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Women Directors in the Spotlight at Woodstock Film Festival

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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The scene on Saturday, October 18, in Woodstock was more eclectic than ever before. Usually one sees a mix of day trippers, hippies, cool teens,

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The Boy Under the Piano:
NYC Independent Film Festival

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Alphie shakes and screams under the piano while his family gathers for dinner. His physical characteristics show that he must have some sort of autism,

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Write Your Life’s Story

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
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Some of our most memorable and beloved books have been memoirs. Most times, regular folk who’ve found themselves in remarkable circumstances. Or, they happen to

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Othello at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
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A remarkable production of Shakespeare’s Othello is taking place on the estate of Boscobel, overlooking the Hudson River. Under the big white tent, the Hudson

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Liar

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival –
Back for Its 28th Season: The Liar

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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It’s a bit buggy, a bit humid, but the laughs come easy at the presentation of The Liar, one of three offerings in this, the

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Nancy Levin – Jumping Into a New Life

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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I first heard of Nancy Levin at the 2013 “I Can Do It” Summit Event, a regular event hosted by the new age publishing giant,

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Book Expo

Book Expo America – Three Days in May

Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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The Book Expo America (BEA), the annual book lover’s dream event which just held court at the Jacob Javits Center is done, but the fragrance

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Drama at the Point – Karen Sklaire Finds Humor
In the Blackboard Jungle

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Inspired by hit Hollywood movies about teachers making a difference in an inner-city school, teacher Karen Sklaire begins her own career in academia. Fresh from

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