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July 17, 2015 at BSP Kingston in Kingston.

July 17th #Cancers #Season Doors Open 9pm free til 10pm. Hosted By The Queen of the 845! K Dizzy Performances by D.Di’Yari performing “Playmaker” JYO (K-Cities Own) , Brandon Dayne & LOL MOBB , Spoonzito & GTC,
Simms & The beautiful Eushabell
Special Guest: Rich Starz, Moe Sticky
Sponsored By : Pifflyfe Brandyn Multy Dayne Damel Di’YariiJeremy’iah Ryan JyoyaEushabell RodriguezrSpoonzito GtcitJoe Simms Simmsmms @BSp 323 Wall st Kingston NY 12401 Let’s make this a night to remember !!!!!!!

Address: 323 Wall St, Kingston

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Kingston: Opening Reception: Works by Michael Crawford & Carolita Johnson

July 11, 2015 at Anvil Gallery at Tech Smiths in Kingston.

On Saturday, July 11th from 6-8, please join us for the opening reception for our summer show, Works by Michael Crawford and Carolita Johnson, which will hang in our gallery July through September.

One of the more recent waves of NYC migration to Kingston delivered these two particularly notable transplants, both of whom, among other things, work as cartoonists for The New Yorker.

Crawford, who was recently featured at a group show at the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY, will show some cartoons, but mostly large paintings on canvas. Among them will be selections from his Dallas series based on a still from the Zapruder video of President Kennedy’s assassination. Crawford reworks the image in a series of more abstract ‘versions’ of the event. There’s also “Fanelli’s,” part of his Amici series; “Pontchartrain,” an abstract New Orleans reminiscence; and two large USA maps on canvas. “These canvases represent several different series of paintings from 30 years of ongoing, consuming work,” he explains.

Johnson will show drawings from her satirical feminist cartoon series, “Oscarina…,” one of which graces the July cover of Chronogram, as well as a painting or two, and a few New Yorker cartoons.

“’Oscarina…’ is a personal webcomic in which I express thoughts and feelings that no one commissions,” she explains. Recently her “Women’s Dollar” Oscarina image was shared more than 36,000 times online.

In January, after many years in New York City and elsewhere, Crawford and Johnson decamped from their upper Manhattan apartment to Kingston.

“As artists always on the hunt for affordable rent and a work-conducive neighborhood, we simply got tired of preparing neighborhoods for the gentrifiers on our tails who would always come price us out and turn our neighborhoods into malls,” Johnson explains. “We were on the verge of moving to the Bronx but when an opportunity to rent a house in uptown Kingston came up, we decided to skip it and go straight up the Hudson Valley instead. Kingston has much more potential as a city, and the diversity of age and interest is very appealing. I also like how much more power women seem to have here, something that reveals itself in subtle but

The lower cost of living in Kingston makes it easier for them to focus on their art, while also broadening their horizons. “NYC is for the rich and for those who need their first experience of a real city,” Johnson says. “I’ve travelled and lived a full life to the point where New York doesn’t even seem so big anymore. Perhaps I take it for granted as a city, but I’m more impressed by people than cities now.”

Artist bios:

Michael Crawford is a full-time painter who has participated, since 1995, in group showings at galleries in New York, Boston, Brooklyn and Hudson, New York. He sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker in 1981. Since then, he has sold over six hundred cartoons, illustrations, and paintings to the magazine. Crawford’s work has appeared in the pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. A dedicated baseball fan, he has played first base for The New Yorker’s softball team since the nineteen-eighties. Off the diamond, he co-edited, and wrote the introduction for, “The New Yorker Book of Baseball Cartoons,” with cartoon editor Robert Mankoff. He has also worked in animated film, and video, including a project for Issey Miyake, examining the designer’s relationship with Irving Penn. He is currently working on a “not-exactly-for-kids” picture book and animated film about the Skunk Mafia of Central Park, who are fighting for control of the city’s beloved oasis and all the animals in it. Crawford lives with fellow New Yorker cartoonist Carolita Johnson in Kingston, NY.

