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10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival Celebrates Eighth...

Organized by the City of Pittsfield's Office of Cultural Development and Barrington Stage Company, the festival features 62 events in 14 different venues, highlighting dozens of artists, actors, musicians, playwrights and performers. click for more

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Barrington Stage Celebrates 25th Season With Four...

The award-winning Barrington Stage Company marks its 25th anniversary season this year with four world premieres. click for more

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'They Shall Not Grow Old': When Johnny Comes...

"They Shall Not Grow Old," a haunting documentary commissioned by Britain's Imperial War Museum to commemorate the centennial of the conclusion of World War I is a brilliant homage, an artistic accomplishment and a must-see for film students, history buffs and cineastes alike. click for more

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Spring 2019 ArtWeek Applications Now Available

In the Berkshires, the Downtown Great Barrington Cultural District, North Adams Cultural District, Cultural Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District, the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce, as well as Art Lenox and the Lenox Chamber of Commerce have all signed on as Community Partners. 1Berkshire and... click for more

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WAM Theatre Announces Appointment of Four New...

Carolyn Butler, Margaret Fluhr, Ellen Ring, and Diane Scott join newly elected board President Wendy Healey, Vice President Arwen Lowbridge, Secretary Lynn Festa, and WAM Co-Founder and Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, to lead the Berkshire-based company into its second decade. click for more

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Barrington Stage Names Winner of New Play Award

Rose will be awarded $25,000 and her play, "America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of the American Negro," will receive a world premiere production at BSC. click for more

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'Serenity': It's all Just a Big …

Once upon a time, a screenwriter penning a fantasy that painted him into a corner could flee the strictures of his premise and weave a magical ending by suddenly having his protagonist awake from a dream, i.e., "The Wizard of Oz" (1939). Now, as employed in "Serenity," the Brave New Cyber World has... click for more

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Berkshire Museum Names New Executive Director

Rodgers brings more than 20 years of museum experience to the Berkshire Museum's top job. Rodgers currently serves as provost and chief operating officer of the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Fla. click for more

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Drury Students Producing Comedy Show

The New York City comedian is being brought to the high school by Drury Performing Arts Management program as part of the Drury After Dark Series. click for more

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'Stan & Ollie': 'Old Fat & Skinny'

I and my Baby Boomer ilk were introduced to the legends via morning and midafternoon movie shows on TV in the '50s, when stations rented their films at bargain basement prices. We immediately loved them and claimed them for our generation.

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Berkshire Museum Announces New Chief Engagement...

Rigas has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, donor engagement and management of cultural and educational organizations, most recently as the director of development at Mass MoCA.

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'Green Book': Because Look Out Old Macky's Back

Anyone with a heart and a half-decent upbringing will be abashed by the stark divulgences about intolerance in America so artfully unearthed as Mahershala Ali's Don Shirley, the world famous pianist, is escorted on his tour through the Deep South by Viggo Mortensen's Tony Lip.

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North Adams Artist Publishes Children's Book

Fast-forward 35 years and the two friends, who remained in touch, were hitting retirement and had more time on their hands. Zander wanted to finish the book she'd thought up so many years ago when her children — now long grown — had been little.

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Barrington Stage Board of Trustees Welcomes New...

Seltzer graduated from Harvard College in 1965 magna cum laude and then obtained a JD degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Stone scholar. He spent all of his professional career at the New York City law firm of Kaye Scholer, chairing its real estate litigation group and also practicing in its patent group.

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Common Folk Open Up Pop-Up Shop

Common Folk co-founder and creative director Jessica Sweeney said the artists' collective opened phase one of their new headquarters on Small Business Saturday but have so much more planned for the new space.

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Drury High Hosting Folk Artist Tracy Grammer

Students in the high school's performing arts management program will produce the concert that not only will showcase Grammer but five Drury High students.

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Shakespeare & Company Founder Krausnick Dies at...

Krausnick was a founding member and the director of actor training at Shakespeare & Company, a leading performance, training and education center located in Lenox, Mass.

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Berkshire Museum Trustees Vote to End Art Sales,...

Berkshire Museum officials have voted to suspend further sales of the museum's art collection and to begin repairs on the century old building.

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'Bohemian Rhapsody': Fate, Free-Will and Rock 'n'...

All this self-indulgent perspective noted, I thank director Bryan Singer for jogging these memories into high-relief via his superb biographical film, "Bohemian Rhapsody," which astutely and soulfully details the birth of the group Queen and the star trajectory of its lead singer, Freddie Mercury.

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Berkshire Museum Announces Key Hires

"We are making thoughtful additions to a strong staff as the Berkshire Museum moves into the future with a renewed commitment to our community and our mission," said Elizabeth McGraw, president of the museum's Board of Trustees. "Local students and educators are seeking more from the museum, and we are working hard with them to expand opportunities for learning."

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Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Celebrates 30 Years

Beginning on Nov. 15, the four-day festival marks the culmination of the nine-week program that places Shakespeare & Company Education Artists in 10 high schools across Berkshire and Columbia counties. During the program, students explore creative thinking, teamwork and Shakespeare as they create a 90-minute fully-produced performance to be shared with their neighboring communities.

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Miss Hall's School Presents 'Decision Height'

The show opens at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, followed by shows at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. All performances will take place in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall’s School campus.

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'The Old Man & the Gun': The Antihero & the Movie...

We are warmly invited to again marvel at how Redford's handsomeness and signature humanitarianism have always seemed so magically inseparable.

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North Adams Officials Debate Decision-Making Power...

While earlier meetings had focused on tightening up and clarifying general language, Monday's meeting returned to the commission's role in authorizing and approving public art projects and how to square that with the city charter that requires that the mayor has to sign any contract "where the amount involved is $2,000 or more."

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Shakespeare & Company Announces New Board Members

The new members joining the board are Nancy Edman Feldman, Erick Lucera and Andrew D. Rothstein.

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'Colette': Liberté, Égalité and Literature

Such hyperbolic self-examination, while exaggerated for my own literary purposes here, is nonetheless proof of what a fine period piece this film is. Still, while boasting Keira Knightley in a superb title portraiture, those indifferent to belles-lettres and avant-garde sensibilities need not apply.

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Clark Art Names New Curator of Prints, Drawings...

Leonard will be responsible for the care and growth of the Clark's works on paper collection, oversee the ongoing exhibition program in the Eugene V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper, supervise the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, and contribute to other curatorial and academic initiatives. She joins the Clark staff in January 2019.

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Jacob's Pillow Taps New Deputy Director

Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, a National Medal of the Arts recipient, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and has recently expanded to become a year-round center for dance research and development.

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'A Star is Born': Yet Again

However, putting my prejudicial pride of ownership in abeyance for the sake of fairness, there's no discounting the superb job Lady Gaga and Cooper do in issue No. 4.

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