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DATELINE STOCKBRIDGE: On running for Stockbridge town moderator, a first step into politics

It sure does take a village to run one little campaign, and every kind word and helping hand was appreciated. Thank you.

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: Lights for Liberty gatherings; Aston Magna on Rubens; ‘The Tricky Part’ at Ancram Opera House; Williams College at solar eclipse in...

Guest director Richard Savino will present the music that influenced the art of Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Art of Fugue’ at the Mahaiwe; Posh Picnic at Tanglewood; wild foods at Green Drinks; Ascher on Russian Jewish immigrants;...

Along with Elizabeth Orenstein, Rosemary Wessel will lead an interactive conversation and demonstration of how to use invasive plant species and common weeds as food.

Bits & Bytes: Lucien Aigner Day; Aston Magna opening; Orion editor to address graduates

The famed photojournalist Lucien Aigner called Great Barrington home for over 55 years. Aigner grew up in what is modern-day Slovakia.

PREVIEW: Aston Magna’s 46th season in the Berkshires

If you are one of those persnickety early-music aficionados who accept nothing less than perfection, then Aston Magna is your favorite band.

MUSIC: Audacious, contemplative Mozart by Aston Magna

Eric Hoeprich’s basset clarinet sung with exquisite clarity and depth in the Clarinet Quintet, K. 581. All through the piece, his perfectly calibrated, whizzing arpeggios and fluttering thirds resonated like mellow love-calls through the ensemble.

Sex, dance and Repression Delicto opens Aston Magna Festival

In so many ways, Daniel Stepner and his band made early music new again.

Aston Magna opens 45th season with ‘Music for Forbidden Dances’

The program blends the magic of tango, chacanas and sarabands – tracing the dance forms’ origins in Latin America from baroque times to the present -- with early music selections that are the hallmark of Aston Magna.

Aston Magna’s captivating performances of baroque ‘Love and Lamentation’

The Aston Magna players know what their performances should sound like before they play music that hasn’t been heard in hundreds of years.

Bits & Bytes: GB Heritage Day; ‘Fiorello;’ Aston Magna opening weekend; ‘Ami and Tami’ at Berkshire Museum; ‘the Longest Day;’ storage for Sheffield Farmers’...

Bring one or two damaged but repairable items to the Repair Café in Pittsfield (Mass.) to be fixed for free by neighborhood volunteers.

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.

Bits & Bytes: Music & More; rare books; Great Barrington literary tour; Alford town history; Behold! New Lebanon; BerkCirque

The Lenox Library’s Distinguished Lecture Series will host an antiquarian book “road show” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 20.

Harold Lewin, 85, founder of Music & More

Harold was a multi-faceted musician ... A kindred spirit -- someone who loved bringing great music to life more than merely putting on flashy performances -- he was an authentic inspirational model." -- Daniel Stepner, Artistic Director of Aston Magna Festival.
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