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The woman leans on the wooden table, as a thin curl of smoke escapes from her lips. She rests her chin in one hand, as she gazes off the canvas into the distance. She holds a cigarette in her other … more
SHEFFIELD— When Hilary Russell finished constructing model airplanes as a child, he would often discover pieces left over. Following directions wasn't a typical creative route for him."I just … more
NORTH ADAMS — On a recent Monday night at Alcombright Athletic Complex, baseball and softball players occupied fields flanking Protection Avenue. But most of the activity could be found beyond … more
LENOX —Allyn Burrows' first season as Shakespeare & Company's artistic director is history. He's already planning the future — his third season. His immediate attention is on the now. … more
Bobby Sweet is a man with music in his blood and sawdust under his fingernails.In a mountain cabin, disembodied violin parts in various stages of finish hang like wash on a line — backs, … more
PITTSFIELD — Her name was Mary Mallon. She was known as Typhoid Mary. She emigrated to the United States from County Cork in Ireland in 1883 and found work as a domestic, chiefly as cook, in … more
STOCKBRIDGE — Streaked petals open like water lilies. A sperm whale dives with skin like striated ice. Barnacles cling to a shell. And they are all made of glass.Three internationally known … more
PITTSFIELD — Where does a costume go once a production has ended?Some theater companies stuff their ensembles in storage units. Others rent or donate them.During its Sheffield infancy, … more
Editor's Note: Every summer, Boston Symphony Orchestra members pack their bags for Tanglewood, moving into neighborhoods around the Berkshires. "Tanglewood Tales" asks these part-timers where they … more
The next time you see outdoor sculpture on display, take a moment to consider how it got there. As Berkshire Botanical Garden board chairman Matt Larkin knows only too well, moving several tons of … more
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