Seth Rogovoy

Rogovoy Report 12/2/16

Dec 2, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include a chamber concert featuring works about unrequited love; a documentary performance artwork about life in a Mexican border town; a concert of seasonal music by an all-star ensemble of acoustic roots musicians; a communal, interactive new-music holiday parade; and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 11/18/16

Nov 18, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include a world premiere of new music by Magnetic Fields; the return of a husband-and-wife new wave duo; a Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic; a composer sharing thoughts on classical music’s glass ceiling; a concert of contemporary music from China; and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 11/11/16

Nov 11, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright at the microphone and piano; a world-renowned jazz trumpeter inaugurating a new venue; the editor of a new collection of essays on womanhood; a museum exhibition of Saturday morning cartoon classics; and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 10/28/16

Oct 28, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include a film festival, a world-renowned violinist, an orchestra, a performance artist, a folk-blues legend, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 10/21/16

Oct 21, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include a film festival, a modern pop-cabaret legend, a groundbreaking performance artist, a reading by a former Village Voice critic, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 10/14/16

Oct 14, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include the opening of a huge new art installation, a concert by a Mercury prize winner, an old country-folk legend, a new country-folk star, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 9/30/16

Sep 30, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include comedy, a legend of glam-rock, Chinese dance, a theatrical premiere, Jewish-jazz fusion, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 9/23/16

Sep 23, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include chamber music, a comedy festival, art openings, a ceramics tour, indie-rock, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 9/16/16

Sep 16, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include a huge, 3-day bluegrass and roots music festival; a solo piano recital by a renowned virtuoso; a scion of Afrobeat; an alternative rock and arts festival; dance works; and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 9/9/16

Sep 9, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include several chamber concerts; 19th century political cartoons; 20th century music; a bluegrass festival; a solo piano virtuoso; a Pulitzer Prize winner; and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 9/2/16

Sep 2, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include the return of new-wave legends; the conclusion of a monthlong dance festival; a reggae legend, art openings; chamber music; and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 8/19/16

Aug 19, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include several dance concerts; a Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble; a teenage blues sensation; a season-topping performance of Shakespeare; and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 8/12/16

Aug 12, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include a new dance festival; the nephew of a pop-art icon; a film festival gone to the dogs; the meeting of two creative minds; French-American electro-swing; a season-topping performance of Shakespeare; and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 8/5/16

Aug 5, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include an all-female mariachi band; a French ensemble performing Algerian street dance; a sympathetic Shylock; Puccini; sacred steel, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report For 7/29/16

Jul 29, 2016

The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include cutting-edge dance; new and old music; a musical revival getting rave reviews; comedy; opera, and a whole lot more.

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.

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