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TEEN CHALLENGE MEN'S CHOIR
North Adams, 10:00 AM
This Sunday, May 19th, at 10:00 Am, Blackinton Union Church 1373 Massachusetts Ave. in North Adams, MA is hosting our annual Teen Challenge service. Teen challenge is a faith based recovery program for alcoholic and drug addicted men and women of all ages. This is an opportunity for ANYONE to seek help and get more information. You will hear powerful testimonies from people who are currently in the program; stories of being addicted to DRUGS, Alcohol, crime, depression and other life-controlling problems. The men’s Choir will minister through song and testimony how their lives have changed by the power of God. Bring family or friends who may have an addiction problem. Fellowship lunch follows the service. All are welcome.    
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BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
The Berkshire Concert Choir presents “Inspiration” featuring Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” with soloists, harp, oboe, percussion, and piano in the Common Room at Zion Lutheran Church at 74 First St. Adults are $20, seniors/students $15, children 12 and under free.

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SAGE CITY SYMPHONY
Vermont, 4 p.m.
Sage City Symphony presents a free concert featuring the world premiere of a composition for jazz combo and orchestra by local-boy-made-good Leo Yucht, an up-and-coming jazz percussionist and composer now based out of NYC. Also on the program is Symphony No. 7 in D minor by Antonín Dvořák, as well as Fanfare for brass to precede the ballet “La Péri” by Paul Dukas. This concert will be held at Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA Building, Bennington College, One College Drive, Bennington, Vt.

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AMAZONIAN HEALERS
Sheffield, 4-6 p.m.
Busê Cosmo and Siā Damião de Araujo Braz Kaxinawá are visiting the United States for the first time in order to share a message from the rainforest with the world. The twin brothers are members of the Huni Kuîn, one of the largest indigenous tribes still living in the Acre region of Brasilia in the Amazon rainforest with a population of around 10,000.The brothers will be speaking and presenting songs, stories and movement at a donation-based, family-friendly event at Race Brooke Lodge. At the event, they will answer questions about their indigenous ways and traditions and offer a rare opportunity for Berkshire residents to experience how the Huni Kuîn come together to share and celebrate as a community. Donations support the preservation of the traditional Huni Kuîn way of life.

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ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
The Elayne B. Bernstein Octet will perform with the CIAO (Community Intergenerational Action Orchestra) at St. John's Episcopal Church on Park Street, performing music by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Piazzolla, Telemann, Vivaldi and more. Admission is free; donations are accepted to benefit Kids 4 Harmony.

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WEST STOCKBRIDGE CHAMBER PLAYERS SPRING CONCERT
W. Stockbridge, 6 p.m.
WEST STOCKBRIDGE CHAMBER PLAYERS SPRING CONCERT Friday, May 24th at 6:00 pm Old Town Hall, 9 Main St., West Stockbridge, MA   In what has become one of the most anticipated musical events of the summer, the West Stockbridge Chamber Players will take the for their Memorial Day Benefit Concert. Curated by artistic director Catherine Hudgins, the program includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370/368b; Hans Gál’s Serenade for Clarinet, Violin & Cello, Op. 93; and Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (the Rosamunde Quartet), D 804, Op. 29.  The world-renowned players for this concert are Amanda Hardy, oboe, Sheila Fiekowsky, violin, Lisa Kim, violin, Daniel Getz, viola, and Oliver Aldort, cello.  A reception will follow the concert downstairs in the Old Town Hall where the audience will have the opportunity to mingle with the musicians and enjoy light refreshments. Tickets ($35) can be reserved at weststockbridgehistory.org or 413-232-5055 and are available at local West Stockbridge merchants displaying the blue note after April 25th — seating is limited!    
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HERBERG MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
A free concert will be held on the evening of May 30, 2019, in the Herberg Middle School auditorium for all family, friends and community members to celebrate the culmination of a half year project called, A Journey into Latin America Through Music. The Concert Band and Concert Chorus will premiere two new arrangements by Joseph Smith, along with other Latin American music selections. Following the student performances, La Voz de Tres will perform a set of music for the audience. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Pittsfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency. It has also been made possible by generous funding from Guardian Life Insurance and the HMS PAC.
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2019 GUTHRIE CENTER TROUBADOUR SERIES
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Jeffrey Foucault. NPR Music describes Jeffrey Foucault's music as "Mesmerizing, meditative...alluring and relatable all at once."  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.    
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MARIKEN PALMBOOM, HARPSICHORDIST
New Marlborough, 7 - 8 p.m.
Mariken Palmboom, harpsichordist, will present a program featuring works by J.J. Froberger, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, and crowning it with selections from J.S. Bach’s Art of the Fugue, continuing the Southfield Church's summer-long, 225th Anniversary celebration. Admission is free; a retiring collection to benefit the artist will be collected at the door as you head out to the reception on the front lawn (weather permitting). Music at the Southfield Church is the perfect opportunity to introduce everyone to live music. Come, bring the family and friends and enjoy a magical evening at the Southfield Church! The Southfield Church is located at 234 Norfolk Road in the Southfield Village of New Marlborough.
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BOBBY SWEET
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Bobby Sweet. As Country Journal proclaimed, we have here a singer-songwriter who is “A rare combination of music-maker, story-teller, and outstanding performer….how Sweet it is.” Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/for tickets and information.
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ASTON MAGNA: THE BIRTH OF THE STRING QUARTET
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Featuring the music of Castello, Caldara, Purcell, Telemann, Richter, Mozart and Haydn, with musicians Daniel Stepner and Julie Leven, violins; Jason Fisher, viola; Jacques Lee Wood, cello. Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the program. Program followed by "Meet the Artists" wine and cheese reception. Tickets here. Now in in its 47th season, Aston Magna is the nation’s longest-running summer festival of music performed on period instruments. The 2019 season includes the finest artists who are specialists in historical performance. The music of Bach, Pachelbel, Mozart, Castello, Purcell, Beethoven, Schubert, and others drive a dynamic program. Tickets here: https://prod1.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx'evtinfo=200326~1d83a88f-2598-4dff-89bf-abc7233657c3&epguid=acd16971-0a0e-437c-a090-3dfb2979ed6d&
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ANNIE GUTHRIE AND JOHN SHELDON
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.

