April 17th, 2012, 2:00 pm by Sara
December 12th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg
Carrie Newcomer sees life with great clarity.
After releasing 13 albums, touring with Alison Krauss and Union Station, and being named one of the 50 most influential folk musicians in the past 50 years, she still enjoys writing music more than anything else. And while some things have changed a lot over the years, she still is as fresh and innocent as she was when she started out.
The music writers have tried to make a pop star of her, sometimes even gushing that the dark qualities of her voice is as luxurious as Godiva chocolate, or the time she spent in India with musicians as the next coming of John Lennon’s Norwegian Wood, but Carrie Newcomer focuses on just two simple things, the music and the story. All the wonderful things that flow from that are a bonus.
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Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
The intimate Unicorn Theatre at the Berkshire Theatre Festival’s home in Stockbridge has long played host to cutting edge theater productions, but now the theater is also being utilized as a concert hall, including a handful of new shows for next year’s calendar that have just been announced:
THE DUKE’S MEN OF YALE: A Night of Love and Heartbreak with Da Doox!
Saturday, February 11, 8pm
$20; students $10
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Dukes will perform a concert of classic love songs by such artists as Chaka Kahn, Billy Joel, Sam Cooke and the Jackson 5, along with newer songs by Adele and Rihanna. As one of the most beloved a cappella collegiate groups in the country, the Duke’s Men have performed everywhere from the White House to Lincoln Center.
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