July 2 to 8 Calendar for the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

Independence Day Bennington Battle Monument: Parade to the Monument starts at noon Saturday, actor Willy Jones reads the Declaration of Independence at 1 p. Full Story
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Things to do in the Berkshires, July 2

Happy July, dear readers! It has become apparent with the recent Solid Sound festival and Tuesday night's Tanglewood concert with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, that whatever the weather, Berkshire County is ready to get out and celebrate. Full Story
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Rambling about Tanglewood: Baroque favorites to fill Ozawa Hall

Conductor Jeannette Sorrell returns to Tanglewood with Apollo's Fire
07/02/2015 06:49 AM EDT
LENOX — Jeannette Sorrell didn't fit in. "To be honest," she recalls, "I was the baby of the class. I was also the only girl in the class. And if that wasn't enough, I was probably the eccentric member of the class, because I was definitely already an early music person at that point." 
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Original 'Dinette' welcomes show's revival at Weston Playhouse
07/02/2015 08:19 AM EDT - WESTON — The musical "Pump Boys And Dinettes" originally ran on Broadway for a year and a half, beginning in 1982, and focused on a group of gas station workers and diner waitresses in the South. Full Story

'Grassroots artists' core of Bennington Museum's summer show
07/02/2015 08:20 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — In his graduate student days in Kansas in the 1960s, Gregg Blasdel traveled the back roads of the Midwest and the rural South, documenting artists who might otherwise have vanished. Full Story

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Music from Salem: Combining Reger with contemporary composers

Concert will combine Reger with contemporary composers
07/02/2015 08:20 AM EDT
NORTH BENNINGTON — Pianist Judith Gordon had a teacher who once compared planning a concert program to planning a meal. 
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Berkshire Arts Festival will host 200 artists over July 4 weekend
07/02/2015 08:14 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON — For 13 years, the Berkshire Arts Festival at Ski Butternut has been synonymous with Independence Day. Full Story

Mark Morris tests limits of flexibility at Tanglewood
06/24/2015 06:32 PM EDT - LENOX >> These are great days for Mark Morris, whose life appears charmed with possibilities. Full Story

Downstreet Art returns with focus on local art, artists
06/25/2015 06:40 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS — "What do you want North Adams to be?" Michelle Daly, Visual Artist and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) Program Coordinator, will ask that question at Downstreet Art on Thursday, June 25, through her ReVision project. Full Story

Clifford Ross will animate images to music at Mass MoCA
06/24/2015 06:34 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> When the final chords of alt-rock band Wilco's sets fade on Friday and Saturday nights at Mass MoCA's Solid Sound Festival, other beats will pick up for a wholly different experience. Full Story

Herb festival links poetry, art and history in Austerlitz
06/24/2015 06:21 PM EDT - AUSTERLITZ, N.Y. >> In 1925, Pulitzer-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and her husband, Eugen Boissevain, moved from Greenwich Village to a vast former blueberry farm in Austerlitz, N. Full Story

Robert Frost poem imagines losing a child
06/24/2015 06:22 PM EDT - SHAFTSBURY >> TIME magazine's "Best of the Century" list published on New Year's Eve in 1999 ranked Robert Frost's poem, "Home Burial" number three, beat only by W. Full Story

Art auction planned at Manchester Community Library
06/24/2015 06:35 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> Manchester Community Library will have more than art on display Friday afternoon, June 26. Full Story

Kate Abbott: A toast to Milton Bass' lively mind
06/24/2015 06:08 PM EDT - "'Are you scared of me, Milton?' she asked. I was afraid to lie so it took me a few seconds. Full Story

Exploring Cambridge, N.Y.
06/24/2015 06:46 PM EDT - CAMBRIDGE N.Y. >> Main Street in Cambridge, N.Y., covers about a half-mile of commerce — in a densely active area. Full Story

Thoreau will return to Walden in conflict
06/25/2015 10:35 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE >> On an early December morning in 1859, Henry David Thoreau stands on the shore of Walden Pond. Full Story

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