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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…

The 2015 HVP String Competition winner Robert Anemone

Fiddling while Tuscany burns: HVP’s 2016 String Competition

Now in its 44th year, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic (HVP) String Competition has long been an opportunity for rising young stars of classical music to give their careers a boost. Among its best-known…

At 81, Rudd is about five decades ahead of Masse in years, but the two found rich common ground in jazz standards that they both enjoy and, eventually, in trying out a few originals, too.  (photo by Craig Paulson)

Local neighbors meet on Prairie Home Companion and record new CD

Trombonist Roswell Rudd and vocalist Heather Masse met on A Prairie Home Companion a few years back when Rudd performed with the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band and Masse was guest vocalist. “I first…

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Marc Ribot to play Quinn’s in Beacon

“Perfectly wrong.” The words didn’t occur to me as such, but that’s what my gut said the first time I heard Marc Ribot’s guitar-playing. As it was for most people, the occasion of…

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Skeleton Key’s Chris Maxwell to launch solo LP at BSP in Kingston

The New York City band Skeleton Key’s 1997 major-label debut, Fantastic Spikes through Balloon, played out like a proof-of-concept demonstration that the saturated heft and zero-to-60 dynamics of “grunge” could be wed to…

Soprano Zoe Johnson as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute Redux (Bard Conservatory)

Bard premiere of Maurice Sendak opera paired with Magic Flute, Redux

There are certain artforms that can seem inaccessible, even intimidating, if we aren’t exposed to them early in life – opera being perhaps the most obvious example. And yet it’s full of spectacle…

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Wood Brothers to play Helsinki Hudson

The Wood Brothers’ fifth studio album (with several live sets interspersed), 2015’s Paradise, begins with the song “Singin’ for Strangers.” Over a bawdy, sh*t-kickin’ Harvest-era Neil Young groove, Oliver Wood slathers a seemingly…

Composer Nkeiru Okoye

New Paltz premieres opera about mythological sisters who share an eyeball

When composer and SUNY-New Paltz faculty member Nkeiru Okoye hit upon the subject for her second opera We’ve Got Our Eye on You, it struck her as a welcome bit of levity and…

Sheila Jordan (photo by Ed Cohen)

Sheila Jordan & Cameron Brown to play Jazzstock in Woodstock

It will be a duo of duos on Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. when Jazzstock welcomes the legendary and ageless jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan. The 87-year-old Jordan, who once jammed with Charlie…

WSW Chili Bowl intern Allora McCullough in action

WSW’s Chili Bowl Fiesta this Saturday at Rosendale Rec Center

Each of the handcrafted ceramic bowls at the 19th annual Chili Bowl Fiesta on Saturday, February 27 will be unique: a one-of-a-kind addition to any collection of pottery. Not only that, its purchase…

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