Rogovoy Report 11/3/17

Nov 3, 2017

The weekend highlights in our region include husband and wife folk-pop; impressionist works on paper; Indian classical vocals; roots-rock-reggae; stars of the dubstep scene, and a whole lot more.

When Boston folkies Deb Talan and Steve Tannen met in 2001, they were already fans of each other’s music. It didn’t take long for melodies to take shape, harmonies to slide into place, and for the Weepies to take off. The husband and wife duo bring their harmony-laden folk-pop to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA in North Adams on Sat at 8pm. Benjamin Jaffe of HoneyHoney warms up the crowd with his new duo.

Impressionist painters did not only paint. That’s the theme of a new exhibition at The Clark in Williamstown, Mass,. called “The Impressionist Line: From Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec,” an exhibition of prints and drawings by Impressionist masters including Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The exhibit goes on view at The Clark on Sunday and remains on view through Jan 7, of next year.

Indian classical vocalist Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan brings his rich repertoire of rare ragas and compositions to Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall at Williams College in Williamstown on Monday  at 8pm. Khan is one of the primary living masters of the Kirana gharana musical style. As the grandson of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, he is a descendant of the gharana’s family lineage.

Roots-reggae outfit the Meditations brings its classic 1970s-style Jamaican rhythms to Club Helsinki Hudson tonight at 9pm. The Meditations were originally formed as a reggae vocal trio in Jamaica in 1974. They sang backing vocals on several Bob Marley recordings and also can be heard on recordings by Jimmy Cliff and Gregory Isaacs.

A shrine, videos, plastic paintings, lace drawings, and 789 anatomical fragments are elements of Gone Here, a solo exhibition of works by Boston-based artist Sheila Gallagher at September Gallery in Hudson, opening Saturday from 6-8pm, and on view through Dec. 23. Gallagher draws upon diverse sources, including Shaker gift drawings, ancient Greek temples, and recent archeological findings of mass graves at Irish orphanages.

Lanford Wilson’s powerful drama “Redwood Curtain,” a haunting examination of America’s post-Vietnam legacy, will run at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, N.Y., tonight through Sunday, Nov 12. Vietnam-born actress Julie Pham stars.

And finally, Barely Alive, the Berkshire-bred stars of dubstep, bring their bass-heavy brand of electronic dance music aka EDM to Jupiter Hall at Crossgates Mall in Albany on Saturday night. The group’s members prefer to remain anonymous, but one of them is my son. See you there.

Seth Rogovoy is editor of Berkishire Daily and the Rogovoy Report, available online at

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