HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, October 15-20, 2014

International Writers to Read at Art Omi

Dueling Experimental, Improvisational Duos at Spotty Dog

John Waters to Bring One-Man Show to Basilica Hudson

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HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, October 15-20, 2014

Cedric Watson

JOHN MEDESKI and SO PERCUSSION JOIN JAZZ LEGEND BOBBY PREVITE for RECORD RELEASE PARTY at HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Medeski Martin and Wood keyboardist John Medeski and new-music ensemble SO Percussion will be on hand to help celebrate the pre-release of composer/bandleader/drummer Bobby Previte‘s spectacular new recording, “TERMINALS,” at Club Helsinki Hudson on Monday,…

International Writers to Read at Art Omi

In 2013, Denise Kumani Gantt (US, Theater/Poetry) gave a rousing reading of an excerpt from her collection of poetry, "conjuring the dead", which was awarded the Maryland Emerging Writers Award by poet, Afaa Michael Weaver.

(GHENT, N.Y.) – A distinguished group of 10 writers currently in residence at Writers Omi at Ledig House, a retreat for writers and translators, will read and share their works with a public audience on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 5pm at the Visitors Center at Art Omi, located at 1405 County Route 22 in…

Dueling Experimental, Improvisational Duos at Spotty Dog

Jill Burton (photo Donny Posie)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Experimental and improvisational duos Jill Burton & Jane Scarpantoni and David Grollman & Ryan Krause – who often perform under the ensemble name Lipchitz – will play back-to-back sets at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Friday, October 17, 2014, at 8pm. Born in 1952, extended vocalist/holistic/sound/movement/performance artist Jill Burton was a…

John Waters to Bring One-Man Show to Basilica Hudson

John Waters

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Visionary filmmaker John Waters (Cry Baby, Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Female Trouble, and Hairspray) will perform his one-man show, “This Filthy World, Volume 2,” at Basilica Hudson on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 8pm. Earlier that day, he will sign copies of his recent best-selling book, “Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America,” at…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, October 15-19, 2014

Dianne Reeves (photo Jerris Madison)

CHOREOGRAPHER KYLE ABRAHAM to UNVEIL NEW WORK at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Choreographer/dancer Kyle Abraham and his ensemble, Abraham.In.Motion, will unveil “The Watershed,” a new, evening-length work in Abraham’s signature blend of classical form, postmodern invention, and urban influences in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, October 18, at 8pm, and…

Mozart’s Requiem Paired with Colloquy on Roma Genocide at Bard

Roma Holocaust Survivors

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — The German genocide of Europe’s Gypsy population during World War II will be the focus of a multidisciplinary event, including a concert and panel discussion, at Bard College on Friday, October 17, 2014. A panel discussion titled “Remembering the Genocide of European Roma During World War II” at 4pm will be followed…

Dianne Reeves Brings Pop-Jazz to Mahaiwe

Dianne Reeves (photo Jerris Madison)

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Four-time Grammy Award-winning pop-jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will perform with her quartet at the Mahaiwe on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 7pm. The concert will feature selections from her most recent album, “Beautiful Life,” which taps the rock era for covers of Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” Marvin…

Bluegrass Duo Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan at the Colonial Theatre

Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Bluegrass duo Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan perform at the Colonial Theatre on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 8pm. Grammy Award-nominated banjoist Pikelny is a member of the group Punch Brothers and was formerly a member of Leftover Salmon and the John Cowan Band. Stuart Duncan is a longtime member of the…

Choreographer Kyle Abraham to Unveil New Work at MASS MoCA

Kyle Abraham The Watershed 2

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Choreographer/dancer Kyle Abraham and his ensemble, Abraham.In.Motion, will unveil “The Watershed,” a new, evening-length work in Abraham’s signature blend of classical form, postmodern invention, and urban influences in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, October 18, at 8pm, and Sunday, October 19, at 3pm. Tackling subject matter from the…

Stephin Merritt to Launch Book at Spotty Dog

101 Two Letter Words book jacket

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Stephin Merritt, best known as the frontman and visionary behind alternative pop-rock outfit the Magnetic Fields, celebrates the publication of his first book, “101 Two-Letter Words,” illustrated by Roz Chast of the New Yorker, with a reading and booksigning at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 7…

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams to Bring Americana Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Husband-and-wife duo Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will bring their award-winning Americana music and roots-rocking outfit featuring bassist Byron Isaacs and drummer Justin Guip to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, October 17, at 9pm. The Woodstock, N.Y.-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Campbell is a Grammy Award-winning producer and an Americana icon whose…

Les Amis Creoles to Bring Bayou Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

Cedric Watson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Les Amis Creoles: Cedric Watson, Desiree Champagne & Ed Poullard will bring their rootsy take on Louisiana bayou music to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, October 16, at 8pm. The trio’s frontman, Cedric Watson, is a four-time Grammy Award-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist and songwriter with a great command of Cajun, Creole and…

John Medeski and So Percussion Join Jazz Legend Bobby Previte for Record Release Party at Helsinki Hudson

Bobby Previte at Helsinki Hudson (photo Seth Rogovoy)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Medeski Martin and Wood keyboardist John Medeski and new-music ensemble SO Percussion will be on hand to help celebrate the pre-release of composer/bandleader/drummer Bobby Previte‘s new recording, “TERMINALS,” at Club Helsinki Hudson on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 8pm. Since moving to Columbia County a few years ago, Bobby Previte has turned…

HudsonValleyWeekend, October 8-12, 2014

Gallim Dance (photo Hilary Johnson)

FESTIVAL BRINGS ALL-STAR MODERN DANCE LINEUP to CATSKILL (CATSKILL, N.Y.) – An all-star lineup of dance ensembles, including Dorrance Dance, Gallim Dance, KEIGWIN + COMPANY, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Pontus Lidberg Dance are taking part in the second annual Hudson Valley Dance Festival at the Historic Catskill Point on Saturday, October 11, at 5pm.…

New Works Go on Display at Art Omi Sculpture Park

Helmsley by Alexandre Arrechea.

(GHENT, N.Y.) – A handful of new works will go on display at Art Omi as part of the 2014 Fall Exhibition, featuring new works in The Fields Sculpture Park and Architecture Omi with a public reception on Sunday, October 12 from 1:30 to 4pm. The fall exhibition features work by Alexandre Arrechea, Jackie Ferrara,…

New Gallery Debuts with Photography Exhibition

'Harvest' by Craig Barber

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Unframed: Eight Photographers in Exhibition, inaugurates the new NOBO Gallery with works by Craig J. Barber, Karen Davis, Richard Edelman, Jeff Jacobson, Kay Kenny, Elaine Mayes, Carla Shapiro and Ruth Wetzel, beginning Friday, October 10, 2014, and running through Sunday, November 9. There will be a closing reception for the show on…

Spotty Dog Hosts Regional Writers Showcase

Andrea Kleine

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – “Here, Now II: A Reading by Emerging and Established Writers,” featuring readings by six local authors reading unpublished or in-progress works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including Richard Boch, Nic Glenn Francis Flood, Dave King, Andrea Kleine, Sonia Pilcer and Amy Rigby, takes place at the Spotty Dog on Friday, October 10,…

Festival Brings All-Star Modern Dance Lineup to Catskill

Michelle Dorrance

(CATSKILL, N.Y.) – An all-star lineup of dance ensembles, including Dorrance Dance, Gallim Dance, KEIGWIN + COMPANY, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Pontus Lidberg Dance are taking part in the second annual Hudson Valley Dance Festival at the Historic Catskill Point on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 5pm. The event is produced by and benefits…