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Grants to Support 'Served' Project at Williams...

Served is a creative collaboration between Williams and Forklift Danceworks, an Austin, Texas-based modern dance company best known for its community-based dance projects that involve people from all backgrounds. One of its best-known projects, featured in the documentary film "Trash Dance,"... click for more

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Pittsfield Shakespeare Presents 'Twelfth Night'

One of Shakespeare's most loved comedies, "Twelfth Night" tells the tale of twins separated by a shipwreck, a countess surprised by her capacity for love, a servant who oversteps his place and mischievous pranks carried to the extreme. Featuring live music and slapstick comedy, it is the perfect... click for more

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North County Fifth Graders Create Art To Inspire

With the help of Sally Taylor, Brayton, Colegrove and Greylock fifth graders tapped into their inner artist and created paintings that will act as the first dispatch in a multi-medium game of telephone. Kidspace, located in the upper levels of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, was alive... click for more

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Poet Begins Six-Month Amy Clampitt Residency

This one-of-a-kind award was established through the generosity of Clampitt's late husband, Harold Korn, who made provisions for it in his will before his death in 2001. click for more

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Barrington Stage Company Names New Managing...

Weathers comes to Barrington Stage Company from PlayMakers Repertory Company, having recently served as the theatre's interim managing director under the leadership of Joseph Haj and Vivienne Benesch. In New York, she was the assistant general manager for the Off-Broadway production of "In The... click for more

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'Logan': Makes Some Sharp Points

No longer is there is simply black, white and gray, but rather, an acknowledgment of something more complicated. For example, Logan is good not just by what humanitarian instincts he might exhibit, but by his angst over the killing he's done to preserve life and knife-sprouting upper limbs. click for more

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Mount Greylock Students Present 'The Pajama Game'

Based on the novel "7 1/2 Cents" by Richard Adler, "The Pajama Game" takes place in the middle of America (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) in the middle of the 20th century. click for more

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North Adams Arts Commission Gets First Public Art...

Griffin Labbance, a residence director at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, is hoping to engage college artists in decorating one of the college's entry points and came to the commission seeking guidance. Montana is a one-way street owned by the city that runs between the main campus and... click for more

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Annual Thunderfest Features Chowder & Music

The festival features live music by Jim Witherell and the headliner Misty Blues Band. Hot food, local beer and wine, a chowder contest, outdoor recreation and craft vendors are featured. A campfire and activities for kids will also be provided and admission to the Thunderbolt museum is free. click for more

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'Get Out': Guess Who's Coming to be Terrorized?

Daniel Kaluuya's Chris Washington, an African-American photographer of some note, has been invited by Allison Williams' Rose Armitage, his white girlfriend, to meet her parents. Of course Mom and Pop live in a secluded, upstate New York hamlet. Y'know, lots of woods, desolation and spooky background music.

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Adams Arts Group Celebrates Award While Planning...

The event was billed as a reception to celebrate the Arts Advisory Board recent recognition with an innovation award. But like so many gatherings of this local group of artists and entrepreneurs, the focus was less about past success and more about its future endeavors. The Kenneth E. Pickard Memorial Innovation Award was presented at the annual Massachusetts Municipal Association conference in January to acknowledge the town and the group's creative efforts.

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'Lion': A Prince of the Jungle

Fortunately, Saroo is too young to be afflicted with this rabid pessimism currently masquerading as populism. Fully in survival mode and still blessed with that idealism that distinguishes us from the savage beast, he traverses the landscape of India. We are aghast as the harrowing journey, based on a true story, thrashes our sensibilities. Bouncing from one train car to another and walking miles across inhospitable geography, it is heinous that this child must use his intuition to evade those d

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IS183 Art School of the Berkshires Adds Three to...

"We are thrilled to welcome Joyce, Rose and Robin to the Board of IS183," said Andy Foster, IS183 board chair. "The addition of their energy, expertise and enthusiasm will be of significant value to our community art school. I, and the entire board, look forward to working with them closely in the years to come."

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Miss Hall's School Presents 'The Addams Family'

This MHS production stars sophomore Ainsley Schuth as family patriarch Gomez Addams; senior Josie Dorsey as his wife, Morticia Addams; junior Olivia Kinne of Pittsfield as Wednesday Addams; and freshwoman Olivia Finston-Fox of Monterey as Lucas Beineke.

