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 The current production of Les Misérables at Rhinebeck’s Center for Performing Arts is remarkable. The innovative hand of the director, Kevin Archambault, makes this epic musical work on a small stage by...

 

George Washington warned about foreign entanglements...

 

Looking over the 90 plus pages of the Silo Ridge proposed finding statement is itself an educational...

  To the editor,       This is in response to two articles which have appeared in the Millbrook Independent regarding the alleged oil spill and contamination at the Washed Aggregate Resources, Inc gravel mine in Amenia, in order to correct the record.   

 

Carl Maria von Weber’s Euryanthe (Good, or Just, Noble Flower) brought Romantic opera to a melodramatic peak in 1823. The opera’s marvelous overture never left the standard...

As a result of email correspondence with a reader, we came upon the idea of sending all of Congress for a three month immersion experience where they could relax away from the cares and lobbyists of Washington, smoke cigars or go on a diet, and be someplace where the press can’t bother them....

The sounds that were generated at Music Mountain Sunday July 7 were, for this member of the audience, more appreciated for the playing than for the compositions, although the compositions were of the first rank. So we will start with the players:  Michael Brown on piano, Nicholas Canellakis...

When a pianist demonstrates a manner of playing that so complements what he is playing, it seems as if he has been in conversation with the composer.  It occurred to me that Berman was showing the composers how their pieces should be played, but, as the composers could not attend in person...

In Your Arms, a memorable night of dance and music, frolicked from July 5 to July 16 at Vassar’s Vogelstein Theater. Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony for his choreography for the Broadway hit Newsies, directed and choreographed ten vignettes with scenarios or plots acquired from ten...