Meditation on snow

by Kevin T McEneaney During decent winter snow-flaking fall, there is a consoling, naïve silence that expands the length of every second as snowflakes fall with improvisation while fickle winds…

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Lady Blackbird sings the blues at The Stissing Center

by Kevin T McEneaney Saturday night at The Stissing Center featured an upcoming blues star Lady Blackbird, aka Marley Munroe (b. 18 January 1985), who has worked principally in England…

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The Legacy of Maya Angelou at the Center for Performing Arts

by Kevin T McEneaney Rhinebeck Theatre Society presents Still We Rise at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck this weekend only with three performances. The presentation offers poetic readings,…

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Poor Ophelia!

by Kevin T McEneaney On that solemn Ash Wednesday when we recall we all are but dust, Hamlet meditated on the death of his father, confronting the king who poisoned…

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Chinese New Year Festival at Bard 2024

by Kevin T McEneaney Chinese New Year and Spring Festival is governed by a lunar calendar based upon a twelve-year cycle of the Zodiac. This year’s festival began on February…

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Notes on Valentine’s Day

by Kevin T McEneaney Emperor Claudius II ruled from 268 to 270 AD. During his reign he adopted the policy of forbidding Roman soldiers to marry, a rule that lasted…

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Valentine musings

by Kevin T McEneaney Valentine’s Day is like when a lonely chair by the road is picked up by a handyman who repairs it, then places the chair by a…

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All-Brahms at Bard Sosnoff Theater

by Kevin T McEneaney This well-attended All-Brahms concert last weekend offered a combo of songs and music: the first half concentrating on vocal music, the second half featuring orchestral music,…

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Groundwater

by Bill Schlesinger Deep underfoot in most regions of the world is a zone where the fractures in bedrock are filled with water—known as groundwater–constituting the water table.  Globally, the…

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Crescendo: Polyphonic Riffs at Trinity

by Kevin T McEneaney At Trinity Episcopal Church in Lakeville under direction of the irrepressible Christine Gevert, the Crescendo choir of sixteen singers (closer to twenty when one hears the…

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