Award-winning cartoonist Carolita Johnson, a Parson’s School of Design BFA, grew up in New York, spent 12-odd years in Paris, France, where she got her masters in Modern Letters and Linguistics, then moved back to New York to become a regular contributor of cartoons to The New Yorker from 2003 to the present. She is the recipient of a silver medal in this years Society of Illustrator’s Comic and Cartoon Annual Competition for her “Must Remember…” cartoon, published in The New Yorker last year. Johnson is also a live storyteller, an illustrator and writer, with self-illustrated essays published at TheHairpin.com, Scratch, Cosmo, and The Toast. “Oscarina…” is a personal webcomic in which she expresses thoughts and feelings that no one commissions. Recently her “Women’s Dollar” Oscarina image was shared more than 36,000 times online. She is also working on a book, a memoir in essays, under the working title “Happily Often After.”You can read more about them here, in this New York Times profile from November,

2009. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/22/realestate/22habi.html

Anvil Gallery is an art space in the front of the house of Tech Smiths, the Hudson Valley’s only Apple Authorized Service Provider™, which also repairs PCs, and offers I.T. services. 45 N. Front St., Kingston, NY 12401 845-443-4866

Address: 45 N Front St, Kingston
Opening Reception: Works by Michael Crawford & Carolita Johnson

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Kingston: Understanding Anger Lecture 7 — Plutarch on Controlling Anger

July 18, 2015 at Kingston Library in Kingston.

Join Dr. Sadler for the seventh installment of the new invited lecture series Understanding Anger – at the historic Kingston Library!

This new monthly series, running through all of 2015, will examine representations, discussions, and theories about anger and associated matters from great classic, medieval, and modern authors.

In this session, we will examine the views of a somewhat eclectic (though mainly Platonist) ancient author who discusses anger Plutarch.

Each session will consist in an hour of lecture and discussion about the texts and thinkers for that installment, followed by a half-hour open Q&A session.

Future sessions will include:

August: : Early Christian Discussions About Anger
September: Anger in Beowulf and in the Song of Roland
October: Thomas Aquinas’ Analyses of Anger
November Anger in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
December Anger in Dante’s Divine Comedy

Gregory Sadler is a local educator, Kingston resident, author, and philosophical counselor. Dr. Sadler’s 2014 monthly lecture series was titled “Glimpses into Existence” and discussed eleven key Existentialist thinkers. You can watch other talks, lectures, and classes by Dr. Sadler on his popular YouTube channel.

Address: 55 Franklin St, Kingston
Understanding Anger Lecture 7 -- Plutarch on Controlling Anger

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Kingston: The Hunter & the Skeleton

July 11, 2015 at Tibetan Center in Kingston.

The Tibetan Center Film Series presents

The Hunter and the Skeleton

Award Winner, Beijing Independent Film Festival 2012

The Hunter and the Skeleton is a spectacular animated version of an Eastern Tibetan folk tale. While out on an excursion in the mountains a Tibetan hunter encounters a skeleton demon. Unsure whether the skeleton is friend or foe, the hunter soon becomes the hunted in this surreal landscape. In Tibetan with English subtitles.

3 Short Films by Gentsu Gyatso –
The Hunter and the Skeleton (2012, 26 mins)
An Apple Tree (2013, 11 mins) and A Mantra of Time (2004, 6 mins)

$8 suggested donation

The Tibetan Center, 875 Route 28, Kingston
845-383-1774 & info@tibetancenter.org

Made possible in part through the generous support of ALS Consulting

Address: 875 State Route 28, Kingston
The Hunter & the Skeleton

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Kingston: Kingston Planning Board Meeting – Public Hearing (20 Cedar Street/RUPCO Proposal)

July 13, 2015 at Kingston City Hall (New York) in Kingston.

The Kingston Planning Board will host a public hearing on 20 Cedar Street (RUPCO). Public comment begins at 6:00pm. If you wish to participate, please arrive 15 minutes early to sign-up.

Documentation on the 20 Cedar Street Project is available at the Kingston Planning Department (420 Broadway) located at Kingston City Hall. Citizens are encouraged to visit and to view documents during regular business hours anytime (though it would be beneficial for citizens to do so prior to the July 13th meeting).

The City of Kingston’s Planning Department is preparing to declare themselves “Lead Agency” in SEQR of the proposal on July 13th (RUPCO is the client) with a list of city agencies/commissions as “Involved Agencies”.

Therefore, all comments regarding the project should be directed to Suzanne Cahill, Director, City Planning Office either in person or in writing at:


City of Kingston Planning Department
Attn: Suzanne Cahill, Director
Re: Comments, 20 Cedar Street
420 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401


Kingston Planning Board Meeting - Public Hearing (20 Cedar Street/RUPCO Proposal)

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Kingston: KYLE & THE PITY PARTY w/ STEVE GILBERT & BEDROCK DIVISION @ THE ANCHOR (Kingston NY) on Sunday 7/12/2015!

July 12, 2015 at The Anchor in Kingston.

