John Pizzarelli and Jane Monheit Team Up for Xmas Concert at Mahaiwe

Mini Twang-Rock Festival with Sarah Borges and Girls Guns and Glory Slated for Helsinki Hudson

Bruce Katz Band Brings Soul-Blues to Helsinki Hudson

Honky-Tonk Americana Festival Coming to Helsinki Hudson

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John Pizzarelli and Jane Monheit Team Up for Xmas Concert at Mahaiwe

Pizzarelli and Monheit at Tanglewood

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Popular jazz artists John Pizzarelli and Jane Monheit will join forces for a Christmas concert at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, December 27 at 8pm. Renowned seven-string jazz guitarist, singer, and bandleader John Pizzarelli addresses, in his own manner, repertoire associated with Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, and others. Known…

Bruce Katz Band Brings Soul-Blues to Helsinki Hudson

Bruce Katz

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Bruce Katz Band, featuring the legendary keyboardist and three-time Blues Music Award nominee Bruce Katz, will bring its organ-drenched blues-rock to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, December 27, at 9pm. Bruce Katz’s resume reads like a who’s who of blues and blues-rock. Playing piano and B3 organ, Katz has toured and…

Honky-Tonk Americana Festival Coming to Helsinki Hudson

'Sauerkraut' Seth Travins

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue, a mini-festival of regional Americana and honky-tonk performers hosted by “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins, returns to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, December 26, at 9pm. Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue includes an all-star cast of Hudson Valley roots musicians, including Pete Adams, Tony Kieraldo, Chris Neumann, Lukas Schwartz, Sasha Pearl, Jay “The…

Bobby Previte’s Voodoo Revue Headlines Half Moon New Year’s Eve Party

Bobby Previte at Helsinki Hudson (photo Seth Rogovoy)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Bandleader, composer and drummer Bobby Previte brings his Voodoo Revue, featuring an all-star cast of Hudson Valley improvisational jazz talent – to the Half Moon on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, at 10pm, in an event cosponsored by WGXC 90.7-FM and the Half Moon. DJ Marc Anthony Thompson, of WGXC’s “The…

Ira Glass, Benjamin Millepied, Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon, Martha Graham Dance, NDT2, and LINES at Jacob’s Pillow Summer 2015

Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez in 'Monchichi' (photo Nika Kramer)

(BECKET, Mass.) – Highlights of summer 2015 at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival include “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host,” a special dance and radio stage production starring public radio’s Ira Glass with Monica Bill Barnes; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2); Alonzo King LINES Ballet; Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon; and the…

HudsonValleyWeekend, Dec 17-21, 2014

'Seventh and Warren,' Ken Young

NEW PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT at CARRIE HADDAD GALLERY FEATURES 12 ARTISTS (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Works by a dozen photography artists comprise Photography 2015, a new exhibition on view at Carrie Haddad Gallery starting Wednesday, December 17, 2014, and running through Sunday, January 25, 2015. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, December…

The Bang Group Performs ‘Nut/Cracked’ at Bard College

A scene from the Bang Group's 'Nut/Cracked'

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Nut/Cracked, the Bang Group’s beloved, witty response to The Nutcracker, will be staged in the Fisher Center at Bard College on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 21, at 2pm. Showcasing choreography by David Parker ’81 with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Nut/Cracked takes its inspiration from all corners…

New Photography Exhibit at Carrie Haddad Gallery Features 12 Artists

Work by Newbold Bohemia

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Works by a dozen photography artists comprise Photography 2015, a new exhibition on view at Carrie Haddad Gallery starting Wednesday, December 17, 2014, and running through Sunday, January 25, 2015. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, December 20, 2014, from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition features new…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 17-21, 2014

Scene from 'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' at Shakespeare & Co. (photo Kevin Sprague)

RADIO PLAY VERSION of ‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’ at SHAKESPEARE & CO. (LENOX, Mass.) – “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” inspired by the classic 1946 film starring Donna Reed and James Stewart, returns to Shakespeare & Company for a limited run through December 28, 2014. Adapted by Joe Landry from the original…

Colonial Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Features 30 Berkshire Youth Actors

Scene from 'A Christmas Carol' at the Colonial

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Berkshire Theatre Group’s annual community production of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” this year featuring 30 talented young Berkshire county actors many of whom are returning to the Colonial Theatre and some who are performing for the first time, runs through December 22 at the Colonial Theatre. This year’s production includes 44…

Live Radio Play Version of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at Shakespeare & Co.

Scene from 'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' at Shakespeare & Co. (photo Kevin Sprague)

(LENOX, Mass.) – “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” inspired by the classic 1946 film starring Donna Reed and James Stewart, returns to Shakespeare & Company for a limited run through December 28, 2014. Adapted by Joe Landry from the original screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Joe Swerling, “It’s…

HudsonValleyWeekend, Dec 10-14, 2014

Robert Randolph

ROBERT RANDOLPH BRINGS GOSPEL-LACED SOUL-ROCK to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Robert Randolph and the Family Band bring their unique blend of gospel-influenced soul-rock to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, December 12, at 9pm. Randolph’s unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone‘s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list, and…

Ken Young’s Warren Street Paintings at Valley Variety

'Seventh and Warren,' Ken Young

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Warren Street, a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Ken Young that captureS life along the main commercial corridor of Hudson, goes on display at Valley Variety on Saturday, December 13, 2014, and remain on view through February 1, 2015. Young’s work as a landscape and portrait painter is grounded in realism.…