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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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Never travel far without a little Big Star: Channeling Chilton at City Winery

I’ve just come off the long overdue opportunity to attend three different concerts in an eight day spell in New York City. Each of them was special. Each of them...
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The Catskill 45s Ride Again

After the success of our 45th birthday party last year, we revived the idea, and the band, for a repeat party this past Saturday, at which we played music exclusively...
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Steal This Mix!

Saturday night I DJ’d my old neighbor’s long-standing Cinqo de Mayo party in Brooklyn… the first time I’d been able to attend in years. Had an absolute blast. Put together...
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Keep on Truckin’ America

The inaugural Truck America Festival rolled into the Catskills the first weekend of May – albeit with more of a whisper than a roar. The three-day event, held at the...
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