Arts & Culture http://wamc.org en Herbert Wolff Reviews "Breaking The Code" http://wamc.org/post/herbert-wolff-reviews-breaking-code <p>Herbert Wolff reviews The Barrington Stage Company's production of "Breaking The Code."</p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:52:00 +0000 Herbert Wolff 95890 at http://wamc.org Rob Edelman: Baby Boomers And Romance http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-baby-boomers-and-romance <p>These days, the majority of high-profile Hollywood movies are fashioned for children, teens, and young adults. Sometimes, it seems as if older moviegoers are being completely ignored by the money-oriented, demographic-obsessed contemporary movie mogul.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:51:00 +0000 Rob Edelman 95806 at http://wamc.org Chita Rivera Stars In Kander And Ebb's "The Visit" At The Williamstown Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/chita-rivera-stars-kander-and-ebbs-visit-williamstown-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>The Visit</em>, her <a href="http://www.wtfestival.org">Williamstown Theatre Festival</a> debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, who returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price.</p><p>Sardonic and morally complex, <em>The Visit</em> asks: What can your heart afford?</p><p>Rivera is joined by Roger Rees, Jason Danieley, and Judy Kuhn and directed in this Kander and Ebb musical by John Doyle.</p><p>Here she speaks with Joe Donahue about working on the show, her reverence for a productions creative team, and keeping her sense of humor - always.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95435 at http://wamc.org Chita Rivera Stars In Kander And Ebb's "The Visit" At The Williamstown Theatre Festival Any Questions #152 http://wamc.org/post/any-questions-152 <p></p><p>WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel dust off the turntable for a visit to Laurel Canyon. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 95622 at http://wamc.org Any Questions #152 The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice http://wamc.org/post/phoenicia-international-festival-voice-0 <p><a href="http://www.phoeniciavoicefest.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">promotes the human voice as an instrument of healing, peace and artistic expression through presenting world class performances in Phoenicia, New York and surrounding areas. From opera to gospel, world music to Broadway, the Festival celebrates the human voice in all its multi-faceted glory. This year’s festival takes place July </span>30th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> through August </span>3rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95342 at http://wamc.org The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice David Lang And The 13th Annual Bang On A Can Festival At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/david-lang-and-13th-annual-bang-can-festival-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.bangonacan.org/summer_festival">Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival</a> is underway at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams for the 13th year. This year, the Festival culminates with an 8-day new music extravaganza called "Bang on a Can Plays Art" from July 26 through August 2. Fourteen concerts over this 8-day period will draw inspiration from the visual art on exhibit in the galleries at MASS MoCA.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95328 at http://wamc.org David Lang And The 13th Annual Bang On A Can Festival At MASS MoCA Cirque Éloize At Proctors http://wamc.org/post/cirque-loize-proctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For 20 years now, <a href="http://www.cirque-eloize.com/en/home">Cirque Éloize</a> has been taking the public and critics by storm in more than 440 cities around the world. This August, Cirque Éloize’s dazzling and energetic <em>iD</em> comes to the Capital Region for the very first time.</p><p>This astonishing modern circus will transport audiences to a vibrant urban streetscape as the stage at <a href="http://www.proctors.org">Proctors</a> in Schenectady, NY comes alive with the boundless energy of acrobats, break dancers and contortionists, who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping projections, building to a stunning finale on a one-of-a-kind video tramp-o-wall.</p><p>We are joined by two Cirque Éloize performers, Justine Méthé-Crozat and Jérémy St. Jean.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95411 at http://wamc.org Cirque Éloize At Proctors "Breaking The Code" At Barrington Stage http://wamc.org/post/breaking-code-barrington-stage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Breaking the Code</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by Hugh </span>Whitemore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is currently running on Barrington Stage Company’s </span>Boyd-Quinson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Mainstage<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in </span>Pittsfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, MA through August </span>2nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Starring Mark H. Dold and directed by Joe Calarco, <em>Breaking the Code</em> tells the true story of famed mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing, who solved the German Enigma code during World War II, not knowing that, as a gay man, he’d fight a much harder personal battle at home.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95408 at http://wamc.org "Breaking The Code" At Barrington Stage The 7th Annual Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival http://wamc.org/post/7th-annual-mount-tremper-arts-summer-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The 7th annual <a href="http://www.mounttremperarts.org/">Mount Tremper Arts</a> Summer Festival is up and running through August 23rd featuring groundbreaking music events, visceral dance works and boundary-pushing theater. The festival showcases risk-taking work, but also fosters an environment where audiences and artists can come together to form a community that values dialogue and experimentation.</p><p>The festivals remaining events this year include four world premieres!</p><p>Co-founder and Artistic Director Mathew Pokoik and Executive Director Abigail Guay join us to tell us more.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95324 at http://wamc.org The 7th Annual Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival Rob Edelman: Biopics And Facts http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-biopics-and-facts <p>One new film that I have been long-anticipating is GET ON UP, a biopic which chronicles the life and times of James Brown, one of the seminal figures on the American musical scene during the infancy of rock, roll, and soul.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:52:00 +0000 Rob Edelman 95323 at http://wamc.org