Mascagni’s “Iris” : Opera at SummerScape 2016

Mascagni’s “Iris” : Opera at SummerScape 2016

Reviving important but neglected operas has long been central to Bard SummerScape’s mission, This year’s offering is a fully staged production if Iris, a darkly impressionistic forerunner of Madama Butterfly by Pietro Mascagni. Mascagni’s three-​​​​act opera, Iris, debuted on November 22, 1898 … Continue reading

Mayo on a Burger?

Mayo on a Burger?

Let me say – right up front – that I’m against it. On principle. “What Principle?” you ask. The same one that tells a Chicagoan that it’s just wrong to put ketchup on a hot dog, but sport peppers, bright green relish, and celery salt are de … Continue reading

<span class="caps">CAMPSITE</span>: Hudson Valley Artists 2016 at the Dorsky

CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016 at the Dorsky

One of the Hudson Valley’s most anticipated summer art events is the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art’s annual showcase of Hudson Valley artists. This year’s exhibition entitled, CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016, opens in the museum’s Alice & Horace Chandler and North Galleries … Continue reading

Powerhouse Theater Returns to Vassar

Powerhouse Theater Returns to Vassar

Everyone interested in theater will want to see as many offerings as possible as Vassar College and New York Stage and Film return for Powerhouse Theater’s 32nd season from June 24– July 31. Two of this year’s Tony-​​​​award nominees, Hamilton … Continue reading

SummerScape Returns to Bard

SummerScape Returns to Bard

Summerscape 2016 arrives with a full spectrum of the performing arts. The highly anticipated and much beloved festival returns on July 1 to the verdant setting of the Bard College campus. SummerScape 2016 features seven weeks of opera, instrumental music, dance, film … Continue reading

Summertime Art in the Valley

Summertime Art in the Valley

By the time this article comes out, it will be clearer who will be the nominees for President and, hopefully, we can all take a break from election hyperbole and ad nauseam trumpeting of the Republican candidate by the media, and … Continue reading

Market St. — Rhinebeck

Market St. — Rhinebeck

Upon entering the warmly-​​​​lit space of Market St., one can immediately sense the palpable urgency that runs like a current into every corner of the restaurant. Servers, smartly attired in stark-​​​​white V-​​​​neck t-​​​​shirts, glide effortlessly from table to table, filling water … Continue reading

<span class="caps">FREE</span> <span class="caps">WILL</span> <span class="caps">ASTROLOGY</span> July

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY July

ARIES (March 21-​​​​April 19): During winter, some bears spend months hibernating. Their body temperatures and heart rates drop. They breathe drowsily. Their movements are minimal. Many hummingbirds engage in a similar slow-​​​​down —but they do it every single night. By day … Continue reading