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ALMANAC WEEKLY shrine of great music. Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys return to the Falcon on Monday, February 20 at 7 p.m. Per usual, there is no cover, but generous donation is strongly encouraged. The Falcon is located at 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro. For more information, visit

February 16, 2017 The Bearsville Theater is located at 291 Tinker Street in Woodstock.

X's John Doe to play Helsinki Hudson

Marcia Ball plays Bearsville next Sunday Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball returns to the area, this time performing at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock just in time for Mardi Gras season. Ball’s latest Alligator Records CD is the critically acclaimed The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man. Ball has five Grammy Award nominations. She received the 2014 Blues Music Award (BMA) for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year. She has now won a total of 10 BMAs, and recently received a 2015 Living Blues Readers’ Poll Award for Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard). Marcia Ball visits the Bearsville Theater on Sunday, February 26 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $35 to $55. For tickets and additional information, visit www.

CUBAN EXPOSITION Featuring C. Cesar Roman Curated by Lynn Davidson OPENING: Saturday February 18th 6-8:00 Exhibit through March 17th

Arts Upstairs

60 Main Street | Phoenicia, NY 845 688-2142

Continuing & Professional Education CERTIFIED PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

Start training for a career in advanced manufacturing. Join us for instruction in five skill standards and then demonstrate the understanding of the core skills and knowledge through five assessments based on MSSC’s industry-defined, nationally validated skill standard. Funding may be available.

most influential and telling “celebrity” presence here is that of co-producer Howe Gelb. The Westerner falls right into place with the work of his band Giant Sand and its more famous offshoot, Calexico: daring, dry and dusty indie roots/rock with bardic visions. Riding an unexpected late-career high, the American treasure John Doe will visit Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, February 23 at 8 p.m. Doe will be emphasizing The Westerner, but will be playing selections from across his storied and prolific career. Tickets cost $20. For more information, visit Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson. – John Burdick

Buffy Sainte-Marie plays Bearsville next Friday

At 63, former co-frontperson of the seminal California punk band X John Doe now looks and sounds the part of the dark-but-tender American roots bard. On his dusty, intimate 2016 album The Westerner, the transformation is complete – except of course that it is really no transformation at all. While X might have been most known for a uniquely stuttering, fashionably sleazy and occasionally strident take on punk aggression, they were always the most uniquely Americana expression of the universal punk impulse. Rockabilly, Southwestern and country modes account for a lot of X’s very best songs: Doe’s songs, supported eloquently by the roots authenticity of guitarist Billy Zoom. Debbie Harry and Chan Marshall (Cat Power) cameo on The Westerner, but the

CALM Treasures of lasting value that will change your life – forever. That’s what you’ll find at Mirabai, or perhaps what will find you. Wisdom, serenity, transformation. Value beyond measure.

Mon and Wed, 4/5-6/28, 4:30-7:30pm, Kingston, $1,299

In 2015, the legendary Native American singer/songwriter Buffy SainteMarie released a fabulous hybrid traditional/electro effort, Power in the Blood. It finds the artist refreshed, engaged and at the top of her formidable game. Its modern production elements hardly feel forced or gratuitous, but rather ominous and completely integrated into Sainte-Marie’s powerfully organic spiritual/political urgency. Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Friday, February 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $35 for Gold Circle, $30 for reserved seated and $20 for general admission. For tickets and additional information, visit The Bearsville Theater is located at 291 Tinker Street in Woodstock. – John Burdick

BALINESE GAMELAN Workshops for Beginners at Bard College


Learn the proper recording of business transactions, the principles of double-entry bookkeeping, bank reconciliations, journals and ledgers, the preparation of trial balances, financial reports, and other basic accounting principles. This is one of three courses in the Bookkeeping series. Complete all three for a certificate of completion issued at the end of the program.

Wed, 2/22–3/8, 6–9pm, Kingston, $99

of Woodstock


This class presents green methods for reducing stormwater runoff problems and discusses possible pollutants that may be contained in stormwater runoff.

Wed, 4/19, 8:30–4:00pm, Kingston, $169


Learn to look at strategies for modifying substance abuse services for criminal justice clients by helping the clinician to learn how to intervene with criminal thinking. This course will look to describe and provide examples of common criminal thinking errors in the offender population to help mental health practitioners.

Tue & Thu, 3/7–3/9, 6–9pm, Kingston, $75


Learn the history and culture of Italy through film, literature, musica, arte, and fashion as you develop your language skills. Grammar and conversation skills will be fostered for all levels. No prior experience necessary! Also, a great review for those that have already studied the basics.

Tue, 2/28–4/18, 6–8:45pm, Kingston, $145

Register Online Today! View the brochure online at or call 845-339-2025.


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Upcoming Events Invoking the 3rd Ray of the 7 Sacred Flames w/Anjahlia Fri. Feb. 17 6-8PM $20/$25*

Saturdays in February from 11-1pm Olin Building, third floor Moon Room (305)

I-Ching Oracle Consultations w/Timothy Liu Thurs. Feb. 23 12-6PM Call for appt/rates

Come experience the enchanting sounds of an authentic Balinese Gamelan Orchestra with Ibu Tzu. This hands-on workshop features our collection of instruments including gongs, metallophones, gongchimes, cymbals, sulings (Balinese bamboo flutes) and drums. Workshops will accomodate both novices and experienced musicians alike. A musical background is helpful but not necessary. If you can clap in rhythm to a song and carry a tune you can learn to play!

Calling Forth Prosperity w/Shamanic healer Adam Kane Thurs. Feb. 23 6-8PM $20/$25*

We will cover basic beginning techniques, learn some melodies and provide some background on the cultural context of the music. Plan to attend one or more sessions! Refreshments provided.

* Lower price for early reg./pre-payment made at least 48 hrs. in advance

Suggested donation $20+/- per session. Cash preferred. All contributions are tax deductible.

Open 7 Days • 11 to 7

To Register for 1 or more sessions 845 688-7090 or email:

23 Mill Hill Road • Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2100 •

Visit Us on Facebook @Hudson Valley Gamelans Giri Mekar & Chandra Kanchana at Bard College Bard staff, students and faculty members free of charge

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