The vivid world of Sigrid Heath’s Far Cry sets up shop in your head and doesn’t want to disperse when you are done. You are loathe to dismantle it by starting another book. Set in America immediately after the Civil War and during westward expansion, Far Cry is a strangely intimate and epic historical novel with many facets.
For the first time in three months, local residents will be able to enjoy a sit-down indoor restaurant meal, visit a nail salon, massage parlor or spa. The Mid-Hudson region, which includes the counties of Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester, will enter phase III of reopening tomorrow, June 23.
I am a performer. Under the right circumstances, i.e. a stage of any kind, some quirk in my chemistry transforms my fight-or-flight response into fuel for communicating to an audience of intimate strangers.
On August 29, fans of grand opera will be able to pull up to a choice spot on the grounds of Tech City in Kingston and enjoy a fully staged production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca from the shelter of their automobiles – not projected onto a giant outdoor screen, but live.
The need for social distancing is putting unprecedented strain on arts venues and organizations that normally rely on the ability of performers and audiences to share physical space. But the challenge to find alternative ways to teach skills and engage the public has led to innovative applications of digital technologies. These seem likely to reshape cultural offerings post-pandemic.
The Revival will indeed happen this year, only in an online version. The participating artists will get to sit back and enjoy the performances of their peers once they’ve recorded their segment from home, “Happiness, for me, is performing at the Clearwater Revival and, for the first time, being able to actually watch all the other great artists play,” says Tom Chapin, a longtime headliner and one of the organizers of this year’s virtual concert.
Former Woodstock resident Eric Andersen’s Woodstock Under the Stars will be released on June 19 on Y&T Music.
Much of the wicked fun of this movie lies in guessing who’s manipulating whom, when and why. Some reviewers have been comparing Stanley and Shirley to the cynical George and Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? but the relationships here are rather more complicated than that.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts announced today its decision to cancel its 2020 Pavilion Season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The season was to include over 20 shows, with performances by James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, and The Black Crowes, among others.
Many of the ponds and lakes in the Shawangunks, Catskills and Adirondacks were what was known as “dead lakes” in the decades prior to the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act of 1970 which regulated sulfur emissions from coal-fired power plants.