Seth Rogovoy to Give Virtual Lectures on Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen

Frank London and Adeena Karasick Join Forces for ‘Salomé’

‘New Realism’ Exhibit at Bernay Fine Art

Group Show Features Works by 30 Hudson Artists at Hudson Milliner Art Salon

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Seth Rogovoy to Give Virtual Lectures on Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen

(EVANSTON, Ill.) – Author Seth Rogovoy will be presenting two virtual multimedia lectures on Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen on behalf of Beth Emet: The Free Synagogue, of Evanston, Ill., on Thursday, November 12, at 8pm Eastern Time (Dylan) and on Thursday, November 19, at 8pm Eastern Time (Cohen). Each talk will be followed a…

Frank London and Adeena Karasick Join Forces for ‘Salomé’

(NEW YORK, N.Y., October 14, 2020) – Years in the making, Salomé: Woman of Valor, a spoken-word-with- music collaboration between poet Adeena Karasick and composer/musical visionary Frank London, is now available in recorded form. Like Patti Smith before her, Karasick draws upon history, literature, religious iconography, and pop culture for her dense, heavily dusted sound…

‘New Realism’ Exhibit at Bernay Fine Art

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Works by six Berkshire artists are included in “The New Realism,” a new exhibition at Bernay Fine Art opening on Friday, October 9. The gallery’s new exhibition promotes contemporary artists working in the genre of realism. Featured artists include Stephanie Anderson, Warner Friedman, Jessica Hess, Phil Knoll, David Ricci, and David…

Now That I’m 60 …

by Seth Rogovoy   I turned sixty just about a half year ago, almost exactly on the day that the pandemic-induced lockdown began. The small party planned to mark this milestone was postponed, and the day itself came and went with little celebration. Instead, it marked the beginning of my four-month solo quarantine, until the…

‘A Show of Hands’ Exhibit at September Gallery

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – A Show of Hands, a group exhibition featuring work by 25 artists united around the themes of isolation and connectedness expressed through images of human hands, goes on view at September Gallery on Friday, September 18, and runs through November 1, 2020. Artists represented in the exhibit include Katherine Bradford, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo,…

Danielia Cotton and Samirah Evans Bring Jazz, Soul, Rock to BTG

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Singers Danielia Cotton and Samirah Evans bring their blend of jazz, soul, gospel, New Orleans music and rock to the Stockbridge campus of Berkshire Theatre Group for back-to-back concerts under the tent outside the Unicorn Theatre on Saturday, September 19, at 2pm, and Sunday, September 20, at 2pm, respectively. Danielia Cotton is…

June Millington Brings Pioneering Women’s Rock to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – June Millington, cofounder of one of the first all-women rock bands and the “godmother” of “women’s music,” performs two back-to-back concerts in Courtyard D at MASS MoCA on Saturday, September 19, at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. June Millington made history in the 1960s as the cofounder and guitarist of Fanny, one of…

Heidi Pitlor to Discuss New Novel via The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) – Heidi Pitlor will discuss her new novel, Impersonation, with her editor, Kathy Pories, in a free, online program presented by The Mount on Thursday, September 10, at 4pm, streamed live via Zoom. Impersonation has been called a timely, bitingly funny, and insightful story of ambition, motherhood, and class. Jennifer Shattock calls it…

Marco Benevento Brings Keyboard Jams to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Marco Benevento performs two solo shows featuring his soulful keyboard jams in Courtyard D at MASS MoCA on Saturday, September 12, at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Benevento will perform a selection from his lengthy discography — including tracks from his bands the Benevento/Russo Duo, Garage A Trois, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead,…

Karin Schaefer, Hideyo Okamura Exhibit Work at Bernay Fine Art

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Works by five abstract artists, including Karin Schaefer, Hideyo Okamura, Dana Piazza, Lynda Schlosberg, and Barbara Takenaga, go on view at Bernay Fine Art in Lines and Colors, on view starting Thursday, September 3 through Monday, October 5, 2020. The gallery’s new exhibition promotes contemporary artists from the United States and…

Regional Cultural Preview, Aug 31-Sept 6, 2020

Karin Schaefer, Hideyo Okamura Exhibit Work at Bernay Fine Art (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Works by five abstract artists, including Karin Schaefer, Hideyo Okamura, Dana Piazza, Lynda Schlosberg, and Barbara Takenaga, go on view at Bernay Fine Art in Lines and Colors, on view starting Thursday, September 3 through Monday, October 5, 2020.    …

Reed Foehl Brings Original Folk-Rock to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Reed Foehl brings his rootsy brand of original folk-rock to Courtyard D outdoors at MASS MoCA on Saturday, September 5, at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.   Best known locally as the founder and singer-guitarist of the folk-rock group Acoustic Junction, Reed Foehl has an innate gift for hook-laden tunes.…

Sean Rowe Brings Gritty Folk-Rock Poetry to the Foundry

(WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Singer-songwriter Sean Rowe will bring his gritty folk-rock poetry to The Foundry on Saturday, September 5 at 7:30pm. A throwback to 1970s-era soulful rock poets like Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison, Rowe boasts an impossibly deep and rich baritone, a gift for melody, and a knack for the perfectly…

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Perform Benefit Concert at the Colonial

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell will perform a rare, intimate cabaret concert outside under a tent at the Colonial Theatre on Saturday, September 5 at 8pm. The concert is a benefit for Berkshire Theatre Group, with a portion of proceeds going to The Actors Fund and Black Theatre United. Dubbed “the last…

Ann Hampton Callaway in Online Cabaret for BSC

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Singer and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway performs Diva Power, a tribute to great female vocalists and singer-songwriters including Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Edith Piaf, Etta James, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell, in an online cabaret for Barrington Stage Company on…

Trio of Artists on View at Pamela Salisbury Gallery

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Works by Don Voisine, Robert Palumbo, and Lisa Ivory go on view at Pamela Salisbury Gallery on Friday, September 4, with an opening reception at 5-7pm. The artworks will remain on view through Sunday, October 4, 2020.   Don Voisine’s Time Out exhibit highlights recent paintings and works on paper that reflect…

25 Hudsonians to Collect $500 Per Month for Five Years

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Twenty-five residents of Hudson will be selected to receive $500 per month for five years as part of HudsonUP, a new universal basic income (UBI) pilot program founded by The Spark of Hudson and the Humanity Forward Foundation. The program is being designed to benefit the community of Hudson and to demonstrate…