Artistic Landscape
'Ragtime' - a musical to make you laugh, cry and think

PITTSFIELD — Joe Calarco, who is directing the musical "Ragtime" at Barrington Stage Company — which officially opens Saturday evening after a series of previews that began Wednesday — says he is "drawn to intimate and inspiring …

Theatrical Landscape
Town Players offers sweet memories in "Love, Loss and What i Wore"

PITTSFIELD — It turns out, "Million Dollar Quartet" at Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Theatre is not the only memory show in town.Town Players of Pittsfield is rounding out its 2016-17 with a fully staged production of Nora Ephron and Delia …

Musical Landscape
13-year-old jazz pianist Joey Alexander ready to move past "prodigy" label

LENOX — On Sunday, two days after he is scheduled to perform at Tanglewood's Seiji Ozawa Hall, pianist Joey Alexander will turn 14. There will be plenty to celebrate. In his short career, Alexander has released two albums, "My Favorite Things" …

My Berkshire Landscape
Food trend: Is a meal kit worth the price on your wallet and local food economy?

Meal kits — offered by companies like HelloFresh and Blue Apron — have taken the food industry on a wild ride in recent years, and time-strapped families have fully embraced the option. They're on the high end of affordable, roughly $10 …

Literary Landscape
Book review: 'Flavor and Soul' is thoroughly enlightening perspective

"Flavor and Soul: Italian America and Its African American Edge," by Lenox native John Gennari, is a thoroughly enlightening cultural perspective and retrospective on the mythical and well-known burgeoning effects of Italian American and African …

Culinary Landscape
Two side salads that play nicely with grilled food

It may be a cliche, but if the man in your life is like the ones we know, you're not allowed to handle the steaks. That still leaves you with maybe the most important job of all (don't tell him we said that): the sides!Choosing a side dish often …

Daily Landscape
Arts and entertainment calendar for Thursday, June 22

DANCE Jacob's Pillow: Miami City Ballet dance performance, starting at $45, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre; Jonah Bokaer Choreography dance performance, starting at $25, 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre; Pilobolus dance performance, free, 6:15 p.m., …

Intellectual Landscape
Michael Borden | Greetings from a not-so sleepy little town

The beautiful little suburb of Great Barrington I just moved to is home to one of the worst speed traps ever seen in a democracy. Drive through Egremont at more than 25 mph (20 if school's in) and your odds of getting pinched far exceed your chances …

Natural Landscape
Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Keeping a watchful eye on baby crows, herons

Q: I have been watching crows for the past four years, watching them build nest and settle down to have a family. But not one pair was able to follow through because a storm destroyed their nest. They don't build strong nests and the wind must have …

Podcast
Berkshire Landscapes Podcast Ep. 5: Wilco, Solid Sound, Joshua Jackson and Tanglewood

Listen and Subscribe | Soundcloud | iTunes | Android | Stitcher What's happening this weekend? Join Berkshire Landscapes Podcast host Carrie Saldo as she chats with Berkshire Eagle Features …

Landscapes Podcasts
Berkshire Landscapes Podcast Ep. 4: Leather floors, 'The Birds' and Hot Sardines at Tanglewood

A modernist house and studio, once owned by the Park Avenue Cubists, gets a new leather floor. 'The Birds' opens on stage. The Hot Sardines play Tanglewood. Join Berkshire Landscapes Podcast host Carrie Saldo, Berkshire Eagle Features Lindsey Hollenbaugh and Arts Editor Jeffrey Borak as they chat about this and more in our weekly show focusing on the upcoming and ongoing cultural events in the Berkshires.

Berkshire Landscapes Podcast #3: Rockwell, Warhol and rhubarb chili

Berkshire Landscapes Podcast #2: Picasso and the Berkshire International Film Festival

Berkshire Landscapes Podcast #1: Preview of the Berkshire Eagle's new arts and lifestyle section

Berkshire Landscapes Podcast: Exploring Summer Previews 2017

Video
VIDEO | Mass MoCA's Building 6

Explore Mass MoCA's newest space, Building 6, which adds an additional 105,000-square-feet of gallery space. Building 6 officially opens on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

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