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'Murder on the Orient Express': Has You Humming...

If this is your first trip aboard Christie's legendary choo-choo, you'll doubtless appreciate the well-woven puzzler. As for seasoned travelers who kind of remember how it all goes down, the joy is in imbibing both the exquisite furnishings and the pageantry of a period when people at least dressed... click for more

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Mount Everett Fall Festival Features Bard's 'Romeo...

Performances are Thursday, Nov. 9, and Friday, Nov. 10, both at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Consolati Performing Arts Center (TAC PAC). Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. click for more

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Court Gives Museum OK to Proceed With Art Sale

The Berkshire Museum's planned art sale will go forward. Judge John Agostini denied a request for a preliminary injunction, pausing the Sotheby's auction of some 40 pieces of artwork, starting next week and extending into March. Members of the Rockwell family, other donors, and Attorney General... click for more

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'Suburbicon': Where Seldom Is Heard a Tolerant...

Here, in a rare departure of form, though co-writing and producing, they've chosen George Clooney to direct what nonetheless bears their unique signature. While I've dubbed the crime story "Fargo Light," it's far from their best effort. click for more

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North Adams Arts Commission Reviewing Email...

Vice Chairwoman Erica Manville said there had not been much in the way of email during her time as chairman but believed that had picked up since Dixon, who was not present, had taken the leadership. The commission is only a couple years old and is only beginning to advance its mission of... click for more

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Berkshire Theatre Critics Association Announces...

The purpose of the BTCA and the Berkshire Theatre Awards is to promote and celebrate the quality and diversity of theater in the greater Berkshire region. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Nov. 6 on the St. Germain Stage in the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center at... click for more

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'Victoria and Abdul': The Queen and I

In this sweet, nicely filmed tale based on the actual relationship England's Queen Victoria had late in life with her Muslim Indian servant, Abdul Karim, oodles of feel-good charm temporarily anoint an egalitarian salve to a sense of fairness long abraded by social Darwinism. click for more

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'Professor Marston and the Wonder Women': La...

What immediately came to mind as the fascinating biopic unreeled, beginning with Dr. William Moulton Marston's days as a heralded psychology professor, was how many second-tier, illustrious people there are: folks who did something major, but who are now all but forgotten. click for more

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Federal Grant Awarded To Bolster Local Arts...

The U.S. Department of Education is helping to strengthen ties between area educators and cultural institutions. On Thursday, education leaders celebrated the reception of a $740,000 federal grant to support arts-integrated professional development for Berkshire County educators.

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'Battle of the Sexes': We've Come a Long Way, Baby

While anthropologists and social historians might disagree upon the actual turning point in American chronology when it became obvious that Women's Lib would become not just a hopeful wish, but a manifest imperative, "Battle of the Sexes" aptly celebrates the idea.

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Area artists rally to support the Berkshire...

Ceramic artist Stephanie Boyd, one of the event organizers, was inspired after a recent mini-fundraiser she held on Facebook shortly after the events at Charlottesville, Va. She made six mugs, posted them for $100 each with the intent of donating 100 percent to the Southern Poverty Law Center. She sold out within a few hours. The success of that project led her to create something larger to benefit a local organization.

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St. Joe Graduate Pens Inspirational Children's...

Dan Sadlowski started on a career in health care and shadowed at Children's Hospital in Boston. He was in awe. He saw sick children fighting day in and day out. He saw them as real-life superheroes. And when his time there ended, he promised himself he'd come back and be an inspiration, a role model, to help them be resilient in the face of adversity.

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Jacob's Pillow Offers Year-Round Programming...

Highlights include the launch of the Pillow Lab and the In Process Series, a series of 12 customized artist residencies open to an intimate, invited audience; year-round events consisting of convenings, social dances, Pillow Pop-Up performances and community programming; and co-presentations with Berkshire County cultural partners including the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Mass MoCA and the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College.

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'Brad's Status': What's It All About, Alfie?

Written and directed by Mike White, Brad's travail is entertaining in that alternately painful and bittersweet way, when divulged truths show us what's really important. Indeed, most of us are destined to crush our souls in the crucible of experience and deep introspection before arriving at those long sought, wise decisions.

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DownStreet Art Set for Thursday, Sept. 28

DownStreet Art is a program of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center

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'Mother!': Oh, Brother!

This is sinister stuff, intentionally as well as through the error of its haughty self-indulgence. Oh, dear reader be cautious. It starts out with intriguing eeriness ... even a bit Hitchcockian. No offense, Master. But that's just to suck you into its ugly movie Hell.

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Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of...

Douglas Clark, Audrey Friedner, Ramelle Pulitzer, and Ron Walter were elected as new trustees, starting this fall.

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Clark Art Celebration Honors Contemporary Artist

The events coincide with the Clark's special exhibit "No Rules: Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts" (on view through Sept. 24) and "As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings (on view through Oct. 9).

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'The Good Catholic': It's a Matter of Faith

Filmmaker Paul Shoulberg's "The Good Catholic" is a convenient, pocket-sized edition of ruminations just right for the soul in search of a quick philosophical challenge.

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Citizens Continue to Protest Berkshire Museum Art...

Sharon Gregory has reviewed more than a decade of the Berkshire Museum's financials and says the situation isn't nearly as dire as the organization says. And Gregory isn't just anybody, she is someone with 40 years of financial experience. She retired as the vice president of business development and planning for Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, and before that worked with a number of organizations such as Lehman Brothers and Citibank.

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'Tulip Fever': When Speculation Was in Bloom

A fascinating backdrop for an intricate if not convoluted, seriocomic love story that could have very well been written by Nöel Coward gives director Justin Chadwick's "Tulip Fever" an arthouse cachet. But while patience is a virtue, the esoteric appeal of this costumed affair set in 17th-century Holland may require more virtue than the general moviegoer wishes to expend.

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Clark Art Institute Appoints New Director for...

Saltzman is the chair of the Department of the History of Art at Bryn Mawr College and is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chair in the Humanities. She will lead the program's international agenda of intellectual events and collaborations and will oversee the Clark's residential Fellows program, all based on the Institute's 140-acre campus.

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Cultural Council Announces 'EBT Card to Culture'

The state's "EBT Card to Culture" will offer low-income families access to more than 100 nonprofit arts, history, and science venues across the state through free or discounted admission.

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World-Class Architect Climbs Aboard Model Railroad...

For the governors and Krens, this is a bit of "unfinished business" dating back to 1988 to pump economic activity into the state's smallest city. All three had a hand in the beginnings of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art that was hoped jumpstart an economy left in shambles by the departure of Sprague Electric.

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Williams College Museum of Art Announces Interim...

As interim leaders, Dorin and Coggins will be responsible for providing direction to the outstanding staff, maintaining an ambitious schedule of upcoming exhibitions and programs, and enhancing student and faculty engagement.

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'Wind River': Opens the Floodgates of Indignation

Be warned, this is tough viewing. In service to its ugly divulgences, there are few punches pulled. Though billed as an action mystery, this is actually horror ... not about zombies or monsters manufactured in laboratories by mad scientists, but the real-life horror that has been perpetuated by human monsters.

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