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CAPITAL IDEAS: Is the stock market riding on the outcome of the presidential election?

Even though it often feels like everything is riding on the outcome of the election, history reminds us that, over the long term, election results have not driven market results.

Simon’s Rock partners with James Weldon Johnson Foundation to honor local Harlem Renaissance writer

“A people may become great through many means, but there is only one measure by which its greatness is recognized and acknowledged. The final measure of the greatness of all peoples is the amount and standard of the literature and art they have produced.” -- James Weldon Johnson

Bits & Bytes: Simon’s Rock gospel concert; Reese Erlich at Stockbridge Library; animal tracking workshops; Williams planetarium schedule; Documentary Filmmakers Series

Based on numerous reporting trips, Reese Erlich will discuss the growth of Syrian extremist rebel groups, the status of the Assad regime, foreign intervention and the failure of U.S. policy.

Jazz star Craig Harris’ trombone band at MMHRS to honor African-American poet, civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson

NAACP leader and author James Weldon Johnson wrote “God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse,” in a little cabin off Alford Road on the Alford Brook and at the Mason Library.

Celebration marks progress in advancing the legacy of Harlem Renaissance founder James Weldon Johnson

Johnson wrote lyrics to 200 popular songs, including the “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” while he was, in addition, a lawyer, diplomat and early civil rights leader. He wrote many of his songs in a writing cabin on Alford Road in Great Barrington.
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