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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Joe Lovano Leads Jazz Stars in Kingston

Posted By on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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  • Joe Lovano

Within the last year local promotion group Jazzstock has really stepped up, fulfilling a long-neglected need for consistent live jazz in the Kingston area with their regular presentations at the Senate Garage. And they’ve really outdone themselves with their booking for this Saturday with an event titled “The Moment of Now! A Night of Improvised Music!,” which features an all-star band led by saxophone great Joe Lovano.

In addition to Lovano, the evening’s ensemble includes trombonist Roswell Rudd, the focus of last Tuesday’s Daily Dose; Lovano’s wife, vocalist Judi Silvano; pianist Marilyn Crispell; drummer Susie Ibarra; guitarist Bruce Arnold; and bassist and Jazzstock copresenter John Menegon. With a lineup like this, jazz nuts, you simply can’t go wrong.

Since there isn’t any footage—yet—of this once-in-a-lifetime configuration, how about a solo performance by Lovano as a teaser?


“The Moment of Now! A Night of Improvised Music!” will take place on April 15 at 7:30pm at the Senate Garage in Kingston, New York. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (914) 388-7657 or visit http://jazzstock.com.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

The Green Palette Community Center

Posted By on Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM

View from the indoor tree house - COURTESY OF THE GREEN PALETTE COMMUNITY CENTER
  • courtesy of the Green Palette Community Center
  • View from the indoor tree house

Up the ladder stairs is a little house that sits above the space on a platform in the rafters. A bridge connects the little house to a sweet, loft hang-out with lounge furniture and Christmas tree lighting. Kids gather up there, or craft around a large work table with the help of an enthusiastic teacher. There’s a wood shop in the next room and a city flower garden outside. This is the Green Palette Community Center in Midtown Kingston, which offers open studio sessions, workshops, classes, and community outreach activities in a fun, welcoming, and supportive atmosphere. The versatility of the space, which allows kids to engage, play, or relax at their own pace, is the embodiment of their mission: to bring the creative process to individuals and groups of all ages and backgrounds, so they’re empowered to share their voice and vision, and bring meaningful change into their lives and their communities. 

The Green Palette Community Center is the brain child of artists and educators Marc Anthony and Ali Palmatier. Anthony specializes in organic, recycled, and sustainable materials, and likes to inspire people to connect with their natural surroundings. Palmatier has a background in Art Therapy and social work, and she believes in using art-making as a medium for increasing self-awareness, empathy, and clarity.

Along with the indoor tree house, communal work table, wood shop, and flower garden, the space also includes a DJ booth, puppet theater, pottery wheel and kiln, and an assortment of materials.  All around the space are shipping pallets, the Green Palette's signature media. They offer Pallet Workshops where people can make their own furniture. During Open Studio times, there’s other salvaged materials to spark interest, which can be used in creative writing, dollhouse and puppet making, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, mosaics, upcycling, gardening, book making, and wherever else the imagination leads. The Green Palette is open to all ages, so families can create together or separately, and adults can play, too.

The Green Palette Community Center at 107a Greenkill Avenue in Kingston: Open Studio hours are Monday-Friday 4-7p and most Sundays 12-6p, $10 entrance fee, special projects can be created for an additional fee. The teachers encourage exploration so dress for a mess! The spring schedule starts April 10th, so check their Facebook page or reach out directly at (845) 594-8476 and designgreenteam@gmail.com. Individual creative therapy sessions with Palmatier available by appointment.

The Green Palette also offers customized celebrations (birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, and other gatherings). Create super hero capes, collage, fairy houses, masks, marble runs, face painting, henna, you name it! Parties are $300 for two hours, which includes most materials, a creative and skilled host, pizza, and beverages.
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Women in Politics: Past, Present, and Future

Posted By on Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 4:00 AM

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1920 was the year women were finally allowed to share their voices and vote, but what’s even more interesting, is the battle they underwent since the United States became an official country.

A conference commemorating the centennial of women’s suffrage in the state of New York will take place over the course of two days, at two different locations in the Hudson Valley.

Friday, April 21 kicks off the conference at the Wallace Center at the FDR Library in Hyde Park with limited seats available and tickets for $75, with a cocktail hour and dinner included. Dr. Allida Black, editor of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, will give the keynote address. Speakers for this location will include US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and the League of Women Voters Executive Director, Wylecia Wiggs Harris. Capitol Tonight Host, Liz Benjamin will also be moderating a panel on Stories of Success: Women Winning & Leading.

