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THE OTHER SIDE: The Supremes

Born to segregated white America, it was no wonder that for so many weaned on 1950s "Father Knows Best" delusions, The Supremes, with the words of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Edward Jr. Holland, offered a far more accurate assessment of what life was really like.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Microplastic Madness’ screening; Hotchkiss virtual concerts; climate justice teach-in

The Hotchkiss School has announced a program of weekly virtual concerts selected from 15-year collection of performances at its Katherine M. Elfers Hall.

Celebrating the bounty at Berkshire Grown’s 21st annual Harvest Supper

Regardless of what chef Josh Irwin makes for the Harvest Supper, it will utilize in-season produce grown on the premises of his restaurant or gleaned from a cache of about five local farmers he tries to support as much as possible.

Bits & Bytes: Trade Secrets; Escher String Quartet at the Mahaiwe; Ben Brantley at Salisbury Forum; ‘Henry V’ at Austen Riggs; adult/child tennis tournament

Championed by the Emerson String Quartet, the Escher String Quartet has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia.

Bits & Bytes: Bridgman-Packer Dance at PS21; ‘Unstructured Structures’ at Hotchkiss; Tyler Street Lab call for art

The Video Playground is an interactive installation that allows participants to create their own video magic by playing with time, scale, juxtaposition and shadow.

Memorial reception for Samya Rose Stumo

We invite everyone who cared about our daughter, Samya Rose Stumo, to a reception in her honor, Saturday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Samya Stumo, who grew up in Sheffield, dies in Ethiopia plane crash

Stumo, who grew up on a farm in Sheffield, was a 2015 graduate of UMass Amherst and had received a master’s degree in global health from the University of Copenhagen.

Hungry Berkshires students want food: Mother of one of them says, ‘Gopher it’

Kim Widener knew that starting a GrubHub-style service in places like Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and Litchfield County, Connecticut, would be daunting. The area simply lacks the critical mass of empty stomachs needed to make an urban and suburban business model viable.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Outspoken’ at Hotchkiss; ‘Southern Berkshires Though Time’ at Mason Library; free tax prep at senior center; Crystal Products of the...

On Saturday, Jan. 12, The Mason Library will host a PowerPoint presentation and talk by local historian and Edge contributor Gary Leveille about his new book 'Southern Berkshires Through Time.'

Bits & Bytes: Young Choreographers Initiative; Yuletide Festival; Estes at Salisbury Forum; swing dancing at Dewey Hall

The Young Choreographers Initiative performance explores issues that matter most to the students, including sexual assault, consent and explorations of gender.

Business Briefs: Summer pop-up gallery; Dr. Alsdorf joins CHP; Massachusetts Nonprofit Network issues census report; Salisbury Bank awards scholarships

Dr. Stephen A. Alsdorf has joined the primary care staff at Community Health Programs in Great Barrington.

Bits & Bytes: Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare; SoupFest; Hotchkiss photography exhibit; CoA luncheon

SoupFest incorporates soup tastings, appetizers, desserts, a cash bar, a silent auction and raffles with all proceeds given to area soup kitchens and food pantries.

Judge spikes lawsuit, dismisses allegations of improper police interference in Sheffield woman’s death

Dobson's civil case alleges that Fred Weller, the intoxicated driver who killed his daughter, would have been in jail if not for the interference of a small-town police department in nearby Monroe that was using Weller, now 40, as a drug informant. Great Barrington lawyer Ira Kaplan, one of the Dobson's attorneys, confirmed that a notice of appeal has been filed with the Connecticut Appellate Court.

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.

Bits & Bytes: CATA at Mass. State House; Michael Musillami Trio +2 at Hotchkiss School; Relay for Life wrap-up; ‘Double Vision: Artists Who Instagram’

The Moving Company is a mixed-ability dance company featuring dancers with disabilities as well as dancers who have been classically trained.

Bits & Bytes: Columbia County Fair; ‘Melissa’s Choice’; #EmpowerYouthAgainstHate; ‘First Saturday Free Films;’ origami workshop

'Melissa’s Choice' premiered in 2015 at the Lion Theatre in New York City and was most recently was produced by the University of North Texas with a panel supported by the ACLU.

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