HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Nov 15-19, 2017

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Nov 15-19, 2017

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

Slam Poet Taylor Mali to Bring Spoken Word to Helsinki Hudson

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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…

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…

Natalia Zukerman, Taylor Mali, Everton Sylvester Headline Fall 2017 ‘Rogovoy Salon’ Series at Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Singer-songwriter Natalia Zukerman (October 22), slam poet Taylor Mali (November 12), and funk poet Everton Sylvester (December 3) will headline the fall 2017 season of the monthly “Rogovoy Salon” music, literary, and art series curated and hosted by music journalist Seth Rogovoy at Club Helsinki Hudson. After a successful summer of concerts…

Silk Road Ensemble, David Krakauer, Marc Ribot Headline NYC Benefit Concert for Free Speech

(NEW YORK CITY) – Abraham Inc., the superstar Yiddish-funk group featuring world-renowned clarinetist David Krakauer, hip-hop renegade Socalled, and funk genius Fred Wesley, headlines an all-star lineup, including guitarist Marc Ribot and members of the Silk Road Ensemble, in a concert to benefit the NYCLU/ACLU at Symphony Space in Manhattan on Sunday, September 24, at…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, August 23-27, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including club-inspired modern dance; brassy soul from the West Coast; photography and multimedia art; and more.     EPHRAT ASHERIE DANCE BRINGS CUTTING-EDGE STREET DANCE to PS21 (CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Ephrat Asherie Dance brings its blend of street and…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, August 23-27

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a striking juxtaposition of illustrator and choreographer at Jacob’s Pillow; Shakespeare outdoors; opera; swing, and a whole lot more.     MAIRA KALMAN and JOHN HEGINBOTHAM JOIN FORCES at JACOB’S PILLOW (BECKET, Mass.) – “The Principles of Uncertainty,”…

Music Inn to Be Celebrated at The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) –  The Music Inn will be remembered at “The Life and Times of Music Inn,” a multimedia celebration at The Mount on Friday, August 25, at 3pm, as part of the year-long Lenox 250th Celebration. The event will feature stories, video, audio tracks, memorabilia, and other Music Inn memories. From 1950 to 1979,…

Festival of Photography & Multimedia Art Returns to Hudson Hall

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – “Just the Facts,” the second annual LightField Festival of Photography & Multimedia Art, returns to Hudson Hall now through September 30, with an exhibition, artist talks, film screenings, workshops, and a panel discussion. Curated by Anna Van Lenten, LightField’s founding director, “Just the Facts” features photography and video work by six distinguished…