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Video Vortex 2/26

Video Vortex = a weekly installment of our favorite videos from MASS MoCA artists and trailers for upcoming events, plus a few random viral creations as well.

Jones Street Station

I have a confession to make, my CD player in college burned through not one but three copies of Ben Kweller’s Sha Sha. Needless to say, I’m a BK fan. When I found out upcoming Alt Cab band Jones Street Station has been opening for BK I knew I would love them. I’m still on my first copy of their album In Verses but I bought an extra since I’m quite sure it will meet the same fate as Sha Sha did.

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The Shackleton Project

We are very excited to have Eric Sanko and Jessica Grindstaff in residency working on their Work-In-Progress 69° South. Sanko and Grindstaff just got back from a trip to Antartica. Even though we all couldn’t join them on the trip I thought a virtual expedition would catch us up with the artists.

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Last week I treated you to a Video Vortex full of GPN music. This week I thought I would mix it up a bit and share a few Grace Potter interview clips with you.

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Happy Friday,

Brittany

Posted February 26, 2010 by Brittany Bishop
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Gramercy Coming Soon!

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We are just delighted to welcome Gramercy Bistro to our campus.  As you can see from the above photo, they are very close to opening and it looks beautiful.  We’ll post on the blog and facebook as soon as we have the exact opening date.

To get your mouth watering, here are just a few of the things you’ll find on their new menu:

Dinner:

  • Sandy’s famous Sweetbreads au Beurre Noir
  • Spicy Thai Mussels
  • Pan roasted Rainbow Trout  with fennel and bell pepper broth, fingerlings, and spicy harissa
  • Seared Sea Scallops with  southwestern hash & fire roasted poblano sauce
  • Rabbit Risotto with winter truffles, mirepoix & leafy greens

Lunch:

  • Lobster and Scallop Salad
  • Spinach and Goat Cheese Lasagna
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich
  • Grass-fed Beef Burger
  • Croque Monsieur

Sunday Brunch

  • Apple Pancakes with local maple syrup & applewood smoked bacon
  • Omelette with slow roasted carrot and fennel, grilled baguette
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Breakfast Tart, goat cheese, bacon, chives, sunny eggs &  puff pastry
  • Plus add a kick to your morning with one of  Sarah’s special Bloody Marys or mimosas

Stay tuned for more details!

Posted February 24, 2010 by MASS MoCA
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Farewell to a dear friend

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Just as we were deeply inspired by the life of, we are saddened by the passing of one of our most devoted ushers and fans, Evelyn Gallese. Evelyn passed away last week at age 92.

If you came to events at MASS MoCA you certainly recognize Evelyn. Frequently the usher at the door, she welcomed thousands to MASS MoCA. Her specialty was dance parties, where, after the greeting was done, you were sure to find her busting a move on the dance floor.

She took to the stage in June 2002 as one of the “Sprague ladies” in Martha Bower’s Dream Life of Bricks .  The photo above from that performance captures their show-stopping kick line. No surprise, its easy to pick out Evelyn, she’s the second from the right, kicking the highest.

Here are some remembrances from MASS MoCA staffers:

Of course we’ll miss Evelyn’s graceful and always cheery presence as a volunteer usher.  But what I’ll miss is her dancing.  Evelyn was a superb dancer, energetic, stylish, and such a fun partner.  We’ve hosted something like 40 big dance parties over the years, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted February 22, 2010 by MASS MoCA
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Video Vortex 2/19

Video Vortex = a weekly installment of our favorite videos from MASS MoCA artists and trailers for upcoming events, plus a few random viral creations as well.

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This week I am devoting the WHOLE Video Vortex to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. If you don’t have your tickets for the March 11th concert I suggest you scrape up all your change from underneath your couch cushions and buy your tickets NOW!

First something a little mellow

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GPN at Bonnaroo 09

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And finally a little acoustic magic

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Cheers,

Brittany

Posted February 19, 2010 by Brittany Bishop
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GPN Contest

Want to win some GPN and MM swag while telling your friends about the GPN concert at MASS MoCA on March 11?

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Simply post this flyer on your facebook or twitter page or just email it to your friends and we’ll  enter you into a contest to win a signed GPN CD, a GPN t-shirt, a MASS MoCA t-shirt and 2 gallery passes! The deadline is midnight on March 7. Every posting or email will enter you into the drawing for the swag, but for it to count you have to email me, Brittany at MASS MoCA (bbishop@massmoca.org) and let me know that you’ve made a post by sending a link to it. No limit to how many entries any person can do. The more you post the more chances you have to win!

Cheers,
Brittany

Posted February 16, 2010 by Brittany Bishop
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Say Cheese: Photo Booth Photos

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This past Saturday we invited our patrons visiting for FREE Day to flash their pearly whites for our Photo Booth. Throughout the day we had over 400 people stop by and share their smiles.

You can find all the photos on our flickr page and our Facebook page. Browse thorough them, find your own photo, or tag your friends!

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Cheers,

Brittany

Posted February 15, 2010 by MASS MoCA
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