Tall tale comes to vivid life in Shipwrecked! at Ellenville’s Shadowland Theatre

Most of us have heard of Baron Munchausen, the fictionalized version of an 18th-century German aristocrat known for grossly exaggerating his exploits in the Russo-Turkish War. Statues of the character poised in the…


The real deal and no act: Richard Cattabiani & the Cattabiani Family Band’s Gene Pool

The fiery, life-of-the-mind, maverick high school teacher is an American archetype. Insert your favorite film, lit or real-life incarnation here: the mercurial, off-script renegade in perpetual hot water with the administration. Science has…


Train plays Bethel Woods this Friday

San Francisco-based Adult Alternative megastars Train’s latest release Bulletproof Picasso  (2014, Columbia) is a big old serving of larger-than-life, anthemic production rock shot all the way to the moon by singer Pat Monahan’s…


Watch Powerhouse Theater heavy-hitters prepare their plays for the Great White Way

Powerhouse Theater, a collaboration between Vassar College and New York Stage and Film, presents stageworks in various phases of development, from early “workshopping” to full-blown productions. This is your chance to see the…


Aztecs, Shipwreck & Sooners at Bard SummerScape

Bard SummerScape brings topnotch performers in the fields of music – including classical, opera and cabaret – as well as theater, dance and cinema to the Bard College campus each summer, and this…

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Chris Botti on stage at the Bardavon

A jazz player with a truly global purview, trumpeter/composer Chris Botti is one of the very few pop superstars that the genre has produced in the last few decades. While he always keeps…


Jonny Lang & Kenny Wayne Shepard play UPAC tonight

Once rival blues prodigies, now grizzled blues eminences and road dogs, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepard team up for the first time to play the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) on Sunday,…

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Newburgh Illuminated Festival fêtes city’s sesquicentennial

Question: Where can you go to hear 12 hours of live music, delve into foods ethnic and sublime, visit bona fide American historical sites, shop arts and crafts ‘til you drop and bask…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Les Gerber’s Maverick Memories

During my first season reviewing Maverick Concerts, in the mid-1970s, I was surprised and gratified by the quality of the series. However, one concert turned out to be a serious disappointment. It was…

Hervey White outside the Maverick Concert Hall with log buttresses. (postcard photography by Louis E. Jones, copyright 1919. Courtesy of Stuart Kline.)

Maverick Centennial: The Reconciliation

“Strangers used to marvel — and still do — that such music as the Maverick concerts was to be found in a rude hall in the woods far from any center of population….

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