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Mill Town, Dalton CRA Offer Music on Main Live...

Registration is required for the event, with each performance capped at a maximum of 100 attendees in accordance with the Massachusetts state Phase III guidelines. click for more

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Tanglewood Serves Up Virtual Menu

Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony’s Berkshire summer festival in Lenox, was forced to cancel its full season but has found a novel way to surmount this misfortune via streaming a wide range of musical offerings to the public. click for more

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Pittsfield's Whitney Center for the Arts 'Brutally...

The head of the Whitney Center for the Arts thinks the extensive vandalism to the nonprofit venue this past weekend may have been personally motivated. click for more

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'Moonstruck': Like a Big Pizza Pie

It's schmaltz Italian style, an homage to what makes the world go 'round, lovingly evinced through an ensemble of wonderfully affable characterizations. And while it may seem at moments that you've been at long last entrusted with the secret of love, "Moonstruck" is but a wisp of joyous... click for more

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Ventfort Hall Reopens for Public Tours

The museum will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday, closed Wednesdays. click for more

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Berkshire County Historical Society Taps Two New...

Robin Catalano will be the summer writer, and Kevin O'Hara will take over in the fall. click for more

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Berkshire Museum Will Reopen Saturday, Aug. 1

The museum, which will open in phases, plans to open exclusively to its members for two weeks during its first phase beginning Saturday, Aug. 1, before inviting the whole community in phase 2 starting Monday, Aug. 17. click for more

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Neal Announces CARES Act Grants for Cultural...

The funds are part of $75 million in grants distributed by the National Endowment for the Humanities from the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. click for more

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Drive Walk Bike by Art Show Friday In Pittsfield

Organizer and artist Jesse Tobin McCauley believes the pandemic should not stand in the way of art or people's ability to experience art. click for more

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Berkshire Theatre Group to Present 'Godspell'...

Artistic director and CEO Kate Maguire said "Godspell" got the green light after BTG established a strict protocol to protect the health and safety of the audience, the performers and others involved in the show.

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'The Sunshine Boys': 'All the Men & Women Merely...

A nostalgic and loving peek into the whys, wherefores and wiles of a lifelong relationship, "The Sunshine Boys" imparts a golden glow that will have you rolling and sighing in the aisles. And if you don't have aisles, the couch will do.

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Three Berkshire Museums Set to Reopen July 11-12

Advance ticket reservations will be required at each museum. Admission will be allocated on a timed basis to provide staggered entry, consistent with the state's reduced capacity guidelines.

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Jacob's Pillow to Launch Virtual Festival

Jacob's Pillow announced the cancellation of its 10-week festival for the first time in the organization’s 88-year history in March, due to the novel coronavirus.

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BTG to Host 'Sunset Cinema' Outside at Taconic...

The cinema will begin on Friday, July 10, with Disney’s "Newsies: The Broadway Musical!," a movie about an intrepid group of kids called the newsies in 1899, who fought corporate America and won.

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'The Remains of the Day': What the Butler Didn't...

The question that must follow then, with Mr. Stevens the embodiment of detachment from what may or may not affect the commonweal, is does he really believe that such matters are better left to swells like his employer, or is his personal acquiescence a form of cowardice?

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Chesterwood Grounds to Open on July 2

Two-hour passes can be reserved at www.chesterwood.org for 10 a.m., noon or 2 p.m. The entry fee is $20 per car and visitors can download maps and self-guided tours of the formal gardens, landscape, hiking trails and woodland walk, which currently features the contemporary sculpture of Rick and Laura Brown.

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'The Petrified Forest': Diners, Disillusionment &...

Each twitch of a facial muscle, a glint in an eye, half-hopeful smile, momentary sadness and deep, abiding concern are evoked in a phenomenal amalgam of technical and method acting that cannot be attributed to anything but natural talent.

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Jacob's Pillow Names Dance Award Recipient

An advocate for the growth of the African American dance community for more than 30 years, Brown creates works that show audiences “the evidence of themselves and the evidence of our human condition,” and tells stories of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs.

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Summer Jazz Camp & Music Academy Open for...

The annual Berkshires Summer Jazz Camp plans to open this August with the inaugural semester a new music academy following in September.

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'Eight Men Out': Say It Ain't So, Joe

Inspired art direction that turned minor league stadiums into yesteryear's baseball emporiums, terrific period costumes and jauntily choreographed hitting, running and fielding romanticize the era while providing rollicking counterpoint to the sad sense of betrayal.

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Mass MoCA Approved for Major NEA Grant

Selected as one of just 51 grants nationwide in this category, the two-year, $100,000 matching grant will support the North Adams Artist Impact Coalition, a collaborative initiative designed to maximize artist support in the North Adams community and better connect artists to regional resources and to each other.

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Successful Start to Outdoor Service at...

Moonlight Diner owner Mike Ameen said he has been doing about 20 percent of his usual business during the pandemic. He hopes the switch from take-out to table service will help.

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'The Great Gatsby': Class Distinction by the Book

Everyone in "The Great Gatsby" is of their time, proof positive and point of reference for anyone who cares to peer into the ebullience of the post WWI, Prohibition era of glitzy presumptiveness, and what Fitzgerald declaimed, through narrator Nick Carraway, as careless.

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Berkshire Museum's 'Art of the Hills' Will Open On...

The online exhibit will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on June 6 with a virtual tour of the show presented by jurors Amy Myers and Seung Lee followed by a live Q&A.

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Cultural Institutions Open Grounds, Look to Appeal...

The Rockwell Museum, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Chesterwood, Hancock Shaker Village, Naumkeag Public Garden and Historic Home, The Mount and Tanglewood will follow in the path of Williamstown's Clark Art Institute, which offers 140 acres of lawns, meadows and walking trails that have been open to the public since the museum's closure in March.

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'Rain Man': If We Only Used Our Brain

Opportunists might speculate what riches could be gleaned from harnessing the paradox, whereas altruists might venture that unlocking the secrets might lead to a cure for cancer, and perhaps along the way a vaccine against the current plague.

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Mahaiwe Changing Up Its Upcoming Schedule

"It's a reminder that great art endures and resonates across eras and circumstances," Martinson said. "It's also a promise that there is great art to come back to. I am thrilled that we will have so many talented performers in the future, and I look forward to announcing others in the pipeline, when the time comes."

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'I Remember Mama': Motherhood: All Love Begins and...

Irene Dunne's wonderfully etched title character esteems truth, morality and respect not just because it is proper, but because her DNA knows that such are the indispensable building blocks of a civilized society.

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Berkshire Music School Hires New Executive...

The search committee, headed up by BMS trustee Christine Condaris, received applications from individuals across the country, and the selection was made in mid-April. Neubert will begin in early June, to work with Wilson during that month, ensuring a seamless transition in leadership.

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