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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. click for more

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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... click for more

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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. click for more

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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. click for more

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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... click for more

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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... click for more

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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. click for more

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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. click for more

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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... click for more

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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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'Fahrenheit 11/9': It's Worse Than you Think

The acidic, relentless deluge of ominous signs Moore points out is overwhelming, not only because it threatens nearly everything we cherish, but because we know that bury-your-head-in-the-sand apathy is the greater menace. If ever we needed proof that our vote counts, this is it.

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'The Wife': Anatomy of a Marriage

We all know one or more couples who confound us entirely; folks who appear to be tragically immersed in a marriage made in Hell, and yet, for none of the usual rationalizations, like kids money or religion, persevere in their obviously troubled plight.

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Five New Trustees Elected to Berkshire Museum...

Five new trustees are joining the Berkshire Museum's board of trustees, bringing to the board significant expertise in community development, diversity and inclusion, STEM education, entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing and communications, and art.

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Barrington Stage Company Board of Trustees...

As part of her advocacy, she has been a longtime patron for numerous charitable organizations, including those concerning health, education and the arts.

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'White Boy Rick': The Wild, Wild Midwest

If you were already of the mindset that we regular folks are helpless at the hands of the moneyed interests both above and below ground, who are of course in cahoots, this film will throw further fuel on your fire of disgruntlement.

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Clark Art Institute Names New Deputy Director

Smallwood is the deputy director and chief operating officer of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. He played a central leadership role in the organization’s recent $40 million expansion and has been a vital part of Mass MoCA's growth.

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'Juliet, Naked': Anatomy of a Triangle

Translation: It's a love story, but a hesitant one worried about all the baggage Cupid must drag over the finish line if the fabled musician and the modest docent are to sail off into the sunset. We have hope, but also allow for the possibility that reality will rear its devastating head.

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'Operation Finale': Crime & Punishment

Whether it's a simple matter of history repeating itself or the dynamic of readily available similarities and metaphors offering us insight into our own current debacle, the hairs on the back of our necks stand up when Eichmann scoffs at the notion of truth ("Whose truth?" he rants) and calls Jews animals. Sound familiar?

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'Puzzle': She's Come A Long Way, Maybe

We know full well that for every passive Agnes who experiences an epiphany regarding her plight and potential, there are tens of thousands resigned to suffering in quiet desperation. There will be no police coming to their homes, no counselor offering a safe house or a cellular phone until Madame Surreptitiously Abused can find a life away from her thankless condition. It is a quiet violence. At best maybe she's had a longtime confidante to hear her unaddressed cries.

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Tanglewood's Bernstein Celebration Was a...

And on the anniversary of the actual date of his birth - Aug. 25 - Tanglewood created a singular, spectacular event celebrating all the aspects of the musical life of the man known to all as "Lenny."

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'Crazy Rich Asians': Poor Little Rich Millennials

Back in New York, when Rachel accedes to accompany her boyfriend/NYU history prof to Singapore, so he can be his childhood friend's best man, she has no idea that he is well-heeled.

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Book Review: Mister E's Mysteries Are Great Fun

Elias is also a master storyteller/novelist, who has published six thrillers – all combining his love of music with a fabulously crafted fiction style to create an unusual, original and gripping series of novel-length mysteries.

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Great Jazz, Super Musicals Wrap Up Summer Music...

The final days of August bring a rush of terrific jazz, a dance party and musical comedies to all corners of the Berkshires.

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Final Summer Tanglewood Concerts Honor Bernstein

Before the "Ninth," there are three exceptional programs you should consider attending in Ozawa Hall and in the Shed this week – most importantly the astounding lineup of talent that will comprise “Celebrating Lenny at Tanglewood” – an evening-long festival-within-a-festival, on Aug. 25, which is also the great man's 100th birthday.

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First Berkshire Jazz Showcase Set for Aug. 25 on...

The jazz extravaganza features five of the most popular regional bands: The Lucky 5 at 1 p.m.; Gruppo Mondo at 2 p.m.; the Benny Kohn Quartet at 3 p.m.; the Jason Ennis Quintet with vocalist Natalia Bernal at 4 p.m.; and Andy Kelly’s Gypsy Jazz Ambassadors at 5 p.m.

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Daughter's Book Celebrates Legacy of Leonard...

Time, and the music-loving public's fidelity have been good to all three. Bernstein, though, did more – and was more – than his two great predecessors.

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