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A Funny Man With New Ideas

Comedy Scene

Louis C.K., the creative mastermind behind FX Networks’ “Louis,” will perform at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, on Wednesday, March 27.
If you’re not familiar with the comedian’s business model, it’s quite interesting. C.K. sells tickets to all of his performances through his website, www.louisck.com. His tickets cannot be purchased at the Civic Center’s box office. Each ticket costs $45 for every show on his tour, which includes all fees and taxes.

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Immersed in British Suds? You’re Not Alone

Viewers of the hit PBS costume drama “Downton Abbey” received a rude shock last weekend when Sybil, youngest daughter of Lord and Lady Grantham, met an untimely demise to eclampsia after delivering a healthy baby girl.
There could not have been a dry eye among the legions of “Downton” fans. Sybil was the acknowledged “kindest and sweetest” of the three Crawley sisters; had ministered to the sick and wounded during WWI and identified with working-class struggles, rather too much for her traditionalist father when she married the household’s chauffeur.

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Dodge Ball, Murder and, Worse, Being Left Out

Cabaret with Joe Iconis
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While he says he is influenced by Robert Altman, Dolly Parton The Rolling Stones and whiskey, Joe Iconis, the hugely talented composer, songwriter and performer, is his own artist: edgy, energetic, contemporary. He writes about the angst and irony of life and living it in clear lyrics that are fresh and surprising.

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International Offerings Coming to Town, Live

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Interested in a live performance of, say, “Macbeth,” a Russian ballet, the Berlin Philharmonic, a sports event, perhaps playing a game with people all over the world, in your local movie house?
Well Bob and Carol Sadlon are making a start on all this by scheduling two plays from London’s National Theatre at Torrington’s Cinerom on Farley Place. Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” with Zoë Wanamaker is scheduled for July 28 at 7 p.m., and July 31 at 2 p.m. And on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., and Sept. 25 at 2 p.m., the company’s production of “One Man, Two Guvnors” will be shown.

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Getting the Whole Picture

Photography Talk
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Photographers know how difficult it is to
reproduce some of the things they can see.
That’s because their cameras don’t perceive what they do. Photographers can set their camera’s exposure for light areas in an image, like the windows in this photograph, or for dark areas against the walls of the stairway. But not for both, which is where high dynamic range photography comes in.

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