GLAAD gives studios failing grades for LGBTQ representation on screen

The Associated PressLOS ANGELES — The advocacy group GLAAD says the representation of LGBTQ characters in major Hollywood films increased nearly 1 percent in 2016, but the group says many of the portrayals weren't positive.GLAAD's annual study …

PEOPLE: Leslie Odom Jr. headlining Boston Pops festivities; Kevin Spacey takes "House of Cards" to the D.C. Metro; Serena Williams heading for Silicon Valley

'Hamilton' star to perform at Pops July 4th celebrationTony Award-winning actor and musician Leslie Odom Jr., who starred in the Broadway phenomenon "Hamilton," will be among the guest artists at Boston's iconic July Fourth concert and fireworks …

Dustin Hoffman shines his light at Cannes

CANNES, France — Afternoon Mediterranean light pours into an open doorway where Dustin Hoffman sits, grinning.He will turn 80 this summer and his hair, still full, is mostly white. But he looks remarkably good. Age has done little to dim his …

Theater
Jeff McCarthy is a showman's showman in "Kunstler" at Barrington Stage

PITTSFIELD — It takes a showman to play a showman. The late political activist lawyer William Kunstler couldn't have asked for a more consummate showman to represent him on stage than actor Jeff McCarthy, who plays the controversial figure in …

Kelli O'Hara, Jeff McCarthy added to WTF's summer roster

WILLIAMSTOWN — Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara is returning to Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer in "Make Someone Happy," a one-night only benefit concert in support of musical theater development at the festival.The event is scheduled …

Actor Jeff McCarthy brings a polarizing figure to life in "Kunstler"

PITTFIELD — Jeff McCarthy is playing the title character in the play "Kunstler," opening at Barrington Stage Company on Sunday, after three days of previews. He calls the legendary defense attorney "a polarizing figure." That's putting it …

Movies
Film clips / May 26-June1

ALIEN: COVENANT (R)A mysterious world in an unchartered paradise turns out to be a treacherous, dark place for the members of the crew of a colony ship headed for the far side of the galaxy. While "Alien: Covenant" has an ace up its sleeve, the …

Creaky "Pirates" franchise barely stays afloat

The opening scene of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise: A creaky old galleon is unceremoniously yanked up from the ocean depths and the only things aboard are cranky old ghosts.A …

The 413
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 …

A homecoming for Fabrizio and The Fever at the Colonial

PITTSFIELD — When musician Michael J. Fabrizio rolls into town and onto the stage at The Colonial Theatre on Friday night, he plans to introduce you to his band, their "genre-gypsies," and the art of live music and a good time.If his name …

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