The vintage-style jazz band returns to the Annandale-on-Hudson campus tomorrow night.
This month's Tribal Harmony concerts at the Falcon have an environmental flow.
Mission of Burma drummer Peter Prescott's other project headlines a triple bill on Sunday.
Regular arts and culture contributor Sparrow reviews this year's Phoenicia Festival of the Voice.
The Canadian space rock giants touch down at Basilica Hudson this Thursday.
Wynton Marsalis and Steve Martin & Martin Short
This Labor Day weekend, head to Tanglewood in the heart of the Berkshires for two unforgettable performances—Wynton Marsalis will play with his father Ellis Marsalis's quintent on September 1, and on September 2 Steve Martin and Martin Short will take the stage for a rip-roaring musical comedy show.
Head to Kingston Point Beach August 4 for Dancing & Family Fun
This year, the 8th Annual Bon-Odori Dance Festival For Peace will be celebrated on August 4 at Kingston Point Beach, from 12-8pm. Co-sponsored by RUPCO, this is a full-day, family friendly affair that will include performances by the Vanaver Caravan Dance Company, a community discussion about waste, live music, food, and vendors.
Founded by writer and editor Annie DeWitt, the inaugural Roxbury Writers Residency will take place October 12-15. The retreat will offer creatives the opportunity to indulge in three days of writing and workshops on a 27-acre property in the Catskill Mountains that is part farm, part literary salon.
Andrew Garn's remarkable bird photography captures a NYC pigeon found beneath a train in Queens.
Peter Aaron talks with the Amy Helm about embracing her father’s life and legacy while carving out a name for herself in the music industry.
Jeremy Schwartz reviews Knock Yourself Out's latest, self-titled album.
Michael Eck reviews Professor Louie & the Crowmatix's new album.
James Keepnews reviews The Levin Brothers' new album.
This month's concerts, handpicked by music editor Peter Aaron for your listening pleasure.
James Conrad reviews The Drama Teacher by Koren Zailckas.
Here's six books to tag onto your summer reading list.
The French piano great will perform on August 12.
Head to the Saugerties waterfront for a special puppet performance.
Shadowland Stages Theater in Ellenville presents "Bang Bang!" this August.
The east coast Huichica Festival returns on August 24-26, 2018.
The 2018 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival kicks off on August 9.
Opening reception for the LongReach Arts' newest show is on August 4.
Old Dutch Church in Kingston screens From Mambo to Hip-Hop.
On August 3-5, experience Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice.
Owners of the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh open a new museum on Liberty Street that features nearly 50 historic bicycles and other velocipedes.
Upcoming performances at Woodstock's Maverick Concert Hall.
Artist Benny Merris exhibits at the Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson.
Reader-submitted poems included in the August 2018 issue of Chronogram.
The musical celebration will take place August 9-12.
Hutton Brickyard Food & Craft Fest Canceled After First Event
Hutton Fare, a food and craft festival that debuted this past weekend at Hutton Brickyards, has been cancelled and deemed unprofitable.
In the summer series "Bernstein Centennial," Tanglewood honors late classical composer Leonard Bernstein.
The Maine-based duo will perform at Quinn's on August 18.
Jannis Kounellis/Louise Bourgeois & Pino Pascali/Bruce Nauman [Media Partner]
The third and final weekend of Magazzino's film series, Cinema in Piazza, will feature films on Jannis Kounellis and Louise Bourgeois on Friday night, July 27, and documentaries about Pino Pascali and Bruce Nauman on Saturday, July 28.
The singer-songwriters share the bill at the Blackdome Music Festival this weekend.
Tanglewood offers refreshing summer fun before their Sunday afternoon shows.
The August 4 fundraising event will also indlude a DJ set featuring traditional music as well as Latin jazz and hip-hop.
Record junkies, drop everything and head to BSP in Uptown Kingston this Saturday 7/21 for an 8-hour record fair, featuring all the local vinyl peddlers, plus food and drink.
Mamadou Kelly and Sidi Toure will appear at the Half Moon.
Joan Jett, Air Supply, and Kansas are set to visit the venue next month.
A Two-Week Film Series Showcasing Post-War and Contemporary Italian Artists Launches July 13 [Media Partner]
From July 13 through 28, Magazzino will screen 12 films about post-war and contemporary Italian artists, over six nights in the open-air courtyard at the center of the 20,000 square-foot art warehouse.
The Pioneers of Progressive Irish Dance Bring their High-Energy Performance to Saratoga
SPAC welcomes Trinity Irish Dance Company to the stage on July 30.
Peek Behind the Scenes and See Where the Magic Happens
Open art studio tours have become more and more common all over the country as studio visits trigger questions that aren’t often asked in formal settings such as galleries and museums, and allow for a more intimate interaction with the artwork. Here is a look at some upcoming artists' open studios in the Hudson Valley.
The cornetist and his band will perform on July 21.
Brooklyn indie great Shilpa Ray is among the acts booked for the event's fifth season.
James Conrad reviews You All Grow Up and Leave Me, Piper Wiess’s memoir of teenage obsession.
Add these six books to your summer reading list.
Catch renowned actress, dancer, and singer Chita Rivera at Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent on July 28.
Poet Ed Sanders will read from his latest book and take questions at Kingston Artists Collective.
The 2018 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents "The Heart of Robinhood" and other classics.
Singer, comedienne, and actress Lady Rizo performs "Red, White, and Indigo: My Love-Hate Relationship with America" in the Hudson Valley on July 7.
The experimental theater group returns to Opus 40 with their take on "Macbeth."
The 2018 Rosendale Street Festival hits Main Street on July 21 and 22.
Head to Mirabai of Woodstock to hear about Sharon Gannon's new book, The Magic Ten and Beyond.
Discover music, art, dance, and film at the Wassaic Project summer festival.
Chronogram staffer Mike Campbell reviews Life in a Blender's latest album.
Chronogram staffer Michael Eck reviews recent collaboration album Embrace.
Chronogram staffer Sharon Nichols reviews Security Project's latest album.
On the cover of the July 2018 issue of Chronogram: Paolo Arao's Mister Sister
This summer's music show lineup in the Hudson Valley.
The Badila family: a loving, musical tribe
The weekend includes performances from Diata Diata Folkloric Theater, Young Paris, and Lady Moon and the Eclipse.
The Manhattan artist has a studio in Warwick.
