Lenox, MA – Ventfort Hall, in Lenox, Massachusetts is the second organization in the Berkshires to receive a gift from the Manton Foundation this summer. And as Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the half-million dollar grant will step up restoration efforts as well as help establish a solid foundation for the future of the Gilded Age Mansion and Museum;
Deerfield, MA – A Deerfield Massachusetts woman is in the middle of a walk to Washington D.C. that she organized to show support for US Soldiers. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Albany, NY – This week Dr. Stieg talks about the care and treatment of premature babies with Dr. Patricia Ramsey. Giving birth to a sick or premature baby can be quite unexpected for any parent. Unfamiliar sights, sounds, and equipment in the hospital can be overwhelming. Dr. Ramsey provides information to help parents understand some of the problems of sick and premature babies. Dr. Stieg and Dr. Ramsey also talk about some of the procedures that may be needed for the care of premature babies.
Albany NY – Clockwork Mercury. Great people making great sounds. What more could you want? Mingus merges his rich voice and dynamic spoken word pieces with Sikora's exploratory sax work. They compare the effort to boxing, in a good way. It's a knock-out!
Albany NY – This is the stuff! Shakers and Bakers are visionary indeed. This truncated version of the New York City-based group explores the tradition of Shaker "gift songs" in a free jazz context that poses the question, "Was Albert Ayler a Shaker?"
Albany NY – The Powder Kegs claim to fame is that they topped the competition on Prairie Home Companion's Bands Under Twenty contest, but heck, they're wonderful in their own right. They visited prior to busking at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, which was co-sponsored by Performance Place.