mahaiwe http://wamc.org en The Yiddish Book Center Presents The Klezmatics At The Mahaiwe 11/16 http://wamc.org/post/yiddish-book-center-presents-klezmatics-mahaiwe-1116 <p>The internationally acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning <a href="http://klezmatics.com">Klezmatics </a>have been performing around the world since their first appearance in New York in 1986. Blending instrumental and vocal virtuosity and experimentation with theatricality firmly rooted in klezmer and Yiddish tradition, the Klezmatics brought the revival of klezmer into the rock era.</p><p>This Saturday, November 16 at 8 PM The Klezmatics will perform at <a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA, presented by <a href="http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org">The Yiddish Book Center</a>. Lorin Sklamberg performs lead vocals, accordion, guitar, and piano in The Klezmatics.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 77497 at http://wamc.org The Yiddish Book Center Presents The Klezmatics At The Mahaiwe 11/16 Berkshire Playwrights Lab Gala - Tony Shalhoub http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-playwrights-lab-gala-tony-shalhoub <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Emmy and Golden Globe award winner (and Tony nominee), Tony Shalhoub will participate in the <a href="http://www.berkshireplaywrightslab.org/">Berkshire Playwrights Lab’s</a> Sixth Annual Gala Celebration at <a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA on June 7th. They will present staged readings of new short plays by a roster of playwrights including Joe Cacaci, Richard Dresser, Mark Malone, Maddy Meyers and Anna Ziegler.</p><p>The short film, <a href="http://www.biffma.festivalgenius.com/2013/films/foodforthought_joecacaci_biffma2013"><em>Food for Thought</em></a>, written and directed by Joe Cacaci and starring Minnie Driver, Meeghan Holoway, and Tony Shaloub will screen at <a href="http://www.biffma.org">BIFF</a> this Thursday.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 65809 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Playwrights Lab Gala - Tony Shalhoub The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene's "Ghetto Tango" presented by Congregation Ahavath Sholom http://wamc.org/post/national-yiddish-theatre-folksbienes-ghetto-tango-presented-congregation-ahavath-sholom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In celebration of its 90th Anniversary, <a href="http://www.ahavathsholom.com/page.php?PageID=1380&amp;PageName=Home">Congregation Ahavath Sholom</a> in Great Barrington, MA is sponsoring <a href="http://www.folksbiene.org/">The National Yiddish </a><a href="http://www.folksbiene.org/">Theatre-Folksbiene</a>'s production of <em>Ghetto Tango</em> at <a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org">The Mahaiwe</a> this Sunday, May 19th.</p><p>The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene's Artistic Director, Zalmen Mlotek, joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 64720 at http://wamc.org The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene's "Ghetto Tango" presented by Congregation Ahavath Sholom Chris Thile http://wamc.org/post/chris-thile <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Saturday, April 13th - acclaimed jazz pianist Brad Mehldau and singer/mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile will perform as a due at <a href="http://www.themahaiwe.org">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA. It’ll be a rare and special evening with two of America's most groundbreaking young musicians.</p><p>Chris Thile began playing mandolin when he was 5 years old - a very quick synopsis of his musical life from then to now includes playing with Grammy award winning trio, <a href="http://www.nickelcreek.com/">Nickel Creek</a>, releasing several solo albums, co-founding the progressive bluegrass quintet, <a href="http://www.punchbrothers.com/">Punch Brothers</a>, and recording The Goat Rodeo Sessions with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, and Edgar Meyer.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.macfound.org/fellows/879/">2012 MacArthur Genius</a> join us to talk about collaborating with Brad Mehldau, sticking with the mandolin, and recording with The Goat Rodeo Sessions.</p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 61886 at http://wamc.org Chris Thile David Sedaris - One new book and three regional shows http://wamc.org/post/david-sedaris-one-new-book-and-three-regional-shows <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;">David </span>Sedaris<span style="line-height: 1.5;">' new book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316154695/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0316154695&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0316154695" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, will be released by Little Brown on April </span>23<sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The satirist and public radio favorite will be at three venues in three different cities in our region: <a href="http://www.bardavon.org/event_info.php?id=593&amp;venue=bardavon">The Bardavon on 4/5</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;Mahaiwe&nbsp;on 4/6</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and </span><a href="http://www.theegg.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Egg on 4/11</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61367 at http://wamc.org David Sedaris - One new book and three regional shows Brian Selznick - "Hugo" at The Mahaiwe http://wamc.org/post/brian-selznick-hugo-mahaiwe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator Brian </span>Selznick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will talk about his Caldecott Award-winning book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Invention of Hugo Cabret</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and how it became Martin </span>Scorsese's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 2011 Oscar-winning film </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Hugo</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Sunday at </span><a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Mahaiwe Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Great Barrington.</span></p><p>Following a screening of the film, Selznick will participate in a Q &amp; A with his Scholastic editor, Berkshire resident Tracy Mack, and then sign books.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59600 at http://wamc.org Brian Selznick - "Hugo" at The Mahaiwe Angélique Kidjo at The Mahaiwe http://wamc.org/post/ang-lique-kidjo-mahaiwe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Born in Benin, <a href="http://www.kidjo.com/">Angélique Kidjo</a> is a Grammy award-winning music recording artist deemed "Africa's premier diva" by <em>Time</em>&nbsp;and is the continent's most internationally celebrated female musical exponent.</p><p>The BBC has included Angélique Kidjo in its list of the "African continent's 50 most iconic figures". <em>The Guardian</em> has listed her as one of their "Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World" and Angelique is the first woman to be listed among "The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa" by <em>Forbes Magazine</em>.</p><p>Known for her dynamic and uplifting music, she has translated her distinctive work in the arts to that of philanthropy; by promoting education for girls in Africa through her foundation, <a href="http://www.batongafoundation.org/">Batonga</a> and as a <a href="http://www.unicefusa.org/">UNICEF</a> Goodwill ambassador.</p><p>Angélique Kidjo will perform at <a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA this Saturday, Feb. 23rd at 8pm.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 58083 at http://wamc.org Angélique Kidjo at The Mahaiwe Otis Williams from The Temptations http://wamc.org/post/otis-williams-temptations <p>Legendary Motown group, <a href="http://www.temptationssing.com/fr_home.cfm">The Temptations</a>, will be at <a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org/">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA this Sunday, December 2nd at 7pm.</p><p>Otis Williams joins us to talk about still singing those seminal songs after all of these years.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 52943 at http://wamc.org Otis Williams from The Temptations An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin at The Mahaiwe http://wamc.org/post/evening-patti-lupone-and-mandy-patinkin-mahaiwe <p>Tony Award winning virtuosos and living stage-legends Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin will take the stage at <a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org/">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA on Sunday, October 14 at 7pm.</p><p></p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 49721 at http://wamc.org An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin at The Mahaiwe Betty Buckley - Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway at The Mahaiwe http://wamc.org/post/betty-buckley-ah-men-boys-broadway-mahaiwe <p>Stage superstar, <a href="http://www.bettybuckley.com">Betty Buckley</a>, will perform <em>Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway</em> at <a href="http://themahaiwe.org">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA on Sunday, August 19th.</p><p>Here we speak with her about that show, her memories of Marvin Hamlisch, and her upcoming performance with The Boston Pops at <a href="http://www.tanglewood.org">Tanglewood</a>.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:35:40 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 45703 at http://wamc.org Betty Buckley - Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway at The Mahaiwe