Movies
"War for the Planet of the Apes" is a trip and a half

Apparently all the new Planet of the Apes films needed to do to really hit a home run was take the humans out of the equation. It's what this whole trilogy has been leading to, really, as we dipped our toes into the rise, dawn and now war of this …

"Big Sick" is the year's must-see rom-com

That two people could overcome centuries-old cultural obstacles, the perils of modern dating and a critical illness and end up together is a great story. That those two people also managed to adapt their own great story into a great movie is a …

Film clips / July 14-20

BABY DRIVER (R)This high-energy action flick follows a young getaway driver who's reached a crossroad in his life. Will he run off with the waitress of his dreams? In this underground world, no one is "real" — they're all slick coats of paint …

The fun is back in "Spider-Man"

One thing is certain: Culture has not been lacking in takes on Spider-Man for the past 15 years. First there was Tobey Maguire, who under the direction of Sam Raimi for three films ushered in the modern superhero era, and then there was Andrew …

Intimacy has its definitions in Lynn Nottage drama at Shakespeare & Company

LENOX — The Japanese silk is woven through with a golden thread and dyed with a light scent of fruit. It is 1905 in New York City and a seamstress makes makes corsets to fit smoothly against the skin. But closeness and sensuality are …

Actress Lauren Ridloff's hands speak volumes in BTG's "Children of a Lesser God"

STOCKBRIDGE — Lauren Ridloff's performance as Sarah Norman in Berkshire Theatre Group's "Children of a Lesser God" has propelled her from acting unknown to a critically acclaimed summer star in the Berkshires — and maybe beyond. The …

Four characters in search of the American Dream in "Skeleton Crew"

CHESTER — Credit Dominique Morisseau with putting a human face on economic hardship in America.The third play in her Detroit Trilogy, "Skeleton Crew" — which is being given a smoothly crafted, persuasively acted production at Chester …

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Concerts, ballgames will light up the weekend

ONGOING On Friday and Saturday June 9 and 10, at 8 p.m., two-time Tony Award-winner William Finn returns to host, "Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know But Should..." Put on by the Barrington Stage Company, …

Music, dance and comedy help launch summer's official opening

Welcome to Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the summer cultural and entertainment season in the Berkshires!There are plenty of happenings planned, both indoors and outside, so feel free to jump in. Here's just a sample of things to …

Pittsfield native to debut latest album at The Hall

PITTSFIELD — City native and award-winning musician Matt Cusson will debut his latest album in The Hall at Hotel on North tonight, and he suggests you come for the music, but stay for the stories.The self-produced, 14-track recording, titled …

IS183 gala, live music, comedy on in the Berkshires

Happy third Thursday of May, everyone!In addition to Pittsfield's Third Thursdays festival kick-off taking place tonight, here's a look at what else is in store:ONGOING- This week's jazz schedule at Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington includes …

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