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'The Way Back': Hoosiers, Too

Affleck, in a decent performance that boasts a couple stellar moments, like when at a pivotal moment in a game he feverishly calls a player back to the sideline to emphasize the tactic, wins our support, even before a scattered exposition of his woes charitably pleads his case. click for more

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'The Invisible Man': More Than What Meets the Eye

Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia is the essence of a frantic, feverish portrait of just about everything you don't want to happen to you when things go sour with your significant other. click for more

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MCLA Spring Theatre Season Kicks Off With...

"Topdog/Underdog" opens on Friday, March 6, with additional shows on March 7, 10, 11, and 12. All performances begin at 8 p.m. There will be additional matinee performances at 2 p.m. on March 7 and 8. A talk-back with Creech and the cast will be held after the March 8 matinee performance. General... click for more

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Berkshire Theatre Group to Hold Auditions for...

Auditions will take place Monday, March 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, March 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.The Colonial Theatre. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition time slot, call 413-448-8084, ext. 80. click for more

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Williams Celebrates Stephen Sondheim's Impact on...

On the occasion of Sondheim's 90th birthday in March 2020, Williams College will present a series of events on campus titled Sondheim@90@Williams. The events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. click for more

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'The Call of the Wild': Mush to the Theater

That said, "The Call of the Wild," arguably penned in reaction to the encroaching artificiality of things and modes resulting from the Industrial Revolution is, in its goodness, simplicity and virtuous paean to the rules of nature, a needed breath of fresh air in today's cynical climate. click for more

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Mt. Greylock Regional School to Present 'Anything...

Mount Greylock Regional School students in grades seven through 12 will perform the musical comedy "Anything Goes' on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27, 28 and 29, at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium at 1781 Cold Spring Road. click for more

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'Criminal' Reveals the Human Stories Behind the...

The "Criminal" podcast will record live at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. The show is sold out, but the recorded episode will be made available. click for more

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'Downhill': It's all Relative

Yet, in taking its uncertain path to some hoped for humanistic revelation, it seems like it'd be much happier if only it could jump the tracks from classically cerebral comedy to safely domesticized farce. click for more

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Clark Art Board of Trustees Chooses New Chair

Cochran succeeds O. Andreas Halvorsen, who has served for six years in the leadership role. Robert G. Scott, the vice chair of the clark's board, will continue to serve in his current position.

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'Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation...

Look for metaphors aplenty amidst the stylishly swaggering showcase of feminine power, with equal shares of the lib and fatale varieties sprinkled throughout the hyperkinetic doings.

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BTG PLAYS presents 'Magic Tree House' Musical

There will be a book signing with Mary Pope Osborne from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in The Colonial Theatre lobby prior to the performance. Books will be available for purchase, provided by The Bookstore in Lenox.

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WAM Theatre Appoints Two New Board Members

Erica Barreto and Toni Buckley join board President Wendy Healey, Vice President Arwen Lowbridge, Carolyn Butler, Margaret Fluhr, Ellen Ring, Diane Scott, and WAM Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven as the Berkshire-based company starts its second decade.

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'Gretel & Hansel': Grimm Doings

Only film critics and moviegoers in whom hope springs eternal won't consider cutting their losses by exiting the theater as soon as it becomes obvious that "Gretel & Hansel" is a lost cause.

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Williams College, North Adams Public Schools...

Piloted last spring, "Let's Dance!" brings NAPS students from the 21st Century Afterschool program to Williams for a multi-week learning experience, offering students in grades three through five an introduction to the basic concepts of ballet and modern dance.

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'Oscar & The Greatest Movie that Might Never get...

That night at the dining room table, I perceived an especially proud look on Mrs. O'Shaughnessy's face as she served up extra helpings of lamb stew, and all those in attendance jovially pitched in, barn raising style, to help me make my Oscar predictions.

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Mass MoCA Hosts Community Day with Free Admission...

The annual community celebration is brimming with art-making, gallery tours, live music, pop-up performances, fun photos, a free screening of "Museum Town" directed by Jennifer Trainer Thompson, and tons more to inspire and explore.

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'Dolittle': Physician, Heal Thy Self

Appropriating some sort of Scottish brogue, made even less audible by a muttering, offhanded delivery a la Popeye, it seemed as if this otherwise naturally glib actor was attempting to trademark his Dolittle with an obscure detachment analogous to Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow.

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10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival Returns in February

The expanded 9th annual 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival returns to cure those winter blues this February with a new emphasis on outdoor recreation.

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'1917': Mistaken Destiny

Shock and marvel combine in our appreciation of the award-worthy art direction, phenomenal cinematography and special effects that provide a near seamless, non-stop chronicle of the death-defying mission the two young soldiers undertake.

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North Adams City Council Seeking Legal Opinion on...

Councilors voted unanimously to send a request from Councilors Jason LaForest and Marie T. Harpin to test the viability of the repainted art to the General Government Committee with the amendment it would formulate questions for the city solicitor.

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'Little Women': The Halberstadter Excuse

What could this Philistine of a male know about the trials and tribulations of the intrepid March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — and about sisterhood, feminism, devotion to family and the desire to have an identifying career in a stultifying society that believed a woman's place was in the home? In short, while I know, my genes dictate that I don't really know.

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Berkshire Museum Names New Chief Engagement...

Ferrone has 25 years of experience in nonprofit strategic planning, philanthropy, program development, and management for arts, higher education and government organizations, most recently as the interim director of Institutional Advancement for Bard College at Simon's Rock.

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Images Cinema Presents 20th Century Women in Film...

From January through May, Images will present both narrative and documentary films that highlight woman activist stories. Each film is paired with a woman activist guest speaker or speakers.

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'Uncut Gems': Frenetic: [fruh-net-ik] Filled With...

What is this aberration, this bizarre concoction of what the human experience can turn into when internal wires cross and hormones contraindicate? There is no propriety, no adhesion to accepted rules of society except under duress or threat of death.

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Main Street in North Adams Filled With Art in the...

New work from local artists, one Mass MoCA artist in residence, two MCLA alumni and eight MCLA students has been placed in storefront windows along Main Street.

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Ventfort Hall Plans Trip to See Sargent Charcoals

This is a rare opportunity to view with an art specialist 53 charcoal portraits by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), America's greatest portrait painter of his time.

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New Sculpture Installed on Clark Art Institute's...

The 30-foot-tall cast bronze, steel and soil sculpture of an upturned tree with a live eastern red cedar sapling growing from its inverted roots is a long-term installation on loan from a private collection and is situated on the lawn of the Clark's 1955 Museum Building.

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'Richard Jewell': All That Sparkles …

"Richard Jewell," director Clint Eastwood's skillfully told account of how a hero was turned into a scapegoat following the murderous bombing at the 1996 Olympics, stokes that greatest fear upon which our judicial system is based: that an innocent soul might be convicted of a crime.

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