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Americana is a starter for the Berkshires' fall classical music season

09/29/2016 02:38 PM EDT
Charles Ives' Symphony No. 3, subtitled "The Camp Meeting," recalls old times in the New England countryside. 
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Berkshire art institutions are going beyond their comfort zones, and ours, this fall
09/29/2016 02:37 PM EDT - This has been a year of painful and necessary conversations. Focused by a presidential election, and by a depressing stream of events from Ferguson to Charlotte, matters of race, class, violence and America's place in the world are at the forefront in a new and important way. Full Story

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A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" gets first-class delivery at Barrington Stage Company

PITTSFIELD — On its surface, A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" is a love story spanning 50 years, beginning with a birthday party invitation in second grade and ending in late middle age the only way it really can. Full Story
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New location for 28th Annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival.

Thousands flock to Manchester for annual festival, picking up handmade, unique items while enjoying live music
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Americana is a starter for the Berkshires' fall classical music season

09/29/2016 02:38 PM EDT
Charles Ives' Symphony No. 3, subtitled "The Camp Meeting," recalls old times in the New England countryside. 
Full Story
Berkshire art institutions are going beyond their comfort zones, and ours, this fall
09/29/2016 02:37 PM EDT - This has been a year of painful and necessary conversations. Focused by a presidential election, and by a depressing stream of events from Ferguson to Charlotte, matters of race, class, violence and America's place in the world are at the forefront in a new and important way. Full Story

A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" gets first-class delivery at Barrington Stage Company
09/29/2016 05:43 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — On its surface, A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" is a love story spanning 50 years, beginning with a birthday party invitation in second grade and ending in late middle age the only way it really can. Full Story

H.T. Chen & Dancers trace Chinese diaspora in America's South at Williams' '62 Center for Theatre and Dance
09/29/2016 05:43 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN — Williams Dance Department kicks off the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance's 2016/2017 season Saturday with H. Full Story

Painted pianos popping up on the sidewalks of Boston and Cambridge
09/29/2016 05:44 AM EDT - BOSTON — Bostonians are embracing the painted pianos that have popped up across the city and neighboring Cambridge in recent days. Full Story

Nationally touring Patsy Cline tribute show coming to Pittsfield
09/29/2016 05:44 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — "Memories of Patsy," the national touring Patsy Cline tribute show, will make its first Massachusetts appearance at The Colonial Theatre 7:30 p. Full Story

"Judevine" creator, Vermont poet and playwright David Budbill, dead at 76
09/28/2016 05:27 AM EDT - MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont poet and playwright David Budbill died at his home Sunday at the age of 76. Full Story

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

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