By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 - 3:16 pm
The New Kingston Film Festival wants you. From Twitter: @NKFF Viva la NKFF! New Kingston Film Festival wants your film! Submissions open until June 15, 2010:
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 - 11:45 am
Changes are afoot at Woodstock's independent movie theater, according to the Woodstock Times.  New managers Dede and Steve Leiber, who own a nonprofit movie theater in Rhinebeck called Upstate Films, began leasing the Tinker Street Cinema this month.... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - 5:26 pm
Never mind dancing hamsters. This is what the internet was made for. Mt. Tremper writer Tony Fletcher, whose jazz-to-punk history of the New York music scene, All Hopped Up And Ready To Go, came out last year, has teamed up with on an online... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 - 10:43 am
The recession has squeezed the 30-year-old gallery from both ends: their building's owners can no longer afford to give them a break on rent, and the state budget crisis has eliminated much of their funding. Stamer said that does not mean she nor her... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 - 12:36 pm
The Chronogram's Nina Shengold had a terrific profile recently of local writer Shalom Auslander, author of Foreskin's Lament and a frequent NPR contributor. In it, Auslander--who is screamingly hilarious, in that way that comes only from having endured... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 - 8:56 pm
About Olive muses on Pete Seeger's old banjo head, currently up for auction on eBay to benefit development efforts in Haiti. I have heard all sorts of wonderful tunes on this instrument. I have carried it from sloop to dock and slept next to it below... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 - 11:53 am
NPR's All Things Considered has a terrific radio piece on the late Killian Mansfield, a masterful ukelele player from Woodstock who died of cancer last August at age 16. Mansfield's first and last album, Somewhere Else, was recorded last year. Host Guy... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 - 2:33 pm
Acclaimed musician Lhasa de Sela, who spent much of her professional life in Montreal, died of breast cancer at the age of 37 this New Years' Day. The Globe and Mail has an obit: Music in an unfamiliar language is too often relegated to a niche genre -... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 - 11:33 am
If you have a stake in the future of the arts, theatre and small movie houses in the region, you might want to be in Rosendale tomorrow night to discuss the Rosendale Theatre Collective's plans for the Rosendale Theatre. Mike Madsen at Kingston... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 - 10:53 am
In an interview with Big Gay Hudson Valley, WAMC's Hudson Valley bureau chief, Susan Barnett, gets just a little too smug with the regional pride. Schoharie, Otsego, Delaware counties are absolutely lovely and there are certainly some creative people... Read more


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