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HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, July 27-30, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a blues and gospel festival curated by Rory Block; a rare staging of an opera by Dvorak; Dweezil Zappa paying tribute to his father; and more.     RORY BLOCK HEADLINES GOSPEL & BLUES FEST WEEKEND at…

Berkshire PAC to Collaborate with NY-19 Dems to Defeat Faso

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The newly established Catskill Freedom Network will hold its first public event, an ice cream social and fundraiser, at the law offices of Sherwood Guernsey, located at 69 East Housatonic Street in Pittsfield, on Thursday, July 27, from 5pm to 7pm.  Guernsey, the founder and chair of the Catskill Freedom Network, is…

Jen Chapin to Bring Soulful, Jazzy ‘Urban Folk’ to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Singer-songwriter Jen Chapin brings her unique style of soulful, jazzy “urban folk” to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, August 13, at 7pm, as part of the Rogovoy Salon, a new music and literary series curated and hosted by cultural journalist and music critic Seth Rogovoy. “Jen is a remarkable songwriter, an untouchable…

Diana Ross, Melissa Etheridge Added to Tanglewood 2017 Lineup

  (LENOX, Mass.) – Motown icon Diana Ross and rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge have been added to the ever-growing 2017 Popular Artist Series at Tanglewood, with Ross  appearing in the Shed on Wednesday, August 30, at 7pm, and with Etheridge joining Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for a season-closing performance on Sunday, September 3,…

Bob Dylan to Inaugurate New Kingston, N.Y., Venue in June

(KINGSTON, N.Y.) – Bob Dylan, rock poet and Nobel Laureate, will perform with his band at the Hutton Brickyards, a new 3,500-seat riverfront concert venue, on Saturday, June 24, at 8pm (doors 6pm). The concert – a co-presentation of the Bardavon and the Brickyards – will inaugurate the venue at 200 North St., in Kingston. Tickets to the performance go…

Renovations Complete, Opera House to Reopen as Henry Hudson Hall

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The site of New York State’s oldest surviving theater, the Hudson Opera House, has completed the final phase of a major restoration project begun in April of 2016 and will reopen under the name Henry Hudson Hall. The 2017 season opens with The Proprietors Ball on Saturday, April 22, followed by a…