By Paul Adler and Lindsey Smith
The tension is palpable in this bright yet surprisingly deep exhibition on show at Yonkers’ Hudson River Museum from June 17 to February 12, 2023. Artist Federico Uribe conjures up fantastical and whimsical three-dimensional underwater environments teeming with vivid and color-drenched sea life, all constructed from a highly destructive pollutant: plastic. Employing objects like flip-flops, plastic cutlery, and bottle caps, Federico Uribe: Plastic Reef explores the dissonance and anxiety between the beauty of the natural world and trash that is destroying it.
Celebrate the birth of our country in momentous style this year at Katonah’s resplendent Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. There, The Westchester Symphonic Winds will take the stage for their annual tribute to America’s independence, Pops & Patriots. Held in Caramoor’s opulent Venetian Theater, the performance will include a rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever,” as well as a Sondheim medley performed by alumni of the Schwab Vocal Rising Stars program.
Each summer, our county comes alive with song, thanks to the Pleasantville Music Festival. This year marks the 16th successful outing, when eager festival attendees can look forward to such noted acts as 10,000 Maniacs, featuring Mary Ramsey; X Ambassadors; Paula Cole; and Black Joe Louis & The Honey Bears.
Get ready to cherish Michael Bublé’s music in a new way this month. Since a sold-out debut show in 2015, three-man tribute group Shades of Bublé has been spreading the artist’s music across the country. The ensemble replicates Bublé’s style and swagger through performances of his own music intertwined with a variety of current chart-toppers. Shades of Bublé, at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, provides a rare chance to experience a new iteration of the singer many know and love.
Travel to the Katonah Museum of Art this summer for a new, enriching exhibition, Tradition Interrupted. The 12 creators featured in this probing show have attempted to “interrupt” their family’s cherished traditions and weave them into unique conceptions of the future. The art, which includes both objects and photographs, hails from places across the globe, fusing varied cultures and traditions.
Few artists can boast two inductions into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame or a songbook like Graham Nash. Nash’s musical career began as a founding member of The Hollies and later Crosby, Stills & Nash. These days, the “Teach Your Children” composer rocks on with a prosperous solo career launched in 2019. Join the renowned musician at Tarrytown Music Hall this month. (A portion of the profits will be donated to a charity of Nash’s choosing.)
It’s cause for celebration anytime a a rock icon and Grammy-nominated vocalist comes to Westchester. Heart lead singer Ann Wilson has set her sights on the county during a pulse-quickening national tour behind her pandemic-birthed new folk album, Fierce Bliss. Wilson takes the stage at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre this month, playing songs from Fierce Bliss along with timeless hits from her past.
Film buffs and sci-fi fans alike can now catch Ridley Scott’s visionary peek at the future in all its glory. Blade Runner: The Final Cut will be screened this month at The Avon Theater in Stamford, providing the definitive look at Rick Deckard’s dangerous quest to rid a dystopian LA of humanoid Replicants in this restored cut featuring never-before-seen footage.