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THEATER REVIEW: ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ plays at Hartford Stage through June 23

I don’t always recommend solo performances, but this one is that rare exception. It is a must see!

BUSINES BRIEFS: Norman Rockwell Museum grant; emergency response funding; health care fundraiser; virtual nonprofit town hall; UPSTREAMING launch

Nonprofits share many concerns related to COVID-19, including short- and long-term sustainability, and the desire by those not on the front lines to help in some way.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Microplastic Madness’ screening; Hotchkiss virtual concerts; climate justice teach-in

The Hotchkiss School has announced a program of weekly virtual concerts selected from 15-year collection of performances at its Katherine M. Elfers Hall.

Business Briefs: New WAM Theatre board members; Parker to head Fisher Center; Petell joins Berkshire United Way; digital marketing seminar; new BCC hires

WAM Theatre appoints of two new board members Lenox -- WAM Theatre has announced the appointment of new board members Erica Barreto and Toni Buckley. Barreto...

Bits & Bytes: Gangspil at Dewey Hall; ‘Acis and Galatea’; vegan Thanksgiving; Rotary Halloween painting

On Nov. 13, Rotary’s weekly lunch at Crissey Farm featured a presentation by Monument Mountain Regional High School art teacher Neel Webber of some of the best work in this year’s Halloween poster contest.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Influential books

When I was in seventh grade, I started reading all the books my mother told me not to read.

David Alan Miller, Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival, a tribute to social justice movements

"I think a lot of orchestras are understanding that our future—not only our survival, but our future vitality—is going to come from the way we embrace our community and engage with our community." --David Alan Miller, music director of the Albany Symphony

Bits & Bytes: Humane Race; neuropsychology lecture; veterans’ info session; prison education conference; ‘What I See’ art exhibit

The keynote address “Fateful Crossroads: The Future of College and Prison” will be given by Daniel Karpowitz, who served for 18 years as a classroom teacher, policy analyst, and national director for the Bard Prison Initiative and the Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison.

Bits & Bytes: Library mini-golf; ‘Black Citizenship in the age of Jim Crow’; Knosh & Knowledge; women in political office lecture; tree-pruning workshop

Bard College at Simon’s Rock will host the exhibit 'Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow' beginning Thursday, March 28, in the college’s Hillman-Jackson Gallery inside the Daniel Arts Center.

REVIEW: Range of jazz selections brought new definition to Fisher Center’s ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’

The film’s Expressionistic visual style of odd angular forms and dark shadows fits perfectly with the unexpected, sometimes jarring, contours of jazz, and vice versa.

REVIEW: All strings, all Hermann, all Hitchcock at Fisher Center’s ‘Psycho’ with live score

Hitchcock, believing the murder scene would be most dramatic with no music, instructed Hermann not to score it, but Hermann did anyway. When he insisted Hitchcock listen, after just a few notes, Hitchcock changed his mind (and increased Hermann’s fee).

ON THEATRE: A sublime ‘Four Quartets’ at Bard Summerscape

The entire performance is mesmerizing. Narration by actor Kathleen Chalfant and original music by Finish composer Kaija Saariaho fit perfectly with the dance.

THEATRE REVIEW: At Bard a hard-edged adaptation of ‘Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan’

A stunning new production that combines a subversive adaptation of Leonard Bernstein’s 1950 version with his nearly forgotten, full original score. Enter a “Peter Pan” for the 21st century.

Bits & Bytes: David Davis and the Warrior River Boys at Dewey Hall; migration consortium; paper marbling demo; Mass Audubon volunteer day; Voyage at...

On Friday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bennington College will host a convening of its spring 2018 consortium on forced migration, displacement and education.

Youthful challenger races around NY-19 in bid to ‘repeal and replace’ Faso

Rhodes, who exudes the boyish charm one would expect from a guy who grew up on a Bruderhof farm in Ulster County and eventually found his way to Harvard Law School, saves his best shots for the man he wants to replace: first-term Republican Rep. John Faso.

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