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(Berkshire Eagle File)
May 28 to June 3 Calendar of events in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

About Town Ahavath Sholom: Deborah Nathan will speak about Artsbridge, a program creating connections among Israeli, Palestinian and American Teens, 7 p. Full Story
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Sean McHugh: Escape humanity — for a little while

There are some mysteries in life that will never be solved. Not things like crop circles, the Loch Ness monster, or who fired first on Lexington Green. Full Story
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    Salmagundi Club representational art comes to Bennington

    Bennington Center for the Arts celebrates NYC painters
    05/27/2015 04:20 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON >> In June, two strongholds of representational art will join forces to stage a show of the work of 47 artists. 
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    Berkshire International Film Festival turns 10
    05/27/2015 03:54 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD AND GREAT BARRINGTON >> A decade ago, The Berkshire International Film Festival came into existence with a sold-out screening of "A Prairie Home Companion" at the Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington. Full Story

    Marble House launches season of arts residencies in Dorset
    05/27/2015 04:01 PM EDT - DORSET >> Michelle Gevint took a circuitous route to the Marble House, but now there she is making the most of it. Full Story

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    Southern Berkshire town information

    05/27/2015 04:17 PM EDT
    Town Halls Alford: 5 Alford Center Road; 413-528-4536; townofalford.org Becket: 557 Main St. 
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    Kate Abbott: 13th-century Chinese artists share work, love
    05/27/2015 04:17 PM EDT - Guan Daosheng lived and worked in the 13th century in Wuxing, China — she was an artist and a rare being, because she was known in her lifetime, and she is known now. Full Story

    Berkshire Lyric champions local opera performance
    05/27/2015 04:16 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> For the first time in about seven years, the Colonial Theatre will fill with the vibrato and bel canto of live opera — calling attention to the state of opera in the region. Full Story

    Southern Berkshire Services and Emergency
    05/27/2015 04:14 PM EDT - Veterans American Legion: 800-433-3316 Becket Veterans' Services: 413-243-5519 Lee Veterans' Services: 413-243-5519 Lenox Veterans' Services: 413-822-4343 Richmond Veterans' Services: 413-698-3355 Southern Berkshire: District Department of Veterans' Services (serving Great Barrington and surrounding communities, 413-528-1580 VFW posts Great Barrington: 413-528-9701 Housatonic: 413-274-6300 Lee: Full Story

    Southern Berkshire highlights
    05/27/2015 04:08 PM EDT - Arts Becket Arts Center: Art shows all summer. Artwork of Becket Washington Elementary School May 22 to 31. Full Story

    Southern Berkshire education
    05/27/2015 04:07 PM EDT - Adult Education Berkshire Community College: South County Center: 343 Main St. Full Story

    Trusted Roots Farm will hold bird walk by eye and ear
    05/27/2015 04:06 PM EDT - EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. >> When it comes to searching for songbirds in the treetops, Amanda Dillon suggests bird watchers look with their ears. Full Story

    Broad Band: Third Coast Percussion brings the beat
    05/27/2015 04:01 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> "If you can make a sound with it, it could be one of our instruments. Full Story

    Immortal Women: A tangent to the Berkshire Museum art show
    05/27/2015 03:59 PM EDT - In the May 21 Berkshires Week, we introduced "Immortal Present," the Berkshire Museum's wide-ranging show of East Asian art crossing more than 800 years. Full Story

    Looking out for bobolinks in open fields with BNRC
    05/27/2015 03:56 PM EDT - RICHMOND >> Two black birds with white markings on their backs and yellow heads dodge over the grass. Full Story

    Berkshire International Film Festival films
    05/27/2015 03:55 PM EDT - Thursday, May 28 "Meru," Mahaiwe Performing Arts Friday, May 29 "Aberdeen," Triplex "Above and Beyond," Triplex "Bad Hurt," Triplex "Ballet Boys," Triplex "Cartel Land," Triplex "City of Gold," Mahaiwe Performing Arts "The Diplomat," Triplex "Drunk, Stoned, Briliant," Triplex "End of the Tour," Beacon (two showings) "Frame by Frame," Triplex "A Hard Day," Triplex "Henri Henri," Full Story

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    Review: Dwayne comes to the rescue, but he forgot the script

    It's sure been a rough year for Hollywood. First there was the stinging Sony hacking scandal. And now we have the humbling image of the Hollywood letters themselves toppling to the ground, as most of California is pulverized by an earthquake — make that earthquakes, plural — in "San Andreas. Full Story
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    Lindsay Lohan is finally off probation

    'Mean Girls’ actress finished community service hours in a rush of work in recent weeks.