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Monday, June 4, 2007

Good weekends are bad for Preview

Not really.

What I meant to write was that when there is a weekend full of huge events -- like the one coming up -- there are a great many things we’d like to write about.
And we simply don’t have the space.

The Cowboy Junkies are coming to Bearsville. A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip is the special guest at the Roy Hargrove Big Band concert at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie. There’s a kayak festival at the Rondout waterfront in Kingston. The Catskill Animal Sanctuary is having its "shindig" this weekend. This great, humoungous and diverse list goes on and on.

Any of these would make a great cover for Preview, our Friday entertainment magazine.
And none of them are.

The thing is, we’ve been working on the cover story for a while now (Classics on the Mountains). And it is not like I can just move a story up or down the section — there can be only one cover story, after all.

And that means that the more events we highlight in the rest of the section, the less space we have to highlight them.

It is a terrible joy.

See what happens in Preview.
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