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Bob Dylan to Inaugurate New Kingston, N.Y., Venue in June

(KINGSTON, N.Y.) – Bob Dylan, rock poet and Nobel Laureate, will perform with his band at the Hutton Brickyards, a new 3,500-seat riverfront concert venue, on Saturday, June 24, at 8pm (doors 6pm). The concert – a co-presentation of the Bardavon and the Brickyards – will inaugurate the venue at 200 North St., in Kingston. Tickets to the performance go…

Renovations Complete, Opera House to Reopen as Henry Hudson Hall

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The site of New York State’s oldest surviving theater, the Hudson Opera House, has completed the final phase of a major restoration project begun in April of 2016 and will reopen under the name Henry Hudson Hall. The 2017 season opens with The Proprietors Ball on Saturday, April 22, followed by a…

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…