Despite the cruel season, Saugerties has gotten a jump on spring, thanks in part to a village-wide display of sculpture including a knock-out show at Cross Contemporary in honor of International Sculpture Day.
Friday, April 20: The 420 Funk Mob features a revolving cast of musicians that includes veterans of Bowie, D’Angelo, Outkast, Amy Winehouse, Lenny Kravitz, Bad Brains, Bootsy Collins, Kung Fu, the MuzikMafia posse and Parliament-Funkadelic.
Saturday, April 21: Physical media – in other words “things” and “stuff” – changing hands with the bacteria and bills in cramped rooms with real people leaning on racks, some of whom know what they are talking about: Record Store Day remembers and celebrates what we used to just call reality.
Saturday, April 21: Perhaps the greatest (and certainly the most employed) living player of the Dobro resonator guitar, the 14-time Grammy-winner has played with…let’s call it everybody and move on.
Shear ended up writing two hit songs, “All Through the Night,” performed by Cyndi Lauper, and “If She Knew What She Wants,” by the Bangles. A total of 11 of his songs have made the top 100 either here or abroad, including his own recording of “Steady,” which made it to number 57 on the U.S. chart. He continues to write and record his music and has been living in Woodstock since the 1980s.
In digital photography, images receive extensive post-production. The possibilities are endless, though the farther one goes in that direction, the more one becomes a manipulator of images rather than a creator. Limiting one’s self to older methods means focusing on the fundamentals of lighting and composition.
Sunday, April 15: Solidifying her reputation as a modern-era interpreter with a keen interest in classic rock, roots music and blues, Osborne has scored a major success with her “Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan” performance residencies, and now with the record Songs of Bob Dylan.
John Cuneo, the renowned illustrator and cartoonist known for his New Yorker and Esquire work who’s created the Woodstock Film Festival’s 2018 poster, has a distinctive line.
Sunday, April 15: Whether art should be a reflection of reality or a perfection of it is a little out of my scope at the moment, but I do want to recall how utterly alien the Afrocentric “conscious rap” of Arrested Development sounded to these ears in early ’90s, when the album for which they will always be known, 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of…, dropped into the middle of a world obsessed with gangsta rap on the one hand and the inflammatory politics of Public Enemy on the other.
Saturday, April 14: This virtuosic group covers a remarkable amount of stylistic ground, from traditional to beatbox R & B and all manner of pop reinterpretation.