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Don’t frack with America: The unofficial premiere of Dear President Obama

When Jon Bowermaster’s Oceans 8 Films released the documentary Dear Governor Cuomo in 2012, its aim was to raise public consciousness about the dangers of hydrofracking, drawing on the scary experiences of our…

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Denise VanBuren to receive Martha Washington Woman of History Award

When Denise Doring VanBuren speaks about how a restored Tower of Victory at Washington’s Headquarters could bring the same kind of tourism to the Newburgh area that the Walkway over the Hudson has…

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Thomas Cole’s studio, demolished 40 years ago, is coming back to life

After a long campaign of research, fundraising and construction, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill is nearly ready to unveil its new “New Studio,” an on-site replica of the Italianate building…

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Rosendale’s Market Market hosts comic Corinne Fisher

Continuing their presentation of independent comics, Market Market in Rosendale hosts standup Corinne Fisher on Saturday, March 12 at 10 p.m. Fisher is one half of Sorry about Last Night, her comedy writing-and-performance duo…

The Tasting Menu will consist of eight short plays with one important thing in common: Each incorporates a delectable dish that will then be offered on a tasting menu at a special post-performance reception at the CIA in Hyde Park. (photo by Jen Kiaba)

Ten-Minute Play Festival (with tasty treats) at the CIA in Hyde Park

Poughkeepsie’s Half Moon Theatre has been curating an annual short play festival for the past five years, and the sixth – coming up this weekend – is thematically organized to reflect the stage…

(Photo by Angela Della Torre)

Go for the green: Celebrate St. Paddy’s day on both sides of the river

Shamrock Run & St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Kingston this Sunday Nobody does it better than the City of Kingston – celebrates St. Paddy’s Day, that is. For the past 27 years, the…

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Los Lobos & Ballet Folklórico Mexicano to share the stage at UPAC

Carlos Moreno, Jr. started studying the fundamentals of Mexican folkdance at the age of three, when his father began to pass along his knowledge of the history, culture and artistic expressions of his…

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Robert Tonner’s exquisite dolls on view at SUNY-Ulster

Robert Tonner, Kingston-based creator of exquisitely detailed collectible dolls, was recently named SUNY-Ulster’s artist-in-residence for 2016. It’s a move likely to attract attention to the community college’s new Associate’s Degree program in Fashion…

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Kids’ Almanac (Mar. 10-17)

Prepare for a salamander invasion, hone your basketball skills or recycle your jeans   Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour this Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m. Pi Day & Olympiad…

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Weekly’s calendar of events (March 10-19)

Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events. The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on…

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