Wednesday, July 17, 2024

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Monica Bliss

Monica Bliss grew up in the Berkshires and now lives in New Lebanon, N.Y. with her husband, daughters, dog, and cats. She spends her time singing, acting, directing, writing, cooking, baking, and working towards social change.

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BITS & BYTES: Edward Merritt at the Turley Gallery; Sarah Martinez and Ali Gibbons at David M. Hunt Library; Literary celebration at The Clark;...

Part social practice, part painting, Merritt’s works evoke a garden formed from detritus and climate anxiety.

BITS & BYTES: Nathalie Joachim at The Clark; ‘Rent’ at The Mac-Haydn; Tina Packer at Chesterwood; Jewish Federation presents Dr. Jon Greenberg; Rainbow Seniors...

Grammy-nominated performer and composer Nathalie Joachim is a Haitian-American artist whose creative practice centers an authentic commitment to storytelling and human connectivity while advocating for social change and cultural awareness.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Levy Economics Institute welcomes Pavlina R. Tcherneva; Berkshire Bank welcomes Tracy Sicbaldi; CHP Berkshires Names Eva Sheridan; Stone House Properties names Timothy...

Tcherneva worked with the Sanders 2016 Presidential campaign after her research on inequality had garnered national attention, and in 2020, she was invited to serve on the Biden-Harris economic policy volunteer committee, during their Presidential run.

BITS & BYTES: Madou Sidiki Diabaté and Salif Bamakora at The Foundry; Ximena Bedoya The Clark; The Funky Fiber Artist at The Little Gallery;...

Experience the history, power, magic and guidance of the West African Kora with world renowned 71st-generation virtuoso Madou Sidiki Diabaté, accompanied by his longtime student Salif Bamakora.

BITS & BYTES: ‘The Comedy of Errors’ at Shakespeare & Company; Heard World Jazz at New Marlborough Meeting House; ‘Iodine’ at Adams Theater; James...

“The Comedy of Errors” is set in the seaside Vaudeville of New York City, 1912, a mystical and sometimes strange place filled with as much magic and mischief as sailors and sea captains.

BITS & BYTES: Gandini Juggling at PS21; Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes at Dottie’s; Berkshire Botanical Garden ‘Family Fridays’; Douglas Gilbert at LAPINcontemporary; CATA art show...

The nine performers share the stage with eighty oranges and seven watermelons, challenging our ideas about what contemporary juggling can be. 

BITS & BYTES: Elijah River Dion at Lauren Clark; Seven artists at Childs+Clark Gallery; Rachel Bloom at WTF; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at The...

Much of Dion’s work includes the humble metal folding chair in various positions and situations; these chairs may be empty but nevertheless have much to say.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: BB’s Hot Spot grand opening; Community Bancorp of the Berkshires elects CEO; Triplex Cinema receives grant; Barrington Stage receives grant; Seeing Rainbows...

Sip on tropical favorites like Sorrel Margaritas, Piña Coladas, and Tropical Rum Punch, expertly crafted to transport you from North Street to the islands!

BITS & BYTES: Sonny Troupé at The Clark; Wanda Houston at Berkshire Botanical Garden; Lita Williams at Williams Inn; Mill Town’s Common Ground Festival;...

No French Caribbean drummer better fuses modern jazz with traditional rhythms — don’t miss this virtuosic glimpse into the music of Guadeloupe.

BITS & BYTES: City of Pittsfield’s First Fridays; The Old Guitarist at the Congregational Church of Salisbury; The Royal Ballet at Jacob’s Pillow; Drawing...

Carty’s paintings reflect a union of his love for the Impressionists combined with his graffiti and graphic design background, and Beauregard pushes recognizable scenes into a bright, bizarre world of saturated color and mythic design.

BITS & BYTES: U.S. premiere at PS21; Daniel Adam Maltz at Ventfort Hall; Tipsy Carol at The Foundry; Clark Art free admission; Fourth of...

What better time to reflect on our own democratic institutions, whose future is in jeopardy as perhaps never before in our history, than July 4th weekend?

BITS & BYTES: Inna Zhukovsky-Zilber at TurnPark Art Space; Pat Frick and Anne Ferril at Art on Main; Shakespeare & Company Cabaret; GBPT presents...

A map of a physical and metaphysical journey, “Lost and Found” is a deeply personal and universally resonant exhibition which embraces the inevitable ebb and flow of life, understanding that some things are forever lost while others are serendipitously found.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Lee Bank transforms empty lot; Pediatric Development Center executive transition; MassMEDIC appoints Matthew Boyd; Berkshire Woodworkers Guild scholarships; Nonprofit Center hosts Nonprofit...

Lee Bank is pleased to announce the completion of the transformation of the empty lot behind its newest location at 180 South Street into a vibrant, sustainable urban green space.

BITS & BYTES: Gabrielle Senza New Marlborough Meeting House; Urban Bush Women at The Fisher Center; Afghan Female Student Outreach and Cuatro Puntos present...

Join Senza at the New Marlborough Meeting House to hear more about her experience in Antarctica and her commitment to inspire a million people to take climate action now. 

BITS & BYTES: Construct Designer Showhouse; Clown Circus at The Foundry; Chesterwood’s outdoor sculpture show; Alysha Umphress at Barrington Stage; Housatonic River Clean-up

From great halls to hallways, these talented designers have completely transformed the Gilded Age estate into a wonderland of sophistication and inspiration with each curated space.
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