Cinema in Piazza Brings an Italian Art Tradition to the Hudson Valley [Media Partner]
Magazzino’s Summer Film Series Brings 12 Films About Italian Post-War Artists.
Poems from the July 2018 issue of Chronogram by Roger Aplon, Sarah Blake, John Blandly, Angela Braselmann,
Megan Coder, Richard Donnelly, Mike Jurkovic, John Kojak, Anne Mikusinski, George Cassidy Payne, Roger Phelps, Kyle Pritz, Izaak Savett, Margarita Serafimova, JR Solonche, Emily Vanston, and John Wisniewski. Edited by Phillip X. Levine.
The Broadway Legend will do two shows at the festival's beloved Spiegeltent.
Hurleyville Arts Centre, located in beautiful Sullivan County, NY has an amazing summer season coming up. Kicking off the summer season is an incredible performance by the Small Miracles by NACL Theater Company open to all ages.
Cofounded by experimental singer Iva Bittova, the Zingora School of Voice has its grand opening weekend set for July 6-8.
The indie rock icon's new duo comes to BSP on July 20.
Over 20 International Jazz Acts Converge on SPAC
The Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival returns to SPAC June 23-24.
Warm nights call for more time spent outside, and what's more fun than an outdoor movie. We've gathered up a list of all the spots places to see films al fresco in the Hudson Valley this summer—from drive-ins to deserted islands.
Catch Your Favorite Oldies Live this Summer
Fill your summer with the sizzling sounds of golden oldies.
The vessel celebrates history and the art of glassblowing with stops in Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Catskill, and Troy.
Chronogram staffer Mike Campbell reviews Kingston singer-songwriter Mark Marshall's new album.
Chronogram staffer Jason Broome reviews Michael Bernier/Ritchie DeCarlo collaboration album.
Chronogram staffer Jeremy Schwartz reviews The Erotics' new album.
Propaganda poster art from 1941-1945 is on display at the FDR Library in Hyde Park now through December 31.
Get ready for a weekend of music and activism at the 2018 Clearwater Festival.
Tour local artists' studios in Gardiner NY.
This summer, the Hello Again, Dolly! festival celebrates the film's 50th anniversary in Garrison NY.
The thrilling tale of two mountain climbers hits Shadowland Stages Theater this June. The play, "K2," runs from 6/1 to 6/17 at the Ellenville theatre.
Newburgh Illuminated is the ultimate summer street festival.
Hudson Valley photography exhibit showcases agricultural life in the region.
Drink and eat the day away at this day-long, food truck and craft beer festival at Stormville Airport in Dutchess County.
Chronogram staffer James Conrad reviews the new novel, Upstate, by James Wood.
A New Exhibit Opens at Clark Art Institute June 9
Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA presents "Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900" starting June 9.
Music shows in the Hudson Valley in June 2018
In his new book Them, Sean Hemmerle captures portraits of civilians in war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts Leads Catskill into a New Era of Culture and Commerce
Bon Appétit, Music Lovers
Chamber music festival, Maverick Concerts, gears up for its 2018 season in Woodstock.
The Vanaver Caravan's Summer Programs Kick Off in July.
We reviewed six books by Hudson Valley authors in this month's Short Takes.
June 20-August 22
Situated within a National Historic Landmark District in the Western Massachusetts farm town of Becket, Jacob’s Pillow is a dance center, school, and performance space. As part of our 2018 Summer Arts Preview, we are taking a look at their 2018 summer dance season.
The hills are alive with the sound of music—literally. From Bethel Woods in Sullivan County to Tanglewood in Massachusetts to Grey Fox in Greene County the region is brimming with music venues and, come summer, music festivals. We've rounded up some of this summer's musical highlights.
This summer is chock full of drama—from "The Taming of the Shrew" to "The Waves," you have the opportunity to see staged productions of classic and contemporary works at the area's theaters and outdoor venues.
County fairs are an integral part of summer life here in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. We've rounded up a list of this summer's 2018 county fairs, so you can get your fill of funnel cake, ride the tilt-o-whirl, and see a tractor pull.
June 2-September 30
'T’ Space, a gallery designed and established by architect Steven Holl on the T2 Reserve forest at Round Lake, located just outside the Village of Rhinebeck, is intended to immerse viewers in daring contemporary art.
A Creativity Festival at Bethel Woods, September 29-30
As part of our 2018 Summer Arts Preview, we've rounded up a handful of the best and brightest craft fairs and festivals in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. Check out this preview of In the MKNG, a new creativity festival at Bethel Woods.
June 28-August 19
Hold on to your hats, Bard's beloved Spiegeltent is back again. Bard SummerScape, the summer-long music festival, kicks off on June 28 with a new production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Peter Pan”. As part of our 2018 Summer Arts Preview, we're giving you a taste of what this season has in store.
Williamstown Theater Festival, which picked up a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater in 2002, gets ready to kick off another summer season. Known for its approach toward revisiting classic-repertoire plays using innovative new productions, developing new original musicals and plays, and training aspiring new actors and theater personnel, WTF is a nation-wide magnet for superior talent and delighted audiences.
From hot air balloons to healing arts, the Hudson Valley has lots going on in every arena of interest. Here is a roundup of some the other fairs and festivals happening this summer that you won't want to miss.
Calling All Artisans, Makers, and DIYers, A Roundup of this Summer's Craft Fairs
As part of our 2018 Summer Arts Preview, we've rounded up a handful of the region's craft fairs and festivals, from the Hudson River Exchange Summer Market to the Hudson Valley Hullabaloo and more. Get ready to get your craft on.
As part of our 2018 Summer Arts Preview, we've rounded up a handful of great dance shows at state of the art venues throughout the Hudson Valley. With everything from ballet to contemporary dance, you'll want to pencil these shows into your calendar.
A poem by Jim Lichtenberg.
A poem by Kathy Z. Price.
A poem by Amanda Sampson.
A poem by Matthew Linton.
From Opus 40 to Storm King Arts Center to Wassair Project Summer Festival, there are some spectacular must-see visual art shows and displays around the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires this summer. We've compiled a list of some of the best arts destinations for 2018 as part of our Summer Arts Preview.
Hudson River Valley Greenway launches free train tour app
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area has just launched a new virtual train tour app that lets you learn about the area rich history, architecture, nature, and economic development as you take the scenic trip along the Hudson River.
