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Regional Cultural Preview, August 21-24, 2020

  Bobby Sweet Brings Folk-Rock to BTG (STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Country-folk singer-songwriter Bobby Sweet brings his award-winning, Berkshire-bred brand of folk-rock to the Unicorn Theatre Patio on the Stockbridge campus of Berkshire Theatre Group on Saturday, August 22, at 7pm, as part of Bobbie’s Summer Series. Sweet will be joined by fellow musicians Pete Adams…

(Book Review) ‘How to Be Depressed’ by George Scialabba

by Seth Rogovoy   I forget where or exactly when I caught wind of this book – it may have been just a few weeks ago, in an advertisement in a literary journal – but it was the title that really grabbed me at first. “Oh good,” I thought to myself ironically.  “Finally, a how-to…

‘Pattern Play’ Group Show Opens at Carrie Haddad Gallery

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Pattern Play, a group exhibit featuring new works by Donise English, Bruce Murphy, Vincent Pomilio, Susan Stover, and Stephen Walling, is on view at Carrie Haddad Gallery from Wednesday, August 12, through October 11. This exhibit examines a range of gestural and graphic pattern variations in abstract painting and sculpture. Opening receptions…

Seth Rogovoy to Moderate Discussion with Author Robert Kolker for Spencertown Academy Festival of Books

(SPENCERTOWN, N.Y.) – Author and journalist Seth Rogovoy will moderate a conversation with author and journalist Robert Kolker as part of the virtual Spencertown Academy Festival of Books on Wednesday, September 9, at 7:30pm. The discussion will focus on Kolker’s narrative nonfiction book, Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, a heartrending…

Ian Spencer Bell Dances New Solo at The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) – Dancer and poet Ian Spencer Bell performs Banderole, a new solo, at The Mount, from Wednesday, August 26, through Monday, August 31, at 5pm. Audience members are invited to view the live performance at a safe, social distance from the lawn and in the forecourt, where chairs are provided. The event is…

Alarm Will Sound to Perform Live at PS21

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound will perform the New York State premiere of John Luther Adams’s Ten Thousand Birds — originally composed for the group in 2014 – live at PS21 on Friday, August 7 at 4pm. The performance will also be live-streamed and is part of a week-long residency.  …

Regional Artists Exhibit at Art Austerlitz

(AUSTERLITZ, N.Y.) – Works by about a dozen artists from the Berkshire and Hudson Valley regions will be featured in the exhibit Coming Soon at Art Austerlitz. The exhibition, featuring works by Reed Anderson, Great Barrington, Mass.; Peter Bradley-Cohen, Hudson, N.Y.; Ruth Freeman, Newburgh, N.Y.; Ghost of a Dream, Wassaic, N.Y.; Joan Grubin, Hillsdale, N.Y.;…

From Farm to Pizza in the Hudson Valley

(KINDERHOOK, N.Y.) – Columbia County’s organic Katchkie Farm will become one of New York’s only “pizza farms” courtesy of Neapolitan-style pie master Rafi Bildner, who will be in residence with a pop-up of his Hilltown Hot Pies on the 60-acre farm every weekend, Thursday-Sunday, beginning on Thursday July 23, 2020, and running through September 20,…

The Mount Receives $300K NEH Grant  

(LENOX, Mass.) — The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will fund humanities-related programs and staff positions through December 2020. The award allows The Mount to expand its roster of online literary conversations and move forward with reopening as a historic house…