MUSIC: The Paul Winter Sextet @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Reuniting to celebrate their 50th anniversary are saxman Winter, pianist Warren Bernhardt, drummer Harold Jones and bassist Cecil McBee, along with trumpeter Marvin Stamm and baritone saxist Howard Johnson. 7:30pm. $20; VIP with post-show reception $50. Also 7:30pm on Thursday. More info here…
READING: Naton Leslie @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Open mic night for poetry with featured readers Leslie and Pam Clements. 7pm. $3.
Fred: Nice piece. Shemekia is one of my all-time favorite singers.
It's a great excuse and luxury, having a job and blaming it for your inability to do your own art. When you don't have to work, you are left with the horror of facing your own lack of imagination and your own emptiness.