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April Storm Could Bring Snow, High Winds and Power Outages

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We were hoping it was just an April fool or that it would go away if we ignored it. But it looks like we really are getting snow, sleet and rain over the next few days. 
The National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y., has issued a winter storm watch beginning Wednesday morning through Thursday night. 
North Berkshire and Southern Vermont could see up to 7 inches of snow and sleet and high winds gusting up to 60 mph. 
The NWS has "low to moderate" confidence in the snow accumulations but says travel could be difficult and strong winds and the heavy wet snow could mean downed tree branches and power lines. 
Accuweather says the nor'easter will bring 3 to 6 inches of snow for North Berkshire and 1 to 3 for Western Mass, but upwards of 2 feet for points north.
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Joe Lundberg said this storm will have a harsher impact than the one in mid-March in terms of tree and power line damage because of the wet and heavy snow. 
The storm system will enter the region today with rain and precipitation isn't expected to end until Friday. The snow is expected to start overnight on Wednesday and through Thursday as the temperatures drop. Some predictions have the worst of the weather to our north but even so, expect at least rain and sleet and a cold spell into the weekend. 
Greylock Snow Day is predicting 2 to 6 inches of snow and a 45 percent chance of a snow day on Thursday. 

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BAAMS' Monthly Studio 9 Series Features Mino Cinelu

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — On April 20, Berkshires' Academy of Advanced Musical Studies (BAAMS) will host its fourth in a series of live music concerts at Studio 9.
Saturday's performance will feature drummer, guitarist, keyboardist and singer Mino Cinelu.
Cinelu has worked with Miles Davis, Sting, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Tracy Chapman, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Vicente Amigo, Dizzy Gillespie, Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis, Pino Daniele, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Salif Keita.
Cinelu will be joined by Richard Boulger on trumpet and flugelhorn, Dario Boente on piano and keyboards, and Tony Lewis on drums and percussion.
Doors open: 6:30pm. Tickets can be purchased here.
All proceeds will help support music education at BAAMS, which provides after-school and Saturday music study, as well as a summer jazz-band day camp for students ages 10-18, of all experience levels
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