Archive for the ‘Film/TV/DVD’ Category

Hump Day Unusual Moment

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

A special April Fools Day edition of Hump Day Unusual Moment, brought to you by the fine folks at K-tel…

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Brick x Brick: Time + Space Limited’s Indiegogo Campaign

Monday, March 30th, 2015
Time + Space in Hudson

Time + Space Limited in Hudson

Hudson bills itself as “The Walkable City,” but city and state funding for its wide, fully-paved sidewalks is only available for the major streets in commercial areas that already see foot traffic.

The longtime grassroots arts organization Time + Space Limited is located on Columbia Street, a major truck route through the city, and its rubble and pothold-strewn sidewalks have been decimated by years of heavy commercial traffic. Linda Mussmann and Claudia Bruce, TSL’s co-founders and co-directors, lobbied New York State and City of Hudson organizations for months to replace the sidewalks, to no avail.

Last fall, in a quest to make their neighborhood more accessible for wheelchairs, strollers and pedestrians, they decided to take on the project themselves, leaving them with a $30,000 bill — a hefty price for a not-for-profit arts organization that runs on a shoestring budget.

Now TSL is hoping to raise $35,000 through its current Indiegogo campaign, which runs through Tuesday (March 31), to cover the cost of the sidewalk along with fees and rewards. All donations are tax deductible, and rewards will include TSL memberships and invitations to an exclusive event for “sidewalk sponsors.”

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“Super Dark Home Video” Is Coming to a Screen Near You…

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

“Super Dark Home Video” is a Saratoga Springs-based public access television show. The show’s content is a compilation of years of video work (music videos, experimental shorts, live footage, skits and commentaries) by artists Shane Sanchez, Christopher Brown and Jason Cosco with contributions from other members of the Super Dark Collective.

Here’s the description of the six-episode first season, which launches at 12midnight on Saturday (March 28): “More of a psychedelic, surreal experience than a standard television show, Super Dark Home Video challenges the viewers, stringing them along on an audio/visual adventure beyond mindless entertainment. Season One follows the story of a Sad Boy in trouble whose reckless lifestyle leaves him captured in solitude with only a stack of VHS tapes and his own consciousness. He partakes on a mystical journey for understanding and spiritual cleansing when strange, outside forces come to his aid.”

Fultonville’s Sawyer Fredericks on “The Voice”: Knockout or Knocked Out?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Long-haired 15-year-old Fultonville farmboy Sawyer Fredericks wowed his coach Pharrell Williams in an unprecedented three-way battle in the Knockout Round of NBC-TV’s singing competition “The Voice” on Monday evening (March 23).

Stepping out of his comfort zone, Fredericks grabbed the microphone Without his usual guitar around his shoulder and served up a soulful rendition of Howie Day’s “Collide” to advance to the Live Playoffs of the competition.

GO HERE to watch last night’s full episode…

The Inaugural MOVE Music Video Awards

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Move Music Video Awards

Albany’s fourth annual MOVE Music Festival – which will be taking over nearly a dozen live music venues throughout Albany from Friday-Sunday, April 24-26 – has announced a new addition to the 2015 schedule – the MOVE Music Video Awards, which are scheduled to be held at 6pm on Sunday, April 26 at the Madison Theater in Albany. Live music – performers TBA – will follow the awards ceremony.

Awards will be presented in three categories – Best Video, Creative Achievement and Best Live Video. Submissions are now being accepted, and the deadline to enter is 12midnight on Sunday, April 5.

Jim Gaudet Head to Nashville for PBS-TV Show

Monday, March 16th, 2015
Jim Gaudet

Jim Gaudet

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Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys with special guest fiddler Sara Milonovich are chugging on down the line to Nashville to make their national television debut on PBS-TV’s “Music City Roots” on Wednesday (March 18).

Unfortunately, Nippertown’s PBS station WMHT-TV doesn’t broadcast “Music City Roots,” but the concert will be streamed live for free at 8pm on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys will be back home in town again on at 8pm on Friday, March 27, when they’ll be sharing the stage with Portland, Oregon’s Foghorn Stringband at The Linda in Albany. Tickets are priced at $18.

To Observe Int’l Women’s Day BFWW Will Screen “Disruption” @ Bard-Simon’s Rock [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers will observe International Women’s Day with a screening of Pamela Yates’ newest film, “Disruption,” at 2pm on Sunday (March 8) at the Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. The screening is co-presented by the Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series. The filmmaker will be on hand to discuss the film, and a reception sponsored by Ameriprise Financial will follow the film.

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RIP: Leonard Nimoy, Beloved Actor, Artist & Celebrity Who Lived Long and Prospered [Berkshire on Stage]

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Leonard Nimoy

By Larry Murray

Photographer Leonard Nimoy, whose exhibition “Secret Selves” was on display in 2010-11 at MASS MoCA in North Adams has died. He was 83. His most indelible role was as Mr. Spock, the totally logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek.” He also recreated the life of Vincent van Gogh writing the play “Vincent,” seen in these parts with Jim Briggs in the dual roles of the Theo and Vincent van Gogh (review).

Nimoy – who announced that he had the disease COPD last year – attributed it to years of smoking. Even though it was a habit he had given up three decades earlier, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed that the cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week. He died on Friday morning (February 27) at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles.

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