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Calendar of arts and community events in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

By Berkshires Week and the Shires of Vermont Thursday, July 24 ART Community Access to the Arts "I Am a Part of Art," annual art show and poetry reading, 5 to 7 p. Full Story
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Berkshires After Dark: Barcade is retro fun for adults

GREAT BARRINGTON -- The rumor mill delivered exciting news to my doorstep last year. Full Story
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Uncovering Mohawk Trail's treasures

07/24/2014 05:23 PM EDT
To most of the residents of Northern Berkshire, the Mohawk Trail is a means of getting from North Adams to Greenfield and, eventually, Boston. On a beautiful July day with lots of sun, a friend and I set out to explore the treasures the Trail has -- and which I have overlooked all my life.  
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Art and anatomy collide at Kidspace, at Mass MoCA in North Adams
07/22/2014 02:51 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- Laura Thompson stands in front of a larger-than-life size model heart, which simulates a heartbeat with the push of a button. As the curator for Mass MoCA's Kidspace, she aims to cross the line between art and the sciences. Full Story

Parsonsfield and Phox headline a busy weekend at the VAE
07/25/2014 01:47 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- There's a good chance that your next favorite band is playing at the Vermont Arts Exchange this weekend.

With one album released each, Parsonsfield and Phox are two young bands who are starting to turn heads in the worlds of folk and indie music, and they will both take the stage as part of the VAE's Basement Music series this weekend, Phox on Friday and Parsonsfield on Saturday.  Full Story

On the Bridge: Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn feels Polish pride

07/16/2014 02:33 PM EDT
Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn is a man of color, and his skin color masks his Polish heritage, as his career masks childhood difficulties. His background and Polish heritage are important to him and contribute to his success. PITTSFIELD -- Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn is a man of color, and his skin color masks his Polish heritage, as his career masks childhood difficulties. 
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Exploring Cheshire Reservoir by canoe and kayak
07/24/2014 01:22 PM EDT - We think of a reservoir most often as a no-trespass impoundment for drinking water - not so with Cheshire Reservoir. Full Story

Chester Theatre looks for redemption on 'A Number'
07/24/2014 01:36 PM EDT - CHESTER -- In 2002, the stem cell controversy consumed American science coverage, Dolly the Sheep was alive and a serious celebrity in the United Kingdom, and Caryl Churchill's play, "A Number," debuted at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Full Story

Kate Abbott: News from the front - World War I began 100 years ago
07/24/2014 01:32 PM EDT - On July 28, 1914, the world changed. But the world didn't know it then. Full Story

'Stoop Stories' circles back to Weston
07/24/2014 01:27 PM EDT - WESTON -- In any walk of life, returning to one's roots is not always possible. Full Story

Mettawee River Theater blends Arab and Jewish folk tales in 'The Dancing Fox'
07/24/2014 01:26 PM EDT - CUMMINGTON -- A Leviathan, the most powerful being on the planet, envies the cleverness of the fox. Full Story

Morris to bring festival to the Pillow
07/24/2014 01:20 PM EDT - BECKET -- Choreographer Mark Morris is celebrated for his deep, witty, poetic, brazen, joyful dances and an abiding commitment to live music. Full Story

Tarloff talks Berkeley in the Berkshires
07/24/2014 01:19 PM EDT - LENOX -- Erik Tarloff, a bestselling writer based in Berkeley, Calif., has both a play premiering at Berkshire Theatre Group and a reading from his new novel at Lenox's independent bookstore. Full Story

Cohabitating with bats
07/24/2014 01:18 PM EDT - Summer evenings give opportunities for a lot of outdoor enjoyment. One free and natural treat of the twilight hours is observing the world's only flying mammals, the bats. Full Story

WPA writers chart 1930s New England
07/24/2014 01:17 PM EDT - ADAMS -- What would you travel to see in Pittsfield, Springfield or Worcester in 1938? Full Story

Kate Abbott: Egremont plays it by ear
07/16/2014 02:53 PM EDT - In August of 2007, I had just come home from a week at Maine Fiddle Camp. (The whole account is up now on the By the Way blog.) And Sunday night in the rain in North Egremont, I felt it again. Full Story

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Giant ketchup bottle draws tourists in Illinois

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — For tourist Bruce Pasarow of Buena Park, California, leaving Illinois before seeing what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" was not an option. Full Story
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Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved? Full Story
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Batkid documentary in the works

A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con.