(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Grammy Award-nominated North Mississippi Allstars bring their blues-infused rock ‘n’ roll to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, March 2, at 8pm. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson, sons of the late, legendary Memphis musician and producer Jim Dickinson (whose credits include Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones), form the core of North Mississippi Allstars, which was founded in 1996. Right out of the gate, their 2000 debut album, “Shake Hands With Shorty,” garnered them a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues album. Two more nominations followed in the same category for subsequent recordings.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The House, a darkly comic puppet drama about the changing of the guard at a family-owned funeral home, will be staged by Denmark’s Sofie Krog Teater at Hudson Opera House on Saturday, March 1, at 7pm, and Sunday, March 2, at 4pm. Working with Spanish puppeteer David Faraco, award-winning Danish puppeteer Sofie Krog has created an ensemble of weird and wonderful puppets, all united by the story of The House; a character in itself.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Upstate New York’s own ska-reggae group, the Big Takeover, celebrates the release of its new recording, “Children of the Rhythm,” with a release party at Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, March 1, at 9pm. The group’s third album, “Children of the Rhythm” boasts the band’s signature blend of upbeat, horn-inflected ska, deep, funky reggae grooves, soulful melodies, and dub dropouts.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Gallery owner Carrie Haddad has wild, whimsical and eclectic taste in artworks, and this is always reflected in the shows she hangs at her eponymous Carrie Haddad Gallery. The current exhibition, Modern Artists, featuring contemporary painting and photography and running through March 2, is no exception. I love Carrie’s shows, because she mixes and matches artists of seemingly wildly different temperaments and approaches. The only thing that unifies them is that she likes them, and that’s just fine with me.