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Nine Berkshire County-based cultural venues have received 2022 grants from the state's Cultural Facilities Fund, which is administered by Mass. Development and the Mass. Cultural Council, and is slated for infrastructure improvements.
Country all-star Tanya Tucker, blues legend Taj Mahal, bluegrass' past and present The Del McCoury Band, Bob Marley's grandson Skip Marley, the twang-filled Miko Marks, and Billy Keane of the Berkshires-based The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow have been added to the FreshGrass lineup.
On view through the end of the year, the show brings two artists into a gallery space through photos, videos, and posters. Each is in tune with how their work puts bodies in motion to untangle the threads binding us about race and gender, capitalism and colonialism. Each is grounded in a deep tradition — ballet — with its systems of authority and rules, and fully explores the idea of resistance and freedom that comes from consciously breaking away.
Marc Swanson's two-part exhibition, "A Memorial to Ice at the Dead Deer Disco," is on view at Mass MoCA through Jan. 1, 2023. A companion exhibit opens at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, N.Y., on July 13.
Blues-rock singer and guitarist Gary Clark Jr., best known for his fusion of blues, rock and soul, will join the likes of Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled by Turtles, Yola, The Jerry Douglas Band, Aoife O’Donovan and the Berkshire's own Misty Blues at FreshGrass 2022.
When entering the third floor exhibition space of Mass MoCA's Building 4, the vast openness of the gallery is striking. The emptiness is intentional, as Amy Hauft's three-piece installation, "700,000:1 | Terra + Luna + Sol," is all about individual perspective and self-awareness; about our individual scale in relation to what's around us, to the greater universe.
Two months after his second term as mayor of North Adams ended. Tom Bernard is settling in as the new president and CEO of Berkshire United Way
Around the world, Benin-born singer, songwriter and activist Angélique Kidjo is musical royalty. On Friday, March 4, at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, she will become a goddess in "Yemandja."
Almost 30 Berkshire culture organizations are among 176 similar entities from around the state that have received fiscal 2022 project grants from the Mass Cultural Council.
Here are five things to know about this up-and-coming songstress, who will perform a sold-out show in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's Club B-10 on Saturday, Feb. 26.