Sarah LaDuke

Producer

Sarah grew up in Saranac Lake, NY where she worked part time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college, primarily backstage as she is a truly superficial [read: bad] actress. She graduated from SUNY Albany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the producer ofThe Roundtable

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires - Call For Submissions

Gina Hyams at Tanglewood

    Author and Berkshire resident, Gina Hyams is creating a gift book titled The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires. She envisions the project as a collective love letter to the quintessential Berkshire summer experience of picnicking on the Lawn and she is asking the public to submit their personal snapshots of Tanglewood picnics, along with favorite Tanglewood picnic recipes and tips from all eras of the festival’s eight-decade history.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Hear The Walls Begin To Sing On Gabriel Kahane's "The Ambassador"

    Gabriel Kahane is a composer/musician/singer/songwriter who divides his time between the club and the concert hall. He has been commissioned by, among others, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. His musical, February House was produced by The Public in New York City.

His latest album, The Ambassador, is a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles seen through the lens of ten street addresses. We spoke with Gabriel Kahane about the album recently.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Tue August 19, 2014

"Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter" By Richard Barrios

    Love them or love to hate them, embrace the glitter (however scratchy it may be) or deny the lure of those toe-tapping tunes - movie musicals have a storied - and serenaded - place in American popular culture.

Richard Barrios worked in the music and film industries before turning to film history with his award-winning book, A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film. His encore to that book is the new book, Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Jason Isbell At MASS MoCA

Credit Glen Rose

Formerly a member of the alt-country-rock band, Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell’s solo career is flourishing in the wake of Southeastern - a record he released last year which is nominated for Best Song, Best Album, and Artist of the year for 2014 from the Americana Music Association’s Honors & Awards. Rock critic Ken Tucker named Southeastern his #1 Album of 2013. It also made NPR and Amazon’s Best of 2013 lists and was American Songwriter’s #1 album.

Jason Isbell is performing tonight at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA at 8pm.

Here we speak with him about how he writes songs, working with producer Dave Cobb, and sobriety on the road.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Brian Stokes Mitchell Performs With The Philadelphia Orchestra At SPAC On 8/6

    On August 6th The Philadelphia Orchestra will kick off their three week summer season at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center with The Great American Songbook.

Bramwell Tovey conducts an evening of music from the Gershwins, Bernstein, and Copland with vocal selections sung by Brian Stokes Mitchell.

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Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Mon August 4, 2014

PigPen Theatre Co.'s 'The Old Man And The Old Moon" At Williamstown Theatre Festival

  The final show on The Nikos Stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer is a magical lo-fi musical storytelling feat created and co-directed by PigPen Theatre Co. - The Old Man and the Old Moon runs from August 6th to August 17th.

PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of music, film, and theatre as freshman at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2008. They have produced their original plays Off-Broadway and at regional theaters around the country.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu July 31, 2014

The Four Tops At The Mahaiwe On 8/3

    One of Motown’s most consistent hit-makers Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Tops hit songs include “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “Reach Out (I’ll Be There),” and “Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got).”

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Metroland 7/31/14

  Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.

Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Nico Muhly's "Aston Magna" Commission

Nico Muhly
Credit AP

    Founded by Lee Elman and the late Albert Fuller, the Aston Magna Music Festival, now under the musical direction of Daniel Stepner, is America’s oldest annual summer festival devoted to music performed on period instruments.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Kate Burton And Campbell Scott - Selected Shorts At The Mahaiwe 7/19

  

Joe Donahue speaks with Kate Burton.

  Symphony Space's Selected Shorts returns to The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA this Saturday, July 19th at 8pm. The theme of the evening will be Wishes and Dreams.

  

Sarah LaDuke speaks with Campbell Scott.

    Stage and screen stars Kate Burton, Jane Curtin and Campbell Scott perform great short stories at this taping for the hit public radio series.

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