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Citizens Group Protests Berkshire Museum's Planned...

Save the art, pause the sale. Save the art, pause the sale. That's what was chanted outside of the Berkshire Museum by close to 50 community members who want to halt the museum's plans to sell some 40 pieces of artwork in an effort to straighten out its finances. The Berkshire Museum has had a... click for more

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Tanglewood, Sevenars Showcase Great Music

Tanglewood continues its classical programming into mid-August, featuring powerful symphonic works – all audience favorites - performed by the Boston Symphony. click for more

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Review: WTF's 'Romance' Is Confusing But Promising

And that is the problem with this new, not-yet-fully-realized, small-scale musical playing through Aug. 20 at the Main Stage of the Williamstown Theatre Festival: It's very confusing. The story itself is trying to cover too much ground. As with an opera, it's best to read a story synopsis before... click for more

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Williams College Museum of Art to Receive Landmark...

The collection includes works from the late 19th through late 20th century and represents numerous cultures from West Africa with decorative, religious and utilitarian objects. click for more

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Adams' Dancecapade 20 Years Strong

After 20 years, Dancecapade School of Dance is still educating students from throughout North County. click for more

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'A Ghost Story': Lacks Spirit

But while I was mostly bored during its screening, forced to contemplate loose ends that ultimately were never tied to my satisfaction, I haven't really stopped thinking about it. click for more

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Thrilling Music at Tanglewood, Music Mountain and...

Programs this week at Tanglewood offer a diverse and intriguing mix of symphonic music by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff. click for more

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Three Artists Exhibiting at Tunnel City Coffee

Their collective works include monoprints, oils on canvas and digital art, among others. The show can been seen during regular daily business hours, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the art is available for purchase. click for more

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Downstreet Art July Event Features Performances,...

DownStreet Art returns on Thursday for its July event, featuring a variety of musical performances, new art exhibitions, and a community bike ride. click for more

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Classical 'High Season' Approaches Its Zenith

As always, the place to be for great classical and stimulating new music is right here in our own centrally located, intimate corner of the world - the Berkshires - a so-designated "cultural capital," where artistic boundaries are nonexistent.

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Shire City Sessions Returns to Pittsfield on...

The Shire City Sessions are back. The weekly concert series takes place over the next three Mondays at the First Street Common. The concerts bring original live music to the Berkshires, and fills up what tends to be an uneventful night of the week. "There is a little bit of a hole in the cultural scene when it comes to original music," said Alan Bauman, who founded the concert series in 2015 to bring in national and regional music talent to tackle that issue.

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'The Big Sick': Has a Healthy Outlook

It's all well and good for starters ... ain't love grand? etc., etc. But the getting-to-know-you portions of this budding affaire de coeur, at first rollickingly humorous as Emily and Kumail embrace their cultural differences, eventually runs into reality.

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Tanglewood and Sevenars: Classical Music Heaven

Both venues present wonderful music performed at magnificent venues in pristine, bucolic settings by marvelous performers

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North Adams Eagle Street Logo, Artist Commissions...

New signage, outdoor seating, public art, and the addition of a seasonal parklet are just some of the new additions that this grant, submitted through the NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative (NESI), will help support.

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'Baby Driver': Runs on Hi-Test

Wright offers samples of utter venality in lazy-Susan style. And admittedly the shamelessly belligerent soliloquies and one-upmanship in praise of anti-social behavior are a bit wearing on the soul. But that's the message, to mirror in microcosm the raw exhibition of corruption in this second decade of the 21st century, when the real-life effort to subvert truth, decorum and ethics barely attempts to hide its nefarious aims.

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Region Hosting Variety of Classical Musical...

With programs across the region, concertgoers will have a wide range of classical music to enjoy in venues large and small: from solo piano and orchestral to opera and musical theater in concert; from chamber music to a thrilling Bach Brandenburg Concerto.

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Berkshire Museum Unveils 'Reinvention Plan'

The Berkshire Museum was faced with a choice - change, move or die. For the last decade, the museum has faced a $1.1 million deficit in its budget, setting a course for failure. Director Van Shields described it as a threat to the museum's future. In response, the museum has crafted a bold $60 million plan to not only get its financial house in order but also modernize the museum and how it operates.

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North Adams Honored for 'Putting the Berkshires on...

North Adams has been selected to receive 1Berkshires' 2017 Putting the Berkshires on the Map award in recognition of the substantial contribution that the community has made to the economy of the Berkshires. This recognition will be presented at the seventh annual Celebrate the Berkshires event on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. at Bloom Meadows in Hancock.

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Classical Beat: Great Music Abounds at Tanglewood,...

Tanglewood, the nation's largest and most prestigious summer music presenter, officially opens its 77th classical festival season. Here's a rundown of the concerts and performers from July 5-11. As if that's not enough, don't miss out on the brilliant offerings at Taconic Music and Tannery Pond – two additional stellar venues in Manchester, VT. and New Lebanon, NY.

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First Annual 'Mastheads' Writers Residency Kicks...

The Mastheads have launched. Five writers will be spending the month of July working out of small studios placed throughout the city. The studios are all inspired by 19th-century authors as part of an art, history, and architectural project headed by Tessa Kelly and Christopher Parkinson. The program, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, is in its inaugural year and on Monday the architects, the authors, and the community launched the program at Hotel on North.

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Clarks Kicks Off Summer Series July 4 With Across...

The free family outdoor concert at 6:30 on July 4 features Across the Pond, a popular Beatles tribute band, performing songs from The Beatles catalog 1963-1969, including "Let It Be," "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

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Artist Creates Explorative Sculpture Based on...

Flipping back the veil opens to meandering pathways paved with poetry, crawlways dropping off into unexplored caverns and open vestibules with hanging tendrils — all inspired by the 4.75-mile Hoosac Tunnel.

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'Beatriz at Dinner': Manifesto Under Glass

Expect diagnosis, but alas, no cure. You see, beneath the dramatic layers, both disingenuously polite and blatantly hateful, it's about the money. As my rich big sister Ann says, "It's always about the money, especially if they say it's not about the money."

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Berkshire Choral International Announces Its Final...

In efforts to increase both its national and international presence, BCI will bid farewell to its Sheffield home this summer after 35 years, closing out its Berkshires presence with two sessions scheduled to take place on July 15 and July 22.

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‘Party in the Park’ Returns to North Adams

People are encouraged to bring and display their classic cars.These are family-friendly events and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

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Berkshire Art Museum Kicks Off Season With...

The Berkshire Art Museum enters its fourth summer season by taking up selective space.

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'Live on the Lake' Lineup Starts 16th Season on...

License to Groove opens this year’s concert series on July 5. Whiskey City follows on July 12, with The Bomb on July 19 and Shyne on July 16 rounding out July. In August, On Tap will perform Aug. 2, Wildcare on Aug. 9, Legal Tender on Aug. 16 and Hotshot Hillbillys on Aug. 23.

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Classical Beat: Tanglewood, Taconic Music and...

During the opening week's events, from Wednesday, June 28, through Tuesday, July 4, Tanglewood celebrates the opening of their 77th Music Festival with a generous sampling of popular, classical and new music/dance concerts that are sure to attract audiences.

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SVMC Announces Winners of SVMC Orthopedics Active...

The contest drew nearly 70 entries between January and April. Participants' photos were judged based on creativity, photographic quality, genuineness, connection to local community, and relation to an active life. Judges included Dr. Jonathan Cluett and a team from SVMC Orthopedics; local artist Rita Dee; and photographer Greg Nesbit. They selected nine winning photos.

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