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Sheffield recycles

I applaud everyone who is part of Sheffield’s collective commitment to recycling and reuse. In doing so, money is saved, jobs are supported, and our solid-waste footprint is hopefully reduced as smart environmental choices are made daily.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Acis y Galatea’; marionettes at Ventfort Hall; ‘The Spirit of Giving Illustrated’; West Stockbridge Chamber Players concert; Williams astronomer to observe...

xArtwork on view includes Norman Rockwell’s “Christmas Trio,” in which a bundled-up group of Dickensian carolers and musicians give the gift of music

Bits & Bytes: Schumacher lectures; ‘Baroque Splendor’; FODfest 2019; papercrafting workshops; reading group proposal call

FODfest concerts are a living demonstration of the power of music to connect people, generating a sense of community and often serving as a call to action for individuals and communities to discover common ground.

Bits & Bytes: Founders Day at Norman Rockwell Museum; ‘The Mystical 16’; rainforest music, culture at Race Brook Lodge; RSYP block party; Alastair McIntosh...

The twin brothers will speak and present songs, stories and movement, and will answer questions about the indigenous ways and traditions of their Amazon culture.

Bits & Bytes: Grain Thief at the Egremont Barn; ‘Concerto delle Donne’; Mastheads reading

Most likely the first of their gender as women performing together, Concerto delle Donne revolutionized the role of women in professional music.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Sound of the Trumpet’; ‘A Pilgrimage of Hope’; Clark on Haydn; ‘Decision Height’ at Miss Hall’s

In her talk, Caryl Clark will provide a window into the breadth and greatness of Haydn’s work: his music as well as the changing social, cultural and political spheres in which he studied and worked.

Bits & Bytes: Tom Gold Dance at Turn Park; Naumkeag garden party; ‘The Real Story’ at the Mahaiwe; Greg Farley at the Egremont Barn;...

The Afternoon Garden Party at Naumkeag will take place in Fletcher Steele and Mabel Choate’s historic and recently restored gardens and feature garden-inspired libations, locally sourced bites, live music and performances, sweeping views of the Berkshires and more.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Art of the Hills’; Mary Berry on supporting farmers; ‘Laudate Pueri Dominum’; Berkshire Pride Festival; Mass Audubon Family Fun Day

In her talk at St. James Place, Mary Berry will address the topics of what it will take for farmers to be able to afford to farm well, and how to become a culture that supports good farming and land use.

Bits & Bytes: Halloween double feature; ‘Through Truth We Triumph;’ Naumkeag haunted house; pumpkin decorating; ‘Transitions’ at Hotchkiss

'Through Truth We Triumph' will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther with music and words in settings of German Renaissance and Baroque motets, choruses and chorales.

REVIEW: John Myer’s ‘Paintings in Song,’ a triumphant collaboration between Crescendo and Rockwell

Mr. Myers, a professor of music, electronic arts, and cultural studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, based his piece on nine paintings by Norman Rockwell, including the iconic “Four Freedoms.”

Bits & Bytes: ‘Visions of America in Art and Song;’ WAM to restage ‘Emilie…;’ Lenox in 10Best; CoA luncheon; youth poetry workshop

The town of Lenox has been included in USA TODAY’s annual 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest.

Crescendo’s ‘Paintings in Song’: Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedoms’ set to music

President Roosevelt had to deal with plenty of dissent and resistance in his day. Nevertheless, the values he articulated in his 1941 speech have, until very recently, been recognized as fundamental American values, and there’s never been a more appropriate time to affirm them.

Bits & Bytes: ‘In Dulci Jubilo;’ the Nerd Magician; Girls Ensemble auditions; first day hike at Olana

All members of the 2017 Girls Ensemble will be invited to attend the International Schools Theatre Association conference in Atlanta in March at no cost.

Bits & Bytes: Albert Cummings to record live album; ‘A Christmas Carol’ auditions; ‘Clay Politics’ discussion; Egremont FD steak dinner; ‘The Effects of Music”...

During her talk, Crescendo founder Christine Gevert will present an overview of the latest scientific findings about music and choral singing.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; Festival of Books; Vishtèn at the Guthrie Center; Crescendo auditions; cemetery walk

The Festival of Books will feature a giant used book sale, two days of author discussions and readings, and a children’s program.

St. James Place: Soon, a downtown cultural and civic center

What started as a heartfelt attempt to save the structure from possible destruction has morphed into a major cultural and civic center that will have activities seven days a week, all year long.

Bits & Bytes: Crescendo holiday concert; Star Wars marathon; Swing Dance Night

The Ramsdell Public Library at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic, Mass., will host a Star Wars movie marathon featuring the three original Star Wars films on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 30 and 31.
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