You might expect that the woman pianist who has played the most solo recitals on the main stage at Carnegie Hall would be an internationally known celebrity who lives in some major metropolitan area. But Katya Grineva, who holds that distinction, leads a relatively quiet life just outside of Woodstock, and she has no plans to change her life.
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Draw all the attendees of Woodstock’s top exhibiting nonprofit arts organizations together for a post-Labor Day party and several things become clear straightaway. Pretty much everyone knows most everyone, and many know the entire crowd.
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will be recording live shows at 8 p.m. Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 at Levon Helm’s Barn, 160 Plochmann Lane, Woodstock.
We’ll start our preview of this year’s 20th Anniversary Woodstock Film Festival, running October 2-5, with the special guests, including Matt Dillon, Rosie Perez, Parker Posey, Julie Taymor, folk music icon Janis Ian, and many others. Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Walt, will receive the Trailblazer Award for her documentaries and community activism. March for Our Lives co-founder Cameron Kasky will be on hand for the screening of Parkland Rising, about the teen-led anti-gun-violence movement generated by the high school shooting in Florida.
Robbie Dupree & Friends, featuring special guest Cindy Cashdollar on lap steel and Dobro, will perform a show at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 22 at Levon Helm Studio, 160 Plochmann Lane, Woodstock.
Lytle will read from the book, a child’s-eye tour of the Little BeaverKill Creek, and display the drawings on the walls at the Golden Notebook,29 Tinker Street, Woodstock at 4:30p.m. Saturday, September 14.
There were few opportunities for African-Americans to make classical recordings in the early 1900s, but now the handful we know of have been compiled, their quality improved, and the music reissued in a CD entitled Black Swans, produced by Woodstock resident Leslie Gerber’s Parnassus Records.
The artist Ernest Frazier will be honored and remembered in a Memorial Exhibition that will open with a reception, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, September 7 and will continue through October 9, at The Lace Mill Gallery, 165 Cornell Street, Kingston, 12401,with a schedule of events that will continue throughout the exhibition.
It’s one thing to consider an arts colony, such as Woodstock, in terms of its artists. You can also be impressed with the organizations that come to life and become institutions supporting those artists.
Usually, publications like this come up with lists of locally-created books at the start of summer. You know the