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At the brickyard

At the brickyard

Praise be the performance deities that Bardavon/UPAC executive director Chris Silva was able to sign such a box-office favorite and former Woodstock resident Bob Dylan for an outdoor concert at the Hutton brickyards property on North Street on the Hudson River waterfront.

ACLU benefit concert at Bearsville

ACLU benefit concert at Bearsville

Friday, 3/24: Our benefit concerts used to be driven by bad weather – really bad weather. Now they seem more likely to be about sustaining critical and endangered social institutions. This concert was partly produced by Fenner Osmond Friedman, age 15, as part of a final project for a school-run mentorship with WDST.

Free screenings of nonpartisan Electoral Dysfunction in Rosendale

Free screenings of nonpartisan Electoral Dysfunction in Rosendale

Tuesday, 3/28: In 2012, Donald Trump tweeted, “The Electoral College is a disaster for a democracy.” By November 2016, after that same body had handed him the presidency, he was tweeting a different tune: “The Electoral College is actually genius.” If you are befuddled by how our electoral system actually works, check out this free documentary screening, sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

All along the waterfront: Bardavon/UPAC brings Dylan and new concert venue to the Rondout

All along the waterfront: Bardavon/UPAC brings Dylan and new concert venue to the Rondout

Bob Dylan spent the late ’60s trying to keep a low profile in Woodstock. Forty years later he used Poughkeepsie’s historic Bardavon Opera House as a secret rehearsal space. Now, the music legend and newly minted Nobel laureate is putting his talent on public display in the Hudson Valley with a groundbreaking concert at a new music venue on the Kingston waterfront.

Pauline remembered

Pauline remembered

About 250 people crowded the high-ceilinged legislative chamber of Kingston’s city hall this past Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to someone who made and listened to sound. Composer Pauline Oliveros, who died in Kingston on November 24, was a pioneer of electronic music and inventor of transformative listening methods.