“Laurels by Laura” is an account of life in Shandaken that will leave readers nostalgic for days gone by, even if they weren’t there to see them.
Sunday, October 14: Members of the public are invited to attend for a short or a long time between 2 and 5 p.m. to observe, and perhaps respond to, The Psalms R Us at the Saugerties Reformed Church, part of the Shout Out Saugerties month-long arts festival.
Watching film footage of great jazz musicians in their youth — Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Woodstock’s own Ingrid Sertso and Karl Berger, and many more — is just one of the pleasures of the documentary Karl Berger — Music Mind, showing at the Woodstock Film Festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, at the Woodstock Playhouse.
On October 1, the Shandaken town board approved a preliminary 2019 budget that will entail exceeding the state-imposed tax cap for the second year in a row, due primarily to salary increases and projected hikes in health care and retirement costs.
In 2010, while Native American artist and flautist Christopher James Rowland was deathly ill and under treatment by a medicine woman, he left his body and entered a world of energy and light. The paintings he later made, capturing that vision, along with his scenes from Native life, will be on display at Mirabai Books in Woodstock on Saturday, Oct. 6.
On November 19, 2016, Johnny Asia died in his home in Phoenicia, after ingesting brandy mixed with a variety of medications. His wife, Solane Verraine, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
“As long as we’ve had a restaurant, people have been asking me, ‘When are you going to do a cookbook?’” said Richard Erickson, chef of Bistro-to-Go, the popular take-out or eat-in shop plus bakery on Route 28, outside of Kingston.
The buttons, designed by artist Mary Frank, display the word “Truth” emblazoned across the flaming torch of the Statue of Liberty, and Frank has sold enough of them to raise $10,000 for Planned Parenthood.
The Bop Island Big Band will play three concerts at the Woodstock Playhouse this fall, alternating with two performances by smaller ensembles, in the Bop Island Jazz Festival. The first show features Jazzmasters, a quartet led by guitarist Peter Bernstein, on Saturday, September 22.
When the world-famous Shanghai Quartet performed at the Maverick concert series this summer, they played their encore on string instruments created by Woodstock craftsman David Wiebe.