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'Little Women': The Halberstadter Excuse

What could this Philistine of a male know about the trials and tribulations of the intrepid March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — and about sisterhood, feminism, devotion to family and the desire to have an identifying career in a stultifying society that believed a woman's place was in the home?... click for more

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Berkshire Museum Names New Chief Engagement...

Ferrone has 25 years of experience in nonprofit strategic planning, philanthropy, program development, and management for arts, higher education and government organizations, most recently as the interim director of Institutional Advancement for Bard College at Simon's Rock. click for more

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Images Cinema Presents 20th Century Women in Film...

From January through May, Images will present both narrative and documentary films that highlight woman activist stories. Each film is paired with a woman activist guest speaker or speakers. click for more

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'Uncut Gems': Frenetic: [fruh-net-ik] Filled With...

What is this aberration, this bizarre concoction of what the human experience can turn into when internal wires cross and hormones contraindicate? There is no propriety, no adhesion to accepted rules of society except under duress or threat of death. click for more

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Main Street in North Adams Filled With Art in the...

New work from local artists, one Mass MoCA artist in residence, two MCLA alumni and eight MCLA students has been placed in storefront windows along Main Street. click for more

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Ventfort Hall Plans Trip to See Sargent Charcoals

This is a rare opportunity to view with an art specialist 53 charcoal portraits by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), America's greatest portrait painter of his time. click for more

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New Sculpture Installed on Clark Art Institute's...

The 30-foot-tall cast bronze, steel and soil sculpture of an upturned tree with a live eastern red cedar sapling growing from its inverted roots is a long-term installation on loan from a private collection and is situated on the lawn of the Clark's 1955 Museum Building. click for more

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'Richard Jewell': All That Sparkles …

"Richard Jewell," director Clint Eastwood's skillfully told account of how a hero was turned into a scapegoat following the murderous bombing at the 1996 Olympics, stokes that greatest fear upon which our judicial system is based: that an innocent soul might be convicted of a crime. click for more

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Berkshire Theatre Group Seeks Young Actors For...

The roles are open to members of the Berkshire community. This production will be directed by Travis Daly, with music direction by Erin M. White and choreography by Kathy Jo Grover, and will run April 24-27 at The Colonial Theatre (111 South St., Pittsfield). click for more

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Councilors voted unanimously...

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North Adams OKs Restaurant at...

The Planning Board on Monday...

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North Adams Arts Commission Reviews Examples for...

The commissioners took on five public arts commissions to review, providing summaries on what they discovered in their research to the full commission on Monday.

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'Dark Waters': 'They Were All My Sons'

Fact is, we've been poisoning humankind's well since first we learned how to make a profit out of it while concomitantly rationalizing, if bothering at all, that we'll worry about it later. Well, it's later.

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'It's A Wonderful Life' Radio Play Being Staged in...

Brought to the stage as a 1940s radio broadcast in front of a studio audience, a dozen actors play radio dramatists, who, in turn, portray 30 characters from the heart-warming holiday film. Featuring live sound effects and an original score, this is a rare opportunity to see how a 1940s radio show was produced.

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'The Irishman': At 3 Hours & 29 Minutes, it all...

The organized mobster rationalizes that the above-ground world is a con and weighted against his ilk. Whereas, in the agency of the Mafia, the playing field is evened.

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MCLA Gallery 51 Annual Holiday Art Show Opens...

All art will be priced below $100 and will be available for purchase that evening through Dec. 28.

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Sommer Center for Music & Art to Open Former Adams...

The Olga C. Sommer Center for Music & Art will open in the former St. Mark's Episcopal Church and host the Berkshires Academy for Advanced Musical Studies.

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Mass MoCA Launches Winter Season With Free...

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is offering an early Christmas present to Berkshire County residents: Free admission to the galleries from Dec. 6 through Dec. 22.

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Something for All Ages at Williamstown's Annual...

One event remains the purview — or pawview — of the Chamber, which coordinates one of Holiday Walk's signature events, the Reindog Parade that kicks off near Williams College's Chapin Hall and brings dozens of canine celebrants up Spring Street at about 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood': What This...

We can't help but wonder what great spiritual providence has created this humanitarian. Yet, the more we marvel, the more we're convinced he is the real deal. Whatever the genesis, he is here to help.

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Williamstown, Great Barrington Join 'Fair...

Every year, on the last Saturday of November, on the day following Black Friday, Fair Saturday encourages and promotes cultural and artistic activity that supports social empathy and a vision of a world that is more virtuous, fair and aware of people’s needs.

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Mac-Haydn Theatre, Shakespeare Take Top Honors at...

The 2019 awards really display the commitment of regional theaters to presenting new and diverse work. Women and minorities were well-represented among the nominees and the winners in all categories. Nominees represented theaters in Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Connecticut.

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'Ford v Ferrari': Or, Goliath v David

The red-blooded American portion of me, the part that in my youth soaked up John Wayne movies, was gratified by the spirit of director James Mangold's studiously executed "Ford v Ferrari." Rah, rah and all that good stuff.

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Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Finale Performances...

Beginning on Nov. 21, the four-day festival marks the culmination of the award-winning program that places Shakespeare & Company Education Artists in 10 high schools across Berkshire and Columbia counties for nine weeks. During the program, students explore creative thinking, teamwork and Shakespeare as they create a 90-minute fully produced performance to be shared with their neighboring communities.

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Berkshire Museum Will Be Free for Children Under...

The museum's annual gala in June raised more than $300,000 to support the museum's education programs and expand free access to its youngest visitors. Free admission for youth will begin in January 2020.

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'Parasite': For Richer or Poorer

Expect no answer to the problem in this film but just a good old college try courtesy of Joon-ho Bong who, with co-writer Han Jin Won, astutely delves into the complex tapestry of the relationship between the landed and the impoverished.

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Miss Hall's School to Present 'Gut Girls'

The Miss Hall's School Theater Ensemble will present "Gut Girls," a gritty drama about working women at the turn of the 20th century. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15; 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17. All shows will take place in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall's School campus.

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'Motherless Brooklyn': Yes, Collusion

If you're that particularly obnoxious sort who has to let everyone in the theater know your uncanny skill at guessing the plot, shh! But for my kindred spirits who, like me, can't figure these things out for the proverbial million dollars, you have to decide whether or not to trust that the director will ultimately tie things up in a manner that will win your satisfaction. I voted in the affirmative.

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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 Intensive (formerly the Summer Training Institute), and various workshops.

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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.

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'Judy': As Illustrated by Renée

Just as a picture says a thousand words, when it's done right the emotive belting out of a song opens a window into the soul of the artist. And Zellweger does it right.

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