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Jan 1: Bach at New Year’s Berkshire Bach Ensemble Director and Soloist, Eugene Drucker, founder of the Emerson String Quartet, starts the new year off right with a delightful program featuring signature pieces by Bach, Purcell, and Mozart. 3 p.m., $29+. • Troy Music Hall, 30 Second St, Troy; 518.273.0038; www.troymusichall.org

Jan 12: The Elvis Birthday Bash with Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings The King would have turned 83 years old this month; in celebration of his birthday, this incredible tribute band will perform a slew of favorites. 9 p.m., $20+. • Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson, 518.828.4800; www.helsinkihudson.com

Jan 14: Piano Festival At the Howland Music Circle, Orion Weiss, who has won worldwide acclaim, will be playing selections from Brahms, Debussy, Schumann, and Ravel. 4 p.m., $30 adults, $10 students. • Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, 845.765.3012; www.howlandmusic.org

Jan 19: Blue Öyster Cult The band is still going strong with their provocative and haunting lyrics and pounding jams with such classics as, “Godzilla,” “Burnin’ For You,” and “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.”8 p.m., $25+. • Paramount Hudson Valley, 1008 Brown St, Peekskill, 914.739.0039; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com

Jan 30: The State Ballet Theater of Russia presents Swan Lake One of the greatest classical ballets of all time, set to the music of Tchaikovsky, takes its origin from Russian folklore and German legend. Artistically performed, it details a young prince determined to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell, bringing a romantic tale of true love to life. 7:30 p.m., $38+. • Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany, 518.465.4663; www.palacealbany.org

Jan 25: 40 oz. to Freedom (Sublime Tribute) and Blink 180 True (Blink 182 Tribute) Bands Two of the most well-known ska-punk and rock bands that arose from the ’90s from Southern California with such hits as “40 oz. to Freedom,” “Waiting For My Ruca,” “Please Take Me Home,” and “First Date,” are performed by tribute bands playing all their major hits. 7 p.m., $15. • The Chance Theater, 6 Crannell St, Poughkeepsie, 845.471.1966; www.thechancetheater.com


Daryl’s House Club

Jan 4: The Amish Outlaws This fun group of men grew up Amish in Lancaster, PA, but left the community to venture into the wild world of music.  

Jan 13: Damn The Torpedoes – A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Looking and sounding like the real deal, this group plays all of Petty’s hits.

Jan 18: The Nerds Playing a blend of soul, classic rock, and TV themes, their comical stage show banter is largely influenced by Monty Python and Saturday Night Love

All shows 8 p.m., $20+. 130 Route 22, Pawling, 845.289.0185; www.darylshouseclub.com


The Egg Center for the Performing Arts

Jan 15: Neko Case This indie rock and alternative-country singer is known for her rugged and heartbreaking songs with edgy vocals that speak to her strong will and versatile music. 7 p.m., $34.50+. 

Jan 24: Greensky Bluegrass Mixing their own version of bluegrass, this band combines strings with rock to form a unique sound. They’ll be performing songs from their latest recording, Shouted, Written Down and Quoted. 7 p.m., $29.50+. 

Jan 30: The Wood Brothers with special guest The Stray Birds Their recent album, Live at the Barn, was raved about by American Songwriter for its “spry, soulful folk-rock,” and the album debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. 7:30 p.m., $29.50+. 

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 518.473.1845; www.theegg.org


Towne Crier Cafe

Jan 12: Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul, & Mary) Part of the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary, as well as a solo performer, Yarrow’s music is thought-provoking, using lyrics that convey a message of humanity and caring with melodic tunes. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs, from “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” and “Day is Done,” to “Light One Candle.” 8:30 p.m., $45. 

Jan 20: Patty Larkin A singer/songwriter delving into deep subject matters of grief, love, nature, family, and health issues, her folk-urban pop music creates inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals. 8:30 p.m., $25. 

Jan 27: Brothers of the Road Band — An Allman Brothers Tribute This group utilizes live recordings from the Allman Brothers Band to re-create 40+ years of music. The Allman Brothers redefined rock music, mixing it with blues, jazz, and country to deliver their own unique signature. 8:30 p.m., $20. 

