(Concert Review) Richard Thompson, Club Helsinki Hudson, 4.23.15

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, April 23-26, 2015

New Tina Packer Book ‘Women of Will’ to Be Feted at Shakespeare & Co.

Exhibition of Painted Porcelain Sculptures at IAP Truly a ‘Family Affair’

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(Concert Review) Richard Thompson, Club Helsinki Hudson, 4.23.15

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson Club Helsinki Hudson Hudson, N.Y. Thursday, April 23, 2015   Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – About halfway through Richard Thompson’s masterful solo concert at Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday night, he played an original song that I hadn’t heard before (it might be one of a selection of new…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, April 23-26, 2015

Sergei Isupov, “Crosscurrent” 2015, porcelain, slip, glaze, 11.5 x 23 x 6" (photo: John Polak)

LITERARY DEATH MATCH RETURNS to THE MOUNT (LENOX, Mass.) – Authors Jedediah Berry, Arda Collins, Ron Currie Jr., Paul La Farge, Courtney Maum, Sue Smith and Jenny Zigrino will take part in a Literary Death Match at The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home, on Friday, April 24, at 8pm. Four of these authors will read original…

New Tina Packer Book ‘Women of Will’ to Be Feted at Shakespeare & Co.

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(LENOX, Mass.) – Tina Packer, Shakespeare & Company’s founding artistic director, actor, writer — and one of the country’s foremost experts on Shakespeare — celebrates the publication of her new book, “Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare’s Plays,” in the Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 7:30pm.…

Exhibition of Painted Porcelain Sculptures at IAP Truly a ‘Family Affair’

Sergei Isupov, “Crosscurrent” 2015, porcelain, slip, glaze, 11.5 x 23 x 6" (photo: John Polak)

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Family Affair, a group exhibition featuring painted porcelain sculptures created by Sergei Isupov, Kadri Pärnamets, and their five-year-old daughter, Roosi Isupov, opens at Independent Art Projects (IAP) on the MASS MoCA campus on Saturday, April 25, 2015, and remains on view through May 25, 2015. There will be an opening reception…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, April 23-26-2015

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MELORA CREAGER to ACCOMPANY SILENT MOVIE with ORIGINAL MUSIC at  TSL (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Melora Creager, founder and leader of indie-rock band Rasputina, will perform her original score to the silent film classic, “A Trip to The Moon,” with her band, the Calico Indians, featuring Ryder Cooley and other regional musicians, at TSL on Thursday,…

Melora Creager to Accompany Silent Movie with Original Music at TSL

Melora Creager

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Melora Creager, founder and leader of indie-rock band Rasputina, will perform her original score to the silent film classic, “A Trip to The Moon,” with her band, the Calico Indians, featuring Ryder Cooley and other regional musicians, at TSL on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 8pm. Additionally, Patrick Higgins (Z’s), John Rosenthal,…

Literary Death Match Returns to The Mount

Jenny Zigrino

(LENOX, Mass.) – Authors Jedediah Berry, Arda Collins, Ron Currie Jr., Paul La Farge, Courtney Maum, Sue Smith and Jenny Zigrino will take part in a Literary Death Match at The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home, on Friday, April 24, at 8pm. Four of these authors will read original work before a panel of three all-star judges.…

BIFF Hosts ‘Animal House’ Screening and Reunion Party

Animal House poster

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – An unprecedented cast reunion and screening of “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” the classic 1978 comedy directed by John Landis and starring the late John Belushi, will take place at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 7pm, in a presentation by the Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF). Cast members expected…

Basilica Hudson to Host 24-Hour ‘Drone’ Festival

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(HUDSON, N.Y.) – 24-HOUR DRONE: Experiments in Sound and Music, an immersive event and all-encompassing experience featuring musicians from the region and beyond experimenting in electronic, psychedelic, classical, non-Western and instrumental drone music for a full 24 hours, inaugurates the fifth season at Basilica Hudson on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 3pm, running through Sunday,…

Buffalo Stack Brings Bluesy Roots-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

Buffalo Stack

  (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson’s own Buffalo Stack brings its bluesy brand of roots-rock to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, April 25, at 9pm. With slide blues guitar, gospel organ chords, New Orleans-style horns, and group harmonies, bluesy roots-rockers Buffalo Stack can’t help but recall Woodstock heroes the Band. In fact, it was at Levon Helm’s barn…

(Concert Review) BoDeans, Colonial Theater, Pittsfield, Mass., 4.16.15

BoDeans

BoDeans Colonial Theater Pittsfield, Mass. Thursday, April 16, 2015 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Time and trends may have finally come around for the BoDeans, who have played an Americana-tinged style of heartland rock since forming in Wisconsin in 1983, during the reign of new-wave, dance-rock and hair-metal, and years before…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Apr 16-21, 2015

BoDeans

KENNY ARONOFF to HELP BoDEANS ROCK the COLONIAL (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – It will be a special homecoming when heartland rockers the BoDeans perform at the Colonial on Thursday, April 16, at 7:30pm, as the group is touring with Stockbridge native and local hero Kenny Aronoff – one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll drummers in…

Caroline Rose Brings Postmodern Blues to Williams Inn

Caroline Rose  by Jer Coons 2

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Caroline Rose, named by NPR’s Bob Boilen as his favorite discovery at 2014’s Americana Music Festival, brings her unique style of postmodern blues to the Tavern at the Williams Inn on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm), as part of the Barntone Sessions series. Described by Boilen as…

Photographer Sally Eagle Shares Recent Images of Cuba at Berkshire Museum

'Cuban Street Mural' by Sally Eagle

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Photographer Sally Eagle presents “Cuba at the Turning Point,” an illustrated talk on her recent trip to the Caribbean island much in the enws of late, at Berkshire Museum on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 10:30 am. Eagle spent three weeks traveling around Cuba in December 2014, photographing the everyday lives of…

HudsonValleyWeekend, April 15-21, 2015

Over the Rhine

AMERICANA DUO OVER THE RHINE BRINGS GLISTENING HARMONIES to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Ohio-based folk-Americana group Over the Rhine brings its glistening harmonies and wistful ballads to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, April 17, at 9pm. Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist are the core of Over the Rhine, named after the Cincinnati neighborhood from…