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The iJamming! Download: Classic disco and reggae “mix tapes”

My InBox is filling up with more MP3s, and links to unreleased albums, that I think I can cope with. But the legit freebies that have really tweaked me the...
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The Hills are Alive with…

I went to see live music three nights – and one day – in a row this past weekend. I was thrilled that I did. Even more so, that I...
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Shandaken Arts Weekend Review

The second annual Shandaken Artist Open Studio Tour this weekend was a phenomenal success, seizing on a blessedly sunny weekend in the middle of summer to bring tourists and locals...
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Summer In the City (and the Country):

You might not know it by the weather, but we are officially now in the middle of summer – and if you need proof, look no further than the amount...
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Featured Wines: White Côtes du Rhônes from here (and there)

While at the shore for July 4 weekend, I stopped by the Spirit of 76 Liquor Store in Mannesquan (the town that gave us Jack Nicholson, who happened to be...
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What I Learned from Fountains of Wayne at the Bearsville Theater

1) Acoustic shows should be advertised as such. Even “full band acoustic” shows. There was nothing in the Bearsville Theater’s advertising for Fountains of Wayne’s July 5 gig to indicate...
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Catskills Corner: Best of the online press

Why run in these? Why not? Jimmy Buff, in the Catskill Mountain Region Guide, on his own epiphany after reading Born To Run: acquiring a pair of Vibram Five Fingers...
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Catskills Corner: The Posie-Kviat Gallery

My wife Posie Strenz is happy to announce the opening of the Posie Kviat Gallery, a joint venture between herself and gallery director Cynthia Fetty, that has already been operating...
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