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PREVIEW: Roger Daltrey with KT Tunstall at Tanglewood on June 22

You can expect great songs and a lot of spontaneity, because that is the way Daltrey likes it. "I’m out there to have a good time," he promised Billboard.

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: Berkshire Pulse summit, performance; Alice Hoffman at Knosh & Knowledge; Tigue at Simon’s Rock; Cynthia Wick at BBG; Cantilena Chamber Choir...

The Brooklyn-based trio of Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody makes their own blend of instrumental minimalism while opening up the possibilities of instrumentation through commissioning and collaboration.

Bits & Bytes: Yo-Yo Ma’s Day of Action; ‘Green Inspiration’ art exhibit; ‘Bouquet of Baroque Concertos’; Laurel Hill Day; ‘A Movable Feast’ art tour

Bach Project’s Day of Action to be held at First Street Common Pittsfield -- Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project, in partnership with Hancock Shaker Village, will...

Bits & Bytes: Whiskey Treaty Roadshow album release; Cantilena Chamber Choir gala concert; ‘Shimmering Flowers’ at Berkshire Botanical Garden; ‘The Civil War Ballroom’;...

Based in New York City, Nancy Lorenz incorporates techniques from traditional Asian crafts, drawing on her years spent living in Japan and a 35-year career as a contemporary abstract painter.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood: Women helping women reach for the stars

While I am too young to attend meetings, I have been involved in various social functions and fundraisers for P.E.O. I’ve known all the members for a while, and I have shared a great connection as if I were a sister, too.

Bits & Bytes: Live Out Loud conference; Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert; ‘Nature Narratives’ at BBG; Cathcart, Klein on philosophy; Blue Art Show

Special guests the Urban Choral Arts Society from Baltimore, Maryland, will make a return appearance at the Cantilena Chamber Choir concert, and Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered in poems and speeches.

Bits & Bytes: Edith Wharton Writers-in-Residence; ‘Cool Sounds A Cappella’; ‘Berkshire Splendor’ at Stockbridge Library; carbon discussion at GreenDrinks

“Berkshire Splendor: The Great Estates of the Berkshires" will offer a glimpse of the past, present, and future of the interiors and exteriors of the Berkshires’ mansions, the architects who designed and built them, and the families who lived in them.

Bits & Bytes: Handmade Holiday Festival; the Wiyos at Club Helsinki Hudson; Hawthorne Valley Yuletide Fair; ‘Christmas at Trinity’

The concert will include Russian sacred music for Christmas by Tchaikovsky; traditional carols; and some new settings of old favorites by Ola Gjeilo and Stephen Paulus for chorus, harp and oboe.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Music and Art of the Sistine Chapel’; ‘Talking With Teens’ workshop; ‘Should the U.S. be Privatizing War?’; ‘On the Fly’ story...

The Talking With Teens event, videos and ongoing parent support group is part of a collaborative effort to support parents and caregivers who help teenagers navigate through adolescence.

A new way to party: Daniel’s Art Party at Simon’s Rock

“One of the main objectives of the festival is to include and engage the audience in new and exciting ways – and to include the wider Berkshire community.” --- Sandy Cleary, director of the Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon’s Rock

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: ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’; Bob Dylan talk; Women’s Running Race; letter carriers’ food drive

Each year the proceeds from the Women's Running Race go directly to agencies that provide services for women.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Martin Luther King in This Time’; 37 Interlaken open house; Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service; Dugway at Lenox...

The Urban Choral Arts Society is a combined choir of youth and adults dedicated to improving the achievement and esteem of Baltimore-area youth through music and cultural arts.

Bits & Bytes: ‘World’s Greatest Christmas Carols;’ Everton Sylvester at Club Helsinki Hudson; ‘Heart of a Dog’ at Mason Library; Berkshire Amistad to seeks...

'World's Greatest Christmas Carols' is the final event in the yearlong celebration of Lenox’s 250th anniversary and will end with the premiere of the “Lenox Suite” for piano, violin and choir by Moshe Knoll.

Bits & Bytes: Elaine Gunn tribute; BPL staged reading; Robert Shaw film; ‘Travels With Satan’; poetry slam at The Mount

In his talk, John Demos will discuss the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting from the Middle Ages to the present day and his long engagement with the topic.

Bits & Bytes: 37 Interlaken open house; Beatles music concert; ‘King David in Words and Music;’ ‘The Droll’ staged reading; patient safety talk

Organized by Boston University music professor Dr. Jeremy Yudkin, the Beatles music concert will feature musicians from the Berkshires and beyond recreating all the songs on the album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.'

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