Arts & Culture http://wamc.org en 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 Anna Chlumsky Is "Living On Love" At The Williamstown Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/anna-chlumsky-living-love-williamstown-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anna </span>Chlumsky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is in Williamstown, MA co-starring in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Living on Love</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a play about an opera diva - played by </span>Renée<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Flemming<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, her </span>mastro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> husband played by Douglas Sills, and the autobiography ghostwriters - played by </span>Chlumsky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Justin Long - who come between them. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95286 at http://wamc.org Anna Chlumsky Is "Living On Love" At The Williamstown Theatre Festival Bob Goepfert Reviews "Hands On A Hardbody" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-hands-hardbody <p>“Hands on a Hardbody,” is a tender, contemporary musical about the American dream.&nbsp; It’s about ten people who enter a contest that demands a person keep at least one hand on a truck until all others drop out.&nbsp; The last person standing wins the vehicle.</p><p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 95202 at http://wamc.org Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Outgoing Tide" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-outgoing-tide <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“The Outgoing Tide” looks at a small family who is spending time at their seasonal home on the Chesapeake.&nbsp;&nbsp; The parents, Gunner and Peg, who have been married over 50 years, are visited by their only child, Jack.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 95201 at http://wamc.org Any Questions #151 http://wamc.org/post/any-questions-151 <p></p><p>WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are joined by special guest player Walter Hickey of FiveThirtyEight. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 95070 at http://wamc.org Any Questions #151 Audrey Kupferberg: Vicious http://wamc.org/post/audrey-kupferberg-vicious <p>For more than 100 years, stereotypes have been a fixture in developing comedy routines in popular entertainment…the fat Italian man who belches garlic, the Fagan-like Jew who sits under a single weak light bulb counting gold coins, the dumb blonde, the lazy Latino who perpetually is seeking siesta, and the African American who fractures the English language and is afraid of his own shadow.&nbsp; Today, most would agree that these are not only inaccurate representations, but indeed are offensive and obsolete tools for creating comedy.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:46:18 +0000 Audrey Kupferberg 95200 at http://wamc.org