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Local Author Publishes Children's Book On Faeries

Local Author Kristen Demeo taps into the magic of the Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival with new book "The Garden Fairies." "Last year I went to the festival and I just really enjoyed walking around and the atmosphere and I went home that night and wrote this book," she said. "It was inspiring... click for more

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Berkshire Mountain Faerie Festival Returns This...

The Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival has grown beyond the town of Adams and is drawing magic from throughout Berkshire County. And the festival set this Saturday, June 17, from 10 to 10 at Bowe Field is expected to double attendance. click for more

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'My Cousin Rachel': Relatively Mysterious

The screenplay, adapted by Michell from Daphne du Maurier's novel, includes a slew of the author's slyly injected metaphors ... thoughts about the human condition you'll either agree with or disavow. On an objective note, viewers of a literary bent may venture a thought or two about the genre of... click for more

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DownStreet Art Prepping for 10th Season in North...

ownStreet Art launched in the summer of 2008 with the goal of bringing people back to a deserted downtown with offerings of art, music and celebration. In the decade since, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts-sponsored program has drawn more than 150,000 people to Main Street for the once... click for more

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The Cassical Beat: Tanglewood, Tannery Pond,...

After an arduous winter, the summer's musical offerings will be balm to both popular music and classical aficionados, who anticipate the cornucopia of music these diverse festivals and series present. click for more

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'Wonder Woman': You Go Girl

Harking back to the original, uplifting purpose of superheroes, Jenkins' superbly directed meld of adventure, social conscience and eye-filling visuals should deservedly attract those filmgoers who otherwise wouldn't think twice of considering such fare. But there has been much buzz about its... click for more

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Rudolf Steiner School Hosts Eigth Grade Portfolio...

The Class of 2017's 22 soon-to-be graduates have journeyed together from first through eighth grade and will present their handmade books in core academic subjects including history, mathematics, biology, chemistry, botany, language arts and foreign language, and portfolios of work in handwork,... click for more

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'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No...

My defense in the dark of the theater, neither friend nor foe to the franchise, is to try to relax and not let it get to me. But then add that indecipherability of speech to a simpleton plot made painfully convoluted in the futile attempt to seem complex, and this fifth installment of the series... click for more

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Unpublished Edith Wharton Play Discovered by...

The Edith Wharton Review, published by Penn State University Press, have published this finding, by Laura Rattray, a reader in American literature at the University of Glasgow, and Mary Chinery, a professor of English at Georgian Court University in New Jersey, in a journal article titled "The... click for more

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Mass MoCA Holds Grand Opening for Massive Building...

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art on Sunday officially became the largest contemporary art museum in the world when it opened its doors to another 120,000 square feet of gallery and event space.

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Students Display Artwork at SVMC Through June 7

The exhibit will remain on display through June 7. The Corridor Gallery is open to the 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

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Berkshires Jazz Announces Student Art Contest...

The judges were charged with the difficult task of determining three winners, and five honorable mentions, and one special "judge's choice" award, which calls attention to work that – while not taking a prize - is especially deserving of recognition.

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'Alien: Covenant': All's Lousy That Ends Lousy

If the raison d'etre for such a bleak vision was to stir the optimist in our national psyche into a resisting action, I might understand it. But that's the pie-in-the-sky, former hippie in me looking to see the bright side of something that is resolutely dark.

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Mass MoCA's Building 6 Opens May 28

In just 12 days, Mass MoCA is set to double its gallery space with the opening of the three-story Building 6. The banging of hammers accompanied Thompson's talk and tour of the museum space during a press preview on Tuesday morning as last-minute work continues in preparing the 130,000 square-foot space.

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North Adams a Canvas for Mass MoCA Art This Summer

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art will light up the city's famed steeples and turn the entire north side of the museum into an outdoor arts canvas. The use of sound, light and text are designed to tie the city into the museum's summer season, part of an ongoing initiative to get visitors to wander beyond the massive arts complex.

