This Sunday, April 27th at 4pm - jazz pianist Armen Donelian will perform works from his new CD: Sayat-Nova: Songs Of My Ancestors in a CD release gathering at Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington, MA in association with Berkshires Jazz.
The legendary Hudson Valley pianist will perform in a trio with Dave Clark on bass and George Schuller on drums.
WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Rosalynn Frederick, a teacher from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, who is planning to run from California to New York in order to raise money for a fund that will allow middle and high school students to travel outside the country.
Great Barrington was the hometown of the late author and civil rights leader and founder of the NAACP. He died nearly 50 years ago.
A parcel of land and home located along route 23 in Great Barrington that was given to WEB Dubois as a gift was bulldozed in the mid-50’s. In the 1960’s, the acreage where the homestead sat changed hands. Currently, UMass Amherst owns the homesite.
The Friends of the Du Bois Home site are planning to include the 5-acre plot Great Barrington and three other locations a national historic site.