Saturday, April 22, moves the conference to SUNY New Paltz with tickets for $35, with breakfast and lunch being provided. Author and black feminist, Barbara Smith will be in attendance and give the keynote address. The discussion will look at the past, present, and future actions of women’s suffrage in the state of New York.

“Women in Politics: Past, Present & Future,” is a collaboration involving The Benjamin Center, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the New York State League of Women Voters and the Rockefeller Institute of Government, with support from the College’s Department of History, Department of Political Science & International Programs, Department of Sociology and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Crown Maple and Horseshoe Brands Launch New Hot Sauce on Saturday, April 8

Posted By on Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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Crown Maple and Horseshoe Brands have collaborated to create a Maple Cayenne hot sauce. This is another product for Crown Maple as they continue to expand on their ever-growing line of maple inspired foods. The sauce is made with hot red cayenne pepper and rich, smoky chipotle for a classic fiery flavor that then has organically crafted Maple syrup and sugar added. The collaboration creates flavors that mirror the sweetness of maple with a substantial, long-lasting level of heat.

Mike Cobb, CEO of Crown Maple says, “Partnering with Horseshoe Brand to create a hot sauce — well, how many maple syrup brands can say they’ve done that?”

Crown Maple will be holding a release party on April 8 from 12 to 5pm at Crown Maple Estate in Dover Plains. There is a $5 admission fee, three hot sauces inspired food bites will be paired with a choice of three local craft beers or wine. The event will feature live music from local artist, Steve Black, who will be there to perform from 12:30 to 3:30pm.

Crown Maple regularly collaborates with an array of nationally known brands to incorporate maple syrup into a variety of sweet and savory foods and beverages that go well beyond the pancake platter, and the brand is the syrup of choice served at top restaurants, resorts, and culinary institutions nationwide.

Horseshoe Brand is an all-natural, handcrafted sauce company founded in New York’s Hudson Valley. Horseshoe uses only the highest quality peppers from around the world.

Crown Maple and Horseshoe Brand suggest pairing their new hot sauce with pork, seafood, or even a simple cracker, as well as classic dishes like chicken and waffles.


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Monty Python and the Holy Grail Sing-A-Long

Posted By on Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 4:00 AM

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The Bardavon is concluding its 9th season of presenting classic films on the big screen at UPAC in Kingston with a showing of Monty Python and the Holy Grail Sing-A-Long on Friday, April 21, starting at 7:30pm. Interested parties will be able to see the film for just $6 and for those who come dressed as a Monty Python character or bring a new unwrapped toy, the screening will be free. This version of the film is in celebration of the story’s 42nd anniversary and is still as funny as the original 1975 version. Tickets for the event are available in person at the UPAC Box Office (845-339-6088) and through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000).
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Mammals Play in Garrison on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Ruth Ungar and Michael Merenda of the Mammals
  • Ruth Ungar and Michael Merenda of the Mammals

This is the week for new local tuneage at the Daily Dose. On Tuesday, we marked the unveiling of a new track by local jazzman Roswell Rudd, and today brings “Culture War,” the latest single by reunited folk rock greats the Mammals, who will perform at the Philipstown Depot Theater this Saturday.

The alma mater of the beloved Woodstock-area duo Mike & Ruthy AKA Michael Merenda and Ruth Ungar, the Mammals are well known for their topical songs, and “Culture War” continues the tradition—a tradition greatly informed by protest folk heroes Woody Guthrie, Utah Philips, and, most directly, the group’s mentor Pete Seeger (the late legend’s grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, is an erstwhile Mammal). “Culture War” was composed by Merenda, who says the group is working on a new album for 2018, calls the song “an earnest wake-up call but with a distinctly triumphant energy.” The tune also features Sarah Lee Guthrie, Woody's granddaughter, on harmony vocals.

