Volume 6, Issue 3

Cars, especially old cars, have a special allure.  There are car lovers, and there are lovers of old cars. And then there’s Stephen Grisanti, whose love affair with old Porsches exceeds all normal car-loving behavior. Grisanti is possessed with the burning desire to preserve old Porsches, and he wants to write about them.

He proposes to write a book about old Porsches and their owners, those made up to and including the 1970s. He has a name for the book: “Sleeping Souls.” He anticipates finding old Porsches in barns and garages, slumbering in their dotage, waiting to be discovered and to once again come alive, their engines purring—to be captured on film with their owners, to have their existence noted and faithfully described by model, serial number, year, color and condition, and to have their story told.

Grisanti has enlisted this paper’s help in locating all the Porsches and their owners in the Hudson Valley.

  Hotchkiss School: Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 23, 2:30 p.m. Walker Auditorium. 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT. (860) 435-4423.  
  Center for Performing Arts: Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Weekends, Friday, February 21–Sunday March 2. Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. $22/$20. 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org.  
  Morton Memorial Library: Morton Acoustic Night: pure acoustic music. 8:00–10:30 p.m. 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff. (845) 876-7007; morton.rhinecliff.lib.ny.us.      
  La Puerta Azul: Live music with Lick the Toad. 8:30–11:30. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985; www.lapuertaazul.com.      
Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club: Field trip: Norrie Point. Meet at museum parking lot, Staatsburgh. 9 a.m.      
Bardavon 1869 Opera House: Black Violin: Virtuoso violinists Kev and Wil B: a funky fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues and R&B. With DJ TK on the turntables, Beatdown on drums and Joe Cello on cello. 10 a.m., 12 p.m. Grade 2 and up. Schools and members, $6 each; children, $6; adults, $10. 601 Broadway, Kingston (845) 339-6088; Bardavon box office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 473-2072.
UPAC: Black Violin:Virtuoso violinists Kev and Wil B: a funky fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues and R&B. With DJ TK on the turntables, Beatdown on drums and Joe Cello on cello. 10 a.m. Grade 2 and up. Schools and members, $6 each; children, $6; adults, $10. 601 Broadway, Kingston (845) 339-6088; Bardavon box office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 473-   2072.    
Fountains, Millbrook: Patty Carver: Musical presentation; "This Old Hat, Patriots of Liberty," a one-woman tour de force musical presentation portraying four notable American women: Betsy Ross, Deborah Sampson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Amelia Earhart. 3 p.m. Must RSVP to (845) 677-8550 by February 15. 79 Flint Road, Millbrook. (845) 605-4457.  
Vassar College: Modfest event: Faculty recital: “The French Muse,” James Ruff, tenor, and Miriam Charney, piano.; music by Fauré, Roussel, Poulenc, and others. 3 p.m. Skinner Hall. (845) 437-5370; arts.vassar.edu.      
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