Sunday, Apr. 28: The legendary Cuban diva Omara Portuondo was an original member of the seminal Buena Vista Social Club (the Ry Cooder album and the Wim Wenders film), and she helped reintroduce the sophisticated and singular music of Cuba to American audiences.
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Saturday, Mar. 23: They lit up 2018 Mountain Jam with a wild set or organ-fired funky rock ‘n’ roll led by an irrepressible entertainer who understands nothing of restraint.
The pioneering gallerist looks back at Hudson’s remarkable renaissance.
Friday, Mar. 29: A smooth jazz master with a truly global purview, this trumpeter/composer is one of the very few pop superstars that the genre has produced. While he always keeps it accessible, singable and user-friendly, there is no denying the man’s musical substance.
Saturday, Mar. 30: The Hudson Valley takes “Flight” in the upcoming Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra presentation of music and pictures that will showcase the history of flying, from the earliest attempts all the way to space travel. The media presentation, created by local filmmaker Jarek Zabcynski, will also feature Hudson Valley flight, including the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and the Hudson Valley Balloon Festival.
The full lineup for this summer’s Woodstock 50 festival has been announced. Scheduled for August 16-18 in Watkins Glen, the festival is promoter Michael Lang’s anniversary event marking the original Aquarian Festival from 1969. The event will have three stages and three smaller “neighborhoods,” each with their own food and programming and “glamping” opportunities.
Towne Crier trends Irish with Kevin McKrell and Donnybrook Fair on Friday, Flash Company on Sunday; New World Celtic Band plays Colony on Sunday; Full weekend of St. Patrick’s Day fun in East Durham.
Founding Dorsky director Neil Trager conceded that he had been “shaken a little bit” when he received the provost’s e-mail, especially since the directorship was endowed in his name.
Saturday, Mar. 16: While Tony made his name playing with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson and David Bowie (and John Lennon and, and, and), Pete’s thing has always been jazz and its derivatives. A New York session ace who has recorded or performed with Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jimmy Giuffre, Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus, Pete’s résumé is hardly less impressive than his rock-star brother’s.
The US Postal Service just announced it will release a new set of stamps honoring a major 20th-century artist from the Hudson Valley, Ellsworth Kelly. The series of ten stamps includes reproductions of the paintings Yellow White (1961), Colors for a Large Wall (1951), Blue Red Rocker (1963), Spectrum I (1953), South Ferry (1956), Blue Green (1962), Orange Red Relief (for Delphine Seyrig) (1990), Meschers (1951), Red Blue (1964) and Gaza (1956).