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David Amram marks 87th birthday at Marlboro’s Falcon

David Amram marks 87th birthday at Marlboro’s Falcon

Sunday, Dec. 3: Well into his ninth decade, the award-winning composer/conductor/multi-instrumentalist and author is receiving awards and honors worldwide, composing two new commissioned symphonic works, performing at major folk, jazz, classical, spoken-word and film festivals, working on his fourth book, and posing as the subject of a new feature film documentary by filmmaker Michael Patrick Kelly.

Darlene Love holiday show at Colony in Woodstock

Darlene Love holiday show at Colony in Woodstock

Tuesday, Dec. 5: Numbered among Darlene Love’s most ardent advocates, supporters and superfans are a few names you might know: first, Bruce Springsteen and Bette Midler, both of whom performed with Love at the singer’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; next, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb and Steven van Zandt, all of whom (along with the Boss) penned songs expressly for Love.

Locust Grove hosts Artisan Marketplace

Locust Grove hosts Artisan Marketplace

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 24-26: This Poughkeepsie estate was once home to artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse. The site’s museum exhibits on his dual accomplishments as a painter and inventor of the telegraph and Morse Code are well worth the visit. This carefully curated show of some 40 vendors offers a range of handmade goods for purchase.

Saint’s alive: Sinterklaas returns to the Hudson Valley

Saint’s alive: Sinterklaas returns to the Hudson Valley

St. Nicholas may have started out, historically, as a bishop in fourth-century Asia Minor with a reputation for strategic philanthropy, somehow making his way to the Netherlands to become Amsterdam’s patron saint; but it’s arguably New Yorkers – particularly residents of the Hudson Valley – who are largely to thank for the jolly fat man’s international ubiquity.