Culture To Do From Your Couch Week 11 Edition
Michela Marino Lerman And Russell Hall: Alone Together Duets
Since the start of quarantine, Jazz Night in America has continued to bring you entertainment with "Alone Together Duets." In this installment, tap dancer Michela Marino and bassist Russell Hall rattle our senses by taking us to America's city streets, sonically evoking the sound of "helicopters and tear gas." The couple thought about the name for this potent composition, before they landed on "The Race."
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
American Masters presents "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am." Legendary storyteller Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers and critics in an exploration of the powerful themes she confronted throughout her literary career. Watch Tuesday, June 23 at 8 p.m. on WGBY.
Parlor Room Home Sessions: Leyla McCalla
Leyla McCalla finds inspiration from her past and present, whether it is her Haitian heritage or her adopted home of New Orleans, she — a bilingual multi-instrumentalist, and alumna of Grammy award-winning African-American string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops — has risen to produce a distinctive sound that reflects the union of her roots and experience. Join The Parlor Room for the performance on Tuesday, June 23 at 9:00 p.m.
StoryCorps Griot is an initiative to ensure that the voices, experiences, and life stories of African Americans will be preserved and presented with dignity. The Griot Initiative also documents the varied voices of people with roots in the African Diaspora living in the United States. A Griot (pronounced gree-oh) is a storyteller, a position of honor in West African tradition, who hands down family and community history from one generation to the next. Griot recordings are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and in a special collection at National Museum of African American History & Culture.
Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival
Although we cannot gather in person this summer, the BSO is pleased to be able to keep the spirit of Tanglewood alive through the Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival. The festival will include both free-of-charge archival offerings as well as newly created content available for purchase. Video and audio streams begin on Wednesday, July 1.
An Evening with Ruth Draper
Join the Silverthorne Theater for An Evening with Ruth Draper. Penney Hulten inhabits the world of Ruth Draper, the inspired social satirist of the 1920s and beyond, with an evening of comedic monologues. The event will be on Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m.