Chevy Chase in town for Barnfest award & Opus 40 fundraiser

June 20, 2013 12:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chevy Chase will be in Woodstock this weekend for three events: He and wife Jayni will be awarded the Lifetime Environmental Achievement Award at the Catskill Mountainkeeper’s Barnfest on June 22, and then the next day he’ll be hosting a fundraiser at Opus 40 to restore damage done to Harvey Fite’s sprawling stone masterpiece by the recent hurricane. That night, he and Jayni will head to Kingston for the performance at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) by fellow Saturday Night Live veteran Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, wife of Paul Simon, a friend of Chase’s [also featured in this edition of Almanac Weekly]. But it’s not just a critical mass of events that is luring the Chases to the mid-Hudson Valley: Turns out that Chevy has deep roots in Woodstock’s artist community and probably knows the town better than most of us. Let him tell you about it himself, in an e-mail interview he conducted with Almanac Weekly’s Lynn Woods a couple days ago from Chicago, where he and Jayni were attending this year’s Clinton Global Initiative:
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