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Pretty scary, eh kids? Headless Horseman Hayride and Haunted House

Friday, October 16th, 2009

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Headless Horman Hayride and Haunted House, or H-5 for short, won a national award (they have national awards for these things?) for #1 haunted attraction from Haunt World magazine. Located in West Park (near New Paltz), it includes a mile-long hayride, three haunted houses, a corn maze, a stage show, food stands and gift shops. (As with all haunted attractions, check their age guidelines if you’re bringing children.)

Previously:
Pretty Scary, eh kids? Paper Skulls…
Pretty scary, eh kids? Massacre Mansion Haunted House
Pretty scary, eh kids? Build your own vampire hunting kit
Pretty scary, eh kids? Ghost Hunting in Downtown Albany
Pretty scary, eh kids? Haunted Capitol Tours (daily)

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Pretty scary, eh kids? Massacre Mansion Haunted House

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

MassacreMansionYou enter Massacre Mansion Haunted House through a haunted Gothic style graveyard which is kept up by “crazy Joe” the grave digger. The mansion itself is a two story Victorian style house with 13 scenes, haunted by Dr. Angus Fear and his brother Edger. If you survive the Mansion, you will then proceed through the Extreme Darkness to the Wolf Hollow fright trail.

Located at the Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, Massacre Mansion is open October 16-19, October 23-25 and October 30-31.

Previously:
Pretty scary, eh kids? Build your own vampire hunting kit
Pretty scary, eh kids? Ghost Hunting in Downtown Albany
Pretty scary, eh kids? Haunted Capitol Tours (daily)

Upcoming concerts in Kingston

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Kingston isn’t all that far away, not for a real music fan. It’s just a short jaunt down Thruway from Nippertown, and the city’s two main concert halls – the Ulster Performing Arts Center and the Bardavon 1869 Opera House House – are hosting quite a few excellent concerts this season.

Sure, some of the acts – Ben Folds and Lyle Lovett, for instance – will also be coming to Albany for shows at The Egg. But it’s also looking like Kingston is as close as some of ’em – the Black Crowes and Lucinda Williams – might be getting this time around.

Anyway, we just thought you might want to know what’s happening in Kingston. So here are the schedules. Gas it up and go.

ULSTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Friday, September 18, 8pm: The Black Crowes, Truth & Salvage Co.
Friday, October 9, 8pm: Ben Folds, Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday, October 16, 8pm: Lewis Black
Friday, November 6, 8pm: Jackson Browne
Sunday, November 15, 7pm: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
Friday, April 9, 8pm: David Sedaris
Saturday, April 10, TBA: Hammer of the Gods

BARDAVON 1869 OPERA HOUSE
Thursday, October 8, 7:30pm: Lucinda Williams, Buick 6
Saturday, October 24, 8pm: Rickie Lee Jones
Sunday, March 28, 7pm: Los Lobos, Leo Kottke
Sunday, May 16, 7pm: Pat Metheny

Alchemy: New Woodstock Music Venue

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Considering the great wealth of musicians who live and work in the Woodstock area, it’s always been somewhat surprising that there aren’t more live music venues around town.

Wonderful old places like the Joyous Lake and the Brass Rail are long gone, but now it finally seems as though there’s a new kid in town for live music.

Alchemy is the name of the brand spankin’ new coffeehouse/bookstore located in the Bearsville Theater complex at 297 Tinker St., Woodstock. And in addition to fresh, healthy food and free wifi, Alchemy is also offering lots and lots of great acoustic music. Wednesdays are open mike nights, while a free, emerging artist concert series takes place on Sundays.

Here’s the line-up of Alchemy’s first month of shows, all of which start at 9pm:

Fri. June 5
MARC BLACK/MIKE ESPOSITO
Two venerable Woodstock musicians come together for a magical night of music.

Sat. June 6 COMMANDER CODY/PROFESSOR LOUIE
A rare solo piano show; the Commander and the Professor. As leader of the legendary band Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Cody should be in the Rock hall of Fame. Meanwhile, producer of The Band and leader of the Crowmatix, Louie should be in the Woodstock Hall of Fame.

Sun. June 7 KAT LARIOS
Minimalist music from this colorful Kingston based ukulele player.

Fri. June 12 THE BOWMANS
Fast rising Americana twins that sing like angels. The renowned Malcolm Burn produced their recent CD “The Bowmans.”

Sat. June 13
JILL STEVENSON
Former Woodstock resident triumphantly returns with a brilliant new CD featuring her amazing voice and compelling songs.

Fri. June 19
RAMBLIN JUG STOMPERS
Featuring former Blotto members and a jug, Woodstock has always loved jug bands, this will be no exception. 78 RPM music for the 21st century.

Sat. June 20
HAPPY TRAUM
A Woodstock guitar legend if there ever was one, Happy returns to his former manager Albert’s house. This is an event not to miss.

Sun. June 21 NAKED
Julia Nichols’ gorgeous voice leads this eclectic tribe of musicians from Woodstock.

Fri. June 26 MACHAN TAYLOR
This exotic singer has toured with Pink Floyd and Sting, sings her own Brazilian-based tunes with a voice that will make your jaw drop.

Sat. June 27
STONEY CLOVE LANE
Killer tunes and musicianship power this well loved local act that has captured the heart of Woodstock.

And beyond:
Fri. July 10 THE KENNEDYS
Sat. July 11 UNCLE MONK (featuring Tommy Ramone)
Fri. July 17 JOY ASKEW/SARAH FIMM
Sat. July 18 AMY FRADON & LESLIE RITTER
Fri. July 31 OLIVIA MAXWELL with RICHARD LLOYD (of Televison)
Sat. August 8 TRACY BONHAM
Fri. August 14 SWATI

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