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Weekly calendar of arts and community events in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont
Weekly calendar of arts and community events in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont Full Story
Williams College's WALLS program connects students, fine art
WILLIAMSTOWN - The Williams College Museum of Art's WALLS program -- Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces -- is giving students the chance to hang work from the galleries in their personal spaces and live with the work for a semester. The museum made 90 works available on a first-come-first-serve basis to interested undergraduates with the hopes that the everyday intimacy of the art will add to the students' experiences and also give them an extended period to contemplate the work, an opportunity they'd never have visiting the museum. Full Story
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Berkshire Festival of Women Writers celebrates courage, honesty and strong voices
03/05/2014 08:29 PM EST -
Meet Razia Mirza in Bushra Rehman's new novel, "Corona."
"Razia is a hybrid," Rehman said in an email from New York, as she rocked her new baby. "She is a Pakistani from Queens, which is very different than being a Pakistani from Pakistan.Full Story
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Dorset Players offer ‘I Am My Own Wife'
03/05/2014 04:02 PM EST -
DORSET -- An elderly woman, wearing a black head scarf and plain house dress, adorned with a string of pearls, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf sits on a faded antique chair. As curator and collector of the Gründerzeit Museum of everyday objects in East Berlin, she places miniature furniture on a table and describes the lives of people who once used the pieces.
She is a transvestite who lives and dresses as a woman.
Von Mahlsdorf's own, difficult story -- from her father's brutality to life under Nazi and communist regimes -- forms playwright Doug Wright's celebrated solo play, "I Am My Own Wife," devised from interviews with the now-deceased von Mahlsdorf following the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the play, she is seen as a survivor. DORSET -- An elderly woman, wearing a black head scarf and plain house dress, adorned with a string of pearls, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf sits on a faded antique chair.Full Story
Afropop living legend Oliver Mtukudzi comes to the mountains
03/07/2014 10:24 PM EST - An Afropop living legend will perform at Club Helsinki and at the Iron Horse Oliver Mtukudzi will bring his fusion of traditional Zimbabwean music and African funk along with his band, the Black Spirits, to the Iron Horse in Northampton tonight and to Club Helsinki Hudson at 405 Columbia St. Full Story
Lenox Library celebrates the life of artist Jack Sadoway
03/07/2014 10:22 PM EST - The Lenox Library will host a 50-year retrospective exhibit of natural science illustrations by Lenox artist Jack Sadoway (1940--2014). Celebrate the life of artist Jack Sadoway The Lenox Library will host a 50-year retrospective exhibit of natural science illustrations by Lenox artist Jack Sadoway (1940--2014), through March 29 in the library's Welles Gallery at 18 Main St. Full Story
Where to stalk the wild purple cabbage
03/05/2014 03:52 PM EST - Winter farmers markets in the region support farmers and communities even in the snow. Apex Orchards, Beets and Barley, Bread Euphoria, Bug Hill Farm, Chanterelle to Go, Cichoine Family Farm, Crabapple Farm, Cricket Creek Farm, Cricket Hill Jams, Fior D'Italia Pasta, Kitchen Garden Farm, Mockingbird Farm, Mycoterra Farm, Queen's Greens, Red Fire Farm, Sangha Farm, Western Woods Coffee, Winter Moon Organics, Yard Birds Farm, etc. Full Story
Grammy-winning Irish group The Chieftains to perform in Vermont on U.S. tour
03/05/2014 03:59 PM EST - The Chieftains -- Paddy Moloney (lead vocals, Uilleann pipes and tin whistle), Sean Keane (fiddle), Kevin Connett (vocals and bodhran) and Matt Malloy (flute) -- are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world's attention. Full Story
Photographer gets close to rare animals
03/05/2014 08:26 PM EST - Ted Schiffman of Manchester has been photographing animals in the wild for more than 40 years and has thousands of visually arresting pictures to show for it. Lions, giraffes, elephants and zebras have appeared on the other side of his camera lenses since he made his first visit to Eastern Africa in the 1970s. MANCHESTER -- It turns out there are second acts in the lives of photographers. Full Story
Windy Ridge offers CSA seedling shares
03/05/2014 03:56 PM EST - The official start to spring is about two weeks away, and many gardeners are starting to think about planting their gardens. There are many options to starting plants for a garden: Sowing the seeds in the ground after the frost is no longer a threat, starting the seedings indoors yourself or buying the established plants at a nursery or greenhouse. HAWLEY -- The official start to spring is about two weeks away, and many gardeners are starting to think about planting their gardens. Full Story
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5 things you missed: Apple releases iOS 7.1, Tumblr allows updates by phone, more
Apple has released iOS 7.1, now available on smartphones and tablets. That and more in what you missed in technology today. Full Story
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