Arts & Culture

Any Questions #234

Feb 19, 2016

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel try to eclipse themselves.

Audrey Kupferberg: Grandma

Feb 19, 2016

Seventy or eighty years ago in a far distant galaxy called the Hollywood Golden Age, influential studio administrators came to two important realizations.  First of all, women movie-goers liked to see stories featuring strong women characters.  Secondly, on a date and in mixed company, it usually was the female who chose the film to be seen.

Rogovoy Report For February 19, 2016

Feb 19, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include Richard Marx at the Colonial, Lydia Lunch and Bibbe Hansen at Spotty Dog Books, Jason Walker at MASS MoCA, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Winter Cabaret at Club Helsinki Hudson, an exhibition of iPhone photographry, and a whole lot more…

  As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.

He will perform at The Colonial in Pittsfield, MA this Friday, presented by The Berkshire Theatre Group.

  Il Volo, the critically acclaimed trio, will play the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY tonight.

Il Volo is comprised of members Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble and have released four albums so far, starting in 2011: two studio albums, a live album, and a Christmas album. Recently, Il Volo won the "Big Artist" Award at the prestigious Sanremo Music Festival in Italy, which led them to go 3x Platinum in Italy with their latest EP and contributed to their sold-out summer tour.

Piero Barone joins us.

Rob Edelman: Stallone

Feb 15, 2016

If there is one sure thing at the upcoming Academy Awards, it is that Sylvester Stallone will walk off with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in CREED. In the film, he revisits the character that made him a star: Rocky Balboa. In CREED, Rocky is the ex-heavyweight champ who trains and mentors the son of Apollo Creed, his deceased friend and ex-rival.

Any Questions #233

Feb 12, 2016

 

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel make that hotline bling.

Rogovoy Report For February 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include Angelique Kidjo and Richard Nonas at MASS MoCA; reggae legends at the Colonial in Pittsfield; jazz and 10-minute plays in downtown Pittsfield; more jazz at Spencertown Academy; Georgia O’Keefe at Norman Rockwell Museum, and much much more…

  Ally Sheedy, a highly accomplished actress perhaps best known for her roles in The Breakfast Club, War Games and Short Circuit, is directing an amazing one-woman performance based on the 2015 award winning memoir, Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery.

The performance will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13th at M.C. Smith Intermediate School in Hudson, NY. It will feature the Hudson High School Choir, who will open the event by performing songs from the Civil Rights era.

The story recounts the experiences of a young Lowery growing up in Selma, Alabama during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Lowery was jailed nine times before her 15th birthday as a result of her participation in marches for voting rights. The show stars actress Damaras Obi. Damaras and Ally Sheedy join us in studio this morning and Lynda Blackmon Lowery joins us via phone from NYC.

  

  Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

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