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BITS & BYTES: ‘Farm and Table’ exhibit at New Marlborough Meeting House; Luiza Folegatti at Gallery 51; ‘Le prophète’ at Fisher Center; ‘The Prom’ at...

The breathtaking landscapes of farms, fields, and animals, combined with the rich opportunities for walking and hiking in New Marlborough, have ignited the inspiration for the theme"Farm and Table."

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.

THEN & NOW: The first challenge to British judicial rule in America

On August 16, 1774, a large crowd from Great Barrington and surrounding towns gathered at the court house. They blocked the doors and refused admittance to a British-appointed judge and his associates.

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. 

DATELINE STOCKBRIDGE: Words and pictures

These images tell the story of a beautiful spot and a quintessential New England village.

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.

BITS & BYTES: Jacob’s Pillow at Zion Church; Group show at Becket Arts Center; Nephew of Andy Warhol at Norman Rockwell Museum; Pride at...

"I'm excited for young people in the Berkshires to experience the magic and power of social dance across the Black cultural diaspora. Having a shared experience and education allows us to deepen our roots and learn about our legacy of connection.”

BITS & BYTES: Seo Jungmin at PS21; The Trocks at Jacob’s Pillow; Carrie Mae Weems at Bard College; Opera Lafayette and Ariana Wehr at...

Seo Jungmin creates bridges between classical Korean forms, native shamanic singing, and a cosmopolitan palette drawn from contemporary Eastern and Western vocal and percussion practices.

BITS & BYTES: Tom Chapin at The Guthrie Center; ‘The Thin Place’ at Chester Theatre; ‘A Body of Water’ at Shakespeare & Company; ‘Ulysses’...

In a career that spans six decades, 27 albums, and three Grammy awards, Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground.

BITS & BYTES: Pamyua at Bennington Theater; Center for Peace through Culture exhibition; New Marlborough Meeting House Gallery exhibition; Brandon Patrick George at Tannery...

Often described as “Inuit Soul Music,” Pamyua’s style derives from traditional melodies reinterpreted with contemporary vocalization and instrumentation.

Birds are the focus of the Great Barrington Land Conservancy’s upcoming program, including new project at McAllister Wildlife Refuge

The new bobolink monitoring program at McAllister Park is one citizen science endeavor the public is invited to learn about at the Great Barrington Land Conservancy’s (GBLC's) community program and annual meeting on Saturday, June 22.

BITS & BYTES: Aba Diop Trio at Race Brook Lodge; Kay Lerner, Pattie Lipman and John Huffaker at Art on Main; Congresswoman Nikema Williams...

The trio’s overall effect is a mesmerizing amalgam tethered to an ancient impulse while offering a current —and deeply listenable— reflection of our shared humanity.

THEN & NOW: Brookside Road Bridge

Brookside Road was previously closed in 1948 when a flood swept away an iron bridge, as shown in the photograph below.

BITS & BYTES: ‘West Side Story’ at The Mac-Haydn Theatre; PS21’s Juneteenth Celebration; NAACP Berkshire County Branch Juneteenth Celebration; Berkshire Theatre Group presents ‘Abe...

Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the greatest love story of all time, “West Side Story” follows Tony and Maria’s star-crossed struggle through a groundbreaking message that still rings true, 67 years after its creation.

BITS & BYTES: Chris Doyle at MASS MoCA; Robert Cronin at David M. Hunt Library; Jerry Taliaferro at Berkshire Museum; Harvey Wang at Yiddish...

“The Coast of Industry” is inhabited by a family of machines that have learned to work together in concert with the natural world in loops of perpetual labor. The repetition has a calming effect, and though it doesn’t expand, the system thrives.

BITS & BYTES: Antje Duvekot at The Guthrie Center; Q-MoB wellness activities for Pride; Donna Kaz at Spencertown Academy; Chris Ferrero at Egremont Garden Club;...

Antje Duvekot is the winner of the three of the top prizes for singer-songwriters including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition.