Democrats Need to Unite for Victory Now

Anna Peretz Rogovoy and Garnet Henderson Share Evening of New Dance at the Flea in NYC

Natalia Zukerman and Anne Heaton Bring Songs, Stories, and Images to Helsinki Hudson

Pinter’s ‘Betrayal’ Stays True to Itself

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Democrats Need to Unite for Victory Now

by Seth Rogovoy The Democratic candidates for president need to stop running against each other and unite in one single task: to defeat Donald Trump. This should be the sine qua non of their campaigns. When they run against each other, they make themselves look small and ineffectual, like Lilliputians turned against each other rather…

Natalia Zukerman and Anne Heaton Bring Songs, Stories, and Images to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Singer-songwriter and visual artist Natalia Zukerman and singer-songwriter and storyteller Anne Heaton will bring songs, stories, and pictures to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, December 5, at 8pm. Zukerman will perform excerpts from her one-woman show, “The Women Who Rode Away,” which had its work-in-progress debut at Club Helsinki Hudson two years…

Pinter’s ‘Betrayal’ Stays True to Itself

by Seth Rogovoy (NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., October 24, 2019) – Seeing the revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal currently on Broadway (at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd, running through December 8), reminds a theatergoer of the pleasures to be found in pure drama. By that I mean drama that isn’t about…

The Kabbalah of Buster Keaton

by Seth Rogovoy Had it not been for Erik Weisz, the Hungarian-born, Wisconsin-raised son of a rabbi, one of the most influential film artists of all time may have been just an ordinary Joe rather than the extraordinary Buster Keaton, the renowned comic actor, director, and stunt performer widely regarded as one of the greatest…

Dream Away Lodge Adds Handmade Pizza to Menu in August

(BECKET, Mass.) – For the month of August, Hilltown Hot Pies, a pizza pop-up restaurant, has landed at Dream Away Lodge, serving up handmade, Neapolitan-inspired sourdough pizza. Rafi Bildner, a trained pizzaiolo who has honed his pizza-making skills under some of the best pizza chefs in the world, has returned home to the Berkshires for…

(Concert Review) Pretenders, MASS MoCA, 7.26.19

Pretenders MASS MoCA North Adams, Mass. Friday, July 26, 2019 Review by Seth Rogovoy NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Forty-one years ago, after several false starts, Akron, Ohio-native Chrissie Hynde — having long since moved to London — finally succeeded in forming a band that could realize onstage and in the recording studio the sounds she…

The Pretenders to Play MASS MoCA in July

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Legendary rock group The Pretenders – led by founder-singer-guitarist and animal-rights activist Chrissie Hynde, who writes the band’s songs – will perform at MASS MoCA on Friday, July 26, 2019, at 8pm, in an outdoor concert at Joe’s Field. This concert marks the band’s only North American appearance during summer 2019.…

Richard Thompson, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar Added to Tanglewood Lineup

(LENOX, Mass.) – English folk-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson, feminist folk-rock hero Melissa Etheridge, and 1980s pop-rocker Pat Benatar have been added to Tanglewood’s ever-growing Popular Artist Lineup for the summer 2019 season. Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will also appear at Tanglewood this summer, joining an already packed lineup including…

The Right-Wing Plot Against Leftists

by Seth Rogovoy At the bathroom sink the other day, I reached my right hand across the faucet to give myself a squirt from the soap-pump dispenser, which somehow wound up on the left side of the sink (stage right for those of you who are theatrically inclined). It was an unnatural movement; it didn’t…

Seth Rogovoy to Offer Live Summer 2019 Berkshire Cultural Previews

Seth Rogovoy is offering live multimedia previews of the Summer 2019 Berkshire cultural scene, encompassing the region’s abundance of theater, classical and popular music, dance, and visual arts. Every summer, Berkshire cultural venues expand their programming, making it nearly impossible for any one individual to navigate the exciting maze of what is happening around the…

MYSTERY TRAIN: ‘Berkshire Flyer’ to Nowhere

MYSTERY TRAIN: Given what they are proposing, you have to wonder if any of those pushing the so-called Berkshire Flyer train connection between Pittsfield and New York City have ever made the trip itself – or if they even live in the Berkshires. The proposal, which will cost $614,000 and is supposedly nearing reality, is…

Seth Rogovoy to Produce Yiddish Concert at Carnegie Hall

(NEW YORK CITY) – Author and Yiddish music expert Seth Rogovoy is producing an evening of Yiddish music and culture for Carnegie Hall featuring top artists from the classical, Broadway, and Yiddish music worlds, including pianist Evgeny Kissin, violinist Gil Shaham, Tony Award-winning musical actress Katrina Lenk (“The Band’s Visit,” “Indecent”), and clarinetist David Krakauer.…