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Lee Teenager Wins Congressional Art Competition

Fiora Caligiuri-Randall has a natural gift. Only the second acrylic painting the 14-year-old has painted will now hang in the halls of the Capitol in Washington D.C. Caligiuri's painting beat out 45 other high school artist's work throughout the First Massachusetts Congressional District in this year's Congressional Art Competition.

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'A Quiet Passion': Rhyme and Reason

And, because she is a woman nearly a century before suffrage is enacted, and slavery is still very much the law of the land among her Southern neighbors, these and other grave political matters can't hide from her condemnation, wittily slipped into the poet's politely acerbic commentary.

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'The Circle': The Shape of Things to Come?

Thus, while "The Circle" isn't enjoyable in the usually accepted definition of the term, the not so blurry mirror it holds up proves the cinema version of the horrific traffic accident from which we can't divert our eyes. It's too close to reality.

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Red Lion Reopens Dining Room With $1M Renovated...

The Red Lion Inn bakes more than 6,000 muffins and some 1,300 of its famous apple pies every year. So when bakeshop in the multiroom kitchen showed signs of structural distress, inn management decided if it was time to revamp this very important area, why not do the whole kitchen over?

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'Born in China': Animal Magnetism

One of the key joys of seeing "Born in China," a splendidly picturesque documentary about snow leopard Dawa and her two cubs; Tao Tao, a young snub-nosed monkey; and a giant panda

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Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Donation from...

The family returned their claims payment to Chubb in exchange for the Rockwell painting. And in an emotional and dramatic press conference on Friday, March 31, in Philadelphia, the FBI and Chubb presented the stolen painting to its rightful owners. The museum's director of Curatorial Operations attended the event and congratulated the family, the FBI, and Chubb.

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New Gallery Drawn by North Adams' Air of...

A new art gallery in downtown North Adams is the result of the city's unique relationship with contemporary art as a lure to artists from other places. Gravity Gallery co-owners Lynn Richardson and Paul McMullan first became acquainted with the city in 2012 when both artists displayed work in Downstreet Art.

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'Gifted': The Long and Short of It

Mckenna Grace's superb, empathic depiction of the wunderkind, a modern, younger variation of the reflective, knowledge-hungry Francie portrayed by Peggy Ann Garner in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (1945), is delightfully hopeful.

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Bidwell House Museum Taps New Executive Director

Effective May 1, Kowalski will take over the director position from Barbara Palmer, who has served the museum as executive director for the past seven and a half years.

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'Going in Style': Bank Heist Steals Your Heart

A convivial give-and-take alternates between the sad economic facts about senior citizens in the richest country in the world having to choose between medicine and food, and the wacky, near burlesque, devil-may-care antics of these three indomitable regalers of life's pageant. And, just to pepper things with a little romance, when pretty Ann-Margret's Annie sets her cap for Albert, we cheer the ideal that love, like hope, springs eternal.

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'Ghost in the Shell': Machine Politics

They have been duped into thinking that things will be better for them in their demagogue's phony world, and enthusiastically bear false witness to obfuscate the quest for honesty. Such is what is sown out of fear and in search of pie-in-the-sky solutions. It is much easier to believe in ideology than to face the hard facts of reality. It's not for nothing that the great philosopher assured that truth is beauty.

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Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program Names...

Balint's mission is to enhance the relevance and reputation of HAHS member sites in their communities so as to contribute to a national conversation on the arts in American public life.

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Three Dog Night Concert Being Planned For Wahconah...

Three Dog Night could be bringing joy to Wahconah Park this summer. The Parks Commission on Thursday approved a request from Berkshire Radio Group Vice President Peter Barry to use the park on Saturday, August 26 for the concert. Barry is in the "exploratory phase" of possibly putting on the concert and needed to secure the city's permission to use the field before booking them.

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Berkshire, Bennington Cultural Institutions Create...

The five institutions are using the ArtCountry collaboration to advertise North Berkshire and the west corner of Southern Vermont as a singular destination of cultural attractions and natural resources. It recently ran a full-page ad in the New York Times and developed a website with museum and theater information, directions, other happenings, and hotel sponsors the Porches Inn, the Williams Inn and Tourists, the new name for the Redwood Motel.

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