379 Main St, Beacon; 845.855.1300; www.townecrier.com


Our Pick

Forbidden Fruit, the first concert of The Newburgh Symphony, starts off the New Year with three tales of forbidden love. A selection by Mozart entitled Don Giovanni Overture explores implications of the Don’s irreverent seductions, while Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Fantasy portrays the ardent intensity of the young lovers. Finally, Frenchman Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique tells the story of a lovelorn artist who is plunged into the depths of despair by an unrequited passion. Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m., $45 adults, free for students K-12 or with college ID. Mount Saint Mary College, Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, 845.913.7157; www.newburghsymphony.org

In the Landscape: Mind the Forest Health and Wellness, Outdoors

Manitoga presents In the Landscape, a series of informed and inspired walks that reinforce observation and sensory exploration. Each individually themed walk is designed to relax, teach and cultivate a sense of place while exploring this resilient woodland with experts in horticulture and meditation.

In the Landscape: Mind the Forest
Friday, May 20, 3 – 5pm
Sunday, July 17, 9 – 11am
Sunday, October 23, 9 – 11am
Sunday, December 4, 9 – 11am
$30 per person
Children (including infants) must be at least 12 years old to attend
Join Mindful Outdoor Nature Guide Jane Dobson for the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing. Unlike a typical walk in the woods, Forest Bathing is slower and more deliberate, allowing our bodies and minds to reset in the natural environment we evolved from. Nature exposure lowers blood pressure and heart rate, reduces stress, and boosts our immune system and mood. Join any one walk or the full series as we explore different aspects of nature connection. Reconnect with nature, oneself and others. Space is limited, reservations required. Buy tickets at visitmanitoga.org

Please review our VISITOR INFORMATION section when planning your visit: https://www.visitmanitoga.org/visitor-information

This program was developed with support from Open Space Institute’s Malcolm Gordon Charitable Fund and a Hudson River Valley National Heritage Grant.

Colin Mochrie (of Whose Line is It Anyway?) Presents “HYPROV”

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From the brilliant minds of Improv and Comedy Legend Colin Mochrie and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand new, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, side-splitting show! Hypnosis and Improv — two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, sceptics and everyone in between for decades worldwide – come together as two masters of their crafts unite for a totally unique comedy experience — HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis.

Twenty random volunteers from the audience will be put under hypnosis (the process of which is a show in its own right), their inhibitions evaporated and their minds no longer their own. The four or five best are left on stage when one of the world’s leading improvisers enters! Colin Mochrie (co-creator) will initiate and manipulate those under hypnosis himself and turn the show into an improv extravaganza!

In the hands of two masters, and solely crafted from the audience’s uninhibited subconscious, this will be an entirely original and completely unforgettable show, for who knows where the unconscious mind will go. What can possibly go wrong? Come and see for yourself!

An inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19.

All adult guests must be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours, to enter the theatre and must present digital or physical proof at the door. At home Rapid Tests are acceptable (please bring in a picture of the negative test with your name and date of test clearly written in the picture). Children under 12 will be able to be admitted with a vaccinated guardian. (Our policy will remain fluid, so please check back or call or email the box office with any questions)

Collectors Tour Art, Home and Garden, Lectures, Outdoors

COLLECTORS TOUR – $50 per person
Collectors Tours are offered on the following Saturdays:
May 28, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15 from 3:30-5pm and November 12 3-4:30pm.
Space is limited to 12 people per tour, advance reservations required. Buy tickets at visitmanitoga.org

Enjoy a late afternoon tour of the House, Studio and Woodland Garden with a special focus on Russel Wright’s iconic designs for the American table and the relationship with the architecture and landscape of Manitoga. Visit includes special viewing of objects from Manitoga’s Design Collection in the new Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery at Manitoga.

