All posts by Frances Marion Platt

Shot in Sullivan and Greene, A Deadly Legend debuts on cable July 10

Shot in Sullivan and Greene, A Deadly Legend debuts on cable July 10

Slated for release on July 10 via a variety of cable on-demand platforms, including iTunes, Google and Amazon Prime, is a new independently produced supernatural thriller titled A Deadly Legend. It was filmed in Sullivan and Greene County, and producers Kristen Anne Ferraro and Eric Wolf – d/b/a REMcycle Media, Inc. – are based in Wurtsboro. It’s their first feature-length effort.

Drive-in opera planned for August

Drive-in opera planned for August

On August 29, fans of grand opera will be able to pull up to a choice spot on the grounds of Tech City in Kingston and enjoy a fully staged production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca from the shelter of their automobiles – not projected onto a giant outdoor screen, but live.

Vanaver Caravan merges distance learning, active exploration in summer dance

Vanaver Caravan merges distance learning, active exploration in summer dance

The need for social distancing is putting unprecedented  strain on arts venues and organizations that normally rely on the ability of performers and audiences to share physical space. But the challenge to find alternative ways to teach skills and engage the public has led to innovative applications of digital technologies. These seem likely to reshape cultural offerings post-pandemic. 

Clearwater presents virtual version of Great Hudson River Revival concert June 20

Clearwater presents virtual version of Great Hudson River Revival concert June 20

The Revival will indeed happen this year, only in an online version. The participating artists will get to sit back and enjoy the performances of their peers once they’ve recorded their segment from home,  “Happiness, for me, is performing at the Clearwater Revival and, for the first time, being able to actually watch all the other great artists play,” says Tom Chapin, a longtime headliner and one of the organizers of this year’s virtual concert.

Pandemic story empowers kids to keep families healthy

Pandemic story empowers kids to keep families healthy

Think you’re sick and tired of being cooped up waiting for the pandemic to be over? Isolation can be even harder on energetic children – especially when they’re too young to process why it’s necessary. Hearing the story of another kid who’s going through the same challenge might be just the thing to help some youngster in your life make it through the next few months. That’s where Kingston teacher Holly Winter Huppert’s new children’s book comes in.