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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... click for more

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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... click for more

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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. click for more

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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. click for more

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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. click for more

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Great Barrington Author Wins Awards for First...

Entries are judged by a panel of industry experts for general excellence, an author's passion for telling a good story and its potential to reach a wider audience. Since its release in 2018, the novel has also received a Maxy Award and a Reader's Favorite Review Award. click for more

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'Isn't It Romantic': It's to Laugh

Admittedly, there is some witty, satirical commentary on the current state of courting among the millennial set. But for the most part, the circumstances and jokes that ultimately lead Natalie to a greater understanding of love's more altruistic properties and purposes don't rise above the usual... click for more

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Berkshires Beat: CATA Artists 'Making Waves' at...

The exhibit opens Feb. 27 and features paintings by CATA artists who use the innovative Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.) technique to create their work. click for more

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'The No-Collusion Oscar Picks 2019'

The phone rang, as it usually does whenever I'm sitting in the third-floor witch's hat of my haunted Victorian home in some gothic-like, small New England town with a dark past, anguishing over my Oscar picks. The voice at the other end sounded like Alec Baldwin at first. click for more

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Public Arts Commission Offers to Broker Talks With...

At Monday's Public Arts Commission meeting, the commissioners and artist Christina King agreed to discussions to find an alternative site for something similar to the pillar art.

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10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival Celebrates Eighth...

Organized by the City of Pittsfield's Office of Cultural Development and Barrington Stage Company, the festival features 62 events in 14 different venues, highlighting dozens of artists, actors, musicians, playwrights and performers.

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Barrington Stage Celebrates 25th Season With Four...

The award-winning Barrington Stage Company marks its 25th anniversary season this year with four world premieres.

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'They Shall Not Grow Old': When Johnny Comes...

"They Shall Not Grow Old," a haunting documentary commissioned by Britain's Imperial War Museum to commemorate the centennial of the conclusion of World War I is a brilliant homage, an artistic accomplishment and a must-see for film students, history buffs and cineastes alike.

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Spring 2019 ArtWeek Applications Now Available

In the Berkshires, the Downtown Great Barrington Cultural District, North Adams Cultural District, Cultural Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District, the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce, as well as Art Lenox and the Lenox Chamber of Commerce have all signed on as Community Partners. 1Berkshire and Berkshire Young Professionals are serving as Regional Collaborators in Western Massachusetts.

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WAM Theatre Announces Appointment of Four New...

Carolyn Butler, Margaret Fluhr, Ellen Ring, and Diane Scott join newly elected board President Wendy Healey, Vice President Arwen Lowbridge, Secretary Lynn Festa, and WAM Co-Founder and Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, to lead the Berkshire-based company into its second decade.

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Barrington Stage Names Winner of New Play Award

Rose will be awarded $25,000 and her play, "America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of the American Negro," will receive a world premiere production at BSC.

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'Serenity': It's all Just a Big …

Once upon a time, a screenwriter penning a fantasy that painted him into a corner could flee the strictures of his premise and weave a magical ending by suddenly having his protagonist awake from a dream, i.e., "The Wizard of Oz" (1939). Now, as employed in "Serenity," the Brave New Cyber World has created a newfangled escape clause for fiction writers needing to explain away flights of fancy for which there is no logical explanation, at least not in our old, plain, three-dimensional world.

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Berkshire Museum Names New Executive Director

Rodgers brings more than 20 years of museum experience to the Berkshire Museum's top job. Rodgers currently serves as provost and chief operating officer of the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Fla.

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Drury Students Producing Comedy Show

The New York City comedian is being brought to the high school by Drury Performing Arts Management program as part of the Drury After Dark Series.

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Norman Rockwell Museum Presents 33rd Annual...

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the young artists and at 2:30 p.m. hear a lecture from acclaimed illustrator Gregory Manchess, whose work is also currently on view at the museum.

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'Stan & Ollie': 'Old Fat & Skinny'

I and my Baby Boomer ilk were introduced to the legends via morning and midafternoon movie shows on TV in the '50s, when stations rented their films at bargain basement prices. We immediately loved them and claimed them for our generation.

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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.

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'Green Book': Because Look Out Old Macky's Back

Anyone with a heart and a half-decent upbringing will be abashed by the stark divulgences about intolerance in America so artfully unearthed as Mahershala Ali's Don Shirley, the world famous pianist, is escorted on his tour through the Deep South by Viggo Mortensen's Tony Lip.

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North Adams Artist Publishes Children's Book

Fast-forward 35 years and the two friends, who remained in touch, were hitting retirement and had more time on their hands. Zander wanted to finish the book she'd thought up so many years ago when her children — now long grown — had been little.

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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 in its patent group.

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Common Folk Open Up Pop-Up Shop

Common Folk co-founder and creative director Jessica Sweeney said the artists' collective opened phase one of their new headquarters on Small Business Saturday but have so much more planned for the new space.

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Drury High Hosting Folk Artist Tracy Grammer

Students in the high school's performing arts management program will produce the concert that not only will showcase Grammer but five Drury High students.

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Shakespeare & Company Founder Krausnick Dies at...

Krausnick was a founding member and the director of actor training at Shakespeare & Company, a leading performance, training and education center located in Lenox, Mass.

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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.

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