Praise be the performance deities that Bardavon/UPAC executive director Chris Silva was able to sign such a box-office favorite and former Woodstock resident Bob Dylan for an outdoor concert at the Hutton brickyards property on North Street on the Hudson River waterfront.
The mud-luscious season we entered as soon as this past pile of snow started melting is perfect for poetry. Or at least its reading.
There are a lot of interesting bands and solo performers these days. Even for a music addict like me there is always more to learn about and reason to keep your ear to the ground or head in the clouds.
Friday, 3/24: Our benefit concerts used to be driven by bad weather – really bad weather. Now they seem more likely to be about sustaining critical and endangered social institutions. This concert was partly produced by Fenner Osmond Friedman, age 15, as part of a final project for a school-run mentorship with WDST.
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Tuesday, 3/28: In 2012, Donald Trump tweeted, “The Electoral College is a disaster for a democracy.” By November 2016, after that same body had handed him the presidency, he was tweeting a different tune: “The Electoral College is actually genius.” If you are befuddled by how our electoral system actually works, check out this free documentary screening, sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Bob Dylan spent the late ’60s trying to keep a low profile in Woodstock. Forty years later he used Poughkeepsie’s historic Bardavon Opera House as a secret rehearsal space. Now, the music legend and newly minted Nobel laureate is putting his talent on public display in the Hudson Valley with a groundbreaking concert at a new music venue on the Kingston waterfront.
Friday, 3/24: A master of many styles and a man with an utterly distinctive voice, the Dylan sideman and solo artist will play his axe, the Vox Continental. He’ll perform with Frank Carillo and Cindy Cashdollar.
The Youngbloods immortalized Spring Weekend at SUNY-New Paltz in 1970 by putting a shot of the crowd on the back cover of their album. That famous two-day concert also featured performances by Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker and Leon Russell.
About 250 people crowded the high-ceilinged legislative chamber of Kingston’s city hall this past Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to someone who made and listened to sound. Composer Pauline Oliveros, who died in Kingston on November 24, was a pioneer of electronic music and inventor of transformative listening methods.