PEOPLE: Mayer dedicates new single to ex-gal pal; Manilow sings for charity; Perry joins Wango Tango lineup

Mayer's new single for ex-gal palJohn Mayer's new single, "Still Feel Like Your Man," is about ex-girlfriend Katy Perry.Lyrics for the upbeat, but wistful single include, "I still keep your shampoo in my shower in case you want to wash your hair." …

FCC gives Australian couple okay to increase U.S. radio interests

JUNEAU, Alaska — An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has bought more than two dozen radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations.The Federal …

Dylan covers Sinatra with grace, suppleness and a bit of tedium on new three-disc album, "Triplicate"

The idea of Bob Dylan becoming the keeper of Frank Sinatra's flame would have seemed preposterous 50 years ago. Dylan was revolutionizing songwriting in a torrent of words back then, instantly making the classics sung by Sinatra another generation's …

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
"The Whale" lands at Town Players

PITTSFIELD — Director Jackie DeGiorgis first ran across playwright Samuel D. Hunter's work several years ago. She had read his 2011 Obie Award-winning "A Bright New Boise" and that drew her to some of his other work, notably "The Whale.""I …

What does friendship mean?

NORTH ADAMS — In 2010, on New Years Eve, Tanja Hollander was at home alone. She was sending a Facebook message to a friend working on a film in Jakarta and writing a letter in pencil to a friend deployed in Afghanistan.She began thinking about …

How do we understand?

NORTH ADAMS — Artist Steffani Jemison's fascination with language is not constricted by the same rules and structures that languages are and in expressing this, she has fashioned artwork that distills such complications into clear, minimalist …

Movies
Frat guy humor is one thing; "CHIPS" is just dumb

"CHiPs" was a wholesome TV show in the 1970s and '80s about two California Highway Patrol officers. They were a couple of good-natured guys who embodied California cool with their motorcycles and mirrored sunglasses, solving problems, catching …

"Life" is no "Alien"

Life is a box of chocolates, a highway and, alas, a mediocre science-fiction thriller.In Daniel Espinosa's "Life," an international space station orbiting the Earth intercepts an automated capsule returning from Mars with samples: rocks, dust and, …

The 413
Trivia night, music, dancing heat up the Berkshires

Spring, by the calendar's account, has sprung, but Mother Nature's a lot like an NCAA basketball tournament bracket, wildly unpredictable, yet plenty entertaining. Whether you're planning to hit the slopes this weekend for an extended winter ride, …

'30under30' celebrates region's young artists

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — Caf , performance space, and coffee roastery No. Six Depot is gearing up to host a month and a half long exhibition of visual art, dance, music, and food created by 30 Berkshires-based artists all under the age of 30. The …

Business Briefs: Fairview nurses achieve clinical ladder status

GREAT BARRINGTONFairview nurses achieve clinical ladder statusFour nurses were honored recently at Farview Hospital's Clinical Ladder Ceremony which recognizes the professional development, education and leadership milestones each achieved to …

The 413: Enjoy full-moon hikes, live jam sessions in the Berkshires

So many things, so little time — that's the case when it comes to looking for things to do in the Berkshires after dark. This weekend alone, you can slurp soup for a cause, jam to a new band, hike under a full moon and much more. Here's a look …

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