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By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 30, 2012 - 6:58 pm
The rolling landscape of upstate New York is a little more lush than the dry West Asian desert Camelus dromedarius is native to, but these guys don't seem to mind. Catskills Photography took this shot of camels grazing on emerald-green new spring grass in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 27, 2012 - 6:32 pm
Above: The Great Tortilla Conspiracy in action, screenprinting tortillas with edible chocolate ink. Video from the Taller Tupac Amaru Art Collective's biannual open studio event, INK & PAPER, July 2009. "ART IS FOOD," Bread and Puppet Theater's Cheap... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2012 - 12:09 pm
John, who goes by "Catskills Photography" on Flickr, came across a few geese napping on the bank of the Neversink River yesterday, and snapped this photo of one who snoozed on oblivious to the camera. (To see the image in full high-res glory, click the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2012 - 4:04 pm
In life, Levon Helm was incredibly generous about inviting fans and fellow musicians into his home to share music. It seems only fitting that Levon's door should be opened to the community one last time. Posted on Levon Helm's website today: Levon’s... Read more
By wateradmin on Monday, Apr. 23, 2012 - 12:01 pm
Above: Footage of The Band performing at Woodstock, August 17, 1969. The Band was not featured in Woodstock, the famous documentary about the festival, but their set was filmed, and clips from their performance can be found on YouTube. In 1968, when most... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, Apr. 19, 2012 - 4:02 pm
The sounds of sweeter days: Levon's groove coupled with daughter Amy's soaring vocals. YouTube video from a 2010 show at the Horseshoe Casino. A few simple words, posted today on Levon Helm's website, are reverberating around the world: Levon Helm passed... Read more
By Andrea Girolamo on Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012 - 4:01 pm
The Woodstock Writers Festival is running from Thursday (April 19) through Sunday (April 22) and will feature workshops, slams and readings from writers such as Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Kennedy, New York Times best-selling author Augusten... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012 - 3:55 pm
Photo from Levon Helm's website. Grievous news today from local legend Levon Helm's website: The musician, who underwent surgery and radiation for throat cancer in the late 1990s, is now facing a more final struggle with cancer. A message posted today on... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Apr. 9, 2012 - 12:41 pm
The Catskills are catnip for artists, and have been ever since Thomas Cole painted his first majestic waterfall. Filmmaker David Becker is the latest aesthete to respond to the lure of the mountains, and he's making a whole film about the subject. In his... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 30, 2012 - 12:46 pm
Photo courtesy of Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. This summer, from August 2-5, will be the third annual Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. Last year's festival culminated in a thrilling performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni in Phoenicia's Parrish Field,... Read more

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