Autumn Aura

by Kevin T McEneaney When air wafts gusty cool in mature autumn while fallen leaves crinkle yellow, orange, making a shushing sound ground underfoot as hum of insects vanish from…

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Joann Falletta conducts, inspires at Lincoln Center with TŌN

Center: Joann Falletta; Left, Samuel Frois by Kevin T McEneaney Last Sunday Joann Falletta, Conductor of the Buffalo Symphonic Orchestra (which she has transformed into one of the country’s leading…

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Fine Dining

by Bill Schlesinger It is widely acknowledged that consumption of meat, particularly beef, has major negative impacts to the environment.  On the other side of the grocery aisle, fruits and…

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Romantic Triumph at Hotchkiss School

Fabio Witkowski introducing the program by Kevin T McEneaney Artistic Director Fabio Witkowski put together a fabulous program with guest conductor Mariusz Smolij from Poland conducting the Hotchkiss Philharmonic Orchestra.…

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Stephen Sondheim Tribute at Rhinebeck Center

Partriarcho, Crispel, Olson, Sheehy, Boice, Haines, Bradley, Warren, France by Kevin T McEneaney Last year the theater world lost Stephen Sondheim, one of the giants of musical theater. Sondheim was…

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Demons and Lovers at Hudson Hall

by Kevin T McEneaney There is a crisis in this country concerning the arts: most people want stories, drama, and poetry to be realistic, aligned with truthful portrayal of life.…

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Angina

by Phillip Brady The grip of a cold East Wind on the chest, When you and the road are both going West. When you stop for a chat with nothing…

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Borromeo Quartet Sparks Heavenly at The Stissing Center

by Kevin T McEneaney The noted Borromeo String Quartet (of 25 years vintage) delivered delight to a packed audience at The Stissing Center late Sunday afternoon. The opening announcement that…

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English Wizards at Trinity-Pawling School

From left: Tomo Keller, Harvey de Souza, Jennifer Godson, Robert Smissen, Caroline Dale, Will Schofield by Kevin T McEneaney Last Friday evening The Academy of St. Martin in the fields…

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Second Chance Mantra

Violet-tailed Sylph If reincarnation were to be true (alas, it is but a children’s fable), one could become a violet-tailed sylph, which is a snazzy blue-green hummingbird flitting on western…

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