Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Hitting Home: Benefit Rock Concert for Columbia County Habitat for Humanity
Scott Baldinger reports from Hudson. Passive-solar housing for people of modest means is a very worthy cause for a number of reasons, both environmental and social. But it’s hard to imagine it generating as much heat as it did Sunday, January 27, at Columbia County Habitat for Humanity’s Home Bass benefit at Helsinki Hudson. The event, to raise money for eco -friendly housing designed by Dennis Wedlick Architects, brought together the town’s stellar resident rock luminaries: Melissa Auf der Maur, multi-Grammy nominee Meshell Ndegeocello, and Tommy Stinson as well as other powerfully gifted performers such as Rasputina and Dini Lamot (formerly of Human Sexual Response), all of whom had the audience transfixed for hours; it proved to be a tremendous kick for the morale of the town, and to the region as a whole. Pictured at left before the show: Tommy Stinson, Helsinki owner Marc Schafler, and actor Peter Santora.
Relish Restaurant’s Dana Wegener, Cyntha Johnson, Amanda Lefton, and Jeanette Paletta.
Mike “Chops” LaConte and Chris Neumann of The Rooftrees; musicians Joe Moore, John Rosenthal, and Ben Fondis.