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Charles Ives Music at the Meeting House

(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – The distinctly American musical works of Connecticut Yankee composer Charles Ives will be presented at the Meeting House on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., as part of the Music & More series. Performers include mezzo-soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore, pianist Donald Berman, and violinist Daniel Stepner. Ives, whose music was largely…

Parsons Dance Celebrates Ellsworth Kelly’s 90th Birthday at PS21

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Parsons Dance Company previews EK90, a newly commissioned dance work celebrating artist Ellsworth Kelly’s 90th birthday, at PS21 on Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31, 2013, at 8pm. The program also includes Nascimento Novo, Brothers, Ebben, and Caught. These two special evening performances bring down the curtain on the PS21 2013…

Evening-Length Work Fuses Urban and Classical Influences at Jacob’s Pillow

(BECKET, Mass.) – Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion will perform its evening-length dance piece, Pavement, about the decline of inner-city black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, in the Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow from Wednesday, August 21, through Sunday, August 25, 2013.  The diverse music used in the work range from classical greats such as Johann Christian Bach and…

MASS MoCA to Screen ‘Airplane!’ at Airport

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – MASS MoCA screens Airplane!, one of the most iconic comedies in American movie history, at Harriman-West Airport in North Adams on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 8pm. Already boasting the largest movie screen in New England at the center of its renovated 19th-century factory campus, the museum takes over an old…

MASS MoCA Bluegrass Festival Digs Even Deeper

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Devil Makes Three, Sam Bush, the Deadly Gentlemen, Sarah Jarosz, and Greensky Bluegrass have been added to an already impressive lineup for this year’s FreshGrass, MASS MoCA‘s three-day fall festival of bluegrass and roots music, on the weekend of September 20-22, 2013. These five acts join such stars as Del McCoury,…

New Play About Guys in a Barbershop to Be Staged in a Barbershop

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Kaufman’s Barber Shop, about a group of first-generation American-Jewish businessmen and professionals in upstate New York who meet regularly to have their hair cut and to socialize away from a society that accepts them only marginally, gets its world premiere in an innovative production by Shakespeare & Company staged on location at…

Hemingway and Fitzgerald Face Off in New Play at Barrington Stage

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.)  – Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah, a new play about the friendship and rivalry between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, premieres at Barrington Stage Company (BSC) from Thursday, August 15, 2013, through Sunday, September 29, 2013, on the St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts…

‘Surreal’ Marching Band Takes Over MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Combining the spirit of punk rock with the fun of a fireman’s parade, the 30-member Mucca Pazza – “the marching band that thinks it’s a rock ’n roll band” – takes over MASS MoCA‘s campus for five performances throughout the weekend of August 16-18, 2013. The Mucca Pazza catalog covers everything…

Shakespeare Debuts at BSC with Jazz-Scored ‘Much Ado’

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – With a production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Julianne Boyd and running from Thursday, August 8, 2013 through August 25 at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, William Shakespeare makes his long-awaited debut at Barrington Stage Company. (Contributors to the Rogovoy Report are eligible for free tickets to this show.) Boyd sets this…