FILM: Schenectady’s moment in the Hollywood sun: “A Place Beyond the Pines”
ART EXHIBITION: “Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent” at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. The first full-scale survey of more than 30 years of work by artist/activist Corita Kent (1918–1986). The exhibit is up now and runs through July 28. (We just haven’t had the opportunity to see it yet, since it just opened on Friday.)
ALBUM: The release of Trixie Whitley’s solo debut album Fourth Corner on January 29
THEATER: Radiohole’s “Inflatable Frankenstein” takes over EMPAC at RPI in Troy on Friday, March 22. As The New York Times declared earlier this month, “Yuck, what a mess. What a sticky, goopy, embarrassing, all-over-the-place and absolutely necessary mess.”
LECTURE: Photographer Gregory Crewdson discusses his artworks at Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, March 20.
FILM: Selections from the Quay Brothers’ “Phantom Museums” at EMPAC at RPI in Troy. The subjects of a fascinating, just-closed retrospective exhibit at MoMA, the Quay Brothers’ haunting, surrealist stop-motion short films almost never get the big-screen treatment….
ALBUM/TV: “My True Story,” the new album from Aaron Neville, co-produced by Don Was and Keith Richards, slated for release on Tuesday, January 22. And the concert special “Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story,” scheduled to be broadcast on PBS-TV in March.
LECTURE: “Designing and Customizing Instruments for Performance and Recording” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy at 7pm on Thursday, February 14. A thoroughly intriguing topic to begin with … made all the more enticing when Laurie Anderson gives the talk.
FILM: The possible release of a new Terrence Malick film set in Austin’s music scene…
ALBUM: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will release their first official collaboration since Crowell played in Harris’ Hot Band in 1975. Featuring a dozen duets, Old Yellow Moon is scheduled for a February 26 release on Nonesuch Records.
LECTURE: Musician and record producer Don Was speaks at Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium on Monday, April 1 about his career as a musician, producer and president of Blue Note Records.
ALBUM: Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Dawn McCarthy (of Faun Fables) have teamed up for the Phil & Don Everly tribute alum, What the Brothers Sang, which is slated for release on Tuesday, February 19 on the Drag City label. The album features a couple of the bros’ hits (“Devoted to You” and “So Sad”) but mostly concentrates on lesser-known album tracks.