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Hosts, Mike Harris and J**e Millman, draw back the curtain and invite you backstage at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and UPAC in Kingston, NY for intimate conversations with musicians and performers appearing at the historic venues. Guests include Chris Silva, Executive Director of the Bardavon, Floriana Frassetto, Creator and Artistic Director of Mummenschantz and Mary Stuart Masterson, Actor, Director, Producer and Community Activist. Backstage with the Bardavon is created and co-produced by Patrick J. Watson and J**e Millman.
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Backstage with the Bardavon Jode Millman

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Hosts, Mike Harris and J**e Millman, draw back the curtain and invite you backstage at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and UPAC in Kingston, NY for intimate conversations with musicians and performers appearing at the historic venues. Guests include Chris Silva, Executive Director of the Bardavon, Floriana Frassetto, Creator and Artistic Director of Mummenschantz and Mary Stuart Masterson, Actor, Director, Producer and Community Activist. Backstage with the Bardavon is created and co-produced by Patrick J. Watson and J**e Millman.
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    An intimate conversation with Phillipe Petit, master wire-walker

    An intimate conversation with Phillipe Petit, master wire-walker

           We are honored to speak with Phillipe Petit, the incredible wire-walker artist who captivated the world when he walked on a wire between Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in August, 1974. Since then, Phillipe has conquered such structures as the Eiffel Tower, Grand Central Station, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he has been artist-in-residence for over 45 years. We caught up with Phillipe, a Hudson Valley resident, as he just completed shooting a new film – Open Practice – at UPAC in Kingston, which gives the audience a front row seat to the origin of Phillipe’s famous walks and moves
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    • 43 min
    Machan Taylor- Legendary Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Professor

    Machan Taylor- Legendary Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Professor

    Today, our very special guest is the legendary American singer and songwriter, Machan Taylor. Having toured internationally with Pink Floyd, Foreigner, Sting, and Government Mule, not to mention working with Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor and George Benson, Machan has established herself as a woman who’s passionate about singing, songwriting, the music business, teaching college and producing music. We were lucky enough to catch up with her during a recent break in her busy schedule to discuss her musical and personal accomplishments during the past decades
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    • 52 min
    Damian Darlington, Musical Director, Guitarist and Vocalist for Brit Floyd

    Damian Darlington, Musical Director, Guitarist and Vocalist for Brit Floyd

    Our very special guest is Damian Darlington, Musical Director, guitarist and vocalist with the “World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show”, Brit Floyd. Currently on their post-pandemic tour, Brit Floyd is covering North America, including our own UPAC in Kingston, NY. While staying true to the source material, Brit Floyd stamps their own musical brand on their tribute to Pink Floyd. Their mesmerizing light and video show will amaze, and audiences will be enraptured by the greatest, and some obscure, Pink Floyd hits as only Brit Floyd can present.
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    • 27 min
    Joe Louis Walker, legendary Blues Guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer

    Joe Louis Walker, legendary Blues Guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer

    Join us for a lively conversation with legendary Blues Guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, Joe Louis Walker, as he talks music and current world events. An inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame, Grammy nominee and multiple Blues Music Award winner, JLW has teamed with musical greats such as Bonnie Raitt, Tower of Power, Taj Mahal and James Cotton to bring his heavy guitar riffs filled with Memphis soul, gospel harmony and powerful funk to audiences around the world.
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    • 46 min
    Dar Williams, American Pop-Folk Singer, Songwriter, Retreat Leader and Author

    Dar Williams, American Pop-Folk Singer, Songwriter, Retreat Leader and Author

    In these waning days of pandemic craziness, it's nice to have a girl friend to chat with. On this episode, our very special guest is American Pop Folk singer and songwriter, Dar Williams. Having toured with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patti Griffin, Ani DeFranco, Shawn Colvin and Joan Baez, Dar has established herself as a woman who follows her muses from coffeehouses to festivals to the stage of the Bardavon. Dar’s been busy during the pandemic and is about to get even busier with her songwriting, her retreats and an upcoming tour. So, she’ll pour the coffee while we chat about music, kids and fiction writing.
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    • 48 min
    Stephen LaMarca, Managing Director of Theater Productions, Tom Rosato, Technical Director and Audio, and Nicole Raskofp, Technical Director/ Lighting Designer for the Bardavon Theater and UPAC

    Stephen LaMarca, Managing Director of Theater Productions, Tom Rosato, Technical Director and Audio, and Nicole Raskofp, Technical Director/ Lighting Designer for the Bardavon Theater and UPAC

    In this episode, we have three very special guests who will actually be taking us backstage at the Bardavon and UPAC. Joining us is Stephen LaMarca, Managing Director of Theater Productions, Tom Rosato, Technical Director and Audio, and Nicole Raskofp, Technical Director/ Lighting Designer. They are the technical team who make sure the lights go and the curtain rises for each performance at the Bardavon and UPAC. And that you have a great time. Also, we’ll hear how the Bardavon is reinventing itself during the pandemic.
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    • 34 min

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