HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Aug 24-28, 2016

Hollis Brown to Bring Classic Rock Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

Landscapes by Photographer Jerry Freedner Go on View at Chatham Bookstore

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HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Aug 24-28, 2016

Dance Heginbotham Easy Win photo by AMBER STAR MERKENS

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y. region, includes a concert by a Grammy Award-winning Cajun outfit; a cutting-edge dance concert; an exhibition of landscape photography; and a classic-rock band out of Queens, N.Y.       PS21 DANCE FEST CONTINUES with DANCE HEGINBOTHAM (CHATHAM, N.Y.) –…

Hollis Brown to Bring Classic Rock Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

Hollis Brown

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hollis Brown brings its classic rock sounds to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, August 27, at 9pm. The group should appeal to fans of the Rolling Stones and Lou Reed. Named after a Bob Dylan song (“The Ballad of Hollis Brown”), Hollis Brown, from Queens, N.Y., has achieved a significant amount of…

Landscapes by Photographer Jerry Freedner Go on View at Chatham Bookstore

Jerry Freedner, 'Grazing Sheep'

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – “The Farmer’s Art,” an exhibition of landscapes by photographer Jerry Freedner goes on view at the Chatham Bookstore with an opening reception on Friday, August 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show remains on view through September 6, 2016. A landscape photographer, Jerry Freedner is currently focusing his energy on the…

Why the Rogovoy Report Needs Your Ongoing Support

Seth Rogovoy (photo Richard Lovrich

The Rogovoy Report always has been and always will be free and open to anyone to visit, and the e-newsletters I produce under the Rogovoy Report banner are free to anyone who signs up. I am committed to this online publishing model, even though so many others are moving toward a paid subscription model. For…

Music & More Season Boasts Simon Shaheen, Nicholson Baker, Sarah Aroeste, Others

Simone Dinnerstein

(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – As always, this year’s late-summer Music & More at the Meeting House series boasts an outstanding array chamber music, cabaret, and literary events with preeminent musicians, performers and writers, this year including musician Simon Shaheen, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, and novelist Nicholson Baker, among others.           The series,…

Jacob’s Pillow Season Concludes with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Souleymane Badolo

Angelica Generosa of Pacific Northwest Ballet  (photo Angela Sterling)

(BECKET, Mass.) – Pacific Northwest Ballet, one of America’s premier ballet companies, concludes the mainstage season at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Ted Shawn Theatre, Wednesday, August 24, to Sunday, August 28, in a program showcasing three works by a range of esteemed choreographers – “3 Movements” by Benjamin Millepied; “Sum Stravinsky” by Kiyon…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Aug 24-28, 2016

Rubblebucket

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a Grammy Award-winning Cajun ensemble; a curtain-closing rouser at Tanglewood; cutting-edge dance-pop at MASS MoCA; a young, bestselling author at the Mount; and a whole lot more.       RUBBLEBUCKET BRINGS PSYCHEDELIC DANCE POP to MASS MoCA…

Rubblebucket Brings Psychedelic Dance Pop to MASS MoCA

Rubblebucket

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Rubblebucket brings its psychedelic dance pop grooves to Courtyard C at MASS MoCA on Saturday, August 27, at 8pm. The group’s music features electronica flourishes slithering around organic grooves, blasts of horns, and complex arrangements that turn on a dime. Rubblebucket frontwoman Kalmia Traver and bandleader Alex Toth met at the…

Andris Nelsons Brings Curtain Down at Tanglewood with Beethoven’s 9th

Andris Nelsons

(LENOX, Mass.) – Music director Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its traditional season-ending performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at Tanglewood on Sunday, August 28, at 2:30 p.m. The performance features the BSO, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and vocal soloists including soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose, tenor Joseph Kaiser, and bass…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, August 18-21, 2016

ETHEL

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y. region, including a concert by cutting-edge string quartet ETHEL; a dance performed to music by Nellie McKay; a teenage blues sensation; and a jazz tribute to Bill Evans and Mal Waldron.       ETHEL PERFORMS WORK-IN-PROGRESS INSPIRED by CIRCUS at…

The Quartet Pays Tribute to Mal Waldron and Bill Evans at Spotty Dog

The Quartet - jazz at Spotty Dog

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Quartet, a local jazz ensemble led by flutist Stuart Quimby, will perform a tribute to jazz composer-musicians Mal Waldron and Bill Evans at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Friday, August 19, at 8pm. The two composers also shared a birthday – August 16.  Joining Quimby are drummer Otto Hauser and…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, August 17-21, 2016

Roomful of Teeth

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble singing death metal; Katie Roiphe in conversation; a young blues guitar sensation; and a whole lotta dancin’ going on.       PAM TANOWITZ, FLEXN DANCE at JACOB’S PILLOW (BECKET, Mass.) – Pam Tanowitz Dance…

Quinn Sullivan Brings Electric Blues to Helsinki Hudson

Quinn Sullivan (photo Seth Rogovoy)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Blues guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan brings his electric blues sound to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, August 21 at 8pm. Sullivan is noted as much for his singing and songwriting as he is for blistering playing. 17-year-old Quinn Sullivan is quickly gaining quite a reputation among today’s most respected guitar players and…

Pam Tanowitz, FLEXN Dance at Jacob’s Pillow

A scene from Heaven on One's Head by Pam Tanowitz Dance (photo Chris Duggan)

(BECKET, Mass.) – Pam Tanowitz Dance makes its debut at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Doris Duke Theatre from Wednesday, August 17, through Sunday, August 21, in a program accompanied by FLUX Quartet, with music by composers Julia Wolfe (Bang on a Can), Dan Siegler, and Conlon Nancarrow. Dances include “the story progresses as…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, August 11-15, 2016

Ginkgoa

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y. region, including a concert of French-American electro-swing music; a new dance festival; an art exhibition; a literary reading; a festival celebrating J.S. Bach; a meeting of two heavyweight creative minds; and a whole lot more. GINKGOA BRINGS ELECTRO-DANCE RHYTHMS to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) –…