benefit http://wamc.org en Park Playhouse And The Palace Are Side By Side http://wamc.org/post/park-playhouse-and-palace-are-side-side <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There is a special benefit for the <a href="http://palacealbany.com/EventsandTickets/EventTickets/event.aspx?eid=ee8e8c86-59b2-439a-9644-a8dd47dbb79e">Palace Performing Arts Center &amp; Albany's Park Playhouse</a> taking place on Thursday, May 29th.</p><p><em>Side By Side By Sondheim</em> honors the genius of one of Broadway's foremost composer-lyricists. The showcase is an array of songs from Sondheim's hit shows includes: <em>Company</em>, <em>Follies</em> and <em>A Little Night Music</em> to name a few, plus collaborations with Leonard Bernstein (<em>West Side Story</em>), Jule Styne (<em>Gypsy</em>) and Richard Rodgers (<em>Do I Hear a Waltz?</em>).</p><p>Simple staging, a small cast and two pianos allow the songs to shine. To tell us more, we welcome Sean Allen, Director of Marketing for the <a href="http://www.palacealbany.com/">Palace Theatre</a> in Albany and Owen Smith is the producing Artistic Director of the <a href="http://www.parkplayhouse.com/">Park Playhouse</a>.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 91334 at http://wamc.org Park Playhouse And The Palace Are Side By Side An Intimate Evening With James Taylor, Kim Hessberg Taylor And Friends http://wamc.org/post/intimate-evening-james-taylor-kim-hessberg-taylor-and-friends <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Associate Head of the <a href="http://www.albanyacademies.org/support">Albany Academy for Girls</a>, Wendy Muhlfelder, and Kim Taylor, Albany Academy Alum, speak with Alan Chartock.</p><p>Kim Taylor will back up her husband, James, at a benefit concert for the school’s 200th anniversary this Saturday, May 17th.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 90415 at http://wamc.org An Intimate Evening With James Taylor, Kim Hessberg Taylor And Friends Berkshire Grown March Maple Dinner http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-grown-march-maple-dinner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.berkshiregrown.org">Berkshire Grown</a> supports and promotes local agriculture as a vital part of the Berkshire community, economy, and landscape. They are the “go to” network linking farmers and the Berkshire community; through events, workshops, promotions, advocacy, and education highlighting locally grown and produced food.</span></p><p>This year’s Berkshire Grown March Maple Dinner will take place on March 24 at Cranwell Resort in Lenox, MA. Area chefs will celebrate the first harvest of the season with a five-course dinner created using maple products from regional maple producers.</p><p>Here to tell us more about Barbara Zheutlin, the Executive Director of Berkshire Grown and Melissa&nbsp;Leab from <a href="http://www.iokavalleyfarm.com">Ioka Valley Farm</a>.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 86272 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Grown March Maple Dinner Rosanne Cash Benefit For The Capital Region Coalition To End Homelessness In Troy On 3/5 http://wamc.org/post/rosanne-cash-benefit-capital-region-coalition-end-homelessness-troy-35 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.rosannecash.com/">Rosanne Cash</a> will play a benefit concert for the <a href="http://www.caresny.org/">Capital Region Coalition to End Homelessness</a> at <a href="http://www.troymusichall.org/">The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall </a>on Wednesday, March 5th.</p><p>Cash is one of America's pre-eminent singer-songwriters: Rosanne Cash, country royalty. At her Music Hall debut, she will perform with her husband, Grammy-winning producer and guitarist John Leventhal.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85066 at http://wamc.org Rosanne Cash Benefit For The Capital Region Coalition To End Homelessness In Troy On 3/5 Beyond the Poetry: Treasures From Steepletop http://wamc.org/post/beyond-poetry-treasures-steepletop <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Edna St. Vincent </span>Millay<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was the most celebrated poet of her time and a significant figure in the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century American literature. Throughout her career, </span>Millay<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> led a life unfettered by conventions. Nowhere could she enjoy personal freedom and her own boundless imagination more than when she retreated to </span>Steepletop<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, her beloved country estate, in </span>Austerlitz<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.millay.org/">The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop</a> will debut a new exhibition of rare photos and personal treasures. The show opens with a fundraising reception on Millay’s birthday – that’s this Saturday, February 22 from 5:30-9:30 pm at <a href="http://www.mcdarisfineart.com">McDaris Fine Art</a> in Hudson, NY.