Today’s festival scene is oftentimes saturated with sameness. If you only enjoy live music and camping under the stars, then this formula is a recipe for success ad infinitum. Like many of the friendly faces attending this year’s MAYfest, however, I often find myself in search of more – more variety, more meaningful connections, and a more holistic experience of forming a temporary community of like-minded folk. If you too share this desire, consider attending MAYfest over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.Held May 26th-28th at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY, MAYfest – both an acronym of music, arts, and yoga as well as a pun for the timing of this annual gathering – is a truly unique and immersive experience. Designed to blur the lines between music, community, art, yoga, creative expression, and a shared sense of self, MAYfest is as unique a festive jamboree as they come.The musical lineup is equally as diverse: with headliners Rusted Root, Ozomatli, and Dar Williams, there is no shortage of variety. Other featured musicians and bands include DJ Drez, Dustin Thomas, Will Evans with Rising Tide, The Garcia Project, Upstate Rubdown, Hayley Jane and the Primates, Srikala, The Breakneck Boys, and more!For the painters, photographers, sculptors, and dreamers among us, MAYfest has partnered with the Garrison Art Center to once again provide an endless array of opportunities for self-expression throughout the entire weekend. Professional artists-in-residence include: Jaanika Peerna, Christina DiMarco, and Robert Sturman, to name just a few.Tying the entire weekend together through flow, relaxation, and breath, MAYfest will also feature an extensive array of interactive classes and workshops exploring a variety of yogic styles for participants at all levels. Each and every program will be taught by some of the region’s absolute best yogis: Elena Brower, Sadie Nardini, Amy Pearce-Hayden, Jessica Bellofatto, and many others from the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions.MAYfest is also deeply family focused, offering fun workshops for children and their parents throughout the weekend. In the spirit of inclusion and service, MAYfest is also partnering with the Veterans Yoga Project (VYP), a non-profit organization that works to bring the healing powers of yoga to our veterans and their families. A nationwide Memorial Day campaign to honor fallen troops will culminate on Sunday afternoon during VYP’s Introduction to Mindful Resilience Yoga. And for anyone who has served in the US armed forces, MAYfest is proud to offer a 20% discount.From the folks who brought you the immensely popular Catskill Chill Music Festival, MAYfest is sure to offer you and your family a warm and friendly weekend gathering for community-minded folks in search of programming variety in an inclusive environment. Tickets are currently available for the entire weekend, with additional options for single-class tickets and day passes. Discount tickets are available for children under 12, while children under 5 are admitted free with an adult.
Look out for new feisty innkeepers, hopeless romantics, botched haircut victims and more! Beginning March 3, the Broadway revival of Les Miserables will welcome five new leads at the Imperial Theatre: Tony and Olivier Award nominee Gavin Lee as Thenardier, current ensemble member Chris McCarrell as Marius, Wallace Smith as Enjolras, Erika Henningsen as Fantine, Brennyn Lark as Eponine and Rachel Izen as Madame Thenardier. They will take over for Cliff Saunders, Andy Mientus, Kyle Scatliffe, Caissie Levy, Eponine understudy Brittney Johnson and Keala Settle respectively. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 Related Shows Based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, original French text by Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, an original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, and additional material by James Fenton. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1987 and was revived previously in 2006. Lee received Tony and Olivier nods for his performance as Bert in Mary Poppins; he also appeared in the West End in Contact, Oklahoma!, Crazy For You and Me & My Girl. McCarrell was recently seen on screen as a Lost Boy in Peter Pan Live!; Les Miz marks his Broadway debut. Smith’s Broadway credits include Rocky, Godspell, American Idiot, The Lion King, Hair and Ragtime. Les Miz will mark the Broadway debuts for both Hennigsen and Lark. Izen returns to the Great White Way after appearing in Mary Poppins. She was seen on the London stage in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Lautrec and Annie. Tony nominee Ramin Karimloo will continue in the role of Jean Valjean through the summer. The current cast also includes Tony nominee Will Swenson as Javert and Samantha Hill as Cosette. The role of Eponine is currently played by Erin Clemons, who steps in temporarily following Tony winner Nikki M. James’ departure earlier this month. Johnson begins performances as Eponine on February 10. Les Miserables View Comments
But the Clippers, too proud to simply go away, found a way to threaten.The comeback started in the third quarter, just when it looked like the Clippers were ready to pack their suitcases and get on the plane to the next city in this six-game tour across the continental United States.Down 17, the team started to climb back slowly until J.J. Redick and the Clipper offense took off like they were powered by rocket fuel.Redick scored 11 straight near the end of the third quarter — he had 18 in the frame — getting the Clippers in position to pull off the improbable.The Clipper bench, which played so well in the team’s win in Dallas on Wednesday night, finally nudged the Clippers ahead for the first time since early in the game. Raymond Felton’s score put them up 84-82 — a notable moment in the game because of what came next.“We fought. I liked the way we fought back into it,” Clippers forward Blake Griffin said. “We’ve just got to execute better down the stretch.”The Clipper defense stopped getting stops, the offense stopped getting scored and in a matter of minutes, the Clippers were back down 11 points.And, as they tried to make some kind of miracle happen, the Clippers were simply too sloppy, with Redick and Chris Paul committing crucial turnovers.“We made some critical errors,” Griffin said. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. >> The bulky forward with skills couldn’t be guarded. The quick point guard from Wake Forest drove into the paint and threw the ball up for the athletic center to catch and slam home.This was Clipper basketball at its finest. Too bad for them it was the Pistons playing that way Friday night.Tobias Harris torched the Clipper defense, Ish Smith hit big shots and made big passes and Andre Drummond dominated above the rim in the Pistons’ 108-97 win.“They came to play,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of the Pistons. “They were ready to play. I thought we just kind of showed up.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error All five Piston starters scored in double figures.The win snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Clippers. It’s also the Clippers’ first road loss this season.The Pistons, who were blown out by the Clippers at Staples Center 114-82 earlier this season, looked like they were going to return the favor, jumping out to an 18-point lead midway into the second quarter.They, not the Clippers, forced the turnovers (nine in the first half). They, not the Clippers, won the battles in the paint. They, not the Clippers, got balanced production from almost everyone who stepped on the court.“It’s rough,” Clippers guard Raymond Felton said. “We weren’t our usual selves tonight.”