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REVIEW: Energy to spare — The TMC Orchestra and Shostakovich Fill the Shed with Sound and Drama

Despite its year-to-year changing membership, this orchestra is reliably distinguished by energy, enthusiasm, and responsiveness, along with technical polish and precision.

Illuminating the Hidden Forest, Chapter 3: Ancestor trees

Oaks, in my mind, are tall, strong guardians, thoughtfully dropping their heavy acorns, deliberate and wise.

A new twist on an old Passover recipe: ‘Ramp matzo brei’

Ramp Matzo Brei is a modern variant for Jewish households with access to a New England forest. Ramps are a wild onion.

Bits & Bytes: ‘A Rossini Extravaganza!’; ‘Picture This’ at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary; ‘Bears in the Berkshires’; senior balance classes

In his 45-minute talk at Dewey Hall, Max Galdos-Shapiro will dive into the natural history and current status of the American black bear.

Bits & Bytes: BCC to dedicate field; Sister City Jazz Ambassadors at Old Parish Church; ‘Forest Revelations’ at 510 Warren Street Gallery; Kenro and...

The Sister City Jazz Ambassadors are a dedicated group of professional New Orleans-style jazz musicians based in Pittsfield.

Bits & Bytes: 413Heart Music & Arts Festival; Berkshire South fundraiser; Goldstein on Russian cuisine; ‘The Critical Role of River Keepers’; Newberger at the...

Berkshire South Regional Community Center will host its annual fundraising gala Friday, Aug. 17, at which it will honor Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox.

‘Tubby the Tuba’ sings in the Berkshire Hills

Berkshire Music School treated children from four Berkshire County primary schools to a performance of the classic, “Tubby the Tuba.”

Bits & Bytes: ‘Viva La Femme!’ at L’Atelier Berkshires; ‘Berkshire Supergenerians’; ‘In Process with Zoe Scofield’; filmmaking talk

“Berkshire Supergenerians: A Forum for Seniors” is geared toward people in their 60s to their 90s; those concerned about aging well; and those who provide health, wellness and medical services to an older population.

Bits & Bytes: Botanical Garden art show; ‘Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley;’ ‘Real People, Real Stories;’ Pajama Night at Lenox Library; Olga Dunn Dance...

At the Lenox Library pajama night stories will be read by Lenox Board of Selectmen Chairman David Roche, Lenox Public Schools superintendent Timothy Lee, the Bookstore proprietor Matt Tannenbaum, Lenox Community Center youth services coordinator Michelle Messana and Lenox Library youth librarian Katie Wallick.

Business Briefs: Williams College Museum of Art receives gift; new CHP board officers; mobile banking campaign; new agent for Berkshire Property Agents

The collection from Eli and Carolyn Newberger includes works created by more than 15 different cultures including the Ashanti, Bamana, Baule, Bobo, Dogon, Igbo, Mossi, Peul, Senufo and Yoruba people.

Welcome to Real Estate Friday!

Several new stories this week for your reading pleasure in The Edge Real Estate section: Property of the Week – We highlight the Gen....

Buttons for Obama 

How ever could I have imagined that one day I would celebrate in Africa the inauguration of our first African American president?

DANCE: Souleymane Badolo and the spirit of our ancestors

Driving home from Jacob's Pillow, we reflected on our own roots, including those we laid down in Africa, the ways that we are pulled from them, and how we can sustain their truths within the complexity of our own modern realities.

Joey’s Generosity: Three Sweet Memories

Eli and Carolyn Newberger in a tribute to their friend, Joseph Silverstein, former concertmaster and conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, who died this past weekend.

Tanglewood Fellows’ resplendent 75th anniversary festival

We acknowledge with gratitude the elevation, understanding, and joy that the following, selected young artists have brought to us this summer.

TANGLEWOOD: Knights errant ride again at Ozawa Hall

Concertmaster Colin Jacobsen led the string ensemble with a vivid sense of texture and rhythm, summoning glorious solos, duets, and trios from violins, violas, and cellos.

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