Mics fixed, Metallica heads out on tour

The good news: 26 million people were glued to their TV sets to watch the Grammy Awards as heavy metal heroes Metallica gave their genre a rare appearance on network television.The bad news: A decent portion of their must-see duet with Lady Gaga was …

PEOPLE: Nicole Kidman discloses failed engagement to Lenny Kravitrz; Regis says he's been out of touch with Kelly Ripa

Philbin and Ripa out of touchRegis Philbin says he hasn't kept in touch with his former TV co-host Kelly Ripa since he decided to leave the show they headlined together, even though he last appeared on the show in 2015.In an interview with "Larry …

Ten-minute 'Love Actually' postscript coming to NBC

'Love Actually' update to air on 'Red Nose Day Special'NEW YORK — Whatever happened to the characters from "Love Actually?"Viewers will find out thanks to Richard Curtis, the writer-director of the beloved 2003 feature, who has created a short …

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
At the Clark, Beethoven times five

WILLIAMSTOWN - "It was love at first rehearsal," is how cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park explain it.Practice makes wedlock. The couple met in Spain in 2000, played their first recital together in Korea in 2001, were married in 2007 …

At Barrington Stage, 10 new plays; one 'new' space

PITTSFIELD — The sixth edition of Barrington Stage Company's 10x10 New Play Festival begins Thursday at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center at 36 Linden St., where it will be running through March 5. The building, a former VFW …

Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble wins first Grammy

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble have won their first-ever Grammy Award. Their new album, "Sing Me Home," won a Grammy for Best World Music Album.The award was presented off-camera before the Grammy Awards telecast Sunday night.The album …

Movies
A puerile comedy with nothing to say

If you like Ice Cube surly and sneering, find penis drawings hilarious and believe real men solve problems by throwing punches, "Fist Fight " is for you.This R-rated comedy from director Richie Keen starts with a ridiculous premise: One high-school …

Monsters of all kinds run amok in dim digital world

"Tell the world what you have seen," a character exclaims in "The Great Wall," ''and what is coming!"The warning is about the mythical mass of marauding monsters that are sweeping down northern China but it could just as easily be for the kind of …

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Dance your winter blues away with HOME BODY

North Adams — The darkest, most hopeless point of the New England winter has come. So it's time to DANCE! Head to the North Adams Elks Lodge on Saturday to get your endorphins flowing with HOME BODY, the Greenfield-based fever-pop duo known …

The 413: Celebrate your Valentine with love-themed fun in the Berkshires

Valentine's Day. Whether this holiday makes your heart flutter or want to retch, it can still be a great excuse to get out and do something fun for yourself, for your special someone, or celebrate with those you love.There are plenty of options in …

February events to look forward to in the Berkshires

Here are a few fun events coming up in the Berkshires to help you fill those dreary, snowy days of February:View an art marathonFor this annual exhibit, it really is a marathon, not a sprint. The exciting wintertime collage marathon, '100 Hours in …

Women take the reigns in 'Portraits of Power' film series

North Adams — While looking back at her favorite films to come out in recent years, Rachel Chanoff felt inspired by a handful of diverse films with one clear through line: women trailblazers. "It's funny because looking at these films, they're …

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