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Regional Artists Exhibit at Art Austerlitz

(AUSTERLITZ, N.Y.) – Works by about a dozen artists from the Berkshire and Hudson Valley regions will be featured in the exhibit Coming Soon at Art Austerlitz. The exhibition, featuring works by Reed Anderson, Great Barrington, Mass.; Peter Bradley-Cohen, Hudson, N.Y.; Ruth Freeman, Newburgh, N.Y.; Ghost of a Dream, Wassaic, N.Y.; Joan Grubin, Hillsdale, N.Y.;…

From Farm to Pizza in the Hudson Valley

(KINDERHOOK, N.Y.) – Columbia County’s organic Katchkie Farm will become one of New York’s only “pizza farms” courtesy of Neapolitan-style pie master Rafi Bildner, who will be in residence with a pop-up of his Hilltown Hot Pies on the 60-acre farm every weekend, Thursday-Sunday, beginning on Thursday July 23, 2020, and running through September 20,…

The Mount Receives $300K NEH Grant  

(LENOX, Mass.) — The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will fund humanities-related programs and staff positions through December 2020. The award allows The Mount to expand its roster of online literary conversations and move forward with reopening as a historic house…

Seth Rogovoy to Give Virtual Presentation on Bob Dylan

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Author Seth Rogovoy will deliver a virtual multimedia presentation called “The Kabbalah of Bob Dylan” on Thursday, June 18, 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 review Bob Dylan’s life and career…

HDC Gives Another $3,000 to Six Artists

(HUDSON, N.Y., May 27, 2020) – Six creative workers will share a total of $3,000 in stipends in a third round of funding from the Hudson Arts Emergency Program, a community-funded, WPA-style project run by the Hudson Development Corporation, supporting individual artists for projects that speak to life in Hudson during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.…

German Film About Palestinian/Israeli Youth Orchestra Has Berkshire Ties

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Crescendo, a German film about a Palestinian/Israeli youth orchestra put together by a German conductor to play at a peace conference, is screening online via the Triplex in Great Barrington, Mass. Well-known Berkshirite Stephen Glantz is one of the film’s co-writers.   Loosely inspired by Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, award-winning…

Phoebe Legere Headlines Lower East Side Virtual Festival

(NEW YORK, N.Y.) – The multitalented visual and performing artist Phoebe Legere headlines an all-star list of Lower East Side performers and arts professionals from the Theater for the New City celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday, May 23, at 8pm online at Theater for the New City. Other performers include Austin Pendelton, F. Murray…

$8,000 Awarded to 16 Hudson Artists in 2nd Round of Emergency Funding

( HUDSON, N.Y., May 12, 2020) – Sixteen creative workers will share a total of $8,000 in stipends in a second round of funding 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. The first round of funding…

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…