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Kingston After Dark: Uniform choice

Kingston After Dark: Uniform choice

If you are like me you are tired of the uniformity of many summer festivals in America. Sure, you have a diamond in the rough like Psycho Las Vegas which features a punishing array of cooler metal bands from Alice Cooper and Sleep to Fireball Ministry and Tribulation to Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. Mostly...
Stimuli of July — Provoking images in city’s galleries

Stimuli of July — Provoking images in city’s galleries

“Residual Tilt,” the exhibition of Paul Evans’ small oil paintings on panel currently on view at One Mile Gallery, 475 Abeel St., references the pinball machine in gallery owner Janet Hicks’ kitchen. “Pinball is an enclosed game with a rectangular structure and a ball, and every game is different,” said Evans, who lives in Los...
Kingston After Dark: Feelies good summer

Kingston After Dark: Feelies good summer

New Jersey is known for plenty a classic punk or alternative band, from My Chemical Romance to Lifetime to, of course, The Misfits, Gaslight Anthem or more recently, O+ alumni Screaming Females. One band who arguably helped form a strong chunk of the alt-rock foundation as we know it, but who aren’t these days as...
Local KFC owner Darlene Pfeiffer to appear on French TV this fall

Local KFC owner Darlene Pfeiffer to appear on French TV this fall

Two Saturdays ago, a French TV crew paid a visit to the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise on Ulster Avenue. Reporter Clementine Mazoyer interviewed owner Darlene Pfeiffer about her meetings with Colonel Harland Sanders and the staff about the employee incentives and customer comment cards on the wall. She and cameraman Rudolph Darblay toured the kitchen...
Cruising the Blue Danube: The Kovacs vacation in central Europe

Cruising the Blue Danube: The Kovacs vacation in central Europe

By Joe and Jeanne Kovacs Groggy from the sleepless night and the jet lag, we were excited as we headed from the airport towards our ship docked along the shore in central Budapest. At last, my wife meets the city of my birth! Will she like it? Can she possibly see it through my eyes? ...
Needle-swap program plan on hold

Needle-swap program plan on hold

Efforts to offer needle exchange and other “harm reduction” services to addicts in Ulster County are stalled, organizers say, because they can’t find anybody willing to take on the demanding job of on-the-ground outreach to the area’s population of intravenous drug users. Hudson Valley Community Services is a non-profit group dedicated to battling chronic health...
Kingston After Dark: Moonage Daydream

Kingston After Dark: Moonage Daydream

Editor’s note: due to the imminence of this Thursday’s show at The Anchor, we’re departing from our usual procedure and running Morgan’s piece online before it gets into the print edition.  Those disheartened by the current news and wanting some freakout fun need to run — not walk — to The Anchor this Thursday, June...
Kingston After Dark: Kristin in kontrol

Kingston After Dark: Kristin in kontrol

Sub Pop Records may be synonymous with the early days of Nirvana (still have cartoon-heart eyes for that “Love Buzz” Shocking Blue cover) and for the gloriously fuzzy and dank early Mudhoney records, but over the years the label has also expanded to include the crème de la crème of hip indie releases as well,...
Kingston After Dark: Truth or sanity?

Kingston After Dark: Truth or sanity?

The post-punk romantic struggle-themed jam “You Never Knew Me” by legends Magazine from their The Correct Use of Soap album once posed this question: “Do you want the truth or do you want your sanity?” This could apply to many sides of life. People live with blinders on and trust woefully compromised two-party candidates. People...
West Hurley’s Poetry Barn gives space to verse

West Hurley’s Poetry Barn gives space to verse

The Poetry Barn, a burgeoning literary arts center in West Hurley, aims to connect and inspire Hudson Valley poets through retreats and writing workshops. Founder Lissa Kiernan, a Brooklyn-based poet, founded the private online poetry community The Rooster Moans in 2007. After graduating from her MFA program in 2011 and mourning the loss of her...
Uber seeks a Lyft upstate

Uber seeks a Lyft upstate

Legislation currently making its way through the state Assembly and State Senate could clear the way for popular ride-sharing services to begin serving upstate communities. Uber, Lyft and other “transportation networking companies” (TNCs) use location-based mobile apps to connect riders with drivers. Unlike traditional taxi services, TNCs typically provide a technology platform to drivers who...
Photo: Taste the VW rainbow

Photo: Taste the VW rainbow