What's happening in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, Aug. 27 to Sept. 2 calendar

About Town Columbia County Fair: 175th anniversary, Cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, goats, horses and more, 4-H competition, livestock judging, ox and horse pulls, pig race, midway rides and food, live music and entertainment. Full Story
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Britain's Eddie Izzard ready to raise eyebrows at Tanglewood

LENOX — British tour de force Eddie Izzard is the next most surprising act to bring a well-structured suit and high-heeled shoes to Tanglewood this summer since the unlikely duo of avant-garde songstress Lady Gaga and classic jazz and standards legend Tony Bennett graced the Shed stage on June 30. Full Story
(Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
Adams' Quaker Meeting House a nod to unflinching beliefs

08/27/2015 05:43 AM EDT
ADAMS — Perched above a grassy knoll of the unmarked graves of its members, the Quaker Meeting House stands as a silent reminder of the town's founding families.

Photo Gallery | The Quaker Meeting House in Adams Full Story

The 147th annual Cummington Fair opens this weekend
08/27/2015 05:33 AM EDT - The typically quiet, bucolic town of Cummington, Mass., with a population of around 800 people, will boom this weekend when 25,000 people flood into its fairgrounds to celebrate the 147th annual Cummington Fair. Full Story

The Piano Guys bring Bach the funk at Tanglewood
08/27/2015 05:34 AM EDT - Disney meets Vivaldi. Bach meets Michael Jackson. Bollywood meets dubstep artist Swedish House Mafia. Full Story

Arlo Guthrie to sign 'Old Bill: The Famous Berkshire Moose' at the Berkshire Museum

08/27/2015 05:33 AM EDT
Arlo Guthrie book-signing at the Berkshire Museum Arlo Guthrie will sign copies of his latest children's book, "Old Bill: The Famous Berkshire Moose," on Saturday, from 1:30 to 2:30 p. 
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Bring the Kids: Fun things for the family for Aug. 27 to Sept. 2
08/27/2015 05:23 AM EDT - Looking for some family time in these last days of vacation before the kids head back to school? Full Story

Best Bets: Fun things to do this week in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont
08/27/2015 05:32 AM EDT - Tanglewood You can't just let it go ... Songstress and actress Idina Menzel – known for her unforgettable vocals in "Rent," "Wicked," and Disney's "Frozen" – performs one night only at Tanglewood. Full Story

Cruisin' Around | Explore Great Barrington markers ...
08/27/2015 05:20 AM EDT - Stop #1 The paperboy monument From the Great Barrington Historic Walking Tour, we culled a few spots to see. Full Story

Take five | Five questions with Eddie Izzard
08/27/2015 06:26 AM EDT - Eddie Izzard: The three-time Emmy Award-winning British comedian, actor and humanitarian will perform at 7 tonight at Tanglewood in an intimate Shed-only event. Full Story

On View: John Stanmeyer - Berkshire-based photographer at Berkshire Museum
08/27/2015 04:28 AM EDT - A solo show of photographs by award-winning photographer John Stanmeyer opens at the Berkshire Museum August 28, 2015 John Stanmeyer's work with National Geographic and Time magazine has taken him around the globe many times over. Full Story

Learn to tell your life's story with author Megan Mayhew Bergman
08/27/2015 05:36 AM EDT - MANCHESTER — Why do people write stories of their lives and why are people fascinated to read about them? Full Story

Great Barrington's SummerFest weekend: Music, food, fireworks, pets
08/27/2015 05:34 AM EDT - Music, food, fireworks, downtown specials and a full day of pets Great Barrington's SummerFest is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with myriad events — such as a ping pong ball drop, fireworks, beer-tastings, a pet parade — in one of the hippest towns in the Berkshires. Full Story

Nightlife in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont
08/27/2015 06:27 AM EDT - American Legion: Karaoke. Friday, 7. 258 North St., Dalton. Full Story

Thoroughfares: A stroll along Main Street, Bennington
08/27/2015 05:37 AM EDT - This bustling main street has lots of history and character It's the third largest municipality in Vermont, but it might be No. Full Story

Best Bets | Fun things to do this week in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont
08/20/2015 04:52 AM EDT - Meet the met Night at the opera Established and rising stars of the Metropolitan Opera hit the high notes in traditional arias and jazzy modern tunes in the finale of the Manchester Music Festival at the Arkell Pavilion at Southern Vermont Arts Center. Full Story

(Jason Merritt)
2015 VMA photos: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj open together

Miley Cyrus led the pack for over-the-top outfits, while Taylor Swift classes up the night at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.