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Norman Rockwell Museum Appoints Chief Philanthropy...

Spear will officially join Norman Rockwell Museum over the summer, assuming a newly created senior-level position to lead the museum's development efforts at a pivotal time of growth. click for more

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The Mount Welcomes the 2018 Edith Wharton...

The three finalists were selected from a pool of more than 130 applications and will be "in-residence" for two weeks in March. Their residencies will culminate with a public event, Writers in the House, free and open to the public on March 20 at 4 p.m. click for more

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IS183 Art School Names Executive Director

Castaldo has a long history with IS183 Art School, beginning as an art camper not long after IS183, then Interlaken School of Art, first opened its doors in 1991. Since then, she has been involved in all facets of the organization's programming, interning as a summer teaching assistant, teaching... click for more

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Barrington Stage Company Announces 2018 Associate...

Associate artists are integral members of the BSC theater family who have made extraordinary contributions to the theater. They have helped the theater accomplish its mission, both by collaborating on top-notch work at BSC and by fostering a close relationship with the community. click for more

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New Clark Art Exhibit Draws From Philanthropist's...

Thaw donated his collection of more than 400 drawings to the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, which celebrated the gift with the September 2017 opening of "Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection," an exhibit that has drawn critical acclaim for the diversity and quality of... click for more

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'Hostiles': Requiem for the Horse Opera

This is a very studied work, contemplative, moody, often slow and then jarringly punctuated with a brutally truthful, enigmatic and almost fatalistic violence that contradicts the glorifying horse operas that came before it, and in the bargain explains the genre's dwindling popularity. click for more

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Clark Art Institute Names Winner of Prize for...

Grigsby is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. The award presentation will take place on Saturday, April 7, during an event at the Milton Resnick and Pat Passloff Foundation in New York City. click for more

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Whiskey Treaty Roadshow to Play at Drury High

The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow is a collaborative band that brings together five Massachusetts singer-songwriters. They play a mixture of Americana, rock and roots-folk music. click for more

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Clark Art Institute Names New Chief Advancement...

Woodward comes to the Clark from the Harvard Art Museums, where he currently serves as director of institutional advancement. He assumes his new role on March 1. click for more

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'Phantom Thread': When Love Is In Fashion

Thus, in a sly variation of Henry Higgins' Eliza Doolittle, enters stage right ingénue Vicky Krieps as Alma, the waitress up to the task of humbling for his own good, whilst concurrently and paradoxically aggrandizing, the great man.

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Berkshire Money Management Shows Off New Art, New...

Berkshire Money Management mixed the new with the old Friday night. The company opened the doors to its new offices in the historic Model Farm property on Main Street. The company purchased the former Crane and Co. Mansion for $1 million last February and spent much of 2017 renovating the interior to fit its needs.

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'The Post': The Stuff of Pulitzers

Although the film is an exciting, often heart-pounding chronicle of the Nixon-era Pentagon Papers scandal, we know full well that, just as the Korea-based "MASH" (1970) was about Vietnam, this past triumph is also crucial to the here and now.

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'Darkest Hour': Saving The World 101

Digging down into the cerebraly exhilarating and deliciously funky depths of his prime minister, Gary Oldman examples the DNA of democratic ideals with both grand conviction and charming whimsy.

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'The Greatest Showman': For Ladies, Gentlemen &...

While today's biopics have essentially eschewed the over-fictionalization that used to mark the genre's offerings, director Gracey, working from a screenplay by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon, harks to the old classics not by padding the truth, but by leaving out a bit of it.

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'The Shape of Water': No Ordinary Fish Tale

Writer-director del Toro's ability to beautifully weave surprise and nuance into the most obvious divulgences imbues its numerous moral maxims with refreshed veracity, telling anew why they are vital to our being. Full of essences, the film places friendship at center stage.

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E-Book Review: 'Symphonies & Scorpions' by Gerald...

Now, Elias has just released his first downloadable e-book, "Symphonies & Scorpions." A memoir, he has subtitled it "Ramblings of a Wand'ring Minstrel on the Boston Symphony's Far East Tour of 2014."

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Whitney Center for the Arts Taps New Director

A resident of New Lebanon, N.Y., Bliss volunteered as president and chair of publicity for Town Players of Pittsfield, Pittsfield's own historic 98-year old community theater. Previously, she worked as a sales manager for Barrington Stage Company.

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'Wonder Wheel': Round and Round It Goes

It's like playing with the bad kid on the block, the one who's so much fun, even though your mom forbids it. You can't help but sense the 600-pound gorilla of propriety peering from the shadows of the theater, demanding you reconcile the moral dilemma, or not.

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'The Disaster Artist': No Soap, Radio

Franco, who also stars as Tommy, delves with magnificent gusto into the maelstrom of absurdity, in the process adding his own screwy lilt.

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Beacon Cinema Cuts Ribbon On Cushy New Seats

Those from the Beacon recognize that role as being a community partner. So while the seats are an effort to keep up with the changing times, the Beacon isn't going to stay with the pricing trends. On Friday, Manager Lydia Shulman announced a reduction in many of the ticket prices.

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Bennington Center for the Arts Donated to Southern...

Laumeister and his wife Elizabeth Small, who founded the Bennington Center for the Arts in 1994, have donated the Route 9 facility to the college, which will name it the Laumeister Art Center at Southern Vermont College in honor of the donor.

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'The Man Who Invented Christmas': The Dickens, You...

Nalluri's take on the creative process amps up that dramatic platitude to the degree that nary a line of "A Christmas Carol" seems to have originated from good old Charlie himself, but rather, from the story within a story that wraps itself around the plot like ivy around a tree.

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Children's Musical Set For Dec. 2-3 in...

“Angels Aware” features two dozen local children ranging in age from 4 to 14 singing, dancing and acting in a Broadway-style musical.

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'Justice League': Oh Superman, Where Art Thou?

While all these champions are good at demonstrating their attributed specialties, the production into which they've been plopped deters them from their primary mission: skating that fine line between fantasy and doing what it takes to earn our suspension of disbelief.

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Volunteers Prep For Third Annual Children's...

The Children's Holiday Extravaganza returns for the third year on Nov. 26 with a record high number of tickets reserved.

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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 for dinner and spoke in eloquent tones before killing each other.

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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.

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