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King of strings: David Bromberg Band at Bearsville

Among the many pearls of wisdom to be gleaned from the country blues is the observation that “You don’t miss your water ’til your well runs dry.” Audiences lucky enough to discover David…

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company (photo by Gary Gold)

Festival of Dance at UPAC

This Saturday, March 21, the Ulster Ballet Company puts on its 32nd annual Festival of Dance: a true potpourri of talents and styles, from the balletlike and narrative to more modern movements and…

Members of the cast of Mary Poppins (photo by Peter Ressa)

Mary Poppins on stage at Coleman in Kingston

The upcoming production of Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical at John A. Coleman Catholic High School marks the 45th time that Lise Landis Hopson has directed a staged musical there. Add to that…

Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon

Clancy Tradition, Narrowbacks & Jameson’s Revenge at Towne Crier Café

It’s St. Patrick’s season at the Towne Crier Café. On Thursday, March 19, the venerable concert venue (once of Pawling, now of Beacon) presents the Narrowbacks, a six-piece Irish “folk/punk” outfit, and the…

Benoit Denizet-Lewis (above) is a writer with The New York Times Magazine who also teaches writing and publishing at Emerson College. His most recent book, Travels With Casey, was a New York Times bestseller. He will be on the Woodstock Writers’ Festival “Standards to Uphold: Journalism Panel.”

Word on the street: Woodstock Writers’ Festival returns

  The Woodstock Writers’ Festival (WWF) has been called a “vibrant and entertaining literary party” and the “perfect storm of natural beauty and new ideas” by the likes of Elissa Schappell and Stephen…

Perfume Genius’ Michael Hadreas (above).

Perfume Genius to play BSP in Kingston

It is not Michael Hadreas’ fault that his project Perfume Genius often draws comparisons to Elliott Smith and Sufjan Stevens from the Internet’s if-you-like-this-then-you’ll-like-that ballparking and cross-selling algorithms. It’s a poor comparison for…

In 2008, Richard Dreyfuss (above) founded the Dreyfuss Civics Initiative, “a non-profit, non-partisan organization that aims to revive the teaching of civics in American public education to empower future generations with the critical-thinking skills they need to fulfill the vast potential of American citizenship.”

Club Helsinki Hudson to host “An Evening with Richard Dreyfuss”

The first time I became aware of Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss on the silver screen, as the lead in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), he was portraying a character who was…

ZZ Top visits UPAC in Kingston on Friday, March 13 at 8 p.m.

ZZ Top to play UPAC

ZZ Top, the legends of eccentric Texas blues/rock since 1969, are still at it. The lineup remains unchanged: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and the most-aptly-named Frank Beard. Their 2012 effort La Futura is…

Author Erik Larson

National book launch in Hyde Park for Erik Larson’s new book on the Lusitania

Like the Titanic before her, the RMS Lusitania was the pride of Britain’s passenger fleet in the heyday of steam-powered transatlantic travel: enormous, luxuriously appointed and remarkably swift for its time. And like…

Matthew West performs at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie on March 5.

Christian pop megastar Matthew West at Civic Center

“Yeah, he was one of mine,” writes my brother Dave of Christian pop megastar and Grammy-winner Matthew West, Millikin University, Class of ’99, where “Doctor Dave” has taught commercial music and played jazz,…

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