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My Top Ten Albums of 2010

It’s that time in the calendar when the Village Voice gears up to publish its annual Pazz and Jop Poll, and as one of the 1500 odd journos whose opinions...
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I Witness UK: The Live Music Edition

1) The Hull Choral Society singing Verdi’s Requiem to a sadly sparse crowd at Hull City Hall, Thursday November 4. My mother is somewhere in the middle row, right hand...
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The Catskill 45s ride again (and I get to DJ)

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Rockin’ and Shockin’: James in Boston

Rockin‘: Returning to the Paradise Rock Club 22 years since the last time. Shockin‘: It seemed so much bigger when I was younger. But then, didn’t everything? Rockin‘: Boston is,...
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I Witness: the Hudson Valley Green Festival

The first Hudson Valley Green Festival came to Staatsburg, just south of Rhinebeck, last Saturday, September 4. Set in the beautiful State Park grounds of a former stately home (hello...
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I Witness: the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice

The inaugural Phoenicia Festival of the Voice took place in our local Catskills village this past weekend, August 13-15, and by all standards, was a runaway hit. Envisaged by local...
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I Witness: Tracy Bonham at the Bearsville Theater

Tracy Bonham, who divides her time between Brooklyn (my old home) and Woodstock (my new one), launched her lovely new album Masts of Manhatta, with a concert at Woodstock’s Bearvsille...
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Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space: Spiritualized at Radio City Music Hall

On Friday July 30, it was up to Radio City Music Hall for the performance by Spiritualized, complete with orchestra and choir, of the seminal 1997 album Ladies and Gentleman...
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