Please review our VISITOR INFORMATION section when planning your visit: https://www.visitmanitoga.org/visitor-information


Visitors follow the upper Quarry Path to Dragon Rock. Along the way, the tour features stunning views of the House and Studio, an ascending stone staircase, a field of mountain laurel, and the exquisite moss room. Visitors approach Dragon Rock by crossing the majestic waterfall via a wood plank bridge. Interior spaces are defined by expanses of glass, innovative materials use, and seamless connections to outside terraces. Manitoga’s Director of Collections, Interpretation and Conservation greets guests in the House with an in-depth presentation of the new Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery and provides a look at additional rare items from Manitoga’s Collections. The Tour concludes by following a stepping stone path over the Quarry Pool dam to the Visitor/Guide House.

Collectors Tours highlight The Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery at Manitoga, featuring over 200 objects from the Wrights’ ground-breaking designs for the American home, with lead support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

On view in the House & Studio: Formafantasma at Manitoga’s Dragon Rock: Designing Nature in collaboration with Magazzino Italian Art
On view in the Landscape: Tea House by designers Yoshihiro Sergel & Diana Mangaser

Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of the Italian design duo Formafantasma present a selection of works in dialogue with the House, Studio and surrounding landscape at Manitoga. The installation focuses primarily on their early works in which the use of materials and preference for the organic encounter – in both familiar and unexpected ways – Russel Wright’s experimental attitude and his vision of an architecture in harmony with nature. Formafantasma and Wright share a broad design reach, across medium and scale, from object to environment. Although separated by almost a century, both address environmental concerns and ask if design can be a steward of nature and our future.

EXTENDED TOUR: Tea in Mary’s Meadow Art, Food and Wine, Home and Garden, Outdoors

Yuku mizu: Flowing through the Seasons
Yuku mizu ( 行水 ) a term used in haiku, evokes an image of moving water, or flowing water. Yuku mizu: Flowing through the Seasons demarcates the shift from summer into winter at Manitoga.

EXTENDED TOUR: Tea in Mary’s Meadow
2 hours, $50 General Admission
Enjoy an afternoon tour of the House & Studio, culminating in Mary’s Meadow. Designers Yoshihiro Sergel & Diana Mangaser greet guests for an intimate experience in the landscape. They will use the Tea House as a frame to observe each micro-season at Manitoga while engaging in conversation over tea. Space is limited. Advanced reservations required. Buy tickets at visitmanitoga.org.

Sunday, May 15, 2-4pm
立夏 Rikka (Beginning of Summer)

Sunday, July 24, 2-4pm
大暑 Taisho (Greater Heat)

Sunday, October 2, 2-4pm
秋分 Shūbun (Autumn Equinox)

Sunday, November 6, 2-4pm
霜降 Sōkō (Frost Falls)

Please review our Visitor Information when planning your visit: https://www.visitmanitoga.org/visitor-information

Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center is thrilled to extend the Tea House by designers Yoshihiro Sergel & Diana Mangaser in the landscape into 2022. Set upon quarry-stone footings among the ferns and grasses of Mary’s Meadow, the Tea House exquisitely expresses the integration of design and nature at Manitoga while evoking Russel Wright’s great affinity with Japan. Designers Yoshihiro Sergel and Diana Mangaser conceived and hand-crafted the Tea House from wood, paper and string as a space for contemplation and ritual, a stage for poetry and music, and as an open framework for the seasonal changes of nature as spring turns to fall and becomes winter at Manitoga.

This program is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program with public funds from Putnam County, and from the Sara Little Turnbull Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts.

In the Landscape: Russel Wright’s Quarry to Quarry Health and Wellness, Home and Garden, Outdoors

Manitoga presents In the Landscape, a series of informed and inspired walks that reinforce observation and sensory exploration. Each individually themed walk is designed to relax, teach and cultivate a sense of place while exploring this resilient woodland with experts in horticulture and meditation.

In the Landscape: Russel Wright’s Quarry to Quarry
Sunday, August 21, 10am – 12pm
Sunday, November 6, 10am – 12pm
$20 per person
Explore Manitoga’s landscape as a personal expression of designer Russel Wright during NY State Path Through History weekend. Join designer Clay Burns on a guided 1-1/2 hr. / 1.5 mile moderate hike from the highly designed Quarry Pool at Dragon Rock to the wilderness of Lost Pond Quarry. Space is limited, reservations required. Buy tickets at visitmanitoga.org

Please review our VISITOR INFORMATION section when planning your visit: https://www.visitmanitoga.org/visitor-information

This program was developed with support from Open Space Institute’s Malcolm Gordon Charitable Fund and a Hudson River Valley National Heritage Grant.

