“What’s worse than raining cats and dogs? Hailing taxis.”
Sunday, August 19: This one-day festival in Accord assembles many of Levon Helm’s most famous collaborators (and admirers).
Mary Frank describes the subject matter of her latest body of her work, much of it exhibited at a new show at Elena Zang Gallery titled “Refuge,” as about “evolution and de-evolution. For me, everything is about returning to origins.”
“Since new vanguards emerge in quick succession, my career choice has allowed me to track several generations of art pioneers.”
Saturday-Sunday, August 11-12: It’s all due to a backwards comet. All we need are mostly clear skies.
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.
Saturday, August 11: Giesberg brothers host a summer ale release party in Wawarsing.
Saturday, August 11: The man who laid down grooves for more or less everyone brings his hot band to Marlboro’s jewel of a venue.
Next two weekends: It’s a series of concerts, talks and performances in related arts, all orbiting the work and cultural milieu of a single great composer.
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.