The inaugural event will take place June 8-17 at Skidmore College.
Once a magnet for prostitutes, bootleggers, and the like, then later a secret armory, Bannerman Island in the Hudson River is now a romantic ruin that serves as the site for various arts and culture programming.
The saxophonist himself will perform with the Composer's Big Band at the Falcon this Sunday.
Listen to Classical Music on the Lawn on May 26
Boscobel House and Gardens will host the Symphony Picnic on its Great Lawn overlooking the Hudson River on Saturday, May 26. Bring your own picnic basket and chairs, and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra will bring the soothing sounds of classical music.
The Shiri Zorn/George Muscatello Trio will appear on Saturday as part of the One World music series.
As half of the due the Elegant Too, the singer-songwriter and producer will appear live with comedian Trevor Moore on Facebook this weekend.
A Dramatic Production of the Romantic Ballet "Giselle"
Internationally acclaimed dance company, the National Ballet of Cuba makes its debut performance at Saratoga Performing June 6-8 with a dramatic take on the romantic ballet "Giselle."
BSP and Chronogram team up to Curate the Perfect Summertime Playlist
BSP Kingston + Chronogram present a curated playlist of perfect jams to soundtrack your summer in upstate New York! Laid back, funky, and just sweaty enough for a 2am dance party, this list features many acts local to the Hudson Valley/Catskills or passing through this summer! Enjoy ✌️
PianoSummer returns to SUNY New Paltz this July.
The Flaming Lips frontman will speak and answer questions about his music and art to benefit the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with lots and lots of cupcakes
Hudson Valley cupcake events in Beacon, New Paltz, and Gardiner are seriously sweet.
Environmental Activism and Music Meet
Join Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and other environmental activists in celebrating and educating about the Hudson River. The popular music festival, The Great Hudson River Revival, is on June 16 and 17 in Croton-on-Hudson.
The revered singer-songwriter will perform to assist Beacon Hebrew Alliance.
The Listening Room will present intimate performances at Murray's Sanctuary.
Hudson Valley author and historian Jon Michael Varese's debut novel The Spirit Photographerreviewed by Chronogram staffer Carolyn Quimby.
Chronogram writer Michael Eck reviews Bob Gluck/Tani Tabbal's new album At This Time: Duets.
Galanos' newest album, Deceiver Receiver, reviewed by Chronogram staffer Sharon Nichols.
Chronogram staffer Seth Rogovoy reviews Steve Adams & the Tangled Party's self-titled album.
A play about the controversial life of Leni Riefenstahl, Hitler's favorite filmmaker
Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill explores the complex life of German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl in the play "Leni," running from May 17 to 27.
Painting Exhibition Open This Month through November 4
Thomas Cole, inventor of the American sublime, is exhibited in Catskill.
Bard College professor and photography director exhibits at MoMa
Photographer Stephen Shore's work spanning five decades is being displayed at the Museum of Modern Art through May 28.
Resting in the sun
You and me swimming
Always remember this trip
leaving the beach...
puzzles in her eyes
puddles in my driveway...
At the heart of this month blooms a myrtle. I am saying that because
I want it to be. And in that way I have made the world, for an
incomprehensibly small moment. And that is how the world is made,
not by people, not by gods, but by everything wanting. Everything.
The leaf gropes sun. Rock reaches for its inner bonds. Fire eats. And
somewhere in the world there is a myrtle blossom, tender, vibrant,
freshly bloomed and ripe, wanting you....
“If you’d seen the things I’d seen you’d never sleep throughout the night,
but with you I fall asleep by 9pm.
And I’d wash away the horror of my waking nightmare life
with lovers I don’t love and other sin.
But with you I breathe the freshest air, not even through a pipe,
and I think of you a newer form of kin.
And so I love you more than I knew I could
and I hope it lasts like nothing ever did.”...
I start to age 10 minutes out of bed
More fragile than in the olden days but not yet dead
My son-in-law hovers behind me when I walk
In case I stumble as we talk
My daughter gave me a three-pronged cane
She concealed it in the quiche Lorraine
A stranger volunteers his seat to me
L4 and L5 express relief
A happy respite from their commander in chief
Others hold a door open with a ‘there you go.’
Refer to me as Papa
Make me aware that “The door button is on the left.”
I go home bereft....
And once again, ephemeral goes our night sky, yet not.
Effervescence remains. The glow of stars.
For those who may be in the dark, to help you out,
we are at your disposal to solve any doubt that may arise.
This is what we shall do:
we shall go hand in hand to horizon and pull for tomorrow.
And while we do, we’ll take our time to admire the ceiling,
sharing this feeling of our place in space beyond all sorrow....
I was waiting for my order with Arthur
and Curtis, my house painter cousin,
at our Nouvelle Ukrainian coffee shop,
when a young woman in tights and a jacket bumbled
conspicuously to the rest room, dragging a huge pocketbook
grabbed from another customer, it turned out.
The manager followed her. He took the bag.
She threw herself on the drafty floor.
Curtis noticed how her belly was exposed under her jacket
as the manager tried to haul her to her feet.
She slid uncooperatively from his hold.
Call the police, Arthur said, to avoid a struggle.
The manager let her lie on the floor and phoned,
and Curtis fetched a drop cloth to cover her.
A young cop followed him in.
Oh, it’s you, the cop greeted her. What’s going on?
I feel like killing myself, she said pleasantly.
I can send you to Bellevue.
I want to go to Beth Israel.
So that was it. She wanted a hospital bed,
preferably at a private hospital.
And she had a plan to get one.
Bellevue, the cop said.
She went off with him, our spinach and cheese pirogi came,
and another customer stopped to ask the story.
I told him, She grabbed somebody’s pocketbook.
She wanted to go to Beth Israel.
Israel? he said, bewildered....
My mother has signed up for a
workshop on light and composition.
For seven decades, you’ve breathed
life onto paper and canvas
designed space with an aerialist’s balance and grace
captured vast essence with the simplest of tools:
a pencil, a brush, a stick of pastel.
The visiting instructor will, of course,
praise her results and take Mom’s 40 bucks.
Permission to override is always
granted to those whose larger sense of self
and by-the-book authority
blot your spotlight.
She never learns.
