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Aoife O’Donovan Brings Rootsy Folk-Pop to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan brings her rootsy folk-pop to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, February 22, at 9pm. O’Donovan returns to Helsinki Hudson after kicking off a whirlwind summer tour here last June. From Helsinki Hudson, O’Donovan went on to perform at festival stages and such esteemed venues as Tanglewood and the Grand…

Matisyahu Brings Spiritual Reggae-Rock Back to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Almost a year to the day that he last performed there, Grammy Award-nominated reggae-rock performer Matisyahu brings his annual “Festival of Light” tour to Club Helsinki Hudson on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 8pm. Fresh from tours of Mexico, South America and Israel, the spiritual seeker and beat-boxing phenomenon will perform Hanukkah-themed…

Ruth Reichl and Zak Pelaccio to Talk Locavorism at Spencertown Academy

(SPENCERTOWN, N.Y.) – Author Ruth Reichl and chef Zak Pelaccio will discuss trends in locavorism and farm-to-table in “Beyond Local: Taking Local Food to a New Level,” as part of the Conversations with Neighbors series at Spencertown Academy Arts Center on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 4p.m. A reception featuring tasty illustrations of the subject…

Fund Delivers Grants to Women With Cancer

(SHEFFIELD, Mass.) – The Denise Kaley Fund for Berkshire County Women With Cancer just awarded its 69th grant since being founded in March 2010 to help Berkshire County women struggling with both cancer and extreme financial distress. The Denise Kaley Fund was founded by its namesake and Barbara Bonner a few weeks before Kaley’s death…

‘Earth Jazz’ Pioneer Paul Winter to Play Benefit for Orion Magazine

Paul Winter

(SALISBURY, Conn.) – “Earth jazz” pioneer Paul Winter headlines a benefit concert, taking place in the converted boathouse of Salisbury resident Anne MacDonald, for the Great Barrington-based environmental magazine Orion, on Saturday, September 7, 2013. The intimate event will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres catered by Old Inn on the Green. Winter will play some…

Give to the Rogovoy Report; Get Free Theater Tickets and Dinner

The summer cultural season is in the home stretch, but there are still plenty of shows to see and meals to be eaten. And all four major Berkshire theater companies and several top restaurants want to reward you for your support of the Rogovoy Report with a free night out, dinner and show tickets included.…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 31-August 4, 2013

  BROADWAY-BOUND ‘BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY’ MUSICAL ADAPTATION DEBUTS at WTF (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – A new musical theater adaptation of Robert J. Waller’s best-selling romance, The Bridges of Madison County, premieres on Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Main Stage from Thursday, August 1 to Sunday, August 18, 2013. The show is slated to go to Broadway in…

MASS MoCA Opening New Wing Devoted to Anselm Kiefer Works

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Sol LeWitt, move over, and make room for Anselm Kiefer. In a major new collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation, MASS MoCA will expand its constellation of visual arts offerings with a quasi-permanent installation devoted to the sculpture and paintings of contemporary German artist Anselm Kiefer. Kiefer’s works are often realized…

Civil War Homecoming to Be Staged in Egremont

(EGREMONT, Mass.) – The townsfolk of Egremont will stage a Civil War homecoming and picnic basket celebration on the Egremont Village Inn lawn on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at noon. Many of the townspeople will be adopting real biographies of Egremont Civil War soldiers, their wives and families for the event, and are bringing picnic…