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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Bits & Bytes: Holiday Shop, Sip & Stroll; ‘Sense & Sensibility’ at Shake & Co.; ‘Unborn Sun’ at Berkshire Botanical Garden; Tony Trischka at...

New York City-based John Gordon Gauld holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design and is a recent recipient of the Martha Boschen Porter Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Bits & Bytes: Community dialogue on racism; Lenox Land Trust conversation; ‘Love Travels Fast’; Berkshire Theatre Awards

During the presentation, Gwendolyn VanSant will address personal identity and bias and their relationship to systemic racism and cultural barriers.

REVIEW: At Shakespeare & Co., ‘Time Stands Still’ — or maybe not

The most powerful question the piece leaves with the audience is a basic one each person in the theater must face in a lifetime: How do we balance our need for love with our need for self-actualization?

REVIEW: Shake & Co.’s ‘Time Stands Still’ a solid, poignant production

“Time Stands Still” drills down to what’s most important in life. Nicole Ricciardi directs with an invisible, assured hand.

THEATRE REVIEW: Barrington Public Theater makes terrific debut with ‘Breakwater’

The play is very good; the company's production of it is very good; the acting company is very, very good.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Penny Land’ at the Mahaiwe; Shemekia Copeland at Club Helsinki Hudson; Courtney Barnett at MASS MoCA; Laroo/Byrd 4tet at American Legion...

The Laroo/Byrd 4tet is the transmutation of the husband-and-wife duo configuration of trumpeter and saxophonist Saskia Laroo and pianist Warren Byrd into a full band with bassist Rick Rozie and drummer Jocelyn Pleasant.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Hairspray’ at Berkshire School; Money School; fuel assistance concert; ‘Lovers’ Spat: Round Two’; Eleanor Roosevelt lecture

Money School is an award-winning financial independence initiative designed to create long-term safety and economic security for survivors of domestic or sexual violence.

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.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Last Wife,’ powerful tale, brilliantly acted

WAM's production won't last forever, which is a pity, for it should be seen by as many people as possible.

REVIEW: Wharton’s ‘Roman Fever’ and ‘The Fullness of Life’ at Shakespeare & Co: Sophisticated, incisive

In both dramatizations, authentic adaptation, uncluttered direction and skillful acting prevail for two acts of sophisticated storytelling.

THEATRE REVIEW: The Wharton Comedies are a must-see at Shakespeare & Company

Good one-act plays with more than one actor are becoming rare, so these are a must-see.

Business Briefs: Feigenbaum Foundation pledges $2.5m to Berkshire Museum; magazine for nonprofits; WAM Theatre announces fall production; new admissions director for Miss Hall’s; new...

The Feigenbaum Foundation is providing $2.5 million in support of the Berkshire Museum’s New Vision campaign, the largest single gift to the museum since its founding in 1903.

THEATRE REVIEW: Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself)

"Shipwrecked!...." is a fine example of how an audience can be given more than it can handle and still come out feeling all right.

Bits & Bytes: 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival; ‘The Intimate Bach;’ ‘Spamalot’ at Berkshire School; ‘Lovers’ Spat’ at Shakespeare & Co.; Talk & Listen group

“Lovers' Spat: Shakespeare's Famous Couples’ Encounters” will include scenes between Shakespearean characters Beatrice and Benedict, Oberon and Titania, Romeo and Juliet, Hermia and Lysander, Kate and Hotspur, Kate and Petruchio, Richard and Lady Anne and more.

Shakespeare & Company’s 40th anniversary season: ‘Belt-tightening’

The Tina Packer will only offer one play this year instead of three plays which has been the recent norm.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.