Neither do I....
diary, day ten
body bubble blow, my squeak
my sigh and tongue tip out to
her breast, my ribs, my middle
grown-up finger-tips cradle
my tears, tummy wide my stretch, my curves
my lips’ muscles search,
my feet unfolding
my mommy-daddy faces hovering
inhaling just near,
quiet my arms,
cuddled in cloth, roundly, soft,
my body’s mouselike squeal,
then i sigh my tongue to nipple to swallow,
my mommy and daddy loving
lingering, un-wobble my head
with my fingers, i grab, i grope
yes I find my milk,
my mommy, mommy, I’m
diary, month ten
they fly me giggling
and hug me high,
or struggle my arms
in my sleeves, my stroller, my
cotton, my toys, i
then i look away?
Here, here, There, there
are their names, and they
say there, there, hush, sweet one.
Well, diary, one day,
Mom ’n’ Dad—Hey—you
did help, or tried, with my tricycle, my tears,
my bike, the cap and gown,
So, you know, gotta go. I’ll text you
Almost daily now, I go to
the train station to write.
When I first get there
I buy a cup of coffee and
I take it outside to sit on
one of the wooden benches.
And as though patiently waiting
for a train, I’ll watch the birds
that have nests under the eaves
coming and going, chattering.
Every so often one of them will
fill the air with a fragile song,
ever so sweet and promising.
And, sooner or later, I always
find myself wholeheartedly wishing
I were one of them, even though
this would mean an even briefer life.
Or even if this were to mean that on some
cold winter night I might freeze to death.
I might fall from a high branch, landing
on hard ground with a bitter, soft thud,
immediately to be forgotten. Yes,
even with these grim considerations, still,
I’ll find myself wishing I were a bird,
one free of thought, but not of song.
What could be better?...
OMG What’s my world coming to!
Things are changing so fast. If you can’t keep pace
in this computer age—what’s one to do?
But, if you hold the course, you’ve lost the race.
How does one “log on” or “boot up”? I don’t know.
The meaning of these expressions are new.
Add to that the embarrassment one must undergo
when a child wearing Pampers can explain them to you.
You forgot your camera—much to your regret.
So, I missed my chance to get that picture.
“I have my cell, Grandma. We’ll get that one yet.”
Now a phone can take pictures—a phone/camera mixture.
I’m dragging my heels. I don’t want to go.
I want my newspaper on paper—not a machine.
I’ll just stick here with things that I know.
Even though I’m a dinosaur with an age-old routine.
When I was young many, many years ago,
seeing a movie meant dressing up for a trip into town.
Today, you stream a movie, put on your PJs, watch the show.
You’re at home, zap some popcorn, and turn up the sound.
Noah Webster, a wise old bird, knew oodles of words.
To him “twitter” meant the “utterance of successive chirping noises,”
a supposedly pleasing activity left to the birds.
But now, “twittering” is sound produced by human voices.
My trusty old typewriter has served me well.
But where, oh where, can one buy a ribbon?
Use your word processor I’m told, but I rebel.
I won’t do it. I’m stubborn. The search will go on.
I’ve heard “google” and “facebook” spoken every day.
I tried to become “hep” by getting a cell phone
since I couldn’t find “google” and “facebook” in my dictionary,
I give up. I’m a dinosaur whose cover is blown.
I’m a dinosaur who hates to admit,
more and more I think of my rocking chair.
There’s absolutely no way to explain it.
Just to rock and rock to find solace there....
How much does the steam cool
between the coffee and our noses?
What flavors does it take with it?
How many times do we alter what we
say halfway through our sentences?
Two halves never make a whole.
Even children jump in puddles before
the sky reclaims it—but neither holds
so strong the other doesn’t get a taste.
Should you place your palm on frosted glass,
I’ll mirror you—it won’t be much, but
some of our touch just might make it through....
A poem best read
in the dark,
every spoken word
to be remembered....
After the meal
rings of wine
and napkins scattered
He was the kind of boy that wasn’t ignored
Just nobody noticed him
He drifted into a state of anonymity
Until one day
A spark ignited
And he saw his own reflection...
Birds bathe in them.
They slow people down.
If Death drives a new car
he’ll think twice
before coming down my driveway....
Six books by Hudson Valley authors to read this month
Six short reviews of books by Hudson Valley authors
The documentary explores black gospel music and rock 'n' roll
Robert Clem’s gospel documentary How They Got Over screens in Rosendale.
A Memorial Day Weekend Dance Performance
Dance group Jennifer Muller/The Works performs at Kaatsbaan in Tivoli on May 26.
Five upcoming live music events in the Hudson Valley
Woodstock-based illustrator John Cuneo takes a humorous look at the futility of gardening in the Hudson Valley.
Bard College's Fischer Center presents a puppet theatre production "Requiem for Anna Politkovskaya."
Millbrook Library holds the family-friendly, 10th annual Millbrook Literary Festival.
Passing the Torch Through the Arts presents "Fragile Explosion: Nina Simone" on May 11 & 12.
The 21st Annual Peekskill Open Studios makes a splash on June 2 & 3.
"Indicators: Artists on Climate Change" opens at Storm King Art Center on May 19.
A poem by Joniel Morales (7 years).
This year, the annual tribute to the folk icon's birth also honors Happy Traum's 80th.
Upcoming Shows at the Rosendale Theatre
May 5 marks the launch of a new series of programming by Big Gay Hudson Valley at the Rosendale Theatre with "Wonder Merman," a comedic cabaret by Varla Jean. And next up in June is "Porn to Be a Star," a new play by Chris Harder.
The soulful guitarist sings this Friday for Safe Harbors of the Hudson's Blues on Broadway series.
Get your fluffy fix in Germantown this weekend at Clermont Historic Site
Round up the family for a lively, outdoor celebration of sheep and wool at Clermont Historic Site in Germantown, this Saturday, April 21.
The Replacements rocker and friends will perform on May 5 and 12.
The saxophonist and his quartet will appear at the Jazz Forum on April 29.
The Department of Theatre Arts presents its spring mainstage production
The SUNY New Paltz Department of Theatre Arts presents: Avenue Q.
Vinyl Diggers Take Note, We've Got Your Weekends Covered
We've rounded up a list of all the vinyl shops in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Capital Region. These independent shops carry a large range of formats and genres, music experts on hand to chat and help you find what you want. Get out the calendar because you're going to want to road trip to all of these record meccas.
The former Books member will appear at Time & Space Limited this Saturday.