SUNDAY, JULY 12th 2015
Kyle & The Pity Party
with Gold Ship Records singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Gilbert (from Bristol, TN/VA)
and Poughkeepsie, New York‘s Bedrock Division!
@ The Anchor
744-746 Broadway
Kingston, New York



Address: 744-746 Broadway, Kingston

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Kingston: Dead Channels//Graffiti Souls//Inner Dam – to benefit Kingston Clean Lunch Co.

July 25, 2015 at The Anchor in Kingston.

An evening of live music to benefit Kingston Clean Lunch Company.

Kingston Clean Lunch Company’s intention is to provide a locally-sourced, clean food focused lunch service that benefits youth in Kingston, NY. Your donation will help pay for start-up needs such as food purchases, kitchen rental, packaging and other essentials. We can’t achieve this goal without the help of our community!


Graffiti Souls (Alternative Rock)

Inner Dam (Hardcore/Metal)

$10 cover 21+

Address: 744-746 Broadway, Kingston
Dead Channels//Graffiti Souls//Inner Dam - to benefit Kingston Clean Lunch Co.

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October 25, 2015 at BSP Kingston in Kingston.

Output Agency Ltd. presents


Tickets on-sale this Thursday 10AM :: http://bit.ly/1QY0jZ8

$10 adv // $12 dos || 18+ || 8PM DOORS

TORRES knows the darkness. The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter otherwise known as Mackenzie Scott waits until anything—an idea, an emotion, a memory—gnaws at her, tearing at her fingers and throat until she releases it in song. Her husky voice strains against its human biological constraints like a wild-eyed horse, whispering desperately “Don’t give up on me just yet” on one end and yowling about jealousy with unnerving intensity on the other. Following her self-titled debut in 2013, TORRES pushes herself to even noisier extremes on Sprinter, a punishing self-examination of epic spiritual and musical proportions.

A keen awareness of Scott’s place in her family and in the world suffuses Sprinter, contributing to themes of alienation throughout. “You’re just a firstborn feeling left behind,” she sings on the ominously brewing “Son, You Are No Island,” which references one of Scott’s influences on this record: English poet John Donne’s 1624 poem Devotions upon Emergent Occasions. Scott’s tortured wailing circles spirals downward around itself, reflecting in a dark mirror the feelings of an adopted child. “Whether it be abandonment, or fear of rejection, or perhaps inability to connect with people, comes down to that fear of isolation, of not being good enough,” says Scott. “Those are themes that have cropped up in my personal life, in my writing.”

“Scott escaped the confines of her churning mind in order to find herself by recording Sprinter in the market town of Bridport in Dorset, England with co-producer Rob Ellis; and then at the Bristol studio of Portishead’s Adrian Utley. With his guitar riffs and synthesizers lingering in the background like a lowland mist and PJ Harvey’s Robert Ellis and Ian Olliver on rhythm—the two fortuitously reuniting 23 years after the release of Dry, and in Scott’s 23rd year of living—she crafted a “space cowboy” record. “That’s as simply as I can say it,” says Scott, who cites inspirations as diverse as Funkadelic and Nirvana, Ray Bradbury and Joan Didion. I wanted something that very clearly stemmed from my Southern conservative roots but that sounded futuristic and space-y at the same time.”

It seems like an odd thing to look for in the picturesque seaside green, rolling hills in the south of England, but Scott had never been there before, and as a stranger in a strange land she found what she was looking for: a lost childhood. Sprinter was recorded in a room that had formerly been used as a children’s nursery, which combined with the alien landscape fuels the self-searching that roils TORRES’ music. “Cowboy Guilt” perfectly encapsulates the contrast of Deep South conservatism with future sounds, juxtaposing George W. Bush parodies with wearing one’s Sunday best, bouncing on a mechanically whimsical melody.

After all, it was Scott’s Baptist upbringing 4,000 miles away in Macon, Ga. that gave her a voice in the first place. When her parents gave her an acoustic guitar at age 15, after giving her flute and piano lessons before that, she would sing church hymns at the local nursing home to get over her stage fright. As Scott moved away from organized religion toward something far more real and personal (“I still think of myself as quite God-fearing,” she says), she ranged farther from home, to Nashville—where she grappled with her outsider status yet again, faced with an insular music scene as hard to break into as if it were surrounded by England’s famous hedgerows—and then to New York, where she finally felt another semblance of being at home.

“Nashville was just a bit too small for me,” she says. “I don’t really like walking down the street and knowing everyone that I see along the way. I was raised in a small town and there are very special things about it, but I don’t prefer to live that way. I like the chaos of the city.”

Address: 323 Wall St, Kingston

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