Ansel Adams’ black and white photographs captured the American West with a level of sharpness and detail that seems far advanced for his time. Now, a collection of his early works will be shown at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown. Michelle Murdock, Director of Exhibitions at the Fenimore Art Museum, spoke with Crystal Sarakas about Ansel Adams and his legacy. Ansel Adams: Early Works opens April 1 at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown. It will be on display until September 18.
Crystal Sarakas and local entertainment editor Chris Kocher talk about some of the other arts events that are coming up over the weekend. Highlights include Kansas – yes, THAT Kansas – performing at Magic City Music Hall, Sultans of String in Ithaca, and the Ely Young Band in Elmira. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8mKJL4SvpQ&spfreload=5
Crystal Sarakas and Gannett Entertainment Editor Chris Kocher talk about several arts events coming up. Highlights include Robyn Hitchcock’s performance in Ithaca, Bug Tussle in Apalachin, and the Moscow Festival Ballet in Elmira. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91CkPS8yIjM
Viggo Holm Madsen: A Life of Art: A Retrospective is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work shown together in one show, bringing together some 75 works, the majority made between the 1941 to 1991. The exhibition explores the critical if under-recognized place of Viggo Holm Madsen in the history of 20th-century art, and his extraordinary output across mediums that placed him at the center of international activity during the transformative decades of the 1940s through 1990s.Crystal Sarakas spoke with Kirk Madsen about his father’s work. Viggo Holm Madsen: A Life of Art: A Retrospective will be shown at The Phelps Museum, April 1 – 14, 2016 with an opening reception, Friday April 1st, 6 – 9pm. It is curated by Mr. Madsen’s widow, Lois Madsen and his son, Kirk Holm Madsen, both living in Binghamton.
On Fire! The Nancy and Alan Cameros Collection of Southwestern Pottery exhibition at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning is coming to a close. More than 100 pieces of southwestern pottery, primarily from the Pueblos, has been on display for the last two years. Crystal Sarakas talked with Kirsty Buchanan, Curator of Collections, about the exhibit. The exhibit closes on April 1.
Crystal Sarakas and Entertainment Editor Chris Kocher talk about some of the arts events coming up around the region. Highlights include jazz drummer Sherrie Maricle in Binghamton; the play Dancing Lessons at the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca; and hip-hop performer Lecrae in Elmira. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc8x33lAnAk
Singer-songwriter Dana LaCroix hails from Canada but now makes her home here in Southern Tier. She’s playing for the first time in Binghamton this weekend at a benefit concert for VINES, and will perform on Sunday in Oneonta. David Restivo, an award-winning pianist from Canada, will join her. She talked with Crystal Sarakas about her musical upbringing and the role music plays in supporting community. Dana LaCroix and Dave Restivo will play Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Binghamton, and on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the B-Side Ballroom and Supper Club in Oneonta.
‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,’ Ntozake Shange’s collection of choreopoems, will be performed this weekend at the Know Theatre in downtown Binghamton. Director Amoreena Wade talks with Crystal Sarakas about the joy and darkness of the work, and about the experience of bringing together six women (plus Wade) to perform this work. Performances are March 4th and 5th at 7:30 p.m. There is a pay-what-you-can final dress rehearsal Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30.
Crystal Sarakas and Entertainment Editor Chris Kocher talk about the very busy week ahead in the regional arts scene. Highlights include Gaelic Storm, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild performance, the Broadway touring production of “Annie!” in Binghamton and Elmira, and the Empire Burlesque Festival in Ithaca. Photo Credit: Jack Hanna/Columbus Zoo
Chris Kocher, Entertainment Editor for the Press & Sun-Bulletin, the Elmira Star Gazette, and the Ithaca Journal, joins Crystal Sarakas to talk about some of the other arts events coming up in the region, including performances by Chenango County’s homegrown songwriter Matt Nakoa, and folk legend Joan Baez.
Photo Credit: Matt Nakoa