HudsonValleyWeekend

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson Valley region.

Legendary Drummer Bobby Previte Leads New Jazz Series Dedicated to Electric Miles Davis at Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Voodoo Orchestra North, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte – a recent transplant to Hudson – and featuring many great upstate New York musicians, will kick off a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew,” at…

Hudson Valley Bounty Dinner Celebrates Five Years

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – The Hudson Valley Bounty ‘Taste of’ Dinner will take place at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Monday, August 5, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. This marks the Hudson Valley Bounty’s (HVB) fifth year producing the popular fundraising event at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The event returns to the fairgrounds this summer…

HudsonValleyWeekend, July 25-28, 2013

TANEYEV’S ‘ORESTEIA’ GETS U.S. PREMIERE at BARD SUMMERSCAPE (ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.) – The production of Oresteia, composed by Igor Stravinsky’s compatriot Sergey Taneyev, at the Bard SummerScape festival, from July 26, 2013, through August 4, marks the first time this towering work will have been staged in its entirety outside Russia. Boasting a predominantly Russian cast,…

Humorist Roy Blount Jr in Benefit Brunch for Columbia County Habitat

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Author and humorist Roy Blount Jr will speak to Columbia County Habitat for Humanity supporters at a brunch on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at 11:30am at Helsinki Hudson.  The celebrated author of 23 books will speak about his latest, Alphabetter Soup — The Joy of Text. The brunch will benefit Habitat’s next…

Local Author Koethi Zan Reads from New Thriller at Spotty Dog

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Local author Koethi Zan will celebrate her debut thriller, The Never List, with a reading and book signing at the Spotty Dog tonight (Thursday, July 25, 2013) at 7 pm. The Never List is a work of psychological suspense and terror that has been compared to books by Karin Slaughter, Laura Lippman,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 24-28, 2013

  BANG ON A CAN FESTIVAL BRINGS NEW MUSIC to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The 12th Annual Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, a utopian residency program dedicated entirely to the creation, study, and performance of the most adventurous music of our time, takes place now through Saturday, August…

One-Woman Physical Comedy Show Explores ‘Day in Life’ of Hilary Chaplain

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Latter-day vaudevillian Hilary Chaplain brings her award-winning solo show, “A Life In Her Day,” to PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 8pm, as part of PS21’s comedy-themed program of theater, music, film and dance. Regarded as one of America’s foremost physical comediennes, this quirky actress…