BerkshireWeekend

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the great Berkshire region.

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon Brings New Duo to MASS MoCA

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(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Sonic Youth cofounder Kim Gordon brings her newest musical project, Body/Head — a Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd-inspired improvisational duo – to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 8pm. Joining Gordon will be Northampton-based free-noise guitarist Bill Nace. Kim Gordon rose to prominence as co-founder, bassist,…

TV Comic Loni Love Heads to Colonial

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(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Nationally acclaimed comedienne Loni Love brings her stand-up tour to the Colonial Theatre on March 7, 2014, at 8pm. Love is co-host of the new daytime talk show “The Real,” a guest DJ for “The Ellen Show,” a regular panelist on E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” co-host of “CafeMocha Radio Show,” and author of…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, March 5-9, 2014

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NEW MASS MoCA INSTALLATION REIMAGINES WHISTLER’S ‘PEACOCK ROOM’  (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – In his first major museum exhibition on the East Coast, painter Darren Waterston‘s installation Filthy Lucre – the centerpiece of his exhibition Uncertain Beauty – reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s decorative masterpiece Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (1876-77). The exhibition, for…

Afropop Legend Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi to Perform at Helsinki Hudson

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(HUDSON, N.Y.) – One of Afropop’s living legends, Oliver Mtukudzi, bring his fusion of traditional Zimbabwean music and African funk along with his band, the Black Spirits, to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, March 7, 2014, at 9pm. Mtukudzi is so renowned in his native land and throughout Southern Africa that his nickname, “Tuku,” has…

Stephen Kellogg Band Brings Original Folk-Rock to Club Helsinki Hudson

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(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Folk-rock singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg returns to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, March 6, at 8pm, for the final swing of his “All Love, Future’s Bright” tour with the Stephen Kellogg Band, celebrating the release of his ninth studio album, “Blunderstone Rookery.” Kellogg got his start in the thriving new-folk scene of Northampton,…

Performance Artist Jeanine Durning Brings ‘inging’ to Williams College

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(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Movement artist Jeanine Durning brings her solo performance experiment, inging, to the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance’s Directing Studio at Williams College on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, and Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8pm both nights. The program is being presented as part of the ’62 Center’s Off-CenterSeries, whose stated mission…

New MASS MoCA Installation Reimagines Whistler’s ‘Peacock Room’

Darren Waterston, Filthy Lucre, 2014

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – In his first major museum exhibition on the East Coast, painter Darren Waterston‘s installation Filthy Lucre – the centerpiece of his exhibition Uncertain Beauty – reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s decorative masterpiece Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room (1876-77). The exhibition, for which the artist has been in residency at…

Cowboy Junkies to Return to Mahaiwe

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(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Canadian indie-rock group Cowboy Junkies return to the Mahaiwe with a new batch of their patented alternative country/blues/folk rock songs on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 8pm. With its quiet, Velvet Underground-influenced drone-rock combined with a rootsy, country-folk approach, the Cowboy Junkies were one of the original bands to give birth…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, February 26-March 2, 2014

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COLORADO RIVER SALUTED in LIVE MUSIC VIDEO with GRAMMY-WINNING CHORAL GROUP at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Water Songs: Ha Tay G’am, a new live music and video project exploring the profound history of the Colorado River, featuring compositions by John Luther Adams, William Brittelle, Shara Worden, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Paola Prestini performed…