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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Outspoken—WordXWord Youth Poetry Festival Where Youth Speak For Themselves

Community news submitted to us by folks who thought you’d like to know! Pittsfield, Mass. — The second annual Outspoken Youth Poetry Festival will take place April 28–30, 2017 in the Upstreet Cultural District of Pittsfield, MA. The festival is a combination of workshops and performances, including the festival finale to be presented at the Berkshire Museum, Sunday, April 30 […]

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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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