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MAC Treasures Aims to Re-Open in North Adams

MAC Treasures is a donation-based tag sale that helps support the Minerva Arts Center, which provides performing arts opportunities to students in Northern Berkshire County. click for more

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Berkshire Tibits: Israeli Holiday, Cooking Demos

This Tuesday evening, May 10, from 7:30 to 10, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day with Tastes of Israel at the Gateways Inn click for more

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North County Cultural Institutions Offer Peek at...

The Clark Art Institute gave a sneak peek — pun intended — of its summer show titled "Splendor, Myth and Vision: Nudes from the Prado" on Wednesday evening during an event hosted by the North Adams Chamber of Commerce that invited several North County cultural institutions to share their upcoming... click for more

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'Keanu': Puss & Galoots

More misses than hits in director Peter Atencio's "Keanu," a rambunctious action-comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, suggest that the effort might best be enjoyed by fans of the duo's Comedy Central sketch series, "Key & Peele." Oddly, though, while unaware of the pair's cable TV... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Mother's Day

Even though this week is staying chilly, cloudy and showery, this Saturday, May 7, is the day a number of farmers' markets open or move outside for the season. The year-round Amenia, N. Y., market, Saturdays 10 to 2, is already outdoors. The Bennington, Vt., market, Saturdays, 10 to 1, will open.... click for more

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North Adams Seeking Public Input on Cultural...

The city of North Adams and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, part of Massachusetts College Liberal Arts, will be hosting two public meetings regarding the application to designate the North Adams downtown area as a Cultural District. click for more

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MCLA Gallery 51 Seeks Camera Phone Photo Show...

A collaborative group project of MCLA and Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, “Waiting” will include more than 1,000 photographs, which will be selected for exhibit in MCLA Gallery 51. click for more

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'A Hologram for the King': Angst of a Salesman

Director Tom Tykwer's "A Hologram for the King," about a down-on-his-luck American businessman seeking to rectify his life through one big deal in Saudi Arabia, is the sort of film you enjoy while you're watching it, think about a little, and dismiss. The fleeting, two-pronged appeal comes thanks... click for more

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'BOOM' Looks to Connect Local Musicians

The Berkshires may be brimming with musicians, but for whatever reason, few venture far from their favorite open mic or music venue — leaving a sometimes stagnate local music scene. "The issue with the Berkshires is it is just a spread-out area ... and there is no central place to go," BOOM... click for more

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Can You Make Your Investments Less 'Taxing'?

Still, you may want to look for ways to reduce those taxes associated with your investments, leaving you more money available to meet your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement.

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Berkshire Tidbits: Spring Cleaning, Mushroom...

Volunteers will spend some hours helping to clean out the accessible raised beds, weed and prepare the herb garden, remove garden debris and lay out the 15 by 20 foot organic community garden plots in preparation for the garden opening the next day, Sunday, May 1.

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Williamstown Resident Joins Berkshire Museum Board...

Hunter, a Pittsfield native and Williamstown resident, brings a wealth of experience as a dedicated volunteer in the cultural community here in the Berkshires as well as her professional expertise in the field of education.

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Figment Project Promises Busy Day of Artmaking...

Sometimes it just takes a kernel of an idea to get a community imagining up all kinds of possibilities. On Saturday, one of those ideas will sprout into Figment North Adams, bringing community and arts together at Windsor Lake. From stage readings and bands, to blacklight face-painting and plastic bag weaving, to yoga and wishing maps, the 6 1/2-hour event will be part arts festival, part block party, part family fun.

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'Barbershop: The Next Cut': Seriously Styled

The storyline is basic. The Southside is getting worse and worse, the sociocultural casualty of increasing gang violence. Politicians have suggested surrounding it with a wall. Gee, doesn't that sound familiar? Secretly, Calvin harbors thoughts of giving up the fight and relocating to the North Side. However, respect for the neighborhood institution his dad founded, as well as a dedication to his loyal band of cohorts, stirs him to make one last stab at winning back the civility of yestery

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Five New Sculptures Being Installed in Downtown...

