HudsonValleyWeekend

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

Sheila Jordan Headlines Jazz Workshop Performance

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Legendary jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan headlines the Hudson Jazzworks’ 7th annual Hudson Jazz Workshop Performance featuring Armen Donelian, Marc Mommaas, and participants in the workshop, on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at 3:30pm, at the Hudson Opera House. There will also be a free “Meet the Artists” symposium before the performance. Special guest artist/clinician…

Chuck Prophet Brings Original Roots-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Chuck Prophet, one of contemporary rock’s greatest songwriters, brings his group, the Mission Express, to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, August 10, at 9pm. Noir-rockabilly artist Sarah Borges will open the show. Both performers are favorites of Helsinki audiences, and are performing during the city’s all-encompassing Hudson Music Festival. Chuck Prophet writes…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Aug 1-4, 2013

MONICA BILL BARNES & CO. KICK OFF PS21 DANCE PROGRAM (CHATHAM, N.Y.) – New York City-based Monica Bill Barnes & Company (MBB & Co) will perform two evenings of humorous, contemporary dance at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century on Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3, 2013, at 8pm. As part of PS21‘s…

Monica Bill Barnes & Co. Kick Off PS21 Dance Program

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – New York City-based Monica Bill Barnes & Company (MBB & Co) will perform two evenings of humorous, contemporary dance at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century on Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3, 2013, at 8pm. As part of PS21‘s summer season of comedy, Monica Bill Barnes and her dance…

Simi Stone Brings ‘Mountain Motown’ to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Woodstock singer-songwriter Simi Stone brings her signature, upbeat “Mountain Motown” style of music to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 8pm. The multi-talented multi-instrumentalist tours with Simone Felice’s band, the Duke and the King, and has performed with Denis Leary’s band on Conan O’Brien’s TV show. Simi Stone can’t…

Maggie Estep and Others to Read from ‘Marijuana Chronicles’ at Spotty Dog

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Authors Maggie Estep, Linda Yablonsky, and Jonathan Santlofer will read their selections from The Marijuana Chronicles, a collection of new stories recently published by Akashic Books and edited by Santlofer, at Spotty Dog Books on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at 4pm. Brooklyn-based ensemble August Wells will provide musical entertainment at the reading,…

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,…