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.
As Roxbury writer Simona David points out in the introduction to her new ebook How Art is Made in the Catskills, our region has nurtured creative people from Washington Irving to John Cage, from Thomas Cole to Bob Dylan.
Hey there, gang. By the time this is posted we will know if we all survived the Tuesday Snowpocalypse of March 2017 or whether we are but a frozen memory.
Sunday, 3/19: The City of Kingston owes a lot to this musical innovator, and it’s tough to imagine its current arts-driven renaissance having happened without her inspiration.
Saturday, 3/18: This young chamber music ensemble has snagged prizes at music competitions and festivals all over the world.
Friday & Saturday, 3/17 & 18: The latest offering from the Catskill Jazz Factory is a program devoted to French popular song and it features Parisian chanteuse Camille Bertault and Franco-American virtuoso pianist Dan Tepfer.
Saturday, 3/18: The exhibit, focusing on Hudson Valley and SUNY-New Paltz artists, epitomizes Roost’s ongoing mission to uncover new talent and inspire new audiences.
It’s hard to believe the area’s finest Outlaw Americana band 4 Gun Ridge is already on its third album.
In which our intrepid middle-aged music critic samples the life of a young punk on tour.