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Basilica Soundscape 2018Haxan Cloak x Nick Zinner, Grouper, Wax Idols, Spellling, Lightning Bolt and L’Rain among first names announced for Basilica SoundScape

HUDSON, NY - Multidisciplinary arts center Basilica Hudson has announced the first round of artists for its annual Basilica SoundScape festival of music and art, with Haxan Cloak x Nick Zinner, Grouper, Spellling, Lightning Bolt and L’Rain among the highlights. Now in its seventh year, the event - which is programmed in collaboration with The Creative Independent and Varyer - will feature a lineup of innovative and independent artists from music, art and literature.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logoBe Among The Lucky Few to Sleepover Inside The Museum’s Main Exhibit On May 11th

Bethel, NY (May 1, 2018) –  The Museum at Bethel Woods will host A Night At The Museum, inviting families to enjoy an overnight experience in the immersive exhibit that brings to life the sights, sounds, and experiences of the 1960s.

On Friday, May 11, children – ages 6 through 13 accompanied by an adult – can explore The Museum’s main exhibit, hear the sounds of the infamous Woodstock festival, catch a screening of the musical film Sing, gather around the beanbags for story time, and then fall asleep under a groovy museum sky.

Nitrate Picture ShowThe annual film festival is being funded with support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Imagine Monroe (powered by COMIDA)

Rochester, N.Y., April 30, 2018—The George Eastman Museum will present the 4th Nitrate Picture Show on May 4–6, 2018, at the Dryden Theatre in Rochester, NY.  The 4th Nitrate Picture Show has been generously funded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Imagine Monroe (powered by COMIDA).  The schedule for this year’s festival includes ten programs of feature-length and short films from eleven international archives and collections. The titles in this year’s lineup will be revealed at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 4.

Plein Air FestivalGlens Falls, N.Y. — Ann Larsen has worked as a professional artist for more than thirty-five years. In that time, she has seen a lot of changes, but one thing has changed the landscape of her career more than anything else.

"Until the Internet, I don't think I realized the opportunities," she said. "Before the Internet, you just didn't know where to turn for the opportunity to be in a gallery or to be in a show."

Larsen, a Great Sacandaga Lake-based plein air artist, is juror for The Hyde Collection's Plein Air Festival, which runs Thursday, August 9, through Sunday, August 12, and is offered in conjunction with Plein Air Adirondack. The three-day festival starts with a lecture by Larsen and culminates with the Museum's annual Community Day.

The Argus QuartetAward-winning quartet brings innovative concert program to Cooperstown audiences

Cooperstown, N.Y. – The Argus Quartet, a versatile and dynamic up-and-coming ensemble, will perform at Christ Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 6 at 4pm as part of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival’s 20th anniversary season.

Recent first-prize winners at both the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and the coveted 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, the Argus Quartet is currently in the first year of a two-year appointment as the Graduate Quartet in Residence at the Juilliard School, where they work closely with the illustrious Juilliard String Quartet.

© 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photograph courtesy of SUNY New PaltzNew Paltz, N.Y. – The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College will co-host a two-day symposium titled “Displaying Warhol: Exhibition as Interpretation,” focusing on the history and significance of different approaches to exhibiting the work of Andy Warhol.

The symposium begins with an evening keynote on Thursday, April 12, at Vassar College, and will continue with a day-long program featuring panels, lectures and multimedia presentations at SUNY New Paltz on Friday, April 13.

Basilica HudsonThursday, August 9 2018 @ 7PM; Advance tickets $25

Hudson, NY - Legendary Montreal musical collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor will return to Basilica Hudson on Thursday, August 9th. The band, who last performed at Basilica in 2015, recently released their seventh full-length album Luciferian Towers on their own self-run record label Constellation. The show will mark the band’s third performance at Basilica Hudson.

Linda ChesisCooperstown, N.Y. – There is an online substitute for just about everything these days, but there is no substitute for the unique magic of a live performance. Regular concertgoers and first-time attendees alike can experience the thrill of being up close and personal with world-renowned artists at a Cooperstown Summer Music Festival concert.

The 20th Anniversary season of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, offers spring and summer concerts in landmark Cooperstown venues. Featured artists include returning Festival favorites—the American String Quartet, harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire, violinist Joseph Lin—and new faces such as jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli, the Argus Quartet, and pianists Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee.

Eastman Entertains23 creatively styled table settings, tablescapes, and floral arrangements  inspired by popular movies on view in the historic mansion; accompanying film series at the Dryden Theatre

Rochester, N.Y., April 2, 2018—The George Eastman Museum has announced that its popular Eastman Entertains: At the Movies, will be on view from Tuesday, May 8, through Sunday, May 20. For two weeks only, a spectacular array of creatively styled table settings and floral arrangements inspired by popular motion pictures—including My Fair Lady, A League of Their Own, Steel Magnolias, and The Goonies—will be displayed throughout the mansion of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman.

Xerox Rochester International Jazz FestivalNine Days, 300+ Shows, 20 Venues, 94 Free Events 

Rochester, NY—March 20, 2018Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced the complete lineup for the festival’s 17th Edition. The nine-day festival returns to Rochester June 22 to June 30 presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 300-plus shows at 20 venues.

The 2018 Festival is presented in three series the Club Pass series with 214 shows, the headliner series of six shows and 94 free shows and events all held in Rochester’s East End Cultural and Entertainment District. …