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Cuban Cinema and New Films by Loach, Almodovar, Verhoeven and Courtney Hunt at FilmColumbia 2016

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – A focus on Cuban cinema and premieres of new films by Ken Loach, Pedro Almodovar, Paul Verhoeven and Columbia County’s Courtney Hunt are some of the highlights of FilmColumbia 2016, offering an extraordinary lineup of international feature, documentary, independent, short, and children’s films from Saturday, October 22 through Sunday, October 30, at…

Lumberyard’s ‘End of Summer Shindig’ Introduces New Performance Venue

(CATSKILL, N.Y.) – Movement artists Dan Hurlin, Jodi Melnick, and Steven Reker performed at Lumberyard’s “End of Summer Shindig” at its newly purchased former lumberyard space in Catskill on Saturday, September 17. The event by Lumberyard, formerly known as American Dance Institute, provided a sneak peek into the work that the venue will showcase when…

Paul Green Rock Academy Opens New School in Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Woodstock, N.Y.-based Paul Green Rock Academy (PGRA) is opening its second of a planned six locations in October at the Liberi School in Hudson. There will be an open house for prospective parents and new students aged 8 to 18 on Saturday, September 24, from 2 to 5pm at the school,…

Dance Institute’s Sneak Peek Event Introduces New ‘Lumberyard’  

(CATSKILL, N.Y.) – Dancer-choreographers Jodi Melnick, Steven Reker, and Dan Hurlin will perform excerpts from their work at American Dance Institute’s “End of Summer Shindig” – which will also mark the debut of the organization’s reinvention as a multidisciplinary performing arts organization called Lumberyard, paying tribute to the new space being renovated at a former…

Eugenia Zukerman Named Artistic Director of Classics on Hudson

Eugenia Zukerman (photo Angela Jimenez)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Internationally renowned flutist Eugenia Zukerman has been named artistic director of Classics on Hudson, a classical music series based at the Hudson Opera House. Zukerman wil begin her tenure with the 2016-2017 season. She will remain in her position as music director of Clarion Concerts’ Leaf Peeper Concerts, based in Chatham, N.Y.…

Chamber Concert Features World Premiere by Tonia Ko

(HILLSDALE, N.Y.) – Clarion Concerts features works by Beethoven, Brahms, Schoenfield, and a world premiere by composer Tonia Ko in the first of its Leaf Peeper Concert Series this fall at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School in Ghent, N.Y., on Saturday, September 10, at 7:30pm. Performers are Edward Arron, cello; Tessa Lark, violin; Jeewon Park, piano;…

Equal Vote Initiative to Appear on November Ballot in Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y., September 6, 2016) – The Fair & Equal Campaign will present to City Clerk Tracy Delaney a petition to establish wards of equal population and equal voting power in Hudson tomorrow (September 7) at 10am, guaranteeing that the measure will be placed on the ballot for Election Day, November 8, 2016. In a…

The Skivvies Strip Down for Animalkind Benefit at Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Skivvies, an adult-rated musical comedy duo performing stripped-down mashups of pop songs and show tunes almost in the raw, will bare their considerable abs and more in a concert to benefit Animalkind, the cat rescue and adoption center in Hudson, at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, July 15, at 8pm. (For…

Fourth Annual Maker’s Market to Take Place at Hudson Waterfront June 25-26

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Hudson River Exchange’s fourth curated Summer Market, featuring 100 vendors of high quality handmade goods, unique vintage finds, farm fresh food purveyors, and live music, takes place at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, 2016. With a focus on regional vendors, the market features a…

Citizen’s Group Seeks to Overturn Weighted Vote System

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – A citizens group is expected to announce a grassroots campaign to change the city’s unconstitutional and unfair method of governance at the Hudson Area Library on Wednesday, June 15, at 5pm. The Fair & Equal Campaign will host a town hall-style meeting at the Hudson Area Library on Thursday, June 23, at…