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All hail, Hall & Oates

All hail, Hall & Oates

Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19 and 20: The Philly soul-into-mainstage megapop hitmaking legacy of Hall & Oates is not just enduring, but growing chic. Rock Academy pays tribute to the most successful duo in rock history at Colony in Woodstock.

Feat of clay: Looking back at the once-mighty Hudson Valley brick industry

Feat of clay: Looking back at the once-mighty Hudson Valley brick industry

At the turn of the 20th century, the Hudson Valley was the brickmaking capital of the world, producing more than a billion bricks a year and employing nearly 10,000 people in more than 120 brickyards. By the late 1970s, the once-mighty molded-brick industry was no more. One by one, the great yards had closed their gates, leaving behind a small-but-colorful legacy of people who remember the industry in its prime.