Arts & Culture

Arts and culture are what define the Hudson Valley.
The communities along the river are cultural wellsprings, with an abundance of performances, like music and dance, and creative communities for artists and writers. The region also boasts world-class theaters and museums, like Dia:Beacon, Bard’s Fisher Center, and the Bardavon. The region’s vibrant culture can only be matched by the Hudson Valley’s history, still evident in the form of its historic buildings, streets, and landmarks.

CD Review: Thirty

CD Review: Thirty

Peter Aaron reviews If, Bwana's Thirty.

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Chronogram Conversations Podcast

Podcast Episode 60: Greg Gattine of WDST

The DJ and Hudson Valley native talks about the state of the radio business, how music is chosen for radio play, and reflects on a wild and wooly career.

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Podcast Episode 59: Lou Paradise

The inventor of Topricin pain relief cream talks about how he found his own path to wellness following service in Vietnam, his studies in natural healing methodologies, and the epidemic of prescription pain drugs in the US.

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Podcast Episode 58: Josh Radnor

Josh Radnor, star of "How I Met Your Mother," talks with Brian K. Mahoney about playing Ted Mosby and his role in "The Babylon Line," Richard Greenberg's play at Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College, June 26-July 6.

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Books & Authors

Murder, They Wrote

Nina Shengold chats with Hudson Valley mystery writers Marshall Karp, Alison Gaylin, and Steve Hamilton.

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Book Review: can't and won't (stories)

Jana Martin reviews Lydia Davis's new collection of short stories.

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Bill Cosby at Mid-Hudson Civic Center

Comedian Bill Cosby makes a rare area appearance on May 15 in Poughkeepsie.

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PS21 Dance Festival

A Smorgasbord of Dance
PS21 in Chatham will host a series of internationally acclaimed dance companies this summer.

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Trisha Brown Dance Company

Choreographic Iconoclast
Trisha Brown Dance Company opens Bard SummerScape Festival on June 27.

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Figures in Flight Dance Performance

Unlikely pairings dance their way to SUNY New Paltz’s McKenna Theater on June 7.

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Rock, Rattle, & Drum Pow Wow

Healing Winds hosts its annual Rock, Rattle, and Drum Pow Wow

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The Return of the Kingston Artist Soap Box Derby

The famous not-quite-a-race is back.

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Rails to the Catskills

Ghost Trains
Tobe Carey’s cinematic love letter to Catskill railroads premieres on June 1.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

A list of local venues screening the new Wes Anderson film.

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Bishop Allen

Pontiffs of Pop
Peter Aaron chats with frontman Justin Rice about the band's development and upcoming release, Lights Out.

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Joy of Jazz Week

The Catskill Jazz Factory and 23A Arts Initiative present four-day series of classic, 1940s Harlem jazz.

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Hudson Music Festival

"New York State's largest free outdoor music festival" returns to Hudson, August 8-10.

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Poem: For Henning

A poem by Liz Bonhag

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Poem: The Clot

A poem by Amy Galloway

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Poem: Breathing

A poem by Elizabeth Brulé Farrell

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Esopus Creek Puppet Suite

The Arm-of-the-Sea Theater puts on its annual puppet pageant.

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Cynthia Hopkins at Mount Tremper Arts

Portrait of the Artist as a Palindrome
We sit down for a Q&A with the famed performance artist.

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Woodstock Playhouse 2014 Season

The Woodstock Playhouse presents its fourth season of summer repertory.

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Visual Art

Video: Carolyn Marks Blackwood

Photographs by Carolyn Marks Blackwood will be exhibited through September 7 at the Albany Institute of Art.

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On the Cover: Steve Lambert

Steve Lambert's "Sand Ocean Sky—The Commons" is featured on this month's cover.

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Parting Shot: Fred Stein

A brief look at the man who revolutionized photography.

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Hudson Valley Events

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26th Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm

26th Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Fri., Aug. 1, Sat., Aug. 2 and Sun., Aug. 3 — The fest boasts concerts and workshops in natural amphitheater settings, hours of...
Conor Oberst and Dawes with special guest The Baseball Project @ Ommegang Brewery

Conor Oberst and Dawes with special guest The Baseball Project

Fri., Aug. 1, 7 p.m. — Ommegang Brewery's summer lineup of amazing music continues with Conor Oberst (of...

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Hudson Valley Art

In our Visual Art coverage, you’ll find Chronogram’s beloved covers, which feature different artworks by Hudson Valley artists each month. We’re also regularly updating gallery openings and art exhibits throughout the Hudson Valley—from painting and sculpture to photography and multimedia.

Books and Music

Each month, we profile a Hudson Valley author along with book reviews and announcements for local readings, and our music coverage is dedicated to promoting artists with a connection to the Hudson Valley. We offer news about upcoming music events and concerts, CD reviews, and features on notable musicians from the area, all with tracks that you can listen to while you read about the music.

Films and Festivals

Not only is the Hudson Valley home to dynamic independent theaters like Upstate Films, the Downing Film Center, and Rosendale Theatre, and to festivals like Mountain Jam and Clearwater, which attract world-renowned performers every year, but it also has a burgeoning film festival culture. The Hudson Valley is becoming a popular shooting location, and independent film festivals throughout the region are making an impression on the industry, like the annual star-studded Woodstock Film Festival.