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz Co-Hosts Symposium on Approaches to Exhibiting Andy Warhol’s Art
SUNY New Paltz and Vassar College will co-host a two-day symposium titled “Displaying Warhol: Exhibition as Interpretation,” focusing on the history and significance of different approaches to exhibiting the work of Andy Warhol.
Music executive Michael Alago will answer questions at Hudson Valley Community College following a screening of the documentary about his career.
The Christine Spero Group will pay tribute to the influential 1960s singer-songwriter at Colony on Saturday.
The Mammals will release new album Sunshiner on April 20 and perform at Colony in Woodstock on May 19.
James Keepnews reviews Mikrojazz! Neue Expressionistische Musik, the new album from Philipp Gerschlauer/David Fiuczynski.
Mike Campbell reviews Pushback, the new album from Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks.
Jeremy Schwartz reviews Time Bomb, the new album from The Suicide Commandos.
You can recognize great writers in their minor characters. For every inspiring Elizabeth Bennet, there's a devious Caroline Bingley, and for every devastating Mr. Darcy, there's an unfortunate Mr. Collins. Stephen McCauley belongs to an elite club of authors who create such memorable supporting roles, and in his latest, My Ex-Life, he serves up a narcissistic, San Francisco real estate agent, a bitter, tourist-town shopkeeper, and an exotic next-door philanderer, to name just three. Do great minor characters threaten to steamroll main characters off the stage at any given moment? Of course they do, and that's how they earn their unforgettable characteristics.
But the two main characters making up the main "ex" in the "Ex-Life" hold their own just fine. Once upon a time David and Julie met and fell in love. She got pregnant, they got married, she lost the baby, he came out of the closet, and they divorced. Twenty-five years later, after they have both found and lost their next life partners, leaving Julie with a somewhat dilapidated New England home and a struggling teenage daughter, and David with a well-appointed Bay Area carriage house and an extremely generous landlady, they reconnect. What they now have in common is eminent eviction, and David uses this as an excuse to spend the summer at Julie's repairing and redesigning her home's Airbnb business and coaching her daughter on college admissions.
Julie's moody daughter Mandy plays the catalyst not only in initially getting them back together, but keeping them together when everything conspires to send them back to their opposite coastal corners. Her character is a classic over-all-jeans-wearing, lack-of-ambition teenager with a talent for social ostracism and lousy boyfriends. She is also the heart of the story as she draws out the complexities of a mother/daughter relationship for Julie and provides a crystal ball for David's "what-if" of paternal emotions. Toss in a jerk of an ex-husband and the literary rom-com writes itself.
There's actually one other major character that impacts the potential reunion of David and Julie: real estate. David's carriage house rental in the city on the Pacific has come to an end (to be purchased by his ex and his new lover, no less) and he is contemplating holding out for a hefty pay-out. Meanwhile Julie has mere weeks to come up with the funds to buy out her ex-husband or lose her beloved home on the Atlantic. The resolution might seem obvious, but McCauley is a pro and switches up the game in surprising and satisfying ways up to the very last page.
Having written a half a dozen comedy-of-error, literary romances, McCauley is still probably best known for his first novel, Object of My Affection, which was made into a successful movie. That novel focused on a young woman expecting a child and her gay best friend who decides to raise the child with her. Flash forward 30 years later and McCauley has returned to the familiar territory of this novel, an almost "meta-McCauley" sequel. What has changed are the bodies and faces, youthful carefreeness replaced with financial realities. But what has remained is the intimacy and history between a man and a woman. They might not be cast as lovers, but they perform all the other major and minor roles in each other's lives.
The Golden Notebook in Woodstock hosts Stephen McCauley for a reading and signing on June 16 at 2 pm.
Add these six books by Hudson Valley authors to your reading list this month.
Venues across the Hudson Valley will host performances by renowned musicians this April.
TMI Project to perform #BlackStoriesMatter for the second year, this time at Bard College.
The new short films by Jon Bowermaster will be screening in the region throughout the month.
Los Angeles-based artist Tim Youd will visit Vassar as part of his ongoing project, 100 Novels.
The 40th Annual Photo Regional will feature photographers with an eye for editing, curated by artist and Bard professor Tim Davis.
A new black box theater, PS21, will open in Chatham on April 14 with a performance by Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss.
Hip-hop group Arrested Development will play at Colony in Woodstock on April 15.
"A Day of Instruction on Ancient Cosmology" comes to Vassar College on April 21 for an explanation on the universe's origins.
As heard on Bob's Burger's, Archer, and other comedies, H. Jon Benjamin will read and sign his new book Failure is an Option at Bard College on May 2.
The mastermind behind two of Kingston's largest murals has a piece for bid in the O+ Auction.
Chronogram's April Cover Artist
Marco Anelli, the photographer who captured Marina Abramovic, is the first artist in residence of Magazzino. He has spent the last two years documenting the renovation of the art warehouse facility and the workers behind it.
The creaking as the wind holds the door open.
The breeze pushes back the yellow tipped grass with a swish.
As you gaze out the window you see your own reflection.
You reach out to touch it
but all you feel is the firm flat surface of glass
and all you hear is a squeak....
one foot in front of the next
with only one toe stubbed...
God’s messenger drifts
through the hallway,
scattering scraps in her wake.
She keeps The Word
on a Post-it,
mistranslates Rilke to taste
truth in a foreign tongue,
tears leaves from old books and
whites out lines to reveal
the kernel that sprouts because
is the seed of all things.
Every day she
in time I have come
to realize there is only
at the center of this
but still we will not see it.
Keep scraping away at your
The Thousand Things are only
clouds between us
and the light
by which we read
at the center of the wheel.
When you have erased so much ink
that the paper itself
transmits the truth,
you will know....
No Se Perite La Pesca
On the Rondout Creek, we watch a heron tiptoe across a tight rope from dock to boat.
We cheer him on to rev the engine, speed out on the water, wave his legs
to a gaggle of geese.
Boys equipped with worms and rods, ignore the signs, throw out lines, catch bass,
drop them in pails of water.
Safe in our car, we see golden leaves on the old oaks sway, blocking dark clouds,
but not the light show in the sky.
From the parking lot we hear, Vamanos, Vamanos!
The boys scatter back to dads’ dented pickups for the drive home to barbecue fish
and drink sweet tea....
You were all tiny then,
excited to play with each other in the morning
on the patch of grass in front of our home
until the yellow bus appeared.
