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The next step with Solas An Lae in Rhinebeck

While widely admired around the world due to the phenomenal success of the long-running Riverdance extravaganza and its offspring, Irish step dancing is also often lampooned for its rigid rules. The dance style’s…

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Kids Almanac: April Fools + lots to do during school vacation

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” - Doug Larson   Some fun April Fools’ Day ideas April first can be a fun day of playful…

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Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (March 26-April 4)

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 page 2; Friday…

(Ingwerwurzel - Kohlezeichnung)

Tropical plant can be propagated from pups

Do I smell spring in the air? Must be. And the calendar confirms that it’s just around the corner. These hints finally stir longings for that season – even for a skier. And what…

DeJohnette & Grenadier perform World Water Day fundraiser in Kingston

KingstonCitizens.org recognizes World Water Day with a celebration of arts and culture featuring two multi-generational legends in drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Larry Grenadier. The event will include water advocate guest speakers and…

One-man show with Jim Dale in Hudson

Jim Dale, the British actor, comedian, Broadway star, recording artist, as well as the many-voiced narrator of the American edition of the Harry Potter audiobooks, brings his one-man show Just Jim Dale to…

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Elvis is everywhere: Feast like the King at the Falcon

The Falcon in Marlboro celebrates the King with a showing of Rex Fowler’s Elvis Presley documentary 200 Cadillacs on Sunday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The 60-minute documentary, conceived and co-produced by Fowler,…

Writer Abigail Thomas at home (photo by Jennifer Waddell)

Writer Abigail Thomas & the Frisbee of hard-won wisdom

“Nothing is wasted when you are a writer.” Her story is not unlike that of many people, full of kids and grandkids, smoking and drinking, illness and death and great joy celebrated over…

Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition in Poughkeepsie

Aside from its five-and-a-half-decade track record of bringing sumptuous orchestral music to our region, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic (HVP) has also distinguished itself as the sponsor of an annual String Competition that has…

Almanac Weekly’s Night Sky columnist Bob Berman in his observatory in Willow (photo by Philip Kamrass | Albany Times Union)

This total eclipse, and the one coming up

Friday, March 20 marks not just the Vernal Equinox but also a total solar eclipse. This best spectacle in all of nature can only be seen along a narrow path that skirts past…

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