A conflict between the descendants of the sculpture’s creator who have been using the home for events and as a short-term rental and the non-profit that manages the sculpture culminated in the erection of a fence meant to prevent guests from wandering the grounds after hours.
The theater has been spruced up, in addition to the invisible improvements such as an upgraded HVAC system, but it’s still quite homey and recognizable. There are new carpets, a modernized lobby (with real-butter popcorn machine left intact, thankfully), big letters on the end of each row of seats so you can find your socially distanced spot easily in low light. The most noticeable change lies at your feet, right in front of the entrance: a brand-new mosaic that reads, “Upstate Films, Est. 1972,” topped by a star. Who needs Hollywood when you’ve got Rhinebeck?
ShoutOut Saugerties premiered its Summer Jazz on the Beach series on June 17 at Saugerties Village Beach. The series will take place every second Thursday through the summer.
The songwriter Laura Stevenson has called the region home for the better part of a decade now, but her career has remained focused elsewhere. That is changing.
After 643 days without music on the Pavilion stage, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the not-for-profit cultural center located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, announced last week that its 2021 Pavilion concert season will operate at full capacity with no social distancing required.
The Bearsville Theater’s pastoral streamside backyard lawn will heat up the summer season with live music in the newly renovated lounge bar, as Lizzie Vann presents the Americana Barbecue Music Series. The series will take place on Saturdays through Labor Day from 12 to 6 p.m. for continuous live music featuring the best in Americana and bluegrass music from the Catskill region and beyond.
New shows have been scheduled featuring Patti Smith, Dispatch, David Sedaris, and Trombone Shorty. They join previously rescheduled shows by Brit Floyd, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Mavericks, and Celtic Woman.
Had a global pandemic not upended all plans for summer cultural programming in 2020, “Nadia Boulanger and Her World” would have been the theme for the 31st annual Bard Music Festival – the first time that the annual extravaganza ever spotlighted a woman composer. It didn’t happen, of course. All the programming planned for last year’s Bard SummerScape was punted to 2021. And now it’s all finally coming together, beginning on July 8, with tickets going on sale Wednesday, June 2.
Saturday, June 5: It is a special show for at least three reasons. First, the great Dylan is 80 and still at it. Second, the concert falls in this liminal, uncertain period as we transition back to limited-capacity indoor culture, testing the waters in a lavishly remodeled Bearsville Theater that was dark throughout its first year of new ownership. Finally, the show features an incomparable lineup of performers, including Happy Traum, Cindy Cashdollar, Dave Mansfield; and Marshall Crenshaw.
Four local New Paltz students will see a mural they created on display at the Peace Park.