Tune in to the ECLECTIMANIAC Radio Show, Mar 20

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The ECLECTIMANIAC Radio Show returns tonight (Wednesday, March 20th), with an all new show! @tonyatlarge and co-hosts, @sethdavisphoto & Columbia County Current’s Jeff McKinney (@jeffmmckinney) are in the WGXC studio for the annual Disco Appreciation Celebration show.

This month’s show will feature tracks from Salsoul Orchestra, Two Tons of Fun, Taka Boom (@taka_boom), First Choice, Village People (@realvillagepeople) , M.F.S.B. and so much more! Special Guest: President & CEO of Landshark Promotion Studio (@landsharkpromotion), Gary Jay who chats with us about the commercial radio business, working with legendary bands and visiting SXSW in Austin. The ECLECTIMANIAC Boys also discuss classic disco movies, the continued fallout from the “Leaving Neverland” documentary, what Annie Lennox is up to and getting an Instagram like from Chaka Khan (@chakaikhan)!

Listen @ 90.7 FM Acra/Hudson/Catskill on your radio or live stream @wgxc.org online. Love is the answer. Tune in.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019: 8pm – 10pm

Live stream: WGXC.ORG
Tune in: 90.7 FM Acra/Hudson

WGXC radio, 90.7-FM, is a community radio station based in New York’s Columbia and Greene counties. It’s part of Wave Farm, which is a non-profit arts organization driven by experimentation with broadcast media and the airwaves.

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Hudson Area Library Local History Talk on Seventeenth Century Colonial America

The Hudson Area Library, in collaboration with the  Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, Greenport Historical Society & the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents the latest in its Local History talks: ‘Colonial New York’ and the World of Jacob Leisler by L. H. Roper.


Courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library

The talk focuses on seventeenth-century colonial New York and the Hudson River Valley in the context of the larger Atlantic World. On the subject of this talk, Professor Roper stated: “Where does the history of New York fit into the history of colonial America and where does the history of colonial America fit into the history of the wider world? I will discuss the seventeenth-century European colonization of the greater Hudson Valley and what its history suggests about the character of early Americans.” Dr. David Voorhees, director of the Leisler Institute added, “We Americans…aren’t aware that what happened here is part of larger global movements.”

Lou Roper is Professor of History at the Department of History, State University of New York at New Paltz and is Co-General Editor of The Journal of Early American History. His latest books are Advancing Empire: English Interests and Overseas Expansion, 1613-1688 and his collection of essays, The Torrid Zone: Caribbean Colonization and Cultural Interaction in the Long Seventeenth Century. His studies at this time focus on the seventeenth-century slave trades and colonization of the area bounded by the Connecticut River and Chesapeake Bay.

A question and answer period and refreshments will follow the talk. For more information contact the library.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 / 6pm – 7:30pm

Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

Free and open to the public.

email: programs@hudsonarealibrary.org
Tel: 518-828-1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library

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Four Columbia County Villages Holding Elections Tomorrow

The four villages in the Columbia County will hold elections for village trustees and mayors on Tuesday, March 19. There are candidates for all the open positions but the only competitive races are in Chatham and Philmont.

In Chatham three people are running for two open trustee seats with 2-year terms, and two people are running for a 1-year trustee seat. In Philmont, a former town supervisor is challenging the incumbent mayor; the village also has three people running for two trustee seats.

In the Villages of Kinderhook and Valatie incumbents are running unopposed. The ballots have space for write-in candidates.

Village elections are non-partisan. Candidates do not run on national party lines but instead are listed on ballot lines with local names.

The polls are open from noon until 9 p.m. in all four villages. You must be a resident of the Village in order to vote in Village elections.

John Howe is the only candidate on the ballot for mayor.
For the Village Board, current trustee Peter Minahan, who was appointed to his seat to fill a vacancy, is running for one of the two 2-year seats; Jaimee Boehme and Jodie Russell each are also seeking 2-year terms. Melony Spock and Joseph Cerami will both be on the ballot for the available 1-year term as trustee.

