about a dude who needs no introduction. Wait a minute, maybe
he does need an introduction. You may know him as John and
Yoko’s kid, but not-so-young-anymore Sean Lennon hasn’t
had the commercial breakthrough his music deserves.
His new album, Friendly Fire, has earned clinical
acclaim and been described as “pretty” and reminiscent of
Elliott Smith. That’s good enough for us. Women & Children
and singer-songwriter Kamila Thompson—daughter of Richard
and Linda—will open.
Sean Lennon will perform Tuesday (April 10) at 7 PM at the
Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany). Tickets are $24. For reservations
and information, call 473-1845.
Gospel of John
is the U.S. premiere of The Gospel of John, a play
adapted from—you guessed it—the Bible, and presented by
Walking the Dog Theater, in residency at Stageworks/Hudson.
The original U.K. edition earned raves: “Charged with passion
and power” (Stroud News and Journal). “Almost balletic.
Beautifully styled and executed” (The Herald-Edinburgh).
Walking the Dog Theater’s production of The Gospel of
John opens tonight (Thursday, April 5) at 8 PM at Stageworks/Hudson
(41A Cross St., Hudson). The show continues through April
22; call for shows and times. Tickets are $18-$12. For reservations,
call (877) 725-8849; for information, call 755-1716.
Katz: Selections From the Whitney Museum
special selection of works by renowned American pop-art
artist Alex Katz has been gleaned from the Whitney Museum
of American Art in New York City for an exhibition at the
New York State Museum as part of the museum’s Bank of America
Great Art Series.
than 30 works are on display in this show, from Katz’s early
landscape paintings and collages from the 1950s to the brilliantly
colored portraits for which he’s famous. According to the
museum’s Web site, “Katz’s portraits became occasions for
the exploration of distilled form and color, while poetically
evoking the character of each individual.”
Katz: Selections From the Whitney Museum is now open
in the West Gallery at the New York State Museum (Empire
State Plaza, Albany); it will run through Aug. 19. For more
information, call the museum at 474-5877.