Will Call Episode #58: Bang on a Can, Story Slam & DownStreet Art

Spirit and Song tie both this episode and much of the creative community.   This is Will Call, #58—I’m your host, Jason Velazquez, and I thank you for tuning in. This episode is sponsored by the Williamstown Theatre Festival, which presents the brand new musical, “A Legendary Romance,” August 3rd through the 20th on the Main Stage. Tickets available at […]

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Will Call Episode #57: Stacy Schiff — The Witches: Salem 1692

(from released information) HANCOCK, Mass.—A native of Adams who majored in art history at Williams College, Stacy Schiff is a best-selling Pulitzer-prize winning author – most recently of The Witches: Salem 1692 – who will discuss the intersection of politics and hysteria at Hancock Shaker Village on Friday, July 14, 2017.   ”The hottest biographer on the block,” according to […]

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Will Call Episode #57: Western Centuries

(from supplied release) HANCOCK, Mass.—Blend a country band with early R&B, throw in a hefty amount of vocal harmonies and witty one-liners, and rock out like The Band. That’s what you’ll get Thursday, July 13, when roots music maverick Western Centuries takes the 1910 hayloft stage at Hancock Shaker Village. With upbeat, bar room dance numbers, lilting, soulful tunes of heartbreak, and everything […]

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TLC #44: Summer Delights at The Clark—Picasso: Encounters, Orchestrating Elegance & More

Picasso: Encounters looks at artist’s experimentation and collaboration in printmaking Picasso’s prints and paintings on view at the Clark Art Institute Until August 27   WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.—Picasso: Encounters, on view at the Clark Art Institute June 4–August 27, investigates how Pablo Picasso’s (1881–1973) creative collaborations fueled and strengthened his art, challenging the notion of Picasso as an artist alone with […]

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TLC #43: Berkshires Celebrates Pride with first major Event

Today is Thursday June 22, 2017—I’m your host, Jason Velázquez, and I thank you for tuning in to this episode, Number 43, of the Top Left Corner! On our show today, we welcome Kenneth Mercure, who is one of the principal organizers of the Pride event going on in Pittsfield on Saturday. This is the first ever such event in […]

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TLC #42: Dom Flemons kicks off Barn Music Series at Hancock Shaker Village

Concert with Dom Flemons in the 1910 Barn kicks off Berkshire season of American roots music at Hancock Shaker Village (Hancock Shaker Village, official release) HANCOCK, Mass.—When Grammy-award winning Dom Flemons kicks off Hancock Shaker Village’s new Shaker Barn Music series on June 16, he’s continuing a long tradition of music by the Shakers, whose musical roots run deep, with […]

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TLC #41: The Hoping Machine, A very NAMA Memorial Day, Saving Olsen Farm

The Hoping Machine We spoke first with Antonia Buckley, one of the creative minds behind the Hoping Machine, a new project of the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, Mass. The effort is a collaboration among “a group of activists and songwriters coming together to generate hope, identify challenges, and collect ideas and resources for a stronger community,” and perhaps to […]

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TLC #40: PopCares, 350Mass, Zoning for Ganj, Top Left Connections, Weege!

Today is Friday, May 12, 2017, I’m your host, Jason Velazquez, and I thank you for tuning in to Episode #40 of TLC here at the Greylock Glass. On today’s show, we’ll be finding out about a new community event to support PopCares, explore what’s new with 350Mass—Berkshire node, and try to make our way through the haze of issues […]

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The Cornbread Cafe #4 — Desirae Bronson, Bumper Jacksons, Maggie Baugh, Comanchero & MORE

Welcome! brothers and sisters to Episode #4—of the Cornbread Cafe. Cazh and cozy, we’re located at the five-corners of Blues, Americana, Folk, Country, and Gospel. And you can sometimes catch an express to Rock ’n’ Roll at the bus stop across the way. We are the Internet’s new fave hang for the best in a sprawling menu of American Roots […]

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