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A Profusion of Music at Tanglewood, Sevenars

During this penultimate week of the Tanglewood Festival's classical programming, the spotlight will focus on a range of music in varied genres. click for more

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Bring Your Light Sabers: Star Wars Returns, Plus...

John Williams' music is a familiar sound in the Berkshires, and this season is no different. In addition, a legendary choreographer's company at the Pillow plus folkie Chris Smither at the Guthrie Center add up to a lively week. click for more

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'Guardians' Sculptures Being Removed from Natural...

This art installation, although originally intended for the Ashuwillticook Trail, was placed at the Natural Bridge State Park here in North Adams where it has remained for the past 15 years. click for more

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North Adams' Belltower Records to Host Summer Jam...

It is easy to lose a few hours on the third floor of the Norad Mill digging through the overflowing record crates at the independent music store. click for more

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'The Farewell': And a Fond One at That

Personally affecting, "The Farewell" is a little movie with a big heart. And, because it's PG and suggested for the whole family, this is a perfect opportunity to make sure that spoiled little grandchild in your clan doesn't become the only freshman at Princeton who hasn't seen a subtitled movie. click for more

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Tanglewood, Sevenars Showcase Great Music

Tanglewood this week will be very rewarding and diverse, with spectacular musical riches across the centuries, representing the progressive continuum of styles: music that’s both time-honored and new, and everything in-between. click for more

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Eclectic Headliners: Savion Glover, Lou Reed...

The week for eclectic music lovers includes both Tanglewood’s important Festival of Contemporary Music and the tap icon Savion Glover, with a Laurie Anderson presentation at Mass MoCa to boot. click for more

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Library's Growing Melville Collection Recognized...

For Herman Melville's 200th birthday, the Berkshire Athenaeum is being recognized as a literary landmark and its Melville collection is growing this fall. "For over 75 years the Berkshire Athenaeum has been the home of the largest collection of Melville family, personal memorabilia in the world... click for more

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'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': The Golden Age,...

The provocative and quirkily philosophical work is thoroughly entertaining proof that he is one of America's most accomplished, living directors. click for more

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Bang + Train + Shrek = Varied Berkshire Pops Week

Meanwhile, Train makes a stop at Tanglewood, and the musical "Shrek" bounds joyfully into Pittsfield.

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'The Lion King': Reigns On

Although most of the world is by now familiar with the saga, the combination of resplendent landscapes and superb voicing of the magnificently imaged players breathes a reinvigorating spirit into the franchise.

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The Classical 'High Season' Approaches Its Summit

During late July, the classical music festival "high season," anchored by concerts and special events at Tanglewood, approaches its summit, with sure-fire programming.

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Pretenders, Paul Taylor Dancers, Ragtime Among Top...

If you love classic rock, Christie Hyde and the Pretenders are making a stop at Mass MoCA. If you're into dance, the Paul Taylor troupe visits the Pillow. And musical comedy aficionados can flock to the Mac-Haydn across the state line for "Ragtime."

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'New Horizon' Reflective Hot-Air Balloon Visiting...

The 100-foot tall mirror hot-air balloon is the fourth installation in The Trustees of Reservations' "Art & the Landscape" series that was launched in 2016 to inspire new and expanded audiences at some of the organization's most scenic and highly visited gardens, historic houses, beaches, and public parks.

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Review: 'Working: A Musical' Is Minimalist,...

A version of the 2012 revision with a score by multiple composers is now being presented at the Unicorn Theatre by the Berkshire Theatre Group. It's an excellent, though sparse, production that frequently cuts across the footlights and into our emotions.

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Media Gallery on Main Street Offers New Artworks,...

Robert Giardini wants to get art on people's walls. That's one of the inspirations for his pop-up Media Gallery that opened during the season's first DownStreet Art event last month.

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Hinsdale Man To Compete In Professional BBQ...

George Rinaldi's skills have earned many trophies, including a first-place prize for his Ribs Division win at a recent competition in New Jersey.

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Great Music and More at Tanglewood, Sevenars,...

And, if the offerings at Tanglewood aren't enough to pique your musical interest, there are also outstanding performances to be enjoyed at the Sevenars Music Festival in South Worthington, Mass., and at the Berkshire High Peaks Music Festival, presented by Close Encounters With Music in Great Barrington, Mass., in a series of concerts from July 23 through Aug. 2.

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Studs Turkel Makes Music, Caroline Rose Switches...

The pluses outweigh the minuses — the main minus being Patti Lupone's cancellation at the Mahaiwe. (She's still recuperating from hip replacement surgery, according to an announcement.) Lupone promises to reschedule.

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'Yesterday': All Over Again

Like the cavemen in "Quest for Fire" (1981) who are committed to literally keeping the flame of life burning, Jack sees himself as the emissary from a time lost — the sole repository of the poetic genius that was The Beatles.

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Barrington Stage Company Taps Two to Board of...

Barrington Stage Company has appointed Caroline Holland and Debra Jo Rupp to the Board of Trustees.

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Tanglewood, Sevenars, Taconic Music Highlight the...

All three venues present magnificent music performed at superb venues in pristine, bucolic settings by marvelous performers.

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Harlem Dance, Buddy Guy's Blues, Nat 'King' Cole...

Blues, jazz, hip-hop, folk, cabaret — you can catch a bit of everything with the varied pops calendar in our region this week. Big names, too: Dance Theatre of Harlem, Buddy Guy, John Davidson to name a few.

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The Three Ts: Tanglewood, Taconic, Tannery Pond

Why go? To be amazed! Read about the stellar music making, with superstar performers interpreting great music from across historical eras – much of it beloved favorites by audiences worldwide, and for the many personal and historical perspectives you'll discover at the Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI) presentations.

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Red, White, Blue Plus Grease Week for Pop Fans

Meanwhile at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington: more great folk music, while Jacob’s Pillow features live music accompaniment to a Merce Cunningham tribute. That, a new production of "Grease" and more.

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Tanglewood Cuts Ribbon on New Multidisciplinary...

Tanglewood cut the ribbon on the new $33 million Linde Center for Music and Learning Friday morning. The newly constructed four buildings will house the Tanglewood Learning Institute, an initiative offering, with rehearsal and performance spaces, learning opportunities, and more. The spaces are for leases and will host numerous events and programs. The programs are not just music-based but also feature talks on various topics, film screenings, classes on cinematography, painting, drawing, an

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Review: Do Not Leave at Intermission of 'Into the...

Bring your mind as well as your sense of humor to Barrington Stage's fine production of this musical theater classic.

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'The Dead Don't Die': Having Fun With the Oxymoron

The brazenly oddball mechanisms he employs to build the scenario and make his points draw us into the nuttiness of his premise with the magnetic appeal of that naughtily mischievous kid who lived on your block.

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A Deeper, Darker Exhibit Debuts at Berkshire Art...

The Berkshire Art Museum opens its sixth season by dipping into dark matter — art that's slightly twisted, disturbing, tortured, sorrowful, disastrous and, well, dark. That's the theme running through "Not Just Another Pretty Picture," a group exhibit that opens on Thursday at 6 p.m. during the first DownStreet Art of the season

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