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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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    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

    Bennington's Vermont Arts Exchange parties with an acoustic weekend from Phox and Parsonsfield
    07/22/2014 02:50 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

    Rotting food prompts German gas leak scare

    BERLIN (AP) — Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rotting food. Full Story
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    MTV's 'Teen Wolf' cast delights fans at Comic-Con

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fans squealed and screamed, and some shed tears at Thursday's Comic-Con panel for MTV's hit series "Teen Wolf. Full Story
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    Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

    The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.