- The Gold Hope Duo
Lara Hope Livestreamed Award Concert
Major Chronogram congratulations go out to regional rockabilly queen—and our former Chronogram coworker, we’re proud to say—Lara Hope, who was selected by Kingston Mayor Steven T. Noble, the Department of Art & Cultural Affairs, and the Kingston Art Commission as the recipient of Kingston’s 2020 Distinguished Artist Award. On May 8 at 5:30pm, to celebrate the start of her tenure, Hope, who leads the world-travelled Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones, will perform live online via the City of Kingston’s Facebook page with the Gold Hope Duo, an act that also features her husband, bassist Matt Goldpaugh. “Lara Hope is an integral part of our local artist community here in Kingston, and we appreciate that she will be giving us a performance so we can enjoy her live music from home,” says Mayor Noble. “I hope everyone will tune in and congratulate Lara on winning the 2020 Kingston Distinguished Artist Award!”
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Kicks Off Weekly Parades
- Keith Nelson and Stephanie Monseu of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Virtual Creative Writing Workshop with Jamie Cat Callan
- Jamie Cat Callan
Rosendale Theater and Upstate Films Streaming Movies
Although movie theaters remain closed, many independent cinemas are maintaining their profiles by offering films online, with a portion of the viewing fees going toward helping pay their bills until the lockdown is lifted. Right now, the Rosendale Theater is streaming the documentaries The Booksellers, Ayurveda Unveiled, The Dog Doc, Other Music, Fantastic Fungi, Once Were Brothers, and The Movie House on Main Street, a film about the theater itself. Upstate Films in Rhinebeck also has The Booksellers and Once Were Brothers, as well as What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael, Saint Frances, And Then We Danced, Corpus Christi, The Whistlers, and A White, White Day. So make some popcorn, rent your indie flick, and settle in for a night of quality cinema.
Club Helsinki Hosting Online Open Mic
Hudson music venue Club Helsinki is helping beat the quarantine blues by shifting its popular Tuesday open mic series to the web. Hosted by musicians Ryder Cooley and Cameron Melville, the Club Helsinki Virtual Open Mic event streams videos submitted by area musicians, spoken word artists, rappers, and all manner of other performers (shoutouts to local healthcare and essential workers are also welcome) beginning every Tuesday at 7pm at its own live streaming site as well as the Club Helsinki Open Mic Facebook page, and at Imby.com (submissions must be received by noon the preceding Monday).