Tag: Live

Jamaican Riddims at Club Helsinki in Hudson, Dec 29

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Upstate New York’s ska-reggae outfit – the Big Takeover – brings its Jamaican Riddims to Club Helsinki in Hudson. The group’s third album, “Children of the Rhythm” boasts the band’s signature blend of upbeat, horn-inflected ska, deep, funky reggae grooves, soulful melodies, and dub dropouts. Upstate New York group Root Shock, fronted by Jessica Brown, will warm up the crowd for Big Takeover.

The Big Takeover is a unique concoction of backgrounds and spirits that perfectly creates a version of reggae that is fresh and vivid. With Jamaican-born and raised NeeNee Rushie as a captivating and memorable front woman, plus a playful horn section and pulsating bass and drums, Big Takeover guarantees a memorable Jamaican-infused dance party.

Claiming influences including Desmond Dekker, Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Beres Hammond, Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis, Michael Jackson, Fela Kuti, the Specials, and Aretha Franklin, the Big Takeover has shared stages with such reggae royalty as the Wailers, the Skatalites, the Slackers, Yellow Man, Inner Circle, Eek a Mouse and Sister Nancy.

The show featuring Big Takeover and Root Shock represents Helsinki Hudson’s commitment to programming regional, emerging, diverse and rising talent.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, December 29, 2018: 8:30pm
Doors open at 6pm

LOCATION:
Helsinki Hudson
405 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534

TICKETS:
$15
Tickets can be purchased here.
21 And Over

MORE:
HelsinkiHudson.com
facebook.com/helsinkihudson
instagram.com/helsinkihudson

 

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Varla Jean Merman Returns to Club Helsinki in Hudson

Varla Jean Merman Returns to Club Helsinki with the new show, “Wonder Merman”. The show pays tribute to the inspiring women who have inspired Varla Jean to think about becoming inspirational.

Varla Jean Merman is a drag queen character created and portrayed by Jeffery Roberson, an  actor, singer, and performer. Varla’s fictitious back story is that she is the daughter of Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman. Varla Jean has appeared on stage, screen, TV, cabaret, and concert halls. Her cabaret shows are always a highlight of the Provincetown summer scene, and this Sunday, Varla Jean will take the stage in Hudson.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, May 6 2018, at 7pm
Doors open at 5pm

LOCATION:
Helsinki Hudson
405 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534

TICKET INFO:
$30.00 – $35.00
Tickets can be purchased here.
21 And Over

MORE:
This event is sponsored by GayHudson.com
HelsinkiHudson.com
facebook.com/helsinkihudson
instagram.com/helsinkihudson

www.varlaonline.com

 

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David Sedaris at The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, Apr 13

David Sedaris is coming to The Colonial Theater this Friday. Here’s some info from Berkshire Theatre Group, “With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, best-selling American author, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.”

I’ve been a fan of David Sedaris for years, and have always wanted to attend one of his stage appearances. He has been to the Colonial several times, but this Friday is the first time that I’ll be free when he is in Pittsfield. I’ve got my tickets, and can’t wait! Tickets are still available (see below for details).

DATE/TIME:
Friday, April 13 2018, at 8pm

TICKETS:
$40 – $60. Click Here to purchase

LOCATION:
The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

MORE:
www.berkshiretheatregroup.org
facebook.com/berkshiretheatregroup

 

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Hudson Hall Announces Free Spring/Summer Kids Workshops & Family-Friendly Concerts

Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House has a great line-up of workshops for kids coming up. Learn how to play the traditional music of India with Eric Fraser’s RagaTala Tigers, or become a junior yogi and discover the power of mindfulness with Animal Yoga & Storybook Art Making with local artist Alison Fox. Returning for its third year is summer family favorite Chess for Kids, a three day intensive with chess pros Chris Chanin and Alec Butterfield.

For mini music lovers, family-friendly concerts this spring/summer season include Iva Bittová with Harmony Project Hudson as part of the Classics on Hudson series on Saturday, April 14 at 3pm. Harmony Project then return for their free Summer Camp Finale Performance on July 26 at 5pm. Tickets to Iva Bittová are $10 for adults and free for students under 18 and can be reserved at hudsonhall.org or by calling (518) 822 1438.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

For more information or to register your child, visit hudsonhall.org or call (518) 822 – 1438. All children’s workshops at Hudson Hall are free.

RAGATALA TIGERS
Ages 8 – 12
Bring a recorder if you have one, Hudson Hall will provide recorders for others. No experience necessary
Free. Space is limited, registration required

ANIMAL YOGA & STORYBOOK ART MAKING FOR KIDS
Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm
April 17 – June 5, 2018
Ages 6-8
Free. Space is limited, registration required

CHESS FOR KIDS
TuesdayThursday, July 10th, 11th, 12 from 4-6pm
Ages 7 – 14
Space limited, registration recommended

 

SPRING PROGRAM
Mondays, 3-4:30pm
April 16 – June 4 (no class May 28)
In collaboration with Hudson Bluehawks After School Program, students from Montgomery C. Smith will join other registrants in this weekly workshop.

SUMMER INTENSIVE
Tuesday- Thursday, July 24-26, 4-6pm

IVA BITTOVA: FORCE OF NATURE
A Classics on Hudson Family Concert
Saturday, April 14 at 3pm
Tickets: $10 for adults, free for children 18 and under

 

LOCATION:
Hudson Hall
at the historic Hudson Opera House
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

MORE:
www.hudsonhall.org
(518) 822-1438

 

 

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Musical Salute to Marvin Hamlisch, Oct 21 at Hudson Hall

Hudson Hall celebrates the work of one of America’s most beloved entertainers with a Musical Salute to Marvin Hamlisch. The concert features pianist Peter Dugan and violinist Charles Yang with Broadway star Marissa McGowan and cellist Adrian Daurov playing a selection of Hamlisch’s iconic works.

The hour-long concert will feature such audience favorites as Nobody Does It BetterWhat I Did For LoveThe Way We Were, and One, as well as That’s How I Say GoodbyeI Cannot Hear the City from Sweet Smell of SuccessIf You Really Knew Me from They’re Playing Our Song,Sophie’s Choice from the Academy Award-winning film, and While I Still Have the Time from the Jerry Lewis stage-adapted comedy musical, The Nutty Professor.

The concert is complemented by the photography exhibit, ‘Remembering Marvin Hamlisch: The People’s Composer’, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Len Prince. The exhibit chronicles the life and work of Hamlisch, and will be on view in the Hudson Hall Center Hall Gallery from October 7-November 26.

DATES/TIMES:
Saturday, October 21 2017 at 7pm

ADMISSION:
Concert tickets are $25. Available at www.hudsonhall.org or by calling (518) 822-1438.

LOCATION:
Hudson Hall
at the historic Hudson Opera House
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

CONTACT:
www.hudsonhall.org
(518) 822-1438

 

 

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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.