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Winter Hoot at Ashokan Center

The Winter Hoot comes around again, January 29 through the 31st at the Ashokan Center. Friday is given to dinner, documentaries and discussion, before turning into a jam hosted by Jay Ungar and…

Joey Alexander

Woodstock Playhouse hosts piano prodigy Joey Alexander

The existence of the 12-year-old Balinese jazz pianist Joey Alexander and the rest of the world’s handful of Mozartian, bell-curve-busting, freakish prodigies makes the rest of us merely “musically inclined” folks wonder, “Why…


Enter the haggis: Rhinecliff Hotel hosts Robbie Burns Supper

I guess that everybody wanted to see the guest of honor, the haggis, piped in with proper pomp and ceremony, but not many were actually bold enough to taste the savory pudding made…

Dan Tepfer (photo by Jeremy Sailing)

Dan Tepfer to perform with ICE at Bard

Acoustic Informatics concert to explore the intersection of live musical improvisation and computer-driven algorithms at Bard Because he wears so many figurative hats and jackets, I find myself writing happily about this Dan…


BSP in Kingston to host free David Bowie tribute

I did not grow up a David Bowie fan, but became one as an adult, when my defenses relaxed and I realized that “style people” like Bowie weren’t just trying to make me…

Composite of enhanced color images of Pluto and Charon taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft as it passed through the Pluto system.

Tour Pluto with NASA director in Poughkeepsie

Here’s a good excuse to leave your cabin fever behind for a midweek evening: Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie is once again hosting the Vassar Brothers Institute’s annual Science in…

Clearwater at Kingston Point (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Pete Seeger tribute concert to benefit restoration of the Clearwater

The Rosendale Recreation Center (another hopping venue in the little town that could) plays tribute to Pete Seeger with an afternoon of music to benefit the restoration of the Hudson River’s iconic sloop…


Jaye McBride headlines Rosendale Theatre Comedy Showcase

They’re at it again at the Rosendale Theatre: populating their newly reconstructed stage will people saying funny things. The monthly live Comedy Showcase is becoming a hot draw on Rosendale’s Main Street, and it…


Global Force Wrestling at Civic Center in Poughkeepsie

WPDH presents Global Force Wrestling (GFW) on Friday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie. GFW NEX*GEN champion Sonjay Dutt (above), who took the belt from P. J….

Sarah Rothenberg

Sarah Rothenberg’s Marcel Proust Project at Bard

Before she became artistic director of Da Camera of Houston in 1994, pianist Sarah Rothenberg was a founding co-director of the Bard Music Festival, dedicated to the rediscovery of neglected musical masterpieces and…

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