A Guitar Music Series to be Presented by ArtsRock

BY GEORGE J. DACRE ArtsRock is teaming up with Carnegie Room Concerts to present a guitar series which will celebrate Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton and the Beatles, hosted and curated by Jeff Doctorow. The series to be held at the Nyack Library at 59 South Broadway in Nyack, is set for Friday, February 22 at […]

Nyack’s Sam Waymon Wrote Music for “Freedom Summer”

Nyack’s Sam Waymon Wrote Music for “Freedom Summer”

BY GEORGE J. DACRE Musical and film legend Sam Waymon of Nyack wrote the gospel-humming song “Mrs. Jackson” in memory of an 85-year-old black woman who members of the Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee helped to register to vote in Mississippi in 1964. Another song, “Freedom Is My Name,” recalls the days of violence and the […]

Blondie Rocks the Capital Theater or Were we Dreaming?

Blondie Rocks the Capital Theater or Were we Dreaming?

BY ELISA TAYLOR Debbie Harry with her pristine vocals and sex appeal still perfectly intact, rocked the Capitol Theater in Portchester three weeks ago. If you closed your eyes you would think you were listening to Blondie Live in the 70s. Opening with her 1970s hit “Dreaming” and closing with one of her most popular songs […]

Sue Cunningham Headlines Highlands Bluegrass Festival

Sue Cunningham Headlines Highlands Bluegrass Festival

World-renowned Bluegrass fiddler Sue Cunningham and her band will headline at the Highlands Bluegrass Festival at the Harmony Hall~Jacob Sloat House in Sloatsburg on September 9 from 1-7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Presented by the Town of Ramapo and the Friends of Harmony Hall~Jacob Sloat House, this outdoor annual festival is free, […]

Bethel’s Interstate Love Song

Bethel’s Interstate Love Song

BY HEATHER HACKNEY Last Wednesday, August 22, Stone Temple Pilots and their opening act The Crash Kings took the stage at Bethel Woods. The night was not one of usual Bethel style, where people were flooding the lot hours before the show. Surprisingly enough, though this show was one I was looking forward to, it […]

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