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"Oh, my God!"A passenger on the yellow school bus carrying Tanglewood Music Center fellows to the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Lenox home on Tuesday night had spotted one of the grounds' packed parking lots. Besides the rustle of the plastic covering … more
You might not think acclaimed chef Dan Barber and distinguished economist Paul Krugman have much in common — but as it turns out, they do. And they'll have plenty of time to go over it all during an Aug. 27 fundraiser event, catered by The Old … more
Navigating the long, winding roads through the Becket forest to Jacob's Pillow Dance is a rite of passage for some visitors, a gateway into the venue's rustic aura.But for Stephen Pepper, it's a barrier."I'm not a big fan of driving," said Pepper, … more
LENOX — Children chasing one another behind the trees, wine and cheese passing between family spreads, a cloudless twilight finale capping a sparkling summer day — the ingredients for a rollicking picnic atmosphere on the lawn outside … 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
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
The Berkshire Museum's decision to deaccession art as part of a fundamental institutional re-alignment has drawn lots of thoughtful commentary — and passion — that bespeaks the museum's cherished role in our community. Moments like this … more
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
Appalachian Trail hikers are a familiar sight in Berkshire County, where the trail cuts through many of the towns, running for 90 miles through the county. Wearing backpacks, carrying walking sticks or trekking poles, sporting long hair and beards … more
BECKET — Madison Embrey isn't a "dance mom," but some of her fellow dancers in The School at Jacob's Pillow's Musical Theatre Dance program call her their mom. more
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