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84240 at http://wamc.org Beyond the Poetry: Treasures From Steepletop Rosendale Theatre's Live Radio Play Presentation Of "It's A Wonderful Life" http://wamc.org/post/rosendale-theatres-live-radio-play-presentation-its-wonderful-life <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>On December 13th, 14th, and 15th <a href="http://www.rosendaletheatre.org/">The Rosendale Theatre</a> will present the holiday classic <em>It’s a Wonderful Life</em> as a Live 1940’s Radio Play.</p><p>Frank Capra, the film’s director, wanted <em>It’s a Wonderful Life</em> to be a celebration of the lives and dreams of America's ordinary citizens, who tried the best they could to do the right thing by themselves and their neighbors. This is an enduring and beloved story.</p><p>The show will be performed with live sound effects and music and features 5 actors playing 50 roles. This special benefit presentation at and for The Rosendale Theatre is directed by Ann Citron - Managing Director for the Rosendale Theatre - who joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79115 at http://wamc.org Rosendale Theatre's Live Radio Play Presentation Of "It's A Wonderful Life" Berkshire Grown Harvest Supper http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-grown-harvest-supper <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Summer is wrapping up, and the season is inching toward fall and harvest time. Which means - it is also time for the annual benefit for </span><a href="http://www.berkshiregrown.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Berkshire Grown</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Monday September </span>16th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at 6:30 pm at Ski Butternut in Great Barrington, MA.</span></p><p>The Berkshire Grown Harvest Supper features delicious dishes prepared by local Berkshire Grown member chefs using fresh ingredients from local farms. The evening also includes a silent auction and a drawing for shopping sprees and gift certificates to Berkshire Grown member stores and restaurants.</p><p>To tell us more – we welcome: Daire Rooney, Chef at <a href="http://www.alliumberkshires.com/">Allium Restaurant + Bar</a>; Ted Dobson, farmer at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/equinoxfarm">Equinox Farm</a>; Laura Meister, farmer at <a href="http://www.farmgirlfarm.com/">Farm Girl Farm</a>; and Barbara Zheutlin, Executive Director of Berkshire Grown.</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73029 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Grown Harvest Supper Home Bass: 4 Strings, 4 Hearts for Habitat http://wamc.org/post/home-bass-4-strings-4-hearts-habitat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://helsinkihudson.com/schedule.html#130127" style="line-height: 1.5;">Home Bass: 4 Strings, 4 Hearts for Habitat</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a benefit concert for </span><a href="http://www.columbiacountyhabitat.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia County Habitat for Humanity</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> taking place this Sunday at Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, NY.</span></p><p>The concert will be hosted by Melissa Auf der Maur and will feature with multi-Grammy nominee, <a href="http://www.meshell.com/">Meshell Ndegeocello</a>, <a href="http://www.tommystinson.com/">Tommy Stinson</a> from The Replacements and Guns ‘N’ Roses, and cellist Melora Creager from <a href="http://www.rasputina.com/">Rasputina</a>.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56495 at http://wamc.org Home Bass: 4 Strings, 4 Hearts for Habitat Maureen O'Flynn's Cabaret Benefit for Riverbrook's Education and Training Programs http://wamc.org/post/maureen-oflynns-cabaret-benefit-riverbrooks-education-and-training-programs <p>Internationally acclaimed singer/actor/performer Maureen O’Flynn – a native of the Berkshires – will perform her brilliantly reviewed cabaret show on Saturday afternoon, September 22, to benefit Riverbrook’s Education and Training Programs.</p><p>“At the Crossroads”, according to O’Flynn, is a semi-autobiographical collection from the American songbook, highlighting composers including Sondheim, Porter, Strouse and Weil. She is accompanied by pianist, music director and arranger Don Rebic.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 48413 at http://wamc.org Maureen O'Flynn's Cabaret Benefit for Riverbrook's Education and Training Programs Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity http://wamc.org/post/central-berkshire-habitat-humanity <p><a href="http://www.berkshirehabitat.org/">Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity</a> has been serving families in Berkshire County for 20 years. In addition to their new-home construction and rehab housing, they also are a launch affiliate for Habitat’s International Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.<br><br>The band <a href="http://www.rosebudus.com/beausoleil/">BeauSoleil</a> is playing a benefit show for Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity on September 18th.</p><p>We are joined by Executive Director, Carolyn Valli.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 47091 at http://wamc.org