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Second Concert Series Grant Sought for North Adams in 2017

Voting ends on Nov. 21 for a 2017 music series. The public is invited to support this effort to fund a second round of concerts in Colegrove Park next year. Voters can sign up to vote online. In addition, the public can help spread the word by tagging their social media posts with #LevittAMPNA.

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Growing Common Folk Collective Seeks Permanence

Common Folk is ready to expand and bring a permanent creative energy downtown. Jessica Sweeney, co-founder and creative director of the North Adams-based artist collective, has seen the group grow and fluctuate through its early beginnings as a small collection of creative people to a force capable of hosting music festivals.

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Pittsfield Licensing Board Tries to Find Compromise Between Eatery, Neighbors

The Licensing Board is giving a West Housatonic Street restaurant a shot at having live music, despite pleas from the neighbors. Owner Mickey Soldato requested an entertainment license to have acoustic musicians perform on the outdoor patio a couple nights a week. Soldato says the hope is to grow the business, including with later evening patrons, by providing more. However, those who live on Gale Avenue have been there before and it was a nuisance.

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Find an Abundance of Concerts Across the Region

Whether you’re a classical initiate or a casual music lover looking for an unexpected, unique listening experience, you’ll find it in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont.

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Common Folk Find New Home in North Adams

At last, the roving artist's collective Common Folk may have found a permanent home at 18 Holden St. Co-founder and creative director Jessica Sweeney said the collective has been in flux after losing its temporary Main Street location. The group had occupied the former McClelland's space at 85 Main as part of the summer's Downstreet Art. Even though they were still very active in the community, they missed having a headquarters.

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North Adams Selected for Levitt Amp Music Series

Wilco may not be in the city this summer, but there will still be music in the downtown. A $25,000 grant from Levitt Pavilions, which will have to matched with another $20,000, will bring 10 free professional public concerts to Colegrove Park.

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New Independent Label Promoting Local Talent

Label boss Christopher Hantman started it originally in 2011, with a few friends as a side project from going to school at MCLA.

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San Fermin Brings Original Chamber Pop to Mass MoCA

"I recognize the live show as a shared thing and it's something we can change and adjust." — Ellis Ludwig-Leone

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Arc Iris Brings Mixed Musical Stylings to North Adams Elks

"It's sort of like exploring the extremes more, the extremes of the music." — Jocie Adams

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Music Camp Set for Children Ages 6-13

The week is tuition-free for current chorus members as well as children considering joining the chorus in the fall and is supported by Berkshire Lyric.

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New Free Concert Series Brings Original Indie Rock, Folk To Pittsfield

"I don't think there is anything quite like this in Pittsfield, particularly in downtown Pittsfield." — Alan Bauman.

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Local Trumpet Player To Play With The Eagles Band

Felix has performed in competitions on the national and international level.

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Local Musician Takes First In National Trumpet Competition

"I was focused on simply sharing the music that I had put all of this work into because I thought it was awesome." — Steven Felix

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Mass MoCA Summer Filled With Music, Photography ... and 'Top Gun'

"There's a lot of photography at Mass MoCA, spanning a full spectrum." — Joseph Thompson

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Intergenerational Orchestra to Benefit Uganda School

"... one of the things the group became excited about is meeting virtually some of the girls from Grace Villa." — Molly Polk

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Children's Chorus Begins Rehearsals Jan. 10

The chorus is open to all children ages 6-13 from Berkshire County and surrounding areas.

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