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In Huge Blow to Berkshires, Tanglewood 2020 Season Canceled

by Seth Rogovoy   (LENOX, Mass., May 15, 2020) – There will be no unofficial kickoff to the Berkshire summer cultural season by Sweet Baby James. Tanglewood’s summer 2020 season has been cancelled, another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a huge blow to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and to the Berkshire economy, heavily reliant…

Seth Rogovoy to Give Virtual Presentation on Klezmer

(AMHERST, Mass.) – Author Seth Rogovoy will deliver a virtual multimedia presentation called “The Essential Klezmer” on Thursday, May 14, at 7pm, as part of the Yiddish Book Center’s ongoing series of Virtual Public Programs. In the talk, which includes narration, song clips, and video, Rogovoy will recount the evolution of klezmer from Old World…

Hudson Artists Receive $500 Stipends in 1st Round of Emergency Funding

(HUDSON, N.Y., May 4, 2020) – Cat Tyc, Spencer Bambrick, Sam Meyerson and Timothy McDowell are the first creative workers to receive funding in the form of $500 stipends from the Hudson Arts Emergency Program, a community-funded, WPA-style project, supporting individual artists for projects that speak to life in Hudson during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.…

WPA-Style Program to Fund Hudson Artists Projects

(HUDSON, N.Y., April 29, 2020) – The Hudson Arts Emergency Program, a community-funded, WPA-style project, will support individual artists with stipends for projects that speak to life in Hudson during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. A project developed by the Hudson Development Corporation (HDC) Emergency Cultural Task Force, the program seeks to create a means to…

Citywide Musical Fanfare Planned for NYC on Wednesday, April 29, at 7pm

(NEW YORK, N.Y.) – A newly composed symphonic fanfare called “For Our Courageous Workers” will be played by over 1,000 musicians and non-musicians alike on Wednesday, April 29, at 7pm, in New York City as part of the daily “cheer” honoring front-line workers serving the populace during the COVID-19 pandemic. The score has been arranged so…

Hudson Emergency Cultural Task Force

The Emergency Cultural Task Force (ECTF) is an effort launched by the Hudson Development Corporation (HDC) to assess the needs of the city’s arts and culture community posed by the COVID19 crisis, and to determine what efforts might be taken to help our community now, in the short term, and in the long term. The…

Shakespeare & Co. Postpones 2020 Summer Season to 2021

(LENOX, Mass.) – Shakespeare & Company is postponing its 2020 season until spring/summer 2021 due to the COVID19 pandemic. The company plans to move productions originally planned for May-September 2020 to its 2021 calendar, including King Lear with Christopher Lloyd and the outdoor production of Much Ado About Nothing in the Roman Garden Theatre. In…