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Whose decline is more severe: Joe Biden’s or the news media’s?

The decisive problem right now isn't Joe Biden or the press; it is what is being done to the American people.

Bits & Bytes: Lucky 5 recording; holiday cabaret at Barrington Stage; Eagles Band holiday concert; family felting workshop

On the program are selections including “A Chanukah Celebration,” “Fantasia on A Hymn by Praetorius,” and a medley from “Frozen.”

Bits & Bytes: Festive Frolic; Dana Cowin at Scoville Library; ‘Christmas at Trinity’; Jewish music talk; Lenox Historical Society open house

The Park Square tree lighting ceremony will take place Friday at 6 p.m. and include carols performed by the Taconic High School chorus and hot chocolate provided by Patrick’s Pub.

Bits & Bytes: Community dialogue on racism; Lenox Land Trust conversation; ‘Love Travels Fast’; Berkshire Theatre Awards

During the presentation, Gwendolyn VanSant will address personal identity and bias and their relationship to systemic racism and cultural barriers.

Business Briefs: Thaddeus Clapp House opening; Berkshire Housing Summit; new Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA CEO; downtown Pittsfield trick or treat; BCC staff changes

The Berkshire County Board of Realtors will hold the second annual Berkshire Housing Summit Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. at the Berkshire Hills Country Club.

REVIEW: ‘American Underground’ at Barrington Stage Company sometimes compelling, sometimes wobbly

“American Underground” creates a Trumpian dystopia of horrific proportion and triggers visceral, primitive reactions that are startling.

THEATRE REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s ‘American Underground’ is powerful, important and necessary

The reality it projects is close at hand and I witness its growth every morning on my TV. See it!

CONNECTIONS: Recalling an era of political decency

Ruberto was unconflicted about what his job was. He was an elected official and to him, that meant a servant of the people: a worker for the common good.

Business Briefs: Berkshire Trendsetter Awards; Downtown Pittsfield fall cleanup; cultural council deadline; home-buying seminar; Flying Cloud board members

In accordance with Mass Cultural Council guidelines, a deadline of Tuesday, Oct. 15, has been set for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants for 2020 that support cultural activities in the community.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Hold These Truths’; Berkshire Fermentation Festival; Juilliard String Quartet; ‘Inventing the Opera House’

The Berkshire Fermentation Festival will feature hourly demonstrations and talks on such topics as chocolate, cider, the gut microbiome and more.

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Art Walk; Berkshire South gala; Art in the Barn; ‘Time After Time’; Greenwoods Puppet Festival

Featuring the theme “Come Fly With Me,” Berkshire South Regional Community Center's annual gala will honor Bobbie Hallig as this year’s Edwin A. Jaffe Award winner.

Business Briefs: ‘The Barrington Stage Experience’; cannabis certification; RSYP apprenticeships; Salisbury Bank donates to CDC; Place Corps at Hawthorne Valley

Berkshire Community College is launching a one-year cannabis certificate program designed to provide students with skills and knowledge to work professionally in the areas of cannabis cultivation, processing, preparation, retail and outreach.

REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s ‘Fall Springs’ is a cartoon, and not a good one

There is a cautionary environmental tale in 'Falls Springs,' and highfalutin moral lessons, too, but it’s all played so broadly, it’s just plain silly.

THEATRE REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s ‘Fall Springs’ is dramatically funny and amusingly serious

Is it worth your time and money? It most certainly is! It will make you think, which is not always the case with a musical show.

REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s ‘If I Forget’ sophisticated but only half way there

With a plot this rich, expectations for what happens run high, but Act 2, set six months later, sadly disappoints.

THEATRE REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s superb ‘If I Forget’ is a theatrical gem

When history and religious background lead the intellectual way to drama and all the factors work perfectly—as they do in this fine play—all we have to do is sit back and let the characters take us where they must.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.