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Sigrid Heath talks about her new novel, Far Cry

Sigrid Heath talks about her new novel, Far Cry

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. 

Drive-in opera planned for August

Drive-in opera planned for August

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.

Vanaver Caravan merges distance learning, active exploration in summer dance

Vanaver Caravan merges distance learning, active exploration in summer dance

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. 

Clearwater presents virtual version of Great Hudson River Revival concert June 20

Clearwater presents virtual version of Great Hudson River Revival concert June 20

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.

Bethel Woods cancels summer concert series

Bethel Woods cancels summer concert series

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.