Movies
An outlaw kid with a good heart hits a crossroad in "Baby Driver"

There's nothing like an epic getaway chase to kick a movie into high gear, and the first five minutes of "Baby Driver " are pure movie magic.A driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) sits coolly in a car — black Ray-Ban style shades on his face, …

Film Clips / June 23-29

ALL EYEZ ON ME (R)Biopic about the life and career of rapper Tupac Shakur. With Demetrius Shipp Jr. 2 hours 20 minutes. BMBEATRIZ AT DINNER (R)At a wealthy client's dinner party, a Mexican immigrant who has built a successful life for herself in the …

"Transformers 5" is a deadening clash of metal and CGI

A concussed serenity sets in somewhere in the middle of the ceaseless ballet of metal and machismo in Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight." Freed of concerns like plausibility or story, you can simply gape in wonder at the ruthlessly …

Pixar shows off a few fresh moves in "Cars 3"

Three films in, it's time to ask some hard questions about the world of "Cars."What are their interiors like? Brains and a heart or plush leather seating and cup holders? Do they pay life or car insurance? And where, good God, have all the people …

"Ragtime" has its say at Barrington Stage

PITTSFIELD — In taking on the ambitious Terrence McNally-Stephen Flaherty-Lynn Ahrens musical, "Ragtime," for Barrington Stage Company, director Joe Calarco has wrangled a behemoth of a show into a haunting, memorably transcendent theater …

"Comedy of Tenors" falls flat at The Theater Barn

NEW LEBANON, N.Y. — Somewhere amid the debris masquerading as comedy on the Theater Barn stage is a genuinely funny play called "A Comedy of Tenors" but it's hard to find in this rendition of Ken Ludwig's sequel to "Lend Me a Tenor," arguably …

New play being produced in Sandisfield

SANDISFIELD — The Sandisfield Arts Center is presenting Sandisfield Players' production of "The Stamp Collection," a new play by Val Coleman, directed by Ben Luxon, at 7:30 p.m. on July 8 and 3 p.m. on July 9. Set in Coleman's childhood home …

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Concerts, ballgames will light up the weekend

ONGOING On Friday and Saturday June 9 and 10, at 8 p.m., two-time Tony Award-winner William Finn returns to host, "Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know But Should..." Put on by the Barrington Stage Company, …

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 …

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