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Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival 'like coming home'
MANCHESTER, Vt. — When Sierra Hull hears the word "bluegrass," images of a warm, sultry day in her home state of Tennessee come to … Read More
Andrew L. Pincus | Rambling About Tanglewood: Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony to be performed Friday evening
LENOX — What was it like to play in the world premiere of a Shostakovich symphony suppressed for 25 years because of Soviet … Read More
A wave of uncertainty
LENOX — Stage director Tina Packer readily admits she feels most at home working on a broad canvas."I'm not (comfortable) with … Read More
An 'intercultural dialogue' spurred by children's art
In the imaginative minds of children, houses can be made of cake, covered in flowers, surrounded by lollipops and shaped like hearts.A … Read More
Thomas Christopher | Be-a-Better-Gardener: Choose bulbs carefully to avoid planting deer candy
It's coming up on bulb-planting season, but perhaps you haven't ordered any this year. Maybe you're tired of feeding expensive Dutch … Read More
Struggling to live and love freely when even home is 'dangerous'
WILLIAMSTOWN — They would look at each other across the field. Noxolo is a rising football star in Cape Town, South Africa. A woman … Read More
Berkshires Week Calendars
Best Bets in the Berkshires and So. Vermont, Aug. 16 - 21
MUSICSpend the weekendGreen Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival begins today. Lineup includes Twisted Pine, Mandolin Orange, Mipso, … Read More
Nightlife in the Berkshires and So. Vermont, Aug. 16-21
LIVE MUSICChester Common Table30 Main St., Chester413-354-1076, chestercommontable.comFriday, Aug. 17: Amber Belle, 8 to 10:30 p.m.The … Read More
Things to do in the Berkshires and So. Vermont, Aug. 16 - 21
ART27TH ANNUAL STOCKBRIDGE ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOWStockbridge Town Office and Bidwell Park, 50 Main St., … Read More
The Cottager
The Cottager: Obsession turns to murder in the Gilded Age
Harry K. Thaw waited patiently for the milk to be delivered on the morning of Aug. 17, 1913.A bell sounded, signaling the arrival of … Read More
The Cottager | Hotel Aspinwall: Ghosts of grandeur
LENOX — On a clear day, with the aid of a telescope, it is said that the view from the top of Hotel Aspinwall stretched as far as … Read More
The Cottager: Take a tour of Robert Todd Lincoln's home, Hildene
"If only they knew, they wouldn't want me there. There is a certain fatality about presidential functions when I am present."Though … Read More
The Cottager: The dismantling of Stonover Mansion
LENOX — "All or Any Part — of the Stonover mansion, Yukon Avenue, Lenox, Mass., now being salvaged. Excellent slate roof, copper … Read More
More BWSV ...
Strangers tend to tell things to Amy Dickinson
PITTSFIELD — After more than a decade as nationally syndicated "Ask Amy" advice columnist, are there any questions Amy Dickinson is … Read More
Andrew L. Pincus | Rambling about Tanglewood: Family time with Lenny
LENOX — When we left Sam and Dinah, they had quarreled and maybe, sort of, made up. They were a young couple just starting out … Read More
Festival that 'started on a fluke' returns for 14th season
DALTON — In 2009, the late Bob Vincelette was moved from Sugar Hill Assisted Living Community to a nearby nursing home, so he missed … Read More
Thomas Christopher | Be-A-Better-Gardener: Your lawn really doesn't need to be watered
In my hometown, drinking water is cheaper than dirt — quite literally. A cubic yard of water (201.96 gallons) costs me just 79 … Read More
New take on 'Pride and Prejudice' is funny, moving
DORSET, Vt. — First, a celebrated 19th-century English novelist, who wrote anonymously in her lifetime. Next, an award-winning … Read More
PS21 brings dance to new performance space
Chatham, N.Y. — When the apples start ripening on the trees, it's time for PS21 to start dancing. Each August, the Chatham Dance … Read More

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