Kate Maguire is CEO and artistic director of Berkshire Theatre Group which was created in 2010 as the result of a merger between Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge and The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. BTG comprises The Colonial Theatre and The Garage in Pittsfield and the Fitzpatri…

Julianne Boyd is founding artistic director of Barrington Stage Company, which was established in 1995 at Consolati Performing Arts Center at Mount Everett Regional High School in Sheffield. The company presented its first season in Pittsfield in 2006. BSC now performs at Boyd-Quinson Mainst…

STOCKBRIDGE — Eric Hill’s stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has been creating winter holiday memories for theatergoing families each year since it bowed at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre in 2006.

LENOX — This is the season when forests turn into standing sticks haunted by damp chills, and of brief and thoroughly grey days that end in darkness faster than you expect. If any time of year calls for light, sound, and a little mystery it is this one, and a new installation at The Mount ai…

Seven local women have joined together to form Latinas 413, with plans to empower, support and inspire immigrant women such as themselves.

Many new immigrants “don’t speak English, and many don’t have proper housing and basic needs like food, rent, jobs,” Liliana Atanacio said. “Many don’t have documents. Many don’t have much schooling.

“We care,” she said. “We want to serve.”

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is bringing its first-ever all-online season to an end March 11-April 29 with four programs led by BSO music director Andris Nelsons.

In the vast and varied world of brownie recipes, there are the minimalist versions: pure expressions without nuts, chips or icing nigh. Then, there are the maximalist takes, stuffed to their fudgy edges with all manner of sugary excess.

It all began with Duncan Pollock's college-age sons asking him for recipes to supplement dull college cafeteria food and their forays into restaurants and fast-food joints.

Today, those recipes and tips make up his website chowguys.net — a place for "guys just starting out."

Ali Benjamin's first adult novel "The Smash-Up," will be released Tuesday, Feb. 23, by Random House. The novel is a contemporary remake of "Ethan Frome," with a similar structure and premise, but is "not a quiet book," like Wharton's original tale of a strained marriage in a small town. 

"This is a story of a marriage that is under strain during very volatile times," Benjamin said. "It's set during the week the Kavanaugh hearings unfold ... things were unbelievably contentious, a lot of people — women in particular — were intensely angry. And it is story about a marriage set in the Berkshires that has been a pretty solid marriage — or has it been, question mark?"

Hello! I’m Aimee, and I’ll be taking over this space once a month to talk about books. I’m a novelist, as well as the author of a few non-fiction books, and my favorite pastime/potentially-most-irritating-quality is constantly telling my friends what to read. The kind people at The Berkshire Eagle are now letting me pitch book recommendations to you, my fellow book nerds of Berkshire County.

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