Berkshire Symphony takes audience on an American nostalgia trip

WILLIAMSTOWN — Let's remember a time when America was innocent and honest, the Berkshire Symphony seemed to be saying.Three works dating from 1930 to 1952 made up the student-professional …

Clark Art Institute's expansive 2020 season includes first-ever outdoor exhibition WILLIAMSTOWN — The Clark Art Institute will mount its first-ever outdoor exhibition, "Gorund/work," in the summer of 2020. The show will consist of six commissions tuned to …
Do you vogue? You'll want to at Pillow's 'Mini Ball' BECKET — Growing up in New York City, Jason A. Rodriguez watched in awe as voguers performed on the dance floors of Escuelita, the legendary Latin LGBTQ club in Harlem, and at El Morocco in …
Van Alstine's art is precarious, yet strong as steel NORTH ADAMS — John Van Alstine's sculpture is often jaw-clenching. Take "Kyklos," the 51-inch tall stone and steel work currently residing at the center of the The Artist Book Foundation's …
Trick-or-treatless in the Berkshires Since moving to Mount Washington, Sarah Kenyon and her husband, Cord, have built a family and a home. Now, the parents of two young boys — 4-year-old Lochlan and 2-year-old Ryland — are …
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Naumkeag puts on one heck of a Halloween show STOCKBRIDGE — Ghosts, goblins, specters and spooks are just some of the designs you'll find carved on the jack-o-lanterns hanging from trees and tucked into the garden beds as you travel the wandering paths …
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Arrowhead After Dark will mark women's place in cemetery history
PITTSFIELD — When the famous Pittsfield Elm was scheduled to meet its demise to make way for a new meeting house in the 1790s, Madam … Read More
Ron Kujawski: Time to plant the garlic - and a few other tasks
It's that time of year when I start planting my vegetable garden. No, I haven't lost my mind ... though, that's debatable. To be … Read More
Open Book with Alexandra Horowitz
Barnard College professor Alexandra Horowitz has the rare research specialty that might actually make for good dinner party fodder.As … Read More
Thom Smith: Why are some cardinals 'bald'?
Q I have three cardinals at my feeder. Two males and one female. The female is the only one that has the beginnings of a crest. They … Read More
National Arab Orchestra builds a musiocal platform of nuance, grace, and oneness
WILLIAMSTOWN — The strings hold a quiet rhythm and the flute lifts in a long rippling call. The melody line carries clear and … Read More
Kenneth Lonergan weaves an engagingly human morality tale in 'Lobby Hero' at Capital Repertory Theatre
ALBANY, N.Y. — Jeff, a twentysomething security guard working the night shift at a high-rise Manhattan apartment building, is a … Read More
The play is the thing at HRC Showcase Theatre
HUDSON, N.Y. — When is life still worth living and when is it not?That's the crux of "Life Still Is," according to Tony … Read More
Music-making is all in the family for Pittsfield vocalists
PITTSFIELD — A mother and child reunion of two prominent jazz singers will help cap the final weekend of the Pittsfield CityJazz … Read More
5 things to do if you're on a budget this week, Oct. 17-23
OUTDOORS Help out outdoorsJoin Mass Audubon for Pleasant Valley's Volunteer Day and help care for the gardens and trails at the … Read More
Jazz up your plans with these date-night ideas
Down County Social Club welcomes jam/rock/psychedelic acoustic duo Gardant for some live music, 8 to 11 p.m., 864 South Undermountain … Read More
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"Easy as pie." Whoever came up with those words of wisdom clearly never baked a pie!This time of year, I crave apple pie, and I thought about making an apple pie this past Saturday afternoon, but I … more
`LOOKING AND LUNCHING' The Clark Art Institute's Looking and Lunching program will be held at noon Thursday, Oct. 17. Andrew Kensett (Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art, Class of 2020) … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — People sing late into the night. In small towns in the warm air, they improvise. They all know the songs, and they move from one to another as the feeling takes them, plucking … more
PITTSFIELD — Remember, the composition was premiered just a few months after Stalin's death, violinist Philip Setzer told the audience.The Emerson String Quartet concluded its concert Sunday … more
PITTSFIELD — Laughing matters to Steve Solomon. Making people laugh means even more. The sixtysomething Brooklyn-born comedian/comic actor has been making people laugh for more than a decade in … more
Before you bemoan the end of long, bustling summer Berkshire days, remember the perks of fall — yes, there are changing leaves and less summer traffic, but most importantly there are great … more
CHATHAM, N.Y. — FilmColumbia is a festival for early adopters. While Sundance and Cannes are destinations for top-notch movie premieres, FilmColumbia has often been one of the next landing … more
DALTON — In 1992, Carlos Santana barely hesitated when Arsenio Hall asked him if knew of "Hendrix-caliber" musicians."Sure, there's a young brother from Memphis, Tenn.," Santana said on "The … more
When Brooklyn-based band Habibi takes the stage at HiLo in North Adams on Saturday, Oct. 19, they'll bring with them their hybrid sound that pulls from Iranian music and '60s surf, signifying both … more
'HERRENS VEJE' ('RIDE UPON THE STORM') (NETFLIX) Series creator Adam Price previously gave the world the infectious and intelligent show "Borgen," which portrayed the fictional first woman prime … more

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