Seth Rogovoy

Rogovoy Report For 7/22/16

Jul 22, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include two new-music festivals; an unusual daughter-father folk duo featuring a semi-famous rocker; a rarely staged opera; several world premieres; cabaret, comedy and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 7/8/16

Jul 8, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include a new music ensemble; a deadpan standup comic; a rock-horror musical comedy; futurist and futuristic puppet theater; the return of a virtuoso violinist; a one-night festival of performance art, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 7/1/16

Jul 1, 2016

First things first. For anyone out there planning on going to see Bob Dylan at Tanglewood on Saturday night, as I am, I do want to let you know what you are in for, so you don’t come complaining to me after the fact. You will be hearing almost no songs you associate with Bob Dylan. In fact, unless you’re a hardcore fan, you may only recognize one or two of the 20 songs he will probably play on Saturday night. All together, only four songs – only 20 percent of the concert – were originally recorded by Bob Dylan in the 20th century. Fully 1/3 of the songs Dylan will sing are his renditions of pre-rock pop standards typically associated with Frank Sinatra. Fully one-quarter – five songs – of the set will be taken from Dylan’s most recent album of original songs, “Tempest,” recorded four years ago. The concert will feature only two songs Dylan recorded in the 1960s – “Blowin’ in the Wind” and one called “She Belongs to Me.”  “Tangled Up in Blue” is the only song Dylan recorded in the 1970s that he will sing. Nor will he so much as touch a guitar. He’ll spend most of the concert singing microphone in hand, crooner style. This will be Bob Dylan like you have never seen or heard him before. Consider yourselves warned.

Rogovoy Report For 6/24/16

Jun 24, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include the kickoff to the season at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival; the return of a living legend of modern jazz; Baroque music; a Tennessee Williams revival; a one-man band, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 6/17/16

Jun 17, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region in coming days include pop legends at Tanglewood; abstract expressionism at the Rockwell Museum; new plays; old musicals, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 6/10/16

Jun 10, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region in coming days include superstars of indie-rock; an exhibition of nudes by Old Masters; a chamber concert featuring early works of musical modernism; a soulful rock singer songwriter; poetry and fiction, plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 6/3/16

Jun 3, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region in coming days include an international film festival; a rock festival featuring living legends; novelists paying tribute to Edith Wharton; a soul singer from Nashville, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 5/20/16

May 20, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region in coming days include a living legend of Broadway, an early music tribute to Shakespeare, a world premiere musical featuring a Tony Award-winning cast and crew, a new vaudeville show, and a double bill of guitar rock.

Rogovoy Report For 5/13/16

May 13, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region in coming days include a string quartet, a jazz concert, an art exhibit by a legendary rocker, a folk-rock jamband, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 5/6/16

May 6, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region in coming days include a concert by an all-star jazz lineup at MASS MoCA; a folk-rock legend at the Mahaiwe; an indie-pop artist from Austin at Helsinki Hudson; klezmer in Spencertown, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 4/22/16

Apr 22, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region in coming days include a work-in-progress showing of a dance based on Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”; a 24-hour festival of the drone; a world-renowned string quartet in a free concert; a Tex-Mex celebration; and an up-and-coming avant-jazz quartet.

Rogovoy Report For 4/15/16

Apr 15, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include the kickoff of a new play reading series; a CD release concert by a popular local band; a concert of Ethiopian pop-funk; the debut tour of an emerging violin protégé of Itzhak Perlman’s; a complete rendition of Leonard Bernstein’s “Kaddish” Symphony, a South African all-star jazz ensemble; and a chamber concert of Jewish music.

Rogovoy Report For April 8, 2016

Apr 8, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include a real-life American Idol; a latter-day Mark Twain; a six-hour marathon of 19th century pop music; a trumpet and organ recital; and readings by a number of authors, novelists, and poets.

Rogovoy Report For 4/1/16

Apr 1, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include the return of a prodigal musician in a benefit for her alma mater; a performance by a living legend of Irish folk music; an all-Beethoven concert; a solo show at Berkshire Museum for a local artist made good; and an all-star literary conversation.

