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(Jess Gamari / Special to Berkshires Week & Shires of Vermont)
Oct. 16 to 22 arts and events in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

Oct. 16 to 22 arts and events in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont Full Story
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zombie crawl For the fifth time, hordes of zombies will lurch through the streets of Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District on Saturday. Full Story
 
(Photos by Jess Gamari / Special to Berkshires Week & Shires of Vermont)
Spice of life: Searching for fall flavor in North Adams

10/15/2014 05:09 PM EDT
From warm, crunchy apple crisp and salted caramel candy apples to steamy pumpkin spice lattes and roasted butternut squash soup, the Berkshires spills over with fall foods. We set out to explore North Adams for an afternoon in search of local seasonal flavor. NORTH ADAMS -- From warm, crunchy apple crisp and salted caramel candy apples to steamy pumpkin spice lattes and roasted butternut squash soup, the Berkshires spills over with fall foods. 
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Finding fall flavor in Bennington
10/15/2014 04:54 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- For more than 20 years, Nick Monte and the Village Chocolate Shoppe on Main Street has offered pumpkin fudge and his own exclusive variation, pumpkin cheesecake fudge, every year once the foliage starts to appear. Full Story

On the Bridge: Sonsini family keeps Italian traditions alive in the Berkshires
10/15/2014 05:12 PM EDT - For centuries, immigrants have been seeking a home in the Berkshires. Though the landscape of immigration has changed considerably over the last century, the Berkshires continues to welcome people from many parts of the world. Full Story

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Kyle Abraham and Abraham.In.Motion come to Mass MoCA

10/15/2014 05:04 PM EDT
NORTH ADAMS -- Finding the right words to talk about social injustices, racial inequality and historical controversies can be difficult to do, but these topics deserve a voice. From the Emancipation Proclamation to the end of Apartheid in South Africa, choreographer Kyle Abraham finds his voice through dance. 
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Black Violin will blend classical, hip-hop at the Mahaiwe
10/15/2014 05:01 PM EDT - Not all musicians will appreciate it if their audience gets up and begins to dance in the aisles in the middle of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. Full Story

Banjo and fiddle duo Noam Pikelny, Stuart Duncan will rock bluegrass at the Colonial
10/15/2014 05:15 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- A bluegrass band is coming to The Colonial soon, but it's not the type of band you might see at Mass MoCA's Fresh Grass. Full Story

Naumkeag to host Town Players' reading of 1916 play by Pulitzer prizewinning playwright
10/15/2014 05:05 PM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE -- At the turn of the 20th century, the paths of an American ambassador's daughter and an Iowan farm wife were destined never to cross. On Sunday, their life stories will connect when the Town Players of Pittsfield read Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell's one-act play, "Trifles" -- about a Midwestern farmer's wife accused of murdering her husband -- in the Main Hall at Naumkeag, the Stockbridge summer cottage built in 1885 that Mabel Choate left in the care of the Trustees of Reservations. Full Story

Kate Abbott: What is New England food?
10/15/2014 05:18 PM EDT - Laurie Colwin, one of my favorite writers to put my feet up with after a long day, used to spend her summers near West Cornwall, where I stood in the sun last week. Full Story

Take me outside: Sumac leaves turn scarlet in the fall
10/15/2014 04:53 PM EDT - This year's foliage season is shaping up to be a gorgeous one. Red maples in the swamps started the parade of color, and the yellows of the birches and orange sugar maples are lining up to add their hues to the renowned splendor of New England fall foliage. Full Story

Former National Poet Laureate Billy Collins to read latest work in Manchester
10/15/2014 05:17 PM EDT - MANCHESTER -- Just real quick -- do you remember the capital city of Paraguay? Full Story

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof to speak at MCLA
10/15/2014 05:06 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, often called the "reporter's reporter" for his human rights advocacy and his efforts to give a voice for the voiceless, will deliver this fall's Hardman talk at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the MCLA Amsler Campus Center gymnasium at 7 tonight. Full Story

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival heats up in 10th year
10/08/2014 08:06 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD --- Ed Bride has longed for singer Stephanie Nakasian and pianist Hod O'Brien to be among the headliners for the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival. Full Story

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival full schedule
10/08/2014 08:05 PM EDT - 10th annual Pittsfield City Jazz Festival When: Thursday, Oct. 9, to Sunday, Oct. Full Story

Hunting covered bridges along the scenic Mohawk Trail
10/12/2014 11:02 PM EDT - Armed with a large coffee, a GPS unit, my camera and a notebook, I headed off on a overcast, but warm, morning last week in search of covered bridges along Route 2, the Mohawk Trail. Full Story

Super drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell. Full Story
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On the road to find the world's funniest person

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other. Full Story
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Charlie Sheen breaks up with porn star fiancee

The “Anger Management” star had planned to marry Brett Rossi in November, but now says he wants to devote his time to his children.