Taking sides: Judy Collins
Judy Collins has been playing music in the public eye for more than 62 years. She started as a classical pianist but was swept up by the folk-music scene of the late 1950s and early ’60s, strumming her guitar on the streets of Greenwich Village as a busker. Now seventy-five years old, she’s still recording and performing: her last studio album, Bohemian, came out in 2011 and a live album, Live in Ireland, was released earlier this year. Her biggest hits — “Both Sides, Now,” written by Joni Mitchell, and Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” — earned her a Grammy Award and a Grammy nomination, respectively, and will undoubtedly evoke many tears of nostalgia from audience members when she plays them at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St.) on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42 to $62; visit www.ticketssantafe.org or call 505-988-1234. — J.L.