HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 21-25, 2018

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 21-25, 2018

Sinkane Brings Global Funk-Fusion to MASS MoCA

David Crosby, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, Ry Cooder Added to Tanglewood Lineup

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HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 21-25, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.     JOSEPH KECKLER BRINGS ALT-CABARET SOUNDS to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Alt-cabaret vocalist Joseph Keckler, whom the New York Times calls “an operatic singer whose range shatters the conventional boundaries of classical singing,” brings his…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 21-25, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     SINKANE BRINGS GLOBAL FUNK-FUSION to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, MASS.) – Sinkane brings his electrifying, socially conscious, world-funk sextet to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 24, at 8pm. The London-born, Sudan- and Ohio-raised…

Sinkane Brings Global Funk-Fusion to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, MASS.) – Sinkane brings his electrifying, socially conscious, world-funk sextet to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 24, at 8pm. The London-born, Sudan- and Ohio-raised Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane incorporates a wealth of musical influences in his unique, horn-laced soul fusion, reflecting his global background, with bits of Afro-pop, alt-rock, soul,…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 14-20, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.     SHEILA JORDAN, JOANNE BRACKEEN, QUARTETO MODERNO HEADLINE HUDSON JAZZ FESTIVAL (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Vocalist Sheila Jordan, pianist Joanne Brackeen, and Brazilian ensemble Quarteto Moderno headline the inaugural Hudson Jazz Festival at Hudson Hall from Friday,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 14-20, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     POLICA and STARGAZE BRING CUTTING-EDGE ELECTRO-POP FUSION to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Two of the world’s coolest music ensembles – Berlin’s new-music mavericks Stargaze and Minneapolis-based psychedelic electro-pop outfit Poliça, colored by vocalist Channy…

On ‘populism’ vs. ‘fascism’

“The use of the term populist is only one more way to cultivate the denial that the ghost of fascism is haunting our societies again and to deny the fact that liberal democracies have turned into their opposite: mass democracies deprived of the spirit of democracy.” – Rob Riemen, “To Fight Against This Age: On…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 8-13, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.     HELSINKI HUDSON CELEBRATES MARDI GRAS with TWO NEW ORLEANS FUNK SHOW (HUDSON, N.Y.) – It’s Mardi Gras week, and Club Helsinki Hudson – sometimes called “Tipitina’s North” – marks the occasion with not one but…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 7-13, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     SON LUX’S  RAFIQ BHATIA BRINGS SHIMMERING ELECTRO-JAZZ to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Son Lux guitarist Rafiq Bhatia brings his new trio and his genre-defying atmospheric sounds to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday,…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 31-Feb 4, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.     THE ORCHESTRA NOW PLAYS GERSHWIN at BARD (ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — The Orchestra Now will perform George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” together with works by Jennifer Higdon and Schumann, in the Fisher Center at Bard…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 31-Feb 4, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     ANNIE GUTHRIE BRINGS FOLK-POP to THE BARN (SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Singer-songwriter Annie Guthrie, a scion of America’s first family of folk, brings her unique spin on the tradition to the Barn at the Egremont Village…

Roger Daltrey, Steve Miller, Peter Frampton Join Tanglewood Summer Lineup

(LENOX, Mass.) – Classic rockers Roger Daltrey, Steve Miller, and Peter Frampton have been added to Tanglewood’s summer lineup of popular artists, which already includes Stephen Stills and Judy Collins (6/17), Bela Fleck and the Flecktones (6/29), James Taylor (7/3 & 4), and Steve Martin and Martin Short (9/2). Following in the wake of his…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 24-30, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.     EAST MEETS WEST in CONCERT at BARD (ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — On Sunday, January 28, at 3pm, Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts will host a celebratory concert to launch the Chinese Music Development Initiative,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 24-30, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.   WINTER OLYMPICS MEETS BIZET’S ‘CARMEN’ in ALICIA HALL MORAN’S ALT-OPERA ‘BREAKING ICE’ at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – In the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, two figure skaters representing America and East Germany battled for Olympic gold,…

Winter Olympics Meets Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ in Alicia Hall Moran’s Alt-Opera ‘Breaking Ice’ at MASS MoCA

  (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – In the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, two figure skaters representing America and East Germany battled for Olympic gold, both accompanied by music from “Carmen.” On Saturday, January 27, at 8pm, mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, herself a former figure skater, tells French composer Georges Bizet’s epic story in “Breaking Ice,” an…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 17-23, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     WILCO KEYBOARDIST and OTHERS BRING SPACE AGE SOUND and VISION to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – What do you get when your cross Wilco with NASA? You get Quindar, the multimedia duo featuring Wilco keyboardist…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 9-21, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.       TAYLOR LARSEN, JOE HAGAN and MICHELE FILGATE READ in VOLUME SERIES at SPOTTY DOG (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Authors Taylor Larsen (“Stranger, Father, Beloved”), Joe Hagan (“Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner…