Trailer Art Anarchy

Trailer Art Anarchy

With the unwillingness of established publishing houses, music production companies, and art galleries to take on and mentor artists who haven’t already proven that they can bring in the spondulicks, haven’t already created their own platform via social media with … Continue reading

Art in August

Art in August

As we hurtle through July’s final thunder-​​​​stormy dog days, and just as the wider art world is cooling down and packing for summer vacations, the Hudson Valley art scene is hotting up with new galleries opening, first Fridays and Saturdays … Continue reading

Othello: The Message Still Stings

Othello: The Message Still Stings

The current Hudson Valley Shakespeare production of Othello is a tour de force. Infused in this bear of a play is a resurgent energy that feels raw and invigorating as it unveils the intricate kaleidoscope of human nature splintered by malicious intent. Expertly … Continue reading

Scars on 45: Making Music, Having Fun… <span class="caps">UK</span> Band will play Pleasantville Festival for Second Year

Scars on 45: Making Music, Having Fun… UK Band will play Pleasantville Festival for Second Year

If you were on one of the less-​​​​traveled highways of the U.S. this summer, you might have come upon a van parked on the shoulder and a group of people lying in the middle of the road.  As you get closer, however, … Continue reading

Worlds of Wonder at the Dorsky Museum

Worlds of Wonder at the Dorsky Museum

One of the most anticipated art events in the Hudson Valley region is the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art’s annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition, now in existence for over twenty years. This year’s exhibition entitled, Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley … Continue reading

Aaron Comess’ Blues for Use: Telling Colorful Stories without Words

Aaron Comess’ Blues for Use: Telling Colorful Stories without Words

Aaron Comess has been one of New York City’s most in-​​​​demand drummers for more than 20 years. A founding member of the Spin Doctors, he has also recorded with and played in the bands of Joan Osborne, James Maddock and Marc … Continue reading

Learning to Taste Wine

Learning to Taste Wine

In my early to mid-​​​​twenties, before enrolling at the Culinary Institute of America, I had already started exploring wine with keen interest. By the time I arrived at Hyde Park, I was familiar with many of the major grape varieties and some basic … Continue reading

<span class="dquo">“</span><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">LIAR</span>” <span class="caps">OFFERS</span> <span class="caps">CHARMED</span> <span class="caps">DUPLICITY</span> at <span class="caps">HUDSON</span> <span class="caps">VALLEY</span> <span class="caps">SHAKESPEARE</span>

THE LIAROFFERS CHARMED DUPLICITY at HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE

If you’ve ever felt squeamish about the sing-​​​​songy rhymes of iambic pentameter, be assured that the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival production of The Liar uses this poetic form and is delightfully entertaining. The play has been wonderfully adapted and revived … Continue reading