A Little Poison

by William Keller A red eft crosses the rail trail, slowly,gravel big as boulders to his elbowedlegs. When I approach, he freezes –not camouflaged, but bright as an autumnleaf, gold eye-rings…

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Smithfield Pops Concert

by Susan Bang 4th annual Spring Pops Concert, Preview Saturday, June 1 @ 4 pm Info:  (518) 598-8276 The Smithfield Church, 656 Smithfield Valley Road, Amenia, New York Four years…

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How it is

by Kevin T McEneaney The known laws of nature did not exist until the Big Bang exploded in light and darkness, which has greater gravity. There are unusual structures out…

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Tan Dun Soundscapes at Bard Sosnoff

Tan Dun is a visionary composer and conductor. His work resembles a time-traveling holiday excursion into a hitherto untraveled soundscape. The any-day-explosion Fireworks, Op. 4 (1908) by Igor Stravinsky opened…

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Root-swelling

by Kevin T McEneaney The syntax of spring has sprung its magic while tongue can sing its glad astonishment at bulbs bursting into varied color when slight showers bead yellow…

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Musical Magic at The Stissing Center

by Kevin T McEneaney The Stissing Center in Pine Plains featured two young performers in a fascinating program of eclectic pieces chosen by 2023 Young Concert Artist Stissing Award Winner,…

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Musical Rarities at Bard Sosnoff

by Kevin T McEneaney Last Saturday’s concert opened with delightful background commentary by violinist Concertmaster Eniko Samu about the first half of the program. Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969) studied composition under…

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Gilbert & Sullivan Put on Trial!

by Kevin T McEneaney On a rainy afternoon last Sunday, there was much overflowing laughter in Great Barrington at St. James Place, as Crescendo, directed by Christine Gevert, put on…

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Dandelions

by Neil Donnelly “Let us leave pretty women to men without Imagination” – Marcel Proust a tree, a sunset, sunrise; baby’s gurgle, a goalkeeper’s diving penalty save, a waterfall, singing…

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