Bard SummerScape 2017 Explores the Life and Times of Romantic Master Fryderyk Chopin

Bard SummerScape 2017 Explores the Life and Times of Romantic Master Fryderyk Chopin

Parisian culture, Polish politics, and the piano are the focus of this summer’s annual Bard SummerScape festival, taking place between June 30 and August 20 in the Frank Gehry-​​​​designed Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and other venues … Continue reading

Tomato Pie: A Summer Feast

Tomato Pie: A Summer Feast

Tomato pie, I’m told, is a traditional southern dish made with tomatoes, corn and mayonnaise. And while that all sounds pretty good, I’ve yet to try it. Instead, my first experience with the satisfying pastry came from a Danish bakery here in … Continue reading

Annuals: Fleeting but Fabulous

Annuals: Fleeting but Fabulous

  “With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.” —Lope de Vega If you’re driving behind Michael Ruggiero, you had better leave a healthy braking distance. It’s not that he’s a bad driver; it’s just that … Continue reading

<span class="dquo">“</span>Undercurrents:  The River as Metaphor “-  Hudson Valley Artists 2017 at the Dorsky

Undercurrents: The River as Metaphor “- Hudson Valley Artists 2017 at the Dorsky

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz announces the opening of Undercurrents: The River as Metaphor, the 2017 edition of the museum’s annual Hudson Valley Artists series. A public opening reception will be held at the Dorsky … Continue reading

Actor, Musician, Songwriter and FedEx Guy: Johnny Pisano Defies Gravity

Actor, Musician, Songwriter and FedEx Guy: Johnny Pisano Defies Gravity

Johnny Pisano – Johnny Pi to his friends and fans – never fails to attract attention, not easy to do when you’re in a band fronted by ebullient rocker Willie Nile. But Pisano’s Italian good looks and solid musicianship are augmented by some dazzling athleticism. … Continue reading

<span class="dquo">“</span>Dmitrij”, Dvořák’s Grand Opera at Bard’s Fisher Center

Dmitrij”, Dvořák’s Grand Opera at Bard’s Fisher Center

Dimitrij runs for five performances between July 28 and August 6, with an Opera Talk, free and open to the public, before the matinée on July 30. Once again, Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra present an obscure operatic masterpiece … 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>  August

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY August

ARIES (March 21-​​​​April 19): In my astrological opinion, your life in the coming days should draw inspiration from the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia, a six-​​​​day bout of revelry that encouraged everyone to speak freely, indulge in pleasure, and give gifts. … Continue reading