Eric Overmyer’s “On the Verge” at Parker Theatre

Eric Overmyer’s “On the Verge” at Parker Theatre

The Department of Theatre Arts at the State University of New York at New Paltz’s Mainstage Productions will conclude its 2013 – 2014 season with performances of Eric Overmyer’s play, On the Verge. This witty, delightful and surprising production opens Thursday, April … Continue reading

My Cynara Redux

My Cynara Redux

Once, in a Food & Culture class, I gave a little lecture on sex and eating and the slang that the two activities share. Afterwards, several students told me about the legend of Zeus and Cynara. The story’s general drift was that Zeus … Continue reading

<span class="caps">EUGENE</span> <span class="caps">SPEICHER</span>: <span class="caps">ALONG</span> <span class="caps">HIS</span> <span class="caps">OWN</span> <span class="caps">LINES</span> <span class="caps">IN</span> <span class="caps">NEW</span> <span class="caps">PALTZ</span>

EUGENE SPEICHER: ALONG HIS OWN LINES IN NEW PALTZ

The history of art, like all history, is full of those who were successful and influential in their day, but whose influence for one reason or another, perhaps no reason that anyone can pinpoint, did not outlive its period. Painter … Continue reading

Roll On The Radio

Roll On The Radio

Roll Magazine produces a weekly radio show which airs every Saturday live at 5pm. The show is hosted by the multi-​​​​talented Carey Harrison and can be heard live locally by tuning your radio to WHVW 950 AM. To hear the show live … Continue reading

An Elusive Spring…

An Elusive Spring…

 According to the calendar, March 21 was the first day of spring… Last week’s high temperatures seemed like a harbinger of spring but this week we’re in for another wintry blast. At this time of the year we would normally expect … Continue reading

The American Symphony Orchestra at Bard’s Fisher Center

The American Symphony Orchestra at Bard’s Fisher Center

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College presents the American Symphony Orchestra on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. The program includes Johann Strauss Jr.’s Emperor Waltz, Accelerations, and  On the Beautiful … Continue reading

With F.L.O.Y.D., Singer/​Songwriter Rosita Kess Spans Genres and Continents

With F.L.O.Y.D., Singer/​Songwriter Rosita Kess Spans Genres and Continents

Italian-​​​​born chanteuse and songwriter Rosita Kess is a truly international musician, one who has absorbed the musical influences of each of the many places she has lived since leaving her birthplace near Venice. By way of London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin and … Continue reading

Free Will Astrology, April 2014

Free Will Astrology, April 2014

ARIES (March 21-​​​​April 19): In his novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera says that the brain has “a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our … Continue reading