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As a result of email correspondence with a reader, we came upon the idea of sending all of Congress for a three month immersion experience where they could relax away from the cares and lobbyists of Washington, smoke cigars or go on a diet, and be someplace where the press can’t bother them....

The sounds that were generated at Music Mountain Sunday July 7 were, for this member of the audience, more appreciated for the playing than for the compositions, although the compositions were of the first rank. So we will start with the players:  Michael Brown on piano, Nicholas Canellakis...

When a pianist demonstrates a manner of playing that so complements what he is playing, it seems as if he has been in conversation with the composer.  It occurred to me that Berman was showing the composers how their pieces should be played, but, as the composers could not attend in person...

In Your Arms, a memorable night of dance and music, frolicked from July 5 to July 16 at Vassar’s Vogelstein Theater. Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony for his choreography for the Broadway hit Newsies, directed and choreographed ten vignettes with scenarios or plots acquired from ten...

On a country road in Pine Plains we came across a few cars parked in the shade of trees that overlooked an expanse of mowed green field.  Horses and people in summer clothes mingled while on the field eight horsemen followed a kind of dance routine as they enacted a set piece from a Tang...

An awed audience heard the premiere of a one-singer opera written by Michael Hersch at BAM last Wednesday (June 25), based on poems written by a Romanian poet, Martin Sorescu. The performance by the sole singer, Ah Young Hong, under the direction of Roger Brunyate, was captivating. She reached to...
The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie was the scene of a gathering of musicians and composers and their supporters last Sunday afternoon, as a new music series had its inaugural concert. It is the brainchild of Josh Groffman, composer and pianist. It drew a good crowd, and it looks like...
  To the Editor,      
  To the Editor,       Thank you for keeping news about these often misunderstood tick-borne illnesses on your front page. We need more research and public awareness of these diseases. A few corrections for your article:  
    A recent unclassified directive from James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, raises some awkward questions. The memo, published on the Internet at dni.gov, provides for the censoring of memoirs and interviews by government workers and supplies guidelines for all 17...