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Ann Hampton Callaway in Online Cabaret for BSC

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Singer and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway performs Diva Power, a tribute to great female vocalists and singer-songwriters including Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Edith Piaf, Etta James, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell, in an online cabaret for Barrington Stage Company on…

Trio of Artists on View at Pamela Salisbury Gallery

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Works by Don Voisine, Robert Palumbo, and Lisa Ivory go on view at Pamela Salisbury Gallery on Friday, September 4, with an opening reception at 5-7pm. The artworks will remain on view through Sunday, October 4, 2020.   Don Voisine’s Time Out exhibit highlights recent paintings and works on paper that reflect…

25 Hudsonians to Collect $500 Per Month for Five Years

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Twenty-five residents of Hudson will be selected to receive $500 per month for five years as part of HudsonUP, a new universal basic income (UBI) pilot program founded by The Spark of Hudson and the Humanity Forward Foundation. The program is being designed to benefit the community of Hudson and to demonstrate…

Regional Cultural Preview, August 24-30, 2020

  2nd Annual Hudson Eye Arts Festival Goes Live and ‘Touchless’ (HUDSON, N.Y.) — The Hudson Eye – Edition #2, an artist-driven, 10-day annual public program with a focus on dance, music, performance, film, visual art, and “Hot Topic” panel discussions covering topics of concern to the creative community of Hudson and beyond, runs from…

Virtual ‘Rally’ on Police Reform to Include Broad Spectrum of Speakers

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson, civil rights attorney and activist Mark Mishler, retired NYS Investigator Joyce St. George, Chatham Village police chief Peter Volkmann, and others will be taking part in a livestream Zoom Forum on Saturday, August 29, 3-5pm, to discuss the power of citizens to reclaim the criminal justice system, increasing…

Regional Cultural Preview, August 21-24, 2020

  Bobby Sweet Brings Folk-Rock to BTG (STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Country-folk singer-songwriter Bobby Sweet brings his award-winning, Berkshire-bred brand of folk-rock to the Unicorn Theatre Patio on the Stockbridge campus of Berkshire Theatre Group on Saturday, August 22, at 7pm, as part of Bobbie’s Summer Series. Sweet will be joined by fellow musicians Pete Adams…

(Book Review) ‘How to Be Depressed’ by George Scialabba

by Seth Rogovoy   I forget where or exactly when I caught wind of this book – it may have been just a few weeks ago, in an advertisement in a literary journal – but it was the title that really grabbed me at first. “Oh good,” I thought to myself ironically.  “Finally, a how-to…

‘Pattern Play’ Group Show Opens at Carrie Haddad Gallery

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Pattern Play, a group exhibit featuring new works by Donise English, Bruce Murphy, Vincent Pomilio, Susan Stover, and Stephen Walling, is on view at Carrie Haddad Gallery from Wednesday, August 12, through October 11. This exhibit examines a range of gestural and graphic pattern variations in abstract painting and sculpture. Opening receptions…

Seth Rogovoy to Moderate Discussion with Author Robert Kolker for Spencertown Academy Festival of Books

(SPENCERTOWN, N.Y.) – Author and journalist Seth Rogovoy will moderate a conversation with author and journalist Robert Kolker as part of the virtual Spencertown Academy Festival of Books on Wednesday, September 9, at 7:30pm. The discussion will focus on Kolker’s narrative nonfiction book, Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, a heartrending…