Berkshire Symphony offers a parade of student talent

WILLIAMSTOWN - One of the pleasures of Tanglewood is hearing and seeing students get excited about classical music. The Berkshire Symphony's season-ending concert Friday night packed that kind of punch.Four Williams College student soloists, along …

Players in Cabinet become players on stage

LONDON — Coming soon to the West End and Broadway stage: Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Tom Price and Scott Pruitt.Four key players in President Donald Trump's new administration are central characters in a "verbatim play," boiled down from …

New CD proves Willie Nelson hasn't lost his touch

Willie's back, thank goodness. "God's Problem Child" (Legacy Recordings) is Willie Nelson's first CD of completely new material in three years, and his advanced age (Don't look now, he turns 84 on April 29) hasn't dulled his pen, his voice, or his …

Theater
Past is prologue in ‘An Iliad’

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 …

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 …

Arts
Berkshire Theatre Group adds 'Travels with a Masked Man'

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Theatre Group has added John Hadden's "Travels With a Masked Man" to its On the Stage series at The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St.The performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. on June 18. "Travels With a Masked Man" is a …

"Beautiful - The Carole King Musical" tells a "remarkable" life story

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Playwright Douglas McGrath, the book writer for "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical" playing Proctors Theatre beginning Tuesday, feels that most people take the subject of his musical biography for granted. In a …

Singer-actress Sally-Jane Heit gives Berkshire Music School a lift

PITTSFIELD — On Friday evening, the Berkshire Music School welcomes friend, supporter and renowned local actress Sally-Jane Heit in her latest one-woman show, "My Alternative Facts of Life." The show — comprising what Heit describes as …

Movies
"The Lost City of Z' is a drama with now-ness and punch

Modest and majestic at once, the films of James Gray patiently burrow their way into the souls of their characters and, maybe, into you. Gray is painterly and exacting — some might say to a fault. But his movies' revelations are complex and …

"Gifted" simply doesn't add up

There are several positive factors in the mixed equation that is "Gifted," starring Chris Evans and the appealing 10-year-old Mckenna Grace: A brilliant and precocious yet sweetly empathetic young girl. A devoted and decidedly hunky father figure. …

The 413
Grab your dancing shoes for a weekend full of live music

Happy almost Earth Day and weekend, people!In addition to community clean-ups and digging gardens, you can dig a local band, theatrical performance or art show among the myriad activities planned for the weekend. Here's our weekly sample of what's …

Live music fills the Berkshires this weekend

Another weekend is upon us, and it's hopping with happenings.From film to music, parties with a purpose and an ice cream social, there seems to be something for everyone to enjoy. Here's just a sample of what's in store: ONGOING- If you missed the …

Berkchique, Design Lab and more this weekend in the Berkshires

Happy almost weekend! The weather's getting warmer and the spring lineup of entertainment is also heating up. Here's a sample of what's on deck throughout the county:ONGOING- The Berkchique pop-up boutique fashion event returns this weekend, at …

High Mud Comedy fest, live music on tap for the Berkshires this weekend

Whatever the weather, there's still plenty to do and see in the Berkshires this weekend. Whether you're into music or dance, art or comedy, there's surely something fun for everyone. Here's just a taste of what's on tap:ONGOING- The Barn at The …

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