either as the wild bride of Duke Theseus in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s…

Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton & Doobie Brothers at Bethel Woods

Peter Frampton was solidly in the rock-star conversation even before Frampton Comes Alive catapulted him to an unsustainable megastardom: the kind of exposure from which there is no easy return and no gentle…

Adesola Osakulumi and Oneika Phillips at rehearsal for In Your Arms (Vassar & New York Stage and Film | Buck Lewis)

Powerhouse prediction: In Your Arms will have legs

Ostensibly, the shows performed each summer at Vassar’s Powerhouse Theater are works-in-progress – some in the early stages of development, others being polished prior to moving on to Broadway, Off-Broadway or top “out-of-town…

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