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Encore! Billy Collins

Billy Collins is surely the most popular American poet since Robert Frost. We are pleased to offer an encore column of his wonderful work.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Art That Speaks’ at Fuel; Radius Playwrights Festival submissions; ‘Mass. Cast’ at Schantz Galleries; library deliveries; ‘People Paintings’ at Camphill Ghent

Berkshire Playwrights Lab is calling for submissions for its third annual Radius Playwrights Festival, which features five or six new, short plays created by playwrights who live within a 50-mile radius of Great Barrington.

Bits & Bytes: Bernstein piano recital; ‘Opera as Opera’; barbershop quartet concert

Though not listed in the original program, a review of the concert indicated that, for an encore, Bernstein played 'a shot of boogie-woogie.'

Bits & Bytes: Independence Day at Shakespeare & Company; Terry a la Berry at Lenox Library; blood drive at Camphill Ghent

Shakespeare & Company artists and special guests from the community including U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield; Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli​, D-Lenox; and Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will read the Declaration of Independence as part of Shakespeare & Company's Fourth of July celebration.

Bits & Bytes: Daniel’s Art Party; CATA art book; ‘Battle of the Bartenders’; Voodoo Orchestra at Club Helsinki Hudson; ‘Backdoor Poetry’ art exhibit

The book "You Can't Replace Yourself” draws from 25 years of poems, paintings and drawings created in Community Access to the Arts' weekly arts workshops.

Bits & Bytes: Railroad Street Youth Project awards scholarships; ‘Hamilton’s Women’ at Ventfort Hall; ‘Complementary Eloquence;’ Berkshire Theatre Awards

Railroad Street Youth Project's Railroad Street Youth Student Empowerment scholarship provides an opportunity for students to explore their after-high school options.

Bits & Bytes: Annual winter lecture; ‘Lenox Through the Years;’ Dead of Winter Jam; Robert D. Kaplan at Stockbridge Library; Drucker, Cooper at Camphill...

In “Earning the Rockies,” author Robert D. Kaplan undertakes a cross-country journey to recapture an appreciation of American geography often lost in the jet age.

Bits & Bytes: ‘God’s Trombones’; Gospel Gang Christmas concert; Dept. of Children & Families toy delivery; ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Camphill Ghent; merit award...

Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D–Lenox, worked with the Department of Children and Families' central office to secure a truck and company to deliver toys from Boston to the departments Pittsfield office on Thursday.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Selected Shorts’ at the Mahaiwe; ‘Billi’ at St. Francis Gallery; Pete Seeger tribute; letter-writing talk; Artful Hike at Olana; poetry at...

Katherine Grandjean's research explores early English colonization and the encounter with Native peoples, as well as the origins of American violence.

Bits & Bytes: Dog Film Festival; ‘Displaced Persons’ talk; ‘Jazz for Justice;’ ‘Horses and Hikers for Healing;’ Patrick Stolfo exhibit

Nw York Times reporter Joseph Berger was born in Russia in 1945, spent the postwar years in displaced persons camps in Germany and, after immigrating to the U.S., grew up in Manhattan and the Bronx.

Bits & Bytes: Truck Day; Writers Read; paint & oil collection; Petrichor album release; new website for BNRC; Camphill Ghent tribute orchard

Truck Day will feature more 40 vehicles such as dump trucks, bulldozers, snow groomers, 18-wheelers, snowmobiles, police cars, and fire trucks for children to look at, climb on, sit in.

Bits & Bytes: Lecture by audio expert Edgar Choueiri; ‘From the Garden: Still Life’ art exhibit; cellist David Gibson at Camphill Ghent; Pittsfield Repair...

Children attending Berkshire Museum’s summer programs and activities will learn about growing and harvesting vegetables.

Bits & Bytes: Shakespeare 400th celebration; GBFG Earth Day; Magical Strings at Camphill Ghent; Gospelfest 2016; beekeeping workshop; floral design demonstration; Litchfield Jazz Camp...

Great Barrington Fairgrounds' Community Garden Project will connect people of all levels of expertise and income by providing access to the resources, skills, and information necessary to grow their own food.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Fiddler OFF the Roof;’ Williams interfaith conference; Monument Girls Write On; Matt Tannenbaum book talk; Robert Kopelson in Egremont; Hotchkiss one-acts;...

Bishop Gene Robinson is an advocate for full rights and marriage equality for gay, bisexual, and transgender people at the state, national and international levels.

Bits & Bytes: Fuel assistance concert; BTCF application deadline; Wintergreen at Berkshire Museum; Williams to support Mt. Greylock; Eugene Drucker at Camphill Ghent

Williams College has announced that it will form a $5 million fund to support the Mount Greylock Regional School District’s capital needs.

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