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Tang-Accelerate-Magazine-Covers (002)Museum Association of New York recognizes Accelerate project’s exhibitions, programs, magazine, and expanded website

Saratoga Springs, NY (January 27, 2020) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has been honored with the 2020 Innovation in Collection Access Award by the Museum Association of New York for the project Accelerate: Access and Inclusion at The Tang Teaching Museum.

The award recognizes exemplary projects that broaden access and preserve and catalog museum collections. The Museum Association of New York’s award announcement noted in particular the range of media the Tang created for the three-year Accelerate project, which concluded in 2019 and included exhibitions, public programs, new research, a glossy magazine, videos, photography, and an enhanced searchable collections website.

Coffee with Cinnamon (Dirs. Glenda Ninácio, Ary Rosa. 2017) / Courtesy of Rosza FilmesFebruary 8–9, 2020

Astoria, N.Y. (January 22, 2020) — Throughout Latin America, women struggle to crack the glass ceiling. Yet despite historical prejudice and ultra-conservative backlash, a new generation of Brazilian women have broken through, producing bold, politically engaged, formally adventurous works of cinema. Organized by film critic Ela Bittencourt and co-presented with Cinema Tropical, the Museum of the Moving Image’s screening series Visions of Resistance: Recent Films by Brazilian Women Directors spotlights recent documentary and hybrid films, and those with a particular focus on the lives of black Brazilians. Brought together for the first time, this diverse selection celebrates women as agents of change and artists.

James TaylorTickets on-sale to General Public Friday, February 7th

Bethel, N.Y. – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has announced that legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor will perform at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival on Friday, June 19th with special guest Jackson Browne.

Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Friday, February 7th at 10:00 AM at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org, www.Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 1-800-653-8000.

Olana PartnershipHudson, N.Y. – Fresh from the success of its Young at HeART painting and memoir-writing courses, The Olana Partnership at Olana State Historic Site is partnering with the Ancram Opera House this spring to offer the third course in the series, an in-depth playwriting course for adults 55-plus.

The playwriting course will offer students the skills and techniques to create a dramatic monologue from start to finish. The series culminates in a performance, for which a professional actor will read student works.

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz FestivalFreihofer’s Jazz Fest Friday, Presented by Times Union to Kick-Off Weekend with Local Musicians and Jazz-Themed Events in Saratoga Springs, Fri, June 26

Saratoga Springs, NY (January 27, 2020) – The 2020 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival features a remarkable roster of twenty-four musical groups, highlighted by multiple Grammy® Award winners and current 2020 Grammy-nominated artists, hosting a rich array of talent encompassing generations of musical heritage, stellar newcomer status and star-studded notoriety.  With sixteen exciting Festival debut performances including Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Kool & The Gang, Ranky Tanky and Tiempo Libre - Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival is poised to be a must-stop destination on the 2020 festival trail, touting two days of top notch concerts ranging from jazz to roots, funk, blues and beyond.

Art in the Public EyeThe Hyde, APE seek young storytellers for Black Fly event


Glens Falls, N.Y. – The Hyde Collection and Art in the Public Eye (APE) are offering their popular Black Fly storytelling event — with a youthful twist. Students in grades 6 and higher are invited to participate in Black Fly: KidsTales on April 19.

The Black Fly series give members of the community opportunities to share their stories at The Hyde Collection.

Bethel Woods 2020 MegaticketTickets on-sale to General Public Beginning Friday, January 24th at 10 AM

Bethel, N.Y. – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts presents the 2020 Country Megaticket – a three-show “package” featuring the summer’s hottest country shows.  The Megaticket gives fans the opportunity to purchase tickets to see the biggest headliners in country music, plus superstars of tomorrow, at one of the world’s top-ranked outdoor amphitheaters.

Schweinfurth Art Center Art Film SeriesAuburn, NY (Jan. 16, 2020) – The Schweinfurth Art Center and Auburn Public Theater are hosting a nine-week art film series that will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 4, 2020. The films cover music, painting, animation, and photography, as well as art collecting.

"We are very excited to bring back our winter film series," said Schweinfurth Program Director Davana Robedee. "Whether you are interested in high quality animation, the lives of famous art collectors, or you want to 'go on tour' with Bob Dylan, there's a film for you in this series."…

Governor's Ball Music FestivalThree Days of Music, Food, Art, and Entertainment in New York City

Friday, June 5th - Sunday, June 7th

Tickets on Sale Friday, January 17th At 12:00 PM ET via Govball.Com

New York, NY (January 16, 2020) – Founders Entertainment is proud to announce the lineup for the 2020 Governors Ball Music Festival, taking place Friday, June 5th through Sunday, June 7th on beautiful Randall’s Island Park. New York City’s very own homegrown fest will celebrate the major 10-year milestone with a stellar lineup featuring performances from Tame Impala, Missy Elliott (first major NYC headline show in over a decade), Flume, Vampire Weekend, Stevie Nicks, Solange, Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, H.E.R., RÜFÜS DU SOL, Portugal. The Man, Foals, Summer Walker, Jon Bellion, Khruangbin, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maren Morris, Of Monsters and Men, Milky Chance, Bleachers, BANKS, and many more.

Steely Dan - Steve WinwoodPart of “Earth After Hours” Summer Tour
Tickets on-sale to General Public Beginning Saturday, January 25th at 10 AM

Bethel, N.Y. (January 15, 2020) – Nonprofit cultural organization Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced that legendary band Steely Dan will perform with Steve Winwood on the Pavilion stage on  Saturday, July 11th, as part of the Earth After Hours summer tour.  Fans can expect to hear all the hits from both iconic acts.  Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Saturday, January 25th at 10:00 AM at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org, www.Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 1-800-653-8000. …