"Entertainment" tag

Assessing the Hudson Valley music scene (or lack thereof)

I once asked Kingston musician and BSP booking agent Mike Amari whether we have a scene in the mid-Hudson region. How does one define a scene? Should we worry our heads about it?…

All the world’s a stage

Fran Platt presents a comprehensive survey of regional cultural events Bard SummerScape, June 25-August 16, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson Bard SummerScape brings topnotch performers in the fields of music – including classical, opera and…

Attendance is activism

John Burdick surveys the regional musical scene with a fine-tooth comb   As press releases, event announcements, links, lineups, and requests for coverage race across my virtual desk like a flickering news ticker…

Joys for tots

Finding the venues for family fun It can be hard for parents to figure what to do keep kids entertained. It can also be hard to remind them that heading out into the wild…

A cultural forecast of hot times on the horizon

Bard SummerScape Arguably the mid-Hudson’s premier summer performing arts showcase, Bard SummerScape brings topnotch performers in the fields of music – including classical, opera and cabaret – as well as theater, dance and…

Explore with the Kids – Places to Go

In all the days and years that have followed, I don’t know that I’ve ever experienced that same utter certainty of the goodness of life that was as palpable as the sound of…

Explore with the kids – Music/Books

Half my life is an act of revision. – John Irving Looking for a sweet summer theme song? How about some great summer reading? Here are my picks for summer 2013, all from…

Get an earful

In the opinion of this writer, this moment is in some respects the best time ever in the history of the mid-Hudson Valley music scene, Dylan be damned: more original acts than ever…

The commerce of comedy

Someone’s about to air UPAC’s dirty laundry – a larger-than-life leopard-print brassiere suspended from giant clothesline by gargantuan clothespins – and it signals something significant, something serious. What’s going on may be the…

Great things to do with the kids

“and the brown, still brown, has a greenish hum that you can only hear if you put your ear to the ground and close your eyes” – from And Then It’s Spring by…

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