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THEATER REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s production of ‘Boeing Boeing’ plays at the Boyd-Quinson Stage through August 3

Everyone should let themselves go, see the show (forget it is called a farce—just think comedy), and laugh as much as you can. That is what it is for: laughter, a much-needed commodity in this peculiar time we are living in.


In fact, the wing keeps on shifting some of its paintings, which gives museumgoers a chance to see pieces of the immense collection that the Met has been warehousing for years.

Robert Fuster Sr., 75, of Lenox

In 1992, he founded the Berkshire Humane Society in response to the decision of the MSPCA to close its Berkshire County shelter operation.

Shakespeare & Co. dedicates season to one of its founders, Dennis Krausnick, actor, playwright, director, teacher, poet

Krausnick's vision for developing a great Shakespeare theatre in the Berkshires was rooted in his dedication to training actors.

If voters approve a new Monument Mountain Regional High School, students seek input in its design

Led by senior Lucy Doren, about 20 Monument students created a survey to distribute to fellow students, broke up into small groups and began imagining a design crafted around a core schedule, natural lighting, an enclosed courtyard, break-out spaces and more space for the school's growing career and vocational technical education program.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Constitution Under Stress’; classical piano concerts; ‘Time Poetry’ at 250 Long Pond; ‘Pippin’ at BCC; Dewey Hall gala

Pianist YeeJin Yuk will present two concerts featuring the work of Debussy, Ravel, Faure, Chopin and Dutilleux.

Next Steps forms broad consensus on future of MMRHS but delays recommendation to school committee

"From where I'm standing, it's clear that we don't have enough information. One of the worries everyone has is the community is going to be split on this." --Monument Next Steps member Joshua Shapiro

Alan Chartock: Dear Doctor…

OK, I might be grasping at straws, but the polls are all showing that the people of the state want the [Amazon] deal consummated and my bet is ... they might get it.

Charley’s Fund raises awareness for local teen and others with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

As the founding members of Team Monument reach the tail end of their respective college application journeys, one thing remains clear: Monument students are passionate about rallying around their friend and classmate.

Robert Comeau, 85, of Lenox, Bermuda and Greenwich, Conn.

Robert worked many years on Wall Street before starting his own business. He lived a full life and was a resident of Greenwich, Bermuda and Lenox.

Great Barrington town manager a finalist for similar post in Adams

The Adams town administrator search is being conducted by Community Paradigm Associates, the same firm that is leading the search for Tabakin's successor in Great Barrington. Paradigm principal Bernie Lynch did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Promising to take it ‘to new heights,’ California private equity firm acquires Iredale Mineral Cosmetics

"We do well in e-commerce but the important thing now is the retail environment is changing and e-commerce is becoming so terribly important. We really need a lot of expertise in that area." -- Jane Iredale

Leonard Quart: Three New York memories

I wanted to leave my parochial Bronx and take greater risks, care less about a secure future, and act out some of the wilder dreams I harbored.

Dennis Krausnick, 76, of Stockbridge, founding member of Shakespeare & Company

In his 25 years of leading Shakespeare & Company’s renowned Center for Actor Training, Dennis mentored and taught more than 5,000 actors and students from across the country and around the world. His legacy of innovative actor training methods, quick wit, spirit of generosity and depth of thought will be carried on through the artists, teachers and students with whom he collaborated.

Irving Kronenberg, 84, of Stockbridge

He was a pioneer in elder and hospice services; he created adult day-care programs and co-founded the Hospice of Rhode Island in the 1970s.

LEONARD QUART: Bryant Park, an urban oasis

I often stopped there for a latte from one of its kiosks, or just sat there either reading the Times or observing people before class.

Smoke Signals from the Swamp: The Son-in-Law

With all the talk about the varied skills of Corey Lewandoski, Paul Manafort and Steve Bannon, who took turns steering the Trump campaign, many were surprised by the title of the Nov. 22, 2016, Forbes article: “How Jared Kushner Won Trump the White House.”

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