Art & Music

Saugerties artist unveils new Main Street mural

Saugerties artist unveils new Main Street mural

Multi-media artist Kelli Bickman has created a new mural on the side of the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street in Saugerties to replace the one that was damaged during a windstorm. The mural installed on July 21 is completely different from the original. The village name, Saugerties, is painted in large type across the top. Inside, a starry sky stretches over a yellow leaf above a blue sky with the words “Strong Together” at the bottom.

A scene-making personality: MK Burnell launches local/national music podcast

A scene-making personality: MK Burnell launches local/national music podcast

MK’s position at WDST was an early Covid casualty. It was a somber note for a lot of us when she announced the layoff, and a portent of what was to come. MK promptly set up a home recording studio and started a podcast called More Music Please: Quarantine Beat, where she interviews professionals from all areas of the music industry about life in lockdown and whatever else they want to talk about.

Bearsville Center reopens this weekend

Bearsville Center reopens this weekend

After more than a year and many, many hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on construction deconstruction, and reconstruction, the Bearsville Center will open to the public on a limited basis this weekend, according to owner Lizzie Vann. The vision, Vann has written, is “to reignite the Center amongst a thriving music community, supporting local and international music legends.”

The outdoors is the new indoors at The Falcon in Marlboro

The outdoors is the new indoors at The Falcon in Marlboro

So far, the Falcon has tested the waters of its beer garden format with a trio of July shows by some consensus stars of the local scene. On July 19, it enters stage two of its re-launch with a performance by the kind of internationally recognized jazz visionary that has always made the difference between the Falcon and everywhere else: Don Byron, the reed player, composer and bandleader who has helmed deep, intellectual and groovy explorations of funk, gospel, klezmer, swing, Latin, and all manner of experimental modernism.

Olana announces reopening with launch of new outdoor tours 

Olana announces reopening with launch of new outdoor tours 

Frederic Church’s Olana announces the restart of public programs with new Olana outdoor tours. While the park has been continuously open, public programs were suspended due to COVID-19. Now, new outdoor, limited-attendance tours follow NYS Department of Health guidelines and represent the first phase in reopening public tours and providing educational experiences for visitors.