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SHEELA CLARY: Thoughts on my 52nd birthday

Of course I still have friends, and I will spend the evening celebrating with some special ones, but the gift of being 52, I am discovering, is to realize the pleasure to be had in doing nothing apart from standing still and looking at things.

‘Warm Up the Winter’ to raise money for South County heating assistance

The show is a highlight of the local winter season and features well-known Berkshire artists.

Bits & Bytes: Delightful & Delectable Holiday Market; ‘Light Out of Darkness’ concert; Tangiers Blues Band at the Egremont Barn; album accolade for Green;...

Classically trained clarinetist Green was both surprised and honored by the news, in particular because he only began playing jazz seriously in 2007, when he was already in his 50s.

Bits & Bytes: Sweet Honey in the Rock at the Mahaiwe; Mount Washington church fair; ‘UnTapped & UnCorked’; Olga Dunn Dance at Saint James...

Berkshire South Regional Community Center will host “UnTapped and Uncorked,” a beer- and wine-tasting fundraiser for its financial assistance programs, Friday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Bits & Bytes: Music Mountain opening concert; Clinton Church Restoration benefit concert; ‘A Year of Dance Dates’; Vita Kay at Sandisfield Arts Center

“Common Ground: A celebration of Jazz and Jewish Music” will benefit Clinton Church Restoration’s effort to restore and repurpose the historic Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church as an African-American heritage site, visitor center and community space.

Great Barrington prepares to celebrate its new cultural district

When the idea of a cultural council was first floated early this year, town officials emphasized that applying for the designation will cost the town nothing and that anyone whose property is included in a cultural district will face no additional limitations on the use of that property. 

Great Barrington eyeing creation of cultural district; officials see ‘tremendous benefit’

Town officials say the initiative is consistent with Great Barrington's economic development priorities, which place a strong emphasis on strengthening and marketing the diverse set of cultural destinations in the heart of town.

‘Faith and caring:” MLK’s life and legacy honored in Great Barrington celebration

The celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was also the kick-off for a series of townwide events commemorating the 150th birthday of civil rights pioneer and author W.E.B Du Bois who was born in Great Barrington. Included in the article is a video of Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech in 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial.

Bits & Bytes: Martin Luther King Jr. interfaith celebration; Winter Studio Festival of Plays; Massachusetts environmental legislation discussion; ‘Quiet, You’re Dead!’

At the interfaith celebration specially choreographed dances by the Olga Dunn Dance Company will be featured, along with a musical presentation by Peter Wilson of Clinton Church.

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.

Bits & Bytes: Elaine Gunn tribute; BPL staged reading; Robert Shaw film; ‘Travels With Satan’; poetry slam at The Mount

In his talk, John Demos will discuss the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting from the Middle Ages to the present day and his long engagement with the topic.

Bits & Bytes: Latin dance party; ‘Bach, Time, Laughs and Gospel;’ Gospelfest 2017; ‘Revolutionary Fashion’ talk

Through her talk, Lynda Meyer will examine how the circumstances of art, technology, a world war and woman’s suffrage forced the world to be reconfigured, creating new roles and aspirations as well as new looks in fashion.

Bits & Bytes: Paul Reiser at Fairview gala; Olga Dunn Dance Company recital; pianist YeeJin Yuk in Stockbridge concert; Jacob’s Pillow Community Day; W....

Family-friendly Inside/Out performances will occur throughout Jacob's Pillow's Community Day, featuring local Berkshire County dance companies Olga Dunn Dance Company, Berkshire Pulse, Earthdance, dysFUNKcrew, Berkshire Dance Theatre, as well as a special collaboration between the Albany Berkshire Ballet and the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Bits & Bytes: Mahaiwe/Jacob’s Pillow partnership; interfaith MLK Day celebration; Ramsdell Library Sunday activities; BFMC film course; Writers Read series; Williams MLK Day events

At the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Mass., Ski Butternut and Catamount will sponsor a screening of the ski movie “Pretty Faces (2014)” on Saturday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m., which celebrates women who thrive in snow.
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