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Barrington Stage Names New Trustees

"I am thrilled to welcome three dynamic new board members to the Barrington Stage family. They will give our board and our organization a richer, deeper understanding of our Berkshire community and how we can serve it more effectively," said ​Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. click for more

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Barrington Stage Opens Headquarters on North...

Barrington Stage Company is moving its headquarters into the newly opened Wolfson Theater Center at 122 North St. The 28,000-square-foot building will be the company's main headquarters and will house its administrative offices, which will all be under one roof for the first time since the company... click for more

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Shire City Sessions Returns, Bringing Original...

The Shire City Sessions concert series has moved to the Common. Four shows will be played in July and August on Monday nights at the common featuring an array of original bands with regional or national draw. The series in its second year after last year hold three concerts in the parking lot of... click for more

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'The Secret Life of Pets': Won't be Secret Fur...

While "The Secret Life of Pets" isn't quite "Lady and the Tramp" (1955), I've no problem mentioning the two kiddy flicks in the same sentence. Both are proof positive that you can learn a lot from the animals, especially the cartoon variety if they're as lovable as Max, a Jack Russell terrier... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Corn Season

In researching local corn stories over the years, I have been told, over and over, by local farmers that their sweet corn and all local sweet corn was not genetically modified, whether it was organically or conventionally raised. They told me GM seed producers will not sell their seed in quantities... click for more

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Summer Music at its Best: Tanglewood, Tannery Pond...

Simply stated, what you’ll see and hear this week is the very best in classical music programming and performances in our region. click for more

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'The Legend of Tarzan': Doesn't Monkey Around

This latest permutation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' literary hero can glide through the trees with the best of his predecessors. But while the film astutely pays tribute to the movie myth from which it emanates without self-consciously emulating catchphrases or traditional conventions, the substantial... click for more

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Free Summer Movies All Around the County

Summer is the time to kick back on the grass and watch an outdoor film. Series in Pittsfield and Williamstown start this weekend, and the annual Movies Under the Stars in Adams starts on July 22. click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Community Celebration, Co-Op...

All the towns' hidden treasures will show themselves for the benefit of the community. click for more

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Documentary Explores Good...

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Tanglewood, Manchester Music Festival Season Begin

As always, there’s music to suit every taste: from a brass extravaganza to early music from Africa and the New World; from the Boston Pops featuring writer/director/song stylist Seth MacFarlane to the superlative Emerson String Quartet performing classic Haydn and Berg quartets and much more.

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BEHOLD! New Lebanon Boosts Summer Season With...

The museum has announced its Rural Guide schedule for Saturday, July 9, with programs focusing on the North family Shakers; a walk along the Rutland rail trail; hops farming; sausage making; and, new programs on community gardening and deer farming.

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CATA Artists on Exhibit at Clark Art Institute

"CATA at the Clark" is an expansion of the CATA’s annual summer art show celebrating the works of area artists with disabilities. Part of the show opened on Friday at Pittsfield’s Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. The North County exhibition will be on display in the Clark’s Lunder Center at Stone Hill through Aug. 14.

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'Inside My Battle' Exhibit Reflects Artist's...

The Art Gallery at Bagels Too, 166 North St., for the month of July, will be showing the most recent series of artworks by beloved and powerful Berkshire artist Anne Pasko of Lanesborough. Last summer, Pasko was diagnosed with and told she had inoperable pancreatic cancer. After her immediate shock, disbelief and despair, her feelings drove her into her studio to experience, express, work through and, ultimately, emerge as herself with new depths from the life-altering digression she was now

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Berkshire Tidbits: Fire Company Breakfast, Farm...

Starting this week through Wednesday, Aug. 31, the meat department at Wild Oats Co-op Market, 320 Main St./Route 2 in Williamstown, 413-458-8060, is making grab and go barbecue dinners customers can pick up from their meat cooler. They are simple dinners for $9.95 each.

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Drury Band to March In D.C. for Fourth of July

More than 50 members of the marching band met at the track over the past week to practice turns, form and, of course, the music. Although there was an obvious dread in the students’ eyes every time Caproni yelled “one more lap,” it was clear they are excited about the trip.

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Pittsfield's Paintbox Artists Chosen

The committee launched the program earlier this year calling for artists to submit designs for the electrical boxes spanning from the Berkshire Museum to Persip Park. Berkshire Money Management offered a stipend for supplies and payment for the work for the chosen artists. Carr Hardware also donated additional supplies.

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Berkshire Carousel Opens to Much Fanfare

For more than a decade, hundreds of volunteers have put hours and hours of effort into handcarving and painting the 33-piece ride. Each horse and carriage features images of people from the community, as well as areas and scenery of the county, and other unique designs. It's the only handcrafted carousel to be built in Massachusetts in the last century.

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Jacob's Pillow Taps New Director of Marketing and...

Young will oversee the 16-person marketing department (including seasonal staff and interns) at Jacob’s Pillow and manage staff in the successful implementation of their strategic and financial goals.

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DownStreet Art Building Community, Business in 8th...

DownStreet Art opened for its eighth year on Thursday, ushering in a summer of exhibitions and events in the city's downtown and four monthly downtown openings. As in the past, empty spaces are being filled with pop-up galleries and studios. But what's new is a targeted approach to help some of these initiatives endure beyond the summer and activities to bring the community and artists closer together.

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'Independence Day: Resurgence': Oh No, Not Again

Skipping my usual diatribe and head-scratching inquiry as to why folks would want to see a film about our threatened extermination in the first place, the good news is, if you endure the cartoonish depictions of this second coming, a third is currently in the works.

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Berkshire Art Museum Opens With CAC Retrospective

Before Mass MoCA, before DownStreet Art, the Contemporary Artists Center was a converging point for the creative. The Beaver Mill center hosted a plethora of artists — from the established to the up-and-coming, from the home-grown to the international. Now selected works from nine of those artists will be on display at the Berkshire Art Museum in "Berkshire Artists of the Contemporary Artists Center 1990-1999" as part of the DownStreet Art season that kicks off Thursday evening.

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Summer Music Festival Season Heats Up

Before getting into imminent opening events, bookmark the Boston Symphony’s website, tanglewood.org, for the full summer concert schedule, season highlights, tickets and general information.

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Common Folk Ready to Unveil New Home

Common Folk will unveil its new home Thursday evening during DownStreet Art with a gallery opening and live music. Common Folk, the local artist collective, has never really known a sense of permanency throughout its existence. The group has moved from location to location throughout the downtown as it grappled with funding challenges or compatibility issues.

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Rowling Picks Mount Greylock as Site of Fictional...

The state's highest peak was revealed on Tuesday to be the location of a school of wizardry. J.K. Rowling, author of the immensely popular "Harry Potter" series, released a short story on Tuesday on the history of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at Pottermore.com.

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Lenox, Wahconah Students Win Youth Art Expo

Participating youth were asked to think about where they see themselves in nine months, and create an art piece which reflects that. Every participant submitted a piece that represented their hopes and dreams for the future.

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North Adams Artist Finds Expression in Ancient...

The technique of paper quilling isn't a common one in the contemporary art world, but North Adams resident Lisa Nilsson embraced the antediluvian medium and elevated even beyond her contemporaries to her inventive and intricate — and almost obsessive — images that stretch the form to its limits. Quilling is a hundreds-of-years-old paper craft that involves rolling strips of colored paper into formations to create images with a three-dimensional quality.

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