In the afternoons, we rushed from work to gather you up
with twirls and hollers of joy,
tussling your heads, or sometimes with silence and
a quiet, questioning glance.
We bundled you up in coats to sled down a hill, and then we would join you,
piled onto each other like stacking toys.
Some nights we called each other to meet in town to talk,
walking street light to street light to each other’s front doors.
In summer we celebrated with barbeques and in groups of two or five we
bobbed and swam in the pool down the street.
We became our own sort of gang, the Bus Stop Gang,
and for a brief moment, all together, we felt invulnerable.
Illness found its way to us, and divorce, and death and moving—
and you drive cars now, instead of riding the bus.
We could not protect any of you from much, and instead we each and all of us
love you through it, whatever it is,
and watch as you bob up smiling, to the surface of yourselves,
carrying forever, our gang of love inside your hearts,
as you climb, once again, up and on to your own adventures....
We make eye contact
Instantly, I am dazzled.
I know that sparkle
because it’s inside of me, too
and always has been.
This is the first time I’m here,
but it is my home-sweet-home.
Oh, how I’ve missed this place I’ve never been....
You don’t write to me anymore
Cursive curves and letters forgotten
You don’t want to waste the paper...
Number six train: dad
reads book to son amid din;
leaf and tree seem one....
I can’t explain to you
why I’m suddenly in the market
for antique Spanish swords
from our war against Iberians
in Teddy Roosevelt’s Caribbean
but here I am
hoping that geographic cures
A call to arms
that only the wounded
It hurts to be so sober
on a Friday, half past eight
scouring Bannerman catalogues 110 years old
for militaria that one can no longer purchase
though if your love has left you
then perhaps you can relate.
A product description
catches my eye:
“SPANISH INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD,
with blade and scabbard broken in two.
Probably done so as not to surrender
Blade is Marked...
Captured in Cuba.
Instantly I want it
but the time machine required
is almost as improbable
as Jackie coming back.
We Spaniards are so stubborn
even in defeat
and some of us still breathing
never came back from battle....
I live in the street
I sleep in the gutter
Among the shabby hordes that stumble and mutter
I do my best to sing for my supper
And distinguish myself before you
I do steal cigarette butts from ash cans
And I have been known to drink
But suffer me my friends
I am a man
I can still think
And with this sidewalk as my stage
I know that I can entertain you still
In the most beautiful way I know how let me converse with you
About how I tried to be like you
To do things the way the way that you do
Until I broke my hands, and my ribs, and my mind on the task
Now all I ask is to be forgiven
And be given one last chance to dance for you
With all that is left of me
And if I can make you laugh
If I can make you cry
if it’s worth anything at all to you
help me survive
I am the last of the living poets
That ply my trade in the streets
And I live and I die in the hearts and the minds
Of the beautiful strangers that I meet.
And try to make my friends...
I remember a Sunday
winter in the Bronx
the barren streets
enveloped by a bitter cold sky
a grey blanket covering
our apartment buildings
I remember the wind
cutting through the alleyways
whipping across the elevated train tracks
lifting falling swirling passing McArdle’s bar
the cutting wind issuing a drunken howl
before turning the corner
The barbershop pole of colored stripes
whirling red white and blue
the sweetshop awning
Joe’s shoe repair sign
creaking back and forth
I also remember so clearly
on that Sunday afternoon
snapping Liz’s picture
as she stood in close-up
facing the wind...
I found you coiled
on my doorstep,
for the locks to turn
so you could
how to shed
my old skin.
But I hissed
back to safety,
unwilling to accept
the time had come....
Pushed by the wind,
A leaf skates across the icy pond
Though the day is mild....
“Grieved I, when, as the hope-hour stroke its sum,
You did not come…”—Thomas Hardy
I stole a jelly jar
once from a dead man—
they sang like a rattle,
those ten conjoined
clavicles, and I spent
the day dreamily
like a cup of dice—
if I could harvest hope;
you would return;
I buried the forked
bones in the yard....
Through April mud I track cloven hooves
to tread the trail of hidden deer,
though a subtle music on the boughs
suggests instead that Pan is near....
A poem for you
meditates on the blazing woodstove
puts its feet up on the hearth
oak smoke permeates every line
This particular poem
freely says what it wants
breaks a sentence but
does not judge
knows when to stoke the fire...
So every year around this time
I ask myself (I’m stumped!)
Where are all the words that rhyme
With April, poetry, or month?...
Pop artist Peter Max will exhibit at the Museum at Bethel Woods starting April 7.
The Rogovoy Salon presents the Merlin and Polina Shepherd Klezmer Duo at Club Helsinki on April 8
The area indie rockers will appear at the Falcon Underground next month.
The West Coast punk band will perform at Pauly's Hotel on April 1.
The vocal ensemble will present “Lessons & Hymns” at Holy Cross Monastery on Sunday.
Local vendors gather at Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh
Makers, growers, and thrifters will vend at the fourth, biannual Hudson Valley Flea & Farm Market.
Troy Chromatic Concerts will present the event next Monday.
WAAM features the work of 10 artists in a themed exhibition
"FOCUS: Abstract Heart" is a group show of 10 artists, which will run from March 17-April 29 at Woodstock Artist Association and Museum (WAAM).
The electropop duo will perform at Mass MoCA on March 31.
Inspired by the #metoo movement, the Hudson band's "Siren" has been making noise online.
Woodstock community aides the #neveragain movement to combat gun violence
Almost a year after a proposed firearm storage law failed to find resolution at a Woodstock Town Board meeting, local philanthropic branding company Mazel Co. is kicking off “ROCK FOR OUR LIVES!,” a benefit concert for “national, regional, and local gun safety laws,” this Sunday March 11 at Colony Woodstock.
The Unstuck Sound will perform at Ör Gallery & Tavern.
Punk Rockers Kick off Tour in Kingston
Indie punk rockers +@Titus Andronicus kick off an acoustic North American tour March 7 with an unplugged show at BSP.
Review of author Mike Faloon's book about music adventures at Beacon venue Quinn's.
Alison Gaylin tells the story of a single mother and her trouble son in the dark, mysterious If I Die Tonight, which takes place in Woodstock and other parts of the Hudson Valley.
Album Review: David Kraai's North Mountain Rambling
Album Review: Mike Dopazo
Album Review: The Templars of Doom
Pop musician Andrew Bird comes to UPAC in Kingston this month.
