PEOPLE: Drake sitting on top of the world; Elton John sidelied by bacterial infection; Madonna not happy about planned biopic

Drake sits on top of the worldDrake was the world's most popular recording artist in 2016.The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said Tuesday that Drake had the years' best-selling single, with "One Dance," and the third …

"Girls'" creators taking Lenny on the road

LOS ANGELES — Now that HBO's "Girls" has wrapped its six-year run, the women behind the series are focusing on their other female-centered project: turning their digital newsletter, Lenny, into a real-life experience.Lena Dunham and Jenni …

Richter retrospective opens in Prague

PRAGUE — German artist Gerhard Richter, whose paintings have sold at record prices, has opened his retrospective exhibition at Prague's National Gallery.The gallery has put on display almost 80 works by Richter, one of the most influential …

Theater
Past is prologue in ‘An Iliad’

ALBANY, N.Y. — David Barlow is reluctant to call "The Iliad" an old story, even though the epic poem was written by Homer almost 3,000 years ago. "I prefer timeless," he says. "It's a compelling piece of literature that takes a hard, communal …

Mahaiwe adds three headliners to season schedule

GREAT BARRINGTON — Concerts by two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster, song stylist Michael Feinstein and the world music band Pink Martini have been added to Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center's lineup.. The venue also will collaborate with …

Readings track flip side of love at Shakespeare & Company

LENOX — Hot on the heels of Valentine's Day, Shakespeare & Company aims to take a heated look at the flip side of romantic bliss.In "Lovers' Spat — Shakespeare's Famous Couples Encounters," some of the Bard's most iconic characters …

Arts
Barrington Stage rolls out cabaret season

PITTSFIELD — Julie Budd, Leslie Kritzer and Andrea McArdle are among the performers slated to appear this summer at Barrington Stage Company's Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, …

WAM revives 'Emilie' complete with original cast

LENOX — Patrons of Shakespeare & Company's Tina Packer Playhouse are in for a surprise when they come to see WAM Theatre's staging of Lauren Gunderson's "Emilie: La Marquise Du Ch telet Defends Her Life Tonight."WAM artistic director …

Berkshire Theatre Group adds 'Travels with a Masked Man'

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Theatre Group has added John Hadden's "Travels With a Masked Man" to its On the Stage series at The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St.The performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. on June 18. "Travels With a Masked Man" is a …

Movies
"The Lost City of Z' is a drama with now-ness and punch

Modest and majestic at once, the films of James Gray patiently burrow their way into the souls of their characters and, maybe, into you. Gray is painterly and exacting — some might say to a fault. But his movies' revelations are complex and …

"Gifted" simply doesn't add up

There are several positive factors in the mixed equation that is "Gifted," starring Chris Evans and the appealing 10-year-old Mckenna Grace: A brilliant and precocious yet sweetly empathetic young girl. A devoted and decidedly hunky father figure. …

The 413
Grab your dancing shoes for a weekend full of live music

Happy almost Earth Day and weekend, people!In addition to community clean-ups and digging gardens, you can dig a local band, theatrical performance or art show among the myriad activities planned for the weekend. Here's our weekly sample of what's …

Live music fills the Berkshires this weekend

Another weekend is upon us, and it's hopping with happenings.From film to music, parties with a purpose and an ice cream social, there seems to be something for everyone to enjoy. Here's just a sample of what's in store: ONGOING- If you missed the …

Berkchique, Design Lab and more this weekend in the Berkshires

Happy almost weekend! The weather's getting warmer and the spring lineup of entertainment is also heating up. Here's a sample of what's on deck throughout the county:ONGOING- The Berkchique pop-up boutique fashion event returns this weekend, at …

High Mud Comedy fest, live music on tap for the Berkshires this weekend

Whatever the weather, there's still plenty to do and see in the Berkshires this weekend. Whether you're into music or dance, art or comedy, there's surely something fun for everyone. Here's just a taste of what's on tap:ONGOING- The Barn at The …

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