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Opera Preview
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Wed Mar 2nd, 2016

Bard College offers a rather amazing event: two one-act operas for children this weekend. That a small college can mount an original opera production is phenomenal, but Bard has deep...

Elegant runs of keys
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Feb 28th, 2016

The repertoire of four-handed piano pieces is, admittedly, limited. In the summer of 1786 Mozart composed at a manic height, writing for anyone who might slip some cash into his...

Sat Feb 27th, 2016

In today’s art world, adjectives such as lovely or beautiful have fallen out of fashion eclipsed by the likes of compelling, innovative, or cutting edge.Happily the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibition, “Vigée...

Thu Feb 25th, 2016

It is always interesting to follow an artist as he or she evolves. When we last saw Miani Carnevale’s work in 2013 at the Millbrook School’s Warner Gallery, her exhibition...

Fabulous Recital at Bard
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Wed Feb 24th, 2016

Not always understanding what is going on when I listen to Robert Schumann, I pre-listened to a couple of recordings of his Op.110 before attending the Bard College recital—to no...

Theater review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Feb 21st, 2016

Those who think real theater has died are not getting out enough. TheatreWorks in New Milford offers Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar, a contemporary comedy (2011) adroit with humor, fine acting, gut-bucket...

by Zibby Tozer in Arts & Music
Sat Feb 20th, 2016

Molly Shannon (SNL actress) is powerful in her role as a dying mother.  This dramedy tells the story of a...

Mon Feb 15th, 2016

Few of us think of plants as sentient beings. “The Oldest Living Things in the World,” Rachel Sussman’s exhibition of her photographs at the Hotchkiss School’s Tremaine Gallery, suggests we...