The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Annie Guthrie and John Sheldon.  Join us for an evening of amazing music by Annie Guthrie, daughter of Arlo Guthrie, and John Sheldon, a musician of quality rarely seen.  Annie performs original music that reaches straight to the heart.  John has worked with some of the most recognizable performers of our age, such as James Taylor, Van Morrison, and Linda Ronstadt.    Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.


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AN EVENING OF JAZZ & BOSSA NOVA WITH VITA KAY
Sandisfield, 7 - 9 p.m.
Vita grew up in a Soviet republic of Kazakhstan studying classical piano and singing Soviet pop and patriotic hymns.  She later sang in a variety of choirs, from classical to gospel, in Russia and UK. She got introduced to Jazz, Bossa Nova and traditional Indian call & response devotional singing (kirtan) in London, which is still her primary base. She currently divides her time between the UK, USA, and Greece performing, sharing her yoga practice, offering therapeutic bodywork, swimming in the ocean, taking photos and enjoying the moment.
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LUCKY 5
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Lucky 5. “If you have not had the chance to spend an evening with the FABULOUSNESS that is The Lucky Five then you really don't know what you're missing.” Wanda Houston. We are pleased and happy to introduce our audience to the Lucky 5 band!  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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TODD RUNDGREN: THE INDIVIDUALIST
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren’s1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. The performance will center on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee’s recent autobiography, The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams and Dissertations, in which he reflects on both his career and his rollercoaster of a personal life.  For tickets click here or call the Box Office at 413.528.0100.https://www.mahaiwe.org/ToddRundgren2019
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JOHN FLYNN
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents John Flynn.  "John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, and other social justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to society's disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes…”  Deana McCloud, Executive Director, Woody Guthrie Center.  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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THE KRISHNA GUTHRIE BAND
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents the Krishna Guthrie Band.  Vermont-based, Krishna Guthrie, together with band members Alex Abraham, Zachary Jepson, and Bobby Maguire, will fashion an evening for you consisting of - to use their words - "hard rockin, folkin' blues." Celebrate the  power of music, from generation to generation, with this Guthrie Center performance!  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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BILL STAINES
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Bill Staines. Join us for the Guthrie Center return of one of the most durable and beloved singers in folk music today. With a mix of traditional tunes and his own folk ballads, Staines “carries on where Woody left off,” says Nanci Griffith. Creating an atmosphere born from the folk scene of the 60s, Staines offers music and words rich in the human experience and spirit.  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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RESTLESS AGE
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents the band, Restless Age.  The Restless age is a collaboration - a harmony of Will Bryant, Lee Falco, Brandon Morrison, and their newest band member, Spank.  Each player brings a unique song and voice to the bandstand, as the trio spans generations and genres.  With their harmonious indie rock, The Restless Age steps out as a unit of songwriters, singers and instrumentalists.  Welcome them to the Guthrie Center!  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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JOHN MCCUTCHEON
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents John McCutcheon.  We are so pleased to have John back here at the Guthrie Center! "He has an uncanny ability to breathe new life into the familiar. His storytelling has the richness of fine literature."  The Washington Post.  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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TOM CHAPIN
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Tom Chapin.  A huge favorite with Guthrie Center audiences, Tom always gives us “Warm spirit, infectious humor, and sensitive satiric songs ... one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.”  New York Times.  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes emerged from the New Jersey shore scene in 1974, carrying over a significant influence (and some key personnel) from Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Organized by singer John Lyon, the band is well known for high-energy shows and no-holds-barred songs. For more information and tickets click here or call the Box Office at 413.528.0100.
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ROAN YELLOWTHORN
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.

