Other Stories 2017-06-30T11:30:50+00:00

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Belfast – Dan Fox Hobo Poet

You're a Hobo, Brother! cpyrt. - 2004 Did you ever sling a duffle on your back and catch a freight? Did you ever taste a hobo stew, in a jungle, then sleep late? Did you ever watch a sunrise, going up the great divide? Did you ever quit a steady ...
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Three Cheers for Cultural Appropriation

By BARI WEISSAUG. 30, 2017 I haven’t watched MTV’s annual Video Music Awards since Bill Clinton was president. I was wearing a plastic choker and Alanis Morissette won for “Ironic.” But I wish I had tuned in this Sunday night. The award show was a veritable orgy — not of sex, ...
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Potsdam – Meet Bessie and Jessie Pickens in an original Musical Revue “C’MON IN”

Pickens Hall is alive with its General Store and Opera House. Sopranos Samantha Stinson and Elaine Kuracina team up to do a    " fun"raiser for Pickens 'Hall. This is a unique musical  that tells about the granddaughters of John Pickens.  Bessie and Jessie sang in  vaudeville when young.  Bessie became ...
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Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate

Since You Asked I am from dank wine cellars in South Jamaica…from cousins named Johnny, Joey, Nicky and Frankie who harvested Queens grapes. I am from a line of women sporting artichoke haircuts and pink collars. I am also from a Carmine Street tenement that lost its address in the ...
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Nyack – Post from the Seed Exchange

The first time I came to Nyack, I helped myself to some seeds. Years before we ever thought about leaving the city, I visited Nyack for an art show at the Edward Hopper House. A close friend had some sculpture hanging in the garden, I believe from rubberbands. It was ...
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Nyack – Pride

Nyack is a treasure. People here really love each and support each other, whether it's Pride weekend, the African American Day parade, or any of the many, many other community celebrations and observances. It's a hopeful space in an increasingly dark world. - Elizabeth ...
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