Lady Antebellum in tune again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The short hiatus country vocal trio Lady Antebellum announced in 2015 kept them apart for longer than they had been in a decade. Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley went in different directions on their solo albums, while Dave …

Urban myth defies HBO doc

 By Frazier MooreThe Associated PressNEW YORK — The Slender Man craze swept the younger digerati while their unwitting elders occupied themselves online with Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.Only in May 2014 did the general public hear of …

Town Players slates reading

PITTSFIELD — Town Players of Pittsfield is presenting a staged reading of "Opus to Moonlight," the first full-length play by Berkshire resident Ren Campbell, beginning at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell …

Theater
Our critic's choice: The best local theater of 2016

Theater in and around the Berkshires had a lot on its mind this year — race relations in America; sexism; anti-Semitism; fear of the "other"; health care; mortality; functioning with physical challenges in the world of the physically …

Radio comedy fills Oldcastle Theatre's holiday stockings

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Oldcastle Theatre's third annual Holiday Variety Show, a nostalgic excursion to a time of memorable songs and radio comedy, is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the theater at 331 Main St.A large cast of Oldcastle favorites and …

Sundance Lab is theatermaker's best friend

NORTH ADAMS — When silent films first came to Japan in the 1920s, a new genre emerged to bridge the gap between the country's oral storytelling tradition and the new, foreign technology. A narrator — called a benshi — would sit to …

Arts
Nothing staid about these readings at Shakespeare & Company

LENOX — Shakespeare & Company's new artistic director, Allyn Burrows, has been on the job full-time since Jan. 1. And while it will be a few weeks before he announces his plans for the company's 40th anniversary season, he's wasting no time.

Domingo takes nothing for granted in 'Nabucco'

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 …

Two grants benefit WAM Theatre

LENOX — WAM Theatre is the recipients of two substantial grants — one, an unrestricted grant of $5,000 from the Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) Charitable Foundation; the other, a $2,000 grant from the Dramatist Guild Fund in …

Movies
Shayamalan's "Split" falls apart

"Split " is a movie in which James McAvoy plays a man with 23 personalities. Some of them are kind. Some are strange. Some are talented. Some are deranged. One is a woman. One is a child. And one of them likes to kidnap teenage girls, lock them in a …

Film Clips / Jan. 20-26

HIDDEN FIGURES (PG)Set in 1961 Virginia, this fact-based drama, adapted from Margot Lee Shetterly's non-fiction book, is about three peripheral characters at NASA— mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), budding engineer Mary …

The 413
Before you say 'there's nothing to do' ...

Time sure flies when there are so many things to do. Looking to add "fun" to your list this weekend? Here's a sampling of what's on tap in the Berkshires, from film, music and more:Tonight- North Adams Makers' Mill will host Open Studios, from 5 to …

Try something new this weekend in the 413

Believe it or not, we're nearly halfway through January 2017, so what are you waiting for? There's no better time than now to get out and about and check out a new-to-you venue, band or event.Here's just a sample of what's in store through the …

McQueen to perform comedy cabaret at Firefly on Saturday

LENOX — When you ask Pittsfield native Jesse "McQueen" Adams how life's been recently, he says, "It's been a good stretch."The comedian/multimedia producer spent the past summer headlining a "Funny or Die" comedy tour and was featured last …

Enjoy live music, story slam this weekend

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope your 2017 is off to a good start.'Tis the season to be festive, to gather and be cozy, and there are plenty of opportunities to head out and about to do just that, be it joining a knitting circle, seeing a story …

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