Worlds; Relationships: A
Ten Year Bond
with obsessions are the obsession for photographer Sage
Sohier. In Perfectible Worlds (opening this weekend
at Center for Photography at Woodstock), Sohier turns his
lens on folks with what are essentially strange hobbies:
a Revolutionary War re-enactor dressed in full British Redcoat
garb; a boy who has built a scale model of Kandahar, Afghanistan
on the floor of his bedroom; a Texas family comprised of
Tae Kwon Do medalists. His photographs are filled with life,
depicting the subjects in their natural habitats, knee-deep
in their unique universes.
Also opening this weekend is Relationships: A Ten Year
Bond, an exhibition of prints from CPW’s permanent collection
organized by students at SUNY New Paltz. Pictured is Unbraiding,
New York City (1996), by Angela Cappetta.
Worlds and Relationships: A Ten Year Bond open
this Saturday (Sept. 2) at the Center for Photography at
Woodstock (59 Tinker St., Woodstock). An opening reception
with artist talk by Sage Sohier will take place on Sept.
9 from 5 to 7 PM. Both shows will remain on display through
Oct. 22. For more information, call (845) 679-9957.
Annual Capital District Scottish Games
lads and lassies: It’s that time o’ the year again, as the
clans gather this weekend for the annual Scottish Games
at the Altamont Fairgrounds. There will be competitive piping,
drumming, athletics, bands and more. So it’s time to press
On Saturday, look for the Northeastern U.S. Pipe and Drum
Championships, Celtic Canine Capers (see their Web site
for a pooch picture), the Bonniest Knees Contest, and music
by, among others, the Brigadoons. On Sunday, there will
be the Braeman Highland Dancers, “amateur athletics” (we’re
thinking log tossing) and music by many artists, including
Hold on their, boys: Aren’t the McKrells Irish? For God’s
sake, don’t anyone let Sean Connery hear about this.
The 29th Annual Capital District Scottish Games will be
held Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 2-3) at the Altamont Fairgrounds
(Route 146, Altamont). Admission is $15 Saturday, $10 Sunday;
hours are 9 AM-6 PM Saturday and 11 AM-7 PM Sunday. For
more info, please visit www.scotgames.com.
this show was announced several months back, it seemed improbable
that it would come to pass, considering the star’s history
of meltdowns and freak-outs. But it’s almost showtime, and
the Pepsi hasn’t announced a cancellation yet, so it looks
like this is actually going to happen: The one and only
Mariah Carey will take the stage tomorrow (Friday) night,
as part of her Adventures of Mimi tour. Good timing, too:
The pop diva (this term was practically invented for Ms.
Carey) is riding a wave of popularity and success she hasn’t
experienced since long before she dropped the Glitter
bomb five years back—her latest disc, The Emancipation
of Mimi, has sold close to 10 million copies worldwide,
a number that harkens back to her commercial heyday of the
early and mid-’90s, and she’s poised to shatter the Beatles’
long-held record of 20 No. 1 singles. (Carey’s currently
at 18.) She’s without a doubt the world’s biggest recording
artist, and here’s a rare opportunity to catch her live
in concert. Go.
Mariah Carey will perform tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 1) at
the Pepsi Arena (51 S. Pearl St., Albany). Sean Paul will
open. Tickets for the 8 PM show range from $19.50 to $125.
For tickets or more information, call (800) 30-EVENT.