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Aug. 14 to 20 in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

Thursday, Aug. 14 COMMUNITY The Bookstore Rebecca Coffey, "Hysterical: Anna Freud's Story. Full Story
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Reflecting Darkness to take the stage at Summer Meltdown

WORCESTER They're called Reflecting Darkness, but the Berkshire County experimental metal band will rock in the limelight this Saturday during the Summer Meltdown festival at The Palladium. Full Story
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    Blues Sanctuary will play Bennington Battle Day

    08/14/2014 01:28 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON -- Active members of the local music scene since the late ‘60s, the musicians of Blues Sanctuary have watched the music world change before their eyes, and they're still going strong. 
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    Tanglewood to host first family of jazz
    08/13/2014 01:16 PM EDT - LENOX -- Ellis Marsalis Jr. wanted to make sure his kids came into their own as musicians, but according to his son, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, playing with his father gets right to the heart of what the music means. Full Story

    WordXWord brings poems with a pulse
    08/13/2014 01:17 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- Jennifer Falu lived in the Virgin Islands with an aunt when she was 14 -- she was having a hard time there, she said, and both of her parents were still in the states. Full Story

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    Doug Elkins at Jacob’s Pillow Seeing movement as a conversation

    08/13/2014 12:09 PM EDT
    BECKET -- Before touring the world as a b-boy with various dance companies, Doug Elkins remembers needing to write dance terms on his arm to prepare for ballet and modern classes. 
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    Kate Abbott: Sharing comfort food
    08/13/2014 01:02 PM EDT - One of my interns had never been to Chocolate Springs. We were talking about directions to a story interview in Lenox when we realized, and it made me blink. Full Story

    Poet Amy Lowell revived at the Mount
    08/13/2014 01:02 PM EDT - LENOX -- She smoked cigars, drove buggies at high speed, kept her guests laughing and talking late at night. Full Story

    Chester Theatre's 'Amish Project': Living after violence
    08/13/2014 01:04 PM EDT - CHESTER -- On Oct. 2, 2006, the local milkman walked into a one-room Amish schoolhouse in the Nickel Mines community in Pennsylvania and shot 10 girls. Full Story

    Stroll around Saratoga Springs
    08/13/2014 01:05 PM EDT - SARATOGA SPRINGS N.Y. -- Whenever I journey to Saratoga these days, I get that Rip Van Winkle feeling. Full Story

    Williams Theatre Lab 10 years on
    08/13/2014 01:06 PM EDT - In the summer of 2004, actor Kevin O'Rourke and Williams theatre Professor Robert Baker-White were at the old Adams Memorial Theatre in Williamstown, looking at the pit that would become the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance. Full Story

    'Romance in Hard Times' re-imagined at Barrington Stage
    08/13/2014 03:35 PM EDT - In 1989, William Finn wrote the musical "Romance in Hard Times" with the Joseph Papp's "musical laboratories. Full Story

    In ‘Zaytoun' allies unite across conflict in Berkshire Jewish Film Festival
    08/13/2014 01:11 PM EDT - LENOX -- Back in the late ‘80s, when it was still in its earliest stages, the Berkshire Jewish Film Festival showed old Yiddish films on a 16-millimeter projector in the function room of Congregation Knesset Israel to a handful of people. Full Story

    For Bennington artist Bouchard, it's more than lines
    08/13/2014 01:12 PM EDT - Bennington Banner For Bennington artist Renée Bouchard, painting is all about communication, embracing the unexplainable and just making marks. Full Story

    Winterpills will play Troubador concert at Guthrie Center
    08/13/2014 01:14 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON -- What began as occasionally meeting to play cover songs in a living room in the winter of 2003 naturally matured into Winterpills, an indie rock band based in Northampton. Full Story

    Outdoor explorations in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont
    08/06/2014 06:04 PM EDT - Outdoor explorations in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont Full Story

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    111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

    TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. Full Story
    (Mark Humphrey/AP)
    Trisha Yearwood re-emerges twice as busy

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Once intent on scaling back her career to focus on family, country singer Trisha Yearwood now finds herself with two — platinum-selling musician with a new album on the way and emerging kitchen mogul. Full Story
    (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP, file)
    NFL asking artists to pay to play Super Bowl?

    Report says Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay may have been asked to contribute to play halftime show.