BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 17-23, 2018

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 9-21, 2018

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 9-21, 2018

Rogovoy to Explore Future of Local Journalism with Expert Panel

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BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 17-23, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     WILCO KEYBOARDIST and OTHERS BRING SPACE AGE SOUND and VISION to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – What do you get when your cross Wilco with NASA? You get Quindar, the multimedia duo featuring Wilco keyboardist…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 9-21, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.       TAYLOR LARSEN, JOE HAGAN and MICHELE FILGATE READ in VOLUME SERIES at SPOTTY DOG (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Authors Taylor Larsen (“Stranger, Father, Beloved”), Joe Hagan (“Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 9-21, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     I/O FEST 2018 BRINGS NEW MUSIC to WILLIAMS (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Williams College Department of Music’s annual I/O Fest, a four-day festival of new music, runs Thu, Jan 11-Sun, Jan 14, in various venues on…

Rogovoy to Explore Future of Local Journalism with Expert Panel

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Seth Rogovoy will be one of eight career journalists and educators who will explore “The Future of Local Journalism” in a panel discussion at Columbia-Greene Community College on Wednesday, March 7, at 7pm. Other panelists include David Scribner of the Berkshire Edge; Jimmy Buff of Radio Kingston; and Enid Futterman of imby.…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 3-17, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.     ‘PAINTED CITIES’ EXHIBIT OPENS at CARRIE HADDAD GALLERY (HUDSON, N.Y.) – “Painted Cities,” a new exhibition of urban images including works by Dan Rupe, Darshan Russell, Edward Avedisian, Patty Neal, Richard Britell, Robert Goldstrom, and…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 3-21, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.       ‘QUEEN SANTA’ EXPLORES XMAS in NYC at THE MOUNT (LENOX, Mass.) – Sibyl McCormac Groff, widely known as “Queen Santa” and “the Spirited New Yorker,” will discuss the holiday traditions of the diverse cultures that…

BCC Moves Forward with Artificial Turf Field Despite Health Risks 

by Seth Rogovoy PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Eagle reports that proponents of an artificial turf field at Berkshire Community College say the project, after clearing all regulatory hurdles last year, will finally break ground in May. It will be the first publicly available turf field in Berkshire County, and will be made largely of…

My 2017 Reading List

by Seth Rogovoy Herein follows an annotated list of the books I read in 2017. Not a Top 10 list, not limited to books published this past year, not even a list of recommended books (although it should be clear in most cases which books I do recommend). I’ve put an asterisk (or two) before…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 20-Dec 31, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.     PHIL KLINE’s ‘UNSILENT NIGHT’ MOBILE SOUND SCULPTURE RETURNS to HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – ‘Unsilent Night,’ Phil Kline’s mobile sound-sculpture that has become a holiday cult classic, returns to the streets of Hudson on Sat, Dec…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 20-31, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.       JOHN PIZZARELLI & CATHERINE RUSSELL PAY TRIBUTE to BILLIE HOLIDAY & FRANK SINATRA at MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Soul-jazz vocalist Catherine Russell teams with the John Pizzarelli Quartet in “Billie & Blue Eyes,” paying…

CD Review: ‘Passengers’ by Josh Waletzky

Review by Seth Rogovoy   Josh Waletzky, Passengers (Waletzky Music)   Several decades into the Yiddish song revival – part and parcel of the overall revival of the Yiddish language, Yiddish culture, and klezmer music – we are now enjoying a full-fledged renaissance of creativity in the form of new works. Josh Waletzky is at…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 13-17, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.   CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT BRINGS HOLIDAY JAZZ to BARD (ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — Grammy Award-winner Cécile McLorin Salvant, accompanied by pianist Sullivan Fortner, performs a mix of original compositions, timeless hits, and forgotten gems in the Fisher Center…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 13-19, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     ELIZABETH & the CATAPULT BRINGS FOLK-POP to THE BARN (SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and the Catapult, brings her cutting-edge folk-pop to the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview Dec 7-10, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.     LADY MOON & THE ECLIPSE BRING JAZZY SOUL to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Lady Moon is back – back as in she’s moved back home – and to celebrate her return to her Hudson,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 7-10, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     KRONOS QUARTET PERFORMS ‘LIVE DOCUMENTARY’ at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Filmmaker Sam Green pairs with the legendary Kronos Quartet for a work-in-progress performance of “A Thousand Thoughts,” a multimedia documentary about the radical string…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.     EVERTON SYLVESTER & SEARCHING for BANJO to BRING SPOKEN-WORD and REGGAE RHYTHMS to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Jamaican-born dub-poet Everton Sylvester and Searching for Banjo bring their unique blend of spoken word and deep…