Radio has been making the leap from the airwaves to the stage in recent years, and folks who love to watch live radio – rather than just listen to it – have a wealth of options during the summer performance season. Here are a few live radio presentations that fans might want to check out:
SATURDAY (MAY 10), 7pm “Hudson Air: Static Cling” Hudson Opera House, Hudson
$15; $10 students
Original comedies by Andrew Joffe, Byron Nilsson, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Sandy McKnight and a radio adaptation of a Christopher Durang play. Directed by Andrew Joffe with live sound effects by foley artist Bob Hanley and music by renowned pianist Lincoln Mayorga.
After a one year hiatus, All LIT Up is back on Saturday.
Produced by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, the day-long Hudson Valley Literary Festival celebrates literature and literary publishing with a magazine and small press book fair at the Hudson Opera House in Hudson from 11am-4pm on Saturday. Hundreds of books and magazines published by regional and national independent literary publishers will be on sale for only $2 an issue and $4 a book. Many of the publishers will be on hand to meet & greet both readers and writers.
Following the book fair, the action moves to Hudson Wine Merchants for a 5pm reading and reception. Featured readers will include poet and novelist Rebecca Wolff, food memoirist Jonathan Dixon and poet Monica Youn. A wine and cheese reception will follow the readings.
C. Ryder Cooley: Reconstruction. Exit Art, NYC. April 2007
C. Ryder Cooley is a multidisciplary artist who focuses on issues of gender, animals, body and sustainability. Her haunting and ethereal works are reminicent of dreamlike fairy tales, combining the cool aesthetics of modern technology with a delicate, handmade touch.
We caught up with her recently and she graciously agreed to answer some of our questions:
You’re currently finishing up Animalia, an animation and book project with collaborator Bart Woodstrup based on your multimedia performance project. How is that going?
All this week, we’ve been highlighting some of the fall season’s most promising arts, music and entertainment events around Nippertown. Mark your calendars.
Today’s spotlight is on unusual, unclassifiable, off-the-wall events:
Ryder Cooley @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Saturday, October 9. Artist-trapeze performer-accordionist-musical saw player Ryder Cooley presents her new installation “Faunal Respirations” (12noon-5pm Friday-Monday, October 8-11), as well as a special performance from 6:30-9pm Saturday, October 9. FREE. (Related story: Fall Harbor concert review)
“Shel Silverstein meets Buddy Holly.” – The Los Angeles Times
“Kids’ music with an edge.” – The New York Daily News
“A star among the young.” – The New York Times
Woodstock singer-songwriter Robert Burke Warren has been the bassist in numerous rock ‘n’ roll bands, including international garage-rock sensations, the Fleshtones. He’s portrayed the title character onstage in “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” in London’s West End. And he’s also co-written songs for multi-Grammy winner Rosanne Cash and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson.
Uncle Rock is also celebrating the recent release of his fourth kids’ music album, “The Big Picture,” and he’ll uncork such hook-filled, kid-friendly fare as “My Friend Bigfoot” and “Leave the Bees Be” in concert at the Hudson Opera House in Hudson at 2pm on Saturday.
Here he performs “Uncle Rock U.” and “Rock Out” at Kidtopia in Woodstock in 2008:
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