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New York Theatre Ballet plays Kaatsbaan in Tivoli this weekend


The Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, in the large barns in Tivoli, is a world-class treasure, both for working artists and those who appreciate dance from an audience’s perspective. The many t...

October 27, 2011 12:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1051 1051 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bringing opera home to the Opera House

Met Live in HD season starts this Saturday at the Bardavon with Donizetti’s Anna Bolena


Caught the Live at the Met bug yet? Not the hyper-expensive evenings out at Lincoln Center, complete with dinner at Sun Lee West beforehand, or the standing-room-only seats way up in the opera hous...

October 20, 2011 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1043 1043 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rising from the waters

Flooded Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck reopens next Friday with The Diary of Anne Frank


The theatre space at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck is a massive wooden barn, and if you squint at it just so, you might be able to visualize it as Noah’s Ark. Like that floating refug...

October 14, 2011 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1037 1037 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tough axe to follow

John Abercrombie plays Rosendale Café this Friday, Newburgh’s Ritz Theatre this Saturday


Jazz guitarist John Abercrombie’s curriculum vitae shows a list of albums so long, you might need a dedicated shelf in your music room if you even wanted to consider yourself half a completist. If ...

October 13, 2011 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1041 1041 recommendations | email to a friend
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Downwardly mobile

SUNY-New Paltz revives Chekhov’sThree Sisters opening on October 13


For someone considered one of the greatest dramatists in recent centuries, Anton Chekhov’s plays don’t seem to get revived nearly often enough to be as familiar as they ought to be to an educated p...

October 06, 2011 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1044 1044 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good clean fun

Comic Jim Gaffigan performs at UPAC in Kingston this Friday


Hollywood is full of actors who pull exaggerated faces to sell a comedic point. But there’s no one in film today who look as hilariously pained, befuddled and flummoxed as Jim Gaffigan. Local fans ...

September 29, 2011 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1048 1048 recommendations | email to a friend
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Healing harpist

Julia Haines performs at UCCC in Stone Ridge this Thursday


On the eve of the Equinox, this Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m., musician, composer and harpist Julia Haines will make a rare area appearance in a featured concert for SUNY-Ulster’s Words and Musi...

September 22, 2011 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1035 1035 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local boy makes good...music

Guitarist Jim Weider plays Bearsville Theater this Friday


It’ll be a homecoming for guitarist Jim Weider when he brings his PRoJECTPERCoLAToR to the Bearsville Theater on Friday, September 16 at 9 p.m. The local hero will perform from his albums PULSE and...

September 15, 2011 12:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 1033 1033 recommendations | email to a friend
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Falcon or phoenix?

Marlboro music venue plans replacement for deck destroyed by hurricane


With so many heartbreaking stories of damage and loss following Hurricane Irene’s visit to the Hudson Valley, it’s at least a little inspiring to hear about what has happened at the Falcon, Marlbor...

September 08, 2011 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1040 1040 recommendations | email to a friend
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Telling tales

Rosendale Theatre reprises Too Much Information next weekend


“Part of what we’re trying to do is to get back to the tradition of oral storytelling. People are longing to hear these kinds of stories, longing to get closer to each other.” Julie Novak is talkin...

September 01, 2011 08:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1042 1042 recommendations | email to a friend
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