Hudson Valley; Chronogram | Issue Archives | Aug 1, 2015
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  • August 2015
  • Vol. 21, No. 32
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Arts & Culture

  • Bobby Previte's Lasting Impact
  • Music
  • Bobby Previte's Lasting Impact

    Bobby Previte is equally revered for his magical skills as a musician and the constantly surprising works he produces as a composer of ensemble, film, dance, and theatrical scores. A list of the names who've drawn on his talents stretches from John Adams to John Zorn. Over his nearly four-decade professional career, his innovative rhythms, bold arrangements, and deep aural palette have crossed and re-crossed the boundaries between jazz, classical, avant-garde, R&B, straight-up rock, and electronic music.
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  • CD Review: Christine Spero's "Spero Plays Nyro"
  • Music
  • CD Review: Christine Spero's "Spero Plays Nyro"

    Why and how dare she devote an entire album to songs by Laura Nyro when we can just listen to the originals on Spotify? I'll tell you why. Because Christine Spero fully inhabits these songs, uncovers hidden nuances, and with her stunning ensemble—including drummer Peter O'Brien, bassist Scott Petito, saxophonist Elliot Spero, and Christine's own magic hands on the ivories.
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  • CD Review: "The Poughkeepsie Jazz Project"
  • Music
  • CD Review: "The Poughkeepsie Jazz Project"

    If you want to catch some of the best jazz in the Hudson Valley, head over to the Derby bar and restaurant on Main Street in Poughkeepsie. Since 2013, the duo of pianist John Scanlon and bassist Ben Basile has held court there every Tuesday, jamming with an array of local talent each week and establishing Po-Town as a rising force in local bop.
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  • CD Review: Zs' "XE"
  • Music
  • CD Review: Zs' "XE"

    Higgins and current fellow Zs Sam Hillmer (sax and pedals) and Greg Fox (percussion and electronics) are nothing short of poets of noise. Even in the most assaultive moments on Zs' new record, XE, a sense of delicacy, separation, and emotive purpose prevails.
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Daily Dose

  • The Big Latch On
  • The Big Latch On

    Every August for the past ten years, thousands of women around the world have gathered together in small, local groups to breastfeed their children at a set time and be counted by witnesses. For locals, it’s a chance to normalize and celebrate breastfeeding in our community.
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  • An Apartment for Artists
  • An Apartment for Artists

    It’s no secret that art as a career is not the most lucrative option. Earning a living by simply creating and trying to sell art is nearly impossible these days, and for something as time consuming as artistic creation, holding a day job while keeping creative can be tricky. That’s why RUPCO is opening their new Lace Mill apartment on August 14.
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  • The Museum Without Walls
  • The Museum Without Walls

    The Storm King Art Center is a museum without walls that merges the outdoors and the art world. And, with children's programming, events, and a family-friendly vibe, they provide ample reasons to explore. Now the only problem is deciding which programs to hit without just moving in there!
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Kids & Family

Food & Drink

Horoscopes

  • Postcards From the Edge
  • Monthly Forecast
  • Postcards From the Edge

    Our friendly little New Horizons robot flew through the Pluto-Charon system one Tuesday morning in mid-July, and people have been talking about it. It's beautiful how much everyone seems to care. Mike Brown, a professor at Caltech and the discoverer of Eris (and therefore the demoter of Pluto), was right the first time around—Pluto is a cultural planet. Regardless of what it may be scientifically, people care, and they love Pluto.
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  • The Pisces Full Moon and Your Power to Choose
  • Weekly
  • The Pisces Full Moon and Your Power to Choose

    Our minds and our emotions work in tandem: how we happen to be feeling at the moment when we encounter a situation, person or idea can influence our thoughts about it. At the same time, our thought patterns and belief systems influence how we articulate and manage our emotions; they reflect how much power we believe we have (or do not have) over how we feel. We often have more power of choice in these matters than it seems.
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Home & Garden

Lifestyle

  • Well-Spent: The Dog (and Cat) Days Edition
  • Shopping
  • Well-Spent: The Dog (and Cat) Days Edition

    It may be the dog days, but there are plenty of ways to keep your pets happy, healthy, and safe in the summer heat. From a spa day to bacon-flavored ice cream to water sports, give your dogs (and cats) some fun and pampering in the pet-friendly Hudson Valley.
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News & Politics

  • Shaggy Dog Story
  • Editor's Note
  • Shaggy Dog Story

    Our dog, Shazam, is quirky. For instance, he'll stand with his head thrust into a bush for 10 minutes, unmoving, gently flaring his nostrils as if in floral reverie—behavior I've never seen in any other dog. Lee Anne refers to this as Shazam's "Nature Boy" pose. I'm sure dog psychologists the world over understand why a dog would do this, but to me, it just seems like our dog has a goofy, Ferdinand the Bull-like love of hedges.
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Wellness

  • A Hudson Valley Wellness Tour
  • General Wellness
  • A Hudson Valley Wellness Tour

    While nearly everyone else in the country was getting ready for fireworks and barbecues, I spent July 4th weekend sampling the wellness offerings of Asheville, North Carolina. There was the salt cave in the middle of downtown (its walls, ceiling, and floor covered in over 20 tons of Polish and Dead Sea salt)—a haven that straddled the therapeutic and the mystical.
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HV Towns

  • Creative Neighbors: Woodstock and Saugerties
  • Woodstock
  • Creative Neighbors: Woodstock and Saugerties

    The Most Famous Small Town in the World flies its peace signs with pride. A casual observer might be forgiven for thinking this place is resting on its hippie laurels, stuck in time. But quirky, iconic Woodstock, home of high-end creative pyrotechnics for well over a century, gifted and burdened with the legacy of the Iconic Concert that Wasn't There, continues to grow into all that mojo through a constant stream of reinvention.
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