Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for July 21 to 27

ART Art Omi 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. Through Sunday, July 24: Charley Friedman will show work in our Visitors Center Gallery with an opening reception and artist talk. Full Story
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Things to do in the Berkshires, July 21

My oh my, July is flying by! It's the third Thursday of the month already, so if you've got a summer to-do list of places to go to and things to do and see, you've better get cracking! Full Story
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Rambling about Tanglewood: Tanglewood Music Center's Festival of Contemporary Music takes over

07/21/2016 10:47 AM EDT
LENOX, MASS. — One international coup deserves another by the same composer. 
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Rewriting the happy ending: World premiere of 'Romance Novels for Dummies'
07/21/2016 10:25 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. — Playwright Boo Killebrew wants to make something clear from the outset. Full Story

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show opens its 19th season
07/21/2016 10:35 AM EDT - NORTH BENNINGTON, VT. — Through the ages, classic sculpture, whether a Greek or Roman marble, or a Far East depiction of Buddha, tends to follow a familiar visual aesthetic with which most lovers of art, as well as the lay public, are familiar. Full Story

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Take Five | Five questions for Judd Hirsch

07/21/2016 11:07 AM EDT
Judd Hirsch: Audiences have most recently seen Judd Hirsch in the CBS sitcom "Big Bang Theory" and on the big screen in "Independence Day: Resurgence." 
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Best Bets in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont for July 21 - 27
07/21/2016 12:43 PM EDT - Live music Free Shire City concerts The popular Shire City Sessions is back for the summer, kicking off the free concert series on Monday, with the Banditos. Full Story

'Chanticleer' to bring a capella harmony to Northshire Performing Arts
07/21/2016 10:24 AM EDT - MANCHESTER, VT. — You never know who you might run into at the post office who will help solve a problem. Full Story

Take Five | Five questions for Alan Cumming
07/15/2016 09:42 AM EDT - Alan Cumming: Alan Cumming has played the Emcee in "Cabaret" on Broadway — more than once — and won a Tony Award for his first go-round in the musical in 1998. Full Story

Rambling about Tanglewood: To the podium via the drums
07/15/2016 09:43 AM EDT - LENOX, MASS. — There aren't many conductors who came out of an orchestra's percussion section but there are a few, says Gustavo Gimeno, who made the switch. Full Story

Best Bets | Fun things to do in the Berkshires and the Shires of Vermont
07/15/2016 05:00 AM EDT - Coloring Fun Grab your crayons Calling all kids who love to stay inside the lines! Full Story

Best Bets in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont for July 7 - 13
07/08/2016 09:37 AM EDT - Fair 'Brouhaha' fun in Hilltowns Dancing, a bouncy house and strawberry shortcakes are all on tap at the Becket Washington Town Fair — now called the Hilltown Brouhaha. Full Story

Oldcastle Theatre Company: Big cast for 'Big River' production
07/07/2016 05:07 AM EDT - BENNINGTON, VT. — Riverboats. Overalls. Straw hats. They all sound like familiar props from a Mark Twain novel, right? Full Story

Dorset Theatre Festival: Intimacy of friendship foundation of 'Dear Elizabeth'
07/07/2016 05:17 AM EDT - DORSET, VT. — In an age before text messages, emails, and Skyping were all the rage in interactive communications, the handwritten word carried great weight when forging relationships over the long haul. Full Story

Best Bets in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont for June 30 to July 6
06/30/2016 09:55 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS Head 'down street' for art It's officially the start of the summer art scene in northern Berkshire County. Full Story

Berkshire Arts Festival: Annual festival a summer tradition for art lovers, shoppers and tourists
06/30/2016 05:12 AM EDT - If you're looking for that perfect gift, or simply want to enjoy work by more than 200 artists in one space this weekend, stop by the 15th Annual Berkshire Arts Festival at Ski Butternut, 380 State Road, Route 23, in Great Barrington, Mass. Full Story

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Dr. Dre allegedly pulls gun on man blocking driveway

Dr. Dre briefly handcuffed after man tells police the rap legend pointed a gun at him in Malibu.