The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Roan Yellowthorn.  Roan Yellowthorn front woman Jackie McLean, supported by producer and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Strack, delivers ethereal indie rock songs with a singer/songwriter heart. Listeners find themselves singing-along to the catchy melodies while simultaneously becoming immersed in the story behind each song.  With their arresting sound, innovative collaborative process, and undeniable talent, Roan Yellowthorn is poised to be one of the most compelling acts of their generation.  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.


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JIM KWESKIN & GEOFF MULDAUR
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur.  We are truly honored to have this duo perform here at the Guthrie Center!  "Drawing upon their combined musical knowledge and history of playing blues, traditional, jug band, and contemporary music, this duo makes the timeless feel immediate and necessary, not a mere stroll down nostalgia lane."   No Depression, The Journal of Roots Music.  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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CONCERT: “DANIEL KAHN & THE PAINTED BIRD”
Amherst, 8 p.m.
The Berlin-based Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird perform a blend of original and traditional songs, including songs of resistance  partisan songs, worker's anthems, gangster ballads  along with love songs, cries of despair, and declarations of triumph. Their music draws upon Yiddish and klezmer traditions flavored with punk, rock, jazz, Brecht, and Leonard Cohen. Their most recent album is “The Butcher's Share,” about which the “Forward” said, Daniel Kahn's dark album is perfect for these dark times. For more information and to purchase tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4070326 This event is presented as part of Yidstock 2019: The Festival of New Yiddish Music at the Yiddish Book Center. For a full schedule of events, including talks and workshops, visit https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock.   Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street Amherst, MA 01002   programs@yiddishbookcenter.org 413-256-4900 https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/    
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CONCERT: “AN AFTERNOON OF YIDDISH SONG WITH VIRA LOZINSKY & HANKUS NETSKY”
Amherst, 2:30 p.m.
The Helen and Irving Sunshine Memorial Concert The great Moldovan-born, Israel-based Yiddish vocalist Vira Lozinsky makes her Yidstock debut accompanied by pioneering Yiddish music revivalist Hankus Netsky, best known as founder of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Vira blends her singing with a variety of musical styles from East European folk (klezmer, Gypsy, Romanian, Russian) to South American tango. Her repertoire includes new songs as well as Yiddish folk songs, songs of Bessarabian, Romanian, and Polish Jewish poets, and songs of classical and modern Yiddish poets. For more information and to purchase tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4070366 This event is presented as part of Yidstock 2019: The Festival of New Yiddish Music at the Yiddish Book Center. For a full schedule of events, including talks and workshops, visit https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock. $32-$36
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CONCERT: “NIGUNIM TRIO”
Amherst, 5:30 p.m.
Nigunim and zmiros are songs of devotion and praise: spiritual Hasidic-Jewish chants whose purpose is to induce a state of piety and ecstasy in both performer and listener. With Nigunim Trio, vocalist Lorin Sklamberg and trumpeter Frank London (co-founders of the Klezmatics) are joined by pianist Rob Schwimmer to perform these beautiful melodies with their uniquely styled musical and spiritual imprint. The program will contain music from their three recordings: “Nigunim,” “The Zmiros Project,” and “tsuker-zis.” For more information and to purchase tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4070392 This event is presented as part of Yidstock 2019: The Festival of New Yiddish Music at the Yiddish Book Center. For a full schedule of events, including talks and workshops, visit https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock.   $32 - $36  
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JOHN DAVIDSON
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents an evening with John Davidson.   It is with great pleasure that we welcome John back to the Guthrie Center stage!  He is not only a supremely talented singer, but also a great performer and a wonderful person.  Always a delight, this will be an evening to remember.  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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VANCE GILBERT
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Vance Gilbert. Those lucky enough to attend a Vance Gilbert concert will encounter a contemporary singer/songwriter who began as a jazz and cocktail lounge singer and found a deeper creativity when he took up performing as a craftsman of his own words and guitar melodies. His sophisticated tunes and harmonies attest to those jazz roots and to his storyteller’s craft—as well as to his almost unequaled rapport with his audience.  It is an added bonus that Vance is one of the funniest folkies we know!  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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ELEANOR REISSA & FRANK LONDON'S KLEZMER BRASS ALLSTARS
Amherst, 8:00 p.m.
The Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert The soulful and inimitable vocalist Eleanor Reissa and trumpeter-bandleader Frank London have been inspiring each other for more than a decade. Together with the great Klezmer Brass Allstars, they explore the world of Yiddish song from the obscure to the chestnuts, from the sacred to the profane, fueled by the best brass band in the land. They will be joined by a few special guest vocalists. For more information and to purchase tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4070401 This event is presented as part of Yidstock 2019: The Festival of New Yiddish Music at the Yiddish Book Center. For a full schedule of events, including talks and workshops, visit https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock. $45 - $50    Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street Amherst, MA 01002   programs@yiddishbookcenter.org 413-256-4900 https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/      
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