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Jonathan Toubin’s popular Soul Clap and Dance-Off comes to BSP in Kingston on December 13 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. (photo by James Jones)

Hot wax: Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap & Dance-Off

World-renowned deejay Jonathan Toubin busts out of Brooklyn to return to BSP Kingston this weekend for his popular Soul Clap and cash prize Dance-Off, a night of rare soul 45s that you may…

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Steve Forbert plays benefit for Shadowland

Steve Forbert is a case study in what-else-am-I-gonna-do? perseverance. The Mississippi-born singer/songwriter’s bardic talent was obvious enough for at least four major labels to have taken a chance on him at various times…

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Merriment en masse: Great Christmas concerts

Deck the halls with boughs of Christmas choral music! That’s the situation every December, and it’s about to start again. Often it’s just one performance of Handel’s Messiah after another. This year, though,…

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Room to move: Kaatsbaan addresses space crunch for dancers

The founders of the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center have dedicated nearly a quarter of a century to the cause of preserving and advancing dance. The nonprofit Kaatsbaan (Dutch for “playing field”), located on…

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in David Hare’s play Skylight

West End goes west

The trouble with being an aficionado of live theater is that you can never get enough, never see everything that you should – especially at today’s ticket prices. Since the death of Philip…

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Bill Kirchen’s Holiday Honky-Tonk

Musical historian, comedian and all-around master of roots-rock guitar-playing Bill Kirchen also hosts a Christmas special. Kirchen came to fame as a member of Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. Now, the…

Mike Doughty’s World-Renowned, Award-Winning Question Jar Show comes to the Bearsville Theater on Saturday, December 6 at 9 p.m.

Bearsville hosts Mike Doughty’s Question Jar Show

Among the many ’90s frontmen charged with laying spiel atop electro-acoustic groove music played by frustrated jazzbos and one guy on samples, Soul Coughing singer/guitarist Mike Doughty really did (and does!) better than…

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Ulster Ballet’s A Christmas Carol at UPAC

Ulster Ballet’s 20th annual production of A Christmas Carol comes to the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 at…

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It’s a Wonderful Life onstage

Ask people what’s their favorite Christmas movie, and an awful lot of them will cite the Frank Capra classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Some make a ritual of watching it every December. There’s…

Zoe Muth

Zoe Muth plays Rosendale & Hudson

After being dubbed “Seattle’s Emmylou,” the talented retro-folk and country singer/songwriter Zoe Muth saw fit to leave her native Pacific Northwest for one of America’s roots-music Meccas – no, not Music City, but…

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