Mary Louise Wilson (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Stages of life: Actress/author Mary Louise Wilson to speak in New Paltz

If you missed Tony/Obie-winning actress Mary Louise Wilson when she came to Rhinecliff’s Morton Memorial Library in July, you’re in luck: You get another chance to hear her discuss her new memoir, My…

Winter’s Bone was shot at actual homes in the Ozarks, with much of the supporting cast recruited among residents of the area. One such non-actor was a burly biker named Ron Hall, a veteran of two tours of duty in Vietnam who goes by the nickname Stray Dog in real life and played backwoods meth kingpin Thump Milton in the movie.  Hall is shown above with his great-grandson and his granddaughter, Robin, in Stray Dog. (Eric Phillips-Horst | Still Rolling Productions)

Winter’s Bone director Debra Granik to discuss new doc Stray Dog at Upstate Films

Independent filmmaker Debra Granik first made her mark as a highly talented iconoclast with one of the most successful feature films ever shot in the mid-Hudson Valley, Down to the Bone. It won…

(Photo of Mike + Ruthy + their Band by Christopher Gilner)

Summer Hoot at Ashokan Center

When folk music merged with the social movements of the 1960s, a new generation of music-lovers came to know the down-to-Earth icons of the genre, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, who inspired the…

Tony-winning actress Alice Ripley in Next to Normal

Broadway star Alice Ripley headlines Rhinebeck Gala

Tony-winning Broadway actress/chanteuse Alice Ripley will present an evening of songs and stories this Saturday, August 22 as the centerpiece of the annual fundraising gala for the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck….

Bruce Cockburn’s  biggest record in the US was 1984’s Stealing Fire, from which came two of his hits: “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” and “Lovers in a Dangerous Time.”

Canada’s Dylan: Beacon’s Towne Crier hosts the great Bruce Cockburn

My first Bruce Cockburn album was his tenth in ten years, 1979’s Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws, which I bought on a tip from Guitar Player magazine. How much money did you spend…


Lake Street Dive to play Helsinki Hudson

The immensely popular and eclectic roots/pop outfit Lake Street Dive is used to headlining festivals these days, but they may still be most at home in intimate club settings where their jazzy, psychedelic…


Zac Brown Band to play Bethel Woods

Three-time Grammy-winners and multi-platinum artists the Zac Brown Band stop by the Pavilion at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 23 as part of their Jekyll + Hyde 2015….

Alf Evers at work, circa 2002. (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Alf-Scan concert to raise funds to digitize Evers Archive

In December 2004, just weeks shy of his 100th birthday, Woodstock lost one of the true “living treasures” of the Hudson Valley and the Catskills: prolific scholar/historian/author Alf Evers. But in addition to…


Ultraam to play BSP on Thursday

The Kingston-centered experimental group Ultraam has been playing out for a while now, bringing their colorful, abrasive and often-quite-groovy squall to environmental music situations and warehouse drone marathons as well as to club…


Talk on Mexican muralist David Siqueiros in Woodstock

Though he may be the one whom most people remember, Diego Rivera was not the only illustrious member of the Mexican Mural Movement of the 1920s. José Clemente Orozco was another of the…

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