The Woodstock 50 Festival is a step closer to getting back millions of dollars that were swept from its bank account by the festival’s original financiers, Dentsu Aegis Network’s Amplifi Live.
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The former financial partner used its filings to slam the festival, warning would-be attendees that promoters are not prepared. Attorneys representing the promoters ask for a gag order and the return of some $18 million.
Gaylin won an Edgar Allan Poe Award from Mystery Writers of America (MWA) for her novel If I Die Tonight (HarperCollins, 2018). Popularly known as “the Edgars,” the awards are given annually in a number of categories.
While we all wait to see the hundred objects chosen to capture the first hundred years of the Woodstock Artist’s Association & Museum’s role as a stalwart of the town’s cultural tides, we might as well consider what’s being planned for the WAAM galleries’ other spaces starting this Saturday, with a reception planned for 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Woodstock area children and teens will get a chance to put on a musical play this summer, as Edie’s Fairytale Theater come to the Byrdcliffe Barn from June 24 to 28 to mount a production of their original adaptation of Peter Pan, for kids aged five to 16. The St. Louis-based company will be brought to town by Kerry Henderson and Bex Roper-Caldbeck, organizers of the Woodstock Festival of Song, which will hold two concerts at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church on Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 and 12.
Good things come in sublime groupings, at least here in the art colony that is eternal Woodstock. A fortnight after Jim Cox’s successful Collector’s Exchange auction, noted gallerist Tom Fletcher, who’s spent a lifetime selling culture in first the book industry and now classic Woodstock art for nearly 30 years, will be hosting one of his grand fine art auctions on Saturday, May 11 starting at 2 p.m. at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center on Rock City Road.
Woodstock 50 impresario Michael Lang isn’t happy about what the multinational company he thought was his financial partner tried to do to his commemorative festival last week. He’s made his displeasure known by publicizing a five-page letter he sent to Toshihiro Yamamoto, president & CEO of Dentsu Inc. in Tokyo, on May 6, and charging the multinational of making off with $17 million in the process.
Gallerist and art auctioneer Jim Cox seemed just as busy at the start of this week as he was leading up to, and at, his Collectors Exchange Fine Art Auction at the Woodstock Community Center on Sunday, April 28. There was a lot of follow-up to do on live and online bids, billing matters to attend to, and the shipping of art to the many nations and states winning bids came in from.
Sunday, April 28: There are 260 lots up for sale. How can you count the various treasures up for sale from some of our greatest local art collections?
It’s a year of anniversaries in and for Woodstock. It’s a special one for the Woodstock Film Festival as it celebrates its 20th anniversary with a year round flurry of activities in anticipation of its actual October 2-October 6 outing — from screenwriting classes and staged readings to a variety of screenings and the WFF’s annual Taste of Woodstock event.