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Mark Twain will return to Dorset Theatre Festival with wry comedy

09/17/2014 05:32 PM EDT
Dorset Theatre Festival brings Mark Twain to town. In the summer of 1904, bare weeks after his wife died, he came to the mountains. 
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Barrington Stage Company and Jim Brochu salute Broadway in 'Character Man'
09/17/2014 05:12 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- At the age of 68, writer-performer Jim Brochu is living the life he dreamed of as a kid growing up in Brooklyn. Full Story

From Chinese bronzes to Magna Carta
09/18/2014 12:42 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN -- It began as a conversation between people who love books. It has grown to touch hundreds of conversations, and to gather in performances, theater, dance and art from 3,000-year-old Chinese bronze vessels to the first document to restrict the power of the king of England. Full Story

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FreshGrass highlights: Sam Amidon will perform at Mass MoCA festival

09/17/2014 05:11 PM EDT
NORTH ADAMS -- After performing at Wilco's most recent Solid Sound festival in 2013, Brattleboro native Sam Amidon returns to Mass MoCA this Sunday to perform at FreshGrass, the museum's yearly bluegrass and roots music festival. 
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Elizabeth Liang finds home: Performance at Williams College '62 Center
09/17/2014 05:05 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN -- "Where are you from?" It's an easy question on the surface, but a more complicated matter if you're Elizabeth Liang, a child of mixed-race parentage, who grew up in six different countries -- Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Morocco, Egypt and the United States. Full Story

Installation artist Lauren Ewing returns to Bennington College
09/17/2014 05:07 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- The cooler temperatures and changing leaves mark the return to classes for local students, teachers and professors, as well as the return of Bennington College's visual arts lecture series, which brings esteemed artists from around the country to Bennington for free, open-to-the-public talks on their work and career. Full Story

Filmmaker will kick off Hildene talks
09/17/2014 05:09 PM EDT - MANCHESTER -- A new event at Hildene, the Lincoln family home, hopes to send listeners into the world, ready to act.  Full Story

Lee to celebrate Founders Weekend
09/17/2014 05:02 PM EDT - LEE -- Salsa, Bachata and Merengue -- Peruvian chicken wings, fried dough, crèpes with chocolate and hazlenuts -- the Rubber Duck Derby -- Lee Founders Weekend, a small-town New England event for nearly 20 years, has evolved into a major tourist attraction for the town with an international flavor. Full Story

Festival Latino will bring the beat downtown Saturday
09/17/2014 05:03 PM EDT - LEE -- The 19th annual Festival Latino of the Berkshires will take place Saturday, Sept. Full Story

Schedule for Lee Founders Weekend events 2014
09/17/2014 05:19 PM EDT - Schedule for Lee Founders Weekend events 2014 Full Story

Biking runs in the family in the Berkshires
09/17/2014 05:00 PM EDT - ADAMS -- Bikers, the term of endearment that refers to people who love to ride motorcycles, are about to descend on Adams by the hundreds. Full Story

Apple Squeeze celebrates 35 years in Lenox
09/17/2014 05:29 PM EDT - Apple Squeeze returns to Lenox Sept. 27 and 28 Full Story

Stratton retreats to explore mindfullness
09/17/2014 05:14 PM EDT -

STRATTON -- Get focused. Live in the now. But don't forget to check your email. Anyone who spends time in the contemporary hyper-connected world has probably wondered -- is this progress? STRATTON -- Get focused. Live in the now. But don't forget to check your email. Full Story

Kate Abbott: Fall turns on at the top of Greylock
09/17/2014 05:05 PM EDT - We smelled wood smoke. Coming down from the Bradley Farm loop trail into the lot by the Mount Greylock Visitors' Center, we found a wave of cars and the sun high enough make the day feel warmer. Full Story

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The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

TOKYO (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Full Story