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Obituary: Richard Segalman

Obituary: Richard Segalman

To Richard Segalman painting was like breathing. Across his remarkable six- decade career, his artwork was placed in over 40 permanent collections in museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Violet Snow and Sparrow to read from new works

Violet Snow and Sparrow to read from new works

“There’s something very compelling about connecting with your ancestors…these are things that happened 100 years ago, and it adds a layer emotionally to life,” says author Violet Snow, speaking about her new book, To March or to Marry, about which she’ll speak and from which she’ll read at the Golden Notebook’s first in person event of 2021, to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11 at Nancy’s of Woodstock Artisanal Creamery at the Peterson House in the Bearsville Center, 297 Tinker Street. 

KillianFest benefit concert to build ukulele collection at Kingston Library

KillianFest benefit concert to build ukulele collection at Kingston Library

Hundreds of ukulele lovers will join hosts Robert Burke Warren and Calder Mansfield on Friday, July 9 between 4 and 8 p.m. in Phoenicia’s Parish Field for KillianFest, a concert to benefit Catskill Ukulele Group, which builds ukulele collections for checkout at Hudson Valley libraries. The benefit is sponsored by Hudson Valley Foundation for Youth Health, a Kingston-based charity that empowers children and teens through a broad range of programs.

Bearsville Theater announces summerlong Americana Barbecue Music Series

Bearsville Theater announces summerlong Americana Barbecue Music Series

The Bearsville Theater’s pastoral streamside backyard lawn will heat up the summer season with live music in the newly renovated lounge bar, as Lizzie Vann presents the Americana Barbecue Music Series. The series will take place on Saturdays through Labor Day from 12 to 6 p.m. for continuous live music featuring the best in Americana and bluegrass music from the Catskill region and beyond.

12th annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration at Bearsville Theater

12th annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration at Bearsville Theater

Saturday, June 5: It is a special show for at least three reasons. First, the great Dylan is 80 and still at it. Second, the concert falls in this liminal, uncertain period as we transition back to limited-capacity indoor culture, testing the waters in a lavishly remodeled Bearsville Theater that was dark throughout its first year of new ownership. Finally, the show features an incomparable lineup of performers, including Happy Traum, Cindy Cashdollar, Dave Mansfield; and Marshall Crenshaw.

Bearsville Center reawakens

Bearsville Center reawakens

In another true sign larger entertainment venues are finally awakening from a long slumber forced by a global pandemic, Bearsville Theater hosted its first concert with an in-person audience May 21 and Bearsville Center plans many long-overdue upgrades.

Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair is back, celebrating 40th anniversary

Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair is back, celebrating 40th anniversary

Since its inception in 1982, the Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair has bookended the summer season in the Hudson Valley. But it has been nearly two years since juried artists and makers from the Hudson Valley and beyond gathered underneath the Shawangunk Ridge in New Paltz to share their creations with the public. After 76 shows (and one unexpected pandemic), the fair returns this Memorial Day weekend. Hours are Saturday, and Sunday, May 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Monday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.