Woodstock Bookfest will "read to resist," as its theme suggests, from March 22 to 25.
A Kink in Connecticut
Dave Davies, the legendary lead guitarist of the British band The Kinks, will perform at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut, on April 6.
Pop Goes the Easel
College art galleries in the Hudson Valley exhibit the work of Andy Warhol after a generous donation from the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Jazz drummer Susie Ibarra's musical career led her to New Paltz.
Capturing environmental destruction
Aerial photographer David Maisel's work will be shown at Rockland Center for the Arts beginning March 25.
The visual artist's playful paintings make a political statement.
Artist Tricia McLaughlin has work on display at The Westchester Gallery of the Peekskill Extension Center of Westchester Community College through May 4.
Six short book reviews
Ladybug Girl and the Rescue DogsDavid Soman and Jacky Davis
Penguin Random House, 2018, $17.99
Ladybug Girl is onto her next adventure: holding a pet parade. When she discovers rescue dogs at an adoption fair, she becomes inspired to get others to adopt them. Rosendale writer-illustrator duo Jacky Davis and David Soman tell the series' tenth story of beloved Ladybug Girl and her superhero friends. Davis, a former Chronogram staffer, and her husband, Soman, co-write the New York Times bestselling series, now with almost four million books sold.
Twentieth-Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies
Alfred A. Knopf, 2018, $28.95
Painter Duncan Hannah saw it all in 1970s New York City—from struggling as an artist and appearing in movies to attending parties alongside celebrities like David Bowie. He chronicled his "sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll"-lifestyle in journal entries throughout the decade, which now compose his debut book release. The rip-roaring account includes stories of his time attending Bard College from 1971-1973. Reading at The White Hart Inn in Salisbury, CT, on March 22 at 6pm.
Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Water Changed Our World
Ecco, 2018, $28.99
The progressive movement of the 20th century would not have transpired without visionaries. Hudson Valley author Andrea Barnet tells the tales of four influential activists who broke convention and sparked action for animal rights, environmental justice, urban planning, and food sustainability. The women's careers are not directly related, but Barnet frames their powerful lives as all shaping history in their own way. Reading at The White Hart Inn in Salisbury, CT, on April 19 at 6pm.
Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote
Viking, 2018, $19.99
She was the first woman to be elected New Paltz Town Supervisor, and now she's looking back on woman suffragists' invaluable achievements. Susan Zimet, who now lives in Athens, writes that as a student, she was sick of history books ridden with only white men and "wanted a history of people like me, ordinary women who changed the world." Roses and Radicals offers an easily digestible, educational tool for young women—and men—who may feel the same.
The History of the Hudson River Valley: Volumes One and Two Boxed Set
The Overlook Press, 2017, $85
Historian Vernon Benjamin has been researching, writing about, and lecturing on Hudson Valley history for decades. He recounts the region's rich, storied past in The History of the Hudson River Valley. Previously published separately, the two volumes, From Wilderness to Civil War and From Civil War to Modern Times, can now be purchased as a boxed set. From colonization all the way through post-9/11, it's the most extensive look at Valley history to date.
Breaking the Ruhls: A MemoirLarry Ruhl
Central Recovery Press, 2018, $16.95
Hudson Valley author Larry Ruhl has called publishing his life story "one of the most difficult decisions I've had to make." As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Ruhl had been taught to keep quiet about the family's shameful secrets. Now as an adult, and as the tongue-in-cheek title suggests, Ruhl tell his story of trauma, addiction, sexual confusion, and ultimately, recovery and healing, in hopes of helping other survivors. Reading at the Golden Notebook in Woodstock on March 17.
A roundup of live music events in upstate New York for March 2018.
on dark mountain-sides
look like stars...
The day. The day is light.
And the day is long and has many rooms between the hours.
First there was this strange sensation.
It felt like a finger running along my ribs.
It was quick, firm, with neither pleasure nor pain.
Then I was lying on my back.
A great tree took root between my legs.
In a moment it grew to its full height,
swaying in the wind.
Then it exploded into a glorious crown of fruit.
An angel of the Lord came with a flaming sword.
The angel of the Lord burned the tree to ashes.
I scooped the ashes up into the cup of my hands.
I rubbed the ashes into the skin of my chest and shoulders.
I rubbed the ashes into the skin of my arms and legs.
I found myself in a new place.
There was not a tree nor a bush nor any green thing.
The earth was red and hard beneath my feet.
But I was not alone in that new place.
Behind me I heard laughter and weeping.
I heard laughter and weeping behind me....
The last time I saw my good friend the codger,
he was as alert as I had ever known him,
his poetry as Existential, but his knuckles
were red with arthritis. They were inflamed,
I supposed, by the dropping barometric pressure of
an approaching late-season snow storm.
In gravely Brooklynese, he told me
that the Irish Navy had eight ships and
that they were all named after writers.
He added that one ship was permanently stationed
in the Mediterranean to help save Syrian refugees.
Toasting life, and its struggles, we dismissed ex-pat New Yorkers
who move to Florida or Arizona in search of paradise.
He told me he didn’t keep a notebook anymore.
He said that if an idea is valuable enough, “it’ll be back.”
He also said that thoughts can haunt you.
He said that he’d been to Tucson once, back in 1956,
back before snowbirds and the sprawl.
He had known a girl there. She was living in a trailer on the
outskirts of town; right in the desert, surrounded by a saguaro
cactus forest. Her estranged husband had mental problems and
had been institutionalized, but was released for “good behavior.”
While out, he beat her to death.
My old friend said, some thoughts haunt you your
whole life “and they aren’t worth a dime.”
felt a tingling
crawling in her nostril
a burning in her eyes
when it moved Alive
in there full grown
nestled at the base
of the skull
How did it get in?
reading online keeping
her awake at night
How to get it out?
The experts flummoxed
warn of infection
She wakes screaming
each morning at the news
Can this be true
or just some parable
Don’t you feel it now too...
They know nothing of madness
and are therefore susceptible.
Seek madness and you shall find it.
Avoid madness and it shall seek you.
Sanity is a narrow path, neither seeking nor avoiding.
What does narrow mean?
What if the birds stopped
vectoring and scrawled
cursive s’s in the folds of the sky?
What you can say for the highly
and badly educated is that they don’t
lack for a creed, a buzzword, a
game on a court of their own
making, who don’t make anything.
