Berkshire Lifestyles
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NORTH ADAMS — As FreshGrass music festivalgoers wander the grounds of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art this weekend, they may happen upon a man resetting a neck — a guitar's neck, that is.Steve Sauve has been repairing guitars … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williams College Museum of Art has recovered a vanished room.It feels like a mythical medieval place, with a floor of handmade tiles, dark plaster walls, oak beams and diamond-paned windows with inset stained glass. It was … more
STOCKBRIDGE — Shakespeare & Company's now-retired founding artistic director Tina Packer, who turns 79 later this month, was in her mid-20s and fresh out of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts when, after 10 auditions, she made it into the … more
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Country singer-songwriter Cole Swindell is from a small town in rural Georgia, so local fairs were a significant part of his childhood."That was like the biggest event we had," the 34-year-old Bronwood, Ga. (population: 513, … more
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Understanding country singer-songwriter Cam requires knowing the stereotype she embraces and the stereotypes she defies.In regards to the former, Cam (born Camaron Ochs) has curly blonde hair and is perpetually wearing … more
NORTH ADAMS — Entering its seventh year, the FreshGrass festival has already grown tall. The annual roots music romp at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art drew more than 5,000 spectators last year after once playing host to mere … more
STOCKBRIDGE — Susan Merrill and her husband, Carl Sprague, are sitting under the grape vines on the terrace outside their old white house, with two corgis underfoot.Susan's grandfather lived in this house; it has been in the family almost 100 … more
While some Berkshire County year-round residents may confine their frustrations with vacationing city folk to whispers or eye-rolls in supermarket parking lots, a prominent author with ties to the area is airing their stifled grievances — and, … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — On just about any gjven weekday, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center executive director Beryl Jolly is up early, before her teen daughters — Charlotte, 17, an 11th grader at Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield; and Emma, 13, … more
BECKET — In the minutes leading up to Doug Varone & Dancers' and Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion's performance on an August afternoon at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, spectators could take a quick detour into Blake's Barn, the home of the … more
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