Theater, Comedy, and Music Slated for the Foundry's Winter-Spring Season

Ny Whitaker Named Director of Du Bois Freedom Center

James Taylor to Mark 50 Years at Tanglewood with Fourth of July Weekend Concerts (Summer 2024)

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Theater, Comedy, and Music Slated for the Foundry’s Winter-Spring Season

(WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) by Noah Peretz and Seth Rogovoy – Theater, comedy, and an eclectic musical menu are on tap for The Foundry’s winter-spring season, kicking off with a weekend of comic performances featuring New York City comedian Mina Hartong on Friday, February 9, at 1pm, when Hartong, a member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab…

Ny Whitaker Named Director of Du Bois Freedom Center

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) — Ny Whitaker has been named executive director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Center for Freedom and Democracy (known as the Du Bois Freedom Center), following a seven-month, national search funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Whitaker will oversee operations, fundraising, and programming while reporting to…

Bob Dylan Center and Universal Music Announce Inaugural Bob Dylan Center Songwriter Fellowship

Created to develop rising talent, Fellowship recipients will be selected by a world-class panel of songwriters: Juliette Armanet, Patty Griffin, John Mellencamp, Carla Morrison and Nas (TULSA, Okla.) — The Bob Dylan Center [BDC] and Universal Music Publishing Group [UMPG], the world’s leading music publishing company, have joined forces to launch the Bob Dylan Center…

Yidstock Festival to Present the Klezmatics, David Krakauer, Eleanor Reissa and Socalled Alongside Rising Stars of Klezmer

(AMHERST, Mass.) – The Klezmatics, Frank London and the Yidstock All-Stars, and David Krakauer’s Mazel Tov Cocktail Party headline the 11th annual YIDSTOCK: The Festival of New Yiddish Music, taking place at the Yiddish Book Center over the course of four days, Thursday, July 13-Sunday, July 16, 2023. YIDSTOCK artistic director Seth Rogovoy curated this…

The Rogovoy Report Finds a New Home on Substack

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Rogovoy Report, the long-running weekly email digest linking to news, features, and the arts, has found a new home on Substack. It is now available as a Substack column delivered free to subscriber inboxes as well as being available for viewing in a web browser at https://rogovoyreport.substack.com, where it will be…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Nov 4-6, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend …     DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND and SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS at MAHAIWE Tonight at 8pm at the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Mass., the Dirty Dozen Brass Band…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Oct 21-27, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend …   TRIBE DEBUTS ‘Touch of RED’ at MASS MoCA The visionary arts collective TRIBE—led by artistic director and choreographer Shamel Pitts—debuts its new program, Touch of RED,…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Oct 14-20, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend …     PALMER TRIO JOINS CANTILENA CHOIR for DANCE-RELATED PROGRAM Music at Trinity and the Cantilena Chamber Choir present Music for the Dance, a program combining choral…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Sep 30-Oct 2, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend … COCEK! BRASS BAND BRINGS HORNS to LION’S DEN The Cocek! Brass Band brings its eclectic, edgy mix of horn-based ethnic music, drawing from New Orleans, the Balkans,…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Sept 16-22, 2022)

  With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend …   PATRICK WATSON in SHEFFIELD, Mass., and WOODSTOCK, N.Y. Montreal-based singer-songwriter Patrick Watson bookends our region with two shows this weekend, playing Race Brook Lodge in…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Sept 9-14, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend …   THE ORCHESTRA NOW PLAYS MAHLER’S FIFTH The Orchestra Now kicks off its eighth season with Mahler’s heroic Fifth Symphony plus George Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Lilacs and…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Sept 2-4, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend …   PS21 BRINGS CURTAIN DOWN ON SUMMER PS21 Performance Spaces for the 21st Century in Chatham, N.Y., brings the curtain down on its summer season with a…