Ten-time Grammy Award winner Carlos Santana

Supernatural booking: Santana headlines Bardavon Gala

When you’re talking with booking agents constantly, says Chris Silva, executive director of the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, you get a steady stream of offers for acts who are passing through the Hudson…

Photo of Jack Dejohnette by Carlos Pericas

A change of pace for Jack DeJohnette

Jack DeJohnette switches to piano while Terri Lyne Carrington plays drums in Woodstock “I want people to come out to hear Terri play,” is one of the first things that Jack DeJohnette says when…


Los Lobos & Ballet Folklórico Mexicano to share the stage at UPAC

Carlos Moreno, Jr. started studying the fundamentals of Mexican folkdance at the age of three, when his father began to pass along his knowledge of the history, culture and artistic expressions of his…

At 81, Rudd is about five decades ahead of Masse in years, but the two found rich common ground in jazz standards that they both enjoy and, eventually, in trying out a few originals, too.  (photo by Craig Paulson)

Local neighbors meet on Prairie Home Companion and record new CD

Trombonist Roswell Rudd and vocalist Heather Masse met on A Prairie Home Companion a few years back when Rudd performed with the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band and Masse was guest vocalist. “I first…

Disaster! on Broadway. Pictured (left to right): Catherine Ricafort, Roger Bart, Baylee Littrell, Seth Rudetsky, Rachel York, Kevin Chamberlin, Olivia Philip (Jeremy Daniel Photography)

New Paltz stage manager controls chaos in Broadway hit Disaster!

What could go wrong? In Disaster! a new Broadway musical set aboard New York’s first floating casino and discotheque, the possibilities seem endless. This campy, rollicking take on two “What’s not to love?”…

Janice La Motta (photo by Dion Ogust)

New WAAM director Janice La Motta

Janice La Motta says things have moved very quickly since she was appointed Executive Director of the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) in October. She found a great cottage with mountain views,…

This year’s New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Ashokan Center begins at 6 p.m., followed by dancing at 8 p.m. with swing, Cajun, zydeco and waltzing in one room and contras and squares in another. (photo by Stewart Dean)

Swing in the new year at Ashokan Center’s dance/music smörgåsbord

I admire the leap-takers, and Jay Ungar and Molly Mason are two exemplary ones. Not content to rest on their considerable laurels as composers, performers, teachers and enthusiasts of traditional music, this husband-and-wife…

In the present-day Hudson Valley Sinterklaas celebrations, Kingston plays the role of Spain and Rhinebeck assumes the role of Holland. Sinterklaas gets feted in a parade on the Rondout and then leaves Kingston by tugboat on Saturday, November 28 and arrives in Rhinebeck , via Rhinecliff, on Saturday, December 5. Both celebrations are family-oriented fun, and elevate children to the status of “Kings and Queens,” honoring them as the bringers of light in a season of darkness. ( Mark FuersT | Sinterklaas Hudson Valley)

Dutch treat: Sinterklaas celebration & parade in Rhinebeck

Call her a professional celebrator: Jeanne Fleming has spent the better part of her 70 years in the celebration business, from staging the Official Land Celebration for the Centennial of the Statue of…

Maucha Adnet and the Brazilian Trio. Adnet performed with the influential musician and composer Antonio Carlos Jobim throughout the last ten years of his life, and he called her voice “deep, rich, mysterious.”

Maucha Adnet & Brazilian Trio this Saturday in Woodstock

The first concert in a monthly series of world-class jazz concerts presented by Jazzstock will kick off in Woodstock this Saturday, December 5 with vocalist Maucha Adnet and the Brazilian Trio. Adnet performed…

Dar Williams

Dar Williams to play benefit at Towne Crier

Singer/songwriter Dar Williams took my call while she was stuck in a traffic jam near Gainesville, Florida – and no, she wasn’t traveling to her next gig to support her latest recording, Emerald….

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