HudsonValleyWeekend

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

(Concert Review) Nick Lowe, Club Helsinki Hudson, 8.21.13

Review by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y., August 22, 2013) – A friend may have said it best when he turned to me midway through Nick Lowe’s superb solo concert at Club Helsinki Hudson on Wednesday night and asked, “Is this what it would have been like if Buddy Holly had lived?” Probably. Mix in a…

HudsonValleyWeekend, Aug 21-25, 2013

  PREVITE STIRRING UP WICKED ‘BREW’ at HELSINKI (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Renowned jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte kicked off the Voodoo Orchestra North series this past Monday night at Club Helsinki Hudson with a scintillating exploration of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew” with the aid of a magical octet of…

RUBBERBANDance Group Blends Hip Hop and Classical Dance at PS21

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Canadian dance company RUBBERBANDance Group brings its fusion of hip-hop, ballet and modern dance to PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century on Friday and Saturday, August 23 and 24, 2013, at 8pm. The ensemble will perform Gravity of Center, which follows the journey of five dancers representing a family, a nomadic…

Local Rockers the Faux Meek to Perform at Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Faux Meek, a relatively new indie-rock group comprised of members of some of the region’s most popular bands, bring their moody style of organic drone-rock featuring vocal harmonies, electric guitar and dreamy keyboards in a return engagement to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 9pm. The band is…

Dawn Upshaw, Experimental Theater, Chamber and Orchestral Concerts Fill Bard’s Fisher Center Fall 2013

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — Soprano Dawn Upshaw, composer Joan Tower, pianist Jeffrey Kahane, the American Symphony Orchestra, and two experimental theater pieces will entertain audiences at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College from September through December 2013. Theatrical programs include a performance of the award-winning theater piece, No Child… by…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Aug 14-19, 2013

NEW JAZZ SERIES PAYS TRIBUTE to 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…

Images of Masculinity at Carrie Haddad Gallery

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Man Show, a group exhibition exploring aspects of masculinity through nine contemporary artists, will be on view at Carrie Haddad Gallery from Thursday, August 15 through Sunday, September 15, 2013, with an artist’s reception on Saturday, August 17, from 6 to 8pm. There will be a talk by several of the…

Bryony Lavery Play Has American Premiere at Stageworks/Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Stockholm, an award-winning play by Tony Award-nominated playwright Bryony Lavery, gets its American premiere at Stageworks/Hudson from Wednesday, August 14, through Sunday, September 1, 2013. Incorporating theater and movement, Stockholm is a visual, physical and poetic exploration of one day in the life of Todd and Kali, an exuberant couple who have,…

Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater Brings Comic Approach to PS21

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Ordinary Festivals, a dance-theater piece for 300 oranges, seven performers, and two knives, is among those that will be performed by Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century on Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17, 2013, as part of PS21’s comedy-themed season. Also on the program is Oashisu,…