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Shakespeare & Company Names Interim Director of...

Dibble, a founding member of Shakespeare & Company, is an educator and artist. Her movement work was seen on stage this past season in "Twelfth Night" and for the past four decades she has been faculty member for the training program, teaching at the Month Long Intensive, Summer Shakespeare... click for more

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MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Names...

As director, she will assume oversight of MCLA's public art spaces and programs, including MCLA's Gallery 51, its performing arts program, MCLA Presents!, and its four-month summer arts festival, DownStreet Art. click for more

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'Joker': Doesn't Kid Around

And while there is some judiciously placed gallows humor to somewhat mitigate the mind-blowing stream of anxiety, unease and straight up terror, "Joker" is never a laughing matter. click for more

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Local Artists Install Mosaics at North Street Park

A dove of peace mosaic was designed by Ashfield artist Robert Markey, and Peter Vacchina, a Pittsfield native, installed his chestnut tree mosaic on opposite sides of the keystone arch that leads from the parking lot to the sidewalk. click for more

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'Ad Astra': Stellar Search for Self

But while the movie's crystal ball-inspired doodads, gewgaws and thingamajigs are perhaps sublimated to suggest the deal with the Devil they insinuate, the profoundness of what might come to be is spookily evoked in Pitt's performance. His embodiment of the hero it'd take to navigate the Big... click for more

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New Trustees Appointed at Norman Rockwell Museum

Jill Hai and Louis Henry Mitchell have joined the Norman Rockwell Museum board of trustees. click for more

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Berkshire Museum Board of Trustees Elects New...

Ethan Klepetar, member of the board since 2011 and trustee vice president since 2015, is stepping into the role of president, a position previously held by Elizabeth McGraw. A trustee since 2008, McGraw will continue to serve on the museum's board as vice president alongside Trustee Vice President... click for more

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HiLo North Adams Welcomes Comedy Night to the...

HiLo North Adams entertained a near-capacity audience on Thursday night for its inaugural Comedy Night, headlined by comedian Monroe Martin. click for more

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Norman Rockwell Museum Hires New Communications...

In this role, she will help bolster NRM's presence in the media and highlight the broad range of the museum's offerings, from special exhibitions to virtual reality experiences, and more. Additionally, her digital marketing experience will bring online content to new audiences and grow the museum's... click for more

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DownStreet Art Caps Season on Thursday With Holden...

DownStreet Art, the last-Thursday-of-the-month popup program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, returns to the downtown for the last installment of the season from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 26.

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'Hustlers': The Tacky Laps of Luxury

We are reminded yet again how little we've evolved since first we rose from the primordial mud. But methinks there's more to the deplorable modus operandi of the moneyed bigwigs who make like smalltime Caligulas at the uptown strip joints.

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North Adams Arts Commission Ponders Role in...

And while the commissioners were supportive of the efforts being made by Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts in developing the empty lot into a park to entice its visitors to the downtown, they acknowledged they had no control over the 40-foot by 40-foot installation that's going to be facing Main Street.

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'Before You Know It': Wherein the Critic Bemoans...

Utt's anatomy of a family builds slowly, carefully and lovingly, its emotionally absorbing contemplations sure to win you over "Before You Know It."

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'Luce': Enlightening

Director Julius Onah, who co-wrote the screenplay with J.C. Lee, puts the tension level to the metal, intriguingly casting aspersions like so many crumbs upon the water, and in the process testing our ability to separate cogent facts from those that have been artfully manipulated.

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'The Peanut Butter Falcon': Wrestling With Bigotry

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this feature-length film speaks educational volumes about the disorder that is ostensibly its cause-célèbre.

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DownStreet Art Back for August Openings

DownStreet Art returns to downtown North Adams from 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 29. As always, DownStreet Art is free and open to the public.

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Squeeze, Benatar, Reba, Berkshire Ramblers Spark...

For the Labor Day weekend, Tanglewood welcomes pop and country stars, the Guthrie Center offers local folkies, Mass MoCA throws a dance party and the Egremont Barn jumps with hip-hop.

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Williams College Museum of Art to Reopen on Sept....

A celebration to mark the reopening of Lawrence Hall and the opening of Axis Mundo will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. A season celebration to mark the entire fall lineup of exhibitions will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

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'Blinded by the Light': Guidance From Asbury Park

Yep, it's all packed in there: a feel-good saga of a likable young man fashioning his own great expectations, a swell score populated with The Boss' hits, and a humanistic message there for your illumination, provided you don't allow yourself to be "Blinded by the Light."

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Gladys Knight, Roomful of Teeth, Gershwin...

These may be the dog days of August, but pop and new music — and musical theater — are abound throughout the Berkshires. Beginning with John Williams' music and Gladys Knight in separate concerts at Tanglewood, it's a full schedule as summer winds down.

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Review: 'Fall Springs' is a Musical With a Message

"Fall Springs" is best described as a serious farce – with the themes of fracking, science versus disbelief, and age versus youth. Confused? Perhaps this description of the fantasy plot will help.

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'The Art of Racing in the Rain': Tearjerker &...

This isn't a great motion picture by any stretch of the imagination. It's a 2 & 1/2. Yet man does not live by "Citizen Kane" (1941) alone. The films we really, really like often say more about us than the subject matter into which they delve.

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A Profusion of Music at Tanglewood, Sevenars

During this penultimate week of the Tanglewood Festival's classical programming, the spotlight will focus on a range of music in varied genres.

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Bring Your Light Sabers: Star Wars Returns, Plus...

John Williams' music is a familiar sound in the Berkshires, and this season is no different. In addition, a legendary choreographer's company at the Pillow plus folkie Chris Smither at the Guthrie Center add up to a lively week.

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'Guardians' Sculptures Being Removed from Natural...

This art installation, although originally intended for the Ashuwillticook Trail, was placed at the Natural Bridge State Park here in North Adams where it has remained for the past 15 years.

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North Adams' Belltower Records to Host Summer Jam...

It is easy to lose a few hours on the third floor of the Norad Mill digging through the overflowing record crates at the independent music store.

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'The Farewell': And a Fond One at That

Personally affecting, "The Farewell" is a little movie with a big heart. And, because it's PG and suggested for the whole family, this is a perfect opportunity to make sure that spoiled little grandchild in your clan doesn't become the only freshman at Princeton who hasn't seen a subtitled movie.

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Tanglewood, Sevenars Showcase Great Music

Tanglewood this week will be very rewarding and diverse, with spectacular musical riches across the centuries, representing the progressive continuum of styles: music that’s both time-honored and new, and everything in-between.

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