Saturday, Jan. 25: Known among other things for her multiyear “endurance art” pieces, for her Sacred Sex workshops with Annie Sprinkle and Barbara Carrellas, for founding the Art/Life Institute in Kingston, for having spent two years as a nun and for fascination with the subjects of chickens and death, internationally renowned performance artist Linda Mary Montano regularly returns to her birthplace, Saugerties, for an audience-participation event.
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Saturday, Jan. 25: Individually, the Levin Brothers have been involved in some of the most daring and experimental music of the last 50 years: Tony cutting a striking figure as bassist and Chapman-stick player with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, his own project Stickmen and many more; Pete working more behind-the-scenes as an ace keyboardist and first-call synthesist on the legendary New York session scene of the ’70s and beyond, moving effortlessly between jazz and pop.
Saturday, Jan. 25: Bard’s US-China Music Institute presents The Sound of Spring, its first annual Chinese New Year Concert featuring Bard College’s The Orchestra.A special Chinese New Year public reception to welcome in the Year of the Rat before the concert starts at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 26: The jewel of Marlboro welcomes the legendary saxophonist and composer Chico Freeman, who has spent more than 40 years in the center of the modern jazz maelstrom, mostly as a leader and as sideman with McCoy Tyner, Lester Bowie, Jack DeJohnette, Wynton Marsalis and others.
Through January 31: “In terms of painting, the dot and the line are the essence of what creates all form … They’re very related to the conceptually driven particle points. Dots and lines are points and waves. They’re not abstractions, but descriptive of what a landscape is, which is energy.”
Saturday, February 1: Joshua Bell has not let the “world’s greatest violinist” meme fluster him much at all. He just keeps on playing the music he wants to play with the people he wants to play with.
Saturday, Jan. 18: Named the “Best Up-and-Coming Band” by New York’s Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones have done a six-week tour with the Brian Setzer Orchestra and regional tours with the Blasters and the Reverend Horton Heat. The band has also had the privilege of supporting Joan Jett, Tiger Army, Gary US Bonds, Dale Watson, Big Sandy, Wayne Hancock, the 5678s and America.
This large earthwork sculpture, created by the founder of Stonestyling, sits 10 feet tall and allows the viewer to observe the Hudson River through its tear-shaped window.
Contino was severely injured in a diving accident. While in rehabilitation, Contino met a fellow patient, the sculptor Mark di Suvero, who challenged him to start making art.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will perform at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston Saturday, May 2.