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Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown at Bethel Woods

Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown at Bethel Woods

Saturday, August 11: He is one of the most recent and most popular ambassadors of New Orleans’ complex musical heritage of jazz, blues, Cajun, funk and more. He is hardly alone on this bill, however. Also performing will be the popular funk/jam band Galactic, the great Preservation Hall Jazz Band and at least two people with the last name Neville, for legitimacy. 

Day of the Bird at Storm King Art Center

Day of the Bird at Storm King Art Center

Sunday, August 12: One of the thought-provoking works on view is Birds Watching by Jenny Kendler, current artist-in-residence with the Natural Resources Defense Council. It’s a site-specific installation of 100 reflective aluminum signs, each depicting a large scaled, realistic bird’s eye. Each represents a species of bird facing the threat of extinction due to climate change. The birds are watching us humans, it seems to say, to find out what we’re going to do about it.