Rogovoy Report For 3/25/16

Mar 25, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include a tribute to the spirituality inherent in John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”; a fusion of cutting-edge spoken work and cutting-edge new music; the debut album of a novelist who is best known as a singer-songwriter and therefore who wrote a soundtrack to go along his novel; a one-woman show; and a rare intimate gig with one of the avatars of indie-rock.

Rogovoy Report For March 18, 2016

Mar 18, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include three pianists improvising on the classics; an orchestra performing romantic, modern, and contemporary works; a chamber group celebrating the first family of Baroque music; a pop/avant garde all-star collective reviving forgotten masterpieces of countercultural cinema; an original commercial illustrator from the “Mad Men” era; the return of a hometown jazz-soul-world music ensemble, and a whole lot more…

Rogovoy Report For March 11, 2016

Mar 11, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include a two-day comedy festival, dueling lectures by New Yorker writers, an environmental film festival, a roots-rock trio, a recital of trombone music, a fusion of Mexican-American folk-rock and folk dance, and a whole lot more…

Rogovoy Report For March 4, 2016

Mar 4, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include psychedelic cinema, gothic chamber-folk, a former poet laureate, a classic opera, a modern opera, a string trio, and a whole lot more…

Rogovoy Report For February 26, 2016

Feb 26, 2016

  Legendary English New Wave artist Wreckless Eric, best known for his 1977 hit, “Whole Wide World,” performs an intimate show at Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson tonight at 8pm. Eric is a contemporary of Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, and Nick Lowe, all of whom recorded for Stiff Records, as did Eric, in the 1970s.  As Eric sings on his terrific new album, “America,” “I was nearly someone back in the day, I was in the lower reaches of the hit parade.” Wreckless Eric now lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife, fellow rock singer-songwriter Amy Rigby, and the two often perform together.

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…

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…

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include a rising star in the comedy world, an acclaimed pianist performing a free solo concert, the kickoff of a new jazz series, and a longstanding favorite of the folk-roots jam scene.

Rogovoy Report For January 22, 2016

Jan 22, 2016

This weekend’s cultural highlights in our region include a couple of roots music concerts, an opera workshop, a regional premiere, and a reading by one of my favorite authors.

Rogovoy Report For January 15, 2016

Jan 15, 2016

This weekend’s cultural highlights in our region include an avant-garde concert of acoustic and electronic music and visuals; a discussion of a classic Norman Rockwell illustration; a neo-vaudevillian circus; several art openings, and a tribute to the king himself, Elvis Presley.

Rogovoy Report For January 8, 2016

Jan 8, 2016

This weekend’ s cultural highlights in our region include a festival of contemporary music, an album release concert by a jazz trio, a reading by three authors, an art opening, and a nightclub show by an up-and-coming riot grrrl.

Rogovoy Report For December 18, 2015

Dec 18, 2015

This weekend’s cultural highlights in our region include Moroccan trance music, a Messiah singalong, a Frank Sinatra tribute, and a community staging of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol.”

Rogovoy Report For December 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015

This weekend’s cultural highlights in our region include a multimedia performance about the first family of Indian music; a troupe of storytellers including one big fat liar; a husband-and-wife piano duo playing holiday favorites from the classical canon; an opera legend singing seasonal songs; a photo exhibition about the decline and fall of the Catskills as a resort region; and a P-Funk-style holiday party.

Rogovoy Report For December 4, 2015

Dec 4, 2015

This weekend our region boasts orchestral indie-rock, blissful folk, gothic folk, art openings, literary readings, country-pop, holiday funk and original roots-rock.

Rogovoy Report For November 20, 2015

Nov 20, 2015

This weekend our region boasts old and new classical music, art openings, theater, and rootsy blues.

Rogovoy Report For November 13, 2015

Nov 13, 2015

This weekend our region boasts literary readings, early music, new age music, new musical theater, new poetry, classical, opera, and Broadway.

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