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Talking Dreads headline low-cost or no-cost Fall Fling at Kingston Point

Talking Dreads headline low-cost or no-cost Fall Fling at Kingston Point

Sunday, Sept. 23: This event is free for people of color. General admission costs $10.79. It’s explicitly billed as a measure of reparation. Why reparations? The event promoters quote Ta-Nehisi Coates: “Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.”

SoundScape festival in Basilica Hudson’s cavernous industrial space

SoundScape festival in Basilica Hudson’s cavernous industrial space

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 14-16: One of the region’s most substantial, current and challenging music and art festivals, SoundScape’s promoters reveal themselves as fearless, ambitious and undaunted by logistics and coordination. Consider, for example, one of the centerpieces of this year’s weekend: an orchestral piece composed by Stephen O’Malley of the ambient sludge-rock band Sunn O))) performed by Bard College’s 76-piece The Orchestra Now on Friday night.

Tim Kapeluck’s By Time and Gravity at Colony

Tim Kapeluck’s By Time and Gravity at Colony

It’s a rare occasion when a fine musician who has been on the local scene for more than 40 years steps out with an amazing new first recording. Such will be the case when Tim Kapeluck, a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, fiddle and mandolin and sings with as sweet a voice as can be heard, takes the stage for his CD-release concert at 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 9 at Colony, located at 22 Rock City Road in Woodstock.