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Summer at the movies means blockbusters galore

Spectacle, raunchy comedy, sequels and sci-fi/horror bid for big box-office bucks
05/15/2015 11:16 AM EDT
Weather-wise, summer roared in ahead of schedule for a few days earlier this week and the summer movie season is roaring in as well. 
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Kingston Trio still strong after all these years
05/15/2015 12:41 PM EDT -

PITTSFIELD — George Grove was an admitted nerd growing up.

"I was a geek," laughed the banjo player for The Kingston Trio. "I wore glasses and I wasn't interested in being an athlete. Full Story

FILM REVIEWS
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Film clips, May 8

Avengers Age of Ultron (PG-13): When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. Full Story
STAGE REVIEWS
Chester Theatre Company names new artistic director

CHESTER >> Chester Theatre Company's associate artistic director, Daniel Elihu Kramer, will succeed Byam Stevens as CTC's producing artistic director in September. Full Story
BERKSHIRES WEEK
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Memorial Day events in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

Adams Memorial Day: Parade 10 a.m. Monday from Valley and Columbia streets to Hoosac, Summer, Center, and Park streets, ending at Maple Street cemetery with ceremonies. Full Story
 
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Summer at the movies means blockbusters galore

Spectacle, raunchy comedy, sequels and sci-fi/horror bid for big box-office bucks
05/15/2015 11:16 AM EDT
Weather-wise, summer roared in ahead of schedule for a few days earlier this week and the summer movie season is roaring in as well. 
Full Story
Kingston Trio still strong after all these years
05/15/2015 12:41 PM EDT -

PITTSFIELD — George Grove was an admitted nerd growing up.

"I was a geek," laughed the banjo player for The Kingston Trio. "I wore glasses and I wasn't interested in being an athlete. Full Story

Chester Theatre Company names new artistic director
05/12/2015 02:17 PM EDT - CHESTER >> Chester Theatre Company's associate artistic director, Daniel Elihu Kramer, will succeed Byam Stevens as CTC's producing artistic director in September. Full Story

Simpson trial recreated for new FX series
05/12/2015 02:17 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> Like many people, John Travolta remembers where he was when O. Full Story

'Beaches' stage musical coming to Chicago
05/12/2015 02:17 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> Chicagoans, get out your hankies — a stage musical of "Beaches" is coming. Full Story

Piano prodigy a rising star in jazz firmament
05/12/2015 02:17 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> Joey Alexander's favorite things include the Avengers, SpongeBob and Thelonious Monk. Full Story

Anthony Geary leaving 'General Hospital'
05/11/2015 01:35 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> Actor Anthony Geary, whose character Luke Spencer's marriage to Laura in 1981 on "General Hospital" was the biggest moment in daytime television history, is leaving the soap opera after nearly three decades in the role. Full Story

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Suit: Competitor's smiley face cookies 'confusingly similar'

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cookies may be smiling, but the restaurants are not. A Pennsylvania chain says in a lawsuit that the smiley face cookies made by a Chicago-based baker are "confusingly similar" to its own trademarked treats. Full Story
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Michael Fassbender on making 'Macbeth': 'the Scottish film'

CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it. Full Story
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Duggar son apologizes after molestation accusations surface

Josh Duggar, one of the cast members of the TLC reality show '19 Kids and Counting,' was accused of molesting five young girls, including his sister, as a teenager; no charges were filed. He reportedly takes responsibility in an issued statement.