Art & Music

Soul Rebels Mardi Gras Party at Revel 32

Soul Rebels Mardi Gras Party at Revel 32

Saturday, March 7: The Soul Rebels are riding high into 2020, receiving national attention with recent performances with Katy Perry and DMX and on NPR’s Tiny Desk series, a debut late-night TV appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and a headlining set at the TED Conference. The Soul Rebels started with an idea: to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on.

Hilma af Klint exhibition in Hudson

Hilma af Klint exhibition in Hudson

Friday, Mar. 6: The recently rediscovered Swedish artist lived from 1862 to 1944, but her life’s work was indeed driven by her efforts to contact ethereal presences. Growing up in an era when spiritualism was all the rage, she claimed from girlhood on to be clairvoyant and by 17 was conducting séances. She studied Theosophy and Rosicrucianism, and later Anthroposophy. With a group of young women friends who called themselves the Five, in the 1890s she began “communicating” with a roster of spirits they termed the High Masters, and af Klint claimed that they directed her hand when she was painting.

Joe Lovano to perform at Senate Garage in Kingston

Joe Lovano to perform at Senate Garage in Kingston

Saturday, Mar. 7: Lovano is about as first-tier, A-list and cream-of-the-crop as a jazz saxophonist is even allowed to be anymore. Yes, he has netted one Grammy (among 14 nominations), but that is never the gold star on a jazz curriculum vitae. The gold star, of course, is a) whom you’ve played with, and b) who has played with you. And by this standard, Lovano’s elite stature is stark.

Kingston After Dark: Shana Falana’s two nights at Tubby’s

Kingston After Dark: Shana Falana’s two nights at Tubby’s

This week is going to be lucky for local dream pop and indie genre fans as Shana Falana road test their pending South By Southwest 2020 appearance with two local warm up shows at Tubby’s on Broadway. I caught up with Shana to find out the scoop on the dates at the boutique bar and performance space. “It’s the first time we’re ever playing SXSW, so we’re doing 2 warm up shows at Tubby’s. Thursday, March 5 with Top Nachos and Friday, March 6 with Gold Dime of Fire Talk Records,” she tells me. “We’re going to play a stripped-down set, no backing tracks, projections or lights and are working on something new for SX. It should be pretty raw, and Mike Amari will be singing!”

Muppet song tribute in Woodstock

Muppet song tribute in Woodstock

Sunday, Mar. 1: In this celebration of the life and work of the famed Muppeteer (who once lived in Esopus), a variety of artists showcase selections from film and television (The Muppet Show, Sesame Street) and Henson-produced specials (Emmett Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas).