Many scenes will have you cringing from the sheer inhumanity. Expect a random crushing of skulls, families separated, unthinkable, sadistic punishment and, almost as disturbing as the physical violence, there's the utterly disdainful obscenity of believing another person is your rightful chattel.... click for more
The new Public Arts Commission is already seeking to expand its limited abilities.
The commission will ask the City Council to consider ordinance changes that will allow it to be more active in promoting public art in the city. click for more
The plot cannily establishes a great contrast in pressing its humanistic message. Mixing chess, once a hifalutin' game of the nobility, with an almost unbearable portrait of bare subsistence, illustrates that the lines drawn between people are ridiculously artificial, and hence destined to be... click for more
People can bring their films to Images Cinema on Oct. 15 or prior to the event. Working in collaboration with Emmy Award-winning archival researcher/archival producer Rich Remsberg, organizers will inspect the films and, if they are in acceptable condition, project them on the big screen. click for more
Saturday Night Live saxophonist Alex Foster and New York City-based trumpet player Richard Boulger provided a free clinic to Mount Greylock band students.
Last week Foster, saxophonist in the SNL house band and Boulger, a North Adams native and recording artist, visited Berkshire County schools... click for more
The "Mill Children" exhibit reopens this weekend at its new location in the Berkshire Mill.
This weekend will be a soft opening with hours tentatively set from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and the entrance is on Hoosac Street. click for more
Elizabeth "Buzz" Hayes McGraw is taking the reins as president; she has been a trustee since 2008 and has served as vice-president since 2013. William “Bill” Hines Jr. will resume his role as a trustee after serving as president for five years; he joined the board in 2007. click for more
Hombres and women folk hankerin' for a good old-fashioned horse opera with just a touch of newfangled sensibilities might want to mosey on over to a movie theater showing director Antoine Fuqua's remake of "The Magnificent Seven."
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From comic and cartoon characters to paeans to nature, this year's Great Chair Auction offering up some fantastical seating for enjoying — or just viewing.
The annual fundraiser for Youth Center Inc. commenced after an official ribbon cutting Wednesday at the former Simmons Furniture Store on Park Street, now being transformed into work/live space by owners William and Francie Anne Riley.
I'm not so sure this is the right message to send to young viewers, but with the fertilization of an egg, Bridget Jones goes from disconsolate, self-described old maid to highly sought after mother of the heir to one of these suddenly very competitive suitors. These guys have cash. Each has his own way of fluttering his feathers in the hope of convincing her lady fair that he'd be the ideal consort.
Director Clint Eastwood's "Sully," detailing the little-told backstory of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's "Miracle on the Hudson," is a competently dramatized paean to a very deserving hero, and much more entertaining than I had anticipated.
Sure, Tom Hanks is going to be as good as ever, and Eastwood will bring his journeyman skill to the work. But in capturing the idea of a human being functioning at his very best, Todd Komarnicki's swell adaptation of the book, "Highest Duty," by Sull
After 28 years at Mass MoCA, Jennifer Trainer Thompson is moving on to take the reigns of Hancock Shaker Village.
Hancock Shaker Village announced on Wednesday that Thompson will take over as the new president and CEO in December. She takes over for Linda Steigleder, who is stepping down from the position after five years.
The collaboration applies an innovative process that the collective has developed through projects across the globe. Ghana ThinkTank collects problems in communities throughout the United States and Europe and sends them to citizen think tanks they've created in "developing" countries like Ghana, Cuba, and El Salvador.
Common Folk is ready to expand and bring a permanent creative energy downtown.
Jessica Sweeney, co-founder and creative director of the North Adams-based artist collective, has seen the group grow and fluctuate through its early beginnings as a small collection of creative people to a force capable of hosting music festivals.
The given is that both principals in Tanne's decidedly friendly treatment are altruists dedicated to "making a difference" in this world. Thus, those who don't agree that the viciously intransigent political atmosphere during President Obama's terms in office frittered away America's opportunity to make important progress may not enjoy the significance of the movie.
Burrows, an Eliot Norton Award Winner, is a graduate of Boston University. He has performed in film, television, Off-Broadway and regionally, and has served as company member, artistic associate and board member at Shakespeare & Company. He has been the artistic director of Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Boston since 2010 where he was instrumental in that company’s growth and artistic success.
For the month of September, Rachel Alves, the registered dietitian and nutritionist for Guido's Fresh Marketplace, 760 South Main St./Route 7 in Great Barrington and 1020 South St./Routes 7 and 20 in Pittsfield, will be offering the following tasting demos at both stores on the remaining Thursdays and Fridays.
The pieces are all coming together for an art and architecture project which will bring writers to the city to work in mobile studios inspired by five major historical authors.
Architects Chris Parkinson and Tessa Kelly are launching an exhibit at the Lichtenstein Center in September to show exactly how the project will work. The two have designed five portable structures which will be placed in various parts of the city and authors will take residency in the city next July, working out of th
Elias is also a master storyteller/novelist, who has published five thrillers – all combining his love of music with a fabulously crafted fiction style to create an unusual, original and gripping series of mysteries. Each is centered on a wonderfully complex central character – a blind classical performer/mentor violinist – one Daniel Jacobus.
A cast of terrifically voiced groceries live a charmed life at Shopwell's supermarket, flirting, exchanging store gossip and kibitzing with the glib abandon of food with a far off "use by" date. From soup to nuts, their joviality is promoted by the knowledge that The Great Beyond awaits.
New this year, The Mount will be offering residency for up to three women writers. Each resident will receive a work space at The Mount, a $1,000 food and travel stipend, and lodging for the duration of their residency.
Looking ahead, you'll find a variety of concerts presented in churches, chapels, small auditoriums, halls and the like throughout the region. Even Tanglewood's acoustically superb Ozawa Hall is really too big for a string quartet or piano trio to be heard to best advantage; 300 seats – or even smaller - is better.
The radio station "Brave FM," stationed at Taconic High School, was once under threat of being silenced because of budget and interest. It is now facing the challenge of the new high school project's impacts on the tower location.
If you need a very literate affirmation that life can sometimes be brutal, sad, mocking, unfair and heartrending, then director/screenwriter James Schamus' diligent adaptation of Philip Roth's "Indignation" awaits you at the Bijou.