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The Wailers at Paradiso Amsterdam in 2018. The group will perform Thursday, Feb. 28, at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Norfolk, Conn.

Bits & Bytes: The Wailers at Infinity Hall; ‘Making Waves’ at Good Purpose Gallery; ‘Modified’ at Mason Library; spaghetti supper concert

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By Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 Life In the Berkshires

Infinity Hall to present the Wailers

Norfolk, Conn. — Infinity Music Hall & Bistro will welcome the Wailers Thursday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m.

Steered by bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett and joined in solidarity by original Wailers lead guitarist Donald Kinsey, the band also includes the new-generation talents of drummer Aston Barrett Jr., Familyman’s son; U.S.-bornlead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Josh Barrett; and background vocalist Sheema McGregor, daughter of I-Threes singer Judy Mowatt and reggae pioneer Freddie McGregor. Accompanying them onstage will be Javaughn Bond on keyboards, who has played with Stephen Marley’s son Jo Mersa Marley; and guitarist Owen “Dreadie” Reid, a former student of Familyman who also plays bass with Julian Marley’s Uprising band. From 1972 to 1980, Bob Marley and the Wailers recorded, toured and performed before millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman has carried on the mission to “keep the Wailers together” just as Marley requested.

Tickets are $44–$64. For tickets and more information, see the Berkshire Edge calendar or contact Infinity Music Hall & Bistro at (866) 666-6306.


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CATA to exhibit ‘Making Waves’ at Good Purpose Gallery

‘Birdfeeder, 2017’ by Katrina Couture. Image courtesy Community Access to the Arts

Lee — Community Access to the Arts will present the exhibit “Making Waves” Wednesday, Feb. 27, through Tuesday, April 16, at the Good Purpose Gallery. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with many of the artists in attendance.

The exhibit will feature work created by 13 CATA artists from Berkshire County Arc, Berkshire Family and Individual Resources, and Columbia County Arc in Artistic Realization Technologies painting workshops. A.R.T. is an adaptive painting technique developed by artist Tim Lefensthat allows individuals with significant physical disabilities to precisely execute their creative visions with the assistance of a tracker acting as their hands.

All works in the exhibit are professionally matted, framed and available for sale, with proceeds supporting commissions for individual artists. For more information, contact Community Access to the Arts at (413) 528-5485 or info@cataarts.org.


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Mason Library to screen ‘Modified’

Image courtesy Peas in a Pod Films Inc.

Great Barrington — The Friends of the Great Barrington Libraries will screen the documentary film “Modified” Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mason Library.

Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored around filmmaker Aube Giroux’s relationship with her mother, a gardener and food activist who battled cancer during the film’s production. Their intimate quest for answers, fueled by a shared love of food, reveals the extent to which the agribusiness industry controls food policies and makes a case for a more transparent and sustainable food system in the United States and Canada, where genetically modified organisms are not labeled on food products, despite being labeled in 64 other countries around the world.

The event is part of the Friends’ First Saturday Free Film Series and will begin with a wine and cheese social at 7 p.m. More socializing and community discussion will follow the film until 10 p.m. The film does not reflect endorsement or advocacy for any particular point of view by the library or the town of Great Barrington. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Mason Library at (413) 528-2403.


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Members of the St. Ann Church Youth Ensemble rehearsing. Photo courtesy St. Ann Church

Spaghetti supper concert to benefit St. Ann Church music programs

Lenox — Under the musical direction of Ron Ramsay, the voices of St. Ann Church will present a program of popular Italian songs, standards, and inspirational and sacred songs Friday, March 1, at 6 p.m. at the church. Following the concert, members of the congregation, led by Valarie Lanfair, will hold a spaghetti and meatball supper the church’s parish center. Proceeds from the concert and supper will benefit the St. Ann Music Fund.

The ensemble has grown in number under Ramsay’s direction and has broadened its scope, adding voices to various events including Divine Mercy Sunday at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, the ecumenical service at Lenox Apple Squeeze festival and “Twelfth Night” at St. Joseph’s Church in Pittsfield. The group was also featured last season in Lenox Living magazine.

There is a suggested donation of $10 for the concert and $15 for the concert and dinner. For tickets and more information, call St. Ann Church at (413) 637-0157.


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