If you seek madness scrawl
in the folds of the sky. Avoid
the highly educated who are merely
crazy, dragging agendas off
a precipice that doesn’t exist.
I called my friend
I didn’t call him, I sent him A Text
But he was my friend
I said Dear Greg, I hate these new skis
They bow out, like I’m not capable of
Handling straight lines
You understand, don’t you?
My friend called me back
He didn’t call me, he sent me A Text
Embrace it, you’ll be fine.
And we should talk soon,
He asked, how is your mom
And how is your dad?
I didn’t think it okay
To say back,
That she only talks about Death,
And he has had to hide
All the knives in the house.
Not in a text.
I would save that, for later.
(the funny part is)
I didn’t take his advice
I said no to the parabolics
No to the little bumps
that they call mountains
No to the man who said, just get new shit.
Instead I bought a 400-dollar watch
That turns the words I say
Into A Text....
Birds never question
Their ability to fly
They simply jump
Out of the nest and
In the morning, I’m pulled to the east.
In the evening, to the west.
My gaze is always being drawn
To what is beautiful and true.
I would never turn my back on the sky,
When it’s showing me its soul.
Pick an idea when it’s ripe
Set the magic free
Give it time
Give it soul
Shine light on it
A masterpiece will soon
Do not bury me:
Set my body beside the tree on the hill
Where fireflies light summer nights
Wherever that might be—turn my head
let my eyes look east on the rising sun
That reaches us from Europe.
Burn my cabin down with all of my books
Because I know they do not hold anything
If I have not given you peace now
Or some other lasting thought
It is not worth it to try harder
When I can rest and sleep.
The birds should sing as the sun sets—
Leave me there to enjoy the night
I will wander under the starlight
And I will rise when the sun touches my body
And warmth will hold me maybe more
Then warmth ever held me in life
Trust my soul to the land
give my body to the scavengers
And every morning I will see yellow light
And every evening I will see the reds and purples
My breadth will be the breeze or gale force winds
blowing blowing through me.
Lie my body on a stone and don’t think of me
Don’t think of my work or my spent time
Or consider yourself a steward of me
No one else will because memory is lonely
And lonely thoughts have no place in you—
Not while I rest under my tree
and on our hill.
Two sparks approach in the high grass. The meeting
of their eyes ignites a flame. The mingling of blood
in their cut palms set off a brilliant conflagration, seen
Their friendship scorches the earth.
–Every new adventure leaves a burning cross.
–Every new idea leaves a tree split by lightning.
For years, they climb mountains together.
They build castles, moats, and forests. They cross continents,
rivers, seas, and oceans. Then a wave comes. An unexpected
wave dowses the fire first stoked in the high grass....
As I watch the night approach
Somewhere a newborn takes a first breath
While an elder takes his last...
Your garden is lovely in the twilight.
The oak tree by your house
Is larger and shadier
Than it was in your day.
Much has changed:
The view from your window,
The world beyond, the language.
Still, the feeling of longing
Remains the same: a long line of silk
That the soul pulls out of itself,
Like a spider spinning her thread in the autumn,
Hoping to catch not food, but the wind,
Hoping to travel far
Without knowing the destination.
All the beauty singing in the background,
The ubiquitous breastwork of loveliness
Encompassed me, if I would but open my mind,
At least as wide as I could open my eyes.
This periscopic gaze, a gift to me
As a toddler, slowly bleached, as I aged,
Into the gray of the everyday
Unfocused haze, when I perceive only
The drudgery of the trivial.
God’s outstretched hand faded from me,
Back, and smaller, and, as in a rear-view mirror,
Out of sight. Covering my trail of sad
Abandonment; I, a fallen Adam, was tempted
To name my forsakenness Sophistication;
But no, I am a man alone, slung in an agony wild,
As I pub crawl to any fugitive and flitting bliss,
Yearning to see again what I once saw, and
So foolishly ignored, when a child....
Rust gnaws on a
dilapidated Toyota pickup
while water licks the shell of a
ship reclined on the shallows and the
gulls fret on the froth of the ocean’s churning
deep. The child shrieks when a wave surges up and
chomps down on her grainy castle, dragging its walls and
battlements asunder. The dreamer on the sand knows better.
Down here, I know the lord has gained some weight
His heavy footsteps strain
Heaven’s hardwood floors
More and more I think the sky is going to fall
Up there, I know the lord is comfortable
I can hear him take dehumidified breaths
Opening his shades
To let sunlight flood his smile
Down here, the lord’s toilet flushes
Washed dishes and candlelight baths
Drain through the pipes
Where adorable little mice
With midnight eyes
Up there, the lord’s three dogs
Stampede through paradise
With their untrimmed paw nails
Scraping against heaven’s hardwood floors
When they lay down
Wagging their tails
I can hear my time running out
Down here, the lord forgets I exist
Except on the 1st of the month
When he opens the gates of heaven
And heavy foots it to my door
Requesting another month’s rent
(Loosely inspired by the opening and closing cello passage to Andante of Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto)
Vieux vielle vielle;
Back, breast, rib, and spine
Of classic pine and staving;
Broad boards of shoulder rounded,
Neck arched like a shepherd’s crook,
Or a gaffer’s hook,
Stooped with mild pangs
And with steep pains
That only oils and kneading
Fingers across the string board
Where bow strings double-stop.
Plucking through paunchy innards,
Our armchair cellist,
Pausing for rhythmic accents;
Then sull tastiera,
Or sull ponticello:
From varnished, harnessed,
Through transient hour
Both his and our
Wizened bones with song.
Dance and Theatre Performances in March
SUNY New Paltz Theatre, Abby Z and the New Utility, and Bread and Puppet Theatre all have intense performances lined up at Hudson Valley theaters in March.
Hudson Valley native shares her experiences walking by the Ashokan Reservoir.
Author and Hudson Valley resident Gail Straub reflects on life and nature in her new book The Ashokan Way.
Film Events Happening in March in the Hudson Valley
Leave March Madness behind, and get movie-watching; here are 5 Hudson Valley film events you don't want to miss in March 2018.
The legendary local bluesman passed away last week.
Spencertown Academy will screen a documentary about Beethoven’s final symphony followed by a Q&A with its film’s coproducer and a performance by pianist Lincoln Mayorga.
The festival favorites play the Palace Theater on Friday and Saturday.