“On the public street, you have an expectation about how things are going to play out, but there’s no control and you’re incredibly vulnerable.”
“Raising Voices” is the theme of Modfest 2017, and anyone who was energized by the politicized acceptance speech delivered by Vassar alumna Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes Awards may want to check it out.
It wasn’t until his death that his three adopted children found out why this talented musician had shunned the spotlight (and doctors): Billy had been born, in 1914 in Oklahoma City, as Dorothy Lucille Tipton. She adopted a male persona in order to break into a music business that was still not very friendly to women performers, and went on to live as a man so persuasively that the two women with whom he had multi-year common-law marriages claimed never to have known that “Billy” was biologically female.
One of our several great resident vocal ensembles, Ars Choralis, has dreamt up a grave and serious concert for Inauguration
Including: Write It Out special needs writing workshop, SUNY Social Skills Group for Adolescents, Women in Rock Workshop, Kids’ Night Out at MAC Fit Kids in Kingston, Free Bubble Trouble show at SUNY-Dutchess, Birding workshop, snowtubing at Orange County Arboretum, “Winter Wildlife Survival” workshop at Sam’s Point, Little Gym of Kingston hosts “Parent Survival Night” and Coloring Night at Darkside Records in Poughkeepsie
Alex Mazur’s excellent, regional Dead cover band Gratefully Yours returns to the Falcon Underground in Marlboro on Friday, January 20.
The husband and wife team of fiddler/mathematician T.G. Vanini and songwriter/musician Julie Parisi Kirby will celebrate the release the first of a quartet of CD’s titled Seed-Maid: Sentimental Songs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 14 at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 34 Tinker Street in Woodstock.
The sheer volume of material that has been gathered is astounding: 16,000 wind-spinners; millions of plastic pony beads; thousands of ceramic birds, fruits and animals; 13 gilded pigs; more than ten miles of crystals; 24 chandeliers; one crocodile; and 17 cast-iron lawn jockeys.
A jazz iconoclast of the highest order, DeJohnette has long been a genuine, walking-the-talk community member as well.
On the surface, A Monster Calls looks a CGI-heavy thrill ride for the YA crowd, and the elaborate special effects involved in bringing one of Great Britain’s ancient yew trees to terrifying life are indeed impressive. But this is no conventional monster movie. It’s a powerfully emotional, intimate parable about the internal struggle between denial and acceptance in a child whose beloved parent is dying of a slow, wasting disease.