Take a listen and read the lyrics here:

The Mammals will perform at the Philipstown Depot Theater in Garrison, New York, on April 8 at 7pm; a harmony-singing workshop will be held at 4pm. Concert tickets are $25; workshop tickets are $20. For more information, call (845) 424-3900 or visit http://www.philipstowndepottheatre.org/.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Jazz Giant Roswell Rudd Raps it Up on New Track

Posted By on Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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  • Roswell Rudd

Last year, Kerhonkson’s Roswell Rudd was awarded a prestigious guest slot at the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Award Tribute Concert. But the glow of the honor was nearly eclipsed by the influential trombonist’s having to undergo a cancer biopsy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center soon after the concert. The two incidents prompted Rudd’s partner, producer and ethnomusicologist Verna Gillis, to comment that the jazz legend had gone “from awesome to gruesome”—a phrase that became the title of the debut track by the pair’s newest project, the Olders.

“Awesome and Gruesome” represents an unexpected, and highly amusing, foray into rap (!) by the 81-year-old trombone icon and his long-time companion that deals with the ups and downs of aging and illness in a fearlessly lighthearted way. The recording also features Gov’t Mule keyboardist Danny Louis, guitarist Matt Finck, and drummer T. Xiques.

Dig it here (but be forewarned: blue language within):


The Olders - Awesome and Gruesome from Flicker Filmworks on Vimeo.


For more information, visit http://www.sunnysiderecords.com/.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

April Events from the Maya Gold Foundation

Posted By on Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Girls Power Group at Hudson Valley HorsePlay
  • Girls Power Group at Hudson Valley HorsePlay

For decades, Sergeant Kevin Briggs patrolled the Golden Gate Bridge, which connects San Francisco to Marin County in California. The bridge is the second most-used suicide site in the world, and Briggs is credited with talking hundreds of would-be jumpers out of using the bridge to kill themselves. He’s coming to SUNY New Paltz to share his story, as well as the tools he’s developed for crisis management and suicide prevention. His talk on Tuesday night, April 4th, will help raise awareness about mental health and wellness, reduce the stigmas surrounding suicide, and leave the audience feeling inspired and encouraged.

Hope on the Golden Gate Bridge is a partnership between the Maya Gold Foundation, which seeks to empower youth through programming, and the SUNY New Paltz club ASAP (the Association of Suicide Awareness and Prevention). Both organizations grew out of tragedy and seek to bring awareness to the issues which affect young people. Last fall, the Maya Gold Foundation hosted three presentations for teens and adults: Screenagers with a panel discussion on navigating the digital world; a workshop and discussion around emotional intelligence; and a piece on core values by performance artist Mykee Fowlin. Over 800 people attended the series. Sarah Dukler is on the Maya Gold Foundation’s Community Series Committee and says, “People in this situation feel alone and don’t know where to go, so it’s great to find mentorship and guidance.”

Two Maya Gold Foundation fundraisers have featured celebrity musical guests performing alongside local youth, and they fund the Foundation's Thrive Grants, which are used to sponsor and co-sponsor programming and events for teenagers in the area. One Thrive Grant recipient is Hudson Valley HorsePlay, which is offering a free, coed workshop to be held on Sunday, April 9th in Kerhonkson. Getting Herd is open to ten teens ages 13-16 who live within thirty miles of New Paltz. Hudson Valley HorsePlay offers experiential learning and counseling by partnering people with horses. They offer equine experiential interactions for social/emotional learning, recovery, and therapies to individuals, families, couples, veterans, and spectrum services. The workshop will include on-the-ground activities with horses to support empowerment, explore empathy, communication skills, teamwork, and creative problem solving.

Maya Gold Foundation supported April events:

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 7-9p: Hope on the Golden Gate Bridge at SUNY New Paltz’s Lecture Center 100, 1 Hawk Drive in New Paltz; free.
Presented in partnership with ASAP (Association of Suicide Awareness and Prevention), the SUNY New Paltz Student Association, the Ulster County Police Chiefs Association, the Office of Mike Hein, the Ulster County Executive. Many agencies and resources throughout the Ulster County community will have tables and information for networking. For more information, contact the Maya Gold Foundation at info@mayagoldfoundation.org or call 845-418-5227.

Sunday, April 9th from 2-4p: Getting Herd at Hudson Valley HorsePlay at Nichols Field, 98 Sherman Road in Kerhonkson; $35. No riding experience is necessary, and the workshop is open to kids ages 13-16 who live within thirty miles of New Paltz. Registration forms can be downloaded from their website. For more information, contact Cori Nichols, HorsePlay founder, at (845) 616 - 3608 or cori.Nichols@aol.com.

Save the date for the next Maya Gold Foundation fundraiser, Art is Love on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
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