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North Adams Weekend Festival Features Music, Art...

The O-Positive Festival is set to kick off on Friday with two days of music, performance, art and health care. click for more

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WAM Announces Expansion of Theater Leadership

Together with van Ginhoven, Associate Artistic Director Talya Kingston, and General Manager Dori Parkman, Russell-Self and Perlman will comprise the leadership team at WAM Theatre. click for more

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'Avengers: Endgame': What the World Needs Now

The seriocomic adventure tale, a panoply of the very latest computer magic to suffuse the silver screen, is rapid-fire action most of the way, it is ultimately an exuberant kaleidoscope of technology, friendship and the separating of truth from the deceit of those who would bamboozle us. I click for more

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Pittsfield Honors Winners of Jazz-themed Student...

Berkshire Jazz and Mayor Linda Tyer honored the winners of the 12th annual student art contest on Tuesday morning. The annual event is organized by art teacher Colleen Quinn at Pittsfield High School and asks students to create jazz-inspired pieces of work. Sophia Nguyen took home this year's... click for more

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Mass MoCA Exhibited 273 Works by High School...

Tobin and Laura Thompson, the director of education, announced the winners of the invitational at a party with the Drury High jazz band in the Hunter Center that followed the public reception on Friday night. click for more

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Naumkeag Daffodil Festival Celebrates Spring

The first annual Daffodil Festival that opened Thursday — and the hugely popular "Winterlights" last December — are Naumkeag's pitch to the community to consider the estate as more than just a summer visitor venue. click for more

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'Teen Spirit': Youth, Not Wasted on the Young

Still, my rooting was cautious, always respecting in fearsome awe the uncertainty of youth and the mysteries it held. One misstep and you're on the pre-gentrified Bowery, squeegeeing car windows, or at least that's what my Mom warned whenever she had trouble waking me for school. click for more

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Mass MoCA Celebrates 20 Years With Parties, Music...

Headlining the birthday bash on May 25 will be Annie Lennox and The Pretenders will make an appearance on July 26 for a benefit concert. The museum will also host a public block party that day and a week free admission earlier May for Berkshire County residents. click for more

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Colombian-Belgian Choreographer Receives Jacob’s...

With a career that spans over 15 years, Lopez Ochoa has created more than 90 works for more than 50 major dance companies around the world — bridging different countries, genres and reputations with a fluency that is unmatched. Lopez Ochoa will accept the award as part of Jacob’s Pillow Season... click for more

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Williamstown Author Pens Second Middle-Grade Novel

"Paulie Fink" tells the story of a seventh-grade girl named Caitlyn who unwillingly moves to a new home and new school in a small town in Vermont.

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'Dumbo': A Relevant Elephant

Albeit etched with a caustic edge to grant it a realistic PG instead of a Pollyanna G, director Tim Burton makes sure his "Dumbo" remake contains all the elements necessary for the ethical considerations that have been an integral part of fairy tales ever since Oog first adorned the cave walls with his template for Animal Crackers.

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Rodgers Takes Over as Head of Berkshire Museum

The Berkshire Museum is a place you can grow up in, according to Jeff Rodgers. Rodgers is the new executive director of the museum and started his new gig on Monday. He comes in the wake of a controversial period of the 116-year-old museum's history when museum officials sold off nearly two dozen pieces of its collection to raise $53 million. The sale of the art spurred significant backlash and torn a rift in the community.

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'Us': It Takes Two to Terrorize

Granted, the "scare me, scare me" crowd may be disappointed by the dearth of old-fashioned, unremitting shocks to body and soul. But if one gives serious thought to this feature-length affirmation of cartoon pundit Walt Kelly's theorem that we have met the enemy and he is "Us," it's probably the scariest prospect of all.

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Downtown Pittsfield Inc. to Present Blue Art Show...

An opening reception for Blue Art Show will be held on Friday, April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. during First Fridays Artswalk, and the show will remain on view through April 26.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: March 29-April 4

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will host a FREE event with a panel of local artists who will speak about their experiences as artists in the Berkshires and beyond. They'll answer questions about navigating the arts scene, networking in the artist community, marketing, how to prepare for an exhibition and more.

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'Gloria Bell': For Whom the Loneliness Tolls

But whether because of her humanity or also for her loveliness, we like Gloria, and hope that John Turturro's suitor turns out to be at least a reasonable facsimile of the gallant knight on the white horse come to rescue our gal from dying with her song still inside her. But again, leave it to me to also have a trifling problem with Turturro's character.

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Albany Berkshire Ballet Looks Ahead — And...

In the past, on a weekday afternoon, that studio might very well have been silent. That's because it's only recently that the ballet company — officially celebrating 50 years this year — actually hired these five adults as full-time dancers and pay them a salary to form the base of the company.

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'Transit': As in, Letters of ...

Perhaps it's his form of audio-visual touch-n-feel in an attempt to make us appreciate the uncaring horror inflicted on those caught in the vice of tyrants playing at government.

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Mount Greylock Presents 'Hello, Dolly!'

More than 40 members of the Mount Greylock student body will present "Hello, Dolly!," with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Michael Stewart.

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Jacob's Pillow Names Fellowship Recipient

The fellowship includes a $15,000 grant, a residency at the Pillow Lab, and a residency at LIU Tilles Center. The newly established fellowship represents a shared vision between the two organizations to broaden resources that allow artists to thrive and bring new work to stages in Massachusetts, New York and beyond.

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Hoosac Valley High Students Perform 'Fiddler On...

Keplinger said there are more than 40 students from Grades 8 through 12 involved. This includes the cast, the pit band, stage crew, and the tech crew.

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'Captain Marvel': Brave New Suffragette

You don't have to be the dad of a little girl to have a cheering interest in the awesomely positive message that "Captain Marvel" blasts across the screen.

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WAM's Production of 'ANN' Heads for Dallas, D.C.

WAM's Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven will again direct the production and Atkinson returns to star in the title role.

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Housatonic High Wakes Up With Musical 'Rip Van...

The Housatonic Musical Theatre Society, entering its 16th year at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, will present Rip Van Winkle: The Musical for one weekend only.

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'Greta': Guilty Thrills

I am an outsider to horror, what Alexis de Tocqueville was to American history. And so, while viewing director Neil Jordan’s "Greta," about a lonely older woman who has a rather odd way of seeking companionship, offered no epiphany, it did provide an egoistic pleasure that may shed a glimpse of light.

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Norman Rockwell Museum Presents 'The Art and Wit...

On view at the museum from March 2 through June 9, the exhibit will offer a revealing look at Goldberg's creativity through original comic strips from the 1930s, where the artist created his complicated machines, as well as later political cartoons and instructional materials from the Famous Artists School, which are now part of the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum.

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'Fighting with My Family': Truth in Wrestling

It is to director Merchant's credit and thanks to a fine ensemble cast that what might have devolved into a predictable, made-for-TV melodrama rises above its seemingly formulaic parts, tapping with insight into the heart of family dynamics and aspirations.

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Miss Hall's School Presents 'Mamma Mia!'

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. All shows take place in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall's campus.

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WAM Theatre Casts Spring Production of 'Lady...

"Lady Randy" is an historical drama about Jennie Jerome, mother of Winston Churchill. The play was first developed by Undeland and director Jim Frangione at the Berkshire Playwrights' Lab, making this a true collaboration of regional talent.

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