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Ingrid Michaelson, benefit concert top weekend events in Hudson Valley

Ingrid Michaelson is a singer-songwriter whose hits include

Ingrid Michaelson is a singer-songwriter whose hits include "Maybe," "The Way I Am" and "Everybody." Photo Credit: Handout

This weekend’s top entertainment events in the Hudson Valley are brought to you by the letter “I,” as in Irvington, Ingrid and innovative.

Saturday: Ingrid Michaelson at Tarrytown Music Hall

Rescheduling her Halloween show that was postponed because of Hurricane Sandy, Ingrid Michaelson is the little indie who could. Anything but cliché, her narrative lyrics are often enhanced by deceptively peppy ukulele (her haunting cover of Radiohead’s “Creep”), strummed electric guitars (“Maybe”), and moody piano chords (Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love”). Yet her more emotionally upbeat tracks (“Everybody” and “The Way I Am”) better reflect her bubbly on-stage persona. In addition to traveling to Tarrytown on a regular basis for shows, Michaelson also has some history on the other side of the Hudson River: She worked one summer at the Hudson Valley Children’s Museum in Nyack with her mother, Elizabeth Egbert, who served as its executive director at the time.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Info: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown; 914-631-3390;; $29-$50

Sunday: Black Violin at Bardavon

Take the classically trained Kev Marcus and Wil B, pair them with DJ TK at the turntables, and you get Black Violin, an innovative fusion of classical and hip-hop for kids of all ages. The Florida-based act has performed and toured with Alicia Keys, P. Diddy and Akon, and cites musical influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z. Earning “Apollo Legends” status from Harlem’s Apollo Theater in 2005, they’ll return to the Bardavon to continue their dual mission of raising awareness for the arts and bringing down the house. (This Bardavon show had been scheduled for Oct. 28, but was postponed because of Hurricane Sandy.)

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2

Info: The Bardavon Theater, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie; 845-473-2072;; $10

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