HudsonValleyWeekend

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

Chris Smither to Perform at Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Folk-blues singer-songwriter Chris Smither performs at Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 9pm. Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for over 40 years, Smither is truly an American original. A profound songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, Smither continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk…

Original Stage Adaptation of Popular Russian Novel Premieres at Bard SummerScape

Adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita” Gets World Premiere Staging(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – An original stage adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s  The Master and Margarita, widely recognized as one of the greatest and most beloved Russian novels of the 20th century, will enjoy its world premiere as part of the Bard SummerScape festival in ten…

Give to the Rogovoy Report; Enjoy Dinner and a Show

For the next three weeks in July, three lucky contributors to the Rogovoy Report will win a free dinner for two at John Andrews Restaurant in Egremont, Mass., as well as a pair of tickets to a play at either Shakespeare & Company (in Lenox, Mass.) or Berkshire Theatre Group (in Pittsfield and Stockbridge, Mass.)…

Short Comedies by David Ives at PS21

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Long Ago and Far Away and other short comedies by playwright David Ives will be performed by Walking the Dog Theater company at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century from Friday, July 5, 2013, through Sunday, July 21. Ives is known for his verbal dexterity, theatrical invention, and quirky humor. David…

Lake Street Dive Brings Jazzy Pop to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Lake Street Dive brings its unique fusion of jazz, classical, pop, swing and soul to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, July 6, at 9pm. Lake Street Dive is a unique quartet with an approach like no other group you’ve ever heard. Four jazz- and classical-trained musicians who met at Boston’s New England…

Cabaret Star Ann Hampton Callaway Brings ‘Standards’ to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Jazz-pop vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway brings her cabaret show, “Celebrating The Great American Songbook,” to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, July 7, at 7pm, as part of the Helsinki on Broadway series presented in association with Showstoppers. Returning to Club Helsinki by popular demand, Callaway presents the best of Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers,…

Holmes Brothers Bring Funky Soul-Gospel to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Bluesy soul-gospel trio the Holmes Brothers bring their unique stew of Southern funk and Northern blues to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, July 5, at 9pm. Originally from Christchurch, Va., the New York City-based group has shared stages and recordings with Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Lou…

Paul Cebar Brings Experimental Rock to Helsinki

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring their funky brand of world-beat-influenced rock ‘n’ roll to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, July 4, at 8pm. Cebar’s quirky take on bluesy rock with an underpinning of R&B and jump blues, laced with his witty vocals, buzzfeed guitar licks, and gritty percussion raised on African, Latin and Caribbean influences, is like a Midwestern version…

Lyle Lovett to Perform at The Egg in Albany on July 5

(ALBANY, N.Y.) – Four-time Grammy Award-winner Lyle Lovett will perform at the Egg with his five-member Acoustic Group on Friday, July 5, 2013, at 8 pm, as part of the “American Roots & Branches” Concert Series. Lovett is one of contemporary pop music’s most brilliant and skilled songwriters and entertainers, and his live performances and…

New Exhibition of Contemporary Regional Scenes at Neumann Fine Art

(HILLSDALE, N.Y.) – There will be an opening reception for The Power of Place, an exhibition featuring oil paintings of contemporary regional scenes by Ken Young and Jeffrey L. Neumann, at Neumann Fine Art on Saturday, July 6, 2013, from 5 to 8 pm.  The two-man exhibition runs through September 2 and features two painters…