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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. click for more

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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... click for more

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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... click for more

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Wahconah's Apollonian Players Present '42nd...

The play is under the direction of Pamela Fortlage-Gold, assisted by Liz Daniels, with musical direction by Ann-Marie Desautelle and choreography by Vickie Hornstein. click for more

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award Given to Choreographer

Established in 2007, the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award’s previous recipients include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and choreographer, performer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown, among others. click for more

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'Life': No Bowl of Cherries

Sure to be shocked, the viewer is left wondering why Espinosa, working from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, would paint such a depressing conclusion. You mean that's it? That's where we're headed? Well then, let me kill myself now. Even Schopenhauer, the granddaddy of pessimism, would be... click for more

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Mass MoCA Looking to Orient Visitors, Send Them...

Thousands of visitors are headed for the city this summer and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts is hoping to push as many as it can into the downtown. The museum opens its $65 million renovation of the massive Building 6 that will double its gallery and events space and welcome back the... click for more

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'Beauty and the Beast': The Fairy Tale as Civics...

Folkloric treatises like "Beauty and the Beast," our pre-constitutional primers in fairness, are among the very earliest of a child's civics lessons. Too bad ardent followup has lost favor in our homes and schools. click for more

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Berkshire Arts, Research Take Hits in White House...

Federal spending on the arts and the sciences each would take a hit in the White House's proposal. And that would have ramifications locally, whether it's federally funded research at institutions of higher learning or arts programs at museums and theater companies that are the backbone of the... click for more

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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," involved a dance choreographed with Austin sanitation workers and their trucks.

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DownStreet Art Looking for Artists for 2017 Season

To mark the 10th anniversary of the DownStreet Art program, BCRC will embark on an ambitious goal to commission 10 new projects, which will range from performances and murals to pop-up parks and community art projects.

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Pittsfield Seeks Artist To Paint Mural On Tyler...

The city hopes to spruce up Tyler Street and it is starting by asking an artist to paint a mural. The city's Office of Cultural Development put out a call for submissions to paint a mural on a Tyler Street building. The effort is in tandem with the Transformative Development Initiative through MassDevelopment. The mural would be the first for Tyler Street, where there is no public art, and is the first in a process to engage residents in envisioning what the street will look like in the futur

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'Kong: Skull Island': Serious Monkey Business

To quote an eloquent teen in the theater lobby who ruminated it afterward with his pals, "That was a most satisfying movie experience." The 14-year-old in me agrees; the curmudgeon has reservations.

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Hoosac Valley To Perform 'Anything Goes'

Hoosac Valley Middle and High School brings the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" to the stage this weekend. Stage director Nicole Boyer and Instrumental music director Jacob Keplinger wanted to bring something big to Hoosac Valley this year but also something classic.

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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 complement to a beautiful Berkshire summer evening under the stars.

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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 with creation Friday morning as Taylor, artist, musician and daughter of singer-songwriters James Taylor and Carly Simon, asked students to simply react to the words fear, joy and freedom.

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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.

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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 Heights" and also served on the management teams at Barrow Street Theatre for its production of Austin Pendleton's "Orson's Shadow" and at Stuart Thompson Productions on Adam Rapp's "Red Light Winter."

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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.

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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.

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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 the Townhouse dormitories. The back of Bowman Hall and the entrance to the Amsler Campus Center were redone a few years ago to create a more attractive entrance and pathways into the quad and more parkin

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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.

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'Fresh Fest' Runs This Weekend at Images

Fresh Fest is a collaborative effort to educate the public about farming, food production and sustainability.

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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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