Culture To Do From Your Couch Week 4 Edition
Join the NEPR Classical and Jazz Facebook Groups
Looking for ways to keep the conversation going? Join the NEPR Jazz and Classical Facebook groups! Engage in dialogue with other music lovers while maintaining your social distance, and get the chance to talk with some of your favorite NEPR music program hosts.
International Jazz Day
More than two dozen world-renowned artists assembled for an extraordinary International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert in Melbourne, Australia. Herbie Hancock, Ledisi, Kurt Elling and many more joined forces to celebrate jazz for peace. Experience this special day of jazz anytime, brought to you by WGBY!
Springfield Symphony Orchestra Homegrown Series
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra Homegrown Series is bringing you something new to enjoy each week! You will hear from Maestro Kevin Rhodes, SSO musicians, youth orchestra musicians, Springfield Symphony Orchestra staff, and more. There will be music and talk of instruments, composers and pieces.
#ArtOffPause with SCMA
Tiffany Bradley of Colored Criticism hosts #ArtOffPause, which keeps people engaged in art as we look ahead. Hear curators Dr. Emma Chubb and Yao Wu talk about changes at the Smith College Museum of Art, including closing "Black Refractions" on loan from the Studio Museum and preparing for "SCMA100: Then\Now\Next."
Jacob's Pillow: Dance in the Time of COVID-19
Join Jacob's Pillow for a special YouTube premiere, in which Director of Preservation Norton Owen shares some favorite treasures from the Jacob's Pillow Archives, in honor of choreographer Judith Jamison's upcoming birthday.The live event features video clips from a memorable 2012 PillowTalk covering Jamison's beginnings as a young dancer in Philadelphia and how she first came to the attention of her mentor, Alvin Ailey. Jamison also shares what it was like to dance with Mikhail Baryshnikov and star on Broadway in Sophisticated Ladies. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions. Join them on Wednesday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m.
Amherst Virtual Cinema
Amherst Cinema is bringing you opportunities to watch new release titles on your home screen while directly supporting the cinema. Films will be available for a set "run," so keep checking back for new titles! The films available for you to view now include documentaries and dramas.
And the winner is... Kerrita Mayfield!
The votes are in, and the winner of Valley Voices Story Slam: Around the Dinner Table is... Kerrita Mayfield! Kerrita's winning story was titled "When a Good Friend Gives You a Hard Book". You can watch Kerrita’s story of a friendship that has lasted through many adult slumber parties, meanderings around Portland, Oregon and New York City, and three time zones— or binge the entire series!
Hundreds of people stepped up to support New England Public Media, the new alliance of NEPR and WGBY, on Giving Tuesday. If you would like to participate, there's still time to make a donation!