Phish, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Frank Pallett: Taking The Chance

Sometime in late 2002 I was interviewing Mike Gordon of Phish on the phone in advance of his appearance at the Woodstock Film Festival, for his film “Rising Low.” This was very early in my tenure at the Poughkeepsie Journal and USA Today Network. After we had talked about the film, I mentioned to MikeContinue reading “Phish, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Frank Pallett: Taking The Chance”

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”

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”

Radio Woodstock’s Greg Gattine: Commanding the airwaves one listener at a time

Greg Gattine as a kid growing up in New York’s Hudson Valley loved listening to the radio. “Whether it was country or rock or just Top 40 or soul and Motown,” he said. “I just loved everything that was on the AM radio as a kid. It was about the music. It was about theContinue reading “Radio Woodstock’s Greg Gattine: Commanding the airwaves one listener at a time”

Man on Wire: Philippe Petit set for showcase in virtual performance filmed at UPAC

Philippe Petit, the high wire artist known for his World Trade Center balancing act, will showcase his craft and career with a virtual video performance filmed at UPAC in Kingston, New York. Petit in this offering will perform on the tightrope and discuss his career. The performance will be available for viewing on April 1,Continue reading “Man on Wire: Philippe Petit set for showcase in virtual performance filmed at UPAC”

#SaveOurStages: What was your best show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie?

Tucked away on a Poughkeepsie, New York side street is the entrance to a music venue that Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland of The Police are unlikely to ever forget. That’s because in October 1978 the soon-to-be-famous rock trio from England played an infamous show at this club — known over time as FrivolousContinue reading “#SaveOurStages: What was your best show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie?”

#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”