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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…

Helsinki Hudson Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Support Workers

(HUDSON, N.Y., March 13, 2020) – Helsinki Hudson has launched a community crowdfunding campaign to raise funds in support of members of its staff who have lost income due to the COVID-19 medical emergency. The campaign, called Help Support the Staff at Helsinki Hudson, uses the GoFundMe platform and is available at https://bit.ly/2Rlyezu All proceeds…

Williamstown Theatre Festival Cancels 2020 Season

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 7, 2020) – Williamstown Theatre Festival has cancelled its 2020 summer season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No plays will be mounted at its home in the ’62 Center for the Arts on the Williams College campus. The festival will, however, record the plays that were to be staged for the digital…

Jacob’s Pillow Cancels 2020 Summer Festival

(BECKET, Mass., March 31, 2020) — Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival announced today that it is canceling the 2020 summer season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jacob’s Pillow is the first major performing arts organization in the Berkshires to announce the cancellation of its summer season. Presumably in the coming days and weeks other venues, like…

Film Review: ‘Blow the Man Down’

by Seth Rogovoy Blow the Man Down is a quirky, indie film that I’ve seen described variously as a black comedy and a regional noir. I like both those genres, and I suppose Blow the Man Down combines a bit of both, along with a hefty dose of feminism and New England gothic (think Stephen…

Regional Cultural Preview, March 9-15, 2020

“Beyond Flamenco,” a mini-festival of contemporary flamenco, kicks off the spring season at PS21 in Chatham, N.Y., on Sunday, March 15, at 6pm, with Proceso Eterno (Eternal Process), featuring dancer-choreographer Patricia Guerrero. flamenco guitarist and composer Dani de Moron, vocalist Sergio El Colorao, and percussionist Agustin Diassera. On Friday, March 20, at 7pm, Eduardo Guerrero,…

Flamenco Festival Kicks Off Season at PS21

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – “Beyond Flamenco,” a mini-festival of contemporary flamenco, kicks off the spring season at PS21 on Sunday, March 15, at 6pm, with Proceso Eterno (Eternal Process), featuring dancer-choreographer Patricia Guerrero. flamenco guitarist and composer Dani de Moron, vocalist Sergio El Colorao, and percussionist Agustin Diassera. On Friday, March 20, at 7pm, Eduardo Guerrero,…

Felice Brothers Bring Catskills Roots-Rock to C-GCC

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Hudson Valley-bred roots-rock band The Felice Brothers will bring their folk- and country-tinged sounds to the Arts Center Theatre at Columbia-Greene Community College on Saturday, April 11, at 7pm. The group is touring behind their latest album, Undress, which was recorded in nearby Germantown and nominated for Best International Album of…