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Jazz sax great Jane Ira Bloom plays Marlboro’s Falcon

Soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom brings her quartet to the Falcon in Marlboro on Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. It is hard to believe that many hot concerns in the world of…

The Beacon Riverfest bill this year includes the Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars, Gato Loco and the M. Shanghai String Band, as well as Kingston’s Shana Falana, New Paltz’s Breakfast in Fur and What Moon Things, Tracy Bonham (above) and Simi Stone.

Beacon Riverfest this Sunday

The Beacon Music Factory once again presents the Beacon Riverfest, a riverside festival of activities and food with an especially fine and diverse lineup of musical performers. This year is heavy both on…

Ryan E. Cronin Gallery opens in New Paltz

The New Paltz painter Ryan Cronin works with large canvases, bold, culturally resonant shapes and brash colors: a style that guns for and routinely achieves the status of the iconic and populist in…

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The real deal and no act: Richard Cattabiani & the Cattabiani Family Band’s Gene Pool

The fiery, life-of-the-mind, maverick high school teacher is an American archetype. Insert your favorite film, lit or real-life incarnation here: the mercurial, off-script renegade in perpetual hot water with the administration. Science has…

Train plays Bethel Woods this Friday

San Francisco-based Adult Alternative megastars Train’s latest release Bulletproof Picasso  (2014, Columbia) is a big old serving of larger-than-life, anthemic production rock shot all the way to the moon by singer Pat Monahan’s…

Chris Botti on stage at the Bardavon

A jazz player with a truly global purview, trumpeter/composer Chris Botti is one of the very few pop superstars that the genre has produced in the last few decades. While he always keeps…

Jill Sobule plays Unison in New Paltz

Best-known for the hits “I Kissed a Girl” and “Supermodel,” the prolific songwriter Jill Sobule surveys the scene with a subversive, playfully jaundiced eye, quietly taking everything that she writes about down a…

Jessica Pratt & Widowspeak at BSP in Kingston

Saturday, June 20 will be a night for coming close and leaning in at BSP in Kingston. Output Agency once again proves itself a matchmaker extraordinaire, pairing two very different flavors and methodologies of…

Leni Stern at Quinn’s in Beacon

Quinn’s, the little luncheonette that could on Main Street in Beacon, continues to rope in outsized names from the jazz and world-music realms: a testament both to the venue’s gutsy commitment to challenging…

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Clearwater Festival this weekend features eclectic bill at Croton Point

  While Pete Seeger himself exemplified a kind of folk purity – a man and a banjo encompassing the music’s topical and political calling as well as its deep roots and preservationist tradition…

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