Saint James Place Appoints Executive Director

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Saint James Place, a Center for Arts and Culture, announced the appointment of Seth Keyes to the position of Executive Director.  
 
As Executive Director, he will be charged with extending the growth of Saint James Place through management of finances, marketing and expanded program development.
 
Saint James Place reopened  in 2017 after a full historic restoration and preservation with a carefully designed adaptation for performances.  Established as a Cultural Landmark and event space, it hosts music, theatre, dance, lectures, classes, and meetings year round.  Since its 2017 opening, Saint James Place has welcomed over 50 arts groups, providing them with quality performance, rehearsal, and office space. 
 
Seth Keyes has been a producer and presenter of world-class performing arts for forty years.  He began his career in 1984 as Manager Director/Producer of the Francis Wilson Playhouse in Clearwater, Fla, and progressed to pivotal roles in talent booking and senior programming for renowned performance venues in Tampa Bay, Cleveland, and Akron.  Prior to founding his consultancy, Artist License, LLC, he served as Vice President for Innovation Arts & Entertainment, overseeing touring Broadway seasons in 20 subscription markets throughout North America and collaborating extensively with luminaries such as David Sedaris, Anthony Bourdain, William Shatner, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, among others.
 
Sally Harris, President of Saint James Place, and co-Founder with her husband Fred Harris, said of the appointment, "After working with Seth for the past seven years as our General Manager, Fred and I have come to appreciate the talent, experience, and professionalism he has demonstrated.  We enthusiastically look forward to the contribution Seth can make to the future of Saint James Place working in this new role."
 
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MassDOT: South County Road Work

BECKET, Mass. — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing crews will be conducting daytime and overnight hour guardrail repair, drainage work, bridge repair, and tree trimming operations at various locations and times on I-90 eastbound and westbound during the week of Sunday, April 14.
 
Lane closures will be in place during the construction operations and traffic will be able to travel through the work zones.  The schedule for the work and lane closures will be as follows: 
 
Otis/Blandford 
Guardrail repair operations will be conducted nightly on I-90 westbound between mile marker 21.0 and mile marker 26.0 from Monday, April 15, through Thursday, April 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next morning. The work is expected to conclude by 5:30 a.m. on Friday, April 19. 
Drainage work will be conducted on I-90 eastbound between mile marker 21.0 to 24.0 from Monday, April 15, through Thursday, April 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next morning. The work is expected to conclude by 5:30 a.m. on Friday, April 19. 
 
Blandford
Bridge repair work will be conducted nightly on I-90 eastbound and westbound at mile marker 26.4 from Monday, April 15 through Thursday, April 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next morning. The work is expected to conclude by 5:30 a.m. on Friday, April 19.
 
Russell
Tree trimming work will be conducted on I-90 westbound between mile marker 33.0 to mile marker 36.0, from Tuesday, April 16 through Friday, April 19, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. 
 
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