The Cornbread Cafe #3 — Echo Sparks, The Suitcase Junket, CATFOX, Long Journey & more

Welcome! brothers and sisters to Episode #3—of the Cornbread Cafe. I am the mongrel, and I will be your waiter today. 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 […]

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The Cornbread Cafe #2 — Keeton Coffman, Alicia Beale, Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, much more

Welcome! brothers and sisters to Episode #2—of the Cornbread Cafe. We’ve got Keeton Coffman, Alicia Beale, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, and SO much more!   I am the mongrel, and I will be your waiter today. 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 […]

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Will Call Episode #56: Amy Holzapfel on Gender, Transgender, and Breaking the Glass Grid

left to right: Alexis Soloski, Natalie Robin, Mandy Greenfield, Amy Holzapfel, Kristen Van Ginhoven, Helga Davis, and Basil Kreimendahl; graphic composed of submitted images, see individual entries for more information.

Breaking the Glass Grid: Gender and Transgender  Bias Across the Performing Arts Industry This is Episode #56 of Will Call, here at the Greylock Glass, released Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  I’m your host, Jason Velazquez, and I hope you’ve been enjoying our opening music, “Dark Sky Day,” by pianist and composer Lisa Hilton. We’ll play more from Ms. Hilton later […]

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Will Call Episode #55.10, BONUS: Feel the final beats of 10X10 at Dance 10

This episode is number 55.10, which means that it concludes our special coverage of the 10 X 10 Upstreet Arts Festival going on in Pittsfield lo these many days. We have had such a wonderful time, talking with great artists of all stripes. From Kate Abbott’s insightful and at times emotion-filled conversations to images we’ve been able to share to […]

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Will Call Episode #55.8, BONUS: No FAKE Art Parties at 10X10! Just Real Ones.

"Country Road," by Robert Watroba; photo courtesy Berkshire Art Association

We speak in this micro-cast with Danielle Steinmann, president of the Berkshire Art Association, and Sara Clement, a photographer who is one of the many artists who have contributed to this much anticipated tradition of the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. “Winter’s Wings,” by Julie Street; photo courtesy Berkshire Art Association.Berkshire Art Association is at it again! Artists from the Berkshires […]

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Will Call Episode #55.7, BONUS: Danny Dollar, Millionaire Extraordinaire from Berkshire Theatre Group

This is a special bonus episode connected with our coverage of the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival taking place in Pittsfield now through February 26. We’ll be airing 10 episodes running 10 minutes each throughout the duration of the Festival. To hear Kate Abbott’s overview of the events and interviews with a selection of this year’s participants, listen to Episode #55 […]

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Will Call Episode #55.6, BONUS: Berkshire Jazz Serves up 10 Flavours of Jazz at 10X10 Festival

This is a special bonus episode connected with our coverage of the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival taking place in Pittsfield now through February 26. We’ll be airing 10 episodes running 10 minutes each throughout the duration of the Festival. To hear Kate Abbott’s overview of the events and interviews with a selection of this year’s participants, listen to Episode #55 […]

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Will Call Episode #55.5, BONUS: Jacob’s Pillow Introduces Danza Orgánica to 10X10

Running In Stillness On February 24, Danza Orgánica, a Boston-based Contemporary Dance Theater Company, will lead a free Dance for Social Justice Movement Workshop at the Boys and Girls Club and perform excerpts from their work, Running in Stillness. To create this piece, director and choreographer Marsha Parrilla, who is a current Jacob’s Pillow Dance Creative Development Residency Artist, talked with […]

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Will Call Episode #55.4, BONUS: Tom Coash on “Raghead” at BSC for 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival

Veils Barrington Stage Company 2015 Photos by Kevin Sprague By Tom Coash Directed by Leah C. GardineCast:

Tom Coash’s full-length play, “Veils,” set in Cairo at the beginning of the Arab Spring, played at Barrington Stage in the fall of 2015. He says an experience from “Veils” inspired him to write the shorter work that appears in this year’s 10×10 Festival. He talked with us about both plays and what he has learned in writing them.   […]

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