Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

NEW YORK — Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.Fox spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer confirmed his death Thursday. Fox …

People: Nick Cannon welcomes new baby boy

Nick Cannon welcomes new baby boyThe "America's Got Talent" host posted a picture of himself Wednesday on Instagram holding son Golden "Sagon" Cannon. He writes in the caption, "No matter how hard the world may hit you, God always reminds us of our …

Kimmel: Trump will be mentioned at Oscars - how much? Wait and see

LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Kimmel says he never really wanted to host the Academy Awards."If anything, what I wanted is for people to publicly say that I should be the host and that it's an outrage that I am not the host, but then to not actually …

Theater
Mahaiwe adds three headliners to season schedule

GREAT BARRINGTON — Concerts by two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster, song stylist Michael Feinstein and the world music band Pink Martini have been added to Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center's lineup.. The venue also will collaborate with …

Readings track flip side of love at Shakespeare & Company

LENOX — Hot on the heels of Valentine's Day, Shakespeare & Company aims to take a heated look at the flip side of romantic bliss.In "Lovers' Spat — Shakespeare's Famous Couples Encounters," some of the Bard's most iconic characters …

A summer of fun, mischief and food for thought at Berkshire Theatre Group

PITTSFIELD — Music, comedy and some food for thought are in store this summer at Berkshire Theatre Group's Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and Fitzpatrick Main Stage and Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge.It's a season, BTG CEO and artistic …

Arts
At the Clark, Beethoven times five

WILLIAMSTOWN - "It was love at first rehearsal," is how cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park explain it.Practice makes wedlock. The couple met in Spain in 2000, played their first recital together in Korea in 2001, were married in 2007 …

At Barrington Stage, 10 new plays; one 'new' space

PITTSFIELD — The sixth edition of Barrington Stage Company's 10x10 New Play Festival begins Thursday at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center at 36 Linden St., where it will be running through March 5. The building, a former VFW …

Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble wins first Grammy

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble have won their first-ever Grammy Award. Their new album, "Sing Me Home," won a Grammy for Best World Music Album.The award was presented off-camera before the Grammy Awards telecast Sunday night.The album …

Movies
Film Clips: What's playing in the Berkshires this week

Over the course of five decades, a lovable dog who is reincarnated as multiple canines develops an unbreakable bond with a young boy and keeps reentering his life as he matures. 2 hours. BMFIFTY SHADES DARKER (R)As Christian and Ana rebuild their …

Peele turns focus to directing in 'Get Out'

LOS ANGELES — Jordan Peele is "kind of done" with performing.While that might be a dagger in the hearts of fans who came to know and love Peele as an uncannily calm Barack Obama, the endlessly annoying Meegan or any of the other characters he …

The 413
Sam Cohen to perform at Mass MoCA

NORTH ADAMS — Singer-songwriter Sam Cohen recalled growing up in the '90s in Texas "listening to Nirvana, Guns N' Roses, all the basic people on the radio." But, he said, when he got his first guitar at age 12, his interests expanded and some …

The 413: 10X10 Real Art Party, live music and Mardi Gras fun fill out Berkshire weekend

Happy last weekend of February, dear readers! The sun has been shining and springtime is in sight, but there are plenty of joys to still be found in winter, like night skiing and snowshoe hikes, and plenty of live performance to liven up the …

Dance your winter blues away with HOME BODY

North Adams — The darkest, most hopeless point of the New England winter has come. So it's time to DANCE! Head to the North Adams Elks Lodge on Saturday to get your endorphins flowing with HOME BODY, the Greenfield-based fever-pop duo known …

The 413: Celebrate your Valentine with love-themed fun in the Berkshires

Valentine's Day. Whether this holiday makes your heart flutter or want to retch, it can still be a great excuse to get out and do something fun for yourself, for your special someone, or celebrate with those you love.There are plenty of options in …

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