Art & Music

Joan Osborne sings Dylan at Bethel Woods

Joan Osborne sings Dylan at Bethel Woods

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.

Arrested Development to perform in Woodstock

Arrested Development to perform in Woodstock

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.

Oscar Buitrago and the Guild’s In the AiR

Oscar Buitrago and the Guild’s In the AiR

Oscar Buitrago, of the New York City law firm world and Woodstock, has found great excitement, as well as something apropos to his local ties, in his curating work for the new exhibit opening at the Kleinert/James Arts Center this Saturday, April 7, entitled “In the AiR: Byrdcliffe Artists in Residence 2017.”