Absolute Queen Music

The Paramount is pleased to present

Absolute Queen

Taking place Saturday, November 5th, 2022

8 PM

Ticket on sale now

Row B-K: $47

Row L – S, Row AA & BB: $37

Row T-X, Row CC – GG: $27

18+ age limit

Experience the hyper-realistic sights and sounds of what a Queen concert was like in the early 1980s, filled with all the many hits, incredible vocals, stories about Queen and the songs, costume changes, and high energy sing along songs that will lift you off your seat!

Absolute Queen is an amazing realistic Queen show that replicates the songs and effects and music note for note live. Lead Singer and Welshman Martyn Jenkins fronted the European Touring Queen show “Night at the Opera” for years in Europe, playing for The Queen Fan Club and performing for Brian May and Roger Taylor.

The band has spent hundreds of hours in the studio and you will hear exact multiple harmonies live that you hear on the real Queen records but sung by Absolute Queen. Their attention to detail is astounding and you have to experience them performing Bohemian Rhapsody live to truly appreciate the incredible performance of this masterpiece song as Queen envisioned it.

Do not miss this amazing tribute to one of the most iconic bands ever.

With the massive success of the Bohemian Rhapsody film breathing new life and notoriety into Queen’s music, Absolute Queen will perform every song from the film including Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Gaga, We Will Rock You, Under Pressure, Show Must Go On, Killer Queen and Don’t Stop Me Now, just to name a few. Plus many more deep cuts and hits like Best Friend, Keep Yourself Alive, We Are The Champions, Love Of My Life, Play The Game, Another Ones Bites the Dust and more!

Landscape Workday Free Admission, Health and Wellness, Home and Garden, Outdoors

Every year, we dedicate special landscape days for volunteers to come together to help maintain Manitoga as a resource and inspiration for professionals and the public. Members of Manitoga’s Woodland Landscape Council and staff provide special training for teams working on major projects to ready the site for the season and to maintain Wright’s unique design vision.

Roll up your sleeves and meet other arborists, horticulturists, garden designers and landscape enthusiasts. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcomed. Free lunch provided to those who register in advance.

Saturday, April 23, 9am-2pm: Landscape Workday

Saturday, November 5, 10am-3pm: Family Landscape Workday

For more details or to attend, contact Landscape Manager Emily Phillips.

Landscape Workdays are made possible in part by a gift from Carol and Raymond Krizmanic along with grants from the Malcolm Gordon Charitable Fund and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Dance, Music

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist.
As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”
Rated R (Children under 17 not permitted without an adult)

Art After Dark is Back! Art, Benefits and Galas

Art After Dark is finally here! On October 28th, 2022, join The Art Effect at the Trolley Barn for a night of immersive arts experiences, culinary delights, and cocktails with an artistic twist. The evening will honor three prominent community and arts leaders; G. Angela Henry, Caitlyn Phillips, and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about this exciting event https://thearteffect.org/event/aad/.

Tracy Morgan- No Disrespect Tour

Tracy Morgan is one of the most well-respected comedians in his field, known for his roles across seven seasons of 30 Rock, where he received a Supporting Actor Emmy Nomination, and Saturday Night Live, which earned him an Emmy nod for Outstanding Guest Actor. He can most recently be seen in season four of TBS’s The Last O.G. which he executive produces and stars in. Morgan recently appeared in Amazon’s Coming 2 America alongside Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, which was released in March 2021 and Warner Brothers animated movie Scoob! which was released on PVOD on May 14th, 2020. He has had standup specials for Netflix, HBO and Comedy Central. In 2009, he released his first book, I Am The New Black, a compilation of anecdotes and serious moments that shaped him and his career. He has also had memorable voiceovers in G-Force, Rio and Rio 2 and the Oscar-nominated Boxtrolls. Additional film credits include The Longest Yard alongside Adam Sandler, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Head of State, Son of No One, Why Stop Now and Fist Fight.

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