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Ten years ago Images Cinema hosted a Slow Food event. Over the course of one evening we had an outdoor potluck dinner with farmers and film fans, and then went into the cinema to watch a Slow Food documentary. It was a lovely event with interesting … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — A young kitchen maid leans out a window with a silver flagon in one hand, gazing into the distance at a scene off panel. Nor does the artist care to elaborate. His focus is not on the action at hand or what is to come, but on this single moment of time. A very ordinary moment. more
GREAT BARRINGTON — Good vibrations are heading for Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center this summer with the additions of The Beach Boys, Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, and Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes to the schedule. more
ALBANY, N.Y. — David Barlow is reluctant to call "The Iliad" an old story, even though the epic poem was written by Homer almost 3,000 years ago. "I prefer timeless," he says. "It's a compelling piece of literature that takes a hard, communal … more
As it often is, the past year in popular music in the Berkshires was a rich fabric of styles, genres and generational favorites. The county's four major venues — Tanglewood in Lenox, the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass MoCA in North Adams … more
Some theater seasons are noteworthy for performances; some for direction. For me, 2016 was the year of the designer, especially scenic.What made the accomplishments, particularly in set design, so notable had little to do with decoration and … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — A low voice calls over solo guitar. Warm brass and rippling lines of dancers sound rapid beats like a light rain. A strong tenor builds over blues chords in a call-and-response rhythm:"I got a woman — she stays on my mind … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — A large photo on the wall at Williams College shows a 19-year old combat engineer after a long day. His unit was moving into a Taliban-held corner of Kandahar, facing improvised explosive devices, enemy fire, and angry wasps … more
"La La Land" tap danced its way into movie-goers hearts as soon as it hit big screens and on Sunday night it will slide and glide to a pile of Oscars, including Best Picture. There may not be a lot of suspense at the 89th Academy Awards, but there … more
NEW YORK — After more than half a century as an operatic powerhouse, Placido Domingo might easily take success for granted. Instead, each time he storms onstage as the ruthless ruler in Verdi's "Nabucco," he feels he has "more than ever to … more
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