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Rogovoy Report4/3/20

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Last Friday, Bob Dylan recently released a new song, “Murder Most Foul.” It’s Dylan’s first new song in eight years, and clocking in at 17 minutes, it’s also his longest song ever. You can hear it on all the major streaming services, and what you’ll hear is a spoken-word surreal fever dream about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It’s not only a work of epic genius – formally, structurally, and otherwise – but it veritably demands a close reading in order to comprehend fully what the Nobel Prize-winner hath wrought.

Rogovoy Report 3/27/20

Mar 27, 2020

Today I want to tell you about my visit to the pharmacy this past Wednesday. It was in several ways the highlight of my week. Wednesday was the day I had long feared and dreaded – when I would have to break down and walk into a pharmacy to get my prescription for, of all things, my anti-anxiety medication.

Rogovoy Report 3/20/20

Mar 20, 2020

As you probably know by now, concerts have all been cancelled. Movie theaters are closed. Performing arts venues of all kinds are shuttered. So what’s a culture vulture to do?

Rogovoy Report 3/6/20

Mar 6, 2020

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include indie-pop, comedy, indie-folk, bluegrass, cabaret … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 2/28/20

Feb 28, 2020

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include indie-pop, avant-garde, soul, Celtic, old-time string-band music … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 2/21/20

Feb 21, 2020

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include chamber music, folk, country, jazz, comedy … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 2/14/20

Feb 14, 2020

The upcoming cultural highlights in our region include lots of jazz, blues, folk, orchestral music, new plays  … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 2/7/2020

Feb 7, 2020

The upcoming cultural highlights in our region include jazz, Bach, Beethoven, 20th century classical, Irish music … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 1/31/20

Jan 31, 2020

The upcoming cultural highlights in our region include South African dance, new age music, Renaissance music, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 1/24/20

Jan 24, 2020

The upcoming cultural highlights in our region include folk-pop, comedy, Chinese classical music, a Latin dance party, theater, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 1/17/20

Jan 17, 2020

The upcoming cultural highlights in our region include cutting-edge electronica, new classical, instrumental pop, folk-rock, jazz, choral music … and the circus comes to town….

Nocturne 4 Birdhouse - an all blue nighttime landscape painting
John Gordon Gauld

Unborn Sun: The Paintings of John Gordon Gauld” is on view in The Leonhardt Galleries at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Massachusetts through February 7 and there will be a "Meet the Artist" Gallery Presentation and Tea Service this Sunday, January 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. 

John Gordon Gauld graduated with a BFA with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design and is the recent recipient of the Martha Boschen Porter Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation to fund his future work.

Rogovoy Report 1/10/20

Jan 10, 2020

The upcoming cultural highlights in our region include string-band music, folk-rock, literary readings, instrumental pop, choral music, and the circus comes to town….

Rogovoy Report 1/3/2020

Jan 3, 2020

Before I give my weekly roundup of upcoming cultural events, I’m going to run down some of my favorite performances from the past year. On stage, I saw Lanford Wilson’s “Burn This!” starring Adam Driver and Keri Russell on Broadway. Driver in particular dominated that show and demonstrated that his theatrical chops are at least the equal of his movie chops, which of course stood out this year in Jim Jarmusch’s zombie flick, “The Dead Don’t Die” and Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story.” Apparently, Adam Driver also starred in some kind of outer space sci-fi caper film recently, but I know nothing about that. The other Broadway performance that stood out was a British revival of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal,” starring the phenomenal Zawe Ashton and an actor named Tom Hiddleston, who apparently everyone knows from his role in a series of superhero movies called “The Avengers.” I’ll just have to take your word for that.

Rogovoy Report 12/27/19

Dec 27, 2019

This upcoming cultural highlights in our region include blues, folk, rock, pop, chamber music … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 12/20/19

Dec 20, 2019

This weekend’s cultural highlights in our region include blues, avant-garde public sound art, folk music, chamber music … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 12/13/19

Dec 13, 2019

This week’s cultural highlights in our region include chamber music, swing dance, folk, blues, jazz … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 12/6/19

Dec 6, 2019

There are plenty of holiday-oriented programs around the region this weekend and next, but I’m here to fill you in on the non-holiday-related cultural events, including Caribbean party music, chamber music, big-band jazz, hard-bop, indie-rock … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 11/22/19

Nov 22, 2019

The highlights of the cultural weekend in our region include comedy, performance art, folk, blues … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 11/15/19

Nov 15, 2019

The highlights of the cultural weekend in our region include classical music, Americana, Broadway, Big Band, folk music, literary conversations … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 11/8/19

Nov 8, 2019

The highlights of the cultural weekend in our region include Louisiana roots music, musical comedy, classical and contemporary music, rockabilly, blues … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 11/1/19

Nov 1, 2019

The highlights of the cultural weekend in our region include Scottish fiddle tunes, poetry, African dance, Indian music … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 10/25/19

Oct 25, 2019

The highlights of the cultural weekend in our region include indie-jazz, theater, chamber music, chamber opera, Irish fiddle tunes … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 10/18/19

Oct 18, 2019

The highlights of the cultural weekend in our region include jazz, choral music, avant-garde, symphonic, folk, cabaret, a film festival … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 10/11/19

Oct 11, 2019

The highlights of the cultural weekend in our region include contemporary opera, jazz, modern dance, chamber music, a harvest festival … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 8/30/19

Aug 30, 2019

The highlights of the cultural weekend in our region include EDM, opera, a book fair, a classical vocal recital, chamber-pop, folk … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 8/23/19

Aug 23, 2019

The highlights of the cultural weekend in our region include New Orleans funk, cabaret, modern dance, Beethoven, R&B, cutting-edge guitar music … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 8/16/19

Aug 16, 2019

The highlights of the cultural weekend in our region include cutting-edge dance; 19th century music; folk-blues; Shakespeare … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 7/19/19

Jul 19, 2019

The highlights of the cultural weekend in our region include funky original pop; Dutch dance combined with Romanian music; jazz, new classical, folk, theater … plus a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report 7/5/19

Jul 5, 2019

The highlights of the cultural weekend in our region include orchestral music, dance, early music, chamber music, choral music, jazz … plus a whole lot more.

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