Bardavon: Rhiannon Giddens, Schmigadoon’s Alan Cumming, Wailin’ Jennys set for Poughkeepsie

A star of the Apple TV+ series “Schmigadoon,” a co-founder of The Carolina Chocolate Drops and a trio of women whose band name is a clever twist on “Waylon Jennings” are helping the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie ramp-up its entertainment offerings as a pandemic-induced closing gives way to a long-awaited reopening. The BardavonContinue reading “Bardavon: Rhiannon Giddens, Schmigadoon’s Alan Cumming, Wailin’ Jennys set for Poughkeepsie”

Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones ‘can’t stop, won’t stop’ with new record, new shows, same old determination

You’d be hard pressed to find a band that is more invested in its community, more invested in its music, its fans and itself than Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones. They’ve toured with Brian Setzer of Stray Cats fame, they played the 1969 Woodstock site to mark that famous festival’s 50th anniversary and on SaturdayContinue reading “Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones ‘can’t stop, won’t stop’ with new record, new shows, same old determination”

Bardavon: City and Colour, Bonny Light Horseman set for Kingston

The Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie is ramping up its offering of shows in the wake of COVID restrictions being relaxed by public officials. Bardavon members beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday can purchase tickets for City and Colour on Oct. 22 at the Broadway Theater at Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston; and Anaïs MitchellContinue reading “Bardavon: City and Colour, Bonny Light Horseman set for Kingston”

Ziggy: Bardavon leaves COVID in the Stardust with David Bowie YouTube stream

by Robert Burke Warren The Bardavon 1869 Opera House is looking to the stars for the latest installment of its “Albums Revisited” music streaming series. “Albums Revisited #6: David Bowie’s ‘The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars’” is a step closer to the concert experience we’ve all so dearly missed—andContinue reading “Ziggy: Bardavon leaves COVID in the Stardust with David Bowie YouTube stream”

O+ Kingston, despite pandemic, plans for October festival

Despite the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, organizers of the O+ Festival in Kingston are planning to stage their annual gathering as a free event Oct. 8-10. According to a Wednesday afternoon announcement, the festival that compensates musicians and artists with health and well care “will emphasize outdoor venues and public art.” Organizers will alsoContinue reading “O+ Kingston, despite pandemic, plans for October festival”

#SaveOurStages: Carly Simon, Annie Lennox join Bardavon Carole King tribute

Two high-profile musicians with legendary careers, iconic songs and a devoted following among millions of fans are lending their support to the Bardavon 1869 Opera House as the historic theater continues to navigate the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. You may have heard of these two performers. Their names are Carly Simon and Annie Lennox.Continue reading “#SaveOurStages: Carly Simon, Annie Lennox join Bardavon Carole King tribute”