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CONNECTIONS: Baldwin’s in West Stockbridge marches on

The Civil War had created pent-up demand for goods, and there was Baldwin’s. Folks all over the North and South were glad to see the war ending and new businesses starting up.

Bits & Bytes: ‘A Rossini Extravaganza!’; ‘Picture This’ at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary; ‘Bears in the Berkshires’; senior balance classes

In his 45-minute talk at Dewey Hall, Max Galdos-Shapiro will dive into the natural history and current status of the American black bear.

REVIEW: Passionate music, ardent performances at Close Encounters with Music

As its most ardent aficionados are well aware, chamber music occasionally gets even better than “perfectly fine.” Sometimes it rises to the level of sublimity.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘The Passion of Camille Saint-Saëns and César Franck’ at the Mahaiwe; ‘SEED: The Untold Story;’ Joey Alexander at...

In the last century, 94 percent of seed varieties have disappeared. The documentary film “SEED: The Untold Story” follows passionate seed keepers protecting a 12,000 year-old food legacy.

Review: A Brief Encounter with sublime Mozart

Here were four world-class virtuosi tossing off with evident delight a tour de force of scampering runs, perfectly coordinated phrases, and stunning, gorgeous, dynamic surprises. One doesn’t listen to music making like this every week, or for that matter, every year.

A Bohemian idyll at Ozawa Hall: Close Encounters with Music presents ‘The Many Faces of Antonin Dvorak’

"The Close Encounters' mission here, as always, is to present a comprehensive picture of the a musical world that we can encapsulate and share." -- Yehuda Hanani, founder and artistic director of Close Encounters with Music

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