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$30 Million Expansion Project Planned for...

The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced the investment Tuesday night. The four-building complex is being designed to support the performance and rehearsal activities of the Tanglewood Music Center and will be the focus point of the new Tanglewood Learning Institute

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Berkshire Scenic Releases Strong Ridership Numbers...

In the first year the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum gave rides to 9,600 passengers on the Hoosac Valley Service. The 8-mile ride from North Adams to Renfrew and back kicked off in October of 2015 with a few pilot rides. It returned for a few more in December and then went full speed ahead in April of 2016. The 9,600 passengers who took the trip is more than the first year the organization ran scenic rides in Lenox, according to President Jay Green.

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'The Oscar Picks: Betrayed': The Great Goldberger...

Now, it bears informing that much of what followed is uncertain in its details, and will imminently be thoroughly investigated by a panel of independent chipmunks. But it's definitely a conspiracy meant to undermine the peace, tranquility and high-minded principles that have long comprised the noble doctrine cherished and adhered to by my backyard's fauna.

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Jacob's Pillow Dance Announces New Board of...

As members of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Board of Trustees, Abraham, Patrick, Patti and Whelan will utilize their unique abilities, interests, and experiences to guide, sustain, and promote the Pillow. The board is responsible for successfully defining and carrying out the organization’s mission in coordination with Director Pamela Tatge, Managing Director Andrea Sholler, and the executive team.

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Pittsfield's Paintbox Public Art Program Returns

Last year the seemingly ordinary utility boxes throughout the downtown was transformed into colorful and vibrant pieces of art. Now, it is time to do some more. The Artscape Committee announced the return of the paintbox program, which is an art competition with eight winners decorating the utility boxes on North Street. The project takes the boring, gray utility boxes and turns them into public art.

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Berkshire Museum Presents 'Ten Days of Play'

Celebrating the fifth year for this popular event, this innovative opportunity for child-directed play is included with regular museum admission and is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays. "Ten Days of Play" is part of Pittsfield's 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival.

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'The Comedian': Requiem for a Funnyman

I've become magnanimous. All of which is my diplomatic, if not entirely apologetic way of touting a film that many of my so-called colleagues have marginalized if not downright denigrated. Well, they're all wrong. FAKE NEWS. Sad!

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Jacob's Pillow Hosts 'Chance to Dance' Contest

An exciting opportunity to perform on the Pillow's iconic outdoor stage, the Chance to Dance contest is a viewer-selected online competition that allows the public, peers, and fans of artists to vote on their inclusion in the Inside/Out Performance Series for Festival 2017.

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New Shakespeare & Company Head Strives for...

Celebrating four decades of theater and maintaining relevance for contemporary audiences is the focus of Shakespeare & Company's 2017 season. With founding Artistic Director Tina Packer at his side, first-year Artistic Director Allyn Burrows Tuesday morning unveiled the venue's lineup for its 40th anniversary season.

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'20th Century Women': Vive la Différence

The literary conceit is that women hold the secrets to the life force, or that they are at least more interesting than men. I won't argue with that. After several decades trying to unravel the conundrum that la difference poses, I've come to accede that being in a total muddle about this subject is key to our evolutionary survival. Besides, I've got other things to worry about, like how to finally get that Ferrari, ensure world peace and find out once and for all where that missing sock goes.

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High School Art Show Opens at Norman Rockwell...

Participating schools include: BART Charter School, Berkshire School, Berkshire Waldorf School, Drury High School, Lee High School, Lenox Memorial High School, Monument Mountain Regional High School, Mount Everett Regional High School, and Wahconah Regional High School.

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'The Founder': The Original Hamburglar

It gets you thinking what you might have done, and wondering if you ever passed up such a seemingly divine signal. For when Kroc, the heretofore unsuccessful milkshake blender salesman, receives an order for not one but six blenders from San Bernardino's Dick and Mac McDonald, he isn't content to take the paltry commission. Nope, he gets out the map and makes a beeline for that first McDonald's eatery — a clean, shining example of gastronomic efficiency.

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