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Prizewinning local filmmaker Susan Hamovitch has made a featurelength documentary that follows a storm survivor from New Orleans’ hard-hit St. Bernard Parish, Susan Boutwell LaGrange, through the first four years after Katrina as she struggles to lift her family out of poverty.

Surviving Katrina is just Square One

Kerhonkson filmmaker’s Stood for the Storm at Rosendale Theatre Out of great traumas come great stories, testifying to the heartening human capacity for forging creation out of destruction. Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath…

The Harvest Hoedown takes place at Tongore Park in Marbletown on Saturday, September 26 from 3 to 9 p.m., rain or shine.  (Julia Farr | Rondout Valley Growers’ Association)

Rondout Valley Growers’ Association hosts Harvest Hoedown & Local Food Barbecue

The Rondout Valley is Ulster County’s agricultural heartland, and arguably the epicenter of the mid-Hudson’s explosion of interest over the past few decades in farm-to-table cuisine and sustainable agriculture. The organization pulling all…

Natalie Merchant fronts Bard Conservatory Orchestra this Saturday

Songwriter, activist and longtime local resident Natalie Merchant had already begun leaning in the direction of moody and minimal chamber orchestra settings of her songs on her most recent original full-length, 2014’s luminous…

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BalletNext to premiere two new works at Kaatsbaan in Tivoli

“A brilliant partnership of dancers, choreographers and musicians where risk-taking is encouraged and process is a focal point” encapsulates the aspirations of the dance company BalletNext, founded by former American Ballet Theatre principal…

Don’t miss the bizarre Sunday Night eclipse

This Sunday night, September 27, we’ll have one of the best lunar eclipses in years. Part of the appeal will be real stuff, part media hype, part folklore. But it really shouldn’t be…

The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27. (Alen Fetahi | Almanac Weekly)

Celebrate the stinking rose in Saugerties at Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

Cure-all, culinary essential and cultural leveler, garlic gets its two days in the Saugerties sun once again this weekend, as the 26th annual Hudson Valley Garlic Festival takes over Cantine Field. C’mon, you…

Kids’ Almanac: Fly a kite, touch a truck or build a bathouse

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald   Chainsaw handling for women This time of year, my newsfeed is filling up with questions about…

Kamigawara was discovered playing Bach outside a drugstore by our music critic Leslie Gerber. (photo by Dion Ogust)

Akiko Kamigawara & Hiroko Sakurazawa to perform in Woodstock

Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts presents classical violinist Akiko Kamigawara and pianist Hiroko Sakurazawa in performance on Saturday, September 26 at 8 p.m. Kamigawara was discovered playing Bach outside a drugstore by…

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WDST’s Speed of Sound Festival at Dutchess County Airport

  Radio Woodstock’s Speed of Sound Festival celebrates the Album-oriented Adult Alternative format pioneer’s 35th year of broadcasting with a finely balanced lineup of national acts, local local acts and the increasingly common…

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American Idol’s Lee DeWyze to play Marlboro’s Falcon

American Idol winner Lee DeWyze got back to high-sheen acoustic roots on his 2013 debut Frames, which hints at his childhood obsessions with Cat Stevens and Simon & Garfunkel while it also announces…

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