Samhain Art Holiday Madness

Samhain Art Holiday Madness

You may be thinking that I am a month out with my reference to Samhain, but October 31st is, in addition to All Hallows, the eve of the month of Samhain– the Gaelic word for November. Samhain (Sow-​​​​en) literally means summer’s end. … Continue reading

Award-​​Winning Musical <span class="caps">RENT</span> at <span class="caps">SUNY</span> New Paltz

Award-​​Winning Musical RENT at SUNY New Paltz

The Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz  presents Jonathan Larson’s award-​​​​winning musical, “Rent”. The musical is directed by Jack Wade, chair and professor in the Department of Theatre Arts. “Rent” tells the story of a group of young artists … Continue reading

I Am Curious: Orange

I Am Curious: Orange

From the desk of Balderdash, Poppycock & O’Pish, Etymological and Gastronomical Investigators: Re: Your recent query (re: the curious tendency of some cooks to form conglomerates of tiny morsels of marshmallow with foods of the orange persuasion). While our firm … Continue reading

Roll On The Radio: 10/​11/​2014: Frederic Hand — Principal Guitarist for the Metropolitan Opera Company.

Roll On The Radio: 10/​11/​2014: Frederic Hand — Principal Guitarist for the Metropolitan Opera Company.

On his live broadcast of Saturday, October, 11, 2014, Roll On The Radio host Carey Harrison welcomed Frederic Hand, world renown classical guitarist, composer and mainstay of the Metropolitan Opera Company as his guest.  

The Groovemaster, Moses Patrou: Music has always been good to me.

The Groovemaster, Moses Patrou: Music has always been good to me.

NYC musician Moses Patrou wears many hats. One night, you might find him playing the bass drum at the Apollo or entertaining at the opening of the Highline with his brass band Sugartone. The next night, you could catch him … Continue reading

Claudia McNulty’s “Fixations”

Claudia McNulty’s “Fixations”

Claudia McNulty has become an increasingly visible presence in the Hudson Valley with her eclectic work that focuses on and draws our attention to the corporatization of our food, our interaction and effect on our animal co-​​​​habitants, and the environment. … Continue reading

Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art at the Dorsky

Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art at the Dorsky

Years ago at art museums, in order to keep the security guards at bay, I would instruct my small daughter to keep her hands clasped behind her back. Then, if a guard approached, I could say, “Look, look, hands behind back.” Now, as … Continue reading

Bard’s Conservatory Sunday Matinée Series Begins

Bard’s Conservatory Sunday Matinée Series Begins

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts presents The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra in concert at the Sosnoff Theater on Sunday, November 2 at 3 p.m. Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director, the Conservatory Orchestra will perform a program that includes … Continue reading