Elections will be held at the Tracy Memorial Building, 77 Main Street, Chatham, from noon to 9 p.m.

Current Village Board members David Flaherty and Dale R. Leiser are running for the two trustee seats. Both seats are 2-year terms.
The polls will be open between the hours of noon and 9 p.m. in the Village Hall, 6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook.

Current Mayor Clarence “Skip” Speed is running against former Town Supervisor Robin Andrews for a 2-year term as mayor.
There are three candidates on the ballot for two trustee seats: incumbents Douglas Cropper and Larry Ostrander, and Heath Iverson. Both of the seats are for 2-year terms.
The polls will be open noon to 9 p.m. in the Village Hall, 124 Main Street, Philmont.

Current Mayor Diane Argyle and incumbent trustees Frank Bevens and Larry Eleby are all running for reelection for 2-year terms in the positions they now hold.
Polls will be open noon to 9 p.m. in the Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building, Church Street, Valatie.

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At The Crandell: ‘Captain Marvel’ & ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Now Playing at the Crandell Theatre!

Captain Marvel

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Rated: PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Written By: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet
Runtime: 128 minutes
Studio: Marvel Studios

Friday, March 15 – Thursday, March 21, 2019 / 7pm everyday, plus:
Saturday, March 16, at 4:00pm
Sunday, March 17, at 2:15pm and 4:30pm

Singin’ in the Rain

We’re showing Singin’ in the Rain as a tribute to codirector (with Gene Kelly) Stanley Donen, who died on February 23 at the age of ninety-four. In addition to Singin’ in the Rain, Donen directed Seven Brides for Seven Brothers with Jane Powell, Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, and Damn Yankees with Tab Hunter and Gwen Verdon. He also put a dancing Astaire on the ceiling in On the Town. Jean-Luc Godard called him “the master of the musical.” Singin’ in the Rain, starring Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor, is one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed. It is filled with memorable songs, lavish routines, and Kelly’s fabulous song-and-dance numbers performed in the rain. Also with Cyd Charisse and Rita Moreno.

Rated: G
Genre: Classics, Comedy, Musical & Performing Arts, Romance
Directed By: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Written By: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Runtime: 102 minutes
Studio: MGM

Sunday, March 17, 2019 / 12:00pm


Chatham Film Club Members & Children $6.50
Non Members $7.50
Additional $2.00 fee for 3D

The Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037


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Katherine Bernhardt’s ‘GOLD’ Exhibition Opening at Art Omi

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Katherine Bernhardt, green, 2019.
96 in x 120 in, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
Courtesy the artist and Canada, New York

Art Omi’s latest exhibit, Katherine Bernhardt’s ‘GOLD’, is a collection of seven large paintings of the enigmatic yet illustrious Pink Panther. The paintings are not dissimilar to Bernhardt’s early work, which focused on supermodels such as Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss. Over the past decade, Katherine Bernhardt’s subjects have expanded to include pop cultural icons (e.g. Darth Vader, R2D2, Garfield, Smurfs, E.T., the Pink Panther, etc.), as well as more quotidian objects (cigarettes, toilet paper, MTA MetroCards, plantains, sharks, watermelons, tennis shoes, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Scotch Tape, ice cream, pizza, etc.).

Bernhardt began painting the Pink Panther after she arrived at the Pink Palace Hotel (also called the Royal Hawai’ian Hotel) located on a sandy beach in Waikiki, Oahu. The pinkness of this trip continued after she checked into the hotel that featured pink bathroom towels, pink sheets, pink eye masks for sleeping, pink carpeting, pink beach chairs, pink beach towels, pink stationery, pink sunsets, pink pancakes at breakfast, and the Pink Panther on TV screens. After Bernhardt repeatedly watched videos of the panther along with her son while lounging atop their huge pink bed and while strolling around the hotel grounds while her son Khalifa continued to watch Pink Panther videos from a cell phone, she decided that the panther could look great on large-scale canvas too.

‘GOLD’ will be on view March 16 – May 19, 2019.

Opening Reception – Saturday, April 6, 2019: 2 – 4pm

Omi International Arts Center – Newmark Gallery
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075


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