Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Nov 23-25, 2012

 

Graham Parker and the Rumour

GRAHAM PARKER REUNITES THE RUMOUR, PERFORMS at THE BARDAVON
(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) – New wave/pub-rock legend Graham Parker has reunited his original band, the Rumour, and performs with all six original members on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at 7pm at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  When Parker first hit the scene in the late 1970s, he was touted as a peer of Elvis Costello and an heir apparent of Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison. The Figgs, who have toured with Parker as his backup band in recent years, will be opening the show.

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The Observer, Jardin du Luxembourg, by Alexa Saxton Thomas

ALEXA SAXTON THOMAS PAINTINGS to BE SHOWN at BIZALION’S
(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – There will be an opening reception for an exhibition of paintings by New York City-based artist Alexa Saxton Thomas at Bizalion’s Fine Food on Saturday, November 24, 2012, from 5 to 7pm. Having lived, worked, and exhibited in Paris – as well as Rome and Boston – Thomas chose Bizalion’s as a venue where both French and American cultures are brought together in harmony.

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Soul Support by Deb Koffman

15TH ANNUAL HOUSATONIC HOLIDAY ARTWALK on SATURDAY
(HOUSATONIC, Mass.) – The 15th Annual Holiday Artwalk, a cooperative venture among the artists and galleries in the village of Housatonic geared toward holiday shopping, takes place on Saturday, November 24, 2012, from 11am to 5 pm. Fine art, crafts, and refreshments will be available at locally owned and operated venues around town, allowing shoppers to support local artists and designers while keeping purchases local and boosting the local economy.

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The Felice Brothers

CATSKILLS ROOTS-ROCKERS THE FELICE BROTHERS to PLAY CLUB HELSINKI

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson Valley-based roots-rockers the Felice Brothers play Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 9p.m. The quintet, often compared to its Catskills-based predecessors, The Band, for its fusion of rock, country, folk and gospel, has performed at festivals including Bonnaroo, All Points West, and Newport Folk, and has opened shows for Dave Matthews Band and Bright Eyes. On the group’s most recent studio recording, Celebration, Florida, they seemed to be moving in a more modern, progressive, experimental direction along the lines of latter-day Wilco.

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