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BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 28-31, 2015

Global Hip-Hop Outfit Nomadic Massive Heads to MASS MoCA

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 28-31, 2015

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BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 28-31, 2015

Nomadic Massive

  GLOBAL HIP-HOP OUTFIT NOMADIC MASSIVE HEADS to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Nomadic Massive brings its global hip-hop and dance rhythms to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, January 31, at 7pm. Claiming its hometown as “Montreal, Chile, Haiti, Brazil, France, Argentina, St-Vincent, Barbados, France, and Algeria,” the group – based…

Global Hip-Hop Outfit Nomadic Massive Heads to MASS MoCA

Nomadic Massive

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Nomadic Massive brings its global hip-hop and dance rhythms to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 7pm. Claiming its hometown as “Montreal, Chile, Haiti, Brazil, France, Argentina, St-Vincent, Barbados, France, and Algeria,” the group – based in Montreal — is a force to be reckoned…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 28-31, 2015

'Midtown Twilight' by Bill Sullivan

  GROUP EXHIBITION of URBAN SCENES OPENS at CARRIE HADDAD GALLERY (HUDSON, N.Y.) – “Cityscapes,” a group show of urban scenes by a dozen artists, opens at Carrie Haddad Gallery on Wednesday, January 28, and remains on view through Sunday, March 1. There will be a public reception for the artists on Saturday, January 31.…

Electronic Jazz Quartet to Play Herbie Hancock Opus at Simon’s Rock

(l-r) John Myers, Bob Gluck, Neil Rolnick

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) –  “Waking the Sleeping Giant,” a 1972 work by Herbie Hancock crafted for structured improvisation for solo piano and electronics, will form the basis for “You Can Say That Again!,” an evening concert of electronic music and jazz by pianist/composer Bob Gluck, avant-garde keyboard and computer composer Neil Rolnick, and bassist Christopher…

Pop-Up Exhibition on Hudson’s State Street Explores Home Renovation

INTERVENTIONS II

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Artist Isidro Blasco invited fourteen artists to help imagine the renovation of the house he bought at the southwest corner of State and Third streets. The result of their efforts is the on-site installation, INTERVENTIONS II, which will be on view at 257 State Street from Friday, January 30, 2015, to Sunday,…

Bluesman Robert Cray to Play Bardavon

Robert Cray

  (POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) – Five-time Grammy Award winner Robert Cray brings his modern blues to the Bardavon on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 8pm. With five Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold-out performances, blues-rock icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Rolling…

Group Exhibition of Urban Scenes Opens at Carrie Haddad Gallery

'Midtown Twilight' by Bill Sullivan

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – “Cityscapes,” a group show of urban scenes by a dozen artists, opens at Carrie Haddad Gallery on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, and remains on view through Sunday, March 1. There will be a public reception for the artists on Saturday, January 31. Painters in the exhibition include Margaret Crenson, Darshan Russell, Arthur…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 21-26, 2015

Clayton Cubitt, Still from Hysterica  Literature: Session One:  Stoya,  2012, 		Courtesy the artist

MASS MoCA EXHIBIT ‘BIBLIOTHECAPHILIA’ EXPLORES LOVE of LIBRARIES (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Bibliothecaphilia, an exhibition exploring the medium and ethos of libraries and featuring the work of six artists, goes on view at MASS MoCA beginning Saturday, January 24, 2015. Participating artists include Clayton Cubitt, Jonathan Gitelson, Susan Hefuna, Meg Hitchcock, Dan Peterman, and Jena…

Lenox Celebrates Edith Wharton’s Birthday

Edith Wharton

(LENOX, Mass.) – On Saturday, January 24, 2015, The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, joins with Lenox businesses and organizations in hosting a day of literary appreciation on Wharton’s 153rd birthday. The festivities will include dramatic readings, raffles, and refreshments at three of Lenox’s leading literary hubs: The Mount, the Lenox Library, and The…

New Exhibit at Berkshire Museum Encourages Creative Interaction

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(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The new exhibition If/Then – an interactive installation exploring the senses, rule-breaking, and creativity, opens at the Berkshire Museum on Saturday, January 24, 2015, and will remain on view through Sunday, May 3. An opening celebration for If/Then will be held Friday, January 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visitors to If/Then…

Helado Negro Previews New Work at MASS MoCA

Roberto Carlos Lange aka Helado Negro

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Roberto Carlos Lange, aka Helado Negro, concludes a weeklong residency at MASS MoCA with several all-star collaborators in tow, including Mikael Jorgensen, the lead pianist for the museum’s rock band, Wilco, with a work-in-progress showing of the made-at-MASS MoCA Island Universe Story in the Hunter Center on Saturday, January 24, 2015,…

MASS MoCA Exhibit ‘Bibliothecaphilia’ Explores Love of Libraries

Clayton Cubitt, Still from Hysterical Literature: Session Three: Danielle, 2012, Digital video,	Courtesy the artist

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Bibliothecaphilia, an exhibition exploring the medium and ethos of libraries and featuring the work of six artists, goes on view at MASS MoCA beginning Saturday, January 24, 2015. Participating artists include Clayton Cubitt, Jonathan Gitelson, Susan Hefuna, Meg Hitchcock, Dan Peterman, and Jena Priebe. For centuries, libraries have exerted a quiet…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 21-26, 2015

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BINDLESTIFF CIRKUS BRINGS MONTHLY WINTER CABARET to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers, at Club Helsinki Hudson with four shows: its adult-oriented cabaret on the fourth Saturday of each month, kicking off…

Norman Rush to Read at Bard College

Norman Rush

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Norman Rush, a National Book Award-winner and author of “Whites,” “Mating,” “Mortals,” and “Subtle Bodies,” reads from his work in the Weis Cinema at the Bertelsmann Campus Center at Bard College on Monday, January 26, 2015, at 6pm. Rush will be introduced by author Mona Simpson. The reading is free and open…

Richard Ford, Bruce Springsteen, and Me

'Wild, Innocent and the E Street Shuffle' era Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

by Seth Rogovoy One day back in 1978, I was talking to my English 101 professor, Richard Ford (yes, that Richard Ford), about Bruce Springsteen. Ford, to my surprise, wasn’t familiar with the Boss. I knew he would like his music, so I invited Ford over to my dorm room to listen to some of…

Annual Juried Sculpture Show Opens at CCCA Gallery

Artworks shown: 'Get Tough' by RJ Rosegarten, 'Escaping Sage' by Daniel Region, 'Rolling Freely on the Ground' by Ellen Jouret-Epstein. Illustration and design by Arlene Boehm.

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – “On & Off the Wall,” the annual juried sculpture show by CCCA Gallery, opens with a reception on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 5 to 7pm, and remains on view through March 21, 2015. The exhibit was curated by Chatham, N.Y., sculptor John Cooley. Artists whose works were selected by Cooley include…