Tucker Carlson scores in Fox News debut

NEW YORK — In his first week, Tucker Carlson moved seamlessly into Megyn Kelly's time slot at Fox News Channel without skipping a beat in the ratings.Carlson averaged just under 3 million viewers for his first week of shows in Fox's prime-time …

PEOPLE: The people choose Ellen DeGeneres

Monae among performers at D.C. Women's March Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Angelique Kidjo are set to perform at the Women's March on Washington this weekend.Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Indigo Girls, MC Lyte, Samantha Ronson, Toshi Reagon and Emily …

Controversial painting permanently removed from Capitol Hill exhibit

WASHINGTON — A student's painting that divided members of Congress for its depiction of Ferguson, Mo., has been removed from its Capitol Hill display, this time perhaps permanently.

Theater
Our critic's choice: The best local theater of 2016

Theater in and around the Berkshires had a lot on its mind this year — race relations in America; sexism; anti-Semitism; fear of the "other"; health care; mortality; functioning with physical challenges in the world of the physically …

Radio comedy fills Oldcastle Theatre's holiday stockings

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Oldcastle Theatre's third annual Holiday Variety Show, a nostalgic excursion to a time of memorable songs and radio comedy, is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the theater at 331 Main St.A large cast of Oldcastle favorites and …

Sundance Lab is theatermaker's best friend

NORTH ADAMS — When silent films first came to Japan in the 1920s, a new genre emerged to bridge the gap between the country's oral storytelling tradition and the new, foreign technology. A narrator — called a benshi — would sit to …

Arts
Two grants benefit WAM Theatre

LENOX — WAM Theatre is the recipients of two substantial grants — one, an unrestricted grant of $5,000 from the Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) Charitable Foundation; the other, a $2,000 grant from the Dramatist Guild Fund in …

Critic's choice: Best picks for actors, actresses, design

Some theater seasons are noteworthy for performances; some for direction. For me, 2016 was the year of the designer, especially scenic.What made the accomplishments, particularly in set design, so notable had little to do with decoration and …

Critic's Choice: Dylan, FreshGrass among best concerts of the year

As it often is, the past year in popular music in the Berkshires was a rich fabric of styles, genres and generational favorites. The county's four major venues — Tanglewood in Lenox, the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass MoCA in North Adams …

Movies
More is definitely less in "Live by Night"

Ben Affleck is no doubt an ambitious and tasteful filmmaker, but he's gotten himself in a bit of hot water with the bloated period gangster epic "Live by Night ." It looks and sounds right and all the elements are there: A conflicted anti-hero with …

Film Clips for Jan. 13-19

HIDDEN FIGURES (PG)Set in 1961 Virginia, this fact-based drama, adapted from Margot Lee Shetterly's non-fiction book, is about three peripheral characters at NASA— mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), budding engineer Mary …

The 413
Before you say 'there's nothing to do' ...

Time sure flies when there are so many things to do. Looking to add "fun" to your list this weekend? Here's a sampling of what's on tap in the Berkshires, from film, music and more:Tonight- North Adams Makers' Mill will host Open Studios, from 5 to …

Try something new this weekend in the 413

Believe it or not, we're nearly halfway through January 2017, so what are you waiting for? There's no better time than now to get out and about and check out a new-to-you venue, band or event.Here's just a sample of what's in store through the …

McQueen to perform comedy cabaret at Firefly on Saturday

LENOX — When you ask Pittsfield native Jesse "McQueen" Adams how life's been recently, he says, "It's been a good stretch."The comedian/multimedia producer spent the past summer headlining a "Funny or Die" comedy tour and was featured last …

Enjoy live music, story slam this weekend

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope your 2017 is off to a good start.'Tis the season to be festive, to gather and be cozy, and there are plenty of opportunities to head out and about to do just that, be it joining a knitting circle, seeing a story …

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