Filmmaker Ephraim Asili and Poet Sonia Sanchez Present Their New Collaboration, “Inheritance”

Troy, NY — Hudson Valley filmmaker Ephraim Asili is in residence at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to develop his first feature-length film, Inheritance. On Tuesday, January 23, at 7PM, Asili will present a free live performance of scenes from the film, including a cast of actors and Philadelphia poet, activist, and scholar of the Black Arts Movement, Sonia Sanchez.…

Du Bois 150th Festival in Great Barrington January 15-19

 January 4, 2018 – Great Barrington, MA – The Town of Great Barrington, birthplace of W.E.B. Du Bois, begins the Du Bois 150th Festival during the Martin Luther King holiday week of January 15. The celebration of the 150th anniversary of Du Bois’s birth will culminate on his birthday, February 23, 6 PM at the historic Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center with the Du Bois…

Ancram Opera House Unwraps “Real People, Real Stories”

(Dec. 7) Just in time for the holidays, Ancram Opera House will wrap up its 2017 season on Dec. 16 at 3pm with REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES, the theater’s popular storytelling series featuring local residents. The theme is Crisis & Calamity: bungee jumping gone awry; a $3 parking ticket balloons into a near contempt of court citation; a…

Troy Music Hall Hosts Free Pre-show Percussion Discussion

TROY, NEW YORK     Tuesday, November 14, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall hosts our free monthly Music @ Noon Concert Series, featuring the Ricochet Duo, playing piano and marimba.  Wednesday, November 15, we are bringing in the modern percussion ensemble Sō Percussion. With two performances back to back featuring percussion instruments, we saw an opportunity!  The Music Hall, along with Green Room…

Pre-concert Talk for all Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis Ticket Holders

TROY, NEW YORK     The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corporation announces a pre-concert talk for all Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis ticket holders. Starting at 7 PM on October 7, band member Vincent Gardner will lead a talk called “Development of the Big Band.”  Ticket holders to that evening’s performance are encouraged to come early and participate in the conversation,…