HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 13-17, 2017

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 13-19, 2017

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview Dec 7-10, 2017

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 7-10, 2017

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HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 13-17, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.   CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT BRINGS HOLIDAY JAZZ to BARD (ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — Grammy Award-winner Cécile McLorin Salvant, accompanied by pianist Sullivan Fortner, performs a mix of original compositions, timeless hits, and forgotten gems in the Fisher Center…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 13-19, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     ELIZABETH & the CATAPULT BRINGS FOLK-POP to THE BARN (SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and the Catapult, brings her cutting-edge folk-pop to the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview Dec 7-10, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.     LADY MOON & THE ECLIPSE BRING JAZZY SOUL to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Lady Moon is back – back as in she’s moved back home – and to celebrate her return to her Hudson,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 7-10, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     KRONOS QUARTET PERFORMS ‘LIVE DOCUMENTARY’ at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Filmmaker Sam Green pairs with the legendary Kronos Quartet for a work-in-progress performance of “A Thousand Thoughts,” a multimedia documentary about the radical string…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.     EVERTON SYLVESTER & SEARCHING for BANJO to BRING SPOKEN-WORD and REGGAE RHYTHMS to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Jamaican-born dub-poet Everton Sylvester and Searching for Banjo bring their unique blend of spoken word and deep…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview Nov 30-Dec 3 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     LONNIE HOLLEY BRINGS OUTSIDER MUSIC to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Artist and musician Lonnie Holley recorded his first album in 2012 at age 62 after making home recordings for more than two decades. Holley’s…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Nov 22-26, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson Valley region.       TARBOX RAMBLERS BRING RAW ROOTS-ROCK to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Tarbox Ramblers brings its patented blend of raw roots and blues music to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, November 25, at 9pm. Longtime…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Nov 22-26, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     SINGER-SONGWRITER MONICA RIZZIO BRINGS AMERICANA to THE BARN (SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – A few years ago, Monica Rizzio traded her membership in an East Texas bluegrass band to try her hand at the singer-songwriter craft, in…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Nov 15-19, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson Valley region.         JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE to BRING ORIGINAL FOLK-ROCK to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Americana music scion Justin Townes Earle – the son of Steve Earle – will bring his country-inflected brand of folk-rock…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Nov 15-19, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     LEE SERLE, MAYA ZBIB, and MATEO LOPEZ COMBINE FORCES in MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Australian choreographer Lee Serle presents a hands-on theater and sculpture work-in-progress exploring consumerism and individualism in America…

Funk-Poet Everton Sylvester to Bring Spoken Word and Reggae to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Jamaican-born funk-poet Everton Sylvester and Searching for Banjo bring their unique blend of spoken word and deep reggae grooves to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, December 3, at 7pm, as part of the monthly “Rogovoy Salon” music, literary, and art series curated and hosted by cultural journalist Seth Rogovoy. Sylvester’s song-poems recount…

Slam Poet Taylor Mali to Bring Spoken Word to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Champion slam poet Taylor Mali brings his tender and funny spoken word art to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, November 12, at 7pm, as part of the monthly “Rogovoy Salon” music, literary, and art series curated and hosted by cultural journalist Seth Rogovoy. Author-poet Taylor Mali is one of the few genuine…

Don’t Mock Jared Kushner for Identifying as a Woman

JARED KUSHNER was the subject of much mockery in the media yesterday, due to the discovery that he checked the box that says “female“ on her voter registration form. I say if Kushner wants to identify as a woman, then all power to her, and we should respect her wishes.            

When Will Hudson Take a Bite Out of Crime?

ONCE AGAIN HUDSON POLICE CHIEF L. Edward Moore stood before a group of citizens and asked for patience as police continue their investigation into seven shootings in the city over the past four months, including one where a man was killed in August. Moore’s appeal came at a monthly meeting of the Police Committee of the Hudson Common…

Proposed Berkshire Innovation Center Lacks Raison d’Etre

THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD has earmarked $1 million from the GE Economic Development Fund to jump start the stalled construction of the proposed Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC), according to iBerkshires. The 10-year-old project, which is purportedly going to be something between a business incubator and a research and development center, is proposed as a 20,000 square-foot facility at the…