Adams Theater to Host Majesty of the Berkshires Pride Pageant

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ADAMS, Mass. — The Adams Theater will present the Majesty of the Berkshires Pride Pageant on June 2.
The event is set to kick off Pride Month in the Berkshires and will feature a lineup of kings, queens, and everyone in-betweens who will take the stage to showcase drag artistry and self-expression, according to a press release.
Created and presented by Bella Santarella and hosted by Shawn Hollenbach, the night's festivities will include a competition, with the winner being crowned the Majesty of the Berkshires and receiving a one-year reign as the leader of the Berkshire County LGBTQIA+ community. Berkshire native and NYC-based drag queen Nancy Nogood will join as a judge, along with locals from other queer organizations in the area. 
Berkshire Cider Project and Big Elm Brewery will be catering the evening's beverages, and Dottie's Coffee Lounge of Pittsfield will be providing delicious food, including DRAGon bowls, a Dom Sub sandwich, and a Bear Bowl. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to secure their preferred seats and dress to impress. 
Tickets for Majesty of the Berkshires are now on sale and range from $12.99 - $25.99, including fees. They can be purchased online at
In-Person Box Office Hours: The theater is holding new in-person box office hours for community members who would like to buy tickets! Box office hours will take place Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. at 27 Park Street.
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BArT Graduates Assured They Will Take Community With Them

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff

Ndey Awa Touray delivers one of the senior reflections at BArT's graduation on Saturday morning. See more photos here.
ADAMS, Mass. — Before they went their separate ways on the final day of their high school careers, the 30 members of BArT's class of 2023 were reminded of the community they formed at the school.
"This class has always been about connections," Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School Principal Erin Hattaway told the crowd in the gymnasium. "Against all odds, you will connect with your community.
"It turns out life is a group work assignment."
Each in their own way, speaker after speaker reminded the graduates how good they are at working together and how close the class has become.
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