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International Film Festival: The Berkshire County connection

"Cold Wallet" Production Manager Lizzy Aspenlieder Aspenlieder described the Berkshire International Film Festival as “a melting pot for some of the most talented artists in the world.” “There is something for everyone at this festival,” she said. “It doesn’t get any better than this.”

CONNECTIONS: Women of ‘The Buccaneers’

Oscar Wilde defined it as “A time when single women seek husbands and married women hide from their husbands.”

Abbott Combes III, 98, of Northfield, Vermont, formerly of Pittsfield

He was also known for his gentlemanly manners, proper decorum, sense of humor, strong opinions, fondness of Cuba Libres and impromptu recitations of Robert Service ballads.

Uncle Sam’s policy of Fickle Friendship: Two test cases

With a friend like the United States, what freedom-loving people – from the native tribes of New England to the self-liberated people of the Philippines – needed an enemy?

REVIEW: Compañía Irene Rodriquez steams at Jacob’s Pillow

Through the vehicle of dance, Jacob’s Pillow is expanding our understanding of peoples, cultures, perspectives and dance itself, and leading us to ask deeper questions about our own beliefs and preconceptions.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Cuba in Changing Times;’ Don Wynn at Neumann Fine Art; innovation prize for Behold! New Lebanon; pianist Benjamin Hochman concert

On Sunday, November 15 the Schumacher Center for a New Economics will present Cuban author Rafael Hernández for a talk entitled “Cuba in Changing Time.”

Gladys Carbo Flower, 80, of Stockbridge, Cuban / American singer and composer

She became a self-made business woman and in the 1970’s purchased the front of the 1884 building on Main Street, Stockbridge, where she opened “Woffin’s Corner,” her very own, singularly unique and first-of-its-kind in the Berkshire’s, European toy shop.

A Cuba journal: Cuba enters a new era, with evolving identity

I hope the Cuban government will regulate the speed and degree of change. Perhaps some kind of Socialist/Capitalist model will emerge. Something uniquely Cuban.

Theater review: ‘Golem of Havana’ not ready for primetime — yet

This show at Barrington Stage has great potential. I enjoyed it and would gladly see new editions of it as it grows. I hope it grows.
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