City workers installed Thursday the second of five new public art sculptures downtown. "We have three more sculptures to come in this year," Recreation Activities Coordinator Department of Community Development Becky Manship said. "We're hoping to get those in within the next week, week and a half or so." At Persip Park Artist Joe Chirchirillo delivered his "Wildflower" sculpture and city workers installed it. The cement piece will stand in the park throughout the summer and beyond. Last

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Berkshire Tidbits: Passover Orders

The Climos and their able and enthusiastic staff will make charoset, chicken matzoh ball soup, chopped chicken liver, gefilte fish, beef brisket, tzmmes, potato kugel and macaroons.

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Mass MoCA Show Challenges Visitors to Consider...

The galleries at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art are renowned for the challenging, inventive creations featured in them, but a new show at the museum challenges visitors to pay attention to the areas between the galleries.

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'The Boss': Corners the Funny Business

Somewhat reminiscent of how the great Rodney Dangerfield and other standup artists before him packaged their shtick in feature-length celluloid, the script, while not badly written, is but a vehicle for McCarthy's scattershot criticism of whatever comes to mind.

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Berkshire Tidbits: Preparing for Passover

Aura Weiss, chef and owner of Naturally, her catering/prepared foods at Berkshire Organics, 813 Dalton Division Road in Dalton on the Pittsfield line, 413-442-0888, is preparing Passover foods for preorder.

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DownStreet Art to Hold Office Hours Ahead of 'Call...

DownStreet Art Program Manager Michelle Daly will hold open office hours from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 14, at MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St., to answer questions, provide feedback or assist with proposals.

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'Hello, My Name Is Doris': Puts the Sex in...

Doubtless you'll recall from childhood the man or woman in your neighborhood who cast a similar image, someone decidedly afield of the mainstream who scared you just a little, but all the same suggested the plausibility of infinite lifestyles. Well, that's Doris.

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Berkshire Tidbits: Baby Animals, Say Cheese

A wintry week of wine tastings and dinners, cooking classes, an annual food conference and the last indoor winter farmers' market of the season in downtown Pittsfield — in May it will move back outdoors to the Pittsfield Common. And lots of other tidbits.

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Anthony Birthplace Museum Seeks New Volunteers

The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum at 67 East Road is seeking volunteers to help with its operations. The museum is seeking enthusiastic and dependable people, regardless of background and experience.

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Berkshire Carousel Construction Nearly Complete

Just a few months ago, the Berkshire Carousel was like a puzzle. There were a bunch of pieces just waiting to be put together. But, that puzzle is nearly built. The carousel featuring 33 hand-carved and painted horses and chariots, and rounding boards is assembled and the final touches of the enclosing building are nearly finish. On July 1, the organization is planning to reveal the decade-long art project during a grand opening ceremony.

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The Apollonian Players will present the musical "Annie Get Your Gun" featuring the musical score of Irving Berlin. The first showing in Friday night at 7 p.m. There is also a matinee at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and another showing at 7 p.m. Saturday night.

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'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': The World is...

Remember when you were little and the kids on the block would argue who was greater, Batman or Superman? The ragamuffins on Dewey Street were evenly divided, pretty much the way they were between the Yankees and the Dodgers. Frankly, it was a no-brainer to me. The Yanks had The Mick, and, while Batman had all sorts of gadgetry, Superman had super powers. I know, I know, there's that Achilles heel thing, the accursed Kryptonite.

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Berkshire Tidbits: Butcher's Workshop & Wellness...

I was just looking over this summer's offerings at Bascom Lodge on the summit of Mount Greylock between Lanesborough, Adams and North Adams. There will be so many enticing events, dinners, music, free talks about food, beekeeping, birds on the reservation, local history.

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Williamstown Woman Writes About Her Diplomat...

As author of "An Unlikely Hero: Adrianus Millenaar," Brown shares with readers her memories of her father, a Dutch diplomat who put his life in jeopardy to help thousands of his countrymen survive the Nazi regime during World War II.

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'Miracles from Heaven': Friendly Persuasion

I think it was St. Augustine, if I may paraphrase a saint, who stated that one cannot prove God's existence through logic, but rather, only through one's faith. It is in this theological vein, whether consciously referencing the early Christian thinker or not, that director Patricia Riggen weaves her tear-jerking, often compelling "Miracles from Heaven."

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