HudsonValleyWeekend

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson Valley region.

Alexis P. Suter Brings Award-Winning Blues to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Award-winning vocalist Alexis P. Suter brings her hearty mix of blues, gospel, and blues-rock, along with her smoking-hot band, to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, March 14, at 9pm. Suter is especially known for her extraordinary bass/baritone voice; she includes Ruth Brown, Barry White, and B.B. King as her greatest influences. The…

Regional Cultural Preview, Feb 17-23, 2020

Singer-songwriter Tracy Grammer brings her original, contemporary folk to Spencertown Academy in Spencertown, N.Y., as part of the center’s Roots & Shoots Concerts Series, on Saturday, February 22 at 8pm. Grammer is renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and incantatory storytelling. She has recorded and performed with Joan Baez and Mary…

Sister Sparrow to Bring Soul-Funk Dance Party to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Sister Sparrow brings her old-school soul and R&B to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, February 29, at 9pm, for the “The Souler for Solar Campaign Leap Day Party,” a concert, cocktail, and dance party in support of Ampion’s community-based renewable energy. Catskill Mountains native Arleigh Kincheloe, aka Sister Sparrow, plays a gritty,…

Thomas Cole Designed Home as Gallery for His Works

(CATSKILL, N.Y.) – Renovations at the Thomas Cole House reveal that the artist designed a first-floor room as a home art gallery, in a sense transforming his home’s rather ordinary interior into a dramatic, three-dimensional work of art. New research on the 1815 Main House reveals that when Thomas Cole (1801-1848) married into the family…

Regional Cultural Preview, Feb 10-16, 2020

Highlights include saxophonist Jaleel Shaw at MASS MoCA, comedian Caitlin Reese at the Colonial, Mary Fahl at Towne Crier, Slavic Soul Party at Hudson Hall…Saxophonist and bandleader Jaleel Shaw brings his smoky tone and his funky trio to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 15, at 8pm. Shaw won the 2014 Downbeat Critics…

Bindlestiff Cirkus Brings Monthly Winter Cabaret to Club 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: its adult-oriented cabaret kicking off at 9pm on Saturday, February 22; and again on Saturday, March 21, both nights at 9pm; plus a Sunday matinee…

Slavic Soul Party!, múm, Billy Harper Quintet and Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss Top Hudson Hall Spring 2020 Season

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Experimental Icelandic band múm, Slavic Soul Party!, the Billy Harper Quintet, and 92-year-old cabaret singer Marilyn Maye headline the spring season at Hudson Hall, which also includes a three-concert tribute to jazz legend Charlie “Bird” Parker, the annual Hudson Jazz Festival, dancer/choreographers Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss, and Hudson’s own genius bandleader,…

Regional Cultural Preview, Feb 3-9, 2020

  The Julia Gottlieb Quartet performs its mix of music and jazz standards at the Egremont Barn in South Egremont, Mass., on Saturday, February 8, at 8pm. An eclectic artist and song stylist, Julia’s sound spans generations; think Norah Jones meets Chet Baker. Backing her silky, smooth vocals are pianist Benny Kohn, bassist Jason Schwartz,…

Regional Cultural Preview, Jan 27-Feb 2, 2020

  Gregory Maqoma, the South African choreographer of William Kentridge’s The Head & the Load, returns to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass., with Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro, performed by the Vuyani Dance Theatre, on Saturday, February 1, at 8pm. The work weaves a narrative of greed, power, and the…

Regional Cultural Preview, January 20-27, 2020

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem brings its potent mixture of Colombian folklore, psychedelic rock, and Caribbean grooves to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, January 25, at 8pm. The stripped-down trio features lead singer and bassist Juan Ospina, drummer Andres Jimenez, and guitarist Camilo Rodriguez.   Academy Award-winning comedian Steven Wright, the king of deadpan observational comedy,…