I Called Him Morgan

The first line of David Edelstein’s New York review: “The “I” in the ghostly documentary I Called Him Morgan is Helen Morgan, the “him” Lee Morgan, the transcendental bop trumpeter whom Helen (his wife) shot in the chest on a snowy night in 1972, some years after she’d pulled him out of the gutter and helped him kick the heroin habit that had ended his career.”
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KILCOOL + SIMI STONE + Nick Flynn LIVE Woodstock

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KILCOOL a band bonded by architecture, Samuel Beckett and song who call the Hudson valley home and are excited to perform at the theatre…SIMI STONE, multi-talented violinist, guitarist, pianist, composer, and singer, born and raised in Woodstock has performed and toured with Simone Felice, Connor Oberst, Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell, Natalie Merchant, Amy Helm, and Duke and the King. Also writer/poet Nick Flynn reads… He’s possibly best know for his “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City” (Norton, 2004), won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, and has been translated into ten languages, and it became BEING FLYNN starring Robert DeNiro. He is also the author of two books of poetry, “Some Ether” (Graywolf, 2000), which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and “Blind Huber” (Graywolf, 2002).

Fri Sept 30. $15.

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Music at the Movies: Prana

Dec 18
Sun 1:00 

General Admission $15, Upstate Films Members $12
Prana is a Sanskrit word meaning breath, vital energy, and life force.  It is the perfect name for a group who uses only their breath to make sound to relax the body, still the mind and open the heart.  This nine voice a cappella choir will do their best to make a peaceful sound during the busy holiday season.   Prana is Pete Buettner, Amy Fradon, Julie Parisi, Kirsti Gholson, Julie Last, Julian Lines, Bruce Milner and Joe Veillette. 

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Music at the Movies Presents: Tom Pacheco

October 30
Sun: 8:30
Tickets: $15 General Admission / $12 Members
Tom Pacheco is a great storyteller and his songs chronicle the hardships and heartaches of people the world over, as well as its heroes and villains.
With deep and passionate tones, he gives voice to the working man and woman, as well as to the lovers in our company.  His songs have been covered by Jefferson Starship, the Band, Richie Havens and dozens of European artists. Accompanying Tom will be Brian Hollander and Bruce Milner.
Link to Tom’s website

Music at the Movies Presents: Mikhail & Gilles

In Woodstock
Oct 2, Sun: 8:30
Members = $12
Non Members = $15
Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine
For the uninitiated, Mikhail has been spewing his literary spoofs, linguistic triple flips, jazz fables, and (with Gilles Malkine) folk song parodies and political satire at just about every venue in the Catskills since 1973.  And Gilles performed as a member of Tim Hardin’s band at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, and at Carnegie Hall the same year; his career has gone pretty much downhill since that time, as evidenced by his present association. These two will bring their wit and wisdom on Sunday night, and if you’re in the mood for something erudite and uncommonly abnormal, mark your calendars and don’t miss this show.

Music At The Movies with Baird Hersey & Prana

One Show Only – Sunday, Jan. 2, 2:00
Sun 2:00 in Woodstock
(US / 2010 /Baird Hersey & Prana)
Music At The Movies, in association with Upstate Films Woodstock (132 Tinker St), presents Baird Hersey & Prana. Rescheduled for Sunday, January 2nd, at 2:00 pm.  General Admission: $11 / Upstate Films Members: $10
“Come join Prana at this special concert, A Moment of Peace, an opportunity to take a pause in the busy Holiday Season for an afternoon of beautiful music.”
“The age old sacred music of Tibetan Buddhist multiphonic chant and Tuvan throat singing are the roots from which PRANA’s sound has grown. The technique of these ancient vocalizations is to shape the mouth and throat into a sympathetic resonating chamber for the voice. This produces a second beautiful high whistling harmonic or overtone.  PRANA’s singers use their regular singing voice instead of the low gravely drone characteristic of the Tibetan and Tuvan sounds. They apply the fundamental overtone techniques of these older traditions to the “natural voice” to sing two mellifluous pitches at once.  By using the natural singing voice the singers of PRANA can move between any pitches that they can sing with overtones added above them. This completely opens up the possibilities for use of harmonics in singing. Now, in addition to a drone with harmonics they can sing parallel movement of pitch and harmonic, different pitches sharing one harmonic, or a fully developed melody with a harmonic harmony.  Singing as a group in this unique style they create beautiful rising harmonies, shimmering vocal textures, and high arcing melodies.” Show lasts 60+ mins.

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Music At The Movies with Jules Shear

Sunday, November 28, in Woodstock
8:30 pm – One Show Only
(US / 2010 / Jules Shear)
Music At The Movies, in association with Upstate Films Woodstock (132 Tinker St), presents singer-songwriter Jules Shear.
Singer/songwriter Jules Shear has recorded several albums of highly accessible, hit-worthy material, and as a testament to his abilities, he’s penned hits for others, including “All Through the Night” for Cyndi Lauper and “If She Knew What She Wants” for the Bangles. Born in Pittsburgh, Shear began writing songs as a teenager and has continued to come up with catchy melodies and sharp lyrics that address topics such as love, regret, and failure throughout his long career. Jules has been co-writing with other songwriters lately and fans of intelligent pop will hear some of those new songs at the Cinema on Sunday night.

Sunday, November 28, 8:30pm – General Admission: $11 / Upstate Films Members: $10

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Music At The Movies with Michael Veitch

Sunday, October 24th
8:30 pm – One show only
(US / 2010 / Michael Veitch)
Music At The Movies, in association with Upstate Films Woodstock, presents singer-songwriter Michael Veitch, accompanied by Chris Zaloom, Julie Last and Kyle Esposito.
“Heart driven songs combined with a beautiful tenor and fluid guitar playing, Michael Veitch is highly regarded by many of his singer-songwriting peers. His music visits the past without regret and the future with an optimist’s eye while his lyrics and melody weave a narrative of world class performance.”

Sunday, October 24th 8:30 pm Upstate Films Woodstock at 132 Tinker St.

General Admission: $11 / Upstate Films Members: $10

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